Weekly The Hindu current affairs for the second last week of Jan 2016 i.e. 18 Jan 2016 – 24 Jan 2016. General competition exams are about to start very soon for the year 2016. So just take your time and do your preparation at your best level.


IAEA- International Atomic Energy Agency

AUSPI- Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India

MMPTA- Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum

EBRD- European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

GAAR- General Anti-Avoidance Rule

OFC- Offshore Financial Centre

IGMSY- Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna

NFHS- National Family Health Survey

FIAC- Finance Investment Audit Committee

FRA- Forest Rights Act 2006

SOEC- Substantial Ownership and Effective Control

UNCTAD- United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Attempt: Online Railway Practice Test Paper


United States envoy to United Nations- Samantha Power

Foreign Minister of China- Wang Yi

Foreign Secretary of United Kingdom- Philip Hammond

Chief of Research Analysis Wing (RAW)- Rajinder Khanna

Former Chief of Research Analysis Wing (RAW) – A.S.Dulat

Union Minister of State for Labour- Bandaru Dattatreya

Chief of Association of Tennis Professionals- Chris Kermode

President and CEO of HCL Technologies- Shri Anant Gupta

President of World Blind Cricket Council- Syed Sultan Shah

Union Minister of Minority Affairs- Najma Heptulla

Iran’s Ambassador to India- Gholamreza Ansari

United States’ Ambassador to Israel- Daniel Shapiro

Chief Statistician of India- TCA Anant

French Ambassador to India- Francois Richier

Chairperson of Bicon- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Chairman and Managing Director of National Textile Corporation- P.C.Vaish

Chairman of Essel Group- Subhas Chandra

New Appointments

New Advisor to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar- Prashant Kishor

New Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly- Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Book, Artist & Author

“The Silakot Saga” written by- Ashwin Singh

“” From MTV to Macca:How Islam Inspired my Life” written by- Kristiane Backer

“Rest in Peace” written by- Kiran Nagarkar

“Sleeping on Jupiter” written by- Anuradha Roy

“The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time” is the autobiography of- Subhas Chandra

Attempt: Free LIC AAO Practice Test 


Committee to recommend reforms in BCCI ,headed by- Justice R.M.Lodha

Ajit Chandila gets Life Term ban by BCCI.



DSC prize for South Asian Literature 2016- Anuradh Roy for ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’

Business & Economy

Commission given by Govt. of India to Banks to sell Gold Under new Monetization Scheme- 2.5%


46th Annual Conference of World Economic Forum Held- Davos w, Switzerland

National Affairs

Name of the India’s First LGBT radio Taxi Service- Wings Rainbow

PSLV C-31 (5th GPS Satellite) launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

International Affairs

United State ends all sanctions implied on Iran for Nuclear Power Use in wrong way after signing a peace agreement.

Theme of the 46th Annual Conference of World Economic Forum- ‘Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution’


Gopal Krishna Roy- Veteran journalist

Rama Rao- Former Sikkim Governor

Mrinalini Sarabhai- A Classical Dancer

All The Best.


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