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January 2015 Current Affairs

Former ISRO Chairman V R Gowarikar died in Pune

Jan 3, 2015
V R Gowarikar, the scientist who gave India its first own weather forecasting model died in Pune. He was 81.

Jaffna-Kankasanthurai rail track restored by IRCON in North Sri Lanka inaugurated

Jan 3, 2015
Sri Lankan Jaffna-Kankasanthurai rail track restored by IRCON was inaugurated on 2 January 2015 by Sri Lanka’s Transport Minister Kumara Welgama.

RBI relaxed KYC rules for Non-Banking Financial Companies

Jan 3, 2015
RBI amended KYC norms for NBFC’s, as they were facing practical difficulties and constraints in getting KYC documents at frequent intervals.

American country music singer Little Jimmy Dickens died at 94

Jan 3, 2015
American country music singer Little Jimmy Dickens died on 2 January 2015 at Nashville. He was famous for his humorous novelty songs.

Gujarat government announced new industrial policy for 2015

Jan 2, 2015
Gujarat government announced its new industrial policy for the year 2015 by the Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.

Indians awarded with Queen’s New Year Honours 2015

Jan 2, 2015
Indian-origin Nilesh Jayantilal Samani awarded knighthood as part of Queen’s New Year Honours.

Maharashtra government launched online RTI application filing facility

Jan 2, 2015
Maharashtra launched online portal of Right to Information (RTI) application filing facility.

R K Srivastava took over as Chairman of AAI

Jan 2, 2015
He is appointed for the period of five years. Union Government has confirmed his appointment on 19 December 2014.

Union Government formed NITI Aayog to replace Planning Commission

Jan 2, 2015
To replace the 65 year old Planning Commission, the Union Government has set up the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog.

Union Government launched integrated women safety mobile app called Himmat

Jan 2, 2015
Union Government launched integrated women safety mobile app called Himmat.

Chrysopelea taprobanica, the Sri Lankan flying snake, sighted in Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve

Jan 2, 2015
Sri Lankan flying snake, Chrysopelea taprobanica for first time sighted outside the island nation, it was sighted in AP’s Seshachalam Biosphere Reserve.

Beji Caid Essebsi sworn in as President of Tunisia

Jan 2, 2015
Beji Caid Essebsi was sworn in as the President of Tunisia and became the first freely elected leader of Tunisia.

M Sathiyavathy appointed as Director General of Civil Aviation

Jan 2, 2015
M Sathiyavathy appointed as the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). She is the India’s first women to be appointed as DGCA.

President signed National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014

Jan 2, 2015
The President signed 121 constitutional Amendment Bill that approves to set up National Judicial Appointments Commission.

Koppillil Radhakrishnan retired as ISRO chief

Jan 2, 2015
K Radhakrishnan retired as Chairman of ISRO. Shailesh Nayak will hold additional and interim charge as Chairman until a regular chief is named.

A.K. Mittal appointed as Chairman of Railway Board

Jan 2, 2015
A.K. Mittal succeeded Arunendra Kumar as the Chairman of Railway Board. Arunendra Kumar superannuated from Railway Services on 31 December 2014.

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