10 September 2012 Current Affairs

Indian-American elected to Royal Society of Canada
Ponisseril Somasundaran, an Indian American member of the faculty of Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been chosen as the sole foreign fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada.

Supreme Court issues notice to Tamil Nadu government on 69 per cent reservation
The Supreme Court 10th September 2012 issued a notice to Tamil Nadu government on a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the 69 per cent reservation by the state government in employment and educational institutions. The petition, filed by students, challenged the government’s decision to exceed the 50 per cent limit in reservation mandated by the Mandal Commission judgement.The ten student petitioners from Tamil Nadu had approached the Court after failing to secure admission to the Medical College despite having secured 198/200.

Andy Murray first Britisher to win Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years

Andy Murray has overpowered Serbia’s Novak Djokovic in five gruelling sets in a classic US Open final to become the first Britisher to win a Grand Slam men’s singles title in 76 years.

New President of Somalia is Hassan Sheikh Mohamud

Somalia’s parliament elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new leader for the African nation on 10th September 2012.

Onno Ruhl appointed World Bank country director for India

The World Bank has appointed Onno Ruhl as the country director for India. He will replace Roberto Zagha, who retires in October. Ruhl, a Dutch national, was previously the director for operation services and quality in the South Asia region of the World Bank, the multi-lateral funding agency.

India’s GSAT–10 will launch on September 22

India’s communication satellite GSAT-10 will be launch  from Kourou spaceport in French Guyana by European space consortium Ariane space on 22nd September 2012.

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