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Current Affairs of January 2015, Daily updates date wise


Subject: Daily Updates For this Month, Current Affairs For the Month of January 2015

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31/01/2015 & 30/01/2015:
  • IIT Bombay launches mass open online courses
  • Send money 24x7 using only your phone's address book by HDFC
  • 1964 Nobel Prize in physics Charles Townes died of laser
  • Jaipal Singh, a Gujarat-cadre IFS officer, has been appointed Private Secretary to Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary.
  • Agni 5, successfully test-fired OF 5,000 km.
  • Coal India stake sale fetches Rs. 22,600 crore
  • Base year change pushes 2013-14 GDP growth to 6.9%
  • India tops Credit Suisse Emerging Consumer Scorecard 2015
  • Uniformity, innovation coming to credit data
  • Krishna Chaudhary appointed as the Director General of ITBP
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open
  • West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket.
  • India overtakes China as world’s leading gold consumer
  • Defence Secretary RK Mathur is given additional charge of Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D).
29/01/2015:
  • Shekhar Sen appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi
  • Nation remembers Lala Lajpat Rai on his 150th birth anniversary
  • BrahMos to be integrated with Sukhoi 
  • Governor nominates Anglo-Indian in Jharkhand Assembly
  • Centre to dilute stake in CIL
  • S Jaishankar took charge as Foreign Secretary, replacing Sujatha Singh
28/01/2015:
  • Kalyan Singh sworn in as Himachal Pradesh Governor
  • Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput passes away
  • Arundhathi Subramaniam won Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry when God is a Traveller
  • RBI signs an information sharing agreement with Brazil’s Central Bank
  • Gujarat Technological University launches e-Raksha centre to fight cybercrime
  • Ancient star with five Earth size planets discovered
  • K Durga Prasad appointed as the Special DG of CRPF
  • Sean Abbott has won Bradman young cricketer of the year award 2015.
25/01/2015 & 26/01/2015 & 27/01/2015:
  • Cartoonist R.K. Laxman says in his autobiography, The Tunnel of Time.
  • Libby Lane, first female bishop of England consecrated
  • Paulina Vega Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe 2015 in Miami
  • Modi to hold first meeting of NITI Aayog on February 6
  • Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh posthumously awarded with Ashok Chakra
  • Anti-austerity Syriza party wins Greece’s general elections
  • Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme retired from Football
24/01/2015:
  • Hindu share dips below 80%, Muslim share grows but slower
  • Kerala government slaps Rs 54 cr fine on 4 online traders major Flipkart fine of Rs 47.15 cr, Jabong.Com Rs.3.89 cr, Vector e-commerce Rs 2.23 cr and Robemall Apparels Rs 36 lakh.
  • SBI inks 100 mn euro loan pact with European Investment Bank for lending to private businesses in the country.
  • 9 Crore sign up for LPG cash-subsidy scheme out of a total customer base of 15.33 crore, have joined the Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG (DBTL) scheme and Rs 2,262 crore
  • National Girl Child Day - 24th January
23/01/2015:
  • Saudi Arabia King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Died
  • Jhumpa Lahiri Won DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
  • India observes 118th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
  • RBI directs banks to display all loan costs
  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye has nominated ruling party lawmaker Lee Wan Koo to replace Prime Minister Chung Hong-won .
  • Kerala to get first International Institute of Music on 2nd Jan
22/01/2015:
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” campaign.
  • Justice Easwar Appointed As Interim Chairman of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA).
  • Jasjit Ahluwalia Appointed as Dean of School of Public Health at Rutgers University.
  • Microsoft unveils Windows 10 and ‘HoloLens’
  • Pakistan bans JuD, Haqqani network
  • OPEC, oil companies clash at Davos over price collapse
  • Sunil Sood to succeed Marten Pieters as Vodafone India CEO
  • Modi launched ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao’ scheme in Haryana
  • Suzlon sells German unit for Rs. 7,200 crore
  • Pakistan's Ex-Foreign Minister Khurshid M Kasuri penned 'Neither a Hawk nor a Dove'
21/01/2015:
  • Union Government Launched HRIDAY scheme.
  • Economist Bibek Debroy Takes Over As Member of NITI Aayog. 
  • Microsoft Unveils Virtual Assistant Cortana For Windows Handsets
  • Government to allocate 36 coal blocks to PSUs
  • India world's second-most trusted nation: Survey
  • 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
20/01/2015:
  • India’s Tiger Population Increases By 30% In Past Three Years around 2,226. 
  • European Union Lifts Ban On Import of Indian Mangoes. 
  • Ayonika Paul and Annu Raj Singh Won Gold At 4th Gun For Glory Shooting Championship. 
  • Periyar Tiger Reserve Won NTCA Award. 
  • The eighth edition of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival all set to begin
  • Hyderabad to host World Congress on Information Technology in 2018
  • India’s growth to reach 6.3 per cent in 2016: UN WESP report
  • Singapore's GIC to invest Rs 1,020 crore in Bandhan Financial Services
  • Shubham, 13, Silicon Valley’s youngest entrepreneur, develops Braille printer
  • Twitter buys Indian mobile marketing start-up ZipDial
  • Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani appointed as chairperson of CBFC
  • Former PM Manmohan Singh adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat
  • TCS ends RIL's 23-year run as most profitable firm
18/01/2015 & 19/01/2015:
  • Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani Appointed as new Censor Board chief. 
  • Eminent Political Scientist Rajni Kothari Died. 
  • Indian American Frank Islam Presented with Martin Luther King Award. 
  • Twitter Appoints Taranjeet Singh As Sales Head For India Operations. 
  • Manjul Bhargava to lead Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s teach in India programme
  • Twitter ropes in Taranjeet Singh to head business in India
  • 24 Children, including 8 girls selected for National Bravery Awards
  • PSU bank employees to hold 4-day strike from Jan 21 on wage revision issue
  • Indian-American Frank Islam receives Martin Luther award
  • Telecom Commission clears Rs 3700-cr base price for 2,100-MHz
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Plant Restarts Power Generation
  • AB de Villiers: South Africa batsman smashes century record
  • Sydney Open 2015:
  • Women's: Czech Petra Kvitova beats  Karolina Pliskova.
  • Men's: Viktor Troicki defeated Mikhail Kukushkin.
  • NASA, NOAA found 2014 Warmest Year In Modern Record. 
  • Ellen Hoog Named As FIH Player of the Year
17/01/2015:
  • LCA Tejas Ready for Crucial Handover to Indian Air Force.
  • Filmmaker Shaji N Karun quits Censor Board.
  • Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on surface of Mars after 11 years
  • S.K. Sinha - first non-Muslim to lead the Bangladesh’s top judiciary,
  • Book on Sonia Gandhi titled The Red Sari written by Javier Moro released in India
  • HAL Chairman R K Tyagi conferred with JGBS-Top Rankers’ Excellence Award
  • Sania Mirza wins Sydney Open title with Bethanie.
  • Union Minister Smriti Irani Laid Foundation Stone For IIM-Visakhapatnam.
  • Nepal Names Deep Kumar Upadhyay As India Envoy new ambassador to Indi.
  • China To Start Building Five Nuclear Reactors In 2015
16/01/2015:
  • Haryana picks Ramdev as brand ambassador
  • Censor Board chief Leela Samson decides to quit
  • Siddhartha Chatterjee appointed as CTO of Persistent Systems Ltd
  • Noted RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal conferred with Giraffe Hero award 2015
  • China Food and Drug Administration approved new vaccine to treat Poliomyelitis.
  • Union Government Launched Venture Capital Fund for Scheduled Castes. 
  • Stephen Constantine Appointed As Indian Men’s Football Head Coach. 
  • Jammu and Kashmir gets National E-Governance Award 2014-15. 
  • Veteran Freedom Fighter Ghelubhai Naik Died
15/01/2015:
  • PM Narendra Modi to launch 'Beti Bachao' scheme
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the reverse repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75%.
  • Pakistan to ban JuD and Haqqani network
  • Army Day celebrated on 15 January
  • Anupam Shrivastava appointed as CMD of BSNL.
  • Hari Shankar Brahma Is New Chief Election Commissioner. 
  • Brett Lee Announced Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket.
  • Noted RTI Activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal Won Giraffe Hero Award 2015
14/01/2015:
  • H.S.Brahma to be the next chief Election Commissioner of India.
  • DRDO chief Avinash Chander removed
  • PVR set to acquire movie exhibition company SPI Cinemas popularly known as Sathyam Cinemas.
  • Union Ministry of Health proposed COTPA (Amendment) Bill 2015
  • Bharatiya Mahila Bank inks pact with Lakme Salons to fund franchisees
  • Canara Bank bags 3 MSME awards
  • Infosys CEO dedicates $250 million to innovate in India
  • India will catch up with China’s growth rate in 2016-17: World Bank.
  • Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi Conferred The Sahitya Akademi Award. 
  • Former CBI chief Resigns As UPSC Member. 
  • Joseph Vaz Canonized As Sri Lanka’s First Saint
13/01/2015:
  • AS Kiran Kumar appointed as new ISRO chief.
  • Raghuram Rajan named Governor of the Year, Jacques de Larosiere winning the Lifetime Achievement Award, Claudio Borio was handed the inaugural award for Economics in Central Banking Awards 2015.
  • Retail inflation up at 5% in Dec on higher food prices
  • India’s Mars Orbiter team won 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS).
  • Indian restaurant Zomato acquired U.S.-based rival Urbanspoon
  • Deepak Parekh appointed as Chairman of BAE Systems India (Services) Private Limited
  • Australia launched Online Visa Pilot Programme for Indian business and tourism visitors
  • Cristiano Ronaldo retains the Ballon d’Or
12/01/2015:
  • Microsoft ties up with Idea for paid apps, games
  • National Youth Day observed across India on 12 January
  • NRIs can vote through postal ballots
  • SDSC-SHAR director MYS Prasad chosen for Vikram Sarabhai Memorial Award 2015
  • EC announces Delhi Assembly poll dates; voting on Feb 7, counting on Feb 10
  • Stan Wawrinka wins Chennai Open. 
  • 72nd Golden Globe Awards announced in Beverly Hills, California
  1.     Best Motion Picture-Drama: Boyhood
  2.     Best Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
  3.     Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  4.     Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  5.     Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Amy Adams, Big Eyes
  6.     Best Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical: Michael Keaton, Birdman
  7.     Best Animated Film: How To Train Your Dragon 2
  8.     Best Foreign Language Film: Leviathan (Russia)
  9.     Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  10.     Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
  11.     Best Director-Motion Picture: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  12.     Best Screenplay: Birdman
  13.     Best Original Score - Motion Picture: Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
  14.     Best Original Song - Motion Picture: John Legend and Common, "Glory," Selma
11/01/2015: 
  • Vibrant Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi promises to make India easiest place to do business
  • World Bank projects 6.4% economic growth in India in 2015
  • SunEdison and Omnigrid Micropower Company (OMC), merged.
  • Federer notches 1,000th match win, claims Brisbane title.
  • Thomas Kurian Is New Oracle President. 
  • Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was successfully tested onboard the country’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas-PV1 Suite.
10/01/2015:
  • John Kerry Heads for India to Attend the Vibrant Gujarat Summit
  • Sindhushree Khullar appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog
  • Rajiv Mehta appointed new DGP of Meghalaya.
  • ISRO Scientist M.Y.S.Prasad Choosen For Vikram Sarabhai Award
  • Sirisena's first overseas visit will be to India
  • UN to Host New Libya Peace Talks in Geneva Next Week
  • Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2015
  • SpaceX Launches for NASA, Aims for Rocket Landing at Sea
09/01/2015: 
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena
  • SEBI proposes e-IPO norms(Electronic-Initial public offer)
  • Qantas rated as ‘World’s Safest Airline for 2015′
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co), American multinational private equity firm, had set up a non-banking financial company. 
  • Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir from Jan9 .
  • Vaccine Raksha Blu for bluetongue disease launched.
  • Legendary Gospel Singer Andrae Crouch Died. 
  • Chinese Physicist Yu Min Awarded State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014.
08/01/2015:
  • 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Sammelan at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • 12 dead in shooting at French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes merged,Coins and stamps released at PBD.
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
  • Atul Khare appointed as the UN Under-Secretary-General
  • New Jersey to host international conference on Hindi in April
  • Gujarat govt announces industrial policy for 2015.
  • Mali President Names Modibo Keita As New Prime Minister.
  • Former Chief Justice RK Manisana Died.
  • Australia's Qantas Named World’s Safest Airline. 
  • YP Singhal Named new Haryana DGP
07/01/2015:
  • Railways' earnings up by over 12% uring April-December 2014,
  • Google, New ally for 'Digital India' project
  • IBA raises wage revision offer to 12.5%
  • Amitabh Bachchan named as the Brand Ambassador of AP health sector
  • President signed Ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955
  • Nilesh Shah resigned as MD & CEO of AXIS Capital Limited
06/01/2015: 
  • P Krishnamurthy appointed as Private Secretary of Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
  • Union Cabinet approved to set up India-based Neutrino Observatory in TN
  • Former Minister of State for PWD Ram Prasad Kamal died
04/01/2015 & 05/01/2015:
  • LED bulb distribution under domestic efficient lighting programme (DELP) in Delhi.
  • Laxman, SP Balasubrahmanyam new Swachh Bharat ambassadors
  • 18 Jharkhand villages identified under 'Green India Mission'
  • Arvind Panagariya to be Vice-Chairman of PM Narendra Modi's NITI Aayog
  • Government to implement new Companies Act that includes setting up Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority (IEPFA) and National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA).
  • DDA plans smart city in Dwarka, flats for senior citizens in 2015.
  • Kiran Bhai Vadodaria Elected As Indian Newspaper Society (INS) president. 
  • Veteran Chinese Sports Administrator He Zhenliang Died. 
03/01/2015:
  • ICICI Launches Digital Village Project in Gujarat
  • Gyan Sangam: Government on its way to overhaul public sector banks
  • West Bengal is organising Bengal Global Business Summit
  • Kumar Sangakkara fastest to 12,000 runs in Tests
  • Intel invests $24.8 million to speed up launch of Google Glass rival
  • RBI relaxed KYC rules for Non-Banking Financial Companies.
  • PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates 102nd Session Of The Indian Science Congress in Mumbai.
  • R.Koteeswaran Took Charge As New CMD of Indian Overseas Bank.
02/01/2015: 
  • Krishan Kant Paul will be sworn in as the sixth Governor of Uttarakhand on January 8.
  • R.K. Srivastava took over as the new chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI) replacing Sudheer Raheja.
  • Uttarakhand governor Aziz Qureshi transferred to Mizoram
  • BHEL bags first key power project in Telangana
  • LIC International launches co-branded credit card with UAE's First Gulf Bank
  • Government to prioritise drugs, states to revive Jan Aushadhi Pharmacies
  • R Koteeswaran takes over as new Indian Overseas Bank CMD.
  • Veteran Scientist Vasant Gowarikar Died. 
  • Petra Kvitova Named Right To Play Ambassador
01/01/2015: Ezorif Welcomes You Happy New Year . . . 2015 . . .
  • ISRO chairperson K Radhakrishnan retires
  • Chhattigarh declares "Plastic Carry Bag Free State".
  • Kishore Kumar Sansi takes charge as MD and CEO of Vijay Bank. 
  • 65 years Planning Commission renamed " NITI Aayog" called as National Institution for Transforming India, Ayog .
  • Tropical storm Jangmi struck Philippines.
  • M. Sathiyavathy is new DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) chief Sathiyavathy is expected to assume charge on Monday, replacing Prabhat Kumar . 
  • NASA's SMAP instrument to measure Earth's soil
  • A K Mittal appointed railway board chairman
  • Noted journalist Boobli George Verghese died
  • Government splits CMD post in Public Sector Banks
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launches women safety mobile app 'Himmat'. 
  • Dilma Rousseff Sworn In For Second Term As Brazilian President. 
  • A.K. Mittal Appointed As New Chairman of Railway Board.
  • India To Host 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition.

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