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National
Harsh Vardhan has launched National Biotechnology Programme
Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has been granted Indian citizenship
India ranks 52nd in Tourism and Travel Competitive Index: WEF
Union Government is going to roll out LPG-like Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme for kerosene
Amma Seeds scheme for formers lunched by Tamil Nadu Government
Jharkhand Government inaugurated land bank web portal jharbhoom.nic.in
Nitin Gadkari announces road projects worth Rs. 41,000 cr for Telangana
Kakatiya thermal plant commissioned in Telangana
Union Cabinet Approved Standup India Scheme to Promote Entrepreneurship among SC/ST and
Women
Operation Dhangu, the codename given to the mission to eliminate the terrorists in the Pathankot
Air Force Station
Punjab Bans Manufacture of Gutkha, Pan Masala
KMC Ties up with UK to make Kolkata a Green City
Haryana child sex ratio rises by over 5%
Jallikattu in T.N., bullock cart race in Maharashtra cleared
Mysore to get Indias 1st River Gallery
Sri Lankan parliament begins process to adopt new Constitution
Government Launches 2 Online Forums to Improve LPG Customer Service
Governors rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir
Techies turn 3 villages of Madhya Pradesh into free Wi-Fi zone
Telangana University opens e-resource centre for TSPSC exams
International Kite festival started in Ahmadabad
Telangana Government made gender education as compulsory in graduate level
Second Indian Institute to clone Buffalo: CIRB Hisar
Kerala First to achieve 100% primary Education
20th National Youth Festival inaugurated in Naya Raipur
BSNL starts 4G service with soft launch in Chandigarh
Jharkhand to add drinking water crisis in local disasters list
Sikkim becomes Indias First Fully Organic state
Army Day 2016 celebrated in India in remembrance of first Army Chief Kodandera Madappa
Cariappa
Ranchi to hoist worlds largest Tricolour
Polythene bags banned in Ghaziabad from Jan 22
India slips to 89th rank in global talent competitiveness
Indias Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji & two others among worlds 62 super-rich
Maharashtra first state to give maternity leave in Surrogacy
Jodhpurs Umaid Bhawan Palace named the worlds best hotel of 2016
New bird species named Himalayan Forest Thrush found in India
High Speed Public Wi-Fi service started at Mumbai Central Station
Sushma Swaraj to attend 1st India-Arab ministerial Meet
20 Feet High Sea Walls to come up in Odisha
France President Francois Hollande to be Chief Guest on 67th Republic Day of India.
Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Amendment Act, 2015 came into force
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President's rule imposed in Arunachal Pradesh
French army soldiers became the first foreign military contingent to take part in India's Republic
Day parade
India's first blind friendly train, from Mysuru to Varanasi
AIR launches 24*7 classical music channel
Ahmedabad nominated for UNESCO heritage city tag
Kerala To Host Global Skill Summit
Commemorative Coin of 150 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Lala Lajpat Rai released

New Appointments

Madhu S. Nair assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard
Javed Ahmed appointed as Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh
Air Marshal R K Singh Bhadauria takes over as Deputy Chief of Air Staff
Atul Sobti appionted as CMD of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
Wipro names Abidali Neemuchwala as its New CEO
Filippo Grandi was appointed as the new High Commissioner for the United Nations Refugee
Agency (UNHCR)
IAMAI Appointed, Kunal Shah as the New Chairman
Achyuta Samanta elected as General President of 105th Indian Science Congress
Sam Pitroda appointed as the Technology advisor of Odisha
Devender Kumar Sikri Appointed as Chairman of CCI
Amitabh Kant appointed as CEO of NITI Aayog
Pushan Mahapatra appointed as SBI General Insurance MD, CEO
Bhanumurthy is the new COO of Wipro
Airtel appoints Rakesh Bharti Mittal non-executive director
Devender Kumar Sikri sworn in as the Chairman of Competition Commission of India
Flipkart announces Binny Bansal as its CEO
Ashish Saraf appointed as Vice President of Airbus Groups
USIBC appointed Edward Monser, Punit Renjen as Vice Chairs of Council Board
SurveyMonkey names its Chairman as new CEO
Bhaskar Bhat becomes Tata SIA Airlines Chairman
Ravi Chellam took charge as Executive Director of Greenpeace India
Moldovan parliament appointed Pavel Filip as Prime Minister
Prashant Kishor becomes Advisor to Bihar CM
Atulesh Jindal appointed as new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes
Paranjoy Thakurta appointed EPW Editor
Amit Shah re-elected BJP president
Alice Vaidyan, new CMD of GIC Re
Koovs Co-founder Rajesh Karma Joins Wooplr
Twitter names American Express VP Leslie Berland as Chief Marketing Officer
Gurdeep Singh appointed as CMD of NTPC
Justice Sanjay Mishra appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh by Supreme Court of India
Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Pandey Appointed as Chief Commissioner For Persons With Disabilities

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International
Japanese recognized for discovering element 113
China creates three new Army units to modernise military
Pakistan, Afghanistan set up military hotline
ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) launched by ASEAN
China creates three new Army units to modernize military
India Nepal friendship bus service resumes after gap of 27 years
Forbes list of achievers under the age of 30 announced
Instagram to Hold First Photo Exhibition in India
Volkswagen faces penalties as US sues for environmental violations
37-metre-tall golden Chairman Mao statue appears in the Chinese countryside
Largest blue star sapphire found in Sri Lanka
California governor declares state of emergency
Netflix launches in India, plans start at Rs. 500
Huawei becomes first Chinese company to ship more than 100 million smart phones in a year
India will be Nepal PM Olis first foreign visit
Iran severs all commercial ties with Saudi Arabia
Mein Kampf published in Germany for first time since WWII
Chinas country code domain .cn becomes worlds largest
Burkina Faso's president named Paul Kaba Thieba as Prime Minister
Illumina announced the launch of the startup named GRAIL
US, Jordan signed Joint Action Plan on cooperation to counter Nuclear Smuggling
WHO declares LIBERIA ebola-free
Nepal formed 4 members EPG to review agreements with India
India ranked 22nd among worlds best countries
Worlds best country for women Denmark
Nepal amends four month old constitution
UNESCAP released World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 report
Francois Hollande visits India: Chandigarh, Pondicherry, Nagpur on Frances s mart city radar
Italian town welcomes first baby in 28 years
Strong 7 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Russia

Defence:

Operation Cold was started by Border Security Force


Defence Procurement Procedure was changed: DAC
Defense Panel Submits report to Parrikar
Juvenile Justice Act comes into effect in India
Naseem Al Bahr a joint naval exercise was flagged by India and Oman

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Sports:
BCCI annual awards were declared
India wins SAFF cup for the seventh time
15-year-old Mumbai cricketer Pranav Dhanawade scores a record 1009
ONGC won 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey tournament
Syed Kirmani Conferred With CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award
Bavuma Becomes South Africas 1st Black Centurion
Apoorvi Chandela Wins GOLD at Swedish Air Rifle Championship
BCCI Mulls Day-Night Test Matches In Duleep Trophy
Australia Wins Test Series 2-0 against West Indies
Indian Shuttler becomes Junior World Number 1
Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis pair starts 2016 with Brisbane International title
Stanislas Wawrinka won third consecutive Chennai Open title
Hardik Pandya smashes 39 runs in an over to surpass T20 world record in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
2015-16
Colin Munro creates T20 record as New Zealand thrashes Sri Lanka to clinch series
Denmarks sportsperson of the Year 2015: Rene Holten Poulsen
Sony joins with ESPN to launch 2 sports channels
Australia beat India by 5 wickets in first ODI
Mirza, Hingis equal record with 28 straight wins
FIFA dismissed Secretary General Jerome Valcke
Ronaldinho named ambassador of Indian Tournament
Marat Safin inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame
Mesut Ozil named 2015 German Player of the Year
Sania & Hingis Win Sydney International Title 2016
Indian Driver Jehan Daruvala won Lady Wigram Trophy motor race
Uttar Pradesh won Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
PV Sindhu wins Malaysia Masters title
India won Blind T20 Asia Cup
India beats Australia to complete T20 series sweep.

Schemes-
Ganga Gram Yojana Launched
Wattan KO Jano initiative: A programme that aims to expose youth from J&K to rest of India
State Cabinet of Kerala approved the implementation of Sampoorna Arogya Keralam Project
Andhra Pradesh Introduced e-Tappal system for tracking of applications and files

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Economic & Business


SEBI rejects Sahara plea to restore portfolio manager licence
Airtel acquires 100 per cent stake in Augere Wireless
Netflix set to launch in India
Oasis Group to invest Rs 500Cr for setting up ethanol plant
Nokia completed acquisition of Alca-Lucent for 15.6 billion euro
Paytm acquires Delhi based company Shifu
India to grow at 7.8% this year: World Bank
Maruti to unveil new compact SUV Vitara Brezza at Auto Expo
Hindustan Zinc to invest Rs.8, 000 crore
Trans India launches online travel agency
Reliance Group to invest Rs 5K crore in naval unit
ICC announces MoneyGram as Event Partner; signs 8-year deal
Anil Ambanis Sasan Power to get Rs.7,500-cr CERC bounty
Increase in personal income tax exemption limit to Rs.2.5 lakh for savings sought
Vodafone begins selling 4G-ready SIMs in Kolkata
Fillip to Make in India in defence purchases
Bentleys Bentayga SUV is the fastest in the world
CII Partnership Summit 2016 concluded in Vishakhapatnam
Indian Retail Sector will double by 2020
India top sender of engineers, scientists to US
Airtel sells operations in 2 African nations
Snapdeal launches Real-Estate Shopping Festival
Oxigen wallet launches virtual visa debit cards
Flipkart, M&M in tie-up for online bookings of KUV100
Indias 1st LGBT run radio cabs to run in Mumbai
Mobikwik to help water bill payments in Delhi
India Post opens counters for eBay sellers
Mumbai Based TranServ launched Indias first social wallet called UDIO
Facebook launches online Sports stadium on IOS
Titan launches its first SmartWatch JUXT
FreeCharge partnered with MasterCard & Yes Bank to launch Virtual Card
Google to pay $185 m back taxes to U.K
Ola launches social ride-sharing platform in Chennai
US startup develops smart wallet 'Walli'
Apple India's Country Manager Maneesh Dhir Quits
Facebook giant Mark Zuckerberg became Sixth richest person in the world
Indians 3rd biggest investor in US realty market at $8 bn

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Banking
RBI asked the banks to open banks in villages with a population of more than 5000
PNB launches host of digital banking solutions
IDBI decided to raise the stake by 25%
LIC offers longer cover under Jeevan Labh
RBI imposes Rs 1Cr fine on SBT
RBI Deputy governor Urjit Patel, set for term extension
ICICI Bank to Partner FINO PayTech for Payments Bank
IFSC banking units can open foreign currency current accounts
Bandhan Bank Mobilizes 5000 crore deposits till December
Banks may put 3-lakh cr of bad loans on the block in 2017: Arcil
SEBI lowers MF exposure limits
BSE to get its own postal stamp
SBI chief identifies four change drivers in Indian banking system
AADHAR not mandatory for direct Benefit Scheme
Banks to issue 2nd tranche of gold bond scheme
Xi Jin Ping officially launches AIIB
SBI to offer loans to e-commerce sellers
RBI permits banks to sell India Gold Coins
Jan Dhan account deposits cross Thirty Thousand Crore Rupees
RBI to introduce new 500,100 rupee notes
KickStarter launches official Android app
RBL launches banking platform for entrepreneurs
Rajan joins World Economic Forum task force
SBI, BoB and other PSBs creating anti-money laundering framework for overseas branches

Science & Technology


LRSAM successfully test-fired from INS Kolkata
103rd Indian Science Congress inaugurated by PM Shri Narendra Modi
ARAI to collaborate with Vikram Sarabhai Space Center
Facebook messenger app crosses 800 million users
Microsoft to launch SIM cards for Win 10 devices
Scientists develop material that stores Sunlight
Indian-American professor develops method to hunt dark matter
4th India Africa Hydrocarbons Conference (IAHC) started in New Delhi
DRDO successfully test fired New Tank Ammunition for Arjun MBT
Snap deal marketing head quits
PSLV C31 launch on January 20
DRDO successfully test-fired anti-tank missile Nag in Rajasthan
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NASAs Juno became the farthest travelled solar powered spacecraft
Microsoft donates cloud computing worth $1 billion
ISROs PSLV-C31 places IRNSS-1E satellite in orbit
New tree Frog genus discovered in forests of North-Eastern India
2015 is Earths warmest year since 1880: NOAA
Scientist discovered the largest Prime Number M74207281
NASA captures snowzilla blizzard from space
Practo app let users buy medicines

Books & Authors


Book titled Jawaharlal Nehru and the Indian Polity in Perspective released by Hamid Ansari
3rd version of the book titled objective railway engineering-track, works & others released
PM releases unique illustrated version of Shri-Durga-Saptashati

Obituaries

Ian Murdock, founder of Debian Linux, passed away


Grammy-winning singer Natalie Cole passed away
Veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan passes away
Former Punjab Assembly Speaker H D Johar passes away
Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond died
Former Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia died
BJP MLA Raghunandan Mandal has died
Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed Died
Pierre Boulez, French Conductor and Musician, Died
Rhythm and blues singer Otis Clay dies at 73
Noted Hindi writer Ravindra Kalia passed away
Maria Teresa de Filippis, first female Formula One driver, died
British Singer David Bowie dies at 69
Monte Irvin, Hall of Fame outfielder, passed away
Former JD(S) State president Vadivelu dead
1971 India-Pakistan war veteran Lt Gen JFR Jacob passes away at 93
Veteran stage actor Brian Bedford passed away
Harry Potter Actor Alan Rickman Passed away
Lagaan actor Rajesh Vivek Upadhyay died
Muslim Personal Law Board spokesman Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi died
Filmmaker Anil Ganguly passed away
Veteran Journalist Aroon Tikekar passed away
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Daulatrao Aher died
Italian film director Ettore Scola died
Social worker Nirmala Gajwani passes away
Shankar Gosh legendary tabla player passed away
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Noted Malayalam film actress Kalpana Ranjani died
Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, passed away
Hollywood actor Abe Vigoda passed away
Former India basketball captain Ranbir Chopra died
Former minister and freedom fighter Maheswar Baug died
Journalist TN Gopakumar dies at 58

MOUs & Agreements


Union Government inks Financing Agreement of 50 million dollars with the World Bank
NABARD, NRSC signed MoU for monitoring Watershed Projects
Srilanka and Pakistan Signed 8 MOUS
Union Cabinet Approves MOU on Civil-Aviation With Singapore
Rajasthan signed MOU with Cairn India
Quikr merges with CommonFloor to create biggest real estate vertical
Apple acquires emotion detecting AI startup
Social Security Agreement was signed between India and Australia
MoUs worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore may be signed in CII summit
An MoU for monitoring mining activities through satellite was signed between IBM and NRSC
Government inks MoU to implement Action Plan for skill development in Telecom

Awards & Prizes

Indian-origin cancer expert Harpal Singh Kumar was honoured with a Knighthood
DAVA project bags 2015 eASIA award for trade facilitation
Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam conferred with prestigious 2015 Sangita Kalanidhi award
Ilaiyaraja selected for Kerala Tourisms Nishagandhi Puraskaram 2016
Kate Atkinson won 2015 Costa Novel Prize for A God in Ruins
Corporation Bank bags NPCI Award
Kate Winslet leads early Golden Globes winners
Kullu folk dance in Guinness Book
Lionel Messi won FIFA Ballon dOr award 2016
Poet Balkrishna Garg conferred with 2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award
Book titled MARU BHARAT SARU BHARAT released by PM Modi
EPFO bags National Award on e-Governance
Sree Chithira Tirunal national award presented to T.P. Sreenivasan
LV, UNICEF award BECKHAM for Humanitarian Work
Subhashini Vasanth honored with Neerja Bhanot Award
PM Modi conferred the Times Now Amazing Indians Awards 2016
Shivraj Singh Chauhan awarded Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship
Delhi-based writer Ankita Anand won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for work on Khap panchayats
Dr Jancy James selected for Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of India
Film fare awards: Bajirao Mastani named Best Film

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Rahul Thakkar won Scientific and Technical Achievement Award 2016 for technical achievement
Rajinikanth, Dhirubhai to get Padma Vibhusan
Anupam, Sania among Padma Bhushan 2016 awarders
Priyanka Chopra, Ajay Devgan to get Padma Shri
Well-known wild life film maker Naresh Bedi chosen for V Shantaram Life Time Achievement
Award at MIFF 2016
Rekha conferred with Yash Chopra Memorial award
Pharmacist Purushotham Rao gets IAPST award for 2015
Nitish Kumar Selected For K Veeramani Social Justice Award
Prince Mahidol Award 2015 conferred in Bangkok
Nisid Hajari won 2016 William E. Colby Award for Best Military Book

Important days

4th January - World Braille Day


12th January National Youth Day
15th January Army Day
24th January National Girl Child Day
25th January National Voters Day, National Tourism Day
26thJanuary Indias Republic Day, International Customs Day
30th January National Martyrs Day, World anti leprosy Day

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