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2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature?
first female President of Taiwan?
theater festival ‘Nandi Natakotsavam’ is celebrated in which state?
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) is located in which state?
India’s GDP growth forecast for 2016 as per the United Nations (UN)?
The Hindu Literary Prize 2015?
India to the board of directors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)?
which organisation for conducting a survey of manufacturing firms?
Global Risks Report 2016
largest single-site solar power project in the world
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Indian writer Anuradha Roy has won the prestigious 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for her novel ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’ at the Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka. Ms. Roy was awarded the $50,000 prize and a unique trophy by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the ceremony.
Tsai Ing-wen (59) has been elected as the first female President of Taiwan. She is the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which favours independence from China. Her victory is the biggest mandate ever won by a DPP president and is only the second-ever victory for the DPP since Taiwan split with China in 1949.
The Nandi Natakotsavam’, the prestigious state-organised theater festival, has begin at Mahati auditorium in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh from January 18, 2016. The 12-day event will have 43 plays and play lets will be performed in social and mythological themes.
The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) is located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. To reconstruct the park as it got heavily damaged during cyclone Hudhud 2014, World Bank in- principle has sanctioned $250 million. The fund is used for its restoration and development as a world-class international ecological park. This is for the first time that the World Bank is funding a zoo.
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As per the report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), India’s GDP growth forecast for 2016 has been downgraded to 7.5 % from 8.2 % estimated earlier, due to slow progress in implementing reform policies. In ESCAP report, China is expected to grow at 6.5 % in 2016, lower from 6.8 % estimated earlier.
A poet, novelist and children’s writer, Easterine Kire from Nagaland has won The Hindu Literary Prize 2015 for her novel ‘When the River Sleeps’. The book is about a lone hunter seeking a heart stone in a faraway sleeping river and fighting all odds to get it.
Dinesh Sharma, Additional Secretary of Union Ministry of Finance, has been elected to the 12-member board of the China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). This is the first board of directors of AIIB in which 57 nations are founding members including India.
The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has collaborated with the IDFC Bank Ltd to conduct an enterprise survey of manufacturing firms including start-ups, across India to assess the ease of doing business.
The World Economic Forum says large-scale involuntary migration and extreme weather events are top two risks for world in 2016. The Global Risks Report 2016 has been published ahead of its major annual meeting between January 20 and January 23 this year in Davos, Switzerland.
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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group has announced a tie-up with the Madhya Pradesh government to set up a 750-Mw Rewa ultra-mega solar power project. This will be the largest single-site solar power project in the world.