January 2012 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World


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Current Affairs of 01 January 2012:

  • The Gujarat high court has said that Hindi is a foreign language for Gujaratis. Even the state government-run primary schools teach in Gujarati, the court said
  • The Chinese government has confirmed a 39-year-old man’s death in southern China due to bird flu, which is showing signs of resurfacing after an 18-month gap

Current Affairs of 02 January 2012:

  • An Indian diplomat was assaulted by a large group of Chinese traders in a court, as he tried to secure the release of two Indians who were held hostage by locals
  • The Obama administration has maintained that the bill under no circumstances results in suspension of US military aid to Pakistan; as being interpreted by the Pakistani media.

Current Affairs of 03 January 2012:

  • Appointment of judges in Chhattisgarh’s subordinate judiciary has come under the Supreme Court’s scanner. — Jan 03, Hindustan Times
  • The Taliban today confirmed they had come to an “initial agreement” to open a political office overseas as part of peace talks with the United States. — Jan 03, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 04 January 2012:

  • Andhra Pradesh DGP V Dinesh Reddy, who landed in a controversy for his remarks linking women’s fashionable dresses to increase in rape cases, today said he did not mean to degrade women and had only mentioned a “social study”. — Jan 04, Hindustan Times
  • South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak will visit China next week for talks with his counterpart Hu Jintao as the two nations deal with North Korea’s leadership transition, Lee’s office said today. — Jan 04, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 05 January 2012:

  • The procedure of appointment of judges and any proposal for its modification should be in public domain, the central information commission (CIC) has held. — Jan 05, Hindustan Times Tourism is Nepal’s golden goose. The country has been named as one of the best countries for adventure destination (National Geographic) and one of the 50 places to see before you die (BBC Holiday). — Jan 05, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 06 January 2012:

  • The decision of Kerala’s Congress-led UDF government to agree for joint control of the proposed new dam at Mullaperiyar seems to have jeopardised political consensus on the issue in the state with the opposition LDF coming out strongly against the proposal. — Jan 06, Hindustan Times
  • Iran is to hold fresh military exercises in and around the strategic Strait of Hormuz within weeks, the naval commander of its powerful Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on January06, 2012. — Jan 06, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 07 January 2012:

  • A new entity—ominously called Totally Drug-Resistant TB (TDR-TB )—has been isolated in the fluid samples of 12 TB patients in the past three months alone at Hinduja Hospital at Mahim . — Jan 07, Times of India
  • UNITED NATIONS: UN leader Ban Ki-moon called Friday for “peaceful” efforts to ease tensions between Iran and Western nations but stressed that Iran must prove its nuclear program is not aimed at producing weapons.— Jan 07, Times of India

Current Affairs of 08 January 2012:

  • Fulfilling a long-standing demand of its diaspora, India on Sunday said it would allow NRIs to vote and participate in the election process. — Jan 08,Times of India
  • Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said today that he was prepared to go to jail as he geared up for last-ditch rallies on the eve of a trial verdict that threatens his political career. — Jan 08, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 09 January 2012:

  • Former Gujarat Home minister Amit Shah, considered a close aide of chief minister Narendra Modi, has been called to Delhi for questioning by the CBI in connection with the 2006 fake encounter of Tulsiram Prajapati, a key witness to the killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausarbi. — Jan 09, Hindustan Times
  • A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake on Monday struck the Santa Cruz islands, part of the Pacific’s Solomons group, the USGS said, but there was no threat of a widespread tsunami, according to officials. — Jan 09, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 10 January 2012:

  • Kerala high court on Jan 10,2012 disposed of a batch of petitions raising concern over safety of the Mullaperiyar Dam after some petitioners expressed satisfaction over measures taken by the state government. — Jan 10, Hindustan Times
  • The US has voiced concern over reports of new wave of self-immolations in Tibet by Buddhist monks, noting that these events reflect the deep frustration among the Tibetans. — Jan 10, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 11 January 2012:

  • ndian and other non-European immigrants arriving in Britain took away at least 160,000 jobs that would otherwise have gone to “native” Britons between 2005 and 2010, a government agency said in a report published on Tuesday.— jan11, Hindustan Times
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Current Affairs of 12 January 2012:

  • A 40-year-old Dalit widow was beaten for two hours and paraded semi-naked at Mulgaon village in Patan taluka of Satara district on Monday noon by members of an upper caste family who suspected that her son had eloped with their daughter. — Jan 12, Hindustan Times
  • North Korea declared Feb 16 the “Day of the Shining Star” to commemorate the birthday of late “Great Leader” Kim Jong-il, using the same name as a long-range rocket developed under his trademark songun, or military first, policy. — Jan 12, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 13 January 2012:

  • DMK chief M Karunanidhi has asked the Centre to redraw state borders to end the Mullaperiyar Dam row between Kerala and Tamil Nadu. — Jan 13,Times of India
  • The United States won key support from Japan Thursday for tough oil sanctions against Iran over a nuclear program that the West suspects is geared to developing atomic bombs. — Jan 13, Times of India

Current Affairs of 14 January 2012:

  • The EC has written to RBI to instruct the two large private banks, for which the ATM vans were transporting the cash, to produce bank scrolls explaining the cash movement. — Jan 14, 2012, Times of India
  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reiterated that Australia will not agree to export uranium to Pakistan, which is imploring Canberra to make a similar policy change as done recently for India. — January 14,2012, Times of India

Current Affairs of 15 January 2012:

  • The United States has offered the air-to-air version of its famous Stinger missile to India as part of the weapons package proposed for the 22 attack helicopter deal of the Indian Air Force (IAF). — Jan 15, Hindustan Times
  • India ranked second last among the 73 countries that participated in a programme conducted annually to evaluate education systems worldwide by OECD. — Jan 15, Times of India

Current Affairs of 16 January 2012:

  • Doomed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft, which had been stuck in Earth orbit for two months, crashed down in the Pacific Ocean late Sunday. — Jan 16, Times of India

Current Affairs of 17 January 2012:

  • The Kashmir Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the third day today even as snowfall has stopped after 60 hours. — Jan17, Hindustan Times
  • External affairs minister S M Krishna today met Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo and is understood to have discussed a host of bilateral issues, including the ways to evolve a political solution to resolve the Tamil problem. — Jan17, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 18 January 2012:

  • Over 130 people have been evacuated from the snow-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir following reports of trapped people and damaged houses due to heavy snowfall in upper reaches of the region. — Jan18, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 19 January 2012:

  • Delhi High Court granted bail to ex-Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and VK Verma, who are accused in the CWG scam. — Jan 19, Times of India
  • The Coast Guard officer who ordered the captain of the capsized Italian cruise ship to go back aboard unwittingly became an instant hero on Wednesday, credited with saving the national honour on one of its darkest nights. — Jan 19, Times of India

Current Affairs of 20 January 2012:

  • Charged with contempt of court for failing to pursue corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari, the PM won a two-week reprieve for himself. — Jan 20, Times of India

Current Affairs of 21 January 2012:

  • With over 3,100 vehicles, mostly trucks and tankers, stranded on the 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway due to snowfall and landslides, state authorities are trying to clear them before allowing fresh traffic on the arterial road. — Jan 21, Hindustan Times
  • The United States has urged China to press North Korea’s new leader to exercise restraint, saying that South Korea would face “enormous pressure” to respond to any provocations. — Jan 21, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 22 January 2012:

  • The United States has urged China to press North Korea’s new leader to exercise restraint, saying that South Korea would face “enormous pressure” to respond to any provocations. — Jan 22, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 23 January 2012:

  • Despite wielding the sword, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has not given up her prolific pen. — Jan 23, Hindustan Times
  • Divers on Saturday found a woman’s body in the wrecked cruise liner Costa Concordia, raising the death toll to 12, a police official said. — Jan 23, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 24 January 2012:

  • The RBI left interest rates on hold on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks by 50 basis points, a move that eases tight liquidity in the banking system. — Jan 24, Times of India
  • Mansoor Ijaz, the key witness in the memogate scandal, will not visit Pakistan over concerns about his safety, his lawyer said on Monday. Instead he requested the judicial commission probing the scandal to record his statements from either London or Zurich through teleconference. — Jan 24,Times of India
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Current Affairs of 25 January 2012:

  • Katju, chairman of Press Council of India, criticised admirers of India-born author based in Britain, saying they suffered from “colonial inferiority complex— Jan 25, Times of India
  • Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the country’s 2011 uprising, with liberals and Islamists gathering on different sides of Cairo’s Tahrir Square in a reflection of the deep political divides that emerged in the year since the downfall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. — Jan 25, Times of India

Current Affairs of 26 January 2012:

  • A display of armour and unmanned aerial vehicles added to India’s military prowess that was on full display at the 63rd Republic Day parade. — Jan 26,Times of India
  • Against the backdrop of a re-election bid this year, US president Barack Obama made a commitment to maintaining America’s primacy in the world, warning China and Iran against confrontation, railing against US companies outsourcing jobs, and promising greater economic equality at home. — Jan 26,Times of India

Current Affairs of 27 January 2012:

  • Chasing a massive 500-run target, India lost Sachin Tendulkar (13) and Rahul Dravid (25) early in the last session on Day 4 of the fourth Test in Adelaide. — Jan 27, Times of India
  • Bill Gates rode to the rescue of a beleaguered health fund Thursday by pledging $750 million to fight three of world’s killer diseases. — Jan 27,Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 28 January 2012:

  • In Uttar Pradesh, FIRs have been lodged against 11 aspiring candidates belonging to different political parties for seeking money from the corporate houses for elections. The cases have been filed by the District Returning Officers of Ghaziabad, Prabuddha Nagar, Bijnore, Pilibhit, Moradabad, Saharanpur and Jyotiba Phule Nagar. Our Lucknow correspondent takes a look at the other election related activities in the state. — Jan 28, January 2012
  • The Kepler space telescope science team has confirmed the discovery of 11 star systems piled with 26 exoplanets. With this latest revelation, the number of known multi-planetary star systems has just tripled and the list of confirmed planets beyond our solar system has doubled. — Jan 28, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 29 January 2012:

  • Urging India to move ahead with economic reforms to benefit from the changing global dynamics, top banker Uday Kotak has said it is time for the country to go for a tighter fiscal policy and ease its monetary policy stance.— Jan 29, Hindustan Times
  • The World Travel and Tourism Council this week announced its list of finalists for the prestigious Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, set to be presented in April. — Jan 29, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 30 January 2012:

  • Years after an overdrive to enroll children in schools, the government suspects that a number of these children may not exist and higher enrollment may have been shown to claim more funds from the Central government.A school survey in nine districts of Bihar has revealed 4.37 lakh fakeadmissions. In Jharkhand, names of 7.6 lakh students have been stuck off the rolls on suspicion of being non-existent. In Uttar Pradesh, the number of students enrolled in upper primary level has dropped by over four lakh in a year. A drop in enrollment has also been observed in Chhattisgarh. — Jan 30, Hindustan Times
  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday warned that no one is immune to the European debt crisis that can have spillover effect on the global economy and called for “simple firewall” to contain the turmoil.Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, sheunderscored the need for euro zone members to “develop a clear simple firewall that can limit the contagion” and create trust in the region. — Jan 30, Hindustan Times

Current Affairs of 31 January 2012:

  • In Punjab, about 77 percent polling was recorded in yesterday’s state Assembly elections. Chief Electoral Officer of Punjab Kusumjit Sidhu said in a press note in Chandigarh that this is the maximum percentage of polling since 1967. — Jan 31, News On AIR
  • The United Nation Security Council will take up for discussion the European-Arab draft resolution on Syria today. The Arab League has sought UN support for the draft resolution on power transfer to end the crisis in Syria. More from our West Asia Correspondent. — Jan 31, News On AIR

January 2012 Current Affairs and Top Latest Major Events of India and World
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