Top News Headlines of 2 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 2 January 2014:

  • George Clooney has been awarded with the Male Grooming Icon of 2014 while David Beckham was the runner-up for the award.
  • Pitching for greater cashless banking transactions, PM Modi on Friday said this could be the best solution to curb black money.
  • Using derogatory terms like “chinki“ for people from the northeast may land abusers in jail for up to five years.
  • The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Friday suspended its president S P Bansal and general secretary Anil Khanna on charges of financial irregularities.
  • The Delhi government on Friday decided to continue its ban on Uber and Ola as these companies, among other issues, did not have a licence to operate taxis in the capital.
  • Two-thirds of the world’s cancer cases are a direct result of bad luck rather than faulty lifestyle or defective DNA.
  • DDA on Friday announced a project for commercially developing nearly 25 acres around Sanjay Lake at its Lake City Complex.
  • Columbia University professor Arvind Panagariya is a front-runner for the post of vice-chairman at the newly created Niti Aayog the policy think tank for the central and state governments.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s estranged wife Jashodaben has filed an appeal under the Right to Information Act after Mehsana district police declined her earlier application seeking information about her security cover.
  • Saifai Mahotsav had dollops of glamour on Thursday night by former actress Monica Bedi and other artistes from Mumbai.
  • NDA government is set to roll out setting up of 300 village clusters in the next five years with Rs 6,000 crore investment under its urban scheme.
  • Seattle-based startup Be Labs has announced the successful completion of beta testing for Strings, a new messaging app that gives users complete control over their personal conversations.
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff kicked off a second term vowing to tackle corruption.
  • North Korean leader Kim Jongun’s sister Kim Yo Jong has married the son of one of the country’s most powerful officials.
  • Mario Cuomo, the three-time governor of New York died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan at the age of 82.
  • Australian broadcaster Channel Nine has dismissed the criticism of injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke turning commentator for the third and fourth Tests against India.
  • The Sports Ministry on Friday cleared the National Boxing Federation of India’s name as `Boxing India’, a body recognised as a permanent member of the International Boxing Association.
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