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22nd Jan-National, International and Sports News Round-up

... Editorial Team

NATIONAL

A new bird species named Himalayan Forest Thrush was discovered in north-eastern India. The species has been given scientific name of Zoothera salimalii.

Union Government has notified stricter standards for Sugar Industry to minimise water pollution.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay a criminal contempt notice issued by the Bombay high court against author Arundhati Roy for her article in a weekly magazine questioning the continued incarceration of Delhi University professor G N Saibaba.

Strategist Prashant Kishor who helped the Mahagathbandhan to trounce the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Bihar assembly polls will be inducted as advisor to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, ANI reported.

INTERNATIONAL

Italian film director Ettore Scola  passed away . He was known for his most acclaimed film A Special Day

Wei Hong resigns as Governor of Sichuan province in China after it was revealed that he was undergoing investigation for "breaching party discipline."

SPORTS

This Dubai-based radio channel Channel 2 Group  has been appointed as the official audio rights partner of the ICC for next eight years .

Corey Anderson's all-round show helped New Zealand thump Pakistan by 95 runs in the deciding Twenty20 international in Wellington on Friday and bag the three-match series 2-1.

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

The Reserve Bank of India has simplified the Gold Monetisation Scheme for bulk depositors and has allowed banks to sell Ashok Chakra-embossed gold coins manufactured by government-owned MMTC under the 'India gold coin' scheme.

India's telecom sector, which is growing at 15 per cent annually, will require 4.16 million skilled workforce by 2022, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday.

Budget airline SpiceJet on Friday reported a net profit of Rs 238.40 crore (Rs 2.38 billion) for the three-month period ended December 2015, staying profitable for the fourth straight quarter mainly aided by lower fuel costs.

India’s second largest messaging app, Hike, on Thursday said it has crossed the 100-million-users mark in just three months after crossing 70 million users in October 2015.

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group said on Friday it would develop a $10 billion industrial park in northern India, its first project in the country.

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