January, 2016

Developed Computer Software

The US scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a computer software that can decode brain signals and read people’s thoughts with almost 96 percent accuracy in real time.

83rd Senior National Snooker Championship

Aditya Mehta wins 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, defeating Manan Chandra 6-3 in the final.

Syed Modi International badminton championship

Kidambi Srikanth wins men’s singles title of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2016 in Lucknow, defeating China’s Huang Yuxiang, 21-13, 14-21, 21-14.

Djokovic wins Australian Open Tennis

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic wins men’s singles title of the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships 2016 in Lucknow, defeating China’s Huang Yuxiang 21-13, 14-21, 21-14.

Kerber wins Australian Open Tennis

Germany’s Angelique Kerber wins the Australian Open women’s singles title by defeating defending champion Serena Williams of USA in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

K. Veeramani Award

Bihar Chief Minister Mr. Nitish Kumar is selected for the prestigious K. Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2015, for his contribution towards social justice as Chief Minister.

Sania & Hingis wins Australian Open

Sania Mirza of India and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis win the 2016 Australian Open title of tennis in the women’s doubles category, defeating Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

Zika Virus effects pregnant women

Colombia announces that more than 2000 pregnant women in the South American country have been infected with the Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain damage in newborns.

Second-most-visited city in the world

London has leap-frogged Bangkok and Singapore to be named the second-most-visited city in the world, according to research by travel analysis Euromonito.

Six metro coaches to Australia

The Ministry of Shipping exports a batch of six metro coaches to Australia, as part of a deal with Australia to export 450 made-in-India coaches in two and a half years.