Current Affairs Update for 19 Janauary

Published on Monday, January 19, 2015
Current Affairs Update for today :-

Sports


  • On 18th January 2015, AB de Villiers, International Cricketer of South Africa hit fastest century in ODI Cricket. He completed his century in just 31 balls against West Indies. 
  • On 16th January 2015, Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic won women’s single title of Sydney International Tennis Tournament after defeating Karolina Pliskova. 

Science and Technology

  • On 16th January 2015, the year 2014 ranked as Earth’s hottest year since the year 1880. The analysis done by the scientists of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

Appointments

  • Deep Kumar Upadhyay appointed as Nepal’s ambassador to India on 16th January 2015. The Prime Minister of Nepal is Sushil Kumar Koirala. 
  • Ajay Devgan, the famous Bollywood Actor appointed as SAARC HIV/AIDS Campaign Goodwill Ambassador. 

Awards

  • R.K. Tyagi, the Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. conferred with JGBS-Top Rankers’ Excellence Award of the year 2014. 
  • Master Devesh Kumar has chosen for Sanjay Chopra Award and Gunjan Sharma chosen for Geeta Chopra Award as announced by the Government of India on 17th January 2015. The awards are considered as National Bravery Awards. 

Politics

  • On 16th January 2015, two schemes namely ‘Venture Capital Fund’ and ‘Green Business Scheme’ launched by the Government of India to support Scheduled Castes. 

Business and Economy

  • According to the report of Bloomberg Top 50 most valued global banks, HDFC Bank Ltd. ranked at 45th position while State Bank of India is at 46th position.

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