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November 24, 2013

24th November 2013 Current Affairs Updates

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International Affairs
  • Increasingly under pressure in his country over the continuing drone attacks by US agencies in Pakistani areas, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a strong plea over the weekend for speedily resuming peace ties with India.
  • India has donated 2,500 metric tonnes of wheat worth USD 2 million as food assistance to the troubled Gulf state of Yemen.
  • Representatives from Southeast Asian nations and business leaders of the country have pledged to contribute substantially for the socio-economic growth of the North East region at a two-day North East Business Summit in Dibrugarh, Assam.
  • A volcano in western Indonesia has erupted eight times in just a few hours, "raining down rocks" over a large area and forcing thousands to flee their homes.

National Affairs
  • Just days after being hit by Cyclone Helen, Andhra Pradesh is bracing itself to face another cyclone, which would cross the state coast on November 28, the Indian Meterological Department said on Sunday.
  • An impleading petition has been filed in the Madras High Court stating that the 'Amma' mineral water and canteen programmes were state government schemes and they did not mean to refer to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
  • Today is martyrdom day of the ninth Sikh Guru, GuruTeghBahadur.
  • 23 senior Pakistani Army officials to arrive in India on ten day visit and will be received at Wagah Border.
  • Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh was arrested by the Bidhannagar Police in connection with the Saradha Group ponzi scam.
  • Mizoram assembly polls tomorrow, For the first time in the country voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) system will be used in larger scale in this election.
  • Goa to host Annual Asian Film Festival from next year.
  • 15.34 lakh children given polio drops in 13 Haryana districts on first day of sub-national immunisation round.
  • ISRO seeking Lord Balaji's blessings before space missions is superstition : Says Bharat Ratna-designate Professor CNR Rao

Business and Economy
  • With relaxation in FDI norms to boost investor sentiments, India has emerged as the most attractive investment destination surpassing neighbouring China and the US, says the global survey of leading consultancy firm Ernst and Young (EY)
  • Jammu and Kashmir beat Andhra Pradesh by 17 runs in fourth and final day of Ranjitrophy group C match.
  • 2nd ODI : West Indies beat India by 2 wickets to level 3-match series 1-1
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