Page-4 of Current Affairs - January, 2012

Current Affairs: January 19, 2012

Suresh Kalmadi granted Bail Delhi High Court grants bail to former Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee chairman, Suresh Kalmadi in a 2010 Commonwealth Games-related graft case. Kalmadi was given bail after remaining behind bars for nearly nine months. On April 25, 2011 Kalmadi was arrested by CBI for awarding illegal contracts to a Swiss firm for ..

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Current Affairs : January 18, 2012

Gujarat High Court upholds the appointment of Lokayukta The High Court of Gujarat, Ahmedabad dismisses the plea of the Gujarat Government and upholds the appointment of state Lokayukt by the Governor. Gujarat Governor Kamla Beniwal appointed Justice Mehta as the Lokayukta in August 2011, after over seven years of the position lying vacant. On the ..

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Current Affairs : January 17, 2012

India China Agree on a Joint Working mechanism for Border Issue India and China have agreed to establish a working mechanism on consultation and coordination on border issues. The agreement in this effect has been signed at the end of the two-day meeting of the Special Representatives of the two countries in New Delhi. India ..

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Current Affairs : January 16, 2012

Pakistan’s Parliament passes a pro-democracy Resolution The Parliament of Pakistan has passed a pro-democracy resolution which gives a moral booster for the beleaguered government that is haunted by the graft issues and the so called memogate controversy. The resolution, introduced by a junior partner of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, was passed by a two-thirds ..

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Current Affairs: January 15, 2012

137 foundation day of Indian Metrological Department observed In the year 1875, the Government of India established the India Meteorological Department, bringing all meteorological work in the country under a central authority. Mr. H. F. Blanford was appointed Meteorological Reporter to the Government of India. The first Director General of Observatories was Sir John Eliot ..

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