Wednesday, February 8, 2012


RBI asked banks to display the list of unclaimed accounts and deposits:
 Unclaimed accounts and deposits in public sector banks- Rs.1467 crore, in private banks it is 195.90 crore and Rs.60 crore in foreign banks. 

Science communicator RD Sharma who was a senior officer in Indian Council of Agricultural Research passed away.

Indian Embassy in Beijing to be inaugurated today by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna.

Norwegian IT Minister Rigmor Aasrud visits India.

Agro-chemicals maker Insecticides India has entered into a marketing tie up with Nissan Chemicals of Jappan.

GoM(Group Of Ministers) clears proposal to allow airlines to import jet fuel directly.

National Housing Bank Chairman- RV Verma.

NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) Chairman- Arup Roy Choudhury.

Glencore agrees to buy Xstrata for 26 billion pound in shares.

MEP- Minimum Export Price.

BRICS group-  Brazil Russia India China South Africa

YES Bank ties up with Buldana Society.

Mauritius PM Mr Navinchandra Ramgoolam visits India:

India has DTAA (Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement) with Mauritius. Mauritius is the largest source of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) into India.

 MC Jacob has taken charge as the new Chief General Manager of State Bank of Travancore.

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth scaled down to 6.9%

The government scaled down its economic growth projections for 2011-12 to a three year low of 6.9% from a robust 8.4% achieved in the previous financial year.

Iran agrees for part payment in rupees for crude oil sale

It has agreed to accept 45% of the payment for its crude imports in rupees through three Indian banks.
Iranian Ambassador to India- Seyed Mehdi Nabizadeh.

Laureus Sports Awards

Laureus Sports Award ceremony was held in London.

Sports man of the year: Novak Djokovic (Tennis, Serbia)
Sportswomen of the year: Vivian Cheruiyot (Distance runner, Kenya)
Team of the year: FC Barcelona (Football, Spain)
Breakthrough of the year: Rory Mcllroy (Golf, Northern Ireland)
Come back of the year award: Darren Clarke (Golf, Northern Ireland)
Disability award: Oscar Pistorius (Sprinter, South Africa)
Lifetime achievement award: Bobby Charlton (Football, England)
Sports for good award: Rai Souza Vieira de Oliveira, a former Brazilian footballer
Action Sportsperson of the year: Kelly Slater American surfer

Union budget on March 16

Traditionally the budget is unveiled on the last day of February. It has been delayed by the assembly election in five states(Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Goa).  Railway budget is on March 14th and Economic survey(The Finance Ministry presents the Economic Survey in the parliament every year, just before the Union Budget. It is the ministry's view on the annual economic development of the country) is on 15th.

Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed quits

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) on Tuesday announced his resignation on television. The declaration came after the police and the army were involved in clashes in streets of the island nation amid protest over the arrest of a top judge. Vice President Dr. Waheed will hold the reigns till a new arrangement is made. The SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) summit 2011 was held in Addu, Maldives in November last.

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