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January 13, 2015

13th January 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • The Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East were hacked today by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids.
    • "American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back, ISIS," the hackers posted on the U.S. Central Command Twitter feed, using an acronym for the hardline Islamist group, which has taken control of parts of Syria and Iraq.
National Affairs
  • The festival of Lohri is being celebrated today with traditional fervour and gaiety as various functions are being held across the region to mark the day. 
  • India Water Week 2015
    • Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti inaugurated India Water Week 2015 at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi today.
    • The theme of five day water week is "Water Management for Sustainable Development".
  • The seventh Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit has attracted investment intentions worth of Rs 25 lakh crores.
    • 21,000 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and 1,225 strategic partnership agreements have been inked during the two-day summit.
    • Gujarat Chief Minister - Anandiben Patel
  • 2-day International Kite Festival organized by the State Tourism department begins in ‎Jaipur‬.
  • The Bihar government has announced a cash reward of 50 thousand rupees to couples opting for inter-caste marriage.
    • A sum of 50,000 rupees would be deposited in the name of the bride with a cap of withdrawal only after the couple lived a happy married life for three years.
    • In the event of break in relationship, the amount would be forfeited.
    • The amount to be deposited in the bank can be withdrawn or the term of fixed deposit extended only after the will of the couple.
  • India`s first ‎CNG‬ train has started running between ‎Rewari‬ and ‎Rohtak‬ today.
    • Introduction of CNG trains will reduce greenhouse gas emission by the Railways and also the consumption of diesel.
    • This train is based on the dual fuel system - Diesel and CNG
    • Inaugurated by Railway Minister - Suresh Prabhu
    • CNG - Compressed Natural Gas
    • DEMU - Diesel Electric Multiple Unit
  • National Green Tribunal fixes heavy fines for throwing waste in Yamuna‬.
New Appointments
  • Justice S K Sinha was appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh
    • He became the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country.
Awards & Honors
  • RBI chief Raghuram Rajan has been named as the “Governor of the Year” in the Central Banking Awards for 2015
    • British Magazine "Central Banking" honored Raghuram Rajan with this award for “his deep understanding of the root causes of economic problems of the country combined with an impressive leadership style.”
  • India’s Mars Orbiter programme team has won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS), the society said.
People in News
  • The Congress high command, today, named party general secretary Ajay Maken as the head of party's 101-member campaign committee for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
  • Portuguese professional footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the third time.
  • Real Madrid and Colombia star James Rodriguez bagged the best goal award of 2014.
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