Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit resigned

Sheila Dikshit
  • On 8 December 2013Sheila Dikshit, the Chief Minister of Delhi resigned from her post after Congress party faced a defeat in the Delhi Assembly polls.
  • She has been elected three times as a Chief Minister of Delhi.






International Anti-Corruption Day observed on 9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day
  • On 9 December 2013International Anti-Corruption Day is observed across the world to raise awareness about the menace of Corruption and what people can do to fight it.




Human Rights Day observed across on 10 December

Human Rights Day
  • On 10 December 2013Human Rights Day was observed across the world  to bring truth, peace, humanity etc.
  • Year 2013 Theme of the day is 20 Years Working for Your Rights.
  • On this Day, NHRC in India organized a programme in New Delhi .


Sahara India as the new Official Sponsor of Indian Cricket

Sahara India

  • Star India replaced Sahara India as the new Official Sponsor of Indian cricket team.
  • On 9 December 2013, This was declared by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).
  • From 1 January 2014 to 31 March 2017, the sponsorship rights will be for a period of three years.


  A new greenhouse gas was discovered by the Scientists

  • Scientists at University of Toronto discovered a long-lived manmade greenhouse gas (GHG) called Perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) that is 7100 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2) at warming the Earth over a 100-year time span.
  • It might have the highest global warming impact.
  • It has been in use by the electrical industry since the mid-20th century.

Waqar Younis inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame


ICC Cricket Hall of Fame- Waqar Younis
  • On 11 December 2013 the former captain of Pakistan cricket team Waqar Younis was inducted into the ICC Cricket’s Hall of Fame.
  • Waqar Younis became the fifth Pakistan player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
  • At earlier, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram are the cricketer of pakistan who has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of ICC.

Women's Kabaddi World Cup 2013 Won by India


Kabaddi World Cup 2013
  • On 12 December 2013,  India won the women's Kabaddi World Cup championship for the third time.
  •  India Defeated New Zealand 49-21 in the summit clash in Jalandhar, Punjab.
India won the women's Kabaddi World Cup 2013















Vasundhara Raje sworn  as Chief Minister of Rajasthan


Vasundhara Raje
  • On 13 December 2013, BJP leader Vasundhara Raje was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan for the second time.
  • In 2013 Rajasthan Assembly elections,Baratiya Jananta Party has won 162 out of 199 seats. Vasundhara Raje is elected from Jhalrapatan (Jhalawar) constituency.

Pujara Awarded as an Emerging Cricketer of the Year

Cheteshwar Pujara

  • On 13 December 2013,The Indian cricketer, Cheteshwar Pujara awarded as an Emerging Cricketer of the Year trophy at the ICC Annual awards announced in Dubai
  • This is the first ever ICC Award for Pujara.



The full list of winners is mentioned below : 

Award Name                                                                                     Player's Name
LG People’s Choice                                                                                Mahendra Singh Dhoni


ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy)                          Michael Clarke (Australia)

ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year                                                             Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year                                                        Cheteshwar Pujara (India)

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award                                                             Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka)

ICC Test Cricketer of the Year                                                                Michael Clarke (Australia)


ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year                               Umar Gul (Pakistan)

ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year                                   Kevin O’Brien (Ireland)

 ICC Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy)                Richard Kettleborough

ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year                                                 Suzie Bates (New Zealand)

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