Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Essential notes for MCJ Entrance Test - Osmania University

Meet India's political yoga star Swami Ramdev

Election results

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attends the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore in New Delhi on May 7, 2011. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced that the Government of India had decided to institute a prestigious International award in the name of Rabindranath Tagore to recognise very distinguished contributions towards the promotion of international brotherhood and fraternity.
Indian doctor Binayak Sen holds a biography book on him which were distributed at a seminar themed on "Attack by the State on the Life and Personal liberty of its people in Democratic India: Examining the Law on Sedition, other Draconian Laws and Human Rights Violations of Citizens under Ordinary Laws" in New Delhi May 7, 2011. The Supreme Court last month granted bail to Sen, a doctor who was sentenced to life for links with Maoists and disputed sedition charges against him in a case that sparked international scrutiny of the country's human rights record.

Osmania University BCJ Entrance Test 2010 current affairs plus

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BCJ 2008: BCJ (Bachelor of Communication and Journalism) Osmania University Entrnace Test Material

Words often used in the media

Kalpana Sharma is a Mumbai-based journalist and columnist and author of the book "Rediscovering Dharavi".

Great Soul, a book on Mahatma Gandhi was written by former editor Joseph Lelyveld

Actor Vikram becomes youth envoy for United Nations Human Settlement Programme - UN Habitat

BRIC economy to surpass US by 2015: Study
BRIC ( Brazil, Russia, Indian, China)

BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) 

South Africa's veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis became the second all-rounder after Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya to score 1,000 runs and pick up 20 wickets in the World Cup

India has overtaken China to become the world's largest importer of arms, a Sweden-based think tank says.

AP tops in crime against women 

India's top court allows 'passive euthanasia'
India's Supreme Court ruled on Monday that life support can be legally removed for some terminally ill patients in a ruling that will allow "passive euthanasia" for the first time.

The Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee announced, in Lok Sabha today, an increase in the allocation under the MPLAD Scheme from Rs.2 crore to Rs.5 crore per Member.

Jasmine Revolution
the Tunisian Revolution in which President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was forced out of the presidency by popular protests in late 2010/early 2011, called "the Jasmine Revolution" by many media organisations, and which was the impetus of the 2010–2011 Middle East and North Africa protests.

Lakshmi Mittal replaces Mukesh Ambani as world's richest Indian.

Shane Watson scored 185 runs from 96 balls, including a record 15 sixes, while leading Australia to a nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their second one-day cricket International in Mirpur.

World Book Day - 3rd March

Death for 11, life for 20 accused in Godhra train burning case

PC Chacko appointed chairman of JPC on 2G scam

RIL-BP $7.2 bn deal among largest FDIs in India

Sachin Tendulkar is Wisden's leading cricketer for 2010

The Nobel Peace Prize 2010 was awarded to Liu Xiaobo "for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China".

"China has emerged as the world's second-largest economy, surpassing neighbouring Japan , which had held on to the position for over four decades.

"India's foreign exchange reserves went up by USD 243 million to USD 299.415 billion in the week ended February 4, driven by an increase in its foreign currency assets (FCAs)."

DMK's Kalaignar TV linked in 2G scam

"Hundreds of Indian students, mostly from Andhra Pradesh, face the prospect of deportation from the US after authorities raided and shut down a university in the Silicon Valley on charges of a massive immigration fraud.

The Tri-Valley University in Pleasanton, a major suburb in San Francisco Bay Area, has been charged by federal investigating authorities with being part of an effort to defraud, misuse visa permits and indulge in money laundering and other crimes."

SC grants bail to Binayak Sen

Actress-turned-director Nandita Das has been conferred with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, one of the highest civilian awards of France, for her contribution to the development of Indo-French cooperation in cinema.

Anna Hazare wins Rabindranath Tagore peace award
Social activist Anna Hazare, who is on a fast-unto-death for a stronger anti-corruption Lokpal Bill, has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize by the Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM). The award carries a cash reward of one crore rupees, a gold medal and a citation.

Record centuries in World Cup
A record number of 24 centuries scored -- the highest in a single edition.
Zaheer Khan, who was instrumental in India's victorious effort in the World Cup, emerged as the leading wicket taker in the tournament with 21 wickets, a feat he shared with Pakistan Captain and leg spinner Shahid Afridi.

Siddhartha Mukherjee wins 2011 Pulitzer prize
Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on cancer, 'The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,' has won the prestigious 2011 Pulitzer prize in the general non-fiction category.

Anna Hazare, more on Hazare
A. Raja - Spectrum 2G scam
Social Media
Social Networking
Lokpal Bill
Srikrishna Committee
Julian Assange
Barkha Dutt
Niira Radia
Vir Sanghvi
Guardian newspaper
Cricket World Cup 2011
- man of the series - Yuvraj Singh
- man of the match in final - MS Dhoni
- final match held in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Satya Sai Baba
Poonam Pandey
Hasan Ali
Japan earthquake / tsunami
Hosni Mubarak
Silvio Berlusconi
PJ Thomas : CVC Thomas: A chronology
Tahrir Square
Adarsh Housing
Pt. Bhimsen Joshi

The Alchemist has been translated into more than 67 languages, winning the Guiness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

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