Current Affairs Update for 21 January

Current Affairs Update for for today :-

Politics

  • According to Global Status Report on Non-communicable Diseases 2014 released by World Health Organization (WHO) on 19th January 2015, every year 16 milloin people die before the age of 70. 
  • According to Country Wide Tiger Assessment Report 2014 released on 20th January 2015, Karnataka has highest number of Tigers i.e. 406. According to the report, India has 70% of the World’s Tigers. 
  • Evans Paul became the Prime Minister of Haiti on 18th January 2015 while the President of Haiti is Michel Martelly. 
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana conferred with Guinness Record on 20th January 2015 for opening 11.5 Crore Bank Accounts. 

Appointments

  • Michael Nobbs appointed as Coach of Indian Hockey Team. 

Sports

  • On 19th January 2015, Ayonika Paul and Annu Raj Singh won Gold Medals at 4th Gun for Glory Shooting Championship held at Pune, Maharashtra during the period 15th to 21st January 2015.

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