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Current Affairs June - July 2012

The up to date information and past/current affairs for your knowledge about July 2012 happening is as follows:
Higgs Boson, New Sub-Atomic Particle discovered by Scientists at CERN

On July 4, 2012 - A European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN’s Scientist recently discovered a particle which named as Higgs Boson or God’s Particle. This discovery is being measured to a new era as opportunity in understanding the universe's vast secrecy including dark matter. The particle was known as ‘Higgs Boson’ after Peter Higgs and Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose. The term ‘God Particle’ was first used by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman. Now it is more admired term for Higgs Boson which describes how the subatomic universe works and got started.


Commercial and Tourism Activities Near Jarawa Habitat was banned by Indian Supreme Court

On July 3, 2012 - Indian Supreme Court stated the area within a 5 km radius around the Jarawa Tribal Reserve in Andaman and Nicobar Islands no go zone. The Apex Court banned all commercial and tourism activities near the Jarawa habitat. Jarawas are one of the oldest living native people in the world. The tribe has their home in the forests of the Andaman Islands in India. The present number of Jarawa tribe is approximate to be about 250-400. Jarawas have been living in the forests of the Andaman Islands for past many years.

Other Head Lines

International Current Affairs
Myanmar’s Vice President Tin Aung Myint Oo stepped down

Economy Current Affairs
India’s Exports slipped by 4.16 Per Cent to 25.68 Billion Dollar in May 2012

Sports Current Affairs
Three Russian Female Athletes were Suspended

Environment and Ecology Current Affairs
UNESCO inscribes Western Ghats Mountain Chain on the List of World Heritage Sites




I. 14TH PRESIDENT ELECTION HELD SOON -


Election Commission has announced the notification on 11 June 2012 about the date for the 14th President election and issued the following schedule:

·         The President poll – 16th June, 2012
·         Nomination Last Date – 30th June, 2012
·         Scrutiny of Nomination Papers – 04th July, 2012
·         Election Date – 19th July, 2012
·         Result Announcement – 22 July, 2012

      II. UNION GOVT. APPEAL SEEKING STAY ON AP HIGH COURT ORDER IS REFUSED BY THE SUPREME COURT 

      The Supreme Court of India refuses to amuse the Union Government’s entreaty seeking a stay on High Court of Andhra Pradesh order suppressing a 4.5% sub-quota for the minorities in educational institutions and jobs in Public sectors in the existing OBC quota.

III. PETROL PRICES RAISED BY RUPEES 7.54/LITRE

Oil marketing companies has increased the Petrol Prices by 7.54 rupees per litre to 73.18 rupees. The unchanged items are Diesel, LPG and kerosene oil. The recent increase in prices of petrol makes the cost of petrol at Rs.78.57/- per litre in Mumbai, Similarly in Kolkata the rate of petrol is increased to 77.88 rupees and in Chennai it hikes to 77.53 rupees up. This is the highest one-time hike in petrol prices against the previous instances of price hike.

There Are Various Top Ten General Awareness And Current Affairs June 2012 Headlines
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     a)  Bihar recently announced a project to rejuvenate and rebuild the Patna Museum. 

     bBuddhist Bronzes from Nalanda, Didarganj Yakshi and Lohanipur Tirthankara were announced to adorn the museum.

·          C) Andhra Pradesh state government constituted the 8 member committee to extent ‘revival package’ for 360 primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) in the state.

·         D) As per data released by Union Health Ministry the infant mortality rate is lowest in Goa.
·         June 5 is the World Environment Day (WED) observed every year.

·         E) Vishwanathan Anand claimed the FIDE (Federation Internationale des Echec) World Chess Title recently.

·         F) Rahul Bhattacharya won the prestigious Ondaatje Prize 2012 for his book “The Sly Company of People Who Care”.

·         G) State Tripura announced to set up North-East India’s fifth Software Technology Park supported by the Software Technology Park of India (STPI).

·         H) The Union Cabinet approved source of asset for TAPI gas pipeline project on 17 May 2012 to 7.6 billion dollar.

·         I) According to a report published by the Security and Defense Agenda (SDA) India affected of cyber crime 5 places with the list countries.

·         J) Pranab Mukherjee was elected as Chair of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Governors on 4 May 2012.







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