Current Affairs - January, 2014

Chinese New Year 2014 – “Year of the Horse”

Chinese people marked the arrival of the “New Lunar Year” generally considered an auspicious time, across China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This year is the Year of the Horse, which is said to bring prosperity and wealth. The horse signifies kindness, strength, and gregariousness. As per the Chinese tradition, the Lunar New Year is an ..

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Mahatma Gandhi’s grand daughter Ela Gandhi honored with prestigious South African Award ‘Amadelakupha’

Mahatma Gandhi’s grand daughter, Ms. Ela Gandhi honored with the Prestigious South African Award, ‘Amadelakupha’ by the South African Government. This award was also given to Sunny Singh and Mac Maharaj of Indian Decent. The South African Government stated that Ms. Gandhi selected for the award in recognition for her lifetime contribution to the freedom ..

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Govt. launched "India Inclusive Innovation Fund (I.I.I.F.)"

The National Innovation Council (NIC), in partnership with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), launched the India Inclusive Innovation Fund (IIIF). IIIF is an impact investment fund that will invest in ventures catering to the country’s poor. It is an autonomous Rs. 500-crore fund, with the Union Government contributing 20 %. The ..

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Second Supermoon of 2014 will be visible on Jan 31, 2014

The second of the five supermoons of 2014 would be visible on Friday around 3.30 p.m. January 1, 2014 was the year’s first supermoon and January 31, 2014 will be the second. January is the only month with two supermoons until January 2018.  As per Space Foundation, an organisation working for popularizing astronomy, the second ..

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UP government launched ‘Samajwadi Pension Scheme’ for rural poor

Uttar Pradesh government launched “Samajwadi Pension Scheme” which will benefit about 40 lakh rural families living below poverty line. The new pension scheme will replace the Rani Laxmibai Pension Yojana, which will be phased out gradually. This scheme was launched by the State government in 2013-14 and, at present, there are about 25 lakh beneficiaries. ..

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