Current Affairs - January, 2014
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 ..
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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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 ..
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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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. ..
Mr. Raymond Weil (87), watch marketing pioneer and founder of the famed eponymous Swiss timepiece brand passed away. About Mr. Raymond Weil Born: 1926 Founded: Raymond Weil Watch Company in 1976 in Geneva, Switzerland. One of the great innovators of the Swiss watch industry. Purpose for forming a company: To create high quality timepieces with ..