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January 2014 Current Affairs

Cantilever Pamban Bridge completed 100 years

Jan 29, 2014
First cantilever bridge of India, Pamban Railway Bridge, completed its 100 years.

Union Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU with Digital Green

Jan 29, 2014
The National Rural Livelihoods Mission and the Digital Green, a Microsoft Research Project signed a memorandum of understanding

EC to CEOs of States: Make standardized voting compartment at Polling station

Jan 29, 2014
Election Commission has directed the CEOs of states to use opaque and reusable cardboard or flex board to make voting compartments at polling stations.

First multi-coloured 3D Printer launched

Jan 29, 2014
World’s first 3D-printer Objet500 Connex3 was launched on 28 January 2014.

National Waqf Development Corporation Limited inaugurated by Prime Minister

Jan 29, 2014
Prime Minister inaugurated NAWADCO as a new Central Public Sector Enterprise that will remain under the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Tree Foundation found at least 100 dead Olive Ridley Turtles in Nagapattinam

Jan 29, 2014
NGO named Tree Foundation engaged in conservation of sea turtle have discovered more than 100 dead Olive Ridley Turtles, since December 2013.

Ukraine Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned

Jan 29, 2014
Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mykola Azarov resigned on 28 January 2014

UNESCO released 11th EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013-14

Jan 29, 2014
UNESCO released the 11th Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013 – 14 on 28 January 2014.

Ulises Estrada, the Cuban Revolutionary and associate of Che Guevara died

Jan 29, 2014
The Cuban revolutionary, Ulises Estrada who during 1960s was an aid of Che Guevara during his campaign in Africa died at the age of 79 years.

Delhi Government ordered audit into finances of DIMTS

Jan 29, 2014
Delhi government has ordered a CAG audit into the finances of DIMTS. Decision was taken at a cabinet meet chaired by Arvind Kejriwal.

Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Died

Jan 29, 2014
Pete Seeger, the singer, folk-song collector and songwriter died at Presbyterian Hospital in New York on 27 January 2014.

Tax exemption for Olympics, CWG and Asian Games winners

Jan 29, 2014
CBDT issued order that exempts medal winning sportsperson at Olympics, Commonwealth and Asian Games from payment of Income Tax on cash rewards.

56th annual Grammy Awards for 2014 announced

Jan 28, 2014
The Recording Academy announced 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

Uttar Pradesh government launched Samajwadi pension scheme

Jan 28, 2014
Uttar Pradesh government launched Samajwadi Pension Yojana on 28 January 2014

Google purchased DeepMind Technologies of UK

Jan 28, 2014
Google purchased the British artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies

India Post to install 3000 ATM & 1.35 lakh micro-ATM by September 2015

Jan 28, 2014
India Post announced to install as many as 3000 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and 1.35 lakh micro-ATMs by September 2015 on 27 January 2014.

External Affairs Minister met US Secretary of State in Montreux

Jan 28, 2014
Salman Khurshid held a bilateral meeting with John Kerry US Secretary on the sidelines of Geneva II meet on Syria in Montreux.

NIC and Union Ministry of MSME launched India Inclusive Innovation Fund

Jan 28, 2014
India Inclusive Innovation Fund (IIIF) launched by National Innovation Council and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

India and Japan inked MoUs to strengthen cooperation in tourism and power generation

Jan 28, 2014
India and Japan inked MoUs during visit of Prime Minister of Japan as Chief Guest on the occasion of the Republic Day celebration on 26 January 2014.

Andaman & Nicobar: Committee to review safety standards of tourist vessels

Jan 28, 2014
AK Singh constituted a high level committee to review safety standards of tourist vessels operational at different tourist spots on Andaman Island. 
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