21 January 2014 Current Affairs

Thailand Imposes State Of Emergency Over Protest

The Thailand government has imposed a 60-day state of emergency in the capital Bangkok on 21 January 2014.The emergency has been imposed in the province to suppress the anti-government protest that has blocked the parts of the capital and to take care of the situation and to enforce the law. The emergency decree bans public gatherings, censor the news reports and imposition of curfew for next 60 days. The emergency measure came into effect from 22 January 2014. To suppress the unrest of the country, the Prime Minister has already called-in for elections on 2 February 2014. To issue a ruling on how and whether the ballot can be delayed the Election Commission is expected to request the constitutional court.

India-born Prof A J Paulraj Won 2014 Marconi Prize

Indian born scientist and Professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University, Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj was on 21 January awarded with prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize. He was awarded for developing the theory and application of MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) antennas. His discovery of use of multiple antennas at both the receiving and transmitting end has helped in revolutionizing the speed of wireless delivery in the world of multimedia services.


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