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January 2015 Current Affairs

India-US declared Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region

Jan 27, 2015
Joint Strategic Vision aimed to promote peace, prosperity and stability in Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean region.

Jagannathan Chakravarthi appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree Limited

Jan 27, 2015
Jagannathan Chakravarthi was on 23 January 2015 appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Mindtree Limited with effect from 1 April 2015.

Famous Greek Singer Demis Roussos Died

Jan 27, 2015
Famous Greek singer Demis Roussos died on 25 January 2015 in Athens, Greek following a brief illness.

Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme retired from Football

Jan 27, 2015
36-year-old legendary Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from football on 26 January 2015. He captained Argentina in 2006 World Cup.

Divya Prakash Sinha appointed as Security Secretary in the Union Cabinet Secretariat

Jan 27, 2015
Divya Prakash Sinha was appointed as Secretary (Security) in the Union Cabinet Secretariat. His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).

Major Mukund Varadarajan, Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh posthumously awarded with Ashok Chakra

Jan 27, 2015
Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh were on 26 January 2015 posthumously awarded with the highest peacetime military honour the Ashok Chakra by President Pranab Mukherjee.

President approved conferment of Padma Awards 2015 on 104 persons

Jan 27, 2015
The President of India Pranab Mukherjee approved the conferment of Padma Awards 2015 on 104 persons from the fields of art, social work, public affairs, science, trade, medicine, literature, etc.

Legendary cartoonist R K Laxman died

Jan 27, 2015
Legendary cartoonist and creator of the Common Man in cartoons, R K Laxman died on 26 January 2015 at the age of 93. He was one of the India’s greatest caricaturists.

India-US Business Summit held in New Delhi

Jan 27, 2015
The Summit was organized by the US – India Business Council (USIBC) in partnership with Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe 2014

Jan 27, 2015
Paulina Vega of Colombia crowned as Miss Universe 2014. She was crowned by the 2013 pageant winner Venezuelan Gabriela Isler.

India and the US released the Joint Statement titled Shared Effort; Progress for All

Jan 26, 2015
The two leaders pledged to translate their commitment of Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go of September 2014 into action through Sanjha Prayaas; Sab Ka Vikaas: Shared Effort; Progress For All.

Former Thailand Premier Yingluck Shinawatra impeached

Jan 24, 2015
Yingluck is the first Prime Minister to be impeached by parliament in Thailand’s history. The impeachment was a result of an allegation for failing to stop corruption in rice-pledging scheme.

RBI simplified procedure for External Commercial Borrowings Policy

Jan 24, 2015
The directions have been issued under sections 10(4) and 11(1) of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999. Changes are effected during the tenure of the ECB.

Goa to host Indo-Russian Musical Festival ZimaFest

Jan 24, 2015
The festival will host various world's best DJs and bands like Alisa, Dolphin, Parikrama and DJ sets by Karsh Kale, Mara, Kohra, Janux, XP Voodoo, Christ Burstein FT, Victoria Bourke, Bhavishyavani Future Soundz FT. M. Mat.

Prime Minister presented National Bravery Awards 2014 to 24 awardees

Jan 24, 2015
8 girls and 16 boys were conferred with National Bravery Awards. Four of them have been awarded posthumously. The awardees receive a medal, certificate and cash incentive. Also, they will participate in the Republic Day parade.

National Girl Child Day observed on 24 January

Jan 24, 2015
National Girl Child Day is observed on 24 January 2015 across the nation.

SBI signed a loan agreement for 100 million Euro with European Investment Bank

Jan 24, 2015
EIB is a long-term lending institution of the European Union. The loan will be utilised for lending to private businesses in India. The agreement was signed on 19 January 2015. The agreement was facilitated by SBI Capital Markets.

UN Secretary–General appointed Saraswathy Menon in peace-building panel

Jan 24, 2015
The others on the seven-member panel, formally known as advisory group on the review of the peace-building architecture, include a retired Pakistani major general, Anis Bajwa and Charles Petrie of France, who headed an internal review panel on UN actions in Sri Lanka.

Kerala to get first International Institute of Music

Jan 23, 2015
Kerala Culture Minister K C Joseph on 22 January 2015 announced setting up of the International Institute of Music in Kerala.

Telugu comedian Mailavarapu Surya Narayana passed away

Jan 23, 2015
Tollywood Actor and comedian Mailavarapu Surya Narayana passed away on 23 January 2015 following multi-organ failure.
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