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May 2012 World Current Affairs




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The Northeast has been the focus of India’s Myanmar policy, even more so than China. With the security situation in the Northeast stabilizing, PM’s visit to Myanmar was a chance to boost the other side of security: economics. — May 29, Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to hold talks with the Myanmar president today; Stronger trade and investment links and development of border areas to be the focus of talks. — May 28, News On Air
India committed to a close and mutually beneficial relationship with Myanmar, says Prime Minister. — May 27, News On Air
Political crisis deepens in Nepal as negotiations among political parties fail to make headway in drafting new constitution. — May 26, News On Air
Government justifies petrol price hike saying decision to hike prices taken by oil marketing companies; Opposition parties demand rollback of prices. — May 25, News On Air
India sign agreements with Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan paving way for laying the TAPI gas pipeline. — May 25, News On Air
India sign agreements with Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan paving way for laying the TAPI gas pipeline. — May 24, News on AIR
Crucial talks between Iran and five permanent members of UN Security Council over Teheran’s nuclear program begin in Baghdad. — May 23, News on AIR
NATO Summit begins in Chicago to decide exit strategy for international forces and future course of action in Afghanistan. — May 22, News On Air
NATO Summit begins in Chicago to decide exit strategy for international forces and future course of action in Afghanistan. — May 21, News On Air
Two day summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) begins in Chicago. — May 20, News On Air
Leaders of the G-8 countries meet at Camp David in the United States to discuss the debt crisis in Europe and world food security. The US President Barrack Obama has already met the new French President Francois Hollande and described the crisis in Europe as one of extraordinary importance. — May 19, News On Air
A further lifting of US sanctions on Myanmar, which could come during a visit by officials to Washington this week, would be crucial to opening its long-isolated economy, a senior Myanmar government official said. — May 18, Hindustan Times
The South Korean steel company, Posco has decided to set up the 8 million tonne per annum (mtpa) greenfield steel plant near Paradip in Odisha, downsizing its earlier plan of establishing a 12 mtpa steel plant. — May 17, News On Air
All the 19 nuclear power plants in the country are working safely with unmatched safety standards, says the Prime Minister. — May 16, News on AIR
Ahead of talks with International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran says it will not succumb to pressure by the West over its nuclear programme. — May 15, News On Air
Ahead of talks with International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran says it will not succumb to pressure by the West over its nuclear programme. — May 14, News on AIR
Air India pilots urge the management to withdraw termination orders and hold talks to end six day strike. — May 13, News on AIR
In a move that could calm frayed diplomatic nerves between India and China, New Delhi has decided to exit the oil block no 128 in South China Sea. — May 12, Hindustan Times
Cabinet approves a bill to make it mandatory for micro finance Institutions to be registered with RBI and have minimum funds of five lakh rupees; also clears a proposal to procure 75 Pilatus aircraft to train Indian Air Force Pilots. — May 11, News On Air
The rupee tumbled by 52 paise to 53.64 against the American currency in the late morning trade on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers in view of higher dollar in the overseas market. — May 10, Hindustan Times
U.N. Special envoy Kofi Annan and the U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous briefed the Security Council on the progress of ceasefire and implementation of the six point peace plan in Syria yesterday. — May 9, News On Air
Socialist Francois Hollande has won a clear victory in the French presidential election. Mr Hollande, who got an estimated 52 per cent of votes in yesterday’s run-off, said, the French have chosen change. — May 8, News On Air
First Indo-Bangla Joint Consultative Commission to be held shortly in New Delhi; Extradition treaty, Teesta water treaty and boundary implementation agreement likely to be discussed.— May 7, News on AIR
First Indo-Bangla Joint Consultative Commission meets in New Delhi tomorrow; Bilateral issues like extradition treaty and Teesta water treaty likely to dominate the agenda. — May 6, News on AIR
The United Nations has said that Kofi Annan’s peace plan in Syria is on track although progress in implementing the ceasefire is slow. Annan’s spokesperson Ahmad Fawzi told reporters in Geneva that Syria has not fully complied with the peace plan. — May 5, News On Air
In Nepal, all ministers of the coalition government resigned en-mass last night to form a new national unity government in a bid to ensure the promulgation of the constitution by May 27.— May 4, News On Air
India and Japan agree to enhance cooperation in the field of infrastructurall development.— May 3, News On Air
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said she will swear an oath required to enter parliament. — May 2, News On Air
India and Nepal have agreed to step up cooperation between their security forces by undertaking joint training exercises. — May 1, News On Air