Current Affairs – January, 2015

PM inaugurates 102nd Indian Science Congress 2015 at Mumbai University

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Indian Science Congress 2015 at the Mumbai University. It is the 102nd edition of this congress and Mumbai is hosting it again after the gap of 45 years. The theme of 102nd Congress is Science and Technology for Human Development. The Congress sessions aims to bring together eminent Read More…

Boxing India (BI) gets nod from Union Sports Ministry

Union Sports Ministry has given nod to Boxing India (BI) as the new governing body for the sport. In this regard, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports (Department of Sports) – Government of India has given the nod as it is a recognised member of the International Boxing Association (AIBA). It will help BI to Read More…

Indian company IRCON restores Jaffna-Kankasanthurai rail track in Sri Lanka

Indian Railway’s construction company (IRCON) has restored the rail track between Jaffna and Kankasanthurai in North Sri Lanka. This restored commercial Yal Devi Express service was formally inaugurated by Sri Lanka’s Transport Minister Kumara Welgama. This 18 kilometer track passes through the high security zone which was freed from the control of Tamil tigers in Read More…

Indian-origin man J Y Pillay reappointed as top advisor to Singapore President

Veteran Indian-origin civil servant Joseph Yubaraj Manuel Pillay was reappointed as the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Advisers (CPA) by Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam. He was sworn in as top advisor to Singapore’s President for a period of next four years. As Chairman of the CPA, he will exercise the functions of the President’s office Read More…

Former ISRO chief and Renowned Scientist Dr V R Gowarikar passes away

Former ISRO chief and renowned Scientist Dr. Vasant Ranchod Gowarikar passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 81. He is considered as the ‘Father of the Indian Monsoon Model’. About Dr. Vasant Gowarikar Dr. Vasant Gowarikar was born in Pune on 25th March, 1933. He was renowned scientist and his significant contribution includes in field of Read More…