Top News Headlines of 22 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 22nd January 2015:

  • Ekta Kaul will soon enter TV show EK Rishta Aisa Bhi as the new lead following the death of the original lead (played by Preeti Chaudhary).
  • A bollywood Movie “Dolly Ki Doli” directed by Arbaaz Khan releasing on Today.
  • As part of its ‘Digital India’ scheme that aims to boost internet connectivity, the centre will roll out free high-speed Wi-Fi in 2,500 cities and towns over the next three years.
  • The Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified N Srinivasan from contesting the BCCI elections to be held in the next six weeks.
  • The RBI has made it a must for banks to set out every possible cost in respect of a loan in a fact sheet at the processing stage so that borrowers are assured of a fair deal.
  • The European Central Bank (ECB) launched a government bond-buying programme on Thursday which is expected to pump $1.3trillion (€trillion) into a sagging eurozone economy by September 2016.
  • If Kiren Bedi becomes Delhi’s chief Minister, she will run a radio broadcast –Dilli Ki Baat – on the lines of PM Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat which is aried on All India Radio.
  • Dheer Singh Bidhuri, who had unsuccessfully contested the last assembly election form Okhla on a BJP ticket, joined AAP on Thursday.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the twin programmes of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ and ‘Sukanya Samridhi Yojna’. These schemes’s target to improve child sex ratio from 918 girls to every 1,000 boys.
  • Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday said not a single girl child had been born in 70 villages in the states during the past several years.
  • On Republic day, the government will announce initiative of the New Education Policy (NEP) that for the first time proposes to get feedback from the grassroots involving each and every village in the country.
  • The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Thursday lifted the ban on forward sales and allowed SpiceJet to sell tickets for travel up October 24.
  • The government may negotiate price of patented medicines with their manufacturing before allowing pharmaceutical companies to launch them in India.
  • Manoj Misra has been appointed as CMD of Cement Corporation of India Limited (CCI).
  • After lifting restriction on import of mangoes, the government is expecting the European Commission to remove the ban on shipments of four vegetables – bitter guard, brinjal, snake gourd, and taro – from India soon.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, has got highest funding under National Heritage Development and Augmentation Yojana launched for 12 cities in New Delhi on Wednesday.
  • The Centre and Bihar government will on January 25 sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to convert the existing Rajendra Agriculture University (RAU) at Pusa in Samastipur district of the state, into a central university.
  • Union Minister Najma Heptulla on Thursday took a dig at non-BJP members, saying they wear skull caps only but do not work for the development of minorities.
  • WhatsApp has been made available on web browsers for the first time. The firm’s CEO, made the announced cement on his Facebook page.
  • A four year-old boy in Australia has become the first person in the world to be fitted with an artificial pancreas in a ground-breaking technology to treat Type I diabetes.
  • The British government began a historic transfer of powers to Scotland on Thursday, keeping a pledge it had given to persuade Scots to reject independence as renewed nationalist support surges.
  • The Yemeni government submitted its resignation of Thursday amid a heated standoff between powerful Shia rebels who control the capital and the embattled US backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who has been held “captive” in his house for the past two days.
  • The Reserve Bank of India has lifted the ban on travellers carrying higher denomination Indian currency notes to Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Martin Pieters one of the most vocal and blunt telecom company chief in India will step down as the head of Vodafone India and will be replaced by Sunil Sood, the chief operation officer, who becomes the first Indian to head the British mobile major’s local operations.
  • On Thursday, Saina Climbed one place to be at No. 3. She is behind Chinese duo of Li Xuerui and Shixian Wang.
  • Rohan Bopannaand Daniel Nestor won the men’s double event of Australian Open on Thursday.
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Top News Headlines of 22 January 2015
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