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November 12, 2013

12th Noveber 2013 Current Affairs

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International Affairs
  • Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia announced the theme of 2013 World Pneumonia Day commemorations will be “Innovation”.
  • To create niche for Indian handcrafted items in emerging markets, Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts organises 2-day meet at Santiago.
  • Indian Government began roadshows in US for sale of its 10 per cent stake in nation's largest oil firm, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), that may fetch as much as Rs 3,900 crore.
  • The UN has launched an appeal for $301m (£190m) to help relief efforts in typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines.
National Affairs
  • Police today sought assistance of Bollywood and television personalities to ensure safety and security in the metropolis and fight crime against women.
  • Union Finance Minister P Chidamabaram addressed 34th SKOCH Summit in New Delhi today.
  • Public Service Broadcasting day was being observed today (November 12).
  • Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, AnandSharma inaugurated Services Conclave 2013 in New Delhi today.
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches ‘Biju Krushak Kalyan Yojna’ in Angul district; 60 lakh farmers’ families to benefit under scheme.
  • Kerala govt to roll out "She Taxi", a 24X7 all-women taxi service, as part of its women empowerment programme.
  • Today is the 8th death anniversary of politician-scholar Madhu Dandvate, popularly known as an Economist.
  • One of the pioneers of modern Indian Nationalism: 'Mahamana' Madan Mohan Malaviya's 67th death anniversary.
  • Indian and Australian trade bodies have inked an agreement for acquainting the Indian diaspora with various trade and investment opportunities in India.
  • Assam government would soon set up the Bhupen Hazarika Photo and Film Archive and Research Centre to focus on all areas in which the maestro excelled and reflect the rich cultural heritage of the region.

Science and Technology
  • India has declared itself free from Notifiable Avian Influenza (H5N1), commonly called bird flu, and notified the same to World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

Business and Economy
  • The Finance Ministry expects inflows of $ 25 billion by November end through forex swap windows opened by the Reserve Bank to attract deposits from non-resident Indians and allow banks to borrow overseas.
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Etihad's $325 million (Rs. 2,000 crore) deal to buy a 24 percent stake in Jet Airways, the regulator said on its website on Tuesday.

  • India to host 5th Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Medical Conference in 2015
  • 6-day long China Open Badminton Super Series Premier begins in Shanghai.
  • Special Olympics National Handball Championship for men begins at Rishikesh in Uttarakhand.

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