Important Dates & Festivities - Current Affairs for January, 2015

Important Dates & Festivities Current Affairs for January, 2015

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▼ Mahatma Gandhi's 67thdeath anniversary observed on January 30, 2015   [01-23-15]

On this day in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at a prayer meeting.

▼ 27thJanuary 2015- 70thanniversary of Auschwitz concentration camp   [01-23-15]

In the Auschwitz Concentration Camp situated in Poland, where around 1.1 million people, with vast majority of Jews, were killed between 1940 and 1945.

▼ Goa- Venue of Indo-Russian musical Zima fest 2015   [01-23-15]

The festival presented a dichotomous mix of a classic all-round music festival that had Live and DJ performances at the same time started a new trend in the Indian festival environment.

▼ New Delhi- Venue of Matdata Mahotsav to celebrate power of voters on 20thJanuary 2015   [01-22-15]

The event showcases the vibrant democracy in the country in a colorful photo exhibition, capturing some special moments from the beginning of General elections to the 16th Lok Sabha.

▼ Year National Bravery Awards were instituted- 1957   [01-22-15]

This Award is given annually by the Government of India and Indian Council of Child Welfare. This year, 24 children selected for the awards include 4 awardees who have been rewarded posthumously for their acts of bravery.

▼ Foundation Day of EC observed on 25thJanuary 2015   [01-22-15]

Commission came into being on this day in 1950.

▼ 5thNational Voters Day celebrated on 25thJanuary 2015   [01-22-15]

The Election Commission of India is celebrating 5th National Voters’ Day (NVD) across the country and the theme for the 5th NVD is ‘Easy Registration, Easy Correction’.

▼ Statehood of Meghalaya- Celebrated on 21stJanuary   [01-22-15]

Meghalaya was formed by carving out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills on 21st January 1972. Before attaining full statehood, Meghalaya was given semi-autonomous status in 1970.

▼ Statehood of Tripura- Celebrated on 21stJanuary   [01-22-15]

The Governor inaugurated an exhibition which displayed the development of Tripura since 1972, the year the state attained the status of a full-fledged state.

▼ Statehood of Manipur- Celebrated on 21stJanuary   [01-22-15]

Manipur was made a Union Territory in 1956 and a full-fledged State in 1972.

▼ National Immunisation Day held on 18thJanuary 2015   [01-22-15]

Children of less than 5 years age have been given polio drops as part of the Government of India’s drive to sustain polio eradication from the region.

▼ NIA Day celebrated on January 19th, 2015   [01-22-15]

The first NIA Day was celebrated on completion of five years of the agency`s existence, on January 20, 2014. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was set up by the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, which was enacted as India’s law enforcement response to terrorism in the wake of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Late Shri R. V. Raju took over as the first Director General of the NIA on January 19, 2009.

▼ NDRF celebrates 10thRising Day on January 19, 2015   [01-22-15]

The National Disaster Response Force is a specialized disaster response which has proven its worth by rescuing thousands of people in several parts of country.

▼ Makar Sakranti- Festival marking transition of winter to spring   [01-22-15]

Makar Sakranti is the beginning of Uttarayan, which is considered to be a Punya kaal.

▼ ARMY Day-Observed on 15thJanuary each year   [01-22-15]

It was on this day in 1949 when Lt. General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army post Independence.

▼ Pongal- A celebration of harvest time in TN   [01-22-15]

Pongal is a four day festival which usually takes place from January 13 to 16 in the Gregorian calendar i.e., the last day of the Tamil month Margazhi to the third day of Tamil month Thai.

▼ 16thJanuary- Death anniversary of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaya   [01-22-15]

He was a Bengali novelist and short story writer of early 20th century. His works have been made into some fifty films in many Indian languages, particularly his novel Devdas made into sixteen versions, from Bengali, Hindi to Telugu, all versions get huge response.

▼ Swami Vivekananda's birthday is celebrated as National Youth Day on 12thJanuary   [01-22-15]

Swami Vivekananda. It was the 152nd Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. He is best known for his inspiring speech which began, "Sisters and brothers of America, in which he introduced Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago in 1893.