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  • 601

    CURRENT AFFAIRS

    Top Rank Making Facts : Current Affairs

    m Chennai Super Kings IPL - 4 Champion

    Chennai Super Kings under M.S.Dhoni defeated

    Royal Challengers Bangalore to retain IPL -4.

    4 Two new teams in IPL are Kochin Tuskers,

    Kerala and Pune Warriors with them the total

    number of teams in IPL is 10.

    m Lasith Malinga : The Sri Lankan bowler of the

    Mumbai Indian won the purple cap for his 28

    wickets in the 16 matches of the IPL 4. His

    economy rate was 5.95.

    m Chris Gayle : The West Indian batsman of Royal

    Challengers Bangalore won the orange cap for

    his impressive 608 runs in 12 matches in IPL -4.

    He also scored the highest number of sixes in

    the match, 44 sixes in 12 matches.

    m Yasmeen Abrar - Acting Chairman NCW

    Yasmeen Abrar, member of the National

    Commission for Women, has assumed charge

    as chairperson of the National Commission for

    Women following completion of the tenure of

    Girija Vyas.

    4 International Women’s Day March 8.

    4 International Women’s Year : 1975

    m Islam Karimov : The President of Uzbekistan

    visited India in 2011.

    m Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor of the Malayala

    Manorama has unanimously been elected

    president of WANIFRA at its annual general

    meeting held in Dublin, Ireland. He is the first

    Indian and second Asian, to be elected to this

    office.

    4 WANIFERA - World Association of

    Newspapers and News Publishers

    m Arjun Vajpayee, 17 year old mountaineer became

    the youngest Indians to climb Mount Everest.

    m The Union government has reconstituted the

    Central Supervisory Board set up under the

    Preconception and Pre-natal Diagnostic

    Techniques Act, 1994 (PC & PNDT Act) to address

    the sharp decline in the child sex ratio as reflected

    in the provisional Census figures. The new Board

    will have 35 members including Ghulum Nabi

    Azad, Union Minister of Health & Fairly Welfare

    as the chairperson and Krishna Tirath, Minister

    of State (Women & Child Development) as Co-Chair.

    m New Chief Ministers

    Kerala : Oommen Chandy (Congress-I)

    Assam : Tarun Gogai (Congress - I)

    Tamil Nadu : J. Jayalalitha (AIADMK)

    West Bengal : Mamatha Banerjee

    (Trinamool Congress)

    Puducherry : N. Ramaswamy

    (All India NR Congress)

    m Child Sen Ration had dropped to 914 females against

    1000 males in the provisional census 2011.

    4 In 2001 the ratio was 927 females against

    1000 males.

    m Jarbom Gamlin : On May 5, 2011, Gamlin sworn

    in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

    He succeeded Dorjee Khandu who died in

    helicopter accident.

    m A three-day India Water Forum (IWF) was

    organised by The Energy end Resources

    Institute (TERI) and the Ministry of Water

    Resources to discuss water issues faced by the

    country from April 13 to 15, 2011 at the India Tabitat

    Centre, New Delhi. Theme of the IWF was 'Water

    Security and Climate Change: Challenges and

    Opportunities'.

    4 World Water Day - March 22

    4 2011 World Water Day theme : Water for cities:

    Responding to urban challenge

    m Norman Anil kumar Browne has been appointed

    as the Air Chief Marshal of India. He succeeded

    Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik.

    m Union Minister of State for Environment and

    Forests Jairam Ramesh on April 15, 2011

    announced that Nagpur will be promoted as the

    tiger capital and a gateway to tiger land. Thirteen

    of the country's 39 tiger reserves are in

    Maharashtra. New tiger reserves have been

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    4 Members of BRICS : Brazil, Russia, India,

    China and South Africa

    m Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettle

    won both Turkish Grand Prix 2011 and Monaco

    Grand Prix 2011.

    m The grouping of India, Brazil and South Africa

    (IBSA) on April 14, 2011 reaffirmed its relevance

    despite the formation of BRICS (Brazil, Russia,

    India, China and South Africa). This was

    endorsed in separate meetings Prime Minister

    Manmohan Singh held with Brazilian President

    Dilma Rousseff and South African President

    Jacob Zuma at Sanya.

    4 April 12 : International Day of Human Space

    Flight

    m India’s Foreign Exchange Reserve increased by

    $1.04 billion to $308.53 billion during the week

    ended May 20, 2011 (Data released by RBI).

    m Russia on April 12, 2011 marked a half century

    since Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space.

    April 12 is marked in Russia every year as Day of

    Cosmonautics. The U.N. General Assembly on

    April 7, 2011 adopted a Russia-moved resolution

    declaring April 12 "International Day of Human

    Space Flight."

    4 In April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the

    first man in space.

    m FDI in multi brand retail

    The Inter - Ministerial Group (IMG) headed by its

    chairman Kaushik Basu on May 27, 2011

    suggested two major steps to control inflation.

    1) Open up multi brand retails to foreign

    companies.

    2) Changes in agriculture marketing laws to

    bridge the margin between farm gate prices

    and retail prices.

    4 India’s retail sector is closed to foreign firms

    with 51% of FDI allowed only in the single brand

    retail sector.

    m India and Kazakhstan on April 16, 2011 signed

    an inter-governmental framework agreement on

    civil nuclear' cooperation and some other key

    pacts, including a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.

    India and Kazakhstan already Have civil nuclear

    cooperation since January 2009 when Nuclear

    Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and

    Kazakh nuclear company KazAtomProm signed

    an MoU during the visit of Nazarbaev to Delhi.

    approved in the state at Nagzira-Navegaon and

    Bor. The environment ministry also announced

    that bamboo can now be treated a minor forest

    produce (MFP). Also forest officials will now be

    required to take mandatory permission of the

    gram sabhas for filing cases against tribals.

    m Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International

    Understanding 2009 has been conferred to

    Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.

    m Project Tiger was launched in 1973. According to

    2nd All India Censes of tiger population in 2011.

    Tiger population in India is 1706 ( In the last

    censes the number was 1411). It shows an

    increase of 295 tigers.)

    m BCCI Award 2009 -10

    4 Polly Umrigar Award (India’s Cricketer of the

    Year) : Sachin Tendulkar.

    4 C.K. Nayudu Award for Lifetime Achievement:

    Salim Durrani

    m The Navy has started preparations to take charge

    of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (Admiral

    Gorshkov) from Russia, with the first batch of

    officers and sailors having commenced training

    there ahead of its induction next year.

    m Bengal won Santhosh Trophy 2011: West Bengal

    defeated Manipur 2-1 in the final of the 65th

    Santhosh Trophy Football Tournament, at

    Guwahati, Assam. This is Bengal’s 31st

    Santhosh Trophy win.

    m Bourn Hall Clinic, the world's first IVF (In-vitro

    Fertilisation) clinic, has opened a centre in Kochi,

    Kerala - the first one outside the United Kingdom.

    The IVF pioneers, the 2010 Nobel laureate

    Professor Robert Edwards and Dr. Patrick

    Steptoen, set up the Bourn Hall Clinic in 1978

    when they first revolutionised infertility treatment

    with the birth of the first test tube baby, Louise

    Brown.

    m Azlan Shah Cup Hockey 2011 : Australia defeated

    Pakistan to win Azlan Shah Cup, 2011

    m BRICS leaders of five emerging economies

    concluded their third Summit at Sanya, China on

    April 14 2011. This year South Africa was formally

    admitted to the Forum. All the five BRICS nations

    are members of the UN Security Council and G-

    20. The Summit was attended by Prime Minister

    Manmohan Singh and Presidents of China-Hun

    Jin tao, Russia-Dmitry Medvedev, Brazil-Dilmi

    Rousseff and South Africa Jacob Zuma.

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    Under the contract, KazAtomProm will supply

    uranium for use by Indian reactors Another

    agreement signed was the one between state-

    run ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) and Kazakhstan's

    national oil firm KazMunaiGaz JSC' under which

    the Indian company will acquire 25% stake in the

    Sarpayev block in the Caspian Sea.

    4 Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan

    m Industrial output growth 7.8% in 2010 - 11

    As per Index of Industrial Production (IIP) data

    released by CSD on May 12, 2011, the poor

    performance of the manufacturing and mining

    sector pulled the overall growth of Industry to 7.8%

    in 2010 - 11 from 10.5% in 2009 -10.

    m The G-20 on April 15, 2011 announced that

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) would review

    policies of the world's seven largest economies,

    including India and China, with the objective of

    rectifying flaws before they imperil growth. The

    US, Japan, Germany, France and Britain are the

    other five countries that influ

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