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Daily Current Affairs 28th Jan. 2016 (FREE GK UPDATES)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNION GOVERNMENT LAUNCHED NATIONAL JOB PORTAL FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
i. The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot launched the National level Job portal www.disabilityjobs.gov.in for Persons with Disabilities.
ii. The Ministry aims to carry out skill training programme for 5 lakh Persons with Disabilities in next 3 years.
iii. It will empower persons with disabilities by providing them all desired information for employment opportunities on single window platform.

2. 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF LALA LAJPAT RAI
i. 150th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai is being celebrated on 28th January 2016.
ii. He was popularly known as Punjab Kesari, The Lion of Punjab and also known as Sher-E- Punjab for his contribution to the freedom movement.
iii. To celebrate this occasion a state level function has been organised in Punjab at village Dhudi Ke, the birth place of Lala Lajpat Rai in Moga district.
iv. Some of his famous books are The Story of My Deportation, Arya Samaj, Unhappy India.

3. ADAM LEWIS HEADED INDEPENDENT REVIEW PANEL TO SAFEGUARD INTEGRITY IN TENNIS
i. Tennis’s governing bodies constituted a Independent Review Panel headed by Adam Lewis to safeguard integrity in tennis.
ii. The panel is formed to review the functioning of the existing anti-corruption policies and suggest measures to safeguard the integrity of the game.
iii. The panel was formed against the backdrop of reports on corruption allegations in the international tennis arena by the BBC and Buzzfeed News.

4. AUSTRALIAN BATSMAN DAVID WARNER WON ALLAN BORDER MEDAL 2016
i. Australian batsman David Warner defeated Captain Steve Smith for the prestigious Allan Border Medal for 2016.
ii. Allan Border Medal  is considered to be the most prestigious individual prize in Australian cricket.
iii. The medal is named after former Australian captain Allan Border known for as most outstanding Australian cricketer.

5. JAPANESE AUTOMAKER TOYOTA TOPS IN GLOBAL VEHICLE SALES IN 2015
i. Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation has topped in global vehicle sales in 2015.
ii. Toyota topped by selling 10.151 million vehicles become as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fourth year.

iii. The second place is grabbed by German automaker Volkswagen followed by General Motors.

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