January 2011 Current Affairs: In this chapter, information has been given about the latest current affairs based on India and the world in the month of January 2011 from the point of view of upcoming competitive examinations. Here you can find various fields of India and the world like: Appointments, Resignations, Sports and Sportsmen, Politics, Awards and Honors, Important Days, Deaths, Reports, Business, Planning, Politics, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Accidents, Science, Technology You can get general knowledge about important current affairs related to geography, records, settlement, convention and entertainment etc.

31 January 2011 | Appointments Current Affairs
It was a moment of pride when Sarabjit Kaur Cheema was sworn in as a member of the New Haven Unified School District Board in California, on November 7. One of two newly elected members and the first Indian American elected to the board, she has a four-year term ahead.
30 January 2011 | Indian Current Affairs
India paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 63rd death anniversary. A series of functions are being organised throughout the country to mark the occasion. In New Delhi, a march against corruption will be taken out to mark the occasion. The protest march will start from Ramlila Maidan and conclude at Jantar Mantar.
29 January 2011 | Indian Current Affairs
India is looking towards 'unlocking processes' and exploring 'doables' to revive the stalled dialogue with Pakistan, as Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao prepares to meet her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir next week in Thimpu.
28 January 2011 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
Astronomers have claimed that a planet discovered last year is the hottest ever found in the universe, where the temperature is a scorching 3,200C.
27 January 2011 | Person Current Affairs
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fan page on Facebook was hacked, the second high-profile breach on the website in recent days, prompting the social networking site to post blog entry titled 'A Continued Commitment to Security'.
26 January 2011 | Awards Current Affairs
President Pratibha Patil has approved the conferment of Padma Awards 2011. This year the President has approved 128 awards, including one duo case (counted as one) and 12 in the category of Foreigners/ NRIs/ PIOs/ Posthumous
25 January 2011 | Politics Current Affairs
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is focusing on providing good governance for which she has sought the repatriation of Indian Administrative Service officer of UP cadre Desh Deepak Verma from the Centre to don the mantle of the state's new chief secretary.
24 January 2011 | Person Current Affairs
The mortal remains of Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi were consigned to flames evening in Pune with state honours in the presence of tearful mourners. Buglers played the last post as ceremonial gun salute was accorded to the titan of the Indian music world as notes of 'Mile sur mera tumhara...' floated in the air.
23 January 2011 | Politics Current Affairs
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa left for Delhi for further consultations with the Bharatiya Janata Party central leadership in the wake of Governor H R Bhardwaj sanctioning his prosecution over alleged land scams.
22 January 2011 | Geography Events Current Affairs
The Earth could soon have a second Sun when one of the brightest stars in the night sky explodes into a supernova. The cosmic phenomenon, which may happen as soon as this year and remain for at least a week or two, is expected to be the most stunning light show in the planet's history.
21 January 2011 | Economy Current Affairs
Delhi has earned the dubious distinction of being the most unsafe metro in the country, topping the list in number of crimes as well as in atrocities on women and children.
20 January 2011 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he may visit India in the first quarter of 2011 if there was a breakthrough in talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries in Bhutan in February.
19 January 2011 | Person Current Affairs
The Chinese President Hu Jintao was accorded a red carpet welcome by the United States after he arrived on a four-day state visit, even as lawmakers introduced a legislation against yuan manipulation.
18 January 2011 | Technology Current Affairs
India will test-fire an advanced version of its indigenous Ballistic Missile Defence system in February allowing it to destroy enemy rockets at a much higher altitude.
17 January 2011 | Technology Current Affairs
The Indian Space Research Organisation, which had a recent setback with the failure of its latest communication satellite GSAT-5P, is planning three major satellite launches in the first quarter of this year.
16 January 2011 | Appointments Current Affairs
Pakistan may appoint Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir as its next High Commissioner to India to replace current incumbent Shahid Malik, whose term is set to end in June.
15 January 2011 | Person Current Affairs
Two 55 kg cakes are waiting to be cut on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's 55th birthday. While one of these cakes would be cut by Mayawati herself at the official celebration in the morning at the newly constructed state-of-art Ambedkar auditorium on the sprawling campus of Ram Manohar Lohia Law University in Lucknow.
14 January 2011 | Miscellaneous Current Affairs
West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan is likely to visit Netai village in strife-torn Lalgrah area, where seven unarmed villagers were killed recently. 'The governor is most likely to visit the village on January 19. The schedule of his visit is under preparation,' a Raj Bhavan source told PTI.
13 January 2011 | Person Current Affairs
In his first briefing in 2011 on the United States National Security Strategy Update, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen, while replying to a query, blurted out that Pakistan is the epicenter of terrorism in the world.
12 January 2011 | Appointments Current Affairs
Indian American Namrata 'Nikki' Randhawa Haley, a daughter of Sikh immigrants from Punjab, is all set to be sworn in as the governor of South Carolina at a simple ceremony in Columbia, despite heavy snowfall in the area and forecasts of deteriorating weather.
11 January 2011 | World Current Affairs
United States Vice President Joe Biden made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to have an on ground assessment of the situation in the war-torn country, less than six months before the scheduled start of drawdown of American troops.
10 January 2011 | Business Current Affairs
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates and Chinese Defence Minister General Liang Guanglie began their talks as the two countries try to improve bilateral military ties and discuss ways to ease US concerns about China's military modernisation.
9 January 2011 | Person Current Affairs
India said that Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao is likely to meet her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Standing Committee meeting in Bhutan early in February.
8 January 2011 | Indian Current Affairs
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced merging of the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards into a single facility to simplify visa-free entry and participation of Indian Diaspora in business and other activities in New Delhi.
7 January 2011 | Appointments Current Affairs
Former US commerce secretary William Daley, a strong advocate of enhanced Indo-US ties, has been chosen by President Barack Obama as his new Chief of Staff. Daley, 62, would replace Pete Rouse, interim chief of staff, who would become the counselor to the US President.
6 January 2011 | Sports Current Affairs
The Central Bureau of Investigation raided a dozen premises across the National Capital Region of Delhi in the alleged scam in Commonwealth Games overlays contracts, including at an office under the Union Sports Ministry, as it registered a fourth FIR naming for the second time a top Games official, V K Verma.
5 January 2011 | Awards Current Affairs
London-based Indian writer Kishwar Desai has won United Kingdom's prestigious Costa First Novel Award 2010 for her book Witness by Night, which addresses issues like unwanted girl child, gender prejudice and men-women equality.
4 January 2011 | Politics Current Affairs
The general council of the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam will meet in Chennai on February 3 to discuss and decide the seat arrangements for the upcoming assembly elections with its allies. Karunanidhi announced this decision after rejecting a resignation letter from his son and Fertiliser Minister M K Alagiri from the post of the DMK's organising secretary.
3 January 2011 | Education Current Affairs
Goa University on Monday cancelled two MBBS final year exams after alleged leakage of question papers at Goa Medical College. The question papers of General Medicine-I and General Medicine-II were leaked to students prior to the exam, Goa Medical College Dean V Jindal told media persons.
2 January 2011 | World Current Affairs
India, which has joined the United Nations Security Council after a of gap of 19 years, is most likely to be given a key responsibility by this powerful 15-membered body in fight against terrorism; thus acknowledging New Delhi's prominent role in the global war against terror.
1 January 2011 | Appointments Current Affairs
Madonna has been named Britain's most written-about celebrity, beating Simon Cowell and Victoria Beckham to the top spot. The singer's name has been mentioned in British print media 46,017 times since 2000, according to research by Kantar Media.

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