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Friday, 13 November 2015

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Around India
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# "India is a land of Gandhi and Buddha; it won't accept anything against the basic social values": Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi in London
# Union Minister for External Affairs & Overseas Indian Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj will chair the ninth edition of the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (RPBD) to be held in Los Angeles, California, USA on 14-15 November
# Ministry of Women and Child Development will hold its annual Women of India Exhibition with the theme “Women and Organic Products” from 13th to 23rd November, 2015 at New Delhi
# Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Mr. Prakash Javadekar has launched a new website on climate change –
www.justclimateaction.org
# Funds giving ratio in the Centrally Sponsored Schemes for States and UTs are revised

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India's Bilateral Relations
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# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addressed in the Briitsh Parliament
# A number of groups announced a 'day of protest' including a campaign called 'Modi not Welcome' on his arrival in London
# India and UK announced deals worth 9 billion pounds; signed civil nuclear pact and decided to collaborate in the field of defence and cyber security; launching a rupee bond
# India signed MoUs with 6 countries (Oman,Kazakhstan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Finland & three Scandinavian Countries) in the International Civil Aviation negotiations [ICAN (International Civil Aviation Negotiations),2 015 was held in Antalya, Turkey]

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Indian States
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# Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad receives death threat, Karnataka orders probe
# Karnataka: violence over Tipu Sultan's remarks; death toll increased to 3
# Karnataka: security guards gangraped a woman in Bengaluru's Cubbon Park

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Tamil Nadu
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# Tamil Nadu government has proposed to address severe water supply problem in urban areas of the state under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
# Tamil Nadu government has submitted annual Action Plan for 2015-16 under Atal Mission with a project expenditure outlay of Rs.3,249 cr to the Ministry of Urban Development
# 31 people killed in Tamil Nadu in rain related incidents
# FDI will not generate jobs in India: MDMK Chief, Mr. Vaiko
# Coalition demand is not a bargaining tool: VCK Chief, Mr. Thirumavalavan

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World Affairs
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# The Giant Magellan Telescope (in Chile): to be the largest telescope in the world; to begin operations in 2021
# Mr. Filippo Grandi (Italian) is the UN High Commissioner for Refugees
# Sweden and Slovenia tightened their borders of the increasing refugee
# Pakistan and China kicked off their ambitious $46 billion economic corridor project with China acquiring over 2000 acres in Gwadar Port

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Business / Economics
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# Dr. Subir Gokaran, Economist (former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India) is appointed as Executive Director representing the Indian Constituency (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka) at the International Monetary Fund
# Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addresses at the Indo - UK Business Meeting at London [UK is third largest foreign investor in India behind Singapore and Mauritius; India has emerged as the third largest source of FDI for UK]
# Government has extended by one year the tenure of a high - level committee set up under former CEA Ashok Lahiri to suggest steps sort out taxation problem being faced by the trade and industry

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Sports
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# 5 persons are in the race for FIFA President post
# "V Chennai Warriors" - a new team in Champions Tennis League (CTL); other teams are: Punjab Marshalls, Mumbai Tennis Masters, Raipur Rangers, Nagpur Orangers and Hyderabad Aces
# India's final tally in the 13th Asian Shooting Championships is 44 (17 Gold, 14 Silver and 13 Bronze)
# India overcame great odds to emerge a 1-0 winner against Guam in Bengaluru, its first victory in six 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

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Miscellaneous
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# India debuts in Top 100 World University Rankings; IISc - Bengaluru @ 99th rank; top 3 universities are from USA - Stanford Univ, California Inst of Tech and MIT
# "Blue Moon" - a diamond was bought for $48.4 million
# Actor Benedict Cumberbatch received the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts and to charity at Buckingham Palace in London, England.

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