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22 May 2012

Updated Current Affairs January 2012 India



“The Gujarat high court has said that Hindi is a foreign language for Gujaratis. Even the state government-run primary schools teach in Gujarati, the court said.” — Jan 01, Times of India

“An Indian diplomat was assaulted by a large group of Chinese traders in a court, as he tried to secure the release of two Indians who were held hostage by locals.” — Jan 02, Times of India

“Appointment of judges in Chhattisgarh’s subordinate judiciary has come under the Supreme Court’s scanner.” — Jan 03, Hindustan Times

“Andhra Pradesh DGP V Dinesh Reddy, who landed in a controversy for his remarks linking women’s fashionable dresses to increase in rape cases, today said he did not mean to degrade women and had only mentioned a “social study”.” — Jan 04, Hindustan Times

“The procedure of appointment of judges and any proposal for its modification should be in public domain, the central information commission (CIC) has held.” — Jan 05, Hindustan Times

“The decision of Kerala’s Congress-led UDF government to agree for joint control of the proposed new dam at Mullaperiyar seems to have jeopardised political consensus on the issue in the state with the opposition LDF coming out strongly against the proposal.” — Jan 06, Hindustan Times

“A new entity—ominously called Totally Drug-Resistant TB (TDR-TB )—has been isolated in the fluid samples of 12 TB patients in the past three months alone at Hinduja Hospital at Mahim .” — Jan 07, Times of India

“Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India on Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process.” — Jan 08, Times of India

“Former Gujarat Home minister Amit Shah, considered a close aide of chief minister Narendra Modi, has been called to Delhi for questioning by the CBI in connection with the 2006 fake encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a key witness to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausarbi.” — Jan 09, Hindustan Times

“Kerala high court on Jan 10,2012 disposed of a batch of petitions raising concern over safety of the Mullaperiyar Dam after some petitioners expressed satisfaction over measures taken by the state government.” — Jan 10, Hindustan Times

“A 40-year-old Dalit widow was beaten for two hours and paraded semi-naked at Mulgaon village in Patan taluka of Satara district on Monday noon by members of an upper caste family who suspected that her son had eloped with their daughter.” — Jan 12, Hindustan Times

“DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked the Centre to redraw state borders to end the Mullaperiyar Dam row between Kerala and Tamil Nadu.” — Jan 13, Times of India

“The EC has written to RBI to instruct the two large private banks, for which the ATM vans were transporting the cash, to produce bank scrolls explaining the cash movement.” — Jan 14, 2012, Times of India

“The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force (IAF).” — Jan 15, Hindustan Times

“The Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third day today even as snowfall has stopped after 60 hours.” — Jan17, Hindustan Times

“Over 130 people have been evacuated from the snow-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir following reports of trapped people and damaged houses due to heavy snowfall in upper reaches of the region.” — Jan18, Hindustan Times

“Delhi High Court granted bail to ex-Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and VK Verma, who are accused in the CWG scam.” — Jan 19, Times of India

“With over 3,100 vehicles, mostly trucks and tankers, stranded on the 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway due to snowfall and landslides, state authorities are trying to clear them before allowing fresh traffic on the arterial road.” — Jan 21, Hindustan Times

“Despite wielding the sword, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has not given up her prolific pen.” — Jan 23, Hindustan Times

“The RBI left interest rates on hold on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks by 50 basis points, a move that eases tight liquidity in the banking system.” — Jan 24, Times of India

“Katju, chairman of Press Council of India, criticised admirers of India-born author based in Britain, saying they suffered from “colonial inferiority complex” — Jan 25, Times of India

“A display of armour and unmanned aerial vehicles added to India’s military prowess that was on full display at the 63rd Republic Day parade.” — Jan 26, Times of India

“Chasing a massive 500-run target, India lost Sachin Tendulkar (13) and Rahul Dravid (25) early in the last session on Day 4 of the fourth Test in Adelaide.” — Jan 27, Times of India

“In Uttar Pradesh, FIRs have been lodged against 11 aspiring candidates belonging to different political parties for seeking money from the corporate houses for elections. The cases have been filed by the District Returning Officers of Ghaziabad, Prabuddha Nagar, Bijnore, Pilibhit, Moradabad, Saharanpur and Jyotiba Phule Nagar. Our Lucknow correspondent takes a look at the other election related activities in the state.” — Jan 28, January 2012

“Urging India to move ahead with economic reforms to benefit from the changing global dynamics, top banker Uday Kotak has said it is time for the country to go for a tighter fiscal policy and ease its monetary policy stance.” — Jan 29, Hindustan Times

“Years after an overdrive to enroll children in schools, the government suspects that a number of these children may not exist and higher enrollment may have been shown to claim more funds from the Central government.A school survey in nine districts of Bihar has revealed 4.37 lakh fakeadmissions. In Jharkhand, names of 7.6 lakh students have been stuck off the rolls on suspicion of being non-existent. In Uttar Pradesh, the number of students enrolled in upper primary level has dropped by over four lakh in a year. A drop in enrollment has also been observed in Chhattisgarh.” — Jan 30, Hindustan Times

“In Punjab, about 77 percent polling was recorded in yesterday’s state Assembly elections. Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab Kusumjit Sidhu said in a press note in Chandigarh that this is the maximum percentage of polling since 1967.” — Jan 31, News On AIR


“Reserve Bank of India has said that all private sector banks will now be considered eligible to handle any Central or State Government business at par with public sector banks. Till now, only three private banks, namely ICICI Bank Ltd, HDFC Bank Ltd and Axis Bank Ltd were appointed by RBI as its agents to carry out limited general banking business. In a notification issued from Mumbai yesterday, RBI said that this move would improve customer convenience by increasing the number of customer service outlets.” — February 1, News On AIR

“India and Sri Lanka held the first defence dialogue that focused on regional security situation and maritime security in the Indian Ocean region. The inaugural defence dialogue, to be an annual feature, was led by the Defence Secretaries of both the countries in New Delhi.” — February 2, News On AIR

“The Enforcement Directorate, ED has filed a charge sheet against the sacked Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Commission or OC, Suresh Kalmadi alongwith five of his colleagues for alleged financial irregularities in the Queens Baton Relay event held in 2009 in London. Our correspondent reports that the chargesheet was filed in New Delhi under the Foreign Exchange Management Act for violating Reserve bank of India Guidelines while making payments in the conduct of the Queens Baton Relay.” — February 3, News on AIR

““This inference should not be drawn that they [the CBI] are not doing it [2G scam investigation] properly. Fact of the matter is many people are behind bars.”” — February 4, The Hindu

“The economic growth is likely to fall to a three-year low of 6.9 per cent in 2011-12, mainly due to sharp slowdown in manufacturing, agriculture and mining sectors, against 8.4 per cent expansion in the last fiscal.” — February 5, The Hindu

“S&P cautioned India that its sovereign credit rating could tilt slightly towards ‘negative’ if effective action was not taken to counter “the balance of risk factors” emanating from economic uncertainties at home and abroad.” — February 6, The Hindu

“Facebook India today filed its compliance report before the Delhi court, which had ordered it along with 21 other websites, to remove objectionable content from their websites. Google India also told the court that it has removed certain web pages from the Internet on which objections were raised by the petitioners.” — February 7, News on AIR

“The Union Railway minister Mr. Dinesh Trivedy will hold discussion with the Chhattisgarh government today in Raipur regarding the extension of railway services in the state. The Railway Minister will take stock of several projects which include setting up of a railway freight corridor in this mineral-rich state.” — February 8, News On AIR

“The Madhya Pradesh government has transferred eight IAS officers including three district collectors in the state.” — February 9, Times of India

“Prime Minister Manmohan Singh directs Central Ministries to give top priority to the Dedicated Freight Corridor Project; PMO to directly monitor progress of the project.” — February 10, News on AIR

“Corporate Affairs Minister M Veerappa Moily has said that the National Competition Policy would be in place by next month-end. Speaking at ‘India Corporate and Investor Meet’, organised by his Ministry and CII in Bangalore yesterday, Mr. Moily said, he would soon move the Cabinet and will have the National Competition Policy by March 31. Mr. Moily said, he expects this policy to trigger the second generation of reforms after 1991.” — February 11, News on AIR

“Election Commission seeks President’s intervention in alleged defiance of its orders by Law Minister Salman Khurshid over sub-quota for minorities.” — February 12, News On AIR

“Campaigning for the third phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh ends this evening; Polling on Wednesday.” — February 13, News on AIR

“Law Minister Salman Khurshid has written a letter to the Election Commission of India saying that the controversy created by his remarks on Minority subquota was unintentional.” — February 14, News on AIR

“India has got support of China, Brazil and South Africa, together called Basic, to counter European Union’s carbon tax on airlines flying into Europe” — February 15, Hindustan Times

“Third phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls in 56 constituencies begins amidst tight security.” — February 16, News on AIR

“BJP-Shiv Sena alliance set to retain its hold over Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.” — February 17, News on AIR

“West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee stayed away from the inauguration programme of the NSG hub in Kolkata by P Chidambaram today, reemphasizing her protest against the proposed NCTC that she argued, violates the spirit of federalism.” — February 18, Hindustan Times

“A nationwide immunization campaign for Polio is on today; More than 17 crore children being administered polio drops.” — February 19, News on AIR

“The Delhi Police have prepared a list of more than two dozen markets, which deal in the sale of magnet, to trace the bomber who had placed the ‘sticky bomb’ on the Innova car of an Israeli embassy diplomat last Monday.” — February 20, Hindustan Times

“On Tuesday, Meira Kumar will become the first Lok Sabha speaker to visit Pakistan in an official delegation. She told Saubhadra Chatterji how this parliamentary diplomacy will strengthen Indo-Pak people-to-people ties.” — February 21, Hindustan Times

“The bridge over river Yamuna near Kalpi town is considered the gateway to Bundelkhand. Rajesh Kumar Singh reports.” — February 22, Hindustan Times

“Sensex swings between green and red in afternoon trade; Rupee appreciates 9 paise to 49.21 rupees against dollar.” — February 23, News on AIR

“Coming down heavily on the Centre and Delhi Police, the SC on Thursday ordered the prosecution of police personnel involved in the crackdown on Ramdev and his supporters at Ramlila Maidan on June 5 last year.” — February 24, Hindustan Times

“Home Minister writes to ten Chief Ministers on National Counter Terrorism Centre issue; says countering terrorism is a shared responsibility.” — February 25, News on AIR

“India to take on Australia in the tri-series one day international cricket match at Sydney today.” — February 26, News on AIR

“Indian men’s Hockey Team qualifies for Olympics after eight years defeating France 8-1 in the qualifying final.” — February 27, News on AIR

“Supreme Court directs the Centre to implement the interlinking of rivers project in a time-bound manner.” — February 28, News on AIR

“In a major operation, Delhi Police has arrested two suspected LeT terrorists who were allegedly planning to carry out terror strikes in the capital targeting vital installations and VVIPs.” — February 29, Hindustan Times


“India and Brazil sign six agreements for cooperation in the fields of science and technology, education and culture.” — March 31, News on AIR

“BRICS countries agree to initiate trade in local currencies; Delhi Declaration adopted at the end of BRICS summit says dialogue is the only way to resolve issues relating to Iran and Syria.” — March 30, News on AIR

“The hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, has been stayed by the Centre following a mercy petition to the President of India.” — March 29, News on AIR

“India and Pakistan seek to intensify the bilateral dialogue process for further engagements.” — March 28, News on AIR

“India today made a strong pitch for membership of four exclusive nuclear clubs contending that it would help strengthen its export control systems and maintain the highest international standards for its nuclear programme.” — March 27, News on AIR

“The government is neckdeep in corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Monday, calling “very serious” army chief Gen. V.K. Singh’s allegation that he had been offered a bribe to clear a tranche of 600 substandard vehicles.” — March 26, Hindustan Times

“India has offered to launch South Korean Satellites on Indian Space Launch Vehicles. The offer came during the talks between the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and South Korean President, Lee Myung-Bak in Seoul today.” — March 25, News on AIR

“The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the Hindu Marriage Act to make divorce with mutual consent more woman friendly. In a significant change in matrimonial laws, the cabinet approved the amendment to include allowing the courts to reduce or waive off the waiting period of six months for divorce by mutual consent.” — March 24, News on AIR

“All party meeting on Lokpal bill today; Government hopes to achieve consensus on the issue.” — March 23, News on AIR

“BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa arrived in the national capital to mount further pressure for his reinstatement as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, while present Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda ruled out his own removal.” — March 22, News on AIR

“Supreme Court dismisses government’s review petition in Vodafone tax case.” — March 21, News on AIR

“President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will administer the oath of office as cabinet minister to Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy today. Mr Roy will take charge of the Railway Ministry replacing Dinesh Trivedi. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the swearing in ceremony will take place at 10 AM.” — March 20, News On AIR

“Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has resigned. Talking to media persons in New Delhi yesterday, Mr. Trivedi said he spoke to Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee about his decision to quit as Railway Minister.” — March 19, News on AIR

“Centre allocates 8,750 crore rupees for development of 22 backward districts of West Bengal in 12th Five Year plan.” — March 18, News on AIR

“The Union budget presented in the Lok Sabha evokes mixed reaction: Congress describes it as growth oriented while the Opposition says its is anti-poor.” — March 17, News on AIR

“Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee will present the General Budget for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha today. The News Services Division of All India Radio will broadcast a Special live bilingual discussion in Hindi and English on budget expectations from 10.30 am.” — March 16, News on AIR

“Prime Minister and Finance Minister call it a forward looking budget.” — March 15, News On AIR

“Railway Minister, Dinesh Trivedi will present his maiden Rail Budget for 2012-13 in the Lok Sabha today. While most of the people expect the Railway Minister not to increase freight charges, some of them are concerned over non-implementation of rail projects including laying of railway lines announced in the earlier railway budgets.” — March 14, News on AIR

“Congress leader Vijay Bahuguna to be sworn in as Uttarakhand Chief Minister today.” — March 13, News on AIR

“Budget session of Parliament begins today with address of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil to the joint sitting of Parliament.” — March 12, News On AIR

“Jat leaders in Haryana to call off their agitation today announces Khap Spokesman.” — March 11, News on AIR

“Newly elected MLAs of Samajwadi Party meeting today in Lucknow to decide the leader of the Uttar Pradesh legislature party.” — March 10, News on AIR

“In Punjab, Governor invites SAD-BJP alliance Legislature group leader Prakash Singh Badal to form the government.” — March 9, News on AIR

“RBI cuts Cash Reserve Ratio by 75 basis points to 4.75 per cent ; The cut would infuse around 48,000 crore rupees into the economy.” — March 8, News on AIR

“In UP assembly elections Samajwadi Party gets absolute majority; Party parliamentary Board to elect the legislative party leader today” — March 7, News on AIR

“SP is emerging as the single largest party leading in 173 of the total 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly. BSP, which had won an absolute majority with 206 seats in the 2007 polls, is leading in 98 seats, whereas BJP and Congress are ahead in 56 seats each.” — March 6, Hindustan Times

“A Delhi court today framed charges against former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitley and two others in an alleged corruption case of 2001 relating to a defence deal.” — March 5, Hindustan Times

“About 70 percent votes cast in the re-polling at 63 polling stations in Manipur; Arrangements for counting of votes on Tuesday are in place in all the five poll bound states.” — March 4, News on AIR

“India lift the first Women‘s World Cup Kabaddi crown defeating Iran.” — March 3, News on AIR

“Unemployment rate in India falls by 1.7 percent in last 5 years despite global slowdown.” — March 2, News On AIR

“The centre seeks extension of time from the Supreme Court for cancellation of 122 Two G telecom licenses quashed by the court.” — March 1, News On AIR

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“The Two Maoist nominated negotiators likely to return to Raipur today after talks with abductors of the Sukma District Collector.” — April 30, News On Air

“Government to begin its disinvestment programme for the current fiscal from June with stake sale in Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd .” — April 29, News On Air

“Government plans to install over 2000 mobile towers in naxal hit states.” — April 28, News On Air

“India’s first indigenous Radar Imaging Satellite RISAT-1 launched successfully; The all-weather satellite to be used for agriculture and disaster management.” — April 27, News on Air

“Congress dismisses reports of some of its Ministers expressing their willingness to quit their posts and work for the party.” — April 26, News on Air

“Supreme Court extends deadline for fresh auctioning of 2G spectrum licenses from June 2 to August 31 this year.” — April 25, News on Air

“Budget Session of Parliament resumes today after a recess of three weeks; Government says it is trying for consensus on Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill in the current session.” — April 24, News on Air

“Chhattisgarh government forms a cabinet sub-committee to secure safe release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon.” — April 23, News on AIR

“India successfully launches Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Agni-5; DRDO chief calls it a game changer.” — April 20, News on AIR

“India’s first Inter Continental Ballastic Missile Agni-5 launched successfully.” — April 19, News on AIR

“Home Minister P Chidambaram says, Centre is willing to accommodate states’ concern on the issue of proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre.” — April 18, News on AIR

“Enforcement Directorate registers 14 cases under anti money laundering laws against former Uttar Pradesh Family Welfare Minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and others in the National Rural Health Mission scam.” — April 17, News on AIR

“Counter terror mechanism and Maoist violence to be focus of discussions in Chief Minister’s Conference on Internal Security in New Delhi today.” — April16, News on AIR

“Prime Minister calls for use of technology to keep alive rich cultural heritage and art forms.” — April 14, News on AIR

“Government approves turn around plan and restructuring package for Air India with 30,000 crore rupees infusion; Also approves a new bill on marriage registration.” — April 13, News on AIR

“Finance Minister says, hard decisions cannot be delayed anymore as the Indian economy is facing tough times.” — April 12, News on AIR

“Supreme Court directs seven States to furnish within 48 hours, details of mercy petitions pending with the respective Governors.” — April 11, News on AIR

“In Odisha, Maoists extend the deadline for release of abducted BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka and an Italian Paulo Bosusco till tomorrow, Odisha government announces names of 27 prisoners to be freed from jail in exchange of release.” — April 6, News on AIR

“Supreme Court to hear Centre’s review petition in 2G case in an open court on 13th of this month.” — April 5, News on AIR

“National Human Rights Commission recommends monetary compensation to 1513 identified victims of Punjab mass cremation case.” — April 4, News on AIR

“Supreme Court orders the Haryana government to stop all illegal mining activities in Mewat district.” — April 3, News on AIR

“Kingfisher chief Vijay Mallya today wrote a letter to the airline’s employees promising to resume their salaries this week.” — April 2, Hindustan Times

“India and UAE sign bilateral agreement on Mutual Assistance in Custom Matters to curb custom violations.” — April 1, News on AIR
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