Page-2 of Current Affairs - January, 2015

First Canister-based Agni-V missile successfully test-fired

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 ..

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Scientist V K Saraswat joins as full-time member of NITI Aayog

Former DRDO chief Vijay Kumar Saraswat has taken charge as full time-member of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. V K Saraswat He had played a very significant role in the development of the country’s first Liquid Propulsion Engine, DEVIL. He was Project Director of Prithvi and had steered the design, development, production and induction ..

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Senior IPS officer Krishna Chaudhary appointed as new ITBP DG

Senior IPS officer Krishna Chaudhary has been appointed the new Director General (DG) of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). His name was announced by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be in office till June 2017. Krishna Chaudhary is 1979-batch Bihar cadre officer. Before this appointment he ..

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Gujarat government launches Taluka Planning Atlas project

Gujarat government has launched Taluka Planning Atlas (TPA) project. It was launched by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at a function held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Taluka Planning Atlas (TPA) project This project has been undertaken by the state planning department with the help of director of Economics and Statistics, Gujarat and Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and ..

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe appointed as Chairman of African Union

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has been appointed as Chairman of African Union (AU). He will be 13th Chairman of African Union (AU) and succeed Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz for a one-year term. The position of chairman of the AU is a rotating one on yearly basis and largely ceremonial. Robert Mugabe: He has ruled Zimbabwe ..

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