Thursday, 13 December 2012

December 13: Top 10 Current Affairs

December 13: Top 10 Current Affairs 

1. Telecom and IT Minister Kapil Sibal has said that the price of the Aakash tablet will soon come down to 1,900 rupees or 35 Dollars from the present 49 Dollars. The next version of the tablet will also have a Skype application for making voice calls using an Internet connection that does not necessarily require a SIM card.

2. The European Union fin
ance ministers have agreed to create a single body to oversee banks across the Eurozone. Under the plan the European Central Bank will supervise around two hundred of the Eurozone's biggest banks.

3. Forty Indian fishermen detained by Sri Lankan Navy have been released. They arrived at Rameswaram in Tamilnadu last evening. They were taken in custody on December 3rd off Nagapattinam and Karaikal coasts.

4. Nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is expected to be rolled out by February next year, which will allow users to retain their numbers even if they move from one state to another.

5. Late Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar will be honoured with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously.

6. A team from the UN atomic watchdog led by chief inspector Herman Nackaerts has arrived in Tehran for talks with nuclear officials on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

7. India have reached the final of Third World Cup Kabaddi tournament in both Men's and Women's sections.

8. Hubble astronomers have observed deeper into space than ever before. In doing so, they have identified six new galaxies of stars that formed just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang itself.

9. NASA scientists have spotted the longest extraterrestrial river system ever - on Saturn's moon Titan - and it appears to be a miniature version of Earth's Nile river.

10. Japan scrambled eight fighter jets today after a Chinese state-owned plane breached its airspace for the first time, over islands at the centre of a dispute between Tokyo and Beijing.

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