1-Shyam Benegal Committee constituted to revamp Censor Board
Union Government has constituted Shyam Benegal Committee for a holistic interpretation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952. The committee was formed with an aim to revamp Censor Board of India.
2-Direct transfer for kerosene subsidy from April
The Government has announced the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) for kerosene from April 1. Aimed at better targeting of subsidies, the government already provides DBT for LPG users.
3-Comet Catalina makes once-in-a-lifetime appearance
A double-tailed comet named Catalina, with a greenish glow, is currently passing by the inner solar system for the first and the last time ever. The comet is expected to reach its closest to Earth on January 17.
4-Delhi Police gets placed in Limca Book of Records
Delhi police is placed in Limca Book of records for making India’s largest cash recovery of over 22.49 crore. The recovery was made within 10 hours of reporting the case.
5-Rahul Gandhi to be anointed Cong president
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will be made the party president after his return from Europe next week.
6-Jammu &Kashmir High court order on hoisting state flag stayed
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court order on hoisting the state flag alongside the Indian national flag on constitutional buildings was stayed by a two-judge bench.
7-IRCTC Tourism named most popular travel website
In an online poll conducted by marketing analytics firm MetrixLab, IRCTC’s tourism portal irctctourism.com has been named the Most Popular Website of the Year 2015 in the Leisure & Travel category for the second year in a row.
8-Creator of Debian Linux OS dies aged 42
Ian Murdock, the creator of Debian operating system, died at the age of 42 on Monday. He reportedly committed suicide after he tweeted about taking his life alleging police brutality.
9-Scientists complete 7th row of periodic table
The seventh row of the periodic table was completed on Wednesday after the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) announced the discovery of element 113 and claimed discovery of elements 115, 117 and 118.
10-Singer Natalie Cole dies at 65
American singer Natalie Cole died aged 65. She has won nine Grammy awards including the Album of the Year award in 1992 for her popular album “Unforgettable… with Love”.