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1. K.K. Birla Foundation recently gave Vyas Samman to Writer Dr. Narendra kholi for his book Na Bhuto Na Bhavishyati.

2. "Around India in 80 Trains" written by Monisha Rajesh

3. 'Life of Pi' has received two national tourism awards for promoting Puduch*erry and Munnar in Kerala as tourist destinations.

4. 'My Tryst with Justice' by Justice (Retd.) P.N. Bhagwati.

5. 'The Sanjay Story', Biography of Sanjay Gandhi written by Vinod Mehta.

6. 'World economic situation and prospects 2013(WESP)' report was released in the month of January 2013 by United Nations.

7. 100th Indian Science Congress held in Kolkata, West Bengal.

8. 10th December - United Nations Human Rights Day.

9. 10th India - ASEAN Meet held in Capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

10. 10th November - United Nations declared as 'Malala Day' in honour of Malala Yousafzai.

11. 12 January - National youth day (birthday of Swami Vivekanand).

12. 12th Laymen Global Meet Organized in New Delhi and more than 500 heart specialists from all around the world participate in the meet.

13. 13th India Russian annual meet organized in New Delhi, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited India.

14. 15 January - Army Day (India).

15. 15 March - Consumer Day

16. 16 October - World Food Day

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17. 17th November - International Student's Day

18. 1975 batch IPS officer Ranjit Sinha has been appointed as the Director of the Centeral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a two years term.

19. 1976 Batch IPS Officer Subhash Joshi is the new Chief of Border Security Force (BSF).

20. 1979 Batch IAS officer Dr. Syamal Kumar Sarkar has been appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Water Resources.

21. 19th November - Water Conservation Day.

22. 20th November - World Children's Day

23. 21st Meet of South East Asian countries's group - ASEAN held in Capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

24. 22 December - National Mathematics Day (The Birthday of Great Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan).

25. 22 March - Water Day

26. 23 December - Farmer's Day.

27. 24th Meet of APEC Nations (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) held in Vladivostok,Russia.

28. 3 March - National Defence Day

29. 43rd International Fim Festival organized in Goa. Awards are -

Golden Peaco*ck: "Anhey Ghode Da Daan" The Best Film.

Best Director: Kyu-Hwan Jeon for south korean film "The Weight". He received a Silver Peaco*ck.

Best Actor (Male): Marcin Dorocinski for Polish-Russian Movie "Rose". He received a Silver Peaco*ck

Best Actor (Female): Anjali Patil for "With You, Without You". She received a Siver Peaco*ck.

30. 44th Meet of Governors of Indian States was organized in New Delhi.

31. 47th Jnanpith award given to odia writter Dr.Pratibha Rai.

32. 4th BRICS Countries' security meet organized in New Delhi.

33. 4th December - Indian Navy Day.

34. 4th world Telugu conference inaugurated in tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) by President Pranab Mukherjee.

35. 7th East Asian Countries' Meet held in Capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

36. 8 March - Women's Day

37. 85th Oscar Awards

Best Film - Argo

Best Director - Ang Lee (For Life of PI)

Best Actor - Daniel Day Lewis (For Lincoln)

Best Actress - Jennifer Lawrence (For Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Supporting Actor - Christoph Waltz (for Django Unchained)

Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway (for Les Miserables)

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Best Supporting Actress - Anne Hathaway (for Les Miserables)

Most Nominations - Lincoln

38. 8th Meeting of Heads of Asian Coast Guard Agencies.

39. "Life of Pi" a movie based on canadian author Yann Martel's Novel and directed by Chinese Director Anng Lee has won two National Tourism Awards.

40. A Free Man By Amit Sethi - Best Book award in Indian Non-Fiction Category in 11 Economist Crossword Book Awards.

41. Adhunik Chitrakala ka Itihaasby Ratnakar Vinayak Sahalkar has been given the prestigious pragya award by rajasthan Hindi Grantha Academi.

42. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel - Best Book in Man Booker Awards 2012.

43. Burma and India written by Myammar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

44. Cricket Umpires by Surya Prakash Chaturvedi.

45. Economic Policies and India's Reform agenda written by Y.V. Reddy.

46. For the Grains is a Book about problems is India's Agricultural Sector, written by K V Thomas.

47. Hello Life written by sh*tal Sharma.

48. In the Shadow of Freedom written by Laxmi Tendulkar Dhol.

49. India Grows at night written by Gurucharan Das.

50. Joseph Anton : A Memoir by Salman Rushdie.

51. Lok Sabha approved the 118th Constitutional Amendment about Inserting a New article 371 - J in Indian Constitution. The New Article will empower

Governor of Karnataka to take necessary steps for development of six Districts in Hyderabad - Karnataka Region named Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur,

Koppal, Yadgir and Bellary.

52. Maharani written by Ruskin Bond.

53. Muslims in Indian Cities by Vice President Hamid Ansari.

54. My Beloved World written by Sonia Sotomayor

55. My Father, Our Faternity is Written by Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan about his relartionship with his Father Hafij Ali Khan.

56. On the Pathway to Development by Harishankar Singhania.

57. Operation Pacific Angel Nepal is first joint Humanitarian assistance held between armies of US and Nepal.

58. Our India written by Valmiki Prasad.

59. Pankaj : Bangal's Forfotten Hero is Cricketer Pankaj rai's Biography written by Gautam Bhattacharya.

60. Patriots and Partitions written by Ram Chandra Guha.

61. Playing to Win : My life on and off court is Saina Nehwal's Autobiography.

62. Pranab Mukherjee : The all season Man By Sukhendu Shekhar Re.

63. Rajya Sabha approved the 117th Constitutional Amendment about reservation in Promotion for SC/STs in Government Departments.

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63. Rajya Sabha approved the 117th Constitutional Amendment about reservation in Promotion for SC/STs in Government Departments.

64. Sunshine Lance written by Prasoon Jhoshi.

65. The Bankster written by Ravi Subramaniam.

66. The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling.

67. The Last Harvest, An Exhibition dedicted to paintings of Rabindranath Tagore was inaugerated by Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch.

68. The Maoist Movement by India written by Santosh Pal.

69. The Oath of the Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi.

70. The free thinker's Prayer Book by Khushwant Singh.

71. Victory India : Key to Quality Militrary Leadership is a book written by Colonel Vinay B Dalvi and released by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne.

72. Winter Evenings written by Navtej Sarna

73. World Press Freedom Index 2013 report was issued recently. India was ranked 140th out of total 179 nations. Finland was first and Eritrea was worst

accroding to this report.

74. Yuvi - Book on Cricketer Yuvraj Singh by Makarand Waingankar.

75. Borut Pahor appointed as new President of Slovenia.

76. Establishment of BRICS Development bank was cleared in fifth meet of BRICS Countries in Durban, South Africa. BRICS countries include Brazil, Russia,

India, China and South Africa.

77. Syed Asif Ibrahim appointed new head of the Intelligence Bureau (IB).

78. Dhanush, India's 350 KM Range Ballistic Missile Successfully Test Fired.

79. Economy Analysis 2012 - 13 -> Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented Economy Analysis 2012 - 13 report in Parliament one day before

presenting the Union Budger 2013 - 14. Main Points are -

As per CSO (Central Statistical Organization) Reports, During 2012 - 13, contribution of various Sectors in GDP -

Agriculture - 8 %

Industries - 27 %

Services - 65 %

Various Financial Statistics of India in last Five Years

Metric/YearGDP Growth Rate


Rates Increase (Wholesale Price Index) (%


Revenue Deficit as % of


Foreign Reserves




2009 - 10 8.6 3.8 6.5 279.1 218.1

2010 - 11 9.3 9.6 4.8 304.8 244.5

2011 - 12 6.2 8.9 5.7 294.4 259.5

2012 - 13 5.0 7.6 5.1 295.5 250.1

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2012 - 13 5.0 7.6 5.1 295.5 250.1

2013 - 146.1 - 6.7

(Expected)6.2 - 6.6 (Expected)

Contribution of services sector in India's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) has been increased to 56.6 % in 2012 - 13 from 33.3 % in 1950 - 51.

Chandigarh tops the list in GSDP (Gross State Domestic Product) across country with 85% Contribution. Delhi at second place (81.8 %).

Fiscal Deficit 5.3 % in 2012 - 13. Expected Fiscal Deficit 4.8 % in 2013 - 14 and 3.0 % in 2016 - 17.

Non Performing Assetsof banks increased to 3.57 % in 2012 - 13 as compared to 2.36% in 2010 - 11.

80. Naya Raipur is the New Capital of India's Chhattisgarh State.

81. Prithvi-2, India's 350 KM Range Ballistic Missile Successfully Test Fired.

82. Rail Budget 2013

A New Train called Azaadi Express to be started for travel to places related to freedom struggle of country.

Total Planned Expenditure - 63363 Crores, which is highest till now.

New Factories/Units to be Established

A new Forged Wheel Factory to be established in Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh) with help of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL).

Greenfield mainline electrical multiple units (MEMU) to be establishd in Rajasthan with collaboration of Rajasthan Government and BHEL

(Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited).

A new Coach Manufacturing unit to be established in Sonipat District (Haryana).

A new Mid-Life Rehabilitation (MLR) Workshop to be established in Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh).

A New Goods Coach Maintenance Workshop in Kalahandi (Odisha).

83. Trilochan Singh Sahni, an Indian Entrepreneur presented Pride Of India Award for his exceptional services to India and Britain.

84. Union Budget 2013 - Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented Union Budget on Feb 28, 2013 which is presented on last working day of February

every year. Main Points are -

All Government banks' Branches to have ATM (Automatted Teller Machine) facility installed by March 31, 2014.

Planned Expenditure for 2013 - 14 -> 555322 Crores, Non-Planned Expenditure - 1109975 Crores (Total 1665297 Crores).

Expected GDP Growth Rate of India in 2013 - 14 -> 6.1 - 6.7 % (Expected)

Estimates of various Deficits -

Fiscal Defict (Rajkoshiya Ghata) to be 4.8 % of GDP

Revenue Deficit (Rajasva Ghata) to be 3.3 % of GDP

Primary Defict (Prathamik Ghata) to be 1.5 % of GDP

Defence Expenditure - 203672 Crores (14.1 % )

Subsidies - 231084 Crores ( of 11 % from 2012 - 13).

Food Subsidy Increased to 90000 Crore from 5000 Crores.

Fertilizer Subsidy - 65971 Crores

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Petroleum Subsidy - 65000 Crores

Schemes and Expenditure -

Rural Development - 80194 Crores ( of 46 %)

Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) - 33000 Crores (No Change)

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana - 21700 Crores (10 % )

Indira Awaas Yojana - 15184 Crores ( of 37 %)

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission - 14873 Crores (51 % )

Ajeevika Mission - 4000 Crores (2.5 % )

Drinking Water and Sanitary - 15260 Crores (9 % )

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan - 27258 Crores (6.5 % )

Mid Day Meal - 13215 Crores (14 % )

SC Wajeefa - 1500 Crores (No Change)

ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) - 17700 Crores (11 % )

NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) - 20999 Crores (2.2 % )

Modernization of Postal Department - 532 Crores

Skill Dvelopment Programme - 1000 Crores

Nirbhaya Nidhi for Women Empowerment of 1000 Crores.

Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana - 9954 Crores

National Food Security Mission - 2250 Crores

Funds for PSU banks - 14000 Crores

Rashtriya Pashu Mission - 307 Crores

New Establishments

National Institue of Sports Coaching to be opened in Patiala (Punjab) - 250 Crores

Indian Institute of Agricultural biotechnology to be opened in Ranchi (Jharkhand).


Those with annual income upto 5 Lakh to be given a tax exemption of 2000 Rupees.

No change in existing Tax Slabs.

Those with annual income over Rs. 1 Crore to pay 10 % Surcharge as compared to 5% Earlier.

In rajeev Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme, Income limit for participation in tax exemption is increased to 12 Lakh from 10 Lakh Earlier.

85. A New Political Party named The Aam Aadmi party (AAP) is created by social activist Arvind Kejriwal.

86. A Two-day meeting of health secretaries and senior advisors of BRICS Countries was held in January in New Delhi.

87. A committee under chairmanship of Deepak Parekh (HDFC Chairman) for Financing of infrastructure sector submitted its report and suggested several

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87. A committee under chairmanship of Deepak Parekh (HDFC Chairman) for Financing of infrastructure sector submitted its report and suggested several


Increase FDI Cap in Telecom sector to 100% from Currently 74%.

Underlining the need of promoting Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model in various sectors including Rail Gas, Coal etc.

88. A committee under chairmanship of Deepak Parekh (HDFC Chairman) for Financing of infrastructure sector submitted its report and suggested several


Increase FDI Cap in Telecom sector to 100% from Currently 74%.

Underlining the need of promoting Public Private Partnership (PPP) Model in various sectors including Rail Gas, Coal etc.

89. A mega Food Park to be opened in Khagadia of Bihar. It will be on the basis of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Meaning State Government to

Collaborate with a Private Firm for Its Development.

90. A new Integrated Terminal Building of Swami Vivekananda Airport at Raipur was inaugurated by Prez Pranab Mukherjee.

91. A three day conference named Ramanajun125 was held in Florida on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of famous Indian mathematician Srinivasa


92. According to a Recent Announcement by IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority), any Insurance company must complete 10 years in

business to participate in fund - raising through IPO (Initial Public Offering).

93. Actor Shahrukh khan Given the Malaysian Brand Laureate Legendary Award.

94. Actress Swaroop Sampat Rawal Honored by the Karmveer prize 2012.

95. Aditi Mukherjee, an Indian Social Scientist in IWMI (Intyernational Water Management Institute) has won the firsNorma Boaloug Award for Field

Research and Application.

96. Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai Visits India.

97. Afifa Patel, 7 year old African Girl of Indian Origin awarded by wild life protection award in South Africa.

98. Ajmad Ali Khan has been honored with the doctorate by Jadhavpur University.

99. Ali Zeidan Appointed as Prime Minister of Libya.

100. Alok Joshi is the new chief of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

101. Amendments in rules of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule) have been finalized. It is meant to prevent tax avoidance in foreign investments coming

from tax havens like Mauritius.

102. American Software Company Nvidia launched world fastest speed mobile processor Tegra -4.

103. American Weekly magazine Newsweek has been renamed as Newsbeast.

104. Amitabh Rao take oath as a chief justice of Rajasthan Height court.

105. Andhra Pradesh High Court Lifted Ban imposed on Cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin.

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106. Annashri Scheme to be started in Delhi to cover BPL (Below Poverty Line) Families currently not under any food welfare scheme.

107. Archery (October 2012)

India's Deepika Kumari won the silver Medal in World Archery Championship. She lost to Cuba's Kebo Boi in the finals.

108. Argentina, Australia, Luzembourg, Rwanda and South Korea elected to UN Security Council for a Two Year Term.

109. Arun Maira, Member of Planning Commission of India is appointed as one of ten experts in the panel created by world bank chief, Jim Yong Kim for

Supervising Business details of World Bank. Trevor Manuel from South Africa would Chair This Panel.

110. As per Minsitry of Statistics, per capita Monthly Income in 2011 - 12 was Rs.5130 as compared to Rs.4513 in 2010 - 11.

111. Asia Co-operation Dialogue first Meet held in Kuwait, Qatar.

112. Asian Development Bank forecast India's Lowest Growth 5.4 %.

113. Assam Government Created Women Commando Team Called Veerangana to combat Teasing of Females in Urban Areas of the state.

114. Assam's Kaziranga National Park in news for Decrease in number of proteced Rhinoceroses there.

115. Athletics (November 2012)

Kerala Champion in National Junior Championship with Haryana on second place.

116. Australia Unveiled its SKA Pathfiner Telescope with capabilities of analyzing Distant Universal objects with extreme Precision.

117. Australia Unveiled its SKA Pathfiner Telescope with capabilities of analyzing Distant Universal objects with extreme Precision.

118. Australia appointed Pattrick Suckling as new High Commissioner to India.

119. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard recently Visited India.

120. Author Catherine Boo has been given US National Book Award for Her Novel Behind The Beautiful Forevers : Life and Death Hope in a Mumbai under City.

121. B S Yeddyurappa launch Karnataka Janata Party.

122. Badminton (November 2012)

Sayali Gokhale and P. Kashyap won women's and Men's singles national badminton Championship 2012 titles in srinagar.

India's Saina Nehwal won the Denmark open super Series Title beating Germany's Juliane Schenk.

123. Bal Thakre and the rising of the Shiv sena written by Vaibhav Purandare.

124. Bangaladesh awarded Liberation War Honour to Ex-Indian PM Inder Kumar Gujaral and Defence Minister Jagjivan Ram for their Contribution in

Liberation war of Bangladesh.

125. Bangladesh Developed its first Warship called - BNS Padma.

126. Bansagar Nahar Yojana in Uttar Pradesh given extension of two years.

127. Barack Obama re - elected USA president.

128. Basketball (January 2013)

Uttarakhand beat Punjab in 63rd Senior National Basketball Championship.

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Uttarakhand beat Punjab in 63rd Senior National Basketball Championship.

129. Best bank and Financial Institution Award, 2012 given to Punjab National Bank.

130. BhagyaLaxmi from Rajashtan elect for Indra Ghandi Rastriya Puruskar 2012.

131. Bharati Airtel Became World's Fourth Largest Telecom Services Provider in terms of Subscribers.

132. Bidzina Ivanishvilli, the new Prime minister of Georgia.

133. Bihar has Been Awarded By President for Achieving Best GDP Growth Rate During the 11th Five Year Plan.

134. Bikram Singh, the Chief of Indian Army Visits Sri Lanka.

135. Billiards(October 2012)

India's Pankaj Advani Won the World Billiards Championship by beating Mike Russell from Britain.

136. Bolat akchulakov, the oil minister of kazakhstan visited India for 10th inter governmental meet of both countries.

137. Bollywood acteress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was conferred the French honour Knight of the Order of Art and Letters.

138. Borloug Award 2012 Given to Agricultural Scientist K V Prabhu and Ashok Kumar Singh. This award is given for contribution in betterment of Agriculture

and Envirnoment.

139. Brahma Chellaney Won Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book award 2012 for his Book Water : Asia's New Battleground.

140. Brazilian Footballer Nemar chosen best Footballer of South America.

141. Britain and Canada to establish Joint Embassies.

142. Britain decide to start production of plastic notes.

143. British Businessman of Indian origin Angad Paul has been given Youth Icon Award by London Based NRI Institute.

144. C P Joshi (Union Minister of Minister of Road Transport and Highways) lays fundation stone for "Z-Morh" Tunnel on Srinagar-Leh Section of NH-1 for all

weather road connectivity in Laddakh.

145. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Inductrial Research) has started a U N Brahmachari Award for research in Exploration and Control of Transmitted


146. Cabinet committee of economy affair (CCEA) allow (National Investment fund) NIS to purchase share of various public sector company.

147. Canada and Colombia signed a memorandum of understanding to increase defence cooperation.

148. Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper visits India.

149. Central Government awarded Maharatna status to Public Sector Companies BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited) and GAIL (Gas Authority of India


150. Central Human welfare minister MM Pallam Raju started annual report 'Annual State of Education Report (ASER)' for child education.

151. Central government formed a Committee called Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) under chairmanship of Manmohan Singh for quick approval for

large investments proposals.

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152. Chankaya's new manifesto written by Pawan Kumar Verma

153. Chess (December 2012)

Anna Ushenina of Ukraine on wins the women's world Championship Crown of Chess.

Vidit Santosh Gujarathi becomes the 30th Grandmaster of India.

154. Chess (November 2012)

M Mahalakshmi and R Vaishali won Gold at World Youth Chess Championship at Maribor, Slovenia.

155. Chess (October 2012)

G Akash won the 50th National Premier Chess beating GM Deep Sengupta.

156. Chhattisgarh First Indian State to pass legislation on food security.

157. Chief Justice Altamas Kabir appointed three new judges in Supreme Court - M Y Iqbal, V Gopal and Vikramajit Sen. Total number of judges in supreme

court is now 27 (Max permissible 32).

158. China Commissioned its First aircraft Carrier Named - Liaoning.

159. China Invited APJ Abdul Kalam to teach at Peking University of china.

160. China has appointed Wei Wei as new ambassador in India.

161. China started construction 4th generation nuclear plant.

162. China tested its largest transport aircrafts called Yun - 20 and Transport - 20.

163. Chinese Navy has recently included guided missile destroyer ship named Chang Chun.

164. Chitra Ramakrishna to be appointed new Chief of NSE (National Stock Exchange).

165. Chuck Hagel appointed as Defence Minister of USA.

166. Classic Tamil Award 2012 Given to Archaeologist Govindranagar and French Professor Francois Gross.

167. Co-founder of tech giant Infosys N.R. Murthy has been honored with the James C Morgan Global Humanitarian Award.

168. Committee for Lokpal Bill under Chairmanship of Satyavart Chaturvedi submit Its Report in Rajya Sabha.

169. Committee for De-regulation of sugar sector under C. Rangrajan's chairmanship presented its report. The committee has called for revising the existing

arrangement for the price to be paid to sugarcane farmers.

170. Committee for De-regulation of sugar sector under C. Rangrajan's chairmanship presented its report. The committee has called for revising the existing

arrangement for the price to be paid to sugarcane farmers.

171. Committee formed under Justice J S Verma for review of law for women security.

172. Congress wins the State Assembly Elections in Himachal Pradesh and Virbhadra Singh become the CM of Himachal Pradesh.

173. Constitution for 14th Finance Commission formed under chairmanship of Y Venugopal Reddy.

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174. Constitution for 14th Finance Commission formed under chairmanship of Y Venugopal Reddy.

175. Cooking on the run written by Boria Majumdar.

176. Corruption 2020 transforming business for tomorrow world written by Pavan sukhdev.

177. Cricket (December 2012)

Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Announces his retirement from one-day cricket.

Legendary Australian Cricketer Ricky Ponting retires from International Test Cricket.

Ravindra Jadeja became first Indian and eighth across world to hit three triple centuries in first Class Cricket.

178. Cricket (February 2013)

Australia win Women's World Cup 2013 by beating West Indies in Mumbai.

179. Cricket (January 2013)

Australia Cricketer Michael hussey announces retirement from test cricket.

Mumbai beat Saurashtra to won Ranji trophy 2012 in mumbai.

180. Cricket (October 2012)

West Indian Cricket Team won ther ICC T-20 World Cup by Beating Sri Lanka in Colombo.

India's Anil Kumble Appointed new ICC Cricket Committee Chairman.

BCCI appointed Sandip Patil as Chairman of Selection Committee.

Rest of India wins Irani cup by beating Rajasthan in Bangalore.

Australian Women's Cricket Team won ICC T-20 Women's world cup 2012 by beating England.

India's won Women's T-20 Asia Cup beating Pakistan in Guangzhou.

Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar chosen for C K Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI.

England's Alastair Cook became youngest ever to score 7000 runs in Test Cricket.

East region wins Dileep Trophy beating Central Region in chennai.

181. Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar chosen for C K Naidu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI.

182. Cricketer Virat Kohli honoured with Polly Umrigar Award for excellent performence in 2011 - 12.

183. Cyrus Mistry Appointed New Chairman of TATA Group.

184. Czech Republic's Tereza Fajksova has won Miss Earth 2012 in Manila (Capital of Philippines).

185. D K Jain Appointed Chairman of 20th Law Commission.

186. D V K Group Chief Deepak Kuntawala Presented with Asian Leadership award.

187. DRDO successfully tested K-15 missiles capable of launching from underwater submarines.

188. Defence minister's technical adviser BK Sarswat awarded by Aryabhat Award 2011.

189. Delhi Government Started Saral Money Cards for Sending money to Aadhaar Card Holders.

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190. Department of Telecom announced a New Three Digit helpline 181 for Helping Girls in need after the case of Brutal Incident with a dehradun Girl in


191. Distinguished Gujarati poet Shobhit Desai has been presented with the Vatayan Poetry Award 2012.

192. Divya Goel awarded Edword Janer Young Scientist Award 2012.

193. Dr. Charulata of Ranchi awarded with Young Scientist Award for contribution in Plant Bio Technology.

194. Dr. Farooq Abdullah was conferred the Great Cross of Civil Merit by Spanish Government.

195. Dr. Keshav Rao Sadashiv Shastri Musalgaonkar given kalidas samman for his literature in Sanskrit.

196. Dr. Prakash Narayan of Jharkhand Became mayor of Cyprus city of America for the second time.

197. Dr. Ramsharan Gaur honoured with 15th Dr. Vishnu Shridhar wakankar national award.

198. Draft for 12th Five Year Plan approved by Union Cabinet and presented to National Development Council. GDP growth aim reduced to 8% from 9


199. Economist Crossword Book Awards 2011 - The Folded Earth (By Anuradha Rai) in Indian Fiction Category, A Free Man (By Amit Sethi) in Indian Non-

Fiction Category.

200. Edinburgh Napier University Honoured Indian Actress Sharmila Tagore with doctorate of Arts Award.

201. Educational Grouping E - 9 Countries Meet in New Delhi.

202. Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy signs Country's new Constitution into law.

203. Environment ministry initiated preservation of Kashmiri deer Hangul.

204. Ernakulam District in Kerala is Declared as First District in Country having Meaningful Financial Inclusion.

205. Ernest Bai Koroma re-elected President of Sierra Leone, a west African Country.

206. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn appointed Chief of African Union for one year.

207. Europe's first cyber crime centre opened in the Hague, Netherland's capital.

208. Ex-Afghan Minister and Human Rights Activist Seema Smaar Awarded Swedish Right Livelihood Award.

209. Ex-Loksabha Speaker P A Sangma Created a new Political party called “National People's Partyâ€.

210. FARC Rebels in Cambodia got ready for Peace Talks with Cambodian Government to stop violence.

211. FDI (Foreign Ditect Investment) limit in Asewt Reconstruction Companies has been raised to 74 % from 49%.

212. FDI Cap in Insurance Sector Hiked to 49 % (From 26%).

213. Famous Indian Urdu Expert Gopichand Narang has been awarded with Murti Devi Award - 2010 for his creation Urdu Ghajal aur Hindustani Jehen - o -


214. Famous Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Visited India.

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215. Famous Scientist Stephen Hawking won the Special Fundamental Physics Prize for His Extraordinary Contributions in study of Black Holes and Other


216. Farmers from khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh held Jal Satyagraha near omkareshwar dam on Narmada River.

217. Felix Baumgartner from Australia broke the world record of Highest Sky diving from a Balloon.

218. Filmfare Awards -

Best Actor - Ranbir Kpoor,

Best Actress - Vidya Balan

Best Film - Barfi

Best Director - Sujoy Ghosh

Lifetime Achievement - Yash Chopra

Best Music Director - Pritam

219. Finance Minister P Chidambaram Presented with Karunakaran Award for excellence in Political Career.

220. Finance Ministers of G-20 Countries recently meet in Mexico City.

221. Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) under the chairmanship of Justice B N Srikrishna, suggested unifying all the Financial sector

regulators such as SEBI, IRDA, FMC, PFRDA be merged into a Unified Financial Agency (UFA).

SEBI - Securities and Exchange Board of India.

IRDA - Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority

PFRDA - Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority

FMC - Forward Markets Commission

222. First time Saudi Arabia has given to women a 20 per cent quota in Consultative Assembly.

223. Football (December 2012)

Argentinian Footballer Lionel Messi scored Maximum Goals in a Calendar Year and set up a new record.

224. Football (January 2013)

Argentina's football player Lionel messi honored AS FIFA Player of the Year.

225. Football (October 2012)

2014 FIFA World Cup (20th) to be held in Brazil.

2018 FIFA World Cup (21st) to be held in Russia.

Federation Cup 2012 won by East Bengal beating Dempo SC in Siliguri, West Bengal

Indian Women's Team win SAFF Cup Football beating Nepal in Colombo.

226. Foreign Ministry allow Aadhaar card as a legal ID prove for Passports.

227. Formar RBI Deputy Governor Rakesh Mohan appointed as Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

228. Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva was honoured with Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace and Disarmament for advocaing a permanent

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seat for India in the UN Security Council.

229. Former SEBI Member M S Sahoo appointed as secretary in Institute of Company Secretaries (ICS).

230. Former Secretary of Marine Development Department Muthunyagam awarded by Aryabhat Award for 2010.

231. Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan and Chinese Agri. Scientist Yuan Longping Jointly won Confucious Peace Prize 2012 organized by

Chinese International Peace Studies Centre.

232. Former head of Russian department at the kerala university, K Govindan Nair has wo the Pushkin Award 2012 of Russian Federation.

233. Formula One Racing (October 2012)

Seven Time World Champion German Racer of Mercedes Team Michael Schumacher confirms Retirement from the game.

German Racer of Red Bul Team Sebestian vettel wins Korean, Japanese and Singapore Grand Prix.

234. Four senior scientists (Ravi Bhushan Grover, K Balrammurti, R Balasubrhamanyam, S. K. Sikka) awarded by Life Time Achievements Award by Nuclear

Energy Department.

235. Fourth OECD(Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ) countries Meet on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy Making held in New Delhi

under the Theme "Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making".

236. Geun-hye becomes First woman President of South Korea.

237. Global meet for control of Mercury uses named Minamata Treaty organized in Geneva, Switzerland.

238. Golden Globe Award 2012

Best Actor in - Daniel de Lewis

Best Actress - Jessica Michelle Chastain

Best Original - Life of PI

239. Golf (October 2012)

Europe won Ryder Cup Golf Tournament beatin USA in Medinah, Illinois.

India' Gaganjeet Bhullar won Macau Open Golf in Macau, China.

240. Government Recently set up a special Fund called Rural Flexi Fund worth Rs. 40000 for development of Rural Areas to be operational from FY 2013 -


241. Government allowed increase in amount of Indira Awaas Yojana 45000 to 70000 (for general area) and 48500 to 75000 (for hill areas).

242. Government of India Approved MCX (Multi comodity stock exchange) as contrys third stock exchange.

243. Government of India has has appointed Dr. Y. V. Reddy as Head of 14th Finance Commission.

244. Government started DBT Scheme (Direct Benefit Transfer). This program aims to transfer subsidies directly to the people living below poverty line.

245. Gurvinder Singh bags Golden Peaco*ck at IFFI 2012, Centenary Award goes to Mira nair.

246. H-189, The third of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles designed and built for Indian Coast Guard has been commissioned in service.

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246. H-189, The third of the series of twelve Air Cushion Vehicles designed and built for Indian Coast Guard has been commissioned in service.

247. Halima Yakub, person of Indian origin appointed as ladies speaker of Singapore.

248. Haryana CM Bhupender Singh Hudda flagged off the trial run of Rapid Metro, an Intra City Metro Rail Service in Haryana.

249. Haryana CM Bhupendra singh Hudda start UIDAI national data centre in Gurgaon.

250. Haryana Received Krishi Karma Award for 2nd Consecutive year.

251. Haryana State to soon start Intra-State Rapid Metro service.

252. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud is the Newly apponited President and Abdi Farah Shirdon is the new Prime Minister of Somalia.

253. Health ministry has raised the criterion of annual income from Rs. 75,000/- to Rs. 1,00,000/- to be eligible for the Health Minister's Discretionary Grant


254. Hema Malini selected for Bharat Muni Samman.

255. Hilary Mantel, a British Author won the the Man Booker Prioze for Her Novel Bring up The Bodies. Became the First British and First Woman ever to get

this award twice.

256. Hillary Mantel, a British Novelist won the Costa Book Award 2012 for her Novel Bring Up The Bodies. Note that she had earlier won the reputed Man

Booker Prize 2012 also for the same novel.

257. Himachal Pradesh recently launched helicopter service for remote tribal areas.

258. Hockey (December 2012)

Pakistan beat India to clinch champions Trophy hockey bronze.

Australia won once again Hockey Champions Trophy for fifth Consecutive year.

Pakistan win Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament after beating India in Doha, Qatar.

259. Hockey (January 2013)

Haryana won 39th National women hockey championship after beating Uttar Pradesh.

Manipur create a new record after beating Maharashtra with 22 - 0 in 39th National Women Hockey Championship (Under 20).

Ranchi Rhinos win Hockey Indian League after beat to Delhi Waveriders.

260. Hockey (November 2012)

India Junior Hockey Team Got defeated from Germany in Sultan of Johar Cup in Malaysia.

261. Hockey (October 2012)

Punjab won the national Hockey Championship 2012 beating Air India.

262. Hollywood movie Director Steven Speilburg has been awarded Golden Addy Film Maker of the year by American cinema Editors.

263. Home ministry started 'Crime and Criminal Tracking Network (CCTN)' for connecting Police stations and chief Police officers across country.

264. Hugo Chavej re-elected as the President of Venezuela for third Consecutive term.

265. Hyderabad Became the first City in country and 14th in the world to have a City Biodiversity Index meant to measure Biodivesity in Urban Areas.

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266. ICICI Bank MD and CEO Chandra Kochhar has been named as the most powerful women in business in India.

267. IMF lowers India's GDP Growth forecast for FY 2013 - 14 to 4.9%, world bank - 6% and ESCAP (United nations Economic and Social commission for asia

and pacific) - 5.9% and S&P - 5.5 %.

268. INS Makar, a Hydographic Suyrvey Vehicle was Commissioned in Indian NAVY.

269. Implementation of GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rule) differed for two year.

270. Import Tax on Gold and Platinum increased to 6 % from 4 % initially.

271. In 19th screen awards -

Pan Singh Tomar and Barfi - best film award

Yash Chopra - Life time achievement award.

Vidya Balan - Best Actress

272. India China agree to hold joint military excercises. Xu Qiliang, Vice chairman of China's Central Militrary Commission Visited India..

273. India Collaborate with USA to develop Joint Solar Energy Project Named SERIIUS (Solar Energy Research Initiative of India and United States) with Use

of CSP (Concentrated Solar power) Technology.

274. India Pakistan reduce cross border trade Tax to 5%.

275. India Parliament has approved the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail.

276. India Pledges US$50 Million for Biodiversity Conservation in Hyderabad as India took over the two year Presidency of Convention on Biological

Diversity. The Eleventh Conference of Parties (COP) on convention on Biological Diversity was Hosted by India in Hyderabad during 1 - 19 October 2012.

277. India Pledges US$50 Million for Biodiversity Conservation in Hyderabad as India took over the two year Presidency of Convention on Biological

Diversity. The Eleventh Conference of Parties (COP) on convention on Biological Diversity was Hosted by India in Hyderabad during 1 - 19 October 2012.

278. India Pledges US$50 Million for Biodiversity Conservation in Hyderabad as India took over the two year Presidency of Convention on Biological

Diversity. The Eleventh Conference of Parties (COP) on convention on Biological Diversity was Hosted by India in Hyderabad during 1 - 19 October 2012.

279. India Post has issued a set of two stamps celebrating 20 years of Indo-Israel diplomatic relations on the festival of light Deepavali & Hanukkah.

280. India Russian Combine Army Training complete in Mumbai named Indra 2012..

281. India Signed a US$500 Million deal with World Bank for Rashtriya Madhaymik Shikhsha Abhiyan.

282. India Signed an Agreement with New Zealand for Co-operation in Civil Aviation.

283. India Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Austria for Strengthning relationships on Collaboration in Road Transportation, Ports and


284. India South Korea sign a 110 Million USD Pact for promoting mutual trade.

285. India Stands 65th in Global Hunger Index as per a report by IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute).

286. India and Afghanistan signed agreement for co-operation in areas of social welfare, fertilizer and youth affairs.

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286. India and Afghanistan signed agreement for co-operation in areas of social welfare, fertilizer and youth affairs.

287. India and Bangladesh decided to work fast on rail link scream called maitree express.

288. India and Bangladesh signed Exchange Treaty. Persons - Sushil Kumar Shinde (Home Minister, India) and M K Alamgir (Home Minister, Bangladesh)

289. India and Bulgaria to co-operate in joint exploration in tourism Sector.

290. India and Canada Tourism Ministers Meet in New Delhi. Persons - Maxime Bernier (Tourism Minister, Canada) and K. Chiranjeevi(Tourism Minister,


291. India and Canada signed Agreement for c-operation in bilateral Civil Nuclear exploration.

292. India and China held a Bilateral defence dialogue and agreed on joint Military Exercises after as Long Time.

293. India and Japan held their first bi-lateral talk on Maritime issues in Delhi.

294. India and Japan sign agreement for Export of Earth-Minerals to Japan. It will help japan in reducing dependency for minerals on China as Japan is

having conflict with China ovber Senkaku Island in East China Sea.

295. India and Libya signed a Memorandum of Undertaking in New Delhi, for cooperation in the field of election Management and administration.

296. India and Malaysia signed agreement to promote cooperation in renewable energy.

297. India and New Zealand signed An Agreement for co-operation in field of Education.

298. India and New Zealand signed the "Arrangement for Cooperation on Civil Aviation".

299. India and Russia held their 12th Intergovernmental Commission on Militrary Co-operation. Indian defence minister A K Antony and Russian Defence

Minister Anatoly Serdyukov participated in it as representatives for their Countries.

300. India and Russia recently held joint naval exercise named Indra.

301. India and Spain Sign DTAA (Double Taxation Aviodance Agreement).

302. India and Spain signed agreements for co-operation in Roads, Transport Sector was signed by the Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Ministry

of Railways, C.P. Joshi and His Spainish Counterpart, Ana Pator Julian.

303. India and Ukraine signed 5 agreements to enhance cooperation in the areas of Defence, Nuclear Safety, Science and Technology ,Trade and


304. India and Ukraine signed the arrangement for enhance safety of its increasing number of nuclear plants.

305. India and Vietnam sign a pact on Co-operation in Defence. Persons - Salman Khurshid (Foreign Minister, India) and Wu Wan Ninh (Vice Prime Minister,


306. India and world bank signed a USD 320 Million deal for development of Roads in Assam State.

307. India approved small-scale projects worth 100 million dollars for implementation in Afghanistan.

308. India has appointed Rajeev Shahare as the new high Commissioner to Maldives.

309. India has approved loan of 600 Crore for Salma Dam Project in Afghanistan.

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309. India has approved loan of 600 Crore for Salma Dam Project in Afghanistan.

310. India set up world's highest Polling station for 333 Voters at 15000 Feet height in Hikkam Village of Himachal Pradesh.

311. India sign Railways Co-operation agreement wiith China.

312. India sign Social Security Co-operation agreemnent with Sweden.

313. India signs Defence Ties with Spain. India's Defence Minister A K Antony and Spanish Defence Minister Pedro Morenes signed on behalf of their


314. India successfully test fired Prathvi-2 ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 KMS.

315. India successfully Tested Saksham Interceptor Missile to destroy Ballstic Missiles in the Air. In the Test, Prithvi Ballistic Missile was destroyed by

Saksham Interceptor in the Air.

316. India successfully test - fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile with a strike range of 700 km from a test range off the

Odisha coast.

317. India successfully test fires Astra Interceptor Missile (700 KM Range).

318. India will set up languages labs in Sri Lanka for three-tier English Language Training System.

319. India's Advanced Communication Satellite GSAT-10 to augment Telecommunication, Direct to home Broadcasting and Radio Navigation Services

launched from Europe's Spacecraft in French Guiana in South America.

320. India's BEL (Bharat Electronics Limited) has signed agreement with Israel'S IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) for development of Long - Range Surface

to Air Missliles. The Missiles will be of Seeker type means it will be guided to target by itself and not by a seperate panel like India's other Existing


321. India's Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Became Largest in World in Number of Listed Companies with total 5174 Listings according to world federation

of exchange.

322. India's Heaviest communication satellite GSAT - 10 was launched by a Launch pad in French Guiana in South America.

323. India's National Stock Exchange and Japan Exchange Group signed an agreement for Launching Nifty Futures, a representatives stock index of India

on Osaka Securities Exchange.

324. India's RBI recently signed a Pact with Central bank of Vietnam for Exchange of Vital Information.

325. India's Space Agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has launched SARAL Satellite (Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa) Bulit in Collaboration

with France. The PSLV-C20 rocket was used for launch from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

326. India's economic growth sliped down at nearly three-year low of 5.4% during Q2 (July - September) of 2012-2013.

327. India, Japan and America Third Trilateral Meet held in New Delhi.

328. Indian Air Force (IAF) Day celebrated on October 8.

329. Indian Chef Kunal Kapoor was Given the Sir Edmond Hillary Fellowhip 2012 by New Zealand Government.

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329. Indian Chef Kunal Kapoor was Given the Sir Edmond Hillary Fellowhip 2012 by New Zealand Government.

330. Indian Cricketer Anil Kumble appointed as Head of ICC's (International Cricket Council) cricket Committee.

331. Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar awarded Order of Australia Title by Australian PM Julia Gillard during her visit to India.

332. Indian Fertilizer Company IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co-operative Limited) to set up plants in Canada.

333. Indian Fertilizer Company IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co-operative Limited) to set up plants in Canada.

334. Indian Finance Company Muthoot Finance awarded Golden Peaco*ck award in London.

335. Indian Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in Brunei.

336. Indian Government to soon start E - Safar Portal meant to bring all Government Offices related to basic needs under One portal for convenience for


337. Indian Musician Zubin Mehta became First Non-Jewist to be awarded Israel Presidential Award.

338. Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore's Statue was revealed in Borobuddur Temple of Indonesia.

339. Indian Novelist Jeet Thayil won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in the Jaipur Literature Festival for His Novel Narcopolis.

340. Indian Origin Person Srikant Srinivasan appointed as Judge in district of Columbia circuit Court by Barack Obama.

341. Indian Person Madhav Chavan (CEO of Pratham, an NGO) won the 2012 WISE Prize for Education at the WISE Summit in Doha, Qatar. WISE Stands for

World Innovation Summit for Education. The Satya Bharati School Programme, an Initiative of Bharati Foundation also won a special award in WISE

Summit 2012.

342. Indian Person Smitha Singh appointed as a member of Global Development Council in America. The council was created by Barack Obama in 2012.

343. Indian Railways to set up 1000 MW Thermal Power Plant in Nabinagar, Bihar in a Joint Venture with NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation).

344. Indian Signed an agreement with World Bank for assistance of US$ 70 million for Financing of Health System Development and Reform Projects in

Karnataka .

345. Indian Steel Tycoon Lakhsmi Nivas Mittal awarded with Special Sikh Award for his contribution in Setting up a Large Scale Oil Refinery in Punjab.

346. Indian and Maldivian armies conducted fourth joint Military exercise named EKUVERIN-12.

347. Indian origin scientist Venkatesh Mannar awarded by Order of Canada by Canada Government.

348. Indian sign a pact with Malaysia for co-operation in exploration of Renewable Energy Sources.

349. Indian's Akash Ballistic Missile with Range of 25 Km.

350. Indian-American Physician Ami Bera became third indian to win US Congressional Election form California in a close competition.

351. Indira Gandhi National Unity Award 2011 given to Lyricist Guljar.

352. Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI) is to be made a Government Owned Corporation by increasing Government's share to 55.5%.

353. Interceptor Missile Shield, meant to save NCR (Delhi and National Capital Region) from Ballistic Missile Attacks has been successfuly tested.

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353. Interceptor Missile Shield, meant to save NCR (Delhi and National Capital Region) from Ballistic Missile Attacks has been successfuly tested.

354. International Bio-Energy Summit held in New Delhi by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

355. International Meet of Chief Justices of 60 participating countries organized in Lucknow.

356. International Tennis Federation announces world Champions for 2012. The award Given to Novak Djokovic of Serbia in Male Category and Serena

Williams of USA in Females.

357. Iran Creates a New Satellite Named "Nahid".

358. Iran Tested its Gadar Missile of range 200 KM in bay of Oman.

359. Jack Lew appointed as a United States Secretary of the Treasury.

360. Jackie Shroff Becomes the Brand Ambassdor of Bitia Bachao Movement in Bihar.

361. Jacob Zuma Re-elected African National Congress Leader.

362. Jai Singh Sekhon Appointed New Lokpal of Punjab.

363. Jaideep Sarkar is India's new Ambassador to Israel.

364. James C Morgan Humanity Award given to Infosys Founder Narayan Murthy.

365. Japan Conflict with China Over Senkaku Island in East China Sea.

366. Japan recently boosted its defence budget for the First time in ten years.

367. Japan to provide a loan of Five Billion USD for sponsoring the Corridor between Delhi and Mumbai named Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

368. Jnanpith Award 2010 Given to Chandrashekhara Kambar, a Kannada Author.

369. Joaquim Barbosa, first non-white president of the supreme of court of Brazil.

370. John Brennan appointed as chief of CIA (Central Intelligence Agency).

371. John Dramani Mahama re-elected the president of Ghana.

372. John Kerry to be Appointed USA's new Foreign Minister (Secretary of State) replacing Hilary Clintan.

373. Justice Altamas Kabir appointed as Chief Justice of India.

374. Justice B. Subhashan Reddy became Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh.

375. Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee Submitted its Report over Reforms Needed in Anti-Doping Programmes in Country. It Suggested that NADA (National

Anti Doping Agency) should be Freed from Control of Sports Agencies so that it can work more independently and Efficiently.

376. Kabaddi (December 2012)

India win Kabaddi World Cup 2012 in punjab by Beating Pakistan in Male Category and Malaysia in Females Category.

377. Kabaddi (November 2012)

Pakistan Kabaddi Team won Asian Championship in Punjab, Pakistan after Indian Team walked out of ground due to Indian Coach was

punished with Green Card.

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378. Kaushik Basu, an Indian economist and academic appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.

379. King of Spain, Juan Carlos Visits India.

380. Kulandei Francis, an Indian Social Activist who received Ramon Magsaysay Award 2012.

381. Kunnath pharmaceuticals given Platinum Technology Award 2012.

382. Kyoto Award 2012 given to Gayatri Chakrawarti for contribution in Arts and Literature.

383. Li Keqiang Elected new premier of people's republic of China.

384. Liberian Prez Alan Joseph Sirleaf given Indira Gandhi Prize for peace, disarmament and development 2012 for Working towards Empowerment of


385. Listening in : the secret height house recording of john F. Kennedy written by Ted Widmer and Caroline Kennedy.

386. Lower Dudhana Irrigation Project in Maharashtra is extended for 2 years.

387. M B Shah Committeee Submitted Its report on Illegal Mining operations in Goa. Afterwards, Supreme Court stopped all Mining Operation in Goa.

388. MTNL (Mahanagar Telecom Nigam Limited) started video call facility.

389. Madhya Pradesh rally not presented in Republic Day's parade.

390. Mahamayi written by Chadrasekhar Kambar

391. Major Abup J. Manjali of the Rashtriya Rifles awarded by Kirity Chakra for his extraordinary bravery efforts in country terrorist operations in Jammu and


392. Malala Awarded by Semon de Beber honour in Russia.

393. Malala Yousafzai got Tipperary international peace prize by Ireland Government.

394. Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani school girl and education activist from Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is the youngest nominee for the Nobel

Peace Prize in history after she promoted Girls Education in Taliban Terrorists affected region.

395. Malayalam Film Colour of Sky got nominated for Oscar Awards 2012.

396. Mangolia declraed Non-nuke nation despite being situated in between two huge nuclear powers - Russia and China.

397. Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Sharmila Compleat 12 years of indefinite fast For demand of repeal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).

398. Maricheeka written by Rajan Kapoor

399. Matura Refinery Won Platinum award in 13th Greentech Awards 2012.

400. Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag was the chief guest for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held from Jan 07 to 09 ,2013 (Prvasi Bharatiya Divas at Jan

9) at Kochi.

401. Member countries of UN Environment meet in Doha (Qatar’s Capital)agreed to increase the time period of Kyoto Protocols to 2020.

402. Milos Zeman become Czech Republic's first elected President Thought direct elections.

403. Ministerial Committee has approved merger of National Lake Conservation Plan and National Wetlands Conservation Program into a new scheme called

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403. Ministerial Committee has approved merger of National Lake Conservation Plan and National Wetlands Conservation Program into a new scheme called

the National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-systems' (NPCA).

404. Ministry of Civil Aviation created a Committee under Ravindra Dholakia for analysis of Operations of Air India.

405. Ministry of Overseas Affairs has Started a Pension and Life Insurance fund scheme called Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY) for the

Overseas Indian workers having Emigration Check Required (ECR) passports. Scheme will enable them to Save for their Return and Resettlement (R&R),

Save for their old age and Obtain a Life Insurance cover against natural death during the period of coverage.Â

406. Ministry of Women and Cuild Development started a Programme called Saksham to educate Adolescent Boys about Gender Sensitivity and Moral


407. Miss USA Olivia Culpo has been crowned miss Universe 2012 in USA.

408. Mohan Peiris is the new Chief Justice of Sri Lanka.

409. My Dear Bapu written by Gopal Krishn Gandhi.

410. My Tryst With Justice by P N Bhagwati.

411. NABARD(National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development) Provided Rs. 400 Crore Loan to Punjab to cultivate its Dairy Sector.

412. NTPC Set Up Simhadri Super Thermal Power Station in Andhra Pradesh.

413. Naina Lal Kidwani Appointed as the first Women President of Federatio of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

414. Narendra Modi re-elected the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

415. Naresh Fernandes won the Shakti Bhatt First Book prize 2012 for his Book Taj Mahal Foxtrot : The Story of Bombay's Jazz Age.

416. Naresh Saxena and Om Thanvi awarded by Shamsher Awaed.

417. National Fertilizers Limited (NFL)'s Panipat Unit has been given the best Safety Award by National Safety Council (Mumbai).

418. National Tansen Award for Excellence in Classical Music has been Given to Rajan and Sajan Mishra.

419. Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav Visited India.

420. Nepali social worker Pushpa Basnet has won 2012's CNN Hero of the Year prize.

421. New Delhi recently hosted for the first time The ASEAN India Commemorative Summit.

422. New Version of Economical Tablet Aakash 2 Launched.

423. New Zealand Cricketer Martin Guptil honoured with Sir Richard hedley Medal for excellent performance.

424. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma became the first women President of the African Union Commission (AUC).

425. Noble Prizes 2012 -

British Scientist John B. Gurdon and Japanese Scientist Shinya Yamanaka won 2012 Nobel Prize for Medicine.

Serge Haroche and David Wineland won the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physics.

US Scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Koblika won the Nobel Prize 2012 in Chemistry.

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US Scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Koblika won the Nobel Prize 2012 in Chemistry.

Chinese Author MO Yan won the Nobel Prize 2012 in Literature.

Alvin E. Roth and Lloyd S. Shapley were Given the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics.

European Union has been given Nobel Prize 2012 for Peace.

426. North Korea successful launch of long-range rocket namerd UNHA - 1 with range of about 6000 KM.

427. North Railway created largest tunnel of Country from Banihal to Kanjikund in Jammu Kashmir with total length of 11.215 kms.

428. Norway and Denmark set up their embassies in Burma (Myammar).

429. Noted Indian scientist Dr. CNR Rao has been conferred with China's Top science award for his important contribution in boosting Sino-India scientific


430. Novelist kiran nagarkar and businessman Babasahed Kalyani were conferred the prestigious 'Bundesverdienstkreuz',Germany's Cross of the Order of

Merit, for their contributions to Indo-German relations.

431. November 11 - National Education Day (Birthday of A P J Abdul Kalam)

432. November 20 - Universal Children's Day

433. October 11 - International Day of the Girl Child celebrated first time in 2012.

434. October 2 (Birthday of Mahatama Gandhi) - United Nations Non-Violence Day.

435. October 24 - United Nations Day. In 1971, UN General Assembly declared it as an International Holiday.

436. Olympic bronze medalist Yogeshwar Dutt became brand ambassador of Haryana Health Department.

437. Onno Ruhl, a Dutch person appointed as world bank's country Director In India.

438. Operation Samna is the Joint Operation of Jharkhand Police and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) against Naxalis.

439. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in its report Titled "Looking to 2060", said that India's GDP will grow at an average

rate of 4.9% from 2011 to 2060.

440. Others (January 2013)

Oldest Marathon Runner of world Fauja Singh (101 year old) retired after Hong Kong marathon.

441. Padma Awards 2012

Padma Vibhushan - Raghunath Mohapatra(sculptor), S Haider Raza (Painter), Yash Pal (Physicist), Roddam Narasimha (soace scientist).

Padma Bhushan - Sharmila Tagore, Rajesh Khanna, Jaspal Singh Bhatti, Rahul Dravid, Abdul Rashid Khan and 19 Others

Padam Shri - total 80 recepients

442. Pakistan tested the Hatf-V nuclear-capable ballistic missile with a range of 1,300 km.

443. Palestine won a historic UN General Assembly vote which will upgrade its status to Non-Member Observer State.

444. Parliament Speakers of SAARC Countries Sixth Meet held in Islamabad, Pakistan.

445. Parthasarathi Shome has been appointed as the advisor to Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

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445. Parthasarathi Shome has been appointed as the advisor to Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

446. Pavan Kumar Bansal appointed as a Union Minister of Railway.

447. Pension Sector opened for Foreign Direct Investment with 26% FDI Investment Cap.

448. Perihelion the recent cosmic incident in which the Earth came nearest to the sun.

449. Peter Hassan, the Consul for Russian Federatiobn (Federation) and Advisor for FICCI has been chosen for Argentina's Highest Civil Award, Order De

Mayo. It Means Officer of The Order.

450. Pinaka Rocket with range 40KM launched from Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher.

451. Planning Commission reduced GDP Growth Rate Target in 12th five year plan to 8.2 % (9 % Earlier).

452. Pranab Sahay, a 1975 batch IPS Officer is appointed New Chief of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force).

453. Premlata Aggarwal, an Indian Mountaineer scaled Australia's Highest Peak named Courses Pyramid (16024 Feet). She has already Scaled Highest

Peak in the world Mount Everest in 2011.

454. President conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian army on General Gaurav Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana.

455. President started postal ticket for the honor of famous Islamic expert Mahmud Hassan.

456. President's Rule applied in Jharkhand after appeal of governor Saiyad Ahmad.

457. Prez pranab Mukherjee gave Smt. Tessy Thomas the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri national award 2012 for Excellence in public administrtaion,

Academics and Management, 2012.

458. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Gave Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2011 - More for Excellence in for Science and Technology to Total 11 Scientists.

459. Prime Minister's Economy Advisory Council (PMEAC) led by C. Rangrajan decrease its the GDP Growth forecast to 6 % from 6.7% Earlier.

460. Punjab Assembly Speaker Charanjeet Singh Atwal has been given a special award by a UK Firm Asian Guild for his contribution in promoting Basic

Education in Punjab.

461. Punjab Assembly Speaker Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal got Asian Guild award.

462. RBI Cuts down Repo Rate by 25 Basis Points. Now Bank Rate - 8.25%, Repo Rate - 7.25%, Reverse Repo - 6.25%. CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) Kept

unchanged at 4% .

463. RBI Directs all banks to issue new Cheque Books for all Customers from New Year 2013. The new cheque book will be CTS - 2010 Compliant. CTS

Means Cheque Truncation System. CTS Will enable fast and secure Clearing of Cheques as Cheque's Electronic Image will be transferred for clearing

and not the actual Cheque. it will make Clearing Fast and Secure.

464. RBI changed terms of FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) to enable FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in Retail Sector.

465. RBI decided to stop production of Rs. 10/- Notes. Coins of same denomination to be used from now onwards.

466. RBI defer the implementation of CTS (Cheque Truncation System) till April 2013.

467. RBI extended deadline for issuance of new standard cheques by 3 month from March 31 2013..

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468. RBI issued new regulations for Credit Default Swap (CDS) in corporate Bonds.

469. RBI postponed Basel - 3 implementation by three months to 01 April, 2013.

470. RBI presented its report titled - "Trends and Progress of banking - 2012". It highlighted the fact that Increasing number of NPAs (Non-Performing

Assets) may put banking system under pressure in near future.

471. RBI sets up Committee for promoting Financial Inclusion called FIAC (Financial Inclusion Advisory Committee) under Deputy Governor K Chakrobarty.

472. RBI signed a bilateral Swap Arrangement with the Bank of Japan for swapping of the local currencies.

473. Radha Dubey from Raysen District and Pandajheer village received 'Best Farmer Award'.

474. Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) awarded E-India Award for its Online Application Submission portal.

475. Rajeev Takru appointed as finance secretary in Finance Ministry.

476. Rajendra Kumar appointed Chief of Uttar Predesh Council of Agricultural Research (UPCAR).

477. Rakesh Mishra appointed as Director General of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Ministey of urban Development.

478. Rangaswamy Srinivasan, a well known Indo-American Inventor has been nominated by barack Obama for the prestigious USA National Medal for

Technology and Innovation.

479. Ravi Mathur, a 1979 Batch IAS Officer Appointed as Secretary in Disinvestment Department.

480. Ravi Shankar gets Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.

481. Return to India Written by Shoba Narayan.

482. Rolf Heuer, the Director General of European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) recently Visited India.

483. Russia start our biggest navy training in Black ocean and Mediterranean Ocean.

484. Russian Made INS Tarkash has been Commissioned in the Indian Navy.

485. Russian President visit to India during India - Russia Bilateral Summit.

486. SBI (State Bank of India) Signed a US $ 2 billion Pact with RDIF (Russian Direct Investment Fund) for Enhancing Mutual Collaboration and Investments.

487. Sahitya Academy gave Suryamal Mishran Award 2013 to Idan Singh Bhati for his his collection of poems called "Aankh Hiye Ra Hariyal Sapna".

488. Sally Jewell has been appointed as America's next Secretary of the Interior (Home Minister).

489. Sally Jewell has been appointed as America's next Secretary of the Interior (Home Minister).

490. Sandeep Patil appointed as Chairman of Selection Committee of BCCI (Board Of Control For Cricket In India).

491. Sanjeev Bhatt awarded with Mother Teresa international award by harmony foundation.

492. Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak given to PK Vinita, Ramya Rajappan and Sangeeta Agrawal.

493. Scientist of IIT Madras developed artificial blood.

494. Script Writer Salim Khan Honoured with Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman.

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495. Second International Buddhist Coclave meet held in Varanasi.

496. Second International Child Film Festival organized in Kolkata, West Bengal.

497. Seleulim Reservoir in Goa is to be made free from mines pouring Mangesium and Iron ore into it due to high dependence of nearby areas on this


498. Senior IPS Officer Arun Choudhary has been appointment the chief of Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB).

499. Sergei Shoigu is the new Defence Minister of Russia.

500. Shah Rukh Khan Ranked First in Inaugural Forbes India 100 Celebrities' List.

501. Shah of Saudi Arabia nominated 30 Women in Shura Council for the First time.

502. Shahrukh Khan Honoured with Brand Laureate Legendary Award Malasia.

503. Shamsher K Sheriff appointed as thew new Secretary General of Rajya Sabha.

504. Shantiswarop Bhatnagar Award 2012 given to 11 Scientists by PM Manmohan Singh.

505. Sharad Arvind Bobde appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay Madhya Pradesh.

506. Shinzo Abe become Prime Minister of Japan.

507. Shivshankar Menon, The national Security Advisor Visited Beijing, China to hold talks over Boundary Conflicts and Strategic Issues of Common Interest.

508. Shooting (December 2012)

Apurvi Chandela win Gold medal national shooting championship.

Rajvardhan Singh win Gold medal in 56th National Shooting Championship in Delhi.

509. Shumsher K Sheriff Appointed as Secretary General of Rajya Sabha.

510. Sikkim Government Started a New Scheme for Providing Pakka Ghar to each of its Citizens.

511. Sirpur lake in indore, Madhya Pradesh is to be developed keeping in view its richness in biodiversity.

512. Sitar Maestro Ravishankar Presented Posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

513. Sixth Mekong-Ganga Meet Cooperation Held in New Delhi.

514. Social Networking website Facebook launched new search engine 'Graph Search'.

515. South Korea launched "NARO" satellite by KSLV - 1 (Korean Space Launch Vehicle).

516. Sparrow Declared State Bird for Delhi.

517. Squash

Saurav Ghoshal and Joshna Chinappa won Men's and women's titles respectively in 60th National Squash Championship.

Nicol David from Malaysia won her seventh Women's world squash Title beating Laura Massaro of England.

518. Star Guild Awards 2013

Best Film - Barfi

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Best Film - Barfi

Best Actor - Ranbir Kapoor (For Barfi)

Best Actress - Vidya Balan (For Kahani)

519. State Bank of India (SBI) plan to set up 'by-invitation-only' branches under the 'Kohinoor' brand in 20 cities to serve uber-rich clients and NRIs.

520. Strengthening and restructuring of ICDS (Integrated Child Development Scheme) approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs.

521. Supertech Chief S P Tripathi honoured with Bharat Jyoti Award 2012.

522. Table Tennis (January 2013)

Shomyajeet Ghosh win National Table Tanis championship award in men's category.

K. Shamini win National Table Tennis championship award in women category.

523. Tamilnadu State Pollution Control Board started e-monitoring of Noyyal River Water and Pollution Levels upto Orathupalayam Dam.

524. Telecom Company Airtel launched solution portal named Apni Chaupal for Rural areas. It is first-of-its kind voice based solution portal for value added


525. Tennis (December 2012)

International Tennis Federation announces world Champions for 2012. The award Given to Novak Djokovic of Serbia in Male Category and

Serena Williams of USA in Females.

526. Tennis (January 2013)

Belarusian Victoria Azarenka win Australian Open in women's category after defeting Li Na in final.

Novak Djkovic wins World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi after defeating Nicolas Almagro.

Scottish Andy Murray Retains his Brisbane International Tennis Title after defeating the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov.

Poland's Azarenka Radwanska beat Slovakia's Cibulkova to win Sydney Open Tennis Tournament 2012 in Sydney, Australia.

Serbian player Djokovic win Australian Open in men's category after defeting Scottish Andy Murray.

Serbia's Yanko Tipsarevic best Spanish player Roberto Bautista to win Chennai Open Tennis Tournament 2012.

Spain win Hopman cup Tennis Tournament by beating Serbia in Australia.

527. Tennis (November 2012)

Davis Cup 2012 won by Czech Republic beating Spain in Prague.

Delhi wins the National Women's Championship Beating Haryana.

528. Tennis (October 2012)

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won Shanghai Open by beating Andy Murray (Scotland).

Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won China Open by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France).

Serena Williams (USA) defeated Russian Maria Sharapova to win WTA Championship.

529. Tessy Thomas recently reecivd the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for her contribution in development of Missile technology of the


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530. The 20th LAW Commission Established under Chairmanship of Justice D K Jain to be effective till August 2015. LAW Commission is re-constituted every

Three years and was first created in 1955.

531. The Asian Development Bank cut India's growth forecast to 5.4 % in 2012-13.

532. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) ranked 80 countries on the basis of living standards. Switzerland is on the top of the list with Nigeria at bottom.

India Ranked 66th in the list.

533. The Election Commission has made London Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal and M.C Mary Com as its "National icons" to help promote voter

participation in polls.

534. The Finance Minister P Chidambaram has given a statement “We must create at least 2-3 world sized banksâ€.

535. The Five Day Centenary session of the Indian Science Congress was held in January 2013 at Kolkata.

536. The Folded Earth by Anuradha Rai - Best Book award in Indian Fiction Category in 11 Economist Crossword Book Awards.

537. The French Government Confers the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters on Indian Theatre Personality Ebrahim Alkazi for his contribution to modern


538. The Ghat Ki Guni Tunnel that link Jaipur with the National Highway No. 11 to Agra was inaugurated by The Prime Minister.

539. The Gurkha Daughter written by Prajwal Parajuly.

540. The Indian Navy recently Commissioned INS Saryu, its largest Shore petrol vessel for maritime surveillance in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

541. The Indian Space Research organisation (ISRO) has slated its first launch of the year, the ocean study spacecraft SARAL, with the help of France.

542. The Insider View Written by javid Chowdhury.

543. The Madhya Pradesh Government set-up a Senior Citizen Commission to look into problems of the elderly in the State.

544. The Reserve Bank of India lowered the country's economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 5.7 percent from its earlier projection of 6.5


545. The Supreme Court banned all tourist movement in area of Jarawa Tribes' in Anndaman and Nicobar Island.

546. The Supreme Court recently Suspended all mining operations in Goa.

547. The Vijay Kelkar Committee has suggested raising diesel and kerosene rates.

548. The Wildings Written by Nilanjana roy.

549. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) was held in the month of January in Abu Dhabi.

550. The best film in Golden Globe Award 2012 - Argo

551. The chief Guest at India's Republic Day for the year 2013 was Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.

552. The committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary has cleared the proposal to grant Maharatna status for BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited).

553. The first-ever north east International Tourism Mart was held in the month of January in Guwahati.

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554. The people of Falkland Islands chose the stay with Britain over Argentina.

555. The rajasthan Hindi Grantha Academi selected the book named Adhunik Chitrakala ka Itihaas by Ratnakar Vinayak Sahalkar for its prestigious pragya


556. The statement 'Multiple roles of RBI create conflict' was given by IMF.

557. The waverider written by Ajeet Balkrishnan

558. Thomas Esang Remengesau Re-Elected as President of Palau.

559. Trilochan Singh Sahni, an Indian Entrepreneur presented Pride Of India Award for his exceptional services to India and Britain.

560. Tulsi Gobard become the First hindu India American person to be elected into US House Of Representatives.

561. Turkey agreed to work with NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization ) army coalition.

562. Two days Chintan Shivir of Congress party organized in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

563. UNDESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs) launched its world economic situation and prospect 2013 report.

564. UNSC allowed International African Army for fight against Extremists and Alkayda supporters in Mali, Africa.

565. US President Barack Obama rated Person of the year by US Magazine Time.

566. US President Barack Obama recently visited East Asian Country, Myanmar. He met Burmese Prez Thein Sein and Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

He is the first US Prez ever to visit Myanmar.

567. USA Honoured Myanmar Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi with Reputed USA Congressional Medal.

568. USA's Ex-Im Bank (Export Imprt bank) approved USD 2.1 Billion Loan to India's Reliance Industries.

569. Udipi Ramchandra Rao awarded by Satellite Hall of Fame by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).

570. Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych Visited India.

571. Under The Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme, Investors can invest upto Rs. 50000 for Tax Saving and Other Benefits.

572. United Arab Emirates' Poet Sihab Ganem awarded Tagore Peace Prize 2012.

573. United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron Visited India.

574. United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Doha City, Qatar.

575. United Nations has appointed Lecturer of Harvard University, Paul Farmer as special Advisor for Haiti.

576. United kingdom and Scotland to hold a Referendum in end of 2014 about Independence of Scotland. UK's PM David Cameron and Scottish First Minister

Alex Salmond Signed an Agreement for the same.

577. Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath appointed as the new ex-officio Member of Planning Commission.

578. Urdu Poet Krishan Kumar Toor presented with Galib Awards 2012.

579. Urjit Patel appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI (Reserve Bank of India).

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579. Urjit Patel appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI (Reserve Bank of India).

580. Usain Bolt won the IAAF World Athlete of the year award for the fourth time.

581. Uttar Pradesh Government Started Hamari Beti Uska Kal Scheme for Welfare of Girls.

582. Uttar Pradesh government started E-Stamping Scheme for easing up process of submitting fee for registration of property.

583. V Narayan Murthy was honoured with Hoover Medal 2012 at the Global Humanitarian Tech Conference in Washington, USA.

584. V P Haran appointed India's new envoy to Bhutan.

585. V. Narayan Murthy (Founder of Infosys) has been honoured with the Hoover Medal at Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle in


586. Vice president Hamid Ansari visited Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam.

587. Vidhan Sabha Election results in Three North Easten States

Tripura -> Party - MAKPA, Manik Sarkar Appointed as chief minister of Tripura for the consecutive fourth time.

Nagaland -> Party - Naga People's Front, Neiphiu Rio Appointed as chief minister of Nagaland for the consecutive Third time.

Meghalaya - > Party - Congress, Mukul Sangma Appointed as Chief Minister of Meghalaya for the Second Time.

588. Vijay Kumar, Olympic Bronze medalist in shooting has been given Best Sportsmen of Defence Services Award, 2012.

589. Vinod Rai (CAG of India) gets Second Term as UN Audit Panel Chief.

590. Weight-Lifting (October 2012)

India's Sudhakar Jayant won gold medal at World Masters Weightlifting Championship in Ukraine.

591. Weigt Lifting (January 2013)

Chandrakant Mali from defence services won 3 gold medals in national weightlifting championship 2012 and broke an eight years old record.

Manpreet Kaur wins Maiden National Title in National Weightlifting Championship.

592. What Young India Wants by Chetan Bhagat.

593. White label ATM going to start in our country. Meant to be operated by Non-Banking Financial Companies without any Logo.

594. Women empowered in Kuwait to Become judges.

595. Women's Wing being trained in Syrian Army for the first Time.

596. World Bank Approved a Loan of USD 37 Million for Himachal Pradesh for its ongoing Water-Shed Development Projects.

597. World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT 2012) Organized in Dubai.

598. World Economic Forum's Meet held in Haryana, india.

599. World Food Prize 2012 was awarded to Daniel Hillel, an Israeli Scientist.

600. World Wrestling Championship to be held in India in 2015.

601. World bank gave US$500 Million Loan to india for Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan.

602. World bank gave a USD1.2 Billion Loan to Bangladesh for Renewing its Padma Bridge Project.

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602. World bank gave a USD1.2 Billion Loan to Bangladesh for Renewing its Padma Bridge Project.

603. World's largest high speed rail line started in China.

604. Wrestling (November 2012)

National Senior Wretsling Championship won by Haryana.

605. Wrestling (October 2012)

India won two Bronze medals in world Championship in Canada. Two sisters Geeta Kumari and Babita won the same for India.

606. Xi Jinping Elected General Secretary of Communist Party of China and President of China.

607. Z-Morh Tunnel to Provide All weather Road between Srinagar and Leh.

608. Ziauddin Yousufzai father of Malala made UN Education Adviser.


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