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November 06, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 6th November 2013

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International Affairs
  • The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Tuesday urged North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons, Iran to resolve outstanding issues about its suspect nuclear program, and Syria to answer questions about an alleged covert nuclear reactor.
  • Italian Senators will vote on November 27 on whether to expel center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over a conviction for tax fraud.
  • Russian opposition activist and former world chess champion, Garry Kasparov has applied for Latvian citizenship.
  • Hundreds of Anonymous protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks protested outside Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II’s London home, as part of a global demonstration against austerity.
  • A court in Egypt has dismissed an appeal by the Muslim Brotherhood against a ban on all its "activities" and the seizure of its assets.
  • India's successful launch of its Mars mission has been described by the mainstream American media as "technological leap" and "a symbolic coup" against China in this field.

National Affairs
  • Odisha government plans to spend around Rs 10 crore on a minor irrigation project in Maoist-hit Narayanpatna block of Koraput district.
  • In an attempt to thwart infiltration attempts along the border with Pakistan, the Border Security Force has decided to acquire ground sensors to pick up movement along the LoC and the International Border.
  • Noted Film Actor Sanjeev Kumar's 28th death anniversary today.
  • Telecom Commission, the highest decision making body of DoT, on Wednesday recommended raising reserve price for auction of pan-India mobile phone spectrum by 15 per cent over the one suggested by TRAI, and 25 per cent higher in case of key circles like Delhi and Mumbai.
  • Meghalaya government on Wednesday said it is constructing over 6500 fish ponds with an aim to make the state self dependent on fish production and in turn provide jobs to thousands of farmers under its Aqua Culture Mission.
  • All motor vehicles in Andhra Pradesh will have to carry tamper-proof high-security number plates from December 1, Transport Minister Botsa Satyanarayana said Today.

Business and Economy
  • RBI today announced that the foreign banks that want to enter the country but have complex structures or lack adequate disclosure, or which are not widely held, will be let in only as wholly owned subsidiaries.
  • Days after RBI hiked policy rate, country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) today raised its lending rate by 0.20 per cent to 10 per cent, a move that is likely to be followed by other banks.
  • The world's most expensive car made with gold and precious gems will come with a staggering price tag of 4.6 million pounds when it goes for auction next year in london.

Science and Technology
  • In an unexpected discovery, scientists have spotted a black hole in a collection of stars in the constellation Ophiuchus, about 22,000 light years from Earth.
  • Noted freedom fighter Narottam Behera passed away after a protracted illness.
  • India's first celebrity cook, Tarla Dalal, died following a cardiac arrest
  • Thousands trooped into Eden Gardens Kolkata today to see master blaster Sachin Tendulkar play his penultimate Test match.The two-Test series against the West Indies will bring down the curtains on Tendulkar's illustrious 24-year-long career. The cricketer will be playing his 199th Test here and his 200th and last match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai November 14-18.

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