You are on page 1of 45

Current Affairs 2011

NATIONAL      United Liberation Front of Asom Chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa freed on bail from Guwahati Central Jail. 98th Indian Science Congress is held at SRM University, Kattankulathur near Chennai. Gangula Suryanarayana Reddy alias Maddelacheruvu Suri, accused in the murder of TDP MLA Paritala Ravi is shot dead. Raj Kishore Kesari, BJP MLA from Purnia in Bihar is stabbed to death in Purnia. Manmohan Singh announces the merger of Overseas Citizen of India and the People of Indian Origin Cards at Ninth Pravasi Bhatiya Diwas in New Delhi.  Pravasi Bhartiya Samman award 2011 is conferred on 14 persons, including New Zealand Governer-General Anand Satyanand and SriLankan Industrialist Mano Selvanathan.    Light Combat Aircraft Tejas gets operational clearance 27 years after being conceived. 106 Sabarimala pilgrims died at Periyar Tiger Reserve Kerala’s Idduki district. Minister of Environment and forests Jairam Ramesh orders demolition of the 31-storey Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society building in Block 6, Backbay Reclamation Area in Colaba, Mumbai.
CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 1

Surinder Jakhar, Chairman of IFFCO, and son of Congress leader Balram Jakhar dies of bullet injuries after his pistol accidently goes off at his family’s farmhouse in Punjab’s Ferozpur.

Dr. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission is awarded the Indian Nuclear Society’s Homi Bhabha Lifetime Achievement Award 2009.

 

Former Pondicherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy quits the Congress party. Karnataka Governor H.R.Bharadwaj Accords sanction to prosecute Chief Minister B.S.Yedyurappa over allegations of denotification of land acquired by the government.

  

Supreme court upholds life term for Dara Singh for burning Australian Missionary Graham Staines to death. Lt. Gen. P.K.Rath held guilty in Sukhna land scam case. Commonwealth Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and his close aide Lalit Bhanot are sacked for trying to hamper investigations by the CBI into the multi-crore CWG scam.

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia , Wipro chief Azim Premji, Telugu Actor A.Nageshwar Rao, India’s first woman news photographer Homai Vyarawalla, Kapila Vatsyayan among the 2011’s 13 Padma Vibhushan winners. Conferred posthumously on Gandhian L.C. Jain.

 

Yashwant Sonawane, Additional Collector of Nashik district is burnt alive in Nahik. Army doctor Major Laishram Jyotin Singh killed in Kabul in 2010 is conferred Ashok Chakra posthumously.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law

Page 2

       

Tuticorin Port Trust is renamed V.O.Chidambaram Pillai Port Trust. Supreme Court says death sentence of three persons in the Dharampuri bus burning case. Cinstitutional nod for Posco’s $12 billion steel mill- cum- captive port project in Orissa. Wajahat Habibullah announced to be the next chairperson of the National Commission of Minorities. CBI arrests former Telecommunications Minister A.Raja, the former DOT secretary Siddarth Behura and R.K.Chandolia in the 2G spectrum issue. Praja Rajyam Party led by actor Chiranjeevi merges with the Congress. Shahid Balwa, promoter of Swan Telecom, is arrested in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case. The Supreme Court sentences to one year RI former Kerala minster R. Balakrishna Pillai and two others in the Idamalayar Hydrogen Power project case.

    

Manmohan Singh inaugurates the nation’s first International container transhipment terminal on Vallarpadam island close to the Kochi port. Manmohan Singh presents 43rd Jnanpith Award to poet O.N.V Kurup in Thiruvananthpuram. Web-based Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System is launched in New Delhi. Supreme Court upholds the death sentence to Surinder Koli. Bombay High Court upholds the death sentence awarded to Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, confirms acquittal of co-accused Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law

Page 3

 

Premanand, the self-styled Godman serving a double imprisonment dies in a private hospital in Chennai. Thirty one persons are convicted and sixty three acquitted in the Godhra train burning case by a special fast track court appointed by the Gujarat High Court.

 

National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions grants minority institution status to Jamil Milia Islamia University. The railway budget for 2011-2012 proposes the highest ever plan outlay of 57630 crore. Railways allows for the first time to issue tax-free bonds to the tune of Rs. 10000 crore in the next financial year.

  

Major Mitali Madhumita becomes the first Indian woman officer to get a gallantry award in the army. CBI arrests the NALCO chairman and managing director A.K. Srivastava in one of the biggest bribery cases in recent times. Sadhvi Pragyasingh Thakur, prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, is formally arrested by the Madhya Pradesh for the murder of RSS activist.

   

Credit Flow for farmers raised to Rs. 375000 crore to Rs. 475000 crore in the 2011-2012 Union Budget. Assembly elections in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala announced. Eleven persons are sentenced to death and 20 given life term in the 2002 Godhra train burning case. Supreme Court reserves verdict on a plea for mercy killing of a comatose nurse Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug in a Mumbai hospital. KEM hospital says it will take care of the patient till the natural end.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law

Page 4

Million March to Hyderabad called by pro-Telangana groups turns violent and seven statues of eminent Telugu personalities erected on the Tank Band vandalized. Gives nod for passive Euthanasia. India and Sri Lanka to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 5 . Shantha is conferred the Dr.     Supreme Court disallows friend’s plea for mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug.  Dalai Lama announces the decision to step down as ‘political head’ of the so-called Tibetan government-in-exile.       Supreme Court quashes the appointment of P. Nayudamma Memorial Award 2010. UN Women announces a new scheme for widows in Nepal.J. V. 2011. lays down guidelines. the e-commerce portal of India Post. Chairman of Chennai based Cancer Institute Dr. Tis Hazari court in New Delhi discharges Italian businessman Ottavio Quatrocchi from the Bofors Payoffs case. Supreme court directs the centre to hold a common entrance test for MBBS and Post-Graduate Medical courses.Thomas as the Central Vigilance Commission and the CVC steps down. Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and former Union HRD minister Arun Singh dies at AIIMS New Delhi. Pune-based stud-farm owner Hassan Ali Khan under the scanner for the alleged money-laundering id taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate. Y. Kapil Sabil announces ‘e-post office’. Union Cabinet gives nod for the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill.

5100 of them comprising six million words accessed through an arrangement with Wikileaks. known as the ‘Father of Endocrine Surgery’ receives the Padma Shri.21 billion as per provisional data of census 2011. India’s population jumps to 1. commits suicide. Orissa to be renamed Odisha and Oriya to be renamed Odia as Parliament passes the Orissa (the Alteration of Name) Bill. President Pratibha Patil presents Padma Awards for the year 2011 awarded to 61 recipients. President Pratibha Patil presents second list of of Padma Awards for 2011 to 64 persons.   India wins the ICC Cricket World Cup defeating Sri Lanka in the final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.         Sadiq Batcha . CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 6 . Convicted paedophiles Duncan Grant and Allan Waters of Britain are arrested by the Mumbai police. The Hindu begins serialized publication “India Cables”. Raja. aide of former Union Telecom Minister A. Supreme Court stays Special Court order granting bail to Pune-based businessman Hasan Ali Khan. Sivapatham Vittal.  Supreme Court upholds the abolition of Common Entrance Test for admission to professional courses in Tamil Nadu. Lok Sabha passes Finance Bill Service Tax on health care goes. Veteran social activist Anna Hazare begins a fast-unto-death at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

The Hindu Saregama M.  CBI arrests Suresh Kalmadi for conspiracy in awarding a contract to a Swiss firm at inflated cost of Rs 141 crore. Xsat – into orbit after successful launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center.Resourcesat-2. Supreme Court grants bail to human rights activist Dr Binayak Sen. Rajagopal in Chennai. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 7 . PSLV-C16 puts three satellites.Subbulakshmi Award is presented to the carnatic vocalist Nisha P.   Supreme Court restores life-term for John David for the gruesome murder of Navarasu in the Annamalai University Hostel in 1996.     DMK MP Kanimozhi and four others are chargesheeted by the CBI in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Prominent religious leader Moulvi Shoukat Ahmed Shah. The Centre clears the desk for setting-up two 1650 MWe reactors at Jaitpur in Maharashtra. chief of the Jamat-e-Ahlihadith is killed in a bomb blast near a mosque in Srinagar.S. Youthsat. Iconic spiritual leader Sri Satya Sai Baba (85) passes away at Puttaparthi in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh due to cardio-respiratory failure. Satya Sai Baba is interred with state honours at Prasanthi Nilayam in Puttaparthi. Congress suspends the Pune MP. Sriharikota. Padmanabh Singh is crowned Maharaja at the City Palace in Jaipur.     Gopal Dass who spent 27 years in a Pakistan convicted of the charge of spying returns home. The US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemer resigns.

Ruling congress scores a hat-trick in Assam and registers a landslide victory. Government announces that it would institute a Rs 1 crore award in the name of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore on the poet’s 150th birth anniversary.       Murli Manohar Joshi is reappointed Chairman. Balachander is chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2010.      Aashaa Jee. The CBI begins probe into the 2006 Tulsiram Prajapati fake encounter case. Arunachal Pradesh Power Minister Jarbon Gamlin is sworn Chief Minister. Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance sweeps the West Bengal polls with more than two-thirds majority. Posco’s Rs. 54000 crore integrated steel plant project in Orissa gets final forest clearance. The AIADMK storms back to power in Tamil Nadu. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorgee Khandu is killed as the helicopter carrying him crashes at the Lughthang village while on its way to Itanagar from Tawang. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 8 . Congress led UDF scrapes through in Kerala. Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. 2011 comes into effect. India ratifies the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  Direstor K. Public Accounts Committee. a Kashmiri Pandit woman is elected sarpanch in a Muslim dominated village in North Kashmir.

Supreme Court sets aside Karnataka speaker’s order disqualifying 11 BJP members in October 2010. Tamil Nadu Environment Minister Mariyam Pichal killed in an accident.     German Chancellor Angels Merkel is presented the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding 2009 at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Centre launches Janani-Shishu Suraksha Karyakramam to provide free services to pregnant women for deliveries. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha launches the free rice scheme (20 kg a month to eligible card holders) in Chennai. Biman Bandopadhyay elected West Bengal assembly speaker. AIADMK General Secretary Jayalalitha is sworn in as the 17th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. N.Rangaswamy sweeps the Puducherry Assembly Polls. Oommen Chandy is sworn in as Kerala’s 21st Chief Minister . Yedyurappa Government in Karnataka wins fourth trust vote. Dhanpal Deputy Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly. Malayalam film Adaminte Ma kan Abu bags four award and Tamil films corner 12 awards at the 58th National Film Awards 2010.Rangaswamy is sworn in as the Chief Minister of Puducherry. Mamata Banerjee sworn in as West Bengal Chief Minister.S. gas and after talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Islam Karimov in New Delhi.     India decides to prospect for oil. B. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 9 .Tarun Gogoi sworn in as Assam Chief Minister for his third consecutive term. Jayakumar is elected speaker and P.   All India NR Congress led by N. at Mewat district in Haryana. D.

West Bengal Assembly passes by voice vote the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011. Editor Special Investigations. AIADMK scraps the Kalaignar Housing Scheme and Kalaignar Insurance Scheme.     Supreme Court asks Tamil Nadu government to continue Samacheer Kalvi Thittam for classes I and VI for2011-12. Four Maoists are sentenced to death by a Jharkhand Court for the 2007 Chilakari Massacare. founder member of the Mantri Sadan on an indefinite fast since February 19.       Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal dies in Hisar following a massive heart attack. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti joins BJP again after 6 years. Swami Nigamanand. Tamil Nadu Assembly passes a special resolution seeking economic sanctions on Sri Lanka. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 10 . Jyotirmoy Dey. Tamil Nadu Assembly adopts a resolution against attempts to revive the Legislative Council abolished in 1986. Mumbai. MiD Day is shot dead by a gang in Powal. 2011 seeking a ban on quarrying in and around the Ganga in the Kumbh area dies at a hospital in Dehradun district. Cable TV to be nationalized. And orders probe into alleged irregularities in the construction of the new Secretariat-Assembly Complex. The Orissa Government surrenders land acquisition for the proposed steel plant of Posco in Jagatsinghpur indefinitely. including former Chief Minister Babulal Marandi’s son Arun.

The Supreme Court sets up a Special Investigation Team on black money with former SC judge B. Jairam Ramesh is made Rural Development Minister. The bombs go off within 11 minutes at Zaveri Bazaar.Jeevan Reddy as Chairman. Supreme Court stays return of land to farmers in Singur.   At least 35 persons are killed and over 200 injured as the Howrah. Veerappa Moily shifted to Corporate Affairs and Salman Khursheed gets Law in Union reshuffle. Jayanthi Natarajan is Minister of State for Environment and forests.Kalka Mail derails at Malwan station in Fatehpur district.P. Kishore Chandra Deo is back in ministry after 31 years. The Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran quits the Union Cabinet following charges of wrong-doing in telecom sector. The 25 paisa coin goes out of circulation. Salwa Judum is illegal. kabutarkhana and Opera House. Chhattisgarh directed to disarm youth deployed as Special Police officers.        India and New Zealand sign protocols in film production.  17 persons are killed and 141 injured after three blasts rock crowded areas of Mumbai. At least 38 people are killed and 33 others injured after the MathuraChappra rams a snag-hit bus at an unmanned level crossing near Adhupura village in Kanshi Ram Nagar district. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 11 . West Bengal. says SC. V. Uttar Pradesh. Dinesh Trivedi is new Railways Minister. Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar is chosen Central Vigilance Commissioner.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 12 .Yeddyurappa.S. Chief justice of the Sikkim High Court P. The Karnataka High Court upholds Lokayukta police inquiry against CM B. Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is appointed India’s next envoy to the U. The PSLV-C17 lifts off from Sriharikota and places in orbit the 1410 kg GSAT-12 communication satellite aided by an ISRO-built computer Vikram. Puttaparthi. 2010 Mangalore crash. 43 years after the conception of the first draft.     Lt.Dinakaran resigns a day ahead of the removal proceedings under the Judges Inquiry Act. 75 lakh each to all the heirs of the May 22.Yeddyurappa.C refuses to stay Madras High Court ruling on uniform syllabus.S. The Madras High court strikes down an amendment to the Tamil Nadu Uniform System of School education Act to defer the implementation of the “samacheer” system.K. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Nadenda Manohar rejects the resignation of 101 Telengana MLAs Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde’s final report on illegal mining submitted to the state government indicts B. Gen. The S. the Union cabinet gives nod to The Lokpal Bill.S.D.        Air India bound to pay Rs.Rath is acquitted by an army court of the charge of “intent to defraud” in the Sukna land scam case. P. says Kerela High Court. The Mahasamadhi of Sathya Sai Baba is unveiled at Prashanti Nilayam.

The Tamil Nadu government decides to make the abandoned Assembly Secretariat Complex a multi-super speciality hospital for the poor.Sadananda Gowda is sworn in as the 26th CM of Karnataka. Arif alias Ashfaq. the Supreme Court directs Tamil Nadu government. 2010. Shela Masood. Mumbai Dabbaawallahs strike work for the first time in 120 years and take out rally in support of Anna Hazare Rajya Sabha passes the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill.        Chief Of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma takes over as the Chairman. Chiefs of Staff Committee in New Delhi. D. Air chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne takes over as the 23rd Chief of Air Staff in New Delhi. The SC upholds the death sentence for the Red Fort attacker Pakistani national Mohd.      The Rajya Sabha approves the impeachment motion against Justice Soumitra Sen for corruption. Implement Samacheer Kalvi for classes 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 in 10 days. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 13 . Rajya Sabha begins its first-ever impeachment proceedings against Calcutta High Court judge Soumitra Sen for misappropriating money when he was a Receiver. a woman RTI activist is shot dead outside her residence in Bhopal. Actor-turned politician Chiranjeevi formally joins the Congress in New Delhi.V. Mamata Sharma takes over as National Commision for Women chairperson.

2011. Rosaiah is appointed Tamil Nadu governor. President Pratibha Patil presents the Dadasaheb Phalke Award to doyen of Tamil cinema K.  The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha launches the biometric smart card scheme for disbursal of monthly pensions given under social security schemes. The Tamil Nadu assembly adopts resolution recommending commutation of death sentence. The Madras HC stays the execution of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.    Mumbaikars take out ‘one lakh march’ from Bandra to Juhu in support of Anna Hazare. Dhanush bags the Best Actor Award.Balachander at the 58th National Film Fare Awards function in New Delhi. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 14 . The former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. The former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh is arrested and sent to the Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam case. Saranya Ponvannan and Marathi actor Mitali Jagtap Vardarkar share the Best Actress Award. The Union Cabinet gives nod for the National Land Acquisition and rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill.      The west Bengal assembly passes the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Bill. A bill to repeal the Tamil Nadu Tamil New Year(Declaration) Act. 2008 is passed by the State Assembly. At least 13 persons are killed and more than 75 injured after a powerful blast rocks the Delhi HC complex.

with its epicentre in Sikkim.     The Tamil Nadu Cabinet passes a resolution urging the Centre to halt work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project. Mahan Maharaj. The Calcutta HC upholds the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act. 2011.        6 persons are killd and 30 injured in police firing on a mob in Paramakudi near Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. Patil quits in the wake of a media expose claiming irregularity in the allotment of housing society plots to him and his wife. 215 persons are sentenced to prison term for the atrocities committed at vachathi. commits suicide in Bhopal. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 15 . An earthquake. a Buddhist monk among 11 scientists selected for the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize this year. including the free distribution of lptops to students at a function in Tiruvallur. Karnataka Lokayukta Shivraj V. In all. The J&K Speaker admits a resolution seeking amnesty for Parliament attack case accused Afzal Guru. The Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha launches a host of schemes. Anjali Gupta. The SC directs a trial court in Gujarat to hear charge against CM Narendra Modi in the Gulbarg Society carnage during the 2002 riots. a former flying officer and first woman to be courtmartialled by the IAF. leaving 60 persons dead and 100 injured.8 on the Richter scale rocks the northeast. a tribal hamlet in Pappireddipathi taluk. Kannada poet Chandrashekhar Kambar is chosen for the 2010 Jnanpith award. measuring 6.

   The Union Cabinet gives nod for the landmark Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Bill.       PM Manmohan Singh and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai sign the first-ever Strategic Partnership agreement in New Delhi.K. Bihar. Nepal ink major pacts after talks between PM Manmohan Singh and Baburam Bhattarai in New Delhi. The Hindu Chhattisgarh correspondent Amen Sethi is presentd the International Committee of the Red Cross award for the best Indian print media article on humanitarian issues. Seventeen convicted on charges of rape and sent to jail.Advani begins his 40 day nationwide Jan Chetna Yatra at Chapra. India. 2011. in New Delhi. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 16 . including Megha Tropiques. BJP leader L.Dharmapuri district on June 20.   South India’s first metro rail service is flagged off on line 1 of Namma Metro between Mahatama Gandhi road and Byappanahalli in Bangalore. Andhra Pradesh Minister for Infrastructure Komatireddy Venkat Reddy resigns and also quits to loin struggle for Telangana cause. The SC stays the death penalty awarded to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab. 1992. in orbit after a majestic liftoff from Sriharikota launch facility. The PSLV puts four satellites. The new draft National telecom Policy envisages a ‘one nation. one license’ regime. A nationwide campaign in support of Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila on a fast for the past 11 years seeking repeal of AFPSA is launched in New Delhi.

The Union Cabinet gives nod for amendments to the Higher Educational Institutions Proposed Bills. India’s longest train service(4286 km) is inaugurated at a function in Guwahati.        The cabinet gives nof for 26% FDI in pension sector. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 17 . Rs one crore fine proposed for charging capitation fee. Bundelkhand. 2004 killing of college girl Ishrat Jahan and 3 others was stage managed. controversial former leader of the American Hare Krishna movement dies at a Thane hospital. Cyrus P. Awadh Pradesh and Paschim Pradesh.    Mohan Dharia is presented the Indira Award for National Integration for 2010. 2011. The U.P Vidhan sabha votesfor splitting the state into Purvanchal. Appointed Deputy Chairman. The Union cabinet gives nod for 51% FDI in multi brand retail and 100% FDI in single Brand trading. Rahul Bhattacharya’s debut novel The Sly Company of People who Care bags the Hindu literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011 at Chennai Lit for Life festival.   32 persons are injured and 116 injured following the collapse of a wooden foot-bridge in Bijanbari area of west Bengal’s Darjeeling district. Mistry is named as Tata Sons Chairman Ratan Tata’s successor on his retirement in December 2012. A division bench of Gujarat HC accepts SIT report that the June 15. Swami Bhaktipada (74). The Delhi HC grants bail to 6 accused in 2008 cash-for-votes case and agrees that it was a sting by BJP MPs The Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek express. Nabam Tuki is sworn is as the new CM of Arunachal Pradesh.

8 cm tall is confirmed the world’s smallest living woman by Guiness World Records. Citizen’s Charter Bill is tabled in Lok Sabha. At least 90 people are killed in a fire at AMRI hospital in Dhakuria. Parliament nod for The Cable Television Networks(Regulation) Amendment Bill.    The CBI arrest the sacked Rajasthan Minister Mahipal Maderna in the nurse Bhanwari Devi bduction case. The Rashtriya Lok Dal led by Ajit Singh joins the UPA. Dev Anand(88). All seven directors arrested and hospital license cancelled. An Army court of Inquiry orders dismissal of former Military Secretary Lt. President Pratibha Patil creates history by sailing a warship off the Mumbai coast. Hindi cinema’s legendary hero. Kolkata. Communist Party of India(Maoist) Polit Bureau member Mallojula Koteshwar Rao alias Kishenji is killed in an encounter in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district. Jyoti Amge of Nagpur who is just 62. dies after a cardiac arrest while on a holiday in London. More than 50 persons are killed and 70 fall ill after consuming Hooch in West Bengal’s South Parganas district. Gen Avdesh Prakash from service after he was found guilty in the Sukna land scam case. 2011. The RLD leader Ajit Singh is sworn in as Union Civil Aviation Minister.          The Parliamentary Committee on Finance rejects the National Identification Authority of India Bill. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 18 .

Ramanujan’s birthday ( December 22) is declared National Mathematics Day and 2012 National Mathematics Year by PM Manmohan Singh at the inaugural of the year long fete of the wizard’s 125the birth anniversary in Chennai. U. The Election Commision announces the Goa. Nod for The Whistleblowers’ Protection Bill. INTERNATIONAL  Dilma Rousseff assumes office as Brazil President. National Anthem completes 100 years. Venkatesan gets the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Kaaval Kottam.P and Uttarkahnd Assembly poll schedules. 2011 are tabled in Lok Sabha. Rajya Sabha adjourns without taking vote on Lokpal Bill. Punjab. but Constitution Amendment Bill defeated. Ramachandra Guha and Gopalkrishna Pai among other awardees.    The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill.      The Lok Sabha passes the Lokpal Bill. The first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier of the Navy is floated out at the Cochin Shipyard Limited. Manipur. 2011 and the National Food Security Bill. 33 people are killed as storm ‘Thane’ batters Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 19 . Tamil writer Su.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 20 . Indian – American Nikki Hailey sworn as the first woman and non. Sudanese cast ballots in a week – long independence referendum to decide on the status of the southern regions.white governor of South Carolina. Salman Taseer . Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali exits to Saudi Arabia. enact a nuclear cooperation pact in Moscow. Arnold Schwarzenegger terminates his stint of more than eight years as California governor. More than 500 people killed in Brazil as mudslides and floods devastate.          Inderjit Singh Reyat. convicted in the June 23.S. 70 people on board an Iranian passenger jet killed after a crash near the north western city of Urumiyeh. Lebanese Government led by Saad Hariri collapses following the resignation of 11 cabinet ministers belonging to Hezbollah. 1985 Air India flight bombing sentenced to to nine years in jailfor perjury.   La Nina triggered flood causes catastrophic damage in Queensland. Russia and U.   India joins United Nations Security council as a non permanent member for 2 years. India and Sri Lanka sign an MoU on passenger Transportation by sea facilitating resumption of ferry services between Tuticorin – Colombo and Talaimannar and Rameswaram. Tunisian Government dissolved and Parliament dismissed. Governor of Pakistan’s Punjab Province gunned down by a security guard at a parking lot for supporting death row designate Aasia Bibi charged with blasphemy.

Thein Sein elected Myanmar’s first first president under its 2008 constitution. Jordan’s king Abdullah II fires the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Samir Rifai. Rehman honoured with Crystal award of the World Economic Forum at the annual meeting of world elites at Davos. Marouf al-Bakhit is named Prime Minister designate. South Sudan votes to split from the north in a referendum as per preliminary results. Former Swiss private banker Rudolf elmer hands over data on offshore bank account holders to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.000 homes across the Queensland region. Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak designates Ahmed Shafik Prime Minister. Cyclone Yasi batters Australia’s north eastern coast. A two million strong rally in Cairo’s Tahrir square calls for an end to the Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt. 5 persons killed and 180 injured as a suicide bomber strikes at the Domodedovo airport in Moscow Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court upholds the disqualification from parliament of the former army commander A.R. Iraq Sea life aquarium in Oberhausen.              The Social Network sweeps up 4 awards at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. Power blackouts darken 1. Germany unveils an outsized memorial for Paul the octopus.president. 56 persons killed in a suicide bomb attack in tikrit. British House of Lords holds a first ever night long session.77. Omer Suleiman made vice. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 21 .

             Jhalanath Khanal is sworn in Nepal Prime Minister. imposes unilateral sanctions on Libya. Best actor – colin firth.S. The first cosmic census reveals the presence of at least 50 billion planets in the milky way. New Zealand. Hosni Mubarak steps down as Egyptian Presidenr after being at the helm for 30 years. Sudan President Omar Al Bashir endorses independence referendum result. 83rd Academy Awards o Best picture – King’s Speech o Best actor – Colin Firth o Best director – Tom hooper o Best actress – Natalie Portman CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 22 . rules a british judge. Uganda’s long term president Yoweri Museveni wins new term. BP signs a mega deal with Reliance Industries limited to buy 30 percent stake in RIL oil. King’s Speech wins the Best fim award at BAFTA. best actress – Natalie portman. Juba to be new capital of Southern Sudan.2 million in London. Riots erupt in Libya sparked by the arrest of human rights activist Fethi Tarbel. Clashes in Bahrain as protestors observe day of rage. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden in a sex crime enquiry. gas blocks for $7. 155 dead and 226 missing in the earthquake in Christchurch. U.

  An explosion at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Reactor in Japan triggered by the quake-tsunami destroys the building housing it.9 magnitude offshore earthquake unleashes a 23 feet tsunami in Japan leaving 8199 people dead and 12722 missing.  Radiation spread strikes japan.         Opposition announces formulation of the Libya National Transitional Council. A strong earthquake strikes off the coast of northeast Japan. Hiromitsu Shinkawa is saved by the military after he remained clinging on to the roof of his house for two days. Pakistan Minister for Minority Affairs Shahbaaz Bhatti is gunned down near his residence. Order of St. The US Securities and Exchange Commission slaps insider trading charges on former McKinsey managing director Rajat Gupta. is conferred on the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Atomic power plant Fukushima No 1 is evacuated. A magnitude 6 earthquake rattles Tokyo. The 1421 metre Shinmoedake volcano erupts. Nepal Prime Minister and founder of the Nepali Congress Krishna Prasad Bhattarai passes away in Ksthmandu. Jacques Chirac becomes the first French president to go on trial on criminal charges. Andrews Russia’s highest honour. Emergency declared at Japan’s Onagawa nuclear power plant. An 8. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 23 . Discovery space shuttle returns to earth after its final flight wrapping up its 27 year career.

Heavy turnout marks Kazakhstan’s presidential polls. Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh fires his cabinet.5 on the Richter Scale.            UN authorises the imposition of no-fly zone in Libya and use of air-power to prevent attacks on civilians by Col. The Canadian government headed by Stephen Harper is ousted in a vote of no-confidence passed in the parliament. Gadaffi’s forces. 74 people are killed and 111 injured after a powerful earthquake rocks north-west Myanmar.  Chinese government suspends the approval of all new nuclear power plants. geometry and algebra. Syrian Cabinet’s resignation is accepted by the President Bashar-Al Assad after nearly two weeks of pro-democracy unrest. arrested for shooting down two men on January 27 in Lahore. Abel Prize for the year to US Mathematician John Willard Milnor for his pioneering discoveries in topology. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 24 . US embassy staffer Raymond Davis. Legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor who enthralled audience in a career spanning 5 decades dies at a Los Angeles hospital. Former Isreali president Moshe Katsev is sentenced to a seven year jail term for rape. Parts of Japan especially the Miyagi prefecture are rattled by an offshore earthquake measuring 6. 46 persons are killed and hundreds injured in the crackdown on prodemocracy protest in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. is freed after payment of blood money hours after being indicted for murder by a sessions court.

a photographer from the Washington Post becomes the first journalist to win four Pulitzer Prizes.      Guardian’s coverage of the Wikileaks publication wins “Newspaper of the Year” at the 2011 Press Awards given in London. Bangladesh Supreme Court upholds a High Court order confirming Grameen Bank decision to remove Muhammad Yunus as Managing Director. Indian American Siddharth Mukherjee’s book on Cancer wims the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in the General non-fiction category.     BRICS nations sign a pact to use their own currencies instead of the US dollar in credit or grants among each other. Wreckage of an Air-France jet which crashed off Brazil coast killing all 228 people aboard is found in the Atlantic Ocean. China and South Africa (BRICS) – draw up action plan for better coordination on the world stage at the Summit in Sanya. Carol Fuzy. Nuclear radiation crisis at the Fukushima –Daichi plant is rated a “major accident” like the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster. China. Russia. The world’s five major emerging economies – Brazil. Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected Kazakhstan’s president. Nigerians cast ballots in presidential polls. Peruvians cast ballots in presidential polls. Ban on full-face veils comes into effect in France. Goodluck Jonathan wins Nigerian Presidential polls. Jennifer Egan wins the Pulitzer prize in the fiction category for her novel “A Visit From The Goon Squad”. India. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 25 .    Internationally renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is detained by authorities while boarding a flight to Hong-Kong.

000 World’s Children’s Prize for the rights of the child. London. Thousands of people join an “energy shift parade” in Tokyo. Japan to demand an end to nuclear power.        Popular singer-turned-politician Michel Martelly is declared of Haiti’s presidential elections. Singapore’s elder statesman Lee Kuan Yew is returned to Parliament unopposed for the fifth successive term. President Raul Castro is named first-secretary of Cuba’s Communist Party. and three grandchildren are killed in a NATO air attack on a residential building in Tripoli. Al-Qaeda supremo Osama Bin Laden is killed in a US special forces operation in Abbottabad near the Pakistan capital Islamabad. Governments from around the world pledge $785 million to seal the stricken nuclear reactor at Chernobyl within a 20000 tonne steel shield at a conference in the Ukranian capital Kiev. Britain’s Prince Williams marries long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. the youngest son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi.   Pope Benedict XVI beatifies the late Pope John II at St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican.   Syria lifts an emergency law that has been in force for 48 years following month-long protests in which at least 200 have died. The toll from severe storms that battered five Southern US States touches 193. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 26 . Congolese children’s right activist Murhabazi Namegabe wins the $100. Alabama worst hit with 128 deaths. Saif-al-Arab Gadaffi.

Raj Rajaratnam. sign the unity pact paving the way for the formation of National government. A joint celebration by India and Bangladesh of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore begins in Dhaka. assault charges. The Bangladesh Supreme Court dismisses Dr Muhammad Yunus’s petition seeking reversal of a High Court ruling sacking him as the Grameen Bank MD. the devolved assemblies in Northern Ireland and Wales.           Elections are held for the Scottish Parliament.   Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper wins majority in Canadian Parliamentary polls. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is awarded the Sydney Peace Prize’s Gold Medal. The IMF President Dominique Strauss-Kahn is arrested in New York on attempted rape. Galleon hedgefund founder. Philip Roth. Singapore’s long-governing People Action’s Party wins absolute majority in parliamentary polls held a day earlier. Singapore’s top leaders and former PrimeMinisters Lee Kuan Yew and Goh Chok Tong announce their retirement from the Cabinet. the two main Palestinian factions. Scottish National Party pulls off a dramatic victory. The Hamas and Fatah. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 27 .000 pounds Man Booker International Prize. one of America’s prolific novelists is named winner of the 60. is found guilty of fraud and conspiracy by a federal jury in Manhattan. Britons overwhelmingly reject a proposal to abandon the first-past-thepost system in favour of Alternative Vote.

also known as the Butcher of Srebrenica. Everest. the world’s fourth highest peak. Arjun Vajpayee. he scales Mt. after being the youngest Indian to scale Mt. a London suburb becomes the youngest person ever to climb the highest of all the seven continents after scaling Mt.S. Bosnian Serb Army Commander General Ratko Mladic. French Guiana by Ariane-5 rocket. U. wanted for crimes during the 1991-95 Balkan wars is arrested in Lazarevo. a school boy from Noida. Lhotse. Everest.   India’s GSAT-8 – the largest and heaviest satellite built by the ISRO is launched from Kourou. Kirsten Dunst bags best actress for her role in Lars von Trier’s apocalyptic psychodrama Melancholia. France’s Jean Dujardin gets best actor for part in Michel Hazanavicius’s silent movie The Artist   At least 89 people are killed as a tornado rips through the city of Joplin in Missouri.  George Atkinson (16) from Surbiton. Serbia after 16 years on the run. France. U. Jill Abramson is appointed first-ever woman Executive Editor of the New York Times.S director Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life wins top honours at the Cannes Film Festivals. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 28 .     G-8 leaders launch a partnership for North Africa and West Asia at the end of their own two day annual summit in Deanville. Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad is found dead 48 hours after he went missing from the ‘Red Zone’ of Islamabad. Nepal’s major parties amend interim constitution and extend the term of the Constituent Assembly by three months. achieves a rare double.

John Agyekum and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are chosen for the World Food Prize 2011. The former presidents of Ghana and Brazil. M. including designers of the nuclear reactors in Kudankulam Tamil Nadu. Kazakhstan. Jack Kevorkian nicknamed Dr Death who said he helped some 130 people end their lives from 1990-1999 dies at William Beaumount Hospital in Michigan after a short illness. 44 persons. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon gets Security Council support for a second five-year term. India’s foremost modern painter and an internationally recognised artist dies at a London Hospital. Endosulfan is listed under the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade.   Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan survives the no-trust vote in Parliament. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 29 . Swiss Parliaments gives nod to amendments to tax treaties with nations making it easier to track black money. Hussain. The six-nation Shanghai Corporation Organisation opens its doors for India’s membership at its 10th anniversary summit in Astana.F. US.          Ollanta Humala secures a razor thin victory in Peruvian presidential polls. Ayman-al-Zawahari is chosen to succeed the slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.are killed in an air-crash in Northern Russia. Indian-American Sukanya Roy wins the crown at the spelling-bee championship in Maryland.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 30 . French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde is elected IMF Managing Director. Chinapoens to traffic. Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil is elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization. Princess Charlene . Chinese activist Hu Jia is freed after being behind the bars for three and a half years on subversion charges. Space shuttle Atlantis lifts off on its last voyage since the launch of the program in 1981 from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral. Undersea tunnel running parallel to the bridge too ready High speed rail link between Shanghai and Beijing inaugurated. At least 95 people killed in four days non-stop sectarian violence in Karachi. Florida.48 km across the mouth of the Jiaozhou bay in Eastern Shandong Province.      Prince Albert II of Monaco and his South African bride.       Hindi films Dabangg and My Name Is Khan bag top honours at the 12th International Indian Film Academy Awards in Toronto. Canada. spanning 36. marry in a religious ceremony. Chinese railways unveils test-run of CRH high-speed train linking Beijing and Shanghai. The Danish High Court dismisses government’s plea to extradite Kim Davey. Pakistan. to India. The World’s longest sea bridge. an accused in the Purulia Arma drop case of 1995. Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party secures majority in Thailand’s parliamentary polls Christine Lagarde takes office as IMG Managing Director in Washington.

Rebekah Brooks. Sean Haore. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 31 . Ahmed Wali Karzai. north-west of central London. Rebekah Brooks.    South Sudan declares independence from Sudan to become the world’s 193rd Nation. who was instrumental in revealing the illegal news gathering practices at the newspaper. following furore over its role in a phone hacking scandal. Australia unveils its most sweeping economic reforms in decades. NATO begins phased withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. the US Commander in Afghanistan steps down. resigns over links News International. with a plan to tax carbon emissions from the nation’s worst polluters. the Benghazi-based Transitional National Council. Paul Stephenson. is arrested in the phone hacking scandal. General David Petraeus. the former Chief Executive of the British Media Group News International. the Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai’s youngster half brother and head of Kandahar’s provincial council is assassinated by a security team member at his home in Karz Town. a former News of the World journalist. the Scotland Yard Chief. President Salva Kiir offers peace to rebels. the Chief Executive of the British Media Group News International resigns in the aftermath of the phone hacking scandal. Rebekah Brooks.         British Prime Minister David Cameroon announces a judicial probe into the phone hacking scandal. The US recognizes the Libyan opposition. Chief Executive of News International announces closure of the tabloid News of the World. is found dead at his house in Watford town in Hortfordshire.

     Amy Winehouse(27). Florida.   The EU summit in Brussels comes out with a second international bailout package for Greece. The FBI arrests prominent Kasmir activist Ghulam Nabi Fai at his home in Fairfax.     Hina Rabbani Khar is sworn in Pakistan’s Foreign Minister. Iraq and Syria sign a $ 10 bn gas pipeline deal. At least 40 persons killed and 190 injured as a bullet train rams another one while running on a bridge in Wenzhou in east China’s Zhejiang province. The UN declares famine in parts of omalia. the last remaining Yugoslav war crimes suspect sought by the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Bangladesh Swadhinata Samanona (Bangladesh Freedom Honor) is conferred on Indira Gandhi at a function in the capital Dhaka.000 people hit in the most severe food crisis in Africa in two decades. Indians Harish Hande and Nileema Mishra among six award winners of 2011 Ramon Magsaysay awards announced in Manila. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 32 . with up to 350. India. Serbia arrests Goran Hadzic. Space Shuttle Atlantis returns from the ISS bringing an end to NASA’s 30 year old journey with one last touchdown at Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral. Virginia. Grammy award winning British soul singer is found dead at her flat in North London. India and the Republic of Korea ink a civil nuclear agreement after a meeting between Presidents Pratibha Patil and Lee Myung Bak in Seoul. thus becoming the youngest and the first woman to occupy the post.

say Scientists. PAKSAT1R from a launch centre in western Sichuan Province Nepal Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal resigns. Sukhoi fifth generation stealth fighter. China puts into orbit Pakistan’s first communications satellite. NASA launches the billion dollar unmanned solar powered Juno spacecraft on a five year journey to Jupiter. Baburam Bhattarai is elected Nepal Prime Minister by the nation’s legislature-Parliament. Tony Tan is elected Singapore President after a dramatic recount. Standard & Poor’s for the first time removes the US Government from its list of risk-free borrowers. IBM reveals brain chips called ‘core’ A State Supreme Court in Manhattan dismisses the criminal charges against the former IMF MD Dominique Strauss Kahn. T-50 being jointly developed by Russia and India makes public debut at a Moscow air show. Signs of water found on Mars. Hurricane Irene batters the North Carolina coast. Page 33 CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law .               AUGUST The Former Eqyptian President Hosni Mubarak is charged with an array of crimes at an open trial court in a Cairo Court. Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner becomes the first woman to scale all the world’s 14 highest summits without oxygen. The New York City Transit system begins a shutdown. At least 163 killed on board a Carribean Airlines jet miraculously survive after the plane crashlands and splits in Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

the murdered schoolgirl the hacking of whose phone led to the closure of the 168 year-old tabloid. “Modern Family” bags the best comedy gong.      The US President Barack Obama unveils a $447 billion plan labelled the American Jobs Act before the Congress.  The US military’s “don’t ask. “Mad Men” wins the best drama Emmy for the fourth year. Miss Angola Leila Lopes is crowned Miss Universe 2011 at a pageant in the Brazilian capital Sao Paulo. Iran connects its first nuclear plant at Bushehr to the country’s national electricity grid.    Yoshihiko Noda becomes Japan’s sixth Prime Minister in five years. 43 persons.  Rupert Murdoch’s media group News International offers 3 million Pounds pay-off to the family of Milly Dowler. don’t tell” policy is repealed. Wikileaks publishes its full archives of 251. without redactions. Scientists announce the discovery of a new planet Kepler 16B that has two suns. Page 34 CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law . Kate Winslet gets Best Actress Emmy role for her role in period drama “Mildred Pierce” at the 63rd Annual prime time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The “Red Bloc” led by Thorning-Schmidt wins Parliamentary polls in Denmark.000 secret US diplomatic cables. including members of an ice-hockey team are killed after a Russian passenger jet crashes immediately after takeoff from an airport near the city of Yaroslavi.

China launches its first space laboratory module the 8. the last all-male poll in the Muslim Kingdom. French socialist’ wrest control of the senate gaining 175 out of 348 seats in a historic win for the first time since the Fifth Republic was founded in 1958.5 tonne Tiangong1 or Heavenly Palace from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre. the pioneering American alternative rock group. An anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi awards death sentence to Malik Mumtaz Husain Qadri.     Saudi women gain the right to vote and run as candidates in the local elections to be held in 2015.M.   R. European scientists report of tiny specks called neutrinos apparently travelling faster than light. Beutler of the US Jules Hoffman of Luxembourg and Ralph Steinman of Canada (who died of pancreatic cancer on September 30) are awarded the Medicine Nobel for discovering the accelerating expansion of universe. the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize dies of cancer. calls it a day after 21 years and 15 albums. the assassin of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer. Denmark imposes a “fat tax” on foods such as butter and oil. Wangari Muta Mathai.      Saudi men cast votes in Municipal election. Barcelona bans bull-fighting on grounds of cruelty to animals.E. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 35 .. The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submits his historic request for Palestinian statehood during his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York. Bruce A.

New Jersey. a computer czar who wrote the popular C programming language and helped develop the Unix Oprerating system is found dead at his home in Berkeley Heights. Bhutan’s King Jigme Khesar Namgyel marries Jetsun Pema in the Palace of Great Happiness in Phunaka.  Two American economists Thomas Sargent and Christopher Sims are awarded the Nobel Peace for their research on cause and effect in the Macroeconomy. a pro-democracy campaigner are awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. The Palestinian Hamas frees Gilad Shalit abducted Israeli soldier in return for the release of 477 Palestinians as part of a prisoner swap deal. Fauja Singh (100) becomes the oldest person to complete a full distance marathon after taking part in Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Canada. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 36 .    Raj Rajaratnam. compatriot and Peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.    Steve Paul Jobs. billionaire hedge fund manager is handed a 11 year jail term by a Manhattan Court.  Dennis Ritchie. Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer wins the Literature Nobel Prize. the iconic co-founder of Apple.   British novelist Julian Barnes is declared winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize for his novella “The Sense of an Ending” in London. Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman is awarded the Chemistry Nobel Prize for discovering quasicrystals. dies of pancreatic cancer in California.

Over 500 people are feared killed as a powerful earthquake strikes Turkey. The toppled Libyan strongman Muammer Gadaffi is killed by new regime forces while trying to flee his home town of Sirte.          A European Court rules that procedures that use embryonic stem cells cannot be patented. from Vandenberg Air Force base in California  Kamlesh Sharma is reappointed Commonwealth Secretary General at the CHOGM meeting in Perth CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 37 . Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud dies while undergoing treatment for an unspecified illness in New York. US President Barack Obama honours Indian-American activist Vijaya Emani posthumously with the Presidential Citizens Medal. Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Enhada party win in the first elections held after the onset of the Arab Spring. Lousiana’s Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal is re-elected for a second term.5 billion National Polar Orbiting Operational Environmental Satelite System Preparatory Project. The $1. South Arabian interior minister Nayef bin Abdel-Aziz al Saud is named Crown Prince and Vice Prime Minister Australia unveils a 1012 kg gold coin to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s visit The royal daughters of the UK will soon get regal right to rule after Britain and 15 Commonwealth nations agree to repeal male primogeniture laws on the sidelines of this CHOGM summit in Perth  The US Space Agency launches a first of its kind weather satellite.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 38 .     Philippines becomes the first country to declare a seven billionth baby. Maldives     Senior banker Lucas Papademos is named PM of the new Greek interim government Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is declared re-elected for a second term after winning a run-off held on November 8th. a girl named Danica In a historic work at its headquarters in Paris UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine The High Court in London rejects Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange’s plea against extradition to Sweden Pakistan cabinet decides to grant MFN status to India Six volunteers complete a 520 day Mars Mission at an isolation module in Moscow in a bid to simulate the effects of a return trip to the Red Planet      Political leaders in Greece clinch a historic deal to form a national unity government Venezuela’s Ivan Sarcos is crowned Miss World 2011 at a pageant in London The Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi loses parliamentary majority Greek PM George Papandreou steps down India offers Pakistan a Preferential Trade Agreement. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigns. easy visa regime after talks between PMs Manmohan Singh and Yusuf Raza Gilani on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Addu city. Myanmarese leader Aung Saan Suu Kyi accepts the 2002 UNESCOMadanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-violence.

Conrad Munray is sentenced to a four year jail term by a Los Angeles court Britain witnesses the biggest public sector strike in a generation Britain expels all Iranian diplomats and orders the closure of its embassy in London Russians launch nationwide protest against election fraud Yemens national unity government headed ny PM Md. Basindawa is sworn in at the Republican Palace in Sana’a After nearly 72 hiurs of continous wrangling 190 nations sign an agreement to work towards a future treaty on global climate at the UN talks over climate change at Durban. Mariano Rajoy leads his peoples party to victory in Spains General elections Newzealands Prime Minister John Key wins second term The Arab league gives nod for sanctions against Syria to pressure Damascus to end its eight month crackdown on dissent which has left 3500 people dead.    China’s unnamed air-craft Shenzhou-8 lands at the Gobi desert after a month-long docking exercise. Kyoto protocol get extension till 2017    Canada pulls out the Kyoto protocol US formally ends militatary operations in Iraq which began in March 2003 at a simple ceremony in Baghdad A French court sentences the Venzuevelan militant Carlos the Jackal to life sentence for four deadly attacks in France in the 1980’s CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 39 .       Michael Jacksons physician Dr.

dies in Cuba. dies in Assam at the age of 95. Venkataraman Rajakrishanan. known for his work on pulsars and son of C.V. the oldest recipient of the Ashoka Chakra. dies in Mumbai. Alberto Leonardo. eminent astrophysicist. Lieutenant Colonel Man Bahadur Rai. Anant Pai. OBITUARY        Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. K. the famous companion of Che Guevara who during the latter’s journey through Latin America which was immortalised in the famous Motorcycle Diaries. Indian. the founder of Amar Chitra Katha. Shandong province Russians take out a massive rally seeking cancellation of parliamentary posts held earlier in December 2011.American nobel laureate Venkatraman Ramakrishnan is conferred knighthood by Britain. Hindutani Classical Musician dies at 88 in Pune. Subramaniam strategic thinker dies in Delhi of cancer.       More than 1000 people are killed in flashfloods triggered by tropical storm Washi in the Philippines Vaclav Havel the former Czech President and the hero of Velvet Revolution passes at his country home near Prague 57 people are killed as blasts rock Baghdad An Australian teenager gets a 13 year old jail term for the January 2010 killing of an Indian student Nitin Garg in Melbourne China launches its first test train that can travel at 500KMPH in Quindao. Raman dies at the age of 88. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 40 . Dr Benjamin Pulimood (75) pioneer in gastro-enterology dies in Vellore.

passes away in Mumbai. passes away in Delhi. passes away in Mumbai of brain-haemorrhage. Pathusarathi passes away in Bangalore. They won the series 3-1. Nancy Wake. passes away in Mumbai. Ustad Sultan Khan. Jagjit Singh. passes away in Mumbai. the Sarangi maestro and classical singer. one of the greatest cricket captain of India. Sigmond Freud’s grandson and a realist painter. Lucian Freud. passes away in Loutolim. the famous Ghazal maestro. Goa.            Eminent horticulturist G. the Elvis Presley of India. Bhupen Hazarika. SPORTS  England retains the Ashes by winning a series in Australia after 25 years. the famous Marxist historian and Indologist. the social activist and Supreme Court lawyer. passes away in Mumbai. passes away in Patna. Ram Sharan Sharma. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 41 . one of Britain’s most creative filmmakers. Ken Russell. Mario De Miranda. Mansoor Ali Khan ‘the Tiger’ Pataudi. Rani Jethmalani. the famous cartoonist. passes away in London. legendary singer and composer from Assam. Shammi Kapoor. the famous spy codenamed The White Mouse. passes away in London. passes away in Britain.

Pakistani cricketers Mohammed Aamir. The Australian hockey team regains the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament. Kapil Dev was the Indian captain when India won it last. which was in the year 1983. The Indian cricket team led by MS Dhoni lifts the ICC Cricket World Cup after a gap of 28 years. Saleem Durrani.  Rajasthan wins the Ranji Trophy in Vadodara for the first time. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 42 . China. beating Baroda in the final. of which two were suspended. Mohammed Asif and Salman Butt receive bans from the ICC for their involvement in the Spot-fixing scandal. The post was left vacant after. Butt for ten years.(2011 Award winner) Chennai Super Kings defend their title by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals.     Ace Indian boxer. Gary Kirsten. It was held at Ipoh. Malaysia. Asif for seven years.  Former Zimbabwean captain Duncan Fletcher takes over as the coach of the Indian cricket team. the coach who helped the Indian team win the World Cup quit.Given BCCI’s CK Nayudu Award for lifetime Achievemnt.   Brazilian star Ronaldo announces his retirement from football in February 2011. and Amir for five years. MC Mary Kom(48 kg category) clinches the Gold Medal at the Asian Women’s Boxing tournament held at Haikou. of which five were suspended.  The All India Football Federation drops charges of racism against Bob Houghton after he hands over his resignation as the Football coach of India.

Li Na becomes the first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam tournament when she defeated Italian Francesca Schiavone in the Roland Garros final. They defeat Bangladesh in their comeback game. Double World Record holder Gagan Narang is named for the 2010 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Baichung Bhutia.   Barcelona wins their 4th Champions league title by beating Man U 3-1 in the finals held at the Wembley Stadium. becomes at the age of 44 the oldest player to win the British Open golf tournament.          Czech Petra Kvitova wins her first Grand Slam final by defeating Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon final. Rafael Nadal clinches a record equalling 6th Roland Garros title by defeating Roger Federer in a 4 set final. Darren Clarke from Northern Ireland. Zimababwe return to test cricket after a 6 year self-imposed exile in style. by winning his first Tour De France title in the month of July 2011. Australian Cadel Evans earned himself a yellow jersey. the star Indian footballer who played briefly for Bury FC in the Third Division English Championship. Maria Sharapova named as the highest earning women’s sportsperson with an earning of a whopping $25 Million. Karnataka win the overall honours in the 38th National Aquatics Championship held at Bhopal. announces his retirement CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 43 . Novak Djokovic wins his first Wimbledon title by defeating the defending Champion Rafael Nadal.

however he continues to play in the longer format. He called it quits from the ODI format. Rahul “The Wall” Dravid played his last ODI against England at Cardiff. The Jamaican 4X100 m relay team clinches the Gold medal at the World Championship held at Deagu. The Indo-Pak pair of Bopanna and Qureshi win their first masters series title. by setting a world record of 37. He achieved this feat after Australia defeat SL in Galle. His farewell game was played against Bayern Munich in Ambedkar Stadium. by defeating Pakistan in the finals. Ricky Ponting becomes the first cricketer ever to feature in 100 test victories.     Lionel Messi named the UEFA Best Player award. the former Indian captain dies at his home in Kenya’s Patrick Macau creates a new world record of 2:03:59 en route to winning the gold in the Berlin Marathon. China. Lionel Messi visits Kolkata to play a friendly against Venezuela.04 seconds. by winning the Paris Masters.      Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.   India win the Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos. British Indycar driver Dan Wheldon dies in a freak car crash at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 44 . in its inaugural year.from international game. Mumbai Indians wins their first CLT20 title by defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals in the 3rd edition of the tournament. Indian went on to lose this 4-0. Argentina won this 1-0. for his performance in the 2010-11 season. South Korea.

CLATGyan | Batch of 2015 & 2016 – NALSAR University of Law Page 45 . R Ashwin becomes the 3rd Indian to achieve the unique double of a 5fer and a 100 in the same match. Virender Sehwag scores a record breaking 219 in the 4th ODI against West Indies in Indore. the previous highest score of 200* by Sachin Tendulkar also came in the state of MP. Incidentally. Hossein Vafaei Ayouri becomes of Iran won the IBSF World snooker championships held at Bangalore Brazilian legend Socrates passes away in Sao Paulo.     Roger Federer defeats Jo Wilfred Tsonga in his 100th career finals to win the ATP World Tour Finals in London.  India defeats Afghanistan in Delhi and successfully defends their SAFF title. The previous two to achieve this were Polly Umrigar and Vinoo Mankad. He was aged 67.