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Lionel Messi won Ballon d'Or award 2015

Jan 12, 2016
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo was second with 27.76 percent votes, while his Barcelona team-mate Neymar stood at the third position with 7.86 percent votes.

Legendary artist David Bowie passed away

Jan 12, 2016
Bowie was a legendary singer-songwriter and producer who excelled at glam rock, art rock, soul, hard rock, dance pop, punk and electronica.

RINL inked MoU with Andhra Pradesh Government for investment of 38500 crore rupees

Jan 12, 2016
The deal was signed during the 22nd CII Partnership Summit & 1st Sunrise AP Investment Meet, which is being held in Visakhapatnam.

China began testing first Tibetan language search engine Cloud Tibet

Jan 12, 2016
The search engine is expected to be released in the second half of 2016 and would serve around 1.2 million users.

Balkrishna Garg conferred with 2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award

Jan 11, 2016
The award was presented by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari and National Book Trust Chairman Baldeo Bhai Sharma.

Milos Raonic won 2016 Brisbane International Tennis men’s singles trophy

Jan 11, 2016
To win the title, the 14th world ranking player defeated Roger Federer of Switzerland 6-4 6-4 in the final match held at Brisbane in Australia.

Rene Holten Poulsen named Denmark's sportsperson of 2015

Jan 11, 2016
The Sports Confederation of Denmark and Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper voted to award Poulsen the prize, which is known as Sports Name of the Year and is among the country's top sports prizes.

President inaugurated 88th Annual Conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan

Jan 11, 2016
The President Pranab Mukherjee on 10 January 2016 inaugurated the three day long 88th annual conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Process to formulate new constitution began in Sri Lanka

Jan 11, 2016
The primary objective behind framing the new constitution is to replace the current executive president headed constitution adopted in 1978.

Book titled MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT authoured by Jain Acharya Maharaj released

Jan 11, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 10 January 2016 released a book titled “MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT “(My India Noble India) written by Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj.

14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas held in New Delhi

Jan 11, 2016
It was the first limited edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas since the government decided to conduct the Pravasi Bharatiya Conference biannually beginning from 2017.

Nepal elected as UNICEF’s executive board member for 2016-2018

Jan 11, 2016
Nepal's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Durga Prasad Bhattarai, was also unanimously elected vice-president to the Bureau of the Executive Board of the UNICEF for 2016.

International Kite festival started in Ahmedabad

Jan 11, 2016
The five days annual event saw participation of about 98 foreign kite flyers from 28 different nations.

11th World Hindi Day observed on 10 January

Jan 11, 2016
The day is in addition to the National Hindi Divas that is being celebrated annually on 14 September.

Noted Hindi writer Ravindra Kalia passed away

Jan 11, 2016
Born on 11 November 1938 in Jalandhar, Punjab, Kalia was mainly famous for writing stories, novels, memoirs and satires.

73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards announced in California

Jan 11, 2016
Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2016 at Beverly Hilton Hotel  in Beverly Hills, in California, US. These annual awards honour the best in Motion Pictures and Television for the year 2015.

DRDO successfully test fired New Tank Ammunition for Arjun MBT

Jan 11, 2016
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired the new Penetration-Cum Blast (PCB) and Thermobaric (TB) Ammunition tank at Chandipur, Odisha.

Maria Teresa de Filippis, first female Formula One driver, died

Jan 11, 2016
Although she remained largely unsuccessful in her Formula One racing career, she is remembered as a pioneer in motor racing, a sport dominated by men.

Rhythm and blues singer Otis Clay passed away

Jan 11, 2016
Born on 11 February 1942, Clay started his singing career with local gospel group, the Voices of Hope.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Brisbane Tennis trophy

Jan 11, 2016
They also stitched a 26-match winning streak together, which has brought them six titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, WTA Finals and now at Brisbane.

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