1. Bihar boy Sushil Kumar, who hit the Rs 5 crore Kaun Banega Crorepati jackpot, was today named by the Centre as the brand ambassador for its flagship rural job guarantee scheme MNREGA.
2. Italy’s president appointed former European Commissioner Mario Monti on Sunday to head a new government charged with implementing urgent reforms to end a crisis that has endangered the whole eurozone.
3. Syria Suspended from Arab League::Syria’s foreign minister accused Arab states on Monday of conspiring against Damascus after the Arab League voted to suspend Syria’s membership over the government’s deadly crackdown on an eight month-old uprising.
4. Cairn India said it has made a second natural gas discovery in the offshore Mannar Basin of Sri Lanka.
5. Russia has successfully launched a manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-22, to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday easing concerns about its space programme after several failures.
6. India and Pakistan is all set to hold two-day Commerce Secretary level talks, starting, in New Delhi with a special focus on boosting trade between the two countries.