Daily Current Affairs Updates– 13th November 2015:
Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.
1). Pakistan hands over 2000 acres to China in Gwadar port city:
· Pakistan and China today kicked off their ambitiousUSD 46 billion economic corridor project with Beijing acquiring over2,000 acres of land in restive Balochistan to develop the strategicGwadar port, providing the Communist-giant an opening to the Arabian Sea.
· The two countries have signed a deal to acquire the usage rights to more than 2,000 acres of land for a Chinese company.
About China- Pakistan economic corridor (CPEC) project:
· CPECseeks to connect the Gwadar port in Pakistan to the Xinjiang region in China by means of highways, airways and railways and also deploy pipeline to transport oil and gas. The corridor will also act as a trade route for Chinese goods and commodities meant for the Middle East and Africa.
· Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesmanHong Lei said that, “It is a major project under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, (CPEC). We will continue to uphold the principle of mutual consultation andmutual benefitand move ahead with the port project,”.
2). Wangala Festival Begins in Meghalaya:
· Annual Hundred DrumsWangala Festival has begun at Asanang nearTura Town inMeghalaya. This is a three days festival which was started with the arrival of ten Wangala Dance Troupes from various parts of theGaro Hills.
· This is anannual post-harvest festival of theGaros tribes of North east India. Generally celebrated in thesecond week of November every year.
· It is a thanks giving ceremony to Misi Saljong, which is also known as Pattigipa Ra∙rongipa (The Great Giver) for blessing the people with rich harvest of the season.
3). Abraham M. Keita from Liberia wins International Children’s Peace Prize 2015
· Seventeen-year oldAbraham M. Keita fromLiberia is the2015 winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize. He was presented with theprestigious award for demanding justice for children who are victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law.
· This award was handed over by his countrywomanLeymah Gbowee, who in2011was awarded aNobel Peace Prize.
· Since 2008, Keita has played a prominent role in the Liberian Children’s Parliament, organising peaceful demonstrations and petitions, and lobbying successfully forchildren’s participation to befundeddirectly from the national budget. He also pushes for free quality primary and secondary education for all children.
· “Keita’s tireless work as acampaigner, bringing attention to crimes against childrenand campaigning until the perpetrators are locked away, stood out and convinced the jury.
4). Kalyani Kaul, an Indian-origin Barrister has sworn-in as Circuit judge in UK:
· Kalyani Kaul, a prominent barrister of Indian-origin who has handled high-profile cases, has been sworn in as a Circuit Judge in the UK.
· 54-year-old Kalyani, who has spent much of the past 32 years defending serious and high-profile cases, is known for her extensive and wide-ranging experience in heavy-weight criminal defence work.
· She was called to the Bar in 1983 and became a Recorder in 2009. She took Silk in 2011 — in order to “take silk” a lawyer usually has to serve as a barrister or a Scottish advocate for at least 10 years.
· Kalyani was sworn in as a Circuit Judge yesterday and will be sitting at Snaresbrook Crown Court with immediate effect.
5). Indian Team has won the NASA award for Burst Prevention& Puncture Curative technology:
· TycheeJuno, a team of Indian scientist led bySameer PandafromOdisha won theNASA award for an innovative technology namedBurst Prevention& Puncture Curative (BPPC) technology. Udit Bondia, KN Panda and Smitiparna Satpathy are the other members of the team.
· TycheeJuno’sBPPC technology decreases the possibilities of tyre bursts and also helps toprevent punctures. In fact, it can even help a punctured tyrerun like a normal one on the road. In addition to all of this, the technologyimproves dynamic wheel balancing, increases fuel efficiency and the life of the tyre.
· The team has developed amulti-chambered tube and a multi-chambered tubeless tyrefilled with a liquid layer ofsealants, rubber particles, etc., which prevent leakage of air in the case of a puncture.
6).India and UK has planned to sign a deal worth of £9 billion:
· India and the United Kingdom has announced deals worth£9 billion as theysignedacivil nuclear pact and decided to collaborate in the field ofdefence and cyber security besides launching a railway rupee bond.
· British Prime MinisterDavid Cameron described the relations between the two sides as a “new dynamic modern partnership” and reiterated his country’s support for India’s permanent membership of theUN Security Council.
7).Former Israeli President Yitzhak Navon dies at 94:
· Yitzhak Navon,Israel’s fifth President and its first President born in Jerusalem, died atage 94.
· Navon became thefirst Israeli President to visit an Arab state, when he traveled to Egypt in October 1980. He was given a warm reception by then Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who had signed theEgypt-Israeli Peace Treaty months before.
· Navon was a scholar of the Arabic language and of Islam, as well as Hebrew literature. Navon was also the author of two musical plays and one book, titled “Six Days and Seven Gates.“
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