Page-6 of Current Affairs - January, 2012

Recipients of Pravasi Bhartiya Samman 2012

Pravasi Bhartiya Samman 2012 was conferred to 14 eminent personalities and Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce, for their excellent work in various fields overseas. Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Ms Kamla Prasad Bissessar, the chief guest of this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, also received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for public service. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is ..

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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 ..

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Hussein Tantawi: Head of Egypt’s military council

Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi is the head of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces that has ruled Egypt since a popular uprising forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign on Feb. 11. On February 11, 2011 when President Hosni Mubarak resigned, after 18 days of protests from the Egyptian people, he transferred authority to ..

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Latest global HIV/AIDS figures

Some important data from a report by the United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). (Source: Reuters) An estimated 34 million people worldwide had the human immunodeficiency virus HIV.L that causes AIDS in 2010, according to the UNAIDS data, up 17 percent on 2001, when 28.6 million were living with HIV. There were 2.7 million new ..

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Russian radar to monitor missile launches across Europe, Atlantic

Russia’s radar station in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad will monitor missile launches from the North Atlantic, as well as the future European missile defence system. Thus Russia will be able to control the entire European continent and the Atlantic, including the European missile defence system. Russia’s air defence system will have the capability to ..

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