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India January 2014

January 2014 India Current Affairs – Get latest Current Affairs of January 2014 month and Major International Events happened in January 2014.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh has resigned from the Indian Police Service or IPS and is said to be prepping to contest the general elections due by May. — 31 January 2014

At least 10 people were killed and 12 others injured yesterday following dispute over eviction from encroached land in Assam’s Sonitpur district, 280 km from state capital Guwahati. — 30 January 2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review its December 11 judgment, holding that homosexuality or unnatural sex between two consenting adults was illegal. — 29 January 2014

Contractual workers of the Delhi Transport Corporation went on a strike on Monday to demand regularisation of their jobs. The protest hit transport in the capital as more than 500 buses went off the roads. — 28 January 2014

Nobel Prize-winning Indian-origin author VS Naipaul and Pakistani teenage campaigner Malala Yousafzai have been named among Britain’s 500 most influential people across different fields. — 27 January 2014

Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year’s Padma Shri award. — 26 January 2014

Deepika Padukone wins Best Actress for her spectacular performance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram leela’. Veteran actress Supriya Pathak, who played Deepika’s mother in the film, won the Best supporting actress award. — 25 January 2014

Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) has been named ‘ Best Employer India 2013′ by Aon Hewitt in a presentation ceremony held at New Delhi on 15.01.2014, in a survey across both the public and private sector employers. In yet another category the corporation was also awarded ‘ The Aon Hewitt Voice of Employee Award Public Sector Enterprise India 2013′. — 24 January 2014

The Reserve Bank on Wednesday decided to withdraw all currency notes issued prior to 2005, including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations, after March 31 in a move apparently aimed at curbing black money and fake currencies. — 23 January 2014

The Union home ministry appointed senior police officer Aruna Bahuguna as the new chief of the Hyderabad-based National Police Academy, alma mater for IPS officers in the country. — 22 January 2014

India’s nuclear deterrence programme received a boost on Monday when its Agni-IV, a surface-to-surface missile with a range of about 4,000 km, was successfully test-fired from the Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. — 21 January 2014

The Odisha government has issued directions to district authorities to ensure that no plastic tri-colour is used during celebration of Republic Day, Independence Day or other important days in the state. — 20 January 2014

West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banderjee on Saturday announced the nomination of actor Mithun Chakraborty as Trinamool Congress candidate for the upcoming Rajya Sabha election in the state. — 19 January 2014

An Indian minister has found his wife dead in a five-star hotel room shortly after she used Twitter to expose his alleged affair with a Pakistani journalist. — 18 January 2014

M M Kutty was brought back as the finance secretary on Wednesday night. He will replace Archana Arora who had got the additional charge of finance under the AAP government. — 17 January 2014

Actor Emraan Hashmi’s 4-year-old son Ayaan, has been reportedly diagnosed with cancer. According to reports, the tumour is said to be malignant, but is in its first stage. — 16 January 2014

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday lifted the ‘unofficial’ ban on English news channel- Times Now in the state. The UP government has given no official reason for blacking out the channel for 36 hours. — 15 January 2014

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on Monday hiked 2013-14 interest rate to 8.75 percent. Hike of interest rates on statutory savings in Provident Fund will benefit over eight crore subscribers earn higher returns during a period of high inflation. — 14 January 2014

India marked a major success in its battle against polio Saturday by being removed from the World Health Organization’s list of countries plagued by the crippling disease. — 13 January 2014

Defending champions Mumbai were shockingly shown the door by minnows Maharashtra, who showed tremendous resilience to record a come-from-behind eight-wicket victory here on Saturday for a place in the Ranji Trophy semifinals. — 12 January 2014

More than 300 Rajasthan policemen have been relieved of VIP security following chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s decision to scale down measures for the protection of legislators in what is widely seen as the effect of Aam Aadmi Party’s example. — 11 January 2014

The Economic Offences Court on Thursday convicted and sentenced to imprisonment ranging from six months to one year 84 directors of 19 companies floated by the relatives and friends of Satyam Computers founder B Ramalinga Raju. — 10 January 2014

Fulfilling its promise made soon after coming into power, the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi on Wednesday launched a helpline number to deal with corruption and promised action within 24 hours of sting operation to expose graft. Speaking to reporters at a news conference in New Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said 011-27357169 is the anti-corruption helpline number which will work from 8 am to 10 pm. — 09 January 2014

India on Tuesday successfully test-fired indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile from a test range in Odisha. According to initial reports, the missile was successfully test fired. — 08 January 2014

Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly, faced with an imminent SC inquiry following a presidential reference, quit as West Bengal Human Rights Commission chief on Monday. — 07 January 2014

India has successfully launched its first rocket using domestically produced booster technology after several previous missions failed, taking another step forward in its ambitious space program. — 06 January 2014

India lived up to their reputation as world champions with a 40-run win over Pakistan to lift the Under-19 Asia Cup at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday. — 05 January 2014

Former minister Haroon Yusuf was Friday appointed as the new Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader in the Delhi assembly. — 04 January 2014

Former envoy Hardeep Singh Puri joined the BJP on Thursday. A 1974-batch Indian Foreign Service official, Mr. Puri said he was happy to formally join the party, which he had long admired for its strong sense of nationalism. — 03 January 2014

Four suspected Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operatives were arrested in Ujjain in a late Tuesday night raid that also threw up one of the biggest haul of explosives in Madhya Pradesh. — 02 January 2014

Arup Raha, a veteran fighter pilot, took over as the 24th chief of the Indian Air Force on Tuesday, succeeding Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne. — 01 January 2014



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