Current Affairs 22 Jan – 5 Feb by TAMS Studies

5 Feb

Vice President Hamid Ansari concluded his two-nation tour to Thailand and Brunei

Prime Minister dedicated Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited to Nation

Union Government approved Heritage development projects for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Reliance Infra signed Agreement with Birla Corp to sell its Cement Plant

Tea Board issued Version 5.0 of Plant Protection Code expanding list of Pesticides for use

India ratified Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

NASA’s New Horizons mission spotted floating hills on Pluto

ICC appointed Rahul Dravid as member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight Group

Supporting Syria & the Region Conference 2016 held in London

Odisha Government allowed tourists into certain tribal areas after three years ban

Geetu Mohandas won Global Filmmaking award 2016 for script of Insha Allah

4 feb

10-years of MGNREGA: The way forward

Bharat Biotech unveiled first vaccine candidate Zikavac for Zika Virus

Manipuri documentary Phum-Shang won Golden Conch Award at MIFF 2016

DJ Pandian appointed Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

TCS became world’s most powerful IT Services brand

India’s first Ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug, BGR-34, launched by CSIR

Aruna Sethi appointed as first women head of Indian Cost Accounting Service

Sarangi maestro Pandit Ram Narayan selected for Bhimsen Joshi Award

3 feb 

Justice Ramayyagari Subhash Reddy appointed as Chief Justice of the Gujarat high Court

Amitabh Bachchan conferred with lifetime achievement award

India, Brunei signed 3 MoUs to deepen bilateral cooperation

2 Feb

Jai Kumar Garg appointed as MD and CEO of Corporation Bank

UK granted licence to use gene editing techniques on human embryos

Saroj Kumar Jha appointed Senior Director for Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at World Bank

Archana Ramasundram became 1st woman to head paramilitary force

1 Feb

Virender Sehwag appointed as mentor for Kings XI Punjab for IPL season 9

India won three-match T-20 series against Australia, 3-0

Naresh Bedi honoured with V Shantaram Award Life Time Achievement Award

31 jan 2016

Book titled Nathuram Godse – The Story of an Assassin released

Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis won 2016 Australian Open women’s doubles tennis title

29 Jan 

Commemorative Coin of 150 rupees & Circulation Coin of 10 rupees on Lala Lajpat Rai released

Union Government announced 1st batch of 20 smart cities from 11 States and Delhi

28 Jan 

Polygamy made mandatory in Eritrea

Ishika Shah won 12th Sub-Junior National Snooker championship title

IPS officer Aparna Kumar became India’s first civil servant to scale Mount Vinson Massif

Indian activist Henri Tiphagne selected for Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016

Parrikar presented Rakshamantri Award for excellence for 2012-13 and 2013-14

26 JAN

67th India’s Republic Day celebrated

25 Jan 

9th National Girl Child Day observed on 24 January

Union Government launched Sahaj Scheme for online booking of LPG cylinders

PV Sindhu won Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton title

India won Blind T20 Asia Cup

India’s largest flag with tallest flagpole hoisted at Ranchi

22 Jan

Rahul Thakkar won an Oscar Award for technical achievement

Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhawan Palace named the world’s best hotel of 2016

Legendary dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away

PM Narendra Modi released book titled The Z Factor written by Subhash Chandra

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