INTERNATIONAL

India Joins 41 Nations In Condemning Syria Killings   

India on 1 June joined 41 other countries at united nations human rights council (UNHRC) in Geneva to vote for a resolution “strongly condemning” the recent El-houleh incident, which resulted in the death over a hundred civilians including women and children.

Egypt’s Ex-President Hosni Mubarak Sentenced  To Life In Prison   

Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on 2nd June for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year .And also given life term for the killings was Mubarak’s former Interior Minister Habibal-Adly, while six former police commanders were acquitted.

Malik Suspended From Senate Over Dual Nationality                             

The supreme court on 4 June suspended interior minister Rehman Malik from the senate (the upper house of parliament) for failing to produce the necessary documents to establish  that he had given up his British nationality.

Google’ Buying ‘Meebo’ To Help Social Networking Push

Google is buying silicon valley start-up Meebo to help expand its social networking service.The acquisition announced on 4 June will bring more tools to google plus,an alternative to facebook.Google has spent more than $16billion buying 140 companies since the end of 2009.The biggest deal in Google’s history of 14 years is buying $12.5 billion cellphone maker motorola.

1st Intercontinental Solar Flight Takes Off  

A Swiss adventure soared above sun -splashed spanish valleys toward Maorocco on 5 June 2012 on the world’s first Intercontinental flight in a solar powered plane .This aircraft has 12,000 solar cells in the wings turning four electrical motors. piccard gradually piloted the place to an altitude of about 3,800 metres as he headed toward spains southern coast some 50 kilometres per hour.

Nobel Slashes Cash Prize

The prize money given to Nobel laureates is to be cut by a fifth, the foundation behind the prestigious awards said on 11 June.currently prize money is 10 million crowns and it would fall to 8 million Swedish crowns ($1.12 million). The Nobel Foundation said the money for the awards, given for excellence in the fields of science, literature and peace. The capital that forms the base for the awards was donated in the will of dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and is managed by the foundation, which was set up in 1900.

Gandhi Kallenbach Letters Go Under Sothe by Hammer

In one of the most significant auctions of Gandhi memorabilia,sotheby’s London in going to put honourable of letters,papers,and photograph which shed light on the life of mahatma, under the hammer on July 10.The archieve comprises five decades of correspondence.much of it previously unpublished,between gandhiand hermon kallenbach, a german-Jewish body builder and architect who became Gandhi’s closest friend after they met in Johomnesburg in 1904.one batch of letters between Gandhi and kallenbach had come up for sale in 1986 and the Indian government paid $140,000(rs.1.2 crore) for it.The papers are now with the national Archieves, and were published in Gandhi’s collected works in 1994.

Pak Taliban Not To Allow Anti-Polio Campaign In N. Waziristan

Over 16,000 children below the age of five will miss their polio vaccines in North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan due to a ban on vaccination campaigns by a powerful Taliban commander.Hafiz Gul Bahadur, the alleged host of the Haqqani network in North Waziristan Agency,militants had decided to ban the vaccination drive as long as US drone strikes continued in the region. This ban is because the vaccination campaign was a cover for American spies. The ban will seriously impact polio eradication efforts in Pakistan, which is among three countries where polio is still prevalent.

Suu Kyi Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 21 years late

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally accepted her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on 16 June after spending a total of 15 years under house arrest and said full political freedom in her country was still a long way off.

Prince Salman In The Saudi Arabian Prince

Saudi Arabian ruling family named defense minister prince Salman bin abdul Aziz in the new crown prince on 18 June 2012 .Prince Nayef who died last week in Geneva and was the crown prince only since November.The death of prince Nyef lead to appointment of new prince salman as the new saudi Arabian prince.

Supreme Court Of Pakistan Debarred Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani From Office

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on 19 June 2012, debarred Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani from his office. The court’s ruling also disqualified Gilani as the member of the National Assembly, the lower house of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament). Gilani was convicted for violating the article 63(1) of the constitution of Pakistan on 26 April 2012 by the Supreme Court. The court’s verdict came following Gilani’s refusal to probe cases of corruption against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Pak Ranks 13th In Failed States Index

Pakistan, a country which is run by military obsessed with Indian and by a civilian elite that steals all it can and pay almost no taxes.  so it has been  raked 13th in the latest ranking of failed states.The unique ranking compiled by the prestigious foreign policy magazine is topped by Africa countries Somalia(114.9points) ,Congo(111.2), Sudan(109.4),chad(107.6), Zimbabwe(106.3) .

Antonis Samara Sworn In As The Prime Minister Of Greece

The New Democracy Party leader Antonis Samara sworn in as the Prime Minister of Greece on 20 June 2012. Samaras’s centre-right New Democracy party bagged 129 seats of 300 in the parliamentary elections held on 17 June 2012.

Oxford Honours Suu Kyi By Presenting Honorary Doctorate To Her

Paying fulsome tributes, the University of Oxford on Wednesday honoured Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi by presenting her with an honorary doctorate in Civil Law in a traditional ceremony telecast live.

Oracle CEO Buys Hawaii’s Sixth Largest Island

Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought 98 percent of Hawaii’s sixth-largest island, Lanai, the state’s governor announced on 20 June. Ellison, ranked in 2012 as America’s third-richest man, is purchasing the property from fellow billionaire David Murdock.

PPP Loyalist Ashraf Elected Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan on 21June evening got its new prime minister in Pakistan peoples party(PPP) loyalist Raja Parez Ashraf,who enters he office with a corruption case, already in the supreme court,that earned him the nickname ‘Raja Rental’.

$163 Billion EU Growth Plan

The leaders of France, Germany, Italy & Spain agreed to push for a growth package worth up to $163 billion at a key EU summit next week aimed to kick starting the economy and safe guarding the currency bloc.

Islamist Morsi Wins Egyptian Presidency

Islamist Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president of Egypt with 51.7 percent of last weekend’s run-off vote, defeating former general Ahmed Shafik, the state election committee said on 24 June 2012.

UNEP Released Its Global Food  Security Report “Avoiding Future Faminer”

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released its food security report “Avoiding future Faminer : strengthening the Ecological basis of food security through sustainable development in Riode Janeirio ,Brazil on 20 Juen2012.The report noted that food security must be at the top of the priority list of country’s policy if  the world has to provide food to its 7billion population.

Muse’s Survival In The London 2012 Olympics Song

The British rock trio Muse has the official song for the 2012 London games.The song,”survival”is a Humdering rock anthem that was broad casted for the first time on 28 June 2012 on BBC radio.The song will be played during the July 27- August 12 games as athletes enter the venue and before medal ceremonies.

Afghanistan And Norway Finalized The Draft Of The Strategic Partnership Agreement

Afghanistan and Norway on 27 June 2012 finalized the draft of the strategic partnership agreement between the two countries.The two countries will the draft in September 2012. Norwegian Afghanistan.The strategic partnership agreement provides the long term framework after the with drawl of forces .Afghanistan and Norway after the withdrawal of forces.Afghanistan has already signed strategic partnership agreement with the US,Britain,India Germany,France and Italy.

Russia, France To Jointly Build Armoured Vehicle

Russia and France will jointly build a new armoured infantry vehicle, Russian arms export monopoly Rosoboron export said. The vehicle should appear in the near future, around 18 months. We have a draft design and a model has been made,” he said.  France was also interested in co-production with Russia of an armoured personnel carrier to be sold to third countries.

India-South Korea For Second Foreign policy And Security Dialogue In New Delhi

India and south korea decided t cooperate in the areas of civil nuclear energy and space, including the lauch of Korean satellites by India.Both of them met in New delhi on 28 June 2012 during their second foreign policy and security dialogue. The Indian delegation was led by sanjay singh,secretory(east)external affairs ministry, while the korean side was led by hu Ho-Young, first vice minister of foreign affairs a trade.

US Supreme Court Held US Health Care Law Constitutional

The US supreme court on 28 June 2012 , upheld the US president BARACK obama’s most ambitious social legislations the Health care Law(The patient protection and Affordable care act). The Court verdict came in the favor of legislation,made it mandatory for all American citizen to have health insurance or pay a penalty. The health care legislation mainly aims at covering more than 30 millions who have not been insured. The 9-judge US Apex court headed by chief justice John Robert held the ruling as constitutional in 5-4 ruling.

White House Encouraged By Eurozone Summit

The White House on 30 June 2012 welcomed the decisions taken by European leaders to boost flagging economies,saying these are encouraging signs, even as it acknowledged that the challenges will not be resolved overnight.

Syria Gets New Prime Minister

Syria President , Bashra-al-Assad, appointed Riyad Hijab as the prime Minister of Syria on June 6,2012 to form a new government. He replaced Adel safar,who was appointed in April,2011.

Russia And China Sign 10 Agreements

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and President if china Hu Jintao on June 5,2012 signed agreements to establish nuclear reactor in china and for the development of aircrafts and helicopters.Russia will establish two nuclear reactors in china and both the nations will cooperate with each other in the fields of energy, tourism and electricity.

Global peace Index

The Global peace Index (GPI) for 158 countries released on June 12,2012. The study was conducted by Australia and Us—based Institute for Economic and Peace (IEP).Most peaceful countries in  the world are Ice Land, Denmark and New Zealand.Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited(REIL), Known for its electronic milk testing instruments and solar lighting technology has been chosen for the best PSU Award 2012, in the Mini category.

George Bush voted Most Unpopular former US President

George W.Bush has been voted the most unpopular living former president of the US. Bush was the 43rd President of the Us from 2001 to 2009.According to a CN poll, just 43 percent of people questioned said they have a good opinion of Bush, while 54 percent said the opposite.

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali imprisoned for life time

Tunisian court sentenced former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to life imprisonment  on June 13 ,2012 for presiding  over the bloody protest crackdown that ignited Arab spring. He faced countless charges including drug trafficking and embezzlement. He had exiled to Saudi Arabia in  January2011.


INDIA & WORLD

Ties With China Is India’s Top Priority

India on 6 June told china that is sees improving bilateral ties as a priority of its foreign policy and expresses desire to expand strategic cooperation.

India Allowed Foreign Direct Investment From Pakistan

India on 8 June 2012 announced to allow foreign direct investment from Pakistan. The move is aimed at strengthening the bilateral economic relations between the two countries. The decision will also facilitate the economic integration in the South Asian region.

Indian-American Picked For 2nd Highest US Court

“US president Barrack Obama on 11 June nominated Indian-born legal nominated  luminary Srikanth Srinivasan to the Federal Court of Appeals, the highest ever judicial appointment of an  Indian-American in the US. There are 13 Court of Appeals across the US with 179 judges, and the Washington DC Appeals Court to which Srinivasan has been nominated is considered particularly influential, with Obama himself calling it “”the nation’s second highest court”".

Dhoni Ranked 31st In The Forbe’s List Of World’s 100 Richest Sports Persons

In the latest list of world’s 100 richest sports persons list released by Forbe’s magazine, Indian Cricket Captain M.S.Dhoni achieve 31st position.He moved ahead in the list, while Tendulkar ranked 78th. Boxing champion Floyd May weather topped the list with a total earnings of $85million while pugilist manny pacquiao and golf legend tiger woods on the 2nd and 3rd .

BRICS Pledger $75billion to IMF’s Bailout Fund

India and four other countries of the five nation BRICS bloc has given a big boost to IMF’s 430 billion US dollars bailout fund for the debt rocked 17 Nation Eurozone pledging to contribute 75billion us dollars  with New Delhi’s contribution being 10 billion US dollars.the pledge was made at an informal meeting of Brics leaders presided by PM Manmoham singh ahead of the opening of the 7th G-20 summit.

Indian Population Booms In Australia: Census Data

Latest official census data in Australia has found a boom in Indian population especially with number of Punjabi speaking people rising by over 200 percent.This is the 16th census taken in Australia over the past 100 years with about 9.8 million households surveyed on August 9 last year.The data revealed Australia’s population rose to 21,507,719, up almost two million – or more than 8 percent -in the past five years, and the median age of the growing population rose from 37 in 2006 to 38 when the census was counted last year. The United Kingdom stood as the leading country of birth for the overseas-born population at 20.8 percent and was followed by New Zealand(9.1 percent), China (6.0 percent) and India (5.6 percent)people of Indian origin have seen the largest growth increase at more than 14 percent since 2006, or up almost 150,000.

IKEA To Invest Rs.10k-cr In India

Amidst a slew of rating downgrade by the international agencies Swedish home furnishing major IKEA on June 22 approached the government with a proposal to invest 1.5billion euros(Rs.10,500 crores) to set up 25 stores in the country under single brand retail FDI.

Coca-Cola Bets On India , Plans To Invest $3b More

In a Major Thumbs up to India , beverage major coca-cola said on 26June . That it will increase its investment in the country and now put in $5billion by 2020.


NATIONAL

 Indi Stood At No.3 In Reality Rate Hike

Even as first time buyers are exhaustion their saving to by a home, reality rates in India are going to roof .Property prices increased by 12% ,propelling India to their position among 53 countries. The Global Index Survey by Knight Frank, property consultants , shows that Brazil recorded the strongest annual growth (23.5%) in the past years ,followed by estonia  with a growth rate of (13.9%).

India May Become 1st Fallen Angel In BRIC

S&P warns India may lose Investment grade Rating . Global rating agency standard &poor’s on 11 June cautioned that India seriously risks losing its investment grade rating.

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Decided To Merge With Suzuki Power train India Ltd

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd decided to get into a merger with Suzuki Power train India Ltd .This initiative will help them prepare and meet the increasing demand for diesel vehicles.

Zakir Hussain Calls Off Israel Visit

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain has called off a series of performances scheduled to be held in Israel later this month, in the wake of an appeal made by 85 artistes, writers and activists. The Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (INCACBI) had appealed to Mr. Hussain ‘as an artiste of conscience’ to cancel the scheduled performance since it would “lend a stamp of approval to Israeli policies of colonialism, apartheid and occupation.”

Aptech Creates Country’s First 3D Ad Film

Aptech’s education brand Arena multimedia has created the first 3D commercial to became ‘future ready’, the leader in animation training is targeting the forth coming 3D movie releases in multiplexes with its latest ad.

Censorship cases In India Up To 49% says Google

As part of its “Transparency report” Google on 18 June said that it had received 101 content removal requests from Indian authorities to between July & December last year, asking it to delete 255 items from its websites of these Just 5 requests were made by courts.

Calcutta High Court Scrapped The Singur Land Rehabilitation And Development Act, 2011

The Calcutta High Court on 22 June 2012, held the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Act, 2011 as unconstitutional and void. The legislation enabled the government to recover the disputed Singur land from Tata Motors, who was leased 997 acre of land at Singur in Hooghly district by previous left front government in the state.

Free Madicines For All Scheme To Be Rolled Out From October

Scheme’s outlay pegged at Rs.28.500 Cr. center to bear 75% of the cost.facility to be available at all govt hospitals. India’s Ambitious polices to provide free medicines to all patients attending a government health facility across the country will be rolled out from October.

Sunita Williams To Embark On Space Mission Again

Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams is all set to return to the International Space Station, where she spent a record six months in 2006.

Delhi Most Competitive City In India EIU Report

Delhi has been named the most competitive city in India for its demonstrated ability to attract capital, business, talent and tourists by a new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report.Delhi has been named the most competitive city in India for its demonstrated ability to attract capital, business, talent and tourists by a new Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research report.The national Capital has edged out financial hub of Mumbai, which ranked70th in the index, followed by Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, at 79th rank, Pune at 97, Chennai at 105 and Kolkata at 106.

Sam Mittal To Continue As NASSCOM President

Sam Mittal will remain as the president of National Association of Software and services companies(NASSCOM).Until early 2014.Mittal took over as NASSCOM president in Jan 2008 and was set to step down by the end if this year. NASSCOM is the 1200 member trae association that represented Indian $100 billion IT industry.

Government Secures Kallenbach- Gandhi letters Just Days Before Auction

The Indian Government and the family of Herman Kallenbench  have struck a deal for papers relating to the German’s correspondence with Mahatma Gandhi some 13 days before the historical material was due to go under the hammer in London .Archive comprises Thousands of letters written over 3 decades.Gandhi and German -Jewish body builder A Architect Hermann kallenbach were friends since 1904.

US Federal Court Absolved Carbide Corporation In Bhopal Gas Tragedy Case

In What came as a major disappointment for the Bhopal gas tragedy victims, a US federal court on 27 June 2012 absolved Union Carbide corporation and its former chairman Warren Anderson of the Bhopal gas tragedy case.I his ruling US district court Judge John F.Keenam concluded that UCC is neither directly nor as an agent of union carbide India Limited (UCIL) liable for mishap.

India & Brazil Set Trade target of $ 15 Billion

India on June 14 ,2012 sought investments from Brazil mainly in infrastructure sector for which it needs US$1 trillion over the next five years. The two countries name set a bilateral trade target of US $ 115 billion  by the year 2012.

India Signed Agreement with Bharain for exchange of Information with Respect to taxes 

India signed an Agreement with the Government of the kingdom of Bharain for the exchange of Information with respect to taxes(TIEA) . The agreement was signed by Namo Narain meena, Minister of state for Finance(Expenditure and Financial Affairs)on behalf of Government of India and H.E. Kamal ahmad, Minister for transportation and Acting CEO of The economic Development of Bhrain on behalf of Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.The agreement is based on international standards of transparency and exchange of Information. It incorporates provision for effective exchange of information including banking information between tax authorities of the two countries, It has been provided that the Exchange of Information shall be on request and without regard to the domestic interest. The agreement will enhance mutual cooperation between the two countries by having effective exchange of information in tax matters.

MoU signed between India & Canada on Infrastructure development, Operation & Maintanance of Roads

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between India and Canada during the visit of Dr.C.P. Joshi, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways to Canada on the invitation from dnis Label, Minister of transport, Infrastructure & communication, Government of Canada from 10-13 June,2012.The MoU will facilitate sharing and exchange of knowledge and technical expertise in the areas of infrastructure development, operation and maintenance of roads, Intelligent Transport system etc.

US Exempt India form Iran Oil sanctions

The US has exempted India and six other nations from its tough Iran oil sanctions. Besides India, Malaysia, South Korea, South Africa, SriLanka. Turkey and Taiwan too have been added to the exemption list, leaving china and Singapore, the top two buyers of Iranian crude.India and South Korea, exempted, were the third and fourth- largest buyers of Iranian oil in the first half of lat year, according to the US Department of energy.

India Worst Place for Women Among top 19 Countries

India’s Women are discriminated against, abused and even killed on a scale unparalleled  in the top 19 economies of the world, according to a new poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.The Survey, Polling 370 gender specialists, found
Canada to be the best place to be an woman among G-20 nations, excluding the European Union economic grouping. Saudi Arabia was the second worst, after India.The poll results-based on parameters such as quality of health services, threat of Physical and sexual violence, level of political voice, and access to property and land rights –jars with the modern-day image of India.

Social security agreement between India and Finland signed

India and the republic of Finland signed an agreement on Social security. This agreement will enhance cooperation on social security between the two countries. For short term contract up to 5 years, no social security contribution would need to be paid under the finish law by the detached workers  provided they continue to make social security payment in India, The self –employed Indians in Republic of Finland would also be entitled to export of social security benefit on their relocation to India There are about 5.000 Indians in the republic of Finland most of whom are working as professionals and self-employed.


STATES

Andhra Pradesh Population Census

The official census 2011 of Andhra Pradesh has been conducted by Directorate of Census Operations in Andhra Pradesh.As per details from Census 2011, Andhra Pradesh has population of 8.46 Crore, an increase from figure of 7.62 Crore in 2001 census. Total population of Andhra Pradesh as per 2011 census is 84,665,533 of which male and female are 42,509,881 and 42,155,652 respectively. In 2001, total population was 76,210,007 in which males were 38,527,413 while females were 37,682,594.The total population growth in this decade was 11.10 percent while in  previous decade it was 13.86 percent. The population of Andhra Pradesh  forms 7.00 percent of India in 2011. In 2001, the figure was 7.41 percent.

State AP Registers Drop in Sex Ratio

The future demographic profile of the state looks bleak as the child sex ratio has fallen to 943 from 961 in 2001, released on 7 June 2012.The figures for rural (942) and urban(946).

Dimple Yadav Declared Elected

Chief Minister Akilesh yadav’s wife ,Dimple yadav on 9 June became the first women elected unopposed in a Lok Sabha by election from uttar pradesh and second candidate in the entire state after Purshottam Das Tundon’s election from Allahabad west in 1952.

Assam Government Released Vision Document For Women And Children

Assam government on 12 June 2012 released the vision document for the state’s women and children. The government in the vision document announced to come out with various measures to address the issues like high Maternal Mortality Rate and Infant Mortality Rate in the state.The document talks of reducing Infant mortality rate from 58 to 38 per 1000 live births, reduction in maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 210 per 100000 live birth, reduction of total fertility rate to2.1 per cent, improving child sex ratio, reduction in percentage of anemia in children and women and reducing the percentage of underweight children (0-5 years) by 30 per cent.

Arunachal Gets Country’s Fourth Buddhist Centre

Arunachal Pradesh, where around 13 percent of the population follows Buddhism, has got its first full-fledged Buddhist centre after Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. The Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies at Dahung in West Kameng district, where a majority of the people follow Tibetan Buddhism, is now a full-fledged central institute, according to its founder Tsona Gontse Rinpoche.

Five Northeastern States and Himachal Pradesh Appraised As Most Environmentally Sustainable States

The Environmental Sustainable Index (ESI) 2011 released on 14 June 2012, appraised five northeastern states (Tripura, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh) and Himachal Pradesh as the most environmentally sustainable states in the country. The index was released by Centre for Development Finance (CDF), affiliated to Institute for Financial Management and Research.Among larger states, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal performed poorly on maximum of environmental indicators while Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka received high ratings. States with rich natural resources like Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar were rated moderate in the chart.

YSR Congress Party Won In By-Election

In the by-election in A.P for 18 Assembly seats and ! Lok sabha seat, YSR congress party won 15 assembly seat and 1 Lok sabha seat.The ruling party congress won 2 seats .TRS won 1 seat .Drawing a blank , the Telugu Desam suffered the dubious distinction of not having won a single seat in 41 successive by-elections since 2009.

India’s First River-lake link project launched In Bundelkhand

“The Madhya Pradesh government claims to have launched the country’s first ever river-lake linking project in the water-scarce Bundelkhand region. The Harpura irrigation and river-lake link project, launched in the Tikamgarh district, will be implemented under the Center’s Rs.7266 crore Bundelkhand package. It will link the perennial Jamni river to the nearby lakes and water bodies built during the Chandel era. Under the project, an additional 1,980 hectares of land are expected to come under irrigation.

Rajasthan Un Employment Dole for Graduates

The Rajasthan government on 20 June announced an unemployment allowances scheme, with effect from July 1 , for educated youth registered with employment exchanges for more than a year.It provides for an allowance of Rs.500 a month to the eligible candidate


CONFERNCES

Indian Science Congress Associatio Meeting At kolkata                    

Dr.Man Maoham singh on 2 June inaugurated the Indian science congress annual session.Man moham addressed that this year is “year of science”.

India To Host Alternative International AIDS conference

World meet in U.S from 22 to 27 . When stake holders from across the world. coverage at Washington next month to participate in the International AIDS conference (IAC) to shre their experience evaluations.                                                         This type of event will be organized in Kolkata by “Durban Mahila Samanway samiti” (DMSS) an umbrella organization of over 65,00 sex workers of west Bengal i collaboration with the Global Network of sex work project (NSWP)

India To Host Alternative International AIDS conference

The Union Finance Minister,Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, on 11 June inaugurated the 28th Annual conference of chief commissioners and Directors General of Income Tax in the Capital Delhi.

G20 Los Cabos Summit 2012

The 2012 Mexico Summit was the seventh meeting of G-20 heads.It was held in Los cabos,Baja California sur, from June 18-19 2012.The moto is to  Committing to fight economic slowdown and combat corruption, the G-20 leaders have expressed confidence that USD 450 billion firepower of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would help in safeguarding financial stability and preventing global crisis.

Rio+20 Earth Summit

The Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments.took place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.The Conference  focused on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development poverty eradication and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.

Interntional Labour Conference

101 st session of International Labour Conference  organized by International Labour Organization(ILO), concluded on June 14 ,2012 in Geneva. A New International labour standard was adopted at the conference which requested countries ti establish national social protection floors.The Recommendation called for providing people with essential  health care benefits as well as basic income security. The countries which cannot affords social protection measures could seek International cooperation and support to complement their own efforts.

International Conference In Kabul

A One day International conference in Kabul took place on June 14,2012 to discuss ways to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan and boost regional cooperation.Delegates from 30 countries gathered in Kabul including Iran, Russia ,China ,Turkey as well as International Organizations such as NATO, the European Union, the shanghai cooperation Organization and United Nations. The Conference focused on the security transfer after US-led troops’ withdrawal in 2014,regional strategies to tackle natural disasters and strengthening of trade and economic relations.

SCO Summit 2012

The Shanghai cooperation organization(SCO) summit was held in Beijing from June 6-7 ,2012. It was the 12th SCO summit.The Important decisions and discussion held in meeting are as follows :The SCO decided to grant Afghanistan as observer status and accept Turkey as dialogue partner.Member states agreed to facilitate trade and investment in order to tap economic potential within the bloc.Member states had agreed to enhance cooperation in Finance, Transportation, Telecommunications, Energy & Agricultural sectors.


SPORTS & GAMES

 Karnataka Holds Off TN ToTriumph   

Karanataka secured a nail-biting draw against Tamilnadu to win the south zone senior men’s hockey championship at the KSHA stadium on 1st june.

 Sri ram Balaji – Arun prakash Triumph
N.Sriram Balaji and Arun Prakash Rajagopalan , the top seeds playing together for thr first time, clinched the men’s doubles title in the prem sugar sponsored IIF Mandya open $10000 futures four at the PET stadium on 1 June.

Saket Myneni Bags ITF Men’s Future Tennis Title   

Myneni, the 24-year-old from Hyderabad , won the title in the $10000 prem sugars ITF men’s future tennis tournament in Karnataka, Mandya on 1 June 2012 by defeating top seed vijayant mallik in the final.

New Zealand Beat Argentina 1-0 To Win Sultan Azaln Shah Cup Hockey

Tournament at Ioh, Malaysia on 3 June 2012 Andy Hayward scored the only goal for New Zealand in the summit clash, Which prevented Argentina,  the 2008 winner, to reclaim the trophy.
Awards
Fairplay trophy was given to “Great Britain”.
“sardar singh of India” was awarded with the trophy of the Best player of Tournament.
“Kyle Pontifex of new Zealand” was chosen the Best goal keeper for the tournament.
“Kyle Pontifex of new Zealand”was awarded with the Man of the final Trophy.
“Ashkey Jackson of great Britain” emerged the top scorer of the Tournament.

Krishna Poonia Wins Silver Medal At Portland Event                           

Indian discus thrower Krishna poonia bagged the silver medal at the post pree elite women’s event in the united states Portland on June 4 2012. Poonia finished second with a throw of 62.34 metre, while the gold went to Russian Darya Pischalnikova recording 66.38 metres in her fifth attempt.

Tiger woods Claimed Memorial Tournament, Won His 73rd PGA Tour Title

Former world no.1 golfer Tiger woods defeated Spencer Levin and Rory sabbatini to win his 73rd PGA tour tittle by two shorts at the memorial tournament on 4 June 2012.The memorial tournament victory is wood’s second PGA tour victory in the current season .

sanjita Chanu Claims Gold

K.Sanjita Chanu claimed the women’s 48 kg gold medal in the common wealth weight lifting championships at Apia, Somoa sanjita liftes a total of 154 kg to lift the title .

Bhupati -Sania Won French Open Tittle

Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupati of India won their second Grand slam tittle and First french open trophy together after crushing K laudia Jons lahnacik and santiago Gonzakez 7-6(3),6-1 in the mixed doubles final .

Double Delight For India

Srinath ,Ivana wins Asian Junior Titles .Narayana Srikanth and Ivana Maria Furtado completed a grand double for India in Tashkent on 7 June 2012 in the Asian Junior Chess Championship by winning the open boys and girls titles respectively.

Sharapova Won The French Open Women’s Single  Title

Russia’s Maria Sharapova became the 10th woman in tennis history to win all four Grand Slam titles on 9 June  when she defeated Italy’s Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 in the French Open final.  Sharapova won the French Open Women’s single title on 9 June at Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

Vishu Vardham Emerges The Champion

Second seed P.Vishu Vardhan defeated seventh seeded sriram balaji in the final to take the title Zuari Garden city ITF $10,000 tennis tournament ,Mysore on 9 June 2012.

Saina Nehwal clinched Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold Title

Ace Indian Badminton player Saina Nehwal clinched her 16th career title as she defeated Thailand’s Ratchanok Inathon in the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold title in Bangkok on 10 June 2012. The Thailand Open Grand Prix is Saina’s second title in the year 2012. Earlier, in April 2012 she had won the Swiss Open Title.

Ross Rides Handsome Falcon To Victory

Mr.N.Anantaram’s Handsome ridden by Ross won the Ambur plate, the feature event of the races held out udhagamandalam on 10 June 2012.

Tejaswni Settles For Bronze

Tejaswini Muley clinchin towards gold slipped midway throufh the final and ended up with junior women’s 50m rifle 3- position bronze as the 22nd meeting of shooting hopes championship concluded at plzen in the czench Republic on 10 June 2012.

West Wood Claims Tittle

World no.3 Lee west wood completed his buid up to nexr US open with a convincing five shut win at the scandinavian open in stockholm on 9 June .

Rudisha Runs Blistering 800 Race

Yohan Blake and fellow Jamacian olympic champion shelly Ann franser pryce won the 100 meter sprints, while Kenya’s David Rudisha scored a sensational victory in the 800 meters at 9 June 2012. Diamond league meet .He ran alone from half way point to win with a time of one minute 41.74 seconds for the fastest time ever registered in the united states and best time in the world in this season.

Rafael Nadal Won His Seventh French Open Singles Title

Spaniard Rafael Nadal on 11 June 2012 defeated Serbian Novak Djokovic to clinch his seventh French Open Singles Title 2012.He is the first man to win a record of 7th french open title.Legend Bjorn Borg’s 6 title feat surpassed by Rafael Nadal. Nadal received ‘La Coupedes Mousquetairer(Musketeers cup).

Indu Chaudhary and Sakshi Malik Won Gold Medals In Asian Junior Wrestling Championship 2012

Indu Chaudhary and Sakshi Malik won gold Medals in Asian Junior Wrestling Championship 2012 at Almaty, Kazakhstan on 13 June 2012. Indu Chaudhay and Sakshi Malik are from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana respectively. The former won the gold medal in 44 Kg and latter in 63 kg.

Double For Anusha

K.Anusha bagges a double winning both the girls under-14 and 16 singles respectively in the NCK Tennis Academy Talent series Tournment on 15 June 2012.

Saina Wins Third Indonesian Open Title

Saina Nehwal’s romance with the Indonesian Open continued as the champion shuttler from India quelled a spirited challenge from Chinese Li Xuerui to record a 13-21, 22-20,21-19 in the 64-minute final to clinch her third title in four final appearances in Jakarta on 17 June

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Appointed As A Brand Ambassador Of Nepal Cricket Association

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was appointed as a brand ambassador of Nepal Cricket Association, Nepal on 17 June 2012.The announcement was made by Posta Bahadur Bogati, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal.

Tejaswini Mule Won Silver medal at International Junior Shooting Championship

Tejaswini Mule won Silver medal at International Junior Shooting Championship in Suhl, Germany on 17 June 2012. She won the silver medal in the 50 meter rifle prone women’s event.

Harmeet Desai won Under- 21 Men’s Final Brazil Open Table Tennis

Harmeet Desai won Under- 21 Men’s Final Brazil Open Table Tennis on 17 June 2012. He had defeated Belgian Cedric Nuytin by 4-2 and won gold medal. He became first Indian to achieve such an accomplishment.

Seema Antil Triumps

Dusus Thrower seema Antil won the Title in the last chance.trail meet at the mac wilkins academy at portland, oregon,USA, on 16 June with athrow of 61.10 metres.

Series Win For Srilanka

Srilanka helped itself to a series win over pakistan in the final match ODI cricket series at the R.premadasa stadium, colombo on 18 June.

Oudin Wins Maiden WTA Title

American Nelanie Oudin defeated serbian Jelana Jankonic in straight sets to win her first Tennis WTA tour tittle,Bismingham on 18 June.

Simpson Wins U.S. Open

Webb Simpson of the united states came from four shots back to win the U.S.Open Golf on 17 June overtaking a bunch a big names to win his first major title.

Thingalaya Rewrites His National Record

Sidhanth Tingalaya clocked a national record of 13.65 in finishing second in the Belgium national championships in Brussels on 17 June but found himself 0.5 short of meeting the olympic qualification standard.

Indian Hockey Goalkeeper D’Souza Suspended For 1 Year

Indian Hockey Goalkeeper Adrin D’Souza was suspended on 18 June 2012 for his anti- doping rule violation during World Series Hockey (WSH) tournament 2012.The sample was collected on 21 March 2012 after WSH match in between Mumbai Marines and Sher-E-Punjab at Jalandhar. He was the captain of Mumbai Marines. In the test, D’Souza was tested positive for tetra hydrocannabinol (THC)

Humpy Emerges Joint Winner

India’s koneru Hamoy and Anna Muzychuk of sloveria shared the title in the FIDE women’s grand Pix chess at Kazan, Russia on 22june .

Jwala -Diju Duo Crashes out

Olympic -bound shuttlers G.Jwala & V. Diju on 22 June , crashed out of the singapore open super series their last torunment before London olympics.

India Wins Kabaddi Gold

Indian women won the gold in kabaddi by defeating Thailand in the final of the Third Asian Beach Games being held in Haiyang(china).

Miami Heat Crowed Champion

The King is celebrating his first coronation and the Miami Het is NBA champion again.Le Brong’King’ James collected a triple- double by scorinf 26 points and Miami heat sominated the visiting oklahoma city .Thunder on 21 June to win the championchip series 4-1.

Double Title For Krishna Priya

M.Krishna Priya of Lal Bahaddur stadium bagged a double,winning both in singles and doubles titles in the girl’s under-15 category of the Hyderabad district badminton championship at the Madhuranagar Indoor stadium,Hyderabad on 23 June 2012.

Anaka, Kush Claim Titles

Anaka Alankamony of India clinched the girl’s under-19 title in Asian Junior squash Championship in Kish Island on 23 June.

Ankita Down Prerna For Maiden Title

Ankita Raina played with Intensity and confidence to beat prerna Bhambri in the final of  the ONGC $10,000 ITF women’s tennis tournment at the DLTA complex,New Delhi on 23 June.

Ferrer Is Champion

Top-seeded david ferrer beeat unseeded philipp petzschner on 23 June to win the unicef open grass tournment for the second time .

Alonso Wins Thrilled

Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso won thrilling European grand pix valencia on 24 June to become the first repeat winner of the season that had seen seven different winners from the seven previous races.

Saudi Women To Participate In 2012 Olympics

Saudi Arabia will enter women athletes in the Olympics for the first time in London this summer , the kingdom’s London embassy said.The ultra conservative Muslim nation in one of three countries which never included women in their Olympic teams along with Qatar & Brunei.

Oscar Pistorius Attempts To Became The First Amputee runner to compete at Olympics

Oscar Pistorius, born without fibulos and had his lower kegs amputated. He is a south African Athlete who attempts to became the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympic gaver.Pistorius, who has a personal best of 45.07,won the 100 metres,200 metres ,300 metres and 400 metres gold first amputee to compete at the athletics world championships where he ran in Daegu, south Korea last year.


ECONOMY

Bihar  Topped  In  Gross  State  Domestic  Product With  13.1  Percent  Growth  In 2012

Acoording to data released by Ministry of statistics of India on 1 June 2012, Bihar emerged as the state with highest economic growth rate in the country.

No-Penality On Pre-Closure of Home Loan

The reserve bank of India (RBI) on 5 June said that banks would not be permitted to charge force closure of charges/pre-payment penalities on home loans on floating interest rate basis,with immediate effect.

CII Spells Out 10-Point Agenda For Economic Revival

The confederation of Indian industry on 5 June announced a 10-poit agenda foe economic revival and out linked key areas of concern.
points are
-Cut repo rate by 100 basis points
-Cut CRR by 100 bps
-Alow accelerated depreciation for investmebts in plant & machinery.
-25% weightted tax deduction on expenditure on companies going green.
-Increase FDI limits in civil aviatioin and defence: allow FDI in multi brand retail.
-provide interest subvention of 2% to export credit for six months .
- Clear 50 large projects in next 30 days .
-Announce clean plan for fiscal consolidation.
Allow direct access to inporters to stockly items for their forex requirement.

World Bank projected Indian Economy to grow by 6.9 Per Cent in the Financial Year 2012-13

The World Bank in its report named Global Economic Prospects released on 12 June 2012, projected Indian economy to grow by 6.9% in the financial year 2012-13. The World Bank report predicted India’s growth increasing to 6.9 per cent, 7.2 per cent and 7.4 per cent in fiscal years 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15, respectively.

SBH Cuts Interest On Retail Loans By Upto 175 bps

SBH has reduced interest rates on retail loans by upto 175 bps with effect from 17 June 2012 for housing loans, the interest rate was reduced by 25 points to 11-11.50 percent .which on car loans it would be 11.50 percent against exisiting 12.25 percent.

SBI Cuts Lending Rates by 50-350 bps For Small Units, Farm Sector

Country’s largest public sector lender SBI has cut lending rates any 50 to 350 bps for SMEs (Small & medium enterprises) and agricultural segments.

Multi Level TDS on Software To Go From July 1

The Finance Ministry has done away the Tax deduction at source obligation at each of the software distribution chain a TDs level of 10 percent was applicable at each level of the software distribution chain.The TDs exemption would be available only when the software is acquired in subsequent transfer, without any modification.This could mean that the benefit of TDS exemption will not be available for un branded software (or) customized software.

India Ranks 55th On Foreign Money In Swiss Banks

Indians’ money in Swiss banks may have risen for the first time in five years, but they account for a meagre 0.14 per cent of total foreign wealth deposited there — putting India at 55th place globally for such funds.The total overseas funds in Switzerland’s banking system stood at 1.53 trillion Swiss francs (about Rs. 90 trillion) at the end of 2011, which included 2.18 billion Swiss francs (Rs. 12,700 crore) belonging to Indian individuals and entities.While India accounted for only 0.14 per cent of total foreign money in Swiss banks, the U.K. accounted for the largest share of little over 20 per cent, followed closely by the U.S. with about 18 per cent.

SBI TO Risk Up To $2 b via Overseas Bond Sale

The country;s largest lender state bank of indi will raise up to $2 billion through an overseason bond sale ion the nect three months.

Credit Rating Agency Fitch Downgraded India’s Credit Outlook Rating

“International credit rating agency Fitch revised the credit outlook of India to negative on 18 June 2012.The rating agency, however, maintained the India’s sovereign rating at ‘BBB-’.Fitch also downgraded the credit outlook of seven PSUs namely NTPC, SAIL, IOC, PFC, GAIL, REC and NHPC. The agency downgraded the credit outlook after considering a broad range of factors, such as, macro economic policy, economy, public finances. Negative credit rating means
that over the next 12-24 months there is a possibility that India’s rating could be downgraded.”

14 More services Come Under Tax- Exempt Negative List

The Government on 20 June,Included 14  more services in the ‘Negative list’ to exempt that from the payment of service tax under the new dispensation that will come into effect on July 1.Among the new services that would now be exempted from the negative list-bared system of tax on services are advocate providing services to entities with a turnover of up to Rs.10 lakh,companies engaged in construction of metro projects, law firms & entities provideing public conveniences.

Moody’s Cut Rating Of 15 Top Global Banks

Rating agency Moody’s downgrades 15 of the world’s biggest banks on 21 June lowering credit rating by one to three notches ti reflect the risk they faced from volatile capital market activists. Margan staley, Bank of America corp & citi group, Goldman sochs group, swizerland’s central bank e.t.c are in this list.

RBI Hiked Foreign Investment Limit In Government Bonds By 5Million Dollars

In a moved aimed at arresting the unrelenting fall of Indian rupee,India’s central bank ‘the Reserve Bank of India’ on 25 June 2012 hiked the limit of foreign investment in government bonds by 5 million dollar to 20 billion dollar.The bank also raised the limit of external commercial borrowing (ECB)to 10 billion dollar.

E-Voting Made Mandatory By SEBI For Top 500 Listed Companies Of BSE ANSE

The capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)on 26June 2012 made it mandatory for top 500 listed companies to hold e-voting with an objective ti widen share holder participation in key decisions.

India’s Fiscal Deficit For April -May Period Stood At 1.41 Lakh Core Rupees.

As Per the latest data released ny the controller General of Accounts (CGA), india’s fiscal deficit during the April- May, the first of the fiscal year 2012-13 stood at 1.41 lakh croer rupees,27%of the budget estimates.

IRDA Fined 1.47 Crore Rupees On HDFC Life Insurance

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority(IRDA) on 28 June 2012 fined 1.47crore rupees on HDFC Life insurance against disobedience of number of regulatory provisions.It was the highest five on any insurer.IRDA tested HDFC Life Insurance from 26 July 2010 to 30 July 2010.  Before HDFC Life, IRDA had dined on ICICI prudential Life Insurance of Rs.1.18 crore for violations that include paying agents and broker’s commissions exceeding the permissible limits on May 2012.ICICI prudential penalty is the second highest impared penalty by the regulator after HDFC Life.


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

 Scientists Successfully Sequenced The Genome of Tomoto
Sciencetists at the tomoto genome consortium(TGM) successfully sequenced the genome of tomato.It took 7years for the scientists to creck the genome.It will increase the vegetable’s production world wide and decrease its price .Indian scientists were also the part of research.

Pakistan Tests % 5th N-Capable Missle

Pakistan on 5 June tested its fifth nuclear -capable Cruise missile with a 700 km range that can deliver a one -ton nuclear war head.

Pakistan Test Fired Hatf-vII(Babur)

Pakistan Test fired successfully the indigenously developed  Hatf-vII(Babur) cruire missile on 15 June 2012.Earlier on  29May 2012 pakistan had successfully carried out the test of indegenously developed slort range surface to surface multi tube Missile Hatf IX(NASR)followed by the test of nuclear capable cruire missile Hatf-VIII(Raad)whose test was conducted on 31 May 2012.

World IPv6 Launch Day Organized By Internet Society

World IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) Launch Day held globally on 6 June 2012. All the major Internet Service Providers, networking equipment manufacturers and web companies around the world came together on the occasion, to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services. The day, organized by Internet Society, represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6.World IPv6 Day 2012 was an event sponsored and organized by the Internet.

The Solar Transit Of Venus Presented A Spectacular Show In The Space

In a rare space event, Venus, the second closest planet from the sun, passed in front of the sun on 6 June 2012.The view at the time the Venus was crossing though the Sun was incredible, as a tiny black dot appeared on the solar surface.Venus is 100th of the diameter of the sun so while moving across from one side to the other, just a black spot placed over on the disc of the sun. The celestial phenomenon which repeats itself in more than 100 year, will now be rewitnessed only in 2117.

Largest Database Of Martian Impact Craters

A University of Colorado Boulder team recently finished counting, outlining and cataloguing 635,000 impact craters on Mars — the single largest database ever compiled of impacts on a planet in our solar system.

March 7 Solar Flare Is Strongest Eruption Yet

The powerful March 7 flare, which earned a classification of X5.4 based on the peak intensity of its X-rays, is the strongest eruption so far observed by Fermi’s Large Area Telescope (LAT).

China launched Its Fourth Human Spaceflight Shenzhou-9 Into Space

China on 16 June 2012 launched its fourth human spaceflight Shenzhou-9 from the Jiuquan satellite launch centre in north-western Gansu state. The 30.3 feet long and 9.1 feet diameter, Shenzhou -9 spacecraft will conduct the first manned docking mission and set the foundation for Chinese plans to build a space station by 2020.

China Sent Its First Woman Astronaut Liu Yang Into Space

Shenzhou-9 space mission also holds significance as its crew members comprise three astronauts including China’s first woman astronaut Liu Yang.Liu Yang, a cargo pilot in the People’s Liberation Army air force, is the first Chinese female astronaut, who has been sent on the space mission.

Aerial Microwave Radar Gauge Installed At Channel Mouth At Machilipatnnam

To predict cyclones and Tsunamis Aerial Microwave Radar Gauge was installed at channel mouth at Machilipatanm.Though a collabarative project jointly implemented by DMS-SVH college os engineering, is association with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) abd National Institute of Ocean Graphy(NIO),Goa,Downward looking Aerial Microwave Radar Gauge was installed to measure accurate sea level.The sea level gets influenced by atmospheric pressure,wind etc. Following the depression there us a rise in the sea level.Under the Indo-Franch collaborative project of the ISRO, the NIO ,Goa has established a network of sea leve;; gauge across the Indian coast and islands.

Scientists Create Bone From Fat Cell

For the first time , scientists have developed new bone from fresh an purified fat stem cell. The new procedure carried out on an animal model, is also hoped to be applied to produce  other tissuess, including heart,skin and castilage, a break through which they may say one day eliminate the need for painful bone grabts that use material taken from the patient.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The red list of threatened species, prepares by the International union for conservation of nature (IUNC) has listed 132 species of plants and animals as critically Endangered, he most threatened category, from India.

Indian Scientist gets U.S Patent For Cancer Treatment

A Scientist hailing from Hyderabad and his colleagues have invented a system in which nano particles carrier the payload of anti cancer drug releases it only in the cancerous cells around.The cutting edge research done in the united states has been patented recently.The nano technologist Rao papineni their to correspondent on phone from U.S.

German Research House For Research And Innovation To Be Launched in New Delhi

The German research foundation (DFG) newdelhi will, on October 26 and 27, launch the German research house for research and innovation(DWIH) that will serve as a one stop for the Indian science community to know about research and science organizations  in Germany and funding opportunities available to carry out research there.with their, India will become the 5th country to have the science house,U.S, Russia, Japan and BRazil already have such facilities.THe first German house was started in2009 in the U.S.

Japan to Restart Of 2 N – Reactors

Japan on June 16,2012 approved the resumption of nuclear power operations at two reactors despite mass public opposition, he first to come back on line after they were all shut down following the fukushima crisis .Prime minister Yoshihiko Noda announced the government’s decision at a meeting with keep ministers, giving the go-ahead to two reactors operated by kansai Electrical Power co in western Japan.

Scientists Grow New Vein from Girl’s Stem Cell

For the first rime, Scientist led by an Indian – origin researcher have successfully replaced a major blood vessel in a 10 year old girl with a vein grown in a lab using her own stem cells. The pioneering transplant, published in The lancet, marks a further advance in growing body parts in laboratory and offers hopes for patients who lack suitable veins for dialysis or bypass surgery.In the landmark research, a team from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden took a vein from a dead man, stripped of its own cells and then bathed in stem cells from girl, who was suffering from portal vein obstruction.There was a ‘ striking’ improvement in her transplantation. This is the future for tissue engineering where we can make tailor-made organs in the lab.

India Installed Nuclear Submarine

India has successfully installed nuclear reactor in the indigenous  nuclear submarine “INS Arihant’ on 17 June 2012 followed by trails. With the launched of INS arihant, India has already joined the league of those six nations who  operate nuclear submarines – US, Russia ,china ,France and Britain. India has , for the firsts time, built a miniature nuclear reactor.


 AWARDS & HONOURS

19 NRIs honourned With Light Of India Awards      
“Columbia University professor and economist Jagdish Bhagwati and noted author anitav ghosh are among 19 persons winning the Light of India awards recognizing excellence and exemplary achievement of Indians living abroad.

PetroFed Awards for 2011

The annual PetroFed Oil & Gas Industry Awards for 2011 for excellence in performance in various categories were presented by the Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, S Jaipal Reddy here on 8June 2012. The awards for performance during fiscal 2010-11 were in 11 categories.    The leading PetroFed award winners were Indian Oil and ONGC. Indian Oil bagged the “Leading Oil & Gas Corporate of the Year award”,the Oil & Gas Marketing – “Company of the Year award and the one forProject Management ” .   ONGC won the awards for Human Resources Management, Environmental Sustainability and the Innovator of the Year award by their team.

IIFA Awards 2012

13th IIFA Awards 2012 schedule  from 7th Jun to 9th Jun, 2012 as held in the beautiful city of Singapore . The list of winners has just been announced and as expected, Ranbir Kapoor and Vidya Balan have once again won the Best Actor and Best Actress award respectively. The Best movie and director too have been predictable this year, as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which swept the IIFA 2012 technical awards, has won in both categories.
Winners of IIFA Awards 2012
Best Actor – Ranbir Kapoor (Rockstar)
Best Actress – Vidya Balan (The Dirty Picture)
Best Movie – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Best Director – Zoya Akhtar (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Best Story – Zoya Akhtar and Reema Katgi (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Best Music – A R Rahman ( Rockstar)

Sachin Tendulkar Honoured By “Wisden India”

Sachin Tendulkar won  “Wisden India” maiden Outstanding Achievement award for completing a century of 100 international hundreds, in Dubai on 11 June 2012. he is the first recipent of the Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award.The legendary batsman was presented a trophy at an event organised by FidelisWorld. The trophy was made from crystal, it resembles a cricket  ball resting on the open pages of a book.

Israeli Micro-Irrigation Innovation Wins World Food Prize

This year’s winner of world Food Prize(WFP)in israeli scientist Daniel Hillel has pioneered a method of bringing water to crops in arid and dry-land regions.Dr.Hillel was gven the prestigeous award, established in 1987 by NObel Peace Prize winner Noruran Borlaug.

Ogilvy Mumbai Wins Effie Award

Ogilvy Mumbai has been declares the “most effective Agency office Globally, in the 2012″ Effie effectiveness Index at the Cannes advertising festival currently being held in France.At the same time Vodafone & Ogilvy has also won bronze in the Direct Lions category for I FOLD Vodafone India saving paper. The Index was launched in June last year and is led by Effie world wide.This gives Ranks the marketing communication Industry’s most effective agencies. advertisers, and brands by analysis finalist and winner data from Effie world wide competitions.

R.K.Pachauri Gets Mexican Honour

The Director General of the energy and Resources Institute(TERI) Dr.R.K.Pachauri, has been conferred the Mexican order of the Aztec Eagle by the Mexican president, during the G-20 summit in Los Cabos.He was honoured along with MS.Margaret chan, Director General of the world health organization.

Yarlagadda Presented Award For Promoting Hindi

Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Hindi Academy Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad was honoures with Ganga sharan Singh Award by President Pratibha singh patil in New Delhi on 20 June 2012.The President also gave away the award,instituted by center’s kendriya Hindi Santhan,at a gli-hering ceremony at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan to Girish karnad,Shyam Benagal and Madhur Bahndarkar,among others their contribution to the promotion of the national language

ITC Bags Award For BIZ Development

Diversified Business firm ITC ltd on 21 June said it has received the ’2012 World Business & Development Award’ at the on going Rio+20 united nations summit in Brazil.The award has been given for the transformational rural initiatives in social & farm forestry programmes in India , undertaken by the company.

Kolkata Solar Physicist Wins Prestigious US Prize

Dibyendu Nandi of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata has been awarded the prestigious Karen Harvey Prize for 2012 by the American Astronomical Society (AAS).The first scientist from the Asia Pacific to get the prize, Nandy was awarded for his “advances in the use of kinematic dynamo models to elucidate the typical and atypical solar cycle, and for his outstanding leadership within the solar physics and space climate communities.”

G20 Challenge Award for Medicare Initiative

The Apollo Hospitals Group initiative to provide quality tertiary health care in semi urban and rural areas has won the G20 challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation

Ratan Tata Gets LifeTime Achievement Award b the Prestigious Rockefeller Foundation

Tata sons chairman,Ratan Tata, has been awarded a lifetime Achievement Award by the Rockfeller Foundationa in New York for his innovation in philonthropy.The foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, honoured individuals and institutiona with in second annual innovation wasrds on 26 June 2012 .Last year’s receipient of the Roche feller foundation’s Life time Achievement Award was former US president Bill Clinton.

Tata Power  Jojobera Unit Wins Award

Tata powers Jojobera thermal power station at Jamshedpur in Jharkhand won the golden peacock environment Management award for 2012 . The award will be presented in New Delhi during the 14th world congress on environment Management on 7-8 July.

City Firm Bags Global Packaging Awards

Ecoblis, a Hyderabad based firm engaged in making innovative packaging products, bagged three awards at the international packaging excellence awards competition held in Croatia. The jury consisted of 33 country representatives and a representative from the international packaging press organization

Entrepreneur Of The Year Award 2012

K.Ravi, Managing director,NCL industries , has won the Hyderabad Management Associations”Entrepreneur of the year award 2012″. Civil supplier minister D.sridhar babu presented the award to him at a function organized by the HMA here.A Hyderabad based company,NCL induction in engaged in the manufacture of cement, ready concrete, cement particle board etc.

Life Time Achievement Award

Eminent Write Ruskin Bond, renowned Sarod exponent Ustad Amjad Ali khan and noted classical singer Girija Devi were conferred ‘Life Time Achievement Awards’ for the year 2011 -2012 by Delhi government at a function in New Delhi on June 22,2012.

Eklavya Award

The Government of Gujarat of June 5,2012 presented Eklavya Award of the year 2010-11 to Indian Cricketer Yusuf Pathan in Vododara. Munaf patel also received the award. Eklavya Award is highest award resented by Gujarat Government in the area id sports. Both recipients received cheque of Rs.1 lakh and a trophy.

Benjamin Franklin Award

US based India chief  Vikas Khanna’s cookbook is among the winners of America’s prestigious Benjamin  Franklin Awards on June 7,2012 , Pakistani civil servant Irfan Hussain also received the award for his book ‘ Fatal Faultlines’ in Politics and current affairs category while vikas khanna’s book was ‘Flavours First: An Indian Chef’s Culinary Journey’.

International  Peace Award

Two India human rights activists –Binayak sen and Bulu Imam will be honoured with the International peace Award given by Gandhi Foundation at the House of Lords. The award  was instituted in 1998 by Suruv Hoda and Diana Schumacher with support of the foundation’s President Lord Attenborough.

Common Wealth Literary Prize

Writers from Srilanka and New Aealand on June 8,2012 won the common wealth Foundation’s literary Prizes for 2012.shehan karunatilaka from srilanka picked up the common wealth short story prize was won by Newzealnd’a Emma Martin for ‘Two Girls in a Boat’.

USIBC Leader ship Award

The chairman and  Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra , Anand Mahindra received the UDIBC leadership award along with Fors Moto’r President and CEO, Alan Mulally on June 12, 2012 at the 37th Annual gala of the US India Business council. USIBs is the largest bilateral trade organization based in Washington and Premier business advocacy organization advancing the US- India commercial and trade ties.


PERSONS IN NEWS

A) Appointments  

Arup Raha Takes Over As IAF’s Western Command Chief    

Air Marchal Arup Raha, an ace combat pilot, on 1st june took over as the chief of Delhi based western Air command.

Dinesh Kumar Mehrotra Appointed as LIC chairman

Dinesh kumar mehrotra has taken over as the chairman of the country’s logest insurer.Life Insurance corporation of India on 1  june 2012.

Sachin Tendulkar Takes Oath As Rajyasabha MP  

Master blaster sachin Tendulkar started his new innings on 4 June taking oath as Rjya sabha member in the chambers of RS chairperson and vice-president Hamid Ansari. Sachin is the first active sports person and cricketer to have been nominated to the Rajya sabha under the prominent Quota.

D.K.Joshi-Next Navy Chief  

Vice admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi,flag officer commanding-in-chief(Foc-in-C)of the Western naval command will be the next cheif of the navy.Vice admiral Nirmal retire on 31 August.D.K Joshi will hold the post for 3years.

R.N.choubey Is The New Head Of DGH

The centre has appointed Rajiv Naraya Choubey, a senior bureaucrat,Mr.Chobey ,a 1981 batch DAS officer of Tamilnadu cadre will be the first bureaucrat to head the highly Technical arm of the oil Ministry .Which has been marred by control versies in the past few years.

Sampath Appointed As New CEC(cheif election commissions)

Senior most Election commissioner veeravalli sundaram sampath was appointed as the chief election commissioner.He replaces S.Y.Qureshi,who retire on June 10,2012.He will carryout his term till June 16,2015-either for six years in the commission or till age of 65 which ever comer earlier.

Dr K.C. Chakrabarty Has Re-Appointed As Governor Of RBI

The central government, on 13 June appointed Dr K.C. Chakrabarty as deputy governor of RBI, “for a further period of 3 months beyond June 14,2012,or until further orders,which ever is earlier .”the RBI said in a release.                                        Mr.Chakrabarty was appointed as Deputy governor in 2009 for 3 years and took charge as deputy governor of RBI on June 15,2009,it added.

Fatou Bensouda Appointed As The Chief Prosecutor Of The International Criminal Court

Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda was sworn in on 15 June 2012 as the International Criminal Court’s new chief prosecutor. Bensouda was elected at the latest session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute (ASP) in December 2011 for a nine-year term.

Indian-American Appointed To Top Yale Position

The prestigious Yale University on Sunday announced the appointment of Indian-American academician Anjani Jain to a top university position.Beginning July 1, 2012 Mr. Jain will join the Yale School of Management (SOM) as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA programme.Mr. Jain has served in multiple leadership roles at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, including 10 years as vice dean of its full-time MBA programme.His appointment comes at a time of important expansion and opportunity for Yale SOM.

Alok Misra Is IBA Chairman

The Indian Bank Association(IBA), on 18 June said Bank of India chairman and Managing director Alok Misra has been elected of the banker’s body for the current fiscal.

Sekhar Basu Taken Charge On BARC Director

Sekhar Basu,who played a key role in the development of atomic reactor for india’s indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant, on 19 June took charge as director of Bhabha Atomic Reasearch Centre(BARC).Mr.Basu succeeds R.K.Simha, who has been elevated as chairman of the Atomic energy commission and secretorydepartment of Atomic energy in May.

New MD For Sony India

Japanese electronics major Sony , on 20 June, announced the appointment of Kenishiro Hibi as Managing Director with effect from July 1 for India operations.

Harish Bhat Is New CEO Of Tata Global

Harish Bhat has been appointed as chief executive officer and managing Director of the company. He will take over from percy poria, who returns on June 30,2012

FAI – South’s New Chairman

K.Rahul Rahu, managing director of Nagarjuna fertilizers and chemicals Ltd, has been unanimously elected chairman of fertilizer Association of India(FAI) southern Regional committee for the year 2012-13.

Pakistan gets Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi as its Deputy Prime Minister

haudhry Pervaiz Elahi, a top leader of the ruling PPP’s key ally PML-Q, has been appointed as Pakistan’s Deputy Prime Minister.

Isaac Takes Over as ICC Chief

Sharad Power’s reign as the president of the International cricket council(ICC) ended on 28 June as Newzealander Alan Isaac took charge from him for a two-year-term at  the ICC annual conference . The 60 Year old Isaac, a former New zealand cricket chief, became the eight president of the ICC, while former South Africa wicketkeeper David Richardson was confirmed as the new chief executive of the world body,taking over from country man Haroon Lorgat.

Neeraj Kumar Was Appointed As The New Commission Of  Delhi Police

Neeraj Kumar, the 1976 batch Indian police service(IPS) officer, was appointed as the new commissioner of Delhi police on 28 June 2012 . Neeraj Kumar will succeed B.K.Gupta who is getting his tenure as the Delhi police commissioner completed on 30 June 2012. Neeraj Kumar, who is servicing as the Director General of Tihar jail, will assume the new charge on 1July 2012.

US Appoints Envoy To Myanmar

For the first time in 22 years, the US has appointed its ambassador to Myanmar as part of efforts to upgrade ties with the country which has launched a slew of democratic reforms after five decades of authoritarian rule. The appointment of veteran diplomat” Derek Mitchell”, who was till now the Special US Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar, was confirmed by the Senate on 29 June 2012  and he is expected to leave for that country soon.

V. K . Duggal appointed as member of NDMA

Former Union home secretary V.K Duggal has been appointed as one of the members of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on June 21 2012 .

Shreyans Kumar Jain headed the WANO

Shreyans Kumar Jain, Former chief of (NPCIL) has been elected as head of Tokyo centre of world Associations Nuclear operators (WANO).

Jean Marc Ayrault PM of France 

France’s President Francois Hollande  reappointed ,Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault on June 18,2012 . Who resigned earlier.  Hollande’s socialist party won the absolute majority in French , Parliamentary elections.

R.K .Singh  appointed as the chairman of NHAI

R.K. Singh has been appointed as regular chairman of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on June 11, 2012 . The position for the full –time chairman at NHAI fell vacant in August 2012 after the retirement of Brijeshwar singh.

Rupak Kumar Dutta appointed as aditional director of CBI

Rupak Kumar Dutta has been appointed as the additional Director in the central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) on June 11,2012, He had previously held several posts in CBI from 1988 to 96 and 2000 to 2006.

Gokul Chandra Pati

Gokul Chandra pati has been appointed as officer of Animal Husbandary,Darirying and Fisheries. He will replace Rudhra Gangadharan as new secretary, who reties , on June 30 2012.

Shiv RamKrishna Rajan

Indian Scientist, Shiv Ram kirshna Rajan, has been appointed as member of the United Nations’ Commission on limits of the Continental Shelf(CLCS). He was the representative of India for CLCS elections. His tenure ends in 2017.

Madan Bhimrao Lokur

Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court on June 4,2012, Prior to this, Lokur was chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.

Indian – American appointed to Key Texas board

A prominent Indian – American community leader has been appointed to  a key body of engineering professionals in Texas. Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed sockalingam “sam” Kannappan and Edward to the Texas board of Professional engineers for terms to expire in September 26,2017.

B) Resigns

Commerce Secretary Resigns

John E. Bryson announced his resignation as President Obama’s commerce secretary on 21 June 2012, citing medical reasons after an episode in which he had a seizure and was involved in a sequence of car crashes.

Virbhadra Singh Resigns

Union Minister for micro,small and medium enterprises resigned in 26 June 2012 after a Himachal Pradesh court framed corruption charges against him.The president, as advised by the PM, has accepted the resignation of Virbhadra singh from the union council of Ministers,with immediate effect.

Pranab Quits As Finance Minister

Finance Minister Pranab Mukharjee resigned on 26 June as he has been elected as the presidential candidate by congress government. Manmohan singh took charge of the finance ministry until a cabinet reshuffle is effected after the presidential election.

C)Deaths

A.V.S Reddy Passes Away   

A.V.s reddy retired IAS officer and former state election commissioner, who earned kudos for his rescue and relief work during the 1977 diviseema cyclone, passed away after a brief illness Hyderabad on June 4 2012.

Ex-Director Of Institute Of Astrophysics Passes Away

The former Director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics(IIA) J.C.Bhattacharya, passed away in the New Delhi on 4 June after prolonged illness.

First Women To Win Nobel In Economics Died

Indiana University professor Elinor Ostrom, the first and only woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences,died on 13 June due to cancer.she was 78 years old .

Legendary Cuban Boxer Teofilo Stevensan Died At The Age Of 60

Legendary Cuban Boxer Teofilo Stevensan Died of heart attack on 13 June 2012 at the age of 60. stebenson,won his first gold at the 1972 Munich games,and went on to win two more golds at the 1976 Montreal and 1980 Moscow games,ruled the game for nearly 14 years.He was the first fighter to win the olympic gold medal in the same division three times.

Ghazal King Mehdi Hassam Passes Away

Indian born Ghazal legend Mehdi hassan, the melodian voice behind evergreen hits like ,patta patta,boota boota and kabke bichare,died on 13 June following multiple organ failure at the age of 84.

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef Dies

Crown Prince Nayef, the hardline interior minister who spearheaded Saudi Arabia’s fierce crackdown crushing Al Qaeda’s branch in the country after the 9/11 attacks in the United States and then rose to become next in line to the throne, has died. He was in his late 70s.

Former RS Member Dipankar Mukherjee Passes Away

Dipankar Mukherjee, an engineer- turned-trade unionist and former Rajya Sabha member, died at a hospital  on 18 June morning after battling pancreatic cancer. Mukherjee, 69, a former CPI(M) Rajya Sabha member from West Bengal and a senior leader of the CITU.

NIA Chief Radha Vinod Raju Passes Away

Radha Vinod Raju, founding Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and key member of the special investigation team which probed Rajiv Gandhi assassination, died in Kochi on 21 June 2012.

Abid Hussain Dead

Abid Hussain who was among those who helped break mental barrier after the end of the cold war,passed away in London on 21 June morning after a massive heart attack, He was 85 years old.The normal career progression of an Indian Administrative service(IAS) cadre office.which wound up in the commerce Ministry, Dr.Hussain was one of the key persons who set ball rolling for India’s economic liberalization.

Roy Burman Passes Away

Renowned anthropologist and social scientist B.K.Raoy Burman 90 passed away.New delhi on 26 June morining .A former visiting professor of Jawaharlal  Nehru University and professor of visva Bharathi University and Ex-officio Director of the council of social Developement, prof.Burman also served as a visiting senior fellow at the centre for the study developing societies.

Radha Vinod Raju

Radha Vinod Rahu, founder director general of the national Investigation Agency(NIA) and a police official renowned as one of the best in India, passed away on June 21,2012. He had undertaken several challenging assignments including the investigation into the 1999 hijack of an Indian Airlines plane to kandahar.

Balu Sankaran

Renowned orthopedic surgeon , Balu sankaran , who was formerly Director General of Health Services and Director of the WHO (191-87) in Geneva passed away on June 20,2012. He was also honoured with Padam sri in 1972 and Padma Vibhushan in 2007.

Author Ray Bradury

Science fiction author Ray Bradhury, famous for books such as ‘Fahrenheit 451’, passed away at the age of 91 on June 5, 2012. Bradhury broke through in 1950 with ‘ The Martian Chronicles destroying an idyllic martian civilization prophesied the banning of books, especially works of fantasy, a theme Bradbury would take on fully in the 1953 release, “ fahrenheit451”.

G K Kumaravel

G K Kuamaravel, a senior scientist involved in the development of arjun main battle tank,died in an accident in Rajastahan on June 11, 2012. Kumaravel was head  of the Arjun Main battle Tank(MBT) Mark 1 and 2 programmes at the cambat vehicles Research Development Establishment (CVRDE), avadi. He was on his way to Pokhran to participate in user trials of Arjun MBT Mark-2 when the accident occurred .

D) Visitors

U.S Defence Secretary Leon Pnetta Visited  India

U.S defense secretary Leon Pnetta  arrived india on a two-day visit on 5 june 2012.The visit was aimed at strengthening bilateral strategic and defence cooperation between the two nations,discuss china’s growing assertiveness,especially in the contentions south china sea,and the volatile Af-Pak region.

PM Manmohan Singh departed For G-20, Rio+20 summits

Singh  attended the seventh summit of the Group of 20 developed and developing countries (G-20) started in the Mexican resort town of Los Cabos on June 18 and the Rio+20 Summit in Rio De Janeiro.

Australian high commissioner Visits Uttar Pradesh

Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese on 22 June paid a courtesy visit to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and expressed interest in cooperation and technology transfer between his country and the state for river cleaning, energy sector and agriculture.

PM Manmohan Singh Visits Pretoria

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived on 22 June midnight a visit to Mexico and Brazil for attending two international summits.He was on  overnight stay in this South African city before leaving for New Delhi on 24 June.

E)Miscellaneous

Britain Marks Diamond Jubliee Of Queen Elizabeth-II         

Britain on 2 June kicks off four days of celebrations to mark Queen ElizabethII’s Diamond Jubilee, including a 1000-bad river pageant and a star-studded concert.These celebrations were held at Thames in London.The most spectacular nautical parade in 350 years, the pagenant wasthe centre piece of 4 day diamond jubilee.

World’s Oldest Pearl Discovered In UAE

The Oldest Pearl in history which dates back to the Neolithic age. some 7,500 years old -has been found in the UAE.The French National Center for Scientific Reasearch has announced that gems believed that the oldest pearl known goes back to 3000 BC. and was found at an antiquity site in Japan.

Climbs World’s 14 Tallest Peaks

A Japanese Mountaineer who was nearly killed by an avalanche in 2007 finished a climb in Nepal last month that made him countrey’s first person to scale the world’s 14 tallest mountains. “Hisotoka Takeuchi” said on 11 June in kathmandu tops 14 peaks including everest,k2 and kanchanjanga are in the Himalaya or kara     koram ranges od Asia . He is the 30th person to climb all 14 and first climber from Japan.

Class IX Bengaluru Girl Wins Indian Spell Bee

“Belligerent” was one of the words that samvida venkatesh spelt right at the Indian Spell Bee’s grand finale.THe class IX student from Bengaluru won the HDFC life Spell Bee- India spells 2012, poweres by the Times of India, in association with Horlicks.

Across The Niagara Falls On A Tightrope

Daredevil Nik Wallenda completes historic high-wire walk, braving blustering winds, heavy spray A daredevil American, Nik Wallenda, became first person in the world to walk on a tightrope across the roaring Niagara Falls, separating U.S. and Canada.

Chenab Rail Bridge Promises To Be An Engineering Wonder

The world’s highest rail bridge being constructed over chenab river in Jammu & Kashmir’s Reasi district will be ready by December 2015 coming up at kauri, it will be 359metres above the river bed 5 times the height of QutubMinar and 35 metres  taller than Eiffel Tower.

Erotic Books Beats Potter Record

An erotic book dubbed as “mummy porn” has beaten the J.K Rowling authores Harry potter’s record in the U.K book sales chart, becoming fastest selling paper back of al time in just one week.The nook ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ has became the fatest selling paper back since records began. Erika Mitchell, who writes with the pen name “EL James” beat Rowling and ‘Davinci code’ author Dan Brown.

Global Second Warmest May On Record

The Globally averaged temperature for May 2012 marked the second warmest May since 1880.The  temperatures were measured over global land and ocean surfaces.


PLACES IN NEWS

A 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake Stuck Off Indonesia’s  Sumatra Island On June 4

5.6 Magnitude earth quake strikes Indonesia’s most populated western Java at a depth of 67 kilometers.

Costa Rica’ Is The Happiest Place On Earth

In the Economics Foundation’s Happy planet Index , cost Rica, The central American country was listed as world’s number one happiest place on earth. Costa Rica.means “Rich coast”,is a popular ecotourism destination known for its beautiful beaches ,rain forests and diverse plants and wildlife.The next happiest places are vietnam and colombia.

CM’s Office Gutted In Mantralaya fire

A devastating fire in the Maharashtra government secretariat, including offices of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, on 21 June . left two persons dead and 16 injured and destroyed large number of files, raising questions on whether any sabotage was the cause.


COMMITTEES

 Committee Recommends Just Five Mouzas – GJM Threatens To Re-launch Agitation

Darjeeling is likely to be violent again as the high-power committee set up by Mamata Banerjee has recommended inclusion of just five mouzas under the proposed Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) sabha against Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM)’s demand for inclusion of 398 mouzas.high-power committee headed by retired justice Shyamal Sen and said that the committee has recommended inclusion of three mouzas from Darjeeling district and two from Jalpaiguri district into the proposed GTA Sabha.


BOOKS IN NEWS

 A Book Released on L.K.Advani

BJP National president Nitin Gadkari and Leader of opposition in Lok sabha Sushma swaraj released the book “Those were the Day and then-The Life & Times of Lal Krishna Advani” written by Mira Govind Advani(R) in New Delhi on June 12, 2012.

APJ Abdul Kalam’s New Book “Turning Points”

kalam’s sequel to his bestseller “Wings of fire” gives a picture of his uneasy relationship with UPA government from May 2004, till his term as president expired in July 2007. The book,published by Hapercollins is yet to be released .Turning points takes up the incredible kalam story from where wings of fire left off. It brings together details from his career and presidency that are generally kn own as he speaks for the first time on certain points of controversy. turning point:A Journey through challenges.


Abbrevations

 IAC           – International AIDS conference

DMSS        – Durban mahila Samnway Samiti

CII             – Confederation of Indian Industry

PNGRB      – The petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board

IIA             – Indian Institute of Astrophysics

UNEP        – United nations for conservation of Nature

CITU         – Centre of Indian Trade Union

INCACBI  – Indian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel

ESI             – Environmental sustainability Index

WEP            – World Food Prize

UEFA          – Union of European Foot ball Association

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