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Introduction

The previous list of [PIN] Persons in News (2011-12) was given in separate article clic! "e (so"e na"es will overlap here)# Now this new article is for [PIN] 2012-1$ "ainl% !eeping the upco"ing &'I-P( &&)-)*+ e,a"s in "ind# It contains list of PIN - &ports - 'oo!s - awards# This list is not e,haustive# This is .ust minimum essential system requirement, otherwise *overn"ent gave "ore than / do0en Pad"a &hris in 2012 1ut ti"e is not a lu,ur% we cannot afford right now# This is list is su1.ect to revision (1ased on %our additions via co""ents#) 2rawing the line 3s the e,a" date co"es near people start "a!ing "ore and "ore a"1itious plans (li!e I4ll finish all Prati%ogita 2arpan issues of last 2 %ears# I4ll cover all The 5indu newspapers of last 12 "onths fro" its we1site and so on6)# 'ut 3"1itious stud%plans 7often unrealistic stud%plans7 89PI):3I+# &o when it co"es to Persons in News (PIN) &ports 'oo!s and ;isc#*< %ou4ve to draw a line so"ewhere otherwise 1oo! "ar!et is flooded with =current affairs> "aterial worth 10000 pages (and "ore will co"e as the ;arch-3pril floods approach#)# 'ut 1e%ond a point it starts giving =di"inishing rate of return># The =core> areas for *<?*& for the upco"ing e,a"s are following@ AP&) )&3T &&)-)*+ &'I P( N)9BT-NI(&-+a,"i-Cear1oo!)urrent 3ffairs (Polit% 9cono"ics 9n1 &ci-Tech#) &tatic-&cience-)rap (alread% e,plained in separate article# )lic! "e) 9cono"ics ()urrent - theor%) - International 3ffairs - ;ar!eting - )o"puter# (ela1orate plan co"ing soon)# International +eaders )ountr% Na"e Dig"e <hesar Na"g%el Eangchuc! 2il"a Bousseff Fi Dingping Info

1# 2# $#

'hutan

<ing of 'hutan# )hief guest for 2/th Dan# 201$# :irst wo"an President of 'ra0il# &he replaced +ula 2esilva# (+ula got Indira *andhi peace pri0e#) Beplaced 5u Dintao )hina# 5e is e,pected to 1eco"e

'ra0il )hina

President in ;arch 201$# )hina )hina )u1a 9g%pt 9u :rance +i <eGuiang 'o Filai Baul )astro ;ohd# ;ors% 5er"an Han Bo"pu% :rancois 5ollande New P; of )hina# Beplaced Een Dia1ao# corrupt leader in )hinese polit1ureu# 9,pelled President of )u1a# Beplaced :idel )astro President of 9g%pt# P; of 'elgiu"# President of 9uropean )ouncil President of :rance# 5e defeated &ar!o0i# 'elongs to &ocialist part% P; *reece# Na"e is i"portant onl% 1ecause *reece789PI):3I+ econo"%# &upre"e leader of Iran President of Iran# Their parlia"ent 7<nesset# P; .apan# 2efeated Coshi!o Noda# Their parlia"ent 72iet# President of +i1eria got Indira *andhi peace price# (2012) after coup Nasheed was replaced 1% Eaheed 3fter coup 2iarra was replaced 1% Traore President of ;auratius# 5e was chief guest IPravasi 1harati%a 2ivas 201$# )lic! "e for "ore details ;e,ico new President ;%an"ar president No1el peace J1# (pposition leader in ;%an"ar# Part% National league for de"ocrac%# Hisited India in Nov 12 North <orea President# 3fter his father <ing Dong-il 2ied

*reece Iran Iran Israel Dapan +i1eria

3tonis &a"ras 3%tollah <ha"enei 3h"edi.ad President &hi"on Peres# P; 'en.a"in Netan%ahu# &hin0o 31e 9llen &irleaf

;aldives -)oup Nasheed N Eaheed ;ali-coup ;auritius ;e,ico ;%an"ar ;%an"ar N#<orea 2iarra N Traore Ba.!eshwur Purr%ag 9nriGue Nieto Thein &ein 3ung &an &uu <i <i" Dong-An

Pa! *er"an% Palestine &#<orea &rilan!a &rilan!a &%ria &%ria Thailand A! A! A!

Ba.a Parve0 3ngela ;ar!el ;ohd#311as Par! *eun-h%e *en#&arath :onseca ;ahinda Ba.pa!she Eael 5alGi 'ashar 3l 3ssad Cingluc! &hinawatra 2avid )a"eron Nic! )legg ;argaret Thatcher

P; of Pa!istan &) ordered his arrested# *er"an )hancellor President of Palestine 3uthorit% first fe"ale President of &#<orea# &he replaced +ee ;%ung-1a! 9,-*eneral of &ri +an!an ar"%# Eas .ailed after power struggle with President# &ri lan!an President# 5e threw out )DI &hiran 'andaran%a!e# P; of &%ria# President of &%ria :irst fe"ale P; of Thailand# &he was chief guest of 2/th Dan parade in 2012# P; of A<# ()onservative part%) 5e replaced *ordon 'rown# 2eput% P; of A<# (li1eral de"ocrats) 9, P; of A<# ()onservative Part%)# :irst lad% P; of 9ngland# 2ied recentl%# won second ti"e Presidential election# 5is HP candidate was Doe 'iden#

Asa Asa Hen

(1a"a (2e"ocrat)

;itt Bo"ne% (Bepu1lican) )ontested against (1a"a# 5is HP candidate was Paul B%an# Nicholas ;aduro President Hene0uela# 5e replaced 5ugo )have0 who had died 1ecause of cancer# International (rg (non political)

name 'an-<i-;oon Di" Cong <i"

Org AN *eneral &ecretar% Eorld 'an!

Dustice 2alveer 'handari Indian# 1eca"e Dudge of International court of Dustice#

)hristine +agarde Pascal +a"% DacGues Bogge &< Dain N!osa0ana Ku"a Na"e 3d"iral 2evendra Doshi 3ir ;arshal N#3#<# 'rowne 3sho! )hawla 'ra.esh ;ishra )hief Dustice of India 3lta"as <a1ir 2uvvuri &u11arao Ar.it Patel 9la Ba"esh 'hatt *adgil *en# 'i!ra" &ingh *opi )hand Narang *ul0ar D& Her"a

)hief of I;: )hief of ET(# (update@ Bo1erto 30evedo a top 'ra0ilian trade diplo"at will replace Pascal +a"% as the head of the ET( in &epte"1er 201$) President I() ol%"pic )o""ittee# first Indian to 1eco"e chair"an of Eorld 3ssco# (f Nu!e operators# 5ead of 3frican Anion (3A)@ :irst wo"an Indian in India (Non political) (rg replaced 3d"iral Nir"al Her"a 5e replaced Pradeep Hasant Nai! ))I# )o"petition )o""ission of India India4s first National &ecurit% 3dvisor# 2uring Ha.pa%ee *overn"ent# 2ead replaced &5 <apadia# B'I *overnor# recentl% appointed deput% B'I *overnor# :ounder of &9E3# *ot Indira *andhi Pri0e for Peace# (actuall% won in 2011 1ut was awarded that pri0e in 201$)# )o""ittee on Eestern *hat ecolog%# he replaced *en#H< &ingh associated with Ardu litt# *ot Pa!istani award &itara-i-I"tia0# The highest civilian award in Pa!istan is Nishan-i-I"tia0 earlier ;orari.i 2esai and 2ilip <u"ar got it Indira gandhi award for national integration# )o""ittee on wo"en safet% after 2elhi gangrape

Dustice 2< Dain <aushi! 'asu <) )ha!ra1ar% ;a.or 31up D# ;an.ali ;rinal *ore Naina <idwai Parthsarthi &ho"e Baghura" Ba.an Bahul <hullar Bangachari Bangara.an Ban.it &inha &a" Pitroda &at%anand ;ishra &hivshan!ar ;enon

20th law co""ission Eorld 1an! )hief econo"ist )o""ittee @ financial inclusion# 2eput% *overnor B'I <irti )ha!ra# Noted socialist# 2ead# chief of 5&') India# 'eca"e first wo"an President of :I))I# )o""ittee *33B # *eneral anti avoidance rules# Previousl% with I;:# Now )hief 9cono"ic 3dvisor to :inance "inistr% TB3I )o""ittee Ta,ation in IT sector 2o"estic gas price# Bangara.an is also the )hair"an of Pri"e ;inister4s 9cono"ic 3dvisor% )ouncil# )'I National <nowledge )o""ission# )I)# 5e replaced Ea.ahat 5a1i1ullah# National &ecurit% 3dvisor (current)# 5e replaced ;< Nara%an# :irst N&3 was 'ra.esh ;ishra who recentl% died# 2efense scientist "a!ing India self reliant in "issile tech# Eon +al 'ahdur &hashtri national award# &9'I 3"ul# N22'# :ather of white revolution# Nor"an 'arlung was father of green revolution# )o""ittee on :iscal deficit# 9,-)hair"an of :inance )o""ission )3*# 3lso 9ne"% 81 of <apil &i11al ;anish Tewari 3#Ba.a and countless others in AP3# hahaha#

Tess% Tho"as A< &ingha Herghe0e !urien Hi.a% <el!ar Hinod Bai

H& &a"path CH Bedd%

)hief election )o""issioner ()9))# 5e replaced &C Luraishi# 5e is chair"an of 1Mth :inance )o""ission# (period@ 201N-2020) 3nd )hair"an of 1$th :inance )o""ission was Hi.a% <el!ar# Indian 2iaspora a1road

Name 3"i 'era 'o11% Dinda :areed Ka!aria 5ali"ah Caco1 Dacintha &aldana

Why )alifornia 5ouse of representative# +ouisiana *overner A&3 Indian origin Bepu1lican part% wor!ed for )NN and TI;9# &uspended for plagaris"# &ingapore4s first wo"an spea!er of Indian origin# she was a nurse in +ondon treating <ate Eillia"# &he co""itted suicide after two 3ustralian radio 2D "oc!ed her#

<a"la Persad 'issessar P; of Trinidad and To1ago# )hief *uest of P'2-2012# Ni!!% 5ale% &#)arolina *overner A&3 Indian origin Bepu1lican part%

Patricia ;aria Bo0ario A< ;usician# Eon P'2 201$# Ba.at *upta Ba.!eswur Purr%ag Basi! Doshi Tulsi *a11ard Dailed for insider trading in A&3# Eas associated with *old"an &achs President of ;auritius# )hief guest of P'2-201$ &ans!rit +itt# ;e,ico# Eon P'2-201$ award 1st 5indu in A& 5ouse of Bepresentatives (their +o! &a1ha)# 9lected fro" 5awai &tate# Part%@2e"ocrat#&he too! oath on *ita &erved in A& ar"% was deplo%ed in IraG#

Tulsi Gabbard

&ports
Sport 3thletics 3thletics 3thletics 'ad"inton 'illiards )hess Eorld )up )ric!et )%cling :oot1all :oot1all 5oc!e% +ondon (l%"pic +ondon (l%"pic +ondon (l%"pic +ondon (l%"pic +ondon (l%"pic +ondon (l%"pic +ondon (l%"pic &hooting &Guash +ondon (l%"pic name :au.a &ingh Asain 'olt 3ll%son :eli, PH &indhu Pan!a. 3dvani H#3nand )pt# An"u!t chand +ance ar"strong +ionel ;essei &unil )hhetri +eslie )laudius &ushil Hi.a% <u"ar ;ar% <o" *agan Narang Cogeshwar dutt &aina Nehwal <rishna Poonia Bon.an &odhi 2ipi!a Pillia ;ichael Phelps why world4s oldest "arathon runner# I33: award# *ot $ gold in +ondon (l%"pic I33: award# *ot $ gold in +ondon (l%"pic 3sia under 1J won the world cup defeated 'oris *elfand India cric!et under 1J cpt won world cup# defeated 3ussies# )%clist 1anned for drugs# "ost goals in a calendar %ear# got *olden 1oot# 3I:: pla%er of the %ear#(2011)# :or 2012 It is &%ed Bahi" Na1i India4s triple ol%"pic gold "edalist# 5oc!e%# 2ead# &ilver Erestle //!g# 5e was flag-1earer# 5e got 1ron0e in 200O 'ei.ing# &ilver# 2N rapid fire pistol# Ba.iv *#<hel ratna 'ron0e# Eo"en fl%wt# 'o,ing 'ron0e# 10 air-rifle 'ron0e# /0!g wrestle# Ba.iv *#<hel ratna# 'ron0e# &ingle 1ad"inton discus throw# 2id not win I&&: shooting world cup@ #(silver dou1le trap)# did not win 1ut onl% Indian wo"an to enter se"ifinals &wi""ing# four golds and two silver "edals

Tennis
;ale 3us#(pen :rench (pen A& (pen Ei"1ledon

:e"ale 30aren!a 'elarus &harapova Bus &erena Eillia"s A& &erena Eillia"s A&

2.!ovi! &er1ia Nadal &pain 3nde ;urra% A< :ederer &wi0

'hupathi &ania won :rench open dou1les# 3nd% Boddic! Tennis retired#

&ports ;ascots
'ei.ing (l%"pics 200O )ric!et Eorld )up 2011 )E* 2011 <a11adi world cup 2012 India +ondon (l%"pics 2012 :I:3 201M :uwa (good-luc! dolls) &tu"p% the elephant# &hera the tiger# D33N'3K the eagel# Eenloc! - ;andeville# The% s%"1oli0e 'ritain4s industrial revolution# 3r"adillo#

London Olympic Mascots (click to enlarge)

'oo!s?+iterature
author 5ilar% ;antel &hashi tharoor Deet Tha%il Bus!in 'ond D< Bowling N#Hittal <ushwant &ingh# 3"itav *hosh &udheendra <ul!arni &al"an Bushdie book/info Eon two "an 1oo!er pri0es# This ti"e for 1oo! ='ring up the 1odies># Pa, indica# It details India4s international relations# Narcopolis# Tale of "u"1ai4s opi"iou" addiction# 'oo!er price shortlisted 1ut did not win# 3nother 1oo! is =These errors are correct> ;aharani The )asual Hacanc% (5arr% Potter author) 9nding corruption@ how to clean up Iondia :ree thin!er4s pra%er 1oo! Biver of s"o!e ;usic of spinning wheel Doseph 3nton#

3PD <ala" 3ravind 3diga Tarun Te.pal Tasli"a Nasreen <uldeep Na%ar <ushwant singh Herghese <urien Herghese <urien 5a"id 3nsari I < *ADB3+ Pt# ravi shan!ar Hi!ra" )handra

Turning Points +ast "an in tower The Halle% of ;as!s Nir1asan 'e%ond the lines Tur1aned Tornado@ The (ldest ;arathon Bunner :au.a &ingh 3n Anfinished 2rea" The ;an Eho ;ade The 9lephant 2ance ;usli" in Indian cities ;atters of 2iscretion@ 3n 3uto1iograph% +iving to Tell It 3ll Bed 9arth and Pouring Bain

&%ed ;ustafa &ira. 3lee! ;anush P 1JJM

3uthors 2ead
&unil *angopadh%a%a <a"la &adgopan 9ric 5o1s1aw" 'engali writer# &ahit%a 3cada"% chief# Ta"il novelist Noted ;ar,ist 5istorian fro" A<

No1el-2012
)ategor% 1# 2# $# % M# +itt# EhoQ Eh%Q Begenerative "edicine# )ure disease 1% growing tissues in la1# ;easure Guantu" particles without destro%ing the"# Protein receptors that let 1od% cell respond to signals# :irst )hinese writer to get this award#

;edicine *urdon Ca"ana!a Ph%sics )he"istr 5aroche Eineland +ef!owit0 <o1il!a ;o Can

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Both &haple%# 9A

&ta1le allocation - "ar!et design# +ol0

Peace

No1el winners associated with India


1# 2# $# M# N# /# R# O# 2r# 5argo1ind <horana &# )handrase!har Hen!atara"a Ba"a!rishnan ;other Teresa Tagore 3"art%a &en Bud%ard <ipling H& Naipaul

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Name Why

)pt# Nivedita 'hasin :irst Indian wo"an to co""and 1oeing ROR +iu Cang Neil 3r"strong &all% Bide &unita Eillia"s first )hinese wo"an astro# 3pollo 11# 1J/J# :irst "an to land on "oon# 2ead# :irst 3"erican wo"an astro# 2ead# 3 ;oon crate na"ed after her# Ta!e a co""and of international space station# second Indian wo"an first !alpana chawala#

'eaut%
1# 2# $# (livia )ulpo Tere0a :a.!sova wen ,ia %u ;iss Aniverse A&3# ;iss 9arth 2012# fro" c0ech# ;iss Eorld 2012 ()hina)# +ast Indian to win was Pri%an!a )hopra#

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following na"es have 1eco"e so clichSd in current affairs related 1oo!s "aga0ines and sites that the% can 1e si"pl% ignored for the e,a"@
5o"ai H%arawala )handa <ochhar ;alala Cousuf0ai Indra Noo%i Pandit Bavi &han!ar India4s first wo"an photo.ournalist# 2ead# I)I)I Pa!istani girl shot 1% Tali1ans survived# Pepsi &itar ;aestro# Eill get *ra""% award posthu"ousl%#

o! so that4s it for the "o"ent if %ou feel an% i"portant na"es?ter"s have 1een left out or if there is an% correction in the ta1les do post it in co""ents and I4ll update the article accordingl%#

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