Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. Test & Quizzes |  

Current Affairs Recap of the Week - 10 January to 16 January 2016

Jan 16, 2016 19:07 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader recap of the important current affairs of the week in bulleted form. This will be very useful for the aspirants in their preparation for different competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank, MBA and etc.

•    The multilateral agency that was formally opened by the China’s President Xi Jinping on 16 January 2016 - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

•    The Indo-Swiss pair that won the 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney tennis title – Sania Mirza (India) & Martina Hingis (Switzerland)

•    At the 61st Filmfare Awards ceremony, the best film award was won by – Bajirao Mastani

•    As per the World Development Report released by the World Bank on 14 January 2016, the amount India saved annually by using Aadhaar on account of decreased leakages – 1 billion US dollars

•    At the 61st Filmfare Awards ceremony, the best actor award was won by – Ranveer Singh

•    She was conferred with the Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India – Dr Jancy James

•    He was conferred with the Sree Chitra Thirunal National Award 2015 by the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari - T P Sreenivasan

•    The state that was conferred with the Krishi Karman Award 2014-15 by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare – Madhya Pradesh

•    The 23rd Conference of the Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth Countries was held at - Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia

•    The 68th Army Day was celebrated on – 15 January 2016

•    The Indo-Swiss pair that broke a 22-year-old world record by winning their 29th consecutive women’s doubles match – Sania Mirza (India) & Martina Hingis (Switzerland)

•    The country which formed a four-member eminent persons group to review all bilateral treaties with India – Nepal

•    The region which was declared as Ebola free by the World Health Organisation – West Africa

•    State Bank of India launched India’s first startup focused bank branch called SBI InCube in - Bengaluru, Karnataka

•    The Assistant General Secretary and Spokesman of All India Muslim Personal Law Board who died on 15 January 2016 is - Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi

•    The Russian tennis player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 16 July 2016 is - Marat Safin

•    The Bollywood actor, known for his role of the astrologer Guran in Lagaan, who died on 14 January 2016 is – Rajesh Vivek

•    The famous actor, known for playing the character of Severus Snape in Harry Potter series, who died on 14 January 2016 is - Alan Rickman

•    He authored the book titled Objective Railway Engineering- Track, Works & Others released on 14 January 2016 - MM Agarwal

•    He won the Times Now Amazing Indians Awards 2016 in the ‘The Eco Saviours’ Category on 14 January 2016 - Late Kallen Pokkudan

•    The multilateral agency that released the publication titled World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends – World Bank

•    To develop Neeranchal National Watershed Project, the Government of India signed a loan agreement with-World Bank

•    She won the Times Now Amazing Indians Awards 2016 in the ‘Energising India’ Category on 14 January 2016 - Mathews K Mathew

•    He was the fourth Indian to be awarded with Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship for his contribution in development and international harmony on 13c January 2016  - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan

•    Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on 13 January 2016 received the first broad-gauge train on trial run between - Badarpur-Kumarghar-Agartala section at Agartala

•    For speedy trial of cases relating to witchcraft incidents, the Jharkhand Government on 13 January 2016 decided to set up fast track courts in five districts, namely - Ranchi, Chaibasa, Khunti, Palamau and Simdega

•    Famous stage actor Brian Bedford who passed away on 13 January 2016 is known for - acting in and directing Shakespeare

•    The sports personality who was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Leadership Award at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball is – David Beckham

•    The FIFA Emergency Committee on 9 January 2016 decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of - FIFA Secretary General

•    President Pranab Mukherjee on 8 January 2016 gave his assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which has amended the - Sugar Cess Act, 1982

•    The UK government rejected demands for the re-introduction of the post-study work visa that was popular between Indian and other overseas students from outside - the European Union (EU)

•    The Ardh Kumbh mela was formally inaugurated on 13 January 2016 amidst chanting of vedik hymns at - Haridwar

•    Jharkhand government on 13 January 2016 decided to add the ongoing crisis of drinking water in the list of - special local disasters of the State

•    President Pranab Mukherjee on 13 January 2016 gave assent to the Sugar Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2015, raising the ceiling of the impost from 25 rupees to - 200 rupees per quintal

•    The hero of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and former Governor of Goa and Punjab, died on 13 January 2015 - Lieutenant General JFR Jacob

•    Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed honorary life membership of - Mohammedan Sporting Club (Kolkata)

•    Bengaluru-based activist Subhashini Vasanth on 13 January 2016 was honoured with - Neerja Bhanot Award

•    Edward Monser, President of Emerson, and Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) on 12 January 2016 were appointed as the Vice Chairs of - U.S.-India Business Council

•    The 22nd edition of Confederate of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit -cum-Sunrise Andhra Pradesh Investment Summit was held at - Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

•    The US Congress has stalled a planned sale of eight new fighter jets to Pakistan, although the Obama administration is still trying to undo the hold - F-16

•    Bihar government on 12 January 2016 decided to impose 13.5 percent tax on luxury items to mop up - additional revenue for carrying development work

•    The operation which was launched by the Border Security Force to contain infiltration from Pakistan along the international border in Rajasthan - Operation Cold

•    The state which was on 12 January 2016 declared as the first in the country to achieve 100 percent primary education – Kerala

•    He edited the book titled Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective that was released by the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari on 12 January 2016 in Thiruvananthapuram - Dr P J Alexander

•    The Chinese multinational computer technology company that will launch a new smart phone in collaboration with Google as part of its Project Tongo – Lenovo

•    The city in which the 5-day long 20th National Youth Festival was inaugurated on 12 January 2016 – Naya Raipur

•    The Hall of Fame outfielder and former Negro Leagues player who died on 11 January 2016 is - Monte Irvin

•    An international team of scientists led by Indian-American devised a new method, galactoseismology, to detect dwarf galaxies dominated by dark matter - Sukanya Chakrabarti

•    Participants of the Conference of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) on Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process that was held in Islamabad on 11 January 2016 are – Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US

•    The 1975 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer sworn in as the Chairman of Competition Commission of India (CCI) - Devender Kumar Sikri

•    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 11 January 2016 inaugurated implementation of - E-enabled Track Management System (TMS)

•    The Supreme Court on 12 January 2016 stayed the Union Government’s notification lifting ban on controversial bull taming sport Jallikattu during the festival of - Pongal in Tamil Nadu

•    The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and the Andhra Pradesh Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding to - invest 38500 crore rupees

•    Ashish Saraf was appointed as the Vice-President - Industry Development, Strategic Partnerships and Offsets of – Airbus Group

•    Telangana became the first Indian State to - introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level

•    Scientists at Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes in Hisar successfully produced a cloned buffalo offspring, which is named as - Cirb Gaurav

•    The legendary artist, mostly known for his androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, who passed away on 10 January 2016 is – David Bowie

•    The merchant vessel whose 35 crew members were sentenced to 5 years in jail by a Tutucorin district sessions court on 11 January 2016 on charges of illegally entering Indian waters with the possession of weapons – MV Seaman Guard Ohio

•    The startup launched by Illumina in partnership with Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to develop blood-based cancer tests – Grail

•    He is the President-Designate of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and on a state visit to India in the second week of January 2016 – Jin Liqun

•    His birth anniversary, which falls on 12 January, is annually observed as National Youth Day – Swami Vivekananda

•    United States and Jordan on 11 January 2016 signed Joint Action Plan in Washington and agreed to enhance efforts to combat - nuclear terrorism

•    Barcelona forward who on 11 January 2016 won the Ballon d'Or trophy for the world’s best football player for the fifth time overall - Lionel Messi

•    The folk dance of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh that was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest folk dance in the world is – Nati

•    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) commissioned a 520-MW coal-based thermal power unit in - Andhra Pradesh

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up eight groups of Secretaries for focussed attention on areas like - Good governance, inclusive growth, employment generation, education and health, Swachch Bharat and energy efficiency

•    'Missionary Day', anniversary of the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries, was observed and celebrated on 11 January 2016 across the Christian-dominated north eastern state of - Mizoram

•    The city in which the Arab League Foreign Ministers was held on 10 January 2016 – Cairo, Egypt

•    The city in which the main event of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was inaugurated – New Delhi

•    The day on which the 11th World Hindi Day was observed – 10 January 2016

•    He won the 2016 Brisbane International Tennis men’s singles trophy - Milos Raonic of Canada

•    The professional kayaker who was named the Denmark’s sportsperson of the year 2015 is - Rene Holten Poulsen

•    The legendary soul singer, famous for the song Trying To Live My Life Without You, who died on 8 January 2016 in Chicago is – Otis Clay

•    The first female Formula One driver who died on 8 January 2016 in Italy is - Maria Teresa de Filippis

•    The noted Hindi writer, known for his works like Nau Saal Chotti Patni and Kala Register, who died on 9 January 2016 is - Ravindra Kalia

•    The country which was elected to the UNICEF executive board that will represent the group of Asia-Pacific countries for the term 2016-2018 is – Nepal

•    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 9 January 2016 won the WTA Brisbane Tennis trophy by defeating - German Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-1

•    Stanislas Wawrinka on 10 January 2016 won his Chennai Open title by defeating - Croatian Borna Coric 6-3, 7-5

•    Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 10 January 2016 inaugurated the 28th edition of International Kite Festival at - Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

•    The Kite festival of Gujarat marks Uttarayan which is observed as the day - When winter begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar

•    An Indian-American professor Sukanya Chakrabarti devised a new method that may help in detecting dwarf galaxies dominated by dark matter and - explain ripples in the outer disk of the galaxy

•    NASA's revamped planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than - 100 confirmed planets orbiting other stars

•    Cricketer of New Zealand who on 10 January 2016 scored second-fastest fifty in T-20 Internationals is - Colin Munro

•    The country which on 9 January 2016 began the process to formulate a new constitution – Sri Lanka

•    DRDO successfully test fired the new Penetration-Cum Blast (PCB) and Thermobaric (TB) Ammunition tank which was specially designed for - Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT)

•    PM Narendra Modi released a book titled “MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT “authored by - Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj

•    In the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the best Director award was won by - Alejandro Inarritu for film The Revenant

•    The President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the three day long 88th annual conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan in - Ranchi, Jharkhand

•    He was appointed as the Chief Coach of the new Pune franchise of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament - Former New Zealand Captain Stephen Fleming

 

Is this article important for exams ? Yes49 People Agreed

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

Newsletter Signup
Follow us on
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK