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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 29 January 2016

Jan 29, 2016 19:13 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 61st National School Athletic championships kick started on 29 January 2016 at - Olympian Rahman Stadium, at Kozhikode in Kerala

•    The Legislative Department in the Ministry of Law & Justice on 28 January 2016 constituted an expert committee to review the - Specific Relief Act, 1963

•    Iran and Airbus on 28 January 2016 signed two agreements covering new aircraft orders and a comprehensive civil aviation co-operation package and includes purchase of - 118 new Airbus aircrafts

•    The book titled Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin is authored by - Anup Ashok Sardesai

•    Ministry of Culture on 28 January 2016 released a commemorative coin of 150 rupees and a circulation coin of 10 rupees on - Lala Lajpat Rai

•    World Health Organization (WHO) predicted, three to four million people could be infected with Zika virus in the Americas in – 2016

•    Odisha Government has announced a pay hike for about - 85000 Gana Sikshaks and Sikshya Sahayaks of the state

•    President Pranab Mukherjee on 28 January 2016 sought additional information on certain provisions of - Gujarat anti-terror Bill

•    Bollywood star Akshay Kumar-led film 'Airlift'was declared tax free in - Uttar Pradesh

•    Any individual will not be able to book more than six tickets online in a month from IRCTC website from his/her user ID from – 15 February 2016

•    US National Football League (NFL) said that it is has launched a comprehensive investigation into the findings of an Al Jazeera documentary on sports doping in - Professional Sports

•    AK Singh launched the mobile application MITRA to secure safety of women in emergencies. He is the Lt Governor of - Puducherry

•    He was appointed as the head of one-man judicial commission by the Union Government to probe Rohith Vemula suicide incident in the University of Hyderabad - Ashok K Roopanwal

•    The country with which Iran signed 17 documents and letters of intent to broaden bilateral cooperation – China

•    Lady appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Twitter Inc on 26 January 2016- Leslie Berland

•    The rowing champion who won gold medal the men single scull in the 34th Senior National Rowing Championship at Hussainsagar Lake, Hyderabad is - Santosh Kadale

•    The managing director of Gujarat State Electricity Company Limited who is appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC Limited is - Gurdeep Singh

•    The founder of psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane who died on 28 January 2016 is - Paul Kantner

•    Donald Kaberuka on 28 January 2016 was appointed as - African Union’s High Representative for the peace fund

•    Nisid Hajari won the 2016 William E. Colby Award for his book titled - Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition


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