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• Indian soccer legend Sailendra Nath Manna, popularly known as Sailen Manna, died in Kolkata
• Trade unions called all-India strike for the first time since independence to register their protest on a wide range of issues stemming out of the liberalisation policy
• 1977 batch IAS officer and additional chief secretary (finance) CK Mathew was named be the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan
• According to data released by the ministry of commerce and industry, output of eight core segments that comprise the manufacturing sector dipped to 0.5% in January 2012
• As per the data released by CSO, India’s economic growth rate dipped to 6.1% in October-December quarter of 2011-12 due to poor performance of the manufacturing, mining and farm sectors
• As per the data released by CAG, fiscal deficit stood at Rs 4.34 lakh crore, or 105 per cent of the total annual target in the April-January period of 2011-12
• The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Research and Education for Extension of Closing Date of NAIP up to 30 June 2014
• Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure approved the upgradation of Railway Infrastructure for introduction of multi-modal transport system (Phase - II) in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secundrabad
• Air Marshal Rajinder Singh AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, Bangalore.
• The two day India-Africa Science & Technology Ministers’ Conference concluded with announcement of a joint Declaration
• Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports approved the participation of Indian Under-14 Table Tennis team for ITF 14 and under Championship to be held in Philippines from 12 -18 March 2012
• Two day Conference on ‘Issues and Challenges in the Development of Women and Children of Backward Classes including Backward Classes of Religious Minorities conducted by the Ministry of Women & Child Development concluded in New Delhi
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