January 1

Patanjali 2016's biggest disruptive force in FMCG: Assocham.
Patanjali Ayurveda, steered by Baba Ramdev has turned out to be the most disruptive force in India’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market which is expected to reach the USD billion mark by 2020, according to an ASSOCHAM – TechSci Research paper.
Patanjali which has expanded its product portfolio across wide range of personal care and food and beverages witnessed a whopping annual growth of 146 per cent in fiscal 2016 grossing in turnover of USD 769 million whereas its peers including ITC, Dabur, Hindustan Unilever, Colgate – Palmolive and Procter and Gamble, among others, struggled to get a growth much less than a double digit.

January 2

Sikkim became India’s first fully organic state in 2016.
2016 turned out to be a great year for Sikkim as it became India’s first fully organic state besides being adjudged the cleanest state, overall best in education and tourist destination while the famed Kanchenjunga National Park was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land were gradually converted to certified organic land by implementing practices and principles as per guidelines laid down in National Programme for Organic Production.

January 3

India 3rd among nations offering highest salaries to expats.
According to HSBC Expat survey 2016, India ranks third among the countries offering the highest average annual salary to expatriates.
Switzerland topped the list to offer highest average salary of about $188,275 a year to expats while Hong Kong was listed third.

January 4

Swachh Bharat survey in 500 cities.
In a bid to encourage competition to improve sanitation standards, the government will kick start a survey, Swachh Survekshan rank 500 cities across the country on cleanliness.
The survey will be conducted by Quality Council of India.
It will judge cities on the basis of data provided by Municipal bodies, data collected through direct observations and independent assessment and citizen feedbacks.
The areas of evaluations include waste collection, sweeping and transportation, open defecation free and toilets, municipal solid waste-processing and disposal, information, education and behaviour change, and Capacity building - Swachh Bharat Mission e-learning portal.
The citizens can give their feedback by either giving a missed call on 1969 to record their response or by filling up a feedback form on the Swachh Survekshan website.
Swachh Survekshan 2016 had ranked 73 cities across the country.