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January 2012 Current Affairs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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