Top News Headlines of 23 January 2015

Major Events and Top News Headlines of 23rd January 2015:

  • Madhuri Dixit has been appointed the brand ambassador of the Beti-Bachao-Beti-Padhao campaign by the Haryana government.
  • Pharrell Williams and Al Gore have announced new Live Earth concerts in a bid to raise awareness of climate change.
  • Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, 90, who had sought to modernize the conservative kingdom died on Friday. His half-brother Salman took over the reins of the world’s top oil exporting nation and appealed for “solidarity” in the Muslim world amid the rise of ISIS.
  • After Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra is the third BJP-ruled state moving towards major labour reforms.
  • People in Agra will not be able to use their mobile phones for three hours on Tuesday when obama visit the Taj Mahal while schools will be shut for the day.
  • Chief election commissioner H S Brahma on Friday said the poll panel was “thinking about allowing internet and mobile voting”.
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves touched a record $322 billion, surpassing the previous high of $321 billion in September 2011 on the back of Reserve Bank of India’s efforts to build a war chest.
  • Central government offices in and around North and South Blocks will be closed early on Sunday and Thursday for making arrangement for the Republic Day prade and Beating Retreat ceremony.
  • Mining baron a former BJP minister Gail Janardhan Reddy, who was arrested in illegal mining cases on September 5, 2011, walked our of central prison here on ball on Friday.
  • India will soon have a locally manufactured low-cost rotavirus vaccine as part of the government’s universal immunization programme (UIP).
  • India has the fifth most number of think tanks in the world at 192, with six of them among the global top 150. The US top list with 1,830.
  • Senior BJP member L K Advani, Yoga Guru Ramdev, Sri Ravishankar, Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar are among the various personalities who are likely to be honoured conferred with the Padma awards this Republic Day.
  • Major Mukund Cardarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh will be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashoka Chakra during the Republic Day prade this year.
  • Researchers from Queen Mary University of London discovered an implant called “Coupler” is inserted between the artery and vein in the upper thigh, in a procedure lasting around 40 minutes under a local anaesthetic.
  • Thai authorities dealt a double blow to ousted Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her powerful family banning her from politics for five years and proceeding with criminal charges for negligence that could put her in jail.
  • Badminton Association of India has sent a three-member team, including two players in their late 40s, for an international challenge badminton tournament now under way in Iceland.
  • Luke Ronchii and Grant Elliot put on a world record 267-run partnership as New Zealand recovered from 93-5 to thump Sri Lanka by 108 runs in the fifth One-day International in Dunedin on Friday.
  • Russian tennis player Violetta Degtiareva, who was hailed as the next Anna Kournikova, reportedly passed away on January 12 during a training session as a result of a heart failure at 23 years of age.
  • Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost their respective doubles matches in the second round of the Australia open leaving the country’s challenge restricted to the mixed doubles competition.
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Top News Headlines of 23 January 2015
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