2012 Current Affairs

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World’s longest high-speed rail launched in China

China unveiled service on the world’s longest high-speed railway with trains scheduled to run 2,298 kilometres between Beijing and Guangzhou in about 8 hours. Bullet trains running on the route will travel at an average speed of 300km/hr and would save more than 20 hours of travel-time by conventional trains.


Iran halts internet virus

Iran has said that it has neutralized an internet virus which attacked computers at industrial sites in Hormozgan province in southern Iran. In past too, Iran has faced attacks targeting the country’s nuclear facilities and industrial sites.

In 2010, Iran’s uranium enrichment centrifuges were hit by the Stuxnet computer worm, which Tehran believes was planted by its perceived enemies Israel or the United States.