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November 13, 2014

13th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • The Chilika lake in Odisha has been declared as 'Destination Flyway' by the United Nation's World Tourism Organization.
    • The chief executive of Chilika Development Authority Ajit Kumar Pattnaik informed that the lake has been accorded the tag by the UN body because of its natural treasure and bio-diversity.
  • Sangeet Natak Academy, a national level academy for performing arts set up by the Government of India, has conferred classical status on 8 dance forms of India. Those are
    1. Bharatanatyam, Tamil Nadu
    2. Kathak, North India
    3. Kathakali, Kerala
    4. Kuchipudi, Andhra Pradesh
    5. Manipuri, Manipur
    6. Mohiniattam, Kerala
    7. Odissi, Odisha
    8. Sattriya,Assam
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav and ten political leaders were today elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. 
  • Chhattisgarh government has suspended the sale of six drugs used in tubectomies in the government - organized sterilization camps in Bilaspur district which claimed the lives of 13 women.
  • The Aam Aadmi Party has launched an initiative called, 'Delhi Dialogue', under which the party will seek people's opinion on the city's development.
  • The Supreme Court asked the Centre to convene a meeting of Chief Secretaries of all the States within 10 days to find out the steps taken by them so far to provide shelter to homeless persons.
  • The Indian Army convicted seven soldiers, including two officers, and sentenced them to life imprisonment for a staged killing of three Kashmiri civilians and passing it off as an anti-militancy operation for rewards and remunerations in J&K in 2010.
International Affairs.
  • Today (13th November 2014) is World Kindness Day.
    • This day was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs.
  • UK, France and Nepal support India's candidature as permanent member of a reformed UN Security Council.  
  • On day three of his visit to Myanmar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and called for greater cooperation between their states and regions ahead of the East Asia Summit.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had his first meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who said that China is looking forward to the Indian leader’s maiden visit to Beijing.
  • Modi today said East Asia had a number of complex and unresolved questions in the area of security and stressed the need for a serious and sustained dialogue to strengthen the climate of understanding and confidence among all stakeholders in the region.
  • India and the US have resolved their disagreements on food security issues, paving the way for the implementation of a global trade pact.
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has called upon the Non Resident Indian (NRI) business leaders in the Gulf region to join the ‘India Growth Story’.
  • Home Ministry allows manual acceptance of applications for grant of Indian Citizenship to Minority Community nationals of Pakistan and Afghanistan who entered India before 31st of December 2009.
People in News
  • Rohit Sharma scores 264 to create a new record of highest individual score in ODI history
    • He breaks Virender Sehwag's world record ODI score of 219.
    • He becomes first player to hit two double-hundreds in ODI (He scored his first ODI double against Australia last November).
  • Eight-year-old Reuben Paul is among experts who will address a cyber security conference starting Friday where Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh is also listed as a keynote speaker.
Science & Technology
  • Imagination became reality when a mechanical space traveler called the Philae probe plunked down on its target, a comet named 67P, some 310 million miles from Earth.
  • In a bid to push more users to share videos, social networking website Facebook has launched “Say Thanks”, a personalized video creation tool.
    • This tool lets users put together personalized video cards combining preset themes and their own posts and photos.
    • It also allows users to make shareable, customized videos to post on their friend’s timelines.
Business & Economy
  • Retail Inflation drops to 5.52 per cent falling for the fourth straight month.
    • Growth in Industrial Output improves to a three month high of 2.5 per cent in September.
  • Government hikes excise duty on petrol and diesel by 1rupee 50 paise a litre. However, increase will not affect the retail price.
  • India win the 4th one-dayer against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens
  • A FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert has cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in a report published today.
    • England, however, was heavily criticized over its bid to host the 2018 tournament.
  • The Sports Ministry today appointed a three-member panel comprising former India hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal to assess the demands made by Terry Walsh to stay on as the chief coach of the national team.
  • The Cricket Association of Bengal released postage stamps to commemorate 150 years of the Eden Gardens.
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