Page-8 of Current Affairs - December, 2011

China launches Unmanned spacecraft: Shenzhou-8

Shenzhou-8: Shenzhou-8 is the name of an unmanned spacecraft of China that was launched recently for its maiden docking mission, paving the way for its first space station by 2020 to rival Mir, the space lab being run by Russian and US astronauts. It was launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest Gobi desert ..

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Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud: Crown Prince of Saudi Arab passes away Saudi Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud passed away. He was the heir to the Saudi throne. He died of an undisclosed illness and was in his mid 80’s. He was King Abdullah’s half brother. Saudi Arabia named a new crown prince ..

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Jordan: Awn Khasawneh led Fresh Government sworn in

Awn Khasawneh led fresh Government sworn in Jordan by Jordan’s King Abdullah II in. Khasawneh is a 61-year-old international judge at the International Court of Justice. He substitutes PM Maaruf Bakhit, who was fired a week ago allegedly for the mis-management of the domestic crisis. One of the major challenges before the new Government would ..

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Turkey: Massive Earthquake hits Van and surrounding areas

A massive Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude in southeast part of the Turkey claimed 500-1,000 lives. Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in buildings in the city of Van and surrounding districts on the banks of Lake Van, near Turkey’s border with Iran. Reason: The magnitude 7.2 (Mw) Eastern Highlands earthquake was centred about 16 ..

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Pakistan: Pak wins UNSC Non-permanent seat

129 out of 193 votes in the UN General Assembly, exactly the two-third majority required to win the seat and India voted in favour of Pakistan. Thus, this would be the seventh time Pakistan would serve on the Security Council, and the fourth time its term would overlap with India. India won its latest two-year ..

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