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Columbian film Porfirio wins the Golden Peacock award at the 42nd IFFI in Panaji, Goa. Noted architect Charles Correa is conferred Gomant Vibhushan, Goa’s highest civilian award. Tamil writer Su. Venkatesan gets the Sahitya Akademi award for his novel Kaavel Kottam National Anthem completes 100 years Japan keens on civilian nuclear cooperation with India 30 persons are killed as storm ‘Thane’ batters Cuddalore in T.N. and Puducherry. The Palestinian flag is raised for the first time at the UNESCO HQ. in Paris The kim jong – il , North Korea’s reclusive Dear Leader dies Vaclav Havel former Czech President passes away Cheetah, the chimpanzee said to have performed in Tarzan film died South African Indian politician Amichand Rajbansi dies at Durban Lou Silverstein the man who reinvented New York Times died Esaria Evoria the bare foot Diva died P.K.Iyengar eminent nuclear physicist died Hossein Vafaei Ayouri of Iran bags the IBSF world snooker championship in Bangalore India wins the SAFF cup football tournament in New Delhi This visionary Apple co founder, died on Oct 5 – Steve Jobs Man’s Booker prize to Julian Barnes for his novel, ‘The Sense of an ending’ The latest book by Chetan Bhagat is titled - Revolution 2020 Sudhir Vasudev – new CMD of ONGC The Nimoo Bazgo hydro electric project to which Pakistan has raised objections is located on river - Indus India’s longest railway tunnel from Quazigund to Banihal - Pir Panjal mountain range Yulia V. Tymoshenko was sentenced 7 yrs. Imprisonment in Oct 2011, is the former PM of Ukraine The luxury tourism train run by Maharashtra Tourism, which has resumed operations, - Deccan Odyssey KP Ramanunni - a noted Malayalm writer got award for his novel Jeevathathinte Pusthakam ( book of life) The first ever India Bangladesh military exercise, which was held in October was named Op. Sampriti The cheapest tablet Pc in the world, launched by the Union Minister for HRD has been named Akash India’s first AC double decker train, from Howrah to Dhanbad The second of the Deepak class tanker, recently inducted by the Indian navy, has been named INS Shakti The theme of world habitat day 2011, was cities and climate change ( 3rd October) The species of fish, which has been declared to the official fish of MP by its CM – Mahaseer The experiment module, the first series of China’s programme is named Tiangong – I The youngest person to climb 3 peaks of more than 8000 hts. Arjun Vajpai Which agreement for technical assistance has been signed at US India ACP summit at New Delhi - AAI-USTDA
Who won Golden global peacock award for sustainability, 2011 in the global category – ONGC 17th SAARC summit held at Maldives. The theme was building bridges. HE Nasheed was elected as the chairperson.
Jawaharlala Nehru port trust signs MOU with Venice port authority The German formula 1 driver for Red bull who won Indian grand prix 2011 – Sebastian vettel The only woman F1 driver at Budhha international ( 5.14 km ) – Alice Powell The highest academic honour in the country, shanty swarup bhatnagar prize won by – Mahan maharaj Statue of liberty completed its 123 years on October 28, 2011 “the sly company of people who care” is written by Rahul bhattacharya Bheemkaya is a book written by S.L.Bhyrappa who got saraswati samman recently. Agreement signed between govt. of Sri lanka & IRCON international ltd. To reconstruct a railway line between Pallai
Mamata Sharma – chairperson of national commission for women Cyrus mistry will succeed tata group chairman rattan Tata Lucas papademos – PM of an interim greek unity govt. Otto perez Molina – new President of Gautemala Kamlesh Sharma – general secretary of CHOGM ‘shiksha ka haq abhiyan’ campaign launched to incrase awareness about the education in the masses Two inscriptions ( in tamil & kannada) belonging to the reign of the rashtrakuta king, Krishna III were found at
Indian scientist decode the genes of the arhar dal ( pigeon pea)
Ivian Sarcos was crowned Miss World 2011 in London. 2012 miss world competition is scheduled to take place at
MS Dhoni & Abhinav Bindra in armed forces as Lt. Col. Commonwealth games 2018 in Sri Lanka’s Hambanota Hargobind Khurana an pioneering Indian American biochemist died Joe Frazier was the former heavyweight boxing champion Bhupen Hazarika was legendary singer composer, filmmaker and padma bhushan awardee. New Shatabdi express has been flagged between Ludhiana & Delhi Missiles which Indian army receieved in November 2011 – Brahmos supersonic cruise missile Pakistan cabinet decided to grant India most favoured nation trade status The 3 D animation film of shemaro entertainment, which is set to release online – Super K Christopher Paolini wrote –Inheritance The world stroke day is observed annually on 29th October Syria has recently been suspended from the Arab League Annual meeting of Asia Pacific Economic cooperation was held in 2011 in Honolulu ( US) India signed ‘umbrella pact’ with Maldives to intensify cooperation G 20 summit was held in Cannes, France. To discuss on global economy, tax evasion & reform of international
monetary system, financial transaction tax. Next summit will be in France.
Bangladesh signed a deal to build its first nuclear power plant at Rooppur in pabna district with Russia. A meeting was held between Japan & India in Tokyo to hold their first bilateral naval exercises in 2012 Anish kapoor designed Arcelor mittal orbit tallest sculpture of Britain for next London Olympics. New Australian tunneling methodology was used in the construction of India’;s longest railway tunnel at the Pir
Cabinet approved the higher educational institution act, 2011 with aims to prohibiting unqualified teachers from
being engaged, punishing unfair practices in technical and medical educational institutions & universities, Rs. 1 crore fine for demanding capitation fee for admission .
India’s longest train service on track runs from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari Wheat is facing threat from Ug 99 stem rust. 16 SAARC summit was held in Bhutan 19th ASEAN summit was chaired by Dr. Susilo Banbang in Bali next will in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 2nd indigenous anti submarine warfare corvette, INS kadmatt was launched in Kolkata. RBI issued a notification making it mandatory for all demand draft above Rs. 2000 to be A/C payee only. Taylor swift won entertainer of the year award. Urban development minister Kamal Nath and Delhi CM Sheila Dixit inaugurated multi level parking south square at
India’s most decorated army unit Grokha battalion celebrated its 125th anniversary at almora. Sushil kumar, 5 crore winnerin KBC 4 became brand ambassador of centre’s MGNREGA. Myanmars parliament passed the peaceful assembly and procession bill allowing the citizens to stage peaceful
protests with prior permission from theauthorities 5 days in advance.
Richa mishra becomes first Indian swimmer to clock the best Indian time in 800 m freestyle Indian oil wins all India beighton cup over ONGC Aamir khan – the national ambassador of the UNICEF Oscar maron filho was Brazilian filmmaker & journalist Ustad sultan khan was a padma bhushan awardee & sarangi maestro India’s first seaplane, that connects juhu aerodrome & Andaman and Nicobar islands – jal hans First Indian state to develop HIV stigma index – T.N. Name of the campaign launched by Nepal and Indian jointly to conserve vultures - SAVE ( saving Asia’s vultures
Mario monti – PM of Italy India & Japan agreed to hold their first bilateral naval exercise in 2012 Andhra Pradesh govt. launched one rupee a kilo rice scheme Srilal shukla was a noted Hindi novelist George Varghese kakkanadan was eminent novelist S.Krishnan – chairperson of the petroleum and natural gas regulatory board Rajasthan govt. has implemented the public service guarantee act Vinod rai elected chairman of the UN panel of external auditors Jnanpith award winning Assamese literature indira Raisom Goswami died.
First Indian to participate in the world MotoGP championships – Sarath kumar. India’s 11th IIM opened at Trichy A movie namely ‘Dam 999’ believed to be based on the disputed dam between two states RBI has cancelled bharat urban co-op bank. Annual hornbill festival was held recently in Kohima. Nadezhda markina won best actor award for her role in Russian film Elna at IFFI held in Goa. Virender sehwag made a world record of scoring 219 in a ODI. National energy conservation day is observed on December 14. Namma Metro is the name of Bengaluru metro rail service. UN climate change conference held in Durban 2011. Who wrote the book ‘non stop india’ – N Ram. Who started ‘teach a 1000 teachers’ programme. – Dr. Farooq Abdullah. Which day is celebrated as Vigyan Diwas – December 16 MS Reddy was a noted lyricist & telugu film producer. Hema Malini has been named as person of the year 2001 by PETA. Hamilton Bobby, was associated with football. K.V. Varadaraj was a Olympian & winner of gold medal in Asian games. Jamil ahmad win the shakti bhatt first book prize 2011 for his book ‘ the wandering falcon’ The Bangladeshi parliament passed landmark bill, the vested properties return bill 2011 that will enable Hindus to
reclaim their property taken over by the govt. & individuals.
Siddhartha mukherjee, the Indian origin American physician won the guardian first book award for his ‘biography’ of
cancer, ‘ the emperor of all maladies’.
Brazilian writer director Alejandro lands won the prestigious golden peacock award for his movie ‘ portfirio’ The first fully modified aircraft, EMB – 1451 for the indigenously developed Indian airborne early warning and control
system undertook its maiden flight from Sao jose dos campos in Brazil.
India won 6th SAFF championship title against Afghanistan at the Nehru stadium in N. Delhi. Canada withdrew from the Kyoto protocol to avoid penalty for the emission reduction Mumbai skipper wasim jaffer overtook former teammate Amol Muzumdar as the highest run getter in Ranji trophy. According to ICC, Bangladesh’s Shakib al hasan is the world’s top all rounder. Satyadev Dubey, theatre director passes away in Mumbai Ranbaxy lauches first generic version medicine Lipitor thereafter to launch low cost version ‘atorvastatin’. Calcutta stock exchange launches operations on national stock exchange National food security bill 2011 cleared by cabinet. ( 7kg grain / person. Rice at Rs 3 / kg, wheat at Rs 2 /kg and
NASA Discovers the first earth size planets kepler 20 e and Kepler 20 f The theme for world disability day on 3rd Dec. annually was ‘together for a better world for all’ South Sudan becomes the world’s newest nation. Eminent sculptor ganapati sthapati died. The Bahamas banned on shark fishing in its waters & importing & exporting shark products. UNESCO has removed the ‘in danger’ tag from the Manas national park The world’s first desert geopark has opened in China. Kerala has been declared as the first total banking state in India. Jamaican Usain Bolt & Australian sprinter sally pearson have won ‘athlete of the year’ awards in Monaco in 2011 Duran cup has been won by the Churchill brothers. World food day was observed on which date with the theme food prices from crisis to stability - 16 October ‘whatever the odds’ written by K.P. Singh M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled ‘ maati ka thin’ based on the patriotic poems written by Ram Updesh singh Nobel prize winner norman ramsey has passed away. World polio day – 24 October 2011 Fierce focus written Greh Chappell Joint military training exercise SHAKTI 2011 between India France The planning commission has approved anti erosion work on Brahmaputra kamal al - ganzouri – Egypt’s new PM India, Russia sign deal for deal for 42 Sukhoi combat planes “Another planet” wins the golden lamp tree award at the short film center award ceremony India and Turkey have agreed for cooperation in coal sector.
The central govt. provides up to 20 % viability gap funding under the scheme for financial support to public private
3rd India Africa hydrocarbon conference was held in new Delhi on December ‘11 Endowed with the power and charisma of creating myth transcending moments of history delhi completes 100
Park tae – joon was the founder of POSCO The 42nd international film festival of india was held in Pune Kamal al – Ganzouri is the new PM of Egypt ‘Vikram sarabhai’ India’s rocket launching centre is located in Kerala Union budget is always presented in the month of February Who has won the ‘ Guardian first book’ award for ‘biography’ of cancer, the emperor of all melodies – Siddhartha
Who has been honoured with the dayawati modi award – Dalai lama Who has been awarded with the new combe medal – Samantha stosur A.R.Rahman has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the 8th dubai international film festival India’s veteran batsman rahul dravid has been honoured with the ‘polly umrigar’ award. Peter ghehin was formula one driver Mario Miranda was famous cartoonist Boreis chertok was rocket designer National investigation agency has its headquarters in delhi National energy conservation day is celebrated on 14th December R.C. Mishra is the central provident fund commissioner Film ‘Another planet’ director by Smita Bhide. World aids day – 1 December Belgium defeated India in the champions challenge hockey tournament in Johannesburg. Ken Russell was a British film director ONGC won Nehru cup at dhyanchand stadium in new delhi against PNB Our PM unveiled the bust of Jawaharlal Nehru at Singapore. Brahmos achieves mach 6.5 speed jointly launched by indo Russia. State planning commission has given approval to start strom water drainage scheme at Sikkim. A special commemorative postal stamp marking the golden jubilee of Goa liberation was released. 40th anniversary of Vijay dewas was celebrated on 16 December Seychelles was in the news because of an announcement by China that it will set up its first military base abroad in
M.Muralidharan – DG of Indian coast guard. P.K.Iyengar a noted nuclear scientist died. Homai vyarawalla was india’s first professional women photographers M.S.Ponnuthai was the first woman artiste to play nadaswaram, a south Indian musical instrument . PM declares 2012 as national mathematical year & 22 dec. as the day. ( ramanujan’s birthday) Indian national anthem completes 100 years Country’s first online Braille library launched Delhi to have country’s tallest ATC tower ADB grants USD 800 million oan for development of China lake Steve job’s statue unveiled in hungary. Russia test fires two nuclear missiles. 5 new UNSC members begin their term ( Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco, Pakistan & Togo). The memers whose
term ended were – Lebanon, Nigeria, Gabon, Bosnia & Brazil.
Argentine capital Buenos aires becomes smoke fire. Chhetri named AIFF player of the year Shane Warne’s bronze statue unveiled outside hallowed MCG. Messi is world player of the year 3rd time in a row. Ujjawala scheme is a valuable step in the direction of protecting 2 vulnerable sections of society women & children,
69th golden globe awards – best actor – Jean dujardin for his performance in ‘the artist’ With the assistance of which one of the following countries kudankulum atomic power project is being set up –
First woman who led the Indian air force contingent at the Republic day parade – flight lieutenant sneha shekhawat
Indonesia became 157th country to adopt the CTBT First state in India to issue e stamp papers in all denominations – Delhi Waheed Hassan – new president of Maldives Mohammad Nasheed the first president of the Maldives resigned. Grammy awards :- album of the year – adele for album 21, song of the year – adele, Paul Epworth for rolling in the
Indian president conferred the Ashoka chakra on Lt. Navdeep singh on 26 jan. 2012. Akhlaq mohd. khan a noted lyricist & Urdu poet died. Whitney Houston was a singer & actress. AK Damodaran was an ambassador & freedom fighter. Shamim Ahmad khan was sitar maestro. Shah rukh khan has been made the brand ambassador of Paschimbanga. Indian postal department introduced a personalized stamp with photograph on it with concept – my stamp Scott Thomson – CEO of yahoo. The world’s first hydrogen powered 3 wheller launched by Mahindra & Mahindra – ‘Hyalfa’ World’s largest telescope set to be built – Meral on Pangong tso lake in the Ladakh Karnataka has planned to teach Bhagvad gita in schools. Novak Djokovic has been awarded with Karadjordjeva star medal, highest honour in Serbia. Green tax, to be introduced for vehicles entering shimla from outside. Cyclone Giovana strom that has hit the Madagascar recently. Agni IV, C-130- J aircraft were displayed in the republic day 2012. FIH announced that Singapore would replace the USA in men’s Olympic qualifier . Natalie Grihham won the champions in Squash in New York. North eastern region has the pilot project ‘youth to the edge’ Nelson Mandela’s image will appear on the currency notes of South Africa. Mi – 17 V5 medium lift helicopters added in IAF. Y.K.S.Rathore – Dir. Of Central revenue control laboratory. Swarna jayanti shahri rozgar yojana gives urban self employment programme, skill training for employment
promotion among urban poor, urban wage employment programme.
Sharad pawar launched 2012 as the year of horticulture. Italian tanker detained at Kochi harbor was Enrica Lexie. For promoting ‘incredible India’ campaign ministry of tourism would provide budgetary support for identified film
festivals and events & facilitate the publicity
Jawahar Sircar – CEO of prasar bharti Kumar Sangakkara completed 10000 ODI runs. Palakka coach factory in Kerala a rail coach factory was approved by union cabinet. Djokovic won grand slam men’s title & Maria Sharapova women’s title & Svetlana Kuznetsova , Vera Zvonatreva
women’s doubles title in Australian open 2012.
Asom theme has been set in 26th surajkumd crafts mela in Faridabad, Haryana. Serena Williams withdrew from Australian open due to left ankle injury. Nirbhashan is the autobiography of Taslima nasreen. Yingluck Shinawatra ( PM of Thailand) was the chief guest at India’s 63rd Republic day. AFSPA term has recently been extended by the central govt. for 1 more year in Asom. Jharkhand won the federation cup women’s football championship. The Artist – won BAFTA CENTPARAM is an MoU between Central bank of India & Indian navy Leander paes & Janko Tipsarevic won doubles title at the Chennai open 2012 & Australian open . Caesar must Die won the golden bear award at the Berlin film festival. Mikkel boe folsgaard received silver bear award for the best actor, Rachel Muonza for the best actress at the berlin
‘the wolf Gift’ was written by Anne rice, ‘no one is here except all of US’ by Ramona Ausubel. Pele’s statue was unveiled at L’Amitie stadium in Libreville . Eminent writer kartar singh duggal was the winner of the Sahitya Akademi award & Padma bhushan. Interceptor missile, AAD 05 test fired from wheelers island, at odisha coast. Sania mirza & Anastasia Radionova won doubles titles at Pattaya open. One of 4 versions of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece ‘the scream’ will be sold this spring in New York. Mr. Abdul Rabu Mansur Hadi – Prez. Of Yemen.
East zone team won the duleep trophy for the first time.
Dadasabheb phalke award 2011 is been given to soumitra chatterjee iconic Bengali actor) The world’s largest arms importer is India Miss India world 2012 is Vanya mishra, Miss Indian Earth title went to Prachi Mishra Saina Nehwal has won Swiss open badminton trophy defeating south Korea’s sun ji hyun DRDO in collaboration with BASIC has developed Aahar, the high shelf life dal and roti pack to cater to the needs of
India’s first vulture sanctuary is R amadearabetta vulture 50 km from the Bangalore Mysore road. Mahesh Bhupati Rohan Bopanna won ATP Dubai open 2012 M.C. Mary Kom Sarita have won gold medals at Asian women’s boxing championship The govt. recently launched open govt. platform a software platform to provide enhanced public access to govt. data. The prestigious saraswati Samman has been conferred on Tamil writer A.A. Manavalan Brahmos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test fired from odisha. The venue of 2012 nuclear security summit was Seoul, South Korea. The African nation which was witnessed a military coup overthrowing the govt. is Mali. Israel has severed all its ties with UN human rights council The NASA spacecraft Messenger has discovered ice inside the shadowed craters of Mercury 4th BRICS summit was recently held in N. Delhi Pakistan won Asia cup of cricket Fernando Alonso Jenson Button are the winner of Malaysian grand prix and Australian grand prix. Resp. UNHCR has adopted a resolution against Sri Lanka The prestigious templeton prize 2012 has been conferred on Dalai Lama. The country which has accepted the 19 pt. UN plan to end violence in the country is Syria
The winner of International Indu Sharma katha samman 2012 – Pradeep Saurabh The bi annual coastal security exercise recently conducted by Indian navy is – Tat Suraksha The India – US joint naval exercise was recently held is – Malabar 2012 Ajit pal singh has been appointed chef de mission for London Olympics 2012 Rajasthan state assembly has passed resolution to set up legislative council India has test fired Agni V missile ICBM The youngest Indian boxer to qualify for London Olympics 2012 is Shiva Thapa India’s first space based solar coronograph is ADITYA – 1 India recently launched its first radar imaging satellite The 1st spice park has been inaugurated in Rajasthan at Rampura bhatiyan village Aung san Suu Kyi’s party has won the seat in Myanmar’s parliamentary by elections The winner of Bahrain grand prix 2012 is Sebastian Vettel The Wisden leading cricketer of the year 2011 is Kumar Sangakkara Bhagwan Mahavir world peace world has been conferred on Aung San Suu kyi 5th world information technology forum was held in N. Delhi Sachin, Rekha, Anu Aga nominated to Rajya Sabha. India, Russia, China unite on North Korea to show restraint India, Qatar sign pact to boost oil and gas cooperation
The Union cabinet approved the 7.6 billion dollar TAPI gas pipeline project. The joint exercise carried out by the army and the Indian air force in the desert of Rajasthan is named Exercise
The film actress who has been selected as the brand ambassador of Nirmal bharat abhiyan is Vidya Balan The disease which has been declared by the union govt. to be a mandatorily notifiable disease is T.B. The year by which India is expected to achieve total sanitation coverage is 2017 The union govt. has cleared a Rs 8500 crore project under the PMGSY for naxal affected districts RBI decided to set up a 2 billion dollar swap facility for SAARC nations, available in foreign curren and India rupee. The Indian tennis player who won the first ATP challenger title for the first time is Yuki Bhambari The Indian born who has been made the president of the European bank for reconstruction and development is Mr.
The world’s oldest woman to climb the mt. Everest is 73 year old Tamae Watanabe of Japan. The country which won the world ice hockey championship; 2012 is Russia The 38th G -8 summit was held in Maryland, USA
The no. 1 mobile co. of the world is Samsung. Tomislav Nikolic is the new president of Serbia President Pratibha Patil’s visit to Seychelles and south Africa PM visit to Myanmar to normalize ties with the outside world. India, Malaysia sign DTAA to boost trade ties India to write off 200 million US dollar credit to Bangladesh Satyam kumar from Bihar becomes the youngest to crack IIT JEE exam. Ban on sale of Pan masala and gutka imposed by Kerala govt.
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