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Current Affairs Jan 2016

31 Countries Signed MCAA To Boost Transparency In International Tax Matters

On 27 Jan 2016, 31 countries has signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement (MCAA) to increase transparency in functioning of multinational enterprises (MNEs) by giving permission to automatic exchange of Country-by-Country reports by tax administrators.The signing ceremony was having an important milestone for implementation of OECD/G20 BEPS Project and a special increase in cross-border cooperation on tax matters.

Widest Planet System Comprising Of lonely Planet 2MASS J2126 And Its Distant Star TYC 9486-927-1 Discovered

On 27 January, 2016, 8:47 PM.  A Team of American, British and Australian astronomers have discovered the largest solar system found so far.Astronomers have said that this planet known as 2MASS J212, has its axis around its star TYC 9486-927-1, once thought to be a “free-floating” or “lonely” planet The discovery was announced by Royal Astronomical Society .

Ishika Shah Won 12th Sub-Junior National Snooker Championship Title

On 27 Jan,2016 Ishika Shah has won the 12th Sub-junior National Snooker Championship Title in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. She is 14 Years Old, to win this title she has defeated Anushi Seth by the score 50-2, 50-33 in the final match.

Cognizant Acquired US-Based KBACE Technologies

On 27 Jan, 2016 Cognizant Technology Solutions has acquired the privately-held KBACE Technologies Inc., a US-based global consulting and technology services company specialising in cloud strategy, implementation and integration. Cognizant has quickly expanding their servicesby the inorganic route. In 2014, it acquired itaas (a digital video solutions firm), Cadient Group (a full-service digital marketing agency) and Odecee (a digital solutions firm).

Intelsat 29e, the first of Intelsat EpicNG Satellites, launched into Orbit

On 27 Jan, 2016 Intelsat S.A. (NYSE:I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, has announced that Intelsat 29e, is the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites,which was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle.The Liftoff was occurred at 6:20 pm EST. The Intelsat 29e satellite was get separated from the rocket’s at the upper stage of 38 minutes after launch, at 6:58 pm EST, and then signalreceving has been confirmed.

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