Sunday, 23 December 2012

December 23: Top 10 Current Affairs

1. Master blaster Sachin Tendular has announced his retirement from the One day international cricket format. Tendulkar goes out after amassing 18,426 runs in 463 one-dayers at an average of 44.83.

2. The Delhi High Court has directed day-to-day trial in all sexual assault cases against women being heard by lower courts.

3. Top Cops from 45 police commissionerate­s had unanimously resolved to urge the government for the implementation of Padamanabhaiah committee and Soli Sorabji Committee’s recommendations­ on the police commissionerate­ system in urban areas.

4. South Korean officials say North Korea's recent rocket launch shows it has the ability to fire a rocket more than 10,000 kilometers. The estimate, which would potentially put the Western United States in range, was based on an analysis of rocket debris.

5. In Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood has claimed that 64 per cent votes have been cast in the favour of the new constitution in the two rounds of referendum. The voter turnout has been reported to be around 30 percent.

6. Pakistanis is mourning the death of anti-Taliban politician Bashir Ahmad Bilour. He was killed in a suicide bombing in Peshawar yesterday.

7. India's P Kashyap has lifted the Men's Singles Title of Sayed Modi International Grand Prix Gold Badminton Tournament in Lucknow today. In the women's singles finals, India's second seeded shuttler P V Sindhu lost to the Indonesia's seven seeded Lyndaveni Fanetri by 15-21, 21-18, 18-21.

8. China has successfully conducted test run of the world's longest 2,298-km long Beijing- Guangzhou high-speed railway, ahead of its formal launch.

9. India has emerged the world’s largest rice exporter, displacing Thailand from its leadership position, with rice exports in marketing year 2011/­12 (October-September) placed at a record 10.4 million tonnes.

10. An Assocham survey said that the $100 billion Tata Group is perceived to be India's best-known global brand within and outside the country

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