India surpassed its colonial masters, the United Kingdom, to become the world’s sixth-largest economy in GDP terms. India is now behind the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and France.
President of Kyrgyzstan, Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev arrived in New Delhi on a four-day visit to India, which comprises a trade deal between two countries worth $27.99 million. The deal includes six MoUs regarding Tourism, Agriculture & Food industry, Youth development, Broadcasting & Exchange of audio-visual programs.
Justice J S Khehar was appointed as the new Chief Justice of India after President Pranab Mukherjee’s approval.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the country’s first ever Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur.
The Union government has revised the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIP) oF 2007. All payments will be made through Direct Benefit Transfer.
The government has decided to set up a ‘Single-Permanent Tribunal’ to solve all inter-state river water disputes subsuming the existing tribunals.
The Election Commission of India (EC) has enlisted 200 political parties that will be eliminated from next elections, officials stated that most of those parties never contested in elections and might be actively participating as money-laundering platforms.
The Union AYUSH Ministry has launched ‘Swasthya Raksha Programme’ to promote health and education in villages.
The students of IIT Kharagpur took on to a ‘Hunger Strike’ against the institution’s decision to hike the tuition fee.
Team-India’s new-comer, Karun Nair scored a triple century in the 5th Test match against England held in MA Chidambaram stadium, Chennai. He became the second Indian cricketer to hit a triple century, meanwhile, Sehwag occupied the first place.
Indian duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja made it to the top slots in the ICC Test rankings of bowlers. Jadeja betters his position bettered to 2nd and Ashwin topped the list. Meanwhile, India ended as No. 1 test cricket team
Team-India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy and skipper Virat Kohli was chosen as the captain of the year 2016.
India defeated Sri Lanka in U-19 Youth Asia Cup 2016 to lift the trophy in Columbo.
Sixteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani has won the National title in 6-Red Snooker, the shorter format of the game.
India’s first Winter Olympian Shiva Keshavan clinched a gold medal at the Asian Luge Championships.
India produced a clinical performance to outclass Belgium at 2-1 and clinched the second Hockey Junior World Cup title.
Indian Women’s Under-18 team have clinched the Bronze medal in the 4th Asian Cup Hocket tournament.
5-time world champion & Olympic bronze medallist, Mary Kom was presented the AIBA Legends Award for her trailblazing boxing career. Vikas Krishnan was handed the APB Best Boxer trophy.
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel inaugurated the Conference on Youth Development in Delhi.
Andy Murray has been voted as the ‘BBC Sports Personality of the Year’ for a record third time (earlier in 2013 & 2015).
Indore’s Holkar stadium is decided as the venue for the final match of Ranji Trophy that will be held from January 10th to 14th.
Kuheli Gangulee won the women’s 50m rifle prone at the 60th National shooting Championship.