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India evacuated all its oil employees from strife-torn South Sudan

Dec 24, 2013
India has evacuated all its employees from the strife torn South Sudan. It has also shut down all its oilfields amid escalating violence in the country.

Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways added Quadricycle as new category

Dec 24, 2013
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways cleared quadricycle as a new category of vehicle on 23 December 2013.

High Court asked two Telugu actors to return the Padma Awards

Dec 24, 2013
Hyderabad high court asked two telugu actors to return their padma awards to government for misusing.

Renowned Kannada poet Shivarudrappa died

Dec 24, 2013
The renowned Kannada poet G. S. Shivarudrappa, died in Bangalore. He was 87. His poems are known for balancing the images and emotions.

Siddarth Birla took charges as President of FICCI

Dec 24, 2013
Sidharth Birla, Chairman of Xpro India Limited took the charge as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

CCI approved Acquisition of Cement Plants of Jaypee in Gujarat by UltraTech

Dec 24, 2013
CCI has approved the proposed acquisition of the cement plants of Jaypee Cement Corporation Limited in Gujarat by Ultratech Cement Limited.

Vinod Kumar Duggal, the former Home Secretary appointed as the Governor of Manipur

Dec 24, 2013
Vinod Kumar Duggal, has been appointed the new Governor of Manipur. He will replace the present Governor of the state, Ashwani Kumar.

Sindhu and Shrikant won singles titles in National Badminton Championship

Dec 24, 2013
Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu won the men’s and women’s titles at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championship at New Delhi.

Public Sector Banks directed by the Union Finance Ministry to act as Insurance Brokers

Dec 24, 2013
The finance Ministry on 23 December 2013 directed public sector banks (PSBs) to act as insurance brokers from 15 January 2014.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport of Hyderabad received Sword of Honour award

Dec 24, 2013
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad awarded the Sword of Honour for safety management in London in the second week of December 2013.

AGNI-III missile test fired successfully from Wheeler Island

Dec 24, 2013
The nuclear capable ballistic missile, Agni-III was successfully test-fired by India. It was test-fired from the Wheeler Island of Odisha Coast.

Mars rover got Software Upgrade

Dec 23, 2013
NASA engineers have upgraded the Software of the NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity 20 December 2013.

Subrahmanyam Jaishankar became the ambassador of US

Dec 23, 2013
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar became the Ambassador of US. He is the successor of Nirupama Rao and his position in Beijing will be taken by Ashok k. kantha.

Bayern Munich won Soccer Club World Cup 2013

Dec 23, 2013
Bayern Munich defeated Raja Casablanca 2-0 in the finals of the Third club World Cup 2013 and became the new world champions.

Assam Government announced 100 crore rupees package for tea garden communities

Dec 23, 2013
Assam government has announced a special package of 100 crore rupees for the upliftment of the tea garden communities.

First human artificial heart implanted in France

Dec 23, 2013
The first human artificial heart implantation performed in Georges Pompidou Hospital, Paris on 18 December 2013.

Veteran journalist Pran Chopra died

Dec 23, 2013
The veteran journalist Pran Chopra on 22 December 2013 at the age of 92. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Kisan Diwas observed across India on 23 December

Dec 23, 2013
Kisan Diwas was observed across the country on 23 December 2013 to celebrate the birthday of Chaudhary Charan Singh.

5 percent growth in Indirect tax collections during April-November period

Dec 23, 2013
5 percent growth in indirect tax collection during 8 months of 2013.

India and Nepal agreed to reduce Trade Barriers and Check Illegal Trade

Dec 23, 2013
India and Nepal agreed to address concerns on commerce and transit, including reduction of tariff barriers and checking illegal trade along the border.
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