Current Affairs for 1 January 2016

Dr.Gyanendra D. Bandgaiyan appointed as DG of National Centre for Good Governance

  • Dr.Gyanendra D. Bandgaiyan appointed as Director General of National Centre for Good Governance on 30th December 2015 his appointment approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Bjorn Isberg appointed as Tournament Director of Hockey India League (HIL)

  • Bjorn Isberg appointed as Tournament Director of Hockey India League (HIL) on 30th December 2015 while Muthukumar Balakrisnan appointed as Assistant Tournament Director of HIL.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla retired from all forms of Cricket

  • Laxmi Ratan Shukla retired from all forms of Cricket as announced by him on 30th December 2015. He was the member of IPL teams Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Rakhi Haldar and Kavita Devi won Gold Medal in National Weightlifting Championship

  • Rakhi Haldar and Kavita Devi won Gold Medal in National Weightlifting Championship on 29th December 2015 in women’s 75 kg and 95 kg category respectively.

‘ASEAN Economic Community’ (AEC) launched by ASEAN

  • The trade bloc namely ‘ASEAN Economic Community’ (AEC) launched by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on 31st December 2015 with the aim to boost the economic ties among the 10 member countries of the ASEAN.

PM Modi laid the foundation stone of 14 lane Delhi-Meerut expressway

  • On 31st December 2015, PM Modi laid the foundation stone of 14 lane Delhi-Meerut expressway worth Rs.7500 Crore with the aim to decongest the traffic in Delhi.

Adnan Sami granted the Indian Citizenship

  • Adnan Sami, the famous Artist and Singer of Pakistan, granted the Indian Citizenship on 01st January 2016. He had visited India on 13th March 2001 for the first time on Visitor’s Visa.
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