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December 2012 Current Affairs

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

Karnataka Announced Safety Measures in Public Transport

Dec 24, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. On 23 December 2012, Karnataka became the first state that announced some measures for making public transport safer via use of technology

Sachin Tendulkar announced Retirement from One Day Cricket

Dec 23, 2012
Sports Current Affairs December 2012. Sachin Tendulkar on 23 December 2012 announced retirement form one day cricket which put an end to his 23- year old glorious career

European Union imposed Stiff Sanctions on Trade with Iran

Dec 23, 2012
International Current Affairs December 2012. European Union (EU) imposed stiff sanctions on trade with Iran in a move aimed at further isolating it over the controversial nuclear program

Madhya Pradesh Government set up a Senior Citizen Commission

Dec 23, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. The Madhya Pradesh Government on 21 December 2012 set up a Senior Citizen Commission to look into problems of the elderly in the State

Parliament in Italy dissolved by President Giorgio Napolitano

Dec 23, 2012
International Current Affairs December 2012. President Giorgio Napolitano on 22 December 2012 dissolved Italy’s Parliament following the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Monti on 21 December 2012

Supreme Court Judges Number increased to 28 against the Sanctioned Strength of 31

Dec 23, 2012
India Current Affairs December 2012. Chief Justices of three High Courts were on 22 December 2012 elevated as judges of the Supreme Court of India, increasing the strength of the apex court to 28
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