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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 5 January 2016

Jan 5, 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 15-year old Mumbai cricketer who broke century-old cricketing record by scoring 1009 runs in an under-16 inter-school event organised by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) – Pranav Dhanawade

•    The Supreme Court 5 January 2016 banned entry of heavy commercial vehicles from four additional entry points NH 2, 10, 58 and state highway 57 into – Delhi

•    Allahabad High Court on 5 January 2016 asked the Uttar Pradesh government and Agra Footwear Manufacturing and Exports Chamber to file their reply on proposed - Leather Park

•    The former Defence Secretary who on 4 January 2016 was sworn in as the eighth Chief Information Commissioner of India is - Radha Krishna Mathur

•    Abid Ali Neemuchwala was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of – Wipro

•    Kate Atkinson won the Costa Novel Prize 2015 for her book titled- A God in Ruins

•    Sarosh Homi Kapadia who passed away on 4 January 2016 in Mumbai was - the 38th Chief Justice of India

•    IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd on 4 January 2016 bagged the 10050 crore road project in Jammu and Kashmir to build - Zojila Pass tunnel

•    CEO of General Motors who was elected as Chairman of General Motors (GM) Board of Directors on 4 January 2016 - Mary Barra

•    Land bank web portal launched by Jharkhand Government on 4 January 2016 - jharbhoom.nic.in

•    The company that acquired French telecom major Alca-Lucent in a 15.6 billion euro deal – Nokia Corporation

•    The country with which India resumed the bus service on 4 January 2015 after a gap of 27 years – Nepal

•    He was involved in the discovery of the element 117 that was included in the 7th row of the periodic table on 30 December 2015 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) - Susanta Lahiri

•    The team that won the 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey tournament – ONGC

•    He was appointed as the head of one man committee to study issues related to gramin dak sevaks – Kamlesh Chandra

•    The four new elements that were added to the 7th row of the periodic table by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) – Elements 113, 115, 117 and 118

•    The RIS, which will be launched by the Union Ministry of Shipping to improve navigation in the inland waterways, stands for – River Information System

•    Former Wigan Athletic defender who passed in December 2015 and was recovered from the River Rhine in the western city of Krefeld on 2 January 2015 - Steve Gohouri

•    The Reserve Bank of India on 4 January 2016 imposed monetary penalty of one crore rupees on for violation of its instructions including reporting of data to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC) is - State Bank of Travancore

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