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In an effort to recover the population of the endangered wild dogs (or) `dhole`, the central zoo authority has selected Indira Gandhi zoological park, visakhapatnam as the Conservation Breeding Centre for wild dogs (or) `dhole` in the country and vandalur zoo in Chennai as the associate zoo in the pilot project.
Astronomers have discovered what they believe is the most distant and ancient galaxy named UDFJ - 39546284 thought to be more than 13 billion years old.
Australian scientists have developed world`s first hack proof software. A small operating system named SEL-4 Microkernel can defend the computer hackers to enter into the hardware.           
A study led by Alexis smith of keel university, Britain discovered an exo-planet has been found to be the hottest planet discovered so far with a record breaking temperature of 3,200° celsius. The planet named WASP-33b is also known as HD/5082.

International conference on `Recent Trends in Renewable energy Resources` (ICR2ER-2011) conducted by Indo-German Nachkontakt Association at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad.      
INS Deepak, an Italian-built fleet tanker, was commissioned into the Navy by Defence Minister A K Antony.

In a groundbreaking achievement that could help scientists "build" new biological systems, Princeton University (USA) scientists have constructed for the first time artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells.    
India`s first indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) `Tejas`, Twenty-seven years after it was conceived, the LCA project progressed further, with Union Defence Minister A.K.Antony handing over the `Certficate of Release to Service` to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P.V.Naik.        
Air temperatures of minus 61.2 degrees Celsius were reported in the settlement of Oimyakon in Russia`s republic of Yakutia, known as the cold pole. The record low air temperatures of minus 67.7 degrees Celsius were registered in Oimyakon in 1933. In the 21st century, the lowest temperature was 64.5 degrees below zero. It was registered in 2002 

The first Partial Solar Eclipse of the year occured on January 4 from 12:10 a.m. to 4:31 p.m. The maximum phase of the eclipse was at 2:21 p.m. The eclipse will be visible in the north-western States.        
The 98th Indian Science Congress opened at Kattankulathur near Chennai. Dr.Manmohan Singh presented awards of the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) to 21 persons. In Three awardees from AP State are Rallapalli Rammurthi, D. Narayana Rao, Allam Appa Rao. Five Nobel laureates-Martine Chalfie, R.Timothy Hunt, Thomas Steitz, Venkata Ramakrishna, and AdaE.Yonath participated in the science congress.       
The 99th Indian Science Congress will be held in Bhubaneswar from January 3 to 7, 2012.        
India successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed micro-light Pilotless Target Aircraft `Lakshya` from Test Range at the Gopalapur Air Defence Guided missiles (ADGM) College campus.