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CURRENT AFFAIRS - JANUARY 29 2016

AWARDS AND HONOURS
* Abhinav Bindra honoured by ISSF
* Wildlife filmmaker Naresh Bedi honoured with V Shantaram Award
* Actress Waheeda Rehman honoured with special award
* Amlendu Tiwari, Om Nagar get Jananpith's Navlekhan award

APPOINTMENTS
* Leslie Berland appointed as CMO of Twitter Inc
* Gurdeep Singh named chairman and MD of NTPC
* Kamlesh Kumar Pandey – Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities
* Ten Non-Official Directors appointed in banks

INDIAN AFFAIRS
* USAID extends funding for projects for TB-free India
* Akash missile successfully test fired at Chandipuri in Odisha
* IRCTC limits passengers to just 6 tickets a month

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
* Tom Hanks is America's favourite movie star
* 31 countries sign Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement
* Airtel and Axiata to merge Bangladesh operations
* The Most Corrupt Countries in the World

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
* Customs Department launches mobile app

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
* Apple acquires educational startup Learnsprout

SPORTS
* Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis wins womens double crown

OBITUARY
* Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner dies at 74

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