Committees/Reports/Summits- Current Affairs January 2015

Committees/Reports/Summits Current Affairs January 2015 RBI constituted a Committee  on Urban Cooperative Banks chaired by  R Gandhi, the Dpeuty Governor of RBI. UNCTAD released Global Investment Trends Monitor Report 2014: In 2014, China was the largest recipient of FDI with an increase of 3 percent FDI with 128 billion US dollar. FDIRead More

Obituaries-Current Affairs January 2015

Obituaries-Current Affairs January 2015 Subhash Ghising, the President of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), died. He was the person who started the Gorkhaland movement (GNLF) in the 1980s for a creation of a separate Gorkhaland State by carving out North Bengal’s Darjeeling district. Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan died. Australian golferRead More

Banking-Economics Current Affairs January 2015

Banking-Economics Current Affairs January 2015   Union Government divested 10 percent stake in Coal India Limited.  Now,  government’s share in CIL stands at 79.65 percent. Government earned an amount of 22557.63 crore rupees through the disinvestment process. HDFC Bank allowed by Cabinet Committee on Economic Activities to raise foreign holding limit to 74Read More

Defence-Security Current Affairs January 2015

Defence-Security Current Affairs January 2015 India successfully test-fires Agni-5 missile from Wheeler Island off Odisha Coast. It  is a three stage solid propellant missile having strike range of over 5000 kilometer and capable of carrying nuclear warhead of over one tonne. Four Indian Coast Guard vessels commissioned at Mormugao Port of Vasco:Read More

Environment-Wildlife Current Affairs January 2015

Environment-Wildlife Current Affairs January 2015   PETA announces to create India’s first fenced elephant sanctuary near Bannerghatta National Park in Bengaluru Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans gets a fresh start with expert help. Periyar Tiger Reserve won National Tiger Conservation Authority  biennial award. The award was for encouraging local public participationRead More

World Current Affairs January 2015

World Current Affairs January 2015    Churches in England opposed Mitochondria Donation Technique to produce babies. Malaysia has declared MH370 flight disappearance an ‘Accident’. Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM of Greece Dubai’s Maze Tower listed in Guinness World Records for World’ largest Vertical Maze. WhatsApp unveiled a new serviceRead More

National Current Affairs January 2015

National Current Affairs January 2015  Gujrat hosts the 18th National Conference on e-Governance . Union Government formed NITI Aayog to replace Planning Commission. Union Government on 1 January 2015 set up the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. NITI Aayog will replace the 65 year old Planning Commission  and will be headedRead More

Appointments Current Affairs January 2015

Appointments Current Affairs January 2015  Appointments: Krishna Chaudhary was appointed as the Director General of ITBP Hanumanthu Purushotham appointed as CMD of National Research and Development Corporation. Shekhar Sen was appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi Steve Easterbrook was appointed as CEO of McDonald’s Corporation. S Jaishankar was appointed as the Foreign SecretaryRead More

Sports Current Affairs January 2015

Sports Current Affairs January 2015 Tennis – Australian Open 2015 Men’s Singles : Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray Women’s Singles : Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova Men’s Doubles :  Simone Bolelli /  Fabio Fognini defeated Pierre-Hugues Herbert /  Nicolas Mahut Women’s Doubles : Bethanie Mattek-Sands/ Lucie Safarova defeated Chinese-Taiwan pair Zheng Jie and  Chan Yung-jan                                 Mixed Doubles:  Indo-Swiss pair Leander Paes and MartinaRead More