India This Week: 10 December-16 December 2012

India this week helps student to understand the happenings in and around the country

Jagran Josh
Dec 21, 2012, 15:30 IST

India this week helps student to understand the happenings in and around the country. For a better grasp of current affairs happening in India for the week refer to this category in Jagran

10 December 2012
• Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram was selected for K Karunakaran Foundation award for his brilliant administration
• The Nobel Peace Prize 2012 was awarded to the European Union (EU) leaders at Oslo, Norway
• The Union Government of India introduced a bill in Parliament to amend the Competition Act which, among other things, will require the Competition Commission to decide on corporate mergers within 180 days

11 December 2012
• 92 years old Renowned Indian sitarist,   Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego city of California
• The Inter Ministerial body Telecom Commission of India gave its nod to a 1500 crore Rupees subsidy to state owned BSNL for supporting its landline operations in rural areas

12 December 2012
• India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface to surface Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off Odisha coast.
• 84 years old , the first chief minister of Uttarakhand, Nityanand Swami, who belonged to the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) passed away
• Famous Bollywood actress and Bharatanatyam exponent Hema Malini had been selected for the prestigious Bharat Muni Samman of year 2012 for her outstanding contribution to the field of art and culture

13 December 2012

• Organisers of the Recording Academy announced on 13 December 2012 that Pandit Ravi Shankar, the sitar maestro would be honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously
• 47 Years old Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan awarded with the prestigious BrandLaureate Legendary Award in Malaysia

14 December 2012

• Advocate R S Goswami was elected as the chairman of Bar Council of Delhi
• Justice Arun Kumar Mishra took over as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
• ICICI Bank, the largest private sector bank of India opened 101 distinct gramin branches or rural branches as the part of its financial enclosure plan

15 December 2012
• Naina Lal Kidwai took over as President of FICCI, becoming the first woman to head the leading industry body
• Tamil version of the book, Still Counting the Dead- Survivors of Sri Lanka's Hidden War authored by Frances Harrison was released

16 December 2012
• Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 was cleared by the Union Cabinet making it compulsory to get consent of 80 percent land owners
• The Government of India’s Wall Calendar for 2013 was launched featuring various flagship programmes of the Government, which includes Aadhaar based Direct Cash Transfer Scheme to be implemented in 51 districts from January 2013 among others


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