January 28, 2015 Complete Reference To Current Affairs

Sports:

  1. Australian cricketer Sean Abbott won the Bradman young cricketer of the year award 2015. This award was constituted in 1990 and awarded foe the best player under age of 24.
  2. Hockey player Jaswant Singh Rajput, part of the gold medal winning team India in 1948 London and 1952 Helensiki Olympics, passed away.

Business:

  1. Xiaomi, a handset maker of China, will setup its first R&D base outside China in India.
  2. Leather export touched $5.06 B mark in December 2014 against $4.37B in the previous year at growth percentage of 16 percent.
  3. Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motor Corporation plans to invest 8000 crore in Gujrat.
  4. CCEA approved mandatory packaging of sugar and food grains in jute material to the minimum extent up to 90 percent of production. This law has been proposed by Jute Corporation of India(JCI).While minimum packaging requirement for sugar is 20 percent of production.
  5. CCEA approved HDFC banks proposal to raise its foreign investment to 74 percent by raising Rs. 10,000 crore from foreign investors. Earlier HDFC banks total foreign investment is 73.39 % at the end of June 2014.
  6. Government of India decided to auction the 3G spectrum at base price of Rs. 3705 crore per Mega Hertz(MHz).

National:

  1. NGT declared area of 10 KM radius near by Sathyamanglam Tiger Reserve as no development zone.
  2. Supreme Court of India directed internet search engines Google, Yahoo and Bing to neither advertise nor sponsor Pre Natal Sex Determination Advertisement.
  3. Wing commander Pooja Thakur became the first women to lead a ceremonial tri service guard of honor.
  4. Union Government has replaced Sujatha Singh by appointing new Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar.
  5. Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh has been given additional charge of Himanchal Pradesh governor after Urmila Singh completed her full 5 year term as Governor of H.P.
  6. NHIDCL- National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation for improving highways and state roads in north east. Union Government had allocated Rs. 3000 crore for this in the Union Budget 2014-15.
  7. eRaksha, a research centre launched by Gujrat Technological University to curb rising menace of cyber crimes in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation.
  8. Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, awarded with Yudh Seva Medal, commanding officer of 42 Rastriya riffles was killed in J&K encounter of millitants.
  9. Ace Malayalam film actor Mala Aravindan passed away.

International:

  1. A star named Keppler-444 has been discovered by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft which is estimated to be 11.2 billion years old. It is 24 percent smaller than aour Sun and is 117 light years away from earth.
  2. Impeached Srilankan chief justice Shirani Bhandaranayake reinstated by the new President of Srilanka Maithripala Srisena.

Awards:

  1. Arundhati Subramaniam won the inaugural Kushwant Singh Memorial prize fpr poetry When God is Traveller at ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival.

Deaths:

  1. Australian cricketer Sean Abbott won the Bradman young cricketer of the year award 2015. This award was constituted in 1990 and awarded foe the best player under age of 24.
  2. Hockey player Jaswant Singh Rajput, part of the gold medal winning team India in 1948 London and 1952 Helensiki Olympics, passed away.
  3. Colonel Munindra Nath Rai, awarded with Yudh Seva Medal, commanding officer of 42 Rastriya riffles was killed in J&K encounter of militants.
  4. Ace Malayalam film actor Mala Aravindan passed away.

Appointment:

  1. Union Government has replaced Sujatha Singh by appointing new Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar.
  2. Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh has been given additional charge of Himanchal Pradesh governor after Urmila Singh completed her full 5 year term as Governor of H.P.

Emerging Terms:

  1. CPF- Cyber Peace Foundation.
  2. GTU- Gujrat Technological University.
  3. FABO- Federation of Ambedarites and Buddhist Organisation.
  4. NGT- National Green Tribunal.
  5. Perth:- It is Australias 4th most populas city and the only state capital located on the Indian Ocean.

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