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August 01, 2012

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India Joins 41 Nations In Condemning Syria Killings  

India on 1 June joined 41 other countries at united nations human rights council (UNHRC) in Geneva to vote for a resolution “strongly condemning” the recent El-houleh incident, which resulted in the death over a hundred civilians including women and children.

Egypt’s Ex-President Hosni Mubarak Sentenced  To Life In Prison  
Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on 2nd June for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year .And also given life term for the killings was Mubarak’s former Interior Minister Habibal-Adly, while six former police commanders were acquitted.

Malik Suspended From Senate Over Dual Nationality    
The supreme court on 4 June suspended interior minister Rehman Malik from the senate (the upper house of parliament) for failing to produce the necessary documents to establish  that he had given up his British nationality.

Google’ Buying ‘Meebo’ To Help Social Networking Push

Google is buying silicon valley start-up Meebo to help expand its social networking service.The acquisition announced on 4 June will bring more tools to google plus,an alternative to facebook.Google has spent more than $16billion buying 140 companies since the end of 2009.The biggest deal in Google’s history of 14 years is buying $12.5 billion cellphone maker motorola.

1st Intercontinental Solar Flight Takes Off 

A Swiss adventure soared above sun -splashed spanish valleys toward Maorocco on 5 June 2012 on the world’s first Intercontinental flight in a solar powered plane. This aircraft has 12,000 solar cells in the wings turning four electrical motors. piccard gradually piloted the place to an altitude of about 3,800 metres as he headed toward spains southern coast some 50 kilometres per hour.

Nobel Slashes Cash Prize

The prize money given to Nobel laureates is to be cut by a fifth, the foundation behind the prestigious awards said on 11 June.currently prize money is 10 million crowns and it would fall to 8 million Swedish crowns ($1.12 million). The Nobel Foundation said the money for the awards, given for excellence in the fields of science, literature and peace. The capital that forms the base for the awards was donated in the will of dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and is managed by the foundation, which was set up in 1900.

Gandhi Kallenbach Letters Go Under Sothe by Hammer

In one of the most significant auctions of Gandhi memorabilia,sotheby’s London in going to put honourable of letters,papers,and photograph which shed light on the life of mahatma, under the hammer on July 10.The archieve comprises five decades of correspondence.much of it previously unpublished,between gandhiand hermon kallenbach, a german-Jewish body builder and architect who became Gandhi’s closest friend after they met in Johomnesburg in batch of letters between Gandhi and kallenbach had come up for sale in 1986 and the Indian government paid $140,000(rs.1.2 crore) for it.The papers are now with the national Archieves, and were published in Gandhi’s collected works in 1994.
Pak Taliban Not To Allow Anti-Polio Campaign In N. Waziristan

Over 16,000 children below the age of five will miss their polio vaccines in North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan due to a ban on vaccination campaigns by a powerful Taliban commander.Hafiz Gul Bahadur, the alleged host of the Haqqani network in North Waziristan Agency,militants had decided to ban the vaccination drive as long as US drone strikes continued in the region. This ban is because the vaccination campaign was a cover for American spies. The ban will seriously impact polio eradication efforts in Pakistan, which is among three countries where polio is still prevalent.
Suu Kyi Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 21 years late

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally accepted her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on 16 June after spending a total of 15 years under house arrest and said full political freedom in her country was still a long way off.

Prince Salman is The new Saudi Arabian Prince

Saudi Arabian ruling family named defense minister prince Salman bin abdul Aziz in the new crown prince on 18 June 2012 .Prince Nayef who died last week in Geneva and was the crown prince only since November.The death of prince Nyef lead to appointment of new prince salman as the new saudi Arabian prince.

Supreme Court Of Pakistan Debarred Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani From Office

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on 19 June 2012, debarred Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raja Gilani from his office. The court’s ruling also disqualified Gilani as the member of the National Assembly, the lower house of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament). Gilani was convicted for violating the article 63(1) of the constitution of Pakistan on 26 April 2012 by the Supreme Court. The court’s verdict came following Gilani’s refusal to probe cases of corruption against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Pak Ranks 13th In Failed States Index

Pakistan, a country which is run by military obsessed with Indian and by a civilian elite that steals all it can and pay almost no taxes.  so it has been  raked 13th in the latest ranking of failed states.The unique ranking compiled by the prestigious foreign policy magazine is topped by Africa countries Somalia(114.9points) ,Congo(111.2), Sudan(109.4),chad(107.6), Zimbabwe(106.3) .

Antonis Samara Sworn In As The Prime Minister Of Greece

The New Democracy Party leader Antonis Samara sworn in as the Prime Minister of Greece on 20 June 2012. Samaras’s centre-right New Democracy party bagged 129 seats of 300 in the parliamentary elections held on 17 June 2012.

Oxford Honours Suu Kyi By Presenting Honorary Doctorate To Her

Paying fulsome tributes, the University of Oxford on Wednesday honoured Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi by presenting her with an honorary doctorate in Civil Law in a traditional ceremony telecast live.

Oracle CEO Buys Hawaii’s Sixth Largest Island

Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought 98 percent of Hawaii’s sixth-largest island, Lanai, the state’s governor announced on 20 June. Ellison, ranked in 2012 as America’s third-richest man, is purchasing the property from fellow billionaire David Murdock.

PPP Loyalist Ashraf Elected Pakistan Prime Minister

Pakistan on 21June evening got its new prime minister in Pakistan peoples party(PPP) loyalist Raja Parez Ashraf,who enters he office with a corruption case, already in the supreme court,that earned him the nickname ‘Raja Rental’.

Euro's Big 4 agree on $163-B growth plan

The leaders of France, Germany, Italy & Spain agreed to push for a growth package worth up to $163 billion at a key EU summit next week aimed to kick starting the economy and safe guarding the currency bloc.

Islamist Morsi Wins Egyptian Presidency

Islamist Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president of Egypt with 51.7 percent of last weekend’s run-off vote, defeating former general Ahmed Shafik, the state election committee said on 24 June 2012.

UNEP Released Its Global Food  Security Report “Avoiding Future Faminer”

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released its food security report “Avoiding future Faminer : strengthening the Ecological basis of food security through sustainable development in Riode Janeirio ,Brazil on 20 Juen2012.The report noted that food security must be at the top of the priority list of country’s policy if  the world has to provide food to its 7billion population.

Muse’s Survival In The London 2012 Olympics Song

The British rock trio Muse has the official song for the 2012 London games.The song,”survival”is a Humdering rock anthem that was broad casted for the first time on 28 June 2012 on BBC radio.The song will be played during the July 27- August 12 games as athletes enter the venue and before medal ceremonies.

Afghanistan And Norway Finalized The Draft Of The Strategic Partnership Agreement

Afghanistan and Norway on 27 June 2012 finalized the draft of the strategic partnership agreement between the two countries.The two countries will the draft in September 2012. Norwegian Afghanistan.The strategic partnership agreement provides the long term framework after the with drawl of forces .Afghanistan and Norway after the withdrawal of forces.Afghanistan has already signed strategic partnership agreement with the US,Britain,India Germany,France and Italy.

Russia, France To Jointly Build Armoured Vehicle

Russia and France will jointly build a new armoured infantry vehicle, Russian arms export monopoly Rosoboron export said. The vehicle should appear in the near future, around 18 months. We have a draft design and a model has been made,” he said.  France was also interested in co-production with Russia of an armoured personnel carrier to be sold to third countries.

India-South Korea For Second Foreign policy And Security Dialogue In New Delhi

India and south korea decided t cooperate in the areas of civil nuclear energy and space, including the lauch of Korean satellites by India.Both of them met in New delhi on 28 June 2012 during their second foreign policy and security dialogue. The Indian delegation was led by sanjay singh, secretory(east)external affairs ministry, while the korean side was led by hu Ho-Young, first vice minister of foreign affairs a trade.

US Supreme Court Held US Health Care Law Constitutional

The US supreme court on 28 June 2012 , upheld the US president BARACK obama’s most ambitious social legislations the Health care Law(The patient protection and Affordable care act). The Court verdict came in the favor of legislation,made it mandatory for all American citizen to have health insurance or pay a penalty. The health care legislation mainly aims at covering more than 30 millions who have not been insured. The 9-judge US Apex court headed by chief justice John Robert held the ruling as constitutional in 5-4 ruling.

White House Encouraged By Eurozone Summit

The White House on 30 June 2012 welcomed the decisions taken by European leaders to boost flagging economies,saying these are encouraging signs, even as it acknowledged that the challenges will not be resolved overnight.

Syria Gets New Prime Minister

Syria President , Bashra-al-Assad, appointed Riyad Hijab as the prime Minister of Syria on June 6,2012 to form a new government. He replaced Adel safar,who was appointed in April,2011.

Russia And China Sign 10 Agreements

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and President if china Hu Jintao on June 5,2012 signed agreements to establish nuclear reactor in china and for the development of aircrafts and helicopters.Russia will establish two nuclear reactors in china and both the nations will cooperate with each other in the fields of energy, tourism and electricity.

Global peace Index

The Global peace Index (GPI) for 158 countries released on June 12,2012. The study was conducted by Australia and Us—based Institute for Economic and Peace (IEP).Most peaceful countries in  the world are Ice Land, Denmark and New Zealand.Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited(REIL), Known for its electronic milk testing instruments and solar lighting technology has been chosen for the best PSU Award 2012, in the Mini category.

George Bush voted Most Unpopular former US President

George W.Bush has been voted the most unpopular living former president of the US. Bush was the 43rd President of the Us from 2001 to 2009.According to a CN poll, just 43 percent of people questioned said they have a good opinion of Bush, while 54 percent said the opposite.

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali imprisoned for life time

Tunisian court sentenced former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to life imprisonment  on June 13 ,2012 for presiding  over the bloody protest crackdown that ignited Arab spring. He faced countless charges including drug trafficking and embezzlement. He had exiled to Saudi Arabia in  January2011.
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