Current Affairs, News & Facts of 20 Jan 2015

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  • Eminent Indian-origin Mathematician and Fields medalist recipient Manjul Bhargava to lead the PM Modi's teach-in-India project "GIAN". 
    • He will rope in finest global minds in research and education to teach students at IITs and central universities. 
    • Global Initiative of Academic network (GIAN), is a short-term teaching programme under which scholars abroad will be invited to teach in India.
    • He is the first Indian origin person to win the coveted mathematical honour - Fields medal.
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  • Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani is appointed as the new Chairperson of the Censor Board (Central Board of Film Certification) for a 3-year term. 
    • The centre also filled up the post of other nine members who had resigned with the outgoing chief Leela Samson citing interference in its affairs by the I&B ministry.
    • Few of the notable entrants are: Dr Chandra Prakash Dwivedi, Ashok Pandit and Vani Tripathi.
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  • UN declares west African nation Mali 'free of Ebola' after no new infection cases were noticed for the last 42 days.
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  • Frank Islam, famous Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist, bags prestigious Martin Luther King Jr Award
    • He was recognized for his efforts in international service and civil engagement forwarding the legacy of the Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Martin is prominently known as the tallest leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement of US.
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  • India's NSIC inks MoU with Black Business Council (South Africa) for developing youth owned enterprises in South Africa.
    • NSIC will set up 5 Rapid Incubation Programme with objective to economically empower the marginalized group in the rainbow-nation.
    • NSIC is a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of MSME.
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  • ONGC (Dehradun) lifts 10th Savio Cup All-India Basketball Tournament.  
    • The defending champion ruled the roost again by defeating arch rival Indian Overseas Bank (Chennai) with a 63-53 scoreline in the final.
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  • IITs and the ONGC comes together for a collective R&D programme for developing indigenous technologies to enhance exploration and Exploitation of hydrocarbons and alternate sources of energy.
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