National Events | January 2011

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Krishna Tribunal grants highest share of waters to A.P. 2.5 times pay hike recommended for newspaper employees ‘Navratna' varsities in the offing Manmohan stresses value-based application of science Sibal dispels apprehension on NEET for medical course Single parliamentary panel on MPLAD scheme suggested Thousands flee troubled Assam-Meghalaya border United Andhra Pradesh with constitutional empowerment of Telangana ‘best way forward' 9. Reddys' mining illegal, cancel 3 leases: court panel 10. GoM on paid news set up 11. Rangarajan panel differs with NAC on food entitlements for non-poor 12. Bar Council urges President to probe charges against Balakrishnan 13. Assam issues shoot-at-sight order 14. When will misuse of Article 164(4) end in Jharkhand? 15. Performing artistes to get space of their own 16. Prehistoric posthole sites unearthed in Palakkad 17. ‘Out-of-box solutions needed for remote areas' 18. Bihar signs pact with World Bank to help flood victims 19. Rangarajan panel rejects NAC recommendation 20. Pregnant women, individuals above age of 30 to be screened 21. World Bank agrees to support national programme to mitigate cyclone impact 22. No differences over Lokpal Bill, says Moily 23. Gujjars for national model to help tribes in J&K 24. Mobile number portability launched 25. Begin healing process in J&K, says U.N. Special Rapporteur 26. Planning Commission to delink tribal welfare from security 27. Is mercy killing within ambit of Article 21? 28. Five-pronged strategy to curb black money: Pranab 29. Infant mortality rate shows decline 30. Find linkages between NCHER and NCHRH: PMO 31. Retracted confessions need not be dumped: Supreme Court 32. Study group' on black money set up

International Events | January 2011
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Strains in Egypt-Iran ties affect Gaza aid Egypt church blast kills 21 Dilma Rousseff takes charge in Brazil Asian aid convoy arrives in Gaza Governor of Pakistan's Punjab gunned down South Sudan set for referendum Ivory Coast rivals agree to meet: AU envoy Mystery over bird deaths Chavez proposes envoy names to U.S.

10. China records a milestone in offshore oil, gas output 11. Sudan vote sparks Africa balkanisation fears 12. Clashes disrupt voting in south Sudan oil state 13. ETA offer of ceasefire not sufficient: Spain 14. Russia, U.S. enact nuclear pact 15. Tajikistan cedes 1,000 sq km to China 16. Lebanese government falls 17. Tunisia's government dismissed 18. Rosneft, BP sign pact 19. South Sudan votes for secession 20. 2010 tied for warmest year on record 21. Slew of U.S.-China commercial deals inked 22. Istanbul talks in “positive atmosphere” 23. Maoists hand over PLA to panel 24. Papers throw light on West Asia negotiations 25. Mubarak faces calls to quit 26. Medvedev signs New Start

Economic and Energy | January 2011
1. On U.S. request, India shuts payment route for Iran oil imports 2. Need for pro-active ‘energy diplomacy' 3. Pranab chairs first FSDC meeting 4. IOB to tap overseas markets through MTN 5. Formula for oil payments being worked out 6. ONGC, GAIL sign pact for marketing gas 7. 66,000 MW capacity under implementation, says Shinde 8. Centre puts on hold decontrol of urea prices 9. IMF pegs India's GDP growth at 8.75 % 10. Banks get more time to adopt new Base Rate 11. Home State to get 50 % share in power generation 12. Push to clean energy mechanism 13. India seeks clean coal technology from South Africa 14. NTPC eyes Maldives for solar power projects 15. Financial sector: India seeks IMF evaluation 16. L&T-MHI dedicates Hazira facilities to nation 17. Moser Baer Power ties up funds for 2,520 MW thermal project in M.P. 18. IndiGo orders 180 Airbus A320s worth $15.6 billion 19. SBI, Airtel join hands for banking services 20. Inter-ministerial group set up to review inflation 21. Way paved for India's enhanced partnership with World Bank 22. SEBI bars RNRL, R-Infra 23. Cabinet to consider 51 p.c. FDI in multi-brand retail 24. Swiss panel nod for revised tax treaty 25. Malegam panel proposes 24% cap on interest rate on MFI loans 26. India-South Korea set $30 b trade target by 2014

27. IMF sees downside risks in global financial system 28. Call for early conclusion of Doha Round talks 29. India remains attractive destination for FDI: Montek 30. WTO members for concluding Doha Round within 2011

India and World | January 2011
1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  7.  8.  9.  10.  11.  12.  India joins UNSC as non-permanent member India, Iran agree on formula OCI, PIO cards merged Karzai: we will not make any move that is detrimental to India's interest India, Bangladesh finalise deal on Teesta, Feni river waters Call to speed up Indo-Russian fighter project India, Japan close to nuclear accord Australia will engage India on uranium issue' Trade target set at $25 b with Indonesia Indian peacekeepers rescue women in DR Congo An inhuman act: Krishna “Big share for India in Sudan

Science & Technology, Defence, Environment | January 2011
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DRDO working on cutting submarine vulnerability DRDO successfully completes trials of big aerostat system Snapping of connectors caused GSLV failure: ISRO Batfish, Razor fish and Frog crab rediscovered ISRO to implement regional navigation satellite system Reprocessing of spent fuel key to nuclear power programme: Manmohan River Regulation Zone coming: Jairam Significant changes in new Defence Procurement Procedure 98th Indian Science Congress concludes Wikipedia turns 10 Tejas gets Initial Operational Clearance Policy ready for self-reliance in defence Army plans two training grounds in Chhattisgarh Mining issue referred to GoM 2010 was the warmest year since 1901: IMD IAEA chief hails Asia as the nuclear powerhouse of future Geospatial technology meant for public welfare: Sibal ICMR asks people not to panic over Congo virus Cosmic rays contribute 40 p.c. to global warming: study Oil spill off Mumbai coast Survey finds 200 bird species in Wayanad part of Western Ghats Defence Ministry asked for a “final view'' on FDI DRDO plans another K-15 missile launch

Tiger reserve tag for BRT Wildlife Sanctuary stirs up a hornet's nest

Awards and Prizes | January 2011
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SAIL chief gets ‘Icon of the year' award Manmohan says knowledge, not army might, determines a nation's strength Bharat Jyoti Award for K.V. Raman A.R. Rahman wins Critics' Choice award Golden Globes “likes” Facebook film Padma Vibhushan for Brajesh, Premji Rahman bags WEF Crystal Award

Person In News | January 2011
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Civil rights activist Kannabiran passes away Sudhir Sopory, JNU VC Suchitra Mitra dead Civil rights activist Kannabiran passes away Sudhir Sopory, JNU VC Suchitra Mitra dead

Sports | January 2011
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Anand loses No. 1 spot Gambhir and Dravid take India to a draw England crushes Australia for Ashes Federer wins Qatar Open Stanislas Wawrinka crowned champion Paes-Bhupathi duo clinches title England crushes Australia; keeps Ashes An action replay of the year gone by Anand loses No. 1 spot Gambhir and Dravid take India to a draw England crushes Australia for Ashes Federer wins Qatar Open Stanislas Wawrinka crowned champion Paes-Bhupathi duo clinches title

National Events | February 2011
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DoT decisions during all regimes wrong: panel Nilekani submits TAGUP report to Pranab Mukherjee CAG goes after another spectrum deal -CAG's concerns over deal -underestimation of ISRO's costs -What is Devas Multimedia?

S.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • -What's the plan? -How is the rollout planned? -What was the agreement? -When will the service be launched? -Does Devas have the required licences? Panel finds deficiencies in HPV vaccine project High-power committee to review Antrix-Devas deal Ancient inscription throws new light on Chera history ULFA opens unconditional talks with Centre All marriages in age group 16-18 must be voidable: Centre Manmohan: Vallarpadam terminal a triumph of public-private tie-up Space Commission moves to restructure Antrix Swan-Reliance Telecom business links being probed Quraishi suggests “none of the above” option in EVMs Regulatory body for NGOs suggested Nilekani to head task force on direct subsidies Manmohan orders action on Shunglu Committee report Bird flu strikes Agartala duck farm Court seeks status of complaint against ex-CJI After Olive Ridley turtles. tightens security Thai-Cambodia nod for monitors U.-Russia air transit deal Economic and Energy | February 2011 . piles up pressure on Pakistan Bashir endorses vote result Cambodia denies posting troops at temple MUBARAK STEPS DOWN. says National Advisory Council International Events | February 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • “Civilian” President for Myanmar Khanal sworn in Premier U. Yemen $3. northeast: Manmohan Civil servants to get incentives on performance Massive hike in animal cruelty fines proposed in draft Act Road map for Nalanda University discussed Jamia Millia Islamia declared minority institution Centre hikes election expenditure limit by 60% Mamata spares passengers for 3rd year in a row Many challenges remain for India's youthful population' Strengthen Forest Rights Act. move to conserve house sparrows Centre committed to development of Assam.S. EGYPT REJOICES Pro-democracy protests rock Bahrain.1-billion aid for Pakistan Vicious crackdown in Bahrain China plays down “Jasmine” threat.

Norway for joint polar research India signs tax treaty with British Virgin Islands Tax information exchange pact inked with Bahamas Nuclear pact with South Korea Japan to extend Rs.000 MW of green power: World Bank report ‘Revolving fund' for DMIC project Jaipal Reddy dedicates IOC naphtha cracker complex to the nation India-Malaysia infra fund proposed Cairn deal: Oil Ministry for equitable sharing of liability G-20 Ministers reach compromise deal to correct global economic imbalances BP inks mega deal to pick up 30 % in RIL oil. Environment | February 2011 • • • • • • Jairam ready to fight States for wetland protection Green regulation should not bring back licence raj: Manmohan UAV Nishant trials successful: DRDO IAF inducts Super Hercules tactical airlift transport into its fleet What's the big deal about S-band? MoEF grants forest clearance for SAIL's Chiria mines . Defence.6 %: CSO Brace up for reduction in sops. a boost for India India backs U. Iran resolve crisis Bid to reinvigorate SAARC Considerable scope to do more with SAARC.557-crore aid to India India joins hands with LDCs to seek global action programme Collaboration in rare earth minerals: ‘Japan positive' Russia launches Glonass satellite. curbs on Qadhafi India takes over as co-chair of Asia Pacific FATF Science & Technology.N. gas blocks for $7. Pranab tells exporters Bank deposits outside India will be a taxable asset Draft M&A norms for general insurers Panel for revamping crop data collection Scope for generating 68.2 billion India seeks regulation of oil markets SBI plans merger of 5 associate banks Exports target set at $450 b by 2014 India seeks increased economic cooperation with Uruguay Trading in renewable energy certificate launched “Direct taxes major resource for development work” India and World | February 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Centre plans website for Indians studying abroad India.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • GoM meet on ‘no go' mining issue Pranab lauds ADB's role in funding infra projects Economy to grow at 8. says Nirupama Rao India. 2.

naval exercises again Dolphin population drops marginally at Chilika Lake Navy to acquire 6 new survey ships Discovery space shuttle poised for final launch ‘Fast start finance for climate change has not even passed double digit' Awards and Prizes | February 2011 • • • • • • O.V. Kurup gets Jnanpith Award Jayati Ghosh awarded ILO prize JNU professor gets Pushkin Gold Medal for promotion of ties Nayudamma award for Dr. is all set to succeed Indian diplomat Sheel Kant Sharma. Sports | Febraury 2011 • • • • Armstrong retires A show of colour and tradition Only 10 teams for 2015 WC: Lorgat Country's premier event draws to a close National Events | March 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • Parliamentary committee favours capital punishment for hijackers “Encourage organised retail for agri-produce” Supreme Court strikes down Thomas appointment as CVC Cabinet clears child protection Bill CBI asked to examine how Etisalat was allowed to invest in Swan Supreme Court lays down guidelines for appointment Sex workers seek legal cover Supreme Court disallows friend's plea for mercy killing of Aruna Shanbaug Moily launches online legal information portal Group to quantify black money to be set up Panel submits report on Devas S-band deal Right to possess land cannot be taken away without enquiry: Supreme Court . Incidentally.N. who will complete his tenure of three years . Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed.• • • • • • Aero India 2011 off to a flying start Japan to take part in India-U. Maldives will host the next SAARC summit in November this year. Shanta First woman officer to get gallantry award in Army Kalam inaugurates biotechnology meet Person In News | February 2011 SAARC to have first woman Secretary-General : • • SAARC get its first woman Secretary-General in its silver jubilee year — the former Maldivian Attorney-General.S.

TSUNAMI RAVAGE JAPAN Japan races to avert nuclear meltdowns China hints at new development approach to Tibet Cooling systems fail at third reactor in plant Tri-nation group formed to free sailors Radiation levels alarming French air strike kicks off attacks on Qadhafi Bahrain King pledges reform Election for head of Tibetan government-in-exile held Thousands protest in Syria NATO takes over military operations Saleh proposes orderly exit Israel deploys Iron Dome Economic and Energy | March 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • Pranab shifts focus to Bharat Nirman Coal cess to fund forest protection schemes India. ASEAN set $70 b trade target Chennai to host wind power conference India among top 10 global manufacturers: UNIDO Panel to examine regulation of NBFCs No collateral security for loans to SCs. STs Goldman Sachs to buy Benchmark AMC Norms relaxed for Maharatna status to CPSEs GST Bill tabled in Lok Sabha Govt constitutes Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission . recommends panel Cabinet clears Academic depository Bill Pollution trade and cap scheme launched Task force to monitor higher education formed A.P.• • • • • • • • Article 21 will apply to foreigners too: court Committee recommends scrapping of the office of Visitor for central universities End affiliation. moves Supreme Court against Krishna Tribunal award Resolve Palar water dispute through negotiations: Supreme Court International Events | March 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Yunus removed as Grameen Bank chief China plans Tibet-Xinjiang rail links Thousands fleeing fighting in Ivory Coast IAEA approves safeguards for new Pakistani reactors UN Women's scheme for widows Dalai Lama to step down Illinois abolishes death penalty QUAKE. upgrade colleges varsities.

S. vote on Libya India set to play active role in oil game in Central Asia Manmohan: India for deepening ties with Saudi Arabia Bahrain appreciates Indians' contribution Science & Technology.N. women in crisis situations India-U. Defence. Environment | March 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • India applies for CERN associate membership DNA polymorphism provides insight into human origin” Closure of vaccine units not justified: parliamentary panel NASA rocket launch fails Interceptor missile test-fired successfully Dhanush.706. a project to bring out amphibian ecology TB still cause for concern in South East Asia: WHO Acheulian stone tools discovered near Chennai The tiger census counts 1. Africa set $70 b trade target India favourite destination for clean energy India and World | March 2011 • • • • • • • More funds sought to assist children. finds 12 per cent growth PM promises independent nuclear regulator Awards and Prizes | March 2011 • • • • • • The King's Speech takes top Oscar crowns Yashwantrao Chavan Award for Mahasweta Devi Majuli Island for Unesco World Heritage list Chameli Devi Jain award for Open magazine correspondent Abel Prize awarded to John Willard Milnor Young Scientist Award for 11 Sports | March 2011 • • Anand loses Sania-Vesnina win doubles title. defence meetings kick off India to make determined bid for NSG membership India abstains from U. Djokovic beats Federer again . Prithvi-II fired successfully Efficacy of Tsunami Warning System proved' Indian nuclear bodies to revisit safety aspects of plants Two drugs banned Massive uranium deposits found in Andhra Pradesh Coastline mapping to check over-exploitation In Kalakad forests.• • • Global energy giants stay away from NELP IX India.

N.21 billion SAARC sanitation meet opens How are Koya Commandos appointed. asks Supreme Court Hazare ends fast.90 lakh crore Court appoints expert to inspect Polavaram dam International Events | April 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • China to reinforce trust with neighbours UPA government not to ban book on Gandhiji Row over huge death toll in Ivorian town Nazarbayev re-elected Laurent Gbagbo captured Nigeria votes on accidental leader Cuba marks Bay of Pigs Iran-Saudi Arabia rift widens over Bahrain Martelly wins Haiti run-off Thailand. clashes in syria Russia celebrates conquest of space Economic and Energy | April 2011 .• • Saina wins first title of the year Djokovic beats Nadal. takes title National Events | April 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Census 2011 puts India's population at 1. says fight has begun IRRI to set up molecular centre for rice Reprieve for 44 deemed universities Government to issue biometric PAN cards to taxpayers DGCA teams to check 40 flying schools Home Ministry studying Shunglu report on CWG scam India has highest number of stillbirths: Lancet report Binayak Sen gets bail in Supreme Court India's population to surpass China's by 2025 Stamp out khap panchayats: court Nod for e-district project Double fortified salt mandatory in midday meal ‘Centre will await ICMR report on endosulfan' Panel to probe Tawang helicopter crash Centre informs Supreme Court of the high level committee to probe black money cases PAC draft report puts 2G loss at Rs.1. Cambodia exchange fire Russia offers to mediate on Libya Russia proposes global nuclear safety plan U. LTTE of war crimes Libyan battles spill into Tunisia. panel accuses Colombo.

2% to 32% 12th Plan to target 9-9.S. says Jairam Ramesh U. antique investments Record food production in 2010-11 DGH to probe decline in gas output from KG-D6 fields RBI moots deregulation of savings bank interest rate India and World | April 2011 • • • • • • • • • • Top SAARC police officers discuss drug trafficking and terrorism Jahangir portrait sold for Rs.1-lakh cr infrastructure investment ADB meet to focus on food.5% growth Discovers gas in Cauvery-Palar basin Inter-ministerial group to examine FDI in pharma SEBI to set rules for art funds. Environment | April 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • Ministry finalises National Health Research Policy Navy preparing for takeover of Vikramaditya Nagpur to be promoted as tiger capital: Jairam Jairam says ‘no' to Ken-Betwa river link project Stockholm Convention discuss global ban on endosulfan PSLV-C16 puts 3 satellites in orbit Resourcesat-2 will beam back huge data on resources ISRO to build orbiter for NASA Green technology to tackle water pollution India seeks postponement of decision on Endosulfan ban at Geneva Contact Group recommends global ban on endosulfan Bamboo is liberated. Kazakhstan sign pact on nuclear cooperation TAPI talks deadlocked on gas price. fuel prices Mini Ratna status for Pawan Hans Indian handicrafts to take part in Hong Kong fair Exports jump 37 % to $246 billion in 2010-11 Poverty rate declines from 37. 10 crore at London auction India signs chemicals test data-sharing pact West Asia imparts political colour to BRICS summit Chernobyl-like rating for Fukushima accident BRICS panel to intensify economic links BRICS nations make the first move with local currencies Foothold for India in oil-rich Kazakhstan India. “deeply disappointed” by thumbs down to fighter jets . Defence.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Prepare for long-term climate change impacts on food production: FAO FDI norms fine-tuned to attract more investment 100 % FDI allowed in some areas of farm sector GoM to decide Cairn-Vedanta deal TRAI proposes Rs. transit fee issues Science & Technology.

Bhupathi duo wins title. Balachander Person In News | April 2011 • • • • • Sundari Mani passes away Jacob Mathew elected WAN-IFRA president Legendary archaeologist Lewis Binford passes away Mohandas Pai steps down Nawang Gombu passes away Sports | April 2011 • • • • India Takes The World Cup in Grand Style Paes . becomes No.S. Subbulakshmi Award Indian wins Indu Sharma Katha Samman Indian-American doctor's book on cancer bags the Pulitzer 2011 Pulitzers spread out Indian mathematician wins Knuth Prize Dadasaheb Phalke Award for K. 1 Invincible Djokovic vanquishes Nadal Duncan Fletcher appointed coach National Events | July: 2011                   Killings Remote Sensing Data Policy Criticizes of State Governments for Misusing Provisions of Land Acquisition Extension of the RSBY Scheme National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms High-powered Task Force of Defense Management Salwa Judum is Illegal and Unconstitutional India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management Centre for Social Research Report India Signed Three Agreements with the World Bank for Cleaning the anga River Pension Age-limit for BPL to 60 Navodaya Vidyalayas outside the ambit of RTE Act CCS Gave Nod for National Intelligence Grid Janani-Shishu Suraksha Programme MPLAD Scheme Revised Security Audit of Nuclear Stations 20 More Districts in the Naxal-hit states Diesel is dearer by Rs 3 a liter & Kerosene by Rs 2 a liter . first recipient of The Hindu Saregama M.• Stockholm Convention approves recommendation for ban on Endosulfan Awards and Prizes | April 2011 • • • • • • Nisha Rajagopal.

664 Billion  Recommendation to Make CEIB a Nodal Agency  25 Lakh Penalty on Citibank  RBI permitted Re-financing of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds  Buyback of Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds Extended  Machendranathan Committee Suggestions  Extension for Tax Incentive Scheme for Exporters  New Food Security Bill in line with NAC’s Recommendation  Gopinath Committee Suggestions  Committee on Natural Resources Allocation called for Creation of National Coal Market  Guidelines for Public Financial Institutions  Google Launched its Mapping Service Street View in Bangalore  Ambuja Cements Acquired 85 per cent stake in Nepal’s Dang Cement . 2011 passed in Bangladesh  10th SCO Summit  UN launched Drive for Sustainable Sanitation  Pakistan gets Chinese Aid Against the US Raids  Yingluck Shinawatra to Become the PM of Thailand  Arrest Warrant for Muammar Gaddafi  President of Yemen Left Country  IAEA Called for Action on Nuclear Safety  US Decided to pull-out Troops from Afghanistan  Syria's President Recommended Reforms  Germany Announced Easing of Export Control Laws for India  Approval of the Constitutional Reforms Moroco  The UN-HABITAT Report  The World in 2050 Report Economic and Energy | July: 2011  Srilanka  Christine Lagarde is Chief of IMF  Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for 2011 to SAIL  Delhi Cabinet Waived VAT on Increased Price of Diesel  India’s Rating for Foreign & Local Currency Debt Outlook upgraded  RBI extended 10 % Ceiling of Bank Investment in Liquid Schemes of Mutual Funds  FDI in May 2011 Inflows Jumped 111 per cent at $4. Grievance Redressal Portal for Insurance Policy Holders  NAC directed the Tribal Affairs Ministry to consult Jarawas urvey of India Report Submitted International Events | July: 2011  Amendments to Swiss Banking Secrecy Laws  French Nationals to Sue Sarkozy over Crimes in Libya  Constitution (15th Amendment) Bill.

 Wipro Technologies Won A Contract from Chaucer Syndicates  HMV Saregama India Bought 10% stake in Timbre Media Science & Technology. Environment | July: 2011                     Discovery of Natural Antibody Brings a Universal Flu Vaccine a Step Closer Spermocomet Our Milky Way in Midst of Life Crisis Indian communication Satellite GSAT-8 Successfully launched Hubble Observes Aftermath of Possible Asteroid Collision Drug Shield for Bacteria Best-Performing Machine of the World Anti Mosquito Gas Cure for Glaucoma First Ever Drug to Treat Celtic Gene Werewolf Gene Discovered Hereditary Disease Idiopathic Infantile Hypercalcemia Laser Light Created with Living Biological Material Scientists Set New Data Speed Record WASP-17b Moves Opposite Cure for Prostrate Tumors Found Exemestane 17 Lost Pyramids Found Flexible Solar Sheet Developed Juno Mission: Gas Giant Spacecraft All Gassed Up  Herschel Helps Solve Mystery of Cosmic Dust Origins Awards and Prizes | July: 2011  Anuvrat Ahimsa International Peace Award  Crans Montana Forum Award  Meghdoot Awards  Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding for 2009  Hindi Academy Shalaka Samman  12th IIFA Awards  Education in Excellence Award-2011  International Merlin Award  INSEAD Honoured Sunil Bharti Mittal  Man Booker International Prize Person In News | July: 2011  Controversial' Birs  Ashok Gehlot  Syed Saleem Shahzad . Defence.

Bhaskaran  Lalit Modi  Maqbool Fida Hussain  Dayanidhi Maran  Jyotirmoy Dey  Delhi University  Ranjan Mathai  Nandan and Rohini Nilekani  Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple  N. Murali  Bhupen Hazarika  The 25 paise coin  Amartya Sen  Akhil Gogoi National Events | August: 2011                Administration Ban on Non-Iodised Salt Unconstitutional HRD Ministry Took Over NCTE Special Investigation Team On Black Money By SC Work on 2 Units of Atomic Power Station Inaugurated in Rajasthan National Social Security Fund (NSSF) India is 10th Largest Exporter of Services Renuka Dam Project Held Up By NGT Orders 20 Percent Rise in Tiger Population Campaign Against Diabetes and Hypertension Government’s Lokpal Bill.S.G. 2011 36% Indians Suffered From MDE 142 Crore For 6 DD Channels Water Allocation is Not A Matter of Judicial Review Challenge to Uniform Syllabus . Rep at WHO  Tendulkar & Durrani  Shahid Afridi  Baba Ramdev  Salman Taseer  Vikram Pandit  K. Sushma Swaraj  Gopal Subrahmaniam  Piyush Guha  News of the World  Mohan Kohali  Khodorkovsky  Nobel winner Blumberg dies  Daulaire new U.

1962  Chaturvedi Committee’s Suggestions  1200 Crore into Air India Damodaran Panel’s Suggestions  Industrial Outlook Survey Finance Ministries Steps to Combat Black Money Menace  PSBs to Boost Credit to Small Industry & Farmers  SEBI Proposed Regulations For Alternative Investment Funds .13 Million Tonnes in 2010-11  DoT Cleared NOFN For Broadband Connectivity  Amendment to Customs Act. Comprehensive Survey On Sex Workers' Number  MPLADs Incresed to 5 Crore Rupees  India Accepted International Norms to Limit Ship Pollution International Events | August: 2011  New Foreign Minister  9.2 Percent Unemployment in USA  Asia-Europe (ASEM) Meeting  Salient Features of ASEM Meet  South Sudan is Independent  World Hepatitis Day  2011 Declared World Veterinary Year  World Investment Report 2011  Missile Defence Shield for Russia  Truong Tan Sang is Vietnam’s 9th President  Ban on Wearing Veils in Public in Italy  UNSC Codemned The Syrian Government  Euro Zone Summit  Muammar Gadhafi’s Regime Declared Illigetimate  New Visa Category In Brita  Famine in Two Regions of Southern Somalia Economic & Energy | August: 2011  India Fell To 14th From 8th in FDI  Essar Agreement With Jurong Aromatics  Standard Chartered Bank Appoinyed as Custodian  SEBI Okayed All-Important Takeover Code  FSDC Reviewed Economic Situation  Repo Rate Hiked to 8% Duty Entitlement Pass Book (DEPB) Scheme  Anti-Dumping Duty On Imports of Gas  Ashok Chawla Panel’s Report  EPFO Appointed 4 Mangers For Pension Fund Corpus  Oil Ministries Action Against Cairn India  CEIB a Nodal Agency to Share Black Money Information  India Set For Bumper Food grains Production in the 2010-11  Wheat Output was Estimated to be Higher by 5.

US Strategic Dialogue  The Importance of Indo-US Strategic dialogue China Agreed to Issue Visas to Karatekas  India & Sri Lanka  India and US Signed Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement Science & Technology. Defence.45 Per cent in 2011  Disclosure of Share Dealings is Mandatory  Food Inflation Feclined To 7. Growth Rate Projection to 8.Japan  India & Pakistan  India & European Union  India & South Korea  India .Lithuania  India . Environment | August: 2011  BARC Established Largest Nuclear Desalination Plant  GSAT-12 Reached Its Orbit  Challenges of The GSAT-12 operation  Source of the Water in Saturn's Upper Atmosphere  World’s Highest Efficiency STCS  Solar Energy as a Solution  EndoBarrier to Cure Diabetes  A Software to Prevent Stampedes  Evidence of Water on The Planet Mars  Oxygen Molecules in Orion Constellation of Stars  Chemical UDCA  Asteriod 2010TK7 Discovered  Egg Sized Robots  Science Cities Being Established  Genetic Change that Causes Male Infertility  Prahar Successfully Test-Fired  Lophiomys Imhausi Makes Its Own Poison  Atlantis Reached Kennedy Space Centre  Antarctica Lake  To help Test Drugs Human Like Liver to Be Transplanted in Mice  Blood Test to Diagnose TB Can Be Dangerous Awards and Prizes | August: 2011 .2 % For 2011-12 For India  Uniform Licence Fee For Telecom Operators  India's Exports Rose By 46.33 % India and The World | August: 2011  Advisory For Germans Coming to Kashmir  India & Mongolia  India .

Prabhakar Nirupama Rao Usha Ananthasubramanian M V Tanksale Brahmasree Malliyoor Sankaran Namboothiri Passed Away Naved Masood Naresh Chandra Vilasrao Deshmukh Sports | August: 2011 • • • • • Hockey Athletics Motor Racing Tennis Archery National Events | September: 2011 .D.F Hussain Passes Away Pradeep Kumar R.C.• • • • • • • • • • Earth Sciences Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2011 Man Booker Prize 2011 Swadhinata Sammanona Award Dhyan Chand Award Shabbir Ali Arjuna Awards for 2010 Dronacharya Award Mphasis Universal Design Awards 2011 Ordre National Du Merite Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award Person in News | August: 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Rajiv Awas Yojana Norman Anil Kumar Browne Virdhawal Khade Nirupama Rao M.T.Agarwal Ashok Parija Mitul Desai Sadananda Gowda Pyeongchang Mamta Sharma Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Rajan Mathai Sadhana Amte J.

C. 2011  Indian Community Welfare Fund (Icwf) Was Set Up  The Food Safety And Standards Act of 2006 Became Effective International Events | August: 2011  9.5 BILLION  IT COMPANIES TO GROW GLOBALLY AT 16-18%  INDIAN BANKING INDUSTRY TO BE 3RD LARGEST IN THE WORLD BY 2025  DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF HYDROCARBON WILL BE MORE TRANSPARENT  CPI NUMBERS FOR AGRICULTURAL & RURALLABOURERS RELEASED  FOOD INFLATION FALLS TO 9. Saxena Committee  Notice To Centre On A Pil Seeking Exclusion of Creamy Layer Among Sc & St  Natgrid Was Set Up By The Union Government  Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Bill.2 Percent Unemployment in USA  Asia-Europe (ASEM) Meeting  Salient Features of ASEM Meet  South Sudan is Independent  World Hepatitis Day  2011 Declared World Veterinary Year  World Investment Report 2011  Missile Defence Shield for Russia  Truong Tan Sang is Vietnam’s 9th President  Ban on Wearing Veils in Public in Italy  UNSC Codemned The Syrian Government  Euro Zone Summit  Muammar Gadhafi’s Regime Declared Illigetimate  New Visa Category In Brita  Famine in Two Regions of Southern Somalia Economic & Energy | September: 2011  INDUSTRIAL OUTLOOK SURVEY  WHAT IS CERPA ?  BY 2015 CLOUD MARKET IN INDIA WILL BE $ 4. Supreme Court Takecognigance Of Lokayukta Report  Karnataka Lokayukta Report  Gorkhaland Hills Treaty  Telengana Mla’s Resignations Rejected  National Social Security Fund (Nssf) For Unorganised Sectors  Recommendations Of N.03 %  GOVERNMENT’S DEBT ROSE 6% IN THE FIRST QUART  REVIVAL OF THE SINDRI UNIT OF FERTILISER CORPORATION  SEBI PROPOSED REGULATIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT FUNDS .

Environment | September: 2011  DESALINATION TECHNOLOGY  RADIATION EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTRES  NATURAL PRESERVATIVE BISIN  CHICKEN WITH CROC-LIKE SNOUT CREATED  DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID IN METEORITES  2ND VERSION OF ARJUN TANK  CRITTERS HEADING NORTH FROM GLOBAL WARMING  TRES-2B: DARKER THAN ANY PLANET OR MOON  ENDO BARRIER TO CURE DIABETES  ANTIBODY CH65 ACTS AGAINST INFLUENZA  EFFECTIVE WAY TO PREVENT TRANSMISSION OF DENGUE  NEW DRUG FOR HEREDITARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCERS TESTED  TARGETED TREATMENTS IN CANCER CARE  ANTI-MATTER AROUND EARTH DISCOVERED . INDIA NEEDS 55 MILLION ADDITIONAL JOBS BY 2015  RBI ANNUAL REPORT: CHALLENGES TO INDIAN ECONOMY  THE REAL ECONOMY  PRICE SITUATION  MONEY AND CREDIT  FINANCIAL MARKETS  GOVERNMENT FINANCE  EXTERNAL SECTOR-AN OVERVIEW  RBI ANNUAL REPORT : PROSPECTS OF INDIAN ECONOMY  OUTLOOK ON TWIN DEFICITS  INFLATION OUTLOOK  SINGLE-WINDOW CLEARANCE SYSTEM FOR APPROVAL  FDI INTO INDIA UP TO 5. Defence.65 BILLION US DOLLARS  GOLD CROSSED 28000 RUPEES MARK  SHOW-CAUSE NOTICE TO NSE  DEMAND FOR EMPLOYMENT UNDER MGNREGA GROWS  AGGRESSIVE LENDING BY PSBS BEHIND RISING NPAS  PREPAID PAYMENT INSTRUMENTS TO LISTED CORPORATES  1200 CRORE INTO AIR INDIA  FINANCE MINISTRIES STEPS TO COMBAT BLACK-MONEY MENACE  PSBS TO BOOST CREDIT TO SMALL INDUSTRY & FARMERS India and The World | September: 2011  DOUBLE TAXATION AVOIDANCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN INDIA & GEORGIA  MOU SIGNED BETWEEN UGC & BRITISH COUNCIL  AGREEMENT BETWEEN IRCON AND SRI LANKA RAILWAYS Science & Technology.

 CELLS THAT CAN DESTROY LEUKEMIA  GENE ACTIVITY MAPPED OUT IN MOUSE BRAIN  CONNECTING BRAIN ANATOMY AND GENETICS  NEW TECHNIQUE WAS CRUCIAL  NEW INSIGHTS  NEXT STEPS  SCIENTISTS DEVELOPED TINY CH IPS TO PREVENTHIV AND AI  ARTIFICIAL SKIN SPUN FROM SPIDER SILK  TUMOUR-SHRINKING DRUG PACLITAXEL (TAXOL)  BENEFITS OF GENOME RESEARCH  FAST BREEDER REACTOR TO BE READY BY 2012  INDIA’S FIRST-EVER NUCLEAR GALLERY  THE OLDEST FOSSILS ON EARTH  ARCHAEOPTERYX DETHRONED  ACTINIDES IN SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL Awards and Prizes | September: 2011  MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS 2011  LIST OF WINNERS AT THE MTV VMAS 2011 IS AS FOLLOWS:  RAJIV GANDHI MANAV SEVA AWARD FOR THE YEAR 2010  ABOUT THE RAJIV GANDHI MANAV SEVA AWARD  KENDRA SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARD 2011  SENA MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY Person in News | September: 2011                    YOSHIHIKO NODA BABURAM BHATTARAI TORY TAN NEW GOVERNORS APPOINTED LIST OF GOVERNORS APPOINTED ROHIT NANDAN NEW HEADS OF ITBP. CHAUDHURI MADHUKAR KASHINATH PANDHE NANCY WAKE USTAD AZIZUDDIN KHAN SYED HABIB . BSF & SSB ANIL KUMAR CHAUDHARY M.P. VEERENDRAKUMAR R A MEHTA DEATH SHAMMI KAPOOR P C ALEXANDER RS SHARMA KALYAN K.

NARASIMHAN  SHIV KUMAR VERMA  SUMANT MISHRA  RESIGNATION & ACCUSED  SOUMITRA SEN  M RAMADOSS  RANJIT KUMAR BHATIA  AMAR SINGH  DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN  MOHAMMAD ARIF ALIAS ASHFAQ  MOHAMMED AL-FORTIYA  VARIOUS  AGRINDIA WILL BE LAUNCHED  SEX TAX METRES IN GERMANY  ACHEULIAN TOOLS DISCOVERED IN KENYA  JULIUS BAER FORECASTS  T-50 STEALTH FIGHTER  JAYA HEY. THE COMPLETE NATIONAL ANTHEM LAUNCHED  HIMAYAT FOR EMPLOYMENT  IRENE SLAMMED NEW YORK  CLOSEST YOUNG STAR TO EARTH  DEBARSHI DUTTAGUPTA  SURENDRA NATH JAUHAR  35 INDIAN COMPANIES IN FORBES ASIA’S LIST  MELBOURNE IS WORLD’S MOST LIVEABLE CITY  ISA KHAN’S TOMB Sports | September: 2011                  WOMEN’S 20KM WALK TITLE 110M HURDLE MEN’S MARATHON TITLE 800M PORTLAND ANNUAL ATHLETIC MEET VOLLEYBALL FIVB WORLD JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL TITLE CHESS SUNITA SINGH MEMORIAL NATIONAL YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL BAICHUNG BHUTIA RETIRES TENNIS CINCINNATI MASTERS MONTREAL MASTERS ATP WASHINGTON CLASSIC CRICKET INDIA SLIPPED TO NO 3 POSITION IN TEST RANKINGS . R.

Announces 1000 cr. Rupee Relief Tripartite Agreement Signed for Peace in Assam Geriatric OPD at AIIMS Dedicated to NPHCE National Frequency Allocation Plan Released Compensation should be given to Farmers for the Plantation on their Land SC ordered Private Hospitals to Provide Free Treatment to Poor Mercy Seeked for the Rajiv Gandhi Assassins Training of Drivers by MOT New National Policy on Senior Citizens under consideration Amendments to NIMHANS. RAHUL DRAVID-SECOND HIGHEST SCORER IN TEST CRICKET ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT  ENGLAND BEAT INDIA BY SIX WICKETS IN TWENTY20  MAHARASHTRA LIFT BUCHI BABU TROPHY  FOOTBALL  INDIA’S UNDER-16 FOOTBALL TEAM DEFEATED BY PAKISTAN IN SAFF CHAMPIONSHIP  MESSI IN KOLKATA  SPAIN WON THE TENTH EDITION OF THE UEFA EUROPEAN UNDER-19 CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE  GOLF  INDIAN GOLF TEAM WON BRONZE  SNOOKER  NATIONAL SNOOKER TITLE  VARIOUS  SIX CITIES BID FOR 2020 OLYMPICS  INDIAN COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORTS TO SETTLE SPORTS DISPUTE  CABINET REJECTS PROPOSED SPORTS BILL National Events | October: 2011                     Earthquake in Sikkim of 6.8 magnitude PM visits Sikkim. Bangalore Bill 2010 Proposed Pictorial Warning on Tobacco Products Compulsory Ration and Voter Cards to Sex Workers should be provided Golden Jubilee for SCI Bill to Check Cow Slaughter in Gujarat To Deal with Naxalism New Policy unveiled NDMA Observed 7th Formation Day Rules of Reservation not Applicable to Upgraded Post s NCCF asked to Expend its Network For Better Governance leverage synergies between IT and Telecom  Rule of Law is an Integral Part of the Basic Structure of the Constitution International Events | October: 2011 .

73 lakh crore . 2011 The Key Features of New MMDR Bill.          Ban on Oil Imports from Syria by European Union Expanded EU Bailout Fund approved by German Parliament US accusing Hakkani TerrorNetwork for attack on US Embassy in Kabul For Reforms in the UN Security Council G-4 will Work together Indian Mujahideen Declared Terrorist Organization India Took over the Presidency of the G-24 NATO’s Mission in Libya extended by 3 Months 7th ADB/OECD Anti.5 % Growth RBI hiked Repo Rate by 25 basis points FDI Limit for FM radio up to 26% Ban on the Export of Onions Lifted Fraud Risk Management Practices will be Implemented MOU between IIFCL.52% MOU between India Post & NSE for Financial Awareness Additional Production of Pulses in Rabi 2011-12 Cropped Area Acreaged up Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill. 2011.5-8% According to Moody’s Export of Endosulfan allowed Railway Revenue Jumps up by 8. are the Following: YH Malegam Panel’s Suggestions Agro Advisory Services Review of Mineral Concession Regime in India 8 Core Infrastructure Industries registered 3. LIC and IDFC for TFS Terms of Reference extended of the Nilekani Panel $1 Billion ECBs in Yuan allowed Post Offices to Provide Visa Related Services Fiscal Deficit Surged to Rs 2.Identification of Gaps in Connectivity Training Manpower Content Service Provider (CSP) India will have Growth Rate of 8.Corruption Initiative on Asia and the Pacific 100 million Donation by Iran to Pakistan to Help Rehabilitate its Flood Victims 8th International Abilympics to be held in Seoul  India Contributed $1 Million to UN Women Budget Economic & Energy | October: 2011                                State Portal Including Applications & e-forms State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) Gap Infrastructure .1 Per cent: UNCTAD Lohia Panel Suggestions National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council PMEAC revised GDP Growth to 8 Per cent in 2011-12 India’s GDP Growth will be 7.

Diabetes. CVD & Stroke Cancer Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD).Communicable Diseases National Programme on Prevention & Control of Cancer. Public Private Partnership for Infrastructure Projects  India’s Spending on Green IT & Sustainability Initiatives to Double to $70 billion in 2015  Committee Set up by TRAI Submitted Report  The International Railway Equipment Exhibition -2011 India and The World | October: 2011  India and USA             India and Germany India and South Africa India and Myanmar India and Israel India and Nepal India and Uruguay India and Canada India and Libya India and Zimbabwe India and Turkey India and Bhutan India and Uganda  India and Estonia Science & Technology. Environment | October: 2011               NPCDCS : Managing Non. Defence. Diabetes & Stroke Achievements so far New Laser to help Detect Roadside Bombs First Planet Orbiting Two Stars WISE Captured Black Hole’s Wildly Flaring Jet GRAIL to Study Moon from Crust to Core A Plant Discovered that Sows its Own Seeds Laccognathus Embryi Major Histocompatibility Complex Perfomax Universe is Bound by Cosmic Thread  Our Galaxy’s Spiral Arms Caused by its Crashes with Dwarf Galaxy Awards and Prizes | October: 2011 .

2011 Hridaynath Award 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards FICCI Excellence Award Rajiv Gandhi International Prize  Best Performance Award by Government Person in News | October: 2011                    Major General (retd) BC Khanduri Shah Rukh Khan Anil Kumar Chaudhary Dinesh Kumar Likhi Wangari Maathai Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Burhanuddin Rabbani Gursharan Singh (Bhajji) C Achuthan Vasant Sathe T.U. Sastry Justice Shivaraj Patil Tim Nielsen Abu Salem Miss Universe 2011. Leila Lope Abhinav Bindra & MS Dhoni  Eddie Murphy Sports | October: 2011            Ranking Kochi Tuskers’ Contract Terminated Dominic Cork Announced Retirement World Athletics Championships Berlin Course Marathon 51st National Open Athletics Championships All-India Ranking Senior Badminton Championship Baichung Bhutia Announced Retirement Singapore Grand Prix Global Green Bangalore Open National Institute of Hockey . Govinda Rao Gautam Rajadhyaksha pas sed Ganapati Sthapati D.K.      CSIR Young Scientist Awards 2011 Vayoshrestha Samman.

U.L.N. Leila Lope  Abhinav Bindra & MS Dhoni  Eddie Murphy National Events | November: 2011                  Index (HDI) Gender Inquality Index Human Development Index (HDI) MMDR Bill. 2011 Approved Jammu Kashmir Topped the List in Utilizing the Fund for Minorities Infertility Drug Letrozole Banned Saranda Action Plan Health Insurance Portability Minimum Vote Limit 8 Percent for State Party Grievance Redress Bill Behavioural Changes bring down HIV Prevalence Rate Avahan Successfully Slowed the Transmission of HIV New Crime Tracking System in Haryana Child Welfare Officers in Every Police Station Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill. Agreement with AIFF to Develope J. Sastry  Justice Shivaraj Patil  Tim Nielsen  Abu Salem  Miss Universe 2011. 2010 Karmayuga Digitalisation of Analogue Cable Systems Ordinance Approved . Govinda Rao  Gautam Rajadhyaksha pas sed  Ganapati Sthapati  D. Stadium as Football hub  Come & Play Scheme Nationwide Launched Person in News | October: 2011  Major General (retd) BC Khanduri  Shah Rukh Khan  Anil Kumar Chaudhary  Dinesh Kumar Likhi  Wangari Maathai  Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi  Burhanuddin Rabbani  Gursharan Singh (Bhajji)  C Achuthan  Vasant Sathe  T.K.

284081 Crore . Real-time info System for Trains  Final Report of Panel of Interlocutors  Sale of Property Through Power of Attorney not Valid  Computer Infection Rate Rising in India  NCRI to Promote Rural Education  Minimum Passing marks is 35% to Secure IIT UG Seat  Sibal Introduces New Plan for Better Spectrum Management  Six Pharma National Institutes to be set up  Rooftop Travel no Ground for Denying Compensation  New AIIMS Campus in Haryana during 12th Plan  Ration Cards for Sex Workers in Maharashtra  Non-advocates can Appear before Consumer Forum  Central University of Bihar Faces Eviction Threat  Central Excise. Customs Duty Evasion is Bailable  NHRC Notice to Chhattisgarh  Pink City to Host a Gem of a Conference  Standards Presented to 85 Armoured Regiment International Events | November: 2011  the Richter Scale hit Turkey  Afghanistan Rethinking Ties with Pakistan  EU and IMF Auditors held Talks with Greece  Jail for Ex-Ministers by ICTR  Russia and Bangladesh signed a Deal to build a Nuclear Power Plant  Palestine got full Membership of UNESCO  A Committee to Prepare New Constitution for Syria  Amnesty for 6300 Prisoners in Myanmar  Oil Slick Ship at Risk of Break Up  Wiki Leaks will Soldier on  China is Russia’s Biggest Trading Partner  Exercise IO Wave 11  China Rules out Brahmaputra Diversion  India Took Over as the Chairman of UNSARCT  G20 Summit Held in Cannes  Agreements Made in G20 Cannes Summit  About G-20  Russia and China Vetoed UNSC Sanctions against Syria  Egypt’s Military Amended Election Law  German Parliament Approved Expanded EU Bailout Fund  CAG Appointed External Auditor of IAEA and WIPO  Italy: When Society Scolds Scientists Economic & Energy | November: 2011  Direct Tax Collection Rs.

2011 Approved  Deccline in Services Sector and Employment Levels  MFIN’s Initiative in Reviving Microfinance Sector  New Electronics Policy Aims to Create 2. 2.Japan India .8 Crore Jobs  Rs.UK India .South Africa India .EU India .Pakistan India and Pakistan to Double Bilateral Trade India . FDI in Beekeeping  Disclosure of Names of Distributors of All Mutual Funds mandatory  E-payment System Launched  India’s Exports Grew by Over 36 %  21 New Textiles Parks approved  About Textiles Parks  Agriculture Ministry Proposed a Hike of Rs 115 Per Quintal in MSP of Wheat  RBI Eased Property Transaction Norms for NRIs  Telcos Violated Licence Conditions  SEBI Approved Share Sale Guidelines for Insurance Firms  Coromandel Fertilisers Plans Greenfield Plant  Fresh Capital to be Infused in SBI  Niryat Bandhu Scheme  New Policy for Acquisition of Overseas Raw Material  100 % FDI for New Ventures in the Pharmaceutical Sector  Global Ratings firm Moody’s Downgraded SBI’s Credit Rating  Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws (Amendment) Bill.Vietnam India .Bhutan India and Bhutan Renewed MoU on Electoral Cooperation India .Afghanistan .Turkey India .Bangladesh India .000 Crore in Carbon Credits for RPower  Cairn Lanka Strikes gas in Mannar Basin  Role of Fiscal Policy in Economic Recovery India and The World | November: 2011                  USA issued a Travel Alert to its Citizens in India India .Czech Republic India . Industrial Growth Slows Down to 4.1 %  OVL Signs Pact with Petro Vietnam  Now.Iran India .Myanmar India .Sri Lanka India .

Increases a Person’s Risk of Getting Dengue identified  5D Virtual Rides  Hwang Woo-Suk Clones Coyotes  Transplanting Redgram under Rainfed Farming  Genes of the Arhar Dal decoded  BrahMos Aerospace Plans Expansion  European Court Outlaws Embryonic Stem Cell Techniques Awards and Prizes | November: 2011                 or Medicine 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 Man Booker ICRC Award STPI Award Schlingel International Film Festival Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar Award IIPC Honour IPI-India Award Obama Honours Indian. Defence.American Activist Dhanvantari Award Swiss Award World Food Prize Governance PrizeIndira Gandhi Award Akshaya Mohanty Samman . Environment | November: 2011  the Body  Causes of Tears  The Planet with Water Ice Discovered  Agni-II Launched Successfully  Robot with Gecko Power Climbs Walls  Collective Farming by Women in Kerala  Asteroid’s Clues about Earth’s Formation  PSLV Puts 4 Satellites in Orbit  Megha-Tropiques will Study the Global Tropical Weather  Sunshine Vitamin  Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Cure Liver Cirrhosis  Synapses  Humanoid Nao Robots  China Launched Shenzhou-8  Kynurenine  Yersinia Pestis  Genes. India to Train Afghan Forces Science & Technology.

Birla Science Prizes  Air India Tourism Quiz Prize  2011 Sveriges Riksbank Prize  The Hindu Literary Prize  Manak Alankaran Awards  Dilip Bose Award Person in News | November: 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Gurbachan Singh Pulok Chatterjee D. V. Ramineni Award  B. Shivakumar Sudhir Vasudeva S. Arumugam Markandey Katju Leszek Kucharski Dutchman Robert Baan Bobby Jindal Gustavo Petro Mittal & Jindal Rubin D’Cruz Ashish Bagga Kamalesh Sharma Sarvjit Singh Dhillon DEATH • • • • • • • • • Jagjit Singh Steve Jobs Bhupen Hazarika Srilal Shukla Varghese Kakkanadan Bhagwat Jha Azad Ramdayal Munda Vishnudutt Nagar K H Ranganath ACCUSED • • • • • • Julian Assange Niira Radia Sanjeev Bhatt Yulia Tymoshenko Jack Warner Mahipal Maderna .M.

• • • Arunkumar Yasin Malik Hasan Ali HONOUR • • Asha Bhosle Oxford Scholarship VARIOUS • • • • • • • • • Namma Metro Panel Moots Helipads in Sabarimala Herald Cable Network Tawakkul Karman Dr. Sidharth Prashant Bhushan Inder Verma & Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga Bhanwari Devi Irom Sharmila BOOKS • • • • • • Looking Back Into the Future: Identity & Insurgency in Northeast India Pages from the Past — A Journalist Looks Back Rival Prize Of a Certain Age: Twenty Life Sketches Controversially Yours Julian Assange’s Unauthorised Autobiography Sports | November: 2011 • • • • Cricketers Imprisoned for Spotfixing Scandals Bedi’s Biography Released Some Changes in the Rules Venkatagiri Cup TENNIS • • • • Shanghai Masters Stockholm Open WTA Championships in Istanbul Austrian Open FOOTBALL . G. B.

• • • FIFA Rankings Euro 2012 Qualifier Durand Cup 2011 MOTOR RACING/FORMULA ONE • • • • • Force India-Sahara Deal Indian Grand Prix Korean Grand Prix Japanese Grand Pr Himalaya Motor Rally SHOOTING • • Asian Airgun World Cup GOLF • • • Woods Falls Out of Top 50 BILT Open Golf Championship DLF Masters CHESS • • JCI Rapid Chess Tournament Final Masters Chess Championship VARIOUS • • • • • • • Halloween Throws Meet Asia Pacific Merdeka Cup Asian Canoe Sprint Championship National Wrestling Championships 7th Asian Age Group Swimming Championship 12th Senior Women’s National Boxing Championships Come and Play Scheme National Events | December : 2011       Awards by Lok Adalat to be Implemented Mullaperiyar Dam Issues Tripartite Peace Agreement No Compromise Deals in Serious Offences Divorced Woman to Remain in Home Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Universities Approved .

 National Child Rights Index  Anti-measles Vaccination Drive  Draft Bill on Citizens’ Right to Grievance Redress  Subsidised Education Loans For Scheduled Tribe Students  Kudankulam Plant Being Maintained in Safe Mode  Centre to Decide T & C For Telecom Operators International Events | December : 2011 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • UK Shut Down the Iranian Embassy Hindu Property Restoration Act Approved in Bangladesh Kuwait’s PM & Cabinet Resigned PJD Won in Morocco Saleh Agreed to Step down India in UN’s JIU New Labour Laws in Oman China Signed a Contract with ISA IAEA & Iran’s Nuclear Programme A New Defence Pact for Australia and USA Syria Suspended From the Arab League Sanctions against Syria by Arab League APEC’s Honolulu Declaration SAARC’s Addu Declaration IAEA Report On Iran Alfanso Cano Killed Economic & Energy | December : 2011  SEBI Issued Regulations KYC  Separate Category of NBFC’s for MFI Sector  Two Significant Oil Discoveries for ONGC  Additional Funds under the Interest Subsidy Scheme approved  Two Online Initiatives by IRDA  World Health Organisation’s update on HIV/AIDS  GDP Growth to 7.8% by CMIE  E-commerce Market to be $24 billion  26 per cent FDI in Domestic Airlines Proposed  Exploration of Shale Gas During the 12th Plan  Mobile Device Sales to be up  Indian Rupee hit at Rs.3%  GDP Forecast to 7. 52 per $  Revised Concept Paper on Taxation of Services  Modified Tatkal Scheme  Investment Limit for FII increased  Labour Ministry Survey  100% Rural Teledensity Target Possible only by 2020 .

Defence.K. Karpaga Vinayagam . Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award  Writers' Guild Awards  New York Film Critics Circle Awards  Lifetime Achievement Awards by Delhi  National Safety Awards  World Travel Awards  Vishwakarma Rashtriya Puraskar  UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Prize 2011  Nishan-i-Imtiaz Award  Jamnalal Bajaj Award Person in News | December: 2011 • • Mickey Arthur Justice M.India and The World | December : 2011 • • • India & Pakistan India & China India & Japan Science & Technology. Environment | December: 2011  Manned Soyuz Spacecraft  New Technology to convert Plastic into Petroleum Products  Magnetised Moon Rocks May Explained  Dracula Therapy in India  Gene HTR7  Smarter Robot by Honda  How Space Flight Impacts Astronauts' Eyes and Vision  Cause of Tube Light Flicker  Bulbophyllum Nocturnum  N-capable Agni-I Missile Testfired  Natural killer T follicular helper  Gene ABCC9  Key brain-heart link in disease identified  NASA Studies Fire in Space  Robotics Shaves Weeks off Chemical Production  White Matter Fibre Pathways  Network Proxy  Lost Cities of Libya Awards and Prizes | December: 2011  Award  Polly Umrigar Award  Col C.

2011 . 2011  Ex-Im Bank of India Amendment Bill. Mistry DEATH • • • • • • Dev Anand Har Gobind Khorana Indira Goswami Ken Russell Ustad Sultan Khan Joe Frazier ACCUSED • • • Silvio Berlusconi Sukhram Karnam Malleswari HONOUR • • • • Lakshmi Mittal Thinkers 50 Jawaharlal Nehru Ivian Sarcos BOOKS • Vinod Mehta's Autobiography Sports | December: 2011 • • • • • • • • • Championship Copa América Cup Most valued team in the 2011 World Swimming Championship Single Administrative Body to Control Hockey in India Folksam Grand Prix Meet Hungarian Grand Prix Canadian U-18 ITF Junior World Ranking Championship Archery World Championship National Events | January : 2012  Ex-Im Bank of India Amendment Bill.• • • Perez Molina Sherry Rehman Cyrus P.

 Regulation of Factor (Assignments Receivable) bill. 2011 Approved  A bill to Add More Scheduled Tribes to List passed  Indian Army Blinded by Controversial Equipment  Free Medicare For Poors in Maharashtra  4.track Iran N-talks  Haditha Verdict is a Shocker for Iraq  Ortega Starts Third Term in Nicaragua  A Planned Coup to Topple the Government Foiled  Contempt of Court Notice to Gilani  IAEA report on Uranium Enrichment in Iran  China's Rail Network to Touch India 's Border Economic & Energy | January : 2012        ADB Loan to Finance Road Projects in Naxal-hit Areas IRDA introduced Uniform Asset-liability Management Norms Benefits of ALM Policy No Floating Interest Rates on Small Savings Schemes Bill to Amend Forward Contracts Regulation Act 1952 Implementation of Levy on Railway Freight Service deferred RIL’s $1.5 Percent Quota For Minorities  Notices for 187 Amendments in Rajya Sabha  Courts Can Interfere in the Case of Contractual Job  National Food Security Bill approved  Ancient numbers in the land of Ramanujan  Animals also Entitled to Accident Compensation  5 Girls Gailed as ‘icons' by President  10 % of the Group B Posts in Paramilitary Forces to Ex-Servicemen  Cable Television Networks Regulation Act amended  Kalam Favours Linking of Rivers  Mullaperiyar Dam’s Water Level Should Not Exceed 136 Feet  Karnataka Now Third in Sugar Production  Supreme Court direction for Night Shelters for Homeless People  NCT of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill of 2011  Village Water and Sanitation Committee in Each Gram Panchayat  Constitutional Amendment to Set up NJC Suggested  Tamper-Free High Security Number Plates for Vehicles  Inspection of Mullaperiyar Dam by Empowered Committee  Adultery Law Biased against Men  21 Anti-Retroviral Treatment Plus Centres International Events | February : 2012  Partial Lifting of Emergency in Egypt  New Arab League Plan Rejected by Syria  Turkey's Bid to Fast .529 billion Investment Plan approved .

Japan  India and Australia Science & Technology. Defence. Export Duty on Iron Ore Exports raised  RBI allowed NRIs to hedge their Currency Risk in respect of ECB  Financial Package of Rs 257 crore Recommended for NEPA  Union Government Quadrupled Limits on Loans  RBI Ordered Banks to Keep More Capital For Investments in Financial Entities  Uniform Licence Fee of 8% of AGR recommended  Cheques to be issued conforming to Cheque Truncation System 2010 Standard  RBI tightened the Capital Adequacy Norms for all NBFCs  Tea Imports Declined  IT Sector created most Jobs in the last 5 Years  First Pan-India Satellite Survey  Illegal Mutual Roaming Agreements to be Scrap  Moody's upgraded Credit Rating of Indian Government's Bonds  India exited from $1 trillion Group  India's Energy Security Under Pressure  Indian Mobile Phone Market grew 12%  Repo Rate Unchanged at 8.Fired N-capable Agni-I Missile Why Mobile Phones Switched When Travel in a Flight? .5 % India and The World | January : 2012  India and Nepal  India . Environment | January: 2012                     A new Candidate Malaria Vaccine Fighting Iron Deficiency Supernova of a Generation 27 Club' Hypothesis is Incorrect Nuclear Disaster Response Failed During Tsunami Microalgae Ordinary Tissue TransFormed into Heart Muscle Cells New theory Explains How Fishes Grew into Amphibians Papaya Mealy Bug Solar-Powered Sprayer That Solves Many Problems High-Speed Bullet Train in China Memory Gene Npas4 Tube Light Flicker Higgs Boson Oyster ‘language' Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f Measuring Radiation on Journey to Mars NASA Developed Space Harpoon India Successfully Test.

N. Subbulakshmi Award Person in News | January: 2012 • • • • • Vinod Rai Ajit Singh Prof.P. Muralidharan Death • • • Dev Anand Kim Jong-il Kiro Gligorov . Bhagwati Award  Life Time Achievement Award  42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)  Gomant Vibhushan  Clean Development Mechanism Project Award  Grammy Award  Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize  Sangita Kalanidhi M. Parvin Sinclair Rita Menon M. Flowering Plants Adjust to Earlier Spring  Maturation Clock  Small Spider’s Brains Overflow into Their Legs Awards and Prizes | January: 2012  Mahatma Gandhi International Award  Justice P.S. YETI Demystifies Mathematical Modeling  Innovative Technique Showcased at National Conference  Land Mine Technology to Help Detect Breast Cancer  Genetic Tests to Detect Breast Cancer  Why is it Hard to Pull an Empty Mug Completely Immersed Upside Down in Water?  Technology to Produce Pocket TV  Blue Brain Project  Bone Marrow Cancer Genes Identified  More Potent Ways to Design HIV Drugs found  Mechanism Controlling the Fat in Human Body  Diamond-Studded Planets  National Seminar on Eco-Friendly Crop Protection  Adult Stem Cells in the Heart  Hydro Gel Developed by Researchers  Saguna Baugh  Oxidative Stress Damages DNA  Pattern of Hydrogen Bonds  Bees.

Iyengar Ram Nath Singh Jacob E.Bangarappa Vaclav Havel P. K. Goldman Mario Miranda Vasant Ranjane George Whitman Hamilton Bobby Satyadev Dubey KV Varadaraj Accused/Resigned • • • • Jacques Chirac Ogyen Trinley Dorje Ilker Basbug Rod Blagojevich Honour • • • • • • ‘Time’ Person of the Year Hema Malini Udaipur Alastair Cook Dam999 Under 30 Achievers Accidents • Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Fighter Aircraft Crashed Sports | January: 2012 • • • • • • • • • Badminton Motor Racing/F1 Golf Football Hockey Archery/Shooting Athletics Chess Volleyball National Events | February : 2012 .• • • • • • • • • • • S.

Bajpai committee Recommendation  CRR Decreased to 5. are Underweight  The Findings of Report  Norms are to be Tightened  ‘Surya Namaskar ' Sparks Row International Events | February : 2012  Partial Lifting of Emergency in Egypt  New Arab League Plan Rejected by Syria  Turkey's Bid to Fast .N. France and Germany  India and World Bank Signed an Agreement  India .5 percent  Gems & Jewellery Exports Dipped 15% India and The World | February : 2012  Indian Diamond Traders Detained in China  India .3% in December 2010  C R Sundaramurti Committee Recommendation  Recommendations  PFRDA changed the Incentive Structure to boost NPS  G.track Iran N-talks  Haditha Verdict is a Shocker for Iraq  Ortega Starts Third Term in Nicaragua  A Planned Coup to Topple the Government Foiled  Contempt of Court Notice to Gilani  IAEA report on Uranium Enrichment in Iran  China's Rail Network to Touch India 's Border Economic & Energy | February : 2012  Gross Domestic Product (GDP)  Gross National Income  Mobile Phone Companies to Share 2G spectrum Only  Growth Rate of Eight Core Industries fell to 3.1% in December 2011 from 6.ASEAN  India . Increased in India  State-wise Study  Doppler Radar System in New Delhi  Anti-Dowry Law should be Less Stringent  Grievance Redressal Mechanism in Higher Educational Institutions  42% of Children in India up to 5 yrs .South Africa  India – Bangladesh .Japan  TAPI Project a Step Forward  India .

Science & Technology. Environment | February: 2012 . Defence.