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Concise Current Affairs Recap: 5 January 2016

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1-Jharkhand Government inaugurated land bank web portal jharbhoom.nic.in

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Image via jharbhoomi.nic.in

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has inaugurated the state’s land bank web portal jharbhoom.nic.in. This portal will help investors to know land-related information through district-wise nodal officers.

2-Yahoo is shutting down its video streaming Yahoo Screen

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Image via tidbits.com

Yahoo has shut down its on-demand video streaming service Yahoo Screen. It was launched in 2013. Yahoo Screen featured 1,000 hours of content which includes original programs as well as shows from established networks.

3-Kate Atkinson won 2015 Costa Novel Prize for A God in Ruins

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Image via poppyloves.co.uk

British writer Kate Atkinson has won the novel-of-the-year prize at Britain’s Costa Book Awards 2015 for the second time in three years. She won the award for A God in Ruins, a story of war and its aftermath. She also becomes the first author to receive the Costa novel prize three times.

4-Russia to go Halal friendly for Muslim tourists

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Representational Image via en.rocketnews24.com

To attract Muslim tourists, Russia has introduced a Halal Friendly Program to boost the availability of Halal meat products in the country.

5-Abidali Z. Neemuchwala is New CEO of Wipro 

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Image via indiainfoline.com

Wipro appoints Abidali Z. Neemuchwala as new CEO. His appointment will be effective from February 1st, 2016.

6-World’s first slum museum to open in Mumbai

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Image via designmuseumdharavi.org

‘Design Museum Dharavi’, a museum displaying the artistic creations of people from the ‘Dharavi’ slum in Mumbai will be opened in the Dharavi slum in February for two months.

7-Mumbai teenage boy slams 1009, entered history

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Image via PTI

Mumbai teenage, Pranav Dhanawade entered the history books when he smashed an unbeaten 1009, the highest individual score in all forms of cricket. He is a sun of an Autorickshaw driver.

8-Sudan, Bahrain and UAE cut diplomatic ties with Iran

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Image via freenimr.org

Following the storming of the embassies of Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Bahrain and UAE too have severed ties with Iran.

9-Toilets made mandatory to contest Panchayat polls in Bihar

Representational image via indiatimes.com
Representational image via indiatimes.com

State election commissioner  has announced that toilets will be mandatory requirement for eligibility to contest panchayat elections in the state. Now no one can contest the Bihar panchayat elections scheduled in 2016 without having a toilet at their home. 

10-US government sues Volkswagen for emission violationsVolkswagen

The United States government has filed a lawsuit seeking penalties over $20 billion against German automaker Volkswagen for cheating on emission tests of nearly 600,000 vehicles.