Top News Headlines of 14 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 14th January 2014:

  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were named the top seeds on Wednesday for next week’s Australian Open.
  • AMITABH BACHCHAN has been named the Social Media Person of the Year by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI).
  • India will catch up with China’s growth by 2016-17 and is expected to grow 6.4% in 2015 on the back of reform measures unveiled by the new government, according to the World Bank.
  • Uber is seeking a licence to operate under the revised Radio Taxi Act of 2006 on Delhi’s road.
  • The campaign turned personal as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) accused BJP state chief Satish Upadhyay and general secretary Ashish Sood of having been part of a company, NCNL Infomedia.
  • Former AAP member Shazia Ilmi is likely to join BJP in the next few days.
  • The path leading towards Yamuna from the highway close to Akshardham is lined on either side by expansive green fields punctuated by bursts of yellow.
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is in the process of renaming its stations–for a fee.
  • Election commissioner HS Brahma is expected to take over as the chief election commissioner on Thursday.
  • India and Vietnam will look to further cement military ties with another round of strategic defence talks later this week.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday allow accused of killing two Indian fishermen, to stay in Italy to recuperate from heart surgery he recently underwent after the Centre favoured his plea on humanitarian grounds.
  • The scheme `Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ (BBBP) will be launched by PM Narendra Modi with big bang on January 22 which will help address the country’s low child sex ratio.
  • The railways has launched its first CNG train. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the train, run on dual fuel system -diesel and CNG on the Rewari-Rohtak section of northern zone.
  • Former CBI chief AP Singh, who was in the midst of a controversy over his purported links with meat exporter Moin Qureshi, has resigned as UPSC member.
  • New categories of two-wheelers will soon be be plying on Indian roads to provide immediate medical aid and to carry goods or cargo.
  • After Swachh Bharat (Clean India), the government is all set to launch a Swastha Bharat (Healthy India) campaign.
  • The centre tells Supreme Court that the Ganga would be cleaned during this term of the government itself saying that it has set a deadline of 2018 to complete the ambitious project.
  • The Centre has asked states to ensure full enrolment of students from minority communities under Aadhaar.
  • For the eighth time, the judge of the anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven Pakistani suspects charged with involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks was changed on Wednesday as the case was transferred to another court.
  • A Pakistani anti-terrorism court in Quetta on Wednesday indicted expresident Pervez Musharraf in the murder case of Baloch nationalist Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti’s murder.
  • Italy’s veteran President Giorgio Napolitano resigned on Wednesday, setting the stage for the election of a new head of state.
  • Age of Extinction’, starring Mark Wahlberg, is leading the nominations list at the 35th Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as Razzies, which `dishonours’ the worst achievement in films for 2014.
  • Infosys will spend $250 million (over Rs 1,500 crore) to fund innovations in software and services in India.
  • The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has imposed a penalty of Rs 100 crore on Riddhi Siddhi Bullion and also cancelled its nominated agency certificate (NAC) for violation of RBI norms.
  • Asian Games bronze medallist Satish Kumar won the super heavyweight title while Olympian Sumit Sangwan also won a gold in lightheavy category as Boxing India’s first Elite Men’s National Championship ended here on Wednesday.
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