Page-32 of Current Affairs - November, 2012

“Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” French honor to Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was conferred the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans  l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres). The coveted honor was given in recognition of her invaluable contribution to the world of cinema and the development of Indo-French cooperation in cinema, art, and culture. Earlier Indian recipients include Shahrukh Khan, ..

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Gulzar honored with Indira Gandhi National Integration award

Famous lyricist, poet and film director, Gulzar has been conferred with the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award. The award was given to mark the 28th death anniversary of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

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Apex court asks CMC to address issues raised by TN and Karnataka

The Supreme Court asked the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) to examine all the issues b/w Tamil Nadu and Karnataka regarding Cauvery water sharing dispute b/w the two states. Karnataka has assured that it will comply with the CMC’s recommendations. Why Karnataka had earlier refused to release water? Earlier, Karnataka had refused to comply with the ..

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Indian Women Cricket Team lifts ACC T20 Asia Cup 2012

The Indian women’s cricket team is the winner of first Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) Twenty20 Asia Cup 2012. They beat Pakistan in the final match held in Guangzhou city of People’s Republic of China. Harmanpreet Kaur played the role of skipper in the absence of Mithali Raj. 

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Uttarakhand tops in “Environmental Performance Index (EPI)”

Uttarakhand (scored 0.8123) topped the list of best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental performance. As per the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) released by Planning Commission: · Uttarakhand is followed by Himachal Pradesh (0.7316), Chandigarh (0.7270), Sikkim (0.7149), and Andhra Pradesh (0.7147). · Best states in terms of air quality: Mizoram, Kerala, Goa, ..

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“Ocean-grabbing” a danger to world’s fisheries: UN

As per a UN expert on right to food, ‘Ocean-grabbing’ is as serious a threat as ‘land-grabbing’.  What is “Ocean-grabbing”? An aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets. How and to whom is it threatening? Ocean grabbing is mainly concerned with the interest of smaller fishermen, local communities and sustainable fishing. It is a threat to ..

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