current affairs 2011

Current Affairs: December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

Coast Guard rescues 85 foreign nationals from Volcanic Island Indian Coast Guard Ship Bhikhaiji Cama rescued 85 marooned survivors (37 Myanmarese and 48 Bangladeshi) from Barren Island, India’s lone active volcano. Declare cold wave as ‘natural disaster’, UP govt urges the Centre Uttar Pradesh has urged the Centre to...

Current Affairs : December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011

M P Mishra to be mela officer of Kumbh in UP The Uttar Pradesh government appointed Mani Prasad Mishra as the new Mela Officer of the world famous religious fair of Kumbh to be organised in Allahabad at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganga, Yamuna and...

Current Affairs: December 18, 2011

December 18, 2011

Food Security Bill cleared The Cabinet today cleared the much awaited Food Security Bill that seeks to give legal entitlement to subsidised food grains to about 64 per cent of the country’s population. The Bill proposes to give food security to 75 per cent of the rural population, and...

Current Affairs: December 17, 2011

December 17, 2011

Doordarshan to launch ‘India innovates’ programmes from Jan 26 Doordarshan will launch India innovates programme based on creative activities having far reaching effect on public importance from January 26, 2012. The programme would cover creative activities having far reaching effect on public importance. Digitalisation work of the doordarshan would...

Current Affairs: December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011

Hazare is CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Anna Hazare was honoured with the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2011 award while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was feted for her contribution to politics. Vijay Divas celebrated to remember victory over Pakistan Vijay Diwas, marking the country’s victory over...

Current Affairs: December 15, 2011

December 15, 2011

Canada quits Kyoto Complaining that Kyoto Protocol does not cover the world’s two largest emitters, the United States and China, and therefore cannot work, Canada has quit the Kyoto Protocol. The Protocol originally covered countries generating less than 30 per cent of global emissions and now it covered less...

Current Affairs : December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011

NTPC inks pact worth Rs 43 cr with EGCB, Bangladesh NTPC Ltd, country s largest state-owned power generator, signed a Contract Agreement worth Rs 43 crore with Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh Ltd (EGCB) for providing Operation and Maintenance Services (OMS) to 2×120 MW Gas based Siddhirganj power plant,...

Current Affairs: December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011

Indian History Congress inaugurated by Punjab Governor December 12, 2011 Punjab Governor and Chancellor of Punjabi University Patiala Shivraj V Patil inaugurated the Platinum Jubilee Session of the 72nd Indian History Congress. Infosys to help expand afterschool mentoring in US The Infosys USA Foundation has expanded its challenge grant...

Current Affairs : December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011

India agrees to legally binding emission cuts in Durban climate deal India at Durban has for the first time agreed to binding emission cuts, with all other major emitters, but the quantity of cuts would be based on equity. The 194 countries have agreed on a roadmap for a...

Current Affairs: December 11, 2011

December 11, 2011

Indian overrun Afghanistan 4-0 to retain SAFF Championship     Defending Champions India overcame some anxious moments before overpowering spirited Afghanistan 4-0 to retain the SAFF Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. Cartoonist Mario Miranda passes away Goan artist of international repute, Padma Bhushan Mario Miranda (85) passed away. He...

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