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October 2012 Current Affairs

Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Pawan Varma Resigned

Nov 1, 2012
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs 2012. Indian Diplomat Pavan K. Varma in October 2012 resigned as India’s ambassador to Bhutan with an idea of entering into politics...

Pakistan Cabinet Ratified the Landmark Visa Pact with India

Nov 1, 2012
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs 2012. Pakistan’s Cabinet on 31 October 2012 ratified four recent agreements with India. The major of which is landmark visa pact aimed at facilitating restrictions on several categories of travellers, including senior citizens and businessmen...

HCL Signed MoU with Madhya Pradesh Government for speedy clearance

Nov 1, 2012
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Public sector Enterprise Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) on 31 October 2012 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Madhya Pradesh government  for obtaining  required clearances of its proposed investment of 1856 crore Rupees in the state..

Sahara India Pariwar Felicitated London Olympic Medalists

Nov 1, 2012
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Sahara India Pariwar on 31 October 2012 at the Sahara Shaher in Lucknow felicitated six Indian athletes who won medals at the London Olympics in July-August 2012...

Indian Women Cricket Team won ACC T20 Asia Cup 2012

Oct 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012.The Indian women's cricket team on 31 October 2012 won inaugural Asian Cricket Council's (ACC) Twenty20 Asia Cup, beating Pakistan by 18 runs in a low-scoring final in Guangzhou city of People’s Republic of China...

India and UK Amended pact on Avoidance of Double Taxation

Oct 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs 2012. India and the United Kingdom on 30 October 2012 signed a protocol amending the 1993 bilateral convention on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of fiscal evasion related to taxes on income and capital gains

Ramnaresh Sarwan and Dave Kissoon Resigned from West Indies Players’ Association Board

Oct 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012.West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan on 23 October 2012 resigned from the board of the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA)...

Union Government of India Approved Indo-Pak Cricket Series

Oct 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012.The Union Home Ministry on 30 October 2012 mentioned that it had cleared the Pakistan cricket team’s India visit later this year after detailed discussions with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials on issues related to security and visas for fans who will be visiting for the limited-overs series

Badminton Player Peter Gade Retired From International Career

Oct 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012.Danish legend Baminton Player, Peter Gade on 30 October 2012 retired from international badminton after his three-game defeat against compatriot Jan Ø. Jørgensen of Denmark

India, US and Japan held Trilateral meet and Talked on Cooperation

Oct 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs 2012.- India, U.S. and Japan on its third trilateral meet on 29 October 2012 discussed trilateral cooperation in maritime security and a route through middle or north of Myanmar leading up to Hanoi

Lionel Messi won Golden Boot Award as Europe’s top Scorer

Oct 31, 2012
Important for Exam: 11 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs October 2012. Lionel Messi, the Barcelonean forward footballer on 29 October 2012 won Golden Boot Award

World Space Radio Re launched and Brought BacK on Airtel Digital TV

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs 2012. Bharti Airtel on 29 October 2012 announced the comeback of Worldspace Radio – iMusicSpace on Airtel Digital TV, the DTH Service of Bharti Airtel

DMRC Bagged Prestigious Japanese Award

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs 2012. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 29 September 2012 awarded the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Award for 2012 for its outstanding contribution to the development of human resources, society and economy of India and also for promoting mutual understanding between India and Japan

Uttarakhand Named best Performing States in terms of Environmental standards

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 21 people agreed

Environment/Ecology Current Affairs 2012. The state of Uttarakhand on 29 October 2012 tops the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list of being best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental well-being released by Planning Commission

Joshna Chinnapa won IJM Land Penang Open Squash title 2012

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Joshna Chinappa, one of the top squash players of India claimed the IJM Land Penang Open after defeating top most squash player Siti Munirah Jusoh of Malaysia in straight games on 30 October 2012

RBI kept Repo Rate unchanged at 8 Percent with cutting of CRR by 0.25 Per cent

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

Economy Current Affairs 2012.The RBI on 30 October 2012 left interest rates unchanged but had cut the cash reserve ratio for banks and indicated that it is going to cut monetary policy further in the January-March 2013 quarter, with inflation remaining a near-term concern.

Pankaj Advani won World Billiards Championship Title

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Indian Billiards Player Pankaj Advani on 29 October 2012 won seventh World Billiards Championship title after comprehensively beating defending champion and seasoned Englishman Mike Russell in the finals of World Billiards Championship 2012.

Australian Schools would Teach Hindi

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs October 2012. Australia on 28 October 2012 revealed that the country was planning to include Hindi and Mandarin as languages to be taught in its schools

Hurricane Sandy a Category 2 Cyclone Struck US, Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba

Oct 30, 2012
Important for Exam: 12 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs October 2012. Hurricane Sandy is one of the fiercest storms to hit the East Coast of Massachusetts on 29 October 2012 and it gave a devastating look to the city leaving behind the torrential rains, with widespread flood and howling winds

Amitabh Bachchan Got Best TV Host Award for KBC

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. Amitabh Bachchan, was rewarded as the ‘Best Television Host’ for the popular game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ by People’s Choice Award of Colour Television channel

Website of New York Times blocked in China

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs October 2012. China blocked access to the English as well as Chinese-language website of the New York Times on 26 October 2012 in the country, after the website published article on the Prime Minister Wen Jiabao with a claim that he and his family has created a total asset of at least US dollar 2.7 Million

Former Prime Minister of Italy, Berlusconi sentenced with Four Year Jail Term

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs October 2012. Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister of Italy was sentenced a term for four years of imprisonment for tax fraud, and was also banned from holding any public office, by the Court of Italy on 26 October 2012

Delhi and Moscow Government Signed MoU to Facilitate Cooperation

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs 2012.- Delhi and Russian capital Moscow on 26 October 2012 signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation in 11 key areas including culture, healthcare, education, transport management, trade and housing

Broadband Network Pact Signed with 16 States and UT Government

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012.- The central government on 26 October 2012 signed a tripartite pact with 16 state and UT governments for laying digital highway and also formed a special purpose vehicle BBNL for facilitating connection to every gram Panchayat with broadband network

Cabinet Reshuffle in India: Salman Khurshid got External Affairs Ministry

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

India Current Affairs October 2012. The Cabinet Reshuffle that took place on 28 October 2012 witnessed reshuffling of 5 ministers along with 17 new faces, which were inducted to take on the charge

India, Spain Signed Agreement on Defence Cooperation

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

International/World Current Affairs 2012-India and Spain on 26 October 2012 signed a memorandum of understanding under which they are going to encourage collaboration between their defence industries and exchange of personnel

Sebastian Vettel won F1 Second Indian Grand Prix

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Sports Current Affairs 2012. Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix 2012 on 28 October 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) for the second time in a row extending his Formula One championship lead.

Indira Gandhi International Airport got International Certification

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs 2012. The Indira Gandhi International Airport operator, Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) on 22 October 2012 got an ISO 20000 international certification for eliminating and controlling information technology-related threats.

SM Krishna resigned from the Post of External Affairs Minister

Oct 29, 2012
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

India Current Affairs October 2012. SM Krishna on 26 October 2012 resigned from his post of External Affairs Minister

Strategic Thinker and Analyst Brahma Chellaney won Bernard Schwartz Award

Oct 26, 2012
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

India Current Affairs 2012. India's leading strategic thinker and analyst, Brahma Chellaney on 25 October 2012 won the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his recently published book" Water: Asia's New Battleground"

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