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Miscellaneous Events And Facts 2012 - 02

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
APRIL 26, 2013

   
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Miscellaneous Events And Facts 2012 - 02

 

MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS AND FACTS IN NEWS 2012 - 02

 

 

New High Courts will be opened in --- Tripura, Meghalaya and Manipur

 

Venue of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD),  COP-11 --- Hyderabad

 

Vivek Express Trains introduced to celebrate the 150th Birth Anniversary of --- Swami Vivekanand

 

Winner of Lal Bahadur Shastri Award --- Ms. Tessy Thomas (ISRO's Missile Woman and Project Director of AGNI-IV)

 

Charges against K G Balakrishnan, Chairman, NHRC --- Assets beyond known sources of income

 

As per Census 2011, state with the lowest sex ratio --- Haryana (877/1000)

 

Life Expectancy at birth in India as per Human Development Report 2011 --- 65.4 Years

 

Typhoon which affected the Philippines, Taiwan and Southern China --- Megi

 

For the London Olympics, the Olympic Flame was carried by  --- Amitabh Bachhan 

 

New year festival of Andhra Pradesh --- Kharanama Ugadi, New year festival of Maharastra --- Gudi Padwa

 

To compute the WPI, no. of items considered --- 676, For CPI, no. of items taken --- 580

 

CWG 2014 will be held in --- Glasgow (Scotland)

 

Winner of the Kyoto Prize --- Ms.Gayatri Spivak (Arts and Philosphy)

 

TIME Person of the Year 2011 --- The Protester

 

Winner of Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhawana Award 2012 --- D R Mehta (Founder, Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti, Jaipur)

 

State largely affected by floods due to Brahamputra --- Assam

 

Miss World 2012 --- Miss Wen Xia Yu (China), First runner up at Miss World 2012 --- Ms.Sophie Moulds of Wales

 

CCE (Continuing, Comprehensive Evaluation) System started for classes I-VIII from --- 2012

 

Venue of Miss World 2012 Contest --- Ordos (China)

 

World record of Supersonic Skydive from 38.6 km above the Earth @ 690 mph set by --- Felix Baumgartner (Fearless Felix)

 



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