Top current affairs of 7th January 2015 in news and daily GK updates are given below.
National Scene 7th January 2015
1. Three Indian pharmaceutical companies got USFDA approval.
i) Aurobindo pharma, Lupin and Jubilant life sciences received authorital nod from USFDA.
ii) USFDA (U.S Food and drug administration) is the drug control body of US.
i) The ordinance seeks to merge person of Indian origin (PIO) and Overseas citizenship of India (OCI) schemes.
ii) PIO cardholders were now eligible for only 15-year visas. By this scheme PIOs will get life-long Indian visa.
iii) This will prohibit the practice of appearing before the local police station on every visit.
iv) The amendment will give foreigners a relief of 30 days in a year when they can travel outside the country. The Citizenship Amendment Bill of 1955 was first introduced by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in 2013.
Appointments 7th January 2015
3. Avijit Ghosh to be the new CMD of Heavy engineering corporation.
i) Avijit Ghosh appointed the CMD of Heavy engineering corporation ltd. on 7th january 2015.
ii) Mr. Ghosh was the director of mining in Hindustan Copper ltd.
4. Sindhushree Khullar to be the first CEO of NITI ayog.
i) Ms. Khullar is a 1975 batch UT cadre IAS officer. She was the Secretary of Planning Commission in 2012.
ii) Also, Mr.Bibek Debroy, former DRDO chief VK Saraswat appointed full time members. The ex-officio members include Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitly, Suresh Prabhu and Radha Mohan Singh.
Business diary 7th January 2015
5. Harshvardhan Chitale to head lighting business of Philips.
i)Philips appointed Harshvardhan Chitale as its CEO of Lighting solutions South Asia.
ii) Mr.Chitale will operate the business from Gurgaon.
6. Commemorative coin issued to mark 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata.
i) Jamsetji Tata is the founder of Tata group. He founded the group in 1968. Jamsetji Tata is considered as the father of modern industry in India. He is the first industrialist to be felicitated in such a way.