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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Latest Current Affairs November 2012


Tenth ASEAN-India Summit Concluded at Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The tenth ASEAN-India Summit that was held at Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia concluded on 19 November 2012. The summit was chaired by the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia- Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN Sen and attended by the leaders of the ten Member states of ASEAN and the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
During the summit the discussions were held on identifying the future course of action on the ASEAN-India relations. Success was achieved in deciding the convening of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit scheduled to be held on 20 December to 21 December 2012 at New Delhi, India, the summit will be held to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations. 
During the 10th Anniversary of the ASEAN-India summit, 20th Anniversary of ASEAN-India Dialogue Relations was also observed at the same venue of Peach Place, Phnom Penh. The ASEAN-India Summit for the first time was observed in the year 2002 at Phnom Penh.

Twenty first ASEAN Summit concluded in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The 21st ASEAN Summit Phnom Penh was held on 18 November 2012 at Peace Palace, Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia- Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen was the Chairperson for the 21st ASEAN Summit Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The head of states of the ASEAN members and the Secretary-General of ASEAN participated in the 21st ASEAN Summit and discussed about things like progress of the Implementation of ASEAN Charter and Roadmap for an ASEAN community. 

New Secretary General for ASEAN
Le Luong Minh- the candidate from the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam was appointed as the upcoming Secretary General for ASEAN for the next five year term by the ASEAN Head of States. The nomination was done on the basis of alphabetical rotation plan for next five year that would start from January 2013 and end in December 2018.

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was created on 8 August 1967 at Bangkok, Thailand after ASEAN Declaration (also called Bangkok Declaration) was signed between the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Thailand. With time 5 more South Asian countries joined the group namely Brunei Darussalam joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999. Today, ASEAN is a 10-member group by now.  The group was formed with a basic idea of promoting social progress, economic growth and cultural development between the member nations and talk on the differences in a peaceful manner.

Sunita Williams back on Earth after 4 months in space

Record-setting Indian- American Sunita Williams along with two fellow astronauts safely returned to Earth back from the International Space Station, touching down on the steppes of central Kazakhstan, after spending four months in orbit. Williams, 47, now has spent a total of 322 days in space during her two long-duration missions. Williams now also holds the record for spacewalking time for female astronauts.

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Chosen for Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian president and Nobel laureate, will get this year's Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for being an "inspiration" to women and ensuring return of peace and democracy in Liberia. An international jury, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, selected Sirleaf for the award, set up by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

'Yuvi' — book on Yuvraj released

Yuvi: The book on Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh penned by Makarand Waingankar and published by Harper Sport. The book illustrates the cricketing career of Yuvraj Singh and how tough he is, how he challenged fought with Cancer in his life.

Anil Dev Singh new Chairperson of IOA
Anil Dev Singh, the former Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court appointed as the new Chairperson of the Election Commission of The Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Czech Republic beat Spain in Davis Cup 2012 finals
The Czech Republic beat holders Spain 3-2 to win the Davis Cup for the first time as an independent nation in this 100th edition of the Davis Cup. This is the country’s second Davis Cup title and first since 1980, when it was Czechoslovakia.

Ajmal Kasab hanged at Pune’s Yerawada central prison
The lone surviving terrorist of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the Pakistani National was hanged to death at the Pune’s Yerawada central prison on 21 November 2012 at 7:30 am in a top-secret operation. Since 2004, it was the first time a capital sentence had been carried out in India. The hanging of Kasab came just a day after India voted against UN resolution for banning death sentence. Amongst other nations that voted against the resolution were Bangladesh, China, Korea, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, Libya, Pakistan and the USA.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton wins United States Grand Prix 2012

Lewis Hamilton, the McLaren driver went on to win the US Grand Prix on 18 November 2012 in the first Formula One race on American soil since 2007. The drivers' championship will be settled at Sao Paolo, Brazil, after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel finished second and Ferrari's Fernando Alonso third.

Chanda Kochhar of ICICI – Most powerful Business woman in India: Fortune Magazine
Fortune Magazine has named Ms Chanda Kochhar, MD and CEO of ICICI Bank as the most powerful business woman in Business in India. She has been named for the same for second time in a row.

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 comes into force
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, which was passed by Parliament in May this year, came into force on 14.11.2012. Under the Act, a child is defined as any person below the age of 18 and is gender-neutral.

Xi Jinping appointed China’s new leader
Xi Jinping was appointed as the new head of the Communist Party of China, taking charge of a relatively conservative leadership team that is considered reluctant to embrace any major new economic or political reforms.

Mr Xi, who also assumed command of China’s military, introduced a new Politburo Standing Committee that has been reduced from nine to seven members in an effort to streamline the party’s collective decision-making process.

Prepared by: currentaffairs4examz.blogspot.com

Latest Current Affairs November 2012 Reviewed by Admin on 24.11.12 Rating: 5 CURRENT AFFAIRS NOVEMBER 2012 {2 nd -3 RD WEEK} Tenth ASEAN-India Summit Concluded at Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia The te...

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