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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Services won the men’s senior National basketball champion

January 2016, Sports
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Services emerged as the men’s senior National basketball champion 2016 by defeating Uttarakhand in the finals after a gap of nine years in the finals . Railways, meanwhile, routed Kerala 72-55 to clinch the women’s title.

Highest opening partnership in T-20

January 2016, Sports
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Sindhu won the Malaysia Masters

January 2016, Sports
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The top ranked women tennis duo won the Double Women’s Australian Open

January 2016, Sports
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In a perfect climax to their stupendous run, the top women double team of Hingis and Mirza crowned the Australian Open women’s doubles champions after they tamed the spirited Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in straight sets for their 36th win in a row.

Mumbai Garudas Win Pwl Title

January 2016, Sports
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Gopi, Ram Qualify For Oly; Rawat Sets Course Record

January 2016, Sports
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India’s Gopi T and Kheta Ram qualified for the Rio Olympics by finishing second and third, respectively, among the Indian runners in the Mumbai Marathon.

Ashwin Loses Top Spot In ICC Test Bowlers’ Rankings

January 2016, Sports
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Indian off-spinner R Ashwin lost his top position in the ICC Test rankings, displaced by England pacer Stuart Broad, even as Ajinkya Rahane remained the country’s top-ranked batsman at joint 10th in the latest list.
Ashwin, however, continued to top the all-rounders’ list, followed by Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan.

Kohli Fastest To 24 ODI 100’s

January 2016, Sports
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Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli became the fastest to register 24 hundreds and pile up 7,000 runs in one-day cricket, surpassing the twin milestones in just his 161st innings.

Record set by the women tennis duo

January 2016, Sports
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India’s Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis broke a 22-year-old world record by winning their 29th women’s doubles match in a row en route to their entry into the women’s doubles final of the WTA Sydney International, in Sydney.

Lloyd was awarded with FIFA women’s world player of the year award

January 2016, Sports
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Carli Lloyd was awarded with FIFA women’s world player of the year award for 2015. Lloyd dominated a worldwide vote and collected the award at FIFA’s annual awards ceremony in Zurich.

Messi was awarded with the FIFA world player of the year award

January 2016, Sports
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Amalraj and Batra won the men’s & women’s singles Table Tennis championship

January 2016, Sports
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Anthony Amalraj emerged the men’s singles champion for the second time, taming G. Sathiyan 4-2 in the final of the 77th Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships at the Kotla Vijay Bhaskara Reddy Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.

Raonic won the Brisbane International Tournament

January 2016, Sports
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India won the SAFF Suzuki Cup football tournament

January 2016, Sports
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Life Ban For Chandila, Five Years For Hiken Shah

January 2016, Sports
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Haryana off-spinner  Ajit Chandila was slapped with a life ban for his involvement in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal, while Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah was handed a five-year suspension for making a corrupt approach to a fellow player as the BCCI disciplinary committee sealed their fate after the meeting which took place.

India’s fifth navigation satellite IRNSS-1E successfully put into orbit

January 2016, Science and Technology
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Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) successfully put the IRNSS-1E in orbit using Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-31. The 1,425 kg satellite was the fifth to be launched as part of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) which will consist of a constellation of seven satellites.

World’s largest canyon spotted by Chinese scientists

January 2016, Science and Technology
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X-2,Japan's first stealth fighter aircraft unveiled

January 2016, Science and Technology
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Widest Planet System recently discovered by the astronauts

January 2016, Science and Technology
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A team of astronomers of UK, USA and Australia discovered the widest planet system comprising of lonely planet named 2MASS J2126 in a huge orbit around its star TYC 9486-927-1. The discovery was published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

The first Intelsat EpicNG Satellite, Intelsat 29e launched

January 2016, Science and Technology
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Intelsat, the commercial satellite giant announced that Inteslat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was successfully launched. The satellites were launched from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle.

New Elements with Atomic Number discovered

January 2016, Science and Technology
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Fiscal Deficit stood at 88% of the target till December 2015

January 2016, Economy
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Recommendations of TARC, headed by Shome

January 2016, Economy
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EPFO proposed the new rate of interest on returns

January 2016, Economy
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India Elected to the Board of Directors of AIIB

January 2016, Economy
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India, one of the founding members of the AIIB, has been elected to the board of directors of the China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank which is expected to begin loan approvals before the end of this year.

World Bank will work with Indian Railways for the Railway Development Fund

January 2016, Economy
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WPI reduced to -0.73% in December 2015

January 2016, Economy
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Foreign Investment Proposal worth Rs. 6,050 crores approved

January 2016, Economy
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In January 2016, the Government approved five foreign investment proposals, involving an inflow of  Rs. 6,050 crores including a Rs. 5,000-crore plan of Cadila Healthcare for fresh equity infusion.

Major Changes done in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)

January 2016, Economy
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Attempting to streamline defence acquisitions and give a big impetus to indigenisation through the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the government has approved major changes to the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).

CPI increased to 5.61% in December 2015

January 2016, Economy
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Excise Duty on Petrol Increased

January 2016, Economy
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Only 7.4 billion dollars FPI poured in 2015

January 2016, Economy
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Foreign Portfolio Investors poured in just about $7.4 billion in the Indian debt markets in 2015, after having pumped in a staggering $26 billion in the preceding year. 

Nandan Nilekani becomes a strategic investor in Power2SME

January 2016, Business

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Nandan Nilekani, the Infosys co-founder has stepped in as a strategic investor in Power2SME, an online buying platform for small and medium businesses.

Two FinTech companies to receive $50,000 investment

January 2016, Business


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10 % Disinvestment of Engineers India (EIL)

January 2016, Business


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Chennai Port Trust will invest 120 crores

January 2016, Business

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Infosys has invested in California-based Waterline Data Science

January 2016, Business


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Dr. Agarwal's Group of Eye Hospitals received investment form Hong Kong based firm

January 2016, Business

Bharat Electronics Limited will set up a plant in Andhra Pradesh

January 2016, Business


Voting Rights of India in IMF increased

January 2016, Business


Apollo Energy Company Ltd will divest its shareholding in its Insurance Company

January 2016, Business

‘French cos may invest $10 bn in India over next 5 years’

January 2016, Business


Ola Cab announced the launch of Share

January 2016, Business

PNB Housing may go for IPO

January 2016, Business


Mumbai, Delhi named among the top Asia Pacific cities for HNIs

January 2016, Business


IOC latest refinery started production of Petrol

January 2016, Business

Tata Housing in talks with online marketplace Amazon India

January 2016, Business


Binny Bansal, the new CEO of Flipkart

January 2016, Business

Jonas Samuelson, the new CEO of Electrolux

January 2016, Business

Wanda Group is going to buy the Legendary Entertainment

January 2016, Business

Wanda Group, said that it is buying Hollywood’s Legendary Entertainment, the maker of films such as Batman, for $3.5 billion in the first Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. film company.