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Seasons Greetings


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Seasons Greetings

  1. 1. Launched with an ambition of initially reaching 200 million people all across India – the largest initiative to get all Indians covered under one unique identification. In spite of the launch with huge fanfare, it is now mired in controversies and by the end of the year, its future appears uncertain. 28 January 2011: Aadhar Card LaunchJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  2. 2. The most expensive census of all time in India costing INR 2.2 billion. India is now home to 17.5% of humanity, as the population touched 1.21 billion, up 17.4% from 2001. The rate of growth of population however showed a sharp downward trend, and fell 3.9 percentage points from 2001. 09 February 2011: 2011 Census LaunchJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  3. 3. India recorded the highest income tax collected ever, at Rs 3.362 billion, a jump of 21% over the previous year, an all time record. In spite of increasing tax collections, India’s fiscal deficit continues to increase year after year. 31 March 2011: Income Tax CollectionsJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  4. 4. After 28 years, India once again won the ICC World cup in 2011, breaking the jinx of host countries. An estimated 67.6 million viewers watched the finals in India alone, with another 135 million watching it world wide. With TRP ratings of 13.60 and Peak Ratings of 21.44 – it just shattered all previous record. 2 April 2011: ICC World CupJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  5. 5. After 34 years of un-interrupted rule of CPI-M rule Mamata Banerjee finally wrested control of West Bengal with a sweeping majority. Mamata has now the difficult job of proving that she is as good an administrator as she is at histrionics. 20 May2011: WB ElectionsJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  6. 6. M F Hussain , the ‘Picasso of India’ credited to single handedly bring Indian paintings into world limelight passed away. The death of MF Hussain is estimated to have increased the value of his paintings by 2.5 times. 09 June 2011: M F Hussain diesJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  7. 7. Indian Railways had 4 accidents in July, the largest in any month during the year. In spite of having an independent budget, and an employee base of nearly 1.5 million, Indian Railways continues to suffer from poor safety conditions. At a time when China has raced to build the world’s fastest trains, clearly India needs a lot of catching up to do. July 2011: Train AccidentsJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  8. 8. More than 150,000 people gathered at India Gate to support Anna Hazare, the rallying point for a corruption-free India. For a country which has slipped from a rank of 72 to 95 from 2007 to 2011, corruption continues to be a significant issue touching practically all lives. 16 August 2011: Anna HazareJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  9. 9. For the second time in a year, Sikkim was jolted by a severe earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale. The estimated loss was pegged at INR 1 trillion. While help poured in from many sources, State help continues to remain poor and un-coordinated. 18 September 2011: Sikkim EarthquakeJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  10. 10. Nargis, the 7 billionth child, was born in Dhanaur Village, Lucknow, UP, India. While different countries and organizations continue to propagate many names, 34 births are registered in India every minute. Yet, with child mortality rates of more than 60/1000 India lags well behind the developed world’s 10/1000. 31 October 2011: 7 Billionth ChildJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  11. 11. The Tata Group finally found a successor to Chairman Ratan Tata , in the quiet spoken 43 year old Cyrus Mistry – only the 6th person to occupy this position. Cyrus Mistry has a tough job to follow, with Ratan Tata credited for creating a global conglomerate with revenues in excess INR 3.5 trillion; 40 times the 1991 level when he took over. 23 November 2011: Ratan Tata’s successorJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  12. 12. With an 18% dip, Indian stock markets had their worst performance of the year, with most blue chips dipping to 52-week low prices. Indian equities rank among the worst-performing stock markets in the world in 2011 and have recorded one of the worst performances in the past three decades. 09 December 2011: Indian Stock Markets TankJ F M A M J J A S O N D
  13. 13. 2011 had its share of ups and downsWishing you a wonderful year ahead in 2012!