Top News Headlines of 26 January 2015


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 26th January 2015:

  • EDDIE RED MAYNE and Julianne won the best Lead Actor and Actress at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • India ready to join APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) with the US committing to facilitate an Indian membership. This is key to India’s economic integration in Asia-pacific and building up an Indian dominance in the Indian ocean region, say Indian and American sources.
  • Leftist Alexis Tsipras on Monday became the PM of a hardline, anti-bailout Greek government ready to dare international lenders and end five years of tough economic measures.
  • Senior BJP functionaries and key ministers from PM Narendra Modi’s Cabinet will micromanage the Del-hi elections.
  • India’s women power was on full display on Monday as the country show-cased its military might at the 66th Republic Day parade in the capital. For the first time, all-women contingents of the Army, Navy and Air Force marched on Rajpath, a rare spectacle that was in line with this year’s theme, “Nari Shakti”.
  • China on Monday re-acted coldly to strong indications that the US would back India for a membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, with the Chinese government spokesperson cautioning that any such move “requires very careful consideration from all member countries”.
  • The government on Monday appointed Divya Prakash Sinha, special director with the intelligence Bureau, as secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Twelve members of a family, including four children, were killed and three others injured when the vehicle they were traveling in was hit by Dhuri-Sirsa passenger train at an unmanned rail crossing in Sarsod village of Hi-saron Monday amid dense fog.
  • Legendary cartoonist R K Laxman passed away in Pune on Monday.
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banergee on Monday said that actor Amitabh Bachchan – who has been conferred the Padma Vibhushan – was a legend and he deserved a Bharat Ratna.
  • India and the US want to increase their trade five-fold to $500 billion in the next 10 years but the Americans want 100% examination of cargo that ordinates from Indian ports to avoid arms and radioactive material going undetected.
  • German scientists have invented a Star Trek-style transporter that can scan an object and ‘beam’ it to another location.
  • Just 10 minutes of chewing gum can remove 100 million bacteria from your mouth according to a new study which suggests chewing gum may be as good as flossing. Researchers at the Netherlands founds.
  • The website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked on Monday by group that proclaimed support for ISIS and also vowed to release data stolen from the site.
  • Miss Colombia Paulina Vega (L) is crowned Miss Universe 2014 by last year’s winner Gabriela isler of Venezuela at the beauty pageant in Miami, Florida, on Sunday.
  • Ale-jandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s black comedy ‘Birdman’ has won the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, bagging the trophy for out-standing performance by a cast in a motion picture.
  • Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums world-wide, has died at the Hygeia Hospital in Athens.
  • Electronics giant Apple, the maker of iphones and ipad, has decided to rope in global retail major bright star to sell its devices in India.
  • Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is planning an aggressive foray into the used two-wheeler business, so far almost entirely driven by the unorganized sector.
  • Switzerland’s gold experts to India crossed Rs 1.2 lakh crore in 2014 even as concerns persist over bullion being used to channel il-licit funds into the Indian shores.
  • Monday was a special day in both India and Australia and crowds came in hordes to watch the tri-series match between the two teams at the SCG.
  • Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zeeland’s most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zeeland February 14.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the launch of the most detailed ever Fastasy League game for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, with multiple game modes and chances to bag exclusive tournament merchandise and other prizes.
  • Mumbai Ranji team skipper Suryakumar Yadav on Monday stepped down from leading the team following after the domes-tic giants slipped to a dismal loss by an innings and 44 runs against Tamil Nadu in an away encounter.
  • The Church of En-gland consecrated its first woman bishop on Monday. Reserved Libby Lane (48) was consecrated as Bishop of Stockport in a ceremony at York Minster, a Gothic cathedral in northern England.
  • Footwear and fashion accessory manufacturer Bata may soon start re-tailing and distributing CAT footwear in India.
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Top News Headlines of 26 January 2015
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