15 January 2014 Current Affairs

Famous Marathi Poet Namdeo Dhasal Died

Noted Marathi poet and one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers, Padma Shri Namdeo Dhasal has died in Mumbai on 15 January . He was born on 15 February 1949 in Pune district. His selected poems were translated into English under the title ‘ Namdeo Dhasal: Poet of the Underworld ‘ , Poems 1972-2006. He was one of the founders of the militant Dalit Panther movement after the casteist riots in Worli’s BDD chawls. In 1999, he was honored with the prestigious Padma Shri Award . In 2004, he won Sahitya Akadami‚Äôs Life time achievement award. He received the Soviet Land Nehru award in 1974 for his collection of poems Golpitha.

World Bank Projects India’s Growth at Over 6% In 2014-15

The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospects Report released on 15 January forecasted that economy of India will grow by just 6 percent in 2014-15. In its forecast, the World Bank has also said that the economic growth of India will improve to 6.6 percent in 2015-16 and 7.1 percent in 2016-17. The economic growth will be followed by the recovery in global demand and increase in domestic investment.


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