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Current Affairs Updates for January 2016

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With less than a month to go before 2016 Prelims on 7th August, let us have a look at the important events that have occurred from January 2016 onward. This list contains events of importance from Prelims 2016 viewpoint and is presented month-wise.

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This page contains current events for January 2016.

January 2016

January 1-7 Current Affairs

  • Union Government constitutes Shyam Benegal Committee to revamp Central Board of Film Censors
  • Government to roll out DBT scheme for
    kerosene from April 1, 2016
  • Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passes away
  • India-Nepal friendship bus service resumes after gap of 27 years
  • Recommendations of Justice Lodha Committee on BCCI reforms
  • Invasive species of snowflake coral discovered off coast of Thiruvananthapuram
  • Apurvi Chandela set world record in 10m air rifle at Swedish Cup Grand Prix
  • Union Government decides to directly shift from BS-IV to BS-VI Emission norms in 2020
  • J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passes away

January 8-14 Current Affairs

  • India-France military exercise Shakti-2016 begins
  • India to grow at 7.8% in year 2016: World
    Bank Report
  • Union Government launches River Information System
  • Devender Kumar Sikri appointed as Chairman of CCI
  • Lionel Messi wins 2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or award
  • DAC approves major changes in Defence Procurement Procedure
  • Government constitutes Arvind Panagariya committee to fast-track bullet train project
  • IMD changes language in weather forecasting
  • Kerala becomes first state to achieve 100% primary education
  • India to join the International Energy Agency – Ocean Energy Systems
  • Union Cabinet approves Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
  • WHO declares end of Ebola outbreak in West Africa

January 15-22 Current Affairs

  • India’s Grid-linked solar generation capacity crosses 5,000 MW mark
  • Nag anti-tank missile successful test fired
  • ‘Sahayog – Kaijin 2016’: India and Japan joint Coast Guard exercise
  • The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 comes into force
  • Tsai Ing-wen elected as first female President of Taiwan
  • PM Narendra Modi launches ‘Start-up India, Stand-up India’ action plan
  • US lifts nuclear sanctions on Iran
  • France declares economic emergency
  • Sikkim becomes India’s first fully organic state
  • Recommendations of RV Easwar Committee on simplification of the provisions of IT Act, 1961
  • India ranks 89th in Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2015-16
  • ISRO successfully launches IRNSS-1E satellite
  • Sex ratio down, literacy rate of women up: NFHS 4
  • World Economic Forum meeting starts in Davos, Switzerland
  • CCEA approves 5000 MW of Grid-connected Solar PV Power Projects
  • New bird species named Himalayan Forest Thrush discovered in India
  • Oceans to have more plastics than fish by 2050: WEF Report
  • 4th India Africa Hydrocarbons Conference begins in New Delhi
  • Renowned Classical Danseuse Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away

January 23-31 Current Affairs

  • Sri Lanka tops in 2015 HDI in South Asia Region
  • India to be fastest growing economy in 2016:
    UN Report
  • India submits first Biennial Update Report to UNFCCC
  • Mosquito-borne Zika virus creates panic over birth defects in Latin America
  • Union Cabinet clears President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh
  • PV Sindhu wins 2016 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title
  • First Ministerial Meeting of Arab-India Cooperation Forum held Manama
  • Details of 2016 Padma Awards
  • India ranks 76 in 2015 Corruption Perception Index
  • India overtakes Thailand as World’s largest Rice exporter
  • Akash missile successfully test fired at Chandipuri in Odisha
  • Union Government shortlist 20 cities under Smart Cities Mission
  • IMF Reforms: India, China, Brazil, Russia get more voting rights
  • Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win 2016 Australian Open title of Tennis
  • Angelique Kerber wins 2016 Australian Open

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janki majhi

sir i want to know the pattern of IAS main how many papers are there and what is the pattern,paper 1 has which subject(s) etc..


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