Top News Headlines of 20 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 20th January 2014:

  • The 3D holographic campaign, a novelty in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and a critical component of Narendra Modi’s hitech campaign enabling him to address more than 700 virtual rallies, cost BJP over Rs 60 crore.
  • The Delhi high court on Tuesday ordered it to unblock foreign funds of 1.87 crore received by Greenpeace India from its parents organisation.
  • Your phone and internet bills may go up as the government plans to levy a cess on telecom service to create a corpus to fund the Swachh Bharat drive.
  • The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down Asaram’s ball plea on medical grounds in the Jodhpur rape case for which he has already been in jail for 16 months.
  • As many as 111 FIRs have been registered so far against different parties for violating the model cod of conduct in the run up to the Delhi assembly elections.
  • Six members of Delhi University’s Academic Council have written to the Vice-Chancellor asking that the timeframe proposed by UGC for implementing the Choice-based credit system from the 2015-2016 session –be set aside.
  • The Narendra Modi government plans to release the religion-based data of Census 2011 next week, possibly soon after, US president Barack Obama’s Visit.
  • According to UNICEF, every year 1 million children under five die due to malnutrition related causes in India. ACF India and Fight Hunger Foundation on Tuesday announced the launch of the Generational Nutrition Program.
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday revoked an order terminating a pregnant female employee from service.
  • Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi sign a document pledging trust in him while resigning from the minister on Monday evening.
  • Now, India has 83crore electors, nearly two crore more than those eligible to vote in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
  • Country’s biggest public sector construction agency, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), will now release payment to contractors engaged in projects costing over Rs5crore only after ‘social and third party audit’ of works.
  • Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday removed Chief Secretary Sajal Chakrabarty from his post immediately.
  • Earth’s most primitive primate was a tree dweller and looked like a squirrel, a new study has found.
  • New “smart mirrors” have recenlty been developed that allow people to virtually try on clothes.
  • The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants released on online Video on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese captives and threatening to kill them unless it received $200 million in ransom.
  • Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Tuesday propagated Hindi at a seminar at Allahabad University to discuss, ironically, the ‘theory and teaching of English.
  • Seventy percent of India’s population have no health insurance and the country is short by two million beds compared with the global benchmark.
  • Doctors in Britain have transplanted organs from a six-day old baby girl’s kidneys and liver cells were given to two seprate recipients after her heart stopped beating.
  • India signed an agreement on “trasnfer of sentenced persons” with the local government in the Hong Kongs special administrative region on Tuesday.
  • The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low cost machines to print braille, the tactile writing system for the visually impared.
  • Twitter said on Tuesday that it was acquring Bengaluru-based mobile marketing and analytics company ZipDial.
  • Ahead Barack Obama Visit, the Indian authorities are courting around 200 American companies – including the likes of Boeing Corporation – to invest in the country and boost the Narendra modi government’s ambitious make in India programme.
  • The EU on Tuesday decided to lift a seven-month long ban on the import of mangoes from India.
  • Cue sports is all set to join the franchise-based league bandwagon as the Billiards and snokker Federation of India is contemplating starting an IPL like tournament this year.
  • Table tennis player Sharath Kamal has lashed out at parents body TTFI’s decision to overlook him for India’s Asian Cup campaign after he chose to skip the National Chamption for club commitments in Germany.
  • Opener David Warner has been “rested” for Australia’s game against England in Hobert on Friday.
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Top News Headlines of 20 January 2015
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