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1. Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix 2012 on 28 October 2012 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) for the second time in arow extending his Formula One championship lead.This is his fourth consecutive success in this year
2. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake rattled the west coast of Canada, triggering tsunami warnings for Hawaii on 28th October 2012.
3. India`s Pankaj Advani won his seventh World billiards title when he outclassed defending champion Mike Russell 1,895-1,216 in the final on 28th October 2012.
4. India’s top squash player Joshna Chinappa claimed the IJM Land Penang Open , defeating top seed and local favourite Siti Munirah Jusoh in straight games on 28th October 2012.
5. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was awarded the prestigious Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President’s Award 2012 on 29th October 2012.
6. Amitabh Bachchan has wonthe best television host award for the popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati.
7. 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.
8. India retains the third spotin the ICC ODI ranking after England and South Africa. England has retained the topspot in the latest ODI rankings with 121 points followed by South Africa. Thelatest ICC rankings were released in Dubai on 30th October 2012.
9. Danish legend Baminton Player, Peter Gade on 30 October 2012 retired from international badminton.
10. India is to provide an assistance of four crore andthirty-three lakh Nepali rupees for Palpa District in Western Nepal on 31st October 2012.
11. Mr. Ashok Tomar hasbeen appointed as the nextAmbassador of India to Brazil on 31st October 2012.
12. Indian women lifted the title of Asian Cricket Council Women’s Twenty-20 Asia Cup cricket tournament by defeatingthe Pakistan by 18 runs in the final match at Guangzhou in China.
13. The Indira Gandhi award for National Integration for 2011 has been given to noted film lyricist and poet Gulzar in recognition of his contribution to national integration.
14. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was honoured by France with a prestigious civilian award for her contribution to art on her birthday.
15. Lionel Messi, the Barcelonean forward footballer on 29 October 2012 won Golden Boot Award . Messi won the award in recognition to his record 50 goals scored in the Europe’s domestic football league in the last session.
16. Bharti Airtel on 29 October 2012 announced the comeback of Worldspace Radio – iMusicSpace on Airtel Digital TV , the DTH Service of Bharti Airtel.