Current Affairs, News & Facts of 23 Dec 2013

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  • English spinner Graeme Swann stuns the cricketing world by announcing his retirement from international and first-class cricket just 5 years after making his debut in test against India in December 2008. He, with 255 wickets in 60 tests, is the sixth-most successful test cricket bowler for England so far.
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  • Taishan becomes the 4th Chinese research station to come up in Southern pole after Kunlun, Zhongshan and Great Wall. It will contribute in research on bio-ecology and remote satellite sensing. - read more cat
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  • Anupam Shrivastava shorlisted by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) for the post of Chairman and Managing Director of BSNL.
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  • Puneet Kumar assumes charge as the New secretary general of AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council).
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  • P.H. Parekh elected as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for the sixth time.
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  • India and Nepal agrees on a 14-point agenda to enhance trade, promote co-operation and address concerns of imbalanced bilateral trade.
    • The pact also includes reduction of tariff barriers and checking illegal trade along the border.
    • Commerce Secretaries of the two nations SR Rao of India and Madhav Prasad Regmi of Nepal headed the respective delegations in Kathmandu. 
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  • Michiaki Takahashi, developer of a vaccine for the chicken pox virus, dies of cardiac arrest aged 85 in Japan.  
    • His 3-year-old son suffering from the chickenpox led him to this revolutionary invention in 1972
    • The vaccine prompted immune systems to produce antibodies which helped in curing the desease.
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