Current Affairs January 2014

double-arrow Who has been appointed as new Executive Director of Central Bank of India?
            (B.K. Divakara)
double-arrow Who named both Album and Record of the Year at the 2014 Grammy Awards?
            (Daft Punk)
double-arrow Who has been appointed as chief vigilance officer in security printing and minting corporation of India Limited?
            (S. K. Jha)
double-arrow Who has won the Udog Rattan Award 2013?
            (M. Bhaduri)
double-arrow Which nation’s astronomers discovered a river of hydrogen in space?
            (United States)
double-arrow Which Olympic Champion faced one year ban for missing doping test?
            (Lee Yong-Dae)
double-arrow Which country’s Supreme Court refuses to review its verdict Criminalizing Gay Sex?
double-arrow Which party’s three MLA’s resigned from the Assembly on 28th January 2014?
             (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha)
double-arrow Name the Legendary folk singer who passes away at the age of 94?
             (Pete Seeger)
double-arrow Which former Indian captain to contest Lok Sabha elections from West Bengal?
             (Mohammed Azharuddin)
double-arrow Which person proposed by Delhi government for the new chief of Delhi Commission for Women?
             (Maitreyi Pushpa)
double-arrow Who has been won the 2013 Costa award for book of the year?
             (Nathan Filer)
double-arrow Who has nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegia lawmakers?
             (Edward Snowden)
double-arrow Which Indian bank’s quarter 3 net profit up 13% at Rs. 2,352 crore?
             (ICICI Bank)
double-arrow Which cricketer became the sixth highest run scorer in test matches?
             (Mahela Jayawardene)
double-arrow Which company’s executive vice-chairman gives IISc Rs. 225 crore?
double-arrow Who has appointed as the fourth deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India?
              (R Gandhi)
double-arrow Who has become the first women umpire in ICC Panel?
             (Kathy Cross)
double-arrow Jaspal Rana, Multiple Asian Games gold medalist,  has been appointed chief coach for junior pistol shooters by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI).

double-arrow Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is now the new chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) . The COSC is the senior-most officer of the three Services and is in-charge for looking after the joint issues related to them. The senior-most of the three Services chiefs takes over the post.

double-arrow RBI to withdraw all Pre- 2005 currency notes

The Reserve Bank has decided to withdraw all currency notes issued prior to 2005, including Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations, after March 31 in a move apparently aimed at curbing black money and fake currencies.

“After March 31, 2014, RBI will completely withdraw from circulation all bank notes issued prior to 2005. From April 1, 2014, the public will be required to approach banks for exchanging these notes,” the RBI said in a statement.

The notes issued before 2005 do not have the year of printing on reverse side so it’s easy to differentiate. Add to this, the year of printing in a small font is visible at the middle of the bottom row in notes issued after 2005.

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