Current Affairs, News & Facts of 29 Jan 2014

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  • India becomes the first country in South Asia to ban the testing of cosmetics and its ingredients on animals.
    • Though it has left an escape route for pharma companies to either sell such cosmetics tested abroad or outsource the testing of their own products.
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  • Olympics, CWG and Asian Games medal winners will get tax exemption on cash or other rewards given by the government.  
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  • West Bengal Tableau, which depicted the famous Purulia Chhau Dance, declared the best tableau in the Republic Day parade. 
    • Ones of Tamil Nadu & Assam finished up at 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
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  • 70% of Diesel, 99.6 % of Petrol is consumed in the country by the Transport Sector alone as per an all India study conducted by M/s Nielsen (India) for Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of Petroleum Ministry.  
    • Two-wheelers top Petrol consumption with 61.42% followed by cars with 34.33% and 3-wheelers with 2.34%.
    • Diesel consumption: 13.15% by private cars and UVs, 8.94% by commercial cars & UVs and 6.39% by 3-wheelers.
    • Trucks account for 28.25%, Buses 9.55% and Railways about 3.24% of the total diesel consumption in India.
    • Agriculture Sector uses 13% of Diesel; industry consumes 9.02% including industry gensets with 4.06% and Mobile Towers 1.54%.
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  • American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dies aged 94.
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  • DRDO presents Dhruva-3, an indigenous High Performance Computing Systems, to the nation. - read more cat
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  • British era heritage building 'Gorton Castle' in Shimla gutted by fire. The fire reduced at least 2 storeys of this five-storey sprawling building to ashes which houses Himachal Pardesh’s Accountant General.  
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  • Tunisia adopts a new constitution. - read more cat
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