Current Affairs July 2012. Current Affairs Questions July 2012. Current Affairs Update July2012 for Competitive Exams (IBPS Clerk 2012-2013, SBI PO 2012-13, SSC etc.).
Jawahar Thakur country’s new Controller General of Accounts. Thakur, a 1979 batch Indian Civil Accounts Service officer, has taken over country’s new Controller General of Accounts. He takes over the CGA
Sayed Nasir Ali, a director at the Civil Aviation Ministry, has been appointed as joint managing director of Air India.
B Surendra Mohan has assumed office ars Chairman and Managing Director of Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) with effect from July 1. Prior to this he was Director (Mines) of NLC.
Antonis Samaras was sworn in as Prime Minister of Greek. He is the head of Greek’s conservative party.
Raja Parvez Ashraf – New Prime Minister of Pakistan. Raja Parvez a loyalist leader of People’s Party (PPP).
Mohamed Morsy became first elected President of Egypt following a historic election.
Rajkeshwur Purryag became the fifth President of Mauritius recently. His predecessor Anerood Jugnauth resigned in March following open conflict with the Prime Minister Navin Chandra Ramgoolam.
Pranab Mukherjee elected as 13th President of India
Pranab Mukherjee became the 13th President of India, he was elected on 22 July 2012, and sworn-in on 25 July 2012. Chief Justice of India Sarosh Homi Kapadia administered the oath of the President at an impressive ceremony in the historic Central Hall of Parliament.
He is also the first Bengali to be elected as the president. He took over the position from Pratibha Patil,the first woman to serve in the office, whose term ends on July 24, 2012. Earlier this month, he resigned from the post of finance minister to contest the presidential poll.
President of Paraguay Fernando Lugo Impeached in a legislative coup recently.
Arun Mishra is the new DGCA of India. The government has cleared the name of Arun Mishra for the post of Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). He will replace EK Bharat Bhushan.
Rajesh Khanna passed away in Mumbai on July 18, 2012. He was a Bollywood actor, film producer and politician. He was referred to as the “first superstar”and the “original superstar” of Indian cinema.He earned these titles following 15 consecutive solo hit films in the 1970s, a record that remains unbroken.
Dara Singh passed away in Mumbai. Legendary wrestler and actor Dara Singh passed away at his Mumbai home. He was 83.
Anto Peter, one of the strong proponents of Tamil computing and a technical writer who created many Tamil fonts, died in Chennai.
Hiren Bhattacharyya passed away. A popular and celebrated Assamese poet and winner of the Sahitya Akademy Award and several honours, Hiren Bliattacharyya passed away recently.
Radha Vinod Raju, the founding Director-General of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and key member of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) which probed Rajiv Gandhi assassination, died. He was 62.
Barclays Chairman Marcus Agius has resigned following the bank being slapped with 290 million pounds ($451 million) fine by the US and the UK authorities to settle the charges of manipulating global benchmark lending rates.
Tamil Nadu hosts National Aquatics championship. Over 1,000 swimmers from various states were seen in action in the Junior National Aquatics Championship hosted by the Tamil Nadu State Aquatic Association at the Velachery Pool from July 11 to 15.
PV Sindhu clinched the Asia Youth Under-19 Championship with a thrilling three-game victory (18-21, 21-17, 22-20) over Japan’s Okuhara Nozomi at Gimcheon, Korea.
Spain wins UEFA Euro Cup 2012
Defending champions Spain secured an unprecedented third successive major trophy as they beat Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 Final in Kiev. It is the biggest winning margin in the history of tournament.
Spanish striker Fernando Torres won the Golden Boot award for top scorer in Euro 2012.
Roger Federer wins Wimbledon Men’s Singles. Federer beat Andy Murray to claim his seventh Wimbledon title.
Serena clinches Wimbledon Women ‘s Singles. Serena beat Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to clinch the title.
Golden Peacock Award presented. Former Chief Justice of India PN Bhagwati gave away the National Golden Peacock Awards for Eco-Innovation, Environment Management and Occupational Health and Safety at the 14th World Congress on Environment Management. The meet was inaugurated by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and the theme this year was “Driving sustainable business through green economy”.
Indian environmental philosopher and activist Vandana Shiva has been chosen for this years Fukuoka Prize, a prestigious award being bestowed by Fukuoka city government in Japan on people who, contribute to academia arts, and culture in Asia.
The International AIDS Conference, a popular bi-annual event, has come to India (in Kolkata from July 21 to 27) for the first time in the form of a global hub being funded and set up with the International AIDS Conference.
Scientists found ‘God particle’
Scientists at the world’s biggest atom-smashing facility near Geneva have claimed the discovery of a new subatomic particle recently. They found it to be “consistent” with the long-sought Higgs boson, popularly known as the “God particle” that helps explain what gives size and shape to all matter in the universe.
India to become 8th largest shareholder in IMF. India-is set to become the eighth largest shareholder in the IMF after quota reforms, which are likely to be finalised at the multilateral agency’s Annual Meeting at Tokyo in October 2012.
Western Ghats of India has recently been included in the coveted list of the World Heritage Site.
HDFC Bank has recently launched it’s exclusive range of credit cards – named Superia and Platinum – to carter the lifestyle, travel and other needs of doctors.
Recently Public Sector Lender Vijaya Bank has opened 171 ultra small branches in a single day.
Portugal has canceled the extradition of the underworld don Abu Salem, who was extradited from Portugal few years ago.
Oil & Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) has toppled TCS to become the most valued comopany in terms of market capitalization.
Sunita Williams’ Second Space Journey
Reserve Bank of India Slashes SLR to 23 percent. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on July 31, kept the key policy rates (CRR and Repo Rates) unchanged but slashes the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) by one percent from 24 percent to 23 percent.