Current Affairs India - 21 January 2016

1. Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra have been roped in as the new brand ambassadors for the Incredible India campaign after replacing Aamir Khan. Both of them will be part of the campaign without charging any fee for next three-year time period.


2. Famous danseuse Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away in Ahmedabad. She was 97. She was educated at Shantiniketan under Rabindranath Tagore and was formally trained in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Mohiniyattam. She was awarded with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by Indian Government.


She was married to physicist and educationist Dr Vikram Sarabhai and is survived by danseuse and activist daughter Mallika Sarabhai and environmentalist son Kartikey Sarabhai.


3. Indian football referee Rupa Deviwas qualified to officiate international football matches conducted by FIFA. The 24 year old referee from Tamilnadu is a teacher at the Madurai Kamaraj University and she has been refereeing the experience at state and national level matches as well as at the AFC Under-14 Football Festival in 2013.