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State-run miner NMDC to acquire 50% stake in Australian Mineral Company Legacy

May 27, 2011
Economy Current Affairs 2011. State-run miner NMDC on 25 May 2011 signed an agreement to acquire up to 50% stake in Australian mineral exploration company Legacy Iron Ore

President Pratibha Patil rejected Mercy Petition of Khalistani Terrorist Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar

May 27, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. President Pratibha Patil on 26 May 2011 rejected the mercy petition of Khalistani terrorist Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar

Supreme Court quashed Allotment of Land to Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly

May 27, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Supreme Court quashed the allotment of  land to former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly by the West Bengal government in 2009

Microsoft unveiled the Latest Version of its Mobile Phone Software

May 27, 2011
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its mobile phone software on 24 May 2011

Google launched its Popular but controversial Mapping Service Street View in Bangalore

May 27, 2011
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Google launched its popular but controversial mapping service Street View in Bangalore

Bharti Airtel entered into a Five-year Deal with Mobile Software-maker Comviva

May 27, 2011
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Bharti Airtel declared on 25 May 2011 announced that it entered into a five-year deal with mobile software-maker Comviva

Lanco Solar bagged Rs 885-crore Contract from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company

May 27, 2011
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Lanco Solarbagged Rs 885-crore contract from Maharashtra State Power Generation Company to build a solar power project

Suneeta Reddy designated as Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals

May 27, 2011
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Apollo Hospitals re-designated Suneeta Reddy as Joint Managing Director (JMD) of Apollo Hospitals

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to Provide Free Healthcare for Pregnant Women

May 27, 2011
Indian Current Affairs 2011. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decided to provide free nutritious food, transportation and treatment to all pregnant women who visit government facilities for delivery

India Signed MoU with Ethiopia to Avoid Double Taxation

May 27, 2011
International/World Current Affairs 2011. India signed two MoUs with Ethiopia to avoid double taxation and promote development of small industries. The agreements were signed between Manmohan Singh and his Ehiopian counterpart in Addis Ababa

Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri of IIT Mumbai selected for G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research

May 26, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri of Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai was selected for the prestigious G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research

Eminent Harmonium Player and Padma Shri Awardee Ustad Mahmood Dholpuri died

May 26, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Eminent harmonium player and Padma Shri awardee Ustad Mahmood Dholpuri died on early morning on 25 May 2011

RBI advised State-run Infrastructure Finance Companies to make Provisions for Standard Assets

May 26, 2011
Economy Current Affairs 2011. The Reserve Bank of India in May 2011 advised state-run infrastructure finance companies to make provisions for standard assets from March 2012

National Stock Exchange accused by CCI of Unfair Trading in Currency Derivatives

May 26, 2011
Economy Current Affairs 2011. Competition Commission of India held National Stock Exchange guilty of abusing its dominant position & unfair currency derivative trading

Independent Panel under Civil Aviation Ministry to investigate Air Accidents & Serious Incidents

May 26, 2011
Economy Current Affairs 2011. An independent panel under the civil aviation ministry will take help from independent experts to investigate accidents and serious incidents

Satellite Survey done by NASA in Egypt Identified Seventeen Lost Pyramids

May 26, 2011
Science & Technology Currentr Affairs 2011. A new satellite survey of Egypt identified seventeen lost pyramids and more than a thousand unexcavated tombs

Wipro tied up with European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company’s CESA

May 26, 2011
Corporate/Business Current Affairs 2011. Indian IT major Wipro’s Infrastructure Engineering division tied up with Compania De Sistemas Aeronauticos S.A. to set up component manufacturing unit for the aerospace and defence sector

President of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganievich Karimov Visited India

May 26, 2011
International/World Current Affairs 2011. President of Uzbekistan Islam Abduganievich  Karimov visited India on 17-18 May 2011. It was his fifth visit to India.

India and Pakistan Discussed Sir Creek Issue under the Resumed Dialogue Process

May 26, 2011
International/World Current Affairs 2011. Under the resumed dialogue process between India and Pakistan, delegations of the two countries met in Rawalpindi from 20-21 May 2011 to discuss the Sir Creek Issue

International Scientists Found the Cure for Prostrate Tumours

May 26, 2011
Science&Technology Current Affairs 2011. International scientists claimed on 24 May 2011 that they have found evidence that a medicinal mushroom used in Asia can completely suppress prostate tumours

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