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    India is setting up a special facility known as Gamma Ray Telescope in Hanle (Leh) which will helpin unraveling the mysteries of normal and dark matter in the universe.

    Indias Chetan Anand defeated Chiang Jiann of Malaysia to clinch the Mauritius Open BadmintonChampionship in Hyderabad recently.

    The provision of free and compulsory education will be extended upto class X. A proposal to thiseffect was approved at a meeting of tile Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE)

    The new mother-child health care scheme launched on June 1, 2011 is a The Janani ShishuSuraksha Karyakram

    Indian American Sukanya Roy won the crown at the prestigious Spelling Bee Championship inMaryland U.S. on June 2, 2011 for correctly spelling the tongue twister Cymotrichous

    Revenue Secretary Sunil Mitra on June 1, 2011 took charge as the Finance Secretary in place ofSushama Nath.b Mr. Sunil Mitra is a 1975 batch IAS officer (West Bengal Cadre).

    Lieutenant General H.L. Kakria in last week of May 2011 appointed took over as Director-Generalof the Armed Forces Medical Services.

    Hyderabad has been chosen for hosting the prestigious 11th conference of the Parties to theUnited Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in October 2012.

    The Committee on Comprehensive Review of National Small Savings Fund has suggested 4%interest on -Post Office Savings Deposits

    The Central Government on June 7, 2011 approved 16 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) proposalsworth Rs. 92355 crore.

    Punjab defeated Mumbai in the final of Junior National Hockey Championship for undergo The winner of the inaugural edition of indian Volley League (Volleyball) is a- Chennai Spikers

    Water-jet-propelled Fast Attack Craft (FAC) INS Kabra-eight in a series of 10 Car Nicobar ClassFACS designed and built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and engineers (GRSE)

    for the Navy, was commissioned at the naval base in Kochi.

    The Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by the PM Dr. Manmohan Singh cleared the NationalIntelligence Grid (NATGRID) that will facilitate robust information sharing among law

    enforcement agencies to combat terror threats at home and abroad.

    An Iron Age megalithic burial site dotted with cairn-circles has been discovered near Veeranamvillage at the foot of a chain of hills inTamil Nadus Tiruvannamalai district.

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    Jharkands Premlata Agarwal, 45, became the oldest Indian to scale Mount Everest on May 20,A2011. Ms. Agrawal, supported by that Steel is also the first person form Jharkhand to go on an

    expedition to Mt. Everest

    Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne has been appointed the next chief of Air Staff of India. Hewill assume office on retirement of Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik on July 31, 2011.

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    Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on his visit to Madhya Pradesh dedicated the world class 6Million tones per annum Bina Refining to the nation in Bina (Madhya Pradesh) on may 20.2011. He

    said that the country would increase its refining capacity to 23-80 million by 2012.

    Professor Subhasis Chaudhuri of Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai has been selected for theprestigious G.D. Birla Award for Scientific Research.

    Under the 58th National Film Awards adaminte Makan Abu- a Malayalm movie has been chosen asthe best feature film. The Movie shows humanist values freeing matters of faith from the

    constrictions of narrow parochialism.

    Salim Kumar for his role in Adaminte Makan Abu and Dhanush for his brilliant Performance inAadukula have been selected best Actors under the 58th National Film Awards this year.

    During his African visit to Africa in May 2011, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said India wouldoff $5 billion for next three years under lines of credit to help Africa to achieve its development

    goals. The $ 5 billion line of credit represents an increase of $1.6 billion over the billion that

    remains unspent.

    On 21, 2011 the 800- tonne Ariane 5 launcher carrying two communication satellites weighingover 9,000 kg in its nose fairing blasted off into space. Indias GSAT-8 the largest and heaviest

    satellite built by Indian Space Research Organisation and its partners was one of the two co-

    passengers on the flight. India on May 21, 2011 twice successfully test-fired the indigenously developed air-to-air Astra

    interceptor missile from Chandipur in Orissa. The Missile is envisaged to intercept and destroy

    enemy aircraft at supersonic speeds.

    A Successful flight-test of Russia I UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle ) was conducted by theAeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) a lab of Defiance Research and Development

    Organisation near Hosur (Karnataka) on May 21,2011

    Aditya Sudarshan has been declared the winner of the Metro Plus Playwright Awards 2011 for hisentry The Green Room This prestigious award is instituted by the Hindu newspaper and is given

    for the best original unpublished and unperformed playscript in English.

    Mamta Benerjee took over as the first woman Chief minister of West Bengal in May 2011 after herparty Trinamool Congress in alliance with Indian National Congress secured absolute majority andended the 34 year rule of mighty Left Front reducing them to a double them to double digit

    figure of 62 seats in the newly constituted Assembly.

    Human Right Activist Binayak Sen has been made member of the Planning Commissions SteeringCommittee on Health which will advise the panel on The Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017). He

    will represent the Bilaspur based healthcare organization Jan Swasthya Shayog.

    Famous Bollywood singer Shaan was on May 10, 2011 announced as the Tobacco ControlAmbassador of India by the Union Ministry of Health And Family Welfare given his popularity and

    fan following among young age group people.

    In order to build a capability based approach the Armys Western Command Embarked on asimulated war game in the deserts of northern Rajasthan in May 2011. The exercise named

    Vijayee Bhava (Blessed to win) is the first in series of Annual summer exercise that gotunderway at Suratgarh in Rajasthan with Indian Air Force supporting the drill

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