13 January 2015 Current Affairs

Arvind Panagariya Takes Charge As NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

Noted economist Arvind Panagariya on 13 January took charge as the first vice-chairman of the newly-created NITI Aayog. NITI Aayog has replaced the 65-year old Planning Commission. Panagariya, a professor at Columbia University, is known for his market-friendly views. Panagariya has earlier been the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and a Professor of Economics and Co-director, Centre for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park.


Cristiano Ronaldo Won FIFA Ballon d’Or Award For 2014

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the best footballer of the year in the world. It is the third time that Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or award following the previous triumphs in the years 2008 and 2013. The FIFA Ballon d’Or award is an annual association football award given by FIFA to the male player who has performed the best in the previous calendar year. It is awarded based on the votes from national team coaches and captains, as well as journalists from around the world. The award began in 2010 after France Football’s Ballon d’Or and the men’s FIFA World Player of the Year award were merged.The winner of the 2010 FIFA Ballon d’Or was Lionel Messi who then won the title for the following two years 2011 and 2012.


India’s Mars Orbiter Team Won National Space Society’s Space Pioneer Award

India’s Mars Orbiter programme team has been honoured with the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category by US based National Space Society (NSS). The award will be presented to an ISRO representative during the National Space Society’s 2015 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) that is scheduled to be held in Toronto, Canada from 20 May 2015 to 24 May 2015. The Mars Orbiter Mission team is located in Bangalore and is headed by Mylswamy Annadurai.


 

2 Responses to “13 January 2015 Current Affairs”

  • yasub says:

    sir i want december C.A

  • Padmapriya says:

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