Page-2 of Current Affairs - December, 2013

Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passed away

Noted veteran actor Farooq Sheikh (65) passed away in Dubai. Farooq Sheikh: Born: March 25, 1948 He started his career in acting in Bollywood in 1973 with the film Garm Hava and gained accolades for his roles in movies like Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Chashme Buddoor, Kissi Se Na Kehna, Noorie. He played the role of ..

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India, US sign $1billion contract for six “Super Hercules” aircrafts

India and the US have signed another mega defence deal worth $1.01 billion in which the US will supply six additional C-130J “Super Hercules” aircraft. The “letter of offer and acceptance” for the six new four-engine C-130Js, which will be delivered within 3 years, was inked under the US government’s “Foreign Military Sales” (FMS) programme.  The ..

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Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as Chief Minister of Delhi

The top-most leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal, sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Delhi. He was administered the oath by the Lieutenant Governor of the capital Najeeb Jung. Along with Kejriwal, six others: Manish Sisodia, Girish Soni, Rakhi Birla, Satyendra Jain, Saurabh Bharadwaj and Somnath Bharti, took oath as ministers. The AAP ..

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US President signs budget bill into law to prevent government shutdown

US President Barack Obama has inked a two-party federal budget bill, preventing the risk of a government shutdown for two years in the country. The legislation was passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives after a prolonged stand-off between the Democrats and the Republicans. The bill had been drafted by a cross-party budget panel ..

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China offers its Beidou Navigation System free of cost to neighbours

In a strategic move, China is ready to offer its neighbouring nations use of its indigenously developed Beidou Satellite Navigation System (BDS) free of charge. The offer has generated interest from a number of nations including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Thailand. As per the Chinese government, the country wants to expand the use of ..

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