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Current Affairs - December 7, 2013

Published on Saturday, December 07, 2013

Nelson Mandela passes away at the age of 95

  • He was known as Madiba in South Africa 
  • Born: 1918 in Eastern Cape 
  • He got Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 
  • India announce 5 day state mourning 

7th December: Armed Forces Flag Day

  • A day to remember with gratitude the monumental sacrifices made by our gallant serviceman 

Re-polling at Jangpura polling booth today

  • Delhi Election Office announced re-polling due to technical glitch of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) 

4th Edition of Stamps of India: National Exhibition – 2013 takes place in New Delhi

  • Its major attraction is Indian Cinema, which celebrates its 100 years 

India’s homeless population falls to 17.73 lakh

  • Urban homeless grew by 21% to 9.4 lakh 
  • Rural homeless declined by 30% to 8.3 lakh 
  • Uttar Pradesh has nearly one fifth of country’s homeless: Highest in the country, followed by Maharashtra with 12% of country’s homeless population 
  • Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh city with largest homeless population 80,877 

External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid to represent India at Global Security Summit

  • Global Security Summit known as Manama Dialogue starts in Bahrain 
  • 3.5 Lakh Indians are the largest expatriate community in Manama 

Agricultural Minister Mr. Sharad Pawar announces a financial package of Rs. 7,500 Crore Interest Free Loan for Sugar Mills

  • Loan can be repaid in 5 years with a moratorium of 2 years. 
  • Interest Subvention: 12%, it will be shared by Centre: 5%, Sugar Development Fund, Ministry of Food: 7% 
  • This has been approved to clear arrears which stood at Rs. 5,064 Crore in 2012-13 

Court admits petition for Kingfisher wind up

  • Karnataka High Court admitted the petition submitted by consortium of 14 banks led by State Bank of India (SBI) to wind up Kingfisher Airlines Limited (KAL) 

Indian Bank in partnership with Apollo Hospitals comes out with health card

  • Customers to get discount up to 20% discount in various services of Apollo Hospitals 
  • Initially card to be given free of cost to bank customers with deposit more than Rs. 10 Lakh 
  • Indian Bank H/O: Chennai 
  • Indian Bank CMD: Mr. T.M. Bhasin 

West Indian, Darren Bravo slams double century against New Zealand Test Series

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