Current Affairs, News & Facts of 16 Jan 2015

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  • India's open-water swimmer 'Bhakti Sharma' creates a world record by swimming 1.4 miles in 52 minutes in the Antarctic Ocean at one degree celsius temperature.  
    • She has now become the world’s youngest and the first Asian girl to achieve this feat.
    • She holds the distinction of being the youngest female swimmer in the world to swim in 5 oceans (Indian, Atlantic, Pacific, Antarctic and Arctic) and 7 seas.
    • Award: Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2010.
  • India-Australia inks an MoU to build a 16 km road from India Gate to Badarpur border (Delhi), to serve as a model for safe road mobility.  
    • The stretch will have latest traffic and junction management gadgets,traffic control systems and lane violation check cameras. 
  • Anupam Shrivastava is appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited).
  • Censor Board chief Leela Samson quits amid controversy over film "MSG: the Messenger of God".  
    • Film - earlier deemed "unsuitable for public viewing" by the Censor Board - has now been cleared for release by a government referred tribunal.
    • The movie is starred by controversial Dera Sachcha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim.
  • India is ranked as the No.1 destination for future investments by 'Japan Bank for International Cooperation' (JBIC) followed by Indonesia (2) and China (3).  
    • The Survey featured 1000 companies for Japanese manufacturing sector.
  • Mukesh Aghi is the new President of US-India Business Council (USIBC).  
    • He is currently the chief executive and member of the Board of Directors at L&T InfoTech.
    • USIBC is a premier business advocacy organization representing more than 300 of the largest global companies investing in India.
    • It was formed in 1975 to boost bilateral economic relations by encouraging private sectors of both countries to enhance investment flows into the other.
  • Union 'Transport Minister' Nitin Gadkari launches a "road safety website".  
    • Cost of road accidents in India is equivalent to 3% of GDP
    • In order to address the issue there is a need to spread awareness on road safety through education, strict enforcement of laws, use of e-governance and proper road and traffic engineering.

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