Current Affairs 2nd January, 2016: A B Bardhan, CPI Leader Passed Away
Sangita Kalanidhi Award for Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam
2.1.2015: Vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyam is conferred with sangita Kalanidhi Award for the year 2015. Manjul Bhargava, renowned mathematician handed over the award to him in Chennai. He is the seventh musician to receive the award before completing the age of fifty years. Other awards he received include Vani Kala Sudhakara, Gaana Padhmam and Kalaimamani award. Sangita Kalanidhi award is presented by Madras Music Academy.
Javed Ahmed is the New DGP of Uttar Pradesh
2.1.2015: Javed Ahmed of Indian Police Service Officer of 1984 batch is appointed as the director general of police of Uttar Pradesh. He succeeds Jagmohan Yadav. Prior to this appointment, he was serving as DG of Railways. Earlier, he also served as joint director of CBI.
Arunima Sinha Sets another Record
2.1.2015: Mountaineer Arunima Sinha set a record by climbing Mount Aconcagua in Argentina. Earlier she climbed Mount Everest also. Aconcagua Mountain is in Argentina and is 6,960.8 meter high. This is the highest mountain outside India.
A B Bardhan, CPI Leader Passed Away
2.1.2015: Veteran leader A B Bardhan of CPI is no more. He breathed his last in New Delhi at the age of 91. He was the general secretary of CPI for sixteen long years. He suffered brain hemorrhage in December last year and was taking treatment in G B Pant hospital. He is survived by Ashok Bardhan and Alka Barua. Bardhan was born on 25th September, 1925 in Sylhet and joined CPI as a member in 1940.
First Underwater Tunnel in India coming up in Andhra Pradesh
2.1.2016: The first underwater tunnel is coming up in Andhra Pradesh in river Krishna near the state’s new capital Amravati. According to the master plan, the under river tunnel will be constructed near Ibrahimpatnam and connects Vijayawada with Amaravathi. The Design of new capital Amaravathi is created by Singapore team. There is also proposal to build a giant wheel on the banks of Krishna River to attract the tourists.