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January 11, 2015

11th January 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • A ‎German‬ newspaper, the Hamburger Morgenpost's office attacked in Hamburg for re-printing Charlie Hebdo cartoons.
  • More than 40 world leaders including Muslim and Jewish statesmen linked arms leading hundreds of thousands of French citizens in an unprecedented march under high security to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks.
    • President Francois Hollande and leaders from Germany, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Britain and the Palestinian territories among others, moved off from the central Place de la Republique ahead of a sea of French and other flags. 
    • Giant letters attached to a statue in the square spelt out the word Pourquoi?" (Why?) and small groups sang the "La Marseillaise" national anthem.
  • The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved on Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon.
    • The breakthrough comes exactly two weeks after the flight from Surabaya to Singapore went down with 162 people on board.
  • Sri Lanka's new President Maithripala Sirisena elected as Head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, ousting Mahindra Rajapaksa.
National Affairs
  • 7th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit
    • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the three-day Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS) in Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar today in the presence of large conglomerates and leaders from India and abroad, a few of whom announced huge investment and job creation plans.
    • This year's Vibrant Gujarat Summit is touted to be the biggest ever, with a host of high-profile business as well as political leaders attending it.
    • Ban Ki-Moon, John Kerry and several ministers from Europe, Japan, Australia and Canada and over 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as international companies are participating in the summit that will conclude on January 13.
    • Eight countries, including the US, Canada and Japan have for the first time become partner nations for the summit.
    • In his speech Modi called summit as not just a meeting of ideas, but also of aspirations and expressed concern over fluctuation in global economy. 
      • He also said that various countries are coming forward to work with India and India also wants to work with global leadership on issues ranging from poverty to ecology.
    • IMF has said India will be 2nd fastest economy in coming years, added PM Modi.
    • India’s economic growth will be 6.4% this year and faster in the next, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
    • The Mukesh Ambani led-Reliance Industries (RIL) will invest Rs.1, 00,000 crore across its businesses, including the Gujarat petrochemical complex, in the next 18 months.
    • The AdityaBirla‬ Group to invest Rs 20,000 cr in Gujarat.
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon inaugurated Gujarat’s first 10 MW solar power plant on Narmada river canal today
    •  Energy Minister : Saurabh Patel
  • Twelve militants of NDFB-Songbijit, which was behind the December massacre of over 70 people in lower Assam, were apprehended during a joint operation by security forces in the Manas Reserve Forest in Chirang District along the India-Bhutan border.
  • Election Commission today said that it had detected over 1 lakh, 20 thousand duplications in Electoral roll of Delhi, while asserting that a variety of steps have been taken to prevent bogus voting in upcoming assembly polls. 
    • The EC's response came on complaints by Aam Aadmi Party and Congress that Delhi's electoral rolls carried names of a large number of bogus voters. 
Awards & Honors
  • M.Y.S. Prasad, director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, has been selected for the Vikram Sarabhai memorial award to be presented by the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
    • SHAR - Sriharikota High Altitude Range
Science & Technology
  • An advanced electronic warfare (EW) suite developed by the DRDO was successfully tested onboard the country's Light Combat Aircraft Tejas-PV1 today.
  • Bengaluru FC lifted their maiden Federation Cup football tournament title beating Dempo Sports Club 2-1 in the final in Goa.
  • Top seeded Swiss star Stanislas Wawrinka beats Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia in the Chennai Open Tennis Singles final to retain the title.
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  1. Have been getting too much stuff to read after Modi became PM :(

  2. i have obc certificate dated 12 dec, 2014 but as per notification of ibps clerk it should be dated 1-09-2014 on or before 1 year. so, will i be allowed for interview or not ? any one pls help mee............. give me rply if u have any idea

  3. hi admin

    Do u hv any idea for sbi asso po result ?


  5. It means it should not be prior to 01-09-2013.
    Obc should be issued on and after 02-09-2013.

  6. thank u broo for ur rply all best wishes for u r career

  7. Thank you team for updating us everyday

  8. I hope as per notification OBC certif to b dated b/w 2.9.2013- 1.9.2014..

  9. thank u team please provide monthly current affairs material

  10. i m suman , i m preparing for banking exam . can anybody let me that what is the procedure for applied for state & allotment .actully i want to know that i m belongs to madhya pradesh& nowadays i m in maharastra . ( to kya me mp ke lie apply kr skti hu bt exam centre mujhe mumabai chaiye.) Plz help me my email. ,thanking you

  11. Mam pls provide SBI associate general awareness.clerical

  12. 103 only 98% accuarcy futher depend on god


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