Book titled “Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective” released by Hamid Ansari.

  • The book was edited by Prof Alexander and with contributions from eminent persons like Justice K T Thomas, Dr Rajan Kurukkal, Dr B Vivekanandan, M G Radhakrishnan and others.
  • It was published by T M Varghese Foundation.
  • The focus of the book is on the role of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, on shaping the polity of modern India.

First state to attain total primary education – Kerala

  • It was declared by vice president Hamid Ansari and described this acheivement historic.

22nd edition of CII Partnership Summit 2016 concludes in Vishakahapatnam.

  • The summit was concluded on 12 January 2016 at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • The summit was held in cooperation with the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India.
  • The summit, which commenced on 10 January 2016, was organised to showcase investment opportunities in Sunrise Andhra Pradesh.

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Lenovo to launch new smartphone under Project Tango by Google.

  • Lenovo, Chinese multinational computer technology company entered into a partnership with Google for the project.
  • As part of the partnership, Lenovo will launch a new smartphone that can “see” and map out surroundings without external signals like satellite-based global positioning system (GPS).

National Award on e-Governance 2015-16 : EPFO

  • Employees’ Provident Fund Organization won the National Award on e-Governance 2015-16 for launching the Universal Account Number (UAN).
  • Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions will present the award in the 19th National Conference on e-governance to be held in Nagpur on 22 January 2016.
  • EPFO bagged the national award in the ‘innovative use of technology in e-governance’ category and the retirement body will get a cash prize of 200000 rupees.

Arvind Panagariya is vice-chairman of the NITI Aayog.

  • The Committee was setup to hasten the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor, meant for bullet trains between the two cities.
  • The panel will interact with the Japanese counterpart for taking the next step in implementation.

Reliance Group signed MoU with Andhra Pradesh to setup naval facility in Vishakhapatnam.

  • The MoU was signed to set up a world class naval facility in the state.
  • The announcement regarding the MoU was made at Andhra Partnership Summit in Visakhapatnam.
  • The proposed facility will be established with an initial investment of 5000 crore rupees.

20th National Youth Festival inaugurated in Naya Raipur.

  • Nitik Gadkari inaugurated the festival at Rajyostav Sthal in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh to mark the National Youth Day.
  • The 5 day long annual festival is celebrated by the Union Government in partnership with a state government on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
  • Chhattisgarh was chosen as the partner state with the theme India Youth for Skill, Development and Harmony for the 20th National Youth Festival.

Amitabh Bachachan made honorary life member of Mohammdean Sporting.

  • Sporting president Sultan Ahmed handed over the club’s life membership to Bachchan.
  • Bachchan was also invited to be the chief guest of the club’s 125th anniversary gala event to be held later in 2016.

“Most Generous graduate” of Yale School of Management : Indra Nooyi

  • The prestigious Yale School of Management will name its deanship in honour of PepsiCo’s India-born CEO Indra Nooyi.
  • She gifted an undisclosed amount to her alma mater, becoming the school’s biggest alumni donor and the first woman to endow a deanship at a top b-school.
  • PMO constituted a committee under Arvind Panagariya to fast track bullet trains.


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