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1. French President Francois Hollande will be the Chief Guest at the 67th Republic Day parade of January 26, 2016.
2. A special cleanliness drive, Swachh Delhi Abhiyan has been launched in the national capital Delhi to remove debris and garbage lying in various localities.
1. The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre (MGIC) Matale.
2. The center was inaugurated as a tribute to the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to humanity and the continuing relevance of his principles and philosophy to mankind.
3. 10 day state of emergency was delcared in the Mali by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita following terrorist attack in country’s capital city Bamako.
4. Rajasthan and South Australia signed the historic Sister-State Agreement to boost export and investment opportunities between the two states.
1. World number one Novak Djokovic won the season-ending ATP World Tour finals.
2. India’s junior men’s hockey team lifted the 8th Men’s Junior Asia hockey cup. In the finals played at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium in Kuantan, Malaysia, India defeated arch rivals Pakistan 6-2.
Awards & Recognition:
1. Uttar Pradesh government’s ambitious Clean UP, Green UP initiative has earned itself a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.
1. Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider Dish TV appointed Arun Kumar Kapoor as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
2. Harshavardhan Neotia has been elected as the President of industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
3. Indian-American politician Swati Dandekar was nominated as executive director to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with ambassadorial rank by US President Barack Obama.
1. Rajasthan Government signed 295 MoUs attracting about 3.3 lakh crore rupees investment during the Resurgent Partnership Summit 2015.
Science & Technology:
1. Indigenously developed supersonic Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor missile was successfully test fired from the Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast.
2. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched an e-commerce portal of Confederation of India, ‘e-lala’ to promote the interests of 5.77 crore small businesses in the context of rapid expansion of e-commerce in the country.