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High Level Committee set up to curb the Growth of Black Money

May 31, 2011
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India Current Affairs 2011. Union Government set up panel to examine tightening of laws to curb the growth of black money

MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore to win IPL season 4

May 31, 2011
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Sports Current Affairs 2011. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) led by MS Dhoni defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore to win Indian Premier League (IPL) season 4

Indian Government set up Panel under CBDT Chairman to tackle Menace of Black Money

May 31, 2011
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Economy Current Affairs 2011. Indian government announced the setting up of a panel under CBDT Chairman to examine tightening of laws to curb the growth of black money

Barcelona led by Lionel Messi defeated Manchester United to win Champions League

May 31, 2011
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Sports Current Affairs 2011. Spanish soccer club Barcelona led by Lionel Messi defeated Manchester United 3-1 to emerge winners of the Champions League

Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix

May 31, 2011
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Sports Current Affairs 2011. Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Monaco Grand Prix thriller for Red Bull

Mayookha Johny won Bronze in Women’s Triple Jump Category in Asian Grand Prix Athletics Series

May 31, 2011
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Sports Current Affairs 2011. Mayookha Johnyv won bronze in the women’s triple jump category won her bronze in the final leg of the Asian Athletic Grand Prix in Wujiang

Palestinian-born Suzanne Al Houby became first Arab Woman to reach Summit of Mount Everest

May 31, 2011
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International Current Affairs 2011. Palestinian-born and UAE-based Suzanne Al Houbybecame the first Arab woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest

Bihar Faced Opposition from Nepal while Constructing a Channel of the Kosi River

May 30, 2011
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India Current Affairs2 011. The Bihar government asked for help from the Union government of India to talk to Nepal to allow digging of an 11.6 km pilot channel of the Kosi River downstream from the Birpur Barrage

Second Africa-India Forum Summit held at Addis Ababa

May 28, 2011
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Second Africa-India forum summit was held at Addis Ababa from 24 to 25 May 2011

Iranian Parliament Imposed Sanctions on US Officials

May 28, 2011
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International/World Current Affairs 2011. The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on 24 May 2011 imposed sanctions on 26 US officials, including former defence and intelligence chiefs

Nagaland State Annual Plan 2010-11 Finalised at 1810 Crore

May 28, 2011
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India Current Affairs 2011. Nagaland state annual plan was finalised at 1810 crore on 18 May 2011 at a meeting between the Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

Thousands of Air-passengers Stranded Because of Drifting Ash from an Iceland Volcano

May 28, 2011
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Environment/Ecology Current Affairs2011.Thousands of passengers have had their flights cancelled because of drifting ash from the Grimsvotn Iceland volcano

75 MW Solar Power Project to be Set Up in Maharashtra by Lanco Solar

May 28, 2011
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Indian Current Affairs 2011. Lanco Solar on 26 May 2011 announced to set up a 75 MW solar power plant at Dhule in Maharashtra at a cost of 884.18 crore rupees

NAC Gave its Nod for Fresh Survey Identifying Families below Poverty Line

May 28, 2011
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India Current Affairs 2011. The National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by Sonia Gandhi gave its nod to government's go ahead for fresh survey identifying families Below Poverty Line

India and World Bank Signed 162.7 Million Dollars Agreement for Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project

May 28, 2011
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International/World Current Affairs 2011. India and the World Bank on 24 May 2011 signed IDA (International Development Association) credit of 162.7 million dollars for Rajasthan Rural Livelihoods Project

Haryana Launched a Project to Enrol People for UID and Smart Cards

May 28, 2011
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Indian Current Affairs 2011. Chief Minister of Haryana, Bhupinder Singh Hooda on 26 May 2011 launched a project to enrol people for UID

Jindal Law School Signed a MoU to Train IAS Officers

May 28, 2011
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India Current Affairs 2011. A memorandum of Understanding was signed between OP Jindal Global University and the National Institute of Administrative Research of the Lal Bahadur National Academy of Administration, Mussorie for the training of IAS officers

External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) Limit raised to $30 billion from $20 billion

May 28, 2011
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Economy Current Affairs 2011. External commercial borrowing limit raised to $ 30 billion from $ 20 billion for the financial year 2011-12

Finance Ministry cleared the Reserve Bank of India's Draft Guidelines on New Bank Licences

May 28, 2011
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Economy Current Affairs 2011. Indian Ministry of Finance on 27 May 2011 cleared the Reserve Bank of India's draft guidelines on new bank licences with a rider

RBI directed Banks to resolve ATM Transactions related Complaints in Seven Working Days

May 28, 2011
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Economy Current Affairs 2011. RBI reduced the time that banks take to resolve customers' complaints regarding ATM transactions to seven working days from 12 working days

State-run miner NMDC to acquire 50% stake in Australian Mineral Company Legacy

May 27, 2011
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Economy Current Affairs 2011. State-run miner NMDC on 25 May 2011 signed an agreement to acquire up to 50% stake in Australian mineral exploration company Legacy Iron Ore

President Pratibha Patil rejected Mercy Petition of Khalistani Terrorist Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar

May 27, 2011
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India Current Affairs 2011. President Pratibha Patil on 26 May 2011 rejected the mercy petition of Khalistani terrorist Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar

Supreme Court quashed Allotment of Land to Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly

May 27, 2011
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India Current Affairs 2011. Supreme Court quashed the allotment of  land to former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly by the West Bengal government in 2009

Microsoft unveiled the Latest Version of its Mobile Phone Software

May 27, 2011
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Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its mobile phone software on 24 May 2011

Google launched its Popular but controversial Mapping Service Street View in Bangalore

May 27, 2011
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Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Google launched its popular but controversial mapping service Street View in Bangalore

Bharti Airtel entered into a Five-year Deal with Mobile Software-maker Comviva

May 27, 2011
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Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Bharti Airtel declared on 25 May 2011 announced that it entered into a five-year deal with mobile software-maker Comviva

Lanco Solar bagged Rs 885-crore Contract from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company

May 27, 2011
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Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Lanco Solarbagged Rs 885-crore contract from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company to build a solar power project

Suneeta Reddy designated as Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals

May 27, 2011
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Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Apollo Hospitals re-designated Suneeta Reddy as Joint Managing Director (JMD) of Apollo Hospitals

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to Provide Free Healthcare for Pregnant Women

May 27, 2011
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Indian Current Affairs 2011. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decided to provide free nutritious food, transportation and treatment to all pregnant women who visit government facilities for delivery

India Signed MoU with Ethiopia to Avoid Double Taxation

May 27, 2011
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International/World Current Affairs 2011. India signed two MoUs with Ethiopia to avoid double taxation and promote development of small industries. The agreements were signed between Manmohan Singh and his Ehiopian counterpart in Addis Ababa

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