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Current Affairs World February, 2011

Marouf Bakhit King Abdullah has dismissed his cabinet and appointed a new Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit. The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. South Africa country has joined BRIC. The next BRICS summit is scheduled to be held in China in April. Nikki Randhawa Halley is appointed as new governor (Indian Origin) of South Carolina. Jane Russell Hollywood actress and former sex symbol died at age 89 of respiratory failure in Santa Maria, California Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir Pakistani cricketers has banned for 5 year by ICC for Match-fixing. Russia has opened Worlds first nuclear bank. Elephant.has been declared as National Heritage Animal by GOI. Fiji of the following nation is the recent one to join Non Aligned Movement(NAM). Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Julian Asaanges old collegue) wrote the book Inside Wikileaks which talks about Julian Assanges hobbies. Nuclear scientist Fereedoon Abbazi Davani became the new nuclear department head of Iran. Carl Theodore Gutenberg of the German minister in power who has been accused of copying a thesis in order to achieve his doctorate. Michael Benz been appointed as Head Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a subsidiary of Bank of America. Teresa Scanlan, a 17-year-old from Nebraska became the youngest winner of the Miss America title in 90 years. Larry Page Co-Founder of Google who will be the new CEO of Google Inc. from April 4, 2011. Indo-American Islam A. Siddiqui is appointed as Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). Mikhail Myasnikovich.has been appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus. The warrant accuses Ben Ali and his relatives of possessing expropriated property and transferring foreign currency abroad. Ben Ali has taken refuge in Saudi Arabia.

Current Affairs India February, 2011


Anil Kumble has been elected as President of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). Paravati Mohanty 72-year-old woman is on a mission to eradicate illiteracy. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on 12-02-2011 inaugurated the World Philatelic Exhibition INDIPEX 2011 in the national capital. The National Conference on Storage of Food Grains was held on February19, 2011 in New Delhi. Overseas Employers Conference was held in Hyderabad city. National Biodiversity Authority is located in Chennai. Ashutosh Misra wrote the book India Pakistan: Coming To Terms.

Major Laishram Jyotin Singh (Manipur) is the first officer from Army Medical Corps (AMC) to receive the award the highest peacetime gallantry award. Meghalaya state government has renamed the Brookside Bungalow to Rabindranath Art Gallery. R. S. Butola appointed as the next chairman of Indian Oil Corporation. Upendra Kumar Sinha takes charge as the new chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Shankar Vanavarayar has been elected National chairman of Young Indians (Yi) for 2011-12. V.S.Rangan has been named as the best CFO in the financial sector for 2010 by ICAI. A.K.Hazarika has been appointed as acting Chairman of ONGC and S.V.Narasimhan as interim head of IOC. Monisha Kaltenborn becomes the 1st female CEO of a Formula One Team Sauber. Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has decided to open subsidiary for financial services, to enter into investment banking, wealth and asset management. Sunil Kakar has been appointed as CFO for Infrastructure finance firm IDFC. Vasant Krishnan has been appointed as CFO of Mahindra Satyam. Air Marshal KJ Mathews has been appointed as the Commander in Chief of the Delhi-based tri-services Strategic Forces Command (SFC), which is responsible for the nuclear arsenal of India. Subhash Lalla Former IAS officer resigned as a member of the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission for his alleged role in the Adarsh housing scam. Sudhir Chandra is appointed as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Kerala has been voted the top travel and tourism destination in India by a poll conducted by the Outlook Traveller magazine.

Current Affairs World March, 2011


US sent warships to Libya. Pak minister Shahbaz Bhatti assassinated. Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq resigned. Maoists joined new Nepal government. Former Nepal PM Batteries passed away. Libya reported heading towards civil war. 6.2 magnitude quake hit north Chile. Egypt got new interim cabinet. Libya rebels rejected Gaddafi exit talks New cabinet took oath in Egypt. Space shuttle Discovery landed back on Earth wrapping tip a career of 27 years. Gaddafi forces recaptured Libyan town of Zawiyah. 8.9 magnitude quake struck off the coast of Japan; Tsunami alert across Pacific. After shocks rocked Japans east coast. Gaddafis troop seized Libyan oil town of Brega. Both: Austin party won Russia region polls. Tibet cabinet obeyed Dalai Lamas retirement. Fierce crackdown in Bahrain broke up protests. Iran sent bio-capsule into space. UNSC resolution imposed no fly zone Over Libya. Power restored at the tsunami -stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

UN Secy-Gen Ban- ki-Moon urged Libya to comply with Security Council resolution to stop all hostilities against its own civilians. Egyptians voted for constitutional amendments. Yemen Prez Ali Abdullah Saleh offered to step down. Legendary Hollywood actress Elizabeth Taylor died. Portugal PM resigned after debt plan nixed. 70 died in Myanmar quake. Canadian government fell after no-confidence vote. Sebastian Vettel won Australian GP racing. China introduced partial sea burial so as to not waste space. Assyrian govt resigns.

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Current Affairs India March, 2011


11 got death penalty, 20 life term for Godhra carnage. India, ASEAN set $70 bn trade target. Banking Laws Amendment Bill got cabinet nod. Lanco acquired Aussie coal mines, Griffin, for $760 million. India agreed to finance Ethiopian sugar sector revamp. Interceptor missile test fired successfully. Monaco became the first public sector firm to Introduce ESOPs. SC approved single MBBS entrance test across nation. India, Brazil inked air services agreement. Star Indian Post office announced launch of online portal a-post office. Essar, Inked $750m agreement to revive Zimbabwe Iran & Steel C0. N-capable missiles Dhanush and Prithvi-II successfully tested. India, Bangladesh decided to hold Wagah-style retreat at border. Foundation for Judicial Academy laid in Jodhpur. Prez Patiy cancelled appointment of PJ Thomas as CVC. Union cabinet approved GST Bill. Indias tallest (80 feet) statue of Lo rd Buddha unveiled in Sarnath. Government approved 9.5% interest on PF deposits. India abstained from UNSC vote on Libya no fly zone. Bollywood actor Navin Nischol passed away. Security forces seized armed from Maoist hide out in Midnapur. Saina Nehwal won Swiss Open Singles final tennis trophy. Delhi Anti-sealing Bill passed In Rajya Sabha. SBI announced new code of conduct. Shimla declared environmentally sustainable city. Orissa (the alteration of named Bill and Constitution (113th) Amendment Bill passed in Rajya Martha. Lok Sabha passed the Coinage Amendments Bill. Cash-strapped Air India got a breather. Navy nabbed 16 pirates off Lakshadweep. India invited to make huge investments in Africa.

India breaks into the top 10 nations in Scientific Research Output. Gujarat banned the sale distribution and reprinting of Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle with India. Results of Census 2011 released: Puts Indias population at 1.21 billion.

Current Affairs World April, 2011


Ivory coast rocked by fierce fighting Flghting flared. In Libya as flared, In Libya as Mexico created history with first bio-fuel Fight -Adel Safar named as Syria PM Burnese military chief Gen. Than Shwe retired Bangladeshs Mohammad Yunus lost the final legal battle to remain as Grameen Bank Chief. British astrophysicist Martin Rees won the Templeton Prize. 7.4 magnitude quake rattled Japan again. Yemen Prez Saleh rejected deal to step down- Russia began refuelling Iran N-plant. Film director Sidney Lumet died. Sebastien Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix F-1 racing. Ivory Coasts strongman Laurent Gbagbo captured from bunker. Japan raised N-threat to Chernobyl level Russia celebrated 50 years of conquest of Space. Former Egyqt Prez Mubarak and his sops detained for probe. Syria Prez Assad formed new Cabinet- Worlds oldest man Walter Bruening died. US Prez Obama began his 2012 fundraising campaign. An Egypt court ordered the dissolving of Mubaraks party. Israel became CERN group member. Goodluck Jonathan won Nigerias presidential elections. Pak tested short-range .Hatf-9 N-missile. Rivals rejected Nigeria vote results. Prez. Assad ended state of emergency in Syria. CERN atom smasher set new record for beam intensity. Yemen Prez Saleh reportedly agreed to Gulf nations exit plan. Former Sony chief Norio Ohga died- Rafael Nadal won Barcelona Open tennis title. China swept all 5 gold medals in Asian Badminton Championships. Italy, France called for changes to Schengen treaty. Lobsang Sangay elected PM of Tibetan governmnt-in-exile. Thailand, Cambodia armies agreed Fateh and Hamas reached agreement on reconciliation. The winner of Chinese Grand Prix is Lewis Hamilton The Australian who recently smashed a record of 15 sixes in Aussies in against Bangladesh is a Shane Watson Britains Newspaper of the year Award has been conferred on -The Guardian. The winner of Malaysian Grand Prix is Sebastian Vettel The winner of Asian Biliards Alok Kumar The winner of Global Diversity Award for Sport 2010 is Kapil Dev The number one pair in ATP Tennis Doubles ranking is Paes and Bhupathi. The winner of US Masters (Golf) is Charl Schwartzel

Current Affairs India April, 2011


Rabobank got RBI nod for India operations. Team India won the Cricket World Cup after 28 years. World Cup celebration continue bio-fuel flight leader Safar named all over nation. . Delhi cabinet gave its nod to ban on plastic bags. India suspended food imports from Japan for 3 months. Union Cabinet approved Consulate General of India in Perth. The government decided that blanket ban on food Imports from Japan was not required as items tested so far were not found contaminated from radiation leak. Indian Premier League (IPL-4) got off in Chennai. Anirban Lahiri won the inaugural Panasonlc Open Golf title. SFI founder C Bhaskaran died. 44-deemed univs facing derecognition got reprive from Supreme Court. PM Singh reached China for BRICS summit. India, China agreed to resume defence exchanges. Kanishtha Dhankhar crowned Femina Miss India World 2011. Alok Kumar won Asian Billiards Championship title. India,Kazakhstan Inked nuke, oil pacts. Jaipurs last titular Maharaja Bhawanl Singh died. Orissa became first state to launch rural livelihood mission. Abhijit Gupta won the Dubai International Open Chess title. India, Japan signed pact on digital library- PSLV-CI6 placed 3 satellites in orbit. . Congress won first civic polls in Gandhi nagar RBI granted relief of banks on NPAS. India-Pak panel okayed repatriation of prisoners. Spiritual leader Sri Sathya Sai Baba died. Ex-chief of CWG Suresh Kalmadi arrested on charges of forgery. A special CBI Court sent Kalmadi and two others to 8-day custody. Indo-pak trade talks resumed after two years. 2G: PM Singh got clean chit from Public Accounts Committee.

Current Affairs World May, 2011


1. France took UNSC presidency. 2. US forces killed Osama-bin-laden in Pakistan. 3. Canada went to the poll to choose a new government. 4. Conservatives won Canadas federal election 5. Palestinian rivals, Fateh and Hamas, ended rift with unity pact. 6. Yunus lost final attempt to remain Bangladeshs Grameen bank chief. 7. Brazil ruled recognition of same-sex civil unions. 8. Britain voted against new electoral system. 9. Xin Wang of china won Malaysian Gold badminton tournament. 10. Libyan rebels sealed $100m oil deals. 11. Microsoft announced deals to buy Skype for $8.5 billion. 12. Libyan rebels took control of Misrata airport. 13. Nepal decided to extend time limit for drafting new constitution. 14. Swiss solar aircraft made first international flight

15. Japan shut down n-plant in quake zone. 16. Australia won the 20th edition of azlan shah cup. 17. Space shuttle Endeavour blasted off on its last voyage. 18. EU finance ministers endorsed100bn bailout for Portugal.. 19. Philip Roth won man booker international prize. 20. Strauss-Kahn resigned as IMF chief. 21. 27 killed as Syrian forces clamped down on protesters. 22. Betty Heidler broke world hammer record. 23. Tree of life won Cannes top award.UK Navy ended Iraq mission. 24. Volcano eruption in Iceland put aviation sector on edge. EU imposed sanctions on Syrian Prez Assad. 25. US President Obama began two-day visit to UK. 26. Oprah Winfrey show came to an end after 25 years. 27. Libyas Gaddafi made new ceasefire offer 28. G-8 pledged $0 billion aid to Egypt and Tunisia. 29. France stopped arms supply to Pakistan. 30. Three month extension in time-limit of the Constituent assembly in Nepal

Current Affairs India May, 2011


1. Murli Manohar Joshi reappointed PAC Chairman. 2. ISRO announced building one of nations fastest supercomputers. 3. POSCO steel project given final clearance from union ministry. 4. RBI raised saving interest to 4%. 5. Arunachal CM Dorjee Khandu found dead. 6. Jarbom Gamin sworn in Arunachal CM. 7. Maheshwar Dam in Madhya Pradesh, got conditioned nod. 8. Air India pilots called off their 10-day strike. 9. India Russia called to intensify bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation. 10. Mary Kom won gold in 48kg category of Asia Cup 11. Kashmir got 1st Pandit woman panch. 12. Gold Plating of Tirupati temple shelved. 13. CCI notified new norms for M&As. 14. India signed Tax treaty with Colombia. 15. Medical Council of India re-constituted. 16. 5 BJP ministers inducted into Punjab cabinet. 17. RBI tightened forex derivative norms of companies. 18. Pistol Shooter Anuj Raj Singh became the first Indian woman to win Olympic quota place. 19. India Uzbekistan Inked 34 accords. 20. 58th National Film Awards announced. 21. India elected to the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council. 22. Indias advanced communication satellite GSAT-8 launched from French Guyana. 23. Vijay Kumar became the 7th Indian shooter to qualify for 2012 London Olympics. 24. PM Manmohan singh began his 6-day Africa Tour. 25. PM Manmohan singh offered $5 Billion credit line to Africa. 26. Railways lowered age limit to 58 years for senior women. 27. Italian luxury sports carmaker Ferrari made official debut in Delhi. 28. PM Man Mohan Singh announced $180 million aid t Tanzania.

29. Chennai Super Kings won the IPL-4 title beating Royal Chalengers Bangalore in the Final. 30. Ban imposed in J&K on purchase and sell of armys clothings

Current Affairs World June 2011


Space Shuttle Endeavour returned to earth successfully completing its last mission. Japanese PM Naoto Kan survived no-trust vote. Peak hiked defence budget to Rs. 495 bn. Li Na became the first player from China to win a Grand Slam singles title at the French Open. Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer to retain his French Open mens singles title. Ollanta Humala snatched a thin victory i n Perus razor presidential election. US Prez Obamas economic adviser stepped down. China confirmed building its first aircraft carrier. Tea Obreht won Orange Prize for her debut novel The Tigers Wife. Galls European Union supported Ban- Ki-moons candidacy for second tenure in UNO. Croatia got a green light for EU membership Arrest warrant against former t Pak Prez Musharraf reissued in Benazir case. Junrey Balawing from Philippines, measuring 59.93 cm, declared worlds shortest man. Jensone Button won F1Canadian Grand Prix. PM Erdogan party won Turkeys parliamentary election but fell short of super majority. China unveiled first aircraft carrier. Greece faced with clashes over new austerity laws. China Russia agreed to of increase bilateral trade to $200 bn by 2020. Nation-wide census began in Nepal. US dismissed criminal charges against slain Bin Laden. Saxophone legend Clarence Clemons died. National Council formed in Syria British Library and Google signed major online deal. 44 killed in Russian highway plane crash. Greek PM Papandreov survived confidence vote. US President Obama announced phased pullout of troops from Afghanistan. Italys Mario Draghi appointed next President of European Central Bank. Chinas West Lake became the 41st site in the country to make it to Unescos World Heritage List. Sebastian Vettel won the .F1 European Grand Prix. International Criminal Court Issued arrest warrant against Libyan Leader Gaddafi. Libya rejected Gaddafis arrest warrant.

Current Affairs India June 2011


Maharashtra government raised drinking age to 25. G Karthikeyan became 1 speaker of Kerala Assembly. DRDO confirmed Agni-III ballistic missile inducted into the armed forces.

India began their West Indies tour by winning the only Twenty 20 match by 16 runs. IAF women mountaineering expedition team returned after scaling Mt-Everest. NATGRID got in-principle government approval. Viswanathan Anand won Leon Masters rapid chess title for the 8th time. Uma Bharti rejoined BJP after 5 years. Spade signed for new body in Darjeeling hill areas. Bhakti Kulkarni won the Asian Junior Chess Championship. 9th: > Celebrated artist MF husband died in London. 10th: cabinet exempted CBI from RTT Act. EC recognized DMDK, as a state party. 1546 officers passed out from Deharadun IMA commissioned in the Army. The Indian junior freestone wrestlers were crowned champions for the first time in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championships. India committed to give $100mn Loan each to neighbouring countries to help them in developing infrastructure projects. Singur land bill passed in West Bengal Assembly. India, US inked $4. 1 bn aircraft deal for C-17 jets. Tata steel sold Riversdall stake for $1. 1 bn. Haryana got its first community college. Abhinav Bindra qualified for the 2012 London Olympic Games. Haryana clinched maiden senior National Hockey Championship Singur Bill got West Bengal Governors assent. Eminent economist Suresh Tendulkar died. NAC cleared food security Bill draft. Government approved Law Ministry proposal to fast-track disposal of cases. Singapore, India signed tax pact. Pundit liberalized visa rules for Russian businessmen. lndian women finished 7th in the FIH Womens Champions Challenge 1 Hockey Tournament at Dublin. Parminder Dhindsa elected President of Cycling Federation of India. US removed India from human trafficking Watch List after a gap of six years.

Winners of 64th Cannes Film Festival Awards


FEATURE FILMS: PALME DOR, The Tree of Life Terrence Malick GRAND PRIX Bir Zamanlar Anadoluda (Once Upon A Time in Anatolia) Nuri Bilge Ceylan The Kid with a Bike Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne BEST DIRECTOR: Nicolas Winding Refn Drive JURY PRIZE: Poliss Mawenn BEST ACTOR: Jean Dujardin The Artist

BEST ACTRESS : Kirsten Dunst Melancholia BEST SCREENPLAY: Joseph Cedar Footnote SHORT FILMS: PALME DOR, Cross-Country Maryna Vroda JURY PRIZE: Badpakje 46 (Swimsuit 46) Wannes Destoop CAMERA DOR: Las Acacias Pablo Giorgelli UN CERTAIN REGARD PRIZE EX-QUO Arirang Kim Ki-Duk: Halt Auf Freier Strecke (Stopped on Track) Andreas Dresden SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: Elena Andrey Zvyagintsev AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR: B Omid Didar (Au revoir) Mohammad Rasoulof CINEFONDATION FIRST PRIZE: Der Brief (The Letter) Doroteya Droumeva SECOND PRIZE: Drari Kamal Lazraq THIRD PRIZE: Ya-Gan-Bi-Hang (Fly by Night) Son Tae-gyum

Winners of 58th National Film Awards


Below is the complete list of the winners of 58th National Film Awards is: Best feature film: Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) Best director: Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil) Best actor: Dhanush for Aadukalam (Tamil) and Salim Kumar for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) Best actress: Mitalee Jagtap Varadkar for Baboo Band Baaja (Marathi) and Saranya Ponvannan for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil) Best supporting actor: J. Thambi Ramaiah for Mynaa (Tamil) Best supporting actress: Sukumari for Namma Gramam (Tamil) Best Hindi film: Do Dooni Char Best Kannada film: Puttakkana Highway Best Malayalam film: Veettilekkulla Vazhi Best Tamil film: Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru Special mention: Aadukalam (Tamil) Special jury award: Kabira Khada Bazaar Mein (Hindi) Best cinematography: Madhu Ambat for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) Best screenplay (Original): Vetrimaran for Aadukalam (Tamil) Best audiography: Kaamod Kharade for Ishqiya (Hindi) Best editing: TE Kishore for Aadukalam (Tamil) Best production design: Sabu Cyril for Enthiran (Tamil)

Best special effects: V. Srinivas & M. Mohan for Enthiran (Tamil) Best choreography: Dinesh Kumar for Aadukalam (Tamil) Best music direction (songs): Vishal Bhardwaj for Ishqiya (Hindi) Best music direction (background score): Issak Thomas Kottakapally for Adaminte Makan Abu (Malayalam) Best male playback singer: Suresh Wadkar for Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) Best female playback singer: Rekha Bhardwaj for Ishqiya (Hindi) Best lyrics: Vairamuthu for Thenmerkku Paruvakkatru (Tamil) Special jury award: Mee Sindhutai Sapkal (Marathi) Rating: 7.0/10 (3 votes cast) Winners of 58th National Film Awards, 7.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

Place and Jurisdiction of High Courts in India


High Courts in India Place Allahabad H.C (1866) Bench : Lucknow Bangalore H.C. (1884) Mumbai H.C (1861) Bench : Aurangabad, Nagpur, Goa Kolkata H.C (1861) Chandigarh H.C (1947) Cuttack H.C. (1948) Gangtok H.C (1975) Guwahati (1972) Hyderabad (1956) Jabalpur H.C (1956),Bench : Bhipal Indore, Gwalior Jodhpur H.C (1949) ,Bench : Jaipur Kochi H.C (1956) Chennai H.C (1861) ,Bench : Madurai, Nanital (2000) New Delhi (1966) Patna H.C (1916) Bilaspur (2000) Rajkot H.C (1966) Ranchi (2000) Simla (1971) Srinagar (1928) Jurisdiction Uttar pradesh Karnatake Maharashtra and Dadra Nagar, Haveli, Goa West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Island Haryana & Punjab and Chandhgarh Orissa Sikkim Assam & N.E States Andra Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Rajasthan Kerala & Lakshadweep Tamil Nadu & Puducherry Uttarakhand Delhi State Bihar Chhattisgarh Gujrat Jharkhand Himachal Pradesh Jammu & Kashmir

Name of Country and its Capital

CAPITALS OF COUNTRIES Country Austria Afghanistan Algeria Angola Austrilia Argentina Banladesh Belgium Bolivia Bulgaria Bhutan Brazill Canada China Peoples Republic China (Nationalist) Cyprus Columbia Denmark Eire Ethiopia Finland France Germany Greece Guatemala Hungary Iran India Indonesia Iraq Italy Japan Kampuchea (Cambodia) Korea (North) Korea (South) Kenya Kuwait Laos Lebanon Mexico

Capital Vienna Kabul Algiers Luanda Canberra Buenos Aires Dhaka Brussels Lapaz Sofia Thimpu Brasilla ottawa Beijing Taipeh Nicosia Bogota Copenhegan Dublin Addis Ababa Helsinki Paris Berlin Athens Guatemala Budapest Tehran New Delhi Jakarta Baghdad Rome Tokyo Phnom Penh Pyong yang Seoul Nairobi Kuwait Vientiane Beirut Mexico City

Malaysia Morocco Mozambique New Zeland Netherland Panama Portugal Polan Sri Lanka Swedan Switzerland Sudan Sierra Leone South Africa Saudi Arabia Spain Thailand Turkey Republc (RSFSR) Azerbaijan Moldavia Kirgizia Armenia Latvia Montenegro Ukraine U.S.A U.K U.A.R Vietnam Zambia Israel Uzbekistan Kazakhstan Belorussia Georgia Tadzhikistan Lithuania Turkmenistan Estonia

Kualalupur Rabat Maputo Welington Amsterdam Panama City Lisbon Warsaw Colombo Stockholm Berne Khartoum Freetown Capetown Riyadh Madrid Bangkok Ankara Moscow Baku Kishinev Frunze Yerevan Riga Podogorica Kiev Washington London Cairo Hanoi Lusaka Tel Aviv Tashkent Alma-Ata Minsk Tbilisi Dushanbad Vilnius Ashkhabad Tallinn

Name of Countries and their Currency


Currencies of Different Countries Country Australia Bangladesh Belgium Britain Burma (Myanmar) Canada Iran India Ceylon China; peoples Republic Czechoslovakia Denmark France Pakistan Poland Spain Indonesia Iraq Italy Japan Mexico Netherlands European Union Sweden Switzerland Turkey U.A.R. U.S.A. Russia South Africa Currency Doller Take Euro Pound (Sterling) Kyart Euro Rial Rupee Rupee Yuan Koruna Krone Euro Rupee Zloty Euro Rupiah Dinar Euro Yen Peso Euro Euro Krone Franc Lira Pound Doller Rouble Rand

List of Prime Ministers of India


Tenure/Service May 22, 2004 till date March 19, 1998 May 22, 2004 Name of PM Dr. Manmohan Singh Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

April 21, 1997 March 19, 1998 June 1, 1996 April 21, 1997 May 16, 1996 June 1, 1996 June 21, 1991- May 16, 1996 November 10, 1990 June 21, 1991 December 2, 1989 November 10, 1990 October 31, 1984 December 2, 1989 January 14, 1980 October 31, 1984 July 28, 1979 January 14, 1980 March 24, 1977 July 28, 1979 January 24, 1966 March 24, 1977 January 11, 1966 January 24, 1966 June 9, 1964 January 11, 1966 May 27, 1964 June 9, 1964 August 15, 1947 May 27, 1964

Shri Inder Kumar Gujral Shri H. D. Deve Gowda Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Shri P. V. Narasimha Rao Shri Chandra Shekhar Shri Vishwanath Pratap Singh Shri Rajiv Gandhi Mrs. Indira Gandhi Shri Charan Singh Shri Morarji Desai Mrs. Indira Gandhi Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Shri Gulzari Lal Nanda Shri Jawaharlal Nehru

Winners of FICCI Frames Awards 2011


FICCI-Frames is an annual global convention on the business aspects of the entertainment and media industry. It was organised from March 23-25.

FICCI Frames Excellence International Honour Jackman (X Men series) Decade of Global Achievement Honour Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan Best Film of the year Dabangg Best Actor award Shahrukh Khan (`My Name is Khan) Best Actress award Vidya Balan ( Ishqiya ) Best Debutant Award (Male) Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baarat) Best Debutant (Female) Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg) Best Debut Director trophy Maneesh Sharma (Band Baaja Baarat)

for Television:

Best Actor Award (Male) for serial `Pavitra Rishta Sushant Singh Rajput Best Actor Award (Female) for `Uttaran Rashmi Desai Most successful non-fiction show of the year Sony TVs `Indian Idol 5 Best General Entertainment Channel Award Star Plus Best Radio Channel Award Radio Mirchi

Winners of 2011 BAFTA Awards


Best Film: The Kings Speech Best Actor: Colin Firth, The Kings Speech Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network

Best Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, The Kings Speech Outstanding British Film: The Kings Speech Best Supporting Actor: Geoffrey Rush, The Kings Speech Best Original Screenplay: The Kings Speech Outstanding British Contribution: The Harry Potter franchise Best Original Music: Alexandre Desplat, The Kings Speech Best Short Film: Until The River Runs Red, Paul Wright, Paul Kondeatis Best Short Animation: The Eagleman Stag, Michael Please Best Sound: Inception, Lee Smith Best Editing: The Social Network, Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter Best Make-up and Hair: Alice In Wonderland, Vali OReilly, Paul Gooch Best Film Not In The English Language: Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Best Costume Design: Alice In Wonderland, Coleen Attwood Best Production Design: Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat Best Special Visual Effects: Inception, Chris Courbold, Paul Franklin Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3 Orange Wednesdays Rising Star: Tom Hardy Best Screenplay: The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin Best Cinematography: True Grit

Winners of 53rd Annual Grammy Awards


Album of the Year: Arcade Fire The Suburbs Record of the Year: Lady Antebellum Need You Now Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding Song of the Year: Lady Antebellum Need You Now Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Train Hey, Soul Sister (Live) Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck and Oumou Sangare Imagine Best Dance Recording: Rihanna Only Girl (In the World) Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Keys Tighten Up Best Hard Rock Performance : Them Crooked Vultures New Fang Best Rock Song: Neil Young Angry World Best Alternative Music Album: The Black Keys Brothers Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Sade Soldier of Love Best Contemporary R&B Album: Usher Raymond v. Raymond Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind Best Rap Song: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind Best Rap Album: Eminem Recovery Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson As Shes Walking Away Best Country Song: Lady Antebellum Need You Now Best Country Album: Lady Antebellum Need You Now Best Americana Album: Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Best Traditional Blues Album: Pinetop Perkins and Willie Big Eyes Smith Joined at the Hip

Recipients of Jnanpith Award


Year 2008 2007 2006 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 Laureates Awarded Akhlaq Khan Shahryar O. N. V. Kurup Satyavrat Shastri Ravindra Kelekar Kunwar Narain Rahman Rahi Vinda Karandikar D. Jayakanthan Rajendra Shah Indira Goswami Nirmal Verma Gurdial Singh Girish Karnad Ali Sardar Jafri Mahasveta Devi M.T. Vasudevan Nair U.R. Anantha Murthy Sitakant Mahapatra Naresh Mehta Subhash Mukhopadhyaya V.K. Gokak Qurratulain Hyder C. Narayana Reddy V.V.S. Kusumagraj Satchidanand Rautroy Pannalal Patel Thakazhi S. Pillai Masti V. Iyengar Mahadevi Varma Amrita Pritam S.K. Pottekkatt B.K. Bhattacharya S.H.V. Ajneya K.S. Karanth Ashapurna Devi P.V. Akilandam V.S. Khandekar D.R. Bendre Language Urdu Malayalam Sanskrit Konkani Hindi Kashmiri Marathi Tamil Gujarati Assamese Hindi Punjabi Kannada Urdu Bangla Malayalam Kannada Oriya Hindi Bangla Kannada Urdu Telugu Marathi Oriya Gujarati Malayalam Kannada Hindi Punjabi Malayalam, Assamese Hindi Kannada Bangla Tamil Marathi Kannada,

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Gopinath Mohanty Ramdhari Singh `Dinkar Bishnu Dey V. Satyanarayana Firaq Gorakhpuri Sumitranandan Pant Uma Shankar Joshi K.V. Puttappa T.S. Bandyopadhyaya G. Sankara Kurup

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