Persons in News

A) Appointments

A P K Reddy has been appointed as the new president of the AP Smallscale Industrial Societies Federation on 3 January 2012.

Yahoo appoints Paypal’s Scott Thompson as new CEO 4 months after firing Carol Bartz on 4 January 2012.

Muralidharan takes charge as Coast Guard Chief. Vice – Admiral M P Muralidharan has taken charge as the 19th Director General of the Indian Coast Guard on 6 January 2012.

Farida Group Chairman, Raffiq Ahmed was appointed as the new President of Federation of Indian Exports Organisation ( FIEO ) on 7 January 2012

T.G. Venkatesh elected chief of APBA

Minister for Minor and Lift Irrigation T.G. Venkatesh has been elected the new president of Andhhra Pradesh Badminton Association ( APBA ) on 8 January 2012.

B D Park is Samsung India’s new MD. Consumer Electronics and mobile phone major Samsung India Electronics on 9 Jan. 2012 announced the appointment of BD Park as its new managing director and the president and CEO of its South-West Asia operations.

NGRI gets new Director 

Prof. Mrinal K. Sen has been appointed as the new Director of the National Geophysical Research Institute ( NGRI ), a part of the Council of the Scientific and Industrial Research ( CSIR ) on 10 January 2012.

UTIMF gets an interim chief

Imtaiyazur Rahman has been appointed as the interim chief executive officer of UTI Mutual Fund, the fifth largest fund house in India by assets under management ( AUM ).

B) Resigns

VS Achuthanandan offers to resign as Opposition Leader

Stung by the allegations of corruption and a vigilance FIR registered against him, former Kerala CM and CPM leader VS Achuthanandan has offered to quit the post of Opposition leader in the State Assembly on 13 January 2012.

Pawar To Make Retirement . National Congress Party ( N C P ) Cheif and Maratha strongman  Sharad Pawar has annouced that , he will not contest the next Loksabha election and make way for younger leadership . he will be copleting his 45 yrs in politics .

C) Deaths

Dancer who brought Bharatnatyam to Mao’s China dies

Chinese dancer Zhang Jun, who brought Bharatnatyam and Kathak to Mao’s China in the 1950s and inspired thousands to follow her passion for classical Indian culture over a celebrated five decade-long teaching career , passed away in Beijing on 10 January 2012 after a long battle with cancer.  She was 79.

India’s 1st  woman photo journalist passes away . Homai Vyarawalla, the country’s first woman photojournalist died in Vadodara on 15 January 2012.

Indai’s Water man Passes Away

Dr .C.H.Krishnamurthy Rao, chairman 7 managing director of Chemfab Alkalies Ltd  passes away on 20 th Jan 2012 .he was known as water man.

Deputy Cheif Minister Passes Away. Former Deputy cheif minister c.Jaganatharao passes away on 23 rd Jan 2012 .

Intellectual Writer Died. Sukumar Azhikode , award winning writer , scholar and probaly the most influential gandhian died on 24th Jan 2012 .

M . O . H Farook Passes Away . kerala Governor and three times Puducherry Cheif Minister and M P  M. O .H Farook died in chennai on 26 th Jan2012.

First Music Arranger Died . India ‘s first music arranger Anthony Prabhu Gonsalves deid on 18 th Jan 2012 .

D) Visitors

Pak army Chief leaves for China

pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani went to China on a five – day official visit to China at the invitation of the Chinese leadership on 4 January 2012.

Saudi Arabia  Minister of Commerce, Taffic Bin Fazhan Al – Rabia, who is on a visit to India met Union Minister of Commerce & In dustry, Anand Sharma.  Trade between both the countries exceeded Rs. 2,500 crore dollars in the year 2010 – 11.

Trinidad PM visit to India

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar visited India on 6 January 2012.  Both the countries agreed for 5 Pacts.

Bangladesh PM in Tripura

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheik Hasina visited Tripura on Jan 11, 2012.  She met Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.  She has been invited to receive an honourary doctorate from Tripura Univesity.  This is the first visit by a Bangladesh Prime Minister to Tripura, which played an important role in Bangladesh’s War of Liberation in 1971.  She also addressed India-Bangladesh Business Meet, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry ( CII ) and the Federation of Bangladesh chambers of Commerce ( FBCCI ) in association with government of Tripura.

Nepal Deputy PM on a 4-day visit to India

Nepal Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has been on a 4-day visit to India to hold talks on security issues.  During his stay in New Delhi, Mr Gachhadar, who is also the country’s Home Minister, will meet his Indian Counterpart Mr P Chidambaram, and Defence Minister, Mr A K Antony, among others.

Visit Of InBer CEO CarlorBrito To India

The worlds largest brewer AB InBER , Carlos Brito has been visited  to India in the last weak of  Jan  2012 .Brito now heads the joint exiting  making him one of  the top 30 global CEO’s in the world .

Thailand P M Visits India

Thailand  Prime Minister Yingluck Shina Watra has visited India  25 th Jan 2012 . she will be our cheif guest for 63 rd Republic Day celebrations at red fort.

1.5 Lakh Indains Visited Srilanka In 2011

In the period from Jan to Nov in 2011, 1.5 lakh Indian people has been visited Srilanka out of the total of about 6.5 lakh tourists ,and the numbers from India are expected to reach an all time high due to the International Criket committie ‘s Twenty-20 World Cup being held in Srilanka this year .

E) Others

$376 m Stock Award for Cook. The one-time stock award worth for Apple’s CEO is the largest given by a company in a decade.

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook received a one-time stock award worth nearly $400 million , the largest given by a company in a decade on 10 January 2012.

Gilani not an honest man, says Pak SC. Pakistan’s Supreme Court on 10 Jan 2012 said PM Yousaf Raza Gilani was “”not an honest man”" and slammed hid government for “”wilful disobedience”" while warning him that he could be removed from office if he does not take action on corruption cases against president Zardari.

Zardari flies to Dubai

Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari flew out on a surprise trip to Dubai on 12 January 2012.  Although it was described as a one-day private visit, his sudden disappearance at a time of government military stand off triggered by memogate fuel speculation that he may not return.

British royal faces 22-yr jail in Turkey over TV documentary

The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson is reportedly facing more than 20 years in jail, after Turkey authorities charged for breaching “”privacy”" of orphans in the country by secretly filming them for a TV documentary.

Suu Kyi launches  bid for Parliament. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi launched her historic bid for a seat in Parliament on 18 Jan. 2012.  The Nobel Peace Prize winner is standing in April 1 by-elections.

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