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January 12 Current Affairs



New Google India head

Google said that Rajan Anandan, the former Managing Director of Microsoft, has joined the company as Vice-President (Sales and Operations) and Head of India region.



Prince Charles' ‘green utopia' for 15,000 poor Indians

The Prince of Wales is planning to build a shanty town for 15,000 poor people living in India, inspired by the one he saw in the Oscar-winning movie Slum dog Millionaire.

As a part of the plan, schools, shops and 3,000 homes will be built.



India, Bangladesh finalise deal on Teesta, Feni river waters

As a major development in India-Bangladesh relations, New Delhi and Dhaka have agreed to sign a 15-year interim accord on sharing the waters of common rivers Teesta and Feni.

This was decided at a Secretary-level meeting of the Indo-Bangladesh Joint River Commission (JRC).

The agreement is expected to be signed during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Dhaka this year, said Sheikh Wahid-uz-Zaman, Bangladesh Water Resources Secretary, who led the talks with the Indian delegation headed by his counterpart, Dhruv Vijai Singh.

Both Secretaries said the discussions included formulation of a working plan on the sharing of the waters of five other common rivers — Dharla, Dudhkumar, Manu, Khowai, Gumti and Muhuri.



Russia, U.S. enact nuclear pact

Russia and the United States have enacted a historic nuclear cooperation pact that will enable the two countries to collaborate in atomic technologies for the first time in the history of their relations.

The agreement entered into force after Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and U.S. Ambassador John Beyrle exchanged respective diplomatic notes in Moscow.


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