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January 2012 Current Affairs

Scientists found the Extinct Monkey, the Miller’s Grizzled Langur in Indonesia

Jan 21, 2012
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2012. Scientists rediscovered a large grey monkey-the Miller’s grizzled langur- in the dense jungles of Indonesia

Influential 1950s Rhythm-and-blues Singer, Etta James of At Last Repute died in Los Angeles

Jan 21, 2012
International Current Affairs 2011. Three time Grammy winner influential 1950s rhythm-and-blues singer, Etta James, best known for her show-stopping hit At Last, died on 20 January 2012

Tourism Sector Committee to Extend Visa-on-Arrival Facility double Foreign Tourist Arrivals

Jan 21, 2012
India Current Affairs 2011. Inter-ministerial committee for tourism sector decided to extend Visa-on-Arrival facility to Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi & Bangaluru airports to help double the foreign tourist arrivals

Supreme Court dismissed the PIL asking for Restoration of Army Chief’s Date of Birth

Jan 21, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The Supreme Court of India on 20 January 2012 dismissed a PIL seeking a direction to the government to restore the Army Chief Gen V K Singh's date of birth as 10 May 1951

Noted Film Critic, Nikhat Kazmi who reviewed Films for Times of India died

Jan 21, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Noted Times of India film critic, Nikhat Kazmi who had been suffering from s breast cancer died on 20 January 2012

Telecom Regulator ordered Telecom Companies to Block Bulk International SMS

Jan 21, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on 20 January 2012 asked telecom companies to block bulk international SMS

Hindustan Unilever appointed Hemant Bakshi as Executive Director-Home & Personal Care

Jan 21, 2012
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2012. HUL appointed Hemant Bakshi, Executive Director of Sales and Customer Development as Executive Director-Home & Personal Care

The Bangladesh Army foiled a Planned Coup to topple the Government

Jan 21, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. The Bangladesh army foiled a planned coup attempt to topple the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Scientists found Cells that can help prevent Spread of Cancer

Jan 20, 2012
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2012. A team of scientists in the second week of January 2012 identified a group of cancer cells that play a main role in preventing the development of the disease

India was ranked Sixth most Innovative Country in GE's Second Annual Global Innovation Barometer

Jan 20, 2012
India Current Affairs January 2012. India was ranked the sixth most innovative country in the world in GE's Annual Global Innovation Barometer published on 18 January 2012

ADB approved Loan to boost Investment in Maharashtra Agribusiness Infrastructure

Jan 20, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. ADB(Asian Development Bank) on 18 January 2012 signed an agreement with Union government of India to give a loan  of 24.3 million US dollars to boost investment in Maharashtra Agribusiness Infrastructure

Planning Commission of India approved Rudrasagar Development Scheme

Jan 20, 2012
Environment & Ecology Current Affairs 2012. Planning commission od India approved investment clearance for the scheme, Rudrasagar Drainage Development Scheme, Tripura

Union Government and World Bank signed an agreement to improve Livelihoods in North East

Jan 20, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. The Government of India and the World Bank on 20 January 2012 signed an IDA credit of 130 million US dollars to finance the project called NERLP (North East Rural Livelihoods Project)

Photography Pioneer Eastman Kodak Company filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Jan 20, 2012
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2012. 132-year-old Photography Pioneer Eastman Kodak Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on 19 January 2012

Senior Television Journalist Pankaj Pachauri appointed as Communication Advisor in the PMO

Jan 20, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Senior television journalist Pankaj Pachauri as was appointed as Communication Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office on 19 January 2012

The Law Commission: Anti-Dowry Law should be less Stringent

Jan 20, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. The Law Commission of India on 18 January 2012 recommended the dilution of Anti-Dowry law to make it less stringent

Harish Khare resigned as Media Advisor to PM Manmohan Singh

Jan 20, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Harish Khare resigned as media advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after Pankaj Pachauri was appointed as Communication Advisor in the PMO

India announced a Substantial Increase in Educational Assistance to Sri Lanka

Jan 20, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. India on 18 January 2012 announced a substantial increase in educational assistance, being given to Sri Lanka

RBI permitted Banks to allow Hedging in Commodities in International Exchanges

Jan 20, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. RBI allowed banks to grant permission to listed and unlisted companies to hedge price risk in commodities other than precious metals

Indian Rupee rose by 6.6% on 18 January 2012 from its Life Low of 54.30 touched on 15 December 2011

Jan 20, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. Indian rupee rose to a two-month high and shares climbed on 18 January 2012 as a result of revival of US dollar flows
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