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1.Pakistan Successfully test-fired Hatf III Ghaznavi Missile-290km 2.

Supreme Court stayed Union Governments Decision to reintroduce the Cheetah in India 3. Indian Export Figure grew by 3.2 per cent in April 2012 4. 50 People killed in a Superjet 100 Aircraft Crash in Russia 5. Qualcomm the us chip maker received the Broadband Wireless Access Spectrum 6. 50 People killed in a sukhoi Superjet 100 Aircraft Crash in Russia 7. 40 People died in Bomb Explosion in the Capital City of Syria 8. Indian Athletes bagged Four Gold, One Silver and Four Bronze Medals at Asian Grand Prix Sajeesh Joseph bagged gold in the men's 800m in 1:47.78 while, MR Poovama clinched the women's 400m in 52.94. The men's 4X400m relay team of Joseph Abraham, Jitin Paul, Shake Mortaza and MP Kunhu pocketed gold in 3:08.00 while the women team of Saraswati Chand, Debashree Majumdar, Ratandeep Kaur and Poovama also did the same. Sahana Kumari got India a silver in women's high jump. Renjith Maheshwary got bronze in men's 4X100m relay, Sinimol Pualose pocketed bronze in triple jump women's 800m. Ghamanada Ram won bronze in mens 800m. 9. Krishna Poonia created New National Record, claimed Silver at Altius Track Crew Throwdown Meet 64.76 meters Stephanie Brown Trafton of USA clinched the gold with a throw of 66.86 meters 10. Report placed India on Fifth Position in the List of Countries affected from Cyber Crime 11. Vladimir Putin sworn in as the President of Russia 12. Sriram Balaji defeated Swiss Joss Espasandin to win ITF Futures Men's Tennis Title 13. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took the Oath as the Member of Bihar legislative council 14. Miss India World Vinya Mishra awarded with Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award 15. Francois Hollande defeated Nicholas Sarkozy to become 24th French President 16. Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee was elected as Chair of ADB's Board of Governors 17. RBI raised Interest Rate Ceiling on NRI Deposits in Foreign Currencies by up to 3% 18. Tamil writer Ashokamitran declared Recipient of the 6 NTR National Literary Award 19. Vidya Balan appointed the Brand Ambassador of National Sanitation Campaign 20. Sukma District Magistrate Alex Paul Menon released by Maoists 21. Audi launched New Version of Its Largest Selling sedan A4 in India 22. Indian women squash team won its maiden gold at the 16th Asian Squash Championship in KuwaitJoshna Chinnappa and Dipika Pallikkal defeated Hongkong team 23. Seven-time World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry announced his Retirement 24. India recorded the Highest Number of Deaths Due to Premature Births 25. Indian-American Vikram Singh appointed to the Senior Executive Service of Pentagon 26.bollywood actor Mithun Chakravarti received the PC Chandra Lifetime Achievement Award 27. RBI directed Indian Banks to maintain Tier I Capital of at least 7% of their Risk Weighted Assets 28. Spanish Football Club Real Madrid clinched Its 32nd Spanish League Title 29. BV Vanchoo appointed as the New Governor of Goa 30. Sushil Kumar won the World Wrestling Qualifying Tournament, secured a Berth for London Olympics 31. Debashree Mukherjee appointed the New Chief Executive Officer of the Delhi Jal Board 32. Union Government decided to include Chit Funds under the Chit Fund Act of 1982 in Six States 33. Aditya Mehta defeated Pankaj Advani to clinch the 28th Asian snooker title 34. Goa topped the List of States with Highest Per Capita Income 35. Aung San Suu Kyi sworn in As the Leader of Opposition in Myanmar-National League for Democracy party 36. President Pratibha Patil re-appointed Goolam E. Vahanvati Attorney-General for Two Year Term

37. Indian Navy inducted Newly Built INS Teg Frigate in Its Fleet 38. India to Export 2.1 million tonnes (mt) of Iron Ore to Steel Mills of Japan & South Korea 39. Two Boats capsized in Brahmputra River in Assam, More than Hundred People died 40. Shon Wan Ho defeated Lee Chong Wei to win India Open Badminton 41. Justice Dalveer Bhandari elected to the International Court of Justice 42. Rafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer to clinch Barcelona Open Title 43. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited India 44. International Monetary Fund lowered Indias Growth Projection for 2012 to 6.9 Per Cent 45. Maoists released Orissa MLA Jhina Hikaka from Captive 46. Pakistan Successfully test-fired Upgraded Version of Shaheen-1 Missile 47. India Successfully launched Its First Radar Imaging Satellite-(RISAT-1) 48. Fifty Leaders from Different Political Parties sworn in as The Member of Rajya Sabha 49. S Narsing Rao took over as The Chairman of Coal India Limited 50. Sikkim won the Best State Award for Strengthening the Panchayati Raj Institutions 51. Chinas Chen Jin defeated Du Pengyu to clinch the Asian Badminton Championship Mens Singles Title 52. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Cabinet resigned Following The Failure of Austerity Talks 53. Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigned as Congress Spokesperson 54. Vodafone acquired Cable & Wireless Worldwide in a 1 Billion Pound Deal 55. Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic to clinch His Eighth Consecutive Monte Carlo Masters 56. USAfghanistan inked Strategic Pact setting Guidelines for US Involvement in Afghanistan 57. Planning Commission approved 48935 Crore Rupees for Andhra Pradesh for the Year 2012-13 58. Reserve Bank of India directed Banks to Print MICR and IFSE code on the passbook Under the RBI guidelines, MICR code is mandatory for all electronic clearing services (credit and debit) transactions. IFSC code is a pre-requisite for national electronic funds transfer (NEFT) and real time gross settlement (RTGS) transactions. Important Points: MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) is the bottom line on all checks. It is printed using a special font. IFSC Code (Indian Financial System Code) is an eleven character code assigned by RBI to identify every bank branches uniquely, that are participating in NEFT system in India. This code is used by electronic payment system applications such as RTGS, ,National Electronic Fund Transfer and CFMS. 59. A Powerful 6.6-Magnitude Earthquake jolted Eastern Indonesia 60. China's Xiao Jia Chen defeated Saina Nehwal in the Asian Badminton Championship 61. More Than 120 People killed in the Plane Crash in Pakistan in Islamabad 62. Punjab National Bank slashed Lending Rates by 25 Basis Points 63. Korean City of Changwon slated as the Venue for Shooting World Championship 2018 The last World Championship was held in Munich, Germany, in 2010 and the next championship will be held in Granada, Spain, in 2014. 64. South Korean Lender Woori Bank opened its Maiden Indian Branch in Chennai. Woori Bank, the South African government owned bank. 65. Karnataka signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mizuho Corporate Bank of Japan 66. India registered Highest Ever Trade Deficit of $184.9 billion in 2011-12 67. ICICI Bank slashed Lending and Deposit Rates by 25 Basis Points 68. Trafigura picked up 24 Percent Equity in Nagarjuna Oil Corporation Ltd. Trafigura is a commodity trader in the global sphere. 69. Croatias Ivan Ljubicic announced Retirement from Tennis 70. India Successfully test-fired Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Agni-V With the successful launch of Agni-V, India has entered into an elite group of nations (USA, Russia, China, UK and France) 71. International Monetary Fund (IMF) lowered Indias Economic Growth Forecast to 6.9% in 2012

72. Commemorative Postage Stamp released to Mark the Birth Centenary of President R. VenkataramanIndia's eighth President 73. BJP won All Three Municipal Corporation Elections in Delhi 74. RBI instructed Commercial Banks to Reduce their Exposure to Gold Loan Companies to 7.5% of their capital funds from the existing 10%. 75. German luxury car manufacturer Audi on 13 April 2012 signed a 3 year contract with promising young motorsport driver Aditya Patel. Aditya was signed up by Audi for a team called Pro-Handicap e.V., in the challenging VLN endurance series in Germany. 76. The Fourth BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit was held in New Delhi, India The theme of the summit was BRICS partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity. Development banks of BRICS signed two agreements- i) Master agreement on extending credit facility in local currency. ii) BRICS Multilateral letter of credit confirmation facility agreement. The five participating banks are Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social- BNDES, Brazil; State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs-Vnesheconombank of Russia; ExportImport bank of India; China Development Bank Corporation, and Development Bank of Southern Africa. These two agreements are expected to enhance cooperation among the BRICS development banks and to significantly promote intra-BRICS trade. 77. Serco, the international service company, on 12 April 2012, announced the launch of its new global business process outsourcing (BPO) division, Global Services. Serco had acquired Indian BPO company Intelenet Global Services for 385 million pounds (around 2770 crore rupees) in 2011. 78. New York Times won Two 2012 Pulitzer Prizes for Explanatory and International Reporting. The Pulitzers are given out annually by Columbia University on the recommendation of a board of journalists and others. Each award carries a $10,000 prize except for the public service award, which is a gold medal. 79. Zee TV became the First Indian Channel to get Landing Right in China 80. Star Group ended its Joint Venture with Indian Television. The company held 26 percent stake in the joint venture with local partner the Ananda Bazaar Patrika Group. In Media Content & Communications Services the maximum permissible level of investment under Indian regulations is 26 per cent. 81. Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga elected New Chairman of the US-India Business Council (USIBC) 82. Himachal Pradesh celebrated 65 Years of its Foundation 83India and the UAE signed an agreement to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty 84. Korean-born American Health Expert Jim Yong Kim selected to head the World Bank-Kim who is president of Dartmouth College 85. Pakistani Scientist Mohammed Khalil Chishty released on Bail from Ajmer Jail 86. Taliban attacked Kabul and Three Other Provinces of Afghanistan 87. Food Corporation of India (FCI) notified 10 Sites in States for Construction of Modern Silos/Mandis 88. SP MLA, Mata Prasad Pandey unanimously elected Speaker of the 16th Uttar Pradesh Assembly 89. Italian Scientists in the second week of April 2012 found an intestinal parasite in pigs called Dientamoeba Fragilis, which also causes diarrhoea in humans. 90. Aung San Suu Kyi won a Parliamentary Seat in a Historic By-Election -won 43 seats 91. NABARD to double Concessional Lending towards building Warehouses in Punjab

92. The Seventh Meeting of the India-Russia Joint Working Group was held in New Delhi 93. E-filing of Returns compulsory for Individuals with Income above Rs 10 lakh 94. Former State secretary of the CPI (M) and Three-time MLA, N. Varadarajan died in Chennai 95. FIIs permitted to invest 23% in Indian Commodity Exchanges without Government Approval 96. TTK Prestige signed Pact with Vestergaard Frandsen of Switzerland 97. India and Germany decided to cooperate in the Field of Urban Development between Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath and his German counterpart Peter Ramsauer. 98. India and Qatar signed Six agreements including a Pact on Cooperation in Oil and Gas Exploration. The agreements were signed in New Delhi during the visit of Qatars Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa alThani. 99. Indian Squash Player Saurav Ghosal won the $120000 El Gouna International Open in El Gouna, Egypt 100.Credit Rating Agency Moody's downgraded the Local Currency Rating of ONGC and GAIL 101. Shiva Thapa became the Youngest Indian Boxer to qualify for Olympics by beating Japan's Satoshi Shimizu 31-17 to enter the final of the Asian qualifiers in Astana, Kazakhstan. 102. India appointed Amarendra Khatua as its Special Envoy to South Sudan and Sudan 103. USA and Afghanistan signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Night Raids 104. BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) won British Safety Award 105. Arab League Summit was held in Baghdad, Capital of Iraq 106. ONGC signed MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with US Oil Major ConocoPhillips 107. Indias Atomic Energy Regulatory Board became the 11th Member of MEDP (Multinational Design Evaluation Programme) on 4 April 2012 108. India and UAE signed an agreement to ease the entry of Indian Contract Workers in the Emirates 109. Indian Navy inducted Russian-Origin Nuclear Submarine INS Chakra 110. James Murdoch stepped down as the Chairman of British Sky Broadcasting 111. Geeta Kumari made a History, became the First Indian Woman Wrestler to Qualify for Olympics 112. S Narsing Rao appointed as the New CMD of Coal India Limited 113. Jammu & Kashmir High Court Chief Justice F. M. Ibrahim Kalifulla sworn in as Supreme Court Judge 114. Lieutenant-General Gautam Ravindranath appointed as Director General Medical Services (Army) 115. Union Bank of India appointed D Sarkar as Chairman and Managing Director 116. Star TV won the Broadcasting Rights of Indian Cricket Team in a 3851 Crore Rupees Bid 117. Jagran Prakashan Limited acquired Hindi National Daily Nai Dunia in a 150 Crore Rupees Deal 118. ADB approved 43.84 Million Dollar Loan to promote Tourism in Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand 119. Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Maria Sharapova to clinch Miami Masters Title 120. Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek claimed the Doubles Title of Miami Masters 121. Top Seeded Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray to lift Miami Masters Trophy 122. Former Haryana Chief Secretary Urvashi Gulati sworn in as State Information Commissioner 123. DRS Chaudhary appointed as the New Secretary for Ministry of Steel 124. Tata Sons deputy chairman Cyrus Mistry and former SBI group chairman OP Bhatt joined the board of directors of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on 1 April 2012 125. US Senate confirmed Career Diplomat Nancy Powell as Ambassador to India 126. Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh visited South Korea 127. Vanya Mishra crowned Pantaloons Femina Miss India World 2012 at the 49th Edition of the Pageant 128. NTPC Board approved 17000 Crore Rupees Investment in Two Power Projects in Maharashtra 129. Hinduja Energy formed Joint Venture with Steag Energy Services of Germany 130. The Dalai Lama declared Winner of One of World's Leading Religion Prizes, Templeton Prize for 2012 131. Scientists discovered the Human Gene IFTIM3 that turned Flu into a Killer 132. Shyamala Gopinath appointed as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board on Financial Frauds 133. Infosys co-founder Narain Murthy named in the Fortunes List of 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs

134. Pakistan Government appointed Lt General Zaheer ul Islam as the Director General of ISI 135. Syria accepted the UN Peace Plan to end Violence in Country 136. Jawaharlal Nehru University conferred Doctorate Degree on Russian President Dimitry Medvedev 137. Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych to win Madrid Open Title 138. Malaysia defeated Pakistan to clinch Junior Hockey World Cup 2012 Title 139. Jean-Marc Ayrault took over as the New Prime Minister of France 140. The Union Government of India appointed Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar as the new chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) for a three-year term 141. Saurabh Chandra, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, was slated to hold the additional charge of the post of Secretary of the Department of Commerce 142. Manjeet Singh Panghal defeated Gurleen Singh to clinch the 69kg title in the 45th National junior boxing championship 143. Russian-made Soyuz craft launched from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan 144. Reserve Bank of India decided to set up a 2 Billion Dollar Swap Facility for SAARC Nations 145. United States announced the Partial Rollback of Sanctions on Myanmar 146. India Successfully test-fired Akash missile from Odisha In may 2012. 147. Veteran Bengali Author Mahashweta Devi resigned as chairperson of the Bangla Academy, an autonomous body set up to promote the Bengali literature 148. the English football club defeated German football club Bayern Munich to win its first Champions League Title 149. Rafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic to clinch Italian Open Title 150. 73-Year-Old Tamae Watanabe became Worlds Oldest Women to climb the Mount Everest 151. Maria Sharapova defeated Li Na to retain Italian Open title 152. New York based global financial services firm Morgan Stanley on 21 May 2012 cut down India's economic growth forecast for financial year 2012-13 to 6.3 percent 153. Serbian Progressive Party Leader Tomislav Nikolic won the Serbias Presidential Election 154. Union government of India approved the changes in the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010 155. Government cleared Rs 8500-crore Project to promote connectivity in Naxalite-affected Districts 153. Indias Consumer Price Inflation Figure surged to 10.36 Per Cent in the Month of April 154. GAIL (India) Limited inked the gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA) with TurkmenGaz, Turkmenistan's national oil company, for the 7.6-billion TAPI project on 23 May 2012. The agreement would enable India to bring gas from Turkmenistan. 155. The Union Defence Ministry of India on 5 March 2012 blacklisted six companies four foreign and two Indian from the defence procurement process for 10 years for alleged involvement in a multicrore ordinance factory scam. The six blacklisted companies include the Singapore Technologies, Israeli Military Industry, Germany's Rheinmetall Air Defence, Corporation Defence of Russia, Delhi-based TS Kisan and Co Pvt Ltd and RK Machine Tools of Ludhiana. The companies were blacklisted following action against former Director General of Ordnance Factories (DGOF) Sudipta Ghosh who was chargesheeted by CBI for his alleged role in defence scams. 156. BrahMos, the supersonic cruise missile, was successfully test-fired on 28 March 2012 by BrahMos Aerospace, from the Interim Test Range, Chandipur from Balesore district of Odisha. The name BrahMos is the blend of the names of two rivers, the Brahmaputra of India and the Moskva of Russia. 158. World Bank approved 109-million Dollar Grant for Rajasthan Agricultural Competitiveness Project 159. The second nuclear security summit was held in Seoul, capital of South Korea on 26-27 March 2012. there were seven new participants: Azerbaijan, Denmark, Gabon, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania and INTERPOL. 160. State Bank of India hiked Interest Rates on Retail Term Deposits to 8 Per Cent 161. Israel snapped Working Relations with the United Nations Human Rights Council

162. Union Government approved 7 Per Cent Hike in DA for its Employees and Pensioners 163. Interest Rates on Post Office-operated Small Savings raised by 0.5 per cent 164. Union Government reduced the Import Tariff Value of Gold to USD 530 per 10 grams 165. West Bengal appointed Shahrukh Khan as its Brand Ambassador 166. The Reserve Bank of India on 26 March 2012 restructured the fair practices code (FPC) to be adopted by non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) while doing lending business. 167. M.C. Mary Kom and Sarita won Gold Medals in the Asian Women's Boxing Championship 168. Harsh Pati Singhania took over as the President of International Chamber of Commerce India 169. Ferrari Driver Fernando Alonso won the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix 170. Bank of Baroda opened 1001 Ultra Small Branches Across India 171. Union Railway Minister Mukul Roy rolled back the Railway Fare Hike as proposed by Dinesh Trivedi 172. India and World Bank signed IDA Credit of 152 Million Dollar for Health Systems Project in UP 173. The K K Birla Foundation announced on 22 March 2012 its decision to honour Tamil writer A A Manavalan with the Saraswati Samman 2011 for his book on Ramayana 174. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh to lift Asia Cup Trophy 2012 175. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) sanctioned 423 Crore Rupees Loan Assistance for Narmada Link Projects in Gujarat 176. International World Water Day is observed annually on 22 March, Main Event Held in Rome 177. Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi became the President of Yemen, a General People's Congress party leader replaced Ali Abdullah Saleh to the position. 178. UN human rights council in Geneva adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka's Human rights record. 24 countries including India voted for the resolution and 15 against. 9 countries abstained from voting. The resolution is about Human Rights violations committed by the Sri Lankan Army in its war with LTTE, which ended in May, 2009. 179. The Union Government of India on 3 February 2012 notified the setting up of the anti-terror body called National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). It will work as an integral part of Intelligence bureau. 180. CP Gurnani appointed as the CEO of Mahindra Satyam-Tech Mahindra 181. Legendary Bengali Actor Soumitra Chatterjee selected for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for 2012 182. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal presented the budget for 2012-13 183. Tata Consultancy Services opened Centre of Excellence for Oracle 184. India and the World Bank signed an IDA Credit of 152 Million US Dollars 185. China raised the Price of Petrol by 6 Percent and Diesel by 7 Percent 186. Delhi topped in the Per Capita Deposits in year 2011-12 187. Finance Ministry set up a Committee to Address the Steep Rise in Bad Loans 188. Election results for the assembly elections held in five states namely Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa were declared on 6 March 2012. Samajwadi Party won the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections by claiming 224 in a 403-member house. Akhilesh Yadav, son of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav became the chief minister of Indias most populous state. In Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bhartiya Janata Party combine emerged victorious as the alliance bagged 68 seats in a 117-member assembly. Shiromani Akali Dal chief Parkash Singh Badal became the chief minister of the state. Uttarakhand witnessed a hung house as none of the party got the majority. While the Congress pocketed 32 seats, the BJP finished at 31. Congress, however, formed the government with support of 4 BSP MLAs. Vijay Bahuguna was appointed as the chief minister of the hilly state.

In Goa, Manohar Parrikar led Bhartiya Janata Party recorded a victory. The party claimed 26 seats in a 40-member assembly. Principal opposition party Congress managed to win 16 seats. Manohar Parrikar, the leader of state BJP took on as the chief minister of the state. Manipur state assembly was reclaimed by the ruling congress party as the party led by Ibobi Singh recorded the third consecutive victory in the state. The party got 42 seats in a 60-member house. Ibobi Singh who spearheaded the entire election campaign of the Congress Party was slated to be the chief minister of the state. 189. Union Minister Mukul Roy replaced Dinesh Trivedi as the Union Railway Minister 190. Indian Ace Badminton Player Saina Nehwal won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Trophy 191. SIPRL Report: India emerged as the Largest Importer of Arms in the World 192. Former East German pro-democracy activist Joachim Gauck was elected as Germany's new president. 193. Four States namely Jharkhand, Mizoram, Sikkim and Lakshadweep on 16 March 2012 signed MoU with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation under the Indian Statistical Strengthening Project (ISSP) for the States and Union Territories. 194. Tata Steel topped the List of Most Admired Indian Brand 195. Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered Growth of 6.8 Per Cent in January 2012 196. India and Colombia Signed Cultural Exchange Programme for the Years 2012-2016 197. Reserve Bank of India cut the CRR by 75 basis points to 4.75% of the Net Demand & Time Liabilities 198. Foreign Direct Investment in India increased by 31% to 27.5 billion US Dollars in 2011 199. Reliance Communications launched Countrys first CDMA Tablets 200. L&T elevated Shailendra Roy as a Whole-Time Director of the Company 201. L&T appointed K. Venkataramanan as New CEO of the Company 202. Hindustan Motors-Mitsubishi launched Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV in India 203. Hindustan Motors-Mitsubishi launched Mitsubishi Pajero Sport SUV in India 204. Vladimir Putin won the Russian Presidential Election with 63.75 Percent of Votes 205. Tata Power and Exxaro formed Joint Venture to explore South African Electricity Generation Market 206. Hyundai Motor India appointed Bo Shin Seo as New Managing Director 207. The Assam government inked an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 9 March 2012. As per the agreement the ADB would grant an 81 million dollar loan to Assam government. 208. The Nagaland government on 9 March 2012 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)with NABARD Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd (NABACONS) 209.Indias ace Badminton player Saina Nehwal suffered a straight-game defeat in the women's singles quarterfinals of the All England Championship at Birmingham on 9 March 2012. 210.Indian National Women Kabaddi Team won first edition of World Cup Kabaddi Title held in Patna, capital of Bihar, Indian women team defeated Iran 25-19. 211. Indias largest private sector lender ICICI Bank along with Bank of Baroda, Citicorp Finance India Ltd, Life Insurance Corporation on 5 March 2012, launched India's first infrastructure debt fund (IDF) of a capacity of 2 billion dollar. 212. Indian Tennis Duo Mahesh Bhupati and Rohan Bopanna clinched Dubai Doubles Title 213. Roger Federar defeated Andy Murray to win Dubai Open Singles Title 214. Uttarakhand became the Ninth Indian State to introduce E-stamping 215. RK Tyagi took Charge as Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited 216. India and China decided to have Maritime Cooperation to Build Confidence 217. Supreme Court appointed Justice HS Bedi as Panel head to Investigate Encounter Killings in Gujarat 218. Komli Media acquired South East Asia's Largest Digital Media Network Admax 219. India handed over 20 Million Dollars Standby Loan to Maldives 220. Union Cabinet of India approved the Proposed Changes in the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 221. Union Government approved 650 Crore Rupees Flood Control Project for Bengal

222. Varun Berry stepped down as the CEO of PepsiCo India Food 223. James Murdoch resigned as Executive Chairman of News International 224. Madhya Pradesh topped the National Tourism Awards 2010-11 225. North Korea agreed to suspend its Nuclear Programme in Return for US Food Aid 226. Syndicate Bank appointed Madhukant Girdharlal Sanghvi as its New Chairman 227. Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry on 28 February 2012 launched a web portal for implementation of the National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE) in New Delhi 228. India and ADB Signed the third and last tranche of loan agreement to support electricity transmission and distribution capacity in Assam 229. Power Grid Corporation of India appointed R.P. Singh as Director 230. State Bank of India reduced Interest Rate on Education Loan upto 1 Percent 231. Delhi Government increased OBC Reservation Quota in Higher Institutions to 27 Percent 232. Airtel selected Infosys Limited for its Mobile Wallet service 233. Trade Unions rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Appeal to call off All-India Strike 234. United Nations appointed Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Special Envoy to Syria 235. US Banking Major Citi Group sold Stake in HDFC for 1.9 Billion Dollars 236. South Africa defeated Indian Women Hockey team in the Final of Olympics Qualifier 237. Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina won Marseille Open Title 238. Union Home Minister inaugurated the Fourth & Final Regional Hub of the NSG in Mumbai 239. Union External Affairs Minister SM Krishna inaugurated 50th Passport Seva Kendra in Delhi 240. India and USA held 12th Defence Policy Group meeting in New Delhi 241. RBI Panel increased Priority Sector Target for Foreign Banks to 40% of Net Bank Credit 242. Indian IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on 28 February 2012 joined hand with US based business application software services firm Infor Global Solutions to expand its geographical reach. 243. The marines of Italian ship Enrica Lexie, Latore Massimiliano and Salvatore Girone on 15 February 2012 allegedly killed two fishermen Valentine Jalastine and Ajeesh Binki off the coast of Kollam in Kerala 244. Rahul Bhatia, Managing Director of InterGlobe Enterprises group on 23 February 2012 was chosen for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011. 245. Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled Sufism and Indian Mysticism edited by Prof. Akhtarul Wasey and Farhat Ehsas (Farhatullah Khan) on 23 February 2012. 246. West Bengal Government shortlisted Two Companies for Setting Up the E-waste Dismantling Facilities-Kolkata-based West Bengal Waste Management Ltd and the Surat-based Gujarat Enviro Protection and Infrastructure 247. India appointed Amarendra Khatua as its Special Envoy to South Sudan and Sudan 248. DRS Chaudhary appointed as the New Secretary for Ministry of Steel 249. Tennis Star Novak Djokovic Conferred Highest Serbian Award 250. RBI issued Circular for Deployment of White Label Automated Teller Machines (WLAs) from Nonbanks 251. British Singer Adele won Six Awards including Album of the Year at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards 252. In Gujarat, Indias First Vessel Traffic Service was Dedicated to the Nation 253. Analjeet Singh Appointed the Chairman of Vodafone India 254. Noted Writer Ramdarash Mishra selected for the 21st Vyas Samman for Aam Ke Patte BY kk BIRLA GROUP. 255. Indonesia became the 157th Country to adopt the CTBT (Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty) 256. The White House on 10 February 2012 named India's Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen the receipient of the 2011 US National Humanities Medal.

257. Veteran Hindi film music composer Rajesh Roshan was honoured with the Lata Manageshkar award by the Madhya Pradesh government on 8 February 2012. 258. India's indigenously developed micro-light pilot-less target aircraft Lakshya-1 was successfully test flown from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore 259. Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra visited India on24-26 January 2012. She was the chief guest for the 63rd Republic Day Ceremony. India and Thailand signed 6 agreements during this visit. 260. The 12th India-EU Summit was held in New Delhi 261. President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on 9 February 2012 released a special commemorative stamp to mark the Golden Jubilee of the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi. IIC plays a major role in promoting awareness and creating public opinion. 262. Delhi became the First State in India to issue e-stamp Papers in all Denominations 263. Dhaka-based Author Anisul Hoque's Book on Bangladesh War- Freedom's Mother launched 264. Egypt defeated India 2-1 in the final of the SDAT-WSF Under-21 Squash World Cup 265. Astronomers found the Fourth Habitable Planet outside our Solar System called GJ667Cc 266. India and USA signed a MoU on Labour and Employment Issues 267. Veteran environmental filmmaker Mike Pandey was honoured with the prestigious V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2012 on 3 February 2012. The award was presented by Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan. He received the award for his documentaries on wildlife conservation and environment. 268. India signed TIEA (Tax Information Exchange Agreement) with Guernsey . This is the 13th bilateral TIEA for Guernsey with a G20 nation. 269. SHADE(Shared Awareness and Deconfliction)- The pact signed by India, japan and China to achieve the most efficient use of Naval forces present in the Indian ocean region. 270. Visiting union minister for labour and employment Mallikarjun Kharge was presented with Pride of India award by the Indian-American community in Washington on 1 February 2012. He was honoured with the award for his over four decades of public service. 271. Haryanas Ajay Mittal won Gold Medal at the 55th National Shooting Championships for Shotgun 272. India's National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC) signed an agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board( BPDP), for setting up a joint venture 1320 MW thermal power plant in Bangladesh. 273. Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan received a Green Globe for Outstanding Efforts by a Celebrity for his efforts toward a greener future at the fourth edition of the Panasonic Green Globe Foundation Awards on 2 february 2012. He received the award from Hollywood actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger. 274. Sheela Gowda of India shortlisted for UKs Biggest Contemporary Art Prize, Artes Mundi 275. Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to win the 100th Edition of the Australian Open at Melbourne 276. Freedom and Justice Party of Muslim Brotherhood won the Egypt Parliamentary Elections 277. India and Pakistan agreed to Transit Fee Formula for Tapi Gas Pipeline Project 278. Australian Batsman Ricky Ponting was honoured with Austrlias Highest Civil Honour 279. RBI cut the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 50 basis points from 6 per cent to 5.5 per cent 280. Freedom and Justice Party of Muslim Brotherhood won the Egypt Parliamentary Elections 281. President Pratibha Patil conferred the Ashoka Chakra on Lt. Navdeep Singh on 63rd Republic Day. Lt. Navdeep Singh was awarded the Ashoka Chakra for single-handedly eliminating four infiltrating terrorists on 20 August 20 2011. 282. Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service, Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of high order and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field.

283. Rajasthan defeated Tamil Nadu to win the 78th Ranji Trophy 284. Singapore-based Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka was awarded the DSC Prize for South Asia Literature 2012, at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Rajasthan on 21 January 2012. Karunatilka won $50,000 for his book Chinaman. The novel explores cricket as a metaphor to uncover a lost life and a lost history. 285. India signed agreements with France and Germany to check Tax Evasion 286. Diplomat Pavan K. Varma's New Book, When Loss is Gain launched by Queen Mother of Bhutan 287. The Fifth Edition of the World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi 288. India was ranked Sixth most Innovative Country in GE's Second Annual Global Innovation Barometer. When asked to identify the three countries they consider innovation champions, 65 per cent of the global respondents identified the US, followed by Germany (48 per cent), Japan (45 per cent), China (38 per cent), Korea (13 per cent) and India (12 per cent). 289. Coca Cola placed at No.1 in Interbrand's List of the top 100 Global Brands in 2011 290. Siddharth Varadarajan succeeded N. Ram as the Editor of The Hindu 291. Memogate Scandal in Pakistan 292. 5th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2012 presented 293. The Descendants bagged the Best Picture Award at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on 15 January 15 2012. Best Picture: Drama- The Descendants Best Actor: Drama- George Clooney (The Descendants) Best Actress: Drama- Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) Best Picture: Comedy or Musical- The Artist Best Actor: Comedy or Musical- Jean Dujardin (The Artist) Best Actress: Comedy or Musical- Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) Best Director- Martin Scorsese (Hugo) Best Foreign Language Film- A Separation (Iran) Best Animated Film- The Adventures of Tintin 294. Argentinas Lionel Messi was awarded the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or on 9 january 2012 in Zurich. He won the award for the third consecutive year for the world's outstanding footballer. Messi who plays for club Barcelona won 47.88 per cent votes and finished ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (21.6)%) and Xavi (9.23%). 295. The Union government on 5 January 2012 cleared two key military appointments. Vice Admiral M.P. Muralidharan took charge as the 19th Director-General of the Indian Coast Guard. The position of Coast Guard Chief lay vacant since Vice-Admiral Anil Chopra was promoted as the Eastern Naval Command chief in October 2011. 296. European Union agreed in Principle to ban Import of Iranian Crude Oil 297. India declared itself Free from Bird Flu, H5N1 298. United Nations Resource Centre for the North-East was set up at Guwahati 299. Market Regulator SEBI allowed Auctioning of Securities through Stock Exchanges 300. India cautioned its Businessmen in dealing with Traders in Yiwu 301. Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was presented the Mallikarjun Mansur award in recognition of his achievements on 3 January 2012. He has enthralled audience worldwide with his unique style of playing the instrument with his finger nails. 302. Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama was presented the Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation