Current Affairs - January, 2015
Italy’s parliament has elected constitutional court judge Sergio Mattarella as the country’s president. He will Italy’s 12th president and succeed Giorgio Napolitano who had resigned earlier in January 2015 citing reason of poor health before his 2020 expiry term. President of Italy: His role is mainly ceremonial but can declare legislation unconstitutional. He also has ..
Union Government has released set of three Commemorative Postage Stamps on Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission). This set of 3 stamps was released by Union Ministry for Communications & Information Technology and issued by Department of Posts. These stamps were released to in order to achieve the vision of Clean and Healthy India. Department ..
Serena Williams of United States has won Australian Open 2015 Women’s Singles title. In the finals she defeated Russia’s Maria Sharapova by score of 6-3, 7-6, 7-5. With this win Serena Williams has won 6th Australian Open title and 19th Grand Slam title. Serena Williams Currently she is ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. ..
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a high-powered panel on urban cooperative banks (UCB). It will be headed by RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi and comprise of eight member who will be experienced bankers. They will submit its report within three months from the date of its first meeting. This high-powered panel will ..
Maharashtra government has given nod to confined genetically modified (GM) food trails in state. In this regard, state government has granted no-objection certificates (NOC) for open field trials of 5 genetically modified (GM) crops. They are rice, chana (chickpeas), maize, brinjal and cotton. NOC was granted by state government after state-level Committee, headed by Anil Kakodkar had ..
For the first time, a canisterised version of Agni-V missile was successfully test-fired on 31 January 2015 from Wheeler Island off Odisha coast. This was the third successful flight test of the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and the first canister trial. Test: The missile was launched from sealed canister, mounted on a TATRA truck. It was ..