September 2012 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs September 2012: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of September 2012 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Justice Altmas Kabir, who is the seniormost judge of the Supreme Court, was sworn in as the 39th Chief Justice of India.President Pranab Mukherjee administered the oath taken by him,He will succeed S.H. Kapadia. He will be the Chief Justice of India till July 19, 2013.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • 9 Eleven', a Bollywood-style thriller directed by Indian American Manan Singh Katohara,got the Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2012 Third World Independent Film Festival (TWIFF)
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The head of India's premier industrial research and development body, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)? urged business leaders to contribute to the setting up of the country's first Innovation Complex near Kolkata. 
  • Public sector Coal India Limited (CIL), the largest coal miner in the world, announced that it is now all set to sign the modified Fuel Supply Agreement (FSA) with power firms on the cost-plus basis as the final draft of the model was approved by the board.
  • Five Indian-Americans feature in the Forbes magazine's annual list of the richest people in America. Microsoft Corp chairman Bill Gates has maintained the top spot with $66 billion, up $7 billion from 2011 in this list. Bharat Desai and family with a net worth of $2 billion at 239th place tops the Indian-Americans' list?.
Top Education Current Affairs
  • India may not achieve its $360 billion exports target in the current financial year. Increased input costs and weak demands for Indian goods in North American and European markets can be a major hurdle to it as per a survey conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). 


Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Yash Raj Films' (YRF) 'Dhoom 3' will be the first Bollywood film which will be released in IMAX theaters with it being digitally re-mastered in the IMAX format.IMAX theaters have high-end digital projection and sound systems, across India and at select global locations. 
Top Geography Current Affairs
  • Floods in Assam had resulted in inundation of 16 of its 27 districts, death of 18 people and more than 17 lakh affected. It is expected the situation will improve in a couple of days.
Top Incident Current Affairs
  • At least 36 people lost their lives and more than 75 injured when a powerful explosion in one of the biggest fireworks factories in Tamil Nadu led to a major fire. More than 40 of the 48 sheds in the fireworks unit in Sivakasi were reduced to rubble. 
  • At least five passengers were killed and 15 others wounded when a mini-bus met with a tragic accident in hilly Doda district of Jammu region on Friday afternoon.
  • At least 12 people were killed in separate rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh. While six persons were killed due to lightning and house collapse in Barabanki, four died in similar incidents in Lucknow on Friday.
Top India Current Affairs
  • The Maharashtra government got a major victory when the Bombay High Court comprising division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice Nitin Jamdar upheld its decision to ban tobacco flavoured gutka and pan masala in the state from July 19.
  • India has again asked Pakistan to provide voice samples of the Mumbai terror suspects, which includes the Lashkar-e-Taiba's Hafiz Saeed and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, so that they can be charged for their involvement in the November 2008 attacks.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • It was a tough decision to make while selecting the Indian Idol winner. Among the three finalists, who hailed from Punjab, it was Vipul Mehta from Amritsar, who got the 'Indian Idol 6' title at a dazzling grand finale. He got a cash prize of Rs.50 lakh from Sony channel, a Nissan Micra car, a Suzuki Hayate bike, Rs. 3 lakh from Max Life Insurance as well as a contract to record his own music album.
  • Names of Congress MP Vijay Darda and 17 senior executives of five private companies were included in cases registered in connection with the allocation of coal blocks by the CBI. Agency sleuths did a raid on 30 sites belonging to them in 11 cities in the country.
  • It was a dream come true for Manoj Kumar Raina, who was uprooted from the Kashmir Valley when militancy broke out in 1989. His dream turned into reality when he participated in game show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 6' (KBC-6). 
  • The Bombay High Court granted bail to cartoonist Aseem Trivedi late. This can be termed as a setback to Maharashtra government. But the cartoonist refused to get out of jail till the sedition charges against him were dropped. The bail was granted at a sum of Rs.5,000.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan chief said that the India’s second moon mission will be dependant on Russia's decision after its failed inter-planetary mission with China. 
  • Popular TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor has got entry into the list of 25 Most Powerful Women in India Business.The joint managing director of Balaji Telefilm, features in the list by business magazine Business Today for her contribution in television and films.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has declared a war against people that is what the West Bengal's opposition party, Left Front feels and in response to that has called for a 12-hour strike to protest against hike in diesel price and allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail.
  • The Bharatiya Janata Party has cleared the first list of 45 candidates for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections. Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, five of his ten ministers and 15 sitting Members of Legislative Assembly figure in the list cleared by the Central Election Committee, chaired by party president Nitin Gadkari and attended among others by patriarch Lal Krishna Advani.
Top Social Current Affairs
  • Twitter has again come down heavily on third-party apps and this time those sites that run on the micro-blogging platform but don’t make money. Those who do not pay to use Twitter for its data will now have a sign in button.
  • Facebook is looking for ways to do away with fake users and may be putting a scanner on those profiles which use generic names or have cartoon characters and celebrity images as profile pictures. 
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • India made history by winning the Nehru Cup football title for the third consecutive time when it defeated a higher ranked Cameroon (2-2) 5-4 via the penalty shootout at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. 
  • The Karnataka High Court stayed the two-year ban which was imposed by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna from representing the country till June 2014.
  • The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) will have its elections. Secretary general Randhir Singh is most likely to compete with the newly elected chairman of India Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) Abhay Chautala for the post of president.
  • Australia posted an emphatic win over India by nine wickets in a Group 2 encounter in the Super Eight stage of the World Twenty20 Championship at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Apple's much awaited next-generation iPhone 5 has finally arrived. Packed with features like larger 4-inch screen,18 percent thinner and 20 percent lighter than its predecessor and 16:9 aspect ratio, iPhone 5 was unveiled by Apple chief executive Timothy D. Cook on Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco.
  • India's exploration of the red planet's atmosphere will begin in November 2013. This journey would be a quest for life-sustaining elements at Mars. The date selected for the Mars mission launch is Nov 27, 2013 when the red planet will be come close to the earth, this was stated by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Radhakrishnan.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Pakistani authorities have arrested nearly 200 people on charges of involvement in violent protests against an anti-Islam film even as businesses on Saturday counted the cost of a countrywide shutdown and widespread destruction during the demonstrations.
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