India This Week: 3 December-9 December 2012

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

Dec 17, 2012 14:01 IST
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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

3 December 2012
• The Competent Authority of India on 3 December 2012 appointed S. A. Ibrahim the IPS (MP-77) as officer on Special Duty in the Intelligence Bureau and also as the Director for Intelligence Bureau
• Ranjit Sinha, IPS officer of 1974-batch Bihar cadre on 3 December 2012 acquired the office as new CBI director

4 December 2012
• New index called Global Terrorism Index (GTI) revealed on 4 December 2012 that India, Afghanistan and Pakistan were the most terrorism-hit nations in 2011
• The Reserve Bank of India on 4 December 2012 signed a three year Bilateral Swap Arrangement (BSA) with the Bank of Japan for swapping of the local currencies to address short-term liquidity problems

5 December 2012
• Union Government of India on 5 December 2012 cleared the decks for transferring the prime India 12.5 acre United Mill land in Mumbai to the Maharashtra government for building a state-of-the-art memorial to B.R. Ambedkar
• India was ranked 94th out of 176 countries in Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released on 5 December 2012
• Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were named in the list of top 20 most powerful people in the world by the Forbes Magazine in annual power rankings which were declared on 5 December 2012
• State Bank of India (SBI), on 5 December 2012 announced about its expectation of infusion of approximately 4000 crore Rupees from the government in 2012-2013 fiscal year

6 December 2012

• The Union government of India appointed Parthasarathi Shome, the tax expert, as the adviser to finance minister P Chidambaram
• Haryana topped on the chart of states for significantly exceeding the revenue mobilization targets as per the report released in the first week of December by the Planning Commission on State Finances during 11th Five Year Plan

7 December 2012
• The Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) on 7 December 2012 asked Karnataka to provide Tamil Nadu with 12 TMC feet of Cauvery water during December 2012
• Apple, on 7 December 2012 launched iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad in India. This comes less than a week after the company rolled out iTunes Store in the country

8 December 2012
• Life of Pi was given two National Tourism Awards by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on 8 December 2012
9December 2012
• Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa formally launched Karnataka Janatha Party (KJP) on 9 December 2012
• Delhi Government’s Environment department on 9 December 2012 launched a campaign to check the conformity of blanket ban on plastic bag usage across Delhi


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