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Concise Current Affairs Recap: 23 January 2016

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1-Pregnant women warned not to travel to Rio Olympics

Image via AP Photo/Felipe Dana
Image via AP Photo/Felipe Dana

Pregnant women are being warned not to travel to the Olympics in Brazil after Zika virus causing thousands of babies to be born with unusually small heads swept through the region. This is known as Microcephaly, a neurological disorder in which infants are born with smaller craniums and brains.

2-India to be fastest growing economy in 2016 according to United Nations

Image via TimesofIndia
Image via TimesofIndia

India will be the world’s fastest growing large economy at 7.3% in 2016 a United Nations world economy report suggested. Improvement in macroeconomic condition in the country, sharp decline in oil prices and increasing consumer and investor confidence despite volatility in the markets as the key reasons behind the growth.

3-Google launches free Wi-Fi service in India with Mumbai Central Station

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Image via windroidica.in

Google has started offering free, high-speed Wi-Fi service in India’s Mumbai Central Station in Mumbai. Google plans of setting up Wi-Fi at 400 train stations across the country in order to expand its presence in India’s market. India has the world’s second-largest number of Internet users after China.

4-Denmark best country for women

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Image via imgkid.com

Denmark has been declared as the best country in the world for women to live in. The survey was conducted by American media company US News and World Report has named. Sweden was named the second best country for women to live in.

5- The Popocatépetl volcano, one of world’s most dangerous volcanoes threatens to blowVolcano

People living by one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, The Popocatépetl volcano have been put on evacuation alert after it began spewing toxic gas and ash.The Popocatépetl volcano is situated just 35 miles from Mexico City. The Mexican capital is the world’s fourth most populated city in world.

6-Blue Origin becomes first company to launch used rocket and lands it on earthBlue Origin-rocket

The New Shepard rocket flew to the edge of space before returning for a controlled ground landing in Texas. Blue Origin has launched and landed the very same New Shepard rocket in November too. Blue Origin is found by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

7-Arvind Kejriwal may become first Indian Chief Minster to be at Madame Tussauds

Image via indiatvnews.com
Image via indiatvnews.com

The India partner of Madame Tussauds has asked AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal to be an esteemed waxwork figure at their upcoming museum in Delhi which is expected to open in next year. He will be the first Indian Chief Minister to have a statue at the Madame Tussauds wax museum if he agrees.

8-PM Modi declassifies 100 secret files on Netaji

Image via netaji.org
Image via netaji.org

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has today declassified 100 files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the National Archives of India in Delhi. The National Archives of India also plans to release digital copies of 25 declassified files on Netaji every month.

9-Goat named Fusilier Llywelyn joins British Army to perform in parades

Image via getty images
Image via getty images

A male goat named Fusilier Llywelyn has joined the British Army’s Royal Welsh Regiment to perform in parades. The Royal goat tradition has been a part of the British Army since 1844.

10- Sarah-the world’s fastest land animal Diedcheeta

Sarah, a cheetah is known as the world’s fastest land animal. He shattered the world record for the standing 100-meter dash in a feat photographed by National Geographic magazine. He was euthanized this week at the Cincinnati Zoo. At 15, his quality of life was diminishing as a cheetah’s average life span is eight to twelve years.