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Current Affairs - December 12, 2012

Pope Francis has been named Person of The Year 2013 by Times Magazine

Azim Premzi wins ET Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

  • He is the chairman of Wipro, which is third largest software exporter 
  • ET Award were decided by a jury panel headed by Mr. Anshu Jain, Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank 
  • Other Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank is Mr. Juergen Fitschen 
  • Deutsche Bank – H/O – Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany 

Mr. Raman Singh to be sworn in as Chhattisgarh’s CM

  • This is third term of Mr. Singh 
  • Chhattisgarh Capital: Raipur 
  • Chhattisgarh Governor: Mr. Shekhar Dutt 

Uruguay first country in world to legalize Marijuana Trade

  • Citizens above 18 will be allowed to buy 40 gram of drug/ month 
  • Uruguay Capital: Montevideo 
  • Uruguay Currency: Uruguayan Peso 
  • Uruguay President: Mr. Jose Mujica 

Reserve Bank of India to infuse Rs. 10,000 Crore additional liquidity

Ross Taylor (New Zealand) hits a century to cross 4,000 test runs against West Indies in Test

"Undisputed Truth" written by Mike Tyson and Larry Sloman

"Unbreakable" written by Mary Kom

Man of the Series, Quinton de Kock (South Africa) hits three consecutive centuries against India

  • Fifth batsman to achieve such a feat 
  • Hits 135, 106 and 101 against India 3 match ODI Series 
  • Final match was rain washed after South African innings of 301 
  • India lost the series 2-0 

Last King of Mysore died

  • Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar died due to heart attack 
  • Wodeyar Dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Mysore between 1399 and 1950 

2 days Science Summit in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University

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