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Current Affairs 25 May 2013

Current Affairs 25 May 2013

1. Chandigarh-born Indian-American legal luminary Srikanth ‘Sri’ Srinivasan made history Thursday as the US Senate confirmed his nomination as a top US judge in a 97 to 0 vote.

2. Top judges from eight SAARC member nations today began discussion on constitutional guarantees available to children in the South Asian region and the challenges faced in enforcing child protection laws.

3. Malayalam will soon be granted the status of a classical language. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, today approved classifying Malayalam as a ‘Classical Language’, Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters in New Delhi.

5. Union Minister Veerappa Moily was presented with a “Global Citizen Award” by an university here for his role in transforming Bangalore as a global IT hub during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister.

6. Yitang Zhang achieves breakthrough in solving the longstanding problem of twin prime conjecture.

7. Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year’s annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service.

8. The raging spot-fixing saga in the IPL turned murkier today with controversial Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf being withdrawn by the ICC from next month’s Champions Trophy in UK for his alleged role in the scandal which is growing bigger by the day.

9. A study published on Thursday in the Current Biology journal solved the puzzle why a few tigers have a white coat with sepia or dark brown stripes instead of the yellow coat with dark brown stripes.

10. Nasa is looking for commercial operators to lease a historic launch pad in Florida used for the first Moon missions and by the shuttles.