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December 03, 2013

1st December 2013 Current Affairs Updates


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International Affairs
  • World AIDS Day, is observed on 1st December every year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
  • Soil from World War I battlefields in Belgium was laid in a memorial garden in London on Saturday ahead of the 100th anniversary next year of the start of the conflict.
  • Bangladesh BNP and allies to start countrywide 72-hour road, rail, waterways blockade demanding cancellation of election on Jan 5, 2014.
  • Tibetans are not insisting on independence as any confrontation with China cannot solve the issue and autonomy for the region will be mutually beneficial for both sides, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said
National Affairs
  • 5-day Konark Festival featuring performances by eminent classical dance, music artistes, kicked off at Konar.
  • International Sand Art Festival also to be held alongside the Konark Festival
  • Main exams of Union Public Service Commission started
  • 23rd death anniversary of 1st Indian woman to hold cabinet post, Indian diplomat, Vijaya Lakshmi Nehru Pandit
  • Death anniversary of freedom fighter, 1st woman Chief Minister of an Indian state Sucheta Kriplani observed  
  • Manchester City FC football coaching clinics, a grassroots program for young children that aims at improving their technical football skills, will take place in the Capital from December 1 to 8.
  • Environment and Child Health chapter of Indian Academy of Paediatrics to hold 2nd national conference in Kochi
  • President Mukherjee inaugurated  Nagaland State's Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations at Kisama Heritage Village
  • The national airports operator Airports Authority of India (AAI) will soon install millimetre-wave technology-based full-body scanners at two non-metro airports on a trial basis.
  • PM congratulates all ISRO scientists, engineers and technicians on the successful placing of the Mars Orbiter in sun-synchronous orbit
  • Highest-ever turnout of 74.38 per cent recorded in Rajasthan Assembly polls, says Election Commission
  • INLD students wing Indian Nat Students Org INSO enters Guinness Records by filling in over 10 thousand organ donation forms within 8 hrs.

Awards and Honors
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar receives guard of honour from BSF on its 48th Raising Day parade at Chhawla Camp in Delhi
  • Actor Paul Walker, the 40-year-old star of the "Fast & Furious" movie franchise, was killed in a single-car crash in California

Business and Economy
  • Debit card holders will be required to punch in their PIN numbers every time they use the card from Sunday, Dec. 1, a move aimed at minimizing frauds.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may allow up to 74 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in credit information companies.
  • Inching closer to becoming a 10,000 MW utility, the country's largest hydro power producer NHPC plans to commission over 3,800 MW of projects over the next five years

Science and Technology
  • China launched its first ever extraterrestrial landing craft into orbit en route for the moon in the small hours of Monday, in a major milestone for its space programme.

  • Indian badminton player PV Sindhu wins women's singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Tournament
  • An unheralded Belachew Endale Abayneh clinched his maiden crown as African powerhouses Ethiopia and Kenya swept all the medals in the men's and women's sections of the 28th Pune International Marathon
  • Indian cricket team continues to be 2nd in ICC Test rankings with R Ashwin topping all-rounders' chart in latest list issued today
  • India's ShikharDhawan makes it to top 10 of ICC Player Rankings for ODI batsmen for first time in his career
  • SauravGhosal's good show in the World Championship propels him to a career-high 15 in men's world rankings

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  4. madam can you please upload the list of national and international exports and imports....


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