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January 2015 Current Affairs

Sean Abbott of Australia named as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2015

Jan 29, 2015
Sean Abbott named as Australia’s young cricketer of the Year 2015. Steve Smith received the Allan Border Medal and was named as Test and ODI player of the year.

Kunal Jeswani appointed as CEO of Ogilvy & Mather India

Jan 29, 2015
The post of CEO of Ogilvy & Mather India was lying vacant since 2008 when the then CEO Pratap Bose resigned.

Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan died

Jan 29, 2015
Mala Aravindan died on 28 January 2015 following cardiac arrest in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He was 76.

Steve Easterbrook appointed as CEO of McDonald’s Corporation

Jan 29, 2015
Steve Easterbrook will succeed Don Thompson who decided to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's on 1 March 2015.

Union Cabinet reconstituted Empowered Committee on setting up of Semiconductor Wafer FAB projects

Jan 29, 2015
The Union Cabinet on 28 January 2015 reconstituted the Empowered Committee on setting up of Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication (FAB) manufacturing facilities in the country.

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

Jan 29, 2015
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.

S Jaishankar appointed as the Foreign Secretary of India

Jan 29, 2015
Dr. S Jaishankar appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. He replaced current Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh whose tenure was curtailed by nearly seven months.

Australian golfer Kelvin David George Nagle died

Jan 29, 2015
Kelvin David George Nagle, winner of British Open in 1960 died on 29 January 2015 in Sydney at the age of 94. He held a record of winning 61 tournaments on the Australasian PGA tour.

66th Republic Day celebrated across the Nation

Jan 28, 2015
Main theme of 2015 Republic Day Parade was Women Empowerment (Nari Shakti).

Apple Inc recorded the highest-ever profit of 18 billion US dollars in corporate history worldwide

Jan 28, 2015
According to S&P analyst Howard Silverblatt, the profit of 18 billion US dollar was the largest profit ever made by a public company in the corporate history worldwide.

Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput died

Jan 28, 2015
Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput who was part of Indian hockey team that won gold medal in 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki Olympics died on 28 January 2015. He was 88.

K Durga Prasad appointed as the Special DG of CRPF

Jan 28, 2015
Union Government appointed an IPS officer of 1981 batch from Andhra Pradesh K Durga Prasad as the Special Director General of the CRPF on 27 January 2015.

Maharashtra government decided to buy a house in London where BR Ambedkar stayed

Jan 28, 2015
Dr BR Ambedkar house in London where he lived while pursing his higher studies in the London School of Economics during 1921-22 will be purchased by Maharashtra Government.

Saina Nehwal won women’s single of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament 2015

Jan 28, 2015
She defeated World Champion Carolina Marin of Spain 19-21, 25-23, 21-16 in the finals played at Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans got a fresh start with expert assistance

Jan 28, 2015
Renowned experts in herpetology who introduced global best practices in crocodile conservation gave a fresh start to the Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project in Sunderbans.

Chandigarh launched a smart city app named Smart Chandigarh

Jan 28, 2015
The app was launched to create awareness on consumer rights and responsibilities and provide all types of citizen-centric and public utility services and information to the residents.

Wing Commander Puja Thakur became first lady officer to lead Inter-Service Guard of Honour

Jan 28, 2015
Thakur leading the Inter-Service Guard of Honour was in line with the theme of Nari Shakti (Women Power) chosen for the 2015 Republic Day parade.

RBI signed an MoU on Supervisory Cooperation with Banco Central do Brasil

Jan 28, 2015
RBI inked MoU on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information with Banco Central do Brasil (BCB).

Arundhathi Subramaniam won Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry

Jan 28, 2015
Poet Arundhathi Subramaniam won the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry for her work When God is a Traveller at Jaipur Literature Festival.

Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM of Greece

Jan 27, 2015
He became the first prime minister in Greek history to be sworn in without the traditional oath on a Bible and blessing of basil and water from the Greek Archbishop.
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