January, 2014

Raises annual cap of LPG to 12 cylinders from 9

The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs raises annual cap of LPG to 12 cylinders from 9.

Andhra Pradesh Assembly rejects Telangana Bill

Andhra Pradesh Assembly rejects Telagnaga Bill, adopting the resolution, which was tabled by Chief Minister Mr. N. Kiran Kumar Reddy for rejecting the Bill, by voice vote.

Mamallapuram gets lighthouse museum

Yet another tourist attraction, a lighthouse heritage museum, was added to the world-renowned, historical tour of Mamallapuram. Inaugurating the facility – comprising heritage and marine museums. Union shipping minister G.V. Vasan said it was the first of its kind in the country and had been set up by the directorate general of light houses and lightships. The museum houses miniatures of different kinds of ships, fishing boats and defence vessels, and also porclain containers, medicine box and crockery with departmental emblem supplied to light-keepers to use in different lighthouses. The open space in the complex, part of which has green cover, has been utilised for installation of specimens of ships and a deep-sea channel marking buoy among other ships. The students entry fee to ` 5, and the museum would be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

England’s women’s team win Ashes series

England’s women’s team win Ashes series with a nine-wicket Twenty20 victory over Australia in Hobart.

Jayawardene become the sixth highest run-scorer

After hitting a spectacular double ton in the first Test match in Dhaka against Sri Lanka, Mahela Jayawardene becomes the sixth highest run-scorer in Tests with 11,236 runs in 142 Tests, Mahela has 33 centuries and 45 fifties to his credit, so far.

India tops in illiterate population

In UNESCO’s Education for All Global Repon (GMR), India tops in having largest illiterate population in the world.

Hydrogen flowing through space

Astronomers discover a river of hydrogen flowing through space into a nearby galaxy around 22 million light years from the earth.

Ukraine’s PM resigns

Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mr. Mykola Azarov resigns to facilitate peaceful settlement of the political crisis even as the Parliament repeals harsh anti-protest laws that had triggered the anti-government protests earlier.

Cyber attacks Pakistani hackers hacked into 2000 Indian websites

In one of the major cyber attacks, Pakistani hackers hacked into more than 2,000 Indian websites on Republic Day.

RBI hikes the indicative policy rate

The RBI hikes the indicative policy rate (repo) rate by 25 basis points to 8% to check inflation.