16 December 2012 Current Affairs

China claims all titles at junior World TT Championship

China completed a clean sweep of titles at the Volkswagen 2012 World Junior Table Tennis Championships after winning the girls and boys trophies in Hyderabad on16 December 2012.

HIL(Hockey India League) auctions: Sardar commands best price

The Indian skipper Sardar Singh commanded the best price of $78,000 from the Delhi franchisee as the players came under the hammer in the Hockey India League auction in New Delhi on 15 December 2012.

Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman Formally Submits Resignation

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman formally submitted his resignation on 16 December 2012 due to a pending indictment against him for fraud and breach of trust.Under Israeli law, the resignation takes effect in 48 hours, after which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will become the country’s acting foreign minister.

Japan’s new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

The former Prime Minister and the Leader of LDP Shinzo Abe elected as a Prime Minister with a clear victory over the Prime Minister and leader of the Democratic Party of Japan(DPJ) Yoshihiko Noda in the general elections of Japan on 16 December 2012.

Pak Minister Rehman Malik Visited India

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik visited India from 14th to 16th December .During the visit he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and both nations signed on new visa agreement.

Federer & Nicola named ” Swiss Athlete’s of the Year 2012 “

Tennis star Roger Federer was named Swiss male athlete of the year at the 2012 Credit Suisse Sports Awards on 16 December in Zurich.Federer received the honour for the fifth time. Earlier in 2012, Federer had grabbed the 17th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon Championships, London.The female Athlete of the year was Nicola Spirig, the Olympic triathlon champion of Switzerland.

Indian Journalist’s Association honoured Sir Charles Wheeler

On 16 December Indian Journalists Association has conferredits Lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 posthumously to former BBC correspondent Sir Charles Wheeler.IJA, established in 1947 and one of the world”s most durable and successful foreign correspondents” bodies, institutedan annual lifetime achievement award three years ago.

Japan Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Resigned

On 16 December Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda resigned from his post to take responsibility for his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) defeat in Lower House Election .He was formally appointed by the Emperor on 2 September 2011.

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