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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 7 January 2016

Jan 7, 2016 19:03 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.

•    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister passed away in New Delhi on 7 January 2016 - Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

•    Actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan on 7 January 2016 took the charge as the chairman of the governing council of - Film and Television Institute of India

•    The state that was issued notice by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 6 January 2016 over deplorable conditions prevailing in the prisons - Bihar

•    Person elected as the General President of the 105th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) that is scheduled for 2017-18 - Dr Achyuta Samanta

•    Former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic who passed away on 5 January 2016 - Pierre Boulez

•    Noted Gujarati writer and poet who passed away on 6 January 2016 and was known for his novel Akasmat (1968) - Labhshankar Thakar

•    FreeCharge co-founder who was on 5 January 2016 appointed as the Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) - Kunal Shah

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

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

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

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

•    Delhi Government on 6 January 2016 scrapped the management quota and all other quotas, in private schools for nursery admissions but there will be only 25 percent reservation for - Economically Weaker Sections

•    The South African Cricketer who retired as the Test Captain on 6 January 2016 resigned as – Hashim Amla

•    The initiative that aims at exposing youth from the J&K to the vibrant development and vitality of culture of people residing in other states of the country is - 'Watan Ko Jano'

•    California Governor Jerry Brown on 6 January 2016 declared a state of emergency over in Los Angeles County because of – Leak of methane gas

•    The Union Government on 6 January 2016 approved an additional assistance of 1000 crore rupees to 35 Left Wing Extremism-affected districts spread over - 7 states

•    The state government that gave green signal to the long-pending Dharavi Redevelopment Programme to house slum dwellers - Maharashtra

•    Kerala Government decided to implement a health care project intended to benefit 42 lakh people - Sampoorna Arogya Keralam

•    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 6 January 2016 expanded its ambit in air pollution cases to cities beyond Delhi to cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Amritsar

•    The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospect report projected a robust growth for the Indian economy in the 2016 - 7.8 percent

•    The Supreme Court on 6 January 2016 sought a reply from the Union Governemnt in a week's time over the issue of - Whistleblowers' Protection

•    The government recognized Indian Planetary Society (IPS) selected Kutch district of Gujarat for embarking on this ambitious project at a total cost of Rs 12 crore of setting - First ever solar and stellar observatory

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