DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 12 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. LIONEL MESSI WINS 2016 FIFA BALLON D’OR AWARD
i.Barcelona FC player Lionel Messi from Argentina has grabbed the 2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award.
ii. He got this title of world’s best football player for the fifth time.
iii.Earlier he was conferred with this award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2012.
iv.FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award is given to Carli Lloyd of United States.
2. NATIONAL YOUTH DAY OBSERVED ON 12TH JANUARY
i. National Youth Day was observed on 12th January 2016.
ii.The day is observed to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
3. TELANGANA BECAME FIRST STATE TO MAKE GENDER EDUCATION COMPULSORY AT GRADUATE LEVEL
i. Telangana became the first State in India to introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level.
ii.The state government has also introduced a bilingual textbook named “ Towards a World of Equals”
iii. The book explains about gender in its composite form without limiting itself to crime against women.
iv. The book is has a collection of visual teaching tools which include documentary films.
4. UNION RAILWAY MINISTRY INAUGURATED IMPLEMENTATION OF E-ENABLED TRACK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
i.Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated implementation of E-enabled Track Management System and Mobile Application of Track Management System on Indian Railway.
ii.Indian Railways started this system to bring efficiency and effectiveness in management practices handling of huge volumes of data .
iii.It will also help in promoting e-working in civil engineering department of Indian Railways.
5. BINNY BANSAL APPOINTED AS CEO OF FLIPKART
i. India's biggest e-commerce company Flipkart appointed Binny Bansal to the post of Chief Executive Officer.
ii.Binny Bansal is an Indian Software engineer and Internet entrepreneur.
iii. In 2007 he founded the e-commerce platform Flipkart with Sachin Bansal.
6. 14TH PRAVASI BHARATIYA DIWAS HELD IN NEW DELHI
i. The 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was held in New Delhi from from 9th January to 12th January every year
ii.The day is observed to remember the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India..
iii.The event was inaugurated by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and attended by Priti Patel, MoS for Employment, United Kingdom.
iii. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed to commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9th January 1915