Page-3 of Current Affairs - December, 2012

World’s longest high-speed rail launched in China

China unveiled service on the world’s longest high-speed railway with trains scheduled to run 2,298 kilometres between Beijing and Guangzhou in about 8 hours. Bullet trains running on the route will travel at an average speed of 300km/hr and would save more than 20 hours of travel-time by conventional trains.

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Iran to hold “Vilayat 91” naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz

Iran will carry out 6-day naval exercise codenamed "Vilayat-91" in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman to showcase its military capabilities. The strait is an important gas and oil shipping route.

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Iran halts internet virus

Iran has said that it has neutralized an internet virus which attacked computers at industrial sites in Hormozgan province in southern Iran. In past too, Iran has faced attacks targeting the country’s nuclear facilities and industrial sites. In 2010, Iran’s uranium enrichment centrifuges were hit by the Stuxnet computer worm, which Tehran believes was planted ..

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UN to resume debate on Arms Trade Treaty, US Gun association opposes

The U.N. General Assembly voted in favor of resuming debate on a draft international Arms Trade treaty to regulate the $70 billion global trade in conventional arms. The US has voted in favor as it was under tremendous pressure after December 15 shooting massacre of 20 children and six educators at an elementary school in ..

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Keshavan bags gold in Asian Championship

Shiva Keshavan of India has won gold medal in luge and has set a new  Asian record of 49.590 seconds in the Asian Championship. What is Luge? It is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine (face up) and feet-first. Luge is one of the most dangerous sports in the Olympic ..

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