Sunday, May 13, 2012

Manchester City wins EPL title in a thriller

Manchester City won the English title for the first time in 44 years, surging past Queens Park Rangers 3-2 on Sunday with Sergio Aguero scoring his team's second goal late in stoppage time to snatch the trophy from defending champion Manchester United on goal difference, who finished second this time.

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Rs.1560Cr to modernize irrigation canals in Cauvery delta

Over 4.5 acres of agriculture land in the Cauvery delta are set to benefit from Rs1560Cr project to upgrade irrigation canals.  The ADB has approved Rs.1092Cr loan to this project. The Tamilnadu state government will bring in Rs.468Cr.

Japan goes nuclear free

The No:3 unit of the Tomari nuclear power plant, Japan’s last operating commercial nuclear reactor, went off line on 5th May for mandatory maintenance, leaving the nation without atomic generated electricity for the first time in 42 years. None of Japan’s idle reactors will be permitted to go back online until they pass stringent stress test. 

Special development plan for Malkangiri, Sukma

Union Rural Development Minister, Mr Jayaram Ramesh said that his ministry had decided to prepare and implement a special plan for the development of Maoist infested tribal regions of Malkangiri district of Odisha and Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. This plan would be prepared like the already being implemented plans in the Saranda and Sarju areas in Jharkhand.


China, Russia, and the United States joined the three European countries(France, Germany, and the United Kingdom) in 2006 as part of a format known as the P5+1—in reference to the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.

Terms of the day

NPR- National Population Register
FSA – Fuel Supply Agreement
NAFED – National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation
FCNR Account – Foreign Currency Non Residential Account

Serena, Federer win Madrid open...

Serena Williams overpowered the top-ranked Victoria Azarenka to win the Madrid Open today.
In a clash of two of the tour’s heaviest hitters, Williams battered Azarenka around the new blue-clay court with her big serve and vicious return to take the first four games and never looked back.

Federer beat Tomas Berdych to win the men's title.

TRAI got new chairman...

Commerce Secretary, Rahul Khullar has been appointed as the chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) with immediate effect. Mr. Khullar, will take over from J.S. Sarma who leaves office today.
Mr. Khullar’s appointment was cleared by the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh paving way for his formal appointment. He will serve for a term of three-years as TRAI chairman and will take charge tomorrow.
Mr. Khullar, who was previously the Commerce Secretary, takes over as the TRAI chief at a turbulent time in the history of telecom in India.Currently the whole telecom industry has been protesting against the recent proposal of the telecom regulator on the auctioning of the 2G spectrum.TRAI’s recommendations came following the Supreme Court's February 2 judgement where it cancelled 122 licenses belonging to nine telecom companies and told the government to redistribute them through a first come, first served allocation methodology.

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