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Switzerland Best Place to be Born in the World, India Ranked 66th: Survey

Jan 3, 2013
As per the survey held by the Economist Intelligence, the sister company of The Economist, Switzerland was declared as the best place to be born in the world.

Foreign Tourists Not Allowed To Work as Journalists on Tourist Visa: MHA

Jan 3, 2013
Ministry of Home Affairs on 2 January 2013 ordered foreign tourists not to indulge in the journalistic activities on their tourist visas.

Urjit Patel Was Appointed As the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Jan 3, 2013
Urjit Patel was appointed as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on 3 Jan 2013. He would succeed Subir Gokarn whose term ended on 31 Dec 2012.

Union Government constituted the 14th Finance Commission under Former RBI Governor YV Reddy

Jan 3, 2013
Union Government on 2 January 2013 constituted the 14th Finance Commission under former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Yaga Venugopal Reddy...

Chief Justice of India Inaugurated First Fast-Track Court in Delhi for Hearing Rape Cases

Jan 3, 2013
CJI Altamas Kabir inaugurated the first fast-track court in Saket Court Complex, Delhi on 2 January 2013 for dealing with the crime against females.

Manufacturing Sector Displayed Six-Month Highest Growth in December 2012: Survey

Jan 3, 2013
The Purchasing Managers' Index from HSBC survey revealed on 2 Jan 2013 that the manufacturing activity of India increased in Dec 2012 to maximum in six months.

Oldest Fossil of the Earth from 3.5 Billion Years Ago Discovered in Australia

Jan 3, 2013
Australian scientists claimed that they discovered certain traces of bacteria in Western Australia, which lived a record-breaking 3.49 billion years ago.

Domestic Automobile Sales Decreased in December 2012 despite Heavy Discounts

Jan 2, 2013
Inspite of offering heavy discounts and attractive offers, automobile companies failed to attract customers, resulting in low sales in December 2012.

Godrej UK-Based Subsidiary Acquired Colgate-Palmolive Brand, Soft and Gentle in UK

Jan 2, 2013
Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) on 1 January 2012 announced that its UK-based subsidiary Keyline Brands acquired Soft and Gentle from Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Israel’s Jewish Population Passed Crucial 6 Million Mark: Central Bureau of Statistics

Jan 2, 2013
According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics the Israel’s Jewish population passed the mark of 6 million for first time.

Syed Asif Ibrahim Took Over as the Director of Intelligence Bureau

Jan 2, 2013
Syed Asif Ibrahim, the IPS officer, took over as the Director of Intelligence Bureau on 1 January 2013 succeeding Nehchal Sandhu.

India and Pakistan Exchanged Nuclear Units List as a Part of the Agreement

Jan 2, 2013
India and Pakistan exchanged the list which contains the names of nuclear units of two countries on 1 January 2013 as it is customary since 20 years.

UN Human Rights Chief Termed Rape as National Problem in India

Jan 2, 2013
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights termed rape as the national issue in India, calling for strengthening the laws against this sexual violence

S. Ramakrishnan took over as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Jan 2, 2013
S. Ramakrishnan is the new Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. He replaced P S Veeraraghavan and carries four decades of experience in Rocketry.

Scientist Venkatesh Mannar honoured with Order of Canada Award

Jan 1, 2013
Scientist Venkatesh Mannar was honoured with the Order of Canada Award in December 2012

Suven Life Sciences won Patents on three Products for CNS Molecules

Jan 1, 2013
Suven Life Sciences – the Drug Firm won patents on three products for CNS molecules on 31 December 2012 from Eurasia and Canada

Muthunayagam and Saraswat to be awarded with Aryabhatta Award by the ASI

Jan 1, 2013
The Astronautical Society of India selected Dr. A.E. Muthunayagam and Dr. V.K. Saraswat for Aryabhatta Award 2010 and 2011

Rollout of Direct Benefits Transfers started on 1 January 2013

Jan 1, 2013
National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers started roll-out of the Direct Cash Benefits from 1 January 2013 in 43 identified districts of the country

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