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<ul><li><p>Novemberember Current Affairs </p><p>1st November, 2012 </p><p> Government to achieve target of nearly one trillion US Dollar of investment in </p><p>infrastructure sector. </p><p> Cyclone Nilam hit at Tamil Nadu </p><p>|||| </p><p>Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde </p><p>|||| </p><p> Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan </p><p> Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) </p><p>|||| </p><p>Supreme Court Chief Justice Altamas Kabir </p><p>|||| </p><p> Barack Obama Democratic Party-Symbol-Donkey </p><p> Romney-Republican Party-Symbol-Elephant </p><p>|||| </p><p> UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) </p><p> UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay </p><p>|||| </p><p>Tunisia President Moncef Marzouki </p><p>|||| </p><p> Kaziranga National park-World Heritage Site </p><p> Kaziranga has the largest population of the One Horned Rhinoceros and the home of </p><p>largest population density of the Royal Bengal Tigers per </p><p>|||| </p><p>Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shetter </p><p>|||| </p><p>Andhra Pradesh is celebrating its 57th State Formation Day </p><p>|||| </p><p>Madhya Pradesh is celebrating its 57th foundation day </p><p>|||| </p><p>2nd November, 2012 </p><p> Cyclone Nilam hit ship Pratibha Cauvery. </p><p> Indian-American NASA astronaut Sunita Williams </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 1 </p><p>|||| </p><p> Election Commission is implementing Systematic Voters' Enrollment and Electoral </p><p>Participatio </p><p> SVEEP- program in Gujarat </p><p>|||| </p><p>Ministerial Meeting of the 20-nation Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Cooperation </p><p>(IOR-ARC) was held at Gurgaon. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Lt. Gen Naresh Chandra Marwah, has taken over as the Chief of Integrated Defence </p><p>Staff </p><p>Indian-American record-setting NASA astronaut Sunita Williams along with another </p><p>cosmonaut today troubleshot an ammonia leak in the International Space Station's cooling </p><p>system, accomplishing the chief objective of their marathon six-hour excursion outside the </p><p>orbiting lab.. This was the seventh space walk for Williams who holds the record for space </p><p>walking time for female astronauts with over 44 hours during six previous excursions. </p><p>|||| </p><p>United Missions in Nepal (UNMIN) </p><p>|||| </p><p>3rd November, 2012 </p><p>Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna are Indian team players </p><p>|||| </p><p>The Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Mr. Manish Tewari today said </p><p>that his Ministry is working out a road map to make the International Film Festival of India </p><p>a self sustaining event. 43rd International Film Festival of India -2012 is beginning in Panaji </p><p>from Novemberember 20. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal </p><p>|||| </p><p> India, which assumed this month's rotating Presidency of the Security Council, will </p><p>showcase its low-cost Aakash tablet at the United Nations, highlighting the country's </p><p>inNovemberation involved in the most competitively priced tablet computer. </p><p> India's Permanent Representative to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri </p><p> Indian mission will also organise a cultural event at the UN on Novemberember 26 </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 2 </p><p>featuring the Shahi qawwals, who will be flying in from Ajmer for a Sufi music concert </p><p>at UN on occasion of India's presidency. </p><p>|||| </p><p> Palestinian faction Hamas which rules Gaza strip </p><p> Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas </p><p> Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh </p><p>|||| </p><p> Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad </p><p> Ayurveda,Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) </p><p> David Ferrer-Tennis Player (Spin) </p><p>|||| </p><p>4th November, 2012 </p><p>Sixth conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians </p><p>begins in Islamabad. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) </p><p>|||| </p><p>The Centre will launch a special skill development programme to facilitate </p><p>employment of youth belonging to Naxal-affected states in the corporate sector. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar </p><p>|||| </p><p>Union Home Secretary Mr R K Singh </p><p>|||| </p><p>Mettur dam is located in Tamilnadu </p><p>|||| </p><p>Sikkim will soon be the first state in the country to provide 'pucca' houses to all its </p><p>residents as it has launched a mega social housing mission of quality housing to families </p><p>living in hutments. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha Professor P. J. Kurien </p><p>|||| </p><p>5th November, 2012 </p><p>Government plans to achieve around 55 thousand Megawatts power generation </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 3 </p><p>from renewable sources over the next 5 years. </p><p>|||| </p><p> Petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily </p><p> Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) </p><p>|||| </p><p>Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said, the government will borrow more to fund a </p><p>fiscal deficit that is now estimated at 5.3 per cent of GDP this fiscal year. </p><p>|||| </p><p> Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha Mr Kariya Munda </p><p> Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das </p><p>|||| </p><p> The UN Special envoy on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi </p><p> The Geneva Declaration agreed upon by major powers in June called for a transitional </p><p>administration in Syria but did not specify a role for President Bashar al-Assad. </p><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. </p><p> Arab League Chief Nabil Al Arabi </p><p>|||| </p><p>6th November, 2012 </p><p> India and Canada to discuss Civil nuclear cooperation and strengthening </p><p>economic ties during meeting between visiting Canadian Prime Minister </p><p>Stephen Harper and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. </p><p> Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to be conferred Order of Australia award </p><p>|||| </p><p>On the trade front, India and Canada are also negotiating a Comprehensive Economic </p><p>Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to take economic ties to the next level. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Union Minister for Environment and Forests Mrs. Jayanthi Natarajan </p><p>|||| </p><p>Iconic American composer Elliott Carter, whose challenging, rhythmically complex works </p><p>earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes, died at the age of 103. </p><p>|||| </p><p>7th November, 2012 </p><p> Barack Obama wins second term as President of the United States </p><p> India and Canada to triple bilateral trade by 2015 </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 4 </p><p> Syrian capital Damascus </p><p>|||| </p><p> Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej </p><p> World Economic Forum on India meeting is held at Gurgoan </p><p>|||| </p><p>The Kenyan President Emilio Mwai Kibaki </p><p>|||| </p><p>The Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the two countries are targeting 15 </p><p>billion US Dollars in bilateral trade by 2015. </p><p>|||| </p><p>UPA Chairperson Mrs. Sonia Gandhi flagged off coaches built in Rail Coach Factory Lalganj, </p><p>Rae Bareli. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov </p><p>|||| </p><p>Despite the global economic downturn and the developments in Egypt, bilateral trade </p><p>between India and Egypt has gone up by 33 percent from 3.2 billion US dollars to 4.2 </p><p>billion US dollars in 2011-12 which is a testimony to the strength of ties. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Union Telecom Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal </p><p>|||| </p><p>8th November, 2012 </p><p> Union Cabinet approves levy of about 31,000 crore rupee one-time spectrum </p><p>fee on all existing telecom companies. </p><p> Government clears ten per cent disinvestment of paid up equity of Hindustan </p><p>Aeronautics Limited. </p><p> Andhra Pradesh High Court terms the life-ban imposed by BCCI on Indian </p><p>Cricketer Azharuddin illegal. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) </p><p>|||| </p><p> Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde </p><p> External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid </p><p> People's Liberation Army, PLA is of China </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 5 </p><p>|||| </p><p> The death toll in Gautemala's earthquake has risen to 50. </p><p> Gautemala's President Otto Perez Molina </p><p>|||| </p><p> Science Express-Biodiversity Special (SEBS) </p><p>|||| </p><p>9th November, 2012 </p><p>Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor are tennis players </p><p>|||| </p><p> Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) </p><p> UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani </p><p> UIDAI Director General, Ram Sewak Sharma </p><p>|||| </p><p>National Investigation Agency (NIA) </p><p>|||| </p><p>External commercial borrowings (ECB) </p><p>|||| </p><p>The advisor to Prime Minister Mr. T. K. A. Nair. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Arvind Kejriwal is a Social activist </p><p>|||| </p><p>Australia says it is ready to join a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. </p><p>The protocol, initially adopted in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, is aimed at fighting global warming </p><p>by setting legally binding targets for countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Barack Obama will this month become the first US president to visitMyanmar from the 17th </p><p>to the 20th of this month. </p><p>|||| </p><p> An international trade dispute over bananas dating back two decades has finally been </p><p>settled. The European Union and ten Latin American countries signed an agreement to </p><p>formally end eight separate World Trade Organisation. </p><p> The head of the WTO Pascal Lamy </p><p>|||| </p><p> Belarusian-Canadian combination of Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor are tennis players. </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 6 </p><p> America's top seeded Bryan brothers - Bob and Mike are tennis players. </p><p>|||| </p><p>10th November, 2012 </p><p> UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced that Novemberember 10 </p><p>will be observed as Malala Day the world over, honouring her struggle for </p><p>the cause of girls education. </p><p> World Malala day being observed today to honour Pakistani child activist </p><p>Malala Yousafzai </p><p>|||| </p><p>The Defence Minsiter Mr.A.K Antony </p><p>|||| </p><p>World Malala Day is being observed today to honour Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai </p><p>who was shot at by Taliban gunmen on 9th of last month. In his message, UN Secretary </p><p>General Ban Ki-moon has called the international community to join the UN campaign to </p><p>put education first for Malala and girls and boys throughout the world. </p><p>|||| </p><p>United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) </p><p>|||| </p><p>Haitis capital Port-au-Prince. </p><p>|||| </p><p>CIA director David Petraeus resigned as head of the leading US spy agency on 9 </p><p>Novemberember, saying he had engaged in an extramarital affair and acknowledging he </p><p>'showed extremely poor judgment.'Obama, who was re-elected to a second term said in a </p><p>statement he had accepted Petraeus' resignation, praising him for his work at the Central </p><p>Intelligence Agency(CIA) and for leading US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.The woman </p><p>with whom the former CIA director had the affair is Paula Broadwell, according to a </p><p>person familiar with the matter. She is an author who wrote a biography of Petraeus </p><p>titled 'All In.' </p><p>|||| </p><p>11th November, 2012 </p><p>The President launches improved version of India's super- cheap tablet computer, </p><p>Aakash-Two. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 7 </p><p>|||| </p><p>A great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi has been elected to a State Assembly in the United </p><p>States during the general elections held on Novemberember 6. Shanti Gandhi, 72, </p><p>contesting as a Republican Party candidate, defeated his Democratic rival Theodore "Ted" </p><p>Ensley by nine percentage point for the Kansas's 52nd Assembly District. </p><p>|||| </p><p>A strong earthquake struck northern Myanmar </p><p>|||| </p><p>The BBC's director general, George Entwistle, has resigned in the wake of the Newsnight </p><p>child abuse broadcast. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Indian-origin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's low-cost tablet Aakash, Suneet </p><p>Singh Tuli and Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have </p><p>been named on 10 Novemberember, by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom </p><p>revolutionaries" who are using inNovemberative technologies to reinvent education for </p><p>students and teachers globally. </p><p>|||| </p><p>12th November, 2012 </p><p>Public Service Broadcasting Day being observed today </p><p>|||| </p><p> Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai </p><p> Index of Industrial Production (IIP) </p><p>|||| </p><p> The Majlis Ethehadul Muslimeen-MIM </p><p> Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati, Mr. Jawhar Sircar </p><p> Kerala Governor H.R. Bharadwaj </p><p> Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak </p><p> Serbia's World Number One Tennis Player Novemberak Djokovic </p><p>|||| </p><p>13th November, 2012 </p><p> Nobel Laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in New Delhi on </p><p>a five day visit. </p><p> Novemberak Djokovic bags Men's Singles title trophy defeating World </p><p>Number Two Roger Federer. </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 8 </p><p> The Chairperson of the National League of Democracy of Myanmar Ms Daw </p><p>Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in New Delhi today on a five day visit to India. </p><p> The International Energy Agency (Paris) says, by 2017 the United States is likely to </p><p>overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Arab League has 22-members </p><p>|||| </p><p>Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras </p><p>|||| </p><p>US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta </p><p>|||| </p><p>Nepal was elected on 8 Novemberember 2012 as a board member of the United </p><p>Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three year term starting from </p><p>January 2013. Nepal along with seventeen other countries was elected as board members. </p><p>Nepal was elected with 131 votes out of the total 194 in the UN General Assembly. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik </p><p>|||| </p><p>A bronze bust of Noor Inayat Khan, hailed as a heroine of the World War II for her </p><p>role in a dangerous secret mission against the Nazis, will be unveiled in London </p><p>by Princess Anne. </p><p>|||| </p><p>14th November, 2012 </p><p> President Pranab Mukheerjee inaugurates India International Trade Fair at </p><p>Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. </p><p> Pakistan Supreme Court withdraws contempt notice issued against Prime </p><p>Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf. </p><p> World Diabetes Day being observed today </p><p> Sultan of Johar Cup is a hockey tournament in Malaysia </p><p> Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma </p><p> Skilling India, the theme of this year's fair focuses on the initiatives undertaken by </p><p>various government departments and private participants for the skill development of </p><p>the youth. In the 14-day annual fair, Belarus is the partner country, while South Africa </p><p>has been chosen as the focus country. In the state category, Uttarakhand is the </p></li><li><p>Current Affairs 2012 </p><p>TALENTSPRINT | Copyright 2012 9 </p><p>partner state and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the focus state or Union Territory. </p><p>|||| </p><p> Indian Ambassador to Japan, Mrs. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa </p><p> The Communist Party of China, CPC today unveiled a new leadership, electing </p><p>the 18th CPC Central Committee to lead the Party for the coming five years. </p><p>|||| </p><p>15th November, 2012 </p><p>China's Vice President Xi Jinping appointed new General Secretary of the ruling </p><p>Communist Party. </p><p>|||| </p><p>China's Vice President Xi Jinping was today appointed as the new General </p><p>Secretary of the ruling Communist Party. </p><p>|||| </p><p>Tripura government will set up two elephant reserves for preservation of the </p><p>species </p><p>|||| </p><p>Li Keqiang, 57, will succeed Prime Minister Wen Jiabao </p><p>|||| </p><p>A rare 76 carat diamond named after the Austrian owner Archduke Joseph August </p><p>that was mined from the erstwhile Golconda Kingdom </p><p>|||| </p><p>The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen Omnishambles as the UK Word of the </p><p>Year 2012 </p><p>|||| </p><p>The water resources ministry will observe November 19, the birth anniversary of </p><p>late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, as Water Conservation Day to create awareness </p><p>about the need to conserve water. </p><p>|||| </p><p>16th November, 2012 </p><p>Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to officially dissolve the House of </p><p>Representatives at the plenary session today. </p><p>|||| </p><p>National Press day is being observed today marking the inception of the Press </p><p>council of Indi...</p></li></ul>