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November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 Content: 1. International 2. India and World 3. National 4. States 5. Conferences 6. Awards and Honours 7. Sports News 8. Economy 9. Science & Technology 10. Persons in news 11. Places In News 12. Abbreviations 13. Books in news 14. Committees International 1. Somalia Assembly Passes the Endorses Draft Constitution :Somalia Constitution on 1 august 2012 endorsed a draft constitution billed a key step to ending the decades of the civil war. The Horn of Africa country’s outgoing government hailed the end of an eight -year interim period. Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali expressed happy and announced that Somalia has from now, left the transitional period. The special assembly chosen by traditional elders in a U.N.-backed process took eight days to debate and vote on the new Constitution, as the graft-riddled government approaches the end of its mandate on August 20. 2. Myanmar abolished Direct Media Censorship : Myanmar on 20 august 2012 he latest dramatic reform by its quasi-civilian regime, but journalists face other formidable restrictions including a ban on private daily newspapers and a pervasive culture of selfcensorship. Under the new acts journalists no longer have to submit reports to state censors before publication, ending a practice strictly enforced during nearly half a century of military rule that ended in March last year. Previously, every song, book, cartoon, news report and planned piece of art required approval by teams of censors rooting out political messages and criticisms of one of Asia’s most repressive governments. 3. China to shut hundreds of coal mines this year : The State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) said the country(China) aims to close another 625 small coal mines this year in an attempt to reduce the number of deadly accidents, as the death toll in latest coal mine explosion mounted to 43, raising concerns over safety 4. Pakistan Supreme Court annulled New Law Protecting the Prime Minister: Supreme Court of Pakistan on 3 August 2012 annulled the new law called Contempt of Court Act 2012(COCA 2012). Pakistan’s Supreme Court 3 August 2012 struck down a law
designed to protect the new prime minister from being charged with contempt and thrown out of office like his predecessor. The court ousted the previous prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, from office in June by charging him with contempt of court for failing to reopen corruption proceedings against President Asif Zardari. 5. OIC suspended Syria: The Organisation Islamic Cooperation(OIC) suspended Syria on 16th August 2012 saying the Muslim world can no longer accept a government that “massacres its people”,further isolating the embattled regime. 6. Senkaku Islands became the Bone of Contention between China and Japan : Ten Japanese on 23 August 2012, made an unauthorized landing on Uotsuri, which is known in Japan as the Senkaku Islands and in China as the Diaoyu Islands. The uninhabited islands surrounded by rich fishing grounds are controlled by Japan but also claimed by China and Taiwan.The Senkaku Islands dispute engulfs in itself a territorial dispute on a group of uninhabited islands. Of the ten Japanese people who visited the island, five were apparently conservative local assembly members.The Senkaku Islands are located in the East China Sea between Japan, and the Republic of China. The archipelago contains five uninhabited islands. 7. Smita Shah first Indian-American to serve as DNC parliamentarian : Smita Shah a close supporter of US President Barack Obama, is vice-chair of the Chicago Plan Commission, become the first Indian-American to serve as a Democratic National Convention parliamentarian on 5th September 2012.As per the publically available documents, Smita has been an applauded donor to the campaign of the Democratic Party and Obama. 8. US strikes Nepal Maoists from terror blacklist : On 06th September 2012 US has lifted sanctions and removed the Communist party of Nepal(Maoists) Organization of Nepal from the list of designated terrorist organisation,years after the rebels abandoned their named struggle and entered open politics and signed a peace treaty. 9. U.S. designates Haqqani network a terrorist group : The United States said on 7th September 2012 it is designating the Pakistan-based Haqqani network a terrorist organization, triggering sanctions against a group American officials blame for high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, and which they say has ties to the Pakistani state. 10. Army in Egypt reports 32 deaths in Sinai crackdown : Egyptian armed forces have killed 32 “criminal elements” since launching an operation against Islamist militants in Sinai on 8th September 2012. 11. Canada cuts diplomatic ties with Iran : John Baird,Foreign minister Canada said: “*Iran+ is among the world’s worst violators of human rights; and it shelters and materially supports terrorist groups, requiring the government of Canada to formally list Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism under the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act.Canada cuts diplomatic ties with Iran.So, Canada has closed its embassy in Tehran and ordered the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, partly because of the country’s backing of the Syrian regime. 12. Somalia gets a new president : Somalia’s parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new leader for the African nation on 10th September 2012. 13. Japan to buy disputed East China Sea islands : The uninhabited islands, known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, have long been a source of friction. Japan and China have competing territorial claims to the islets and surrounding fishing areas and potentially rich gas deposits.The Japanese government will buy the islets for 2.05 billion yen ($26.15 million) and the owners will sign a contract soon.
14. Biggest Fire Accident in Karachi 290 Members Die : At least 290 people have been confirmed dead in a fire that broke out in a garment factory in Karachi on 11th September 2012 night. 15. Bill Gates remains the richest in U.S.: Forbes : Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has retained his position as the richest person in America for the 19th year in a row this year, according to Forbes’ annual ranking of the nation’s 400 super rich people who have a combined net worth of $1.7 trillion.Five Indian-Americans, including Silicon Valley venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and founder of IT major Syntel, Bharat Desai (ranked 239),Founder and Chairman of the Symphony Technology Group Romesh Wadhwani(ranked 250), Google board member and shareholder Kavitark Ram Shriram (ranked 298),Founder and CEO of the popular energy drink ‘5-hour energy’ Manoj Bhargava(ranked 311). 16. Zardari, Hillary discuss India-Pak trade ties : Improving trade ties between Pakistan and India, terrorism and violent anti-U.S. protests were among a host of issues that Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari discussed with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when they met NewYork on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session on 25th September 2012. 17. Buddhist temples attacked in Bangladesh: Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims set fire to at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes in Ramu town and its adjoining villages — some 350 km from Dhaka in anger over a Facebook photo of a burned Quran on 30th September 2012. 18. 32 killed in blasts across Iraq : A wave of bombings and shootings in Iraq on 30th September 2012 killed at least 32 people and wounded 104 .The violence was centred in Baghdad and the surrounding areas of Taji, Madain and Tarmiyah. 19. Worldwide protests against the film “Innocence of Muslims” : The attacks will be continued on 14th September 2012 also in several countries, including Egypt, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia due the release of the film Innocence of Muslims.UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has denounced as “hateful” an anti-Islam movie produced in the United States. 20. Russia to mine super hard diamonds: Russia has declassified a huge deposit of unique super hard diamonds that dwarf the global reserves of the precious stone and can meet the worldwide demand for another 3,000 years.The deposit, located in an asteroid crater 120 km in diameter, has been kept under wraps for nearly 40 decades as the Soviet Union mined enough diamonds elsewhere and also produced synthetic diamonds. 21. Imran Khan on anti-drone ‘peace march’ to tribal belt : Imran Khan on 6th October 2012 set off on a motorcade “peace march” to the terrorists-riddled South Waziristan to protest US drone strikes in the tribal belt. 22. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Re-Elected for fourth term : Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been re-elected for the third term. Mr Chavez defeated opposition leader Henrique Capriles. Mr Chavez garnered 54.42 per cent of the vote while his rival bagged 44 per cent votes. 23. Pakistani youth support Malala Yousufzai : Pakistani teenaged rights campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, who was on 14th October 2012 shot by the Taliban for publicly opposing them against the girl education.She got the support from all over the world. 24. Ali Zidan elected Libya PM : Libya’s 200-member General National Congress has elected a former congressman and human rights lawyer Ali Zidan as the country’s new Prime Minister on 14th October 2012. 25. Austrian skydiver breaks sound barrier : Austrian national Felix Baumgartner, who
U. Australia and Rwanda. Brazil and Canada and 41 abstentions including Britain.74 percent. UN. Five New Non-Permanent Member Countries Elected to UN Security Council : UN General Assembly elected five new non-permanent members to the Security Council. status for the Palestinian Authority.jumped from a height of 39 km. Mahama Re-elected as Ghana’s President : On 10 December Ghana’s incumbent President John Dramani Mahama of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has won the country’s presidential election. while his closest challenger. firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights. 34. Shinzo Abe Elected As Japan’s New PM : The former Prime Minister and the Leader of LDP Shinzo Abe elected as a Prime Minister with a clear victory over the Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party of Japan(DPJ) Yoshihiko Noda in the Parliamentary . Nepal elected to UN ECOSOC board : Nepal elected a board member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three-year term starting in January 2013. approves Palestinian ‘observer state’ bid : The United Nations General Assembly on 30 November 2012 endorsed an upgraded U. Nepal along with 17 other countries were elected board members of ECOSOC 8th November 2012 by the UN General Assembly. 26. 36. 32.He had served as Ghana’s vice president since 2009. 31.Mahama took 50. despite intense opposition from the United States and Israel. Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari also announced a $10-million donation for a global war chest to educate all girls by 2015 set up in the name of Malala Yousafzai for campaigning for girls’ education. 29. Pakistan Launched ‘Malala Fund’ : Pakistan joined forces with the United Nations on 10 December 2012 to launch a fund aimed at boosting girls’ education throughout the world.N. China’s Communist Party selects new leadership : China elects the new President as Xi Jinping and Prime Minister as Li Keqiang on 14 November 2012. Elections were set for 16 December 2012.The fund is named for Malala Yousafzai.70 percent of the total valid votes cast. Barack Obama re-elected as President of US : Barack Obama re-elected as President of US with a clear victory over Republican challenger Mitt Romney on 7th November 2012. Hindu-American elected to US Congress for the first time : Tulsi Gabbard is the first Hindu-American elected as the US House of Representative from Hawaii in November 2012 elections. 33. the 15-year-old Pakistani girl.paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve Japan’s myriad problems. The New Members are South Korea. Israel fires into Syria : Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighboring Syria for the first time on 11th November 2012. Luxembourg. Argentina. Iran bans export of 50 basic foods to preserve supplies : Iran has banned the export of around 50 basic goods in order to preserve supplies of essential items in the wake of tightening Western sanctions 28.The vote was 138 delegates in favor of the measure including India. 35. Japan to go to polls on 16 December 2012 : Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the Lower House of Parliament on 16 November 2012 . nine against including America. became the first skydiver to record the highest ever freefall and also the first human to go faster than the speed of sound. Mahama becomes the fourth president to be elected under the Forth Republic. 37.N. 27.With his re-election. 30. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) obtained 47.
The orders of the Court came following the allegations . Mr.The lawmakers in Japan voted in favour of Abe by 328 votes. Morsi signed on Egypt’s New Constitution : On 25 December Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi signed into law a new Islamist-drafted constitution. The Supreme Court gave authorities 24 hours to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and 16 others. Jacob Zuma re-elected as South Africa’s President : South Africa’s ruling African National Congress on 18 December 2012 re-elected President Jacob Zuma as the party chief with a thumping majority. had secured the necessary votes and defeated Moon Jae-in. Palestinian Authority to be Named ‘State of Palestine’ : On 7 January Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has signed a decree changing the name of the Palestinian Authority to the “”State of Palestine. Napolitano Dissolved Italian Parliament : On 22 December Italian President Giorgio Napolitano dissolved Parliament following the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Monti.Zuma received the support of over 75 per cent of the total voting delegates at the ANC National Conference held in Bloemfontein. Pakistan is the 98th country among the 93 U. Two-thirds of the members of the 270-seat council were elected earlier this year in a vote in which only 12 per cent of registered voters participated. Macedonia. 45. Serbia and Montenegro. He signed a declaration enforcing the charter late after the official announcement of the result of a referendum approving the basic law. U.S. Pakistan Recognised the Republic of Kosovo : On 26 December Pakistan Government officially recognised Kosovo as an independent state. Pakistani Supreme Court Orders Arrest of Prime Minister : On 15 January 2013 Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minister in connection with a corruption case linked to power projects. of the Democratic United Party. almost five years after it declared independence from Serbia on 17 February 2008. The remaining 90 were appointed by Mohamed Morsi.”" according to the organization’s official news agency. 38. Pak Cleared Anti-terror Bill : On 20 December Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a bill that will give intelligence and security agencies sweeping powers to conduct surveillance and collect data from SMS’s and emails.N-member states to recognise Kosovo .3 billion – dollar in defense spending for 2013. easing limits on satellite exports and providing more Marines for embassy security. the newly chosen leader of DPJ received merely 57 votes.This is the first in the history of Pakistan to arrest a Prime Minister. which is part of the ruling coalition led by the Pakistan People’s Party. The bill authorizing 633. Park elected South Korean President : Park Guen-hye. Park is the country’s first woman President. 44. 43. 42. 46. Opponent Banri Kaieda. the daughter of former military dictator Park Chung-hee.The National Assembly or lower house of parliament approved the “”Fair Trial Bill 2012 “” after incorporating amendments proposed by the main opposition PML-N and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. 40. 41. House Passed Defense Bill : On 20 December US (United States) House of Representatives passed the Defence Authorization Act of 2013.Kosovo is a small south east European state lies between Albania. Juma was Deputy President of South Africa from 1999 to 2005 39.Elections on 26 December 2012. Italian Government under the leadership of Mario Monti brought forward a series of austerity reforms backed by EU and business leaders. She is the former head of the ruling Conservative Saenuri Party. beat her opponent on 19 December 2012 in the South Korean presidential elections. the Islamist president.
The MoU was signed by Chairman of the Israel science Foundation professor Benjamin Geiger and Chairman of University Grants Commission ved Prakash. India. high capacity magazine as well as to make the background check mandatory.The governments agreed to ban the production.Milos Zeman. One of these measures include requiring the target shooters to keep their guns locked and also to ban military-style assault weapons. 140 Nations Agreed On Global Mercury Limits : On 19 January . West Bengal.000 ATMs for all public sector banks in Andhra Pradesh. . won with 54.000 a research project for three years . 2. making them stricter. More than 140 nations have agreed on the first legally binding treaty to curb mercury pollution. 47. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Chief Election Commissioner of India V S Sampath on behalf of the poll panel and by Justice Nung Hwan Kim of the Republic of Korea at a brief ceremony.Zeman replaces Vaclav Klaus.8% of the vote.The treaty has been discussed for four years.Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands by 2013—14. but it is only now that the negotiators agreed over the final version of the document. released and emitted. Milos Zeman Elected as Czech Republic new President : On 25 January A leftist candidate Milos Zeman won the Czech Republic’s first presidential election decided by direct vote. an aristocratic foreign minister with the TOP09 party.00. The programme. known as the Minamata Convention on Mercury. a former prime minister and head of the Citizens’ Rights Party. The treaty.Obama announced that this was his attempt to keep children safe. 48.He defeated Karel Schwarzenberg. This is the 13th MoU signed by ECI with other countries and international election panels. in order to limit mercury emissions. 49. humanities and arts. which will run for five years will provide support up to $1.which would come into effect immediately after his signatures. who must step down after serving the maximum of two terms.2%. who garnered 45. done during his office of the Water and Power Minister. India-Israel Sign MoU on research programme : India and Israel on 02 August 2012 entered into a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for launching a programme that would promote collaborative research across a wide range of disciplines from medical and information technology to social sciences. EC signs MoU with South Korean counterpart : The Election Commission of India on 01 August 2012 signed an MoU with its South Korean counterpart to help each other in strengthening the electoral processes and political culture. Tamil Nadu. Monaco ink tax information exchange agreement :Tata Communications’ payment solutions providing arm has bagged an exclusive order to install and manage nearly 14. 3.”Government of India and Government of Principality of Monaco have signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) on 02.Delegates at UN discussed in Geneva approved measures to control the use of the highly toxic metal. provides controls and reductions across a range of products and processes where mercury is used. which is widely used in chemical production and small-scale mining. keeping in view the massacre of Newtown where 20 first grade children along with six adults were killed.August 2012″. export and import of a range of products containing mercury by 2020.in connection with a corruption case linked to power projects. INDIA & WORLD 1. Obama Signed 23 Executive Orders on Gun Safety : On 16 January President Barack Obama announced 23 executive actions on gun control laws.
Indian Scientist .After the US. There will be a fee of Rs 1500 for screening. Sonia is Sixth in Forbes list of 100 most powerful Women : The Forbes magazine on 22nd August 2012 ranked united progressive Alliance(UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi the sixth most powerful woman in the world in the list of 100women.transit through Chabahar port : India. chocolate products.Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel got the first place. moved one more step ahead in aerial security. commerce minister Anand Sharma said in colombo on 03 August 2012. candies. with taking the delivery of the first Embraer 145 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) in Brazil on 17 August 2012.The banned milk products include chocolate. This includes a comprehensive logistic package that entails training. 6. furnace oil and petcoke. to be borne by the applicant. they agreed to work for expanding trade. 11. United States Secretary Hillary Clinton got the second place and Michelle Obama got the 7th Place. India. confectionery.4. the screening will not be required for those travelling for six months or less. 12. 13.India and Brazil signed a deal reportedly worth $ 210 million for the supply of three aircraft by 2014. 7. 5. Amitabh Ghosh part of the NASA team which had identified the landing site of the ‘Curiosity’ rover on Mars on 6August 2012 described the Spot as “very exciting and holding “great promise”. India gets first Embraer jet with Indian airborne radar tech : India. 5. TB screening for Indians seeking UK visa :From August 16. food preparations with milk or milk solids as ingredient. at present it is behind only to the US. Amitabh Ghosh in NASA team helped choose Curiosity’s landing site : An Indian scientist. Iran & Afghanistan to expand trade. investment and transit cooperation through Chabahar port in Iran. India Ranked Second in Search Queries for Education on Google : Indian Ranked second in education queries on Google.The Home Office announced that all such applicants would be required to submit a certificate from a local clinic approved by the British Government to show that they are “TB-free’’. The SEZ would promote exports to the production chains in India. 10. Indian people from IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmadabad were the most searched in their respective categories. supply of spare parts and ground support equipment. At a trilateral meeting in Teheran. Islamabad has asked India to register its oil marketing companies(OMCs) with Pakistani State Oil to take part in spot tenders for supply of petroleum products such as petrol. milk products from China :The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recommended the extension of the ban till June 2013 or until further orders. Ranking by World Bank : As per the World Bank Report. However. Government extends ban on import of milk. technical support. India was Ranked 8th in 2008. 8. Indians planning to travel to UK for more than six months will be screened for tuberculosis before they are given a visa under a pre-entry TB screening programme extended to India.diesel. 4. 9. 6. India has been ranked at 132 . Iran and Afghanistan have moved one step closer to expand their trade and economic ties. A joint working group consisting of the representatives of the three countries will meet within the next three months in Chabahar to expedite the process. Pakistan asked India to register Oil Marketing: Companies (OMCs) with Pakistan State Oil In the wake of New Delhi’s decision to allow pakistani investments.India to help Sri Lanka set up SEZs :India will help Sri Lanka establish a special economic zone to manufacture auto components in Trincomaee.
19. Pakistan to ink 3 pacts to boost economic activity : Hoping that the forthcoming visit of External Affairs Minister S. saying the move will create goodwill and give a boost to efforts to normalise bilateral relations. and to suggest a roadmap for improving business climate in India. who was served summons by a US court last month in a case of alleged custodial torture and extra judicial killings of Sikhs. liberalized policy framework.Larsen & Toubro got the ninth rank. drug major Alexion Pharmaceuticals. the government has asked Telecom Service Providers not to provide mobile connection for more than three months to any foreign tourist visiting India. an important step forward in improving relations between the nuclear armed neighbours. India. 16. internet retail giant Amazon. 15. 14. 17. textiles and sports for investments in India.The US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin had issued Summons against Badal on August 8 when he was in Wisconsin on a private visit to attend a marriage ceremony.process reforms etc.Damodaran has been constituted on 23 August 2012 by this ministry to extensively examine different areas of root functioning such as financial reforms. Krishna would lead to a liberal visa regime agreement.Cloud computing king Salesforce. Pakistan can explore sectors like cement. the Department of Telecom (DoT) has told the service providers that the proof for issuance of a mobile connection to any foreigner would be the passport having a valid visa. Pakistan ink visa agreement : Pakistan and India have announced on 8th September 2012 that they will ease tough visa restrictions. a move designed to build trust in the often prickly relationship between the world’s two mo st populous nations. Five Indian firms in Forbes list of world’s most innovative companies : Five Indian companies including Larsen & Toubro. . has sought dismissal of the motion against him or additional time of 90 days to defend the charges. Infosys got 19th rank. China to resume joint military exercises : India and China announced on 04th September 2012 they would resume joint military exercises after a four-year gap. on 04th September 2012.Tata Consultancy Services got 29th rank and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries got 38th rank. which have come into effect recently.com and open source software leader Red Hat took the top four places. 20. Anand Sharma. Hindustan Unilever and Infosys are ranked on Forbes magazine’s list of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” topped by four US companies. governance reforms.According to the fresh guidelines.Hindustan Unilever got the 12th rank. mutual recognition of standards and redressal of trade issues to give a fillip to economic activity. Pak hails India’s move to allow FDI : Pakistan 01 August 2012 welcomed India’s decision to allow Pakistani Foreign Direct Investment. space and atomic energy.amongst the sample 183 Countries.Recognising the need for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for doing business in India. Besides.M. said India and Pakistan would soon ink three agreements in the areas of customs co-operation. the FDI proposals from Pakistan need to be cleared from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB). India. Commerce and Industry Minister. M. India. Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan welcomed the Indian government’s decision to allow Pakistani investments in all areas except defence. 18. a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri. America Court Summons to Parkash Singh Badal : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.com. No mobile connection for more than 3 months to any foreign tourist: Government : To check misuse of SIM cards.Four US companies.
India. 27. much lower than neighbouring China. a Dutch national. ECIL to supply converters to international science centre : Public sector electronic manufacturing firm. 28. manufacturing and supply of around 500 ultra stable power converters that cost around 7. 22. covering 72 cities in 58 countries Capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai are the least expensive cities and Tokyo is the most expensive city for food in the world. 29. the Democratic Republic of Congo. has been selected to supply power converters to the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). Ruhl. Highest under-5 deaths in India : In the Child Mortality Estimates Report 2012 published by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). ECIL would be involved in design. Afghanistan and the US held their first trilateral meeting in New York on 25th September 2012. India was placed at the top position in the chart of 10 countries that topped on the chart. who retires in October. India hold first trilateral meeting : India. 26. 23. designated nodal agency to coordinate between various departments involved in the project. Onno Ruhl appointed World Bank country director for India : The World Bank has appointed Onno Ruhl as the country director for India. 50 crore) of the total Indian contribution of around 36 million Euros. US. The other countries with their names on the chart are Nigeria.Accordingly. Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL).The major point of discussion was on the situation in Afghanistan along with the issue of terrorism.5 million Euros (about Rs. who is at present in New Delhi for his three-day long state visit. Pakistan. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation won work in Jakarta Metro Rail Project : Delhi Metro has bagged the work of Management Consulting Services for building the Phase. Ethiopia.21. India pledges $10-million for Palestine : The Prime Minister Manmohan 11th September 2012 announced to an assistance of $10 million to Palestine’s budget for this year to help address its financial requirements.This is the first time that Delhi Metro has got a project outside the country since its inception in 1997. was previously the director for operation services and quality in the South Asia region of the World Bank. 24. the multi-lateral funding agency. Bangladesh and Afghanistan. vocational training and education with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Haryana and Delhi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) on 12th September 2012 signed an MoU to promote trade and investment and improve linkages between business communities of the two countries. Mumbai among least expensive cities around world : A report released Friday by the Swiss bank UBS.ECIL signed a bilateral contract for supply of convertors with Bose Institute. an international science centre at Darmstadt near Frankfurt in Germany. Saudi Arabia. China. Indonesia.I of Jakarta Mass Rapid System in Indonesia. in the 2012 Global Food Security Index released . Pakistan trade bodies sign Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) : The Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry(IWCCI)and the Punjab. India hold talks on defence ties : The first meeting of the India-Saudi Arabia joint committee on defence cooperation was held on 10th September 2012 at New Delhi and both sides discussed proposals for exchange of high-level visits. India ranks lower than China in global food security index : India has been ranked 66. Afghanistan.Prime Minister made this announcement after signing three bilateral pacts – the areas of information and communication technology. development. He will replace Roberto Zagha. training and functional exchanges in various areas. Delhi. 25. 30.
New Zealand sign five pacts to cooperate in field of education : India and New Zealand signed five Memoranda of Understanding in the different fields of education on 19th October 2012. even as it committed itself to complete its part of 800 km of gas pipeline to India till Irani boundaries by the end of this year. Dr. C. 36.Pakistan (ranked 75) and Bangladesh ( ranked 81) in the list of 105 countries. 31.000 crore for procuring around 10. 32. India. Australia signs MoU to strengthen bilateral cooperation : India and Austrlia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 1st October 2012 for strengthening long-term relationship and bilateral Cooperation on Road and Rail Infrastructure. Mrs. Austrlia tie up to develop ‘smart cities’ : India tie up with Austrlia to develop two “smart cities” in all states with a host of modern features like intelligent transport and carbon neutral status in each of the states in the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal mission.India is ranked 66 .India is ranked 65th out of 79 countries in GHI. Pakistan at 57 and Sri Lanka at 37. Innovation and Technology of Austrlia. . 34. Sri Lanka (ranked 62). skill development and textiles. cooperation in student mobility and welfare.P.The agreement was signed between the Minister of Railways and Road Transport and Highways. India.Initially half a million to one million population cities will be developed as smart cities with the help of Austrian Institute of Technology who is expertise in this field. entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas) for jointly exploring opportunities in exploration of oil and gas and LNG business. behind China at 2nd place. says the 2012 Global Hunger Index (GHI) released by US-based International Food Policy and Research Institute. Pakistan and Sri Lanka in reducing hunger level. the multilateral lending agency.They also agreed to begin negotiations for an agreement on Civil Nuclear Energy Cooperation which will precede actual cooperation. Cabinet clears Rs 8. 37. IOC signs MoU with Korea Gas : Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). 39. 40. and the government of India 5th October signed a loan agreement worth $ 500 million for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) in the country.000cr missile purchase for armed forces : Proposals worth over Rs 8. Iran to complete gas pipeline work by year-end : Iran has said it was for India and Pakistan to sort out issues related to the proposed Indo-Iran gas pipeline. India. 35.by the American chemical company DuPont on 26th September 2012. Pak in reducing hunger level : India lags behind neighbouring China. China (ranked 39) . India lags behind China. Both the countries also signed four agreements in the field of space science technology and education. 38. on 17th October 2012. 33.Joshi and visiting Federal Minister of Transport.000 ‘Invar’ missiles from Russia for the Army’s T90 tanks and over 200 air-launched versions of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for the IAF were cleared on 18th October 2012 by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS). India and Australia Sign Four Agreements of Cooperation : India and Australia agreed to expand cooperation in security and Defence including fight against terrorism. Doris Burse in New Delhi. Switzerland to cooperate in Transport sector : India and Switzerland on 19th October 2012 discussed ways and means for enhancing cooperation in the field of Transport sector including roads and Railways. India gets $500 mn World Bank fund for secondary education : World Bank. India.
Derry/Londonderry.This agreement is a follow-up of the Japanese Government Program named Global 30. “Papee” 42. Beijing. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) lift export ban on some milk products: Amid surplus availability of milk powder in the country. of engagement with Super 30 for increasing the flow of Indian Students to Japan. Canada : Defence Research and Development Organisation and York University. Hyderabad. . Hobart. the government is likely to decide on 1st November 2012 on lifting ban on export of milk products. nanotechnology. 47. Christchurch. France. India imports Uranium from canada for civil nuclear reactors. 49. and due to increasing demands of businessmen of India (and terrorists of Pakistan). 50. India-US-Japan trilateral meet : The US’ ‘pivot-to-Asia’ policy. and others. 43. DRDO ties up with York University. China-Japan maritime dispute and South China Sea will be among the issues to be discussed during the 3rd round of India-US-Japan Trilateral dialogue in New Delhi on 29th October 2012. dairy whitener and infant milk foods.e. Canada to allow civil nuclear trade with India : India and Canada signed an agreement on 6th November 2012 in New Delhi for bilateral Cooperation in civil nuclear trade. 48. Agreement with World Bank for Assam road project: India has signed a 320-million dollar loan agreement with the World Bank for road projects in Assam on 5th November 2012. 52. US included as dialogue partner of Indian Ocean countries:The US was inducted as a sixth dialogue partner in the 20-nation Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) grouping on 3rd November 2012. Egypt and Japan. Canada signed a memorandum of understanding for doing collaborative defence research in the areas of advanced materials. India’s UPA. which will sponsor study of its students in Japan. 45. India to give financial assistance to Nepal’s Palpa District : India is to provide an assistance of four crore and thirty-three lakh Nepali rupees for Palpa District in Western Nepal on 31st October 2012. sensors. So. 44. Addis Ababa and Puerto Iguazu.The name with the highest votes . 7th SAFF begins in Goa: The Seventh South Asia Film Festival (SAFF)-2012 held at Panaji in Goa from. India.e.The top 10 cities according to Lonely Planet to visit in 2013 are San Francisco. 46. Japan focus on expanding defence cooperation : India and Japan on 22nd October 2012 discussed ways to expand their security and defence cooperation at a meeting of their foreign and defence secretaries in Tokyo. bio-informatics.The ministers of countries which are members of IOR-ARC decided unanimously to give the US the same status that they had earlier accorded to the United Kingdom. chemical and biological defence.41. Iran. both countries’ ruling leaders (i. especially whole milk powder. India & Pakistan may introduce a common currency called “Papee” : After taking into consideration the decade long success of Euro. The meet will also focus on finding areas of cooperation between the three countries. Montreal. ‘Super 30’ ties up with Tokyo University : The ‘Super 30’ programme for training students of the backward sections for the IIT-JEE tied up on 24th October 2012 with the University of Tokyo. life sciences. Hyderabad is world’s 3rd best city to visit in 2013 : Hyderabad has been named as one of the best cities in the world to visit in 2013 by travel guide book Lonely Planet published on 22nd October 2012. Amsterdam. and Pakistan’s Military) are thinking about introducing a common currency for India and Pakistan. is a word derived by adding “pa” from ‘Pa’kistan and “pee” from Indian Ru’pee’ i. 51.
56. India. 59. India. coal and garments in the list of items for border trade with Myanmar. 60. 54. India and Afghanistan signed four agreements : India and Afghanistan signed four agreements to cooperate in areas of social welfare. and the airline will give similar discounts to the hospital’s patients on the airfare.Maldives joint military training exercises held at Belgaum : The fourth joint military training exercises between the Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) – EKUVERIN 2012 – was held in Belgaum from 12 to 25 November 2012. 63. India votes against UN resolution on death penalty ban : India was among the 39 countries that voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution which called for abolishing the death penalty. 61. Japan signs pact to import rare earths from India : India and Japan on 16 November 2012 inked a strategic agreement on ”Tokyo to import rare earth minerals from India”. Hazare. bicycles. Malala Among “The Top 100 Global Thinkers” List : On 2 December According to the United States-based Foreign Policy magazine has released its list of the “100 Top Global Thinkers” from 2012. deepening and expanding trade and investment and promoting bilateral cooperation in the financial and infrastructure sectors.53. Mahatma Gandhi Grandson elected to Kansas State Assembly : Mahatma Gandhi grandson Shanti Gandhi elected to a State Assembly in the United States from Kansas’s 52nd Assembly District as a Republican Party candidate during the general elections held on 6 November 2012. who features way below at the 77th . China joint economic strategy held at New Delhi : The Second India-China Strategic Economic Dialogue was held in New Delhi on 26 November 2012. saying every nation had the “sovereign right” to determine its own legal system. The magazine has placed the Indians in the list include Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. strengthening communication on macroeconomic policies. For example.3 billion. 58. 55. Apollo Hospitals will give a discount on its service charges for those who fly the airline. Nitish Kumar. 62. Suneet Singh Tuli and Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal named by Forbes magazine among the 15 “classroom revolutionaries” who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally. 57. In this meeting China and India discussed several topics including greater cooperation at the global level. Dr Ami Bera is the third Indian-American elected to the US House of Representatives : An Indian-American physician from California became only the third person of Indian-origin to be elected to the US House of Representatives by defeating Republican Dan Lungren with just 184 votes lead.According to a study conducted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). India adds 22 items in the list of border trade with Myanmar : India had notified 22 additional items including agricultural tools. on the back of free trade agreement between New Delhi and ASEAN region. bilateral trade between India and Myanmar is expected to double by 2015 from $1. the maker of India’s low-cost tablet Aakash. The bilateral trade between these two countries enhanced from $74 billion to $100 billion. Indian-origin CEO of Datawind and MIT professor among Forbes’ top 15 education innovators list :Indian-origin CEO of Datawind. fertilizer. Maldivian Airlines inks pact with Apollo Hospitals : Maldivian Airlines on 19 November 2012 had signed a pact with the Chennai-headquartered Apollo Hospitals to give discounts to each others’ clients. coal mining and youth affairs on 12th November 2012.
Bangalore Best Indian City To Live : Bangalore ranks better than New Delhi. Nuclear. The Muslim community population in the country’s fastest growing increased by 3 percent to 4. GIFT city (Gujarat International Financial Tech city). Chennai and Kolkata amongst Indian cities in overall global quality of living index. India’s GTI rank was 4 out of the 159 countries surveyed. 66. Ukraine Signed on Five Agreements : India and Ukraine on 10 December 2012 signed on five agreements in New Delhi to enhance cooperation including in areas of defence. India. India. US Extends Exemptions For India to Iran Oil Sanctions : On 8 December the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has extended exemptions to India. 68. Afghanistan at number 3 and Yemen was number 5.Global Infrastructure Projects List : Three Indian projects have placed in the new york’s Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum “Top 100 Strategic Global Infrastructure Projects “ list.The 9 countries have again qualified for an exception to sanctions outlined in Section 1245 of the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012. 65. Singapore.8. The Christian population in the country is also a drop in the statistics. India is on 94th position in the Corruption Perceptions Index. Aung San Suu Kyi is ranked first in list. Bangladesh Agreed on Zero Line Fencing along Tripura Border : On 2 December Bangladesh had agreed to set up barbed wire fencing along zero line in nine stretches on the Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura. China . While Iraq stood at number1. Most corrupted nations are Afghanistan. Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project (Maharashtra) and the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) project (Andhra Pradesh). Anna Hazare who has been placed at the 37th position for his anti-corruption crusade in the country. North Korea and Somalia in 174th positions. the Middle East. Indians ‘Largest Ethnic Minority Group in UK :On 11 December According to the 2011 Britain population census record Indians are the largest ethnic minority group in the UK. Sri Lanka. India is Among Top Five Terror-Hit Nations : The Australian think tank released The Global Terrorism Index (GTI) on 4 December 2012. Pakistan and Afghanistan were among the nations most impacted by terrorism in 2011. India & Japan Signed Currency Swap Agreement : India signed a bilateral swap arrangement (BSA) with the Bank of Japan to swap their local currencies for an amount of $15 billion for a three year period on 4 December 2012. 15-year-old Pakistani child rights activist Malala Yousafzai at 6th position. 70. fencing along zero line was to be allowed in 9 areas.. 64. 71. 3 Indian Projects among Strategic. . India. In 2011. 67. Turkey and Taiwan from Iranian Sanctions Act mainly because of their significant reduction in oil import from Iran. South Africa.South Korea. according to a Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey. Finland and New Zealand tied for the first place in watchdog Transparency International’s 2012 index of the least corrupt countries. Malaysia. Pakistan and Russia were the areas most impacted by terrorism. according to this GTI. Pakistan at number 2.place.With 1. According to the MHA communique. India Ranked 94th Position in Corruption : Denmark. 72. based on additional reductions in the volume of their crude oil purchases from Iran. Science and Technology and also to remove barriers in trade and commerce.The BSA will effect from 5 December 2012. Mumbai. 69.This is for the second time that countries including India has received waiver from US under the Iranian sanctions act.Bangalore’s overall quality of living rank went up from 141 in 2011 to 139 in 2012 and is highest amongst other Indian cities.5 percent of the Hindu religion became a third-largest religion in the nation’s.
An average Chinese male is living 10 years longer than an Indian male. while a Chinese woman is living 11. 22. Sri Lanka and Thailand have registered decreases of 75 per cent or more in the incidence of microscopically confirmed malaria incidence rates between 2000 and 2011. India – Pakistan Exchanged Nuclear Unit’s Lists : On 1 January India and Pakistan exchanged their nuclear units’ lists . 80. Vietnam.Then the world’s population is 700 crore. 1.6 billion. India ranks lowest among the world’s major economies for its preparedness to tackle global environmental risks and second-lowest for economic . A. India& Pak Signed on New Visa Agreement : The new Visa Agreement between India and Pakistan on 14th December.Already in Russia 1. China. An average American lives nearly 13 years longer than an Indian. Rehman Malik. Nepal.5 years longer than her Indian counterpart. Now 6 billion (hundreds of millions) cell phone connections they will reach 730 Millions by 2014 .6 billion Muslims (23 per cent) around the world as of 2010. 78. 74.In South East Asia Region. Korea.000 illegal migrants that it says are living in the UK are students.3 billion and technological kits to assemble 42 Sukhoi jet fighters for $1. and nearly nine-in-ten Christians (87 per cent) are found in the world’s 157 Christian majority countries. Bhutan. Home Minister of India and Mr. 76. However. Mauritius and Nepal). Nigeria. the Visa-on-Arrival will come into effect from 15th January. as it is customary since 20 years. This is a contentious area because critics of the coalition government claim it is counting students among overall immigrants. Cell Phone Connections to exceed the World Population by 2014 : The International Telecommunications Communication Union (ITU) to be designed and released Information Society 2012 – Observe report on 11 December. India & Russia signed Rs 22.000 crore ($4 billion) on 24 December.2 billion Christians (32 per cent of the world’s population).000 crore Defence Deals : India and Russia signed defence deals worth around Rs. Bangladesh. 75. The list which contains the names of nuclear units of two countries.8 times cell phone accounts more than 25 million people. Thousands of illegal Indian Migrants in UK : According to a 2012 UK Home Office report. Pakistan Interior Minister singed on the agreement. Afghanistan. Brazil and Iran as the main sources of illegal immigration to Britain.In the total world population 2. 79. According to this pact Russia will sell India 71 military helicopters for $1. 81. the country most affected by malaria in the South East Asian Region. Zimbabwe. ‘The Lancet ‘ report the life expectancy (LE) at birth of an average Indian male has gone up by 15 years between 1970 and 2010.73. 2013. Hinduism Third Largest Religion of World :According to the ‘ Pew research ‘ survey report Hinduism is the third largest religion of the world after Christianity . 77. is projected to see a decrease of 50-75 per cent in malaria case incidence by 2015. World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report :According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) report . World Malaria Report 2012 : According to the WHO “ World Malaria Report 2012” India. India has been named along with Pakistan. are exchanged between India and Pakistan as a custom and part of an agreement which prevents them from aiming the nuclear installations of each others’ nations.What the report does not mention is how many of the 863. Indians now Live Longer but in Poor Health in Old Age : According to the the prestigious British medical journal. 2012 at New Delhi. According to the report number of cell phone connections exceeding the world’s population by 2014. Islam and 97 per cent of all Hindus live in the world’s three Hindu-majority countries (India. Shri Sushilkumar Shinde.
At the meeting.China (173rd.7 percent 4. USA – 29 percent 9.The two key accords were signed after the 8th India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting held at New Delhi . India fared relatively better at 6th position in terms of the government’s risk management effectiveness. United Arab Emirates – 35. 82. the Indian side was led by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid while the Lankans were led by his counterpart G.The ITPF will initially be an independent body but in future may get affiliated to Food & Agriculture Organisation of United Nations. Tax evasion Agreements : On 22nd January India and Sri Lanka signed two separate agreements on combating international terrorism and avoidance of double taxation. Its prisons still hold many journalists and netizens.Switzerland is best placed among the world’s 10 major economies for adapting to or recovering from global economic and environmental risks. Indonesia. Indonesia – 42 percent 3. New Zealand – 25 percent 17.Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde signed the agreement with his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir at the end of their bilateral talks.While India is ranked 9th in terms of its ability to tackle global economic risks.As last year. Netherlands and Norway. India Dropped to 140th Rank in Press Freedom : According to the report Reporters Without Borders India has dropped nine places to the 140th rank in the list of 179 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index. Switzerland – 30 percent 8. along with five other tea producing countries. India .Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry D Purandesari signed the joint communique on behalf of India along with representatives of Kenya. France. Bangladesh Signed Extradition and Visa Agreements : On 28 January Bangladesh and India signed an extradition treaty and struck a deal to relax business visa restrictions between the neighbouring countries.risks. Small & Medium Enterprises : On 15 January India and Vietnam signed an MoU aimed at building capacity for developing institutional framework and identifying thrust areas and opportunities for micro. Austria – 31 percent 7.L. 85.The MoU was signed here between the Ministry of Planning and Investments of Vietnam and Ministry of Micro. Brazil – 32 percent 6. North Korea and Eritrea continue to be at the bottom of the list as . Canada. has formed the International Tea Producers Forum (ITPF) at Colombo. However.The dream job league table:1. India – Vietnam Signed on Micro. the list is topped by three European countries – Finland. UK – 21 percent 83. International Tea Producers Forum formed : On 22 January India.The US and China were ranked fourth and fifth respectively. refusal provisions were incorporated into the extradition treaty. 84. Rwanda and Malawi in Colombo. both countries discussed enhanced cooperation in a range of areas including civil nuclear energy. it comes last at 10th position for environmental risks. eyeing elevation of “robust” bilateral ties to buildi ng of a special economic partnership. small and medium enterprises in this country. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of India . Singapore. 87.However. Indians Top the List of Working in Dream Jobs : According to survey conducted by networking website LinkedIn. both the parties also decided setting up of the Special Economic Zone at Trincomali and a textile and pharmaceutical cluster in Sri Lanka. Peiris. South Africa – 28 percent 13. 86.During the meet. Hong Kong – 27 percent 15. Australia – 26 percent 16. Sweden. Germany – 33 percent 5. +1) shows no sign of improving. Sri Lanka.Turkmenistan. India and Sri Lanka signed Anti-terror. India – 44 percent 2. while increasingly unpopular Internet censorship continues to be a major obstacle to access information.Indians have emerged at the top of the list of people working in their dream job.
India is the second-largest mobile phone user in world : India is the second-largest mobile phone user with over 900 million users in the world said Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in London on 03 August 2012. Mobile base Station radiation limit will be cut from September 1 : The Union government has told parliament that exposure limit of radio frequency fields(base station emissions) will be brought down to one-tenth of the existing level from 1st September 2012. NRHM to be expanded to towns also : The government will expand the scope of the NRHM(National Rural Health Mission) to all towns and cities. besides the existing one in English.He became the only person after Dr.Stating this at Palampur on Friday. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) announced that the mobile users in India are increased to 93. Hamid Ansari re-elected as India’s 14th Vice President : Hamid Ansari has been reelected as the 14th Vice President of India. 3. which has links with Pakistan-based terrorist outfits including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its front. BJP nominee Jaswant Singh polled 238 voted. PSCC recommends declaration of tea as ‘national drink’: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce (PSCC) headed by BJP Rajya Sabha member Shanta Kumar has recommended declaration of tea as a ‘national drink‘. 5.4 crore. 8. 1986.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan to get a second term. Supreme court upholds death sentence for Kasab : The Supreme court has upheld the death sentence for pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11/2008 Mumbai terror attack. 4. 9. The Home Ministry on February 3 extended the ban on SIMI by two more years. to spread awareness among investors and to help resolve their grievances. 7. 10. Sebi plans investor website in 13 Indian languages : Market regulator Sebi is planning to soon offer its investor website in as many as 13 Indian languages. 2. Supreme Court lifts ban on iron ore mining in Karnataka: Supreme Court partially . by converting it into a National Health Mission(NHM). if their labour is meant to serve any commercial interest. 11.has been in the last three years NATIONAL 1. 2% Reservation to Sports Persons : Youth Services and Sports – Sports Policy Incentives to Sports Persons – Extension of Sports Reservation to Two (2%) to meritorious sports persons in direct recruitment in Government Departments / Undertaking / Grant – in – Aid Institutions at all levels – Instructions and Guidelines – Notification Orders Issued. It will be an offence to employ such children not only in factories or industries but also in homes or on farms. Ban on SIMI upheld by Tribunal: A special tribunal has upheld the ban imposed by the Centre on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Indian Mujahideen. to ban employment of children aged up to 14 in any form of industry.RF signals produced by base stations are caused for short and long term health effects. Complete ban on child labour below 14 approved by Cabinet : The Union Cabinet on 28th August 2012 approved a proposal for amending the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act.He received 490 votes in his favour.because they receive petitions in High Courts and Supreme Court on fears of health hazards like cancer from mobile tower radiations. 6.His rival. Kumar said the 102nd report of the Committee on the Tea Industry had placed in both houses of the Parliament that 96 percent to 99 percent people in both Urban and Rural areas of the country consume tea and as such it has already acquired the status of a national drink.
Repeated violations may lead to higher penalties and cancellation of licence or registration to do business. 15.marginal irregularities and no irregularities of leases come under A category.lifts ban on iron ore mining in Karnataka on 3rd September 2012.2.moderate irregularities come under B category. 17.The RGESS will give tax benefits to new investors who invest up to Rs 50.While the RGESS is aimed at encouraging first time retail investors to invest in stock markets through tax concessions. FICCI urges Centre to ban bauxite exports : Trade body Federation of Indian . who was among the six Ministers who resigned from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government 22nd September 2012. crop loans cut to 7% : Empowered Group of Ministers(EGoM) on drought headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar decided to increase the number of guaranteed work days under Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) to 150 days and cut interest rates on crop loans to 7 percent for one year for the farmers in drought-affected states. 14.The Supreme Court has lifted the banwould only be effective in 18 category A mines. Govt launches Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme : The Finance Minister P Chidambaram on 21st September 2012 cut withholding tax on overseas borrowings to 5 percent from 20 percent and approved the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS). MGNREGA work days raised to 150.Its epicentre was in Southern Xinjiang China. C P Joshi given additional charge of Railways : Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways C P Joshi has been assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of Railways in place of Mr Mukul Roy.National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) expansion bill passed 13. Election Commission Ban the usage of animal and birds in poll campaign : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 26th September 2012 issued an order banning the use of animals and birds by political parties during campaigns. the Election Commission asked political parties and candidates to refrain from using animals for their campaigns. which will serve as a central database of all those children who have gone missing in different parts of the country.6 magnitude quake rocks Ladakh. 18. 19. no impact in Kashmir : A 4.Sexual harassment may mean loss of business licence:Non-compliance with the provisions of the law will be punishable with a fine of up to Rs 50. it was not felt in the Kashmir valley.B.000. located at a distance of 327 km from Leh.The ban will continued on the remaining leases. subject to their compliance with statutory clearances. most irregularities in leases come under C category. 4. 16. on the basis of the recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC). Women and Child Development Ministry launched a Web Portal named Track Child : The Union Women and Child Development Ministry on 18 September 2012 decided to launch a web portal named Track Child. the cut in withholding tax to 5 percent seeks to lower the cost of foreign borrowings by the Indian companies. The portal will act as a coordination mechanism between child homes.C. police departments and state governments. CEC divides the leases of iron ore mines in three categories A. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India said that following repeated requests by animal activist. Lok Sabha passed two Bills on 3rd September 2012 : Lok Sabha passed two bills on 3rd September 2012 They are 1.000 and whose annual income is below Rs 10 lakh. However. 12.6 magnitude quake rock Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir on 4th September 2012 afternoon.
P. Kota. Centre to launch Aadhaar based delivery system : The much awaited Aadhaar enabled system for direct cash transfer to beneficiaries under social schemes such as MNREGA and pension will be launched on 19th October 2012 by PM Manmohan Singh at Dudu. The order was passed on a petition filed by an NGO Environmental and Consumer Protection Foundation. 24. Centre. states sign MoU for broadband linking of villages : The Central government has signed a tripartite agreement with 16 states and union territories and a special purpose vehicle Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL) has been launched to expedite the mission of connecting every gram panchayat with broadband network. and Gorakhpur and end up in Bettiah district of Bihar on November 17. 21. Reshuffling of Central Cabinet Cabinet Ministers Portfolio M. Ministry of Rural Development Launched Nirmal Bharat Yatra : Ministry of rural development on 3 October 2012 started a campaign named Nirmal Bharat Yatra which focuses on making the country free from open defecation. 20. Gwalior. promises to change the system : Social activist Arvind Kejriwal added a new dimension to his movement against corruption as he formally launched his political party and said it belonged to the people of the nation. SC orders new survey to identify bonded labour : The Supreme Court on 15th October 2012 directed all states and Union Territories to conduct fresh surveys to identify bonded labour problems in the country and regretted that a large number of children continue to work as domestic help even after the enactment of the Right to Education Act. : 22.Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has urged the Union ministry of commerce and industry to ban bauxite exports fearing closure of alumina refineries for shortage of the key raw material required to produce alumina.The yatra will begin from Wardha District of Maharashtra from 3 october 2012 and will go through Indore. Rahman Khan Minority Affairs Dinsha J.000 live births during 2011. 25. 26. Kejriwal forms political party. covering about 2000 km of distance. Rajasthan.M. Veeerappa Moily Petroleum & Natural Gas S. India’s infant mortality rate drops : India’s infant mortality rate (IMR) has come down by three points from 47 to 44 deaths per 1. Pallam Raju Human Resource Development . Supreme Court directs Centre and states to provide basic facilities to students : The Supreme Court on 3rd October 2012 directed all schools across the country to provide basic infrastructure facilities like drinking water and toilets to school children within six months and failure to implement will be viewed seriously. 23. Joshi Road Transport & Highways Kumar Selja Social Justice & Empowerment Pawan Kumar Bansal Railways Salman Khursheed External Affairs Jairam Ramesh Rural Development K. Patel Mines Ajay Maken Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Jaipal Reddy Science & Technology and Earth Science Kamal Nath Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs Vayalar Ravi Overseas Indian Affairs Kapil Sibal Communications & Information Technology C.
Surya Prakash Reddy Railways Ranee Narah Tribal Affairs Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury Railways A. Bangalore among top polluted megacities in the world : India’s silicone valley Bangalore was rated among top polluted megacities in the world.Ashwani Kumar Law & Justice Harish Rawat Water Resources Chandresh Kumar Katoch Culture Ministers of State with Independent Charge Portfolio Jyotiraditya Madharao Scindia Power K.C. 29. claims a new study. Singh Home K. Muniappa Micro. Chiranjeevi Tourism Ministers of State Portfolio E. Small & Medium Enterprises Sachin Pilot Corporate Affairs Jitendra Singh Youth Affairs & Sports Manish Tewari Information & Broadcasting K. Ahamed External Affairs D. Venugopal Civil Aviation Rajeev Shukla Parliamentary Affairs & Planning Shashi Tharoor Human Resource Development Kodikunni Suresh Labour & Employment Tariq Anwar Agriculture & Food Processing Industries K. 28. Krishna External Affairs Ambika Soni Information and Broadcasting Mukul Wasnik Tourism Mahadev Khandela Minister of State Justice and Empowerment 27.N. Khan Choudhury Health & Family Welfare Sarvey Sathyanarayana Road Transport & Highways Ninong Ering Minority Affairs Deepa Dasmunsi Urban Development Porika Balram Naik Social Justice & Empowerment Kruparani Killi Communication & Inforamtion Technology Lalchand Kataria Defence Resigned Cabinet Ministers Portfolio S.Scientists at Tel Aviv University tracked . Jagathrakshakan New & Renewable Energy R. Arvind Kejriwal launches Aam Admi Party : Arvind Kejriwal announced the name for his newly launched party as “Aam Admi Party” on 24 November 2012 in New Delhi.H.J.P. President Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on late Ramgopal Maheshwari : President Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on late Ramgopal Maheshwari on 20 November 2012.M. using data collected by NASA’s high-tech satellites.H. Purandeswari Commerce & Industry Jitin Prasada Defence & Human Resource Development S.
The bill was already passed by Lok Sabha. 34. 33. Microsoft aims to launch a 100 such centres in . The Karwar naval base is India’s third major naval base after Mumbai and Visakhapatnam on the east coast. 38.The Rajya Sabha passed Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill. and also opens door for more foreign investment into the sector. Banking Bill passed by Lok Sabha : The Banking Laws Amendment Bill. Unlawful Activities Amendment Bill Passed by Rajya Sabha : On 20 December Parliament passed a bill that makes economic offences.The Bill is aimed at improving corporate governance. Cabinet Approved Naval Base Phase II of Project “Seabird “ : On 7 December The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared a Rs 13. have been passed in the Lok Sabha on 20 December . LokSabha Approved Company Bill 2011 : On 18 December Lok Sabha passed the Companies Bill 2011 paving the way for a new modern company law.As part of the global programme.The government has formed a committee of enquiry under justice Usha Mehra to reconstruct the events leading to the incident identify lapses by police and other agencies and fix responsibility for the crime.pollution trends for 189 megacities. It has signed agreements with leading academic institutions across four States. The figures were revealed by Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge in Rajya Sabha. by analysing eight years’ worth of data from three of NASA’s high-tech aerosol monitoring satellites. 37. a terrorist act.The amendment bill expands the definition so that cases of sexual assault where victims were male would fall under the same law along with cases where victims were women. 30.500 crore major expansion plan of the strategic Karwar naval base Phase II Alpha of the project “Seabird “in Karnataka is set to become the country’s biggest Naval base by 2025. 2011. Both men and women could soon be able to invoke the provisions of a criminal law in case of sexual assault . 36. 2012 by voice vote while several parties. Ltd had launched 14 Microsoft Innovation Centres (MICs) in India. which currently has 75 MICs. including circulation of high quality counterfeit currency.The amendments pave the way for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to issue new bank licences. Over 7 Crore Unemployed Youth in India : According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) report an approximate 7 crore youth people in India are either unemployed or under-employed. It contains provisions to strengthen regulations for corporate as well as auditing firms. Usha Mehra commission for Delhi incident victim Nirbhaya’s Case : A female physiotherapy intern student Nirbhaya beaten and gang raped in Delhi on 16 December and died on 29 December while undergoing emergency treatment in Singapore for brain and gastrointestinal damage from the assault. including Mumbai. Rajya Sabha Passed SC/ST Quota Bill : A Constitution 117th amendment bill providing for quota for SCs and STs in government job promotions was on December 17 passed by Rajya Sabha. Sexual Assault a Gender-Neutral Offence Bill Passed by Lok Sabha : The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill.”As per results of the latest survey conducted by NSSO during 2009-10. the number of unemployed or under-employed persons on usual status basis in the country was 95 lakhs and about six crore respectively. 35. replacing the word ‘rape’ by the phrase ‘sexual assault’ and seeking to widen the scope of the offence passed by Lok Sabha on 4 December. Microsoft Launches 14 Innovation Centres in India : Microsoft Corporation (India) Pvt. 31. New York City and Tokyo. 32.
Orissa is the first state to provide e-payment : facility for government employees Orissa became the First Indian state to provide epayment facility for government employees from 1 August 2012.According to the Survey Report conducted across all 28 states and 7 Union territories. 20 districts from January 1. By end of 2013. STATES 1. water quality.Employees received their salaries and pensions directly to their bank account. 11 districts from February 1 and 12 districts from March 1. Shri Pranab Mukherjee released the Commemorative Postage Stamps. in New Delhi . 42. The rankings. This has come down to five out of 10 in 2012. Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2012 : On 17 January According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2012 report has found that learning levels have dipped to an all-time low. and chosen a book as its symbol. have been decided based on five broad parameters: air pollution. President Released Stamps on Swami Vivekananda : On 12 January The President. The number of children in Class V who could read Class II text fell from 53. So. who broke away with the NCP in 2012 to contest the presidential elections. This Party would contest all the 182 seats in Gujarat assembly elections which will be held by the end of 2012.but food. over 57% cannot read any English while almost 40% cannot recognize numbers between 1 and 9. the direct cash benefit transfer will be rolled out in all the districts of the country. 2. Himachal bagged first and Andhra Pradesh bagged Second. the report added. 4. All 26 schemes are ready for rollout. On 1 January 2013 the seven schemes in which payout is due in the (20 selected) districts. In 2010.8% in 2012. the money will be transferred through the direct benefit transfer system using the UIDAI platform.The 12. Govt Launched Direct Cash Transfer Scheme in 20 Districts : On 1 January 2013 The government launched its scaled down Cash Transfer Benefit (CBT) in 20 districts. forests.8% children between Class I and V could not read a single letter while 10. 39.7% in 2010 to 46.India in the next two years. Sangma has chosen to align his party with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). on 05 January 2013 launched National People’s Party (NPP). Keshubhai Patel launched Gujarat Parivartan (GPP) Party : Former Chief Minister of Gujarat. waste management and climate change. at the Commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. almost half the 6-7 year-olds (Class I) in India cannot read even one letter in any language. 41. the EPI is an Indication of the “ Environmental wellbeing of a state”. Keshubhai Patel and the former union textile minister Kanshiram Rana resigned from Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) on 4 August 2012.7% could not recognize numbers 1 to 9. 3. though unsuccessfully. fertiliser and fuel subsidies will not be covered in the initial phase. seven out of 10 children could solve a two-digit subtraction problem with borrowing.Now. . 40.The scheme is going to be rolled out in 43 districts by 1 March 2013. the government employees in the state will receive their salaries and pensions through the online Portal of Reserve Bank of India. Keshubhai Patel launched Gujarat Parivartan (GPP) Party on 6 August 2012. MJP merges with Keshubhai party : The anti-Narendra Modi factions in the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)in Gujarat under one umbrella. the Mahagujarat Janata Party(MJP). PA Sangma launched National People’s Party : PA Sangma. Himachal Bagged top slot in Environment Index :Environment Performance Index(EPI)-2012 compiled on July Month.
5. Drug Trial Related Deaths Highest in Maharastra : According to data released by the Drug Controller General of India Maharastra has recorded the maximum deaths number of deaths due to serious adverse events (SAEs) during drug trials. 11. Haryana to ban food articles containing Nicotine and Tobacco : Haryana government will impose a complete banon food articles containing nicotine and tobacco from 2012 August 15.93crore during 2012-13. Modi’s arch rival Keshubhai Patel.Candidates belonging to other categories would also get the benefit of the decision accordingly. Uttarakhand Cabinet increases age limit for jobs : Uttarakhand Cabinet the maximum age limit for government jobs had been increased from 35 to 40 years for general category candidates from 21 August 2012 onwords. 6. was on 8 August 2012 merged with the Gujarat Parivartan Party(GPP) formed by the former Chief Minister and Mr. has been declared “State Bird of Delhi” by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit as part of a new campaign to save the species and enhance awareness about their life and habitat. the country had recorded the 2. 13. The number of deaths in Maharashtra was over 10 times that of Madhya Pradesh. Punjab Approves Rs. Punjab government has bought 3 lakh doses of foreign semen from America and Canada for improvement of cow breeds in the state. though barely 17 FDI proposals were filed .During the 49 months period (January 2008 to January 2012) . : 10. Gujarat next’ : Odisha attracted the largest value of investments from foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals filed in 2011-12. which is the lowest among the top 10 States. This was announced by Dairy Development Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike.It is followed by Andhra Pradesh (153). while maharastra recorded maximum number of deaths 268 deaths to stand first among top five states.” agriculture commissioner Umakant Dangat told IANS(Indo-Asia News Service) 9 August 2012. Ironically for the State. “The government has banned the Mahyco company with immediate effect. Maharashtra bans Bt cotton seeds : The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of the genetically modified Bt cotton seeds of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco).000 on the government. which is becoming rarer by the day.5000 rupees to State Government for the appointment of DGP 8. 7.061 drug trial related deaths. while declaring the appointment of Dinesh Reddy in the post of DGP as invalid. when asked about the canceling of the company’s license.formed five years ago. 12. while Madhya Pradesh saw the least number of such deaths.High court imposed a fine of Rs.93crore Milk Production Scheme : The Punjab Government has started a special programme to increase the milk production in the state by spending Rs. The State Government challenged the Central : Administrative Tribunal(CAT) order in the High Court. a partner of US multinational Monsanto.Odisha garnered 27 per cent of the total investments (worth about Rs 49. Andhra. House Sparrow declared “State Bird of Delhi” : The good old house sparrow. Delhi/National Capital Region (97). in the state with immediate effect for supplying inferior quality seeds. Gujarat (87) and Karnataka (78). ‘Odisha tops in FDI proposals.56 lakh households will get LPG cylinder and a gas stove free of cost. Delhi launched the Kerosene-free Delhi scheme : Delhi Government set to launch an ambitious scheme(Kerosene-free Delhi scheme ) on 21st August 2012 under which 3. 9. the High Court imposed a fine of Rs 5. followed by Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.527 crore).
Rajasthan. : 15. challenged the government’s decision to exceed the 50 per cent limit in reservation mandated by the Mandal Commission judgement.The court directed the state to cut the quota for BCs and bring the cumulative figure down to 50 per cent. ranked third with a share of over 11 per cent attracting proposed investment worth Rs 20. Gulbarga. Ban on gutka in Delhi comes into effect : A blanket ban on manufacturing. Madhya Pradesh and Bihar have already announced ban on gutka products. there will be reservation in jobs and education for the locals. which received 131 FDI proposals. 14. States like Maharashtra. Punjab government amends Canal and Drainage Act : The offence of “theft of canal water” can now attract both fine and 6 months imprisonment after an amendment in the law relating to canals and drainage. 20.sanctuaries. under a new Article 371(J). Supreme Court issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on 69 per cent reservation : The Supreme Court 10th September 2012 issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the 69 per cent reservation by the state government in employment and educational institutions.The ten student petitioners from Tamil Nadu had approached the Court after failing to secure admission to the Medical College despite having secured 198/200. attracting investment worth about Rs 33. Yadgir. Koppal. : 17. filed by students. 21. Bill for special status for six districts in Hyderabad-Karnataka region introduced : In the Lok Sabha on 7th September 2012 .A total of 528 farmers have committed suicide in the Vidarbha region between Jan 1 and Sep 2 this year. ancestral villages and major Industrial projects” will be shown to them .Punjab Irrigation Minister.Gujarat. NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra over farm suicides: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government over seven farm suicides that took place last week within a span of 72 hours in the state’s Vidarbha region. Janmeja Singh Sekhon informed that the Punjab government has amended section 70 of the Act for this. Raichur and Bellary – will get more central funds for development and will be on par with the Telananga region of Andhra Pradesh.for the State. Jaane Apna Rajasthan’ scheme for NRIs : The Rajasthan Government on 27 Aug launched a scheme aimed at making the young non-resident Indians(NRIs) familiar. sale. Haryana government institute awards for women : Haryana government has . Punjab. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Panchayat Raj local bodies should not exceed the upper ceiling of 50 per cent. HC(High Court) fixes quota in local bodies at 50 percent : The AP High Court on 04 September 2012 ruled that the combined reservations for Backward Classes.Once it is approved by Parliament the Hyderabad-Karnataka region covering six backwards districts – Bidar. Andhra Pradesh ranked second with a share of about 19 per cent through about 70 proposals. : 16. Besides. According to this scheme the NRIs who visit Rajasthan will be taken around” historical places. 18.Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde introduced a Bill to amend the Constitution and thus provide a special status to the HyderabadKarnataka region . storage and display of all gutka products in the national capital came into effect from 13th September 2012. Kerala. The petition.936 crore.famous educational institutions. with the culture and traditions of the state under the ‘ Jaane Apna Rajasthan’(Know your Rjasthan)scheme announced by the chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.258 crore. tourist attractions. A similar comprehensive ban came into effect in Gujarat from 12th September 2012. : 19.
Himachal Pradesh will vote on November 4.000 MW thermal power plant at Ghatampur (Kanpur) on 7th October 2012 . career or profession. EC fiat to Himachal Pradesh : On 7th October 2012 The Election Commission (EC) stopped the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh from distributing free PDS bags carrying photographs of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. EC announces dates for assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh :The Election Commission on 3rd October 2012 announced dates for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. the Supreme Court imposed a complete ban on the mining activities as well as transportation of iron and manganese ore on 5th October 2012.At least 50. Supreme Court bans mining activities in Goa : In Goa. leadership quality. The counting for both the assembly elections will take place on December 20.Indira Gandhi Mahila Shakti Award(given to those engaged in promoting self help groups or women empowerment initiatives. water.000 postcards to Chief Miniter Prithviraj Chavan asking to make the district liquor-free. established their own business or industry and have contributed to development of women besides entrepreneurship and done exemplary work in public service. hygiene and other health determinants) and 4. 25. who has excelled in administrative skills.Kalpna Chawla Shaurya Award(who perform acts of bravery and meritorious services) 3. These are 1. 28. universalisation of education. In Goa Housewives with family income less than Rs 3 lakh to get Rs 1000 to fight inflation : Housewives in Goa just got a breather from rising inflation. 27.603 villages and 217 census towns. UPRVUNL.instituted four state-level awards to felicitate women who have done outstanding work in different fields. . for the exercise that begins in Faridkot district on October 2. 29. the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government on 2nd October 2012 launched a scheme to provide an allowance of Rs 1. UP government announces ban on gutka industry from April 2013 : On 3rd October 2012 Uttar Pradesh government decided to impose a ban on gutka industry in the state with effect from April 2013.) 2. courage and creative work) and Women Outstanding Achievers Award(women who have done commendable work in their respective fields) 22. sanitation.Life time Achievers Award( given to woman of 60 years of age or above. While Gujarat will have elections in two phases – December 13 and 17. Arvind Kejriwal launches ‘bijli-paani satyagraha’ in Delhi : Activist Arvind Kejriwal on 6th Octomber 2012 launched a ‘bijli-paani satyagraha’ in Delhi to protest against “inflated” power and water bills and hike in tariffs by restoring electricity connection to the household of a labourer which was disconnected for non-payment of bills. 30. health and nutrition.Bahin Shano Devi Panchayti Raj Award(exemplary work in promoting female literacy.000 a month to housewives in households whose annual incomes are less than Rs 3 lakh. NLC to set up thermal plant at Ghatampur : The UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL) and the central government PSU Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLCL) signed a joint venture agreement (JVA) to set up a 2. Door-to-door cancer campaign in Punjab : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal sanctioned the “biggest ever” door-to-door campaign for a symptoms-based early detection and awareness about cancer. Maharashtra tribals demand ban on alcohol : Tribal women from Maharashtra’s Chandrapur have sent 80.000 personnel and volunteers would visit 54 lakh households in 12. 23. 26. 24.
35. 600 will be transferred directly into Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of the senior-most female members of two lakh poor families. son of President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress candidate. 32. Railways put 400 CCTVs at 10 stations to improve security system : The Delhi division of Northern Railway authorities have completed the installation of 400 CCTVs at 10 stations with Rs. beating his nearest Congress party rival Shweta Bhatt . 36. BJP Won in Gujarat Assembly Elections : The BJP registered its fifth consecutive victory in Gujarat on 20 December 2012. 39.11.This is the third victory under Modi leadership.000 to couples at mass weddings : The Haryana Government has announced on 20th October 2012 that it will give Rs. Haryana to give Rs. 50% reservation for women in Assam Panchayat Elections : The Assam State Election Commission has announced 50 per cent reservation of seats for women in the forthcoming panchayat polls as stated by State Election Commissioner Biren Dutta on 9th November 2012 38.31. sale and use of most types of plastic bags in the Capital came into force on on 23 November 2012 40. Modi won by a landslide from Maninagar constituency in Gujarat. Uttarakhand Named best Performing States in terms of Environmental standards : The state of Uttarakhand on 29 October 2012 tops the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list of being best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental well-being released by Planning Commission. 41. The scheme of Delhi is different to that of the existing ones in cities like Mumbai and Kolkata because the transmission lines of different states is routed through Delhi. Union Government ruled out the decision of Cauvery River Authority : Decision of the Cauvery River Authority was ruled out by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 8 October 2012. 33. Chain of static sensors positioned along the coast of Andhra Pradesh : Union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Kumar inaugurated a chain of static sensors positioned along the coast of Andhra Pradesh at a programme organised at the Coast Guard district headquarters Visakhapatnam on 23 November 2012.under which a monthly cash subsidy of Rs. Delhi Government Launched “Delhi Annshri Yojna” : UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was launched a major food security programme of Delhi Government “Delhi Annshri Yojna” on 15 December 2012. Ban on plastic bags comes into force in New Delhi : The ban on manufacture. till 20 October 2012. Congress won the 61 seats. 37. The Prime Minister ordered Karnataka to release 9000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu every day. 20 crore to ensure better security and mobility at its stations. on 13th October 2012 won the Jangipur Lok Sabha by-election by 2. BJP won the 115 seats. Union Power Ministry gave its Nod to Implement Islanding Scheme in Delhi : The Union Power Minister Veerapa Moily on 17 October 2012 announced the implementation of Islanding Scheme for Delhi by January 2013 to protect it from massive disruptions caused due to grid failures in power supply. : 34.This will improve surveillance along coast.Only in the New Delhi Railway station they installed more than 100 CCTV cameras as part of an integrated security system (ISS).11.536 votes defeating the CPI-M rival Muzaffar Hussain.000 to each newly wedding couple at a mass marriage. President’s son Abhijit Mukherjee wins Jangipur Lok Sabha by-poll : Abhijit Mukherjee.
Gujarat freedom index has been rising fast and estimated at 0.by a margin of 86. which would be organised by any of the registered NGO or the Red Cross Society. 50. 48. 42. but allowed the state government through a clause to exclude the complaints by citing public interest. defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Himachal Pradesh State Assembly elections conduced on 4 November 2012. 45. 2012 was passed in the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly and replaced the existing Lokayukta Act. race.Odisha is among the 12th state to implement the law. permitting it to work as a Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) for adoption of the National Pension System (NPS). Dhubri. Arunachal Pradesh Collaborated with NSDL for Adoption of National Pension Scheme : On 9 January The state of Arunachal Pradesh entered into an agreement with signing of MoU with National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL). The incentive amount of 11000 rupees would be given to brides from all castes. The scheme would carry an incentive amount of 11000 rupees and would come into effect from 1 April 2012. creeds. Goalpara and Darrang. 2012.The top state in India in (terms of) economic freedom in 2011 was western Indian state Gujarat. 43. Haryana Government announced Kanyadan Scheme for Bride participants of Mass Marriages : The Government of Haryana on 3 January 2012 announced its plan of launching a Kanyadan Scheme in the state for brides participating in the mass marriage ceremony. The new act under the lokayukta bill covered the chief minister.National Pension Scheme NPS is an initiative of the Union Government of India and Arunachal Pradesh is the 26th State to adopt it.373 votes. passport and trade license within a stipulated time. It displaced southern Indian state Tamil Nadu which had been at the top in 2009. 44. 47. Jobs : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on 26 December 2012 announced that 30 per cent state government jobs will be reserved for candidates belonging to rural areas from 2013. 46. 2002 amidst opposition from legislators.64 points. 30% Reservation for Rural Candidates in Assam Govt. Congress has won Himachal Pradesh Elections : The Congress returned to power in Himachal Pradesh after five years.The public health centres would be located primarily in the districts of Barpeta. Odisha Launched ‘ Public Service Delivery System ‘: On 2 January The Odisha government launched the much-sought after ” Public Service Delivery System ” for citizens under the Odisha Right to Public Service Act. Assam Government Announced Special Health Scheme : On 12 December Assam government announced that 50 riverine public health centres would be set up in the state soon under the National Rural Health Mission. people will get services like issue of driving license. birth and death certificates.Under the new act. The Congress Leader Virbhadra Singh won from Shimla (Rural) constituency and defeated the rival from BJP Ishwar Rohal by 19033 Votes. governor and all public servants. religion and the income category to which the girl belongs.The Congress secured 36 seats and the BJP 26 seats. Meghalaya Passed Lokayukta Bill 2012 : On 14 December the Meghalaya Lokayukta Bill. 49. The biggest improvement has been registered by Madhya Pradesh with freedom index score rose from . Gujarat Tops List of Indian States on Economic Freedom Policy : According to the ‘ Economic Freedom of States in India ‘ report which was released by former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor and present Rajya Sabha Member Bimal Jalan. Madhya Pradesh Government Set Up a Senior Citizen Commission : On 21 December the Madhya Pradesh Government has set up a Senior Citizen Commission to look into problems of the elderly in the State.
The key issues like the worsening situation of Syria.Scientists across South Asia decided to work closely in research initiatives and advise decision makers in offering solutions to problems ranging from healthcare to energy security. Assembly polls in Tripura. West Bengal and Punjab on February 23 and in Assam. Russia from September 2-9 .2012 . 53. Indian National Science Academy Summit : In the last day of the summit conducted from 7th to 9th September 2012 in New Delhi.The objective of the summit was to facilitate the Indian industry to improve energy efficiency on a continuous basis and help them in achieving the target set as part of Perform Achieve and Trade under the National Mission on Enhanced Energy Efficiency. which is being attended by over 30 Heads of state and government.Meghalaya and Nagaland on Febrauary : Assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 14 and in Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 23 and their results will be out on February 28.56 in 2011 enabling it to move up from sixth to third position. Iran’s nuclear programme and other matters of global are main agenda of this NAM summit which opened on 30 Aug 2012. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC) is a forum for Rim Countries(formally member Economics) that seeks to promote free trade and Economics throughout the Asia-Pecific region established in 1989. 2. The state was placed under President’s Rule in 2009 and 2010. 5. 2012. 3. CONFERENCES 1. This summit ended on 31 August. The summit was held between 22 August 2012 to 25 August 2012. but their results will be out together on February 28. APEC Russia 2012 Summit : The APEC Russia 2012 Summit is the 24th annual gathering of APEC leaders of 21 countries. Cairns in Australia to host G20 financeministers meet in 2014 : The Prime Minister Gillard announced on 05 August 2012. Novotel Hyderabad. Manipur and Tripura taking the total number of High Courts in the country from 21 to 24.Leaders from the member economics are currently meeting on Russky Island off the Coast of Vladivostok. Uttar Pradesh. and Meghalaya and Manipur: three each (including the Chief Justice).The EC also announced byelections to nine assembly constituencies in Mizoram.According to Law Ministry sources.42 in 2009 to 0.The President’s Rule for the third time since its formation 12 years ago.The decision came as a follow up of the recommendation made by the Union Cabinet of India and fall of the state machinery in form of Government on 8 January after the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha the supporting party to BJP led Coalition Government withdrew its support from it. the tropical northen Australian city of Cairns will host a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors in 2014. Prime Minister Manmohan singh is leading the Indian delegation to the summit. President’s Rule Imposed on Jharkhand : On 18 January Pranab Mukherjee. 16th Non Alignment Movement in Iran :The Two-day meet of the 120 grouping of nations takes place at Tehran in Iran. It was ended on 31st August 2012. the Election Commission announced on 10 January 2013. 51. Bihar and Maharashtra on February 24. 4. 52.The three-day meeting saw participation from . Three New High Courts for North East : The Centre has constituted three new High Courts in the northeast Meghalaya.0. the President of India imposed President’s Rule in Jharkhand under Article 356(1) of the Constitution. The eleventh Energy Efficient Summit : The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Summit held in HICC. the strength of judges in each High Court will be as follows: Tripura 4 (including the Chief Justice).
14. E-9 countries review meeting held in New Delhi : E-9 countries review meeting held in New Delhi on 9th and 10th November 2012. 8.In this conference they discussed the role of women parliamentarians for social justice and the strengthening of democracy in South Asia.0 percent in the year 2012 and return to 7 percent growth in 2013. Pakistan. Countries G20 finance ministers and central bankers summit held in Mexico : The G20 countries finance ministers and central bankers summit held in Mexico on 4th November 2012.the Science Academies of Afghanistan. Chidambaram said the India’s economy should grow by 5.Leaders from 32 countries pledged to focus on key areas to fulfill the aspirations of the people. Brazil. food security. high commissioners and ministers have confirmed their participation in the “Emerging Kerala 2012″ investment meet to be held in Kochi from Sep 12 -14. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha Professor P. economic growth.South Africa from 22-24 September 2012. J. Third Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit : The 3rd Worldwide Cybersecurity Summit organized by EastWest Institute.In this summit the Finance Minister P. Emerging Kerala investment meet to see 51 nations taking part : 51 countries with 2. Pakistan. 10. a New York based think-and-do tank. Nigeria and Mexico .The E-9 countries are India.The main theme of the conference is ’Bhasha Ki Asmita Aur Hindi Ka Vaishvik Sandarbh’. Egypt. Indonesia.From India. These include sustainable energy and development. trade and commerce.The first world Hindi Conference was held in Nagapur from 10-12 January 1975 under aegis of RashtrabhashaPracharaSamiti . Bangladesh Opted out of D-8 Summit Scheduled to be Held in Pakistan : . health care. Bangladesh. 15. Asia Co-operation Dialogue Summit held in Kuwait : Asia Co-operation Dialogue Summit has given a call for stronger co-operation among member nations and to work for the improvement of living conditions. 12. 9th World Hindi Conference To held in Johannesburg : The 9th World Hindi Conference to be held in Johannesburg . SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians Conference held at Islamabad : The sixth conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians held in Islamabad on 4th November 2012. 6. South Korea to host next UN biodiversity meet in 2014 : South Korea will host the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2014. Mauritius and Sri Lanka. 13. 16. Bangladesh. Kurien are participated the conference. The international biodiversity meet in Hyderabad : The XI Conference of Parties (CoP-11) on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) being hosted by India at Hyderabad starts on 1st October 2012.Wardha. Nepal. Iran. 9. it was announced in Hyderabad on 19th October 2012. 7. China. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went to Cambodia for South Asian summits : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went to Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on 18 November 2012 to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits.5 percent to 6. 11. climate change and co-operation in financial and education sectors.The main aim of this event is highlight investment opportunities available in Kerala and advertise to the the world its state of readiness to receive the investors.KSIDC is the nodal agency for the event which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. kick-started in the New Delhi on 30th October 2012.500 registered delegates and around 300 VIPs comprising ambassadors.
19. 17.J. which is the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) and 8th session of the Conference of the Parties (serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol ) ends on 8 December in Qatar. ASEAN and India have signed the awaited Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on comprehensive economic cooperation as foundations for the establishment of an ASEAN-India Trade and Investment Area. Technology and Innovation Policy(STI) 2013 ’ . ASEAN – India Commemorative Summit held in New Delhi : India is hosted the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit held from December 20-21 in New Delhi to mark the 20th anniversary of the ASEAN – India dialogue partnership and the 10th anniversary of ASEAN-India Summit-level partnership.This is the 13th time the Indian Science Congress is being hosted by Kolkata 22. 18. A. 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Kochi : 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) was held from 7.The session was inaugur ated by Pranab Mukherjee the President of India .On 7th January in the event they discussed on problems that people from Kerala face in the region.Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on January 9 every year to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community .The new agreement will come into effect in January 2015.The theme of the summit is “ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace and Shared Prosperity”. Bangladesh opted out because Pakistan refused to apologise for the deeds committed during 1971 war which eventually led to Bangladesh’s independence.The conference reviewed the current International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). Poland will host the next round of 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) UN climate talks in 2013.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurated the annual flagship event and released the postage stamp on Ghadar Movement on 8 January and President Pranab Mukherjee will delivered the valedictory address on January 9 and also presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards.P.While 89 states have signed the UN International Telecommunications agreement and another 55 countries have refused the deal.The theme for this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is “Engaging Diaspora – the Indian Growth Story”. UN Climate Change Conference (COP 18) : The United Nations Climate Change Conference .Abdul Kalam inaugurated a Children Science Congress as part of the 100th Indian Science Congress . 2012. 20.On 4 January Former President Dr. 21.The 193 member states of the ambassadors are attended this conference.2000 delegates from 40 countries attended the convention. United Arab Emirates. The 8th meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism : The 8th meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism was held on 20 November 2012 in New Delhi.In the session Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released ‘ The Science. United Nations climate talks in Doha had agreed to extend the Kyoto Protocol through 2020.The theme of the session is ” Science for Shaping the Future of India ” .Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag was the chief guest of this official inaugural session. Doha.The 100th Indian Science Congress (ISC 2013) is also organized a special programme “ Women empowerment for the development of the country” to showcase the contribution of women in science and technology. World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) : The First ever World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) from 3 -14 December held in Dubai.Bangladesh opted out of the key summit known as D-8 Summit in Pakistan which is scheduled to be held later in November.9 January at Kochi (Kerala). 100th Indian Science Congress held in Kolkata : The 100th Indian Science Congress was held from 3 to 7 January in Kolkata (West Bengal) .
7Crore(USD $3 million) on 1st August 2012.R.The WEF was founded in 1971 as a non-profit organization by the German Klaus Schwab. which carries a citation and . Dr.In the meeting Both the Ministers have signed the Protocol to amend the Memorandum of Understanding between ASEAN and India on Strengthening Tourism Cooperation. Culture and Tourism. 24.in the development of India. AWARDS & HONOURS 1. Chiranjeevi.The World Economic Forum (WEF) unites international political leaders.Zhiwei Yun has made fundamental contributions to sevaral areas that lie at the interface of representation theory. organized by the National Board of Higher Mathematics of India & co-sponsored by sastra University and Delhi University. non-governmental organisations and businesses to gather and to exchange views on the world’s most pressing problems. Minister of Information. provides a platform for decision-makers in politics. was held in 2003 at New Delhi.The annual forum. Mehta will present the 20th Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award at a function New Delhi on 20 Aug 2012.Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2012” for Bhadra : Dr. Manik Pal Bandra. The birth anniversary of mathematical genius Ramanujan.Mehta : Renowned social worker DR Mehta. Prof. 3. Bosengkham Vongdara. Lao PDR.CSIR Indian Institute of Chemical Technology Hyderabad. Ashok sen received Yuri Milner award : Ashok Sen who is working in Harish chandra research institute as scientist in physics got Yuri Milner Fundamental Physics prize of worth Rs 16. and H.E. a business professor at the University of Geneva.The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. which has been running for over 40 years. Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award for D. regional and industrial agendas with regards to economics. 4. Lao PDR from 21 to January in conjunction with the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2013 (ATF2013).2012 at New Delhi. Principal scientist of chemical biology division. Sastra Ramanujan Prize to Zhiwei Yun : The 2012 sastra Ramanujan prize will be given to the Professor Zhiwei on December 22.E.Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee award 2012”. at the same age as Ramanujan died. the first of its kind involving the Indian Diaspora. He was given this for his involvement in the synthesizing or orally administered next generation nano particles to deliver material like DNA an RNA for effective gene therapy. World Economic Forum Summit Held in Davos : The 43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting held from 23 – 27 January at Davos-Klosters in Switzerland. Dr. This Prize will be given to under 32 age. has been selected for the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award for the year 2012. The award will be given away during the closing ceremony of the International conference in the legacy of Ramanujan. D. health and the environment. K. Fourth Meeting of ASEAN and India Tourism Ministers held in Vientiane : The Fourth meeting of ASEAN and India Tourism Minister (4th M-ATM+ India) was held in Vientiane. founder and chief patron of the organization that popularized the Jaipur Foot. 2. business leaders and journalists from across the globe to discussed and shape global. He has been recognised for his work on ‘String Theory’.This Fundamental Physics prize has been established by Russian Business man Yuri Milner .Bhadra was nominated for the award by the National Academy of science for significant contribution in the area of applications of orientedinnovations in biological sciences for 2012. prof. Government of India.R.The Meeting was jointly co-chaired by H. “NASI. in New Delhi. Minister for Tourism.The award. has been selected for the “ NASI. Dr. This award will be presented on November 29. 23. which is three times more than Noble prize.
China.500 patients”. Pakistan’s Highest Civilian Award to Saadat Hasan Manto : The Writer Saadat Hasan Manto Posthumously received the Pakistan’s Highest award”Nisan-i. is being given to Mehta.K. S. Lata Mangeshkar. 8. It was great that an Indian selected for Pakistan’s highest honour for his selfless work for urdu. Dr Mukesh Hariawala. His first film as a story writer. along with Manto.Scientist of Inorganic and Physical Division. NASI awarded for IICT Scientist : Dr. eminent poet Josh Mahihabadi also selected for “ Hilal-iImtiaz’.000 prize and are being recognized by the foundation for their transformative study of an ancient light dating back to the infant universe. Mother Teresa. The award was presented by the Nobel Laureate Amartyasen at JRD Tata memorial Award and Oration Function held in New Delhi. a former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India. Gruber cosmology Prize 2012 to Charles L Bennett : Johns Hopkins University professor Charles L. Bennett and members of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) space mission that he led will receive the Gruber Foundation’s 2012 Cosmo logy Prize in Beijing. for his “outstanding contribution towards promotion of communal harmony. has been unanimously selected by the National Healthcare jury to be honored with the prestigious ‘India’s Most Admired Surgeon 2012 Award’. Rajan wrote dialogue and scree play for “Khushiyaan”.K. Manto is best known for his short stories. made by another Indo-American Trilok Malik.000 patients with leprosy and performed surgical defromitry correction on 3.He received the “ Padma Bhushan”. 5. He is an Odisha doctor.Imtiaz”. 11.India)-Young Scientist PlatinumAward 2012. NRI heart surgeon Dr Mukesh Hariawala : chosen for ‘India’s Most Admired Surgeon’award India born internationally acclaimed NRI HeartSurgeon and Research Scientist from the famed Harvard University. He said that”We have been able to treat 12 lakh leprosy patients.Dharmendra has given this award.Former recipients of the award include Mother Teresa. He died at 42 in 1955. has been selected for the coveted Damien-dutton award for the year2012 for his work in the field of leprosy eradication. 9. Babu Amte and Dr. 12. Sunil Dutt. Jaipur Bags JRD TATa Award for Health schemes : Odisha’s Jaipur district has bagged the coveted fifth“JRD Tata Memorial Award 2011” for Population reproductive health and Family planning programme.SuryaPrakash Singh . peace and goodwill”. “The Best Story” Award for Indo-American : Indian American Rajan Gangahar has won the “Best Story” award for the movie “Kushiyaan” at the Punjabi International film Academy Award (PIFAA) held in Toronto.N.B. Subbarao and Dilip Kumar. CSIR – Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad has been selected for NASI(National Academy of Science. .cash of Rs 5 lakh. He has been confered”Sitara-i-Imtiaz”(Star of excellence) the third highest civilian honour bestowed by the nation.Bennett and the 26-member WMAP team will share the $500. Ustad Bismillah Khan. especially he explored the impact of the partition of the subcontinent into India & Pakistan in 1947. 6. P. New york based Rajan was presented with the award at a function held in Toronto. 7. rehabited 40. 10. Pattnaik.B Pattnaik Honoured with Damien -Dutton Award : State Leprosy Officer P. Indian Urdu Literature to get Rare Pakistani’s Honour : An Urdu literature Professor Gopi Chand Marang’s name figures in the list of Civilian honours announced by Pakistan on its Independence day.
Fathima Beevi : University of Calicut will confer honorary Doctor of Letters (D. Swaminathan. Indian American selected as Presidential Innovation Fellow : Indian American entrepreneur Karl Mehta has been selected among the 18 ‘Presidential Innovation Fellows’ who will work on five ‘high-impact’ projects in the US capital. Professor in Jawaharlal Nehru University. Ashwani Ponnappa . Sudha Singh .000 prize. Vikas Krishan (boxing). 15. Athletics Coaches Virender Poonia. South African Minister of Science and Technology.renowned singer Mehdi Hassan was also Posthumously honoured with “Nishan-i-Imtiaz” Hassan Popularly known as the “Shahenshah-e-Ghazil” who died in June 2012 at the age of 84. Hockey Coach Harinder Singh.V.N. Aditya S Mehta (billiards and Snooker). Table Tennis Coach BhavaniMukherjee. Parupalli Kashyap (badminton). 18. M. The award comes with $10. University of Calicut to honour Montek. . Satyapaul . Delhi Scientist Aditi Mukherji won Morman Baorlaug award : A Delhi based scientist. Utsa Patnaik gets V. while significantly improving how the Federal Government serves the American people. 13. the “Fellows” would spend six months in Washington DC to work on five highimpact projects aimed at upporting entrepreneurs.Sarojini Nadar has been named the winner of the Distinguished Young Women in Science Award.S. Arjuna Awards : Deepika Kumari .V.Litt. Giri award : The V. It will present to Mukherji on October 17 in Dea Moines . The award. small businesses and the economy. New Delhi on 29 August 2012. 16. Parathletics Coach Dr. Kabaddi Coach Sunil Davas. 14.Bhatia. The World food prize Foundation started by Borlaug has picked Mukherji for the first ever Norman Borlaug award for his application of work in transforming access to water for thousands of farmers in west Bengla. economist and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and jurist and former Supreme Court judge Fathima Beevi. Swaminathan. Giri Memorial Award 2011 for outstanding contribution to labour studies was conferred on Utsa Patnaik. “Young woman In Science Award” for Indian Origin Sorojini Nadar : Indian Origin has been selected for a prestigious science award in south Africa for her contribution to the avancement of science and building the knowledge base. which was announced by Naledi Pandor.Selected from an applicant pool of nearly 700 innovators from across the country.. instituted by the V.V Giri National Labour Institute.Fernandez will become the first foreign coach to be awarded the the Dronacharya Award 19.S. Aditi Mukherji has won the world’s most prestigious award for young researchers in food and water management. Boxing Coach BI Fernandez.) degrees on noted agriculture scientist M. Kavita Ramdas Raut (athletics). named after the father of India’s Green revolution Norman Borlaug on 29 Aug 2012. J. Eight Sporting Coaches received Dronacharya Award for 2012 : Dronacharya Award is an award presented by the government of India for excellence in sports coaching. was conferred by Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge. 17. Laishram Bombayla Devi (archery). who stressed on the importance of systematic and sound research to understand the nature and characteristics of the emerging labour landscape. lawa US. Eight Sporting Coaches selected for the Dronacharya Award for 2012 are Wrestling coach Yashvir Singh.
Yuvraj Singh (cricket), Sardar Singh (hockey), Yashpal Solanki (judo), Anup Kumar (kabaddi), Samir Suhag (polo), Annu Raj Singh, Omkar Singh, Joydeep Karmakar (shooting), Deepika Pallikal (squash), Sandeep Sejwal (swimming), Ng. Sonia Chanu (weightlifting), Narsingh Yadav , Rajinder Kumar , Geeta Phogat (wrestling), M. Bimoljit Singh (wushu), Deepa Mallick, Ramkaran Singh (athletics, Paralympics). 20. Four Sports persons receive Dhyan Chand Award-2012 : Dhyan Chand Award is India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games, given by the Government of India. Four persons selected for the Dhyan Chand Award-2012 are Jagrajsinghman (Athletics), Gundeep Kumar(Hockey), Vinod Kumar (wrestling), Sukhbeer Singh Tokan (para sports). 21. 9 Indian- Americans Awarded for Enhancing Indo-US Ties : 9 Indian- Americans were awarded by Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston (IACCGH) for their contribution towards enhancing relationships between India & US. The 2012 Excellence Award, was presented to Suresh Khator. RK Chopra was awarded International Business Advocate of the Year. Woman entrepreneur of the year award was presented to Vijay Dhingra and Pushpa Shenoy. 22. Dr. M.V. Reddy get the Bharat Jyoti Award : The Director, Department of Animal Husbandry,Dr. M.V.Reddy got the Bharat Jyoti Award .This award was presented by the India International Friendship Society. 23. Three National awards for State Literacy Mission : the Andhra Pradesh State Literacy Mission Authority (SLMA) has received awards for its work in Vizianagaram district and one gram panchayat P Yeleru of Anantapur district. Andhra Pradesh is the only State which received the Saakshar Bharat Award in the entire Country. The Awards comprising a trophy and a certificate which will be given by the Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari on the occasion of International Literacy Day to be celebrated on September 8 at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. 24. Apollo Hospitals bags 4 awards : The Apollo Hospitals Group has bagged the Asian Hospital Management Awards ( AHMA) 2012 in four categories.It received awards for customer service, corporate social responsibility, cost reduction and patient safety. AHMA 2012 garnered 363 entries representing 89 hospitals from 12 countries. 25. Aung San Suu Kyi Receives US Congressional Gold Medal : Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has received the Congressional Gold Medal – the highest honor Congress can bestow, at a ceremony in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on 19th September 2012. Members of the U.S. Congress from both chambers and both major political parties gathered to pay tribute to Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was first awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2008, while she was under 15 years of house arrest in Burma. 26. Barfi! makes it to the Oscars : Ranbir Kapoor starrer Barfi! has been nominated as India’s entry to the Oscars next year in the foreign film category. 27. Iran to boycott 2013 Oscars in wake of anti-Islam film : The Iran government will
boycott the 2013 Oscars in the wake of the anti-Islam video made in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. 28. T.S. Subramanian among winners of nuclear society’s awards : T.S. Subramanian, Associate Editor, Frontline, Chennai, and R.K. Singh, Head, Media Relations and Public Awareness Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, have been selected for the Indian Nuclear Society’s “INS Outstanding Service Award” for 2011 for Science Communication.The awards will be presented on November 7 during the inaugural function of the 23 annual conference of the INS to be held in Mumbai. 29. Waheeda Rehman to get lifetime achievement award : Veteran actress Waheeda Rehman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the forthcoming 14th Mumbai Film Festival, which starts on October 18. Mumbai Academy of Moving Image(MAMI) is organising the film festival. 30. Ebrahim Alkazi awarded top French honour : Ebrahim Alkazi, the grand old man of Indian theatre has been conferred France’s highest cultural award for his contribution in nurturing and presenting modern theatre in India and preserving the treasures of photography and other art forms for posterity.Alkazi, was awarded Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) on 29th September 2012. 31. DRDO scientist G. Satheesh Reddy received IETE Award : G. Satheesh Reddy, outstanding scientist and associate director, Research Centre Imarat, a premier laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Missile complex, was given IETE B.V. Baliga Memorial Award on 30th September 2012 at Bangalore. 32. President Confers Shastri awards to ISRO scientist Tessy Thomas : On 1st October 2012 President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012 to ISRO scientist Tessy Thomas at an award function in Rashtrapati Bhawan. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award is conferred every year for doing excellent work in the field of Public Administration, Academics and Management. 33. Banaras Hindu University VC wins MV Pylee award for best academician : Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice chancellor and renowned molecular biology scientist Dr Lalji Singh has won the 7th MV Pylee award for the best academician. The MV Pylee award was constituted in year 1996 in honour of Cochin University’s former vice chancellor MV Pylee. The award includes Rs 2 lakh, a memento and citation for excellence in teaching and research and contribution to academic community. It is awarded once every three years. S.No Department Name of the Person/ Organization Country Field of Research 1. PHYSICS Serge Haroche and France For ground-breaking experimental methods that enable measuring and manipulation of individual quantum systems David J. Wineland America 2. CHEMISTRY Robert J. Lefkowitz and America For studies of G-Proteincoupled receptors Brain K. Kobilka America 3. PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE Sir John B. Gurdon and Britan For the discovery that mature
cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent Shinya Yamanaka Japan 4. ECONOMIC SCIENCES Alvin E. Roth and America For the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design Lioyd S. Shapley America 5. LITERATURE Mo Yan China Who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary 6. PEACE PRIZE European Union (EU) Europe For over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation. Democracy and human rights in Europe. 34. sachin Tendulkar to be made member of Order of Australia : Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard made the announcement on 16th October 2012 that the first Indian sportsperson Tendulkar to be conferred with the Membership of the Order of Australia, an honour “rarely” bestowed on non-Australians. 35. First-ever India Biodiversity Awards presented : The women who led the ecological restoration of Gundlaba village in Odisha’s Puri district after the 1999 super cyclone are among the four winners of the first India Biodiversity Awards. The awards, instituted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP). 36. Vijay Kumar honoured with ‘Services Best Sportsman’ : London Olympics silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar was named as the ‘Services Best Sportsman’ award for 2012 at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi.The award is given to best sportsman from out of all the three services-Army, Air Force Navy. 37. Bangladesh honours fifty-two Indians : Bangladesh has honoured foreign friends who contributed to achieve the nation’s independence from Pakistan in 1971.Of the 61 recipients of the award in the third phase, 52 are from India and the rest are from Nepal, the United States, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Australia, Sweden, and Italy.The former Indian Prime Minister, I.K. Gujral, and the former Nepalese Prime Minister, the late Girija Prasad Koirala, received the Bangladesh Muktijuddho Sammanana. 38. Singham Bravery Award Posthumously given to IAS and Security Personnel : Narendra Kumar the IPS officer who was brutally killed by illegal mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh and many other Security Personnel who had laid down their life for fighting against Maoists and anti Social element on 21 October 2012 were awarded with Singham Bravery Awards. 39. Bangladesh honours Babu Jagjivan Ram : Former Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister of India, late Babu Jagjivan Ram has been awarded with the “Friends of Liberation War Honour” by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution in the 1971 War. 40. Narayan Murthy honoured with Hoover Medal : IT giant Infosys founder, N.R. Narayan Murthy honoured with Hoover Medal for promoting science at Global Humanitarian
Technology Conference in Washington. 41. Gavaskar to receive BCCI’s lifetime achievement award : Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be conferred the Col C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award at the annual BCCI awards function on 25th October 2012. 42. Amitabh Bachchan gets best TV host award for Kaun Banega Crorepati : Amitabh Bachchan has won the best television host award for the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. 43. Lord Indarjit Singh conferred Punjab Ratan Award : Lord Indarjit Singh, the first member of the House of Lords to wear a turban, has been presented with the ‘Punjab Ratan’ (Jewel of Punjab) award by the World Punjabi Organisation, in recognition of his contribution to promoting Punjabi culture, heritage and inter-faith services. 44. Delhi Metro bags JICA President Award : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was awarded the prestigious Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President’s Award 2012 on 29th October 2012. 45. Noted film lyricist and poet Gulzar presented with Indira Gandhi award for National Integration : The Indira Gandhi award for National Integration for 2011 has been given to noted film lyricist and poet Gulzar in recognition of his contribution to national integration. 46. Katy Perry Honored With Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” : Pop Singer Katy Perry was honored with Billboard’s “Woman of the Year 2012” (The Star of the Women) award in New York. 47. Shah Rukh Khan Conferred With Morocco’s Medal of Honour : Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan had given the prestigious Medal of Honour by the Prince of Morocco (Moulay Rachid) on 3 December 2012 in 12th Marrakech International Film Festival. 48. DRDO Scientist Gets Top Award : Brajnish Sitara scientist from Research Centre Imarat(RCI), a premier laboratory of DRDO’s missile complex was conferred with INAE(Indian National Academy of Engineering)Young Engineer Award for 2012 at the academy’s annual conventionheld at Roorkee on 6 December 2012. 49. Rajan and Sajan Mishra Conferred ‘National Tansen Samman’ : On 14 December 2012 noted vocalist duo of Rajan and Sajan Mishra will be awarded prestigious ‘National Tansen Samman’ for year 2011-12 for their contribution to Hindustani classical music 50. Stephen Hawking Won Yuri Milner Award : A Russian billionaire’s foundation was awarded two special prizes of $3 million each to British cosmologist Stephen Hawking for his work on black holes and to seven scientists at the world’s biggest atom-smasher for their roles in the discovery of a new subatomic particle believed to be the long-sought Higgs boson. Yuri Milner’s Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation announced the awards on 11 December 2012.Hawking is honored for his discovery of Hawking radiation from black holes “and his deep contributions to quantum gravity and quantum aspects of the early universe.” 51. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for Ravi Shankar : Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar will be honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously.He becomes the first Indian to get the prestigious award. The decision to honour Ravi Shankar, a three-time Grammy winner, was made before his death. 52. Indian Journalist’s Association Honoured Sir Charles Wheeler : On 16 December Indian Journalists Association has conferred its Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 posthumously to former BBC correspondent Sir Charles Wheeler. 53. Scientist Venkatesh Mannar honoured with Order of Canada Award : A Chennai
born scientist of Indian origin, M.G Venkatesh Mannar and President, Micronutrient Initiative, Canada was awarded with Canada’s Highest Civilian Award – the “ Order of Canada “ on December .US, was honoured with the award for his forty years long contribution working towards reduction of debilitating micronutrient deficiencies among the worlds most vulnerable. 54. Arunachal CM Selected for “IAEWP” Award : On 18 December Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has been selected by the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) for a Lifetime Achievement Award. IAEWP is a non-governmental organization affiliated to the United Nations and engaged in the promotion of world peace. Besides the individual award he would also receive the ‘Green State of the Year ‘ Award on behalf of the Arunachal Pradesh Government for maintaining greenery in the state. 55. Top Honour For 7-year-old South African Indian Rhino Campaigner : A seven-yearold Indian-origin girl Afeefah Patel won a prestigious a wildlife conservation award in South : Africa for writing a letter to President Jacob Zuma asking for his assistance in saving endangered rhinos. Afeefah Patel, who has just finished Grade One, became the youngest winner ever of SANParks’s Corporate Contribution to Conservation Award in individual category at the 8th annual Kudu Awards. 56. P.Chidambaram received “Best Administrator” Award : On 20 December Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram received “”Best Administrator in India”” award instituted by K. Karunakaran Foundation.The award was presented to him by Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari.The award is being offered in the memory of renowned Congress leader as well as the former Kerala Chief minister K.Karunakaran. First Karunakaran Foundation Award was given to Pranab Mukherjee. 57. Archaeologist C.Govindarajanar Received Presidential Award : President Pranab Mukherjee on 21 December 2012 conferred the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prof. C. Govindarajanar was conferred Tolkappiyar Award for outstanding contribution in the field of Tamil studies. 58. Top U.S. Innovation Award For Indian-American : A renowned Indian-American inventor at IBM, Rangaswamy Srinivasan, was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama for the prestigious National Medal of Technology and Innovation. He named the phenomenon Ablative Photo Decomposition (APD). He got this award for the discovery of APD. 59. Shihab Ghanem the First Arab to receive India’s Tagore Peace Prize : On 26 December The Asiatic society will award the Tagore Peace Prize to Emirati poet and translator Shihab Ghanem .Shihab Ghanem the first Arab to receive India’s Tagore Peace Prize.The peace prize is named after Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali creative talent and India’s first Nobel laureate. 60. Pratibha Ray Won 2011 Jnanpith Award : Leading Oriya novelist and academician Pratibha Ray, who has over 40 novels, travelogues and short stories to her credit, was named for the prestigious Jnanpith Award for the year 2011 on 27 December 2012. 61. Astronautical Society’s Aryabhatta award for Muthunayagam & Saraswat : The former secretary of the Department of Ocean Development, A.E. Muthunayagam, will received the prestigious Aryabhatta award, instituted by the Astronautical Society of India (ASI), for 2010 and V.K. Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister, will receive the award for 2011.They have been selected for their achievements in rocketry. 62. Malala won ” 2012 Tipperary International Peace Award “ : On 3 January Malala
Best Film – : Argo Best Actor – : Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) Best Actress – : Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) Best Director . are among others on the list of awardees. 70th Golden Globe Awards – 2013 : On January 13 The 70th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and television of 2012. In 2007. the schoolgirl from Pakistan shot by Taliban for campaigning girls’ education. Patricia Maria Rozario(UK) for Music. 66. the PCB sent the gift as a silvercoated Quran to the Cricket Association of Bengal who handed it over to the CM during a function at the Netaji Indoor in Kolkata on 10 January 2013. he award is accompanied with 2. the teenaged Pakistani school girl shot by a Taliban gunman last year . Dr Narendra Ramakrishna Kumar (USA) for Healthcare. was selected to be felicitated for an award that includes his work on a drug that can be a potential cure of Alzheimer’s disease. The awards were presented to the . The other awardees are Prof Dr Gurusharan Singh Chhatwal of Germany for science. Dr Rasik Vihari Joshi (Mexico) for Literature. Mamata Banerjee gets gift from PCB : Overwhelmed’ by the hospitality at the Eden Gardens during India-Pakistan second ODI in Kolkata. 64. received France’s Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom in Paris. Dr Satendra Kumar Singh (New Zealand). In accordance to Tradition.Malala is the second Pakistani to get the award. Malala’s father Ziaudin Yousafzai received the honour on her behalf. was presented in California . 63. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Awards) 2013 have been given to notable Indians living abroad. Mahaveer Golechha Bags Award for Alzheimer’s Drug : On 17 January The Londonbased Indian researcher Mahaveer Golechha. 65. Gilbert Canabady Moutien (Reunion Island) and Mohammed Rabeeh Karuvanthodi (Saudi Arabia) for business.Yousafzai. it was given to late Benazir Bhutto. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2013 : On 9 January Pranab Mukherjee President of India presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Awards) 2013 to 14 people.In the study conducted by Golechha. Indian Doctors Forum.2012 On 15 January President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Krishi Karman awards for the year 2011-12 at an award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. has been awarded the ” 2012 Tipperary International Peace Award ” from Ireland for her courage and determination to speak out in support of equal access to education for children. Krishi Karman Awards 2011. included Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi and Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag. He was also the Chief Guest of 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013. Malala honored with the French ” Simone de Beauvoir ” Prize : On 9 January Malala Yousafzai (15). Subash Razdan (USA) and Islmail Ebrahim (South Afrcia) for Public service. 67. Australia India Society of Victoria (Australia) and Bava Pandalingal (UAE). Ashok Shambhomal Vaswani (Guinea). Kuwait for community service. Tan Sri Ravindran Menon from Malaysia for Community service.Ben Affleck (Argo) Best Musical or Comedy -: Les Miserables Best Foreign Language Film – : Amour Best Animated Feature Film -: Brave 68. he found discovered that naringin has essential antiAlzheimer activity.5 million RupeTes honorarium.
Padma Awards – 2013President of India Approved the Conferment of 108 Padma Awards : On 25 January Pranab Mukherjee.Jharkhand . The ceremony was held on January 20. PIOs. Best Movie :. Art. 58th Filmfare Awards The 58th Filmfare Awards were held honoring the best films of 2012 from the Hindilanguage film industry (commonly known as Bollywood).The Awards for Special Contribution to Total Food Grains Production . Delhi Prof Yash Pal. Trade and Industry. Art.Yash Chopra (After Death) 69.Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Rice – Bihar . Out of all the awardees twenty-four are ladies and 11 people belong to categories like NRIs. Orissa S Haider Raza. Literature & Education USA Rahul Dravid. 70. Delhi Late Rajesh Khanna.Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Pulses . Karnataka Padma Bhushan Sharmila Tagore. the President of Union of India approved conferment of 108 Padma Awards. Art. Maharashtra Late Jaspal Singh Bhatti. Punjab Adi Burjor Godrej. Maharashtra Prof Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Delhi Dr (Smt) Saroja Vaidyanathan.Vidya Balan (Film – Kahaani ) Best Director :.Haryana . Science and Engineering. Sports. Art. Art.Sujoy Ghosh (Film – Kahaani ) Lifetime Achievement Award :.Madhya Pradesh. the prestigious “International Scientific Cooperation Award 2012″. The award is designed to acknowledge outstanding scientists for their contribution to science and for promoting global networking of international science cooperation. Prof C N R Rao awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences : The Chinese Academy of Sciences was awarded Prof C N R Rao. Four people have been conferred with Padma Vibhusan. Sports. Art. Manipur and Nagaland . Manipur . National Research Professor and Honorary President of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCAR).State Governments for their excellent performance in increasing the production of food grains in their respective states. 2013 at Mumbai.Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Wheat . Uttar Pradesh Prof Roddam Narasimha. Karnataka H Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom. Awards in Different Segments :. Foreigners and Posthumous awardees. twenty four are conferred with Padma Bhushan and 80 people would be receiving Padma Shree Awards. Science and Engineering. Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra.Ranbir Kapoor (Film -Barfi!) Best Actress :.Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Coarse Cereals – Uttar Pradesh 69. Tamil Nadu.Barfi! Best Actor :.
Padma Shri Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Girisha. 07 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty). 72. The next Olympics will be host by Rio De Janeiro on 2016. the next place occupied by China of 99 medals. 12 Yudh Seva Medal. 1. India stood at 55th place by acquiring 6 medals in total. Taiwan Business Magnate Launched Tang Prize (Asian Noble Prize) On 28 January Samuel Yin . biopharmaceutical science.Tang Prize Foundation was decided that the prizes under the Tang Prize Foundation will be awarded every alternate year to the international leaders in sustainable development.. 03 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry). Maharashtra 71. 03 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal. Art. The name of the Indian Medalists are : 1.He announced that he would establish Tang Prize Foundation which would have an initial donation of 103 million dollar. 11 Shaurya Chakra. US secured top place in medals of acquiring 104 medals in total. Sports. Gagan Narang won the bronze Medal in the event of Men’s 10m. 56 Sena Medal (Gallantry). 37 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty). 14 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty). 2 silver and 4 bronze. Karnataka Sridevi Kapoor. Maharashtra Ramesh Gopaldas Sippy. Karnataka . Himachal Pradesh Yogeshwar Dutt. Air Rifle shooting. There are 204 countries and more than 10. 06 Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva Medal.terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. The Winter Olympics 2014 will be host by Russia. 01 Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry). 44 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal. 03 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry). Haryana B Jayashree. the rule of law as well as the study of China.000 athletes participated in 300 events. 04 Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 116 Vishisht Seva Medal. A business magnate tycoon from Taiwan has launched the Tang Prize(Asian Noble prize) for outstanding achievements in natural and social sciences. SPORTS & GAMES The 30th Olympics 2012 held at London on 27 July and ended on 12 August. India got 6 medals among 81 athletes who participated in London Olympics. Subedar Major Vijay Kumar. Sochi. Art.Major Abup J Manjali of the Rashtriya Rifles was selected for the award of Kirti Chakra for his extraordinary bravery efforts in counter. Sports. 29 silver and 29 bronze. 02 Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty). 46 gold. 28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal. This is a 17 days Festival of Five Rings. Britain stood at 3rd place of acquiring 65 medals in total. Art. 359 Gallantry and Other Defence Decorations Announced : On 26 January President Pranab Mukherjee has approved awards of 359 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 64th Republic Day Celebrations .This includes 01 Kirti Chakra. Sports. 01 Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty). .
5points Leuris Pupo Shooting 25m rapid fire pistol 34 points Jessica Rossi Trap 99 points Alexei Klimov Shooting rapid fire pistol 592 points Shiwen Ye Swimming (400m Individual Medley) 4:28:43 hr:mm:ss Missy Franklin Swimming Back stroke 2:04:06 hr:mm:ss Dana Vollmer Swimming (100m Butterfly) 55. 3. He was awarded Khel Ratna by the Government of India of his performance inLondon Olympics 2012.98 secs 3. Free style wrestling. London Olympics world Records: Name Event World Record Dong Hyun Im Archery 699 Points Rebecca Soni Swimming Breast Stroke 2:19. Vijay Kumar won the Silver Medal in the event of individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol. Mary Kom won the bronze medal in the event of Women’s Fly 51kg. List of Countries ranking by gold Medal: Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Totla Medals 1 United 46 29 29 104 states of America 2 People’s Republic of China 38 27 23 88 . 6.91 Jason Kenny Cycling (Track)Individual 9. Yogeswar Dutt won the bronze medal in the event of Men’s 60kg.2. Boxing. 4.713 seconds Sergei Martynov Shooting 50 m Rifle Prone 705. Free style wrestling 2. Saina Nehwal won the Bronze medal in the Event of Badminton Women’s Singles. Sushil kumar who is an Indian Flag Bearer and also won Silver Medal in the event of Men’s 66kg. 5.59 hr:mm:ss Xiaojun Weight Lifting 379 kgs Xiaojun Lu Weight Lifting 175 kg Lulu Zhou Weight Lifting 333 kg Ilya Ilyin Weight Lifting 418kg Ilya Ilyin Weight Lifting 233kg Zulfiya Chinshanlo Weight Lifting 131kg Un Guk Kim Weight Lifting 327kg Usian Bolt Runner 100m race 9. He was awarded Khel Ratna by the Government of India of his performance in London Olympics 2012.63 seconds Rudisha Runner 800m race 1:40.
Serena Williams Wins Olympic Gold : Serena Williams secured her first ever gold medal victory in the women’s singles with 6-0. 8. Murray Won Olympic Gold : Britain’s Andy Murray demolished Roger Federer 6-2. Ben Ainslie Claims a Record : Britain’s Ben Ainslie became the most successful Olympic sailor on 5 August 2012 won a gold medal in the single handed finn class to claim a record breaking fifth consecutive medal.6-1. 7.Serena becomes the second women to win the Olympic gold medal in addition to all four different Grand Slam titles. Maria Sharapova at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon on 4 August 2012. 9. Highest Medals in Olympics won by Individuals: Country Athlete name Gold Silver Bronze Total USA PHELPS MICHAEL 4206 USA FRANJKLIN MISSY 4015 USA SCHMITT ALLISON 3115 Jamaica BOLT USAIN 3 0 0 3 USA FELIX ALLYSON 3003 5. Andrian Clinhes Gold by a Finger Tip : Nathan Andrian clinched the Olympic 100 m free style gold by a fingertip on 1 August 2012 to become the first American to hold the title since 1988. 6-1 win over the Russian beauty. she also set the record of being the only female professional to attain the number one spot in both singles and doubles category.6-4 in .3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65 4 Russian federation 24 26 32 82 5 Republic of Korea 13 8 7 28 55 India 0 2 4 6 4. Gold Medalists: 6.
The third time the dynamic duo taken Home the gold medal. Previously he made a World Record by acquiring 9. 7. Lin Defends Olympic Badminton Gold : China’s Lin Dan over hauled Lee Chong Wei in the final to win Olympic men’s badminton singles on 5 August 2012. Michael Phelps swam in four Olympic Games. Nicola Adams wins first ever women boxing gold : Britain’s Nicola Adams became the first ever Olympic women’s boxing champion with a 16-7 flyweight final win over China’s world champion Ren Cancan on 9 August 2012.S.869 points m ade at London.37 seconds made by Joanna Hayes of US in Athens. Roger Federer bagged Olympic Silver . S Women’s Football team won its third straight Olympic medal on 9 August 2012 by beating Japan of 2-1.the men’s final on 5 Aug 2012 to wins first gold medal ad avenge his Wimbledon final defeat against the world no1. Bronze for Russia’s Rulsan ALbegor with 448kg.026 points at U. 11.The midfielder Carli Lloyd. He lifted 455 kg in total. Federer beat second seeded . who made critical 2 goals to America’s victory. 1. 4. Women’s Soccer Won By America : The U. 2 Silver.silver for sajjad Anoushiravani.18m in women’s hammer throw at the Olympic stadium on 10 August 2012. 6. Yodisha Won Women’s Wrestling Title : Japan’s saori Yodish won a third Olympic 55 kg women’s free style Wrestling title on 9 August 2012. 2. Olympic trials. Sally Pearson Won 100m Hurdled Olympic Gold : Sally Pearson an Australian Won 100m hurdles Olympic Gold.On 10 Aug America based Ashton eaton who is an Olympic Gold winner of Decathlon of total of 8. 12.Salimikordasiabi Won Olympic Gold : nran’s Beh Salmi Kordasiabi won gold in the event of weightlifting competition at London to claim the title of “Strongest man at the Olympics”. Olympic Swimming: Power Ranking Michael Phelps’ 18 Gold Medal Performances : Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who has won 22 Olympic medals (18 Gold. 10. & 2 Bronze).35seconds at Olympic Stadium. which consists of 10 events as one event.Serena and Venus Williams won Olympics Gold in Women’s Doubles : Serena and Venus Williams teamed to win women’s doubles title at the Olympics on 5 August 2012. He is an Olympic legend who broke the record for most medals while participating at the London 2012 games. She made an Olympic record time of 12. 3. 5. Roger Federer and Lina were Crowned the : Cincinnati Masters Tennis Championship World No. Juan Martin del potro bagged copper. 8. Lysenko bags Gold : World champion Tatyana Lysenko of Russia added the Olympic gold to her collections with an Olympic record 78.1 Tennis player Roger Federer won a record fifth Western and Southern open title (Cincinnati Masters) at Cincinnati on 19 August 2012. He beat the record of Larisa Latynina Soviet Union gymnast. Decathlon Gold for Ashton eaton : Decathlon is the toughest event in the Olympics. Oscar Pistorius : South African athlete Oscar Pistorius made a history when he became the first double amputee to participate in an athletics event of 400meters at the Olympics on 04 August 2012. The Victory margin record time of 12. He broke 39 world records. 9. London. He is from Iran.
India slips to 169th in world rankings : The world football governing body FIFA released the latest FIFA World Rankings on 5th September 2012 in which India has lost one spot to be now ranked 169th amongst the 209 ranked nations and territories. The Northern Irishman. called USADA’s Investigation a “witch hunt” without any physical evidence 18.000 ODI runs South Africa’s Hashim Amla became the fastest player to 3. the Czech star’s second WTA tournament title.Novak Djokovic 6-0. 20. amazing 8781 runs and an coverage of 45. He would no longer challenge USDA and declined to exercise his last option by entering arbitration. 15. Laxman retired from international cricket : V.23. India’s Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda wins silver in London Paralympics : The Girisha Hosanagaara Nagarajegowda won India’s first medal at the London 2012 paralympic Games. South Africa’s Hashim Amla becomes fasters : players to 3.97 and hitting 17 hundreds.V. Laxman retired from international cricket on 18 August 2012. USA wins third FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup : United States of America beat former . present and future. coming up with a crucial.This is his second major title with a record setting eight shot victory. V. 13. she is 15-year-old .The Karnataka athlete bagged the silver with a 1. New Heaven Open title to Czench star : Petra kvitova beat Maria Kirilenko on 25 Aug to win the New Haven Open. 11. India beat Cameroon to lift Nehru Cup for the third consecutive time : India beat Cameroon in a thrilling penalty shoot-out to lift the Nehru Cup 2012 football tournament. 19. 14. while within Asia India remains 32nd amongst 46 nations in the rankings.S. hit a six-under 66 to finish 13 under and return to world number one. Lydia Ko won CN Canadian Women’s Open LPGA Golf : Lydia Ko Won CN Canadian Women’s Open LPGA Golf on 26 Aug to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour History and only the fifth amateur championship. 12.S. He played 134 tests. He was cyclist who retired an year ago. Dhoni named Castrol Indian cricketer of the year : The Castrol Awards for Cricketing Excellence are the premier cricketing awards recognizing outstanding performances by Indian cricketers – past. unbeaten ton in the final against Australia on 26 August 2012. 17.000 one-day international runs during the course of his 150 that set up the Proteas’ 80. India beat Australia to win Under-19 World Cup : India won their third Under-19 World Cup title as captain Unmukt Chand saved his best for last. including his record of seven tour de France Titles and banned him for life from the sport. He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career. 21. US PGA Golf champion is Rory Mccllroy : Rory Mallory won US PGA Golf Championship at kaiwah Island on 12 August 2012.run win over England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. 16. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was declared the Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year 2011 whilst Ajit Wadekar received the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award and India’s Under 19 World Cup winning Captain Unmukt Chand was awarded the Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Award. 7-6. He played 86 ODI for an aggregate of 2338 runs at an average of 30. This is India’s third consecutive Nehru Cup title. infact they have just won the three.74m effort in the men’s high jump F42 event on 03 September 2012. anti doping agency 14 years of Lance Armstrong strong career on 24 Aug .S. Life Long Ban on Lance Armstrong : The U.V. This was the first time when top seeded men’s players clashed in the final. 10.76.
74kg in clean and jerk for a total effort of 129kg. Dhoni named captain of ICC ODI team. 29. Kohli. Slovakia.champion Germany 1-0 in Tokyo to claim its third FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup crown on 8th September 2012. 1 Victoria Azarenka on 9th September 2012. 28. Serena clinches fourth US Open title : Serena Williams captured her 15th Grand Slam title and fourth career US Open crown with a 6-2. Saina signs up 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports : The London Olympics bronzemedallist in badminton Saina Nehwal has signed up a 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports Management company. 27.This is for the fifth consecutive year in a row that Dhoni has been selected in ICC’s ‘ODI Team of the Year’.In the previous FIFA World Cup the mascots were: • FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa. 2-6. Oscar Pistorius Wins Paralympics Gold In 400 Meters : The ‘Blade Runner’ of South Africa . Deepika Kumari won Silver at Recurve World Cup : Deepika Kumari won Silver at Recurve World Cup on 23 September 2012 in Tokyo.Goleo named lion 26. India got 3rd position in ICC T20 rankings : India got the third position in Reliance ICC T20 Championship table released by ICC on 26th September 2012 . 24.Tarafdar won a bronze each in clean and jerk and total lift. making her the country’s highest paid sportsperson outside cricket. She lifted 55kg in snatch. Indian judokas win 2 silver. Indian Women’s football defeated Nepal And Clinch 2012 SAFF Women’s Championship : Defending champions India have won the SAFF(South Asian Football Federation) Women’s Championship 2012 defeating Nepal in the finals played on 16th September 2012. 32. 33.South Africa and England got the 1st and 2nd positions respectively. Canada.at the ICC annual awards function in Colombo. 30. Gambhir in XI : Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named captain of ICC’s ‘ODI Team of the Year’ which also includes Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir. Armadillo to be 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot : A rare species of armadillo is set to be the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on 12 September 2012. 23. In the finals of the tournament. she lost against the Korean double Olympic gold medalist. Andy Murray first Britisher to win Grand Slam men`s singles title in 76 years : Andy Murray has overpowered Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in a classic US Open final to become the first Britisher to win a Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years.ICC awards are announced in Colombo on 15th September 2012. Lifter Chandrika first Indian to win medal in Youth Worlds : Chandrika Tarafdar on 19th September 2012 became the first Indian to win a medal in Youth World Weightlifting Championships after she bagged two bronze in the girls’ 44kg category on the opening day at Kosice. 25. 22.Zakumi the green-haired leopard • FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany.Oscar Pistorius successfully completed 400m-T44 event in 46. Humpy wins Ankara Grand Prix-2012 : Grandmaster Koneru Humpy won gold medal in FIDE Grand Prix in Turkey at Ankara on 28th September 2012 34. 7-5 victory over World No.68 sec in Paralympics and won the gold medal. 3 bronze in Asian Championship : Indian judokas . Indian wrestler Babita wins world championship bronze : Babita Kumari (51kg) became the second Indian female wrestler to win a World Championships medal after she clinched a bronze in Edmonton. India’s Virat Kohli was on15 September 2012 rewarded with ‘ODI Cricketer of the Year’. Ki Bo-Bae 31.
6 ( 13/ 11). 42.the driver Red Bull won the Japanese Grand Prix 2012 on 7th Ocober 2012. 38. Australia retain women’s World Twenty20 title : The Australian Women Cricket team on 7 October 2012 defeated England by four runs to retain the Women T-20 world cup title. 40. India move up to 2nd spot in T20 rankings : India might have failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20. 46. four silver and two bronze in the Asian Youth and Junior Championships in Lebanon last year. Martin Guptill was also named ODI and Twenty20 player of the year. 44. but four wins out of five matches have pushed the India by one place to the second spot in the latest T20 International team rankings released on 3rd October 2012. based on performances between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012. Jeevan Neduncheziyan and Prerna Bhambri emerge champions : Jeevan Neduncheziyan and Prerna Bhambri emerge champions in the Fenesta Open national tennis championship at the RK Khanna Stadium in New Delhi on 13th October 2012.bagged two silver and three bronze in the Asian Youth and Junior Championships held in Chinese Taipei. India.Khaidem Rashi Devi bagged a bronze in 70kg category in the junior section. Kaltenborn becomes first female F1 team principal : India born Monisha Kalterborn is set to become Formula 1′s first woman team principal after she takes charges from founder of Sauber chief Peter Sauber on 12th October 2012. 7. Bhullar wins Macau Open golf : India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar completed a commanding start-to-finish victory at the Venetian Macau Open golf on 14th October 2012. India 168th in FIFA rankings : Indian football team moved a place up to be 168th in the latest FIFA rankings.India now trail Sri Lanka (129) by nine points and are followed by Pakistan (118) and England (118). 35. winning the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for 2011-12.7. Vijay Kumar Yadav and Besto Rani Devi won a silver each in boys’ 60kg and girls’ 48kg categories respectively. Martin Guptill wins NZ top cricket award : Opening batsman of New Zealand Cricket team Martin Guptill on 18 October 2012 claimed the top honour at the New Zealand Cricket Awards in Auckland. Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win Shanghai Masters : Novak Djokovic beated British Tennis Player Andy Murray. 45.Indian judokas had won one gold. 43. India’s Saina Nehwal win Denmark Open Badminton Title : Indian badminton player and Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has won the Denmark Open Super Series Premier trophy on 21st October 2012. on 14 October 2012 saving five match points to seal a stunning 5. Hat-trick for Vettel : Sebastian Vettel has claimed his third successive victory at the Korean GP on 14h October 2012. Red Bull driver Vettel wins Japanese Grand Prix : Sebastian Vettel . 6. Anaka Alankamony clinches her second WISPA title : Asian junior gold medallist Anaka Alankamony today claimed her second title and first one abroad in the women’s professional squash tour when she beaten the top seed Kylie Lindsay of New Zealand in .Preety and Mongjam Kabita Devi won a bronze each in gilrs’ 40kg and 44kg respectively in the September 28 30 event. 39. 41. who last month won a hat-trick of Nehru Cup titles.In the Youth Championships. 47.He is already won the Singapore and Japan GP titles. 37. West Indies won the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament : West Indies 7th October 2012 clinched the ICC World Twenty20 crown with a comfortable 36-run victory over Sri Lanka.3 victory in the Shanghai Rolex Masters final. have 114 points. 36.
after scoring a hardfought win over Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in Paries on 4th November 2012. Rahul Maan. 53. India lifts the Asian Cricket Council Women’s Twenty-20 trophy at Guangzhou in China : Indian women lifted the title of Asian Cricket Council Women’s Twenty-20 Asia Cup cricket tournament by defeatingthe Pakistan by 18 runs in the final match at Guangzhou in China. Saurabh Vij and Akash Antil. banned for life : Cycling’s governing body agreed on 22nd October 2012 to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life.216 in the final on 28th October 2012. 56. Jyotsana Pansare and Richa 60. following a report from the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams. Mahesh Bhupathi-Rohan Bopanna win Paris Masters : Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna clinched the Paris Masters. Sebastian Vettel won F1 Second Indian Grand Prix : Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix 2012 on 28 October 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) for the second time in a row extending his Formula One championship lead. Gursharanpreet Kaur and Khatri. defeating top seed and local favourite Siti Munirah Jusoh in straight games on 28th October 2012. 51. Czech Republic lifted Fed Cup : The Czech Republic got the Fed Cup title after beating Serbia in the final on 4 November 2012. Arjuna awardee Rajeev Tomar. Sumit Sehrawat. Pankaj Advani defeats Russell. 50. Women’s Indian Golf Open from November 30 : The creme-de-la-creme of Indian women’s golf will be up against a strong international field. Pakistan won Second Asian Kabaddi Championship 2012 : Pakistan won the Second . England has retained the top spot in the latest ODI rankings with 121 points followed by South Africa. Sun TV Network Acquired Hyderabad IPL Franchise : Chennai based SUN TV Network acquired the Indian Premier League (IPL) Hyderabad franchise on 25 October 2012 for an enormous amount of 85. and three swimmers. 54. Kimi Raikkonen won Abu Dhabi GP : Kimi Raikkonen won an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on 4th November 2012.895-1. Amar Muralidharan. their second title of the year.This is his fourth consecutive success in this year. 57. when the tri-sanctioned Hero Women’s Golf Open tees off from November 30. 52. Joginder Singh.The suspended 11 athletes are :Two athletes. 59.the final of the Ipswich Open in Queensland. clinches seventh World Billiards Championship title : India`s Pankaj Advani won his seventh World billiards title when he outclassed defending champion Mike Russell 1.05 crore Rupees per year. 48. including the likes of Laura Davies and defending champion Caroline Hedwall. National Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel suspendes 11 athletes for two years : The National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (NADDP) suspended all the 11 athletes for two years. The latest ICC rankings were released in Dubai on 30th October 2012. 49. India retains third spot in ICC ODI ranking : India retains the third spot in the ICC ODI ranking after England and South Africa. 55. Six wrestlers. Lance Armstrong stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. Joshna Chinappa wins Penang Open squash title : India’s top squash player Joshna Chinappa claimed the IJM Land Penang Open. 58. who were tested positive with methyl hexane amine (MHA) in the run-up of the last Commonwealth Games. all of them internationals.
2012. Rahul bags 3 more golds for India in Asian Youth Weightlifting : Ragala Venkat Rahul won three gold medals to help India increase their medals tally to seven on the second day of the 14th Asian Youth (Boys & Girls) Weightlifting Championships at Yangon. clean and jerk and overall with a total lift of 280 kgs. Rory McIlroy named PGA “Tour Player of the Year” : On 2 December The PGA( . 24. The other medal of the day for the Indians was won by Chandrika Tarafdar in youth girls’ 44 kg category. This is the third time consecutively he got the F1 title. 65. Myanmar on 9th November 2012. 73. International news agencies boycott India-England Test series : International news agencies on 15 November 2012 decided to boycott the high-profile Test series between India and England which began in Ahmedabad to protest against the restrictions imposed by the BCCI on some photo agencies covering the tour. Lalith was crowned the Commonwealth Champion 2012 title. 64.Asian Kabaddi Championship 2012 against India on 6th November 2012. It was the first F1 race in United States since 2007. 61. Lalith Babu Top in Commonwealth Chess Championship : Grandmasters M R Lalith Babu and Sergei Tiviakov scored final round victories to reached the top of the table with 9.Santa won a bronze in snatch with a lift of 95 kg before securing a gold each in clean and jerk and total lift with efforts of 126 kg and 221 kg respectively.4. Texas. She completed with 9. Priyanka is Asian under-10 champion : Asian under-10 girls chess champion Nuthaki Priyanka bagged the world youth chess championship at Maribor. 70. 67.5 points in the Commonwealth Chess Championship in Chennai on 01 December 2012. Saina Nehwal retains 3rd place in Badminton World Federation women’s rankings :London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal retained her third place in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) women’s rankings released on 16 November.5 points of 11 rounds. 66. India to hold 3rd World cup Kabaddi in December : Punjab would host 3rd World Kabaddi Cup from 1 to 15 December 2012. She won a silver with a total lift of 132 kg. Usain Bolt. Hanoi to host 2019 Asian Games : Vietnam’s capital Hanoi will host the 2019 Asian Games. 23 countries are participating in this world cup.54crores. 71. Myanmar. 68. Sebastian Vettel won third Formula One world title : Sebastian Vettel became the youngest triple champion in Formula One history on 25 November 2012. Slovenia on 18 November 2012. Austin. 62.He stood sixth position in Brazilian Grand Prix with 8 points.But overall he got F1 world title for this season with 281 points. 69. Rahul secured the yellow metals in snatch. India bags four medals in 14th Asian Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships : India won four medals on the opening day of the 14th Asian Youth (boys & girls) weightlifting championships at Yangon. 63.The prize money for this world cup is Rs. Gaganjeet Bhullar. McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton won United States Grand Prix 2012 : McLaren-Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the 2012 United States Grand Prix race at Circuit of the Americas. on 8th November 2012.Competing in the 77kg weight category. Youngest Indian on Elite Golfers’ League : Gaganjeet Bhullar. 72. became the youngest Indian to make it to the elite group of the world’s top-100 players in the latest rankings. Allyson Felix named IAAF world athletes of the year : Usain Bolt won the IAAF(International Amateur Athletic Federation) World male Athlete of the Year award for the fourth time and United States sprinter Allyson Felix won the women’s World Athlete of the Year award on 24 November 2012.
Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic Tournament : On 10 December Norway’s chess ace Magnus Carlsen won the 4th London Chess Classic Tournament in London . becomes the youngest player to earn Player of the Year honors since Tiger Woods in 1998. 75. 82.Kramnik is second place . Mixed Doubles : Zhendong and Liu Gaoyang. 79. India Won the World Cup Kabaddi Tournament 2012 : India won the 3rd World Cup Kabaddi Tournament for the third consecutive time in the Men’s category and second consecutive time in the Women’s category on15 December 2012. Anna Ushenina is World Women’s Chess Champion : Anna Ushenina of Ukraine 02 December 2012 won the women’s World Championship crown. 83. The . Jeev Honoured with Asia Pacific Lifetime Achievement Award : Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh (in pic) won the Asia Pacific Lifetime Achievement award along with Jack Nicklaus and Colin Montgomerie on 15 December 2012. defeating Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria in the first set of tie-break games. Federer & Nicola named “ Swiss Athlete’s of the Year 2012 : Tennis star Roger Federer was named Swiss male athlete of the year at the 2012 Credit Suisse Sports Awards on 16 December in Zurich.Carlsen defeated the World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the final round and claim the winner’s trophy.Federer received the honour for the fifth time. 80. Jadeja Created History Hitting 3rd Tripleton in FC Cricket : Ravindra Jadeja became first Indian and only eighth batsman in the First-Class (FC) cricket history of world to score three triple-centuries in the unbeaten 320 runs against Railways in the Ranji Trophy Group A match on 2 December 2012 in Rajkot. Boys Doubles : Gu Ruochen and Lin Gaoyuan. 84. India Won Blind Cricket T20 World Cup : India won the first T20 world cup for the Blind . Girls Doubles: Gu Yuting and Zhu Yuling. China Claimed All Titles at Junior World TT Championship : On 16 December China claimed the all titles at Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championship after it won girls as well as boys trophies. Indian Wrestlers Won Nine Gold Medals in Copa Brasil Tournament : The Indian wrestling contingent finished with a haul of nine gold and four bronze medals in the recent Copa Brasil-2012 tournament held at Rio in December 2012. 81. Air India Won Lal Bahadur Shastri Tournament : Air India defeated Bharat Petroleum 3-1 to emerge champion in the 23rd Lal Bahadur Shastri hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium New Delhi on 4 December 2012. Indian men defeated the Pakistan and India Women defeated the Malaysia in the finals held at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana. 76. Boys Singles : Fan Zhendong. 74. International Olympic Committee Suspended India : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended India’s national Olympic committee on 4 December 2012 because of government interference in its election process. Adams and Hikaru Nakamura share the third place and Viswanathan Anand fifth place. 77.Professional Golfers’ Association of America) Tour has announced Rory McIlroy as “Tour Player of the Year” after McIlroy won four times on Tour in 2012.The bronze medal was claimed by Pakistan after they beated India on 9 december.In the final on 13 December 2012 India defeated the Pakistan by 29-runs. 85. Girls Singles : Zhu Yuling.India did well to clinch the first ever blind cricket T20 World Cup on the home soil. 78. Australia Won 5th Consecutive Champions Trophy Hockey : On 8 December Australia won fifth Consective Champions Trophy Hockey after defeated Netherlands in Melbourne. McIlroy.
England Won Test Series : On 17 December The last test match between India and England of the Tournament England Tour to India ended up as a draw and with this India lost the four-test match cricket series against England .In the women’s section. 89. Syed Rahim Nabi Named “ AIFF Player of the Year 2012 “ : Syed Rahim Nabi has been named the ‘AIFF (All India Football Federation) Player of the Year. Kashyap Won First Grand Prix Title : Kashyap Parupalli defeated Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in a tight three game match to take his first Grand Prix title at the Shaheed Dr. He became the first cricketer to score a double century in the history of One Day international Cricket against South Africa in February 2010. Djokovic won World Tennis Championship : On 29 December Spanish tennis player Novak Djokovic won World Tennis Championship final after defeated Nicolas Almagro in Abu Dhabi. McGrath inducted into ‘Hall of Fame’ : The ICC announced on 30 December 2012 that McGrath. who led India to the U-19 World Cup win last year.Former champion and National record holder. 2012′ on 20 December. 95. Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold 2012. Railways won the title against by first-time finalist Tamil Nadu in the final. Kohli is CEAT ” International Cricketer of the Year “ : On 4 January Vice-captain of Indian Cricket team Virat Kohli was named the International Cricketer of the Year while Pakistan cricket team was named as the Best International Cricket Team in the 2011-2012 season at the CEAT cricket awards in New Delhi. where he scored 114 runs. KL Garg. Unmukt Chand.Tipsarevic won the chennai open title for the first time in his career. Vijay Won Gold in National Shooting Championshipfire pistol event at the 56th National Shooting Championship in New Delhi. 86. Nicol David won World Series Squash Title : On 6 January Nicol David won the World Series Squash Finals women’s title after defeated England’s Laura Massaro in the final at . 94. Sachin scored 18426 runs in 463 one-day matches and also made 49 hundreds in the one-day format.The Former Pakistan cricket captain Zaheer Abbas received the Lifetime Achievement Award. who took more Test wickets (563) than any other fast bowler and holds the record for most wickets in World Cups (71).Tendulkar scored his 100th international century on 16 March 2012 against Bangladesh. 88.female Athlete of the year was Nicola Spirig. 96. 93. will be inducted as the 68th male player in the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame. 90. Sachin Retired From One Day Cricket : On 23 December Sachin Tendulkar announced retirement from one day cricket. Tipsarevic won Chennai Open Tennis Title : On 6 January Second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia has won the ATP Chennai Open Title after defeated Roberto BautistaAgut of Spain in the final at Chennai. 92. 91. Uttarakhand won 63rd National Basketball Championship : On 4 January Uttarakhand won 63rd National basketball championship men’s title after defeated Punjab in the final at Ludhiana (Punjab).With this win England succeeded in ending a 28 year long wait of winning a test series on Indian Soil. 87. Pournima clinched the bronze. got the inaugural Indian Youngster of the Year award. 97. the Olympic triathlon champion of Switzerland. including a double hundred which is the first in this form of cricket and 96 half centuries. Apurvi Chandela Won Air Rifle Gold : On 24 December Apurvi Chandela of Rajasthan won Women’s Air Rifle Gold in the Sahara 56th National Shooting Championship.
35 and has 300 wickets to his credit.His 91 goals topped Gerd Mueller’s mark of 85 for Bayern Munich and Germany in 1977 102. 103.He played 165 first class matches amassing 8342 runs at an average of 33.In the women’s section. Egypt’s Amr Shabana came from behind to beat England’s Nick Matthew . 1.MS Dhoni was once again chosen as the Player of the match. 101. the man of the four Golden Balls : Lionel Messi became the first four-time winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award after shattering the world record with 91 goals last year(2012) for Barcelona and Argentina. 98.Shamini Kumaresan won the womens singles title. Brisbane International Tennis Winners – 2013 : Womens Single’s :Serena Williams (USA) won the WTA Brisbane International womens single’s title on 5 January with a straight sets demolition of Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Kerala won 61st National Volleyball Championship Title : On 16 January Kerala defeated Tamilnadu to retain the men’s title in the 61st Senior National Volleyball Championship at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur. Railways defeated Kerala and won the title in the final.In the Women doubles category K. . India lost the three matches one day series .Nasir Jamshed of Paksitan was declared as the Player of the tournament. Australia Won Test Against Sri Lanka : Australia secured a five-wicket won in the third and final Test match against Sri Lanka on 6 January at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) .London. 99. 2. Lionel Messi. National Table Tennis Championship Winners : On 11 January Soumyajit Ghosh became the youngest national champion after he defeated six-time winner Achanta Sharath Kamal in the summit clash of the 74th National Table Tennis Championship mens singles final at Raipur. 104. 100.Women’s Doubles : Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands won the women’s doubles trophy by winning against Kveta Peschke and Anna -Lena GroenefeldMen’s Doubles : Marcelo Melo – Tommy Robredo won the doubles title after defeated Eric Butorac – Paul Hanley .Sourav Chakraborty and Ganeshan Sathiyan won the doubles title. Bangar quits first-class cricket : Former India player and Railways captain Sanjay Bangar announced his retirement from first-class cricket after guiding his team to a 122-run victory over Bengal in the final league game of the Ranji Trophy on 01 January 2013 in Kolkata. Men’s Doubles: Mohd Ahsan (Indonesia) -Hendra Setiawan (China) defeated Ko Sung-hyunLee Yong-dae (Malaysia) in the final.In the men’s final.With this win over Pakistan. Pakistan won the Three – Match Series : On 6 January Pakistan won the threematch series by 2-1 against India. Malaysian Open Badminton Championship Winners Men’s Singles: Lee Chong Wei (Indonesia) won the Men’s singles title after defeated Sony Dwi Kuncoro in the final at Kuala Lumpur on 20 January. Haryana girls retain U-20 hockey title : Haryana defeated Uttar Pradesh 1-0 to retain their under-20 women hockey national championship at the Gachibowli Stadium on 16 January 2013.Men’s Singles : In the Men’s singles Category Andy Murray from scotland won the title after defeated Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov . Spoorthy and Nikhat Banu (AP) defeated Madhurika Patkar and Pooja Sahasrabudhe in the final and got the title.
China’s millionaire number crosses million mark : “The number of millionaires in China crossed a million mark for the first in the Communist nation.5% : Crisil Research has cut India’s real GDP growth forecast for 2012-13 from 6.79 lakh millionaires. according to Hurun Report. with 1. putting it in the elite club of the wealthy nations like US and Japan. Magnus Carlsen Won Tata Steel Chess Championship : Magnus Carlsen won Tata Steel 2013 Chess tournament title in the final at Netherlands on 27 January .02 million people now in this elite group.000 and the trophy after becoming the first Indian player to claim the Chennai Open 4. Americans Mike and Bob Bryan won their record 13th Grand Slam doubles title. defeating the Dutch team of Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling .Victoria Azarenka of Belarus won the Women’s Singles title of the Australian Open Tennis tournament after defeated Li Na of China in the final at Melbourne on 26 January .5 per cent. Men’s Singles:. Of these million-plus wealthy individuals. Australian Open Tennis Tournament – 2013 Winners : Womens Single’s :.Wasim Jaffar was declared Man of the Match. This downward revision in GDP is due to deficient monsoon and worsening of the Euro Zone . 5.World champion Viswanathan Anand at third position.200. The elite millionaires group includes 63. 2.Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has won the men’s singles title after defeating Andy Murray (Britain) in four sets.Top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci won the title. ECONOMY 1.The number of Chinese worth more than 10 million yuan (USD 1. with Beijing home to the greatest number. defeating wild cards Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in the final. Mumbai won 40th Ranji Trophy Title : On 29 January Mumbai won its 40th Ranji Trophy title against Saurashtra by an inning and 125 runs in the final at Wankhede at Mumbai .5 per cent to 5.In the final round tournament. at 1. Ajit Agarkar was the captain of the winning team. Men’s Doubles : Top seeded American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan won the men’s doubles title. This is Djokovic’s fourth Australian Open and over all six Grand Slam single title. winning clear first ahead of second-place finisher Aronian (Armenia). northern and southern regions of China. Women’s Doubles:.Lalith Babu won Rs.500 billionaires. 6. he scored 10 points . 84 per cent are concentrated in the eastern. a Chinese event and publishing group which compiled the China’s list of the rich. Lalith Babu takes top honours : Lalith Babu defeated Swapnil Dhopade in the final round to clinch the Chennai Super Kings International Grandmaster chess tournament that concluded at the Nehru Stadium in Chennai on 23 January 2013.Women’s Singles: Tai Tzu-ying (Thailand) won the women’s singles title after defeated Yao Xue (Korea) Women’s Doubles: In the event Bao Yixin-Tian Qing (China) won the title after defeated Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi (Japan) 3. Crisil Research cuts 2012-13 GDP growth forecast to 5.6 million) broke the million mark in 2011 for the first time.
India. It was delayed because of resistance from the cronies.7 percent in 2012.200 crore in taxes.Rangarajan said that while releasing “Economic outlook for 2012-13”. 4.8 percent last year. Government Detected Rs. This Proposal of 49% raise of FDI was made during the tenure of Pranab mukherjee.Chidambaram approved the raise of FDI in Insurance and Pension sector up to 49%.13. Union Finance Minister Approved the Proposal FDI raise up to 49% : The Union Finance Minister P.325 crore has been detected in the country in the last three years while tax evasion of Rs. 8. He asked the government to open multi – brand retail to foreign investment and raise diesel prices in one (or) more steps to contain the subsidy bill. Which was the lowest in the past nine years. 17.600 crores. India has registered 6. the Supreme Court on 31st August 2012 directed two of its companies to refund around Rs 17. The index follows the credit information firm’s TransUnion score for individual borrowers being used by financial institutions and banks to take decisions in respect of credit cards and home loans. China joint panel to address trade concerns : India and China have agreed to establish a joint working group to address all trade-related issues.49. “Any individual with over 750 score can be considered as good”. 3.M. this information has been contained in a 13 page fact-sheet released by the Finance Ministry.The fact-sheet say the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) has detected undisclosed income of over Rs. Prime Minister’s economic Advisory council (PMEAC) chairman C. . In 2011-12.400 crore to investors : In a major setback to the Sahara Group.Trade between the countries was $75. investigation of information from German and France has led to detection of tax evasion of Rs.5 percent from 2.6 billion. 7.7 percent.5% growth in the fiscal year 201112. exports to China stood at $17. P. resulting in a trade deficit of $39.economic outlook. including the widening trade balance between the countries. The decision was taken at a meeting between trade minister Anand Sharma and his Chinese counterpart Chen Deming in New Delhi on 27th August 2012.32.600 crore found on input from abroad under multi-prolonged efforts to heck black money menance. Government also disclosed that under Double Avoidance agreement(DTAA). 5.’s Economic Panel Lowers the Indian : Growth Estimate to 6.9 billion while imports from there stood at $57. CIBIL working on Risk Index to help banks : Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd (CIBIL) is planning to introduce a risk index that will help the country’s banks take quicker decisions on extending loans to corporates and business houses. Sahara India Real Estate Corporation and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation.4 billion in 2011-12.5 billion.400 crore to their investors within three months with 15 percent interest.7% for 2012-13 Prime Minister’s economic advisory panel on 17 August 2012 pegged GDP growth for the current financial year to 6.325 crore Black Money in India : Government said that Rs.11. “Economy will grow at 6.A bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and J S Khehar directed SEBI to take action against the companies. Earlier the limit of FDI was up to 26%. 6. This is mainly due to poor Monsoon which will pull down the agriculture growth rate to 0.49.600 crore and realization of Rs.000 crore besides seizing assets valued at over Rs 2. if they fail to refund the money.325 crore income detected in survey. ISC directs Sahara Group to refund Rs 17. against $59 billion in 2010.
2 per cent from its earlier projection of 9 per cent in view of uncertain global environment and sluggish performance of the manufacturing sector at home.9 Percent : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed India’s growth forecast to 4.4 per cent in 2012-13 fiscal. IMF cuts India’s Growth Forecast for 2012 to 4.000 crore : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI).9. The ADB cut India’s Growth Forecast to 5. barely two months after it had made a projection of 5. 13. 20.000-cr fine on Tata Steel for illegal mining : The Odisha government imposed a fine Rs 6. Govt approves 49% FDI in insurance & pension sectors : On 4th October 2012 The Cabinet has cleared proposals to allow more Foreign Direct Investment or FDI in the insurance and pension sectors.4 percent : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) cut India’s growth forecast to 5. injecting a liquidity of around Rs. on 17th September 2012. retained the indicative policy rates at the current level while cutting the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points to 4.000 crore on Tata Steel for its alleged involvement in “illegal and excess mining” at its captive mines. HDFC Bank partners Indian Oil Corporation to offer rural banking services : HDFC Bank has partnered Indian Oil Corporation to provide banking services in the rural areas where IOC’s petrol pump outlets Kisan Seva Kendras will act as the business correspondents for the banks. in view of fragile global recovery. India’s growth forecast is revised from 5. 19.6 per cent growth for the Asia’s third largest economy. Naveen Jindal tops executive pay chart with Rs 73. India-US trade to touch $100 bn : Bilateral trade between India and the US is expected to touch USD 100 billion in the coming years on increasing economic engagement between the countries.4 per cent in fiscal year 2012 and . Govt approves 12th Five-Year Plan : On 4th October 2012 Government approved the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17) document that aims to achieve annual average economic growth rate of 8.17. Rangarajan lowers FY13 GDP growth forecast to 6% : Prime Minister’s key advisor C Rangarajan 25th October 2012 lowered the growth projection for the current fiscal to 6 per cent from 6. 21.7 per cent estimated earlier. 12. 11. 16. down from 9 per cent envisaged earlier.50 per cent.000 crore into the banking system. which grew by over Rs six crore from previous year. CRR cut to inject Rs.42 crore for the last fiscal 2011-12. 17.2% : Planning Commission is proposing to lower annual average growth target for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) to 8. Rs 6.In both the sectors government approves 49% of FDI’s. 15.4 crore package : The Chairperson and Managing Director of Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL). 14. Planning Commission for cut in 12th Plan annual GDP growth target to 8. India signs loan agreement with World Bank for USD 70 million : India signed a 70-million US Dollar loan agreement with World Bank for financing the Karnataka Health Systems Development as well as Reform Project on 22 November 2012.17. 18.9 per cent for 2012 due to low business confidence and “sluggish structural reforms”.Naveen Jindal has topped the executive pay charts for listed companies in the country with a package of Rs 73. India’s GDP to remain below 6% for 2012-13 : CII(Confederation of Indian Industry) survey indicated that the GDP growth during 2012-13 is expected to remain below 6 percent 10.2 per cent.6 per cent to 5.
However India’s loss is far less than that of China.50 pesos.403 in 2010 and is estimated at $3. 28.The report about wealth and funds management said that the world’s population of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) grew by a marginal 0. 24.69 in 2011 and $3.Tax on cigarettes will gradually be raised to 30 pesos ($0.72) per pack by 2017. a pension scheme. 23.2 Trillion : According to the ‘KFHResearch’ report said one million wealthy families in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries own investment assets worth about USD 1.74 trillion during the same period (2001 to 2010).The Flexi policy is a unit linked insurance product.31 in 2012. as part of a government bid to boost finances.7 per cent to 6.7 billion in 2012. 26. Reliance Industries Limited got the second place with a fullyear revenue of Rs 3. the Fortune 500 list of Indian companies for 2012 . India Economy Would Dominate the Economy of the World by 2030 : US intelligence counsel was released report on 10 December 2012 declared that India would straddle international commerce and will also dominate the economy of the whole world by 2030. hitting partygoers in the pocket.Duty on alcohol will also increase gradually until 2017. The plan not only provides a lump sum benefit on death but also maturity benefit irrespective of survival of the policy holder 29.8 per cent year on year to 11 million in 2011. India’s Lost $123 bn in Black Money : According to the report of ‘Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: 2001—2010. India’s per capita GDP on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) basis was $3. LIC Launched New Jeewan Nidhi & Flexi Plus Policies : The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India launched two new Insurence policies New Jeevan Nidhi.’ released by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) India lost $123 billion in black money during 2001-2010.851.662.Many stores started selling tobacco and drink at inflated prices before midnight .148 billion 25. and Flexi Plus on 3 January .675 billion and Bharat Petroleum Corporation got the third place with a full -year revenue of Rs 2. according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.202 billion. Rich Gulf Families Own Wealth Worth USD 1. a daily ranking of the world’s 100 wealthiest individuals. 22. IOC Retains Top in Fortune 500 India List : Government owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is ranked as the largest company in terms of revenue. roughly doubling the current price to around 52 pesos. 27. Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim remained the world’s richest person last year holding a personal fortune of more than $70 . increasing the price of a bottle of beer by 23. which according to the report suffered a loss of $ 2. India Lags Several Nations in Per Capita Income : India is lagging behind several countries in per capita income due to different levels of development and various other factors.5 per cent in FY 2013.New Jeewan Nidhi provides the facility of insurance coverage of full amount while the insured person keeps depositing premiums.2 trillion. ahead of the official implementation of the tax hikes on January 01. the central government was informed on 19 December. Mukesh Ambani 18th richest man in world : Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani is the 18th richest person in the world with a personal wealth of $24. Philippines introduced ‘sin tax’ : A “sin tax” on cigarettes and alcohol was introduced in the Philippines on 01 January 2013. In this list Indian Oil Corporation got the first place with a full-year revenue of Rs 4. with varying levels for other drinks including wine and spirits. India is the eighth largest victim of black money loses.from 6.
canada. Denmark and US. China and Brazil that would show significant signs of recovery. World Bank’s “Global Economic Prospects 2013″ Report : According to the World Bank “Global Economic Prospects 2013″ report . Australia. 34. in which the economies of developing countries like India.2.25 per cent to 7. Amancio Ortega.Microsoft founder Bill Gates and the founder of fashion retailer Zara. RBI in its third quarter monetary policy review surprised the market by cutting short-term lending rate called repo. Repo Rates : On 29 January The Reserve Bank of India slashed its key interest rates by 0.The top ten countries in the list include Hong Kong.The top-ranked Indian company is Infosys at 329th place and Japanese company Toyota Motor appears at the top of the ranking in the 2012 Scoreboard. 32.These are the only 14 Indian companies present in a list of top-1500 entities worldwide in terms of their annual R&D investments. World Steel Association (WSA) data has revealed that China’s production grew by 39 per cent during 2008-2012. as its institutional shortcomings continue to undermine the foundations for long-term economic development. it is the emerging markets like India.This is the hundredth rocket in the 49 years of ISRO history. thus making it behind China among the top 5 steel producing nation.7 MT in 2012 35. New Zealand.3% in both 2012 and 2013.1% growth in 2013. the growth rate of China would be 7.6 MT in 2011 and 76. India 119th on Economic Freedom Index : According to the ‘Heritage Foundation’ 2013 Index of Economic Freedom survey report . SPOT6 reached to SHAR : The Satish Dawan Space Centre in Nellore district at Sriharikota will launching PSLV C-21 rocket(100th rocket) with French satellite SPOT6(800kg) and a small Japanese satellite weighing around 15kg in the month of September. India’s by 33 percent and India’s production grew constantly in the last five years from 57.3% in 2012 to 2. 73. India has been ranked as the 119th freest country in the world and India’s economic freedom score stood at 55.4% in 2013.1% growth in 2012 to 6. got a second and third places respectively.Indian firms rank far below when it comes to absolute R&D investments made by them and the top-ranked company from the country. In the last 5 years India’s production grew by 33 percent. Indian Companies Top Globally in R&D Investment : According to the European Commission report Indian companies have come on the top globally when it comes to growth in their research and development (R&D) investments. . China and Brazil are projected to be recovering and higher growth rate. Switzarland. Chili. leaving their counterparts in the US and Europe far behind.5 MT in 2009. Singapore. RBI cuts CRR. 30.9 per cent and projected a higher growth of 6.The World Bank expects that by 2015.9% and that of India 7%. IMF forecasted Indian Economic Growth Rate to be 5.8 MT in 2008 to 63.25 per cent and released 18000 crore rupees additional liquidity into the system to perk up growth through reduced cost of borrowing. India’s growth is expected to inch closer to that of China in near future.9 percent in 2013 : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 23 January 2013 pegged India’s economic growth rate in 2013 at 5.75 per cent and Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by similar margin to 4 per cent.billion. 33.They are expecting a recovery in India from 5. Mauritius. 31. by 0. 69 MT in 2010. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1. India second in steel production globally : India is second only to China in terms of steel production.4 per cent next year in line with the gradual strengthening of global expansion.While the growth of the world economy growth is projected to inch up from 2. with the high-income countries remaining at the same level of growth of 1.
4. The missile Ranging Agni-I 700km . Europe. The Institute of materials research and Engineering in Singapore has demonstrated that 1. according to a Harvardsmith soniam statement with SDSS-III. The first of what scientists predict will be enormous amounts of Information.III). and Sierra Nvada Corp. 3. Agni-II Test Fired Successfully : Surface to Surface missile Agni-II soared to a successfully test fired on 9 august 2012 at Wheeler Island of the Odisha. It have a height of 20km and weighted as 17 tonnes and have the capacity to carry a nuclear war head of weighing one ton. 5. Until now.The release Includes of 200 million galaxies and spectra of 1.00.Space Exploration Technologies called SpaceX. It stays 2 years in Mars to collect all these Information. It was NASA’s seventh landing on earth’s Neighbor. NASA picks 3 firms to develop space taxis : NASA picks 3 firms to develop space taxis.000 km . Agni-II 2.alive or fossilized-its raft of 10 scientific instruments will hunt for carbon based compounds considered essential to microbial life.2. Curiosity Landed on Red Planet : The Robotic Explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of mars. Russia. Japan and China in undertaking such an effort. 8.5 meter wide -angle telescope located at the Apache Point observatory in New Mexico.000mph(21.Which can be applicable in reflect colour . On 6 Aug 2012 the Curiosity landed safely on the Mars. Indo-American scientist involved in this mission. Cabinet Clears Mars mission : The Union Cabinet on 03 August 2012 cleared the Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) mission to Mars next year November The project envisages putting a spacecraft in the red planet’s orbit to study its atmosphere with the help of the polar Satellite launch vehicle. India joins the United states . These galaxies are captures by a 2.In November 2011 American Space Research Centre NASA Launched the curiosity into the space. 6.III3.35 million galaxies. The future projects are Agni 4 andAgni 5 to launch. Print High Resolution Images Without Ink aNew Technology Developed : The team of scientists with Indian origin has developed a new technology of printing high resolution images without ink.000 km around the planet. The spacecraft will have a scientific payload of 25 kg and its proposed to be placed in an orbit of 500 x 80. Agni.The mission is estimated to cost about Rs $450 crore. Including a possible answer to whether Mars ever supported conditions for Organic life.000 dots per inch(dpi) can produce sharp and full spectrum color images. it was thought that the combination of OH (hydroxyl radical) oxidant with sulphur dioxide (SO) was the dominant way by which gaseous sulphuric acid is formed in the atmosphere.300km.The Voyage to Mars took more than eight months and spanned 352m million miles(566 million kilometers).000kph). based on sloan digital sky survey III(SDSS.the companies are the Boeing Co. They found the new oxidant has “significant capacity” to oxidise sulphur dioxide. to find evidence of life itself. A new oxidant in the atmosphere identified : Scientists have found for the first time unequivocal evidence of another oxidant playing a vital role in the formation of gaseous sulphuric acid in the atmosphere. Largest 3D Map of Galaxies : Astronomers have unveiled the largest ever 3D map of the sky. Ashwini. steering itself to gentle landing inside again crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet. This is the next space mission of NASA after 1970. encompassing massive galaxies and distance black holes. It sliced through Martian atmosphere ay 13. 7.
the higher the resolution of the image. Blue moon on 31st August 2012 : When a full moon appears in the night sky for the second time in a calendar month . anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles. 12. anti-ship and anti-submarine missiles. a Success : The strategic Forces Command. Astronomers used NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope to spot this distant gigantic galaxy creating about 740 new stars a year. So India made deal with Boeing for $410 crores in the last year. 17. which is in charge of nuclear weapons.The new destroyer is comparable to the “Aegis” equipped destroyers of the US Navy which use powerful computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets 15.C-17 has the capacity to fill oil in the air. will get two more in the next few weeks. Nanotechnology for Solar panel efficiency : A University of Houston researchers has developed a nano particle coating for solar panel that makes it easier to keep them clean. In US. China developing new class of guided missile destroyer’ : The Chinese Navy is developing a brand new class of guided-missile destroyer.Karthik Kumar says that size and spacing of the nanodots is critical to the final image quality.The new destroyers are equipped with two 32-unit vertical launch systems capable of launching HQ9B air-defence missiles. This helps in keeping them efficient and cuts maintains cost. a “new type” of naval warship with upgraded air-defence missiles.000 km non-stop. PSLV-C21 delivers two satellites into their intended Orbits : The Indian Space Research Organization(ISRO) successfully put into orbit two foreign satellites( French SPOT . It have the capacity to carry 10 nuclear war heads. and high density optical recording. “The closer the dots are together and because of their small size. China Military test fires 14. successfully fired the surface to surface Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur in Odisha’s Balasore district on 25th August 2012. a galaxy that gives birth to more stars in a day than Earth’s does in a year. By comparison. the planet is about seven times the mass of Earth and orbits a red dwarf. NASA spies cosmic supermom Scientists have found a cosmic supermom. or a small. anti-counterfeiting.000 rang Dong feng 41 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM). 14. 16. Gliese 163C: New Earth-Like Planet Might Sustain Life : Dubbed Gliese 163C. For AI.2015. 11.displays . Gliese 163C is 49 light years away. confirming yet again that the armed forces are capable of launching nuclear missiles independently.The next blue moon will occur on July 31.Air India. India’s First C-17 transport aircraft takes shape : Now the Indian Air Force is planned to introduce a C-17 Globemaster III heavy lift military planes in place of old Cargo planes for the next year June. the plane has been configured to have 256 seats — 18 fullflat business class seats and 238 in economy. our Milky Way Galaxy spawns just about one new star each year.000km range missile : The china central television(CCTV) reported that the china’s military had successfully tested the new 14. making it hotter with a surface temperature of 60 degrees Celsius. 9. 13. It’s thought to be composed of mostly rock and water and gets 40 percent more light from its parent star than Earth gets from the sun. 10. A total of eight will arrive by March 2013.it is called a ‘blue oon’.It is capable of flying over 15. Air India’s first Dreamliner landing at IGI Airport : After a four-year delay and subsequent acrimony. relatively cool star. which ordered 27 Dreamliners six years ago. the first of Air India’s advanced Boeing B-787 Dreamliner landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on 08th September 2012. Prithvi-II missile test.
26. The 300m long Liaoning carrier has the capacity to bring 3 23. 27. India successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile for its full range of 350 km from a naval ship off Odisha on 5th October 2012. after a Chinese province liberated from Japanese occupation in 1945. India’s heaviest satellite. 21. Australia launches world’s fastest radio telescope : In the remote Australian outback.6(712kgs) and Japanese micro Satellite(15kgs)) marking Indian space agency’s 100th mission since the launch of the first satellite.This is the India’s heaviest satellite of 3. 20. delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint on the International Space Station. India tests Agni-IV n-missile : India successfully tested its nuclear-capable surfacetosurface Agni-IV missile from a military base in Odisha on 19th September 2012. mapping black holes and shed ding new light on the origins of galaxies. Scientists discover bacteria that can produce 24-carat gold : Scientists have discovered a bacteria that has the ability to withstand incredible amounts of toxicity and can be the key to creating 24-carat gold.The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP). 25. which has the capability to hit targets at about 4. 18.000 tonne carrier. India sucessfully test-fires Prithvi-II ballistic missile : On 4th October 2012 India sucessfully test-fired surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur of Balasore district off Odisha coast. 28. in what can be seen as another symbolic warning to Tokyo. 19. a former Soviet ship brought from Ukraine and later refurbished locally is named ‘Liaoning’. India test-fires N-capable Agni-III missile successfully : India on 21st September 2012 successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III surface-to-air missile with a strike range of over 3000 km and capable of carrying a warhead of 1.in 1975 by Russian rocket. NASA says Curiosity rover finds evidence of water on Mars : NASA scientist say the Curiosity rover has found evidence of a “vigorous” thousand-year water flow on the surface of Mars. China launches its first aircraft carrier : China launched its first aircraft carrier on 25th September 2012.The new generation missile. a toxic chemical compound found in nature.000 km. located near the region of Murchison about 650 kilometres north of Perth. scientists have launched the world’s fastest radio telescope which will exponentially increase astronomers’ ability to survey the universe. was officially opened 5th October 2012 by Science Minister Chris Evans.Researchers from the Michigan State University have found that the metal-tolerant bacteria ‘Cupriavidus metallidurans’ can grow on massive concentrations of gold chloride or liquid gold. 22. The 60.-Russian space crew lands safely in Kazakhstan : A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe on 17th September 2012. India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Dhanush missile : A day after the launch of Prithvi-II. U.S. ISRO to launch SARAL satellite on 12 Dec 2012 : Indo-French satellite “SARAL” would be launched onboard PSLV-C20 from the spaceport of Sriharikota on 12 December 2012 Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishnan said at the Bangalore Space Expo 2012 on 12th September 2012.Aryabhata.5 tonnes from the Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast. GSAT-10 launched from Kourou launch pad in French Guiana : India’s advanced communication satellite GSAT-10 was successfully launched on board Ariane-5 rocket from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana on 29th September 2012. 24.400kg weight. .
. India successfully test fires supersonic interceptor missile : India successfully testfired an indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile.18. known as Spaun which is advanced enough for passing the basic IQ tests. Canada claimed that they have developed a closest model of the functioning human brain. Indian navy successfully test-fires BrahMos supersonic cruise missile : The Indian Navy on 7th October 2012 successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. 32. Solar System’s largest planet discovered : A team of astrophysicists had discovered an enormous gaseous planet that is 13 times more massive than Jupiter.1 per cent a normal black hole would represent.300 km (807 miles) away. compared with the 0. capable of destroying a hostile ballistic missile.700) at an auction in Geneva on 14 November 2012. called a structured polymer compositecan actually self-assemble into alternating glassy and rubbery layers. Scientists Created a Paper-thin material that can stop bullets : A team of mechanical engineering and materials scientists from Rice University and MIT has created special nanomaterials that were able to stop bullets in the lab.9 million euros at auction : A 76-carat flawless diamond from India’s famous Golconda mines broke world record by fetching a whooping 16. This is the virtual brain which functions on the supercomputer and comprises of a digital eye. Indian diamond fetches 16. Canadian Scientists Created Artificial Brain : Software engineers as well as neuroscientists at University of Waterloo.The supermassive black hole is located inside the galaxy NGC 1277 in the constellation Perseus. 35. holding a mass equivalent to 17 billion Suns. 37. for stop the cancer cells from multiplying. adding that it has a mass equivalent to 17 billion Suns 39.9 million euros (Rs 1. scientists said. which can be used for visual input. Voyager 1 Drifts Into Unknown Region of Space : NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has discovered a new layer of the solar system that scientists hadn’t known was there. The type of material. New planet discovered in Earth’s backyard : Astronomers have found a new planet called exoplanet in Alpha Centauri . the closest yet outside our solar system and just an astronomical stone’s throw away at four light years. Drug that can halt cancer spread : Scientists was developed a new drug called Aflibercept. 31.Alpha Centauri is a three-star system consisting of two stars similar to our sun and a faint red star called Proxima Centauriand another one is the Alpha Centauri B. The original patent for what we know today as the modern barcode was granted on October 7.The Exoplanet orbits Alpha Centauri B.98. 38. 1952 to Norman Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver.It makes up about 14 per cent of its host galaxy’s mass. from a test range off the Odisha coast on 23 November 2012. its inventors. 36.16. from a warship off the Goa coast.29. capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg. 30. 34. The Barcode Turns 60 Years Old : October 7. Astronomers Discovered Giant black hole in tiny galaxy : Astronomers claim to have discovered the most massive black hole ever known in a small galaxy about 250 million light-years from Earth. 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the registration of the first bar code patent. earning the name “Super-Jupiter “ and is the largest planet in our own solar system. It also has the robotic arm which can be used for drawing the response. 33. 40. Pakistan tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile : Pakistan successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable ballistic missile called Hatf-V(Ghauri) on 28 November 2012 that can hit targets up to 1.
Weighing 12 tonnes. 46. Tata Group Developed new “Artillery Gun” : On 11 December In a step towards developing the indigenous private sector defence industry. and particles from the galaxy outside to come in. 42. which are small peptides engineered to present a decoy to bind up the virus and prevent it from entering and infecting the body cells. which would probably be the longest in the Indian inventory. Russian Roman Romanenko and Canadian Chris Hadfield are travelled in capsule. which is capable of carrying payloads up to 1000 kg and destroy the targets at a distance of 700 km. 7 Planets Discovered In The Milky Way : New York Scientists have been discovered Seven planets in the Milky Way outside our solar system that could potentially harbour life and researchers from an ambitious project to catalogue all habitable worlds claim. the 15-metre-long Agni-I. New Anti-HIV Gel for HIV Transmission : Researchers led by Dereuddre-Bosquet from the European Combined Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Microbicides (CHAARM) Consortium describe the gel’s key ingredient. the Tata group has created a new Artillery Gun.The US and its allies view the launch as a disguised test of ballistic missile technology. Russia Delivered MiG-29 Fighter Jets to India : Russia on 10 December 2012 delivered the first three upgraded MiG-29UPG fighter jets to India under a USD 900 million contract to modernise the ageing fleet of MiG-29 aircraft with the IAF. The 155mm 52 calibre gun developed by the Tata group is likely to have a strike range of 52 kms.researchers announced on 4 December 2012. India Successfully Test Fired Agni-I Ballistic Missile : India on 12 December 2012 successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast. Prithvi-II Flight.It launched from Russia’s manned-space facility in the frigid steppes of Kazakhstan. the gravity mapping satellites of NASA ended the successful mission to Moon by crashing on the rim of crater.Unha-3 is the second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 which is successfully lifted off from the Sohae Space Center by carrier rocket.Tested Successfully : The Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully flight-tested nuclear weapons-capable Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur. American Tom Marshburn. Bosquet and colleagues engineered peptides named ‘miniCD4s’ because they mimic the CD4 receptor used by HIV to gain entry into immune cells of the body. The surface-to-surface ballistic missile. Mars in 2020. NASA’s Twin Probes Crashed Successfully onto Lunar Mountain : Ebb and Flow. headed for the International Space Station. Because this is a gel it can be topically applied and could represent a powerful preventative agent against sexual transmission of HIV.” which allows charged particles from inside the heliosphere to flow outward. 44. was fired . 41. 45. 50. Rocket with 3 Astronauts Takes off for ISS : A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts took off atop a towering Russian rocket on 19 December 2012. 43. the first woman of America in the space who died earlier in 2012. Lunar surface on which Ebb and Flow crashed will be given a name after Sally Ride. NASA to Send New Rover to Mars in 2020 : NASA was announced plans to send a new robotic explorer to the the Red Planet. 49. 47. has entered a new region of the heliosphere that scientists are calling a “magnetic highway. off the Odisha coast on 20 December 2012. in particular. Voyager 1. 48. North Korea Launched Unha-3 Rocket : On 12 December North Korea launched a long-range rocket Unha-3 despite international opposition and growing tensions in the region successfully delivering a scientific satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 into orbit.
52. Grasshopper rocket rose to a height of 131 feet around ten storeys and hovered before landing safely on its launch pad using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control. 59. America Launched Reusable Rockets : US California based SpaceX’s industry successfully launched ‘Grasshopper’ reusable rockets. 57. Astra Missile Successfully Test-fired : India on December 2012 test launched its indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air interceptor missile Astra at the interim test range(ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.This is the first new medicine to fight the deadly infection in more than four decades. by researchers from the University of Sydney. 60. US approved First new Tuberculosis Drug : On 1 January The US Food and Drug administration approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug in 40 years . 54.Astra which has the capability to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at a supersonic speed can be fitted into any fighter aircraft. Higgs Boson ‘ Tops Journal Science’s 2012 List : The discovery of the Higgs Boson. are produced by the immune system and are able to recognize specific markers on the surface of various tumour cells. but kills about 1.from a road mobile launcher and tested for its full range of 350 km. sitting like a silver needle in the haystack of space. an invisible particle that explains the mystery of mass. Scientists Discovered Mini Nile River on Saturn’s Moon Titan : Nasa scientists had spotted the longest extraterrestrial river system ever – on Saturn’s moon Titan – and it appears to be a miniature version of Earth’s Nile river. 56. causing them to launch an attack to kill the tumour cells. leads a list of the top 10 scientific advances of 2012 released by the US journal Science on 22 December . Indonesia’s Sumatra Island. 53. These cells.A 2-metre . 58. liquid propelled missile can carry a payload of 500 kg. known as cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs). The IC 2233 is located about 40 million light-years away from Earth. are some of the regions prone to great earthquakes. Hot Spots For World’s more Powerful Earthquakes Revealed : The locations of where the world’s largest earthquakes are most likely to take place had pinpointed with greater accuracy than ever before. Considered as one of the best of its kind in the world. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope produced a beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233. and several regions along the eastern Eurasian coastline. The nature of the blood compound makes it an attractive treatment for so-called superbugs. one of the flattest galaxies.The single-stage.The disease is rare in the US.The rocket took a giant leap for commercial space flight and when it rose 131 feet and landed safely back on Earth.4 millionpeople a year worldwide. India to make world’s largest solar telescope : India is likely to begin construction of the world’s largest solar telescope on the foothills of the Himalayas in Ladakh to understand the fundamental processes taking place on the Sun by year-end. Spiral galaxy IC 2233 : Astronomers had captured one of the flattest galaxies known in the universe. This galaxy was earlier discovered by British astronomer Isaac Roberts in 1894.8 metre long missile which weighs about 160 kg can carry explosive loaded conventional warheads up to 15 kg.The coasts of Southern Chile and Peru. “Immune system ‘booster’ may hit cancer” : Japanese research where stem cells were used to clone and produce large numbers of a specialized type of white blood cell. those strains of disease that have become immune or resistant to traditional antibiotics.The researchers are succeeded in using stem cells to “mass-produce” CTLs in laboratory conditions. : 55. Chinese Biologists Discovered Antibiotic In Panda Blood : Chinese biologists have discovered that the blood of the endangered giant panda includes a compound called ” Cathelicidin-AM ” which acts as a natural antibiotic. the 3. 51.
67. a spectacular behemoth five times bigger than our own Milky Way. have identified a molecule which they claim will revolutionise the cure for cancer. state-of-the-art National Large Solar Telescope (NLST). led by Dr Sathees C Raghavan of the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore. have identified a molecule which they claim will revolutionise the cure for cancer. it performed “a double manoeuvre in S-form” and hit the decommissioned ship. a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end.This structure is known as a “Large Quasar Group(LQG)”. 65. ‘Lakshya’ was sucessfully tested on 7 January . Astronomers Found ” NGC 6872 ” Largest known Spiral Galaxy : A team of astronomers from the United States.It was launched from the Integrated Test Range – ITR. Brahmos cruise missile test fired in successfully : Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos scored once again in its 34th launch on 09 January 2013 off Visakhapatnam in the Bay of Bengal. Chile and Brazil has crowned it the largest-known spiral galaxy. about 290 km away. ‘Lakshya’ Missile Successfully Tested : India’s indigenously developed. hitting a decommissioned vessel with accuracy.The molecule has been named after “Sathees as SCR7” and a detailed account of it has been carried in the international scientific journal “Cell”". “Largest Space structure in the Universe:Large Quasar Group : An international team lead by astronomer Roger Clowes of the University of Central Lancashire in England discovered the largest known structure in the universe.As it took off vertically from a naval warship. Internet emits 830 mt of carbon dioxide annually : According to Researchers from the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET) and Bell Labs. resulting . and is expected to double by 2020 62. Indian Scientists Discovered Molecule for Cancer Treatment : A team of Indian researchers. The distance between NGC 6872′s two huge spiral ar ms is 522.Scientists world over beli eve that the double strand break (DSB) of DNA is one of the most lethal form of DNA damage. built by Bangalore-based Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). resulting in drastic consequences such as genome instability. 68.25 meters in length.000 light-years. led by Dr Sathees C Raghavan of the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore.The title-holder is now NGC 6872. and cancer. the main greenhouse gas. based on archival data from NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission. 100 km away from the target to the missile . 63. Indian Scientists Discovered Molecule for Cancer Treatment : A team of Indian researchers.class. meaning that about one of every six has an Earth-sized planet around it. will permit Indian scientists to carry out cutting edge research aimed to study Sun’s atmosphere.000 light-years for the Milky Way. a barred spiral found 212 million light-years away in the southern constellation Pavo. reached an altitude of 14 km. 64. 66. at Odisha .The molecule has been named after “Sathees as SCR7” and a detailed account of it has been carried in the international scientific journal “Cell”".This is the largest Space structure in the Universe. Internet and other components of information communication and technology (ICT) industry annually produces more than 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).Scientists world over believe that the double strand break (DSB) of DNA is one of the most lethal form of DNA damage. 17 billion’ Earth-sized planets in Milky Way : The Milky Way contains at least 17 billion planets the size of Earth. compared to about 100.The Milky Way is known to host about 100 billion stars.Astronomers using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft found that about 17 percent of stars in our galaxy have a planet about the size of Earth in a close orbit. levelled out and started cruising at three times the speed of sound. 61.
which is believed to have formed when water ran from the surface of Mars in distant past. 73. World’s First Global Renewable Energy Atlas Launched : On 13 January Abu Dhabibased International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) launched the world’s first clean energy atlas at IRENA’S General Assembly . These structures. and is part of a national plan to increase renewable energy resources following the post-tsunami shutdown of the country’s 54 nuclear reactors. the river-like structure. sources close to negotiations on the multi-billion dollar deal . and cancer. currently offers open-access information on solar and wind power throughout the world and the creators plan to expand to other renewable energy resources over the next two years. Ancient River Found on Mars : On 17 January The European Space Agency scientists have revealed a 1500 km long and 7 kilometre wide river that once ran across Mars. The structure which surprised the astronomers stretches for around 900 miles or 1500 km across the Martian surface and also shows various tributaries. Japan had decided to build the world’s largest offshore wind farm to replace the crippled nuke plant.The wind farm will surpass the 504 megawatts generated by the 140 turbines at the Greater Gabbard farm off the coast of Suffolk. India. UK – currently the world’s largest farm.INS Saryu is the lead ship of the indigenous Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) Project designed and built by Goa Shipyard Limited. INS Saryu Inducted into Indian Navy : On 21 January Air Marshal PK Roy. including those which have no diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates.As per the contract. 74.000 crore has been finalised with the US for procuring 99 engines for the LCA Tejas MkII.The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is working in partnership with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) to build a qualitative and quantitative data framework for renewable energy in developing countries.in drastic consequences such as genome instability.Around two years ago.The Indian press has estimated the value of the deal for 126 Rafales at $12 billion (nine billion euros). 69. commissioned INS Saryu into the Indian Navy at Goa .000 crore deal for jet engines : India and the US have finalised a Rs 3000-crore deal for supplying 99 jet engines to be used in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ being developed by the DRDO.The country plans to build a total of 143 wind turbines on platforms 16 kilometres off the coast of Fukushima by 2020.A 50 per cent increase in the number of planes ordered would take it to around $18 billion. 71.The deal worth Rs 3.The atlas includes information on clean energy resources in 37 countries. Commander-in-Chief. in a huge boost for the French defence industry. India had selected the American company General Electric over its rival European Eurojet 2000 for the LCA Mark II programme expected to be ready around 2014-15. US finalise Rs 3. the order could be for 99 engines initially but India will have the option of ordering another 100 engines in the future. 72.The possibility of an additional 63 jets being added to an expected order for 126 was raised by India .The images which were captured by the ESA’s Mars Express showed Reull Vallis. were formed somewhere around 3.The wind farm will generate 1 gigawatt of power once completed. ‘Japan to replace Fukushima plant with world’s largest wind farm’ : In the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. which is home to the stricken Daiichi nuclear reactor that hit the headlines in March 2011 when it was damaged by a severe earthquake and tsunami. the ship aptly . 70.5 billion years ago. Andaman and Nicobar Command. India Increased Rafale Fighter Jets’ Order : India could buy up to 189 of the Rafale fighter jets currently being used by France to bomb Islamist militants in Mali. it is believed.
M. Sushil Kumar Shinde as the new Leader in house of Lok Sabha : Sushile Kumar Shinde has been appointed as the new Leader in the House of Lok Sabha taking the place of Pranab Mukherjee who has now become the President on 3 August 2012. the wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. India Sucessfully Test Fired K-5 Ballistic Missile : On 27 January India successfully test fired medium range K-5 ballistic missile . Iran ‘successfully sent monkey into space’ : Iran on 28 January 2013 announced that it had successfully send a monkey to the space. allowing it to repeatedly curl up and down. the newly-elected MP from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. MIT researchers Created Moisture – Powered Polymer : MIT ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology ) researchers have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity by drawing on a ubiquitous source: water vapor. 4. caused by her husband’s resignation.2 mm gun with an electro-optic fire control system.The new material changes its shape after absorbing tiny amounts of evaporated water. 76. Sampath took charge as CEC(Chief Election Commissioner.with a strike range of around 1500 kilometres.Capable of carrying a helicopter (ALH) onboard. two 30mm guns as close in weapon systems. Cabinet nod for Customs’ first-ever woman chief : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has given its nod for Praveen Mahajan to be a full-fledged Chairperson of the . Hyderabadi Advocate becomes a Vice-Chairman of ABA : Hyderabad based lawyer Mr. 75.and nanoelectronic devices. the ship’s weapon and sensor outfit includes a SRGM 76. former International Monetary Fund chief economist. Dimple Yadav and M. latest navigational and early warning radars. such as environmental sensors.demonstrates the immense potential of the country’s indigenous designing and ship building capabilities. 6. is not expected to take charge for the next few weeks due to academic commitments.The rocket called Pishgam (meaning Pioneer) reached at a height of 120 km (75 miles) for a sub-orbital flight before “returning its shipment intact”. .JLN Murthy has been appointed to the Vice-Chairman of the AmericanBar Association Section of International Law. 77. The first country to launch the primate into space was US PERSONS IN NEWS 1. also took 5. She had won the by-election.K-5 is part of the family of underwater missiles being developed by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the Indian strategic forces’ underwater platforms. 8 August 2012 took oath as a Lok Sabha member from Kannauj. The economist. Raja Mohan Reddy takes oath as Lok Sabha member : Dimple Yadav.Along with Yadav. Europe Committee.Raghuram Rajan is chief economic advisor : The government has issued formal orders to appoint Raghuram Rajan. Rajan will take over at a time when the government is trying to combat a hostile economic climate. as the chief economic advisor in the finance ministry. unopposed in June.The former EC V. for the year 2012-13.S.The main aim of this association is to focus on several international legal issues. 2. 3. Raja Mohan Reddy. from an underwater platform in Bay of Bengal. Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is new election commissioner : Former civil aviation secretary Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi was 7 August 2012.It also declared that the monkey come back to the Earth successfully. chaff launchers for self protection and an integrated ESM system to undertake all assigned missions. appointed an election commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee. who is currently a professor at Chicago University’s Booth School of Business. Harnessing this continuous motion could drive robotic limbs or generate enough electricity to power micro.
New Envoy to Syria is Lakhdar Brahimi : The United Nations on 17 August. 9. Ministry of Home Affairs. Gopal Goyal Kand Home Minster of Haryana Quits : Haryana Minster of state for . Professor of Politics on 16 August 2012. Nair. IPS has been appointed as Director General. who served as Algeria’s foreign minister from 1991 to 1993 and joined UN in 1994 and served various high profile positions until he retired in 2005. National Disaster Response Force & Civil Defence (NDRF & CD).Magarief seen as a Moderate Islamist. 16. Vohra the chancellor if the University for a period of five years. Poonam Kishore Saxena appointed as Chairman of CBDT : The government appointed Dr. 8. china and U.NDRF & CD : Shri P. Magarief won 113 votes versus independent Alli zindan who secured 85 votes. 2012 confirmed that Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi will replace the former UN Secretary general Kofi Annan as the International mediator on Syria as the 17 month old conflict slides deeper into civil war.Central Board of Excise and Customs(CBEC). 12.J.Shri Nair is presently working as Special Director General. She is the first lady ever to head the highest policy-making body on indirect taxes.Vohra has been appointed the first chancellor of the Central University of Jammu. M. P. Brahimi. has named an Indian-origin academician as director of its center of trans-regional study. which is focused on research on the relations between India. Kurien is Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman : P. Indian origin Sanjay Reddy.a 1975 batch IRS officer as the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 22nd August 2012. appointed as the director of new York University’s Centre : New York’s leading University. Mr. Kurien is unanimously elected as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha on 21 August 2012. P. 7. China Institute(ICI) along with Mark Frazier. 13. followed Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan who served two successive terms as Vice-President. 11. Central Reserve Police Force. Ansari takes oath for second term : Hamid Ansari became the second Vice-President of India to take oath of office for second consecutive terms in New Delhi on 11 August 2012 Ansari. a former diplomat.S. the new school. The 72-year-old Magarief who is the head of National front party. New President Of Libya is Mohammad Magarief : National Assembly of Libya elected their former Opposition leader Mohammed Magarief as its New President. Nair Appointed as Director General. An economist and former Libyan ambassador to India who had lived in exile since the 1980s. Pranab Mukharjee on his visit to that University appointed Mr. 10. will head the 200-member congress. New Jammu Varsity Chancellor is Vohra : Jammu & Kashmir governor N. 15.N. M.has been named academic director of the new school’s India. 14.Poonam Kishore Saxena. He associate ‘Professor of Economics. she was Member (Personnel and Vigilance) in the CBEC from August 2011. Magarief was a leading figure in Libya’s oldest movement opposition movement.J.Prior to this elevation.Admiral Joshi is the 21st Chief of Naval Staff of independent India and the 19th Indian to command the Indian Navy. Admiral D K Joshi takes charge as new Navy chief : Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi took over as the new Indian Navy chief on 31st August 2012.
home. He did films like Utsav. Allawi’s resignation is the first by a cabinet member since Iraq’s national unity government was formed in December 2010.’The Golden Age’.Annan Resigns as Syria Peace Envoy : FreeJobAlert. He was best known for his”The Stainless Steel rat” series. Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi Quit as Iraq communication Minister : Iraqi Communications minister Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi quit his post in 27 Aug accusing Prime Minister Nuri – Maliki of “Political Interference” in his ministry.Zakaria. Indo American Fareed Zakaria resigned from Yale Government Board : After a long association with Yale University the noted Indo American Writer and and journalist Fareed Zakaria has resigned from its governing body to focus on journalistic career. passed away on 20 August 2012 following prolonged illness. His historical novels was ‘Burr’. who lost the battle with lung cancer at a mumbai hospital on 15 August 2012.The man who worked with best in the business. was associated with the Yale Corporation for past six years.a Science Friction take on the horrors of over population.Annan resigned as the UN Peace envoy to Syria on 2 August 2012 by complaining the international community had not done enough to support his bid to persuade Bashar alAssad to accept a peace plan. The decision of Zakaria to shed some of his non-journalistic responsibilities has come close on the heels of accusations of plagiarism against him. Kofi A. 20. While carrying on feuds with bigname literary rivals. Science Friction Writer Harry Harrison Passed Away : American Author Harry Harrison has died in Britain on 16 august 2012 at 87. of the country. 23. His 1966. Contrarian Author Gore Vidal Dies : “Writer Gore Vidal.M. Goyal Kanda resigned on 5 August 2012 night after a 23-year – old farmer air hosters named him in a suicide note before hanging herself. the Ethiopian Prime Minister.36 chowsinghee Lane. who received his bachelor’s degree from the university. 18. The Interior secretary Jesse Robredo. The Other works included anthologies. . 21. He was 57 Ethiopio’s foreign minister will assume the change as the acting P. passed away at a chennai hospital on 2012 August 14th. as the commander of the Apollo 11 mission. became the first human to land on the moon on 20 July 1969. ’18762 . Armstrong. Girish Karnad and shekhar Kapur. 19.who was suffering from sclerosis of the liver.age 86.sex and American culture. Annan was appointed the UN-Arab League Peace envoy to Syria in February 2012. raging from the highly accomplished shyam benegal. hugely populared Sunhash Ghai. “Make room! Make Room!. chief Minister of Maharashtra Vilasrao Deshmukh . Prime Minister of Ethipio Meles Zenavi passed away : Meles Zenavi. Hindi cinematographer Ashok Mehta Passed away : The ace cinematograoher Ashok Mehta.died on 1 August 2012 at home in Los angels of complications from pneumonia. Philippine Minister Jesse Robredo died in Plane Crash : The most powerful minister of Philippine died in plane crash on 19 August 2012. 26. 22. 25.’Lincoln’. Vilasrao Deshmukh passes away : The Union Minister for science and Technology and Ex. collections and children’s stories-including one particularity goofs tale about an Intergalactic force of Mutant pigs. This crash was held at the central island of Masbate. 17. US Astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong passed away : US Astronaut . His term as UN peace interlocutor was set to expire on 31 August 2012. who filler his novels and essays with acerbic observation on politics. Mandi.passed away on 25th August 2012. 24.com Current Affairs 20 Kofi A.
The Castle was built by Raja Sidhi Singh in the 16th century. sharma. Who scour through images of the sun transmitted back to earth by Solar and Heliosphere Observatory(SOHO). Ex-Prez Pratibha Patil spent 140Cr on air Travel : ccording to RIT report India’s exPresident visited 18 Countries in 10 trips from November 2008 to October 2011. Prafull sharma. the new comet SOHO-2333 is a fragment believed to have separated from a relatively larger comet Machholz when it last came close to the sun in 2007. 34.Shrama covered 16 Nations in 4 trips.R. Himachal Hotel Gets Heritage Status : The Castel Magar. Kahawaty of Australia. passed away on 26 Aug at Mumbai followed Health complications caused by a recent hip fracture.P. The multimedia award and social networking skin & beauty. is a XII class student of Ahlcon public school. Chinese defence minister to visit India : India and China are expected to discuss ways of strengthening defence ties during the three-day visit of Chinese defence minister General Liang Guanglie starting September 2 in Mumbai.India’s former president Pratibha Patil sets a new record by spending 140 Cr travel expenses alone. Veteran actor Hangal Passed away : Actor A. Popularization Association of Communicators and educators (SPACE). Fijian President calls on Pranab : Fijian President Ratu Epeli Nailatikaw called on his Indian counter part Pranab Mukherjiee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on 7 August 2012 and discussed the scope for expanding trade and bilateral ties. Maggar was the capital of the erst while kullu state for about 1460 years. Patil was the most frequent flyer using IAF planes 255 times as compared to PM ManMohan(108) abd Vice President Ansari(106). Shah Rukh Khan .D.Narayana covered 10 Countries in 6 trips. who had the rare ability to imbue the smallest and the most ordinary of roles with quality and dignity. Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation’s prime hotel in the picturesque. Bollywood actors who have featured before on Time cover are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. who has been associated with Delhi-based NGO science. Zakaria suspended by CNN/TIME Magazine : Indo – American Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria has been suspended by his employers and Time Magazine because he copied some Portions of an article he wrote on “ Gun Control for Time”. As A.J.Hangal. S. Indian beauty Vanya Mishra on the 6th position by winning two awards in miss world competition. He suspended for one month.Aamir Khan is featured on the cover of Time with the caption ‘Khan’s Quest’. Mukherjiee also granted Fiji for joining the Non-Alignment movement.K. Wales Sophie Moulds was first runner up and the second runner up position to Jessica.27. 33. 30. Student Prafull Sharma Discovers SOHO : A Delhi boy has discovered a new comet using data from NASA and European Space Agency. 32. 28. 29. Miss China Crowned Miss World : Chaina’s Wen Xia Yu was on 18 August 2012 crowned Miss world-2012 the competitions are conducted in China at Innar Mangolia Erina. Kullu Valley was notified under the heritage status by the Union tourism ministry on 23 August 2012. 35. 31.Abdul Kalam visited 17 Countries in 7 trips and K. from the New Yorker Magazine. ia apart of a world wide team os comet hunters.s Space Craft-based observatory SOHO that studies the sun. Amir Khan on the Cover Page of Time Magazine : The most successful Tv show Satyamev Jayate made Amir Khan features in the cover page of the Time Magazine.Mr.
46. The magazine mentioned: ‘Aishwarya Rai leads the invasion as Bollywood goes global and becomes hip. after acting in super hit flick Deewar. has taken over as the new chairman of the chiefs of staff committee (CoSC) on 1st September 2012. who has become the senior most among the three Service chiefs after Admiral Nirmal Verma retired on 31st August 2012. Romesh Wadhwani. 43. fulfilling his desire to follow his father’s footsteps to be in the armed forces. Indian-American elected to Royal Society of Canada : Ponisseril Somasundaran. 41.’ 36. Sachin Pilot commissioned as Territorial Army officer : Sachin Pilot 06th September 2012 became the first Union minister to be commissioned as a regular officer in the Territorial Army. President Barack Obama has announced to appoint eminent Indian-American. BCCI joint secretary Anurag Thakur becomes member of Asian Cricket Council : BCCI joint secretary and Hamirpur BJP MP. Deveshwar appointed on RBI board : The government has appointed ITC chairman Y.On one of 2003 issues. Chief Justice of India names Justice Kabir as his successo : Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia. Obama appoints IIT graduate to admin post : U. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was called ‘New Face Of Film’. 9 IAF personnel killed in mid-air copter collision : Nine IAF personnel. has collaborated with actor Sanjay Dutt for SFL. Deveshwar as a director on the central board of directors of the Reserve Bank of India. 44.BCCI chief N Srinivasan is also the president of ACC. 39. has recommended the name of seniormost Supreme Court judge Justice Altamas Kabir as his successor. K N Tilak Kumar elected president of INS : K N Tilak Kumar of Deccan Herald and Prajavani was on 13th September 2012 elected president of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2012-13 at its 73rd annual general meeting held at Bangalore. .He take charges from 1st October 2012. Browne is new chairman of chiefs of staff : IAF chief Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne. 37. Britain-based businessman Raj Kundra. 45. an Indian American member of the faculty of Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science. who retires 28th September 2012.S. The cover story was titled ‘Asia’s Frenetic Film Scene’. 40. Anurag Thakur has been inducted as member of executive board of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). to a key administration post by making him board of trustees of the prestigious John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. including five officers. were killed when two Mi-17 medium-lift utility helicopters collided in mid-air while on a “live firing exercise” at the Sarmat field range near the Jamnagar airbase in Gujarat on 30 August 20112. setting in motion the process of change of guard in the apex court. Parveen Babi became the cover girl of Time’s July 1976 issue. 42.C. Kaushik Basu World Bank chief economist : Kaushik Basu appointed as chief economist and Senior Vice President of World Bank by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on 05th September 2012. Mary Kom brand ambassador of Raj Kundra’s SFL : Actress Shilpa Shetty Monday named Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Mary Kom as the brand ambassador of Super Fight League (SFL).and Parveen Babi. 38.Shilpa’s husband. India’s first professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event. has been chosen as the sole foreign fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada. He succeeds Ashish Bagga of India Today.
served as the Chief Justice from September 25.H. ambassador to be killed during an outstation posting since the death of Adolph Dubs in 1979 during his tenure in Afghanistan 58. retired.S. 54. adding the Twenty20 version of the game to the Test and international one-day formats he stopped playing in 2010. Altamas Kabir sworn in as new Chief Justice of India : Justice Altamas Kabir. S. : The United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as its International Goodwill Ambassador. was sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India on 29th September 2012.S. 48. Woman of Pakistani origin becomes minister in Norway : Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has appointed a Pakistani Muslim woman. appointed as chairman of Forward Markets Commission (FMC) on 24th September 2012 49. Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister on 25th September 2012 due the allegations of an irrigation scam when he was the state’s water resource minister. S. U. an IAS officer of 1982 Bihar cadre. Christopher Stevens. 52. 57. Iraq vice president sentenced to death : A Baghdad court sentenced in absentia Iraq’s vice president. 53. 1991. Vikram Rathour and Rajinder Singh Hans. 55. 56. passed away on 9th September 2012 after a brief illness. Hadia Tajik as Norway’s culture minister. the Father of the White Revolution. has been killed during an armed mob attack in Benghazi on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. which helped India emerge as the largest milk producer in the world. 59. father of India’s White Revolution passes away : Dr. Dr. Kurien was the architect of India’s White Revolution. seniormost Judge of the Supreme Court. Dr. to death on hanging for the murder of a woman lawyer and terrorism charges . The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. . Kapadia.H. Australian Cricketer. till November 24. 51.47. Sandeep Patil appointed as the Chief for BCCI Senior Selection Committee : Former Cricketer and all-rounder.73. Stevens is the second U. ambassador to Libya killed in mob attack : The ambassador of the United States to Libya. Matthew Hayden retired from all formats of the game : Former Australia Test opener Matthew Hayden has decided to retire from all forms of cricket.Misra. He was also the first chairman of the NHRC. Sandeep Patil was appointed as the Chairman of the five member senior selection committee of BCCI on 27 September 2012. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan appointed as International Goodwill Ambassador. Verghese Kurien. Veteran actor-director Dinesh Thakur passes away : Veteran theatre actor-director . retired on 28th September 2012.Ex-CJI Ranganath Misra passes away : Former Chief Justice of India Ranganath Mishra died at a private hospital in Bhubaneshwar on 13th September 2012. 1990. Ramesh Abhishek is FMC chairman : Ramesh Abhishek. Tariq al-Hashemi.Hayden played 103 Tests for Australia. Roger Binny. : 50.Mr.She will raise global awareness on protecting children from HIV infection and increasing access to antiretroviral treatment. Verghese Kurien. : The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. hitting 30 centuries with a top score of 380 and an average of 50. The other four members of the committee include Saba Karim. Kapadia.
who had acted in around 200 films and had won the national award for the best actor in a supporting role. Nivedita Bhasin becomes first woman B-787 Dreamliner pilot : Senior Air India pilot Capt Nivedita Bhasin has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. the energy-rich Central Asian nation. sports and culture. Antony. Former National Security Adviser Brajesh Mishra dead : Brajesh Mishra. irrespective of political changes. health. sign four pacts : India and Tajikistan. Freedom fighter. who is currently aboard the International Space Station finished her half mile swim. 48 minutes. 69. Antony opens army hospital in Male : Defence Minister A. on 16th September 2012 opened ‘SENAHIYA. Space Triathlon Completed By Sunita Williams : Williams became the first person in history to complete a triathlon in space. 66. passed awayin Mumbai on 20th September 2012 after prolonged illness.K. regional and global issues and decided to upgrade their growing ties to the level of a strategic partnership. Popular Malayalam film actor Thilakan passes away : Thilakan. 03rd September 2012 decided to upgrade their ties to the level of strategic partnership and signed four pacts in areas of education. .Dinesh Thakur.’ a Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) hospital.Williams. died in New Delhi on 28th September 2012 following a heart ailment. 64. 60. 63. Telangana leader Bapuji dies : Eminent freedom fighter and a wellknown figure in the Telangana movement. Washington Post. has referred to him as a “tragic figure”. known for his character roles in Hindi films of the 70s. He earned the nickname Bapuji for his participation in the Quit India Movement. yet another feather in her cap as she already holds three records for female space travellers including a new record for total cumulative spacewalk time by a female astronaut. the noted American news daily. and four mile run in one hour. died in Thiruvananthapuram on 24th September 2012. Konda Lakshman Bapuji died in Hyderabad on 21st September 2012. 65. Sunita Williams takes over command at International Space Station : IndianAmerican astronaut Sunita Williams has taken over command of the International Space Station (ISS). the country’s first National Security Adviser who played a key role in foreign policy matters and pushed for deeper engagement with the US. and 33 seconds.The Washington Post said Singh’s image is of a “dithering ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government”. 61. established in Male with Indian assistance. Washington Post calls PM a ‘tragic figure’ : Soon after Time magazine labelled Prime Minister Manmohan Singh an ‘Underachiever’. Pakistani Government Relents in Judicial Standoff Over Zardari Corruption Case : Pakistan’s government relented on 18th September 2012 to judicial demands that it agree to write a letter to the authorities in Switzerland regarding corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari.She is presently the only women pilot for the B-787′s commercial flight in the world. 62. 18 mile bike ride. 68. India. 67.Maldives Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim thanked India for its assistance to his country in all areas of development and said the enduring friendship between the two countries would improve and expand. on a three-day visit to the Maldives. Tajikistan upgrade ties.Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held talks with Tajik President Emomali Rahmon on a wide range of bilateral.
Kanimozhi and Suresh Kalmadi as the members of the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Energy.Raja was arrested in the 2G scam case on February 2 last year and is on bail since 15 May 2012.000 (£61. 78. 80. also an accused in some cases related to the 2G spectrum allocation. Suresh Kalmadi and Kanimozhi as members of standing committee : The congress on 3 October 2012 nominated the former Union Minister. He will take over from RK Mathur. Ajit Saran Appointed as Secretary in National Commission for Women : Senior IAS officer Ajit M Sharan was appointed as Member Secretary in National Commission for Women (NCW). aged 95 : Eric Hobsbawm. acquisition. has died at the age of 95.616) reward for the death of the maker of an anti-Islam film produced in the US. Congress selects Raja. Jaspal Rana. 74. DMK MP Kanimozhi. $1. Raja. External Affairs Minister S M Krishna resigned : External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has resigned from his post ahead of on 28th October 2012 cabinet reshuffle. UP revenue minister resigns due involved in CMO abduction : UP revenue minister Vinod Singh was forced to resign on 12th October 2012 for his alleged involvement in the abduction of Gonda chief medical officer (CMO) SP Singh. Ajit Sharan is a 1979 batch officer of Haryana cadre. 79. Ashok Tomar has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Brazil on 31st October 2012. ministry of micro. spent about nine months in jail and was released on bail on 19 January 2012.00. 72. is currently director general. wrote more than 30 books. a historian in the Marxist tradition. Home Affairs and External Affairs respectively. Peter Gade on 30 October 2012 retired from international badminton 81.Schumacher’s announcement follows news last week that he will be replaced at Mercedes by Lewis Hamilton in 2013. Jaspal Rana appointed junior pistol chief coach : Multiple Asian Games gold medallist. 73. a 1978 batch IAS officer of the UT cadre. 76. who was accused in the Commonwealth Games scam case. in 2011. one of Britain’s most eminent historians. Suresh Kalmadi. Michael Schumacher announces retirement from Formula One : Michael Schumacher has announced that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the season. has died in Mutare on 10th Ocober 2012. Badminton Player Peter Gade Retired From International Career : Danish legend Baminton Player. defence ministry. Anil Kumble appointed chairman of ICC Cricket Committee : Former India captain Anil Kumble was unanimously appointed chairman of ICC`s Cricket Committee by the game`s governing body. Freedom fighter. . 82. 71.He published his final book. small and medium enterprises. was nominated to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs. on 1st October 2012 at the Royal Free Hospital in London . “How to Change the World”. Zimbabwe cricket coach Kevin Curran passes away : Kevin Curran. Vivek Rae appointed new MSME secretary : On 5th October 2012 the government appointed Vivek Rae as secretary. 77.70. Ashok Kumar appointed India’s ambassador to Brazil : Mr. Historian Eric Hobsbawm dies. 83. 75.000 cash reward for the death of an anti-Islam film producer : A Pakistani government Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has offered a $100. A. ex-Governor Satyanarayana is dead : Freedom fighter and former governor of Uttar Pradesh B Satyanarayana Reddy died at a hospital in Hyderabad on 6th October 2012.Mr Hobsbawm. Rae. has been appointed chief coach for junior pistol shooters by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on 16th October 2012. replacing West Indies great Clive Lloyd on 11th October 2012. the former Zimbabwean all rounder and coach.
6.84. Mukesh Ambani richest Indian : The China-based research firm Hurun releases a report on 10th October 2012 declared Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest person in India. Kakade was also part of the Indian team 86. 8. Chidambaram. the last Nizam (or ruler) of Hyderabad is India’s all-time richest person. New Delhi on 18th October 2012. New Zealand visited the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). Hyderabad’s last Nizam named all-time richest Indian : Osman Ali Khan. Steven Joyce.S. was ranked sixth with $ 236 billion. Manju Seth appointed as next Ambassador of India to Madagascar : Ms Manju Seth has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Madagascar. 3. who is on a week-long trip to India. Pakistan spinner Rehman hit with ban after failed drug test : Pakistan’s Abdur Rehman has been banned from cricket for 12 weeks after testing positive for cannabis during his recent stint with Somerset. 5. Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes India rich list : Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani is the richest Indian for the fifth year in a row with a net worth of $21 billion. which is a French-administered territory in the Indian Ocean between Mauritius and Madagaskar 11. 4. Australia PM Julia Gillard begins India visit : Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has begun a three-day visit to India. Treasury Secretary Geithner to visit India on Oct. will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singhin New Delhi on 28th October 2012. former India football goalkeeper. New Zealand visited India : Hon. She will deliver the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on November 14. who ruled Hyderabad between 1886-1967. Bandya Kakade dead : Bandya Kakade.She is presently Consul General of India in Reunion Island. Steven Joyce. . 1.The two countries are expected to announce negotiations on civil nuclear co-operation during Ms Gillard’s visit. 7. Yash Chopra.According to a new inflation-adjusted list of the world’s richest people of all time. Rakesh Mohan appointed as executive director on IMF board : Former RBI Deputy Governor Rakesh Mohan appointed as executive director on the board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Cambodia ex-king Sihanouk dies : Cambodia’s former king Norodom Sihanouk died on 15th October 2012 in China at Beijing.-India Economic and Financial Partnership with Finance Minister P. the Nizam. Eminent litterateur Sunil Gangopadhyay passes away : Eminent litterateur and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay died at his South Kolkata residence on 23rd October 2012 following a massive heart attack. 2.S. U. passed away here on 18th October 2012 evening. 10. 85. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner visit India on 9th October 2012 to participate in the third annual meeting of the U. the ‘King of Romance’ passes away : Yash Chopra. according to the Forbes India rich list. Skills and Employment. Ex-Bangladeshi PM Khaleda Zia to meet PM Manmohan Singh : Bangladesh’s former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader Begum Khaleda Zia. Myanmar’s Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will travel to India on November 13. one of Bollywood’s most well-known filmmakers. died of dengue fever on 21st October 2012 87. Suu Kyi to visit India next month : After 40 years. Bangalore) were the two goalkeepers of the Indian team that won the bronze medal at the 1970 Bangkok Asian Games. Kakade and Kuppuswami Sampath (MEG.S. 9. Minister for Tertiary Education. Minister for Tertiary Education. 9 : U.
became famous in Brazil after overseeing one of the country’s biggest corruption trials involving key members of the former President Lula Da Silva’s government. Bulgaria on 29 November 2012.replacing George Entwistle who resigned earlier this month in a burgeoning scandal over the corporations’ reporting of sexual abuse. Ranjit Sinha appointed new CBI Director : Senior IPS officer Ranjit Sinha was appointed the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation for two-year term on 22 November 2012.K. as the head coach of the men’s national team on 19 November 2012. BBC appointed Tony Hall as new director general : Royal Opera House chief executive Tony Hall had appointed as director general of the BBC on 22 November 2012.12. the president of the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India. 22. 19. Luiz Felipe Scolari appointed new Brazil Football team coach : Brazilian Football Confederation have appointed Luiz Felipe Scolari as the new coach for Brazil Football team on 29 November 2012. 17. Tripathi on December 30. appointed as the new Chairman of The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on 19 November 2012. 14. The election took place at the Annual General Body meeting of International Billiards and Snooker Federation. Mohan re-elected as vice president of IBSF : Capt Mohan. Alok Joshi will take charge from S. Anil Dev Singh appointed new chief of IOA election panel : Anil Dev Singh. 18. 15. Alok Joshi new RAW chief : The Haryana cadre IPS officer Alok Joshi was appointed head of India’s external intelligence gathering agency – Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) on 27 November 2012. VK Malhotra re-elected Archery Association President : Vijay Kumar Malhotra was on 9th November 2012 re-elected as President of the Archery Association of India after beating Assam unit vice-president BVP Rao in Archery Association presidents elections. American CIA Director David Petraeus resigned : American Central Intelligence Agency(CIA) Director David Petraeus resigned on 10th November 2012 due illegal affair with Broadwell that was proved by the FBI in investigation. Barbosa sworn in as first non-white President of Brazil’s Supreme Court : Joaquim Barbosa was sworn-in as Brazil’s Supreme Court’s first non-White President on 23 November 2012 at a packed ceremony in the capital Brazilia . Obama appoints Indian-American Rajiv Shah to head USAID : Indian-Americans won one of their highest-ever appointments in the US government when President Obama on 13 November 2012 nominated Dr Rajiv Shah as administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 13. who brings along with him over 30 years of collegiate and professional experience in the United States. retired Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court. Barbosa. BJP suspended Ram Jethmalani from party for ‘indiscipline’ : The BJP on 25 Novemebr 2012 suspended a Rajya Sabha member Ram Jethmalani from the party for ”gross indiscipline”. He recently attacked the for for criticizing the appointment of the new CBI chief. was re-elected as the vice president of the IBSF (International Billiard & Snooker Federation). Scott Flemming named India’s basketball coach : The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) had appointed Scott Flemming. at Sofia. 21. 20. 23. Ricky Ponting retired from international cricket : Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has announced he will retire from international cricket at the end of the third Test . 2012. 24. 16.
Yerram Naidu senior TDP leader dies in road accident : K. Veteran freedom fighter V P Murthy Raju passes away : Freedom fighter and former Andhra Pradesh minister Ch V P Murthy Raju passed away in West Godavari district on 12th November 2012. He won his first Assembly election in 1983 as BJP candidate. Telugu Desam Party’s senior leader and former union minister for rural development died in a car accident in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district on 2nd November 2012. Operation X:-Hanging code named Operation X. died on 26 November 2012 in Boston. He became famous as the creator of pocket cartoon “Babuji”.Yeddyurappa quits the BJP and resigned to the Legislative Assembly on 30 November 2012. T Samuel. buried at Pune’s Yerwada Jail : Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab.21 in his career. Born on 4 December. Gujral. first under V P Singh (in December 1989) and then under Deve Gowda (in June 1996). 30. Gujral was elected from Jalandhar parliamentary constituency in Punjab and he became Minister for External Affairs. India’s diplomatic politician and former PM IK Gujral passes away : “Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral passed away on 30 November 2012 in Gujral. He started his political career when he was elected as President of the Shikaripura Taluk erstwhile Jana Sangha in 1972. He became the first BJP chief minister in South India. the number by which Kasab was identified officially. C-7096 :-C-7096. Ajmal Kasab hanged. Yerran Naidu.He is the second highest run scorer in Test history behind Sachin Tendulkar.Raju had been MLA for six terms and served as a minister when late P V Narasimha Rao was Chief Minister. 27. Joseph Murray. X stood for execution 2.Indian Express and Nav Bharat Times etc.IK Gujral started as the Vice President in NDMC in the 1950s and later became a Union Minister. 33.T.366 runs at an average of 52. Ex-Minister KC Pant passes away : India’s former defence minister and Planning Commission deputy chairman Krishna Chandra Pant died on 15 November 2012. when the Congress party was in power under then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. 31. BJP leader Kailashpati Mishra passes away : Veteran BJP leader and former governor of Gujarat and Rajasthan Kailashpati Mishra died in Patna on 3rd November 2012. was hanged at Pune’s Yerwada Jail on 21 November 2012. a pioneer of pocket cartoons in India. William Hague on four day official visit to India : The Secretary of State for Foreign . passed away on 2 November 2012. 29. Yeddyyurappa quits BJP. Cartoonist.Samuel passes away : Veteran cartoonist. He worked for the famous newspapers like Times of India . Later He became the India’s Ambassador to the USSR. 26. an intellectual who propounded the ‘Gujral Doctrine’ of five principles for maintaining good neighbourly relations. Nobel winner and organ transplant pioneer Joseph Murray passes away : Dr. the only terrorist caught alive during the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai. Assembly : The former Karnataka Chief Minister B. “ 35.against South Africa.S.Ponting has scored 13. 25. In the 1989 elections.Pant was India’s defence minister between 1987 and 1989. Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray died : Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray died in Mumbai on 17 November 2012 32.Two secret codes are used the government with respect to Kasab to maintain secrecy 1.. left the Congress to join the Janata Dal in the late1980s. 28. 34. the surgeon who carried out the first successful kidney transplant and later won a Nobel Prize for his work in medicine and physiology. 1919 in Jhelum. Later he became the 12th Prime Minister of India in April 1997 for one year.
Hague will discuss bilateral. Mr. 47. she will deliver the Nehru Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the former PM’s birth anniversary. regional and international issues of mutual interest with External Affairs Minister. 45. Burma’s Suu Kyi Named New UN Ambassador : The United Nations announced Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as an ambassador to its program on HIV/AIDS. Social Security Agreement. China invites Abdul Kalam to teach at Peking University : China invited APJ Abdul Kalam to teach at Peking University 43. visited the India from November 3rd to 9th. Barack Obama makes first US presidential visit to Burma : Barack Obama became the first American president visited the Myanmar.Later in the day. 41.2012 during her 6 day visit to India. to find an ammonia leak in the vital radiator system. a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Information Technology and electronics and an agreement to boost bilateral cooperation in Defense Science and Technology. 1958 (AFSPA). Irom Sharmila on 5 November 2012 completed 12 years of her fast demanding for cancellation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act.During his visit Mr. 36. during his visit India and Canada signed several agreements including Civil Nuclear Deal. Irom Sharmila. 42. Stephen Harper. She blames AFPSA as the main cause for violence in the state of Manipur and other parts of Northeastern India. Hamid Karzai arrived to India on four day visit: Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived to India on 9th November 2012 on a four-day visit.and Commonwealth Affairs of United Kingdom. Aung San Suu Kyi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh : Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh In New Delhi on 14 November. He visited the Myanmar on 18 November 2012 and then went to Cambodia to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits.She then visited Shantivan to pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru. Canadian Prime Minister visited India : Prime Minister of Canada. 38. 44.Ken Ono of Emory University proved the Ramanujan’s formula of outputs for the roots of 1 like the square root —1. Life Ban on Mohammad Azharuddin Lifted by Andhra Pradesh High Court : The Andhra Pradesh High Court on 8 November 2012 lifted the life ban from playing Cricket on Mohammad Azharuddin which was imposed by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Year 2000. 37. adding to her record-setting space walking sojourns. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went to Cambodia for South Asian summits : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh went to Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on 18 November 2012 to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits. 39. Cancer charity drops Armstrong name : Lance Armstrong’s cancer charity removed the former cycling champion Lance Armstrong’s name from its title. The Lance Armstrong Foundation now officially known as the Livestrong Foundation. the Iron Lady of Manipur completed 12 Years of Fast : Iron Lady from Manipur. Ramanujan’s genius Proved by US Mathematician : Ramanujan’s genius Proved to the world by Ken Ono of Emory University in Atlanta on the occasion 125th Birth Anniversary of Ramanujan. 40. Mr Salman Khurshid in New Delhi. 46. Sunita Williams embarks on record 7th space walk : Indian-American Sunita Williams along with Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide on 1st November 2012 ventured out of the International Space Station. Suu Kyi accepted the invitation to head the program during a meeting with . William Hague will be on a four day official visit to India from 7th November 2012.
55. Naina Lal Kidwai. Subhash Joshi Appointed As New BSF Chief : Subhash Joshi was appointed as the new chief of Border Security Force (BSF) on 18 December 2012. K. the father of 15-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai. now he became the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 60. 49. was re-elected the vicechair of the Panel. 1993 and 1998 and 2003 and 2007. who was shot by the Taliban for advocating girls’ right to education. an Indian American businesswoman from Bihar was elected the first woman president of Chicago-based Federation of Indian Associations (FIA). She become the first woman to head the leading industry body. while the CAG of the United Kingdom. After getting the clean chit from the government on corruption in irrigation projects. 56. Naina Lal Kidwai Becomes First Woman President of FICCI : Country Head of HSBC India. 52. Special Secretary was appointed as Director General of ITBP(Indo-Tibetan Border Police). 57. 59. Ajit Pawar sworn-in as Maharashtra Deputy CM : Ajith Pawar sworn-in as Maharashtra deputy chief minister on 7 December. 58. He was Chief Minister five times between 1983 and 1985. took over as President of FICCI on 15 December 2012. Virbhadra Singh Sworn in as Himachal Pradesh’s Chief Minister : On 25 December Former Union Minister Virbhadra Singh was sworn-in as Himachal Pradesh’s chief minister for a record sixth term in Shimla. who is the senior Senator from Massachusetts. . Vinod Rai Re-elected as Chair of UN Auditors Panel : Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India Vinod Rai was re-elected Chair of the (UN) auditors Panel for the year 2013. sending a strong signal that tax reforms may top its economic agenda in the remainder of the UPA government’s second term. 50. Smita Singh Appointed as member of Global Development Council : On 22 December The Obama administration has appointed Indian-American Smita Singh as member of the president’s Global Development Council. Visually-challenged Indian-American in key US post : On 1 December Obama administration was appointed a visually-challenged Indian-American Sachin Dev Pavithran as a Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board member. Chadha. Parthasarathy Shome Appointed Adviser to Finance Minister : The government of India appointed tax expert Parthasarthi Shome as adviser to Finance Minister P Chidambaram with minister of state rank. Amyas Morse. 1985 and 1990. Vijay Kumar. Chautala Elected as IOA President : Abhay Singh Chautala was on December 2012 unanimously elected president of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) while Lalit Bhanot became the new secretary general. Vijay Kumar appointed Senior Security Adviser in Home Ministry : The Union government had appointed the former Director-General of the Central Reserve Police Force.The John Kerry. 51. Rita Singh Elected Federation of Indian Associations President : Rita Singh. 54. as Senior Security Adviser in the Home Ministry where he will advise on security and development in the Naxal-affected States. 53. 48. has been appointed as Special UN Adviser on Global Education on 10 December. Obama Nominates John Kerry to be Secretary of State : The senior senator John Kerry was nominated as America’s Foreign Minister by President Barack Obama on 21 December 2012. Malala’s Father Ziauddin Yousufzai Appointed UN Education Adviser : Ziauddin Yousufzai.UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé.
Ex-Bangladesh President Ahmed Died : Former Bangladeshi President and Bangladesh Nationalist Party(BNP) leader Iajuddin Ahmed passed away on 10 December 2012. 2009.The Library of Congress designated him as the Living Legend.He was formally appointed by the Emperor on 2 September 2011. Yao Defen. Jazz Pianist & Composer Dave Brubeck Died : On 5 December Legendary Jazz composer and pianist Dave Brubeck died in Norwalk. Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Resigned : On 16 December Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda resigned from his post to take responsibility for his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) defeat in Lower House Election . Iajuddin Ahmed was the 13th president of Bangladeshserving from Sept.Mistry is the sixth chairman of the Tata empire. geophysicist and visiting professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) of the university of california. 63. 70. 12. took charge of his office on 31 December. a statutory body leading efforts to reach out to members of the public. 6. British Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore Died : British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore on 9 December 2012 in Selsey. Devendra Lal also won NASA Group Achievement Award. . has died on 1 December in San Diego. whose mastery over the sitar helped rejuvenate the classical instrumental tradition in India and popularise Indian music in the West through concerts and collaborations with well known artists. 71. He was sworn in along with seven ministers of Cabinet rank and nine ministers of state. died in San Diego.S. 2002 until Feb. 66. 62. Cyrus Mistry took charge as Tata Group Chairman : Cyrus Mistry. World’s Oldest Woman and Tallest Woman Both Died : Besse Cooper. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Resigned : Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman formally submitted his resignation on 16 December 2012 due to a pending indictment against him for fraud and breach of trust. U.He was acting Prime Minister of Mali from April 2012 64. Singapore Parliament Speaker Resigned : Singapore’s parliament speaker Michael Palmer announced his resignation on 12 December 2012 over an extramarital affair with a staff member of the People’s Association. Meanwhile. on 11 December 2012.He was conferred with Padma Shri in 1971. 72. Narendra Modi Sworn in Gujarat CM for 4th time : Narendra Modi sworn in as Gujarat chief minister for the fourth consecutive time on 26 December 2012. the new chairman of the Tata Group. West Sussex. Mrs Cooper was declared the world’s oldest person in January 2011. 67. Geophysicist Devendra Lal Died : Devendra Lal. 69. Mali Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra Resigned : On 11 December Malian Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra resigned and dissolved his government after he was arrested by the army in the West African nation. 68.Chinese woman Yao Defen was listed as the world’s tallest woman by Guinness World Records in 2010. Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar Died : Bharat Ratna Pandit Ravi Shankar. was certified as the tallest in the world was also died. making him the longest-running host of the same television show ever. 65. He had also won various awards during his career which spanned over six decades.61. the woman listed as the world’s oldest person was died on 4 December 2012 in Georgia at the age of 116. a Chinese woman.Sir Patrick presented the BBC programme The Sky At Night for over 50 years.
84. India won the silver medal in the Asian Games in 1978 in Bangkok. Former England Cricket Team Captain Tony Greig Died : Tony Greig. the South Africa-born cricketer who became England cricket team captain and later continued to make his mark on the game as a revered commentator in Australia. Barcode Co-inventor Woodland Died : Norman Joseph Woodland. Russian President Putin Visited India : Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India on 24 December . Palestinian Hamas leader Meshaal Visited Gaza : The political leader of Hamas. passed away in Kolkata on 20 December 2012. 76. died on 29 December 2012.He worked as a first Chief Minister of Uttarakhand after dividing it from Uttar Pradesh in 2000. Manmohan and the both nations discussed ways to improve bilateral relations. 74. 80. who co-created the barcode.Guinness World Records identified Manfredini as the world’s oldest person on December 5. Yet this is the India’s highest scorer in first-class cricket.During the visit he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and both nations signed on new visa agreement.This train move with a speed of 350 Kmph in the areas of minus 40 . has died on 17 December in Johnston . when he was the team manager. who made an unbeaten 443 runs for Maharashtra against Kathiawar in a Ranji Trophy match in 1948-49. 77. was died on 9 December 2012 in New Jersey at the age of 91.During the visit he met Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and signed a series of pacts on defense cooperation and reached consensus to develop economic and trade relations. 75. Guinness World’s Oldest Person Dina Manfredini Died : Dina Manfredini (115 Years) the world’s oldest person and a resident of Iowa.Putin last visited India as prime minister in 2010.73. former India captain died on 18 December 2012.He visited southern Gaza strip through Egypt’s Rafah border crossing over for the first time in 45 years. 82.He attended a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas and a victory celebration .43 and took 141 wickets at 32. During this visit he signed 5 agreements .20. Ukrainian President Yanukovych Visited India : Viktor Yanukovych the President of Ukrainian visited India from 9th to 12th December. 83. China Launched First High Speed Train in Extremely Cold Areas : The world’s first high-speed train in areas with extremely low temperature started operation in China 01 December 2012.He got the Padma Shree award in 1971. Mr. 81. Hockey Legend Leslie Claudius Died : Legendary hockey player and one of India’s greatest Olympians Leslie Claudius.He met Prime Minister Dr. Former Ranji Cricketer Nimbalkar Died : Former Ranji cricketer B B Nimbalkar was passes away on 11 December 2012. Pak Minister Rehman Malik Visited India : Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik visited India from 14th to 16th December .He played 58 tests for England and scored 3. BB Nimbalkar. First CM of Uttarakhand Nityanand Swami Passed Away : The first Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Nityanand Swami died at Dehra Dun on 12 December 2012.Gopal’s achievements was being member of the silver medal winning Indian squad in the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games and even led India in the five-Test series against the visiting Russians in 1966 which later on helped him to continue be captain in the Bangkok ASIAD in 1966 where India stood fourth. Woodland was the co-inventor of bar code.599 runs at an average of 40. Former India Volleyball Captain Tilakam Gopal Died : Tilakam Gopal. He as well as his partner Bernard Silver (who died in 1963) patented this idea of bar code back in 1952. 78. Khaled Meshaal has visited Gaza on 6 December . a day after the death of 116-year-old Besse Cooper of Georgia. 79.
90. 86. Reliance Industries.com CEO. Obama also received the honour in 2008. Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo (USA) : Miss USA Olivia Culpo is crowned Miss Universe 2012 on 19 December 2012. Bharti Airtel. Mukesh Ambani (Rank 28). Janine Tugonon. Former Chairman. 88.Travelling at an average speed of about 300 km per hour. Mumbai. Richest Person in India Mukesh Ambani (37). Tokyo grabbed the first place while Mumbai ranked last in the list of “cleanest streets”. AM Naik (Rank 32). an American woman named Dina Manfredini who died on 17 December after receiving the title of oldest person of the world. SAIL. The list also includes Russian President Vladimir Putin at number three. Former Apple CEO.degrees temperature.298 kilometres between Beijing and Guangzhou in about eight hours. was named among the world’s ‘dirtiest’ cities. Jindal Steel & Power. China Launched World’s Longest High-Speed Rail China launched service on the world’s longest high-speed railway on 26 December 2012 with trains scheduled to run 2. ranking last in the “cleanest streets” category. CEO. Steve Jobs (Rank 1). came in second.Jiroemon Kimura was born on 19 April 1897 and is just 15 days younger than the deceased Dina Manfredini. AK Puri (Rank 38). the service would cut the journey time from more than 20 hours by conventional trains. Jeff Bezos (Rank 2). This is the fastest train world in this areas. while Miss Venezuela. Miss Philippines.VS Jain (Rank 89).Chairman and Managing Director. According to TripAdvisor’s Cities Survey .Chairman and CEO. 89. a global survey of 40 key tourist cities has found. Mumbai Among World’s ‘Dirtiest’ Cities : India’s commercial capital. 1. German chancellor Angela Merkel got the 2nd place. Obama is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’ : President Barack Obama had been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2012 on 19 December 2012. and cornered the seventh place overall. 85. Naveen Jindal (Rank 87). on the Las Vegas. Asif Ibrahim appointed as chief Intelligence Bureau : Indian Police Service officer SA Ibrahim appointed as chief of the Intelligence Bureau on 01 January 2013 and he . Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates (4). 87.Former chairman and MD. Bharat Heavy Electricals. Sunil Bharti Mittal (Rank 65). compiled by Harvard Business Review (HBR). As usually this year also American President Barack Obama got 1st place. Amazon. Chairman. Forbes 2012 Most Powerful Persons List : On 6 December 2012 Forbes Magazine released the most powerful persons list in the world. ONGC Subir Raha (Rank 13). Former CMD. 1. Deveshwar was first among the Indian CEOs featured in this list. CEO. Larsen & Toubro. Irene Sofia Esser Quintero. Jiroemon Kimura named ‘ World’s Oldest Person : On 18 December Jiroemon Kimura (115 years) has been named the world’s oldest person after the death of his prede cessor. placed third. In that list AICC President Sonia Gandhi got the 12th place and Prime Minister of India Man Mohan Singh got the 20th place. 8 Indians Among World’s Best Performed CEOs Eight Indian CEOs have made it to the list of 100 best performing global chief executives.
Malala’s Father Appointed as Education Attache in Birmingham : On 3 January Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai has been appointed as the education attache at the Pakistan consulate in Birmingham. Ami Bera and Tulsi Gabbard Sworn In As US Lawmakers : On 4 January Indian American physician from California. will take over as the chief of the law panel on January 24 after retiring from the Supreme Court on the same day. John Brennan played a key role in encounter the Osama Bin Laden. Indian American Srinivasan re-nominated as Federal Judge : On 4 January Srikanth Srinivasan a brilliant Indian American legal mind has been re-nominated by US President Barack Obama to serve as Federal Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. 4.Tulsi Gabbard is the first Hindu ever to won the Congressional election.Mr. an IPS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre. Dubey was previously worked as a Punjab National Bank General Manager in 2008 and was appointed as Executive Director of Central Bank of India in 2010. Dubey Took Charge as Canara Bank’s new CMD : On 11 January R. created history after being sworn in as new members of the US House of Representatives. YV Reddy to head 14th Finance Commission : On 02 January 2013 former RBI governor YV Reddy was appointed chairman of the 14th finance commission to suggest principles of sharing of revenues between the Centre and the states and insulate pricing of public utilities like electricity. water and public transport from policy fluctuations. England. 10. 5. Urjit Patel appointed as RBI deputy governor : On 02 January 2013 Urjit Patel. 64. and the young Iraq war veteran from Hawaii. a former labour lawyer. Ami Bera.Halimah. 3. is a member of Parliament from the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP).S. Pune. President Barack Obama announced on )7 January 2013 John Brennan wasnominated as director of the American Intelligence Agency(CIA) and Chuck Hagel as a Defense secretary. succeeding Subir Gokarn who was aiding the governor in shaping the monetary policy. Ibrahim. 9.The job is believed to be for up to three years. Kulwant Singh Gill Took charge as new Commandant of NDA : On 8 January Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill took charge as the new commandant of the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakwasla. Justice Jain. Indian-origin politician to be Singapore’s first woman speaker : Indian-origin politician Halimah Yacob elected as the first woman Speaker of Singapore’s Parliament on 08 Janauary 2013. Tulsi Gabbard.In June 2012 he was nominated by Obama to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.Bera is only the third Indian American have ever been elected to the House of Representatives. R.The NDA provides three-year training in defence and academics to its cadets before they move on to their respective officers’ training academies for another one-year course and get commissioned into the armed forces. 8. a consultant at Boston Consulting Group.K. He gives advice to the government on complex legal issues.K. 7. had been appointed a deputy governor at the Reserve Bank of India. 2. 6. Dubey has assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank . . 11.becoming the first from the country’s main minority community(Muslim Comm unity) to hold the post. has taken over as from Nehchal Sandhu who retired December 31. Justice D K Jain appointed new Law Commission chief : The Union Cabinet of India on 7 January 2013 appointed Justice D K Jain as Chairman of 20th Law Commission of India. John Brennan as a CIA director : U.She take charges from 14 January 2013. He will hold the post for two years.
with Chief Minister Arjun Munda submitted his resignation to Governor Syed Ahmed.He was previously with the bank of India as the General Manager of Human Resources Department 13. 15. Mohan Pieris assumes duties as 44th Chief Justice of Sri Lanka : On 15 January 2013 . Rajkumar Goyal Took Charge as Central Bank of India new ED : On 11 January Rajkumar Goyal has took charge as Executive Director (ED) of Central Bank of India (CBI). Gopalakrishnan — legendary violinist known for his mastery of both the Carnatic and Hindustani systems of classical music — passed away on 03 January 2013 in Chennai. Thorat retired in February 2011.Obama as the 44th president of the United States and also he is the third consecutive president to win two terms.12. 19. Rajapaksa sworn in new Chief Justice Mohan Peiris to replace Sri Lanka’s first woman chief justice who was impeached by the parliament in a controversial move. had been appointed as its chairman on 18 January 2013. Founding Chairwoman of CII’s women wing : Suchitra K. the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the FLO GR8 Women Achievers Award 2008 for entrepreneurial excellence.The chairman’s post remained vacant ever since S.In his career spanning 75 years. and before that he had served as the White House budget director. Shirani Bandarnayake after endorsing her impeachment by the Parliament that caught her guilty on the corruption charges.Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed his cabinet’s legal advisor as the country’s new Chief Justice to succeed Shirani Bandaranayake. On 07 January 2013. Prakash had been the acting chairman.Popat was appointed minister for business. She is currently the Chairperson of CII Andhra Pradesh State Council for 201213. 21.She appointed as a chief Justice on May 2011. She had earlier been elected to the CII Andhra Pradesh State Council. First Gujarati in UK cabinet : Lord Dolar Popat has appointed a minister in the UK cabinet . 18. The network aims to provide a platform for working women to come together and discuss issues and opportunities and share best practices. Joint Managing Director. Jack Lew. he not only broke new . Jharkhand CM Arjun Munda resigned : Political uncertainty deepened in Jharkhand on 08 January 2013. Suchitra Ella. Lew was named Obama’s chief of staff. serving as acting chairman of the University Grants Commission. a British qualified solicitor who retired in 2011 as the Attorney General was serving as the legal advisor to the Cabinet. to become the next Treasury secretary and succeed Timothy Geithner. 16. 14. Violin maestro MSG passes away : M. Obama Sworn in as the US President for Second Term : On 20 January US President Barack Obama Barack Obama was sworn in as the President of the country for a second four-year term. Bharat Biotech International. 20. the President of Sri Lanka dismissed the first woman chief justice of the country. Rajapaksa Dismissed First Woman Chief Justice of the Country : On 13 January Mahinda Rajapaksa. Ella. Ved Prakash is UGC chairman : Ved Prakash.S. 17. Obama nominated Jack Lew as new Treasury Chief : On 11 January President Barack Obama nominated his chief of staff. the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) announced the withdrawal of its support to the BJP-led government. after Bush and Clinton. innovation & skills and transport. had been nominated as the Founding Chairwoman of the Indian Women Network of CII. She has been awarded the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge award 2007 by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona. Since then Mr.He become the first Gujarati taking his place in the UK cabinet .Last year.Peiris. Joe Biden sworn-in for second term as US vice-president.
In Bihar . Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck visited India from 23-30 January. khayal and drupad.500 songs for radio‚ television and films in a variety of genres like ghazal.The person successful in conquering all the seven summits is considered a member of the ‘Hall of Fame’ for mountaineers. Vinson expedition on January . including the ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ title awarded by The Music Academy. Vice President Hamid Ansari Visited Vietnam : Vice President Hamid Ansari visited Vietnam from 14 to 17 January. he visited his ancestral village . 25. 27.Mehnaz was the daughter of popular subcontinental singer Kajjan Begum.Premlata will become the first Indian woman and one of the oldest in the .000 pieces of meticulously hand carved Italian Carrara marble and Indian Pink Sandstone.Special CBI Judge Vinod Kumar sentenced the Chautalas and seven others to 10 years in jail while one convict was given five years in jail and 45 others four years in jail. Swaminarayan sect opens $100-million quake-proof temple near Hollywood : One of the biggest Hindu temples in the US. signed several agreements .During the visit Purryag met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee on 4 January in New Delhi.This is the fourth time since 1954 that a Bhutanese King will be a Chief Guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations.Despite enviable success and accolades that came in the form of national honours such as the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. Everest. dadra. Vinson in Antarctica in pursuit of the ‘Mountaineering Challenge’ of climbing the ‘Seven Summits’. but also rose to become one of the best solo violinists in the country. 28.She completed her Mt. and the United Progressive Alliance’s Chairperson. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. khayal.ground as an accompanist. Ex-Haryana CM Chautala.The 68th Swaminarayan temple of Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) had been built using 35. Jayaraman and T.Ansari attended the closing ceremony of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the India-Vietnam diplomatic ties. Bojeetpore near Patna. has conquered Mt.N.Wangchuck met President Pranab Mukherjee. Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag Visited India : Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag visited India from 3 – 10 January . thumri.She sang over 2. Sonia Gandhi. Premlata Conquers Summit of Mt Vinson in Antarctica : On 17 January Premlata Agrawal. the oldest woman in India to have climbed Mt. noha and marsiya. drupad and reciting salam. Chennai.President Purryag also the chief guest of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas . thumri. 22. built at a whopping cost of $100 million near the Hollywood city in Los Angeles .During the visit he attended the India’s Republic Day celebrations as a Chief Guest. Krishnan. 24. and innumerable titles. Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum is no more : Renowned Pakistani singer Mehnaz Begum died on 19 January 2013. dadra.He attended the 3 days event 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Kochi (Kerala). 23. 26. along with Lalgudi G. son get 10 years jail : Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay had been sentenced to 10 years in jail in connection with a teachers recruitment scam. Bhutan King Wangchuck Visited India : The King of Bhutan. The three are considered the ‘violin trinity’ of south Indian classical music.During the visit Ansari met Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh and discussed the both countries bilateral issues .Mehnaz specialized in ghazal.
Almost an hour later.The ranking was given based on the popularity as well as income of the biggest entertainers of India. Switzerland best place to be born. aged 23 years. Ex-ISRO chairman Inducted in to ‘ Satellite Hall of Fame ‘ : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced its former chairman and Department of Space secretary Prof U R Rao by inducting him as the member of the prestigious ‘ Satellite Hall of Fame ‘ . rattled by at least 35 aftershocks. models. institutions and government via satellite. Hong Kong. Forbes India Celebrity 100 List : According to the Forbes India “” Celebrity 100 List “” The Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.world to conquer all seven summits. future income per head as well as public policy. India 66th : Switzerland has been called the best place in the world to be born in 2013 according to the The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).The survey included significant parameters to judge the best country to be born and these factors included demography. a sister company of The Economist. The wind speed in between 150 and 184 kilometers per hour. cultural and social characteristics. 31. geography. the SSPI Hall of Fame has been recognising the invaluable contribution of the visionaries who have transformed life on planet earth for the better through satellite technology. TV personailities. of magnitude 6. 32.The first quake. topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list. about 225 kilometers(140 miles) south of Shanghai.2. Typhoon Haikui Hit East Coast China : Typhoon Haikui hit to the east coast china on 8 August 2012. Members of the Hall of Fame are recognised pioneers in communications.8 crore Rupees. Canada and New Zealand were also ranked among top 10. Many families spent the night in parks. state of economy. 34. comedians. sports stars.Forbes India estimates. the total earning of Shah Rukh from October 2011 and September 2012 was 202. 29.Since 1987. India was ranked 66th place. braving chilly conditions that prevail in the mountainous province. The worst place for a baby to start life was violence-hit African country Nigeria. jolted the Ahar area around 1600 hours local time. Chinese officials had relocated 374. 30. a quake of 6 magnitude rocked the city of Varzaqan and its surroundings in the same province. Sweden and Denmark. Washington. It made land fall in the Province of Zhejiang.Thousands of people. Second on the list was Salman Khan and MS Dhoni followed in the third position.The special edition of Forbes India judged in eight different categories – directors. . The survey included 80 nations and Australia ranked second followed by Norway. Fars News Agency (FNA) reported. The storm’s wind’s were at ‘Severe typhoon”. Netherlands.000 people from shanghai and 250. Death toll in Iran’s twin earthquakes is over 250Two strong earthquakes that struck north-west Iran on 11th August 2012 killed more than 250 people and left grieving survivors — buffeted by repeated aftershocks — in a state of trauma. authors and singers/musicians. 33. film actors. satellite related aerospace scientific research or development and delivery of applications for business. David Headley sentenced for 35 years for 26/11 role(Mumbai attacks) : PakistaniAmerican Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist David Headley was on 24 January 2013 sentenced to 35 years in jail by a Chicago court for his ‘unquestionable’ role in the massacre of 166 people in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. By hitting hard the area around the business metropolis of shanghai with heavy wind and rain.The youngest celebrity in the list of Forbes India was Saina Nehwal. fled from their homes.000 from zhejiang. Singapore.
Indonesia’s meteorology and geophysics agency put the preliminary magnitude at 6. This earthquake had occurred in 240 km beyond the Miyagi coast in the Pacific Oceanin a depth of 10m 48. has restricted the entry of women. in Tamil Nadu. The typhoon with central winds of 115 kph and gusts of up to 145 kph was moved to west-northwest of the central Philippines on 6 December 2012.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Taiwan : A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off southern Taiwan on 25th October 2012. 42. Earthquake in Canada triggers tsunami in Hawaii : A powerful 7. Earthquake in Guatemala : Guatemalans hit by A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7. It was centered southwest of the city of Banda Aceh and 10 miles (6 kilometers) beneath the earth’s crust. Strong Quake in Indonesia : On 22nd January A strong. Mercedes-Benz rolls out M-Class luxury SUV from Pune facility : Mercedes-Benz India has rolled out its first locally manufactured M-Class luxury SUV from its facility in Chakan.8 hit the Myanmar on 11th November 2012 . but there were no reports of any damage or casualties. 44. Typhoon Bopha Killed Hundreds in Philippines : Bopha. Two Same magnitude earthquake in China at Yunnan and Guizhou : 80 people were died . 47.35. Pune.twenty thousand homes were destroyed and nearly one hundred thousand persons have been evacuated after the two earthquakes at a magnitude of 5. North Island New Zealand volcano Mt Tongariro erupts : New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro volcano in the central North Island erupted on 21 November 2012. 46.4 on 8th November 2012. 43.6 hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces in China on 07th September 2012. the strongest typhoon hit the Philippines on 5 December 2012. which is visited by thousands of devotees every year. 37 killed in Sivakasi cracker unit blast : 37 people have been killed and at least 60 have been injured in a huge fire at a Om Siva Sakthi Crackers in Mudalipetti. triggering tsunami warnings for Hawaii on 28th October 2012.3. 38. 45. 37. was left at least 325 died.S.The magnitude of this earthquake was recorded as 7. . 5. 40.0 and said the inland quake caused no tsunami.7-magnitude earthquake rattled the west coast of Canada. Mumbai’s Sufi shrine Haji Ali Dargah bans entry of women : The management of Mumbai’s iconic Sufi shrine Haji Ali Dargah. 39. 41. the island’s Seismology Center said. The company has also declared the start of operations of its paint shop at the same location. Powerful Earthquake in Japan : The powerful earthquake had occurred in Japan on 7 December 2012. shallow earthquake rocked parts of western Indonesia early killed 30 persons and panicking residents and ruining homes.India is the only country outside of the USA where the German luxury car maker has begun production out of the new ML-Class. 36. according to the U. Several other people were injured. 44 killed in Syrian air strikes : At least 44 people were killed in air strikes on the Syrian rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan on 18th October 2012. more than 730 people were injured. Geological Survey. near Sivakasi.. Strong Earthquake strikes Myanmar : A strong earthquake with magnitude of 6. Shadman Chowk renamed as Bhagat Singh Chowk in Lahore : Pakistan government has finally renamed Shadman Chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk in Lahore as a mark of respect to the martyr and an acknowledgement of his role in the struggle against British rule.
From India Baselios Cleemis . 5.” “the implications of the UNESCO heritage site recognition of some parts of the Western Ghats” and the constitutional implications of Centre-State relations regarding the conservation and sustainable development of the region. This is 15 member panel has represented from all parties. by giving freedom to mills to sell sugar in the open market. Pak Prez Formed a Panel to Talk with Pak Hindus : Pakistan President Asif Ali zardari has set up a three member committee of Parliamentarians to meet and reassure Hindus in sindh of their security after their families decided to flee their homes. National Assembly member Lal Chand and Federal Minister Moula Bakhsh Chandio.It will also study the “effects and challenges of climate change in the ecologically significant Western Ghats region. stakeholders”. COMMITTEES 1.remaining should sell in the open market.Shiva kumar. Two Member Panel to Study on Universal Health coverage : The National Advisory council has set up a two member working group to study the report on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) prepared by the high level expert scope of the National rural health Mission(NRHM) and convert it into a National Health Mission. Rangarajan panel for total decontrol of sugar industry : The Rangarajan panel will submit the report on decontrol of sugar industry within two weeks 6. Rangarajan panel for total decontrol of sugar industry : Rangarajan Committee has recommended deregulation of the sugar sector. The committee monitors whether the rules tabled in parliament are in tune with the act passed by parliament. Pope Benedict XVI appoints six non-European cardinals for Pope selection committee : Pope Benedict XVI has appointed six priests from non-European countries to be cardinals.will work closely with the Ministry of Health and Family welfare and the planning commission to resolve any possible issues arising on health. liability for clear Damage(CLND)Act. Zardari has taken serious notes of reports of the “Sense of Insecurity” among hindus families in sindh and directed authorities to address their unfair treatment and report to him. central ministries. The Two-member group. 2. 7.49.Most of those who died were suffocated by toxic fumes that rapidly filled the crowded club after sparks from pyrotechnics used by the band for visual effects set fire to soundproofing on the ceiling. This panel consists of senator Hari Ram. Panel to Examine Western Ghats Report : Environment Ministry has constituted a high level working panel to headed by eminent space scientist and panning commission member K Kasturirangan to examine the Western Ghats ecology expert panel report “in a holistic and multidisciplinary fashion”.The Millers should sell the 10%of sugar to government below the market price.” It is also expected to “recommend further course of action” regarding the report within two months. The nine member group will examine the the Madhav Gadgil committee report released recently “in a holistic and multidisciplinary fashion keeping in view the comments received from the concerned state governments.for running the ration shops . 4. SL Committee pulled up for diluting civilnuclear Liability Rules : The subordinate legislation committee of the lok sabha has pulled up the department of atomic energy for ‘diluting’ the civil. 233 People Killed in Brazil Night Club Fire Accident : On 27 January The blaze in the university town of Santa Maria nightclub fire killed at least 233 people in southern Brazil . comprising Mirai chatterjee and A.K. at a service in the Vatican’s St Peter’s Basilica. 3.
has submitted its report with recommendations to enhance and amend existing laws dealing with cases of sexual crime. They are not homogenous in racial or linguistic terms and bear the impact of local cultural surroundings.) Leila Seth. J S Verma. which was appointed by Finance Ministry to suggest a roadmap for fiscal consolidation.Thottumkal. head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church was selected as a one of the Cardinal for the pope selection committee. at others as subjects and now as citizens. at tim es as rulers. Vijay Kelkar Committee for Fiscal Consolidation : The Vijay Kelkar Committee. 2. in manners and customs.Now the Kelkar committee recommendation is still at proposal stage.It also suggested raising kerosene and LPG rates. “Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden”: A New Book released : No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden was written by a Navy SEAL under the pseudonym Mark Owen with co-author Kevin Maurer and is to be released next month on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.5 million) at an auction in Beijing.There was a need for the separate Bill of Rights for women that will make sure that women would have their own rights for having sexual autonomy. The committee had submitted its recommendations to RBI.The Panel suggested Trafficking should be made punishable with imprisonment ranging from not less than 7 years to 10 years . qualified financial. Justice (Retd. 3.The committee will suggest ways to simplify the investment process for all overseas entities like foreign institutional investors. Chandrashekhar Committee to Frame Rules for Foreign Investors : On 13 December The market regulator Sebi has appointed a committee under ex-Cabinet secretary K M Chandrashekhar to frame a single set of guidelines for all types of foreign investors. foreign venture capital investors (FVCIs). in varying degrees. : . Usha Thorat Committee for NBFCs : India’s majority of Non-Banking Finance companies (NBFCs) may be freed from the regulatory clutches provided Reserve Bank of India (RBI) implements one of the recommendations made by Usha Thorat Committee. Vice President Releases the Book ‘Muslims in Indian Cities’ : Vice President after releasing the book entitled “Muslims in Indian Cities” edited by Laurent Gayer and Christoph Jafferlot on 10th September 2012 at New Delhi. former Solicitor General of India . The rare publicationwas recently purchased by a Chinese publishing house for US$33 million (S$40. 800-year-old Chinese encyclopaedia on display in Taiwan : Taiwan (AP) – An 800year-old Chinese encyclopaedia is on display at a book fair in Taipei. Currently. those recommendations are under RBI’s consideration. 11. 8. Shri Ansari has said that Muslims have lived in India’s religiously plural society for over a thousand years. former Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court and Gopal Subramanian.” BOOKS IN NEWS 1. Justice Verma Committee Submitted Report : On 23 January The three-member committee included former Chief Justice of India. who headed the committee. has suggested immediate hike in fuel prices and complete deregulation of diesel prices by start of 2014-15 fiscal. institutional investors (QFIs) 10.The Justice Verma panel recognised failure of governance as primary cause of sexual crimes. This book has claimed that Abbottabad house where al-Qaeda chief lived was “carved out”from Pakistan Military Academy compound and its powerful army chief may have been briefed beforehand on the ‘Kill Osama Mission’. set up to suggest ways to make rape laws stronger in the country. 9.
. 8. “Narcopolis” by Jeet Thayil and “The Wandering” by Pakistanbased author Jamil Ahmad. Amitav Ghosh. “Pankaj.000) award in 2009 for “Wolf Hall. “The Folded Earth and A Free Man” won the 11th Economist Crossword Book Award : The Folded Earth written by Anuradha Roy and A Free Man by Aman Sethi won the 11th Economist Crossword Book Award that was declared at Mumbai. have been shortlisted for the DSC South Asian Literature Prize 2013. Yuvi – book on Yuvraj released : “The book on Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh named Yuvi was released in third week of November 2012. to achieve a Booker double.000 pound ($82.The book is a collection of well written contributory articles by military experts. Saina Nehwal autobiography book released by Gagan Narang : Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal .4. Hilary Mantel wins Booker Prize for Tudor saga : British writer Hilary Mantel won the prestigious Booker literary prize for a second time on 16th October 2012 with her bloodsoaked Tudor saga. Pankaj Roy had played 43 Tests for India in a span of 10 years scoring 2442 runs with five centuries. and the first woman. selection and training of our dynamic youth to mould them into inspiring effective quality military leaders. a short stories collection authored by former State Assembly Speaker Prakash Pant. 7. Governor releases ‘Ek Thhi Kusum’ by former Speaker : Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi on 22nd October 2012 released “Ek Thhi Kusum”.” is the first British author. Vice President Releases Series of Books Granthavali : The Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari released a collection of writing and works -Granthavali of late Dr Dineshnandini Dalmia in New Delhi on 2nd November 2012. “The Peak” Book Released on Sachin Tendulkar : On 2 December Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh was launched Sachin Tendulkar’s new book named ‘The Peak’ which is a unique photographed story on Tendulkar by photo-journalist Suman Chattopadhyay. Yuvi. 12. 5. 13. : 6. Jeet Thayil shortlisted for literature prize : Six books including “River of Smoke” by Amitav Ghosh.The finalist will be announced at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival January 2013. 10. 11. who took the 50.The book focuses on the process of identification. Salman Rushdie released his Book Joseph Anton : Joseph Anton the 633 page book depicts a memoir of Salman Rushdie during his 10 years long run to protect himself from the Fatwa issued by his name was released on 18 September 2012. the book on Yuvraj Singh is published by Harper Sport and written by Makarand Waingankar. Ace shooter Gagan Narang and badminton player Parupalli Kashyap released book autobiography of Saina Nehwal “Playing to win-My life on and off the court ” in Hyderabad on 7 November 2012. Ms Mantel. The book captures some rare and memorable moments of Tendulkar’s life thro ugh Chattopadhyay’s lens and the stories behind them in the master’s own words 14. 9. Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman COSC Air Chief Marshal Nak Browne Releases Book : Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman COSC Air Chief Marshal Nak Browne Releases Book titled “VICTORY INDIA – A Key to Quality Military Leadership” on 20 November 2012. Bengal‘s Forgotten Hero‘ has been written by Bengali sports journalist Gautam Bhattacharya. Bengal’s Forgotten Hero” Book Released : On 3 December Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar and former India captain Sourav Ganguly released a book on former India opener Late Pankaj Roy named ‘Pankaj. The book illustrates the brilliance of cricket shown by Yuvraj Singh in his career as a cricketer and the way he recovered from Cancer.
wrote a “My Share of the Task: A Memoir.This book is not just for aficionados of military history or for students of American foreign policy . Subbulakshmi. ABBREVIATIONS EPT – Environment Performance Index NASI – National Academy of Science. “My Tryst with Justice” Book Released : On 12 December President Pranab Mukherjee released a book “My Tryst with Justice” which was written by Former Chief Justice P. Subbulakshmi – Queen of Carnatic Music’ Book Launched : The life story of carnatic music legend M.Bhagwati .The book would be a prized possession for every Indian who wants to make a difference to the world and who aspires for a world more just. he added.United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change WCCB – Wildlife Crime Control Bureau TRAI – Telecom Regulatory Authority of India SCI – Shipping Corporation of India NSC – National Security Council OIL – Oil India Limited GAAR – General Anti Avoidance Rules NCHRH – National Council for Human Resources in Health IOA – Indian Olympic Association GCC – Gulf Cooperation Council NDAA – National Defence Authorisation Act INAE – Indian National Academy of Engineering . the former American commander in Afghanistan. It is being told through Amar Chitra Katha’s new title “M S Subbulakshmi – Queen of Carnatic Music’’ 17.who spread the message of India’s spiritual heritage across the world.N.In the book Chrystal explained that tensions between the White House and the Pentagon were evident in the Obama administration from its opening months in office. 18. is now detailed in a graphic illustrated book launched on December. IOR-ARC— Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation SAARC—-South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation USAID—-United States Agency for International Development IAAF—–International Amateur Athletic Federation.S.In the book Shankar described Vivekananda used to emphasise greatly on physical strength and is known for the shocking statement ‘Better to play football than read the Gita’. ’M. The story of the nightingale of carnatic music. Swami Vivekananda “The Monk as Man ” Book Released : The renowned Bengali writer Shankar wrote a “The Monk as Man ” book on Swami Vivekananda . the first musician to be conferred the Bharat Ratna.S. 16. McChrystal “My Share of the Task: A Memoir ” Book Released : General Stanley McChrystal.15. fondly known as MS.” book which was released on 7 January . UNFCCC . India SPSS – Sloan Digital Sky Survey SFC – Strategic Forces Command DRDO – Defense Research and development Organization DTAA – Double Taxation of direct Agreement CBDT – Central Board of Direct Taxes SPACE – Science Popularization Association of Communicators and educators SOHO – Solar and HelioSpheric Observatory AITA—-All India Tennis Association.
ITSMA – Information Technology Services Marketing Association GTI – Global Terrorism Index CBT————-Cash Transfer Benefit EIU————–Economist Intelligence Unit CBS————Central Bureau of Statistics NLST———-National Large Solar Telescope CEET———-Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications CIA———–American Intelligence Agency WEF———-World Economic Forum PBS———Pravasi Bhartiya Divas MSME——–Ministry of Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises BWF———–Badminton World Federation .
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