Current Affairs- January 2012

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Current Affairs : January 1, 2012

  • Welcome 2012
  • Important scheduled Events of 2012
  • Samoa and Tokelau are the first to toast in 2012
  • PM identifies 5 Key challenges for India in 2012
  • Rajasthan: Doctors call off strike
  • Earthquake in Japan:
  • Nigeria: 50 people killed in violence
  • Syria: Draft agreement signed
  • FDI surges by 36% during January-October
  • Dalailama performs Kalchakra Puja at Bodhgaya
  • Novak Djokovic wins ATP World Tennis Championship
  • Pakistan assumes seat as non-permanent member of UNSC
  • Read the above Updates Here

Current Affairs: January 2, 2012

  • Government to allow QFIs to invest in India
  • CEC pitches for Constitutional amendment for protection of ECs
  • India and Macau to sign DTAA
  • Iran test fires missile
  • US blocks aid to Pakistan
  • India-Pakistan exchange list of Nuclear Installations
  • Sikkim Rail Project
  • Andhra Pradesh increases upper age limit for joining Government services
  • Read the Above Updates Here

Current Affairs : January 3, 2012

  • 99th Indian Science Congress
  • US President signs 662 billion dollar defence spending bill into law
  • Maximum Newspapers published from UP
  • Postal stamp released in memory of late Puran Chandra Gupta
  • Exports register increase of 17% in November 2011
  • Fiji decided to lift emergency law
  • Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) formed in Manipur
  • RBI hints decline in policy rates
  • Read the Above Updates Here

Current Affairs: January 4, 2012

  • 99th Indian Science Congress Inaugurated at KIIT
  • Important announcements made by PM at 99th Indian Science Congress
  • Iran moderates its threat on Strait of Hormuz
  • Bihar: Lokayukta Act comes in force
  • Knud Bartels: New Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee
  • Madhya Pradesh Cow Slaughter Prohibition (Amendment) Bill 2010 gets presidential assent
  • Kharif crops may make all time record
  • Finance Ministry working on Savings Bank Account number portability
  • Indian Gymnast struck 4 Golds at Dhaka
  • Read the above updates Here

Current Affairs: January 5, 2012

  • Prof Trinh Xuan Thuan gets ‘Kalinga Chair’ award
  • EU agreed in principle to ban import of Iranian oil
  • 11th Auto Expo Starts in New Delhi
  • Union Cabinet approves filling up of backlog vacancies in SC and ST
  • Cabinet approved insurance for Overseas Indian Workers
  • Cabinet approved making hallmarking of jewellery mandatory
  • Rs. 19000 Crore approved for Katra – Quazigund Railway line project
  • Voting in Karbi Anglong Autonomous District Council in Assam underway
  • 6000 Indira Awas to be constructed in Saranda Forests
  • Rally in support of Kim Jong-Un
  • China initiates action against traders who tortured Indian Traders
  • India Free from Bird Flu: Says Government
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Current Affairs : January 6, 2012

  • Election Commission takes various steps for effective implementation of Model Code of Conduct
  • New TRAI guidelines on consumer grievance redressal
  • Army Chief General V K Singh visits Myanmar
  • Food Inflation comes down
  • 15th World Sanskrit Conference Inaugurated in New Delhi
  • Kamla Persad Bissessar arrives India
  • Dalai Lama conferred Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation
  • Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas 2012
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Current Affairs: January 7, 2012

  • 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas begins in Jaipur
  • Trinidad and Tobago support India’s UNSC ambitions
  • Government to lower the lower age bar from the central pension scheme
  • Sukhram surrenders to a local Court
  • Kerala CM interacts with Tamil Nadu journalists
  • 100 years of African National Congress
  • Jamaica to go republic
  • Government soon to notify 100% FDI in single-brand retail
  • Qatar Open Championship: Rafael Nadal Crashes out
  • Australia Defeats India in second Test at Sydney
  • 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas begins in Jaipur
  • Trinidad and Tobago support India’s UNSC ambitions
  • Government to lower the lower age bar from the central pension scheme
  • Sukhram surrenders to a local Court
  • Kerala CM interacts with Tamil Nadu journalists
  • 100 years of African National Congress
  • Jamaica to go republic
  • Government soon to notify 100% FDI in single-brand retail
  • Qatar Open Championship: Rafael Nadal Crashes out
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Current Affairs: January 8, 2012

  • The growth in current fiscal may be 7.0-7.5% says Government
  • Government to introduce Pension and Life Insurance Fund for overseas Indian workers
  • Pakistan releases Indian nationals and fishermen as goodwill gesture
  • Carnic Fest inaugurated at Car Nicobar
  • Milos Raonic wins Chennai Open Singles Title
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins Qatar Open Tennis Championship
  • The growth in current fiscal may be 7.0-7.5% says Government
  • Government to introduce Pension and Life Insurance Fund for overseas Indian workers
  • Pakistan releases Indian nationals and fishermen as goodwill gesture
  • Carnic Fest inaugurated at Car Nicobar
  • Milos Raonic wins Chennai Open Singles Title
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins Qatar Open Tennis Championship
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Current Affairs: January 9, 2012

  • 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) Concludes
  • Pravasi Bhartiya Samman 2012
  • 20 Indians held hostages by Somali Pirates rescued by NATO
  • EC reschedules the Poll Dates in Uttar Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh to launch Panch Parmeshwar scheme
  • Iran producing Enriched Uranium at Fordo: IAEA
  • NCPCR proposes Shiksha Samvad for states
  • Magh Mela starts at Allahabad
  • 10th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) Concludes
  • Pravasi Bhartiya Samman 2012
  • 20 Indians held hostages by Somali Pirates rescued by NATO
  • EC reschedules the Poll Dates in Uttar Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh to launch Panch Parmeshwar scheme
  • Iran producing Enriched Uranium at Fordo: IAEA
  • NCPCR proposes Shiksha Samvad for states
  • Magh Mela starts at Allahabad
  • Read The Above Updates Here

Current Affairs: January 10, 2012

  • Government allows 100% FDI in single brand retail
  • Certificates By Unrecognised Teachers Training Institutes Invalid: Supreme Court
  • India & Israel sign extradition treaty
  • PM Releases a report on malnutrition and hunger
  • Moody’s upgrades India’s short-term foreign currency rating
  • FIFA Awards: Lionel Messi bestowed with the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 3rd Consecutive Year
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Current Affairs: January 11, 2012

  • EC asks Government to withhold 4.5% minorities sub quota
  • Government lowers the Minimum Export Price of Onion
  • Pakistan: Army coup fears loom large
  • National Billiards and Snooker Championship Begins in Pune
  • No Bailouts for Private Airlines: says Government
  • India to Provide 100 Million USD Credit to Mali
  • Kamla Prasad Bissessar visits her ancestral village
  • Daniel Ortega sworn in as President of Nicargua for third term
  • Gujarat: 4 Day International Kite Festival Begins
  • Sheikh Hasina visits Agartala
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Current Affairs: January 12, 2012

  • National Youth Day observed
  • Setting up of NCTC Approved by the Cabinet
  • National Policy on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, NDPS Approved
  • Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana coverage extended
  • Poll Monitoring System, PMS approved by Election Commission
  • Third Phase of Red Ribbon Express launched
  • IIP grows 5.9% in November 2011
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Current Affairs: January 13,14, 2012

  • Government permits to prosecute 21 social networking sites
  • Higher Acreage of Wheat reported
  • 13 Somali Pirates captured in Indian Ocean
  • Abhinav Bindra bags gold in 12th Asian Shooting Championships
  • Rs. 70 Crore sanctioned to BRO
  • Shaurya Diwas observed
  • Makarsakranti celebrated
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Current Affairs: January 15, 2012

  • 137 foundation day of Indian Metrological Department observed
  • 15th Round of Indo-China Border Talks begins in New Delhi
  • Bhogali Bihu festival celebrated in Assam
  • Pongal celebrated in Tamil Nadu and Other parts of South India
  • Makaravilakku festival celebrated in Kerala
  • Ma Ying-jeou re-elected president of Taiwan
  • Australia wins Test Series
  • Moiben Laban wins Mumbai Marathon 2012
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Current Affairs : January 16, 2012

  • Pakistan’s Parliament passes a pro-democracy Resolution
  • Army Chief General V K Singh drags government to Supreme Court
  • Health Ministry Declares 2012 as “Year of Intensification of Routine Immunization”
  • Sukma inaugurated 23rd district of Chhattisgarh
  • Government rejects media reports of Urea Price Hike
  • 5th World Future Energy Summit begins in Abu Dhabi
  • Google & Facebook tell the Delhi court that they can’t control content
  • Indian economy to grow 7.7 percent in 2012: UN
  • Inflation falls to 7.47 percent in December
  • India’s winners at Asian Shooting Championship in Doha
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Current Affairs: January 17, 2012

  • India China Agree on a Joint Working mechanism for Border Issue
  • Government will soon allow FDI in Airlines to 49%
  • IB Ministry declares Citizen Charter
  • India & Sri Lanka sign 5 MOUs
  • Import & Excise Duty on Gold, Silver & Diamond pegged to value
  • Martin Schulz elected President of European Parliament
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Current Affairs: January 18, 2012

  • Gujarat High Court upholds the appointment of Lokayukta
  • 24 Children selected for National Bravery award for 2011
  • Children born out of inter-caste marriages cannot be denied the benefits of reservation: SC
  • PFC pacts with NLM to Accelerate Saakshar Bharat Programme
  • India handover Sri Lanka the IInd Phase of Galle to Hikkaduwa Railway Line
  • Grant Kogan: First adaptive athlete in history to reach the South Pole
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Current Affairs January 19, 2012

  • Suresh Kalmadi granted Bail
  • Gujarat Government moved to SC
  • Economic Growth slated to be 7.2%: FM
  • Bangladesh Army foils coup attempt
  • India International Coffee Festival organized at New Delhi
  • Indians rescued from Costa Concordia return home
  • Law commission recommends to make Anti-Dowry law less stringent
  • R.V. Kanoria is new FICCI president
  • Bihar to go for First Industrial Survey of the State
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Current Affairs : January 20, 2012

  • Jaipur Literature Festival, begins
  • SC dismisses the PIL of Grenadiers Association
  • People of A & N First to get Resident Identity Smart card, RIC
  • India signs USD 130 Million agreement with World Bank for NE projects
  • R.Natraj apointed chairman of TNPSC
  • Merck-Tagore award established by Merck Pharma
  • Pakistan’s Ajmal becomes world’s highest-ranked spinner
  • Sand artist Sudarshan to receive Godavari award
  • Planning Commission approves Rudrasagar Drainage Development Scheme for Tripura
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Current Affairs: January 21, 2012

  • 40th Manipur Day celebrated
  • 40th Meghalaya Day Observed: 21st January
  • Ms Bhu Devi receives first RIC Smart Card of India
  • Pandit Jasraj sings in Antarctica
  • Indian-American gets 20-yr sentence for money laundering
  • Sri Lankan novelist wins $ 50,000 prize at Jaipur Literature Festival
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Current Affairs: January 22-23, 2012

  • T.R. Ramachandran re-elected Press Club of India president
  • Leshka project in Meghalaya starts Power generation
  • Sudarshan to represent India in Japan Snow sculpture contest
  • Shahid Afridi appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador against drug abuse
  • Team Anna decides to observe 26 January as ‘Save Republic Day’
  • Justice (retd) Chandrashekaraiah sworn in as Upa Lokayukta in Karnataka
  • Angad Cheema wins All India Amateur golf title
  • Pattipulam: First village in India Mainland to get RIC Card
  • Shoe thrown at Rahul Gandhi
  • Govt approves convergence of MPLADS with MGNREGA
  • Bihar gets its first all-women police station
  • Rajasthan becomes Ranji Champion for Second Consecutive Time
  • Nation rememebers Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Government allows 100 % FDI in NE power sector
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Current Affairs: January 24, 2012

  • Al-Qaeda takes over Yemen city
  • PGI tag to boost Darjeeling tea exports
  • National girl child day Observed on January 24
  • Dutch Teen sailor circles globe solo
  • India, European Union join hands for Anti-Piracy Military Operations
  • RIL approves buyback
  • New national permit scheme of goods carriages
  • Madhya Pradesh Government endorses its Wind Energy Project Policy-2012
  • Khamliana and Abdul Bari share Communal Harmony Award
  • RBI Cuts CRR to 5.5%
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Current Affairs: January 25, 2012

  • India and Thailand sign MOU in Defense Cooperation
  • National Voters day celebrated
  • Foundation of Ghogha-Dahej Ro-Ro service laid down by Narendra Modi
  • 76th senior national badminton championship: Results
  • Sam Pitroda launched India’s 1st ‘e-tutor tablet’
  • 817 police personnel Awarded Police medals
  • Summary of President’s speech on eve of Republic Day
  • Aurangabad enters ‘Guinness Book…for largest simultaneous singing of National Anthem
  • Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recommends name of Dhyan Chand for Bharat Ratna
  • Himachal Pradesh Day celebrated
  • Agreement between India & Pakistan on settlement of Transit Fee Issue for TAPI
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Current Affairs : January 26, 2012

  • Kartar Singh Duggal passes away
  • Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook passed away
  • Ellora-Ajanta festival begins
  • Nagaland Govt declares 2012-13 as ‘Year of Youths-cum-Tribal Festival’
  • 63rd Republic Day celebrated in INDIA
  • Quick Facts: Lakshya II
  • Quick Facts: Republic Day Chief Guest →Ms Yingluck Shinawatra
  • Important Facts about Republic Day Guests of India:
  • Sneha Shekhawat becomes first woman to lead IAF contingent at Republic Day
  • Quick Facts: C-130J Super Hercules aircraft
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Current Affairs: January 27-28, 2012

  • IGNOU bags best teaching practices award
  • India, Canada take vow to fasttrack CEPA
  • Union Cabinet approves commencement of 3rd phase of UID
  • IAF conferred best marching contingent award at R-Day parade
  • US to issue 14% more visas for Indians
  • US to cut down army by 1 lakh
  • Read the Above Updates Here

Current Affairs: January 29, 2012

  • India signs agreement to set up Vivekananda Chair at Chicago University
  • Iran Parliament debates on banning oil sales to Europe
  • India, Bangladesh to jointly set up thermal power plant at Khulna
  • Arab League suspends monitoring mission in Syria
  • UN appeals for $1.28 bn to fund its 2012 humanitarian operations
  • Leander Paes becomes first Indian to complete career Grand Slam
  • 2012 Australian Open: Main Winners
  • Read the Above Updates Here

Current Affairs : January 30-31, 2012

  • India’s Per Capita Income: Rs 53,331 per annum
  • Kaushik Basu presents outlook for the economy in 2012-13
  • Test Flight of ‘Lakshya’ Successful
  • Sports Ministry releases Rs. 8 Crore for Medal Hopefuls in London Olympics
  • India’s Economic growth revised down to 8.4%
  • ‘Me-Dam-Me-Phi’ festival celebrated across Assam
  • RBI to issue ` 500 note with rupee symbol
  • Government releases ` 250cr for Saranda Action Plan in Jharkhand
  • Indian Hockey team for London Olympic Qualifiers Announced
  • India Remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary
  • Amalraj wins Senior National Table Tennis title
  • Guru Nanak Darbar: Largest Gurdwara in Gulf region opens
  • Read the Above Updates Here

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