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Current Affairs of January 2014:


Latest National and International Current Affairs and Events of January 2014:

NATIONAL

Chief Editor of Malayala Manorma who has been chosen for prestigious journalism Lokmanya Tilak National Award - Mammen Mathew
Delhi Government ordered an audit of the three private power distribution companies in the city by - Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India
India scrapped the 3600 crore rupees deal to supply 12 VVIP chopper deal with - AgustaWestland
Who took charge as Chief of Staff Committee Chairman? - Chief of Army Staff Bikram Singh
Centre Government has sanctioned 1080 buses to thirteen cities of seven states under its scheme - Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)
Which Indian Super Computer is ranked no 1 in India and 44th in the world? - PARAM Yuva-II
Which Indian credit-rating agency launched a Financial Inclusix Index 2013? - CRISIL
Who was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)? - Shri S.K. Sharma
In which state total E-literacy project was launched - Kerala
This communication satellite was successfully launched by ISRO - GSAT-14
Tigers, red pandas and lions are perishing in different parts of India due to infection caused by - Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)
Which Indian player became world no. 1 junior badminton player? - Aditya Joshi
Who was appointed as President of National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM)? - R. Chandrashekhar
Who has resigned as the Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC)? - Former Supreme Court Judge, Justice A K Ganguly
This nuclear capable Surface-to-Surface missile with a strike range of 350 km was successfully test-fired - Prithvi II
Which country won the Under-19 Asia Cricket Cup? - India
Which programme was introduced by The Government of India for young persons of Overseas Indians? - Know India
7th Global Insurance Summit was held at - Hyderabad
With which global company Election Commission called off its ties to register new voters? - Google
Which South Korean company received environment clearance from MoEF for setting up a steel plant in Odisha? - POSCO
Which railway station entered Limca Book of Records as world's longest platform? - Gorakhpur
India has registered an increase in the average life expectancy rate by - five years (63.9 years in 2004 to 69.6 years in 2014)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued new 5 rupees and 10 rupees coins bearing images of - Goddess Vaishno Devi
Wife of Union Minister Shashi Tharoor found dead in a hotel in New Delhi - Sunanda Puskar
Who was the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations 2014? - Mr. Shinzo Abe (P.M. of Japan)
Reserve Bank of India has decided to withdraw all pre-2005 currency notes including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations from circulation with effect from - 01.04.2014
Which community has been granted minority status by the Union Cabinet to avail benefit of Government schemes and programmes? - Jain Community
This nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile with a range of 4000 kilometers was successfully test fired from Wheeler Island of Odisha Coast - Agni-IV
Which country won the inaugural Hero Hockey World League Final by defeating New Zealand - Netherlands
Chilika lagoon in Odisha was named Destination Flyways by - United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
First woman to be appointed chief of National Police Academy - Aruna Bahuguna
Advanced Light Helicopter of Geological Survey of India launched - Garuda Vasudha
A private information stealing virus which was detected by Computer Emergency Response Team – India (CERT-In) in online banking transaction space - Dexter
Which team won the 35th Football Federation Cup by beating Sporting Club de Goa in the final? - Churchill Brothers
In which state National Waterway-four (NW-4) was launched by the Union Government? - Tamil Nadu
Sam Pitroda, advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations and Chairman of the National Innovation Council and India's high commissioner to UK Ranjan Mathai launched a portal to popularize Mahatma Gandhi among children. What is the name of this portal? - www.searchforgandhi.in

HIGHLIGHTS OF 59th FILMFARE AWARDS 2014:

Best Film - Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Director - Omprakash Mehra
Best Actor - Farhaan Akhtar
Best Actress - Deepika Padukone
Best Debut (Director) - Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox)
Best Debut (Male) - Dhanush (Raanjhanaa)
Best Debut (Female) - Vaani Kapoor (Shuddh Desi Romance)
Best Film (Critics) - Rajkummar Rao (Shahid)
Lifetime Achievement Award - Tanuja

INTERNATIONAL

Which country became the 18th member of the Euro Zone? - Latvia
Who has been awarded France’s highest honour, the Legion of Honor? - Danielle Steel
To commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille, World Braille Day is observed on - 4 January
Who has hit the fastest century in 36 balls in One Day International breaking Shahid Afridi’s record? - Corey Anderson of New Zealand
All the fifty states of United States experienced record low temperatures due to - Polar Vortex
Which famous footballer won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the year 2013? - Cristiano Ronaldo
As per report of WHO which country is the only polio-endemic country in the world? - Pakistan
This person became world's youngest person (16 years) to reach South Pole - Lewis Clarke (UK)
Who won the Australian Open men’s singles title by defeating Rafael NadalStanislas Wawrinka

HIGHLIGHTS OF AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014:

EventWinnerRunner Up
Men's SinglesStanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland)Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Women's SinglesLi Na (China)Dominika Cibulkova (Slovakia)
Men's DoublesL Kubot (Poland)
R Lindstedt (Sweden)
E Butorac (USA)
R Klaasen (RSA)
Women's DoublesS Errani (Italy)
R Vinci (Italy)
E Makarova (Russia)
E Vesnina (Russia)
Mixed DoublesK Mladenovic (France)
D Nestor(Canada)
H Techau (Romania)
Sania Mirza (India)