Current Affairs – January, 2015

Justice S K Sinha becomes first Hindu Chief Justice of Bangladesh

Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha was appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh by President Mohammad Abdul Hamid. With this appointment, he has become the first Hindu to hold highest judicial post  in the Muslim-majority country. He will succeed incumbent Chief Justice Md Muzammel Hossain as he is retiring on 16 January 2015 and will have a term of Read More…

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the third time

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for year 2014. He has earned this title of world’s best football player for a third time. Earlier he was conferred with award in 2008 and 2013. He has retained this highest individual honour in football after scoring 61 goals for Real Madrid and Portugal in 2014. Read More…

Arvind Panagariya takes charge as Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog

Eminent Economist Arvind Panagariya has taken charge as first Vice-Chairman of the newly-created National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog on 13 January 2015. After taking charges, he was briefed about newly created NITI Aayog by its CEO Sindhushree Khuallar and other senior officials. About Arvind Panagariya He is an Indian-American economist and Professor of Economics Read More…

Odhisa’s Sun Temple gets ASI’s Adarsh Monument tag

  Sun Temple at Konark, Odhisa has been the coveted with Adarsh Monument tag by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Along with Sun Temple, three other monuments of eastern India were given Adarsh Monument tag. They are Hazarduari Palace in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Vaishali-Kolhua in Bihar. Rang Ghar in Sibsagar (Sivasagar) district of Read More…

Idukki district of Kerala becomes India’s first district with rural broadband network

Idukki district of Kerala has become first district in India to have high speed Rural Broadband Network i.e. National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) Internet connectivity. Union Minister of Information Technology and Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad commissioned this Hi-speed rural broadband network under the governments flagship Digital India programme. In Idukki, 8 block offices and 52 Read More…