Page-2 of Current Affairs - December, 2012

Commission headed by “Justice Usha Mehra” to opine measures to make Delhi safe for women

In response to furor and protest against the incidence of the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, the Union Cabinet set up a Commission of Inquiry which will be headed by the former Delhi High Court judge, Justice Usha Mehra. It will also suggest steps to make Delhi and the NCR safer for women. ..

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Narendra Modi takes oath as Gujarat CM

BJP leader Narendra Modi was sworn in as Gujarat Chief Minister for the fourth time. He was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Kamla Beniwal. Modi came to power to become CM for the first time in 2001 and again in 2002 and 2007.

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Rare supercomet “C/2012 S1 (ISON)” to appear brighter than Moon in 2013

As per astronomers, Earth will witness a rare supercomet, C/2012 S1 (ISON), rushing towards the Sun from the outer solar system and at its peak it may outshine the Moon in November, 2013. This is ISON’s first trip to the inner solar system. Scientists expect it to put as good a show as Hale-Bopp did ..

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Egypt gets new constitution

Egypt President Mohammed Morsi signed the controversial new constitution drafted by allies of Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist after it got approval from the countrywide referendum. With the approval of the constitution, the way for parliamentary elections in coming months is clear. The new constitution is being criticized as it attempts to mingle religion with politics ..

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Aberdeen Shihab becomes first Arab to get Tagore Peace Prize

Poet and translator Dr Shihab Ghanem has become the first Emirati and Arab to win the Tagore Peace Prize. Ghanem was given the honor in recognition of his creative literary and translation works, both in Arabic and English, and for disseminating human understanding and values of love and peace Tagore had advocated. Tagore Peace Prize ..

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