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Current Affairs - December 6, 2013

Published on Friday, December 06, 2013

UPA proposes Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill in the present parliamentary session

  • BJP’s current PM candidate Mr. Narendra Modi opposes the bill and has linked it with vote bank politics. 
  • According to Mr. Modi the bill is poorly drafted and even the timing is not right. 

Union cabinet approves, 29th state Telangana

  • Telangana will have 10 districts 
  • Rest of Andhra Pradesh will have 13 districts 
  • Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Area will be the common capital for 10 years 
  • Both states will have special status under Article 371-D of Constitution 
  • Rajya Sabha Seats: Telangana- 7, Andhra Pradesh- 11 
  • Lok Sabha MP’s: Telangana- 17, Andhra Pradesh-25 

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s death anniversary is remembered throughout the nation as Mahaparinirvan Diwas

  • Dr. B.R. Ambedkar has played an important role in the drafting of our constitution as well as he shared his ideas to the Hilton Young Commission which further led to the formation of The Reserve Bank of India. 

18 th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) to start in Thiruvanantapuram

  • Kerala Chief Minister, Mr. O. Chandy to inaugurate the function in Kairali Theatre 
  • Korean Director Mr. Kim Ki Duk, is all set to be present in this event 

100 Crore Nano Park and an institute for Nano Science will come up in outskirts of Bangalore

Kolkata’s Don Bosco wins The Hindu Young World Quiz

  • Class 9 students, S Basu and K Chakroborty of Don Bosco emerged as winners of the 14 th edition of The Hindu Young World Quiz 

World’s Largest Vessel: Prelude

  • Built by South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries 
  • It’s a 1,601 feet Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Platform 

West Indies – New Zealand Test Series

  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul becomes 7 th Batsman in Test History to cross 11,000 run milestone. 

South Africa win by 141 runs in the first ODI versus India.

  • Q. De Kock got Man of the Match award for his century. 

India to host Under 17 World Cup

  • It will be played in the year 2017 
  • It will be a 24 member event 

National Insurance Company Limited celebrates its 108 Foundation Day

  • Head Quartered in Kolkata 
  • Founded in 1906 and Nationalised in1972 
  • Headed by NSR Chandraprasad as Chairman 

Sushma Singh – Chief Information Commissioner

  • Deepak Sandhu completes her term recently. 

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), national Food Safety Award 2013: Metro Cash and Carry

  • Metro Cash and Carry is an International Self Service wholesaler 
  • Head Quartered in Dusseldorf , Germany 
  • CEO: Olaf Koch 

BRAZUCA, official 2014 FIFA World Cup Match Ball

  • Manufacturer: Adidas 
  • BRAZUCA in an informal local term means Brazilian 
  • 2014 FIFA World Cup will be played in Brazil featuring 32 teams 

Reserve Bank of India has made it compulsory to punch PIN (Personal Identification Number) for all Debit card Transactions from 1 st December ‘ 2013 

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