Current Affairs 2011 full

January

  • Union Home Ministry winds up the Srikrishna committee on Telangana following submission of its report.
  • Arabinda Rajkhowa, chairman of ULFA, released on bail from the Guwahati central prison.
  • India and Pakistan exchange the annual lists of their nuclear installations and facilities under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations, which was signed on December 31, 1988.
  • Nagesh Pydah assumes charge as Chairman and Managing Director of Oriental Bank of Commerce.
  • Yashwant Sonawane, Additional District Collector of Malegaon burnt alive by oil mafia at Manmad near Nashik (Maharastra).
  • 102 lives lost in stampede at Sabarimala Shrine (Kerala).
  • Eminent classical singer Bhimsen Joshi passes away at the age of 88.
  • Karnataka Governor sanctions prosecution of CM B.S.Yeddyurappa.
  • Suresh Kalmadi sacked as Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee.
February

  • Former Telecom Minister A.Raja sent to Tihar Jail in 2G spectrum scam.
  • Bombay High Court upholds death penalty for Ajmal Kasab.
  • Ahmedabad court convicts 31, acquits 63 in Godhra train burning case.
  • 34th National Games Held in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Kidnapped Malkangiri Collector released by Maoists.
March

  • Supreme Court strikes down CVC PJ Thomas’ appointment.
  • PM Manmohan Singh and PM Gilani of Pakistan engage in cricket diplomacy on the occasion of India-Pakistan semi final match in Cricket World Cup 2011.
  • Supreme Court dismisses Aruna Shanbaug’s euthanasia plea.
  • Hasan Ali remanded to Judicial Custody.
  • Saina Nehwal clinches Swiss Open Grand Prix.
  • DGCA revokes licenses of 14 fake pilots.
  • Census 2011 shows increase of 181 million in total population.
April

  • India wins the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
  • Dorjee Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh since 2007, dies in a helicopter crash.
  • Anna Hazare undertakes fast for Jan Lokpal Bill at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.
  • Supreme Court grants bail to civil rights activist Binayak Sen.
  • Visit of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of Thailand to India.
  • Five corporate honchos (Sanjay Chandra of Unitech; Gautam Doshi, Surender Pipara and Hari Nair of Reliance ADAG; Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom) arrested in 2G spectrum scam.
May

  • Mamata Banerjee sworn in as the first woman and 11th Chief Minister of West Bengal.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announces aid of Rs. 22,500 Crores for African countries to develop infrastructure facilities on the eve of IInd Indo-Africa summit.
  • J.Jayalalitha, Oommen Chandy, Tarun Gogoi and N. Rangaswamy takes over as Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Pondicherry respectively, as a result of assembly elections.
  • Supreme Court quashes Karnataka Speaker’s decision to disqualify 16 MLA’s.
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel conferred Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding for 2009 by President Pratibha Patil.
  • India ratifies UN protocol against human trafficking.

June

  • Senior journalist and investigations editor with English newspaper ‘Mid-Day’, J. Dey, is shot dead in Mumbai.
  • Election Commission of India launches the IIDEM (India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management).
  • Famous painter M.F Hussain passes away.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key visits India.
  • India gets first e-waste management rules.
  • India ranks 123rd on on global environment index.
  • Supreme Court appoints committee to examine the secret chambers of Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala.
July

  • 17 killed in 2011 Mumbai bombings.
  • Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) agreement signed.
  • India-Bangladesh ink border management deal.
  • India’s 25th nuclear power plant being built at Rawatbhata, Rajasthan.
  • Newly formed National Green Tribunal (NGT) conducts its first sitting.
August

  • Reserve Bank of India issues draft guidelines for new bank licences.
  • Nation celebrates Independence Day on august 15th.
  • Parliament passes sense of the house resolution on lokpal bill
  • Sustainable Competitiveness Report 2011 presented, Delhi is first.

September

  • Earthquake in Sikkim, tremors across India on 19th september.
  • Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 presented in lok sabha
  • PM Manmohan Singh visits Dhaka on a landmark visit.

October

  • F1 2011 Race comes to India at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida.
  • 7 billionth baby born, Nargis in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Saving Bank Interest rate decontrolled by RBI.
  • National Manufacturing Policy cleared by Cabinet.
  • Planning Commission releases the second India Human Development Report (HDR) 2011.
  • President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, visits India.

November

  • Maoist leader Kishenji killed in encounter in west bengal.
  • Companies bill and Pension bill cleared by Cabinet.
  • Indian representative elected to head the Joint Inspection Unit, the UN’s only external oversight body.
  • India ranks 134th on UN Human Development Index.
  • Longest rail (4286 km) of India, Vivek Express, is flagged off.
  • Sonia Gandhi (11th) and Manmohan Singh (19th) figures among the top 20 most powerful people on earth in the Forbes list.

December

  • More than 50 killed in fire accident at AMRI hospital, Calcutta.
  • 150 perish in west bengal hooch tragedy.
  • Court directs 21 social networking websites to take off offensive content.
  • Lok Sabha passes Lokpal Bill, Hazare cancels fast due to lukewarm response at Mumbai.
  • Cyclone Thane claims 33 lives in Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry.

Sports

Athletics
 January 3 – National School Athletics Meet begin at Pune

Cricket

Test matches

  • IndiaSouth Africa 3 Test Series, Dec 2010 – Jan 2011 (Result Drawn 1-1).
  • India – West Indies 3 Test Series, Jun – Jul 2011 (Result India 1-0).
  • IndiaEngland 4 Test Series, July – Aug 2011 (Result England 4-0).
  • West Indies – India 3 Test Series, Nov 2011 (Result India 2-0).
  • IndiaAustralia 4 Test Series, Dec 2011 – Jan 2012 (Ongoing).

One Day matches


  • IndiaSouth Africa 5 match Series, Jan 2011 (Result South Africa 3-2).
  • India wins ICC world cup 2011 defeating Sri Lanka in finals.
  • India – West Indies 5 match Series, Jun 2011 (Result India 3-2).
  • IndiaEngland 5 match Series, Sept 2011 (Result England 3-0).
  • EnglandIndia 5 match Series, Oct 2011 (Result India 5-0).
  • West Indies – India 5 match Series, Nov – Dec 2011 (Result India 4-1).
T-20 matches

  • West Indies v India at Port of Spain – Jun 4, 2011.
  • England v India at Manchester – Aug 31, 2011.
  • India v England at Kolkata – Oct 29, 2011.

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