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November 30, 2014

30th November 2014 - Important Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • One of India's Greatest Scientist, Shri J C Bose's 156th Birth Anniversary today.
  • Railways Minster Suresh Prabhu has said that more women security personnel will be engaged for escorting trains.
    • He stressed the need for better coordination between Railways and State Police in investigation and control over crimes.
  • India's populous cities Mumbai and Kolkata are most vulnerable to loss of life and property due to flooding in the second half of the century, the government has said quoting a United Nations report ahead of a key global climate conference in Lima, Peru.
    • The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned against extreme weather events like occurrence of heatwave, heavy precipitation, droughts, floods, cyclones and wildfire that cause damage to ecosystems and human systems in various regions, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that his government would utilise land transfer agreement with Bangladesh in a manner that although it might seem to be an immediate loss to Assam, it serves the long­term security interests of the State.
  • Pitching for 'SMART' policing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said intelligence gathering is the most vital aspect of the security essentials of the country which must honour its police martyrs and ensure welfare of police personnel.
    • He said, by 'SMART' policing, he meant S for strict but sensitive, M for modern and mobile, A for alert and accountable, R for reliable and responsive and T for techno-savvy and trained.
    • He stressed that security of the nation does not depend on arms but on intelligence gathering.
    • Centre working on a scheme to recruit youth from North-East in Delhi Police, he said.
  • The use of a bicycle pump to conduct laparoscopic tubectomy on 56 women at a sterilization camp organized by local authorities at Banarpal village, about 150 km from Bhubaneswar, has triggered public outrage in the area.
    • Although the surgeon defended the procedure saying that the use of such pumps was not new, it angered the local residents. 
    • The government has ordered a probe into the incident.
Awards & Honors
  • 45th International Film Festival of India concludes today
    • Russian Film "LEVIATHAN" (directed by Andrey Zvyaginstev) bags the Golden Peacock Award
    • Marathi feature film "EK HAZARACHI NOTE" (directed by Shrihari Sathe) wins special Jury Award and Special centinary Award.
    • 'Leviathan' star Alexel Serebriakov shared the best actor award with Dulal Sarkar of 'Chotoder Chobi'.
    • The best actress award was shared by Cuban actress Arina Rodriguez and  Israeli actress Sarit Larry
      • Both played teachers in their respective films.
    • The award for best director went to Nadaf Lapid for 'The Kindgarten Teacher'.
    • The Lifetime Achievement award was presented to Hong-Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, known for his films like 'In the Mood for Love', 'Ashes of Time' and 'Chungking Express'.
Science & Technology
  • Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad has said that 750,000 km of cable is proposed to be laid over next three and a half years to provide broadband in every village of the country.
  • 40-seater Bio-Bus, the United Kingdom’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste, has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.
    • Engineers believe the bus could provide a sustainable way of fueling public transport — cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities.
  • Coins featuring the face of Alexander the Great have been found at the largest tomb ever unearthed in Greece
People in News
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Chief Dilip Trivedi today retired from service, government yet to name successor. 
  • US police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, triggering nationwide riots, has resigned.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has slipped to the second place in the Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' poll with the Ferguson protesters surging ahead of him in a vote by the readers.
    • Joshua Wong, face of the Hong Kong pro-democracy movement, is placed third.
    • Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai (5.3 per cent) and Russian President Vladimir Putin are placed fourth and fifth respectively. 
  • Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto today launched a multi-level global campaign, ‘Girl Rising’, which includes a documentary film featuring the two stars and seven other Bollywood actresses, to spread awareness about importance of girls’ education.
  • Veenapani Chawla (67), an acclaimed theatre personality and founder of the Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Arts and Research, passed away.
  • Indian shuttler P V Sindhu wins Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
  • India remain 6th while Pakistan dropped a place to 4th in the latest ICC Test rankings released in Dubai today.
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  2. Yes, surely you can apply for specialist officer, you mention your MSc Electronics qualification in the application, All the best

  3. Thank you mam...:)

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  6. U can apply with ur be degree

  7. but it is showing error while submitting the form, asking for graduation subject and there is no option for Physics, Chemistry, or Maths in graduation

  8. U apply on the basis of ur PG qualification with electronins as your subject. Don't apply on the basis of ur UG qualification


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