Read the list of Important Places in News January 2015. Very useful for upcoming exams like IBPS PO, Clerical, SSC-CGL, Insurance and other similar kind of exams.
Places in news – India
1. Bihar – First Buddha heritage walk concluded. 500 piligrims from 11 countries took part in this walk
2. Mumbai – 102nd Indian Science Congress was held under the theme “Science and technology for the benefits of Human”
3. Gujarat – “Taluka Planning Atlas” was launched. Also 7th Vibrant Gujarat summit.
Foreign Places in News
1. Canada – Keystone XL pipeline
to bring oil from Canada to the refineries in the gulf of Mexico
2. Dubai – Burj Khlifa made Guinness record of largest LED lights on new year eve.
3. Paris – Terrorist attack on Chalie Hebdo magazine office at Paris, France
4. Israel – International criminal court (ICC) begins preliminary probe for Israel’s war crimes in Palestine territories
5. Malaysia – MH370 plane crash
6. Mali – Declared Ebola Free by WHO
7. Thailand – Military regime has banned PM Yingluck Shinawatra and her family from politics for five years
8. UNSC – Five new non-permanent members are Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Spain. Total strength of non-permanent members is 10. Five veto powered permanent members are Britain, China, France, Russia and the U.S.
9. Yemen – Houthi rebels (Shia) took over the capital Sana’a, President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned