Current Affairs – January, 2015

Edgar Lungu sworn into office as Zambia’s new president

Edgar Lungu has sworn in as Zambia’s sixth President. He was declared elected as President in elections held at 24 January 2015 to replace the late Michael Sata, who died in office in October 2014. In this election his ruling party Patriotic Front (PF) won with a narrow margin by securing 48.33 percent of total votes Read More…

India, U.S. sign three MoUs on smart cities

India and United States (US) have signed three Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) on smart cities. These MoUs were signed by the representatives of United States Trade and Development Agency (USTAD) and the respective Chief Secretaries of State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Read More…

Parupalli Kashyap Wins Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Title 2015

India’s Parupalli Kashyap has won $120,000 Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold badminton title 2015. In the final match he defeated Kidambi Srikanth to win the men’s singles title held at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Kashyap won the final match by score of 23-21, 23-21. About Syed Modi International India Read More…

Saina Nehwal wins Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament 2015

Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal has clinched the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton title 2015 in the women’s singles category. In the final match she defeated world champion Carolina Marin (Spain) by score of 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 held at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. With this win she has retained this title which she Read More…

India funds Nepal’s Pancheshwar project to counter Kheri floods

India will provide fund of Rs 1500 crore to Nepal’s Pancheshwar multi-purpose project on Mahakali river for countering the Kheri floods in Uttar Pradesh. This move of Union government comes after a delegation of MPs visited Nepal and had submitted their report to government. Pancheshwar multi-purpose project It is located at Narayan Ghat of Dharchula on Read More…