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India Current Affairs October 2012

October 2012 India Current Affairs – Get latest Current Affairs of October 2012 month and Major India Events happened in October 2012.

Cyclone Nilam today swept across north Tamil Nadu coast near Mahabalipuram, about 55 km from here, leaving two persons dead, including a crew member of an oil tanker that ran aground off the city. — Oct 31, Indiatvnews

New Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan strongly favours reservation for backward Muslims as well as for Dalits among Christians and Muslims notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s observation on the sub-quota issue. — Oct 30, Indiatvnews

In a stinging attack on the government, former army chief General V.K. Singh, who has joined Anna Hazare in his crusade against corruption, Monday termed it “anti-people” and demanded immediate dissolution of parliament.Gen.(retd.) — Oct 29, Indiatvnews

Global nuclear watchdog IAEA will begin on Tuesday an in-depth operational safety review of two atomic power plants at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan, the first such exercise in India after the Fukushima nuclear accident. — Oct 28, Indiatvnews

Amid the arid flatness of the New Mexico desert in USA and not far from the American military’s biggest missile facility, a futuristic spaceport, designed to launch flights into space, is nearing completion. Its shape and design appear straight out of a sci-fi fantasy and the long runway is built to handle unusual-looking aircraft taking passengers into space. — Oct 27, TOI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has constituted a high-powered National Committee on Direct Cash Transfers on Thursday. The committee is expected to facilitate introduction of direct cash transfers to individuals eligible — Oct 26, Indiatvnews

Bhavesh Parmar, a mentally disturbed resident of Vile Parle who wandered into Pakistan years ago, is likely to be released and repatriated on Thursday (Oct 25).He has spent close to five years in a Pakistani jail. — Oct 25, indiatvnews

A BJP legislator in Goa today said if the mining halt continued in the state, then he feared that people might resort to suicides. “This is just the first month of mining halt. — Oct 24, Indiatvnews

Family of Fasih Mohammed, a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist who has been deported to India after five months of detention in Saudi Arabia, has decided to move the Supreme Court for speedy trial. — Oct 23, Indiatvnews

In a bid to give some relief to the lower strata of people, the Delhi government Monday lowered the power tariff for the first 200 units in the national capital.According to the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission — Oct 2012, Indiatvnews

A barrage of requests by security agencies to a leading telecom company for telephone tapping led it to say a polite no even to the country’s premier external intelligence agency RAW. — Oct 21, Indiatvnews

To handle extra rush during the Durga Puja, the Kolkata Metro Railway will run 76 extra trains on Saptami, Ashtami and Navami days, a Metro spokesperson said. — Oct 21, Indiatvnews

The much awaited Aadhaar enabled system for direct cash transfer to beneficiaries under social schemes such as MNREGA and pension will be launched tomorrow by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Dudu, Rajasthan. — Oct 19, Indiatvnews

The annual death rates of alcohol-dependent women are 460 percent higher than the non-drinking general population while male alcoholics have a 190 percent higher death rate than the general population, German researchers have found. — Oct 17, Indiatvnews

In a recent incident coming from Jodhpur an eye from a body lying in the morgue of MG Hospital went missing on Sunday, forcing the hospital administration to order an inquiry into the matter. — Oct 2012, Indiatvnews

The annual death rates of alcohol-dependent women are 460 percent higher than the non-drinking general population while male alcoholics have a 190 percent higher death rate than the general population, German researchers have found. — Oct 17, Indiatvnews

Sixteen persons were killed and nearly 20 others were injured when a bus collided head-on with a trolley near Naugaon early this morning. The bus was on its way to Chhatarpur from Harpalpur. — Oct 16, Indiatvnews

A series of religious programmes would mark the nine-day long Navratra festival starting from October 16 in the holy town Katra. — Oct 15, Indiatvnews

Law Minister Salman Khurshid today rubbished allegations that he was “doing politics using the shoulders of the disabled” saying he has nothing to hide.”Frankly nothing… Nothing to hide. — Oct 14, indiatvnews

UBS is set to axe around 2,000 jobs in information technology as part of a larger cost-cutting programme, a Swiss newspaper said on Saturday, citing sources close to the bank. — Oct 13, TOI

What on earth possessed the British government to reach out to Narendra Modi when it has been treating him as an outcaste since the 2002 communal violence? It had justified its policy to ostracize him on the grounds that he had looked the other way when innocents, most of them Muslims, including three British nationals of Indian-Muslim origin, were massacred by the hundreds. — Oct 12, TOI

PUNE: Search giant Google has started rolling out free SMS for its free email service Gmail and paid email service Google Apps customers in India. The service allows users to send SMSes to mobile phones from chat windows. Users have to add mobile numbers of their contacts in the email address book and they are set. — Oct 11, TOI

NEW DELHI: Nearly Rs 1,800 crore has been spent by the UPA government for protecting three members of the Gandhi family, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, since 2004. — Oct 10, TOI

Mayawati said that she will take decision on continuing support to UPA on Wednesday at national executive meet. She said that lok sabha elections can be held early, hence party should start preparation on war footing. She said that BSP has opposed FDI in retail and diesel price hike and will continue to oppose other anti-people decisions. She said that instead of burdening middle class and poor with fuel price hike, Centre should tax rich to reduce deficit. — Oct 9, TOI

An Indian initiative is lighting up Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s birthplace in Pakistan as part of a little publicised project aimed at energy cooperation, including tapping alterative sources of energy, in the subcontinent. — Oct 8, Indiatvnews

Activist Arvind Kejriwal Saturday stuck to his graft charges against Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, leading to a political slugfest with the BJP and others demanding a probe and the Congress rejecting it. — Oct 7, Indiatvnews

Karnataka government eliminated over 17 lakh bogus LPG connections through a simple method of linking LPG consumer numbers to their electricity meter numbers, claims the state Food and Civil Supplies Minister D N Jeevaraj. — Oct 6, Indiatvnews

India successfully test-fired nuclear capable Dhanush, the naval version of Prithvi short-range ballistic missile, from a warship off Odisha coast today.The indigenously developed naval version of the Prithvi short-range ballistic missile — Oct 5, Indiatvnews

With 18 more patients testing positive for dengue in the capital today, the number of cases has crossed the century-mark to touch 116. — Oct 4, Indiatvnews

A 5.1-magnitude quake jolted the northeastern states early Wednesday, authorities here said.The quake occurred at 12.08 a.m. The epicentre was in Assam’s Sonitpur district bordering Arunachal Pradesh, the regional seismological centre said. — Oct 3, Indiatvnews

The nation today paid its homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 143rd birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee offering floral tributes at Rajghat.Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi — Oct 2, Indiatvnews

Observing that the “CAG is not a munim (accountant)” the Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging the Comptroller and Auditor General’s power to conduct performance audit of controversial allocation of coal blocks by the UPA — Oct 1, Indiatvnews

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