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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 20 January 2016

Jan 20, 2016 19:04 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.

•    ISRO successfully launched the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) 1-E satellite on-board the - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C31

•    Name of the tectonic plate on which the Russia volcano Zhupanovsky is situated and it erupted on 19 January 2016 – The Philippines Plate

•    The Indian driver who won the prestigious Lady Wigram Trophy in Christchurch, New Zealand is - Jehan Daruvala

•    The senior journalist and former editor of daily Loksatta who passed away on 19 January 2016 in Mumbai is – Aroon Tikekar

•    The state government that approved 35 percent reservation for women in all government jobs including reserved and unreserved category is – Bihar

•    The state government which signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a skill training programme for the youth is – Maharashtra

•    The city in which the 4-day long 46th Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) began on 20 January 2016 – Davos, Switzerland

•    The country in which a unity government was formed under an UN-brokered deal – Libya

•    The state for which Union Government sanctioned 33000 crore rupees for infrastructure development projects on 19 January 2016 - Tamilnadu

•    He was appointed as the chairman of Andhra Pradesh Commission for Backward Classes on 18 January 2016 - Justice KL Manjunath, (Retd.)

•    The state that approved Uber India’s expansion plans on 19 January 2016 - Karnataka

•    The famous newspaper group which unveiled new logo for it RoofandFloor entity on 19 January 2016 - The Hindu

•    The Sri Lankan wicketkeeper who faced 4-year ban by the International Cricket Council for doping – Kusal Perera

•    NASA on 7 January 2016 announced a new program to coordinate its own efforts for detecting and tracking near-Earth objects called - Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO)

•    The name of the programme sponsored by the European Union for developing methods of using nuclear weapons to deflect asteroids and comets from colliding with the Earth is – NEOShield

•    The Indian cricketer who took 161 innings to become the fastest in the world to score 7000 ODI runs – Virat Kohli

•    He was appointed as the head of the Committee on Yoga Education in Universities by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development - Prof H R Nagendra

•    The 8th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue was held in - London

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