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January 2012 Current Affairs

Coca Cola placed at No.1 in Interbrand's List of the top 100 Global Brands in 2011

Jan 20, 2012
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2012. US beverage maker Coca Cola retained its top position in Interbrand's list of the top 100 global brands in 2011

Scientists: the Meteorite which fell in Morocco was from Mars

Jan 19, 2012
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2012. Scientists claimed that a meteorite, which fell in Morocco in July 2011 was from Mars. This event happened for the first time in 50 years 

Cheaper Food Items got the Consumer Price Index down by 0.44 % Month-on-month in December 2011

Jan 19, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. Cheaper food items, including fruit and vegetables, pulled down the Consumer Price Index (CPI) by 0.44 per cent month-on-month in December 2011

Siddharth Varadarajan succeeded N. Ram as the Editor of The Hindu

Jan 19, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. N. Ram stepped down as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Hindu , Business Line , Frontline , and Sportstar

India's First Music Arranger, Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves died

Jan 19, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves, India's first music arranger died on 18 January 2012

Himachal Tourism Department signed Pact with IRCTC for Managing its Establishments

Jan 19, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Himachal Tourism Department signed a pact with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation for managing its establishments in the hill State

India defeated Azerbaijan 3-0 to Record its Third Consecutive Win & thus Won 4-match Series

Jan 19, 2012
Sports Current Affairs 2012. India defeated Azerbaijan 3-0 to record its third consecutive win in the four-match women's hockey Test series

India and China agreed to set up a Working Mechanism on Border Affairs

Jan 19, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. India and China on 17 January 2012 agreed to establish a working mechanism on consultation and coordination on border affairs between the two countries

HRD Ministry announced Grievance Redressal Mechanism in Higher Educational Institutions

Jan 19, 2012
 Current Affairs India 2012. Union Ministry for Human Resource Development announced that there would be a Grievance Redressal mechanisms in higher educational institutions

Memogate Scandal in Pakistan

Jan 19, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. The memogate scandal is related to a memo delivered by Pakistani-American businessman, Mansoor Ijaz to the Pentagon asking for U.S. help to thwart a feared coup

UK Scientists identified New Maze Gene, called Meg1

Jan 19, 2012
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2012. The UK scientists discovered a new gene in maize plants, called Meg 1

5th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2012 presented

Jan 18, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Pioneer’s J Gopikrishnan & CNBC-TV18’s Udayan Mukherjee were adjudged Journalist of the Year at the 5th Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism

TRAI proposed a Fee of Rs.20 crore for a National-level Unified Licence

Jan 18, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India roposed a fee of Rs.20 crore for a national-level unified licence under the new regime

The Descendants bagged the Best Picture Award at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards

Jan 18, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. The Artist, the French-made black-and-white silent movie directed by  Michel Hazanavicius  won three awards at the 69th annual Golden Globes Awards

Government doubled Import Duty on Gold & Silver by changing Customs & Excise Duty Structure

Jan 18, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. Union government nearly doubled the import duty on gold and silver by changing the customs and excise duty structure on precious metals

India's Exports recorded a Growth of 6.7 per cent year-on-year in December 2011

Jan 18, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. India's exports recorded a subdued growth of 6.7 per cent year-on-year in December 2011 on account of poor demand in Europe and the US

Dip in Food Prices caused Inflation to dip to a year low at 7.47% in December 2011

Jan 18, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. As per the WPI published by the government , reduced food prices caused the inflation to dip to a year low at 7.47% in December 2011

Tamil Nadu Government decided to start Integrated Urban Development Scheme

Jan 17, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Tamil Nadu government decided to start an integrated Urban Development Scheme at a cost of 6653 crore rupees with the objective of improving basic infrastructure facilities in cities and urban areas in the state

Pakistan’s Supreme Court issued a Contempt of Court Notice to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani

Jan 17, 2012
International Current Affairs 2012. Pakistan's Supreme Court on 16 January 2012 issued a contempt of court notice to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for failing to re-open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari

India extended for Five Years Anti-dumping Duty on Import of Four Chinese Products

Jan 17, 2012
Economy Current Affairs 2012. India extended for five years anti-dumping duty on import of four Chinese products in the face of widening trade gap with China
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