Current Affairs - January, 2015

Sri Lanka’s new government reinstates impeached chief justice Shirani Bhandaranayake

Sri Lanka’s new government led by President Maithiripala Sirisena has reinstated former Chief Justice Shirani Bhandaranayake to her former position. She was impeached by the previous government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With this move, country’s new government is attempting to deliver on election promises assuring independence of the judiciary. Shirani Bhandaranayake was 43rd and first ..

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Kalyan Singh sworn in as Himachal Pradesh Governor

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has sworn in as the 26th Governor of Himachal Pradesh. He was administered oath of office by Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir at oath taking ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shimla. He was given an additional charge of Himachal Pradesh after then governor Urmila Singh, completed ..

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Veteran Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan passes away

Veteran Malayalam actor Mala Aravindan has passed away in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He was 76. He was best known for his work as a comedian, character artist in Malayalam films and was also noted theatre personality. He was also the president of the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA). About Mala Aravindan He was born in ..

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Ancient star with five Earth size planets discovered by astronomers

Astronomers have discovered a star that is 11.2 billion years old and has at least five Earth-size planets. It was discovered by team of astronomer’s after analyzing data from NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft for over four years. Key findings This star is named as Kepler-444. It is 25 percent smaller than our Sun and is ..

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Gujarat Technological University launches e-Raksha centre to fight cybercrime

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has launched e-Raksha Research Centre to curb rising menace of cybercrimes. This research Centre will provide solution for issues related to cyber security by encouraging research and enhance capability in this field. Key facts e-Raksha Research Centre This centre is established by GTU in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF). Its ..

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