Current Affairs, News & Facts of 15 Jan 2014

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  • Long jumper Anju Booby George awarded gold medal nine years after her second place finish at the 2005 Monaco World Athletics Final.   
    • The winner Tatyana Kotova (Russia) was stripped off her gold medal having been found guilty of doping in addition her result now stands deleted from the record books. 
    • Anju thus becomes the first ever Indian athlete to clinch a gold medal in a major world track and field event.
    • The event was competed by top eight athletes of that time.
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  • Google buys out Nest Labs, smart thermostat and smoke alarm-maker, in a $3.2-billion deal.  
    • Its seen as a push into a new market of smart household appliances which can be regulated from mobile applications.
    • Its Google second largest acquisition after the $12.5-billion purchase of mobile phone maker Motorola in 2012.
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  • India and Canada inks Letter of Intent for co-operation in Iron and Steel Sector.
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  • Vijay Zol is to captain India in ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in UAE in February 2014 .  
    • He, who recently led India to junior Asia Cup victory, will lead the defending champion with hope to secure the trophy for the 4th time after 2000, 2008 and 2012. 
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  • Namdeo Dhasal, Dalit writer, poet and activist dies aged 64. The Padma Shri and Sahitya Akadami awardee had founded militant 'Dalit Panthers Party' to fight for Dalits rights in 1972.  
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