Top News Headlines of 18 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 18th January 2015:

  • AJAY DEVGN has been appointed as the SAARC HIVAIDS Campaign Goodwill Ambassador and took a special pledge with over 80 Mumbai youth and other senior dignitaries on the occasion of National Youth Day.
  • South African batsman AB de Villiers hits fastest ODI ton way to 149 of just 44 balls against West Indies in Johannesburg, smashing records all the way on Sunday.
  • President Barack Obama’s India visit, US has asked Pakistan to ensure that there is no cross border terror incident during the trip and subtly warned of “consequences“ if any such attack is traced back to the country.
  • Students, academics and authors held a reading of Perumal Murugan’s contentious book `Mathorubagan’ at JNU on Sunday, days after he announced his death as a writer online.
  • The BJP government’s `Make in India’ initiative could get top billing in the 2015-16 Union Budget with tax breaks and other measures for several sectors.
  • Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who joined BJP recently , is going to start her election campaign with a roadshow in Rohini on Monday.
  • Former AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny , who was expelled by the party after he rebelled against Arvind Kejriwal, joined BJP on Sunday.
  • Senior Samajwadi Party functionary and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s brother Shivpal Singh Yadav said on Sunday that BJP members should give their sisters and daughters in marriage to the so-called converts.
  • Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday held a bilateral meeting with her visiting counterpart Mangala Samaraweera, who said that his first overseas trip as minister to India for the dialogue indicated the priority the new Lankan government attached to relations with India.
  • Feku’, which is colloquial Gujarati for a person who bluffs unabashedly , has only recently been included in the e dictionary maintained as `Lok Kosh’ (people’s dictionary) by an initiative to promote Gujarati.
  • Hooda-appointed 9k teachers under the scanner About 9,000 primary teachers, selected by the Hooda government just before the 2014 elections, have been asked to provide their thumb impressions and signatures to the board, following complaints about `Munnabhais’ among the candidates who cleared the mandatory Haryana teachers’ eligibility test.
  • The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the implant for certain obese adults, the first weight loss treatment device that targets the nerve pathway between the brain and the stomach that controls feelings of hunger and fullness.
  • The application, ‘Be My Eyes’, which has been developed by a Danish non-profit organization, connects blind and sighted people through their iPhones and iPads.
  • The ISIS group released at least 200 Yazidis after five months of captivity in Iraq.
  • Prominent Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, actor Omar Sharif’s former wife who was also known as `The Lady of the Arab Screen’, has passed away. She was 84.
  • Adobe India MD Naresh Gupta is leaving the multimedia software products company after 19 years to start a venture of his own.
  • The Reserve Bank of India and commercial banks annually spend around Rs 21,000 crore ($3.5 billion) in currency operations costs while citizens of Delhi alone spend Rs 9.1 crore and 60 lakh hours in collecting cash.
  • Doyel Dey has become the first girl from Bengal to clinch two National billiards titles in the same championship, pocketing both the junior and sub-junior category crowns here Sunday.
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Top News Headlines of 18 January 2015
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