RAS PRE EXAM 2012
Events; Appointments; Etc.: January 2012
APPOINTED; ELECTED; Etc.Martin Shultz: German socialist known for his fiery rhetoric, he has been elected as the President of European Union.
Ramesh Sippy: Noted film director, he has been appointed as Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation.
DISTINGUISHED VISITORSYingluck Shinawatra: Prime Minister of Thailand.
Sheikh Hasina Wajed: Prime minister of Bangladesh.
Kamla Prasad Bissessar: Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago.
DIEDHomai Vyarawala: India’s first woman photo-journalist. She was 98.
1—US President Barck Obama signs into law a massive $662-billion defence spending Bill that also seeks to suspend sixy per cent of $1.1-billion military aid to Pakistan.
28—Eighty-two per cent of the electorate exercises their franchise in Manipur Assembly polls.
30—Punjab electorate records highest ever turn-out of 76.63 per cent in the elections for the State Assembly. Uttarkhand records 70 per cent polling,
MILESTONESFlt. Lt. Sneha Shekhawat: She is the first woman pilot to lead the Indian Air Force contingent at the Republic Day parade.