Wednesday, 12 December 2012

December 12: Top 10 Current Affairs

1. Legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar has died. He was 92.Ravi Shankar spearheaded the worldwide spread of Indian music and had a major influence on Western musicians.

2. India has 

successfully test-fired nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-I missile from the Wheeler island off Odishacoast in Bay of Bengal. Agni-I missile has a specialised navigation system which ensures it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

3. The Telecom Commission has approved a subsidy of 1500 crore rupees for supporting landline operations of BSNL in the rural areas.

4. United States has recognized the new Syrian opposition coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. The group has already been recognized by the GCC, France, Britain and Turkey.

5. In Egypt, the nationwide referendum over the new constitution will be held in two stages on 15th and 22nd of this month due to shortage of judges needed to oversee the process.

6. The United Nations has appealed for two billion dollars to fight cholera in Haiti. The Caribbean State has the world's worst cholera epidemic.

7. In Punjab, more than 45 per cent population of the state has been surveyed for early detection of Cancer and to bring awareness about the disease.

8. Pakistani microbiologist Mohammed Khalil Chishti has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of the murder charge in a 20-year-old criminal case and has been allowed to return to his native country without any restriction.

9. The Supreme Court has set up a high level committee headed by a retired judge of the Delhi High Court to recommend measures to provide timely help to road mishap victims in view of growing number of causalities in such accidents.

10. Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity has been conferred the prestigious Web Ratna 2012, ‘Golden Icon Award for Innovative use of Technology’.

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