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January 2012 Current Affairs

Indians constituted about 20 per cent of the Tourists to Sri Lanka in 2011

Jan 31, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. In the period from January to November 2011, Sri Lanka received just over 7.5 lakh tourists. Of this, over 1.5 lakh were Indians

India’s NTPC signed an Agreement with BPDP to set up Thermal Power Plant in Bangladesh

Jan 30, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. India's National Thermal Power Corporation(NTPC) signed an agreement with Bangladesh Power Development Board( BPDP), for setting up a joint venture 1320 MW thermal power plant

Amalraj won Maiden National Title at the 73rd Senior National and Inter-State TT Championships

Jan 30, 2012
Sports Current Affairs 2012. A Amalraj won his maiden national title by defeating A Sharath Kamal in the final of the 73rd Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships

SEBI to enhance Minimum Investment Amount Per Client managed by Portfolio Managers to Rs.25 lakh

Jan 30, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. SEBI decided to enhance the minimum investment amount per client managed by portfolio managers to Rs.25 lakh from Rs.5 lakh

Pakistan’s Court granted Two More Months to the Judicial Commission Investigating Memo Issue

Jan 30, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. Pakistan's Supreme Court on 30 January 2012 granted two more months to the judicial commission probing the memo issue to complete its investigation

Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal to win the 100th Edition of the Australian Open at Melbourne

Jan 30, 2012
Sports Current Affairs 2012. Novak Djokovic emerged victorious in the men’s single category while Victoria Azarenka lifted the trophy in the women category of the 2012 Australian Open

Rajasthan Government decided to Constitute Jaisalmer Fort Development Authority

Jan 27, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Rajasthan government decided to form Jaisalmer Fort Development Authority to resolve the vexed and inter-connected problems relating to constructions and encroachments within the Jaisalmer Fort

India and Pakistan agreed to Transit Fee Formula for Tapi Gas Pipeline Project

Jan 27, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. India and Pakistan agreed in New Delhi to transit fee formula for Tapi gas pipeline project. On the Transit Fee, both nations agreed that the negotiations would be conducted in a transparent manner

President Pratibha Patil conferred the Ashoka Chakra on Lt. Navdeep Singh on 63rd Republic Day

Jan 27, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. President conferred the Ashoka Chakra on Lt. Navdeep Singh (posthumous) on the occasion of the 63rd Republic Day Parade 2012

Mahesh Rangarajan appointed as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Jan 27, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Environmental historian and political commentator Mahesh Rangarajan was selected and appointed as director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

Kerala Governor and Former Puducherry Chief Minister, M O H Farook passed away in Chennai

Jan 27, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Kerala governor and three-time Puducherry chief minister and MP, M O H Farook died in Chennai on 26 January 2012

Padma Awards for the Year 2012 announced on the Eve of India’s 63rd Republic Day

Jan 27, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The Padma awards for the year 2012 were announced on the eve of India’s 63rd Republic Day. Padma Awards 2012 comprise 13 Padma Vibhushan, 31 Padma Bhushan and 84 Padma Shri Awards

Australian Batsman Ricky Ponting was honoured with Austrlia’s Highest Civil Honour

Jan 27, 2012
International Current Affairs. Ricky Ponting appointed an officer in the general division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to cricket & the community

C R Sundaramurti Committee recommended Overhaul of Government Accounting Norms

Jan 27, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. C R Sundaramurti Committee report to finance minister Pranab Mukherjee suggested a complete overhaul of government accounting norms

Pension Regulator PFRDA changed the Incentive Structure to boost National Pension System

Jan 27, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. PFRDA changed the incentive structure for the distributors from a fixed sum to a percentage of the investment amount

India signed agreements with France and Germany to check Tax Evasion

Jan 27, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. India signed a multi-lateral agreement with economic powers like France and Germany to check both tax evasion and avoidance

Private Life Insurance Company HDFC Life from India launched its First International Operations

Jan 27, 2012
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2012. HDFC Life, private life insurance company from India launched its first international operations with the opening of its representative office in Dubai

The Military Rulers declared Partial Lifting of Emergency in Egypt

Jan 25, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. In Egypt, the military rulers declared partial lifting of emergency in the country

Supreme Court criticized the Union Government for Delay in Release of Foreign Prisoners

Jan 25, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The Supreme Court of India on 24 January 2012 criticized the Union government for total inaction in dealing with the prolonged imprisonment of several foreign nationals in Indian jails

RBI cut the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 50 basis points from 6 per cent to 5.5 per cent

Jan 25, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. RBI cut the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 50 basis points from 6 per cent to 5.5 per cent with effect from 28 January 2012
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