Current Affairs January 3 2016 For AFCAT

Current Affairs January 3 2016 For AFCAT

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—>Recently, the Indian luger, Shiva Keshavan has clinched a silver medal at the 2015 Asian Luge Championship held in Nagano, Japan. The first place was grabbed by Japan’s Hidenari Kanayama and the third place is grabbed by South Korea’s Dong Hyeon Kim. Shiva Keshavan is a five time Olympian and the first Indian representative to compete in luge at the Winter Olympic Games.

 

–>In the 2015 Globe Soccer Awards, the Best player of the Year 2015 has been given to the Argentine footballer Lionel Messi. The other awardees are as follows: Barcelona (Best Club), Josep Maria Bartomeu (Best President), Frank Lampard (Player Career Award) etc.

 

—>Recently, Achyutanand Mishra has been bestowed with 2015 Atal Samman Award for his outstanding contribution to the society. The award has been given by the cultural organisation ‘Abhiyan’ on the occasion of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s 91st birthday at Mumbai, Maharashtra on December 25, 2015.

 

–>Jammu and Kashmir will host the 12th National Ice-Skating Championship at the ski-resort of Gulmarg from December 30, 2015 for five days. Almost 17 teams from various states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are going to participate in the championship under the sponsorship of national ice skating association.

 

–>The renowned American science fiction and fantasy writer, George Clayton Johnson (86) passed away in Los Angeles, US. He was best known for co-writing the novel Logan’s Run with William F. Nolan. Johnson was also known for his television scripts for The Twilight Zone (including “Nothing in the Dark”, “Kick the Can”, “A Game of Pool”, and “A Penny for Your Thoughts”) and the first telecast episode of Star Trek, entitled “The Man Trap”.

 

—->The senior IAS officer of Kerala cadre, Amitabh Kant has been given additional responsibility of being Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog from December 31, 2015. He will succeed the incumbent NITI Aayog CEO Sindhushree Khullar whose extended tenure will end on December 31, 2015. Currently, Kant is serving as Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion ( DIPP) and is expected to retire on February 28, 2016.

 

–>Recently, the largest private sector lender, ICICI Bank has tied up with Indian Railway’s e-ticketing platform IRCTC to sell rail tickets through its website. With this, ICICI Bank’s website and mobile app have become the first non-IRCTC platform which can now book train tickets. Soon, the facility to book rail tickets on its mobile banking application and prepaid digital wallet will be launch.

 

—->Telangana has become the second State after Maharashtra to set up the Zoroastrian jury. The 15-member Zoroastrian jury will aid the settlement of marriage and divorce of the Parsi people in the State within their community.

 

—>The first ever Iranshah Udvada Utsav(IUU) was organised in Udvada, Navasari of Gujarat from December 25-27. Udvada is the holiest place for Paris from across the world. The plan is to develop Udvavda as pilgrim centre. Iranshah Udvada Utsav is the brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The IUU was jointly organised by the Foundation for Development of Udavada (FDU) and the Udavada Samast Anjuman (USA), which have eminent Parsi leaders as members.

 

–>In the 2015 Pro Wrestling League final, Mumbai Garuda team beat the Haryana Hammers. Pro Wrestling League (PWL) India 2015 is the first wrestling league in India which is owned by Pro Sportify. In the present season, a total of 6 teams each with 9 players have participated.

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