Current Affairs, News & Facts of 16 Jan 2014

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  • Nation observes 66th Army Day on January 15.    
    • It marks the anniversary of succession of K. M. Cariappa as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Army taking over from Sir Francis Butcher - the last British commander- in 1948. 
    • The day pay homage to valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country.
  • Arunachal Pradesh is all set to get its first rail service as the 20-km trial run from Harmutty (Lakhimpur, Assam) to the state capital Itanagar successfully conducted.
  • Karnataka becomes the first state in India to give its entire population of 6.11 crore some kind of health cover with the newly launched Rajiv Arogya Bhagya.   
    • This new health assurance scheme cover Above Poverty Line (APL) families and as there already are some state and central health schemes in place for BPL families, this makes the state cover the entire population with some sort of health assurance scheme.
  • Anees Salim bags The Hindu Prize for Best Fiction 2013 for his second novel 'Vanity Bagh'.   
    • The prize, comprising cheque of Rs. 5 lakh and a plaque, recognized him for consistent writing, humour and imagination.
    • Manu Joseph was the inaugural winner in this category in 2010 for his debut novel Serious Men.
  • American golfer Jimmy Walker wins 'Sony Open golf tournament' held in Hawaii (US). This was his 2nd PGA Tour title after winning the Open in October 2013.
  • The World Bank forecast Indian economy to grow over 6 percent in 2014-15 and 7% for 2016-17 riding on hike in global demand and rising domestic investment.

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