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January 2012 Current Affairs

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

Jan 25, 2012
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

Jan 24, 2012
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

Jan 24, 2012
Sports Current Affairs 2012. Rajasthan won the 78th Ranji Trophy by defeating Tamil Nadu on 23 January 2012 at the MA Chidambaram stadium

Syria rejected New Arab league Plan to end Crisis

Jan 24, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. Syria on 23 January 2012 rejected the Arab League plan for President Bashar al-Assad to hand over the power to the Vice President

ILO’s Global Employment Trends 2012 highlighted Challenge of Creating 600 million Productive Jobs

Jan 24, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. International Labour Organization issued the annual report on global employment titled Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis on 24 January 2012

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh C. Jagannatha Rao died

Jan 24, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Senior congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh C. Jagannatha Rao died on 23 January 2012

Shehan Karunatilaka awarded DSC Prize for South Asia Literature 2012 for his Novel, Chinaman

Jan 24, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Singapore-based Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka was awarded the DSC Prize for South Asia Literature 2012, at the Jaipur Literature Festival

Gems & Jewellery Exports dipped 15% year-on-year to $3 billion in December 2011

Jan 24, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. GJEPC reported 15%dip in gems and jewellery exports which went down to $3 billion in December 2011

Retired HC Judge Justice Chandrashekaraiah sworn in as second Upa Lokayukta of Karnataka

Jan 24, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Retired High Court judge Justice Chandrashekaraiah was sworn in as the second Upa Lokayukta on 22 January 2012

Corporate India’s Sales to Grow 21.6% in 2011-12, as per Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy Review

Jan 24, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) estimated Corporate India’s sales to grow 21.6% in 2011-12

Laura Dekker became the Youngest Sailor to Complete a Solo Circumnavigation of the World

Jan 24, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. Dutch teeager Laura Dekker on 21 January 2012 became the youngest sailor to complete a solo circumnavigation of the world

Pakistani Film Actress Salma Mumtaz died in Lahore on 22 January 2012

Jan 24, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. Pakistani film actress Salma Mumtaz died in Lahore on22 January 2012

The Protests in Guatemala (Central American Country) against Domestic Violence

Jan 23, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. The activists formed the world's longest human chain all the way to the peak of the 12,352 feet Volcano de Agua known as Water Volcano in a protest against domestic violence

Election Commission banned Exit Polls during Elections to the Five State Assemblies

Jan 23, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The Election Commission of India banned exit polls during the entire period when elections to the five state assemblies would be held

CAG indicted UP Government of Anomalies in Spending under NRHM

Jan 23, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The Controller and Auditor General, CAG indicted the Uttar Pradesh Government of anomalies in spending around 5000 crore rupees under the National Rural Health Mission(NRHM)

Union Home Ministry launched RICs (Resident Identity Cards) at Porthrapur Village

Jan 23, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The home ministry of India launched the first batch of RICs (Resident Identity Cards) at Porthrapur village in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar visited India

Jan 21, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar visited India from 5 January 2012 to 14 January 2012

New Maze Gene called Meg1 discovered by the UK Scientists

Jan 21, 2012
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2012. A new gene, called Meg-1 was discovered in maize plants by the UK scientists. It could increase the crop yields
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