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Most Important Current Events of December 2013

National News

  • Cabinet has approved Telengana with 10 districts where Greater Hyderabad area will be the common capital for up to 10 years.
  • India’s first heritage transport museum has been opened near Gurgaon which will showcase history of transportation in India.
  • Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has dedicated GAIL India Ltd.’s 1000 km long Dabhol-Bengaluru gas pipeline to the nation in the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit.
  • World Apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has been passed away in Johannesburg, South Africa at the age of 95.
  • Raman Singh has been sworn as the Chief Minister of Chattisgarh for the third consecutive term.
  • Vasundhara Raje Sindhiya has taken oath as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for the second time.
  • Lal Thanhawla has taken over as the Chief Minister of Mizoram.
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been sworn as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh for the third time.
  • The Andhra Pradesh Re-organization Bill 2013 has been introduced in both houses of Andhra Pradesh legislature.
  • Union Cabinet has approved the Prevention of Communal Violence Bill.
  • Rajya Sabha has passed the historic Lokpal Bill by a voice vote.
  • According to the latest official data, Net Direct Tax Collections from April to December 2013 are up by 14 percent and revenue from corporate tax by 10 percent.
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has finally announced to form government. RTI activist and Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient, Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath as the Delhi Chief Minister. He has become the youngest and 7th Chief Minister of Delhi.
  • Former Union Minister V.K. Duggal has been sworn as the new Governor of Manipur.
  • Army Chief General Bikram Singh has taken over from IAF Chief Marshal N.K. Browne as the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC).
  • Hon’ble President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2013.
  • AAP leader M.S. Dhir has been elected as the Speaker of Delhi Assembly.
  • A committee appointed by the Reserve Bank of India has recommended a Universal Electronic Bank Accounts for every Indian resident above 18 years of age by January 1, 2016.

International News

  • The 9th World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting has been begun in Bali, Indonesia.
  • Xavier Bettel has been sworn as the first openly gay Prime Minister of Luxemberg.
  • French army has launched military operation in Central African Republic.
  • The Bank of England has announced to use polymer, a thin flexible plastic film rather than a cotton paper which is in use to print currency.
  • Mary T. Barra has been appointed as the first woman head of the General Motors, the biggest car makers in USA.
  • Ms. Devyani Khobragade, India’s Deputy Consul-General in New York has been arrested after being charged with visa-fraud.
  • Pope Francis has been named as the Person of the Year 2013 by prestigious TIME magazine for changing the perception of the Catholic Church within just nine months in office.
  • Assistant general of Jammat-e-Islamic and 1971 war crimes verdict of Bangladesh Abdul Quadir Mollah has been executed at the Dhaka Central Jail.
  • Michelle Bachelet has been elected as the President of Chile.
  • Angela Merkel has been sworn as the German Chancellor for the third time.
  • Abdalvi Sheikh Ahmad has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Somalia.
  • Designer of fabled AK-47, Mikhail Kalashnikov died at the age of 94.
  • Pakistan has appointed Abdul Basit as its new high commissioner to India.
  • London-based economic consultancy, Cebr has projected that India will become world’s third largest economy by 2028, overtaking Japan.
  • Agha Rafiq Ahmed Khan has been appointed as the first woman judge of a federal sharia court in Pakistan.
  • The Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won the Parliamentary elections by an absolute majority, winning 232 out of 300 elected seats.

Sports Updates

  • India won bid to host the FIFA under-17 World Cup in 2017.
  • Mahesh Mangaonkar has become the first Indian to win the IMET Open squash championship held in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • India beat Pakistan retaining the 4th World Cup Kabaddi Championship title.
  • Virat Kohli became the topmost Indian to score fastest century ever in just 52 balls in one India Vs Australia ODI.
  • Deepika Kumari has created national record at 346 points in women’s 50m round in the 34th Senior National Archery Championship in Jamshedpur.
  • South Africa defeat India by 10 wickets in the second test match in Durban, winning the series by 1-0.
  • France won its maiden Hopman Cup title against Poland.
  • India defeat Pakistan by 40 runs to win Under-19 Asia Cup title in Sharjah.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo by 3-0 in the Spanish League.

Prize and Award Winners

  • BCCI has conferred the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2013 on Kapil Dev.
  • Noted historian Bipan Chandra has been honoured with ‘Itihaas Ratna’ by the Asiatic Society, Bihar.
  • Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been named India’s best international cricketer for 2012-13.
  • Gujarati-poet, Chinu Modi has been conferred the 2013 Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetry book Khara Zaran.
  • The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has presented the Order of Merit to India’s missile-scientist A. Sivathanu Pillai, well known for his role in BrahMos cruise missile program. Murali Manohar Joshi has also been awarded the highest Russian award given to foreign nationals.

ICC Award 2013 Winners:
  • Cricketer of the Year – Michael Clarke
  • Test Cricketer of the Year – Michael Clarke
  • ODI Cricketer of the Year – Kumar Sangakara
  • Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Suzie Bates of New Zealand
  • Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Cheteshwar Pujara
  • T20 International Performance of the Year – Umar Gul
  • T20 Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Sarah Taylor of England
  • Spirit of Cricket Award – Mahela Jayawardena of Sri Lanka
  • Umpire of the Year – Richard Kettleborough
  • People’s Choice ICC Award – M.S. Dhoni

Science and Technology

  • Iran has announced the sending of a monkey in space for the second time which is part of an ambitious program aimed at manned space flight.
  • The Hubble Space Telescope has identified two huge plumes of water as high as 200km which occasionally erupt on Jupiter’s moon Europe.
  • Indian scientist Sanyog Jain from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Educational and Research has developed an Insulin Pill that can save millions from the painful daily injection.
  • The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister has launched an indigenous device, AV Magnivisualizer, a diagnostic kit to detect early cervical cancer.
  • India’s super-computer PARAM Yuva-II, developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), is ranked first in India, 9th in the Asia Pacific Region and 44th in the world, among the most power efficient computer systems.

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