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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 6 January 2016

Jan 6, 2016 19:10 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 Union cabinet on 6 January 2016 gave ex-post-facto approval to MoU with Bangladesh for Mode of Operation of Border haats signed in – 2010

•    Andhra Bank on 6 January 2016 launched Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) across all its branches in association with - the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

•    The country which on 6 January 2016 conducted its first hydrogen bomb test – North Korea

•    The Delhi High Court-appointed Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee for Review of School Fee on 5 January 2016 recommended refund of fee unjustly hiked by 53 unaided private schools in the Capital to - Parents with nine per cent interest

•    Citing security reasons, Australia on 5 January 2016 withdrew from the Under-19 World Cup Tournament to be played in – Bangladesh

•    The cricketer who was conferred with Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is - Syed Kirmani

•    The Competition Commission of India gave nod to Reliance Capital Asset Management to acquire - Morgan Stanley’s mutual fund business in India

•    An Italian UN official who took over as the new High Commissioner for the United Nations Refugee Agency is - Filippo Grandi

•    The cricketer who bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards is – Virat Kohli

•    The world's largest blue star sapphire that weighs 1404.49 carats was discovered in a mine in - Sri Lanka

•    Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to deploy about 300 women commandos for undertaking anti-Naxal operations in select - Left-wing Extremism-affected states

•    Harper Lee’s book that topped the 2015 US Bestseller List – Go Set a Watchaman

•    The city in which Dharavi is located where World’s first slum museum is set to open in February 2016 - Mumbai

•    The state in which the 600 MW Kakatiya Thermal Power Plant Stage-II is located which was commissioned by BHEL on 5 January 2016 – Telangana

•    The country with which Sri Lanka on 5 January 2015 signed 8 MoUs to deepen bilateral engagement - Pakistan

•    To improve capacity utilisation of pellet plants and boost the sector, Union Government on 5 January 2016 reduced export duty on iron ore pellets to zero from - 5 percent levied in 2014

•    State that signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) under the UDAY Scheme on 5 January 2016 – Jharkhand

•    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 5 January 2016 approved the 33 percent posts at constable level to be filled up by – women

•    Scheme launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on 5 December 2015 in Uttar Pradesh - Ganga Gram Yojana

•    US President Barack Obama during his White House address on 4 January 2016 took executive action to unveil steps to - Reduce gun violence

 

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