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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Daily Current Affairs Updates: 07 November 2014

1) President embarked on 2-day Bhutan visit: President Pranab Mukherjee today embarked on a two-day visit to Bhutan with an aim of further strengthening bilateral ties. It is the first visit by any Indian head of state in 26 years, during which some agreements in education sector are likely to be signed. During the visit, Mukherjee will meet the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and the Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, besides other leaders to help expand bilateral ties to a new level.

2) Shakib Al Hasan creates record: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has become only the third player in history to take 10 wickets and score a century in a Test match. His 137 and match figures of 10-124 against Zimbabwe saw him follow in the footsteps of Ian Botham and Imran Khan. Bangladesh won the second Test in Khulna by 162 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

3) Three day Rashtriya Bal Film Mela to commence on November 14: Shri Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting said that “Swacchta” will be the main theme for three days long Rashtriya Bal Film Mela which is to be held from November 14-16, 2014, at Siri fort Auditorium, New Delhi. The festival is planned for the first time in Delhi on the sidelines of Childrens’ day celebrations. Addressing the Press Conference Shri Javadekar said, the theme for Rashtriya Bal Film Mela would help in taking ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ to children and would create awareness among them through the medium of films.

4) National Cancer Awareness Day observed: National cancer awareness day was observed on 7 November every year.  Day was observed to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. 

5) World Chess Championship begins: Opening ceremony of the World Chess Championship match between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and India's Viswanathan Anand was conducted at the Congress Hall of the Radisson Blu hotel in Sochi on 7 November 2014. The ceremony was attended by some of the biggest names in the world of politics and chess. The list of VVIP dignitaries included International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Russian Chess Federation President Andrey Filatov, advisor to Russian President Igor Levitin, former World Champions Boris Spassky, Nona Gaprindashvili, Anatoly Karpov, Alexander Khalifman, Zhu Chen, Antoaneta Stefanova, Alexandra Kosteniuk and Russian deputy minister of sports Pavel Kolobkov.

6) Jet Airways banned shark fins as cargo: Jet Airways has instituted a policy against the shipment of shark fins, joining a growing number of major international carriers committed to protecting declining shark populations and marine ecosystems. Humane Society International/India, which along with animal welfare and conservation groups had petitioned Jet Airways to end its role in the international trade in shark fins, applauded the policy.

7) India gets its first Marine Stewardship Council certified fishery: Ashtamudi Estuary's short neck clam fishery on 5 Nov 2014 became the first Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery in India. The Ashtamudi short neck clam fishery is the third fishery in Asia after Vietnam and Maldives to have received this recognition. The Ashtamudi lake, a Ramsar wetland of international importance, is the second largest estuarine system in Kerala. It has extensive mangrove habitats harboring nearly 90 species of fish and 10 species of clams.
Daily Current Affairs Updates: 07 November 2014 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 8.11.14 Rating: 5 1) President embarked on 2-day Bhutan visit : President Pranab Mukherjee today embarked on a two-d...

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