Current Affairs Update for 1 January 2015

Published on Thursday, January 01, 2015
Current Affairs Update for 1 January 2015


  • Madhu Kaithapram, the famous Malayalam Film Director, died on 29th December 2014. 
  • Boobli George Verghese, the famous Journalist of India, died on 31st December 2014. He was received Ramon Magasaysay Award in the year 1975. 
  • Luise Rainer, first back to back Oscar Award Winner, died on 30th December 2014. Luise Rainer was the first to win consecutive Oscar Awards. 


  • The storm namely ‘Jangmi’ struck in North Eastern Mindanao Island in Philippines on 28th December 2014. The storm known in the Philippines as ‘Seniang’ 
  • On 30th December 2014, the Government of India signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank for Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Program. 
  • Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister of India, visited South Korea on 28th December 2014 to attend 8th India-Republic of Korea joint commission meeting. 
  • Aziz Qureshi appointed as Governor of Mizoram, Dr.Krishan Kant Paul appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand and Keshari Nath Tripathi, the Governor of West Bengal, will take additional charge as the Governor of Mehalaya. 
  • On 29th December 2014, Department of Disability Affairs renamed as Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities by the Government of India. 


  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian Cricket Player, retired from Test Cricket and announced his retirement on 30th December 2014. Under his captaincy, India became No.1 Test Team in the year 2008. 
  • Sunil Chhetri declared All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the year 2014 while Bala Devi became Woman Player of the year 2014.

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