Daily GK Update 05 December 2013

  • InternationalVolunteerDay for Economic and Social Development is being observed today.
  • Work for laying of 15.05 km railway tracks to connect Agartala and Akhaura in neighboring Bangladesh would start from February next, official sources said today.   
  •  The European Commission put all Nepal airlines on its safety blacklist, banning them from flying to the EU, and said the Philippines, Sudan and Zambia were making improvements.
  • The Sankirtana -- ritual singing, drumming and dancing of Manipur -- along with Bangladesh's Jamdani weaving and traditional Japanese Washoku cooking methods was among 14 new entries added to UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage" in need of being preserved.
  • Prime Minister ManmohanSingh inaugurated the three-day ‘India Telecom 2013’ meet in New Delhi today.
  • The sixth edition of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII’s) Energy Expo started at Ahmedabad. It will be held from December 5 to 7, along with India Energy Conclave.
  • Death Anniversary of Freedom Fighter, philosopher and yogi AurbindoGhosh is being observed today
  • Prime Minister ManmohanSingh inaugurates India Telecom 2013 in Delhi Today.
  • Less than a year after its term at the UN Security Council ended, India has again put in its candidature for a non-permanent member seat at the UN high table for 2021-2022 after Afghanistan withdrew in its favour.
  • J&K Chief Minister OmarAbdullah challenges NarendraModi for a debate on Article370 anytime, anywhere.
  • Pitching for the safe passage of Communal Violence Bill in the current session of Parliament, Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan today said it is not a divisive Bill and efforts are on to arrive at a consensus on the issue.
  • Srinagar records coldest night of season, temp at minus 3.0 degrees Celsius
  • Owing to the concerted efforts of the state government towards making adequate arrangements for the Solid and Liquid Waste Management in rural areas, the Centre has selected 171 villages across the state under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyaan (NBA).
  • Delhi's civic authorities were today pulled up by the National Green Tribunal for wasting public money by not working in tandem with each other while removing concrete covering tree roots.
  • Union Cabinet clears bill for creation of Telangana State having 10 districts; The common capital will be Hyderabad for a period not exceeding 10 years.
  • Indian universities have grabbed 10 of the top 100 slots in the first-ever rankings of higher education institutions from emerging economies across the globe, a list dominated by Chinese varsities.
  • All Indians seeking British visa will have to pay the visa fees online through debit or credit cards as other mode of payments such as cash or demand draft will be discontinued from December 16.
  • The European Commission approved on Wednesday Microsoft's nearly 5.5-billion-euro takeover of the mobile phone business of Finland's Nokia which once dominated the global industry.
  • Finance Minister Chidambaram inaugurates Bhartiya MahilaBank at New Delhi.
  • SBI planning automated system to cut zero balance account cost.
  • Nearly 1,400 entities have defaulted on penalties totalling about Rs 130 crore imposed by the regulator Sebi for various offences related to securities market, while some of these cases are more than a decade old.
  • Information Commissioner SushmaSingh to take over as Chief Information Commissioner of India (CIC)
  • Malayalam actress Geetu Mohandas' directorial debut "Liar's Dice" has been selected for the competition section of the Sundance Film Festival.
  • The growing use of amphetamine- type stimulants (ATS) across southeast Asia has increased the risk that users will contract HIV or other blood-borne viruses, a new study has found.
  • Cochin International Airport isset to become the first airport in the country to use solar power for running its utility grid system.
  • The three matches ODI series between India and SouthAfrica kicked off today
  • Manan Chandra and Vidya Pillai with six others enter knock-out stage of IBSF World Snooker Championships at Daugapils (Latvia)
  • Manipur wins Junior National Girls Football Championship Cuttack
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