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January 2015 Current Affairs

Karnataka Government decided to amend Karnataka Compulsory Primary Education Act, 2012

Jan 30, 2015
The State Government decided to amend the Section 19(2) of the Act by inserting words Mother Tongue Kannada. This insertion guarantees that Kannada language will become compulsory for children from Class I to V.

Union Ministry of Defence announced 2015 Republic Day Parade Awards

Jan 30, 2015
The panels was appointed by the Defence Ministry for assessing the marching contingents from three Services, Para-Military Forces and tableaux from various States/ Ministries/Departments and School Children items from Schools of Delhi as well as outside Delhi.

Union Sports Ministry revised the Scheme of Special Awards to medal winners

Jan 30, 2015
The amount of award money for medal winners in Olympic Games (summer and winter) has been enhanced from existing 50 lakh rupees (gold medal), 30 lakh rupees (silver medal) and 20 lakh rupees (bronze medal)  to 75 lakh rupees, 50 lakh rupees and 30 lakh rupees respectively.

Zomato Media Pvt Ltd acquired Turkey-based firm Mekanist

Jan 30, 2015
Online restaurant search service provider Zomato Media Pvt Ltd on 29 January 2015 acquired Turkish company Mekanist for an undisclosed sum.

Subhash Ghising, the President of Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), died

Jan 30, 2015
Subhash Ghising, the person who gave birth to Gorkhaland movement and raised voice for creation of a separate Gorkhaland state for ethnic Gorkha (Nepali) living in Darjeeling District of West Bengal died.

Hanumanthu Purushotham took charge as CMD of NRDC

Jan 30, 2015
Earlier, he was Scientist-G and Head of Knowledge Management Centre at International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), Department of Science and Technology at Hyderabad.

Anti-Leprosy Day observed to focus Attention on Disease

Jan 30, 2015
The day is celebrated in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi in order to re-memorize his selfless efforts and care for the people affected by the infectious disease leprosy.

Malaysia declared MH370 flight disappearance an accident

Jan 30, 2015
The declaration was made by the Director General of Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Azharuddin Abdul Rahman in accordance with standards of annexes 12 and 13 of the International Civil Aviation.

ErosNow tied up with RailTel to provide Streaming Services to Rail Passengers

Jan 30, 2015
With the help of this tie-up, the railway passengers will soon have access to movies, television content, music videos and audio tracks.

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched Taluka Planning Atlas

Jan 30, 2015
The Taluka Planning Atlas seeks to enable the local administration in taking effective decisions about the development in respective regions.

20th Law Commission submitted 253rd Report titled Commercial Courts Bill 2015 to Union Government

Jan 30, 2015
20th Law Commission of India headed by Justice (retd) A P Shah submitted its 253rd report entitled Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts and Commercial Courts Bill, 2015 to Union Government.

ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir

Jan 30, 2015
ICC lifted the five-year ban imposed on Mohammad Amir who was jailed and banned for a spot fixing scam along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt during Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010.

Shekhar Sen appointed as Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi

Jan 30, 2015
Shekhar Sen will succeed Leela Samson as the Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Union Government launched Website, Logo, Vision, Mission of NHIDCL

Jan 29, 2015
The NHIDCL as a fully owned company of the Union Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India was incorporated on 18 July 2014.

Shirani Bandaranayake reinstated as Chief Justice of Sri Lanka

Jan 29, 2015
With the reinstatement of Bandaranayake, the appointment of Mohan Peiris as Chief Justice of Sri Lanka by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was cancelled and termed as illegal appointment.

World Bank released a report on Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh

Jan 29, 2015
It is the first report of its kind for Himachal Pradesh. It is a macro-social account of the state’s achievements over the past several decades.

India to host ICC Twenty20 World Cup in 2016

Jan 29, 2015
The meeting was chaired by N Srinivasan in the presence of all the full-member and associate representatives.

Purple Tea can be produced in Assam: Experts

Jan 29, 2015
Assam’s Longai area of Cachar district in the Barak Valley and the hilly forested areas of Karbi Anglong district are capable of producing health-rich purple tea. Currently, this variety of tea is produced only in Kenya.

CCEA approved HDFC Bank’s proposal to raise foreign holding limit to 74 per cent

Jan 29, 2015
HDFC Bank would raise the fund through issuing of equity shares to non-resident Indians (NRIs) or foreign institutional investors (FIIs) or foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) subject to aggregate foreign shareholding not exceeding 74 per cent of the post issue paid up capital.

Union Cabinet approved MoU on Tourism between India and Oman

Jan 29, 2015
The MoU will strengthen cooperation in the field of tourism between tourism ministries of both the countries.
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