Latest Current Affairs of January 2016

2016 - International Year of Pulses
The veteran wildlife film maker who has been awarded the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural ceremony of Mumbai International Film Festival 2016Naresh Bedi
A commemorative coin of Rs. 150 and a circulation coin of Rs. 10 were released by the Govt of India in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary ofLala Lajpat Rai
The Chief Minister of Bihar who has been chosen for the K Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2015 for his contribution towards social justice by Periyar International, a Chicago-based voluntary organisationNitish Kumar
The book written by Nisid Hajari which has been awarded the 2016 William E. Colby AwardMidnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition
The public sector undertaking in which the Govt has announced the sale of 10% of its stake through offer for sale routeEngineers India Ltd
The American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence (winner of 1969 Turing Award) who passed away on 24 January 2015Marvin Minsky
The veteran bollywood actress who has been honoured with the third Yash Chopra Memorial AwardRekha
The railway station from which country’s first Braille-embedded train (with all reserved coaches embedded with Braille signage) has commenced its bi-weekly run to VaranasiMysuru
The ultra marathon runner from Australia who is leading the 4,600-kilometer-long run, called "Spirit of India" run from Kanyakumari to KashmirPat Farmer
The theme of 6th National Voters Day observed on 25 January 2016Inclusive and Qualitative Participation
The place in Haryana where the Indian PM Shri Narendra Modi and the French President Francois Hollande jointly inaugurated the Interim Secretariat of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Gurgaon
The team India has defeated to win the first T20 Blind Cricket Asia Cup in Kochi, KeralaPakistan
The Indian badminton player who has won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Women's Singles title defeating Scotland’s Kristy Gilmour in the finals (Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia won the Men's Singles title)P.V. Sindhu
The bilateral maritime exercicse between the Indian Navy and Royal Navy of Oman being held from January 22 to 27 in the Arabian Sea is namedNaseem Al Bahr
The railway station at which Google and Railtel have launched the first of its free high-speed public Wi-Fi services planned for 400 stationsMumbai Central
The senior revenue service officer who has been chosen as the next chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)Atulesh Jindal
The renowned classical dancer, choreographer and the founder of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts who passed away on 21 Jan 2015Mrinalini Sarabhai
The minimum time period set by IRCTC for reservation of online tickets to prevent faster booking of tickets by use of illegal software by touts35 seconds
The teams which have won the National Basketball Championship men's and women's titles respectively (held at Mysuru)Services and Railways
The place from which IRNSS-1E, the fifth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was launched aboard PSLV-C31 on Jan 20Sriharikota
The place in Uttar Pradesh at which the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee formally inaugurated Shiv Nadar University and dedicated it to the nationGautam Buddha Nagar
The theme of four-day long Matdaata Mahotsav organized by Election Commission of India from 14 to 17 January 2016No Voter to be Left Behind
The airbase in Bahrain at which Indian made LCA Tejas aircraft became the first Indian aircraft to participate in an international air showSakhir Airbase
The Russian chess player who has won the 14th Delhi International Open chess title ahead of runner-up Attila Czebe of HungaryIvan Popov
The Indian novelist and journalist who has been awarded the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel Sleeping on JupiterAnuradha Roy
The Democratic Progressive Party candidate who has been elected to become the first woman President of Taiwan in the recently held 2016 General ElectionsTsai Ing-wen
The place in Tamil Nadu where around 100 short-finned pilot whales were washed ashore, many of which could not be rescued leading to their deathToothukudi
The Argentine professional footballer who has been chosen for the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the fourth time in his careerLionel Messi
The 1975 Gujarat cadre IAS officer who has taken over as the new Chairperson of Competition Commission of IndiaDevender Kumar Sikri
The state which has become the first in the country to make gender education compulsory at graduate level with the introduction of a book titled Towards a World of EqualsTelangana
The exercise conducted by the School of Artillery at Devlali on 08 & 11 January 2016, where a entire range of guns demonstrated their destructive power was namedEx Sarvatra Prahar
The Serbian tennis star who has won the Qatar Open 2016 tennis tournament defeating Rafael Nadal in the finalsNovak Djokovic
The Indian shooter who has been awarded the Shooter of the Tournament title in the Swedish Cup Grand Prix tournamentApurvi Chandela
The lake in Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary at which a 3-day flamingo festival is being organised from 09 to 11 Jan 15Pulicat Lake
The country which has won the Hopman Cup tennis tournament held at Perth, Australia and defeating Ukraine in the finalsAustralia
The second ship of Project 28 (P28) class Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvettes which was commissioned into the Indian Navy by the Chief of Naval Staff at Naval Dockyard, VisakhapatnamINS Kadmatt
The operation launched by the Indian Army to neutralise terrorists at the Pathankot Air Force base in Punjab on 02 Jan 2016 was namedOperation Dhangu Suraksha
The film director and screen writer who has been chosen to head the committee constituted by the Govt of India for Holistic interpretation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act/ RulesShyam Benegal
The place at which Indian Space Research Organisation has decided to set up a space park allowing private industries to take up manufacturing of space system related componentsBengaluru
The two-time Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and former Home Minister of India who passed away on 07 Jan 2016Mufti Mohammed Sayeed
The date by which the Govt of India has decided to implement BS-VI norms to regulate the output of air pollutants from internal combustion engine equipment, including motor vehicles01 April 2020
The venue of 103rd Indian Science Congress held from Jan 03 to 07 with the theme "Science and Technology for Indigenuous Development of India"University of Mysore, Mysuru
The 38th Chief Justice of India who passed away on 04 January 2016 (CJI from 05 August 2003 to 17 December 2003)S.H. Kapadia
The 15-year old student of KC Gandhi School, Mumbai who has scored 1009 runs in 329 balls (breaking over 100-year old record of AEJ Collins's score of 628 in 1899)Pranav Dhanawade
The place in Uttarakhand through which Friendship bus service between India and Nepal has been resumed after a gap of 27 yearsChampawat dist.
The theme of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDoNER) Calender-2016 released by the GovtRising North East
The place in Manipur which was the epicentre of 6.8 magnitude earthquake which hit the north-eastern states killing and injuring several peopleTamenglong
The place in Karnataka where the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has inaugurated International Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications with the theme Integrating Best of East with Best of West in Medical PracticeBengaluru
The former General Secretary of Communist Party of India who passed away on 02 Jan 2015Shri AB Bardhan
The place in Karnataka where the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for new helicopter manufacturing unit of Hindustan Aeronautics LimitedTumakuru
The first female amputee to conquer Mt. Everest who has also become the first female amputee to conquer 5 summits (of 7 summits of 7 continents) by conquering Mt. Aconcagua in the Andes mountain rangeArunima Sinha
The southern state which has become the first in the country to legally accept electronic motor insurance policies called e-Vahan BimaTelangana
The venue of the first Science Film Festival of India (SCI-FFI) to be held from 14 January and organised by Vigyan Parishad in association with Department of Science and Technology-Goa, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG), Goa Science Centre and National Institute of Oceanography Goa
The uniform four-digit emergency response number which has been launched for LPG consumers to seek help in case of a gas leakage1906
The UK born singer, musician and pianist of Pakistani descent who has been granted the citizenship of India on 01 Jan 2016Adnan Sami

Australian Open 2016

Men's SinglesNovak Djokovic (Serbia)Andy Murray (Great Britain)
Women's SinglesAngelique Kerber (Germany)Serena Williams (USA)
Men's DoublesJamie Murray (Great Britain)
Bruno Soares (Brazil)
Daniel Nester (Canada)
Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic)
Women's DoublesMartina Hingis (Switzerland)
Sania Mirza (India)
Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic)
Lucie Hradecka (Czech Republic)
Mixed DoublesBruno Soares (Brazil)
Elena Vesnina (Russia)
Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
Horia Tecau (Romania)

List of Cities to be developed as Smart Cities

1Bhubaneshwar, Odisha11Indore, M.P.
2Pune, Maharashtra12New Delhi Municipal Corporation, Delhi
3Jaipur, Rajasthan13Coimbatore, T.N.
4Surat, Gujarat14Kakinada, A.P.
5Kochi, Kerala15Belagavi, Karnataka
6Ahmedabad, Gujarat16Udaipur, Rajasthan
7Jabalpur, M.P.17Guwahati, Assam
8Visakhapatnam, A.P.18Chennai, T.N.
9Solapur, Maharashtra19Ludhiana, Punjab
10Davangere, Karnataka20Bhopal, M.P.