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December 03, 2013

30th November 2013 Current Affairs Updates

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International Affairs
  • Pakistan PM Sharif leaves for a day-long visit to Kabul to hold talks with Afghanistan President Karzai to firm up the peace process.
  • The US has exempted India, China and some other countries for another six months from tough financial sanctions targeting Iranian oil sales because as they have continued to reduce their dependence on Iranian oil.
National Affairs
  • Japan's Emperor Akihito and his wife Empress Michiko arrive in India on six-day visit.
  • Barring seven Assembly constituencies within Imphal Municipal area, the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958 extended for another year in insurgency-hit Manipur from Sunday.
  • In a first, the Delhi Chief Electoral Office keept a “live watch” on 630 critical booths through web-casting to deter people from indulging in any nuisance on the polling day.
  • Trade between Tripura and Bangladesh suspended due to indefinite strike called by Agartala Exporters-Importers Association.
  • Andhra Pradesh would approach the Supreme Court against a tribunal’s final award on sharing of river Krishna waters and seek “justice” for the state, a minister said on Saturday.
  • Tripura introduces PVC Electoral Photo Identity Card (PVC-EPIC) for first time in the country.
  • President Pranab Mukhejee arrives in Nagaland on a two-day visit during which he would inaugurate HornbillFestival.
  • Odisha hikes remuneration of Sikhya Sahayaks, junior teachers which will be effective from current month.
  • The Tour de India 2013, the world's biggest cycling event, has been listed in the international race calendar of the UCI and the second edition of the multi-city event will witness the participation of more than 150 foreign and national cyclists.
  • President inaugurates the 10-day Hornbill Festival in  Kisama (Nagaland)

Science and Technology
  • China will launch its first ever mission to land an unmanned spacecraft on the lunar surface next week, as it moves forward in its ambitious plan to become the world’s pre-eminent space power.

Awards and Honors
  • E. Sreedharan, popularly known as the 'metro man', was conferred the Lifetime achievement Governance Award 2013
  • Kaushik Ganguly wins Best Director Award of the 44th IFFI2013 for the film 'Apur Panchali'
  • Polish actress Magdalena Boczarska won the Best Actor (Female) award for the film In Hiding.
  • Alon Moni Aboutboul wins Best Actor (Male) of the 44th IFFI2013 for his film 'A Place in Heaven'
  • Beatriz’s war from East Timor bagged the Golden Peacock for Best Film
  • Film 'Meghe Dhaka Tara' directed by Kamaleswar Mukherjee wins Centenary Award

  • Lara Gut of Switzerland won her second World Cup event of the season, taking the season-opening downhill in a race Lindsey Vonn skipped to rehab her right knee.
  • Indian weightlifters finish with 117 medals, including 57 gold, at Commonwealth Youth, Junior & Senior Championships in Malaysia

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