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December 22, 2013

22nd December 2013 Current Affairs Updates

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International Affairs
  • The US Senate has urged Iran to free jailed members of the Bahai faith, raising human rights concerns as President Barack Obama pursues diplomacy to curtail Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Knife-wielding protesters have stormed the headquarters of Libya's largest telecoms provider and forced an eight-hour shutdown of internet access in the south and west of the country.
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community today to ramp up aid for the Philippines' typhoon reconstruction, saying "we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis."
  • India and Nepal on Sunday agreed to address each other’s concerns on commerce and transit, including reduction of tariff barriers and checking illegal trade along the porous border between the two countries.
National Affairs
  • On this day in 1851, India's first freight train operated in Roorkee.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party said today that the final announcement on whether it will form a government in Delhi will be made tomorrow after the party gets the opinion of Delhiites.
  • A grand inauguration of refurbished Connaught Place besides a series of events such as shopping carnival and food festival will mark the centenary celebrations of NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council), beginning from Monday.
  • Assam government today announced a Rs 100-crore special package for uplift of the tea garden communities.
  • The National Tiger Conservation Authority has refused to give its nod for reintroduction of white tigers in Madhya Pradesh saying they have no "conservation value", a decision that may come as a setback to the state's efforts to secure these rare species.
  • Assam Association, Delhi to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Assamese literature pioneer Lakshminath Bezbaruah.
  • FIFA World Cup trophy which is touring 89 countries of the world has chosen Kolkata as the favoured destination in India.
  • The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh released a stamp on the occasion of the golden jubilee of IIFT, in New Delhi.
  • Today is the 13th anniversary of the Red Fort terror attack; Delhi on high alert
  • International Court of Arbitration (ICA) has allowed India to build Kishanganga Dam in the Jammu and Kashmir, however, New Delhi has been ordered to provide half of the dam’s water to Pakistan.
  • NCW (National Commission of Women) has recommended drafting of a special legislation against human trafficking which includes the UN definition of the crime, besides setting up of a central nodal authority to curb all such activities.
  • The world’s biggest exercise to count the number of tigers left in India started this week even as 2013 turned out to be a nightmare year for the big cats.
  • The second edition of Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF) begins.
  • The Madras High Court has directed officials of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment to file a report on a PIL seeking to cancel the paid special pass scheme for allowing devotees to have darshan during early morning pooja at the Meenakshi temple at madurai.
  • Sunday morning services of Kolkata Metro launched, to start from 10 AM every Sunday.
  • Kenneth Schechter, a Korean War pilot who landed his plane while blinded from a wound, has died. He was 83.
  • Veteran journalist and former editor of Statesman newspaper Pran Chopra (92) passed away on Sunday following a brief illness
Business and Economy
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the timeline for banks to adopt new messaging standards in RTGS payment platform to March 31, 2014.
  • National carrier Air India plans to raise up to $840 million by way of sale of its seven Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner planes, which it will then lease back, to pay off the bridge loans taken against these aircraft.
  • Western Railway today said it earned Rs 8.50 crore from ticketless and irregular travel in November.
Science and Technology
  • For the first time, an artificial heart that may give patients up to five years of extra life has been successfully implanted in a 75-year-old French man at London.
  • The flight test of rejuvenated Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D5) with indigenous cryogenic engine is likely to take place on January five from the space port of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, Indian Space Research Organisation said.
  • Natgrid (National Intelligence Grid), the ambitious counter-terror mechanism envisaged post 26/11, has discreetly begun churning out vital information for Indian security agencies even as high-level security arrangements have been put in place to aggressively guard the system against any breach in its platform.
  • 2008 Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra was running on third in the qualification round of the men's 10 meter Air Rifle event at the 57th National Shooting Championship at New Delhi today.
  • 48th National Cross Country Championship to be held at Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
  • 34th Senior Recurve and Compound National Archery Championships began in Jamshedpur.
  • Pakistan Cricket Board's acting chairman Najam Sethi has conceded that the national team may have to pull out of the forthcoming Asia Cup and World Twenty20 in Bangladesh owing to security concerns.
  • Ice hockey enthusiasts took part in a six-day long coaching camp on an open air ice skating rink at shimla.
  • Basketball Federation of India to hold selection session on Dec 23, 24 for national team to compete in Lusofonia Games in Goa next month.
  • Defending champions Kerala proved too strong for Rajasthan, comfortably winning their tie 3-0 in the National Volleyball Championship at moradabad Sunday.

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