Thursday, 26 January 2012

Current Affairs January 2012 Questions and Answers Part-I

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Important Current Affairs January 2012 Questions and Answers




India Registered Lowest Growth in Last Two Years: The tremors of eurozone debt crisis have started impacting exports in India which registered 10-8% growth at $ 19-8 billion in October 2011—the lowest in the last two years since October 2009 when it contracted by 6-6 per cent.

Union Cabinet Cleared Lokpal Bill Draft: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh cleared the Lokpal Bill on December 20, 2011 with the provision of group C and D employees coming under it while Central Bureau of Investigation will remain with Department of Personnel and Training. The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on December 27,2011.

Sunil Chetri-AIFF Player of the year: Sunil Chetri who played 17 international matches and scored 13 goals in 2011 has been named the All India Football Federation's Player of the year 2011—It is the highest recognition for an Indian footballer and has been received by Sunil Chetri for the second time first time in 2007.

Dam 999 has made it to the Oscars Eligibility List:  The controversial film Dam 999, (banned in Tamil Nadu) depicting collapse of dam has made it to the list of 265 films that are eligible for Best Picture Oscar at the 2011 Academy Awards. In addition its three songs have also been selected for the Academy's Original Songs Category.

Presidential Fleet Review 2011: President Pratibha Patil reviewed a fleet of 81 warships and 44 aircraft—the largest ever turnout of Indian Navy ships at the 10th Presidential Fleet Review (2011)—which is carried out once in the term of each President. The event was held off the Mumbai Coast on December 20, 2011 in which 81 warships including INS Viraat, (India's lone aircraft carrier), Shivalak and Talwar class frigates and 10 vessels of the Coast Guard were on display.

World's Shortest Living Woman : An Indian student Jyoti Amge measuring just 62-8 centimetre was on December 16, 2011 confirmed as the World's shortest living woman in the Guinness World Records. She is 18 year old

Mullaperiyar Dam: The Dam which has recently been a bone of contention between Tamil Nadu and Kerala is Mullaperiyar Dam .The Mullaperiyar Dam—a masonry gravity dam—is located on the Periyar river in Kerala but it is controlled and operated under a period lease by Tamil Nadu. The control and safety of the dam and the validity and fairness of the lease agreement signed in 1886 for 999 years again recently became the points of disputes between these two states.

Indian History Congress held at Patiala: The 72nd session of Indian History Congress was held in Patiala (Punjab) in second week of December 2011.The congress, inaugurated by Vice-President Hamid Ansari on December 10, 2011, also marked its PlatinumJubilee Celebration. Over 1000 delegates from all over India and abroad attended the congress which also held a Conference on Composite Culture of India during its session.

Young Ecologists Talk and Interact: Young Ecologists Talk and Interact (YETI)—the largest student-organised academic conference on ecology and conservation, brought together over 300 students and researchers on ecology on a single platform at Indian Institute of Technology (Guwahati) in second week of December 2011 for three days long deliberations on latest biodiversity and conservation issues.

India successfully flight tested Nag Missile: In a breakthrough in indigenous seeker technology for missiles, an RF (Radio Frequency) seeker was successfully flight-tested in anti-tank Nag missile in the Army ranges at Ahmednagar in Rajasthan on December 11,2011. It was for the first time that a millimetric wave (mm W) seeker, having all weather capability was tried for 2,000 metre range in a successful mission.

Porfirio adjudged Best film award at IFFI: The Colombian movie 'Porfirio' directed by Mr. Alejandro Landes was adjudged the Best Film and thus won the Golden Peacock Award at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2011 which ended in second week of December 2011 in Panaji (Goa).

National Counter Terrorism Center: The Government of India is seriously planning to create a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) after the high-level committee headed by National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon recently favoured the creation of NCTC as an executive body within the existing framework for anti-terror operations in the country.

India in December 2011 successfully tested AEW&C System: The first fully modified aircraft for the indigenously developed Indian Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&C) undertook its maiden flight on December 5, 2011 at the facilities of the manufacturer at Sao Jose dos Compos in Brazil with about 1000 Mission System Components provided by the Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) of Defence Research Development Organisation.

Ajit Wadekar adjudged C.K Nayadu Lifetime Achievement Award: Under the BCCI annual awards 2010-11 Ajit Wadekar who led India to its maiden series in the West Indies and England in 1971 was honoured with prestigious Col. C. K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award at BCCI Awards function in Chennai on December 10, 2011.

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