DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. ATULESH JINDAL APPOINTED AS NEW CHAIRMAN OF CBDT
i. Atulesh Jindal has been appointed chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes.
ii. Atulesh Jindal has replaced Arun Kumar Jain.
iii. Central Board of Direct Taxes is body of Income Tax department in India.
iv. It is the supreme body for framing policies related to direct taxes.
2. 4TH INDIA AFRICA HYDROCARBONS CONFERENCE BEGINS IN NEW DELHI
i. The 4th India Africa Hydrocarbons Conference has started in New Delhi.
ii. The conference aims at promoting cooperation between India and African continent in the field of Hydrocarbons.
iii. Africa has huge hydrocarbon resources but it lacks in capital, technology and ability, experience and manpower to exploit these resources for future growth.
iv. India will provide help by provide investment capital for development needs of African countries.
3. JODHPUR'S UMAID BHAWAN PALACE NAMED THE WORLD'S BEST HOTEL OF 2016
i. Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur has won the award of the world's best hotel at the Travellers' Choice award organised by TripAdvisor.
ii. Umaid Bhawan Palace is named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present owner Gaj Singh of the palace
iii. List of top 5 hotels:
a. Umaid Bhawan Palace– Jodhpur, India
b. Shinta Mani Resort – Siem Reap, Cambodia
c. Bellevue Syrene – Sorrento, Italy
d. Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa – Hanoi, Vietnam
e. Achtis Hotel – Afitos, Greece
4. 19TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-GOVERNANCE BEGINS IN NAGPUR
i. The 19th edition of National Conference on e-Governance has started in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
ii The conference aims at discussing various aspects of e-Governance including Technology Enabled Services to Cyber Security framework .
5. OCEANS TO HAVE MORE PLASTICS THAN FISH BY 2050: WEF REPORT
i. According to the report released by World Economic Forum oceans will have more plastics than fish by 2050.
ii. It stated in the report that if the ongoing practice of dumping plastics continues in oceans than they have more plastics than fish.
ii. According to the Report every year at least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean equal to dumping the one garbage truck into the ocean every minute.
6. UTTAR PRADESH WON 2014-2015 SYED MUSHTAQ ALI TROPHY
i. Uttar Pradesh won its maiden Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
ii. Uttar Pradesh has won it ninth tym.
iii. The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is a Twenty20 cricket domestic championship, named after a famous Indian cricketer, Syed Mushtaq Ali.
iv. Gujarat was the winner of 2014-15 season of the tournament.