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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 8 January 2016

Jan 8, 2016 19:06 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.

•    An all-out offensive by India’s paramilitary forces and the state's forces against the Naxalites that came in news on 8 January 2016 is - Operation Green Hunt

•    This traditional bull-taming sports in Tamil Nadu was allowed to be conducted by the Union Government on 8 January 2016 - Jallikattu

•    In order to carry out a survey on cultural topography of the country, Ministry of Culture on 8 January 2016 started the project called - Cultural Mapping of India

•    India badminton player who climbed up 11 places to occupy the number one spot in junior men's singles category in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings - Siril Verma

•    Union Government decided to implement the Bharat Stage (BS) VI norms from - 1 April 2020

•    This place in Rajasthan saw the beginning of India-France eight-day counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency joint exercise Shakti-2016 - Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner

•    The book authored by Nobel peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi that was released on 7 January 2016 in New Delhi - Azad Bachpan Ki Or

•    This project of Kerala Government will bring together different schemes in health sector under one umbrella - Sampoorna Arogya Keralam

•    Number of farm ponds that will be dig in Andhra Pradesh to store rain water and utilise it for irrigation at the cost of 550 crore rupees - 10 lakh

•    This boy of Tamil Nadu won the top place in the 23rd Children Science Congress for exhibiting his project work on nano satellite - Mohamed Rifath Shaarook Raaj

•    Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 7 January 2016 announced that with an effective implementation of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme, the child sex ratio in the state has reached - 889 girls per 1000 boy

•    Ex-IAS Officer who was on 7 January 2016 appointed as Chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) - Devender Kumar Sikri

•    DIPP Secretary appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog on 7 January 2016 - Amitabh Kant

•    The Union Government on 7 January 2016 approved the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for the year 2015-16 for - Punjab and Uttarakhand

•    Quikr on 7 January 2016 announced the acquisition of property search website called- Commonfloor.com

•    The Filipino golfer who was voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Month for December 2015 is - Miguel Tabuena

•    Rajasthan signed an agreement with Cairn Enterprise Centre Society to provide clean drinking water in - Barmer district

•    The RBI Governor who was felicitated with the Central Banker of the Year Award (Global and Asia Pacific) for 2016 is - Raghuram Rajan

•    The Indian shooter who won gold medal in the women's 10 metre air rifle event at the Swedish Cup Grand Prix is - Apurvi Chandela

•    The Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding between India and Singapore in - Civil Aviation

•    Sam Pitroda on 6 January 2016 was appointed Technology Advisor to - Odisha Government

•    The Union Cabinet gave its ex-post-facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bangladesh to set up – Border Haats

•    Vedanta Limited appointed Samir Cairae as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of - Diversified Metals (India)


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