04 January 2016 Current Affairs

Lodha committee proposes sweeping reforms for BCCI

Former Chief Justice of India, R.M. Lodha, submitted his report on the various aspects of reforms in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to the Supreme Court registry on 4 January 2016.The panel headed by justice (retd) RM Lodha was appointed by the apex court last year in the wake of a sport-fixing scandal in Indian Premier League (IPL), the biggest crisis to hit the cash-rich sports body in the country. The three-member panel, which submitted a 159-page report on January 4 to the Supreme Court for ratification.

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northeast India

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit India’s remote northeast region of Imphal ¬†on 4 January 2016, killing at least six people, injuring more than 100 others and causing damage to several buildings.The epicenter of the quake was in Tamenglong region of Manipur state.

Indian consulate in Afghanistan city Mazar-i-Sharif attacked

The Indian consulate in northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-i-Sharif was site of heavy firing by unidentified gunmen on 3 January.Some firing on the consulate were also reported on 4 January.The attack on the Indian consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif was yet another strike at Indian diplomatic missions in strife-torn Afghanistan over the past few years. The worst attack was held on 7 July 2008 on the Indian embassy in Afghanistan capital Kabul killing 58 people and injuring 141.

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