Page-2 of Current Affairs - January, 2016

Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis win 2016 Australian Open title of Tennis

Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have won the 2016 Australian Open title of tennis in the women’s doubles category. In the final match played at Melbourne (Australia), the top seeded duo defeated seventh seeded Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka by 7-6 (1), 6-3 score. It ..

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Union Government forms technical group to monitor Zika virus situation

The Union government has set up a Technical Expert Group to suggest measures to deal with Zika virus. Decision in this regard was taken by high level meeting chaired by Union Health Minister J P Nadda in New Delhi. The Technical expert group has been asked to submit its report soon so that the government ..

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IMF Reforms: India, China, Brazil, Russia get more voting rights

International Monetary Fund’s (IMF’s) long-pending 2010 Quota and Governance Reforms have finally become effective. These proposed reforms are the biggest change in the governance of the IMF (lender of last resort) since it was established after World War II in 1945 after the Bretton Woods Conference. Key facts Gives boost the representation of emerging economies ..

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Union Government shortlist 20 cities under Smart Cities Mission

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has shortlisted 20 cities from 11 States and Delhi Union Territory in the list of first batch of Smart Cities Mission. These shortlisted cities were selected from Smart City Challenge competition in which 97 cities and towns had participated from 23 States and UTs. State wise Cities: Among the ..

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Union Government forms expert panel to review Specific Relief Act, 1963

Union Law Ministry’s Legislative Department has constituted an expert committee to review the Specific Relief Act, 1963. It will have chairman and 5 members and submit its report within three months i.e. till April 2016. Key facts The committee has been tasked to examine the Act in the context of present scenario involving many issues ..

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