Dec 12 2016

  • President Pranab Mukherjee on the occasion of his 81st birthday on December 11, 2016 inaugurated a museum for vintage tapestries and carpets in the Marble Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
  • Technology giant Microsoft has launched its first full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in Delhi.
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry was honored with the highest French civilian award, Legion of Honor ,on December 11, 2016 for his contribution in the favor of peace.
  • Akshaykumar Kale elected President of 90th Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan  
  • New Zealand’s Minister of Finance and  leader of National Party Bill English was sworn in as the country’s new Prime Minister on December 12, 2016
  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) signed a contract with a consortium of six companies on December 9, 2016, to build two navigation satellite jointly with private firms by March 2017.
  • Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), identified a specific protein called CD36 which is responsible for spreading cancer.
  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandababu Naidu launched the website of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (AP-EDB), on December 10, 2016.
  • NGT bench Directs Rajasthan Government to Cancel illegal salt pans in Sambhar Lake
  • The very severe cyclonic storm, Vardah  made landfall in Chennai about 3 pm on December 12, 2016, killing seven people in the state.

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