Friday, 22 January 2016

Current Affairs 22nd January 2016

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Current Affairs Jan 22nd 2016 

  • France returns head of Hindu statue taken 130 years ago
  • Indian classical dancer  Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away
  • Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes China
  • India’s first Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) radio taxi service announced
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra replace Aamir Khan as ‘Incredible India’ brand
  • RBI asks banks to stop Rs 1,000 notes without security thread
  • Oscar for Indian-origin actor, producer Rahul Thakkar in technical category
  • PM Narendra Modi released book titled The Z Factor written by Subhash Chandra
  • ISRO, Kuwait Institute signed MoU on cooperation in space exploration
  • SEBI released report of Narayan Murthy-panel on Alternative Investment Policy
  • World Economic Forum meeting starts in Davos, Switzerland
  • Indian Mi-25 helicopters set to join Afghan Air Force
  • DMRC inks interim consultancy pact for light metro projects in Kerala
  • 2014-2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy won by Uttar Pradesh
  • Union Cabinet approved MoU between India and UK on cooperation in governance reforms
  • Maharashtra first state to give maternity leave in Surrogacy
  • Ravi Chellam took charge as Executive Director of Greenpeace India
  • New tree Frog genus discovered in forests of North-Eastern India
  • 2015 is Earth’s warmest year since 1880: NOAA.

Cabinet clears policy on promotion of city compost

  • In a bid to lower the maximum retail price of city compost for farmers, the Union Cabinet cleared a policy on promotion of city compost. Under the policy, the Centre will provide market development assistance worth Rs 1,500 per tonne on the sale of city compost made out of municipal solid waste.
  • The compost, made out of city garbage, is targeted at not just providing carbon and primary and secondary nutrients to soil but also help in keeping the city clean.

Maharashtra cities submit proposals worth Rs 29,647 crore for ‘Smart City’ plan; Mumbai’s lowest

  • Ten major cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, have submitted their estimated proposals worth Rs 29,647.45 crore for the Central government-funded ‘Smart City’ project.
  • However, the Mumbai proposal estimate of just Rs 1,118 crore is the lowest among all the ten cities.
  • The Thane Municipal Corporation’s proposal with an estimate of Rs 6,630 crore tops the list, followed by Amravati worth Rs 5,305 crore and Nagpur – Rs 3,409 crore.

Prashant Kishor becomes Advisor to Bihar CM

  • Prashant Kishor, who played a key role in strategising for the Nitish Kumar-led grand alliance to register an impressive win in the last Bihar state assembly elections, has now been appointed as an advisor (Policies and Programme implementation) to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
  • His status will be of a State cabinet minister.

World Bank loan to develop Kosi basin

  • India and the World Bank signed a $250 million financing agreement for Bihar Kosi Basin development project.
  • “The objective is to enhance resilience to floods and increase agricultural production and productivity in the targeted districts in the Kosi River Basin, and to enhance Bihar’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency,”.
  • The project would have five components improving flood risk management; enhancing agricultural productivity and competitiveness; augmenting connectivity; contingent emergency response; and implementation support.

Facebook launches sports platform for chatting about game in real time

  • Facebook Inc is tackling the sports arena with a new platform called Facebook Sports Stadium, which the social media site said will provide real-time updates on games, popular posts from fans, statistics and commentary from experts.
  • The new service appears to be an effort to encroach on Twitter’s territory. The micro-blogging site has long been a popular destination for so-called “live-tweeting” games.

New tree frog genus discovered in India

  • Analysis of genetic fragments, physical characteristics and behaviors puts these frogs in a unique genus, dubbed Frankixalus by the research team.
  • The newfound frog populations live and breed in pools of water in holes in the trunks of canopy trees a lifestyle that likely kept them off scientists’ radar.
  • Tadpoles eat their mother’s eggs for sustenance, a common practice among frogs that live in low-resource environments.

Tuneful song reveals new species of Himalayan thrush

  • Scientists have described a new species of bird in northern India and China, called the Himalayan forest thrush.
  • During fieldwork in the mountains, researchers noticed that thrushes in the forests sang much more musically than those on the rocky peaks.
  • They then discovered physical and genetic differences as well, and have now declared the known “plain-backed thrush” to be two distinct species.

Mrinalini Sarabhai passes away

  • Noted danseuse and Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away in Ahmedabad. She was 97.
  • Trained in Bharatnatyam, Kathakali and Mohiniyattom, she was educated at Shantiniketan under Rabindranath Tagore. Besides being a classical dancer, she was a poet, writer and environmentalist and played a leading role in the social and art scene in Ahmedabad. She was one of the first classical dancer to turn to choreography.

Social worker Nirmala Gajwani passes away

  • Reputed social worker and one of the leading lights of the Sindhi community, Nirmala Gajwani, passed away. She was 87.
  • Born in Rohri Sindh (now in Pakistan) on December 28 1928, she married Dr. Hassanand Gajwani at 16 and, due to the partition of India and Pakistan, was forced to flee as a refugee with her 10-month old infant son in 1947.

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