Current Affairs January 2015

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T Suvarna Raju takes charge as chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

T Suvarna Raju has taken charge as chairman of state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). He will be 17th chairman of HAL and will replace RK Tyagi’s following his retirement. Earlier, in September 2014, Public Enterprises Selection Board had selected him from among five contenders to succeed Tyagi. T Suvarna Raju He hails from a village… Read More »

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Sergio Mattarella elected as President of Italy

Italy’s parliament has elected constitutional court judge Sergio Mattarella as the country’s president. He will Italy’s 12th president and succeed Giorgio Napolitano who had resigned earlier in January 2015 citing reason of poor health before his 2020 expiry term. President of Italy: His role is mainly ceremonial but can declare legislation unconstitutional. He also has… Read More »

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Union Government releases Commemorative Postage Stamps on Swachh Bharat Mission

Union Government has released set of three Commemorative Postage Stamps on Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission). This set of 3 stamps was released by Union Ministry for Communications & Information Technology and issued by Department of Posts. These stamps were released to in order to achieve the vision of Clean and Healthy India. Department… Read More »

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Serena Williams wins Australian Open 2015 Women’s Singles title

Serena Williams of United States has won Australian Open 2015 Women’s Singles title. In the finals she defeated Russia’s Maria Sharapova by score of 6-3, 7-6, 7-5. With this win Serena Williams has won 6th Australian Open title and 19th Grand Slam title. Serena Williams Currently she is ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis.… Read More »

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RBI constitutes high level panel on urban cooperative banks (UCB)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a high-powered panel on urban cooperative banks (UCB). It will be headed by RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi and comprise of eight member who will be experienced bankers. They will submit its report within three months from the date of its first meeting. This high-powered panel will… Read More »

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Maharashtra government gives nod for GM food trials

Maharashtra government has given nod to confined genetically modified (GM) food trails in state. In this regard, state government has granted no-objection certificates (NOC) for open field trials of 5 genetically modified (GM) crops. They are rice, chana (chickpeas), maize, brinjal and cotton. NOC was granted by state government after state-level Committee, headed by Anil Kakodkar had… Read More »

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