Current Affairs – January, 2015

US tech giant Apple reports largest quarterly profit in history

US technology giant Apple, has reported the biggest quarterly profit of 18 billion US dollar. It is the biggest quarterly profit ever made by any public company in World and broke the previous record of ExxonMobil which had earlier topped by making $15.9 billion profit in 2012. Apple’s revenue had grown to $74.6 billion in Read More…

Hike Messenger introduces free voice calling service to its users

Hike Messenger, a home-grown chat application has introduced free voice-calling feature called Hike Calls to its users. This feature will allow its users to call each other for free, over 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi and across the globe in over 200 countries. Hike Messenger has introduced this service, after it had acquired free calling application Read More…

SC directs search engines to block sex determination advertisements

Supreme Court (SC) has directed search engines like Google India, Yahoo and Micrsoft’s Bing to block advertisements on sex determination and strictly comply with the laws. This ruling was given by SC bench comprising of Justices Dipak Misra and Prafulla C. Pant on public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Dr. Sabu Mathew George in 2008. Read More…

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar appointed as new Foreign Secretary

Union Government has appointed Subrahmanyam Jaishankar as the new Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs (i.e. Foreign Secretary). His name was cleared by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will be replacing incumbent Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh whose tenure was curtailed with immediate effect. She had assumed office Read More…

Maharashtra government issues Letter of Intent to buy B R Ambedkar’s London house

Maharashtra government has issued Letter of Intent (LoI) to buy Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar’s London house to the Indian High Commission in United Kingdom(UK). This is the house where architect of the Indian Constitution Ambedkar had lived in 1920 during his stint with the London School of Economics. State government is buying this 2050 square Read More…