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Foundation Stone for Construction of Permanent Bridge over river Ravi at Basohli laid

May 24, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on 23 May 2011 laid the foundation stone for the construction of a permanent bridge over river Ravi at Basohli in Kathua district of Jammu region

Renowned Film Critic & Pioneer of Film Society Movement in India, Chidananda Dasgupta died

May 24, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011.  Renowned film critic, historian and a pioneer of the film society movement in India, Chidananda Dasgupta, died on 22 May 2011

CGHR published Report on Trends in Selective Abortion of Female Foetuses in India

May 24, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011.  The Toronto, Canada-based Centre for Global Health Research (CGHR) published a report, Trends in selective abortion of female foetuses in India: analysis of nationally representative birth histories from 1990-2005 and census data from 1991-2011

BHEL’s Bangalore-based Industrial Systems Group bagged orders from Tata Projects

May 24, 2011
Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs 2011. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd's (BHEL) Bangalore-based Industrial Systems Group (ISG) in May 2011 bagged Rs 39.10 crore orders from Tata projects

American Novelist Philip Roth announced as Winner of Fourth Man Booker International Prize

May 24, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. Philip Roth was announced as the winner of the fourth Man Booker International Prize at a press conference at the Sydney Opera House

Private sector lender Federal Bank appointed Abraham Chacko as its Executive Director

May 24, 2011
Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs 2011. Private sector lender Federal Bank appointed Abraham Chacko has had experience of working with leading multinational banks in India as its executive director

Axis Bank launched an Innovative Money Management Tool, My Money Card

May 24, 2011
Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs 2011. India’s third largest private sector Bank, Axis Bank, on 23 May 2011 launched an innovative money management tool, My Money Card

Russia warned US of Mad Arms Race If the Missile Defence Plan Implemented in Europe

May 24, 2011
International/ World Current Affairs 2011. Russia warned US of mad arms race if the latter goes ahead with its plans on missile defence in Europe

Novelist Aminatta Forna won 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for The Memory of Love

May 24, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. Sierra Leonean novelist Aminatta Forna won the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for her novel, The Memory of Love

Recommendation to Impose President’s rule in Karnataka Rejected

May 23, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. The Union government of India rejected the Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj's recommendation to impose President's rule in the state

India's Communication Satellite GSAT-8 launched by Ariane-5 from Kourou in French Guyana

May 23, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. India's advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 successfully launched by Arianespace's launch vehicle Ariane-5 from Kourou in French Guyana

RBI permitted FIIs to Hedge Investments under ASBA Mechanism

May 23, 2011
Economy Current Affairs 2011. Reserve Bank of India permitted foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to hedge foreign currency risks arising out of investment in IPOs made through ASBA route

India successfully Test-fired indigenously developed Air-to-air Astra Interceptor Missile

May 23, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. India successfully test fired indigenously developed air-to-air Astra interceptor missile on 20 May and then again on 21 May 2011

NASSCOM complained Government’s New IT Rules to Adversely Impact Indian IT-BPO Industry

May 23, 2011
Economy Current Affairs 2011. NASSCOM disapproved of the new IT rules 2011 mentioning that the new rules will adversely impact the $76-billion Indian IT-BPO industry

Sebastian Vettel representing Red Bull won the Spanish Grand Prix

May 23, 2011
Sports Current Affairs 2011. Sebastian Vettel raced ahead of Lewis Hamilton to win the Spanish Grand Prix on 22 May 2011

Pakistani Archaeologist, Ghulam Akbar Malik discovered Quran Manuscript written on Papyrus

May 23, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. Pakistani Archeologist found the valuable manuscript of the Quran, dating back to the 12th century, during an excavation trip to Jhelum

Government to award Medals to Central Paramilitary Force Personnel deployed in Maoist-hit Areas

May 23, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Indian Government decided to award special duty medals to central paramilitary force personnel deployed in Maoist-hit areas

Abhijit Chadha finished Third in the Malaysian Amateur Open Golf Championship

May 23, 2011
Sports Current Affairs 2011. Indian golfer Abhijit Chadha finished third in the Malaysian Amateur Open Golf Championship

Grimsvotn Volcano in Glacier-laced Southern Iceland erupted

May 23, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. Grimsvotn volcano in glacier-laced southern Iceland erupted on 21 May 2011

Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind decided to Oppose Amendments to the Wakf Act

May 23, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind decided on 22 May 2011 to begin countrywide demonstrations to oppose amendments to the Wakf Act

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