Current Affairs – January, 2015

Eminent singer Shekhar Sen appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi

Eminent singer, composer, lyricist and actor Shekhar Sen has been appointed as the chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA). His appointment was announced by Union Ministry of Culture and will have term five years with immediate effect. This post was vacant since September 2014, after then Chairman Leela Samson had resigned. Shekhar Sen Since 1983, as Read More…

India to host ICC World Twenty20 in 2016

India is going to host International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in 2016. It was announced by ICC Board meeting chaired by Chairman N. Srinivasan held in Dubai. ICC Board meeting also scheduled the ICC events during the period 2015-2019. Following schedule was announced India will host the World Twenty20 from 11 March to 3 Read More…

Packaging of foodgrains & sugar in jute material mandatory: CCEA

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has made packaging of foodgrains & sugar in jute material mandatory for jute year 2014-15. In this regard CCEA mentioned that packaging with jute material will be mandatory for minimum 90 per cent of production in case of food grains and 20 per cent in case of sugar Read More…

Union Government to sell up to 10% stake in Coal India Limited (CIL)

Union government has announced to sell up to 10 per cent stake in state owned Coal India Limited (CIL) on 30 January 2015. This decision was cleared by high-powered ministerial panel headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. It will help the government to raise revenue of 24,000 crore rupees at the current market price and Read More…

Nation pays tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai on his 150th birth anniversary

On 28 January 2015, nation paid tributes to national martyr of freedom movement, Lala Lajpat Rai on his 150th birth anniversary. Events marking this day: Various seminars and symposia were organised at many places in Punjab to remember Lala Lajpat Rai. Special programme and sports meet was organised in his ancestral village Dhudi ke of Read More…