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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 JAN 2016
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1. 33000 CRORE RUPEES SACTIONED BY UNION GOVERNMENT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN TAMILNADU
i. Union Government sanctioned 33000 crore rupees for the development of infrastructure projects in Tamilnadu.
ii. The infrastructure projects include construction of Rail-Over-Bridges, upgradation of state highways into National Highways and major bridges in the state.
Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister: Nitin Gadkari
2. PSLV-C31 SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED IRNSS-1E SATELLITE
i. The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System 1-E satellite.
ii. The satellite will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services to the Indian sub continent.
iii. It is an independent regional navigation satellite system designed to provide position information in the Indian region and 1500 km around the Indian mainland.
3. INDIAN DRIVER JEHAN DARUVALA WON LADY WIGRAM TROPHY MOTOR RACE
i. Sahara Force India Academy racer Jehan Daruvala grabbed New Zealand's most prestigious event known as “The Lady Wigram Trophy”
ii. It was his maiden victory in Formula car racing.
4. INSEAD LAUNCHED GLOBAL TALENT COMPETITIVENESS INDEX 2015-2016
i. INSEAD one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools launched the Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2015-16.
ii. It was released in Switzerland during the 46th annual summit of the World Economic Forum.
iii. The theme of the Index was Talent Attraction and International Mobility.
iv. The index was topped by Switzerland followed by Singapore, Luxembourg, USA and Denmark.
v. India slipped to rank 89 from 78th this year.
5. SBI OFFERS LOANS FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS UNDER MUDRA SCHEME
i. A special loan scheme under Prime Minister MUDRA Yojana has been launched for providing fund to need of women entrepreneurs.
ii. State Bank of India will provide loans to help women entrepreneurs in West Bengal who are engaged in various handicraft activities.
iii. MUDRA scheme means Micro Units Development and Refinance Agencis a new institution being set up by Government of India for development and refinancing activities of micro units.
iv. The purpose of MUDRA is to provide funding to the non corporate small business sector.
6. WORLD’S OLDEST MAN DIES AT 112 IN JAPAN
i. The world’s oldest man Yasutaro Koide died at the age of 112 in Japan.
ii. He died of heart failure and pneumonia in Japan
iii. Earlier he said the key to longevity is “To avoid overwork and live with joy”
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