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• Noted Hindi writer Professor Ramdarash Mishra was selected for the 21st Vyas Samman for his poetry collection Aam Ke Patte published in 2004.
• Renowned Urdu poet and noted lyricist of Umrao Jaan, Akhlaq Mohammad Khan passed away in Aligarh after battling lung cancer
• Delhi government announced medical benefits, financial support & higher compensation packages for various other categories of workers covered by the Industrial Workers Act
• Reserve Bank of India changed the bank rate, a medium-term signal rate after nine years
• As per official data released, headline inflation eased to a 26-month low at 6.55 per cent in January 2012 from 7.47 per cent in December 2011
• Reserve Bank of India issued the ‘Draft Circular for Deployment of White Label Automated Teller Machines (WLAs) from non-bank entities
• Senior BJP leader and Higher Education Minister of Karnataka, V S Acharya died in Bangalore following a massive cardiac arrest.
• Two-day 44th Session of Indian Labour Conference under the chairmanship of Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister of Labour & Employment
• EGoM headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee approved the auction route for selling 5 per cent stake in state-run oil major ONGC before the end of the current fiscal 2011-12
• New Telecom Policy was announced by communications minister Kapil Sibal
• Haryana government suspended the scheme of distribution of social benefits under Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)
• Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari released the Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts, Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts of Fort William College and Fascimile copies of Rozmnama, Tarikh – i-Alfi and Ilajut Tuyur brought by the National Archives of India
• Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri V.Narayanasamy, launched Minister’s Office Interface in Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System in New Delhi
• Multi-Purpose Mi-17 V5 Helicopter Inducted into Air Force
• The railways safety review committee, headed by former Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar submitted its report to the Union governemnt
• President of India, Pratibha Patil launched the 2012 Pulse Polio Campaign by adminstering olio vaccine drops to eight children at Rashtrapati Bhawan
• International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries inaugurated by nion Minister for Shipping G K Vasan
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