1. Sachin Tendulkar, will now become a Parliamentarian with the government nominating him to, Rajya Sabha, along with actress Rekha and industrialist Anu Aga, approved by President Pratibha Patil under Article 80 of the Constitution that allows the President to nominate 12 members.
2. Odisha legislator Jhina Hikaka, who had been kidnapped by Maoists more than a month ago, was finally released today.
3. IIT-Bombay along with 5 other universities establish centre for urban science and progress at Brooklyn, New York.
4. Which country allowed import of basmati rice from India recently?….China.
5. Sandeep Singh, Sardar Singh and Shivendra, the Hockey players, star trio whom Jaypee Cements signed as its brand ambassadors.