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India This Week: 19 December-25 December 2011

A compilation of all the important topics and events of the week is given here. Update you Current Affairs Weekly with our India This week.

Dec 28, 2011 16:17 IST

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19 December
•    Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Hamid Ansari released two books Expression of Thoughts (English) & Izhar-e-Khayal (Urdu) authored by K.Rahman Khan, Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

20 December
•    India's leading commodity bourse the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) became the world's fifth-largest commodity futures exchange
•    KV Varadaraj, one of the few Indian footballers who played in two Olympics in 1948 and 1952, passed away in Bangalore
•    India striker Sunil Chhetri was voted Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation

21 December

•    India's top nuclear scientist PK Iyengar who designed India’s first atomic bomb passed away at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) hospital in Trombay
•    Credit rating agency Moody's upgraded the credit rating of the Indian government's bonds from the speculative to investment grade
•    Twenty-two writers were selected for the prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards for2011.
•    Jamil Ahmad was declared the winner of the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize for his book The Wandering Falcon at the British Council in New Delhi

22 December
•    Former Indian Test (medium-pace) cricketer Vasant Ranjane passed away in Pune
•    India's telecom ministry informed mobile phone operators that they must scrap illegal mutual roaming agreements that allow them to provide seamless nationwide 3G services
•    Mumbai skipper Wasim Jaffer overtook former teammate Amol Muzumdar (8237 runs) as the highest run-getter in Ranji Trophy

23 December
•    Department of Posts released India Post 2012 Calendar based on the theme of sculptural heritage of India
•    41st Foundation Day of Bureau of Police Research and Development celebrated

24 December

•    Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal dedicated the Malappuram (Kerala)off-campus of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to the nation

25 December
•    Theatre director, screenplay writer and actor Satyadev Dubey, credited with introducing existential and absurd theatre, passed away

 

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