Current Affairs – January, 2015

2014 hottest year on record: US scientists

According to US scientists, year 2014 was the hottest year on record, with global average temperature increasing about 0.8 degrees Celsius since 1880. It was revealed by two separate analyses carried out by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Key outcomes 10 warmest years since records began in the 19th century have all Read More…

South African cricketer AB de Villiers hits fastest century in ODIs

South African cricketer AB de Villiers has hit the fastest century and half-century in one-day internationals (ODI). He achieved the feat in second match as part of the 5-match ODI series against West Indies. Overall in this match, AB de Villiers made 149 off 44 balls. Fastest century: He made the century in just 31 balls Read More…

Andhra Pradesh government signs pact with ICRISAT to boost sustainable farming

Andhra Pradesh government has signed a pact with the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to boost sustainable farming in the state. In this regard, Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by state government with ICRISAT. Key highlights of agreement It seeks to provide assistance in making agriculture sustainable and profitable in Read More…

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani lays Foundation stone of IIM-Visakhapatnam

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Visakhapatnam at Gambheeram village of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Key facts It is the first institution among the 11 Central premier institutions to be established in the state as per the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. Read More…

5th General Assembly of IRENA begins in Abu Dhabi

The 5th General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has began in Abu Dhabi. Government leaders from more than 150 countries including India and representatives from more than 110 international organizations are taking part in this two day meet. 5th meet of IRENA seeks to address global issues like enhancing the share of renewable Read More…