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january 2014

Graham Xavier Ford named chief coach of Sri Lanka for his second stint

Earlier, in January 2012, he was appointed as the head coach of the Sri Lanka national team, replacing Geoff Marsh and was in the post for two-year term till January 2014 and he declined to extend his tenure in September 2013.

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Guenter Butschek appointed as CEO and MD of Tata Motors

He was appointed after post of Managing Director of Tata Motors was vacant for two years since the death of Karl Slym on 26 January 2014 after falling from a hotel building in Bangkok. He is expected to join the company by 15 February 2016.

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Current Affairs Quiz: 16 January 2016

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like 61st Filmfare Awards, Shyam Benegal Committee and Krishi Karman Award 2014-15 among others

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Core sector growth of India declined to 13-month low in January 2015

Core sector growth declined to 13-month low of 1.8 percent in January 2015 as compare to 3.7 percent in 2014.

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68th British Academy Film Awards announced

The awards were announced to honour the best British and international contributions to film in 2014. The nominees for the award were announced on 9 January 2015 by Stephen Fry and actor Sam Claflin.

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Former Delhi state footballer Peter Gomes died

Peter Gomes, the former Delhi state footballer who represented Delhi state team in the Senior National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy died on 30 January 2014. He was 60.

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CCEA approved mandatory packaging of food-grains, sugar in Jute material for the Jute Year 2014-15

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 28 January 2015 approved mandatory packaging of food-grains and sugar in Jute material for the Jute Year 2014-15 with certain exemptions.

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Current Affairs Interactive Quiz 19 January – 25 January 2014

ఈ వారం కరెంట్ అఫైర్స్ క్విజ్, రాష్ట్ర, జాతీయ స్థాయి పోటీ పరీక్షలకు ప్రిపేర్ అయ్యే అభ్యర్ధుల కోసం ప్రత్యేకంగా రూపొందించబడినది.  రాష్ట్ర, జాతీయ, అంతర్జాతీయ, ఆర్ధిక, క్రీడా, సైన్సు అండ్ టెక్నాలజీ, కార్పొరేట్, పర్యావరణ వంటి అంశాల పై ఈ ప్రశ్నలు రుపొందించబడినవి.

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South Africa's AB de Villiers hit fastest century in ODIs

South Africa batsman and ODI captain AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton. He surpassed Corey Anderson’s record of a century off 36 balls scored on 1 January 2014.

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HAL Chairman R K Tyagi conferred with JGBS-Top Rankers’ Excellence Award

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Chairman R.K. Tyagi was on 16 January 2015 conferred with the JGBS-Top Rankers' Excellence Award for CEO of the year 2014.

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World Bank Group released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) Report, January 2015

According to the report, global growth in 2014 has been disappointing as in previous three years; however, developing countries should see an uptick in growth in 2015.

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RBI cut Repo Rate by 0.25% in sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2014-15

RBI cut its main lending rate (repo rate) by 0.25 per cent with immediate effect in its sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy that was announced on 15 January 2015.

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Prabhu Nath Dwivedi named as the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 for Sanskrit

Eminent Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi was on 14 January 2015 named as the winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award 2014 for Sanskrit language.

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ABC of Swine Influenza

Swine Influenza has been in news in the month of December 2014 and January 2015. The national capital Delhi has so far witnessed 41 cases of swine flu with 4 deaths.

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Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or Award

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo on 12 January 2015 won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world.

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India This Week: 5 January-11 January 2015

5 से 11 जनवरी 2015 के मध्य भारत के अन्दर विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में घटी महत्त्वपूर्ण घटनाओं का तिथिवार वर्णन किया गया है.

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Yu Min honoured with State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014

Chinese nuclear physicist Yu Min was on 9 January 2015 presented with the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award 2014 by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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The Indian Parliament – A Critical Appraisal written by Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar released

Book titled The Indian Parliament – A Critical Appraisal authored by Prof. Sudha Pai and Avinash Kumar was released by Vice President Hamid Ansari on 8 January 2014.

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New Zealand won Test series 2-0 against Sri Lanka

New Zealand by defeating Sri Lanka by 193 runs won the 2-match test series on 7 January 2014. The second test was played at Basin Reserve in Wellington.

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President signed Ordinance to amend Citizenship Act, 1955

Ordinance that amends’ Citizenship Act, 1955 and provides life-long Indian visa facility to PIOs was signed by the President on 6 January 2014. The ordinance was signed before the three-day meet of Indian diaspora in Gujarat during Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015.

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India This Week: 29 December-4 January 2015

India this week is a section provided by Jagranjosh.com to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams.

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World This Week: 29 December-4 January 2015

World this week provided by Jagranjosh.com is prepared with an intention help the aspirants and students of various competitive exams.

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इंडिया दिस वीक: 29 दिसंबर-4 जनवरी 2015

29 दिसंबर 2014 से 4 जनवरी 2015 के मध्य भारत के अन्दर विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में घटी महत्त्वपूर्ण घटनाओं का तिथिवार वर्णन किया गया है.

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वर्ल्ड दिस वीक: 29 दिसंबर-4 जनवरी 2015

29 दिसंबर 2014 से 4 जनवरी 2015 के मध्य विश्व के अन्दर विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में घटी महत्त्वपूर्ण घटनाओं का तिथिवार वर्णन किया गया है.

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Current Affairs Interactive Quiz: 29 December–4 January, 2014

Current Affairs Interactive Quiz of 29 December 2014 to 4 January 2015 provided by JagranJosh.com will help the students...

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Current affairs Interactive quiz 29 December 2014-4 January 2015

ఈ వారం కరెంట్ అఫైర్స్ క్విజ్ (29 డిసెంబర్ 2014 –4 జనవరి 2015), రాష్ట్ర, జాతీయ స్థాయి పోటీ పరీక్షలకు ప్రిపేర్ అయ్యే అభ్యర్ధుల కోసం ప్రత్యేకంగా రూపొందించబడినది.

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India became the fourth largest steel maker of the World

India became the world’s fourth largest steel producer by delivering 62.41 Million Tonnes (MT) output from January 2014 to September 2014.

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World Gold Council Gold Demand Trends Report released

Gold Demand Trends January-March 2014 report released by World Gold Council says that gold demand was almost unchanged in 1st quarter of 2014.

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Current Affairs Study Guide January 2014

The CA Study Guide is an attempt to give to its readers a peep into the latest developments in India and the World and other current affairs.

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जनवरी 2014 में एफडीआई का प्रवाह 1.5 प्रतिशत बढ़ा

प्रत्यक्ष विदेशी निवेश जनवरी 2014 में 1.5 प्रतिशत बढ़ कर 2.18 बिलियन अमेरिकी डॉलर तक पहुंच गई.

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