The Hindu current affairs for the second week of January 2016. New year brings new hope to get a Govt. job this time. Start preparation form now to crack all the exams this year.
SWAT- Special Weapons Attack Team
NSG- National Security Guard
SCOPE- Standing Conference of Public Enterprises
EPCA- Environment Pollution Control Authority
IDRBT- Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology
SAFF- South Asian Football Federation
TSPs- Telecom Service Providers
DANICS- Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Services
DDA- Doha Development Agenda
DSC- Defense Security Corps
CFTRI- Central Food Technological Research Institute
IRF- Interest Rates Futures
Director General of Scope- Shri U.D.Choubey
Chief Minister of Karnataka- Siddaramaiah
TRAI Chairman- Shri Ram Sewak Sharma
Director General of ITBP- Krishna Chowdhary
President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)- Shri Sumit Mazumdar
Supreme Leader of North Korea- Kim Jong-un
CMD of NALCO- Shri Tapan Kumar Chand
President of FICCI- Shri Harshavardhan Neotia
In-Charge of Monetary Policy Department of RBI- Shri Urjit Patel
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New Vice-Chairman of Wipro- T.K.Kurien
New Technical Advisor to Odisha- Sam Pitroda
New CEO of Wipro- Abidali Neemuchwala
New CEO of NITI Aayog- Shri Amitabh Kant (To be in March)
New Chief Operation Officer of Wipro- Bhanumurthy B.M.
Book & author
“Go Set a Watchman” written by- Harper Lee
“The Shawl” written by- Sudhamahi Regunathan
“Netaji: Living Dangerously” written by- Kingshuk Nag
“Triumph of The City” written by- Edward Glaeser
Jallikattu- A Traditional Sport in Tamilnadu
SAFF Cup 2015 (Football) winner- India
Runner Up- Afghanistan
Swedish Cup Gran Prix- Women’s 10 meter Air Rifle Gold- Apurvi Chandela
Mascot of 12th South Asian Games- A Playful Rhino
BCCI Women Cricketer of the Year 2015- Mithali Rajoi
National & International Days
World Laughter Day- 10 January
Nalco Smiles Award- Dr. Sruti Mohapatra
Nalco Kharavela Award- Padam Shri Ilena Citaristi
Nalco Kalidas Award- Prof. Harekrishna Satapathy & Prof. Gangadhar Panda
People’s Choice Award 2016 in ‘Favorite Actress in a New TV Series’- Priyanka Chopra
Karnataka Sahitya Academy Annual Award- K.S.Bhagavan
Business & Economy
Amendment in Negotiable Instrument act, Cheque Bounce Case can be filed only where it was deposited.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the closure of HMT watches.
Urjit Patel re-appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI.
12th South Asian Games 2016- Assam, India
Pranav Dhanawade scored 1009 runs in an official match. First player to score four digit numbers.
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affiars merged with Ministry of External Affairs.
North Korea tested the Hydrogen Bomb claimed by News Channels.
Sarosh Homi Kapadia- Former Chief Justice of India
Igor Sergun- Chief of Russia’s Secretive military intelligence service
Pierre Boulez- French Musical Giant
Mufti Mohammad Sayeed- Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
All The Best.