Current Affairs September 2012. Current Affairs Questions September 2012. Current Affairs Update September 2012 for Competitive Exams (IBPS Clerk 2012-2013, SBI PO 2012-13, SSC etc.).
The World Bank has appointed Kaushik Basu as its Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President. Basu will begin his term on October 1, 2012. Prior to this job, Basu was the Chief economic Adviser of Government of India.
Tulsi Gabbard became the first Hindu-American to be elected to the House of Representatives.
Justice Altamas Kabir sworn in as New Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia, who retires on September 28, has recommended the name of senior-most Supreme Court judge Justice Altamas Kabir as his successor, setting in motion the process of change of guard in the apex court.
Atanu Sen New MD and CEO of SBI Life Insurance. Atanu Sen has taken over as the new Managing Director and CEO of SBI Life Insurance from MN Rao, who retired on Aug 31.
Manbir Singh took the oath of office and secrecy as Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in New Delhi.
New Navy Chief DK Joshi takes charge. Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi has taken over as the new Navy chief, succeeding Admiral Nirmal Verma.
Abhishek Matoria was unanimously elected the president of the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) at Patiala recently.
Brajesh Mishra passed away. He was the first National Security Adviser of India and the man who supervised the testing and incorporation of nuclear weapons as an integral part of the country’s security strategy.
Former RSS chief KS Sudarshan Passed Away.
Noted film actor and theater director Dinesh Thakur passed away in Mumbai recently.
Father of White Revolution Dr Verghese Kurien passed away. He was the founder of the cooperative dairy movement in India.
Tamil Nadu wins Moin-Ud-Dowlah Gold Cup. Tamil Nadu pulled off a pulsating four-wicket win over Delhi to lay their hands on the Coromandal King Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 16, 2012.
ICC Awards 2012
- Emerging Player of the Year – Sunil Narine
- LG People’s Choice Award – Kumar Sangakkara
- ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – Virat Kohli
- ICC Test Cricketer of the Year -Kumar Sangakkara
- ICC Cricketer of the Year – Kumar Sangakkara
- For Complete List Read Winners of ICC Awards 2012
IOC, AirIndia declared joint winners of MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament. Amidst unprecedented chaos and confusion after what turned out to be a grand finale, IOC and Air India were declared joint winners in the MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament in Chennai recently.
India Wins Nehru Cup Football Tournament. The 2012 Nehru Cup Final was a match that took place on 2 September 2012 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi, India between India and Cameroon. India won the match in the penalty shoot out 5-4 after the match ended 2–2 after 120 minutes
Honorary doctorate for Baba Kalyani. The Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Forge Mr. Baba Kalyani was conferred an honorary ‘Doctor of Science’ (honoris causa) by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee at the 58th Annual Convocation of IIT Kharagpur and the culmination of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the institute.
Paraguay’s Highest Civilisation Award for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, well known humanitarian and spiritual teacher and ambassador of peace, was honoured with Paraguay’s highest civilian award, National Order of Merito de Comuneros, on September 13.
FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award-2012 for Fortis Escorts Hospital. Jaipur-based Fortis Escorts Hospital has bagged the prestigious FICCI Healthcare Excellence Award-2012 for operational excellence in the category of private hospitals with superspeciality having more than 100 beds.
Nuclear-capable Agni-IV test-fired Successfully. India September 19 test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of about 4000 km from a test range off Odisha coast.
India test fires Agni-III Successfully. Two days after the successful trial of the long-range Agni-IV missile, India on September 21 test fired its nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile with a strike range of 3000 km from an island off the Odisha coast.
Pakistan has successfully test-fired am endogenously developed multi-tube cruise missile the Babur (Hatt-VII) that can carry both nuclear and conventional warheads over a range of 700 km.
Executive Director of the paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA), Maria van der Hoeven recently visited India.
Palestine National Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas visited India in the second week of September and got India’s promise to have another tranche of aid and support for its quest for non-member status at the United Nations.
Foreign Minister of Canada John Baird visited India. The foreign minister of Canada, John Baird visited India in September.
President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa Visits India in the month of September. Mr. Rajapaksa meet Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh and President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee during his three day visit.
The agriculture minister of Mozambique Jose Pachecho visited India in September and sought India’s expertise to develop tea industry in his country.
Gen Liang Guanglie, the Minister of National Defense of China was on a five-day visit to India in September, 2012.
The President of Tajikistan Enamoli Rahmon was on a four-day visit in India in early September signed a defense agreement with India. Agreements were also signed in areas of energy, education, health, culture and science.
67th United Nations General Assembly opened on 18 September 2012 in New York.
Hindu Marriage Act in Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Parliament has passed the Hindu Marriage Act to provide legal and social protection to Hindu women from marriage-related cheating. The registrar will not register marriage of a woman below 18 years of age and a man under 21 years.
ISRO scores a century; 50 years of success
Making history in its space odyssey, India on September 9, 2012 successfully launched its 100th mission with its workhorse PSLV-C21 placing in orbit two foreign satellites in a flawless flight from the spaceport in Sriharikota.
The third wholly commercial launch with no Indian satellite was a textbook mission as ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle placed in orbit French spacecraft SPOT 6 and Japanese micro satellite PROITERES some 18 minutes after lift-off at 9:53 am.