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Current Affairs Questions on 13, 14 January 2016:
Indian Govt. on 13th January signed Rs. 1000 crore loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for which river ?
A. Ganga
B. Yamuna
C. Narmada
D. Mula-Mutha
Answer: D

Explanation: Government of India signed a loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for pollution abatement of River Mula-Mutha in Pune under National River Conservation Plan (NRCP) in the presence of Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar, here today. The Government of Japan has committed to provide a soft loan of 19.064 billion Yen (about Rs. 1000 crore) to Government of India for the project at an interest rate of 0.30% per annum. Speaking soon after the agreement was signed, Shri Javadekar termed it a ‘historic agreement’. The Minister also said that it marked the beginning of a new chapter of cooperation with Japan. The project cost will be shared between Government of India and Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the implementing agency for the project, in the ratio of 85:15 respectively.


Lt Gen J F R Jacob (retd), who passed away on 13th January 2016 was is Known as War Hero of ..... ?
A. 1965 India-Pakistan
B. 1971 India-Pakistan
C. 1962 Sino-Indian War
D. 1967 Chola Incident
Answer: B

Explanation: Lt Gen J F R Jacob (retd), who negotiated the surrender of Pakistani troops in Dhaka following the 1971 war, passed away today, 13th January 2016. Jacob, who was 92, breathed his last this morning after prolonged illness. Jacob, then a Major General, served as the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army's Eastern Command during the war. Born in the Bengal Presidency under British India, Jacob joined the army at the age of 19 and also fought in World War II and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965 before he retired in 1978. Post retirement, he also served as the Governor of Goa and Punjab.

 
Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis set word record on 14th January 2016 with how many continuous wins ?
A. 22
B. 29
C. 35
D. 14
Answer: B
Explanation: India’s Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis on Thursday broke a 22-year-old world record by winning their 29th women’s doubles match in a row en route to their entry into the women’s doubles final of the WTA Sydney International, in Sydney. They now surpassed the pair of Puerto Rican Gigi Fernandez and Belarus' Natasha Zvereva, who won 28 matches on the trot during their successful pairing back in 1994. The Indo-Swiss pair has continued their good show from 2015 when they won 9 titles which included the Wimbledon, US Open and the year-ending WTA finals.


Union Budget for 2016-17 will be presented on which date ?
A. March 1
B. February 29
C. February 25
D. March 3
Answer: B

Explanation: Finance minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29, 2016.  This would be Arun Jaitley's second full-year Budget. The finance minister had been holding pre-Budget consultations with different stakeholders such as industry, trade unions, and economists since January 4.