Page-38 of November 2012 Current Affairs, GK & News

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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“European Golden Boot” to Lionel Messi

Star footballer of Barcelona, Lionel Messi, bagged  European Golden Boot Award. The award has been given to him in recognition to his record 50 goals scored in the Europe’s domestic football league. It is the second Golden Boot award for Messi.

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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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