Current Affairs – January, 2015

K Durga Prasad appointed as Special DG of CRPF

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed K Durga Prasad as the special director general (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He will be in office for next three years or till further orders, whichever is earlier. K Durga Prasad He is IPS officer of 1981 batch from Andhra Pradesh cadre. Before this Read More…

Barack Obama becomes first US President to be Chief Guest at Republic-Day

US President Barack Obama has become the first American President to be Chief Guest on Republic Day celebrations. He is also the first American President to visit India twice (earlier he had visited India in November 2010). Key highlights of 66th Republic Day celebrations In this Parade, US President witnessed India’s military might and cultural Read More…

Libby Lane, first female bishop of England consecrated

Church of England has consecrated Reverend Libby Lane as its first female bishop in a ceremony held at York Minster (a Gothic cathedral) in northern England. With this consecration, Church of England ended its 500 year old male dominated tradition and considered as a historic move towards widening female participation in the Church. Background Earlier Read More…

Famous Greek singer Demis Roussos passes away

Famous Greek singer Demis Roussos passed away in Athens, Greek. He was 68. He was best known for his hit operatic pop ballads in the 1970s and 1980s and for his high-pitched voice and melodies inspired by Greek folklore which sold about 60 million records worldwide. About Demis Roussos He was born as Artemios Ventouris Read More…

Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman passes away

Eminent cartoonist, illustrator and humorist Rasipuram Laxman passed away in Pune. He was 94. About Rasipuram Laxman Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman (famously known as RK Laxman) was born on 24 October 1921 in Mysore, Karnataka. Famous novelist R. K. Narayan was his elder brother. His creation: He is best known for creation of iconic character The Common Man, for his Read More…