Persons in News

A) Appointments 

Indian American Vikram Singh Appointed To SES of Pentagon    

Indian American Vikram Singh ,an expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan and close aide of late diplomat Richard Holbrooke, was appointed to an important position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for South and South East Asia at the Pentagon. He replaced Robert Seher who had been assigned as deputy assistant secretary of defence for plans.

Vidya Balan Appointed As The Brand Ambassador of NSC   

Union Rural Development Ministry of India on 4 May 2012 in National Award winning actor Vidya Balan was appointed as the Brand Ambassador for improving the state of sanitation in the country. Rural Develop Minister Jairam Ramesh brought in the leading bollywood star to promote the National Sanitation Campaign (NSC).

New Prime Minister for Russia    

Dimitri Medvedev has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Russia on 8 May 2012.

New Chancellor for Eflu     

Mrs. Sunaina Singh had been appointed as the new Vice- chancellor of the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) on 11 May 2012. She is the head for the English department in Osmania University at present.

Rahul Khullar Appointed TRAI Chief       

Commerce security Rahul Khullar has been appointed as chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI) for three years on 13 May 2012. He will succeed J.S Sharma whose tenure ended on 13 May 2012.

New German Ambassador To India

Michael Steiner had been appointed as the German ambassador to India on 14 May 2012, he was earlier special envoy to Afghanisthan and Pakistan.


Jean Marc Ayrault  New Prime Minister of France

Jean Marc Ayrault  a moderate socialist took over as the France’s new Prime Minister on 16 May 2012.

Saurabh Chandra Took The Additional Charge (SDC)    

Saurabh Chandra, secretary, Department of Industrial policy and promotion was slated to hold the additional charge of the post of secretary of the department of commerce on 14 May 2012.

India American Elected To City Council in Texas 

After Several Months of consistent campaigning, Himesh Gandhi, a person of Indian origin (PIO), has been elected to a city council in the US state of Texas on 17 May 2012.

Bedi Selected to the Board of World Federation Against Drugs     

Team Anna member Kiran Bedi has been selected as the Board member from the Asian region to the Board of World Federation Agaibst drugs. Bedi has been elected unanimously to the Board during a meeting in Stockholm earlier this week as recognition of her work in the field of containing drug abuse through her NGO’Navjyoti”.

New Army Chief Bikram Singh

General Bikram Singh, a vegetarian infantry officer, who took over as the 25th chief of the Indian Army on 31May 2012 , has to grapple with the challenge of closing the fissures in the top echelons of the world’s second largest force.

B) Resigns

Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry Announced His Retirement 

Seven time world snooler chmpion Stephen Hendry announced his retirement on 1 May 2012 after loosing in the quarter finals at the world championships. The 43 years old legend called it a day after a 13-2 defeat to fellow Stephen Maguire.

Nepal Cabinet Resigns To Form New Government   

Nepal cabinet tendered its resignatiom on 3 May 2012. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai also stated resigned by the end of the month . The decision to step down came in the wake of an agreement among the Nepal’s major political parties to form a new coalition Government.


UTI Mutual Fund’s Chief Marketing Officer Resigns  

UTI mutual funds chief marketing officer Jaideep Bhattacharya stepped down from his post on 4 May 2012. Bhattacharya quit the position to explore Carrier opportunities.

Indian American Scientist Quits From Top Energy Post      

Apunava Majumdar, eminent Indian, American scientist had resigned after the US Senate did not confirm president Barack Obama’s proposal to elevate him as under secretary at the Department of energy.

Mahasweta Devi Resigns from Bangla Academy

The Magsaysay Award Winner Mahasweta Devi,who is known to be close associate of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her resignation as Chair person of the Bangla Academy on 23 May.

Sanjay Joshi Resigns a Head of BJP National Executive       

BJP Leader, Sanjay Joshi,bete noire of the Gujarat Vheif Minister on 22 May resigned a head of the party national executive.

Infosys Bpo Coo Indnani Resigns  

India’s largest software services firm,Ritesh Idanani senior vice president and cheif cooperative officer of its business processing out sourcing arm, has resigned.

Pieterson Retires fron ODI’s

England star Kevin pieterson retired from international limited overs cricket on 31May a secision which took the England and Wales Cricket Board(ECB) by surprise.


Former Left Front Minister Nandagopal Died  

Veteran Communist Party of India leader and former left front minister Nandagopal Bhattacharya died in Kolkata on 6 May 2012. Nandagopal served three terms from 1961 tp 2011 as minister in the West Bengal Government.

Norway’s World Swimming Champion Dale Died  

Norway’s World Swimming Champion Alexander Dale Oen died suddendly on 1 May 2012 in the US aged 26, he had won gold medal in 400m breakstoke at the world cahmpionship in Shangai in July 2012.

Mexican Novelist Carlos Fuentes Dead  

Author Carlos Fuentes, Who played a dominated role in Latin America’s novel- writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the revolution, died on 16 May 2012 in Mexico.

Disco Queen Donna Summer Died  

Singer Donna Summer, popularly Known as the Queen of Disco has died after a long battle with lung cancer  on 17 May 2012 in Florida. Whose real name is LaDonna Adrain Gainess .

D) Visitors

 Hillary Clinton 3-Day Visit To India      

The US secretary Hillary Clinton visited India for a 3-day visit and initially resisting US pressure to adhere to international sanctions on Iran. She met  West Bengal chief minister Mamata Benerjee in Kolkata and after that Mr.Manmohan Singh and chairperson Sonia Gandhi. The main agenda was that India would reduce its dependence on Iran oil imports.

French PresidentFrancois Hollande on Surprise Trip to Afghanistan                       

“French PresidentFrancois Hollande arrived in Afghanistan on 25 May for a
surprise trip to visit France’s Troops there.Hollandae ,who plans to
accelerate the withdrawl of french soldiers fron Afhanistan to the end
of this year was accompanied by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and
Defence Minister Drian.”

PM Meets Myanmar President in Land Mark Visit   

PM Manmohan Singh visited Myanmar on 27 May . A three day visit in  Myanmar. He is the first PM to visit Myanmar in 25years. India suggested the two countries should work out a joint strategy to tackle terrorism and insurgency along their border and enhance security cooperation.

Iranian vice President Ali Saeedlu Visits Cuba

Iranian vice President Ali Saeedlu  Began an official Visit to Cuba. saeedlu,Ahmadinejad’s deputy for international Affairs,met with cuban vice President Jose Ramon Machado on 28 May,after which they stressed the “excellent state of bilateral ties”an official statement.

Myanmar Suu Kyi Leaves For First Abroad In 24 years          

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi visited Thailand on 29 May to attend a world Economic Forum Meet ahead of her European tour.

Iranian Foreign Minister’s visit to India                                 

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar salehi visits India on 31May on a two day visit to formally invite prime minister Manmohan Singh for the Non Aligned Movement(NAM) summit to be held in tehran in august.


Google’s New Translate Services Started

Recently Google had started his instantly free online language translation services which can translate more than 14 languages of text and web pages, which is called conversation  mode.

Paris is World’s Most Expensive City For A Club Sandwich   

Paris had turned out to be the world’s most expensive city for a club sandwich according to a survey by Hotel Booking site. New Delhi has emerged the cheapest in this survey of major tourist destinations and business capitals. The site has been tracing the prices of this classic chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and as handy indicator of how expensive or inexpensive a city is for travelers.

World’s Largest Hindu Temple to Be Built In Bihar     

World’s largest Hindu Temple to Be Built In Bihar’s East Chaparan district by a religious body Mahavir Mandir Trust (MMT) said its secretary on 13 May 20121.The temple is built over 50 acres land donated by the Kathwalia Math, The temple would not be the exact replice of the Angkor wat temple, but few common features of the two religious structures. The five storied temple will be 1,240 feet long, 1,150 feet wide 272 feet tall and will house the idols of Radha and Krishna, shiva & parvati, Ganesh , Surya, Vishnu and Dashavatar. The construction cost of the temple would be about Rs. 300 crore.

Tallest Residential Building in Dubai  

“Princess tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is 413.4 metres high and has 101 storeys above ground dedicated to residential use”.Guinness said . This has set a new record with Princess Tower,which the Guinness World Record.

The Richest Woman in World     

Australia’s reichest person Gina Rinehart has eclipsed Wal-Mart Heiress  Christy Walton oz tycoon to become the World’s Wealthiest woman,according to an annual index by Business review Weekly,personal fortune at $28.48 billion.

Ratan Tata Rmains India Inc’s Most Powerful CEO

Tata sons chariman Ratan Tata heads the ET-Corporate Dossier ranking of India Inc’s most powerfull CEO’s for the fourthyear running. While Mukesh Ambani has Managed to retain his position at the second place,his brother Anil has fallen six positions at no.11 ,Sunil Mittal i sin 16th position.

Record Carbon dioxide Emission in 2011 India stood Fourth        

China spurred a jump in global carbondioxide emissions to their highest recorded level in 2011,offsetting falls in the united states and europe .THe International Energy Agency(IEA) said on 25th may India moved a head on Russia to become the fourth largest co2 emitter,behind china ,the u.s and E.U.

Old puzzle of Newton Solved by Shaurya Roy an Indian Student            

A 16 year shaurya roy has saolved the Newton’s 350 year unsolved puzzle which had baffled the world of Mathematicians for more than 350 years. he has been hailed a genius after working out the problems set by Sir Issac Newton. The scholl  boy,from Drebsden,Germany,solved two fundamental particle dynamics theories.which physicians have previously been able to calculate only by using computer.

Postal Stamp on Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti Released    

Union Minister of Communication and IT Kapil Sibal on 27 May released a postal stamp to mark the 800th urs of Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chistu at Ajmer.The stamp was released in the ceremony hall “Mehfil Khana” of the Dargarh Premises in the presence if a large number of Zayrines(pilgrims).

Indian-American Snigha Nandipati Becomes word Spelling Bee Champ   

Snigha Nandipati, a 14-year-old Indo-American girl spelled the French for ambush,”guetapens”,right to be crowned the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion.


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  • P V JAYARAJAN says:

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