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January 31, 2015

31st January 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates


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International Affairs
  • Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and seasoned politician, as the country’s President
    • He became the Italy’s 12th president since World War II.
National Affairs
  • The Minister for Communications & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad along with the Minister for Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs Venkaiah Naidu and  the Minister for Rural Development Chaudhary Birender Singh released Commemorative Postage stamps on the theme of  Swachh Bharat  to mark the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi.
    • Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by the Prime Minister on the 2nd October, 2014 on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 
    • Release of a set of three stamps and a miniature sheet on the theme Swachh Bharat is a part of this effort to achieve the vision of Clean and Healthy India.
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today approved a rehabilitation package for restoration of public infrastructure in the flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.
    • Rs 1,102.56 crore had been sanctioned from the National Disaster Response Fund to meet expenditures incurred by the state government for the immediate restoration of public infrastructure.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured that all slums in the Delhi will be replaced by cemented houses by the time nation celebrates its 75th year of independence.
  • National Games of India 2015
    • Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today (31st January 2015) inaugurated the 35th National Games in Kerala.
    • It is the second time that Kerala is hosting the national games (earlier it hosted the 27th National Games in the year 1987).
    • Former cricket player Sachin Tendulkar is the goodwill ambassador for the games.
    • The mascot these Games is'''Ammu'' (Great Indian Hornbill, the State bird of Kerala)
    • These games will be held from 31st January 2015 to 14th February 2015.
  • Former World and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra shot the gold with a spectacular finish in air rifle in the IWK Hockbrueck shooting championship in Munich today.
    • He had won the individual gold in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the bronze medal in the Asian Games in Incheon last year
  • Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Women's singles at the Australian Open.
    • This is her 19th Grand Slam Title.
  • West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has announced his retirement from Test cricket, after four years in the wilderness and just weeks after being sacked from the One-Day International (ODI) squad.
New Committees
  • The Reserve Bank today constituted a high-powered panel to re-examine and recommend appropriate set of businesses, size, conversion and licensing terms for the urban cooperative banking sector.
    • This committee was set up based on the recommendation made by the Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) on UCBs last year.
    • Chairman -  R Gandhi (RBI Deputy Governor)
New Appointments
  • Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat has  took over as member of newly-created NITI Aayog.
    • Earlier Bibek Debroy, an eminent economist, joined the NITI Aayog as member on 21st January 2015.
    • Besides Debroy, the other full-time member is scientist Saraswat.
    • Prime Minister Modi is the Chairman
    • Noted economist Arvind Panagariya on 13th January 2015 took charge as its first vice chairman
    • Sindhushree Khullar is the Chief Executive Officer.
    • Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will be ex-officio members, while Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot and Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani are to be special invitees.
  • Senior IPS officer Krishna Chaudhary has been appointed as the new chief of border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
People in News
  • CBI today arrested former Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Matang Sinh in connection with Saradha chit fund scam case
    • He is the first former central minister to be arrested by the agency in connection with the case. 
Science & Technology
  • India today successfully test-fired its indigenously developed, intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear capable ballistic missile "Agni-5" from Wheeler's Island off Odisha coast.
    • This missile has a strike range of over 5000 kms and can carry a nuclear warhead of over one tonne.
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  1. Frnds who havn't applied national insurance assistant yet pls apply b4 12 today.. Today s d last date..

  2. Is percentage conversion certificate required for ibps clerk interview...i am from anna university, TN...its methodology is just cgpa * 10

  3. important gk questions...
    Who was appointed as the new foreign secretary of India on 28 January 2015?
    Ans. S Jaishankar

    Alexis Tsipras was recently sworn in as prime minister of which country?
    Ans. Greece

    Who won the men's singles of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on 25 January 2015?
    Ans. Parupalli Kashyap

    Who recently won the Allan Border Medal for the Australian player of the year?
    Ans. Steve Smith

    Which International Airport has recently emerged as the busiest international airport in the world?
    Ans. Dubai International Airport

    Name the winter snow storm recently hit the northeastern states of the USA?
    Ans. Juno

    Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic recently defeated which top seeded player in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2015?
    Ans. Rafael Nadal

    Which cricket player recently pulled out of West Indies World Cup squad saying he needed more time to work on his bowling action?
    Ans. Sunil Narine

    After deciding to split into three, which company recently became the first Indian listed company to solely focus on life insurance?
    Ans. Max India

  4. Can anyone tell me when ibps po written marks will be announced fr qualified candidates

  5. important days in feb...

    Feb 02-->>World Wetlands Day

    Feb 04-->>World Cancer Day && National day of sri lanka

    Feb 05-->>Kashmir day (organized by pakistan)

    Feb 06-->>International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

    Feb 12-->>Darwin day && World day of the sick

    Feb 13-->>Sarojini Naidu’s Birth Anniversary && World Radio Day (UNESCO)

    Feb 14-->>Valantine's Day

    2nd Sunday of Feb-->>World Marriage Day

    Feb 20-->>World Day of Social Justice

    Feb 21-->>World Mother Language Day

    Feb 22-->>World Scout Day

    Feb 23-->>World peace and understanding day

    Feb 24-->>Central Excise Day

    Feb 28-->>National Science Day (India)

    pls let me know if anything is missing or incorrect..

  6. Compound interest for 2 years is 440.CP for 3 years is 728.find rate of interest per annum? Can any one solve this.

  7. 60th Filmfare Awards

    Best Film - Queen
    Best Director - Vikas Bahl (Queen)
    Best Actor - Shahid Kapoor (Haider)
    Best Actress - Kangana Ranaut (Queen)
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) - Tabu (Haider)
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) - Kay Kay Menon (Haider)
    Best Debut director - Abhishek Varman (2 States)
    Best Actor (Critics) - Sanjay Mishra (Ankhon Dekhi)
    Best Actress (Critics) - Alia Bhatt (Highway)
    Best Film (Critics) - Rajat Kapoor (Ankhon Dekhi)
    Best Music Director - Shankar-Eshaan-Loy (2 States)
    Best Lyrics - Rashmi Singh - Muskurane ki wajah (CityLights)
    Best Debut (Male): Fawad Khan, Khoobsurat
    Best Debut (Female): Kriti Sanon, Heropanti
    Best Story: Rajat Kapoor, Ankhon Dekhi
    Best Dialogue: Abhijat Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani, PK
    Best Screenplay: Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi, PK
    Best Playback Singer (Male): Ankit Tiwari, Galliyan (Ek Villain)
    Best Playback Singer (Female): Kanika Kapoor, Baby Doll (Ragini MMS 2)
    Lifetime Achievement Award: Kamini Kaushal
    Best Choreography Award: Ahmed Khan, Jumme Ki Raat (Kick)
    Best Background Score: Amit Trivedi, Queen
    Best Cinematography Award: Bobby Singh and Siddharth Diwan, Queen
    Best Action: Sham Kaushal, Gunday
    Best Editing: Abhijit Kokate and Anurag Kashyap, Queen
    Best Production Design: Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray, Haider
    Best Costume: Dolly Ahluwalia, Haider
    Best Sound Design Award: Anilkumar Konakandla and Prabal Pradhan, Mardaani

  8. Sir Plz provide marketing material

  9. Sir plz provide quick reference guide

  10. Frnd i posted this comment yesterday.. sorry last date was yesterday 1ly..

  11. I lost my ibps Clerk 4 application which is required to attend interview.. Plz help me...what to do now

  12. 440 - 2 years
    728 - 3 years
    Difference - 288 - 1 year
    288/440*100 = 65 and 5/11 or 65.45

  13. Ye yad ho jate h kya kisi ko...

  14. Plz novembr decembr n january k b imp dayz list de do...

  15. Thanq very much Alex..gr8 relief for me..BTW all the best for ur intervu

  16. u r always welcome :-) Thank u n wish u d same..

  17. U can download it again by using d application reprint link available in ibps site ma..

  18. Dont worry It will b active 1ly.. Just now i tried mine.. it opened.. so no problem.. U can download it..

  19. Thanx for the that link kept activated coz I tried to download but its showing server not found...I tried from my android .so is that the problem? If so I can download from system

  20. thank is very nice

  21. All d best 4 ur interview too.. Thank u..

  22. On a particular day, sweets were to be equally distributed among 960 students of
    a school. However, on that particular day, 360 students remained absent. Hence each student present on that day got three sweets extra. Had all 960 students remained present that day, how many sweets each student have got???
    1)2 2)3 3)5 4)6
    Pls give solvation for this problem

  23. Now i get u r solution thnks

  24. suppose each student have x tooffies.So 960*x.and 360 students are 960-360=600 960*x=600(3+x) bcz each st. got 3 sweets after solvinf equation u will get 5 ans..

  25. i gave u solution but it's showing hold on for approval by gr8ambz..don't know why..

  26. Use computer it will not download by Android

  27. Okey explain how to get answer

  28. suppose each student have x 960*x and 360 students are 960-360=600 ok. now 960*x=600(3+x) bcz each student got 3 sweet xtra so after solving this equation we'll get 5 ans..

  29. 960*x=960-360(3+x)
    solve it..

  30. take reprint from link

  31. thank you gr8 ambitionz...

  32. brother dont think -ve u had perform ur best ,,good luck and thanks for sharing and surely god will help u ,continue looking after ur parents

  33. Authors and their books....
    • A.P.J. Abdul Kalam :- Wings of Fire, Ignited Minds, Target 3 Million, The luminous Spark, India 2020, Mission India, Indomitable Spirit, The Life Tree, India My Dream, Inspiring Thoughts, Thoughts for Change, Spirit of India, Evolution of Enlightened Societies, India Wins Freedom, You are Born to Blossom, Turning Point.
    • Amrita Pritam :- Forty Nine Days
    • Anil Padmanaban :- Kalpana Chawla – A Life
    • Anita Desai :- Fasting, Feasting
    • Annie Besant :- Wakeup India
    • Arundhati Roy :- The God of Small Things
    • Barack Obama :- Dreams From My Father
    • Bill Clinton :- My Life
    • C.S. Pandit :- End of the Era
    • Chetan Bhagat :- The 3 Mistakes of My Life, Five Point Someone, Two States, Revolution 2020, One Night at the Call Center
    • Diplomat Pavan K.Varma :- When Loss is Gain
    • Dr. Bimal Jalan :- The Future of India
    • Dr. S. Radhakrishnan :- Indian Philosophy
    • Dr. S. RadhaKrishnan :- Indian Philosophy
    • Dr. Salim Ali :- The book of Indian Birds
    • E K Nayanar :- My Struggle
    • G.D. Khosla :- Last Days of Nethaji
    • Indira Gandhi :- My Truth
    • Jackie Chan :- My Life in Action
    • Jawaharlal Nehru :- Glimpses of World History, The Discovery of India
    • Jonathan Swift :- Gulliver Travels
    • K. R. Malkani :- India First
    • Kalidasa :- Megdoot, kumarasambhava,Swapnavasavadatta, Malavikagnimitra
    • Kautilya :- Arthashastra
    • Khuswant Singh :- We Indians, Train To Pakistan, Women and Men in My Life
    • Koutilya :- Arthashastra
    • L.K. Advani :- My Nation My Life
    • Lala Lajpat Rai :- Unhappy India
    • Leo Tolstoy :- War and Piece
    • Mahatma Gandhi :- My Experiments with Truth
    • Mrs. Indira Gandhi :- Eternal India
    • N.R. Narayan Murthy :- A Better India A Better World
    • Nandan Nilekani :- Imagining India
    • Narendra Modi :- Jyoti punj
    • P. V. Narasimha Rao :- Ayodhya
    • Panini :- Ashtadhyayi
    • R. C. Dutt :- Economic History of India
    • R.K. Narayanan :- My Days, The Guide, Malgudi days, Waiting for the Mahatma, The Dark Room, The Bachelors of Art, The English Teacher, The Financial Expert
    • Rabindranath Tagore :- Lipika, Chandralika, Chitra, Geethanjali, Gora, Ghare, Broken Ties, Malini, Sacrifice, Two Sisters , Bhaire, Chaturanga
    • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan: Aid and Growth, Fault Lines, India’s Pattern of Development, The Real Effect of Banking Crises Controlled Capital Account Liberalization
    • S.K. Banerjee :- Independence
    • Sarojini Naidu :- Broken Wing, Golden Threshold
    • Shakespeare :- Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear
    • Sharat Chandra Chatterjee :- Devdas
    • Shiv Khera :- Living with Honour
    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle :- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
    • Sunil Gavaskar :- One Day Wonders
    • Swami Vivekananda :- Inspired Talks, The Sleeping Giant, Living at the State, Way of the Saint, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, My Master, Women of India, Vedanta Philosophy
    • Tolstoy :- War and Piece
    • V.S Naipoul :- Half a Life
    • V.V. Giri :- My life and Times
    • Valmiki :- Ramayana
    • Veda Vyas :- Bhagwad Gita, Mahabharata
    • Vikram Seth :- Two Lives, The Golden Gate, A Suitable Boy, Arion and The Dolphin, An Equal Music, From Heaven Lake:Travels
    • Vishnu Sharma :- Panchatantra
    • Yann Martel :- Life of Pi

  34. ravi u rock morning only was reading in TOI...:-)

  35. Next battle is ibps clerk interview that is on 19 Feb

  36. U'll really do well..those who have the blessings of their parents never fail.

  37. It doesn't response on mobile....go to cyber cafe... And download again...keep registration no.and password ( not dob)

  38. Really unexpected questions..???? But bro u managed be happy..

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  40. sir..can u plz tell me when will d pdf for january current affairs will be uploaded?? i m waiting


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