6 January 2014 Current Affairs

US Senate Confirmed Janet Yellen as next Chairperson of Federal Reserve

The US Senate has on 6 January confirmed Janet Yellen as the next head of the US Federal Reserve. She succeeds the Chairman Ben Bernanke as the next head of America’s central bank. Ben Bernanke is stepping down after serving as the Chairman of Federal Bank for eight years, which was dominated by the Great Recession and the efforts of the bank to combat it. Her term in the office will begin on 1 February 2014.

Justice A K Ganguly Resigned as Chairman of WBHRC

Former Supreme Court Judge A K Ganguly has on 6 January resigned as the Chairman of  the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) and submitted his resignation to the West Bengal governor. He resigned following allegations of sexual harassment by a law intern.


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