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November 10, 2013

10th November 2013 Current Affairs Updates

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International Affairs
  • The death toll from a super typhoon (Haiyan) that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned Nov. 10, making it the country's worst recorded natural disaster.
  • India and oil-rich Kuwait have decided to deepen their engagement in diverse sectors like energy security, petrochemicals, infrastructure development and information technology even as the two nations condemned terrorism in all "shapes and forms".
  • The United States urged the Maldives to carry out a decisive presidential run-off without delay after elections failed to deliver a clear winner.
  • Sri Lanka today began the side events of the 54-nation Commonwealth Summit in which delegations from as many as 41 nations will participate.
  •  Pakistani education officials said Sunday that they have banned teenage activist Malala Yousafzai's book from private schools across the country, claiming it doesn't show enough respect for Islam and calling her a tool of the West.

National Affairs
  • India’s first police academy for riot control and public order management will be inaugurated by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in Meerut this weekend.
  • Meghalaya's unique wine festival begins to create awareness about art of wine making and boost the horticultural potential of the state.
  • Odisha government has decided to waive the examination fees for Class IX and X in the cyclone and flood affected areas in the state.
  • Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewary launched AIR FM Gold Studio and local variation programme at Ludhiana today. This will enable to create local programmes keeping in view the needs of the district.
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is setting up 33 eco-friendly gyms in public places in a unique effort to promote health among citizens.
  • 325 films to be screened at 44th International Film Festival of India.
  • The third 'Run for the girl child' mini marathon organised by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) witnessed an enthusiastic response with large number of people turning up for the event on Sunday. The marathon was flagged off by Padmashri awardee and legendary racer Milkha Singh on the campus of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU).
  • The Uttar Pradesh government is likely to extend the tenure of the one-man inquiry commission into Muzaffarnagar riots that left over 60 people dead as it is yet to submit its report despite the two-month deadline ending tomorrow.

  • Noted Tamil novelist, short story writer Sri Venugopalan, popularly known as 'Pushpa' Thangadurai, passes away at a hospital.

Awards and Honors
  • Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler won the coveted Miss Universe 2013 crown on Saturday night, beating 85 other contenders from around the world at a glittering ceremony held in Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia.

Science and Technology
  • To ensure safety of passengers in view of ongoing efforts to increase speed of trains, Railways has decided to install sophisticated communication system in place of existing walkie talkie system for unhindered contact between the driver and ground staff.
  • A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina has discovered a new rare species of shark, named the Carolina Hammerhead, which had long eluded discovery as it is outwardly indistinguishable from the common scalloped hammerhead sharks.
  • The European Space Agency says that one of its research satellites that ran out of fuel will most likely crash to Earth into the ocean or polar regions.
  • Akashdeep Singh scored three goals as India thrashed Oman 6-1 to finish fifth in the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Sunday.
  • FIDE World Chess Championship: 2nd match between Anand and Carlsen also ends in draw.
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