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Latest General Knowledge updates January 2015

Published: 2 years ago

Category: General Knowledge

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US President Barack Obama arrived in India on historic 3-day visit on January 25, 2015

Barack Obama became the first US President to be in India twice while in office.

Obama is also the first US President present at Republic Day parade as a chief guest.

India celebrated its 66th Republic Day with enthusiasm on January 26, 2015 with US President as chief guest.

2015 Republic Day parade for the first time featured all-women contingents of the three Services (Army, Navy and Air Force) march across Rajpath.

India has signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with the United States for building of Smart cities in Visakhapatnam (AP), Allahabad (UP) and Ajmer (Raj.)

Both countries agreed to set up a hotline between their top leaders – PM Modi and US President Obama and also decide to deepen defense cooperation.

India and US agreed to move towards commercial co-operation of their landmark Civil Nuclear Deal.

Wing Commander Puja Thakur became first lady officer to lead Inter-Service Guard of Honour on January 25

President approved conferment of Padma Awards 2015 on 104 persons on Jan 26, 2015

Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao scheme (Save girl child, educate her) was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Panipat in Haryana on January 22, 2015

National Girl Child Day observed on Jan 24

Legendary cartoonist R K Laxman passed away on Jan 26 and many more

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