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General Knowledge for Competitive Exams : Series 54

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Vitali Klitschko: Ukrainian, Vitali Klitschko managed to defend his WBC heavyweight title on 8 September 2012 at 30,000 seater Olimpiyski indoor sports arena.
US Open 2012: The 76 year old tennis history for Britain was re-written after Andy Murray won the US Open Grand Slam Singles Championship by defeating Novak Djokovic 7-6 (12-10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 on 11 September 2012.
NAM Summit: The 16th NAM (Non-Aligned Movement) summit was held at Tehran, Iran on 30-31 August 2012.
M V Amsterdam: Name of a merchant vessel carrying hazardous and inflammable materials, it was in news as it caught fire at a distance of four nautical miles from the Prongs Reef Lighthouse in south Mumbai on 9 September 2012.
ISRO 100th Mission: With the launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C21) on 9 September 2012, at 9:53 am Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) completed its 100th mission.
V. Kurien: The man responsible for bringing white revolution in India and founder of world’s largest dairy company Amul, Verghese Kurien (90) took his last breath in a hospital at Nadiad, on 9 September 2012.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud: Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidential elections of Somalia on 10 September 2012.
FIFA World Cup Mascot: A Smiling Armadillo is declared to be the official mascot for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on 12 September 2012.
Aseem Trivedi: The cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was in news as he was arrested on the charges of sedition and insulting the national symbol and emblem, he was later released from jail.
SAF Football Championship: Indian Women registered a thumping win over Nepal in the final of SAF Football Championship in Colombo.
FDI: The Union Cabinet on 14 September 2012 cleared the proposal of foreign direct investment (FDI) for 51 percent in the multi-brand retail chains and 49 percent in Aviation power exchanges industry.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of Indian Cricket team has been named as the Captain of ICC’s ODI team of the year.
Tilak Kumar: Tilak Kumar was appointed as the president of The Indian Newspaper Society for the year 2012-2013 on 13 September 2012 during the 73rd annual meet of the Newspaper Society.
52nd National Open Athletics Championships: Railways lifted the overall Trophy in the 52nd National Open Athletics Championships on 13 September 2012.
Joseph Anton: Name of the 633 page book which depicts a memoir of Salman Rushdie during his 10 years long run to protect himself from the Fatwa issued by his name. It was released on 18 September 2012.
Onno Ruhi: World Bank appointed Onno Ruhl a Dutch National to be the country director for India on 10 September 2012.
CRR Cut: Reserve Bank of India on 18 September 2012 injected a liquidity of around Rs 17000 crore by slashing down the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points to 4.50 percent from 4.75 percent.
Gaganjeet Bhullar: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar wrapped up a four-shot victory at the Yeangder tournament players Championship in Chinese Taipei on 17 September 2012.
Mariamma Koshy: Hockey India on 17 September 2012 appointed Mariamma Koshy of Hockey Kerala as its new full-time President.
C.P. Joshi: C.P. Joshi, the Union Road Transport and Highways Minister on 24 September 2012 took an additional charge of the Railway Ministry after the exit of Mukul Roy.
World peace day: International day of peace also called as World peace day was celebrated worldwide on 21 September 2012. The day is dedicated to peace, providing opportunities to different organizations, individuals and nations to create a practical act of peace.
Aung San Suu Kyi: The Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi received, the US Congress highest Civilian Honour at a ceremony organized in the Capitol Rotunda on 19 September 2012.
Bill Gates: Microsoft Co-Founder, Bill Gates remained at the top position in the list of 400 richest Americans released by Forbes Annual Ranking on 19 September 2012.
Agni IV: India on 19 September 2012 test fired its nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-IV missile from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha Coast.
Saraswati Samman: AA Manavalan on 19 September 2012 was awarded with the prestigious Saraswati Samman for his work, Irama Kathaiyum Iramayakalyum.
Sandeep Patil: Former Cricketer and all-rounder, Sandeep Patil was appointed as the Chairman of the five member senior selection committee of BCCI on 27 September 2012.
R Lakshmipathy: R Lakshmipathy, the publisher of Tamil daily Dinamalar, was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Press Trust of India (PTI) on 24 September 2012 after the company's Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Dhanush Missile: India on 5 October 2012 successfully test fired nuclear capable Dhanush Missile, the naval version of short-range ballistic missile, Prithvi from a warship off Odisha coast.
Michael Schumacher: Michael Schumacher, the German Formula one driver and the seven times world Champion on 4 October 2012 announced his retirement from Formula one Race.
Justice Altamas Kabir: Justice Altamas Kabir on 29 September 2012 was sworn-in as the new chief justice of India by President Pranab Mukherjee. He took over the office from Justice Sarosh Homi Kapadia, who retired after serving the Supreme Court for two and a half year.

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