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Friday, January 22, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 22nd Jan. 2016 (Free GK Updates)

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.

Daily Current Affairs 21st Jan. 2016 (Free GK Updates)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 JAN 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. UNION CABINET APPROVED MOU BETWEEN INDIA & UK ON COOPERATION IN GOVERNANCE REFORMS
i. The Union Cabinet gave its approval for the Memorandum of Understanding between India and United Kingdom on cooperation in governance reforms.
ii. It will promote bilateral cooperation in public administration and governance reforms between both the countries.
iii. Under this MoU countries will share good governance practices in public administration, reducing bureaucracy in service delivery and government process re-engineering.

2. CCEA APPROVED SETTING UP OF OVER 5000 MW OF GRID-CONNECTED SOLAR PV POWER PROJECTS
i. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for setting up over 5000 MW of Solar PV Power Projects.
ii. The total investments expected under the scheme is about 30000 crore rupees.
iii. It will help in employment generation for people in rural and urban areas with reduction of CO2 emissions into environment every year.

3. CCEA APPROVED SIX LANING OF NH-2 IN BIHAR AND JHARKHAND
i. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved development of the six laning on National Highway-2 in Bihar and Jharkhand.
ii. It will be developed by the National Highways Development Project Phase-V.
iii. The main aim of the project is to improve infrastructure and to reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic in Bihar and Jharkhand.

4. BIHAR CABINET APPROVED 35 PERCENT RESERVATION FOR WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT JOBS
i. The Bihar Cabinet approved 35 percent reservation for women in all government jobs in the state.
ii. The 35 percent reservation for women will be applicable to in all government jobs including reserved and unreserved category.

5. SEX RATIO DECLINED AND LITERACY RATE OF WOMEN UP A REPORT BY FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY
i. According to the latest national family health survey known as NFHS-4 the sex ratio in many states in India has significantly decreased.
ii. In the recent years the sex ratio has significantly decreased and women’s literacy has increased.
iii. According to the survey there are 985 females per 1,000 males in 2015-16 compared to 1,000 females per 1,000 males in 2005-06.
Union Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare: J.P Nadda

6. MAMTA BINANI ELECTED PRESIDENT OF ICSI
i. Mamta Binani has been elected President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India  for 2016.
ii. The Institute of Company Secretaries of India is set up under an Act of Parliament known as company Secretaries Act, 1980.
iii. The main purpose of ICSE is to regulate and develop the profession of company secretary in India

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