DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS-01 JANUARY 2015
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1) ISRO CHIEF K. RADHAKRISHNAN RETIRES
Ø ISRO chief K.Radhakrishnan retired today.
Ø Dr. ShaileshMayak, Secretary Earth Science, has been given the additional charge of Secretary, department of Space.
1. K.Radhakrishnan retired recently, which of the following organization he was heading:
2) LITHUANIA 19TH EUROPEAN COUNTRY
Ø Lithuania became 19th European union country to Join Eurozone.
Ø There are total 28 member state of European Union but only 19 are Eurozone countries
1. Which among the following has become 19th country to join Eurozone:
3) GANGA HERITAGE CRUISE TAKES OFF
A private cruise service showcasing the cultural and religious diversity of West Bengal along the Ganga from Kolkata to Murshidabad was launched.
4) WOMEN SAFETY MOBILE APP ‘HIMMAT' LAUNCHED
Ø Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launched India's first integrated mobile application for women safety called ‘Himmat', in the presence of Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.
Ø The ‘Himmat' application will strengthen women safety. Person who will download this smart phone-based application can alert the police in the hour of need by either shaking the phone or pressing the power button twice.
Ø It is directly linked to the Police Control Room and they will get an indication immediately
5) STAMPEDE KILLS 35 IN SHANGHAI ON NEW YEAR'S EVE
Ø 35 people were killed and 42 injured in a stampede at the China’s city.
Ø The celebrations went astray at the Chenyi Square of Shanghai's popular riverfront Bund area when people reportedly rushed to collect coupons resembling US Dollars.
6) UNSC REJECTS PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD BID
Ø The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the establishment of a Palestinian state by late 2017.
Ø The resolution called for a peace deal within 12 months.
Ø There were eight votes in favour, including France, Russia and China, two against and five abstentions, among them Britain. Australia joined the US in voting against the measure.
7) GOVT. SPLITS CMD POST NAMES NEW CHIEFS FOR 4 PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
Ø In a significant decision the government today split the post of chairman and managing director (CMD) of public sector banks seeking to create a new management structure.
Ø The government said it has decided to now separate the post of chairman and MD & CEO.
Ø Apart from the SBI, in the new appointments of PSBs, the chairman will be a part-time Board member who would preside over the Board meetings and will not be an executive chairman.
Ø As part of the new process, the government appointed four new CEOs of banks.
Ø R Koteeswaran has been appointed as MD and CEO of Indian Overseas Bank
Ø AnimeshChauhan will head Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)).
Ø Kishore Kumar Sansiwillbe the new MD and CEO of Vijaya Bank.
Ø P.Srinivasappointed asMD and CEOto United Bank of India.