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January 2012 Current Affairs

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 31, 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

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

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 30, 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

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

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

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

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

Award-winning Malayalam Writer & Ardent Gandhian Sukumar Azhikode passed away

Jan 25, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Sukumar Azhikode, award-winning Malayalam writer, scholar and one of  the most influential Gandhian intellectual in Kerala, died on 24 January 2012

CCEA gave Final Approval to Vedanta's Acquisition of Majority Stake in Cairn India

Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2012. CCEA gave final approval to Vedanta Resources's acquisition of a majority stake in Cairn India Ltd for $8.48 billion

Union Cabinet renamed the Mana Airport at Raipur as the Swami Vivekananda Airport

Jan 25, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The Union Cabinet of India on 24 January 2012 approved renaming of the Mana Airport at Raipur in Chattisgarh as the Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur

Salcaded Duck arrived for the First Time at Pong Dam Lake

Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2012. In Himachal Pradesh, more than 1.20 lakh migratory birds from Siberia and Central Asian countries descended on Maharana Pratap Sagar, popularly known as Pong Dam Lake, in Kangra district

Rajasthan defeated Tamil Nadu to win the 78th Ranji Trophy

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Rajasthan won the 78th Ranji Trophy by defeating Tamil Nadu on 23 January 2012 at the MA Chidambaram stadium
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