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Government’s Fiscal Deficit in the April-February Period of 2011-12 stood at Rs 4.93 lakh crore

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012. As per CGA data, union government’s fiscal deficit during the April-February period of 2011-12 stood at Rs 4.93 lakh crore, or 95% of the revised estimates

India hosted the BRICS Summit for the First Time on 29 March 2012

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. India hosted the BRICS summit for the first time on 29 March 2012. It was the fourth BRICS summit

Unitech approached Court against Estranged Joint Venture Partner Telenor

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. Indian real state firm Unitech Limited on 30 March 2012 moved a local court, seeking to prevent partner Telenor 

US Senate confirmed Career Diplomat Nancy Powell as Ambassador to India

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. US Senate on 30 March 2012 confirmed career diplomat Nancy Powell as ambassador to India

Karnataka High Court quashed the Appointment of Shankar Bidari as the State DGP

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Karnataka high court on 31 March 2012 quashed the appointment of Shankar Bidari as state DGP and IG

Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh visited South Korea

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. The Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh visited South Korea on 25 March 2012

NTPC Board approved 17000 Crore Rupees Investment in Two Power Projects in Maharashtra

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) board on 30 March 2012 approved an investment of over 17000 crore rupees

National Green Tribunal suspended the Environment Clearance Granted to Posco's Steel Project

Mar 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Environment and Ecology Current Affairs 2012. The National Green Tribunal on 30 March 2012 suspended the environment clearance granted to Posco's mega steel project in Orissa in January 2011

Hinduja Energy formed Joint Venture with Steag Energy Services of Germany

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. Hinduja Energy India, a subsidiary of Hinduja Group, on 29 March 2012, formed a joint venture with Steag Energy Services

Chhattisgadh Chief Minister Raman Singh presented the State Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Chhattisgadh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who holds the additional portfolio of finance department, presented the state budget 2012-13

CVC reconstituted the Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on 29 March 2012, reconstituted the advisory board on bank, commercial and financial frauds

Astronomers in Europe discovered an Ancient Planetary System

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Science & Technology Current Affairs 2012. Astronomers discovered an ancient planetary system, which belonged to one of the earliest cosmic eras, 13 billion years ago

Supreme Court refused to Pass Order on Clemency Petition of Balwant Singh Rajoana

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. The Supreme Court of India on 30 March 2012 refused to pass any order on a mercy petition in the death sentence to Balwant Singh Rajoana

Tata Motors increased the Prices of Commercial Vehicles by 5000 rupees to 60000 rupees

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Corporate Current Affairs 2012. Tata Motors on 29 March 2012 increased the prices of its commercial vehicles (CV) by 5000 rupees to 60000 rupees

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra tabled the budget for 2012-13

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. The West Bengal government on 23 March 2012 presented a higher plan outlay of 23371.44 crore in the budget for 2012-13

Eight Core Infrastructure Industries registered a robust 6.8% Growth in Output in February 2012

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012. As per the data on the core industries released on 29 March 2012, eight core infrastructure industries registered a robust 6.8 per cent growth in output in February 2012

Scientists discovered the Human Gene IFTIM3 that turned Flu into a Killer

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Science and Technology Current Affairs 2012. Scientists discovered the genetic flaw that explains the reason why flu makes some people seriously ill. They in fact found a human gene called IFTIM3 that influences how people respond to flu infections

Shyamala Gopinath appointed as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board on Financial Frauds

Mar 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) on 29 March 2012 appointed Shyamala Gopinath as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds

Fourth BRICS (BRAZIL, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit was held in New Delhi

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. The Fourth BRICS Summit was held in New Delhi on 29 March 2012. The theme of the Summit was BRICS Partnership for Global Stability, Security and Prosperity

Infosys co-founder Narain Murthy named in the Fortune’s List of 12 Greatest Entrepreneurs

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Infosys co-founder Narain Murthy, on 28 March 2012, got his name figured in the list of 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time

Seoul Nuclear Security Summit was held on 26-27 March 2012

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. Seoul nuclear security summit was held on 26-27 March 2012 in South Korea. The next Nuclear Security Summit will be held in 2014 in the Netherlands

Pakistan Government appointed Lt General Zaheer ul Islam as the Director General of ISI

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. Pakistan government on 18 March 2012 appointed Lt General Zaheerul Islam, Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence

RBI announced Revisions to Liberalise Norms for Direct Investment Abroad by Indian Residents

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012. RBI on 28 March 2012 announced revisions with an objective to liberalise the norms for direct investment abroad by Indian residents

The Union Defence Ministry blacklisted Six Companies for Ten Years

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. 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

EGoM fixed Issue Price for National Buildings Construction Corporation's IPO at Rs.106 a Share

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012. Empowered group of ministers (EGoM) on 28 March 2012 fixed the issue price for the National Buildings Construction Corporation's public offer at Rs.106 a share

Supreme Court of Nepal upheld that Constituent Assembly’s Term should not exceed 27 May 2012

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. In Nepal, the Supreme Court on 28 March 2012 upheld its earlier decision that the term of the Constituent Assembly will not be extended after the deadline ends on 27 May 2012

Jawaharlal Nehru University conferred Doctorate Degree on Russian President Dimitry Medvedev

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Russian President Dimitry Medvedev was conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Jawaharlal Nehru University on 28 March 2012

Union Government stayed the Death Sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. The Union Government of India on 28 March 2012 stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana

European Union called on North Korea to dismantle its Nuclear Weapons Programme

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

International Current Affairs 2012. The European Union called on North Korea to abandon its planned rocket launch and dismantle its nuclear weapons programme

Ministry of Corporate Affairs announced setting up of Committee for Corporate Governance

Mar 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Ministry of Corporate Affairs set up a committee under Adi Godrej to bring out a formal policy document tfor enlisting diverse elements of corporate governance

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