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December 2012 Current Affairs

Astronomers Claimed Rare Supercomet Would Outshine Moon in 2013

Dec 26, 2012
Science & Technology Current Affairs December 2012. Astronomers claimed that a rare supercomet called C/2012 S1 (ISON) was moving towards the Sun from outer solar system

China inaugurated World’s Longest High-speed Rail Route linking Beijing with Guangzhou

Dec 26, 2012
International Current Affairs December 2012. China on 26 December 2012 inaugurated world's longest high-speed rail route linking its capital Beijing with the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, covering a distance of 2298 kms

Environmental Changes led to Encouragement of Human Evolution

Dec 26, 2012
Environment/Ecology Current Affairs December 2012. Researchers from the Penn State University in the last week of December declared that the cause of encouragement of human evolution might have been the swift environmental changes in areas like East Africa around two million years ago

Instagram Faced First Class Action Lawsuit over Its Terms of Service

Dec 26, 2012
Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs December 2012. Instagram photo-sharing service was slapped with first civil lawsuit which resulted because of its changed terms of service leading to protests from the user in the third week of December 2012

Virbhadra Singh took oath as Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh for the Sixth time

Dec 26, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Former Union Minister of India and Veteran Congress leader Virbhadra Singh on 25 December 2012 was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Himachal for a record sixth term in Shimla...

Union Government exempted Service Tax for Janashree and Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana

Dec 26, 2012
India Current Affairs 2012. Union Government of India in the month of December granted service tax exemption on the services of life insurance business provided under the Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) and Janashree Bima Yojana (JBY)....

Justice Swatanter Kumar took over as NGT Chairperson

Dec 26, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. Justice Swatanter Kumar in the fourth week of December 2012 took over as the Chairperson of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) - the apex body constituted under The National Green Tribunal Act 2010

JLR Chinese Subsidiary Decided to Recall Cars for Fixing Steering Boxes and Brakes

Dec 26, 2012
Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs December 2012. The Chinese subsidiary of Jaguar Land Rover decided on 25 December 2012 to recall 337 cars due to below-standard fixture of brakes as well as steering boxes

Number of Supreme Court Judges increased to 28 after 3 Judges Sworn In

Dec 26, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. M.Y. Eqbal-Chief Justice of Madras High Court, V. Gopala Gowda-Chief Justice of Orissa High Court and Vikramajit Sen-Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court sworn in as the Judges of Supreme Court of India on 24 December 2012 by the Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir

Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Akademi Awards for the Year 2012 Announced

Dec 25, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama, New Delhi on 21 December 2012 in a meet elected and declared N. Rajam, T.H. Vinayakram and Ratan Thiyam as the three eminent personalities in the field of Arts, as Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellows (Akademi Ratna)

India and Russia signed pacts on Economic Ties for 2 billion dollar Investment Fund

Dec 25, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. India and Russia on 24 December 2012 signed a pact for strengthening their economic ties with a Kremlin-backed 2 billion dollar investment fund

Apurvi Chandela won Women’s Air Rifle Gold in the Sahara National Shooting Championship

Dec 25, 2012
Sports Current Affairs December 2012. Apurvi Chandela of Rajasthan on 24 December 2012 won Women’s Air Rifle Gold in the Sahara 56th National Shooting Championship

Astra Missile test-fired Third Time within a Week

Dec 24, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. Astra air-to-air inceptor missile was successfully test-fired for the third time within a week on 24 December 2012 from the Chandipur, defence base of Odisha

Shiva Keshavan, the Luge Athlete Reclaimed Gold at the Asian Championship

Dec 24, 2012
Sports Current Affairs December 2012. Shiva Keshavan, the top luge athlete of India won the gold medal for second time successively and set the Asian record of 49.590 seconds in the Asian Championship

Japanese Multinational Bought Marginal Stake in Guardian Lifecare

Dec 24, 2012
Corporate/Bussiness Current Affairs December 2012. Mitsui Corp, the private equity company of Japanese multinational bought marginal stake in Guardian Lifecare, the Gurgaon-based pharmacy store

Spaceplane Successfully Completed Flight Test; Moved a Step Closer to Space Tourism

Dec 24, 2012
Science & Technology Current Affairs December 2012. The spaceplane constructed by Richard Branson's spaceflight company called Virgin Galactic successfully completed the important flight test which would be able to carry the people to space

Moscow Authorities Announced Demolishing Only Hindu Temple by January 2013

Dec 24, 2012
International/World Current Affairs December 2012. The only Hindu temple in Russia, ISKCON was scheduled to be demolished by Moscow authorities by 15 January 2013

NASA Ruled out Asteroid Collision with Earth in 2040

Dec 24, 2012
Science & Technology Current Affairs December 2012. The Mayan Doomsday predictions about the world ending on 21 December 2012 had failed and additionally NASA ruled out the asteroid collision with Earth in 2040

Geologists Claimed Hawaiian Islands Would Extinct From Maps in 1.5 M Years

Dec 24, 2012
Environment/Ecology Current Affairs December 2012. Geologists claimed that the Hawaiian Islands which are situated in North Pacific are dissolving rapidly from inside and sometime in the near future they might completely extinct from the maps

Union Government of India Constituted a Commission to suggest measures for Safety of Women

Dec 24, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012.  The Union Government of India on 23 December 2012 constituted a three-member Commission to be headed by the Former Chief Justice of India J.S. Verma for reviewing the laws in existence and the lapses of the police to suggest measures for ensuring safety of women in Delhi as well as across the nation
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