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January 21

Salman Rushdie was in dispute recently in relation to his visit at Jaipur Literature Festival,
which was inaugurated by the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuk
Satanic Verses disputed novel authored by Rushdie

A.K. Antony Union Defence Minister

Marc Grossman U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan

S.Y. Quraishi Chief Election Commissioner other Election Commissioners are V.S.
Sampath and H.S. Bhrama

NSAB National Security Advisory Board Chairman Naresh Chandra

R.N. Kao Founder of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)

News of the World the British News Tabloid which had to be closed following controversy
in relation to phone hacking

Megaupload.com one of the worlds most popular file-sharing website recently it has
been shut down following piracy claims against it Founder Kim Dotcom

Vodafone U.K. based group recently it has won a case whereby it has been exempted to
pay 11,000 crore income tax for acquiring majority stake in Hutchison-Essar.,

HUL Hindustan Unilever Limited

S. Gopalakrishanan Executive Chairman, Infosys

Azim Premji Chairman, Wiprok

January 20

Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister, Bangladesh

UIDAI Union Identification Authority of India comes under the nodal authority of the
Planning Commission of India Registrar General of India comes under the authority of
Union Home Ministry

Pink City Jaipur

Jarawa tribe in Andaman and Nicobar

Eastman Kodak Company a US Company it helped in bringing the world the first
pictures from the moon it has recently filed for Bankruptcy Protection

P.H. Parekh President, Supreme Court Bar Association he had resigned recently
following a controversy

Suresh Kalmadi President, Indian Olympic Association former Chairman, CWG


Organising Committee has been facing trail for corruption charges in relation to
Commonwealth Games

Indian Naval Academy - located in Ezhimala, Kerala

January 19

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SOPA Stop Online Piracy Act, PIPA Protect Intellectual Property Act two acts against
whom Wikipedia had been protesting recently it had blocked its website for a day.

Justice R.A. Mehta Lokayukta, Gujarat his appointment had been challenged by Gujarat
Government High Court has recently upheld the appointment Kamla Beniwal
Governor, Gujarat

C.K. Mahajan Chairman, National Anti-Doping Appeal Panel

S. Jaipal Reddy Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister

Fiat India Automobiles Limited Joint venture of Fiat and Tata Motors

Tibet region where China has recently announced to expand its railway network

FNA state run news agency of Iran

P5+1 - Five United Nations Permanent Members plus Germany

National Bravery Awards awarded on Republic Day

S.M. Srikrishna External Affairs Minister

January 18

Recently Union Government has decided to allow foreign Airlines to have 49 % stake in
Indian Carriers the move has been taken following the financial crisis faced by Indian
Airlines

Shiv Shankar Menon National Security Adviser

Portugal Country whose court has denied to extradite Abu Salem [ he is related to
Underworld] to India

N. Chandrasekharan CEO and MD, TCS

The Artist black-and-white film directed by French Director Michel Hazanavicius this film
has been nominated under 12 categories for Bafta Awards Bafta stands for British
Academy of Films and Television Arts

INS Vikramaditya also known as Admiral Gorshkov to be handed over to India by


Russia by 2012 After its inclusion, India will become the 4th Country in the world after USA,
Russia and UK to operate an aircraft carrier with a displacement of more than 40,000 tons.

PIO Person of Indian Origin

iDiscoveri a social enterprise involved in various initiatives aimed at quality education.

Fight Corruption an initiative by Transparency International a helpline which will


enable common person in combating corrupt practices

January 17

General V.K. Singh Chief of Indian Army recently he was in news in relation to the
issue of his official age he moved to the Supreme Court against the decision of the
government for not changing his age.

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INS Krishna a training Squadron Ship of Indian Navy will make its last voyage it was
earlier known as HMS Andromeda while it was under Royal Navy it will be tentatively
replaced by INS Shardul

Suzlon Energy a leading wind turbine manufacturer

Web Jiabao Premier, China

Winners GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS


Best Film Musical or Comedy The Artist
Best Director Martin Scorsese [Hugo]
Best Actor George Clooney [The Descendants]
Best Actress Meryl Streep [The Iron Lady]

Nursultan Nazarbayvev President, Kazakhstan

Nepal Country with whom India has recently agreed to share terror-related Information

UPA United Progressive Alliance

Nitin Gadkari President, Bhartiya Janta Party

Guzaarish Indian Movie which will released in Latin Amercia it was produced by UTV
Motion Pictures

January 16

K. Srikanth Chairman, Selection Panel Committee of the Board of Cricket Control in India
(BCCI)

Laban Moiben Winner, Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2012

Darjeeling Tea it has been registered as a PGI PGI stands for Protected
Geographical Indication

DCB Development Credit Bank

TNA Tamil National Alliance an umbrella group representing Tamil Political parties in Sri
Lanka

LLRC - Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

Aung Sann Suu Kyi has been honoured with National Order of the Legion dHonneur a
French Honour in recognition of her long struggle for democracy.

Ma Yingjeou has been re-elected as the President of Taiwan

Roskomos Russian Space Federal Agency Phobos-Grunt a Russian probe designed


to travel to a moon of Mars which was stuck within the Earths orbit.

Costa Concordia Cruise which had flipped off recently after it hit a Rock

Bashar-al-Assad President, Syria

Homai Vyarwala considered to be Indias 1st woman photo-journalist she has passed
away recently

Milan Luthira Director, The Dirty Picture it has been produced by Ekta Kapoor and
others.

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B.C. Khanduri Chief Minister, Uttrakhand

Bihar State which has launched the details of Convicted persons in Criminal Cases under
the category Civil Consequence of Crime

January 15

Germany it is the largest economy in the Eurozone.

Gangasagar Mela held in Kolkata

Umesh Yadav Indian bowler who has recently registered 2nd Best Figure by an Indian
Bowler in Perth, 5/93 [Cricket Ground] after Bishan Bedi

Haroon Logart Chief Executive, International Cricket Council

Cricket it had been played only once at the Olympics in 1900.

Standard and Poors a credit rating agency Chairman John Chambers

EFSF European Financial Stability Facility

Tunisa Country which has celebrated anniversary of the revolution which ended the
dictatorship of Zine El Adbidine Ben Ali [Its president]

Bhupinder Singh Hooda Chief Minister, Haryana

IMA Indian Medical Association largest non-governmental organisation of doctors in


India.

IMBL - International Maritime Boundary Line

M.C. Joshi Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes

January 14

Facebook, Google among 21 sites against which sanction has been granted by to
prosecute them with regard to the objectionable material which they had on their websites.

NCTC National Counter-Terrorism Centre to be set up by the Union Government will


work under Intelligence Bureau.

V.K. Singh Army Chief determination of his age was in dispute recently.

INS Arindaman second Arihant class nuclear submarine INS Arihant was launched in
the year 2009 INS Chakra has been borrowed from Russia on a 10-year lease which is a
nuclear powered submarine.

McDonalds U.S. Food Giant which will remain a key sponsor of the Olympic Games until at
least the year 2020.

Asian Shooting Championship 2012 Doha, Qatar.

Apple Inc. recently it has halted sale of iPhone 4S in China because of security fears
CEO Tim Cook

e-biz the new portal to be a one-stop solution for the industry to submit applications,
obtain licenses, and seek renewal of the existing online applications Andhra Pradesh to
launch this unique Government-to-Business Portal.

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Bardley Manning the U.S. military analyst charged with the biggest leak of the state
secrets in U.S. History it had leaked these secrets to Wikileaks

Pakistan Country which is currently facing Political Crisis between the government and the
Army.

Dam999 movie directed by Sohan Roy it is banned in the state of Tamil Nadu because of
its alleged connection with the issue of Mullaperiyar Dam

Top Gear a popular motoring show on BBC presented by Jeremy Clarkson the show
was in dispute recently because of its alleged racial remarks against India.

David Cameron Prime Minister, England

Shahid Malik Pakistans High Commissioner to India

Dinesh Trivedi Union Railway Minister

January 13

Margaret Chan Director-General, World Health Organisation

Ghulam Nabi Azad Union Health Minister

Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria Countries considered to be endemic to polio two


years ago, India was also considered to be a such country recently India has reported not a
single case of wild polio for a year Polio is caused by Poliomyelitis

S.D. Sibhulal CEO & MD, Infosys

Phobos Grunt Russias failed Mars Probe is likely to fall into the Indian Ocean

TMT a Hawaii telescope to be jointly constructed by India and China to be the worlds
largest telescope.

There are three kinds of Polio Virus PV1 , PV2 , PV3

Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister, Bangladesh

Jaitapur Nuclear Plant- situated in Maharashtra

Jeremy Clarkson presents the BBCs show Top Gear in UK - was accused of concluding a
racist programme by mocking Indian Culture accusations have been made by Indian High
Commission in London.

Red Ribbon Express Train related to AIDS awareness programme its third phase has
recently been launched by the Union Health Minister.

Joo Cravinho he has been appointed the Ambassador Head of Delegation of the
European Union in India.

January 12

Ashfaq Kayani Army Chief, Pakistan

ISI Inter-Services-Intelligence Chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha recently Pakistan has been
facing political crisis following the controversy between Government on one hand, and ISI

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and Army on another hand Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has sacked Defence
Secretary Khalid Lodhi in between this controversy.

Ajit Singh Union Civil Aviation Minister of India

Daniel Ortega has recently been assumed the office of the President of Nicaraguan for
third term.

Shivraj Singh Chauhan Chief Minister, Madhya Pradesh

Chairman, Bar Council Of India Ashok K. Prarija

Swami Vivekanand his 150th Birth Anniversary has recently been celebrated

January 11

42% - percentage of Children who are underweight in India according to a new study
conducted by Naandi Foundation.

Salman Khurshid Union Law Minister recently Election Commission has served notice to
him for promising sub-quota to Muslims ahead of UP Assembly Polls.

Mamta Banerjee Chief Minister, West Bengal

Anuj Bidve The student in whose memory a fund has been decided to set up.

Moniligaster Ivaniosi new species of earthworm found in Andaman and Nicobar

Zhang Zun the first Chinese to learn classical dance in India [Bharatnatyam and Kathak]
she has passed away recently

Lionel Messi has won the award of Ballon dOr , which has been merged with the FIFA
World Player of the year he has won this award for 3rd consecutive time 2nd Player to win
this award three consecutive times after Michael Pitani
Homare Sawa Woman World Player of the Year 2011 [FIFA]

NADA National Anti Doping Agency

Bobby Jindal - the first Indian-American Governor in the U.S. - began his second term as
the chief of state of Louisiana following a landslide victory.

David Cameron Prime Minister, England

Yusuf Raza Gilani Prime Minister, Pakistan

European Union 27 Members

Moodys Corporation a global rating agency it has upgraded Indias rating of shortterm foreign currency bank deposits from speculative to investment grade.

Madhya Pradesh State having highest Infant Mortality rate in India

Response 10 an initiative to be started by Mumbai Police to tackle against terrorism in


the City.

Kamla Prasad Bissessar Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago

Dal Lake located in Jammu and Kashmir

January 10

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Salman Rusidhe he was in controversy recently relating to his visit to Jaipur Literature
Festival his arrival had been opposed by certain groups

- Viswanath Venkat Dasari - a visually challenged 18 year-old boy, who has authored

Pharaoh and the King , a story based on Indian and Egyptian mythology.

Swift (Maruti Suzuki) -

has been chosen as the Indian Car Of The Year 2012' -

adjudged by India's leading automobile experts and writers of automobile magazines - the
only car in India to receive this coveted title twice

S. Jaipal Reddy - Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas

Hu Jintao President, China

Vijay Kumar Acting President, Indian Olympic Association

January 9

10th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas Jaipur Chief Guest - Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister
Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Gir Wildlife Sanctuary located in the state in Gujarat

ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers - global body that
oversees the operation and administration of the Internet domain name system.

Aung San Suu Kyi Myanmar political leader who had been serving house arrest for a long
period of time

LG Electronics a South Korean Manufacturer

January 8

NIA National Investigating Agency

Union Minister for Rural Development - Jairam Ramesh.

Sukh Ram - convicted in the case relating to the purchase of telecom equipment in 199394 resulting in a loss of Rs.1.66 crore to the exchequer

Year of Germany in India from September 2011 to November 2012

Trek Elite 9.9 SSL - bike launched by Firefox at Auto Expo, New Delhi - India's costliest
bicycle worth Rs.4.25-lakh.

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