7 January 2016 – Important Current Affairs Updates

///7 January 2016 – Important Current Affairs Updates

National News Daily Current Affairs Update – 7 January 2016

ExamPariksha publishes relevant fact based Current Affairs daily to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section. Usually examiners ask GA GK questions in personal interviews focussing on recent events to check how informed you are, is an attempt to cover all important topics for such scenarios also.

  • Government has decided to take a jump from Bharat Stage-4 to Bharat Stage-6 from 1st April, 2020 to curb vehicular pollution. Presently, BS IV norms are followed in parts of India and by April 1, 2017, the whole of the country is scheduled to be covered under it.
  • The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will soon deploy about 300 women commandos for undertaking operations in some of the states affected by Naxal Left Wing extremism. Note that : Recently, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) had declared that it will post its women personnel in full combat role at its units along the Sino-Indian border.
  • Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, is set to be released on February 27 from Pune’s high-security Yerawada Central Prison.
  • Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose comments on perceived intolerance in the country had sparked a controversy, will no longer be the mascot for the government’s ‘Incredible India’ tourism campaign. Note that, the ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ campaign, part of the ‘Incredible India’ campaign was launched during the UPA regime.
  • The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post-facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh for MoU and Mode of Operation of Border Haats signed on 23.10.2010 with Bangladesh for setting up Border Haats on India-Bangladesh Border ;addendum to the MoU signed on 15.5.2012.

International News Daily Current Affairs Update – 7 January 2016

Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.

  • (6th January 2016) has been observed as the World Day for War Orphans to recognise the plight of a particularly vulnerable groupThis day was initiated by the French organisation, SOS Enfants en Detresses.
  • Filippo Grandi has been appointed as the new High Commissioner for UNHCR (United Nations Refugee Agency). He is  succeeding António Guterres.
  • North Korea has claimed that it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb. But International community has condemned the act. India has expressed deep concern over North Korea’s act in violation of its international commitments.

Economics News Daily Current Affairs Update – 7 January 2016

  • Mobile Internet body IAMAI has appointed FreeCharge co-founder and CEO Kunal Shah as its Chairman.
  • The government has reduced export duty on iron ore pellets to zero from 5 percent, that will make iron more competitive amid subdued demand and weakening prices. Note that: In 2014, the government had levied a 5 percent export duty on iron ore pellets, which are value-added products of leftover material or low-grade iron ore and are used in steel-making.
  • The government has approved an assistance of Rs.2,553 crore for Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh to help them handle the fallout of drought and compensate farmers for crop damage. This will in addition to the Rs.8,594 crore approved at the end of last year for Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka.

Sports News Daily Current Affairs Update – 7 January 2016

  • India’s Apurvi Chandela has set a new world record by clinching Gold medal in women’s 10 metre air rifle at Swedish Cup Grand Prix. Note that: Chandela has already qualified for the Rio Olympics.
  • Temba Bavuma has become the first black South African to make a test century against England.
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