Top News Headlines of 21 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 21th January 2014:

  • The Union Budget will be presented on February 28, a Saturday, with the Budget session of Parliament beginning on February 23.
  • India received the third highest venture capital funding ($4.6 billion) in the world in 2014, after US ($58.9 billion) and china ($8.9 billion).
  • The Supreme Court will decided on Thursday whether or not BCCI’s president-in-hibernation N Srinivasan can seek re-election for the cricket board’s top post, given the controversy over this twin roles as cricket administrator and owner and IPL team.
  • The latest census data on the population of religious groups, set to be released shortly, show a 24% rise in the Muslim population between 2001 and 2011 with the community’s share of India’s total population rising from 13.4% to 14.2% over the 10-year period.
  • A total of 923 candidates filed their nomination papers on Wednesday, the last day to complete the process.
  • Congress on Wednesday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi for dumping their mentor Anna Hazare and said they turned the ‘India Against Corruption’ platform into ‘Individual Aspiration for CMship.
  • The Delhi High Court Wednesday pulled up East Delhi Municipal Corporation for stopping pension of nearly 45,000 people, including disabled, widows and aged person.
  • Delhi University’s Academic Council passed a resolution to implement UGC’s choice-based credit system on Wednesday.
  • A government panel on Wednesday cleared as many as 53 projects, including those of power, railways, roads and irrigation canals.
  • A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslim in this village in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashed in which five people died is being hailed as a hero.
  • India and Rusia have decided to fast track joint military programmers, including the proposed joint development and production of the fifth generation fighter aircraft, which has been stuck for the last three years.
  • India will deploy airborne warning and control systems (AWACS), during the R-Day parade as part of stepped-up security measures of provide impregnable cover from the skies.
  • The local weaving community plans to offer an exquisite ‘kimkhab’ fabric to America’s first lady Michelle Obama, who would be visiting India with President Barack Obama to attend the Republic day celebration.
  • Gujarat high court has imposed a token fine a Re 1 on itself for committing an error by suspending and later dismissing a judge in a case of bribery.
  • Scientist from the US Rockefeller University have analysed soil from beaches forest and deserts on five continent to discover the best places in the world to mine untapped antibiotic and anti-cancer drugs.
  • Microsoft Corporation will give away its upcoming Windows 10 operating system as a free upgrade to users of the most recent versions of Window and Windows phone.
  • The World’s first-ever terminal for animals is set to open at the JFK Airport here in 2016 and it will transport 70,000 animals a year once the $48 million facility becomes operational.
  • The US and Cuba opened two days of historic talks in Havana on Wednesday to end decades of Cold War-era animosity and re-establish diplomatic relations.
  • Times Innovation Media (TIM) has won the contract for advertising rights for 156 Bus Queue Shelters (BQS) in Delhi for 7 years or more.
  • Veteran Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is likely to announced his retirement from the One-day format after the world Cup.
  • France’s 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 winning striker David Trezeguet, who enjoyed a decade leading the Juventus attack, has retired.
  • A Brazilian professional surfer has died after being shot outside his beach home by an off duty police officer.
  • The Odisha is capital is getting ready to host the opening match of the Hockey India League between Ranchi Rays and Home side Kalinga Lancers at the Kalinga Stadium.
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