Current Affairs 28th January, 2016: Imran Farhat, Pakistan Cricketer Announced Retirement from International Cricket
Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016 for Henri Tiphagne
28.1.2016: Henri Tiphagne, an Indian human rights activist is selected for Amnesty International Human Rights Award 2016. He will be given the award on 25th April of this year in Germany. People’s Watch, one of the human rights organizations of India was found by Tiphagne. His commitments to human rights are recognized by Amnesty International Germany.
Aparna Kumar Scaled Mount Vinson Massif
28.1.2016: Aparna Kumar a woman IPS officer scaled the Mount Vinson Massif and set the record as the first civil servant of India to achieve this feat. Mount Vinson Massif is the highest peak in Antarctica. Her expedition began on 5th of this month. She was one among the ten member team.
Allan Border Medal 2016 for David Warner
28.1.2016: Australian batsman David Warner won the Allan Border Medal for 2016. He defeated Steve Smith by 21 votes. Warner polled 240 votes and Steve Smith got 219. Steve Smith was the winner in 2015. In the third place was pace bowler Mitchell Starc with 183 votes. Test Player of the Tear award is also won by David Warner with 30 votes more than Smith.
Imran Farhat, Pakistan Cricketer Announced Retirement from International Cricket
28.1.2016: Pakistan opening batsman Imran Farhat announced retirement from international cricket. He got no objection certificate from Pakistan cricket board after which, he announced his decision. He will be eligible to play Masters Champions League, a tournament for retired cricket in the country. Only cricketers retired from international cricket can play Masters Champions League and they can play domestic cricket.
List of Smart Cities Announced under Smart Cities Mission
28.1.2016: The first list of smart cities is announced. Twenty smart cities names were announced in the first list and in the coming two years, another 40 and 38 cities will be included. The twenty names include Bhubaneswar, Pune, Kochi, Ahmadabad, New Delhi, Surat, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Vizag, Devangere, Solapur, Vizag, Coimbatore, Indore, Kakinada, Udaipur, Belgaum, Chennai, Ludhiana, Guwahati and Bhopal.