Current Affairs India - 28 January 2015

1. IPS Officer K Durga Prasad has been appointed as the Special Director General (DG) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). She has been appointed for next three years or till further orders are given. Before this, she had served as the director of the Special Protection Group (SPG). SPG provides security to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their family members.


2. Poet Arundhathi Subramaniam won the inaugural Khushwant Singh Memorial Prize for Poetry for her work -When God is a Traveller-, announced at a prize ceremony at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The award was established earlier this year by Suhel Seth in memory of the late Khushwant Singh and also carries a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakh.


3. Two-time gold medal winning hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput passed away today following a prolonged illness. He was part of Gold Medal winning hockey teams in 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki Olympics.