India This Week: 23 April-29 April 2012

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May 2, 2012 17:49 IST
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23 April, 2012
•    Abhishek Manu Singhvi resigned on Monday as Congress spokesperson and Chairperson of Parliament's Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice
•    The Norwegian District Court in Stavanger announced its verdict saying it had agreed to hand over custody of the children, who were placed in care on grounds of parental neglect, to the children's paternal uncle Arunabhas Bhattacharya
•    Medical students at the five government medical colleges in Kerala called off their strike past following last- minute discussions with Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar and Health Secretary Rajeev Sadanandan

24 April, 2012
•    The Supreme Court stayed the Karnataka High Court order that had quashed the appointment of Shankar Bidari as head of the Karnataka Police
•    The Kerala State Higher Education Council constituted a committee to review the State policy on higher education
•    The government introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha that provides for recognising piracy as a crime and lays down norms for prosecution of pirates apprehended by the Indian authorities with punishment running up to life term

25 April, 2012
•    Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka walked free after more than a month in a Maoist captivity
•    A moderate intensity tremor shook parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
•    Standard & Poor's (S&P) scaled down India's credit rating outlook from ‘stable' (BBB+) to ‘negative' (BBB-) with a warning of a downgrade if there is no improvement in the fiscal situation and political climate

26 April, 2012
•    Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga nominated to Rajya Sabha
•    The Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition filed by a law student challenging the nomination of Justice Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the ground that it would “severely” compromise the independence of the judiciary
•    India's first indigenously built all-weather Radar Imaging Satellite, RISAT-1 was put in its orbit

27 April, 2012
•    A Special CBI Court convicted the former BJP president, Bangaru Laxman, of the charge of accepting money, to facilitate government contracts
•    After a gap of more than two decades, Justice Dalveer Bhandari of India was overwhelmingly elected as a judge of the International Court of Justice
•    Indian Navy inducted INS Teg to its inventory

28 April, 2012
•    The Union Information & Broadcasting Ministry notified the much-awaited Cable Television Networks Rules, 2012, paving the way for digitalisation of the sector in the four metros
•    The former Special Protection Group (SPG) chief, B.V. Wanchoo, was appointed Goa Governor, and the former Madhya Pradesh Minister, Aziz Qureshi, Governor of Uttarakhand
•    Kannada poet Chennaveera Kanavi was chosen for the Basavashree Award and playback singer Kasturi Shankar was chosen for the Vachana Sahitya Sri Award instituted by the Basava Vedike

29 April, 2012

•    The portals of the famous Himalayan shrine of Badrinath were reopened
•    The Congress' coordination committee cleared the names of candidates for 15 of the 18 Assembly constituencies where by-elections are scheduled on 12 June 2012
•    Tamilnadu was directed to release 100 cubic feet per second water to meet the drought situation in Palakkad district


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