Hi Aspirants..Here is the Daily Current Affairs Updates for 20 January 2016.
1) PSLV-C31 launched fifth satellite in IRNSS series from Sriharikota:
--> PSLV-C31 successfully put into orbit IRNSS-1E, the fifth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) after its succesful launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), SHAR, Sriharikota, on 20 January 2016.
--> PSLV-C31 for the eleventh time used ‘XL’ version of PSLV.
--> IRNSS-1E, with a liftoff mass of 1425 kg, carried navigation payload and ranging payload, according to an ISRO release.
--> IRNSS-1E has configuration similar to that of its predecessors IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C and 1D in which ISRO used the XL version of the rocket.
--> The constellation of seven satellites is planned by ISRO to constitute IRNSS, which would be at par with US-based GPS once the full complement of spacecrafts are launched.
2) Bihar Cabinet approved 35 percent reservation for women in government jobs:
--> Bihar Cabinet on 19 January 2016 formally approved 35 percent reservation for women in all government jobs in the state.
--> The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
3) Virat Kohli becomes fastest to 24th ODI ton, 7000 ODI runs:
--> Virat Kohli became the fastest to 7000 ODI runs during the third ODI against Australia at the MCG. Kohli, in 161 innings, broke AB de Villiers record of reaching there in 166 innings.
--> Before AB and Kohli, Sourav Ganguly was the fastest with 174 innings.
--> Kohli also completed his 24th ODI ton, becoming the fastest to the milestone.
4) LCA Tejas makes history at Bahrain:
--> History has been created when Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, indigenously designed and developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), touched the foreign soil at Sakhir Airbase, Bahrain.
--> For the first time LCA Tejas flown in foreign airspace to participate in the Bahrain International Airshow-2016 during 21 to 23 January 2016.
5) New category in film awards:
--> The Information & Broadcasting Ministry has instituted a new category – Most Film Friendly State – in the National Film Awards.
--> This award will be conferred in the 63rd National Film Awards in May, Sunil Arora, Secretary I&B, said.
6) Mamta Binani elected President of ICSI:
--> Mamta Binani has been elected President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) for 2016.
--> She took charge on January 19.
7) MRF becomes global partner for ICC:
--> MRF Ltd has become a global partner for International Cricket Council (ICC) by signing a four-deal with the council that includes this year’s ICC World Twenty 20 in India, next year’s ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.--> As a global partner, MRF will have multiple branding opportunities at all match venues during the ICC World Twenty 20 and future ICC events.
Also check Current Affairs Quiz January 2016