October 2012 Current Affairs, GK & News

World observes first International Day of Girl Child

The first ever International Day of the Girl Child was observed on October 11, 2012. The theme for this year is “Ending Child Marriage”. The UN General Assembly had announced in 2011 to observe this day as International Day of Girl Child, to recognize rights of girls and the unique challenges they face around the ..

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"Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986"

Union Cabinet approves amendments in the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986" The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986". Major amendments proposed are as follows: Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and material in electronic form. Penalties to be ..

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India, France ink pact for Sustainable Urban Development

India and France signed an Administrative Agreement in the field of Sustainable Urban Development. India could benefit immensely from the French experience. The Agreement would provide an enabling platform for the officials, professionals, business leaders and local self-governing bodies to meet and share knowledge and best practices in the urban sector. India invited international firms ..

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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 Racing. He is the current World Champion.

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Union Cabinet approves XII Plan

The Union Cabinet approved the XII Plan (2012-17) document focused at attaining annual average economic growth rate of8.2%, down from 9% targeted earlier. The Plan document will now need final approval from the highest decision making body, the National Development Council (NDC). Besides, the XII Plan aims to achieve 4% growth of agriculture sector. The ..

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