Current Affairs for 10 January 2016

Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Governor’s rule has been imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for sixth time as the process of formation new government following the death of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed is taking some time. 
  • The President cleared the recommendation of the Union home ministry for imposing governor's rule on the basis of a recommendation from J-K governor N N Vohra. 
  • Governor’s Rule can be imposed only after the consent of the President of India in case of failure of constitutional machinery.

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis wins Brisbane international tennis championship 2016

  • Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis have won the 2016 WTA Brisbane International Tennis trophy in the women’s doubles category.
  • The duo won 26 matchs in a row
  • It was their sixth title in a row after US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing and WTA.


President signs ordinance to amend Enemy Property Act


  • The ordinance amends the provisions of the Act declaring that all "enemy property" vested in the 'custodian' would continue to vest in the custodian irrespective of the death or extinction of the enemy.
  • The custodian of enemy property in the country is an Indian government department that is empowered to appropriate property in India owned by Pakistani nationals.
  • The ordinance amends the provisions of the Act declaring that all "enemy property" vested in the 'custodian' would continue to vest in the custodian irrespective of the death or extinction of the enemy.
Enemy property - In the wake of the two India-Pakistan wars in 1965 and 1971, there was migration of people from India to Pakistan. Their properties are known as enemy property.





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