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A day after India votes against UN resolution banning death sentence, India hangs Ajmal Kasab

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the Pakistani National and the lone surviving terrorist of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks, was hanged to death at the Pune’s Yerawada central prison on 21 November 2012 at 7:30 am in a top-secret operation. The hanging of Kasab came just a day after India voted against UN resolution for banning death sentence.

  • It was the first time a capital sentence had been carried out in India since 2004.
  • Following the advice of Union Home Ministry, the President of India Pranab Mukherjee rejected the mercy plea of Kasab.
  • Pakistan government was kept informed about the execution through letter.


WMO: Greenhouse Gases Level Reached Record High in 2011

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

In its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, WMO held that that the atmospheric volume of the greenhouse gases, which are often blamed for the change in atmosphere, reached a record high in 2011.

  • As per the survey, the volume of carbon dioxide, the prime greenhouse gas grew at almost identical rate in previous 10 years (i.e. at an average by 2 ppm) and it touched 390.9 parts per million (ppm) or 40% above the pre-industrial level.
  • The level of methane has also risen rapidly in the past 3 years.
  • The Volume of Nitrous Oxide another greenhouse gas also increased in 2011. Nitrous Oxide has a long-term climatic impact which is 298 times larger than carbon dioxide.