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64. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2013 : On 9 January Pranab Mukherjee President of

India presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Awards) 2013 to 14 people, included

Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi and Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag, He was

also the Chief Guest of 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013. In accordance to Tradition,

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Awards) 2013 have been given to notable Indians living

abroad. The other awardees are Prof Dr Gurusharan Singh Chhatwal of Germany for

science, Dr Rasik Vihari Joshi (Mexico) for Literature, Gilbert Canabady Moutien (Reunion

Island) and Mohammed Rabeeh Karuvanthodi (Saudi Arabia) for business, Patricia Maria

Rozario(UK) for Music, Dr Narendra Ramakrishna Kumar (USA) for Healthcare, Subash

Razdan (USA) and Islmail Ebrahim (South Afrcia) for Public service. Dr Satendra Kumar

Singh (New Zealand), Australia India Society of Victoria (Australia) and Bava Pandalingal

(UAE), Ashok Shambhomal Vaswani (Guinea), Indian Doctors Forum, Kuwait for

community service, Tan Sri Ravindran Menon from Malaysia for Community service, are

among others on the list of awardees.

65. Mamata Banerjee gets gift from PCB : Overwhelmed’ by the hospitality at the Eden

Gardens during India-Pakistan second ODI in Kolkata, the PCB sent the gift as a silvercoated

Quran to the Cricket Association of Bengal who handed it over to the CM during a

function at the Netaji Indoor in Kolkata on 10 January 2013.

66. Mahaveer Golechha Bags Award for Alzheimer’s Drug : On 17 January The Londonbased

Indian researcher Mahaveer Golechha, was selected to be felicitated for an award

that includes his work on a drug that can be a potential cure of Alzheimer’s disease.In the

study conducted by Golechha, he found discovered that naringin has essential anti-

Alzheimer activity.

67. 70th Golden Globe Awards – 2013 : On January 13 The 70th Golden Globe Awards

honored the best in film and television of 2012, was presented in California .

Best Film – : Argo

Best Actor – : Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Best Actress – : Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Director - Ben Affleck (Argo)

Best Musical or Comedy -: Les Miserables

Best Foreign Language Film – : Amour

Best Animated Feature Film -: Brave

68. Krishi Karman Awards 2011- 2012

On 15 January President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Krishi Karman awards for the year

2011-12 at an award ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The awards were presented to the

State Governments for their excellent performance in increasing the production of food grains in

their respective states.

Awards in Different Segments :-

- The Awards for Special Contribution to Total Food Grains Production - Madhya Pradesh, Tamil

Nadu, Manipur and Nagaland

- Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Rice – Bihar

- Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Wheat - Haryana

- Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Pulses - Jharkhand

- Award for Contribution to Production and Productivity of Coarse Cereals – Uttar Pradesh

69. 58th Filmfare Awards

The 58th Filmfare Awards were held honoring the best films of 2012 from the Hindi-language film

industry (commonly known as Bollywood). The ceremony was held on January 20, 2013 at


Best Movie :- Barfi!

Best Actor :- Ranbir Kapoor (Film -Barfi!)

Best Actress :- Vidya Balan (Film – Kahaani )

Best Director :- Sujoy Ghosh (Film – Kahaani )

Lifetime Achievement Award :- Yash Chopra (After Death)

69. Prof C N R Rao awarded by Chinese Academy of Sciences : The Chinese Academy of

Sciences was awarded Prof C N R Rao, National Research Professor and Honorary President

of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCAR), the prestigious

“International Scientific Cooperation Award 2012″. The award is designed to acknowledge

outstanding scientists for their contribution to science and for promoting global networking

of international science cooperation.

70. Padma Awards – 2013President of India Approved the Conferment of 108 Padma

Awards : On 25 January Pranab Mukherjee, the President of Union of India approved

conferment of 108 Padma Awards. Four people have been conferred with Padma Vibhusan,

twenty four are conferred with Padma Bhushan and 80 people would be receiving Padma

Shree Awards. Out of all the awardees twenty-four are ladies and 11 people belong to

categories like NRIs, PIOs, Foreigners and Posthumous awardees.

Padma Vibhushan

Raghunath Mohapatra, Art, Orissa

S Haider Raza, Art, Delhi

Prof Yash Pal, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh

Prof Roddam Narasimha, Science and Engineering, Karnataka

Padma Bhushan

Sharmila Tagore, Art, Delhi

Dr (Smt) Saroja Vaidyanathan, Art, Delhi

Late Rajesh Khanna, Art, Maharashtra

Late Jaspal Singh Bhatti, Art, Punjab

Adi Burjor Godrej, Trade and Industry, Maharashtra

Prof Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Literature & Education USA

Rahul Dravid, Sports, Karnataka

H Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, Sports, Manipur

Padma Shri

Hosanagara Nagarajegowda Girisha, Sports, Karnataka ,

Subedar Major Vijay Kumar, Sports, Himachal Pradesh

Yogeshwar Dutt, Sports, Haryana

B Jayashree, Art, Karnataka

Sridevi Kapoor, Art, Maharashtra

Ramesh Gopaldas Sippy, Art, Maharashtra

71. 359 Gallantry and Other Defence Decorations Announced : On 26 January President

Pranab Mukherjee has approved awards of 359 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to

Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of the 64th Republic Day Celebrations .This

includes 01 Kirti Chakra, 11 Shaurya Chakra, 56 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 01 Bar to Nao

Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry), 03 Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry),

28 Param Vishisht Seva Medal, 03 Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, 06 Bar to Ati Vishisht Seva

Medal, 44 Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, 12 Yudh Seva Medal, 02 Bar to Sena Medal (Devotion

to Duty), 37 Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 01 Bar to Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to

Duty), 07 Nao Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 14 Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty), 04

Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal and 116 Vishisht Seva Medal..Major Abup J Manjali of the

Rashtriya Rifles was selected for the award of Kirti Chakra for his extraordinary bravery

efforts in counter- terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

72. Taiwan Business Magnate Launched Tang Prize (Asian Noble Prize)

On 28 January Samuel Yin , A business magnate tycoon from Taiwan has launched the Tang

Prize(Asian Noble prize) for outstanding achievements in natural and social sciences.He announced

that he would establish Tang Prize Foundation which would have an initial donation of 103 million

dollar.Tang Prize Foundation was decided that the prizes under the Tang Prize Foundation will be

awarded every alternate year to the international leaders in sustainable development,

biopharmaceutical science, the rule of law as well as the study of China.


The 30th Olympics 2012 held at London on 27 July and ended on 12 August. This is a 17 days

Festival of Five Rings. There are 204 countries and more than 10,000 athletes participated in 300

events. US secured top place in medals of acquiring 104 medals in total, 46 gold, 29 silver and 29

bronze. the next place occupied by China of 99 medals. Britain stood at 3rd place of acquiring 65

medals in total. India stood at 55th place by acquiring 6 medals in total, 2 silver and 4 bronze.

India got 6 medals among 81 athletes who participated in London Olympics. The next Olympics

will be host by Rio De Janeiro on

2016. The Winter Olympics 2014 will be host by Russia, Sochi.

1. The name of the Indian Medalists are : 1. Gagan Narang won the bronze Medal in the event

of Men’s 10m. Air Rifle shooting.

2. Vijay Kumar won the Silver Medal in the event of individual 25 metre rapid fire pistol. He was

awarded Khel Ratna by the Government of India of his performance inLondon Olympics 2012.

3. Saina Nehwal won the Bronze medal in the Event of Badminton Women’s Singles.

4. Mary Kom won the bronze medal in the event of Women’s Fly 51kg. Boxing.

5. Yogeswar Dutt won the bronze medal in the event of Men’s 60kg. Free style wrestling. He was

awarded Khel Ratna by the Government of India of his performance in London Olympics 2012.

6. Sushil kumar who is an Indian Flag Bearer and also won Silver Medal in the event of Men’s

66kg. Free style wrestling

2. London Olympics world Records:

Name Event World Record

Dong Hyun Im Archery 699 Points

Rebecca Soni Swimming Breast Stroke 2:19.59 hr:mm:ss

Xiaojun Weight Lifting 379 kgs

Xiaojun Lu Weight Lifting 175 kg

Lulu Zhou Weight Lifting 333 kg

Ilya Ilyin Weight Lifting 418kg

Ilya Ilyin Weight Lifting 233kg

Zulfiya Chinshanlo Weight Lifting 131kg

Un Guk Kim Weight Lifting 327kg

Usian Bolt Runner 100m race 9.63 seconds

Rudisha Runner 800m race 1:40.91

Jason Kenny Cycling (Track)Individual 9.713 seconds

Sergei Martynov Shooting 50 m Rifle Prone 705.5points

Leuris Pupo Shooting 25m rapid fire


34 points

Jessica Rossi Trap 99 points

Alexei Klimov Shooting rapid fire pistol 592 points

Shiwen Ye Swimming (400m Individual


4:28:43 hr:mm:ss

Missy Franklin Swimming Back stroke 2:04:06 hr:mm:ss

Dana Vollmer Swimming (100m Butterfly) 55.98 secs

3. List of Countries ranking by gold Medal:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Totla


1 United 46 29 29 104

states of


2 People’s

Republic of


38 27 23 88

3 Great


29 17 19 65

4 Russian


24 26 32 82

5 Republic of


13 8 7 28

55 India 0 2 4 6

4. Highest Medals in Olympics won by Individuals:

Country Athlete


Gold Silver Bronze Total



4 2 0 6



4 0 1 5



3 1 1 5

Jamaica BOLT USAIN 3 0 0 3



3 0 0 3

5. Gold Medalists:

6. Andrian Clinhes Gold by a Finger Tip : Nathan Andrian clinched the Olympic 100 m free

style gold by a fingertip on 1 August 2012 to become the first American to hold the title since


7. Serena Williams Wins Olympic Gold : Serena Williams secured her first ever gold medal

victory in the women’s singles with 6-0, 6-1 win over the Russian beauty, Maria Sharapova at the

All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon on 4 August 2012.Serena becomes the second women

to win the Olympic gold medal in addition to all four different Grand Slam titles. she also set the

record of being the only female professional to attain the number one spot in both singles and

doubles category.

8. Ben Ainslie Claims a Record : Britain’s Ben Ainslie became the most successful Olympic

sailor on 5 August 2012 won a gold medal in the single handed finn class to claim a record

breaking fifth consecutive medal.

9. Murray Won Olympic Gold : Britain’s Andy Murray demolished Roger Federer 6-2,6-1,6-4 in

the men’s final on 5 Aug 2012 to wins first gold medal ad avenge his Wimbledon final defeat

against the world no1. Roger Federer bagged Olympic Silver , Juan Martin del potro bagged


10.Serena and Venus Williams won Olympics Gold in Women’s Doubles : Serena and

Venus Williams teamed to win women’s doubles title at the Olympics on 5 August 2012. The third

time the dynamic duo taken Home the gold medal.

11. Lin Defends Olympic Badminton Gold : China’s Lin Dan over hauled Lee Chong Wei in the

final to win Olympic men’s badminton singles on 5 August 2012.

12.Salimikordasiabi Won Olympic Gold : nran’s Beh Salmi Kordasiabi won gold in the event of

weightlifting competition at London to claim the title of “Strongest man at the Olympics”. He lifted

455 kg in total.silver for sajjad Anoushiravani. He is from Iran. Bronze for Russia’s Rulsan ALbegor

with 448kg.

1. Sally Pearson Won 100m Hurdled Olympic Gold : Sally Pearson an Australian Won

100m hurdles Olympic Gold. She made an Olympic record time of 12.35seconds at

Olympic Stadium, London. The Victory margin record time of 12.37 seconds made by

Joanna Hayes of US in Athens.

2. Decathlon Gold for Ashton eaton : Decathlon is the toughest event in the Olympics.

which consists of 10 events as one event.On 10 Aug America based Ashton eaton who is

an Olympic Gold winner of Decathlon of total of 8,869 points m ade at London. Previously

he made a World Record by acquiring 9,026 points at U.S. Olympic trials.

3. Yodisha Won Women’s Wrestling Title : Japan’s saori Yodish won a third Olympic 55

kg women’s free style Wrestling title on 9 August 2012.

4. Women’s Soccer Won By America : The U. S Women’s Football team won its third

straight Olympic medal on 9 August 2012 by beating Japan of 2-1.The midfielder Carli

Lloyd, who made critical 2 goals to America’s victory.

5. Oscar Pistorius : South African athlete Oscar Pistorius made a history when he became

the first double amputee to participate in an athletics event of 400meters at the Olympics

on 04 August 2012.

6. Olympic Swimming: Power Ranking Michael Phelps’ 18 Gold Medal Performances

: Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who has won 22 Olympic medals (18 Gold, 2

Silver, & 2 Bronze). He is an Olympic legend who broke the record for most medals while

participating at the London 2012 games. Michael Phelps swam in four Olympic Games. He

broke 39 world records. He beat the record of Larisa Latynina Soviet Union gymnast.

7. Nicola Adams wins first ever women boxing gold : Britain’s Nicola Adams became the

first ever Olympic women’s boxing champion with a 16-7 flyweight final win over China’s

world champion Ren Cancan on 9 August 2012.

8. Lysenko bags Gold : World champion Tatyana Lysenko of Russia added the Olympic

gold to her collections with an Olympic record 78.18m in women’s hammer throw at the

Olympic stadium on 10 August 2012.

9. Roger Federer and Lina were Crowned the : Cincinnati Masters Tennis Championship

World No.1 Tennis player Roger Federer won a record fifth Western and Southern open

title (Cincinnati Masters) at Cincinnati on 19 August 2012. Federer beat second seeded

Novak Djokovic 6-0, 7-6. This was the first time when top seeded men’s players clashed in

the final.

10. India beat Australia to win Under-19 World Cup : India won their third Under-19

World Cup title as captain Unmukt Chand saved his best for last, coming up with a crucial,

unbeaten ton in the final against Australia on 26 August 2012.

11. New Heaven Open title to Czench star : Petra kvitova beat Maria Kirilenko on 25 Aug

to win the New Haven Open, the Czech star’s second WTA tournament title.

12. South Africa’s Hashim Amla becomes fasters : players to 3,000 ODI runs South

Africa’s Hashim Amla became the fastest player to 3,000 one-day international runs during

the course of his 150 that set up the Proteas’ 80- run win over England at the Ageas Bowl

in Southampton.

13. Lydia Ko won CN Canadian Women’s Open LPGA Golf : Lydia Ko Won CN Canadian

Women’s Open LPGA Golf on 26 Aug to become the youngest winner in LPGA Tour History

and only the fifth amateur championship. she is 15-year-old .

14. US PGA Golf champion is Rory Mccllroy : Rory Mallory won US PGA Golf Championship

at kaiwah Island on 12 August 2012.This is his second major title with a record setting

eight shot victory. The Northern Irishman,23, hit a six-under 66 to finish 13 under and

return to world number one.

15. Dhoni named Castrol Indian cricketer of the year : The Castrol Awards for Cricketing

Excellence are the premier cricketing awards recognizing outstanding performances by

Indian cricketers – past, present and future. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was declared the

Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year

2011 whilst Ajit Wadekar received the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award and India’s

Under 19 World Cup winning Captain Unmukt Chand was awarded the Castrol Junior

Cricketer of the Year Award.

16. V.V.S. Laxman retired from international cricket : V.V.S. Laxman retired from

international cricket on 18 August 2012. He played 134 tests, amazing 8781 runs and an

coverage of 45.97 and hitting 17 hundreds. He played 86 ODI for an aggregate of 2338

runs at an average of 30.76.

17. Life Long Ban on Lance Armstrong : The U.S. anti doping agency 14 years of Lance

Armstrong strong career on 24 Aug , including his record of seven tour de France Titles

and banned him for life from the sport. He was cyclist who retired an year ago. He would

no longer challenge USDA and declined to exercise his last option by entering arbitration.

He denied again that he ever took banned substances in his career, called USADA’s

Investigation a “witch hunt” without any physical evidence

18. India beat Cameroon to lift Nehru Cup for the third consecutive time : India beat

Cameroon in a thrilling penalty shoot-out to lift the Nehru Cup 2012 football tournament.

This is India’s third consecutive Nehru Cup title, infact they have just won the three.

19. India’s Girisha Hosanagara Nagarajegowda wins silver in London Paralympics :

The Girisha Hosanagaara Nagarajegowda won India’s first medal at the London 2012

paralympic Games.The Karnataka athlete bagged the silver with a 1.74m effort in the

men’s high jump F42 event on 03 September 2012.

20. India slips to 169th in world rankings : The world football governing body FIFA

released the latest FIFA World Rankings on 5th September 2012 in which India has lost

one spot to be now ranked 169th amongst the 209 ranked nations and territories, while

within Asia India remains 32nd amongst 46 nations in the rankings.

21. USA wins third FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup : United States of America beat former

champion Germany 1-0 in Tokyo to claim its third FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup crown on

8th September 2012.

22. Oscar Pistorius Wins Paralympics Gold In 400 Meters : The ‘Blade Runner’ of South

Africa ,Oscar Pistorius successfully completed 400m-T44 event in 46.68 sec in Paralympics

and won the gold medal.

23. Serena clinches fourth US Open title : Serena Williams captured her 15th Grand Slam

title and fourth career US Open crown with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 victory over World No. 1

Victoria Azarenka on 9th September 2012.

24. Andy Murray first Britisher to win Grand Slam men`s singles title in 76 years :

Andy Murray has overpowered Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in a classic US

Open final to become the first Britisher to win a Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years.

25. Armadillo to be 2014 FIFA World Cup mascot : A rare species of armadillo is set to be

the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on 12 September 2012.In the

previous FIFA World Cup the mascots were:

• FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa- Zakumi the green-haired leopard

• FIFA 2006 World Cup in Germany- Goleo named lion

26. Dhoni named captain of ICC ODI team, Kohli, Gambhir in XI : Indian captain

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named captain of ICC’s ‘ODI Team of the Year’ which also

includes Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir.This is for the fifth consecutive year in a row that

Dhoni has been selected in ICC’s ‘ODI Team of the Year’.ICC awards are announced in

Colombo on 15th September 2012. India’s Virat Kohli was on15

September 2012 rewarded with ‘ODI Cricketer of the Year’.at the ICC annual awards

function in Colombo.

27. Indian Women’s football defeated Nepal And Clinch 2012 SAFF Women’s

Championship : Defending champions India have won the SAFF(South Asian Football

Federation) Women’s Championship 2012 defeating Nepal in the finals played on 16th

September 2012.

28. Saina signs up 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports : The London Olympics bronzemedallist

in badminton Saina Nehwal has signed up a 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports

Management company, making her the country’s highest paid sportsperson outside cricket.

29. Lifter Chandrika first Indian to win medal in Youth Worlds : Chandrika Tarafdar on

19th September 2012 became the first Indian to win a medal in Youth World Weightlifting

Championships after she bagged two bronze in the girls’ 44kg category on the opening day

at Kosice, Slovakia.Tarafdar won a bronze each in clean and jerk and total lift. She lifted

55kg in snatch, 74kg in clean and jerk for a total effort of 129kg.

30. Deepika Kumari won Silver at Recurve World Cup : Deepika Kumari won Silver at

Recurve World Cup on 23 September 2012 in Tokyo. In the finals of the tournament, she

lost against the Korean double Olympic gold medalist, Ki Bo-Bae

31. India got 3rd position in ICC T20 rankings : India got the third position in Reliance

ICC T20 Championship table released by ICC on 26th September 2012 .South Africa and

England got the 1st and 2nd positions respectively.

32. Indian wrestler Babita wins world championship bronze : Babita Kumari (51kg)

became the second Indian female wrestler to win a World Championships medal after she

clinched a bronze in Edmonton, Canada.

33. Humpy wins Ankara Grand Prix-2012 : Grandmaster Koneru Humpy won gold medal in

FIDE Grand Prix in Turkey at Ankara on 28th September 2012

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