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January 04, 2014

Current Affairs Updates of 3rd January 2014

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International Affairs
  • The US has said it is focused on moving forward its relationship with India and asserted that the legal procedure against diplomat Devyani Khobragade is separate from the diplomatic process.
  • All cities in China should be charging tiered prices for household water by the end of 2015, to encourage people to use less water.
National Affairs
  • 3D version of Amitabh Bacchan & Dharmendra starrer 'Sholay',one of Indian cinema's most popular cult classic, to be released across country.
  • Under fire over women's security following the December 16, 2012 gang rape incident, Delhi Police in a landmark decision on Friday announced that charge sheets in rape cases will be filed within 20 days to ensure speedy justice to victims.
  • A Week long (3-9) , Saptrang 2014, musical festival inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan at Gateway of India in Mumbai.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation of two key projects, including a national cancer institute, in Haryana's Jhajjar district today.
  • Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens 3 days after heavy snowfall forced closure, Kargil records lowest temperature of minus 19.8 degrees Celsius.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday expressed “displeasure” over statements made by some Union Ministers including Law Minister Kapil Sibal against its verdict on gay sex, saying it is “unwarranted” and “not in good taste” while cautioning them from doing so in future.
  • Two days after the Lokpal Bill was given assent by President Pranab Mukherjee brining into effect the legislation passed by Parliament last month, Odisha Cabinet on Friday decided to enact Lokayukta Act within a period of one month.
  • As part of its preparations for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, Union Agriculture Minister and NCP president Sharad Pawar will hold consultations with party leaders in Maharashtra from January 5.
  • Indian Army's Northern Command has issued a global tender for procuring over 980 mine prodders, used for detection of IEDs and other explosive substances buried under ground, for its units in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Beleaguered West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) chairman Justice (retd) Ashok Kumar Ganguly on Friday resigned from the post of honorary professor of the National University of Juridical Sciences, a student of which had made allegations of sexual harassment against him.
  • Prime minister Manmohan Singh on Friday batted for nuclear power as a "dependable and clean option", even as he underlined the need to ensure that all ingredients by which nuclear fuel is made remain safe and do not fall in the hands of terrorists and anti-social elements.
  • Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who performed impressive bike stunts in his latest release 'Dhoom 3', today appealed the Maharashtra Transport department to make motor vehicle license seekers undergo strict driving tests to ensure safety on roads.
  • India today announced that a new rule whereby all travelers from Pakistan would have to be vaccinated against polio would be implemented from February 14.
  • Aam Aadmi Party Ministers of Delhi, except Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, were today given Toyota Innova cars as official perks.
  • Punjab government would soon launch a campaign to create awareness about the law dealing with human trafficking and exploitation of people by fraudulent travel agents.
  • NitaChowdhury, 1977 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, appointed as Secretary, Dept of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • A. K. Jain, a 1977-batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre, appointed as Secretary in Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  • AAP 's M S Dhir becomes Delhi Assembly Speaker.
Business and Economy
  • Targeting young individuals, public sector Indian Overseas Bank on Friday launched ‘Connect Card’, a new ATM-cum-Debit card in association with VISA that can be used for e—commerce across five lakh merchant outlets.
  • The area under wheat cultivation has climbed to an all-time high of 30.2 million hectares so far in the ongoing rabi season, boosting prospects of a record production this year, the Agriculture Ministry said today.
Science and Technology
  • Two months after the successful launch of Mangalyaan, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is all set to make its first major launch of 2014 on Sunday-- the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle(GSLV-D5)carrying India's latest communication satellite GSAT 14.
  • The population of Kashmir Stag or 'Hangul', a highly endangered species found only in the valley's Dachigam National Park, has increased substantially, a wildlife department official has said.
  • Chennai Open : YukiBambri beats Fabio Fognini to enter quarter finals, becomes 3rd Indian to reach singles quarter-finals of ATP World Tour.
  • Today is 45th birthday of MichaelSchumacher (a retired German racing driver), who is struggling for life after accident.
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