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CURRENT AFFAIRS PDF OCTOBER 2012

Current Affairs PDF October 2012

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Table of ContentsPick of the Month ......................................................................................................................... 11 India-Australia Announced Nuclear Deal Negotiation.......................................................... 11 UK and Scotland Signed Agreement on Scottish independence .......................................... 11 France Officially Recognised the 1961 Paris Massacre......................................................... 11 COP 11 Emphasised on the Well Being of Biodiversities ...................................................... 12 Nobel Prize-2012 ................................................................................................................... 14 West Indies won the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament ...................................................... 15 New Protocol for Addressing the Dignitaries Approved....................................................... 15 Lance Armstrong Stripped of from Seven Tour de France Titles .......................................... 16 Hurricane Sandy a Category 2 Cyclone Struck US................................................................. 16 International ................................................................................................................................. 18 India and Austria Tied Up for Development of Smart Cities ................................................ 18 UN Warned Of Price Hike in Food Products ......................................................................... 18 India and World Bank Signed Deal for Shiksha Abhyan........................................................ 19 India and France Signed an Agreement for Urban Development ........................................ 19 New Cabinet Proposed by Prime Minister of Libya Rejected ............................................... 20 Japan and India Launched Research Project on LNG Pricing ................................................ 20 SAU made Introduction to South Asia a Compulsory Subject .............................................. 21 UN Security Council Elected Non-Permanent Member Countries ....................................... 21 India and New Zealand Signed Five MoUs on Education ..................................................... 21 Colombian Government and FARC Launched Peace Talk..................................................... 22 Japan Lifted Travel Advisory on Jammu and Kashmir .......................................................... 22 The 2nd India-Japan 2+2 Dialogue held in Tokyo ................................................................. 22 India, Spain Signed Agreement on Defence Cooperation .................................................... 22 India, US and Japan held Trilateral meet on Cooperation .................................................... 23 www.jagranjosh.com Current Affairs PDF October 2012

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India and UK Amended Pact on Avoidance of Double Taxation........................................... 23 International Quizzes ............................................................................................................ 24 World Dairy ................................................................................................................................... 31 Economy........................................................................................................................................ 34 Union Government Cleared Increase of FDI in Insurance .................................................... 34 12th Five-Year Plan Focused On Health and Education ....................................................... 34 IMF Slashed Indias Growth Forecast For 2012 To 4.9 Percent ............................................ 35 U.S. Treasury Secretary Discussed Economy and Trade Barriers with India ........................ 35 Pilot Projects for Development of People Friendly Roads.................................................... 35 Exports in India Witnessed 11 Percent Dip in September 2012 ........................................... 36 No Airport Development Fee on Two Airports from 2013 ................................................... 36 RBI Expanded the Lending Norms on Priority Sectors .......................................................... 36 Northern Railways introduced Pink Coulored Tatkal Forms ................................................ 37 RBI Slashed CRR by 0.25 Percent .......................................................................................... 37 Economy Current Affairs Quiz............................................................................................... 38 Corporate ...................................................................................................................................... 46 Oil India & Indian Oil Bought 30% Stake in Carrizo Shale Assets.......................................... 46 HDFC and Indian Oil to Provide Banking Services in Rural Areas ......................................... 46 DGCA Ordered Kingfisher Airlines to Stop Booking Tickets.................................................. 46 Air India Received its Third Boeing 787 Dreamliner ............................................................. 47 Affordable Basic Service of 70 Channels Announced By Dish TV ......................................... 47 Mercedes Benz Rolled Out its First SUV Made in India ........................................................ 48 GVK Power Won Green Nod for Port Development in Australia ......................................... 48 Google Launched Free SMS on Gmail in India ...................................................................... 48 L&T Finance Acquired Indo-Pacific Housing ......................................................................... 49 Maruti Suzuki Launched Alto 800 in India ............................................................................ 49

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ICICI Bank Signed an Agreement with Eco Bank of Africa .................................................... 49 Mahindra Satyam Tied with UPES for Research ................................................................... 50 ZEE Launched Edutaintment Channel Zee Q for Children .................................................... 50 Petroleum Ministrys Non Approval to RILs Investment Plans ............................................ 50 IOC signed MoU with Korea Gas Corporation ...................................................................... 51 European Tea Committee to Protect Darjeeling Tea............................................................ 51 Tata Starbuck Opened its First Store in India ....................................................................... 51 DGCA Suspended the License of Kingfisher Airlines ............................................................. 51 Bharti Airtel Became Worlds Fourth Largest Mobile Operator ........................................... 52 Nokia India signed deal with FC Barcelona ........................................................................... 52 BHEL Deployed Solar Panel on GSAT 10 Satellite ................................................................. 52 Apple Launched Smaller Tablet iPad Mini ............................................................................ 53 Microsoft Unveiled Window 8 in India ................................................................................. 53 IGI Airport got International Certification ............................................................................ 53 World Space Radio Re-launched on Airtel Digital TV ........................................................... 54 Corporate Current affairs quiz .............................................................................................. 54 National ......................................................................................................................................... 63 Ministry of Rural Development Launched Nirmal Bharat Yatra ........................................... 63 SC: Ordered Govt. To provide Basic Infrastructure in School ............................................... 63 Kapil Sibal Launched Hockey and Cricket League ................................................................. 63 Passive Euthanasia Supported by the Law Panel.................................................................. 64 SC: Refused to restrain Center from providing training to Sri Lankan armed Forces .......... 65 Postal Department of India Increased Speed post rate........................................................ 65 SC: Demanded Fresh Guidelines on Tiger Reserves ............................................................. 65 MoS Signed to Provide Autonomy to the Hills Council in Assam ......................................... 66 EC: Issued Guidelines to Curb Practice of Paid News ........................................................... 66

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Amendment of Indecent Representation of Women Act Approved.................................... 66 RailRadar, Website to Track the Position of Train ................................................................ 67 SC: Ordered Fresh Surveys on Bonded Labour Problems ..................................................... 67 Land Acquisition Bill Cleared By Group of Ministers (GoM) ................................................. 68 Union Cabinet Cleared Plan to Tackle Japanese Encephalitis .............................................. 68 Setting Up of National Automotive Board Approved ........................................................... 68 SC Ordered States to have a Check on Sexual Exploitation .................................................. 69 Prime Minister Launched Aadhar Based Transfer System ................................................... 69 IGMRI and CWC Signed MoU for Post Harvest Management .............................................. 69 National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers Constituted ................................................. 69 Broadband Network Pact Signed with 16 States .................................................................. 70 Cabinet Reshuffle in India ..................................................................................................... 71 National Current Affairs Quiz ................................................................................................ 72 Indian Diary ................................................................................................................................... 79 State .............................................................................................................................................. 82 The Trial Run of Rapid Metro green signaled in Gurgaon .................................................... 82 Plea against Presidents decision on Lalit Kala Akademi Rejected ....................................... 82 5 October observed as Dolphin Day in Bihar ........................................................................ 82 Campaign to Save Gangetic Dolphins in Uttar Pradesh ........................................................ 82 WB Government decided to Introduce Single Window System ........................................... 83 Five Places in Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage ...................................................... 83 Livelihood College Established in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh................................................ 83 Uttar Pradesh Government Approved IT Policy 2012 .......................................................... 84 GOvernments Nod to Implement Islanding Scheme in Delhi .............................................. 84 Delhi Cabinet approved a Proposal for Purchase of CNG Buses .......................................... 84 Delhi HC: Child Witness cannot be Rejected Out Rightly ..................................................... 84

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Delhi and Moscow Government a MoU on Cooperation ..................................................... 85 HCL Signed a MoU with Madhya Pradesh Government ....................................................... 85 Sports ............................................................................................................................................ 87 German Footballer Michael Ballack Quit his Career............................................................. 87 Michael Schumacher Announced Retirement ...................................................................... 87 Kapil Sibal Launched Hockey and Cricket League ................................................................. 87 Sebastin Vettel won title race of the Japanese Grand Prix .................................................. 87 Australia Retained Women T-20 World Cup Title ................................................................ 88 Australian Cricketer Shane Watson Named Player of the Year ............................................ 88 Anil Kumble Appointed Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee ............................................... 88 Kaltenborn is the First Woman Team Principal in Formula one ........................................... 88 Novak Djokovic won Shanghai Masters ................................................................................ 89 Julia Gillard announced Order of Australia for Sachin.......................................................... 89 Deccan Chargers now out of Indian Premium League ......................................................... 90 Martin Guptill won New Zealand Top Cricket Award ........................................................... 90 Olympic Shooter Vijay Kumar Named Services Best Sportsman .......................................... 90 Saina Nehwal won Denmark Open Badminton Title ............................................................ 91 Sun TV Network Acquired Hyderabad IPL Franchise ............................................................ 91 Sebastian Vettel won F1 Second Indian Grand Prix.............................................................. 91 Pankaj Advani won World Billiards Championship Title ....................................................... 92 Joshna Chinnapa won IJM Land Penang Open Squash Title 2012 ........................................ 92 Lionel Messi won Golden Boot Award as Europes top Scorer ............................................ 93 Peter Gade Retired From International Career of Badminton ............................................. 9...