2011 JANUARY Current Affairs

JANUARY Current Affairs 2011


The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has UPA’s flagship admi scheme which will turn to five on February 2, 2011. Firstly on January 14, the Rural Development Ministry has issued a notification which revises the rates of wage  under the MNREGA from Rs 100 per day in between Rs 117 and Rs 181 (17-30 % hike) which differs for different States. The revision under the Section 6(1) of the 2005 Act, which comes in the wake of inflationary pressures to the poor that will adjust the wages to index it to the Consumer Price for the Index of Agricultural Laborers (CPIAL).

The Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee has made a report to public on January 6, 2011. It strongly maintains united Andhra Pradesh along the creation of statutory Telangana Regional Council which addresses the core socio-economic concerns regarding the backward region. On the bifurcation, which will be the single point agenda to the Telangana protagonists, the Committee has said that it is the “second best option” that could recommend “only in case of unavoidable and if this decision can be reached to all three regions.”

History which met geography at the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono took that the salute to the Chief Guest at India’s 62nd Republic Day parade on January 26, 2011. President Soekarno, is whose close friends of Jawaharlal Nehru and Biju Patnaik has helped defy in the Dutch colonial embargoes in the late 1940s which enables Indonesia to acquire independence that was the Chief Guest to found the Indian republic, in 1950. India and Indonesia has signed approximately 30 agreements, which includes an extradition treaty and also a mutual assistance treaty, and that will pledged to achieve a bilateral trade target of $ 25 billion by 2015, from about $ 11 billion in 2009-10.

In January 2011, the US has removed nine Indian space and also defence related companies that includes the ISRO and DRDO, is export control ‘Entity List’ which attempt to expand a high technology trade and also the  strategic cooperation with in India. The US is made the decision that meet a long the pending Indian demand and is the first step that will implement the a export control policy which initiate the announcement of US President in Barack Obama and Prime Minister to Manmohan Singh in November 8, 2010, in summiting the talks in New Delhi. The main nine entities that include Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL), Development Organisation (DRDO) and four remaining subsidiaries of the Defence Research  in the US sanction list and also another four of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The one-man who had a committee which is headed in retired Supreme Court judge Justice Shivraj V. Patil is appointed in the Telecom Ministry to look in the lapses allocation in the 2G Spectrum submitted it is to report on January 31, 2011. The former Telecom Minister A. Raja resign, the panel which set up on December 13 2010 to look the Spectrum allocation procedures and policies between 2001 to 2009. The period will include the issue to the telecom licences in the NDA regime. The panel will nailed A. Raja for procedural lapses. The report will also name seven other officials in the Department of Telecom (DoT), includes former DoT Secretary Siddharth Behura and R.K. Chandolia, which will former lieutenant of Raja.

On January 1, 2011, Dilma Rousseff which will became the Brazil’s first female President. The former Marxist guerrilla, that evolved with the years to a pragmatic civil servant to a professed obsession for reducing poverty.

On January 31, 2011, Marouf Bakhit has appointed the Prime Minister to Jordan by King Abdullah. That moves to follow the protests inspired the mass demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt, which will opposition dismissed the move as insufficient.

On January 15, 2011, the UN has ended is the peace mission in Nepal has the government the main Opposition Maoists inked a crucial eleventh-hour deal to monitor fragile peace process. The UN mission will have the task to supervise the arms to the army the former rebel and the military.

After the assassination of a former Governor of Punjab province of Pakistan, Salmaan Taseer, on January 4, 2011, once again to draw attention of Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws, that has been at the center of debate of late. Religious party has the able to force Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani which will step back to the government’s earlier stance of changing these laws.

South Sudan overwhelming the voted to split the north in referendum intended in the end decade to the civil war, the result to declare on January 30, 2011.

President Hu Jintao to China visited USA in second week of January 2011 to narrow rifts in between the world two economies. This is to visit of a Chinese President to USA in 13 years.

Per capita income of an Indian grew by 14.5 % to Rs 46,492 in 2009-10, from Rs 40,605 in 2008-09. The new per capita income figures the estimate on current market prices is about Rs 2,000 which is little more than the before  estimate of Rs 44,345 which is calculated by the Central Statistical Organisation. Per capita income is an earning of each and every Indian if the national income is divided for the country’s population at 117 crore (1.17 billion). Per capita income (at 2004-05 prices)will stood at Rs 33,731 in FY10 which is against Rs 31,801 in the previous year.

The size of the economy is the current price which rose to Rs 61,33,230 crore (Rs 61,332.30 billion) in 2009-10, is up to 16.1 % which is over Rs 52,82,086 crore (Rs 52,820.86 billion) in FY’09. That will be based on 2004-05 prices, the Indian economy will expand by 8 % in the fiscal that will end by March 2010. This is higher than 6.8% growth in the fiscal year 2008-09.

The 98th Indian Science Congress which was held in SRM University near Chennai.

While 2010 which was observed as the year of International in Biodiversity, that is from 2011 which was started in the Decade of Biodiversity. During this decade, a UN body, which much like the IPCC to Climatic Change that pushed the action on biodiversity front.

The Qingdao Haiwan Bridge in China is the longest sea bridge in the world. It is 42.48 km long, 8.04 km further the distance between Dover and Calais, is as longer as a marathon. The bridge which links the main urban area to Qingdao city in the east China’s Shandong province with Huangdao district.

January 14, 2011 marked to the 250th anniversary to third battle of the Panipat. The defeat of Marathas by army of the Ahmad Shah Abdali which is prepared in the ground to the gradual establishment of India by the East India company.

Army Day is observed in India on January 15.

On January 17, 2011, Indian Navy has commissioned a squadron of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) whose name is INAS 343, at Porbander, Gujarat, that is to enhance coastal surveillance capabilities. The UAVs has been nick-named as “Frontier Formidables”.

RBI has mainly decided to circulate Rs 5 coins that helps to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary by Dr Rajendra Prasad, India’s first President.

Anti-Leprosy Day is a day in India on January 30.

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