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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 27 January 2016

Jan 27, 2016 19:00 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.

•    Union Cabinet on 27 January 2016 approved a proposal for raising 17 more India reserve battalions in the states - Jammu and Kashmir and Left-wing extremism affected states

•    Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 27 January 2016 gave its approval for the Hybrid Annuity Model as one of the modes of delivery for implementing the - Highway projects

•    Delhi Government on 27 January 2016 constituted a commission of inquiry to probe into the complaints of crime against women in the national capital since February 2013 headed by - Retired District Judge Dinesh Dayal

•    The rich cultural and ethnic heritage of India, including cuisine and handicrafts from across the country being showcased in Delhi as part of a festival - Bharat Parv

•    Sajeev Koshy settled in Melbourne was honoured with the highest civilian honour, the Order of Australia for - His service to dentistry

•    The hockey player who was awarded with the men’s International Hockey Federation Player of the Year award for 2015 is - Robert Van der Horst

•    The Bollywood actor who was honoured with the third Yash Chopra Memorial Award in Mumbai is – Rekha

•    The West Indies batsman who on 22 January 2016 retired from international cricket is - Shivnarine Chanderpaul

•    India signed a protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention with - Armenia

•    The girls with highest educational qualification were accorded the honour of unfurling the national flag at Republic Day programme in schools in the villages across - Haryana

•    Former Delhi Police Commissioner YS Dadwal and retired IAS officer GS Patnaik have been appointed as advisors to the Governor of a state that came under President Rule - Arunachal Pradesh

•    He joined Don Bradman and Herb Elliott to become the third sportsman to be named a Companion of the Order of Australia - Rod Laver

•    She won the National sub-junior snooker title by defeating Anushi Seth – Ishika Shah

•    He took charge as the Permanent Representative of India to the UN by presenting his credentials to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon – Syed Akbaruddin

•    India’s rank in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 – 76

•    It was adjudged as the most corrupt-free country in the world by the Transparency International in its’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 – Denmark

•    The parliament of this country on 26 January 2016 voted on a proposal to confiscate asylum seekers’ personal possessions in order to pay their upkeep - Denmark

•    The pioneer of artificial intelligence, who died on 24 January 2016 at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital due to cerebral hemorrhage is - Marvin Minsky

•    India returned to the summit of the Test rankings for the first time since - August 2011

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