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● The head of the Committee set up to simplify the provisions of the Income-Tax Act, 1961 – Justice RV Easwar
 ● Winner of the Favourite Actress in a new TV series award, the People’s Choice Awards 2016 – Priyanka Chopra
● The venue of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting – Davos, Switzerland
● The new Prime Minister of Moldova – Pavel Filip
● The new chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) – Atulesh Jindal
● The Person of Indian Origin who has won the Technical Achievement Award (Design) at the 88th Academy Awards – Rahul  Thakkar
● The new Chairman and Managing Director of the GIC Re  – Alice Vaidyan
● The Indian shuttler who won the women’s singles title of the 2016 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold – PV Sindhu
● The country that has topped the 2015 Human Development Index (HDI) in the South Asia Region – Sri Lanka
● The British writer who won the 2015 Costa novel award for her novel A God in Ruins – Kate Atkinson
● The anti-tank missile test-fired by the DRDO recently – Nag
● The joint exercise held between the Indian Coast Guard and their Japanese counterpart off the Chennai coast recently –Sahayog-Kaijin 2016
● The country declared free of Ebola virus, signalling an end to an epidemic in West Africa – Liberia
● The first fully organic state of the country – Sikkim
● Winner of the women’s doubles title of the WTA Apia International 2016 – Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
● The hero of 1971 India-Pakistan war who died recently – Lt General JFR Jacob ● The venue of the recent conference of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) on Afghan Peace and Reconciliation process – Islamabad
● The govt initiative which, according to the World Bank, is estimated to be saving the govt about $1 bn annually – Aadhaar
● The venue of the five-day long 20th National Youth Festival – Naya Raipur
● Director of the Juhi Chawla starrer movie Chalk N Duster – Jayant Gilatar
● The Syrian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs who visited India recently – Walid al-Moallem
● The PSB which recently opened its first branch dedicated to serving startup companies in Bengaluru – SBI
● The city where the Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes (CIRB) is located – Hisar No work is perfect. The baseball legend who died recently – Monte Irvin
● The organisation which won the National Award on eGovernance 2015-16 – EPFO
● The Indian-American governor of Louisiana who demitted office recently after his term ended – Bobby Jindal
● Winner of the FIFA Women’s Player of the Year award – Carli Lloyd (US)
● The football club which gave Amitabh Bachchan honorary lifetime membership recently – Mohammedan Sporting
● The head of the committee set up by the PMO to hasten the bullet train project – Arvind Panagariya
● The estimated premium of the newly launched crop insurance scheme which the Centre and States will equally share – `8,000 cr
● The first state of the country to achieve 100 per cent primary education – Kerala ● The noted journalist and Hindi writer who passed away recently – Ravindra Kalia
● The state which is observing 2016 as Digital Year –Maharashtra
 ● Winner of the Ballon d’Or award for world’s best football player – Lionel Messi ● Winner of the Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 for his collection of poems titled ‘BaalGeet’ – Balkrishna Garg
● The British singer-songwriter who died recently – David Bowie
● The folk dance which entered the Guinness Book of world records recently – Kullu folk dance (Nati)
● The first state to introduce compulsory gender education at the graduate level – Telangana
● Winner of the men’s singles title of 2016 Chennai Open – Stan Wawrinka
● The film awarded as the best picture (drama) award at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards – The Revenant
● The city which recently hosted the 28th edition of the International Kite Festival – Ahmedabad
● The country recently elected to the Unicef executive board, representing the group of Asia-Pacific countries for the term 2016-18 – Nepal
● New CEO of Flipkart – Binny Bansal
● The venue of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2016 held on 9 Jan – New Delhi ● The first female Formula One driver who died recently – Maria Teresa de Filippis
● The country code domain which has become the world’s most commonly used domain – .cn (China)
● The Guest of Honour country at the 43rd edition of the New Delhi World Book Fair – China
● The golfer voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Month for Dec 2015 – Miguel Tabuena

● The recently released logo for the Make in India Week – Laman Diva 

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