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  • 1. Serena Williams of USA won herfourth Womens Singles US Opentitle in New York on 9September 2012
  • 2. The cartoonist Aseem Trivedi was released fromthe Arthur Road Jail on 12 September 2012.MrTrivedi shot into national prominence whencharged with sedition and arrested by Mumbaipolice over the weekend, after a city lawyer fileda complaint against him in December 2011. He hasbeen charged under the sedition law, for sendingoffensive messages under the InformationTechnology Act and under the law for Preventionof Insults to National Honour. The complainanttook particular exception to Mr Trivedis cartoonshowing the national emblem with three wolvesinstead of lions and the words BhrashtamevaJayate (only corruption triumphs) instead ofSatyameve Jayate.
  • 3. Smiling Armadilloto be the official Mascot of 2014 FIFA World Cup, BrazilA Smiling Armadillo isdeclared to be the officialmascot for the 2014 FIFAWorld Cup in Brazil on 12September 2012
  • 4. Railways won the 52nd National Open Athletics Championships Sports Current Affairs September 2012. Railwayslifted the overall Trophy in the 52nd National Open Athletics Championships on 13 September 2012
  • 5. Proposal for 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail and 49 percent in Aviation passedEconomy Current AffairsSeptember 2012.The UnionCabinet on 14 September 2012cleared the proposal of foreigndirect investment (FDI) for 51percent in the multi-brandretail chains and 49 percent inAviation power exchangesindustry
  • 6. 14th September 1949, Hindi was declared as national language .So, every year this day is celebrated as Hindi divas.
  • 7. India took yet another step in bolstering its nuclear reach on 14th September by successfully test firing Agni IV, a strategic missile with a strike range of around 4000 km.
  • 8. Virat Kohli becamethe ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year The Vice-Captain of Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli was named as the ODI Cricketer ofthe year at ICC Awards Functionheld at Colombo, Sri Lanka on 15 September 2012
  • 9. Sunita Williams, the astronautof Indian American origin, tookover the command ofInternational Space Station on15 September 2012
  • 10. Emoticon , the small yellow icons withoutwhich many of the SMS’ and e-mails areincomplete. On 19th September 1982professor Scott Fahlman of Carnegie MellonUniversity in Pittsburgh, sent an e-mail onan online electronic bulletin board thatincluded the first use of the sidewayssmiley face.
  • 11. Team Anna formally split on Wednesday , 19thof September with Anna Hazare announcinghis opposition to Arvind Kejriwal’s plan tolaunch a political party, and forbidding theuse of his name and photograph for theventure.
  • 12. A Bharat bandh was called on 20th Septemberagainst hike in diesel price ,capping ofsubsidised LPG cylinders and FDI in retailsector.

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