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October 2012 Month Current Affairs - International

October 2012 Month Current Affairs - International

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ak SC gives govt more time to amend Swiss draft :
Pakistan SupremeCourt on 5th October objected to contentsof a fresh draft of a letter to be sent to Swissauthorities over graft charges against President Asif Ali Zardari and gave government time untilOctober 10 to finalise it in accordance with itsorder that sought revival of the cases.
ussia rejects Pak plea for Kashmir mediation :
Russia on 4 Octoberruled out playing a role in resolving the Kashmir problem, saying India andPakistan were capable of settling their outstanding issues themselves.
ndia calls for total elimination of Chemical Weapons, WMDs :
India on 2 October stressed the importance of total elimination of chemical weapons and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and called for universaladherence to international legal normsand Chemical Weapons Convention(CWC). Speaking at a special meeting of the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in New  York to mark 15 years of the CWC, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said India viewed the Convention as a unique,multilaterally negotiated and non-discriminatory disarmament instrument, which
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served as a model for elimination of an entire category of weapons of massdestruction. The Minister told the meeting that the international legal norms againstthe use of chemical weapons anywhere must not be breached.
onsensus reached on setting up BRICS Bank :
Think tanks of fivemember--Brazil, Russia, India,China and South Africa- BRICS bloc,representing the emerging economies,reached consensus on creating a BRICSdevelopment bank to complement existingglobal financial institutions like WorldBank.
lobal biodiversity meet begins :
The mega 19-day, global biodiversity event -- the 11th Conference of Parties (COP) to Convention on BiologicalDiversity (CBD) -- kick- started on 1 October with the inaugurationof a meeting on the implementation of CartagenaProtocol on Bio-safety by UnionEnvironment Minister JayanthiNatarajan. While 9,000 delegates from 193countries participated in the deliberations,the five-day sixth meeting relating to Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of theParties to the Cartagena Protocol on Bio-safety (COP MOP), saw the presence of 

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