HomeDaily Updates

Concise Current Affairs Recap: 19 January 2016

Like Tweet Pin it Share Share Email

1-World Bank has embraced The Vizag zoo as global ZooZoo-parrot

For the first time, the World Bank has supported a zoo. It will provide financial help of $20 million to reconstruct the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, in Vizag, which got devastated during cyclone Hudhud.

2-Government to introduce new category of award for ‘Most Film Friendly State/UT’Film

The Government has decided to institute a new award category under the National Film Awards titled ‘The Most Film Friendly State/UT’. It is part of the government’s effort to promote the Indian film industry and India’s Soft Power.

3-UK to launch “educate against hate” in an attempt to combat Muslim extremist doctrine

Al Khansaa brigade, Image via mirror.co.uk
Al Khansaa brigade, Image via mirror.co.uk

An “educate against hate” website is to be launched by England’s Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, as part of a renewed drive against extremism.

4-World’s oldest man Yasutaro Koide dies in Japan aged 112oldest man-Yasutaro Koide

Japanese citizen Yasutaro Koide, named as the world’s oldest man by the Guinness World Records has died on Tuesday aged 112. He died of heart failure and pneumonia.

5- Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) is “not entitled” to award degrees: UGCIIPM

The University Grants Commission has issued a public notice declaring that the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) is “not entitled” to award any undergraduate or post-graduate degrees such as MBA or BBA.

6-Salwinder Singh to undergo lie-detector test

Image via freepressjournal.in
Image via freepressjournal.in

A special court has granted permission to the NIA to carry out a lie-detector test on senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh, regarding the Pathankot terror attack case.

7-BCCI banned Ajit Chandila & Hiken Shah for involvement in 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal

Image via mid-day.com
Image via mid-day.com

The Disciplinary Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India has pronounced the orders in the cases related to the involvement of Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. Ajit Chandila was banned for life, while Hiken Shah was banned for 5 years.

8-The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) released the World Tourism Barometer

Image via shareyouressays.com
Image via shareyouressays.com

 The World Tourism Organization has released the World Tourism Barometer, which reviewed trends in tourism at the regional and global level for 2015 and enumerated prospects for 2016.

9-Donald Trump branded a ‘fool’, ‘buffoon’ and ‘wazzock’ by British MPs

Image via newsweek.com
Image via newsweek.com

British MPs from all sides criticised Mr Trump during the heated discussion, branding him an “attention seeker”, a “fool”, a “buffoon”, a “demagogue” and a “wazzock”.The debate was sparked by a petition, signed by more than 570,000 people, calling for Mr Trump to be banned from entering the UK after his comments about Muslims.

10-‘Laser fences’ for India-Pakistan border

Representational image via anisamrobotics.in
Representational image via anisamrobotics.in

A home ministry official said riverine stretches of the border would be laser fenced to prevent Pakistan-based infiltrators from entering India. A laser fence detects objects and sets off a loud siren in case of a breach.