Current Affairs – January, 2015

Maharashtra to observe Industries Day on September 17

Maharashtra government has announced that, September 17 (on Vishwakarma Jayanti) will be observed as Industries Day in each district. Significance of Day It will be observed as part of State government’s effort to provide balanced growth to existing small, medium and large scale enterprises. It will also render assistance to state government for setting up Read More…

India challenges WTO panel’s ruling in US poultry case to DSB

India has challenged a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel’s ruling that challenges country’s ban on United States (US) poultry product imports. In this regard, India has appealed to the Dispute Settlement Board (DSB) of the WTO. Background In 2007, India had banned imports of various agriculture products including poultry meat and eggs from the US. Read More…

Australian cricketer Sean Abbott wins Bradman young cricketer of the year award

Australian cricketer Sean Abbott has won Bradman young cricketer of the year award 2015. While, Steve Smith was awarded the Allan Border Medal and being named both Test and one day player of the year. Sean Abbott is the bowler, who was unwittingly at the centre of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. In November Read More…

RBI signs an information sharing agreement with Brazil’s Central Bank

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information with Brazil’s Central Bank- Banco Central do Brasil (BCB). This MoU was signed by Anthero de Moraes Meirelles, Deputy Governor for Supervision, BCB and S.S. Mundra, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India. RBI by signing Read More…

DP Sinha appointed as secretary (security) in the cabinet secretariat

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed Divya Prakash Sinha as secretary (security) in the cabinet secretariat. Since November 2013, this post was lying vacant after Yashovardhan Azad who was holding the post then, was appointed information commissioner. Divya Prakash Sinha He is IPS officer, belonging to 1979 batch of the Manipur-Tripura cadre. Before this Read More…