India slipped to 7th position in the world Coffee production in 2011-12 from 6th in the previous year with a share of 4%. Brazil produced 33% of the world's coffee, followed by Vietnam (15.2%), Indonesia (6.3%) and Colombia (5.9 %). The Coffee Board has estimated 3,14,000 tons for the season in 2011-12, this includes 1,01,500
The first National Security Advisor of India, Brajesh Mishra passed away. Mishra (84) was instrumental in making of the foreign policies during the NDA regime of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Brajesh Mishra Mishra was son of the former congress Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, late Dwarka Prasad Mishra and one of the heavyweights among the Indian
Justice Altamas Kabir was sworn-in as the new chief justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee. He took the position of Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia, who retired after serving the Supreme Court.
Country’s space based GPS augmentation system GAGAN will start serving air navigation by mid 2013. What is GAGAN? It is GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) meant for the advancement of air navigation. The system was launched as a payload with GSAT-8 in 2011. It was also launched with recently launched GSAT-10. Advantages of GAGAN:
India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-10 was launched from the Kourou launch pad in French Guiana in South America. The satellite will boost telecommunications and DTH broadcasting. GSAT-10 · Communication satellite of India, built by ISRO · It carries 30 communication transponders — 12 in Ku-band, 12 in C-band and 6 in extended C-band. · It has