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November 12, 2014

12th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • Amid high drama, the 13-day-old Devendra Fadnavis government today won the trust motion in the Maharashtra assembly through a voice vote, drawing angry reactions from Shiv Sena and Congress which accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of failing to prove its majority and ‘strangulating democracy’.
    • BJP nominee Haribhau Bagde elected unopposed as speaker of the Assembly
    • Five Congress lawmakers from Maharashtra have been suspended for allegedly manhandling and injuring Governor C Vidyasagar Rao outside the assembly today evening, while they were protesting against the controversial voice vote.
  • Employee unions of public sector banks went on a nationwide strike today to press for wage revision, affecting banking services like cheque clearance and withdrawal from branches across the country.
  • Assam state zoo in Guwahati is all set to become the only zoo of the world to have endangered pigmy hogs by end of this week.
  • To ensure smooth allocation of 204 cancelled coal blocks, the government has set up a high-level inter-ministerial panel that would advise on policy issues and interact with the industry.
    • The nine-member Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary Coal Dr. A.K.Dubey.
  • Railways allows 100% FDI on cleaning up trains and installation of bio-toilets in passenger coaches and setting up of mechanised laundry facilities.
  • The 12th edition of We Care Film Festival on disability issues to be hosted by Delhi from November 24-26
    • This festival has already traveled to 113 countries, is being organized by UNESCO in collaboration with Brotherhood, an Indian NGO working for people with special needs.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today made his debut on Instagram, sharing a picture from the venue of the ASEAN summit. (You can follow him from here)

International Affairs
  • ASEAN Summit begins in Myanmar capital, Nay Pyi Taw today.
    • This summit will held on 12–13 November 2014
      • 10 Member States :
        1. Brunei Darussalam,
        2. Cambodia,
        3. Indonesia,
        4. Laos,
        5. Malaysia,
        6. Myanmar,
        7. Philippines,
        8. Singapore,
        9. Thailand, and
        10. Vietnam.
      • 1 Observer — Papua New Guinea.
    • Myanmar President Thein Sein opened the summit with a call for greater integration for the 10-nation bloc, while also praising members for realizing plans for the ASEAN Economic Community.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 12th ASEAN-India summit
    • Modi is on a three-nation trip and arrived at Myanmar yesterday.. 
    • He will also be attending East Asian summit.
    • He invites Malaysian and Thai companies to India and participate in 'Make in India'.
    • He had a meeting with Nobel laureate and Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in his first interaction with the pro-democracy icon.
  • The U.S. and China announced late Tuesday that the two nations – which together account for over one third of all greenhouse gas pollution – have reached a groundbreaking deal to reduce carbon emissions and tackle the growing crisis of global climate change.
    • This agreement includes a first-ever commitment by China to stop its emissions from growing entirely after 2030.
    • The U.S. would double its pace of carbon reduction from 1.2% a year through 2020 to 2.3-2.8% a year afterward, ultimately cutting its total greenhouse gas emissions by 26% to 28% from 2005 levels by 2025.
  • Dubai becomes 1st city in GCC countries to launch tram service
    • The $1.25 billion project was inaugurated on November 11, after years of delay due to global financial crisis. Passenger services began today (12th November 2014)
    • It will cover a distance of 10.6-kilometres.
    • The tram expected to ferry 27,000 people every day
    • Each tram can accommodate 405 passengers.
Awards & Honors
  • The Government has named actor Rajinikanth as winner of the Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year.
    • He would be receiving the honour at the 45th International Film Festival of India, IFFI to be held in Goa from November 20 to 30.
Business & Economy
  • Yahoo buys video ad service BrightRoll for $640 million
  • Filmmaker Ravi Chopra (68) died in Mumbai today.
    • He was known for directing films like "The Burning Train", "Aaj Ki Awaz", "Baabul" and "Baghban"
    • He also directed the hit TV serial Mahabharata in the late eighties which was produced by his father B.R. Chopra. 
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  1. Admin, when can we expect SBI clerk result? It has been more than 2 months.

  2. Morocco will not host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations because of its
    fears over the Ebola outbreak elsewhere on the continent, the
    Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed.

  3. it will come this month

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  11. Thanks bro last year i cleared ibps clerk but didnt make in final selection due to merit list and this this time cleared rrb po and rrb assitant .

  12. Me too Sis.., cleared RRB Assist and Offic. This is my 1st victory after one and half years try. But fail in SBI clerk & IBPS PO.

    Still preparing for Clerk.

    All the Best to You Sis...!

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  14. world pnemonia day nov 12

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