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December 2013 Current Affairs

Finance Minister asked financial sector regulators to implement FSLRC proposals

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 301 people agreed

Union Finance minister told the regulators to implement FSLRC report.

Sushil got land to set up wrestling academy by Haryana Government

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

Sushil Kumar has received eight acres of land by the Haryana Government for setting up his academy at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports in Sonepat.

Ashraf Jehan, first female judge in Pak’s National Sharia Court

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 268 people agreed

Ashraf Jehan, first female judge sworn-in at Pakistan’s national sharia court which hears cases under the Islamic legislation

Devendra Kumar Pathak appointed as Special DG, BSF

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 123 people agreed

Devendra Kumar Pathak has been appointed as the Special DG, Border Security Force (BSF). He was serving as the Special DG, CRPF.

FIPB approved Vodafone’s proposal to acquire shares of Stake Holders

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

FIPB has approved the proposal of Vodafone to acquire the shares from Ajay Piramal and Analjit Singh for over 10000 crore rupees.

China banned officials from smoking in public places

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

China has banned it officials from smoking in public places.

8TH Financial Stability Report released by RBI

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 171 people agreed

8TH Financial Stability Report (FSR) released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Indonesian Government announced to build new sanctuary to save World’s rarest Javan Rhinos

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 126 people agreed

Indonesian Government announced to build new sanctuary to save World’s rarest Javan Rhinos.

TEJAS Team Set New Record of 500 Flights in 2013

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 83 people agreed

Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas team set new record of flying 500 sorties in 2013.

CII’s Business Confidence Index revealed signs of economic turnaround

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

CII’s Business Confidence Index revealed signs of economic turnaround with downside risks.

32 killed in Bus accident in Phetachbun, Thailand

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

32 persons killed and five injured in a bus accident in Phetachbun in Thailand.

Bomb Blast rocked Russian City, Volgograd ahead of Olympic Games

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Bomb Blast rocked the Russian city of Volgograd ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

International Petroleum Conference 2014 to be held in New Delhi

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

International Petroleum Conference 2014 (PETROTECH 2014) to be held in New Delhi in January 2014.

Serena Williams and LeBron James won AP’s Athlete of the year award

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 71 people agreed

Serena Williams won the Female Athlete of the Year award and LeBron James won the Male Athlete of the Year award announced by the Associated Press.

Durban Test: South Africa defeated India by 10 wickets to clinch the series 1-0

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

South Africa clinched the two match series with India in Durban 1-0 by defeating India by 10 wickets in the second cricket test.

Gujarat’s Cheeranjavi Yojana failed to reduce MMR and IMR significantly: Duke University

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 25 people agreed

The study conducted by Duke University showed that Chiranjeevi Yojana didn’t increased probability of institutional child delivery.

Chandra Kant Birla resigned from Hindustan Motors Limited

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Chandra Kant Birla resigned from the directorial post of Hindustan Motors amidst the increasing losses of the HM.

Sashi Tharoor named PETA’s Person of the Year for taking steps to advance animal protection

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

For taking steps to advance animal protection, Sashi Tharoor, the Union Minister of India was named as the Person of the Year by PETA – India.

Urban life quality improved by JNNURM said NSSO

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

The NSSO data showed that JNNURM scheme improved key indicators of urban life in India

Five new ministers took oath of the office in Karzai’s cabinet

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 23 people agreed

Five new ministers took the path of the office in the Cabinet of the Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Anurag Bhushan took charge as the Dubai Consul General of India

Published on: 31-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

A career diplomat Anurag Bhushan has took the charge as the Consul General of India in Dubai and Northern Emirates in the UAE.

Colorado and Washington legalized Marijuana recreational pot

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

Colorado and Washington became the first two States in the US to legalize Marijuana

Hoquiam, a small town of Washington to celebrate Nirvana Day

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

Hoquiam, a small town of Washington will celebrate Nirvana Day on 10 April 2014. This is the first time that the day will be celebrated by Hoquiam.

Tamil Nadu Government launched free CFL bulb scheme for hut-dwellers

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Tamil Nadu government has launched the first phase of providing free compact fluorescent light bulbs to over hut-dwellers in the state.

PPPAC-a high level committee has appraised five Port Projects

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

PPPAC-a high level committee of the Government has appraised five proposals in Port Sector, which will be recommended for final approval to CCEA.

Scientists found Phosphorus found in supernova Cassiopeia A

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Scientists discovered Phosphorus for the first time in the cosmic leftovers from the supernova-Cassiopeia A

US launched an inter-agency review in Devyani Khobragade’s case

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

US has initiated an inter-agency review to look at the lapses that happened in the Devyani Khobragade case has strained the bilateral ties.

Iran has installed 1000 Second Generation IR-2m centrifuges: Nuclear Chief

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Ali-Akbar Salehi announced that Iran has installed 1000 second generation IR-2m centrifuges at one of its nuclear enrichment sites.

Oil India and IRMA has inked a pact for study on dairy development

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Oil India to step into dairy sector has signed an agreement with IRMA to carry out a feasibility study on dairy production in two districts of Assam.

Pradeep Kumar appointed as MD Corporate Banking of State Bank of India

Published on: 30-DEC-2013
Important for Exam: 60 people agreed

Pradeep Kumar has been appointed as the Managing Director (Corporate Banking) of SBI. He will look after the corporate banking portfolio.

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