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2011 May 13 to 14 Current Affairs



Govt to conduct Economic Census in 2012

The govt will launch an economic census next year involving collection of data from entrepreneurial units in the country with a view to help in micro level planning and policy formulations, specially in the unorganised sector.





Honours for Kerala Tourism at New York festival

A promotional film of Kerala Tourism, has bagged the Bronze World Medal for cinematography at the New York Festivals.





Govt constitutes a panel to review deemed exports policy


The government has said it has formed an expert committee to review deemed exports policy where there have been incidents of misuse of the scheme.





India signs tax treaty with Colombia

India on Friday signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Colombia for avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income emanating from either country. Agreement will provide tax stability to the residents.





Industrial growth slows down to 7.8% in 2010-11

Manufacturing and mining sectors pulled down the industrial growth rate to 7.8 per cent in 2010-11 from 10.5 per cent in 2009-10.

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) released by the Central Statistical Organisation revealed that the industry's standalone performance during March has been the best since October 2010 with a growth of 7.3 per cent.





Barcelona was crowned Spanish champion

Barcelona was crowned Spanish champion for the third successive season with a 1-1 draw at Levante, thus clinching a 21st domestic title with two games to spare.




Arafura Games: India win one Gold, two Silver

India won One Gold and two silver medals in the Arafura Games at Darwin in Australia. The gold was clinched by Pinki Jangra in the 51kg boxing caegory when she beat Siona Fernandes of New Zealand 18-13 in the final.

The 21-year old pugilist was also awarded the 'Best Boxer' title for her fine performance in the tournament.

India's two silver medals came through Meena in the 60kg and Pooja in the 75kg divisions.






India bag 10 gold and a silver in South Asia Judo tourney 

Indian judokas swept the South Asia Judo Championships, finishing with 10 gold and a silver, held in Islamabad on May 11-12.

The Gold medal winners:
Harpreet Singh (below 66 Kg),
Shanitimala Dev (below 48 Kg),
Ramashrey Yadav (below 73 Kg),
N Gomti Chanu (below 52 Kg),
Yashpal Solanki (below 90 Kg),
A Anita Chanu (below 57 Kg),
Vikram Solanki (below 100 Kg),
Garima Chaudhary (below 63 Kg),
Jitender Pal (above 100 Kg), Ch Jina Devi (below 70 Kg).

Silver medal winner: 
Virender Singh (below 81 Kg).



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