January, 2013 – Monthly News


January, 2013

31st January:

30th January:

  • World anti Leprosy Day is observed to create awareness about the air-borne disease.
  • Social Activist Anna Hazare declares his party name as Jantantra Morcha which will not participate in election.

29th January:

  • Tiger Woods win his 75th PGA Tour title in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced repo rate by 25 points.
  • World Winter games, 2013 started in PyeongChang, South Korea.

28th January:

  • Mumbai win Ranji trophy final at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai defeating  Saurashtra.
  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to win Australian Open, 2013 final.

27th January:

  • England defeat India in the fifth and final ODI in Dharamshala .

26th January:

  • India celebrated its 64th Republic Day.
  • King of Bhutan participates as Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade.
  • 4 Padma Vibhushan, 24 Padma Bhushan and 80 Padma Shri awards has been declared on the occasion of Republic Day of India by Govt. of India.
  • Sreeramamurthy Janaki, the renowned playback singer refused to accept the Padma Bhushan.
  • Victoria Azarenka of Belarus wins Australian Open Women’s Singles by defiting Li Na of China.
  • Centre Constituted New High Court for Manipur, Meghalaya And Tripura.

25th January:

  • Milos Zeman elected as Czech Republic President, first person to be directly elected .
  • 3rd National Voters’ Day observe in India.

24th January:

23rd January:

  • Uddhav Thackeray elected as Shiv Sena President.

22th January:

  • Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and Meri Kom will be the Election Commission’s (EC) national icons.
  • Rajnath Singh was elected as BJP President.

21st January:

20th January:

19th January:

  • Rahul Gandhi elected as vice-president of Indian National Congress.
  • Prof. Ved Praksah appointed as Chairman of the University Grants Commission on (UGC).

18th January:

  • Jharkhand was brought under President’s rule.
  • Congress party’s 3-day Chintan Shivir started at Jaipur.

17th January:

16th January:

  • Om Prakash Chautala, Ajay Chautala and two IAS officers were arrested for Trained teachers hiring case of 1999.

15th January:

  • Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in a corruption case.

14th January:

  • Mahakumbh Mela started on the occasion of Makar Sankranti at Allahabad on the confluence of Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati.

13th January:

12th January:

11th January:

  • Microsoft announced its plans to shut down Messenger service from its operating system.

10th January:

9th January:

8th January:

  • Akbaruddin Owaisi, MIM Party MLA arrested for making hate speech.
  • Haryana Chief Minister inugrated National Data Centre of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) data center at Maneshar, Gurgaon. The data centre will be ready by June 2014.

7th January:

  • Lionel Messi wins fourth consecutive Fifa Ballon d’Or in Zurich.
  • 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) start in Kochi.

6th January:

5th January:

4th January:

  • Virat Kohli named as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Awards. Pakistan named as best International Cricket Team.

3rd January:

2nd January:

1st January:

  • Astronautical Society of India (ASI) selected Dr. A.E. Muthunayagam, for 2011 and Dr. V.K. Saraswat for Aryabhatta Award, for 2011.

 Thanks n Regards

Jeevanandam K

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