1. India cancelled its Rs 3,600 crore deal with Anglo-Italian firm Agusta Westland for supply of 12 VVIP choppers to the Air Force in view of charges that kickbacks to the tune of Rs 360 crore were paid in it.
2. India and the Maldives on Thursday have agreed to jointly patrol and conduct surveillance to strengthen mariti
me security in the Indian Ocean Region.
3. Canara Bank, as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), has launched ‘Udaan’ in Jammu and Kashmir in co-ordination with NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation) and the Government of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
4. Freedom fighter, veteran Journalist and Padm Shree awardee Ishrat Ali Siddiqui died in Lucknow. fb.com/allcurrentaffairs
5. Ashraf Jehan a female judge sworn-in at Pakistan’s national sharia court which hears cases under the Islamic legislation.
6. Ashraf Jehan a female judge sworn-in at Pakistan’s national sharia court which hears cases under the Islamic legislation.
7. India and Saudi Arabia hope to sign an agreement on labour cooperation on domestic workers’ recruitment soon.
8. Chile took its seat at the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) as a non-permanent member of the international body till Dec 31, 2015.
9. Pradeep Kumar Saxena has taken over charge as full-fledged General Manager of South Western Railway (SWR).
10. Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi would be conducting the sixth edition of the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFOK) from January 27 to February 3, 2014 at Thrissur.
11. Sri Lanka is playing against India in the semifinals of the Under-19 Asia Cup Cricket Championship in Dubai.
12. ONGC Tripura Power Corporation (OTPC) has formally announced the launch of commercial operations of its first unit of the 3 MW Palatana power plant.
13. Tourism Ministry launched its calendar Incredible India for 2014 to promote India as one of the best tourism destinations of the world.
14. Govt is likely to allow FDI in high speed trains and other projects including development of rail lines between project sites and existing network.