Monday, February 9, 2009

Current Affairs updated --January 2009

Current affairs plays a major role in Bank and other exams. Here is the latest current affairs.

1. Over 60 people killed in fires in Bangkok during the New Year eve.

2. Sheikh Hassina takes over as the Prime minister of Bangladesh after her party Awami League wins a Massive majority.
3.Sri Lankan Army captures LTTE stronghold Kilinochchi. Kilinochchi is considered the de-facto political capital of LTTE.
India decides to buy P-8I maritime reconnaissance aircraft from the US. It is a step towards securing the country’s rather long coastline. The deal is worth $2.1-billion.
Russian energy giant Gazprom decided to cut exports through Ukrainian pipelines by a fifth in a row over unpaid bills.

This causes a shortage in Gas supply across Europe.

6.Israel launches ground attack in Gaza. A total of 1200 people killed in the attack.

7. Cholera kills 2000 people in Zimbabwe.

8. Indian Government announces a second stimulus package worth Rs. 20000 Crore.

9. Satyam CEO ramalinga Raju admits fraud amounting to Rs.7,000 Crore. Govt dismantles Satyam board and appoints three board of directors. They are Deepak Parekh,Kiran Karnik, C. Achutan.

10.Jharkhand Chief minister Shibu soren resigns after losing a by-election. Presidents rule imposed in State.

The film Ghajini has reportedly raked in more than Rs. 200 crores in two weeks. This appears to be largest ever collection by any Indian film so far.

Slumdog Millionaire received in all four Golden Globes in Los Angeles. It got the globes for Best film, Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy) & Best original score (AR Rahman).

13.China overtake Germany as the World's third largest economy.

14.Citigroup splits into two.It removes its investments banking operations from its major banking operations.

15.Bank of America gets a $20 billion aid from U S Govt.

16. Barack Hussein Obama sworn in as the New president of United States. His Cabinet include-Hillary Clinton,Secretary of State,Robert Gates--Secretary of Defence and Timothey Geithner, Treasury Secretary.

17.United states Economy contracts in the last quarter of 2008 by 3.8 %

The Ashoka Chakra is awarded to former Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare, the seniormost officer to be killed during 26/11, and assistant sub-inspector Tukaram Omble, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan and Havaldar Gajender Singh Bisht of National Security Guard, who died in Taj Mahal Hotel and Nariman House encounter, Senior Mumbai Police officers Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar, Colonel Jojan Thomas and Havaldar Bahadur Singh Bohra of the Army, who died in fighting terrorists in J&K, Delhi Police inspector M C Sharma, who died in the Jamia Nagar encounter, R P Diengdoh of Meghalaya Police and Pramod Kumar Satapathy of Orissa Police.

19.Prime minister successfully undergoes heart surgery.

20.Former President R. Venkitaraman passes away.

21.Australian Open Mens Title won by Rafael Nadal andwomen's Title won by Serena Williams.

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