Current Affairs Update for 13 December

Current Affairs Update for today :-

Appointments

  • Anurag Jain appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on 10th December 2014. 
  • Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed appointed as Head of UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). The Secretary General of United Nations is Ban Ki-moon. 
  • Randhir Singh appointed as Honorary Member of International Olympic Committee on 10th December 2014. He became 2nd Indian while the first one was Ashwini Kumar. 

Sports

  • David Warner, Cricketer of Australia completed 1000 Runs in Test Matches in the year 2014.

Awards

  • Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, former Prime Minister of Cuba awarded with Confucius Peace Prize for the year 2014 on 09th December 2014 for eliminating nuclear war. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was remained the Prime Minister of Cuba during the period 1959 to 1976. 
  • Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan received Noble Peace Prize for the year 2014, ceremony held in Oslo, Norway. Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever to receive the Noble Prize. She is just 17 years old. 
  • The book namely ‘Born Again on the Mountain’ released on 12th December 2014 by the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi. The book wrote about Arunima Sinha, the first Indian Woman to climb Mount Everest. 

Politics

  • Section 309 of Indian Penal Code removed by the Home Ministry of India on 10th December 2014 to decriminalize the attempt to suicide. 
  • World Wide Web Foundation’s Web Index 2014 released on 10th December 2014. Denmark ranked at No.1 position while India is at 48th position. The Index has released to measure the contribution of Internet in social, economic and political progress. 
  • Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, the famous Bollywood Film completed its 1000 weeks at cinema hall in Mumbai namely ‘Maratha Mandir’. Earlier, the film released on 20th October 1995. 
  • Jansena Party founded by the Telugu Actor namely Pawan Kalyan.
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