Current Affairs – January, 2015

72nd Golden Globe Awards

72nd edition of Golden Globe Awards was organized at Beverly Hills, California. The winners of various awards in 72nd Golden Globe Awards are as follows:  Best Motion Picture Drama: Boyhood Best Motion Picture Musical/Comedy: The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Director in Motion Picture-Drama: Richard Linklater for Boyhood Best Actor in Motion Picture-Drama: Eddie Redmayne for The Read More…

Union Government appoints Pournima Gupte as IRDA actuary

Union Government has appointed Pournima Gupte as member (actuary) of Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDA). With her appointment, IRDA got an actuary after a gap of three years. Since 2011, this post was lying vacant after R Kannan retired from IRDA. It should be noted that for the first time a woman has been Read More…

Union Finance Minister Jaitley adopts 4 Gujarat villages as part of Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has adopted 4 villages in Vadodara district in Gujarat as part of the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. He has adopted following 4 villages of Vadodara district: Karnali village Pipaliya village Valida village Baglipura village About Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) SAGY encourages Members of Parliament (MP’s) from both Houses to Read More…

Roger Federer records 1000th win after winning Brisbane title

Tennis living legend Roger Federer has recorded 1000 titles wins in men’s professional circuit career. He made his 1000 win after winning Brisbane International Tennis title. In his 1,000 career match, he defeated Milos Raonic with score of 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. It should be noted that Roger Federer is third tennis player to win more than 1000 titles. Read More…

January 12 being observed as National Youth Day

In India, January 12 is being observed as National Youth Day. This day marks birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda. On this day, numbers of functions are being organised nationwide to celebrate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Background Union Government in 1984 had declared and decided to observe the birthday Read More…