Major Events and Top News Headlines of 10th January 2015:
- Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday said it had directed the attack against French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo “as revenge for the honour“ of Prophet Muhammad.
- The 102nd session of the Indian Science Congress in Mumbai made more news than in its entire 100-year history by admitting papers on India’s Vedic achievements and greatness.
- Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) shifting to e-office mode to weed out corruption, the Board is all set to launch a reception-cum-customer care centre in weeks to come.
- CM Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday described Kumar, Nitish Kumar, is `Chanakya’ of Bihar politics and dismissed reports of any differences.
- Pakistan is blaming India for the Obama administration holding back aid to Islamabad, amid calls in the US for a re-evaluation of Washington’s munificent policy towards a country that continues to foster terrorists.
- Former Planning Commission secretary Sindhushree Khullar was on Saturday appointed as the chief executive officer of the newly formed Niti Aayog.
- The dengue virus, which killed 12 people in Mumbai last year, can cause blindness in rare cases.
- The government has ordered ISPs to unblock the 32 websites that had been blocked last month for hosting “jihadi propaganda“.
- A rare gold coin from the Mughal era was auctioned at Rs 6 lakh here on Saturday at the ongoing `Rare Fair’ organized by Nashik-based Collectors Society of Numismatics and Rare Items.
- The Supreme Court has ruled that there could be no quota for SC and ST employees for top posts in public sector banks but reservation for them was permissible in posts from scale-I till scale-VI.
- Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is S likely to make India his first port of call after PM Narendra Modi invited him to New Delhi.
- Exactly 240 years before Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis took oath of office, another Fadnavis had sworn to protect a 40-day-old Peshwa, thereby becoming one of the most powerful men in India.
- One of India’s biggest charity art auctions will be held in Delhi on Thursday.
Britain has got its first ever female Royal Air Force commander of a Tornado bomber squadron.
- Australia’s captain Steve Smith was declared the man of the series in the four-Test contest that ended on Saturday.
- David Ferrer won his 22nd career ATP title when he defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 7-5 in the Qatar Open final on Saturday.
- Agnieszka Radwanska led Poland to a win over the United States on Saturday, in their first victory at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Australia.