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TOP – 10 HEADLINES – 25.01.2014
1. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh gave away National Bravery awards for the year 2013 to children from various parts of the country in New Delhi.
2. Former Union Minister and DMK leader M K Alagiri was suspended from the party headed by his father M Karunanidhi on charges of going against the party’s stand and airing divergent views on the issue of stitching an alliance with Vijaykant’s DMDK.
3. Former Rajasthan Director General of Police (DGP) H C Meena has been appointed as Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat.
4. India’s economy is projected to grow at a slower-than-expected rate of 5.3 per cent this year, according to a United Nations?report which said the country’s slowdown may have bottomed out.
5. Three new judges were sworn in to the Punjab and Haryana High Court here raising its strength to 51.
6. NASA’s super-high-flying fleet of communication satellites just got bigger. An unmanned rocket blasted into a chilly, clear sky carrying the latest, third-generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellite.
7. Giving a thrust to agriculture, the Congress-led UDF Government in Kerala announced a slew of measures in its 2014-15 Budget to expedite growth in the primary sector.
8. The Railways has decided to earmark berth no. 71 in coach S-1 in all the trains having security escort.
9. The global financial crisis, had hit the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) economies, but these countries are likely to rebound, with India likely to clock “steady” GDP growth in next three years.
10. Fresh water suitable for life flowed on the surface of the Red Planet four billion years ago, according to new evidence found by NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity