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General Knowledge for IBPS Exam : Series 55


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Women T-20 world cup title: The Australian Women Cricket team on 7 October 2012 defeated England by four runs to retain the Women T-20 world cup title.
Bijli-Paani Satyagraha: Indian Social activist Arvind Kejriwal on 6 October 2012 launched a Bijli-Paani Satyagraha in New Delhi to protest against inflated power and water bills and hike in tariffs by restoring electricity connection to the household of a labourer which was disconnected for non-payment of bills.
Save Ganga, Save Dolphin: Save Ganga, Save Dolphin, the three day campaign was initiated on 5 October 2012 by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in association with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
BrahMos supersonic cruise missile: The Indian Navy on 7 October 2012 successfully test-fired the 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which is capable of carrying a conventional warhead of 300 kg, from a warship off the Goa coast.
ICC World Twenty20 Championship: West Indies on 7 October 2012 won the finals of ICC World Twenty20 Championship after defeating the Sri Lankan team by 36 runs at R. Premadasa Stadium.
www.trainenquiry.com: Indian Railways on 4 October 2012 introduced a brand new website and SMS service to provide real-time details of running trains. To avail the facilities of the website one can log in to www.trainenquiry.com or send an sms via phone by typing SPOT <Space><Train Number> and sending it to 139. The facility in form of website and sms service is created for providing the passengers information related to the running time and location of different trains
500 Million US Dollar deal with WB: World bank and the Government of India on 5 October 2012 signed a loan agreement of 500 Million US Dollar for Secondary Education Project named Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan(RMSA).
12th Five Year Plan: The Union Cabinet on 4 October 2012 approved the 12th five-year plan with its aim to renew Indian economy and use the funds from government in improving the facilities of education, sanitation and health. This plan has seen a three-fold increase in the budget constraints when compared to that of the 11th five-year plan. The plan would infuse a huge fund of Rs 47,70,000 lakh crore and this will help to accomplish the economic growth to an average level of 8.2 percent.
12th five-year plan is guided by the policy guidelines and principles to revive the following Indian economy, which registered a growth rate of meager 5.5 percent in the first quarter of the financial year 2012-13.
Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012: President Pranab Mukherjee on 1 October 2012 conferred the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2012 to ISRO scientist Tessy Thomas.
Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration: Renowned poet and film-maker Gulzar has been nominated for the 27th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe announced Aishwarya's appointment as the Goodwill Ambassador for Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
In her new role, Aishwarya will help raise awareness on issues related to stopping new HIV infections in children and advocate for increased access to anti-retroviral treatment.
Right Livelihood Award: Afghan human rights activist, ex-minister and burka opponent Sima Samar won the Swedish Right Livelihood Award honouring those who work to improve the lives of others.
Samar, 55, was honoured "for her longstanding and courageous dedication to human rights, especially the rights of women, in one of the most complex and dangerous regions in the world,".
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon: Kenya's Edwin Kipyego emerged victorious in the men's elite category, while Ethiopia's Yimer Wude won the women's title of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
Facebook: Facebook has passed the 1 billion customer landmark, 600 million of which are mobile users.
Anil Kumble: Former India cricketer and captain Anil Kumble on 11 October 2012 was named the new head of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) cricket committee, replacing former West Indies skipper Clive Lloyd.
Monisha Kalterborn: Indian born, Monisha Kalterborn Became the First Woman Team Principal in Formula one on 11 October 2012 after taking the control of team Sauber.
Mukesh Ambani: China based Research firm Hurun in a Report on 10 October 2012 declared Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, the richest Indian with a Personal Fortune of $19.3 billion.
Mo Yan: Mo Yan, the Chinese writer won 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature on 11 October 2012.
IMF Growth Forecast: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 9 October 2012 had slashed India’s growth forecast to 4.9 per cent for 2012 due to low business confidence and sluggish structural reforms.
Nobel Prize 2012 for Chemistry: Robert Lefkowitz (69) and Brian Kobilka (57), the two Americans won the Nobel Prize 2012 for Chemistry on 10 October 2012.
Huge Chavez: Huge Chavez re-elected as President of Venezuela on 9 October 2012 Venezuela. It his third election victory in 14 years of Office.
Nobel Prize 2012 in Medicine: John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka the British and Japanese researchers respectively on 8 October 2012 won the Nobel Prize-2012 in Medicine.
Felix Baumgartner: Austrian Felix Baumgartner became the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound, reaching a maximum velocity of 1342 kilometers per hour.
Nobel Economics Prize 2012: Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley of America were awarded the Nobel economics prize on 15 October 2012 for their work in market design and matching theory.
Sachin Tendulkar: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on her visit to India on 16 October 2012 announced that Sachin Tendulkar would be conferred with the membership of the Order of Australia.
World Food Day 2012: World food day 2012 is celebrated with a theme Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world.
Hyderabad Nizam: Osman Ali Khan the last Nizam of Hyderabad on 16 October 2012 was named in list of the 25 richest people across the world who ever lived by US website Celebrity Networth.
Booker Prize: British Writer Hilary Mantel on 16 October 2012 won the prestigious literary prize, the Booker Prize for her novel "Bring up the Bodies," the second in a historical trilogy set during the reign of King Henry VIII.


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