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Michiaki Takahashi who developed Chickenpox vaccine died

Dec 23, 2013
Dr. Michiaki Takahashi who developed a vaccine for the chicken pox virus died at the age of 85 due to heart failure on 23 December 2013 in Osaka, Japan.

Apple signed iPhone deal with China Mobile

Dec 23, 2013
Apple on 22 December 2013 signed a multi-year agreement with China Mobile to bring iPhone to the world's largest mobile network.

Zaheer fourth Indian bowler to claim 300 wickets in Test cricket

Dec 23, 2013
Zaheer Khan became the fourth Indian bowler to claim 300 wickets in Test Cricket in Johannesburg at the Wanderers Stadium.

Graeme Swann announced retirement from International Cricket

Dec 23, 2013
Graeme Swann announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket in Melbourne.

Net Direct Tax Collection increased by 13.7% till 20 December of FY 2013-14

Dec 22, 2013
The net direct tax collection increased by 13.7% to reach 4.12 lakh crore rupees till December 20, 2013 of the current fiscal year 2013-14.

Jayanthi Natarajan resignation accepted by President

Dec 21, 2013
Jayanthi Natarajan resigned as the minister of state for environment and forest from the Council of Ministers (COM) on 21 December 2013.

First Ministerial Level Talk held for BCIM Trade Corridor

Dec 21, 2013
Four nations in December 2013 held the official-level discussions on the ambitious corridor to link India and China with Bangladesh and Myanmar.

12 MLAs sworn in as Ministers in Rajasthan

Dec 21, 2013
Margaret Alva administered the oath of the office to 12 MLAs of Rajasthan in the Vasundhara Raje led Government of the state.

Indian Scientists developed Insulin Pill for diabetics

Dec 21, 2013
Indian Scientists developed insulin pill for diabetics published in American Chemical Society journal biomacromolecules, Washington on 20 December 2013.

United Nations felicitated Odisha Government for effectively handling Cyclone Phailin

Dec 21, 2013
Odisha Government was felicitated by United Nations for effectively handling the Cyclone Phalin in October 2013.

Mexican President signed a law that allows foreign companies to drill for Oil and Gas

Dec 21, 2013
The Mexican President, Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil.

Ministry of Environment issued fresh order on Kasturirangan recommendation

Dec 21, 2013
The Environment Ministry issued a fresh order, following the in principle acceptance of the Ksatrurirangan committee report on 20 December 2013.

Bolivia launched country’s first telecommunications Satellite Tupak Katari

Dec 21, 2013
Bolivia has launched the country’s first telecommunication satellite Tupak Katari.

India and Venezuela Signed Programme on Cultural Exchange

Dec 21, 2013
India and Venezuela signed a Programme on Cultural Exchange. The programme was signed after delegation level talks between the two countries.

IRCON won the India Pride Award for Excellence in Central PSUs in India Image Enhancement

Dec 21, 2013
IRCON has been awarded the prestigious India Pride Awards for Excellence in Central PSUs in India Image Enhancement.

Election Commission recognized Aam Aadmi Party as state party

Dec 21, 2013
The Election Commission recognized Aam Aadmi Party as a state party and reserved symbol of broom in Delhi on 20 December 2013.

Usha Sangwan appointed first woman managing director of LIC

Dec 21, 2013
Usha Sangwan appointed first woman Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation.
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