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GENERAL AWARENESS -- BRIEFLY THREE




  • National Press Day which is symbolic of a free and responsible press in India, the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning –16th of November
  • The outspoken chief of the Press Council of-India (PCI) who recently warned that the freedom of the press must be crushed" if it did not help raise the standard of living of the masses - Justice Markandey Katju
  • The neighbouring country where Indian corporate interests, especially of the GMR group and the Tatas, have been targeted by some political parties – Maldives
  • The actress who appealed Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experimentation on Animals (CPCSEA) to investigate the import of 400 beagle puppies from China by a Bangalore-based private laboratory – Trisha Krishnan
  • The woman who died on October 28 in Ireland after being refused abortion by doctors at a government hospital despite apparent risk to her life - Savita Halappanavar
  • The Iran-made missiles which were recently fired by a Gaza based Palestinian group on Israel – Fajr-5
  • According to the 'Transparency Report published by the Google, Indian government's rank in demanding web user information in the six-month period from January to June this year which is next only to the U.S. government – Second
  • The three-day national seminar in which over 300 scientists from all over the country will take part on frontiers of meteorology with special reference to the Himalaya starting from November 20 - TROPMET-2012
  • National Cadet Corps Day – The fourth Sunday of November every year
  • Taking the India-Pakistan dialogue beyond the foreign policy discourse and Track II interactions to nut-and-bolt governance issues at the provincial level, this Chief Minister of an Indian state visited Pakistan – Nitish Kumar
  • This bike maker launched the Fat Bob model priced at 12.80 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) – Harley-Davidson India
  • Passing an interim order, the Thiecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) asked this telecommunication company to pay 5 paise, half of Vodafone's demand of 10 paise per SMS as termination lee – Aired
  • Taking a leaf out of Beijing's past practice of issuing stapled visas for residents of Jammu and Kashmir, this country is issuing visas for Chinese passport holders on separate paper, to counter China's map on its new e-passports showing disputed areas as part of its territory. – Vietnam
  • I Developed under the aegis of IIT Bombay with the active support of C-DAC, Datawind's new tablet recently launched by the president Pranah Mukherji at a price tag of Z1,130 for students – Aakash 2
  • Australia's the 38-year-old former highest test run-scorer and former captain who has announced to retire from test cricket at the third test against South Africa which will be his last match – Ricky Ponting.
  • The person who resigned as chairman of' the three member committee of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) election's citing that IOA has backtracked from following the government laid sports guidelines - SY Quraishi
  • The head of production of J-15 fighter - a new jet used in the exercises on China's first aircraft carrier, Liaoning who died after experiencing cardiac arrest, while participating in flight landing training - Luo Yang
·  This is the largest integrated trade fair with business to business and business to consumer components which is one of the largest trade fairs in the world both in terms of exhibitors and visitors' participation and has evolved its unique character as an iconic national event – India International Trade Fair
·  Within a month of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's assurance that Beijing will take note of New Delhi's serious concerns on the issue of such visas, yet another case came to light which prompted the Ministry of External Affairs to ask for a uniform practice on visas to Indian nationals must be followed, irrespective of the individual's ethnicity or domicile - Stapled visas
·  This Indian-origin Labour MP has emerged as Britain's most influential Asian in a list of powerful people from the region, which includes the likes of steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, the billionaire Hinduja Brothers and leading N RI industrialist Lord Swaraj Paul – Keith Vaz
·  An Indian American professor of mechanical engineering and IIT alumni who has been appointed as the first director of digital learning of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Sanjay Sarma
·  The senior IPS officer who has been appointed as the next Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation on a two - year term - Ranjit Sinha
·  The British tax authorities launched an investigation into allegations of money laundering against this bank which has been accused of opening offshore bank accounts in Jersey for "serious criminals" including names of several people with criminal convictions, including gun - runners and drug dealers - HSBC
·  The decision Of the government to allow covering or a shed over the Bhagya Laxmi temple abutting, this historic place at the old city of Hyderabad with a tarpaulin sheet, citing the High Court order, 110t only led to escalation of tension in old city, but also kicked up a political storm – Charminar
·  Expressing doubts over the ongoing operational safety review by an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team at this Atomic Power Station in Rajasthan, anti-nuclear activists demanded "transparent and independent" inspection – Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station.


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