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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 19 January 2016

Jan 19, 2016 19:08 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings the Current Affairs Recap of the Day to provide the reader a tool to recap and revise the important current affairs of the day in bulleted form. It will be helpful in preparation for competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    The world's oldest man, as per the Guinness World Records, died at an age of 112 on 19 January 2016 - Yasutaro Koide

•    The country which reported highest stillbirths’ rate among the 186 countries surveyed by medical journal The Lancet – Pakistan

•    The President of this country declared a state of economic emergency and social emergency to redefine country’s economic and social model – France

•    The World Bank, for the very first time, decided to extend an assistance of 20 million US dollar to help reconstruct a zoological park named - Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam

•    The Union Government decided to institute which new category of award under the National Film Awards titled - The Most Film Friendly State/UT

•    The American singer and songwriter Glenn Frey who passed away on 18 January 2016 in New York was a founder member of rock band – The Eagles

•    The tennis player who defeated Grigor Dimitrov to win the 2016 WTA Apia International title of Tennis in the men’s single category is - Viktor Troicki

•    The organization which acquired Magnet 360 on 18 January 2016 - Mindtree

•    The Clean energy firm that commissioned 40 MW wind project in Karnataka on 18 January 2016 - ReNew Power

•    The State in which BHEL commissioned 660 MW supercritical thermal power unit on 18 January 2016 - Uttar Pradesh

•    The senior BJP leader, who died in Nasik on 19 January 2016 - Dr Daulatrao Aher

•    This state was declared as the first organic farming State of India – Sikkim

•    The multilateral agency that released the report titled World Tourism Barometer – UN World Tourism Organisation

•    As per the World Tourism Barometer, international tourist arrivals grew by 4.4 percent in 2015 to reach a total of – 1.2 billion

•    He headed the 10-member committee on simplifying the provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961, the draft report of which was recently released by Union Ministry of Finance - Justice (retd) R V Easwar

•    In 2015, as per an Oxfam report, this many individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people, the bottom half of humanity – 62

•    This organisation released a report titled ‘An Economy for the 1%’ on 18 January 2016 – Oxfam

•    The agency that released the report titled Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the Economics - International Renewable Energy Agency

•    The sixth assembly session of the International Renewable Energy Agency was held at – Abu Dhabi in the UAE

•    The agency that released the ‘Future of Jobs’ report – World Economic Forum

•    The city which banned sale of eatable in open places to contain outbreak of jaundice – Shimla

•    The Rajasthan Government appointed 5-MLAs as parliamentary secretaries. The oath of office to them was administered by – the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje

•    China's economy grew 6.9 per cent in 2015. It is the slowest pace in - 25 years

•    The 5-day long 4th All India Police Archery Championship began on 19 January 2016 in -  Nagaland

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