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Current Affairs Update for 5 January

Published on Monday, January 05, 2015
Current Affairs Update for today :-


  • ATP World Tennis Championship won by Andy Murray on 04th January 2015. 
  • On 03rd January 2015, Kumar Sangakkara, International Cricketer of Sri Lanka became fastest cricketer to score 12000 Test runs. 


  • Kiran Bhai Vadodaria appointed as President of Indian Newspaper Society (INS) on 02nd January 2015 succeeded by Ravindra Kumar. The Headquarter of INS is in New Delhi. 

Business and Economy

  • On 02nd January 2015, Bharat Forge acquired Mecanique Generale Langroise, the company of France for Rs.90 Crore. The Chairman of Bharat Forge is Baba Kalyani. 
  • On 02nd January 2015, Digital Village Project launched by ICICI Bank Ltd. in Akodara, Gujarat. 


  • V.R. Gowarikar, the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation, died on 02nd January 2015. He was also known as the ‘Father of the Indian Monsoon Model’. 


  • Queen’s New Year Honours given on 01st January 2015 to Indians in which Fauja Singh one of them. Fauja Singh is the World’s oldest Marathon Runner at the age of 103 years. 


  • Online RTI application filling facility launched by the State Government of Maharashtra on 01st January 2015. 
  • The Government of India changed the name of Planning Commission as National Institution for Transforming India Aayog (NITI) Aayog on 01st January 2015.

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