Current Affairs International - 11 January 2016

1. British singer-songwriter David Bowie passed away at the age of 69 after battling cancer for 18 months. He is one of the most influence musical artistes of his generation and his famous hits include Let's Dance, Space Oddity, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel, Life on Mars and Suffragette City.

2. Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to compete in formula one Grand Prix world championship, passed away on 8th January 2016 in Italy. She was 89. She participated in five World Championship Grand Prix.

3. The ICC and MoneyGram International, a leading global provider of money transfer services, have announced an eight-year deal which makes MoneyGram as an event partner for ICC events from till 2023.

4. Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi won the FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the world player of the year today. With this, he won the award for a fifth time after defeating other nominees Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in the annual poll organised by football's governing body.

American Carli Lloyd won the FIFA women's world player of the year award. Spain's Luis Enrique won the coach of the year award while Jill Ellis, coach of the American team, won the women's coach award.