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India December 2013

December 2013 India Current Affairs – Get latest Current Affairs of December 2013 month and Major Indian Events happened in December 2013.

The Delhi high court on Monday issued notice to the Centre and IGL on a petition filed by an association of bus operators challenging the recent CNG price hike in the capital. — More on December 31,

The country’s biggest lender State Bank of India (SBI) has appointed P Pradeep Kumar as its managing director for corporate banking.Kumar will be one of the banks four managing directors. — More on December 30,

Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited has decided to put on hold the Rs 5.50 per kg increase in the price of CNG,a top official of the firm said on Saturday,citing the Delhi governments efforts to engineer a rollback. — More on December 29,

The benchmark Sensex advanced 119 points on Friday to an almost three-week high, led by IT, healthcare and financial stocks, and notched up its second weekly gain after strong overseas markets boosted sentiment. — More on December 28,

The income tax department will now accept Aadhaar card as a proof of identity and address for issuance of Permanent Account Number (PAN). The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has issued a notification expanding the list of documents admissible as proof of identity and address by including Aadhaar card. — More on December 27,

A village council in Bihar has banned the use of mobile phones by unmarried girls, said a council member on Wednesday. The decision was taken on Tuesday evening at a meeting of Somgarh panchayat (council) in West Champaran district. — More on December 26,

Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra today followed State Bank of India and mortgage major HDFC by announcing a rate cut of up to 0.25 per cent on their housing loans for a limited period. Accordingly, new home loans under Rs 75 lakh will be available at 10.25 per cent per annum. — More on December 25,

Young shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth notched up contrasting victories in the summit clashes to clinch the women`s and men`s titles respectively at the 78th Senior National Badminton Championships here on Monday. — More on December 24,

Bacardi, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, is broadening the role of Mahesh Madhavan. Currently heading the South East Asian market, Madhavan has been elevated as the head of the Middle East and Africa region. — More on December 23,

A 27-year-old Mumbai ad executive, Vinay Singh, is among 23 persons across the world to have won a free trip to space. Singh was chosen following a rigorous physical and mental test involving more than 120 space enthusiasts from 60 countries. — More on December 22,

State-run fuel retailers on Friday decided to raise prices of diesel by 10 paise a litre and petrol by 41 paise per litre, excluding state taxes, due to increase in dealer margins and a slight weakening of the rupee in the preceding fortnight. — More on December 21,

The Centre on Thursday cleared a proposal allowing RIL to charge higher price for gas from its KG-D 6 block when the new pricing regime kicks in from April. — More on December 20,

The United Nations received reports from local sources in South Sudan on Tuesday that between 400 and 500 people had been killed and up to 800 wounded in the latest violence, and the government said it had arrested 10 politicians in connection with a “foiled coup”. — More on December 19,

Uttar Pradesh tops the list in the country for the highest number of communal incidents reported in a State in 2013 and also accounts for the most number of casualties as a result of such incidents, the Government on Wednesday told Parliament. — More on December 19,

Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) will increase prices of its products across all models by up to Rs 20,000 from January to offset pressure of input costs on account of rupee depreciation and inflationary trends. — More on December 18,

Bangalore golfer Anirban Lahiri on Monday became the highest-ranked Indian golfer in the world, at 111, following his tied fourth finish at the just-concluded $1 million Thailand Golf Championships. — More on December 17,

Congress’ Delhi unit chief JP Aggarwal has resigned from his post following the party’s rout in the assembly elections, party sources said Sunday. — More on December 16,

A Congress government led by chief minister Lal Thanhawla assumed office on Saturday in Mizoram for a second consecutive term, after the party swept 34 of the states 40 assembly seats, two more than in 2008. — More on December 15,

The Mumbai economic offences wing (EOW),probing the multilevel marketing firm QNet case, on Wednesday issued notice to Michael Ferreira, winner of the World Amateur Billiards Championship and a Padma Bhushan awardee, in connection with the Rs 425 crore scam. — More on December 14,

The macro data released late on Thursday came in much harsher than what the street was expecting. While the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) contracted to -1.8 percent in October, consumer price inflation (CPI) has touched an astounding 11.24 percent mark in November. — More on December 13,

The Sahara group on Wednesday agreed before the Supreme Court to deposit title deeds of 71 properties, including 25% of its Aamby Valley project, with market regulator Sebi as security for refunding Rs 20,000 crore to investors. — More on December 12,

India crashed out of the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup after being held 3-3 by Korea in a must-win Pool C match at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Tuesday. — More on December 11,

The Sensex and Nifty today surged to new lifetime highs on all-round buying after the BJP swept three out of 4 state polls. The BSE Sensex ended at closing high of 21,326.42 with a gain of 329.89 points or 1.57 per cent while the NSE CNX Nifty closed at 6,363.90 points, a hefty rise of 104.00 points or 1.66 per cent. — More on December 10,

The Bombay high court has issued notices to actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri on a petition filed by a social activist, challenging a magistrate’s order refusing her application for documents pertaining to the couple’s child born through surrogacy. — More on December 09,

Responding to the International Olympic Committees (IOC) ultimatum,the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is set to amend its constitution in New Delhi on Sunday to bar chargeframed and convicted contestants from its elections. — More on December 08,

In a major victory for India, the WTO on Friday agreed to allow countries to provide subsidy on staple food crops without any threat of punitive action, a concession that salvaged the current round of world trade talks from the brink of collapse. — More on December 07,

A sessions court in Mumbai on Thursday ordered a fresh trial against actor Salman Khan in the 11-year-old hit-and-run case. The new trial will require that witnesses and evidence be examined again. — More on December 06,

Bengal high jumper Swapna Barman stole the limelight as she created a national junior record on the second day of National Junior Athletics Championships here on Wednesday. — More on December 05,

England’s Alastair Cook and India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni were named the captains of the Test and one-day international teams of the year by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday. Dhoni was chosen ODI captain for the fourth time in five years. — More on December 04,

A police officer was on Monday killed and two other cops were injured in a militant attack outside Chadoora police station in Budgam district of Kashmir. — More on December 03,

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE ) has decided to give 30 minutes extra to students of Class IX and XI in the March 2014 final exams, specifically for the open book exam. — More on December 02,

East Timor film ‘Beatriz’s War’ bagged Golden Peacock award for Best Film at the 44th International Film Festival of India at Panaji, Goa on 30 November 2013. — More on December 01,

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