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2011 March 28 to 29 Current Affairs

Tiger population has increased to 1706 in 2010: Tiger Census

The tiger population in the country has risen to 1706 compared to 1411 in 2006 -- a 12 pc increase that excludes the big cats of Sundarbans, the latest Tiger Census

India, Africa set $70 b trade target

India and Africa have set a target to take trade to USD 70 billion by 2015 on the back of increasing economic engagement between the two sides.

P.C. Mathew passes away

P.C. Mathew, one of the last surviving members of the Indian Civil Service, in which he had a distinguished career, passed away.

Leela Samson chosen as next censor board chief

Noted Bharatanatyam dancer Leela Samson, currently chairperson of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and director of the Kalakshetra dance school in Chennai, as the new chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

Bhaskar Pramanik to head Microsoft India

Software giant Microsoft said it had appointed Bhaskar Pramanik as Chairman for its India operations.

DRDO Awards

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Young Scientist Award for 2010.

The recipients of the award are:

V. Bhanu Naidu, MTRDC, Bangalore

Venkatesh Prabhu, LRDE, Bangalore

Md Shahid, ADE, Bangalore and 

Ajay Pal, DFRL, Mysore.

The Best Performance Award for 2010 was also conferred on

M. Prakash, DARE, Bangalore 

A. Srinivasa, LRDE, Bangalore 

Girija S., ADE, Bangalore

K. Uma, TTC Centre, Bangalore and 

A. Padmashree, DFRL, Mysore

‘Best Medical Tourism Facility' national award for 2009-10

Apollo Health City, Hyderabad has been awarded the ‘Best Medical Tourism Facility' national award for 2009-10 by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Sony Ericsson Open: Paes-Bhpathi win Men’s Doubles first round

The Indian due of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have defeated the pair of American Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Roger of Netherlands Antilles in the Men’s Doubles first round of the Sony Ericsson Open at Miami, USA.

In Women’s event, the Slovakian-Polish combine of Daniela Hantuchova and Agnieszka Radwanska defeated the Indo-Russian pair of Sania Mirza and Elina Vesnina 6-4,6-3 in the second round.



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