Current Affairs November 2012- Useful for all competitive Examinations
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After four decades, Aung San Suu Kyi comes to India
Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in India (13 November 2012) after a gap of nearly four decades as part of New Delhi’s ongoing engagement with the democratic and multi-party polity in Nay Pyi Taw. Ms. Suu Kyi, who is visiting India on the invitation of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, will be having various programmes during her nearly week-long stay. Ms. Suu Kyi spent several years in India during her early days when her mother Daw Khin Yi was Ambassador to India.
Djokovic wins ATP World Tour Finals
Novak Djokovic of Serbia beat Rodger Federer 7-6(6), 7-5 on 12 November in the championship match at the ATP finals. It was Djokovic’s second victory at the year-end tournament for the top eight players in the world. He also won in 2008, when the tournament was in Shanghai. Meanwhile Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna lose the doubles final to Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers
United Nations declares November 10 as ‘Malala Day’
The United Nations has declared November 10 as 'Malala Day' in honour of Pakistani teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in October for campaigning for girls' education.
Mohammad Azharuddin’s life ban lifted by Andhra Pradesh High Court
Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin’s life ban lifted by Andhra Pradesh High Court. The High Court struck off the lower court’s order which justified the life ban on Azharuddin in 2000 by BCCI. In 2000, the BCCI conducted an internal inquiry following the publication of the CBI report then and K. Madhavan who led the inquiry concluded that Azharuddin was guilty of match-fixing and the three others had links with bookmakers.
Rashmi Kumari wins World Carrom Championship
Rashmi Kumari is an International Carrom Champion from Bihar, India. She won the World Carrom Championship held at Colombo, Srilanka.
Irom Sharmila ‘Iron Lady of Manipur’ completes 12 years fast
The 'Iron Lady of Manipur' Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on a hunger strike since 2000 demanding repeal of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), has completed 12 years of fast. Sharmila, a civil rights activist, began her hunger strike after the death of 10 people in an alleged encounter with the Assam Rifles at Malom valley in Imphal on November 2, 2000. At present, she is in judicial custody where she is forcibly fed through her nose.
Government to digitize cable TV network in 38 more cities
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has started phase two of its campaign to digitise the cable TV network in the country. In this phase, 38 cities in 15 states will be covered by March 31, 2013. The Government has decided to digitize Cable TV network in thirty eight cities, spread over 15 States, by 31st March next year in the second phase.
Sonia opens rail coach factory at Lalganj (Rae Bareli)
Rail Coach Factory was inaugurated by Congress president Sonia Gandhi at Lalganj in Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency. Rae Bareli (Lalganj) factory is the 3rd of its kind, after the Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Tamil Nadu, and the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab. The total cost of the project is Rs. 2,500 crore, and Rs. 800 crore has already been invested.
Pakistan wins Asian Kabaddi Championship as India walks out in protest
Pakistan on 6 November 2012 was declared champion of the Asian Kabaddi Championship after Indian team walked out from the field in a protest against the referee’s decision of penalizing the Indian Coach.
SARAL to boost remote sensing ability of India
With the launch of SARAL satellite carrying AltiKa and an Argos-3 instrument2 is scheduled to be launched on December 2012 and with this the remote sensing ability of the country will get a boost up.
Bhupathi- Bopanna clinches ATP World Tour Masters 1000
The duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna lifted their first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title by vanquishing Pakistan’s Aisam- Ul- Haq Qureshi and Netherlands’ Jean- Julien Rojer in the final of the BNP Paribas Masters.
Ruchir Sharma bags Tata Literature First Book Award.
Banker and New York based- author Ruchir Sharma was awarded the Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for his Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles at the Mumbai Litfest.
BCCI awards 2011-12
BCCI will honor Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli with Polly Umrigar Award at its Annual Awards ceremony to be held on November 21, 2013 in Mumbai. Sachin will be honored for his 100th century while Virat will awarded for being India’s top international cricketer of 2011-12. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar will be receiving the prestigious Col CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gulzar honored with Indira Gandhi National Integration award
Famous lyricist, poet and film director, Gulzar has been conferred with the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award. The award was given to mark the 28th death anniversary of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Lionel Messi wins “European Golden Boot”
Star footballer of Barcelona, Lionel Messi, bagged European Golden Boot Award. The award has been given to him in recognition to his record 50 goals scored in the Europe’s domestic football league.
New CRR at 4.25%
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points from 4.5 to 4.25 percent.