STATES

Door-to-door cancer campaign in Punjab

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal  sanctioned the “biggest ever” door-to-door campaign for a symptoms-based early detection and awareness about cancer.At least 50,000 personnel and volunteers would visit 54 lakh households in 12,603 villages and 217 census towns, for the exercise that begins in Faridkot district on October 2.


In Goa Housewives with family income less than Rs 3 lakh to get Rs 1000 to fight inflation

Housewives in Goa just got a breather from rising inflation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government on 2nd October 2012 launched a scheme to provide an allowance of Rs 1,000 a month to housewives in households whose annual incomes are less than Rs 3 lakh.


EC announces dates for assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

The Election Commission on 3rd October 2012 announced dates for Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. While Gujarat will have elections in two phases – December 13 and 17, Himachal Pradesh will vote on November 4. The counting for both the assembly elections will take place on December 20.


UP government announces ban on gutka industry from April 2013

On 3rd October 2012  Uttar Pradesh government  decided to impose a ban on gutka industry in the state with effect from April 2013.


Supreme Court  bans mining activities in Goa

In Goa, the Supreme Court imposed a complete ban on the mining activities as well as transportation of iron and manganese ore on 5th October 2012.


Arvind Kejriwal launches ‘bijli-paani satyagraha’ in Delhi

Activist Arvind Kejriwal on 6th Octomber 2012 launched a ‘bijli-paani satyagraha’ in Delhi to protest against “inflated” power and water bills and hike in tariffs by restoring electricity connection to the household of a labourer which was disconnected for non-payment of bills.


EC fiat to Himachal Pradesh

On 7th October 2012 The Election Commission (EC)  stopped the BJP government in Himachal Pradesh from distributing free PDS bags carrying photographs of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


Maharashtra tribals demand ban on alcohol

Tribal women from Maharashtra’s Chandrapur have sent 80,000 postcards to Chief Miniter Prithviraj Chavan asking to make the district liquor-free.


UPRVUNL, NLC to set up thermal plant at Ghatampur

The UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (UPRVUNL) and the central government PSU Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLCL) signed a joint venture agreement (JVA) to set up a 2,000 MW thermal power plant at Ghatampur (Kanpur)  on 7th October 2012 .


Union Government ruled out the decision of Cauvery River Authority

Decision of the Cauvery River Authority was ruled out by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 8 October 2012. The Prime Minister ordered Karnataka to release 9000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu every day, till 20 October 2012.


Railways  put 400 CCTVs at 10 stations to improve security system

The Delhi division of Northern Railway  authorities have completed the installation of 400 CCTVs at 10 stations with Rs. 20 crore to ensure better security and mobility at its stations.Only in the New Delhi Railway station they installed more than 100 CCTV cameras as part of an integrated security system (ISS).


President’s son Abhijit Mukherjee wins Jangipur Lok Sabha by-poll

Abhijit Mukherjee, son of President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress candidate, on 13th October 2012 won the Jangipur Lok Sabha by-election by 2,536 votes defeating the CPI-M rival Muzaffar Hussain.


Union Power Ministry gave its Nod to Implement Islanding Scheme in Delhi

The Union Power Minister Veerapa Moily on 17 October 2012 announced the implementation of Islanding Scheme for Delhi by January 2013 to protect it from massive disruptions caused due to grid failures in power supply. The scheme of Delhi is different to that of the existing ones in cities like Mumbai and Kolkata because the transmission lines of different states is routed through Delhi.


Haryana to give Rs.11,000 to couples at mass weddings

The Haryana Government has announced on 20th October 2012 that it will give Rs.11,000 to each newly wedding couple at a mass marriage.


Uttarakhand Named best Performing States in terms of Environmental standards

The state of Uttarakhand on 29 October 2012 tops the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) list of being best-performing States and Union territories in terms of environmental well-being released by Planning Commission.


3 Responses to “October 2012 States Current Affairs”

  • Mrs. Rupali Dhiraj Tayade says:

    Thanks for sharing this information…………and plz add 2013 States Current Affairs…………

  • purna says:

    please add some more information

  • vivek vishesh says:

    plz add december’s current affairs.

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