DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 31 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. KK JALAN IS APPOINTED AS SECRETARY IN MSME
i. The government has appointed KK Jalan as Secretary to Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
ii. Kk Jalan will replace Anup K Pujari due to his retirement.
iii. The Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises is a branch of the Government of India for the formulation and administration of rules, regulations and laws relating to micro, small and medium enterprises in India.
Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Kalraj Mishra
2. ANGELIQUE KERBER WON AUSTRALIAN OPEN WOMEN’S SINGLE TENNIS
i. Angelique Kerber became the first German to win the Australian Open women’s singles tennis title in Melbourne, Australia.
ii. She has defeated the world number 1 player Serena Williams of the USA.
iii. In 2015 the event was won by Serena William.
3. INDIA EXPORTED SIX METRO TRAIN COACHES TO AUSTRALIA
i. Union Ministry of Shipping exported six metro coaches to Australia from Mumbai.
ii. The shipment was done under the deal with Australian government to export 450 made-in-India coaches in two and a half year period.
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways: Nitin Gadkari
4. NOVAK DJOKOVIC WON THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN OPEN MEN'S SINGLES TITLE
i. World Number 1 player Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open Men’s Singles title.
ii. Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray of Britain in the Australian open men’s single Title.
5. INDIA WON THREE-MATCH T-20 SERIES AGAINST AUSTRALIA BY 3-0
i. India won the three-match T-20 series against Australia after defeating by 3-0 in Sydney.
ii. Shane Watson was declared the Man of the Match.
iii. Virat Kohli of India was declared as the player of the series.
iv. Indian men's team became the number one in the ICC T20 rankings.
6. BOOK TITLED NATHURAM GODSE - THE STORY OF AN ASSASSIN RELEASED
i. Nathuram Godse The Story of an Assassin: Anup Ashok Sardesai authored by Anup Ashok Sardesai was released.
ii. The book narrates the story of Nathuram Vinayakrao Godse who died an untimely death and his brother suffered a life of immense mental torture.
iii. The book was released on the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation.