ICS PROJECT WORKSUBJECT:WHAT ARE THEY IN NEWS (CURRENT AFFAIRS)ARVIND KEJRIWAL Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazares close aide in his campaign against corruption and also winner of the NDTV Indian of the Year 2011 award, was emphatic when he said, "I can speak for myself, I will never stand for elections." Both Anna and Mr Kejriwal said they were not "anti-Congress". "We dont oppose or support any party, we just want the Lokpal Bill to come. The Congress is in power, so the responsibility for getting the Lokpal Bill rests with them," Mr Kejriwal said.BAICHUNG BHUTIA After giving stellar performances in an illustrious 16-year-long career, Indias ace soccer player, Baichung Bhutia, formally announced his retirement from international football on 24th August, sending shockwaves among his fans. Baichung Bhutia, whose on-field skills bedazzled and enthralled football buffs for more than a decade, finally called it a day after being stung by a spate of recurring injuries in the past few months, a period which he acidly called frustrating. Meanwhile, stressing that he did not have any regrets in his career, Baichung Bhutia expressed gratitude to all his coaches and co-players.MUAMMAR GADAFFI The capture and killing of the worlds longest-serving dictator, Libyas Muammar Gaddafi, is like the Arab Spring itself - a thrilling moment of possibility, full of troubling portents and looming problems. The removal of the dreadful Gaddafi after an astonishing 42 years in power gives Libyans an opportunity to build something better. The man Ronald Reagan
dubbed "the mad dog of the Middle East" treated his people as if they were a social science experiment. "As part of his cultural revolution he banned all private enterprise and unsound books were burned" in the 1980s, recalls the BBCs Tarik Kafala. "He also had dissidents based abroad murdered. Freedom of speech and association were absolutely squashed and acts of violent repression were numerous."ARUNA ROY Noted social worker and member of the National Advisory Committee Aruna Roy has shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a high-level probe into the recent raid on the house of Kavita Srivastava, general-secretary of People Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) here, by a joint team of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh police. Drawing a parallel to the arrest of the human rights activists Binayak Sen, Roy has urged the PM to look into the policies in relation to human rights workers and institutions, and added that a failure to do so may damage the relationship between the people and the state. Copies of the letter have been sent to Union home minister, CM Gehlot, MoS Home GoI and chief secretary, Rajasthan.HOSNI MUBARAK Sources in Egypt say that the ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who was being tried for alleged ordering to kill civilians and corruption in Cairo, has suffered a heart attack and may even have died in custody, RT’s Paula Slier reports. -If true, Mubarak becomes the second head of state to become a victim of the so-called Arab Spring and not be properly tried for the crimes the opposition charged him with. Earlier, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi died under suspicious circumstances after being captured by rebel forces. Mubarak, whose health had deteriorated to the point where he had to attend his trial while lying in bed, on Sunday night saw TV reports about Gaddafi’s death, which worsened his condition, the sources claim. The former Egyptian leader suffered a massive heart attack after seeing his long-time friend’s body bloodied and still.
JWALA GUTTA Curtains were drawn on Indias campaign at the Denmark Open Super Series after mixed doubles pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta suffered a humiliating straight-game defeat in the quarterfinals at Odense on Friday.The unseeded Indian pair lost 5-21, 7-21 to third seeded English combination of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in a match that lasted for just 26 minutes.PRASHANT BUSHAN A leading apex court lawyer, Prashant Bushan is a well respect social activist who is also member of the Anna Hazare team. Though he had his own views on Kashmir but these would rarely get attention but after he became part of the Anna team, the society in the plains has started taking him seriously. In fact, part of the society has turned restive and started resorting to violence. In the largest democracy of the world the freedom of expression is under siege. The fascist forces have beaten to pulp Prashant Bhushan for airing his views on Kashmir. From a law and order perspective its alarming that right wing extremists could publically assault a leading lawyer and civil rights activist, in the Supreme Court. The violent and ugly behaviour lauded by the likes of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray was on expected lines. Nothing else can be expected from the prophets of doom. However, what will embolden the self assumed conscience keepers - the fringe groups ready to unleash violence at the drop of a hat- is the qualified condemnation of the ghastly act by otherwise well meaning sections of the society. It is not only on Kashmir, having been made an emotive issue, that a free intellectual debate is almost impossibleOMAR AL BASHIR The ICC has issued an international arrest warrant for Mr Bashir on charges of genocide and war crimes during the Darfur conflict. Malawi is a signatory to the treaty establishing the ICC but said it was not its "business" to arrest Mr Bashir.
Mr Bashir denies the charges, saying they are politically motivated. The African Union has lobbied for the arrest warrant to be deferred, accusing the ICC of only investigating alleged war crimes in Africa and arguing that arresting Sudans president would hamper the search for peace in Darfur.Mr Bashir was welcomed by a military guard of honour when he arrived in the capital, Lilongwe, for a trade summit last weekend.The European Union and human rights groups had all urged Malawi to arrest Mr Bashir.But Information Minister Patricia Kaliati told the BBCs Network Africa programme that Malawi could not detain Mr Bashir as he was attending a heads of state summit of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), a regional trade bloc."Hes coming for business and we dont have any business to do with the arrest of President Omar," she said.RAFAEL NADAL The latest ATP rankings have been released this week Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray continues to be the top-3 players in the South African ATP world tour rankings. Nadal with 10,375 points on september 24 2011STEVE JOBS An iconic CEO of apple , who brought joy to the world by simplifying computers and mobile phone, logged out of his life on 5th october . Jobs died peacefully surrounded by his family including his wife of 20 years and his 3 children . Tech visionary and Apple founder is being mourned worldwide by millions .Obama called steve Americas greatest inventor , who was brave enough to believe that he can change the world, bold enough to thunk differently and talented enough to do it. He was aware that his time on earth was limited and he wanted to control everything he did.KIRAN BEDI
Anna Hazare tonight defended his key associate Kiran Bedi from the allegations of air travel corruption, pointing fingers at a gang of four in the ruling party being behind the campaign against his team.Observing that to accuse and humiliate seemed to be the mantra of the few, the anti-corruption crusader said they were afraid of a Jan Lokpal taking shape fearing that the legislation would strip them of power.With his team members facing allegations of financial malfeasance, Hazare expressed these views in his latest blog posting Rise and Fight against Gang of Four.JAGJIT SINGH The King of Ghazal is no more but his legacy will live on. Jagjit Singh, 70, passed away on Monday morning at Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. The singer was admitted there on September 23 following brain haemorrhage and was on life support since. As the news became public, condolence messages began pouring in from fans and close friends in the industry. “Today, I feel that not only has the world of ghazal music lost its voice in India, we’ve lost a great friend. He was a great composer-singer. I’ve known him for over 31 years and we’ve been associated not just for songs but he was also an active campaigner in our fight for copyrights,” says lyricist Javed Akhtar, who composed two albums with Singh — Silsilay (1998) and Soz (2002). “Yeh ek bahut bada loss hua hai. Bahut afsos hua sun ke,” says Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, who sang with Jagjit Singh in a concert organised by HT in Delhi on September 3. BY:Akshay SehgalBJ&MC 1CEnrolment No.-A2028711068