Current Affairs October 2012. Current Affairs Questions October 2012. Current Affairs Update October 2012 for Competitive Exams (IBPS Clerk 2012-2013, SBI PO 2012-13, SSC etc.).
New CMD of Allahabad Bank. Shubhalakshmi Panse has taken over as new Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD) of Allahabad Bank with effect from 1 October 2012.
Milind Kharat New CMD of United India Insurance. Milind Kharat takes charge as New Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of United India Insurance.
Pranay Sahay appointed new DG of CRPF. Pranay Sahay was appointed the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He is a 1975 Batch IPS officer, prior to this posting he was DG of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
Sanjay Mitra has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of West Bengal. He took over charge at the State Secretariat from Samar Ghosh.
Amit Dasgupta, presently Ambassador of India to the Philippines has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, with residence in Manila.
Ali Zidan elected New Prime Minister of Libya. Libya’s 200-member General National Congress has elected a former congressman and human rights lawyer as the country’s new Prime Minister.
Dlamini-Zuma became the first Female Chief of African Union. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma of South Africa took charge Monday of the African Union commission (AUC) on October 15, 2012.
Wall Street tycoon Rajat Gupta gets 2 years in jail for Insider Trading.
Banwarilal Sharma passed away in Chandigarh. Gandhian activist and mathematician Banwarilal Sharma passed away in Chandigarh. Professor Sharma was convener of the Azadi Bachao Andolan, a former head of the Mathematics Department at Allahabad University, and the Chairperson of the International Council of Mathematicians in developing countries from 1986-1992.
Yash Chopra, ‘king of romance’ passed away. Legendary film director, screenwriter and film producer Yash Raj Chopra popularly known as Yash Chopra passed away in Mumbai on October 21, 2012.
Jaspal Bhatti killed in a road accident. Popular satirist and film-maker Jaspal Bhatti was killed in a road accident after his car rammed into a tree. He was the man behind hit comedy shows like Ulta Pulta and Flop Show.
Sunil Gangopadhyay Passed Away. Eminent litterateur and Sahitya Akademi President Sunil Gangopadhyay (78) died following a massive heart attack. He was winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1985 for his historical novel `Sei Samoy’ (At That Time).
Vikram Pandit quits Citigroup; Michael Corbat named successor. Indian-American Vikram Pandit stepped down unexpectedly from the role of CEO of Citigroup.
The Grammy Award-winning global pop icon Enrique Iglesias visited India on a three-city tour.
Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard comes to India in her three day official visit. Ms. Gillard listed India as among half-a-dozen countries that matter the most for Australia and sought greater defense and security relations with India, including full naval exercises while Dr Manmohan Singh spoke about the ongoing “wide-ranging” cooperation in defense and security issues.
Deputy foreign minister of Iran Seyed Abbas Araghchi visits India to discuss regional, international issues and bilateral relations between the two countries.
Spain’s King Juan Carlos I arrives today on a four-day state visit. Spain’s King Juan Carlos I will arrive in India on Wednesday on a four-day state visit and will be accompanied by high-level ministerial and business delegations.
External Affairs Minister SM Krishna Visits to Brunei. External Affairs Minister Shri S.M. Krishna will pay an official visit to Brunei from 19-20 October, 2012.
India test-fired Prithvi-II ballistic missile. Prithvi-II missile was successfully test-fired by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of the Services from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.
National Museum of Indian Cinema will set up in Mumbai.
The first-ever museum of Indian cinema will come up in Mumbai in 2013, to mark the occasion of Indian cinema completing its 100 years, having started its journey with the screening of Raja Harishchandra in 1913.
The National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), a unit under the Ministry of Culture, has been given the responsibility to develop the concept and exhibits of the museum.
Facebook Now Has More Than One Billion Users. Facebook’s CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the world’s biggest social network now has over 1 billion users.
West Indies win ICC World Twenty-20 Cup 2012
The West Indies thrashed Sri Lanka by 36 runs to win the ICC Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup 2012 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on October 7, 2012.
Australia win ICC Women’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup 2012. Defending Champion Australia clinched the ICC Women’s Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup 2012 beating England by 4 runs at the R. Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo on October 7, 2012.
Saina Nehwal wins Denmark Open Super Series. Badminton ace Saina Nehwal thrashed Germany’s Juliane Schenk 21-17 21-8 in only 35 minutes to win the Denmark Open Super Series title in Odense on October 21, 2012.
Pankaj Advani wins 7th World Billiards Championship title. Pankaj Advani won his seventh World billiards title when he outclassed defending champion Mike Russell 1,895-1,216 in the final on October 28, 2012.
India wins Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2012. The Indian Women’s Cricket Team clinched the inaugural Asian Cricket Council (ACC)’s Women T20 Asia Cup by arch rival Pakistan by 18 runs in the final on October 31, 2012 in Guangzhou, China.
Former England captain John Terry retires from international football. Terry have 78 caps for England.
Sebastian Vettel Wins Indian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel subverted the field in the Indian Grand Prix to hammer out his fourth successive victory and the fifth of the season.
Sun TV wins bid for Hyderabad franchise of Indian Premier League (IPL), the BCCI revealed.
East Zone Wins Duleep Trophy. East Zone clinched the prestigious Duleep Trophy beating Central Zone in the final on October 25, 2012 in Chennai.
President Hugo Chavez re-elected in Venezuela. Venezuelan president retains power after 14 years in office, recording 54.5% of the vote against rival Henrique Capriles.
6th India-Japan Energy Dialogue held in Tokyo. The 6th India-Japan Energy Dialogue between the Planning Commission of India and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan held in Tokyo
Daredevil Felix Baumgartner smashes through the sound barrier after leaping from the edge of space in the world’s highest skydive.
18th India, Russia Inter-Governmental Commission held in New Delhi. The eighteenth session of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) held in New Delhi on October 15.
Mauritius President Rajkeshwar Purryag will be the chief guest at the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) that will be held in Kochi from January 7-9 next year.
Sharad Pawar Inaugurates ASEAN- India Agri Expo in New Delhi. 2nd ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture & Forestry in New Delhi.
Nobel Prize 2012 Winners:
- Nobel Prize in Physics 2012 – Serge Haroche and American David Wineland (To know more Click Here.)
- Nobel Peace Prize for 2012: European Union (To know more Click Here.)
- Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2012: Robert J Lefkowitz and Brian K Kobilka (To know more Click Here.)
- Nobel Prize in Literature 2012: Chinese author Mo Yan (To know more Click Here.)
- Nobel Prize in Economy 2012: Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley (To know more Click Here.)
- Nobel Prize in Medicine 2012: John Gurdon, Shinya Yamanaka (To know more Click Here.)
Bangladesh honours Jagjivan Ram as 1971 war hero. Bangladesh has honoured then Indian defence minister Jagjivan Ram as a war hero who was “instrumental” in the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.
Hilary Mantel wins Booker Prize for 2012. British novelist Hilary Mantel made literary history by becoming the first woman and the first British author to win the prestigious man book prize twice.
Gulzar gets Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration 2012. Renowned lyricist, poet and author Gulzar has been awarded the 27th Indira Gandhi award for National Integration.
C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for Sunil Gavaskar. The BCCI has chosen legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar for the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award that comes with a trophy, citation and Rs. 25 lakh.
Sharmila Tagore was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the Edinburgh Napier University for her outstanding contribution to Indian cinema.
Microsoft, an American multinational tech-giant headquartered in Washington, unveiled a radical redesign of its world-dominating Windows operating system – Windows 8 on Thursday, calling it a ‘modern user interface’ for both end consumers and enterprises
Major Cabinet Reshuffle – Seven New Cabinet Minister Sworn in with other MOS
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has reshuffled his Cabinet in a bid to overhaul his government’s image ahead of General Elections in 2014.
For the Complete List of Newly Sworn-in Ministers Click here.