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Novel releases in January 2012

Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel (Release date 10th Jan 2012)
Lunatics is a story of two men whose paths cross and through a series of escalating events ended up in running for their lives

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Release date 10th Jan 2012)
It is a story about a teenage girl with terminal cancer whose expectations for her life and death are challenged when a handsome guy joins the cancer support group and their lives connect

The Operators by Michael Hastings (Release date 10th Jan 2012)
It is a controversial look at the war in Afghanistan by the journalist who wrote the 2010 Rolling Stone article about the war that let to the firing of General Stanley McChrystal

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey (Release date 24th Jan 2012)

A Grown Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson (Release date 25th Jan 2012)
This books is about three generations of women in Mississippi. Ginny gave birth to Liza when she was 15 and Liza had Mosey when she is 15 and now Mosey is 15 and the women are worried about an unplanned pregnancy,but unfortunately the family curse hits in worse ways than that.

Apsara Awards 2012




























































Best Actor (male)
Ranbir Kapoor - Rockstar
Best Actor (female)
Vidya Balan - The Dirty Picture
Best film
Zindagi Na Meligi Dobara
Best Director
Zoya Akhtar - Zindagi Na Meligi Dobara
Best Supporting actor (male)
Farhan Akhtar - Zindagi Na Meligi Dobara
Best Supporting actor (female)
Parineeti - Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
Best Debutant actor (male)
Rana Dagubati - Dum Maro Dum
Best Debutant actor (female)
Parineeti - Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
Best Choreography
Bosco-Caesar - Desi Boyz
Best Lyrics
Irshad Kamil - Naadan Parindey - Rockstar
Best Music
A.R.Rahman - Rockstar
Best Singer (male)
Mohit Chauhan - Sadda haq - Rockstar
Best Singer (female)
Shreya Ghoshal - Teri Meri - Bodyguard
Special Award
Amitha Bachchan

January month current affairs 2012, 25th January 2012

Name the bike priced 1.17 lakh unveiled by bajaj recently.
KTM Duke 200

Who has been awarded Ashok Chakra for LoC encounter?
Lieutenant Navdeep Singh

Name the renowned Kerala writer who passed away recently.
Sukumar Azhikode

'Brand Kerala', was part of which tourism fair which concluded recently?
International Tourism Trade Fair(FITUR) 2012

After which sporting person has Madhya Pradesh decided to set up museum?
Dhyan Chand

Who inaugurated the 36th Kolkata Book Fair?
Italian author Beppe Severgni

Which country posted first annual trade deficit since 1980?
Japan

Who has been appointed as officer in the general division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to cricket?
Ricky Ponting

15,000 people from which Indian city participated in a mass singing of national anthem 'Jana Gana Mana' to create a world record in the process?
Aurangabad

What value of trade target has been fixed between India and Thailand?
$14 billion