Friday, 8 January 2016

Current Affairs for Bank Exam : Extra Class 08.01.2016

Bank Exam Current Affairs Extra Class: 7 January 2016

 • Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister passed away in New Delhi on 7 January 2016 - Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

• Actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan on 7 January 2016 took the charge as the chairman of the governing council of - Film and Television Institute of India

• The state that was issued notice by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 6 January 2016 over deplorable conditions prevailing in the prisons - Bihar

• Person elected as the General President of the 105th Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) that is scheduled for 2017-18 - Dr Achyuta Samanta

• Former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic who passed away on 5 January 2016 - Pierre Boulez

• Noted Gujarati writer and poet who passed away on 6 January 2016 and was known for his novel Akasmat (1968) - Labhshankar Thakar

• FreeCharge co-founder who was on 5 January 2016 appointed as the Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) - Kunal Shah

• The cricketer who bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI awards is – Virat Kohli

• An Italian UN official who took over as the new High Commissioner for the United Nations Refugee Agency is - Filippo Grandi

• The Competition Commission of India gave nod to Reliance Capital Asset Management to acquire - Morgan Stanley’s mutual fund business in India

• The cricketer who was conferred with Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is - Syed Kirmani

• Delhi Government on 6 January 2016 scrapped the management quota and all other quotas, in private schools for nursery admissions but there will be only 25 percent reservation for - Economically Weaker Sections

• The South African Cricketer who retired as the Test Captain on 6 January 2016 resigned as – Hashim Amla

• The initiative that aims at exposing youth from the J&K to the vibrant development and vitality of culture of people residing in other states of the country is - 'Watan Ko Jano'

• California Governor Jerry Brown on 6 January 2016 declared a state of emergency over in Los Angeles County because of – Leak of methane gas

• The Union Government on 6 January 2016 approved an additional assistance of 1000 crore rupees to 35 Left Wing Extremism-affected districts spread over - 7 states

• The state government that gave green signal to the long-pending Dharavi Redevelopment Programme to house slum dwellers - Maharashtra

• Kerala Government decided to implement a health care project intended to benefit 42 lakh people - Sampoorna Arogya Keralam

• The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 6 January 2016 expanded its ambit in air pollution cases to cities beyond Delhi to cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Amritsar

• The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospect report projected a robust growth for the Indian economy in the 2016 - 7.8 percent

• The Supreme Court on 6 January 2016 sought a reply from the Union Governemnt in a week's time over the issue of - Whistleblowers' Protection

• The government recognized Indian Planetary Society (IPS) selected Kutch district of Gujarat for embarking on this ambitious project at a total cost of Rs 12 crore of setting - First ever solar and stellar observatoryCurrent Affairs Recap of the Day: 7 January 2016

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