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January 2014 Current Affairs

National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia passed the new Constitution

Jan 28, 2014
Tunisian Assembly passed the new Constitution laying the foundations for a new democracy

Union Government banned cosmetic companies from testing on animals

Jan 28, 2014
Union Government banned cosmetic companies from testing on animals.

EGoM approved SUC of 5 percent of annual Gross Revenue on all new airwaves

Jan 28, 2014
EGoM has approved a SUC of 5 percent of the annual gross revenue on all new airwaves that will be acquired in auction.

Union Civil Aviation Ministry removed restrictions on Airbus A-380 in India

Jan 28, 2014
Civil Aviation Ministry decided to remove restrictions on flights of Airbus A-380 to India on 27 January 2014.

Samsung and Google signed Global Patent Agreement

Jan 28, 2014
Google and Samsung Electronics signed an agreement to cross-licence global patents to reduce risk of costly legal disputes on intellectual property.

Raymond Weil, the pioneer of Swiss watch died

Jan 28, 2014
Raymond Weil the founder of the watch brand of his name died at the age of 87. He is considered the great innovators of the Swiss watch industry.

RBI raised Repo Rate by 25 basis points to 8 percent

Jan 28, 2014
RBI raised the Repo rate under LAF by 25 basis points from 7.75% to 8% and kept the CRR of scheduled banks unchanged at 4% of NDTL.

Federal Aviation Administration ordered safety checks of Boeing 767s

Jan 28, 2014
FAA has ordered to inspect Boeing 767 airplanes to find problems that could cause the pilot to lose control of the plane. 

USFDA banned imports from Toansa plant of Ranbaxy

Jan 28, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) banned the import of products from Ranbaxy’s Toansa plant in Punjab, India on 27 January 2014.

Egypt's Army Chief Fattah al-Sisi promoted to Field Marshal

Jan 28, 2014
Gen Fattah al-Sisi has promoted to the rank of Field Marshal (highest in the military), who ousted the Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi.

India won gold in men's Basketball at Lusofonia Games

Jan 28, 2014
India has won the basketball gold in the men’s section at the Lusofonia Games by defeating Angola 77-70 in Goa.

Saina won Syed Modi International India Grand Prix title

Jan 27, 2014
Saina Nehwal won the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix title 2014

Queen Latifah won 2014 Matrix Award

Jan 27, 2014
Rapper-turned-actress Queen Latifah won the 2014 Matrix Award on 25 January 2014.

Russia and China to conduct war games in the Mediterranean Sea

Jan 27, 2014
Russia and China will conduct their first ever naval war games in the Mediterranean Sea from 1 February 2014.

Meena appointed as Secretary Security

Jan 27, 2014
H C Meena appointed as the Secretary Security in the Cabinet Secretariat on 24 January 2014

Ministry of Women and Child Development launched Multi Sectoral Nutrition Programme

Jan 27, 2014
Ministry of Women and Child Development launched the Multi Sectoral Nutrition Programme

India ranked 155th in global Environment Performance Index

Jan 27, 2014
The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) 2014 was released on 25 January 2014.

PAN allotment process to undergo change from 3 February 2014

Jan 27, 2014
PAN allotment procedure will undergo a change from 3 February 2014 and will ask for self-attested copies of POI, POA and DOB documents.

MS Dhoni became first captain to play in four tied ODIs

Jan 27, 2014
MS Dhoni became the first captain to be involved in four tied ODI matches, while playing third match against New Zealand in Auckland.

SBI launch Youtube channel

Jan 27, 2014
State Bank of India launched its channel on Youtube on 24 January 2014.
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