Monthly Archives: October 2011

General Conference admits Palestine as UNESCO Member State

UNESCO’s General Conference today voted to admit Palestine as a Member State of the Organization. Palestine’s entry will bring the number of UNESCO’s Member States to 195. The vote was carried by 107 votes in favour of admission and 14 … Continue reading

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Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One Grand Prix of India

Visit mlhomeschool to find out more regarding homeschooler Sebastian Vettel scored a perfect victory in the inaugural Formula One Grand Prix of India at the Buddh International Circuit on 30th October 2011. The German started from the pole, led every … Continue reading

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The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011

Rahul Bhattacharya bagged the ‘The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011′ for his The Sly Company of People Who Care. The book, which narrates a young Indian’s Caribbean adventures in the company of a Guyanese diamond-hunter, was virtually deadlocked … Continue reading

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Bopanna and Qureshi clinch title Stockholm Open

Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi won their second ATP doubles title of the season, and third overall, after outplaying Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in straight sets in the summit clash of the Stockholm Open, here on Sunday. The top-seeded … Continue reading

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NATO announces end of Libya mission from 31st October

NATO has announced it will end its air campaign over Libya from 31st October 2011, following the decision of the U.N. Security Council to lift the no-fly zone and end military action to protect civilians. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Gold Bullion Coin Unveiled at Perth, Australia

Australia’s Perth Mint unveiled on 27/10/2011 what it says is the world’s largest gold bullion coin, weighing more than a tonne and worth Aus$53.5 million (US$55 million). Embossed on one side with a leaping kangaroo and on the other with … Continue reading

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International Court of Justice (ICJ)

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations (UN). It was established in June 1945 by the Charter of the United Nations and began work in April 1946. The seat of the Court … Continue reading

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The UN Human Development Index (HDI) 2011

Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together – and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur … Continue reading

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The India Human Development Report 2011

The India Human Development Report 2011 has patted Kerala for achieving the highest literacy rate, providing quality health services and on the subject of consumption expenditure of people. Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Goa have secured second, third and fourth positions … Continue reading

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Nine per cent for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17)

The National Development Council (NDC) on 22nd October endorsed a growth target of nine per cent for the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) despite the current economic slowdown and global financial concerns, even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appealed to … Continue reading

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