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TOP – 10 HEADLINES – 31.01.2014
1. Bowing to party pressure, the government raised the quota of subsidised LPG to 12 cylinders per household in a year from nine at present and also put on hold paying users the subsidy into bank accounts using Aadhaar platform.
2. The country’s first Monorail service will commence operations next month on the 8.9 km Wadala-Chembur section in the central-eastern suburbs of the metropolis after a delay of over two years.
3. Two fast growing villages in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh would be developed under the Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) by the Union Ministry of Rural Development in collaboration with a private firm.
4. UPA chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid foundation stone of Aligarh Muslim University’s (AMU) Centre in Bihar’s Kishanganj district.
5. The Ministry of Railways and Government of Karnataka signed a memorandum of Understanding today in Bangalore for setting up Rail Coach factory in the state.
6. India signed a MoU with The Netherlands in the field of health and medicine to strengthen bilateral cooperations.
7. Mohan Tiwari, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Ircon International Limited (IRCON), received the Gold Trophy for Project export from the Chief Guest, Dr James S Mutende, Minister of State for Industry and Technology, Uganda at the Export Excellence National Awards held in Mumbai recently.
8. Cricketing minnows the United Arab Emirates and Scotland secured berths at the 2015 World Cup after taking the top two spots at a qualification tournament in New Zealand.
9. Infosys BPO, the business process outsourcing subsidiary of IT major Infosys, announced that it was collaborating with the Government of Costa Rica and the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE) to train students on technical and business process skills.
10. New Zealand’s Kathy Cross became the first woman to be inducted in an ICC umpires’ panel when she was named as an Associate and Affiliate International official following the annual review and selection process.