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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 21 January 2016

Jan 21, 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.

•    The name of the train that was flagged off to run between Varanasi and New Delhi on 21 January 2016 – Mahamana Express

•    The state in which complete ban on the use of polythene came into effect from 21 January 2016 – Uttar Pradesh

•    These states celebrated their statehood on 21 January 2016 – Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura

•    This city will host the 19th National Conference on e-Governance – Nagpur

•    National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 will cover the whole of India by – 1 April 2016

•    The country that on 21 January 2016 agreed to exclusively provide Biofarming technology to India – Mauritius

•    Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away on 21 January 2016 in Ahmedabad was related to the field of – Dancing

•    The programme under which 5 crore LED bulbs were distributed till 21 January 2016 by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) – Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP)

•    He was appointed as the Prime Minister of Moldova on 20 January 2016 amid protests over pro-European government – Pavel Filip

•    This cricketer was named as the brand ambassador of luxury real estate brand Nitesh Estates – Virat Kohli

•    According to data released by UNCTAD, the Foreign Direct Investment in India doubled in 2015 to reach – 59 billion US dollars

•    The rate of interest proposed by the Provident Fund panel that will be given on Provident Fund account – 8.95%

•    This industry was granted the status of infrastructure by the Union Government - Shipyard

•    The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ that was in news and being discussed at World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos relates to the field – Cyber-Physical Systems

•    Ratan Tata announced to invest in this start up company relating to baby kits – FirstCry.com

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 20 January 2016 gave its approval for setting up Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects of over – 5000 MW

•    The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a four-year deal with this company to become a Global Partner for ICC events from 2016-20 – MRF Tyres

•    The team that won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy by defeating two- time champions Baroda– Uttar Pradesh

•    The book titled ‘The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time’ is the autobiography of – Subhash Chandra

•    The year that was declared as the Earth’s warmest year since 1880 in a joint study by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - 2015

•    As per a joint study by the NOAA & NASA, the average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces, in 2015, above the 20th century average was - 0.90°C

•    The 4th India Africa Hydrocarbon Conference was inaugurated in – New Delhi

•    He headed the 21-member Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee that was formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India - Narayan Murthy

•    The 1400-year old Christian shrine regarded to be the oldest  Christian shrine in Iraq that was raged by ISIS - St. Elijah’s Monastery

•    This scheme in Bihar resulted in improved emotional & physical well-being of school children in the state – Girl First Initiative

•    This graduate of Mumbai University joined the league of Bhanu Athaiya, Satyajit Ray, Resul Pookutty, A.R. Rahman and Gulzar to win an Oscar Award for technical achievement – Rahul Thakkar


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