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October 2011 Current Affairs

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

Nov 18, 2011
International Current Affairs. The Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health was adopted during the World Conference on Social Determinants of Health which took place from 19 to 21 October 2011.

Kamalesh Sharma Re-appointed Commonwealth Secretary General

Nov 2, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. At the 21st Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth in Australia, Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma was re-appointed to the coveted post on 30 October 2011.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the First Frenchman to win Austrian Open

Oct 31, 2011
Sports Current Affairs 2011. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga became the first Frenchman to win the Austrian Open with a 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 defeat of Juan Martin del Petro

Uttarakhand State Cabinet Cleared Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011

Oct 31, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Uttarakhand state cabinet cleared Uttarakhand Lokayukta Bill, 2011 with the objective of curbing corruption in the state

Union Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Textiles Approved 21 New Textiles Parks in India

Oct 31, 2011
Economy Current Affairs 2011.Union Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Textiles sanctioned 21 new Textiles Parks under the Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks with a project cost of 2100 crores rupees to be implemented over a period of 36 months...

Corporate Lobbyist Niira Radia announced her Exit from the Communication Business

Oct 31, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Niira Radia, Corporate lobbyist and provider of public relations services for the Tata group and Reliance Industries announced her exit from the business of communication consultancy

Noted Hindi Novelist and Satirist Srilal Shukla Passed Away

Oct 29, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Renowned litterateur, writer of novel Rag Darbari, Shrilal Shukla died at a hospital in Lucknow on 28 October 2011. He wrote many satires like Angad Ka Paanv…

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was Celebrated on 27 October 2011

Oct 28, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. UNESCO decided Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn as theme for celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011…

The Prime Minister of Nepal Baburam Bhattarai Visited India

Oct 27, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. The Prime Minister of Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai visited India from 20 October 2011 to 23 October 2011. During the visit, India and Nepal signed 3 mou/agreement...

India beat England in Fifth and Final One-Day and Won the Series by 5-0

Oct 27, 2011
Sports Current Affairs 2011. India won 5 matches one-day series by 5-0 by defeating England. Ravindra Jadeja of team India was declared Man of the Match, while Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was awarded with Man of the Series

IPI-India Award for Excellence in Journalism to Tehelka and The Week

Oct 27, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. Tehelka and The Week were jointly chosen for the International Press Institute (IPI) – India award for excellence in journalism

Supreme Court: Centre has Absolute Powers to decide the Terms and Conditions for Telecom Operators

Oct 27, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. The Supreme Court of India ruled that the Centre has absolute powers to decide the terms and conditions for telecom operators as neither the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TRAI, nor the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, TDSAT, can overrule it

The Trigger behind Brain Tumour Identified by the Scientists

Oct 27, 2011
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2011. A new biochemical mechanism was identified, which allows brain tumours to survive and grow. This finding will pave the way for new and effective treatments for some of the most aggressive tumours

Union Government Prepared a Blueprint to provide Jobs to Youths in Naxal Affected Districts

Oct 25, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011.The Union government of India prepared a blueprint to provide jobs to three-lakh youths in 60 naxal affected districts in India

Egypt and Israel reached an Agreement to Swap Prisoners

Oct 25, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. Egypt and Israel reached an agreement to swap an alleged Israeli spy for 25 Egyptians held in Israeli jails

Indian-American Bobby Jindal Re-elected as the Governor of Louisiana

Oct 24, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, won re-election on 22 October 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party

The Planet with Water Ice Discovered by the Astronomers

Oct 24, 2011
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2011. Astronomers discovered a mysterious little dwarf planet which is believed to be covered in ice. The planet was nicknamed Snow White

An Earthquake Measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale hit Turkey

Oct 24, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale killed many people in eastern Turkey

Jammu Kashmir topped the List in Utilizing the Fund for Minorities

Oct 21, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. The Minority Affairs Ministry on 20 October 2011 in its official release stated that the 7 States have utilized over 60 percent of the total Funds till September 2011

U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar visited India

Oct 21, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. U Thein Sein, the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar visited India from 12 October 2011 to 15 October 2011

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