16th January 2020 Current Affairs India
1. Daughter of late Bollywood actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, passed away in New Delhi. She was 71.
2. The Centre has identified 16 islands in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and 10 in Lakshadweep for holistic development by promoting tourism and offering facilities for export of seafood and coconut-based products.
3. Dhaka University will soon have a Hindi chair to facilitate honours level studies for students of Bangladesh.
4. In Tamil Nadu, fresh investment proposals worth 6608 crore rupees have been approved. They have been cleared by the higher-level committee on industrial guidance and single window system, led by the state chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswamy.
5. Senior IPS officer A P Maheshwari was appointed as Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF).
6. Manmohan Mahapatra, renowned Odia filmmaker and winner of eight consecutive national awards, passed away. He was 69.
7. 'St Louis Superman', a documentary film by two Indian-American filmmakers, Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan, has been nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category at Oscars 2020.
8. Road, Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that World Bank and Asian Development Bank have approved seven thousand crore rupees each to remove black spots and enhance road safety.
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