National Current Affairs 2016 : January To December

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An overview on national current affairs of 2016. It covers all the important Current affairs of the month of January 2016 to December 2016 which are relevant for any competitive exams. A short description of General world will provide a complete framework to go through all important events on national level. Following are the list of memorable events of 2016 :-

An Overview of National Events : Month wise Events Information

Months Name Impotant Dates Key Events
January 2016 2nd Jan Pathankot Air Force base attacked by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists; 7 security personnel and 6 attackers killed
2nd Jan AB Bardhan (92), veteran Communist Party of India leader passes away
7th Jan Jammu and Kashmir CM Mufti Mohammed Sayeed (79) passes away
16th Jan PM Narendra Modi launches the ‘Start up India, Stand up India’ initiative aimed at boosting entrepreneurship
23rd Jan First Set of 100 declassified files on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose released
24th Jan Amit Shah re-elected BJP president
February 2016 3rd Feb Balram Jaldhar (92), veteran Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker passes away
6th Feb Noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang (56) passes away
12th Feb JNU students’ union president kanhaiya Kumar arrested on charges of sedition for holding an anti-national protest; granted bail on March 2
19th Feb Jat reservation agitation in Haryana turns violent
March 2016 2nd Mar Vijay Maliya, accused of defaulting on huge loans with Indian banks, quietly leaves for UK
4th Mar Former Lok Sabha Speaker and noted politician PS Sangma (68) passes away
5th Mar Iconic actor Manoj Kumar chosen for prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award
11th Mar A cultural festival organised by Art of Living on the flood plains of river Yamuna opens in Delhi amid protests by environmentalists
27th Mar President’s rule impossed in Uttarakhand a day before floor test by Congress-led government
31st Mar Kolkata flyover collapse leaves 27 people dead
April 2016 1st Apr Liquor ban impossed in Bihar
4th Apr Mehbooba Mufti takes oath as first woman CM of Jammu and Kashmir
8th Apr Maharashtra’s Shani Shingnapur temple opens its doors to women under court directives
10th Apr Fire in a cracker dump at a temple in Kollam district of Kerala kills over 110 people
May 2016 12th May President’s rule lifted in Uttarakhand; Cong-led Harish Rawat govt. comes back to power
15th May Indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile test-fired successfully
19th May Assembly poll outcome-AIASMK and Trnamool voted back to power in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal respectively; Left front defeats Cong-led coalition in Kerala; BJP wins majority in Assam for the first time; Congress-DMK alliance wins in Puducherry
31st May 19 men, including two army officers, killed in a fire in Pilgaon ammunition depot in Maharashtra
June 2016 22nd June ISRO places a record 20 satellites into orbit in a single PSLV flight
27th June India joins elite missile club, the Missile Technology Control Regime, days after it failed to get membership of a Nuclear Suppliers Group due
29th June Cabinate approves 7th Pay Commission recommendation
July 2016 8th July Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, engineer of social media driven psychological warfare, killed in an encounter in J&K; unrest in Kashmir valley leaves over 80 dead in the following weeks
21st July SC restores Congress govt in Arunachal Pradesh, declaring Governor’s decision that led to president’s rule unconditional
22nd July IAF transport aircraft with 29 people on board goes missing over the Bay of bengal
August 2016 7th Aug Vijay Rupani replace Anandiben Patel as Gujarat CM
9th Aug Kalikho Pul, (47), former Arunachal Pradesh CM, found dead at his home
26th Aug Bombay High Court reopens Haji Ali Dargah’s doors to women
September 2016 2nd Sep Mother Teresa declared a saint by Pope Francis in a ceremony at the Vatican
5th Sep Urjit Patel succeeds Raghuram Rajan as Governor of RBI
9th Sep Cauvery water dispute flares up after SC directs Karnataka to release more water to Tamil Nadu; violent protests erupt in both states
18th Sep Terror Attack on an army camp in Uri, J&K leaves 19 soldiers dead; all four attackers killed
21st Sep The 92-year-old practiced of presenting a seperate Railway Budget scrapped
29th Sep India carries out surgical strikes on Pakistani Terror launch pads across LOC; hostility between the two neighbours escalates in following weeks
October 2016 1st Oct Rs 65,250 crore of untaxed money disclosed by 64,275 declarants under the Centre’s Income Declaration Scheme
15th Oct Stampede caused by bridge collapse rumour kills 24 people in Varanasi
20th Oct Cyrus Mistry sacked as chairman by Tata Sons board
November 2016 8th Nov PM Narendra Modi announces demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000/- notes amounting to about 85% currency in circulation; subsequent weeks witness protests by various political parties in the midst of a cash crunch across the country
20th Nov Train derailment in Pukhrayan near Kanpur leaves at least 150 people dead
22nd Nov Eminent Carnatic vocalist M Balamuralikrishna (86) and acclaimed physicist MGK Menon (88) pass away
December 2016 5th Dec J Jayalalitha (68), Tamil Nadu CM and AIADMK supremo, passes away after a 75-day battle with sickness; loyalist Panneerselvam sworn in as CM; close confidante Sasikala Natarajan chosen AIADMK general secretary, Dec 29
8th Dec Allahabad High Court terms instant ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims unconstitutional
9th Dec Former IAF chief SP Tyagi arrested for alleged role in AgustaWestland helicopter deal; granted bail on Dec 28
16th Dec Winter Session of Parliament concludes without transacting any significant business due to impasse over the demonetisation issue
19th Dec Five Indian Mujahideen operatives given death sentence for the 2013 Hyderabad twin blasts which killed 18 people
26th Dec 5,000+ km range ICBM Agni-V test-fired successfully

An Overview on Yearly Current Affairs 2016

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