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Usain Bolt and Fraser-Pryce Won Athlete of the Year Award At JAAA Golden Cleats Awards Ceremony

Jan 10, 2013
Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the male and female Athlete of the Year awards respectively on 8 January 2013 at JAAA Golden Cleats Awards ceremony.

Allahabad Bank Signed MoU with Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Jan 10, 2013
Allahabad bank signed a MoU with Chamber of Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (CIMSME) in Kolkata on 4 Jan 2013 to support priority sector lending.

Scientists Developed a Drug That Help Paralysed Walk Again

Jan 10, 2013
Scientists at the Stanford University in the 2nd week of January 2013, California developed a drug called LM11A-31 which can help paralysed people walk again.

Cochin Shipyard launched Aadesh, the First Fast Patrol Vessel for Coast Guard

Jan 10, 2013
Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) on 8 January 2013 launched the first fast patrol vessel (FPV), built for the Indian Coast Guard.

Life of Pi Nominated For BAFTA 2013 with Nine Nominations, Lincoln Leads Way with 10 Nods

Jan 10, 2013
Life of Pi and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel were chosen for the BAFTA Awards 2013. Suraj Sharma, the Indian actor was nominated for the BAFTA Awards 2013.

Rajiv Takru appointed Secretary of Financial Services in the Finance Ministry

Jan 10, 2013
Rajiv Takru , the Senior IAS officer on 9 January 2013 promoted and appointed as Secretary of Financial Services in the Finance Ministry...

Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill took over as the Commandant of NDA

Jan 10, 2013
Air Marshal Kulwant Singh Gill is the new commandant of National Defence Academy. He took the office from outgoing Lt. Gen Ashok Singh on 8 January 2013.

Sodexo Announced Acquiring Chennai-Based MacLellan India

Jan 10, 2013
Sodexo, the French major in vouchers and catering announced acquiring MacLellan on 9 Jan 2013. MacLellan offers maintenance and facility management services.

Fitch Ranked India's Sovereign Rating into Negative Status

Jan 10, 2013
Rating Agency Fitch rated India’s Sovereign Rating in its negative status.

Railway fares to be hiked from 21 January 2013: Railway minister

Jan 9, 2013
Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on 9 January 2013 announced that the rail fares would be hiked for all passengers from 21 January 2013...

Aadhaar card to be accepted as proof to get passport: Ministry of external Affairs

Jan 9, 2013
The Ministry of External Affairs on 8 January 2013 decided and consequently advised all Passport Issuing Authorities to accept Aadhaar letter as Proof of Address and Photo identity...

Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi inaugurated 6th Vibrant Gujarat summit

Jan 9, 2013
Chief Minister  of Gujarat Narendra Modi on 8 January 2013 inaugurated the biennial(held every second year) Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors meet by throwing open a mega trade exhibition that has over one thousand firms from as many as 16 countries displaying their products...

Akbaruddin Owaisi Arrested For Delivering Hate Speech; Faces Several Other Charges

Jan 9, 2013
Akbaruddin Owaisi, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) MLA who was indicted of making hate speech was arrested on 8 January 2013.

Chief Minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda Resigned and Recommended dissolution of State Assembly

Jan 9, 2013
The Arjun Munda Ministry in Jharkhand on 8 January 2013 resigned and recommended dissolution of the two-year-old Assembly to the governor in Ranchi.

Income Tax Surveyed Nokia’s Chennai Plant to Check Tax Evasion

Jan 9, 2013
Income Tax officials surveyed the Sriperumbudur plant of Nokia in its day-long survey on 8 January 2013 in order to find out the tax evasion, if it existed.

The Oldest Super Predator Living on Earth, Tyrant Swimmer Discovered by the Scientists

Jan 9, 2013
Scientists discovered that oldest super predator of the world was the marine crocodile. It looked partly like a shark and partly like a threatening dolphin.

LinkedIn appointed Nishant Rao as Country Manager for India Operations

Jan 9, 2013
Professional networking Web site LinkedIn on 8 January 2013 appointed Nishant K. Rao as the new Country Manager for its India operations.

Versace 19.69 Tied Up With Majgenta Fashions for India Ventures

Jan 9, 2013
Versace 19.69 Abbigliamento Sportivo, the Italian luxury brand for clothing entered into India through its partnership with the Majgenta Fashions.

M S Dhoni climbed up to Fourth Position in the ICC ODI Players Ranking

Jan 8, 2013
MS Dhoni placed at 4th position in the latest ICC ODI Players Ranking released. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers share first and second position, respectively.
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