Current Affairs Global - 27 January 2015

1. Anti-austerity Syriza party led by Alexis Tsipras has won general election held recently in Greece. The party won nearly half of the seats in the Parliament. Syriza Party has promised to end Greece-s painful austerity measures and wants to renegotiate its debt before the general election.


Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras also sworn in as the Prime Minister of Greece and is set to form an anti-austerity coalition government. Also he announced to re-negotiate the USD 268 billion bailout plan with the euro zone leaders.


2. Argentine footballer Juan Roman Riquelme retired from international football on 26th January. He played for Argentina in 2006 World Cup in Germany. He debuted for Argentina-s national team in 1996 against Colombia and went on to represent Argentina 51 times and scored 17 goals. He led Argentina football team to win Gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.