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Friday, 21 December 2012

CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2012-POLITICAL


  • Susan Rice leads the race to become the successor of Hilary Clinton to the post of US Secretary of State, whose term ends early next year

  • Ajit Pawar, the senior NCP leader and nephew of NCP President Mr.Sharad Pawar sworn in as Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister

  • Chinese Government-run agency Great Wall Industry Corporation(GWIC) launches Srilanka’s first satellite.

  •   India and Russia held joint naval exercise ‘INDRA’ in Mumbai.

  •  Enrique Pena Neito sworn in as Mexico’s new President

  • The National Security Advisor Mr.Shiv Shankar Menon is the first Indian official to visit China after changes in the Communist Party of China


  •  I.K. Gujral, Former Indian Prime Minister and the author of key foreign policy doctrine, dies at 92. He was India’s 12th Prime Minister from April 1997 to March 1998.


  • Supreme Court dismisses P A Sangma’s petition against Pranab Mukherjee’s election as President of India

  • B.S.Yeddyurappa, former Chief Minister of Karnataka who resigned from BJP has launced a new political party named Karnataka Janatha Party(KJP)

  •  Hamas Chief, Mr.Khaled Mashal makes his first ever historic visit to the Gaza strip.

  • India and Pakistan holds bilateral talks to resolve “Sir Creek Dispute”.Sir Creek, locally   called “Baan Ganga” is a 96 km narrow strip of water in the Rann of Kutch region, which separates the two countries.

  •  Senior Congress leader and Former Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat, Mr.Narhari Amin quits party and joins BJP

  •  Narendra Modi led BJP, voted to power for the third consecutive time in Gujarat, Congress returns to pwer in Himachal Pradesh

  • Late Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray’s structure removed from Shivaji Park, one month after his cremation

  •  Meghalaya Assembly passes the Lokayukta Bill 2012

  •  BJP leader and the first Chief Minister of the state of Uttarakhand Nityanand Swami passes away at the age of 84

  •  The Union cabinet approves creation of a new body named Cabinet Committee on Investment(CCI) to speed up decisions on infrastructure and manufacturing projects


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