Thakur leading the Inter-Service Guard of Honour was in line with the theme of Nari Shakti (Women Power) chosen for the 2015 Republic Day parade.
Novelist Vikram Chandra named among the finalists for NBCC Awards for his non-fiction work Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty.
Former PM Manmohan Singhon adopted Pachim Bekeli Gaon Panchyat under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna.
Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner demitted his office on 15 January 2015 after attaining the upper age limit to hold the post as per the Constitution of India.
Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification Leela Samson resigned from her office on 16 January 2015.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan was on 13 January 2015 presented with the Social Media Person of the Year Award 2015 by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of Pakistani Taliban was designated as a global terrorist by US Department of State. US designated him as a global terrorist after TTP claimed responsibility for the attack on an army school in Peshawar.
Union Government removed Chairman of DRDO Avinash Chander, 16 months before his contract was to end. Decision of termination of his contract was taken by appointments committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena (Maithiripala Sirisena) was on 9 January 2015 sworn-in as the 7th President of Sri Lanka.
Fortune magazine declared the Larry Page, chief executive officer and co-founder of Google as the Business person of the Year for 2014.
Madhu Kinnar won the Mayoral election Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh Municipal Corporation. She won the election by defeating her nearest rival BJP’s Mahaveer Guruji by 4537 votes.
K Radhakrishnan retired as Chairman of ISRO. Shailesh Nayak will hold additional and interim charge as Chairman until a regular chief is named.
Prof. Shevgaonkar sent his resignation to the Chairman of IIT Board of Governors Vijay P Bhatkar which was forwarded to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry on 26 December 2014.
The edition of the top 10 people that mattered in science in 2014 was released on 17 December 2014. This is the first time in the recent past that the Nature chose an Indian working in India.
Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Pakistan bailed to Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Tashi and Nungshi became world’s 1st twins to climb the highest peaks on seven continents. They did this under Mission 2 for 7.
Reverend Libby Lane was on 17 December 2014 appointed as the first female bishop of the Church of England. She will become the new Bishop of Stockport.
He was nominated for the films Million Dollar Arm, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Indian film Kochadaiiyaan.
He completed his 20 years in the office on 12 December 2014.
She was honoured with a special award at the Miss World 2014 ceremony in London.
Ruhi Singh of India was in news because she won Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2014 at Beirut, Lebanon.
Richest man of Russia Alisher Usmanov decided to return the Nobel Prize medal to James D Watson that he bought for 4.8 million US dollars.
James D Watson auctioned his Nobel Prize medal for DNA discovery for 4.8 million US dollars
German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected unopposed as chief of Conservative Christian Democrats party for the eighth time.
Hashim Ansari (94), the main and oldest litigant in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, said that he is no more interested to fight the case.
Ashutosh Maharaj was in news because the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed the Punjab government to perform last rites of him within 15 days
Two sisters, who thrashed three-molesters in a moving bus in Rohtak will be honoured on Republic Day, 26 January 2015.
Statue of Mahinder Singh Pujji, an Indian-origin fighter pilot who had served in Britain’s Royal Air Force during the Second World War, was unveiled in Kent.
The final winner of the award will be announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Veena Malik sentenced to 26 years in jail for blasphemy after appearing in mock Geo TV wedding scene in which religious song was played.