Current Affairs India - 9 January 2016

1. President Pranab Mukherjee has approved the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016 to make amendments to the Enemy Property Act, 1968. These amendments will help to deal with the existing loopholes of the Enemy Property Act, 1968 and ensure that the enemy properties that have been vested in the Custodian remain so and they do not revert back to the enemy subject or enemy firm.

2. The French soldiers will march down the Rajpath on Republic Day parade along with Indian soldiers while French President Francois Hollande will be the chief guest of the ceremony. This will be the first time when a foreign army will participate in the 26th January Parade.

3. Indian smartphone company Micromax has appointed Vikas Thapar as vice-president for finance. Before that, he was executive director at Avocado Management Services and has also worked with One97 Communications (PayTm), Bharti Airtel and Morepen Laboratories.

4. India-s leading IT Services Company Wipro has named company veteran Bhanumurthy B M as its chief operating officer (COO). This is part of recent organizational changes witnessed in the company.

5. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won the WTA Brisbane Tennis trophy after defeating German Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic by 7-5 6-1 in the final match held at Brisbane today. This is their 26th continues win as pair which also gave them six titles in a row at the US Open, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Beijing, WTA Finals and now at Brisbane.It is the longest winning streak since Italians Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci's 25 in a row in 2012.