Current Affairs Update for 8 January 2015

Published on Thursday, January 08, 2015
Current Affairs Update for today :-


  • Popov Ivan of Russia won Chennai International Open Grandmaster Chess title on 06th January 2015. 


  • On 07th January 2015, the maternity leave period increased from 135 days to 180 days by the State Government of Bihar. 
  • 13th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas started on 07th January 2015 in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat. 
  • The President of India signed ordinance to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 2014 on 07th January 2015 to plying e-richshaws on road in Delhi. 
  • Charlie Hebdo, the Newspaper of France came under attack by gunmen on 07th January 2015. Resultantly, the Chief Editor of newspaper Stephane Charbonnier (Charb) died along with some other persons. 

Business and Economy

  • WeBank, first online bank of China launched by Tencent Holdings Limited on 07th January 2015 to promote the small business. 
  • On 06th January 2015, 12.57% increased recorded in the revenue of Indian Railways for the first 9 months of the year 2014-15.

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