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|Air India||CMD Rohit Nandan- 10% cost cutting plan launched.|
|BSNL||Anupam Shrivastava became new CMD|
|Sangeet Natak Akademi||
|Censor Board||Pahlaj Nihalani became new chief after Leela Samson resigned after her decision against Dera Sachcha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim’s movie “Messanger of God” (MSG) was overturned by the appellate board.|
|Prasar Bharati||Chairman Arkalgud Suryaprakash|
|ISRO||A.S.Kiran Kumar replaced K.Radhakrishnan as the new ISRO Chief.|
|TCA Anant||Chief statistician of India.|
|Railway board||New chairman A.K. Mittal.|
|ICAI||Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Chief K.Raghu will introduce new syllabus of CA exam from 2016.|
|26th January Parade||US President Obama|
|Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas||Guyana President Donald Ramotar.|
- California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris aims to compete for US senator seat from California. If she win, she’ll be the first ever U.S. Senator of Indian origin.
- Powerful blizzard in Boston-New York.
- Louisiana’s Republican Governor Bobby Jindal says his parents came to the U.S. from India four decades ago to become Americans and not Indian-Americans.
- Congerss-woman Tulsi Gabbard voted against Kerry luger foreign aid law to Pakistan, because pak is a terrorist nation.
- Secretary of state John Kerry visited Vibrant Gujarat summit and met Modi.
- Keystone XL pipeline- to bring oil from Canada to the refineries in the gulf of Mexico.
- Miami state legalized gay marriages.
- World parliament of religions- will be held in Salt Lake City , Utah in 2015.
- Proposed High speed rail project (320 kmph). Travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours.
- Designated TTP’s Mullah Fazlullah as global terrorist.
|Britain||Singer Sarah Brightman will stay at International Space Station (ISS) for 10 days in October, under NASA’s “space-tour” program.|
|Dubai||Burj Khlifa made Guinness record of largest LED lights on new year eve.|
|Israel||International criminal court (ICC) begins preliminary probe for Israel’s war crimes in Palestine territories.|
|Italy||President Giorgio Napolitano resigned. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.|
|Malaysia||Government declared the people in fight MH370 as “dead”- so that insurance-compensation process can begin.|
|Mali||Declared Ebola Free by WHO.|
|NZ||Earthquake at City of Christchurch.|
|Pakistan||Cancelled its anti-polio campaign for 2015, because of the terrorist activities.|
|Seychelles||Brandon Ah Kong, 15 months old boy became youngest person to receive Jaipur foot.|
|Thailand||Military regime has banned PM Yingluck Shinawatra and her family from politics for five years.|
|UN||UN Secretary general Ban-Ki-Moon visited Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad, and appreciated Gujarat’s “solar panels on canals” program.|
|Mangalyan||US National Space Society (NSS) gave 2015 Space Pioneer Award to ISRO’s Mars Orbiter team.|
|Miss Universe||Columbia’s Paulina won this title.|
|Padma awards||Given in a Separate article.|
|Pravasi Bharatiya Awards||Separate article. click me|
|Rajanbhai||Won “Governor of the year” award from British magazine “Central Banking”.|
|Dr.Atul Khare||Ex-IFS officer and AIIMs Doctor. He Became UN under-Secretary-general for field support department.|
|Kailash Satyarthi||This Nobel laureate gave his medal to Rashtrapati Bhawan Museum.|
|Arafat Rahman Koko||Bangladesh’s Opposition party BNP’s chief Khalida Zia’s son.|
|Beant Singh||Ex-CM of Punjab, Murdered in 1995 by Khalistani terrorists. Their mastermind Jagtar Singh Tara arrested in Thailand and soon to be extradited to India.|
|He Zhenlian||He was vice President of International Olympic Committee and instrument in organizing the Beijing Olympic 2008, hence called “Mr.Olympics” in China.|
|Jasodhara Bagchi||Noted Feminist from Kolkata.|
|Kamalnayan Bajaj||100th birth anniversary. He was industrialist from Bajaj family, worked with Gandhi and Vinoba.|
|Rajkumar Manisana||Ex-chairman of NHRC and ex-chief justice of Guwahati highcourt.|
|Subhash Ghisingh||Gorkhaland movement leader, died.|
|Adusumilli Janardhana Vara Prasad||Nicknamed “Ahuthi”, this telegu actor died in January 2015.|
|Edward Brooke||first African-American to be popularly elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. (Republican party)|
|Hara Patnaik||Odisha’s popular actor-director|
|Martin Anderson||He was policy advisor of Ronald Reagan and Nixon. Wrote the book “Reagan – A Life in Letters”|
|Mike Marqusee||Leftist columnist, London.|
|Robert Stone||American novelist, author of “A Flag for Sunrise” and “Dog Soldiers”|
|Scientist Vasant Gowarikar||Dr.Sarabhai’s protégé, published Fertilizer encyclopedia. Involved in various space research programs of ISRO, won Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan.|
|V.B. Rajendra Prasad||Telugu film producer , father of popular actor Jagapathi Babu|
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