Hi Aspirants..Here is the Daily Current Affairs updates for 22 January 2016.
1) Atulesh Jindal appointed new CBDT chief:
--> Atulesh Jindal was on 21 January 2016 appointed Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body of Income Tax department.
--> He will succeed A K Jain, who completes his term this month-end.
--> Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Jindal as Chairman CBDT, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.
--> Jindal, a 1978 batch Indian Revenue Service ( IRS) officer, is currently working as Member (Revenue) in the CBDT.
2) 4th India Africa Hydrocarbons Conference begins in New Delhi:
--> The fourth edition of India Africa Hydrocarbons Conference (IAHC) has begun on January 21, 2016 in New Delhi.
3) BEPS guidelines of OECD to be implemented in India from 1 April 2016:
--> India will change laws in the upcoming budget to make country-by-country reporting mandatory for Indian multinationals to ensure they follow so-called base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) guidelines.
--> These norms will have to be followed by Indian companies from the financial year that begins on 1 April 2016.
4) RBI asks banks to extend loans to women SHGs at 7% rate:
--> RBI asked banks to provide loans up to Rs 3 lakh at 7 per cent interest rate to Women Self-Help Group (SHG) under the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)-Aajeevika scheme during 2015-16.
--> The commercial banks and cooperative banks will lend to all the women SHGs in rural areas at the rate of 7 per cent in the 150 districts, it said.
5) Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace named the world's best hotel of 2016:
--> Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on 21 January 2016 won the award of the world's best hotel at the Travellers' Choice award organised by TripAdvisor.
6) Moldovan parliament appointed Pavel Filip as Prime Minister:
--> Moldovan parliament on 20 January 2016 appointed Pavel Filip as the Prime Minister.
--> He would be the third prime minister of Moldova in less than a year.
7) India and Oman conduct bilateral naval exercise 'Naseem Al Bahr':
--> India and Oman will conduct 10th edition of bilateral maritime exercise 'Naseem Al Bahr' in the Arabian Sea from January 22 to January 27, 2016.
--> Naseem Al Bahr epitomises the strong long term strategic relationship between the two countries.
--> Initiated in 1993, the exercise has matured over the years with increasing scope, complexity of operations and level of participation," said a Ministry of Defence.
8) Amitabh Bachchan And Priyanka Chopra: New Face Of Incredible India:
--> Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra will replace Aamir Khan as new ambassadors of the Incredible India campaign to market the country to tourists abroad.
--> Bollywood veteran Mr Bachchan, 73, the brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism, had been picked for the position some time ago. His name was reportedly suggested by the Prime Minister's office.
Also check Current Affairs Quiz January 2016