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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
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
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
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
m Jarbom Gamlin : On May 5, 2011, Gamlin sworn
in as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.
He succeeded Dorjee Khandu who died in
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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.
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