World -Latest Appointments
Dilma Rousseff: She has been elected as the first woman Presient of Brazil.
Marouf Bakhit: He has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Jordan by King Abdullah.
India -Union Cabinet Reshuffle/Appointments
Praful Patel: Union Minister, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Salman Khurshid: Union Minister, Water Resources and additional charge of Minority Affairs
S. Jaiswal: Union Minister, Coal.
Sharad Pawar: Union Minister, Agriculture & Food Processing Industry.
Vilasrao Deshmukh: Union Minister, Rural Development & additional charge of Panchayati Raj.
Jaipal Reddy: Union Minister, Petroleum & Natural Gas.
Kamal Nath: Union Minister, Urban Development.
Vayalar Ravi: Union Minister, Overseas Indian Affairs and additional charge of Civil Aviation.
Murli Deora: Union Minister, Corporate Affairs.
Virbhadra Singh: Union Minister, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises.
C.P. Joshi: Union Minister, Highways & Transport.
M.S. Gill: Union Minister, Statistics, Programme Implementation.
Kumari Selja: Union Minister, Culture, Housing, Urban Poverty alleviation.
Subhod Kant Shay: Union Minister, Tourism.
Ashwani Kumar: Minister of State (Independent Charge), Parliamentary Affairs, Planning, Science & Technology, Earth Sciences.
Ajay Maken: Minister of State (Independent Charge), Youth Affairs & Sports.
Beni Prasad Verma: Minister of State (Independent Charge), Steel.
Prof K.G. Thomas: Minister of State (Independent Charge), Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution.
K.C. Venugopal: Minister of State, Power.
E. Ahamed: Minister of State, External Affairs.
V. Narayanasamy: Minister of State, PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Parliamentary Affairs.
Gurudas Kamath: Minister of State, Telecom.
A. Sai Prathap: Minister of State, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
Bharatsinh Solanki: Minister of State, Railways.
Jitin Prasad: Minister of State, Road Transport & Highways.
Madhav S. Khandela: Minister of State, Tribal Affairs.
R.P.N. Singh: Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas and Corporate Affairs.
Tusharbhai Chaudhary: Minister of State, Raod Transport & Highways.
Arun Yadav: Minister of State, Agriculture & Food Preocessing Industries.
P.P. Patil: Minister of State, Coal.
Vincet Pala: Minister of State, Water Resources and Minority Affairs.
Major Events –January 2011
India joins the UN Security Council (UNSC) as its non-permanent member for a two-year term after a gap on 19 years.
China’s first radar evading stealth fighter makes its maiden test flight, making the country only the second nation after USA to test such cutting-edge technology.
All-India mobile number portability services are launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
M.D. Mallaya: Chief of Bank of Baroda, he has been chosen as the Business Standard Banker of the Year.
Bappi Lahiri: He has become the first Indian composer to be in the Grammy jury for the awards in 2012.