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(JUNE – AUGUST 2012)
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NATIONAL NEWS
AUGUST 2012
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Coalgate scam disrupts parliament 67% India defecates in open India donates rice to Yemen



Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh visited Mexico and Brazil to participate in the G-20 Summit at Los Cabos and to attend the Rio + 20 conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro, respectively.

NEWS FROM STATES
AUGUST 2012
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Delhi Government has launched a scheme to end the use of kerosene as household fuel. Punjab has bagged the top position in country in the field of dairy farming with the production of 95.4 lakh MT milk annually West Bengal Assembly is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee. Germany agrees to give Rs 365 crore loan to develop urban infrastructure in Odisha.

JULY 2012
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Shri Pranab Mukherjee elected 13 president of India, defeating P A Sangma. Special coins to be issued on 60 years of Parliament India signs new tax treaty with Norway India signs Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Indonesia. International Cooperative Conference held at New Delhi on July 4, 2012. The Western Ghats of India included in the coveted list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. th

JULY 2012
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Kerala has passed a Right to Service Bill entitling the citizens to assert their right to all the services that each government department is supposed to provide them. Bihar economy grew at a rate of 16.71 per cent in comparison to its performance in the previous fiscal. The Rajasthan government has decided to ban the production, storage, distribution and sale of gutkha in State. About 18 lakh laptops and 26 lakh computer tablets will be distributed to students who passed out of classes 10 and 12 in Uttar Pradesh, during the current academic session. Govt has cleared the Rs.5,128-crore Kochi Metro Rail project for Kerala state.

JUNE 2012
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India 10 in the list of wealthy countries, first three being US, Japan and China. India has 162k millionaire households India is the eighth largest shareholder in the IMF The 69th round of the National Sample Survey Organization's (NSSO) enumeration of socio-economic indicators starts in July, 2012 The Red list of threatened species, prepared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has listed 132 species of plants and animals as Critically Endangered. DRDO has selected Delhi and Mumbai as the first two metros to be covered under Ballistic Missile Defence system to provide a cover from the incoming enemy missiles. Government has approved a buffer zone in the 5 km radius around the Jarawa tribal settlements in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The first Bi-lateral maritime exercise between India and Japan 'JIMEX 12' (Japan India Maritime Exercise) commenced on 09 June, off Tokyo. The 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) will be held from 7 to 9 January, 2013 in Cochin. It is celebrated on January 9th every year to commemorate the day of return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa in 1915. The annual World Economic Summit on India will be held in Gurgaon, Haryana in Nov. 2012. th





JUNE 2012
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Arunachal Pradesh has got its first full-fledged Buddhist centre - The Central Institute of Himalayan Culture Studies at Dahung in West Kameng district. The Uttar Pradesh government has waived off tuition fees for girl students of all sections of the society from Class IX to XII. Maharashtra is one of the highest users of tobacco in the country with 43 per cent adult males and 19 per cent adult females addicted to it. Karnataka Legislative Assembly celebrates 60th anniversary of its establishment. The Tripura Govt has decided to allow its male employees a 7 days paternity leave.

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GOVT INITIATIVES
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GYANM’S GENERAL AWARENESS – JANUARY 2013

AUGUST 2012

Government has set up a committee, headed by former Securities and Exchange Board of India Chairman M. Damodaran to suggest...
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