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    Chief Justice of India S.H. Kapadia retiredThe Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia, retired on 28 September 2012 from the post after serving the Supreme Court for two and a half yearsAltamas Kabir sworn-in as 39th Chief Justice of IndiaJustice Altamas Kabir on 29 September 2012 was sworn-in as the new chief justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee. Hetook over the office from Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia, who retired after serving the Supreme Court for two and a half year Jaideep Sarkar appointed as the new envoy to Israel

    Jaideep Sarkar on 27 September 2012 was appointed as the new Indian Ambassador to IsraelFormer Navy Chief Nirmal Verma appointed as Indian envoy to CanadaNirmal Verma, the former navy chief on 27 September 2012 was appointed as Indias high commissioner to Canada Election Commission prohibited use of animals in Election CampaignsThe Election commission on 27 September 2012 directed the Political Parties and candidates not to use birds and animals in thecampaignsSC: There are alternative ways for allocation of Natural ResourcesThe Supreme Court in its verdict for routing of the allocation of Natural Resources on 27 September 2012 directed that the Auctionbeing a pr eferable method for allotment of the natural resources cant be turned up to be a constitutional limitation or requirement Farmers moved to Supreme Court Challenging the Release of Water Farmers of Karnataka moved to the Supreme Court on 25 September 2012 challenging the direction given to the state by the

    Union Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh who is the head of Cauvery River Authority (CRA) to release 9000 cusecs of water toTamil Nadu from September 20- October 15Indian Sovereign Rating is Stable-MoodyThe rating agency, Moody's Investors Services on 26 September 2012 in its Outlook for India expected stability due to the newlyannounced reforms (FDI & hike in petrol rates)Service Tax on high-end class travel, freight and auxiliary service rail faresThe new Railway Minister C.P. Joshi and the Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in their meeting held on 26 September 2012 cameup with the decision to regulate service taxes on high-end passenger classes like AC along with freight and auxiliary servicesprovided by the railwaysUnion Cabinet of India approved the Demands of Ex-servicemen for One Rank One PensionThe Union Cabinet of India, under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 24 September 2012 approved the longawaited demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP) and other benefits of ex-servicemenDearness Allowance (DA) hiked for Union Government EmployeesThe Union government on 24 September 2012, hiked Dearness Allowance (DA) by 7%, benefiting its 80 lakh employees andpensioners and costing the exchequer an additional Rs7408 crore annuallySC:Land belonging to Scheduled Castes or Tribes cannot be bought by Non-DalitsThe Supreme Court of India ruled that the land belonging to scheduled castes or tribes cannot be bought by non-dalitsNew measures announced for the welfare of overseas IndiansVayalar Ravi, Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs inaugurated the 7th Heads of Indian Missions (HoMs) conference on 17

    September 2012Rashtriya Aarogya Nidhi Scheme was launched in Arunachal PradeshThe State Health Ministry of Arunachal Pradesh launched Rashtriya Aarogya Nidhi scheme in Itanagar on 14 September 2012Supreme Court lifted the Gag Order on Media Reporting of Troop MovementThe Supreme Court on 14 September 2012 lifted the gag order on media reporting of troop movement ordered by the AllahabadHigh CourtEnvironment clearance of 99 Mines in Goa suspendedThe environment clearance of 99 Mines of Goa was suspended with respect to the report presented by the Justice M B Shah

    Commission on 12 September 2012Government reduced Interest Rates on rescheduled Crop Loans from 12 to 7 PercentGovernment on 11 September 2012 reduced interest rates on rescheduled crop loans from 12 to 7 per cent in drought-affectedareasSupreme Court: media can be restrained from pressing trials during proceedings

    Supreme Court refused to frame any guideline for pressing up of the court proceedings of the sub-judicial matters, on 11September 2012Jal Satyagraha came to an end after 17 days demonstration on a victory noteThe most outstanding demonstrations of its own kind in Khandawa district of Madhya Pradesh named Jal Satyagraha continued for 17 days at Omkareshwar Dam Project came to an end on 10 September 2012.Supreme Courts Notice to Tamil Nadu on the petition that challenged 69% quota in the stateIn a petition filed against 69 per cent quota in educational and employment institutions of Tamil Nadu by ten meritorious students,

    Supreme Court of India issued a notice on 10 September 2012 as the granted quota exceeds the limits decided by the judgementissued by Mandal CommissionSupreme Court granted two weeks time to the centre to take a call on Abu SalemIn case of Abu Salems extradition to India, Supreme Court of India granted a two weeks time to the centre to analyse the

    judgement of Portuguese Court and pass a statement in relation to the gangster on 10 September 2012Union cabinet approved interest subsidy for farmer loansThe Union Cabinet on 6 September 2012 gave its approval to continue interest subsidy to Public Sector Banks (PSBs), Regional

    Rural Banks (RRBs), Cooperatives Banks and NABARD enabling them to provide short-term crop loans of up to Rs 3 lakhs tofarmers at 7% p.a. during the year 2012-13Supreme Court directed the Government to re-fix the Pay Scale of Army OfficersThe Supreme Court of India directed the Union Government of India to re-fix the pay scale of army officers affected by the FourthPay CommissionSpecial Court convicted 32 People in Naroda Patiya Riot Case

    A special court on 29 August 2012 convicted 32 people, in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case

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    Supreme Court of India upheld the death sentence of Mumbai Terror Attack Convict Ajmal Amir KasabSupreme Court of India on 29 August 2012 upheld the death sentence of Mumbai terror attack perpetrator Ajmal Amir KasabThe Government approved a Complete Ban on Employment of ChildrenThe Union Government cleared a proposal to put a complete ban on employment of children up to the age of 14 both in hazardousand non-hazardous work by amending an anti-child labour ActSupreme Court refused to lift Ban on Mining Activities in KarnatakaThe Supreme Court of India on 17 August 2012 ruled that it would not allow resumption of mining activities of iron ore in KarnatakaThe Union Government issued an Ultimatum to Social Networking Site Twitter The DEIT (Department of Electronics and Information Technology) on 21 August 2012 issued an ultimatum to social networking siteTwitter to block nearly 30 of its WebPages

    The Government extended the Ban on Import of Milk and Milk Products from ChinaThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recommended the extension of the ban till 23 June 2012 or until further orders, whichever is earlier Government of India enacted Prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006The Government of India enacted the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act (PCMA) 2006Supreme Court of India ordered Better Healthcare for Bhopal Gas Tragedy VictimsThe Supreme Court of India directed the government to make all the medical records of patients computerised and issue healthbooklets and smart cards to each victim of the Bhopal Gas TragedyBCCC asked TV Channels to be Extra-cautious while Showing Violence against WomenThe Broadcasting Content Complaints Council( BCCC) in its report submitted to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, askedTV channels to be extra-cautious while showing violence against womenDelhi High Court approved the Guidelines for Media Reporting on ChildrenThe Delhi High Court approved the guidelines for media reporting on children which stipulates various curbs including that theidentity of kids be not revealed under any circumstancesBimal Gurung sworn in as the Head of Gorkhaland Territorial AdministrationThe Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), a semi-autonomous body for trouble-torn Darjeeling hills in West Bengal, sworn inon 4 August 2012Union Cabinet approved the Launch of Satellite to study MarsThe Union Cabinet on 3 August 2012 gave its consent to the launch of satellite to the Mars proposed in 2013Union Government approved 492 Crore Rupees to set up Central Academy for Police Training in BhopalThe Union Government on 3 August 2012 approved the setting up of Central Academy for Police Training (CAPT) in BhopalSpecial Tribunal approved MHA Move to declare SIMI as an Unlawful Organisation

    A special tribunal in its decision pronounced on 1 August 2012 approved the MHA move to declare SIMI as an unlawful associationUnion Government approved Relaxation in Policies Related to Transfer of Government LandThe Union Government of India on 2 August 2012 approved relaxation in policies relating to transfer of government land

    One Thousand Nine Hundred Crore Rupees Allocated to Rain Deficient StatesThe union government announced a financial assistance of 1900 crore under various schemes for the rain deficient statesPower Trippe d in Northern, Eastern and North Eastern Grids: Indias Biggest Power BlackoutIndia witnessed its biggest ever power blackout on 31 July2012

    P Chidambaram appointed as the Union Finance Minister UPA government on 31 July 2012 appointed P Chaidambaram, who until now was looking after the home ministry, as the UnionFinance Minister Supreme Court quashed the Acquisition of Land of Two Industrial Units in DehradunThe Supreme Court of India in its ruling quashed the acquisition of land of two industrial units in Dehradun by the Uttar Pradesh

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