Page-39 of Current Affairs - January, 2015

Indian-origin man J Y Pillay reappointed as top advisor to Singapore President

Veteran Indian-origin civil servant Joseph Yubaraj Manuel Pillay was reappointed as the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Advisers (CPA) by Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam. He was sworn in as top advisor to Singapore’s President for a period of next four years. As Chairman of the CPA, he will exercise the functions of the President’s office ..

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Former ISRO chief and Renowned Scientist Dr V R Gowarikar passes away

Former ISRO chief and renowned Scientist Dr. Vasant Ranchod Gowarikar passed away in Pune, Maharashtra. He was 81. He is considered as the ‘Father of the Indian Monsoon Model’. About Dr. Vasant Gowarikar Dr. Vasant Gowarikar was born in Pune on 25th March, 1933. He was renowned scientist and his significant contribution includes in field of ..

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IAS officer R K Srivastava takes charges as AAI Chairman

IAS officer R K Srivastava took over as the new chairman of Airports Authority of India (AAI). Earlier in December, Srivastava was appointed as chairman of AAI by the government for 5 years. He is a 1984-batch Jharkhand-cadre IAS officer and  has replaced Sudheer Raheja who was charge of the post since late August 2014. ..

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Greece dissolves parliament ahead of snap elections

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has dissolved the country’s parliament ahead of snap elections to be held on 25 January. Dissolution of Parliament comes after it failed to elect the President in the third and final round of voting. In the third and final round for electing President, ruling government’s candidate Stavros Dimas (former European ..

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Central Government appoints A.K. Mittal as Chairman of Railway Board

Central Government has appointed A.K. Mittal as Chairman of Railway Board. His name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister. He will succeed incumbent chief Arunendra Kumar whose term had ended on 31st December 2014. About A.K. Mittal He is an officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service ..

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