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November 05, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Updates - 5th November 2013


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International Affairs
  • US President BarackObama calls on Senate to pass legislation prohibiting employment discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgenders.
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Poland for talks on growing trade ties, as well as plans to base an American missile defence system there by 2018.
  • The United Nations called for greater UN Security Council pressure for access to war-stricken Syria as it announced a major rise in homelessness and civilians in need.
  • US Vice-President, Joe Biden, will travel to Japan, China and South Korea in the first week of December, which is considered as part of US pivot to Asia.
  • A Bangladeshi court today sentenced to death 152 soldiers in one of the world's biggest ever mass criminal trials for their role in a 2009 mutiny and massacre of 74 people, including top army officers.
  • The UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met U.S. and Russian officials on Tuesday to discuss convening long-delayed Syrian peace talks this year despite disputes over President Bashar al-Assad's future and whether his ally Iran can attend.

National Affairs
  • Mahatma Gandhi's 'charkha' which he used in Yerwada Jail during the 'Quit India Movement' was on Tuesday sold at an auction in the UK for a whopping 110,000 pounds, nearly double the expected price.
  • Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his Bangladeshi counterpart Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir will be present at the Indo-Bangla border`s Petrapole-Benapole post to flag-off the joint retreat ceremony between border forces of the two countries.
  • In a major relief to CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, a CBI court here on Tuesday dropped him and five others from the list of accused in the SNC-Lavalin corruption case dating to mid-1990s when he was the power minister.
  • Bhai Dooj festival celebrated across India
  • Ending a five-year hiatus, India and China today began a joint anti-terrorism military exercise, less than a fortnight after the two countries inked a comprehensive pact to avert recurring border stand-offs.
  • CBI today arrested BJP MP from Gujarat Dinu Bogha Solanki in connection with the murder of of RTI activist Amit Jethwa who had waged a crusade against illegal mining in Gir Forest in the state, the last home of Asiatic lions.

Science and Technology
  • India's first-ever 450-crore mission to Mars, Mangalyaan launched into space today (Nov. 5), beginning the country's first interplanetary mission to explore the solar system.
  • The first telecommunications cable directly linking Taiwan and China has begun operating

  • MadhyaPradesh Assembly Speaker Ishwar Das Rohani passes away in Jabalpur following a heart attack

Awards and Honors
  • Daughter of a bus conductor,Shalini Agnihotri of Himachal Pradesh today won the coveted Prime Minister's Baton and the Home Ministry's Revolver for being the best all-round trainee officer of the 65th batch of IPS.

Business and Economy
  • Twitter's initial public offering of stock is getting an enthusiastic response from prospective investors. It boosted the price range for the IPO to $23 and $25 per share.
  • 10-day all India 23rd GV Mavalankar (Pre-National) shooting championship starts in WestBengal tomorrow.
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