DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. DINESH SHARMA ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AIIB
i. Dinesh Sharma was elected to the member board of directors of the China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank .
ii. China is the largest shareholder in AIIB followed by India as its second largest shareholder.
iii. Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is an international financial institution that aims to support the building of infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific region.
iv. The capital of the bank is 100 billion US dollars.
2. ANURADHA ROY WINS 2016 DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE
i. Indian writer Anuradha Roy has grabbed South Asian Literature prize for her novel ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’.
ii. She written her novel Sleeping on Jupiter regarding the violence against women with story revolving around girl named Nomi and is set in Jarmuli a city of temples.
iii. The literary prize awarded annually to writers of any nationality or ethnicity writing about South Asia on themes relating to its culture, history, politics or people.
3. TAIWAN ELECTED TSAI ING-WEN AS FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT
i. Tsai Ing-wen of Democratic Progressive Party won a landslide victory in Taiwan's presidential election.
ii. She is the first women on the island as first female president.
4. NITI AAYOG COLLABORATED WITH IDFC FOR ENTERPRISE SURVEY OF MANUFACTURING FIRMS
i. NITI Aayog has collaborated with the IDFC Bank Ltd to conduct an enterprise survey of manufacturing firms.
ii. The primary objective of this Survey is to assess the business regulatory environment in each State and Union Territories.
iii. The another objective is to identify policy and regulatory hurdles faced by businesses in the States/UTs.
5. 61ST FILMFARE AWARDS PRESENTED IN MUMBAI
i. The 61st Filmfare Awards were presented at the Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai hosted by Shah Rukh Khan and comedian Kapil Sharma.
List of awards
a. Best Actor: Ranveer Singh for Bajirao Mastani
b. Best Actress: Deepika Padukone for Piku
c. Best Film: Bajirao Mastani
d. Lifetime Achievement: Moushumi Chatterjee
6. SANIA MIRZA, MARTINA HINGIS WON 2016 WTA APIA INTERNATIONAL SYDNEY TITLE
i. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won WTA Apia International Sydney title of Tennis in the women’s doubles category in Sydney, Australia.
ii. Together they had won 11th title since 2015 including Indian Wells, Miami, Charleston, Wimbledon, US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and the WTA Finals, Brisbane and Sydney.