Monday, 23 November 2015

current affairs 2016

current affairs 2016

Around India

# UNHCR chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2015
# President Mukherjee to inaugurate first ever World Indology Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (November 21, 2015)
# There is of need of a strong services sector in rural India, which should include Agri-business centers and agri-clinics on a big scale: Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr. Radha Mohan Singh
# India Air Force (IAF) winds up relief and rescue operation in flood hit Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh
# Eminent music composer, Mr. Ilaiyaraaja conferred Centenary Award for Indian Personality of the Year at 46th IFFI; (2013 - Waheeda Rehman; 2014 - Rajinikanth)
# Russian filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award at 46th IFFI
# Cabinet Secretary, Mr. P.K. Sinha reviewed the prices and availability of essential commodities with some of the major States producing pulses, tomatoes and onions

India's Bilateral Relations

# Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other top Chinese leaders in Beijing and discussed the relations between the two countries
# Union Home Minister, Mr. Rajnath Singh visited a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit and a local Police Station in Beijing
# 13th ASEAN - India & 10th EAS Summit at Kuala lumpur, Malaysia; Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi to attend

Indian States

# TCS, Intel launched Centre of Excellence for IoT in Hyderabad
# Bihar: Mr. Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister for fifth time; Governor, Mr. Ramnath Kovind administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Nitish Kumar
# Bihar: RJD Chief, Mr. Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Mr. Tejaswi (26 year) becomes the Deputy Chief Minister; youngest Deputy Chief Minister in India
# Maharashtra: Government is considerinf invoking Section 153A of the IPC against politicla leaders who are 'deliberately trying to spread misinformation' about the ruling dispensation
# Rajasthan: Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit has clocked the investment commitments to the tune of Rs. 3.21 lakh crore

Tamil Nadu

# Tamil Nadu Government moves Supreme Court for Kovan's police custody
# Ragging claimed the life of a second year B.Tech student of Satyabama University, Chennai
# Livelihood issue of thousands of Tamil Nadu fisherfolk needs 'your' personal intervention; GoI should not allow this issue to fester further: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Ms. Jayalalithaa to Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi
# SCERT (State Council of Educational Research and Training) recommends equal weightage to Class XI score; it is necessary to ensure schools do not side track Class XI syllabus and focus on Class XII
# Protest over CISF recording of frisking in Madras High Court
# 2 youths from Tamil Nadu who planned to join ISIS deported from Turkey
# Tamil Nadu is among the few states that have recorded an impressive growth in power generation in the first half of the current financial year

World Affairs

# Terror attack in Mali kills 22 people in the Capital Bamako
# Egypt, Russia signed deal to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt
# US House of Representatives passed Bill to restrict entry of Syrian, Iraqi refugees

Business / Economics

# Government to reduce Corporate Tax from 30% to 25%
# ED issues notice to NDTV for alleged FEMA violation
# SBI declared Vijay Mallya as 'Wilful Defaulter'


# Srishti Pandey won Indiana FIDE Rating Chess Tournament
# Pankaj Advani enters Semifinal of World Snooker Championships; gunning for his 15th World title


# World Economic Forum released Global Gender Gap Report 2015; 145 countries surveyed; India at 108th position
# Today (Nov 21) is observed as 'World Fisheries Day'