05 October 2013- Daily Current Affairs Updates
1) International Teachers Day celebrated across the world- World Teachers’ Day is “a day was first celebrated in 1994 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world.” This internationally recognized day commemorates teachers around the globe and their commitment to children and learning.
1) Jagan begins hunger strike against AP bifurcation decision: YSR Congress party president and Kadapa MP Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy today launched an indefinite hunger strike at his residence here against the Centre’s decision to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.
2) President left for Turkey on second leg of tour: President Pranab Mukherjee today left for Turkey, the second leg of his tour, after he finished his four-day visit to Belgium where he attended a host of state events.
3) All-women Sharia Court starts functioning in Pune: A Sharia Court conducted solely by women with an aim to redress the grievances of Muslim women has started functioning in Pune.
4) Expressing concern at the declining number of dolphins in Ganga due to pollution, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today proposed setting up a dolphin research centre to protect the national aquatic animal.
5) Yatra to Kedarnath, Badrinath shrines resumes: After a gap of nearly three months, pilgrimage to Kedarnath and Badrinath temples formally resumed today as the first batch of nearly 200 devotees paid obeisance at the two Himalayan shrines, leaving behind horrific memories of the mid—June deluge that had killed scores of people.
6) Veteran director Shyam Benegal will head the accomplished jury for the Seventh Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) to be held in Brisbane on December 12.
1) Obama nominates Indian-American to key administration post: Indian-American Arun M. Kumar has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to a key administration post, giving him charge of international trade at a critical juncture when the US is looking to increase its export.
2) Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has supported India, Brazil, Germany and Japan’s bid for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council.
3) Typhoon Fitow puts China on high alert: China today issued a red alert as typhoon Fitow, packed with high-power gusts, approached the country’s southeast coastal region.
4) India and Bangladesh have begun cooperation in the power sector in a big way with the launching two projects - a 500 MW grid and 1320 megawatt Maitri MW Thermal station.
1) Ratan Tata to be inducted into National Academy of Engineering: India’s leading industrialist Ratan Tata will be formally inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in the US tomorrow for his “outstanding contributions” to industrial development in India and the world over.
1) Sebastian Vettel grabbed pole position for the Korean Grand Prix 2013, pipping Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.
2) Kalapana Devi on 5 October 2013 won bronze medal at the Judo tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
3) Sania Mirza-Cara Black win China Open: Sania Mirza won her second title in a row as she lifted the China Open trophy with Cara Black, demolishing the challenge of Vera Dushevina and Arantxa Parra Santonja in straight sets.
4) Life ban recommended on Jwala Gutta for IBL row: Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on top Indian doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the IBL.
5) Rafael Nadal will return to world number one: Rafael Nadal will return to number one in the world rankings after his semifinal opponent Tomas Berdych retired injured at the China Open Saturday, capping an astonishing comeback from injury for the 13-time Grand Slam champion. Nadal, who last toped the rankings in July 2011, has enjoyed a remarkable season.
1) S.R. Bansal is Corporation Bank new CMD: After a gap of over three months, Corporation Bank has a new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) in S.R. Bansal. The CMD’s post at this public sector lender has been vacant since July 1 this year after Ajai Kumar retired on June 30. Prior to this elevation, Bansal was an Executive Director at Punjab National Bank.
2) Chidambaram confident of containing CAD under $70 b: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has expressed confidence that the current account deficit will be capped at below $70 billion by the end of the fiscal.
3) RBI fixed the Reference Rate of Rupee against US Dollar at 61.4050.
1) India's October 28 Mars mission on schedule: Isro:- Isro on Saturday said the country's October 28 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) was on schedule, dismissing suggestions that Nasa may not be in a position to offer it deep space network support following government shutdown in the US.
2) Toyota relaunches Innova at starting price of Rs 12.45 lakh: Automaker Toyota Kirloskar Motor on Saturday launched all new version of its multi purpose vehicle Innova, priced between Rs 12.45 lakh and Rs 15.06 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), as it looks to enhance sales during the festive season.