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What Happened on 15 January 2019


15 January 2019 Current Events Kumbh Mela begins in Prayagraj, to continue till March 4

Lakhs of devotees have started to gather in the holy city of Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) as the Kumbh Mela begins from today. The Uttar Pradesh government has made several arrangements to ensure the Mela retains its charm.

About 12 crore devotees are expected to attend the Kumbh Mela, with appropriate security measures being put in place for the same.


Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief challenged in the apex court

On January 10, M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as the interim chief of CBI for a second time, following Alok Verma's ousting.

Verma was removed by a panel led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Now, an NGO Common Cause has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Rao's second-time appointment. An appeal has been made to appoint a regular CBI director, as per the dictated procedures. Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan has taken up the NGO's petition.


Kumbh Mela begins in Prayagraj, to continue till March 4

Lakhs of devotees have started to gather in the holy city of Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) as the Kumbh Mela begins from today. The Uttar Pradesh government has made several arrangements to ensure the Mela retains its charm.About 12 crore devotees are expected to attend the Kumbh Mela, with appropriate security measures being put in place for the same.

Rao's appointment as interim CBI chief challenged in the apex court

On January 10, M Nageshwar Rao was appointed as the interim chief of CBI for a second time, following Alok Verma's ousting.Verma was removed by a panel led by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Now, an NGO Common Cause has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Rao's second-time appointment. An appeal has been made to appoint a regular CBI director, as per the dictated procedures. Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan has taken up the NGO's petition.




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