INTERNATIONAL NEWS 2011 : –> Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh finally agreed to step down amidst massive
public protests. Saleh signed a Gulf co-operation council (GCC) brokered peace Initiative in Riyadh on 22 November 2011 to transfer his power within 30 days to his Vice President, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Under the deal, he and his relatives get immunity from prosecution on handing over power to the Vice president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in 30 days. It will be followed by early presidential elections within 90 days. Yemen has been besieged with violence and protests by the powerful tribals, army dissidents, the opposition and the people who called for the ouster of Saleh on charges of nepotism and corruption. The Gulf mediated Initiative will put an end to a 33-year old reign of one of the longest serving Presidents in the region. –> India was elected to the United Nations’ Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and returned to this oversight body after a gap of 35 years. India’s five-year term with the body will start from 1 January 2013. –> India defeated China to get a place on the JIU. India had served only once on the JIU, 35 years ago from 1968 to 1977.The JIU is an independent external oversight body of the United Nations system, mandated to conduct evaluations, inspections and investigations. It is composed of not more than 11 Inspectors serving for a term of five years. –> The US Army conducted the test flight of Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) from the military’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai located in Hawaiian archipelago. The new weapon is capable of travelling five times the speed of sound. The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon is part of the military’s programme to develop global strike weapons that would allow the US to strike targets anywhere in the world with conventional weapons in as little as an hour. –> A study published in medical journal Lancet mentioned that India has the highest number of flu-related pneumonia deaths among children. Flu-related pneumonia is also responsible for 28000 to 115000 deaths of children around the globe. The University of Edinburgh with support from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and US Centers conducted the study for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). –> According to a survey conducted by the City Mayors Foundation, a global think tank on urban affairs, there are 37 Indian cities among the world’s 300 fastest growing urban centres. The Indian city of Ghaziabad is the second fastest growing city in the world. The general parameter used to consider the growth of a city is the rate of its urbanization. According to the report- The Transition to a Predominantly Urban World and its Underpinnings released by International Institute for Environment and Development, eleven cities in India are amongst the 100 fastest growing cities of the world. The 11 cities in the list of 100 fastest growing cities are- Durg – Bhilai, Ghaziabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Guwahati, Surat, Asansol, Dhanbad, Visakhapatnam, Faridabad. India is second to only China in this growth race. Beihai in China is the fastest growing city in the world, with a population growth rate of 10.58 per cent, says the survey. The five fastest growing cities in the world are- Beihei (China), Ghaziabad (India), Sana (Yemen), Surat (India) and Kabul (Afghanistan). –> The Arab League on 16 November 2011 confirmed the suspension of Syria from the organization and decided to impose economic sanctions on the nation in case it refuses to accept an observer mission sent by the former. The league also asked Syria to stop the violence within three-days. The U.N. estimated that more than 3500 people were killed in Syria’s 8-month-old uprising. The Arab League officially called the League of Arab States is a regional organization of Arab states in North and Northeast Africa, and
Eighty-one votes were required for approval with 173 UNESCO member delegations present. India stressed on the fact that the era of banking secrecy laws was over. Canada. connectivity. Addu. The other issues discussed in the summit were global imbalances. Euro-zone debt crisis dominated the Summit in Cannes. tax evasion and reform of the international monetary system. climate change and food security. Its headquarters are located at Place de Fontenoy in Paris. Russia announced that the 7 billionth child was born in the country’s far East in Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky city. Representatives of 60 nations gathered to discuss how to deal with the rising levels of cyber crime. and Syria. Agreements made in G20 Cannes Summit The G20 leaders’ affirmed their commitment to work together and took decisions to reinvigorate economic growth. The G20 leaders finally were unable to agree upon a boost to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help distressed countries. A 20-point Addu Declaration was adopted on 11 November 2011 to forge effective cooperation among the member states in a host of areas including economy. The boy named
. –> World population crossed seven hundred crores on 31 October. The theme of the 17th SAARC Summit was ‘Building Bridges’. –> International conference on the threat from cyber security attacks was held in London . creating better understanding and promoting amity and mutually beneficial and comprehensive cooperation in order to promote effective linkages and connectivity for greater movement of people.A major international conference on the threat from cyber-security attacks was held in London on 1 November 2011. Australia and the Czech Republic voted against. Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945. –> The 17th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit (the heads of states) held in Hithadhoo. Nargis from India is declared as seven billionth child on earth by United Nations. Debt-ridden Italy. France on November 3 and 4. The Summit recognized the importance of bridging differences. Germany. An affirmation was made on G20’s commitment to move more rapidly toward more market-determined exchange rate systems and enhance exchange rate flexibility to reflect underlying economic fundamentals. The conference aims to have nations work together to combat international cyber crime. ensure financial stability. Jordan. UNESCO protects historic heritage sites and works to improve world literacy and cultural understanding. In fact. The Netherlands. but USA has threatened that it will veto it unless there is a peace deal with Israel. Nargis is the first daughter of Vinita (23 years) and Ajay (25 years) from UP. Iraq. Palestine is seeking full membership in the UN (United Nations). They agreed to create jobs. The USA. It was formed in Cairo on 22 March 1945 with six members: Egypt. was forced to put its austerity programme under the fund’s control. avoid persistent exchange rate misalignment and refrain from competitive devaluation of currencies. Maldives on 10 November and 11 November 2011.Southwest Asia (Middle East). was seen as the epicenter of the euro crisis. 2011 to discuss key issues in the global economy. promote social inclusion and make globalization serve the needs of the people. Nargis was born in Lucknow Monday morning at 7:20 AM. –> India pitched for a consensus among G-20 nations on sharing of tax and banking information with retrospective effect. Saudi Arabia. enhanced investment and trade in the SAARC members region. financial transactions tax. Scientific and Cultural Organisation) on 31 October 2011 with 107 votes in favour and 14 votes against. –> The 6th G20 (industrialist and developing countries) summit was held in Cannes. UNESCO is the first UN agency Palestine has joined as a full member. capital of France. –> Palestine won the membership of UNESCO (United Nations Educational. Lebanon. They agreed on an Action plan for Growth and Jobs to address short-term vulnerabilities and strengthen medium-term foundations for growth. and it was vital to build a consensus on sharing of past banking data as it would help in investigation of earlier cases of tax evasion.
8 million people died of AIDS-related illnesses. 47% (6.73 crores recurring & 29.6 million) of the estimated 14.According to the new estimates. was the seven billionth inhabitants on earth. VRP is awarded in the form of cash prize and a certificate of merit in three classes. A massive scale up in access to HIV treatment had a dramatic effect on the lives of people everywhere.7 million new HIV infections in 2010. Worldwide. against the target of 3. On its way. the total number of National Safety Awards were 123 (72 winners and 51 runners-up). NATIONAL NEWS NOV 2011 : –> Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar (VRP) is awarded in recognition of outstanding suggestions given by a worker or group of workers and implemented by the management during the previous calendar year (Performance year) that result in improvement in quality.The year 2010 saw 2.83 crores non-recurring in Indian currency and 21.59 crores nonrecurring in Foreign Exchange. –> The train travelling the longest distance in India. productivity and working conditions such as safety. Philippines too declared that a little girl called Danica May Camacho was the world’s 7 billionth baby.85 crores recurring and 94. the Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express. due to adopted and implemented suggestions of the winning applications of the VRP in 2009 was 1082.35 million since 2009. a Shield and a Certificate of Merit is given to each of the Award Winners and Runners-up. ports and installations under AERB to stimulate and maintain the interests of both the management and the workers in accident prevention programmes.2 million people eligible for treatment in low. Under each award.Class A – 5 winners win Rs. –> National Safety Awards The National Safety Awards is given in recognition of outstanding safety performance of industrial establishments. out of which ten are meant for Factories/Construction sites/Installations under AERB and two are for Ports.7 million new HIV infections while 1. The financial savings. the number of new infections went down by 21 per cent compared to 1997. For 2009 performance. construction sites. NSA are given under twelve schemes. India overshot treatment targets for 2012 with 4.30 hours. born on the night of Oct 31. with 2. was flagged off at Dibrugarh by Union Minister of Development of North Eastern Region Paban Singh Ghatowar on November 19. For the performance year 2009. 50000 each and Class C – 15 winners win Rs. it covered 4. The new train that connects Assam with the southernmost tip of Tamil Nadu brings with it good tidings for the tourism industry. Class B – Eight winners win Rs.4 lakh. 75000 each. health and environmental conservations in the industrial undertakings where Suggestion Schemes are in operations.286 km in 82. The establishments are classified in different schemes on the basis of working of highest man-hours. 28 puraskars Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar were shared by 117 winners. an increase of 1. Vivek Express replaces Himsagar Express (Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari) as India’s longest train service.
.48 lakh HIV positive patients on the lifesaving anti-retroviral therapy at present.Alexander. 25000. –> The UNAIDS HIV AIDS report 2011 released on 21 November 2011 revealed a dramatic decrease of 56 per cent between 1996 and 2010 in the number of new HIV infections in India.and middle-income countries were accessing ART in 2010.
–> The state government of Goa gave its approval to 60 non-operational mines in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary under the Regional Plan 2021. according to the new report for 2011. released by Warner Bros was scheduled for release on 25 November. The report highlighted India’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2011 was 0. as well as the number of countries included in the Human Development Index. deer. It is home to animals like slender loris. The two stamps were priced at Rs 5 and Rs 20. –> Tamil Nadu government on 24 November 2011 banned the screening of Hollywood film Dam 999 with immediate effect. prepared by UNDP. India’s Child Rights Index. Arunachal Pradesh was found to be the worst performer in protecting the rights of
. –> The second annual Pushkar international balloon festival was held from 7 to 9 November 2011 in Pushkar near Ajmer.547 positioning the country in the medium human development category. India Post held design a stamp contest on ‘Save the Tiger’ theme at Indipex 2011.–> The Indian government signed a path-breaking tripartite peace agreement with a prominent insurgent group of Assam. The study however observed that life expectancy at birth in India has increased by 10. and on 14 November 2011. –> A report on child rights. The UPDS had spearheaded a violent insurgent movement in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district since its formation in 1999 till 23 May 2002 when it entered into a ceasefire agreement with the government. Black Panther and leopard. The English film. followed by Karnataka. to spread awareness on tigers. India’s HDI value increased from 0. Over five lakh people visited Pushkar. This was the first time the Department of Post brought out a stamp on cloth. –> 17th Kolkata Film Festival inaugural function was held at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata November 9. The sanctuary is located 60 kms from Panaji. which are located in Goa. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. –> To commemorate Children’s Day celebrations the Department of Post released two special postage stamps on cloth designed by school children on the theme ‘Save the Tiger’ on 14 November 2011. the Karbi Anglong hill will get more power and a Rs 350-crore special financial package spread over five years. Rajasthan. As per the terms of the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS). –> A UN study ranked India at 134 out of 187 countries in terms of Human Development Index. the stamps were released. Kerala topped the national child rights index. an increase of 59 per cent or an average annual increase of about 1. The movie directed by Sohan Roy is believed to be based on disputed Mullaperiyar Dam between Tamilnadu and Kerala. respectively. Between 1980 and 2011. Pushkar Balloon Festival is held in the backdrop of world famous Pushkar Fair. However. In the 2010 Human Development Report. India had been ranked at 119 out of 169 countries.344 to 0. Participants from ten countries displayed their ballooning skills during the event. United People’s Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) on 25 November 2011 after two-year-long peace negotiations. Tamil Nadu government imposed a ban citing that it may cause animosity between Kerala and TN people as the film was dealing with the subject of the 116-year-old Mullaperiyar dam on the Kerala-TN border. Colourful hot air balloons with beautiful motifs presented a spectacular view to tourists and participants.1 per cent a year over the last two decades. The film centres on a dam and how it collapses and ravages the surrounding areas. a first-of-its-kind report was released on 9 November 2011 by the HAQ-Centre for Child Rights. it is misleading to compare values and rankings with those of previously published reports as the underlying data and methods have changed.5 per cent. The Sanctuary is one of the five sanctuaries. The environmentalists expressed their concern over the state government’s decision as the mining activities can have harmful effects on the animals in the sanctuary.547. some 15 km from Ajmer to attend the festival. Film stars Sha Rukh Khan and Sharmila Tagore attended the Festival.
An estimated Rs 30-lakh-crore retail sector was thus opened to foreign investors by clearing a bill that allows 51 per cent investment in multi-brand retail. –> Union Rural Development Ministry announced on 4 November 2011 that Comptroller and AuditorGeneral of India (CAG) will audit performance of all schemes under the Ministries of Rural Development and Drinking Water and Sanitation. A nodal officer will collaborate with the principals and guardians of private and government schools for implementing the campaign. education. They will provide a list of the schools and of students enrolled in these schools. In its approval to amendments in the PFRDA Bill. CAG is to conduct an audit on expenditure incurred over a period spanning the past five years in 12 States. ECONOMIC AFFAIRS NOV 2011 : –> The Union cabinet on 24 November 2011 approved 51 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. irrespective of their previous measles vaccination status. hunger index and health index now. Measles Catch-up Campaign. The cabinet however refused to mention any sectoral cap in the proposed legislation. The State Education Departments in the states are to set up a State Steering Committee for implementing the campaign. education index. RBI initiated measures to ease foreign direct investment (FDI) procedures with an objective to woo global investors. Rajasthan (7). The central bank Amended the Foreign Exchange Management Regulations. The index looked into all aspects of child wellbeing in all sectors and indicators for realisation of child rights as a whole.birth registration. the Child Rights Index attempts assess how different states and union territories fare in providing child friendly policies and where they stand in terms of securing the rights of children. 2011. on a par with the insurance sector. Tamil Nadu (4) and Andhra Pradesh (5). For each school. child labour. health. The vaccination programme was launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to target children aged up to 10 years. The rankings of few other states are as follows: Maharashtra (3). –> The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched anti-measles vaccination drive. sex ratio. India currently allows 51 percent foreign investment in single-brand retailers and 100 percent for wholesale operations but no FDI in multi-brand retail. –> The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 4 November 2011 announced that transfer of shares between Indians and non-resident Indians (NRIs) would not require its permission in several key areas such as financial services. Like the Human Development Index. Though the government is of the view that the FDI cap in the pension (sector) should be at 26 per cent. The RBI permission had also been
. In the first phase. the CAG will audit the expenditures under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Gujarat (6). incidence of crime against children. particularly in 14 States where the routine immunisation coverage is less than 80 per cent. –> The Union Cabinet agreed to partially allow foreign direct investment (FDI) to enter the pension sector to the extent of 26 per cent. It mentioned that prior permission would not be necessary where the company whose shares were being transferred was engaged in any financial service. early childhood care. child marriage. In the Child Rights Index. victims of crime against children and crimes by children. The Cabinet also decided to raise the cap on foreign investment in single-brand retailing to 100 per cent from 51 per cent. the Cabinet turned down the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s suggestion of providing a guarantee on assured returns on pension fund schemes.children. More than 13 crore children are expected to be covered under the Measles Catch-up Campaign. the states have been ranked on 10 major indicators. it would like to retain the flexibility of changing the cap of FDI as and when required. the vaccination programme will be completed in one day with the least disruption to academic routine.
the scientists led by director Madhukar Omkarnath Garg managed to develop a combination of catalysts. the State Bank of India. strategically Agni-IV is capable of covering the whole area of India’s border with China. off the coast of Orissa. Agni-IV was test fired successfully on 15 November 2011 from a road-mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheelers Island. The study also stated that about 500 million handsets will be manufactured in India by 2020. The indigenous ring Laser Gyros based high accuracy INS (RINS) and Micro Navigation System (MINGS) was used in the launch for the first time.5 kilometres underwater. were formed when India moved away from Australia. According to this study. –> Joint study by industry association FICCI and Ernst and Young predicted Indian mobile devices market to reach 350 million a year by 2020. They were once part of the super continent Gondwana and more than 1. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NOV 2011 : –> India’s most advanced long-range missile. –> Russia successfully launched a manned spacecraft on 14 November in 2011. 2011. leaving Russia responsible for the maintenance and supply of the space station. Agni-IV is a twostage missile. This launch was the first manned flight to the ISS after the NASA shut down its space shuttle programme. by one notch. which convert the plastic into either gasoline or diesel or aromatics along with LPG as a common byproduct. It is capable of providing deterrence. Agni-IV is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. this was India’s longest-range mission flown by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The islands. The missile covered a range of more than 3. A Soyuz TMA-22 spaceship with two Russians cosmonauts and a US astronaut blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Agni-IV opened a new era for India in the class of long-range missiles to carry strategic nuclear warheads for the armed forces. –> A team of six scientists at the Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) developed a new technology to convert plastic into petroleum products. India is the world’s second-largest telecom market after China.
.done away with for transfer of shares between residents and non-residents in cases where the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) had already given its clearances and the SEBI guidelines were met. The handset companies currently sell about 150 million mobile phones annually in India. –> Global ratings firm Moody’s on 9 November 2011 downgraded the entire Indian banking system’s rating outlook from stable to negative indicating a deterioration in asset quality in the months ahead. So far. in the Indian Ocean. –> Scientists discovered two sunken islands west of Australia. The two islands were about the size of Tasmania. 16 nations are investing in the space station that relies solely on Russia to ferry crews. The Moody’s decision was announced at a time when the Eurozone financial system is in turmoil and a large number of European banks are in a crisis. this will be possible only if the country were to create a manufacturing ecosystem to produce handsets. The first flight of Agni-II Prime in December 2010 was a failure. called micro continents. which once formed part of the last link between India and Australia. Agni-IV was earlier called Agni-II Prime. Indian bankers termed the move unwarranted and premature at this point of time. In September 2011. with the total wireless subscriber base crossing 850 million at the end of June. Crews rotate every six months. The government rejected it claiming that the country’s lending institutions are much healthier than their global counterparts. After a decade long experiments. However. Standard & Poor’s (S and P) downgraded the country’s largest lender.000 km in 20 minutes of fluent flight. 130 million years ago during the Cretaceous period (when dinosaurs roamed the Earth). rural market will provide the next phase of growth for handset players.
is the founder of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) in Bangalore. Dholakia is a British Liberal Democrat politician and the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords. Shenzhou-8 on 1 November 2011. 15 lakhs. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award. at a function in Trieste. In September 2008. Italy. –> Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on 23 November 2011 conferred Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) upon General Hou Shusen. which is also known as pigeon pea. Indian Council of Agriculture Research and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) carried out the research. Shenzhou-8 carried an experimental facility developed by German and Chinese scientists. carries a cash component of 100. Lord Dholakia is one of the most senior Asian politicians in Britain. The Prize. In fact. –> Australian senate on 8 November 2011 passed legislation that would impose a carbon tax on the nation’s 500 largest polluters. deputy chief of general staff of Chinese Peoples Liberation Army. piloted by three astronauts. It is the highest honour along with the highest award Nishan-e-Pakistan given to any civilian in Pakistan. this discovery will help decrease the inflated cost of pulses in India. AWARDS NOV 2011 : –> Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar was selected for the Col C.500 research papers and is an author of 45 books. Therefore. Lord Navnit Dholakia. Professor Nagendra Kumar Singh spearheaded the project. The award is to comprise a trophy. 77. The Trieste Town Council and the Trieste International Foundation for Scientific Progress and Freedom are collaborating in this effort. He has 1. This pacer will be awarded the M A Chidambaram Best Woman Cricketer of 2010-11 trophy for claiming 21 wickets in eight matches. –> Leading NRI politician in the UK. who is the Chairman of Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. This will help not only in developing new varieties but also in increasing the productivity. Rao. Pakistan awarded a top Chinese General with Nishan-i-Imtiaz (Military) for promoting friendship and strengthening bi-lateral ties between the two countries. Shenzhou 8 was launched from North Gobi desert in China that entered into the orbit successfully. 85 per cent of the world’s arhar dal is produced and consumed in India. Australia’s largest polluters will now pay 23 Australian dollars for every metric ton of carbon gases they produce. Britain’s Attorney General Dominic Grieve presented the award to Lord Dholakia. instituted by the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World. The government reasoned that it was necessary to control climate change. Rao also received the Firodia Lifetime Achievement Award a few days ago. The Nishani-Imtiaz is one of the state organized civil decorations of State of Pakistan. –> Renowned scientist C N R Rao was conferred with the Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Prize for 2011 for his contribution to materials research. the Shenzhou 7.–> Indian scientists succeeded in decoding the genome of the arhar dal. India women’s team captain Jhulan Goswami is also to be honoured at the annual awards.K.
. The honour was presented to Rao. Long March-2F rocket propelled the unmanned spacecraft into orbit in the next step towards China’s ambitious plans for a manned space station by 2020. a medal and a citation. Australia is one of the world’s worst greenhouse gas emitters per capita because of its heavy dependence on abundant reserves of coal to generate electricity.000 dollars. carried out China’s first spacewalk. won Garavi Gujarat Hammer Award at the GG2 Leadership Awards 2011 for his outstanding achievements on 23 November 2011. at a special investiture ceremony in Islamabad. –> China launched its unmanned spacecraft. –> Veteran batsman Rahul Dravid was selected for the Polly Umrigar Award for India’s best cricketer of 2010-11 season. citation and cheque for Rs. The mission was considered China’s most important since its first manned space flight in 2003.
India will hold its first Global Travel Mart on 12 December 2012 to reinforce India’s commitment to become a major player in world tourism. Union Tourism Minister. The measure was initiated by the Singapore National Heritage Board.Best Destination and Best Marketing Campaign as the World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards 2011 on 8 November 2011. Karnataka swimmers won a whopping 23 gold. Indra Udayana received the award for promoting Gandhian Values outside India and Ramesh Bhaiya and Vimla Bahan were chosen for the Award for Constructive Work. The awards were presented by spiritual leader Morari Bapu. 11 silver and nine bronze medals. Besides. The other four members in the list are. would be conferred at a function to be held at Asananggre near Tura in West Garo Hills District on 14 November 2011. Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) chairman John F. L.Earlier. Birla Foundation to a work published in the last 10 years. SPORTS NOV 2011 : –> Karnataka emerged the overall champion of the five-day 65th National aquatics meet that concluded on 20 November 2011 in Ranchi. while Ranade was selected for her work in Development and Welfare of Women and Children. K. The Saraswati Samman is awarded by the K. three journalists — Aroon Purie. selected from among works published in 25 Indian languages. Kharshiing declared that Mandela was chosen for the award because of his sacrifice for the struggle against apartheid. instituted by GCCM. Aaron D’Souza and Richa Mishra of Police were crowned the best swimmers of the meet. World Travel Awards in London. Only four other world personalities are members of the coveted club.7. The award was presented by CMD of NTPC Arup Roy at a function in new Delhi on Wednesday. The awards will boost the government of India’s efforts to brand India as a global tourist destination. Shobhana Ranade and Agus Indra Udayana were awarded 2011 Jamnalal Bajaj Awards on 7 November 2011. Anupam Mishra was chosen for Application of Science and Technology for Rural Development. These awards. Subodh Kant Sahai received the awards from Graham Cooke. Father of modern Vietnam Ho Chi Minh (2008). –> Eminent Kannada author S. Karnataka won men’s team championship (swimming) and the women’s team championship.The statue of Nehru was unveiled on the banks of the Singapore river by the Indian PM Man Mohan Singh who visited Singapore for a bi-lateral discussions. ethical and investigative reporting. and social activists Anupam Mishra. a trophy and Rs five lakh in cash. The club is in memory of their contribution to shaping the contemporary world history and their strong connection to Singapore. former United States Vice-President Al Gore was conferred the People’s Parliament Global Award for promoting awareness on climate change. –> India won two prestigious awards.–> India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru joined the elite club of Singapore christened Friends to our Shore on 20 November 2011. –> The Simhadri super thermal power station in the State has won Swarn Shakti award in the area of productivity (coal project) category. Rajdeep Sardesai and Arnab Goswami would also be given the People’s Parliament National Awards for their unbiased. The award carries a prize of Rs.Polish-English writer Joseph Conrad (2004). Filipino revolutionary leader Jose Rizal (2008) and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping (2010). –> A traditional tribal institution of Meghalaya on 4 November 2011 announced Former South African President Nelson Mandela the winner of People’s Parliament Global Award. Chairman. Nehru visited Singapore thrice and the first was in May 1937 as part of his pan-Malayan tour.5 lakh. Bhyrappa was presented with 20th Saraswati Samman in literature for 2010 for his epic novel Mandra. Each award comprised a citation. –> Vinoba Sewa Ashram founders Ramesh Bhaiya and Vimla Bahan. Both won five
In 2011. The CM Punjab has announced government jobs for Indian women team for winning the trophy. She became the first to win three gold medals of the meet and set two senior championship marks (800m and 200m freestyle). Indian men’s team defeated Canada easily by 59-25 while women team beat U. Amir is due to be sent to Feltham young offenders’ institute in west London. 8 months.Bopanna and Qureshi had earlier won the Gerry Weber Open at Halle and the Stockholm Open.K. while 19-year-old Mohammad Amir will serve six months. the IAAF. Karnataka emerged the overall champion by collecting 327 points. The players were found guilty of conspiring with Majeed to bowl deliberate no-balls as part of a betting scam during the test match against England at Lord’s in August 2010. she steered the Czech Republic to Fed Cup glory.
. –> Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was voted WTA’s Player of the Year. The victory at Abu Dhabi marked Hamilton’s third win of 2011 and 17th of his career. –> Three Pakistan cricketers and an agent were sentenced imprisonment in Britain for their involvement in one of the biggest fixing scandals. she claimed her debut grand slam title. Agent Mazhar Majeed was sentenced to 2 years. inaugurated the annual sports and games meet of Hyderabad police at Shiv Kumar Lal police stadium. Former captain Salman Butt received two and a half years. The prize money for men was 20 million. who claimed 11 catches and effected two stumpings when playing for Matabeleland against Mashonaland in 1995-96. –> Ace shooter and silver medal winner at Asiad-2010. –> Hyderabad wicketkeeper Ibrahim Khaleel created a record for the most dismissals in a first-class cricket match during his side’s victory over Assam in a Ranji Trophy Plate Group ‘B’ contest. she won three gold medals at the 65th National aquatic championships (meet) at the Veer Budhu Bhagat Stadium. Mohammad Asif was sentenced to 1 year. –> McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina circuit in Abu.The scandal is being described as the biggest fixing scandal in cricket since South Africa captain Hansie Cronje was banned for life in 2000 for taking bribes from bookmakers. Butt. –> Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won their first ever ATP Masters tournament by beating Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut 6-2. The previous mark of 13 dismissals was set by Zimbabwe’s Wayne James. Kvitova also bagged the Most Improved Player award and the fair play prize. –> India wins the title for both men and women in kabaddi world championship held in Bhatinda. In the 2011 season. Maharashtra ended second with 176 points and Railways (143) third. 3 stumping) in the match. Tendulkar was playing his 300th innings in his 182nd Test match. The 29-yearold Khaleel took seven catches in Assam’s second innings to finish with 14 victims (11 catches. Gagan Narang. Asif and Majeed are expected to begin their sentences at Wandsworth prison in south London. They were named athletes of the year by athletics’ governing boy. On 17 November 2011. 6-4 in the final of Paris Masters on 13 November 2011. –> Richa Mishra became the first woman to clock the best Indian time in 800m freestyle. while fans voted her the Breakthrough Player of the Year. –> Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to cross the 15000 run mark in test cricket when he reached 28 during his unbeaten 33 run knock on the third day of the first test match against West Indies at Feroz Shah Kotla. –> Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt and Australian hurdler Sally Pearson won ’Athlete of the Year’ awards in Monaco.individual gold medals and broke three records.
75000 from D. FIDE (World Chess Federation). They were pipped-in by Army chief General V K Singh. 4 lakh. vice-president. Mary became the 17th player to win this event. Analysts perceived her selection for this post as a sign of consensus between the civil and military leadership of the country after a tense week that followed the Memogate controversy.The honour was bestowed upon Dhoni and Bindra for their outstanding contribution to sports and their commitment to the Indian Army on various occasions.Youngest son of construction tycoon Pallonji Mistry.For the second time a non-Tata is to take over as the group’s chairperson. the holding company which controls the Tata Group. PERSON’S NOV 2011 : –> Sherry Rehman – Former Pakistani Information Minister was on 23 November 2011 designated to become Pakistan’s next Ambassador in the U.Eesha Karavade finished second after defeating Padmini Rout. He has currently been appointed as the Deputy Chairman and will take over when Ratan N Tata formally retires in December 2012 on reaching the age of 75. Dhoni was chosen to represent the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army while Bindra joined a TA battalion of the Sikh Regiment. Pallonji Mistry owns a significant stake in the Tata Group.During his tenure as Telecom Minister in P V Narasimha Rao’s Cabinet he had given a contract worth Rs. –> Aamir Khan was chosen to be the latest celebrity face of UNICEF in India. She received a trophy and Rs. She won her first world title in Hong Kong in 2005. 30 crore to a private firm.V. Cyrus P. three lakh and showing undue favour to a private firm in 1996.S. Cyrus P.S.
. He is also on the board of Tata Sons. Sukh Ram was awarded five years of rigorous imprisonment for accepting a bribe of Rs. UNICEF had earlier appointed Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra as the face of the organisation. Sundar. Rotterdam. Dhoni and Shooting personality Abhinav Bindra were commissioned as Honorary Lieutenant Colonels in the Territorial Army on 1 November 2011. –> Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David won a record sixth women’s World Open title on 6 November 2011 by defeating England’s Jenny Duncalf at Luxor Theatre. Mistry is currently the Managing Director of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. He was a part of the Congress at the Centre when the scams took place.5 Lakh Conductor Kilometers (LCKM) of Polythene Insulated Jelly Filled (PIJF) cables to the telecom department. Before Cyrus Sir Nowroji Saklatwala had been the group’s chairman between 1932 and 1938. They had earlier won on grass at the Gerry Weber Open in Halle in June 2011.–> India’s Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi won the Stockholm Open men’s doubles title by defeating Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares 6-1. The actor is to be appointed the national ambassador of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund on 30 November 2011. –> Sukh Ram – A Delhi court on 18 November 2011 held this former telecom minister guilty of misusing his official position when he was a member of the PV Narasimha Rao Cabinet and giving undue favour to a cable supply company. She succeeded Husain Haqqani who resigned over the Memogate controversy. –> Cricket personality M. 6-3 on 23 October 2011. Apart from the five-year jail term. David surpassed Sarah Fitz-gerald’s record five world titles. to supply 3. The Stockholm Open was top-seeded India-Pakistan pair’s second ATP World Tour title of 2011. –> Mary Ann Gomes of Airports Authority of India(AAI) emerged winner of the Velammal Educational Trust National Premier women’s chess championship on 9 November 2011. Haryana Telecom Limited (HTL). he will also have to pay a fine of Rs. With this victory. Mistry(43) was on chosen to succeed Tata group chairman Ratan Tata as the group’s new chairman in 2012.
Mr.Renowned cricket writer and commentator. is the first former military leader elected president in Guatemala in the 25 years after the end of brutal military rule. resigned as on 12 November 2011 after he was stripped of a parliament majority due to his unsuccessful handling of the fierce financial crisis. Berlusconi’s latest popularity rating was at an all-time low of just 22 per cent. Otto Perez Molina succeded Álvaro Colom as Guatemala’s President. author and filmmaker.Chivukula has been elected to the Legislative assembly of New Jersey. Economist Mario Monti will head an emergency Italian government following the departure of Silvio Berlusconi. Punjab (now in Pakistan). sharing it with two others. US. –> Otto Perez Molina – Retired general and former intelligence director of the Conservative Patriotic Party of Guatemala won the presidential election on 6 November 2011 by defeating tycoon-turnedpolitical populist Manuel Baldizon of the Democratic Freedom Revival party. Asthana – took over as General Manager of the South Central Railway (SCR) on Wednesday. Khorana is known to have revolutionised biochemistry with his pioneering work in DNA chemistry. journalist.Gamlin had taken over as chief minister on 5 May 2011 following the death of Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in a helicopter crash. He replaced Jarbon Gamlin. –> Silvio Berlusconi. The legendary composer was conferred the Indian Music Director award for best music Internationally for the
. He was the chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi from 1999-2004.Bhupen Hazarika was born on 8 September 1926. whom he called a pack of wild dogs. –> Peter Roebuck. committed suicide at a hotel in South Africa on 12 November 2011 after being questioned on allegations of sexual assault by the police.He was chosen as a member of the Assam Legislative Assembly from 1967-72.He was awarded the National Award in 1975 for Chameli Memsaab. for unraveling the nucleotide sequence of RNA and deciphering the genetic code. He was the General Manager of west West Central Railway before the new posting. He was born on 9 January 1922. actor. –> Lucas Papademos -Senior banker. He would be best remembered in India for his indictment of Ricky Ponting and the Australian team. England-born Roebuck was in South Africa to cover the ongoing Test series between South Africa and Australia. –>Nabam Tuki – was sworn in as the seventh Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh on 1 November 2011.Italy’s Prime Minister. Assam. He was a poet. for he sixth time. –> A Telugu speaking NRI Upendra J. a candidate of the Democratic Party. He replaced outgoing Prime Minister George Papandreou midway through a four-year term. singer. Hailing from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. music composer. Holley of Cornell University and Marshall W. Hazarika was a multi-talented personality. Nirenberg of the National Institutes of Health. Robert W. was appointed prime minister of an interim Greek unity government on 10 November 2011. Arunachal Pradesh went through political instability since July 2011 after a group of Congress legislators led by Tuki revolted against Gamlin’s leadership. in Raipur. for their behaviour in the controversial Sydney Test in 2008. died in Massachusetts on 9 November 2011. He also won the Dada Saheb Phalke Award in 1992. He had won the Nobel Prize in 1968.His appointment came after four days of power-sharing talks. . –> G. who won the 1968 Nobel Prize for medicine.N. Papademos following his appointment called for unity and promised to seek cross-party co-operation to keep Greece firmly in the 17-nation eurozone.Upendra. –> Bhupen Hazarika-Legendary singer-composer and Padma Bhushan awardee Bhupen Hazarika died in Mumbai on 5 November 2011. The interim government seeks to cement a European debt deal and ward off national bankruptcy. in Sadiya. Perez Molina. Gamlin resigned from office on 31 October 2011.–> Har Gobind Khorana – Pioneering Indian American biochemist.
Known as Smokin’ Joe. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987. duets and chorus backed songs and several others in over 20 Indian languages since 1947. and Miss Puerto Rico. Sharma who served as a veteran Indian diplomat was re-appointed for a four-year term beginning in April 2012. Frazer had started life as a sharecropper’s son growing up in South Carolina and punched meat in a Philadelphia slaughterhouse. Gwendoline Ruais. –> Joe Frazier. was re-appointed to the coveted post on 30 October 2011. Amanda Perez. –> Kamalesh Sharma -Commonwealth Secretary General. in 2007.film Rudaali at the Asia Pacific International Film Festival 1993 held in Japan. The Commonwealth Leaders agreed to re-appoint him at the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth in Australia.He won President’s medal for his films Shakuntala (1960). claimed third place. was crowned Miss World 2011 at the 61st Miss World contest at a glittering beauty pageant at Earls Court exhibition Centre in London on 6 November 2011.The 78-year-old was conferred with the Guinness honour at the Asian awards function held in London. –> Asha Bhosle – Legendary Bollywood playback singer.
. Pratidhwani (1964) and Lotighoti (1967). on 20 October 2011 entered the Guinness World Records for the most number of single studio recordings. he won 32 fights in all. World heavyweight champion. Asha recorded up to 11000 solo. 27 by knockouts. The runner-up was Miss Philippines. –> Ivian Sarcos -A human resources graduate from Venezuela. Uganda. losing four times – twice to Ali in furious bouts and twice to George Foreman. Frazier is most famous for defeating bitter rival and another boxing legend Muhammad Ali in the 1971 Fight of the Century.Sharma was first elected to as the Secretary General of Commonwealth during the biennial summit of the 54-nation grouping in Kampala.the former heavyweight boxing champion died on 7 November 2011 after a battle with liver cancer. He also recorded one draw.