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October 19, 2012

Anil Kumble named Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee

Former India cricketer and captain Anil Kumble was appointed as the new head of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) cricket committee. He replaced former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd. 

October 17, 2012

Jnanpith award to Chandrashekar Kambar

Poet-writer Chandrashekar Kambar has been conferred with the Jnanpith Award. The award was given to him in recognition to his contributions to Kannada literature. The award: The Jnanpith Award

October 12, 2012

2012 Literature Nobel for Mo Yan of China

Chinese author Mo Yan won Nobel Prize for literature. His real name is Guan Moye. The Swedish Academy recognized the writer as a one "who with hallucinatory realism merges

October 11, 2012

2012 Physics Nobel for Haroche and Wineland

Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of America together won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum particles

October 11, 2012

2012 Chemistry Nobel for Lefkowitz, Kobilka

US scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of an important family of protein receptors, called G-protein-coupled receptors. What are G-protein-coupled

October 11, 2012

Sebastin Vettel won Japanese Grand Prix

Sebastin Vettel won the F1 title race of the Japanese Grand Prix. Vettel is a German Formula One racing driver, currently driving for the Austrian racing team Red Bull

October 9, 2012

Abdi Farah Shirdon Said is the new Somali PM

Abdi Farah Shirdon Said has been chosen as the new Prime Minister of Somalia. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who was recently chosen by parliament in a UN-backed process, selected