The Hindu current affairs for the third week of January 2016 i.e. 11 Jan 2016 to 17 Jan 2016. As we all know exam of Railway recruitment is approaching so we have to now ready to crack the exam. Current affairs may play a very important role in the exams to get the high marks and to secure a good rank in the merit.


NFSA- National Food Security Act

CIRB- Central Institute of Research on Buffaloes

CEEW- Council on Energy, Environment and Water

CMIE- Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy

SIPRI- Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

PM- Particulate Matter

IIP- Index of Industrial Production

EPFO- Employees’ Provident Fund Organization

SETU- Self-Employment and Talent Utilization

AIM- Atal Innovation Mission

MUDRA-Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency Ltd.

NAIS- National Agriculture Insurance Scheme

ICMR- Indian Council Medical Research

TTS- Thermal Target System

WIPO- World Intellectual Property Organization

PFBY- Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojna

LAC- Line of Actual Control


Chairman of Railway Board- Shri A.K.Mittal

Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana- Md. Mahmood Ali

Foreign Minister of Syria- Walid al Moualem

Chairman of CMIE- S A Dave

CEO of MUDRA- Jiji Mammen

President of South Korea- Park Geun-hye

Defense Secretary of U.S. – Ash Carter

Director General of ICMR- Soumya Swaminathan

Chief of Indian Army- General Dalbir Singh Suhag

Chief of Australian Army- Lieutenant General Angus Campbell

New Appointments

New President of the Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust- Anita Shete (First time Women)

New Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh- Harsh Bardhan Shringla

New President of Taiwan- Tsai Ing-wen (First Female President of Taiwan)


Book, Artist & Author

“The Footprints of Partition: Narratives of Four Generations of Pakistanis and Indians” written by- Anam Zakaria (Pakistan Author)

“When the River Sleeps” written by- Easterine Kire

“The Case for India” written by- Will Durant

“Name all the Animals” written by- Alison Smith


Aircel Chennai Open 2016 Winner- Stan Wawrinka (Third Time Consecutive winner)

Runeer Up- Borna Coric

National & International Days

National Youth Day- 12th January (Birthday of Swami Vivekananda)

National Army Day- 15th January


Golden Globe Awards (73rd Edition) – Best Drama Film- The Revenant

Best Actor in Drama- Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best Director- Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant)

Best Comedy Series- Mozart in the Jungle

Best Actor in Comedy Series- Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle)

Best Supporting Actor- Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress- Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

National Award on e-governance 2015-16- EPFO (For Universal Account Number)

The Hindu Prize 2015- Easterine Kire (From Nagaland)

Life Sciences Breakthrough prize for 2016- Karl Deisseroth

Business & Economy

Budget allocated for ‘Start-up India’- Rs.10000 Crore

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Kanha Tiger Reserve Situated at- Madhya Pradesh

Head Quarter of CMIE- Mumbai

Constituency of Shashi Tharoor- Thiruvananthapuram

Also Read: Tips to Crack Railway RRB Exam 2016


David Bowie- Singer

J.F.R. Jacob- Lieutenant General

Alan Rickman- British Actors

Anil Ganguly- Filmmaker

All The Best.


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