Sunday, 23 December 2012

December 22: Top 10 Current Affairs

1. Egyptians have voted in the second and final round of referendum over the new constitution today.

2. Delhi Airport has become the first airport in the world to secure Business Software Alliance (BSA) certification in Software Asset Management (SAM) for Organisations, safeguarding itself from IT-related threats.

3. US President Barack Obama has nominated veteran Senator John Kerry, as the next Secretary of State, replacing Hillary Clinton.

4. The Obama administration has appointed yet another Indian-American to a key administrative post naming Smita Singh as member of the president's Global Development Council.

5. The second seed India's P V Sindhu has entered into finals of ongoing International India Granda Prix Gold Badminton Championship in Lucknow today. In women's single category semi finals, Sindhu defeated Thailand's Sapsiree Taerattanachai by 21-12 and 21-14.

6. The lower house of Russian Parliament has given its final approval to a proposed ban on the adoption of Russian children by American citizens, drawing a sharp response from the United States.

7. Scientists have discovered 33 new trapdoor spider species in Southwest America belonging to the genus that includes a notable species named after US President Barack Obama.

8. Indian-American Rangaswamy Srinivasan, a renowned inventor at IBM, has been nominated by the US President Barack Obama for the prestigious National Medal of Technology for Innovation.

9. In a rare surgery, doctors from Jehangir Hospital in Pune successfully created a new bladder on a two-year-old girl from Yemen.

10. In Uttar Pradesh, a wheel forging f
actory will be set up by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd in Rae Bareli.

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