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CURRENT AFFAIRS DIGEST OCTOBER DECEMBER 2013

PERSONS The Indian contestant who was crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 at a beauty pageant held in Seoul South !orea " Shristi Rana The #ussian President who was ran$ed as the World%s &ost powerful person for the year 2013 by the 'orbes &aga(ine " Vla i!ir P"tin The )hancellor of *er&any who was ran$ed as the World%s &ost powerful wo&an for 2013 by the 'orbes &aga(ine " An#$la M$r%$l The Indian industrialist who was inducted into the prestigious +ational Acade&y of ,ngineering -+A,. in the /S for his contributions to industrial de0elop&ent in India and across the world " Ratan Tata The Managing 1irector and )hief 'inance 2fficer of S3I who was appointed as the first wo&an chairperson of State 3an$ of India -also beca&e the first wo&an to head a 'ortune 400 co&pany in India. " Ar"n hati Bhatta&har'a The new )hair&an of 20th 5aw )o&&ission who too$ o0er following the resignation of 6ustice 17!7 6ain " ("sti&$ A)it Pra%ash Shah The Indian ,8ternal Affairs Minister who represented India at the )o&&onwealth 9eads of *o0ern&ent Meet 2013 in Sri 5an$a " Sal!an *h"rshi The )hairperson of India%s first all:wo&en ban$ 3haratiya Mahila 3an$ inaugurated by the Pri&e Minister 1r7 Man&ohan Singh at Air India building in +ari&an Point -Mu&bai. is " Usha Ananthas"+ra!anian -+ote; The ban$ has started its operations with < branches at !ol$ata Mu&bai 5uc$now *uwahati )hennai 3engaluru and Ah&edabad7 9ead=uarters; +ew 1elhi. The winning candidate in the presidential election of the Maldi0es who has been sworn in as the new President " A+ "lla ,a!$$n A+ "l Ga''--! The >ene(uelan contestant who was crowned Miss /ni0erse 2013 at a beauty pageant held in Moscow " Mar.a Ga+ri$la Isl$r 1elhi Metro%s Principal Ad0isor and for&er Managing 1irector who was conferred with the prestigious %2rder of the #ising Sun *old and Sil0er Star% award by the go0ern&ent of 6apan " Mr/ E/ Sr$$ haran The noted Indian food writer and host of coo$ing shows -awarded Pad&a Shri in 200<. who passed away on 0? +o0 " Ms Tarla Dalal

The /nion Minister of State for 9#1 who was chosen as P,TA India%s Person of the @ear 2013 " Shashi Thar--r The >ice )hief of Air Staff who too$ o0er as the new )hief of Air Staff on 31 1ec 2013 " Air Chi$0 Marshall Ar"1 Raha The new )hair&an )hief of Staffs )o&&ittee " G$n$ral Bi%ra! Sin#h The in0entor of A!:A< Assault #ifle who died on 23 1ec 2013 " Mi%hail *alashni%-2 The new )hief Infor&ation )o&&issioner of India who too$ o0er fro& outgoing )I) Ms 1eepa$ Sandhu on 20 1ec 2013 " S"sh!a Sin#h The Pope of the )atholic church who was chosen as the Person of the @ear 2013 by TIM, &aga(ine " P-1$ Fran&is The contestant fro& >ene(uela who was crowned as Miss ,arth 2013 at a beauty pageant held at >ersailles Palace in >ersailles Palace Muntinlupa )ity Philippines " Al'3 4$nri&h The Indian contestant at the Miss ,arth 2013 who was awarded the Miss Photogenic and Miss ,co 3eauty titles " S-+hita Dh"li1ala P5ACES The two cities in which airports were granted international status by the /nion )abinet " Bh"+an$sh6ar an I!1hal The waterway -strait. connecting 3lac$ Sea and Sea of Mar&ara in Istanbul -Tur$ey. under which a tunnel was opened connecting Asia and ,urope " B-s1h-r"s Strait The country in which 'esti0al of India and Indian )ha&ber of )o&&erce -I+)9AM. were inaugurated by the 0isiting >ice:President of India Mr7 9a&id Ansari " P$r" The place in M7P7 where a sta&pede on a bridge o0er Sindh ri0er -tributary of @a&una. $illed o0er B0 people and inCured se0eral others " Ratan#arh The country to which India resu&ed supply of ar&s ending an eight:year old ban i&posed in 2004 " N$1al The country which reCected a seat in the /nited +ations Security )ouncil to protest against a lac$ of international efforts to end world conflicts " Sa" i Ara+ia The state in which setting up of 5egislati0e )ouncil with a strength of A2 &e&bers was appro0ed by the /nion )abinet " Assa! The country which was chosen unani&ously at the end of )92*M 2013 in Sri 5an$a to host the 2014 )o&&onwealth Su&&it " Malta

The 0enue of 1Bth International )hildren%s 'il& 'esti0al of India held fro& 1A +o0e&ber 2013 " 4' $ra+a The 0enue of World Agriculture 'oru& 2013 )ongress and Agri:Tech 'air held fro& 0A to 0< +o0 2013 " 4' $ra+a The country which sentenced 142 soldiers to death o0er a bloody border guard &utiny in 200D " Ban#la $sh The district in !erala which has been declared India%s first landless:free district in India -It has beco&e the first district in the country where e0ery fa&ily owns a piece of land7. " *ann"r The country which declared the transnational Isla&ic political organisation the Musli& 3rotherhood as a terrorist group " E#'1t 5ittle India the ethnic neighbourhood where riots bro$e out in 1ece&ber 2013 following the death of an Indian in an accident is located in " Sin#a1-r$ The State which was adCudged the best State in pro&oting e&power&ent of persons with disabilities for the year 2013 " Ta!il Na " A7ARDS The Indian fil& star who was honoured with the 3rd 9ridyanath Mangesh$ar Award for his contribution to the fil& industry " A!ita+h Ba&h&han The Indian 9u&an #ights and Ani&al #ights acti0ist founder and e8ecuti0e director of The +a( 'oundation Trust who was awarded 'rance%s highest ci0ilian award 8Ch$2ali$r $ la 5$#i-n 84-nn$"r8 for her wor$ on transgenders and 9I> positi0e patients " An)ali G-1alan The e&inent gastroenterologist and director of Institute of 5i0er and 3iliary Sciences +ew 1elhi who was chosen for the A2nd 1han0antri award " S/*/ Sarin The +ew Eealand author who was awarded the Man 3oo$er Pri(e 2013 for her second no0el The 5u&inaries " El$an-r Catt-n The agricultural scientist and 'ather of *reen #e0olution in India who was chosen for the Indira *andhi Award for +ational Integration 2012 " MS S6a!inathan The 'irst +ational Awards 'or Senior )iti(ens instituted by the Ministry of Social 6ustice and ,&power&ent and presented by the President of India Shri Pranab Mu$herCee on the occasion of International 1ay of 2lder Persons are na&ed " Va'-shr$shtha Sa!!an9 2013 The editor critic and author who won the 2013 Sha$ti 3hatt 'irst 3oo$ Pri(e for her debut no0el The Wildings " Nilan)an R-' The renowned fil& actress who was awarded the )entenary Award for Indian 'il& Personality of the @ear at the International 'il& 'esti0al of India 2013 in PanCi& *oa " 7ah$$ a R$h!an

The )arnatic 0ocalist who was honoured with the first 3harat Se0a Puras$ar instituted by Sri Parthasarathy Swa&i Sabha and )arnatica " Ms S" ha Ra#"nathan The *o0ern&ent of India underta$ing which bagged the highest nu&ber of +ational ,nergy )onser0ation Awards"2013 gi0en by the Ministry of Power on +ational ,nergy )onser0ation 1ay on 1Ath 1ece&ber -22 out of 112 awards. " In ian Rail6a's The 1irector *eneral of International )rops #esearch Institute for Se&i:Arid Tropics -I)#ISAT. who was conferred with the ,8cellence in Agricultural 5eadership Award by Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia -AATS,A. " 7illia! D Dar SPORTS The *er&an '1 #acing dri0er -racing for #ed 3ull #enault. who won his fourth straight world title at the 'or&ula 1 Indian *rand Pri8 at the 3uddh International )ircuit " S$+astian V$tt$l The )hinese Snoo$er professional who won the Indian 2pen World Snoo$er Tourna&ent held in +ew 1elhi in 2ct 2013 defeating Aditya Mehta of India in the finals " Din# ("nh"i The Indian cric$eter who beca&e the fastest Indian to score a century off 42 balls -surpassing >irender Sehwag%s record of century in ?0 balls. in an 21I against Australia in 6aipur " Virat *-hli The Indian wo&en%s pair of snoo$er players who won the tea& title in the 2013 I3S' World ? " red Snoo$er )ha&pionship after defeating 9ong !ong in the final at )arlow Ireland " Vi 'a Pillai an Arant:a San&his The Indian bad&inton star who was chosen as the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the @ear 2013 " Saina N$h6al The Indian cric$eter who has been appointed /+I),'%s first brand a&bassador for South Asia " Sa&hin T$n "l%ar The +orwegian chess player who beca&e the new World )hess )ha&pion by defeating 4 ti&es cha&pion >iswanathan Anand in 3 out of 10 ga&es -< being drawn ga&es. in cha&pionship contest held at 9otel 9yatt #egency in )hennai " Ma#n"s Carls$n The Indian cric$eter who beca&e the fastest to score 4000 runs in 2ne 1ay Internationals by achie0ing it in 11A innings off 120 &atches " Virat *-hli The 3arcelona footballer who was awarded the ,uropean *olden Shoe for a record third ti&e for ha0ing scored the &ost league goals in ,urope last season " 5i-n$l M$ssi #i(0i:Springfield s$ipper who scored 4A? runs against St7 'rancis 1%Assisi in the 9arris Shield tourna&ent &atch beco&ing the highest scoring Indian in any for& of registered co&petiti0e cric$et " Prith2i Shah

The 6a&aican sprinter who was na&ed the 'e&ale Athlete of the @ear 2013 by the International Association of Athletics 'ederation " Sh$ll';Ann Fras$r;Pr'&$ The 6a&aican sprinter who was na&ed the Male Athlete of the @ear 2013 by International Association of Athletics 'ederation for the fifth ti&e " Usain B-lt The wo&an shooter fro& India who created history by beco&ing the first pistol e8ponent fro& India to win a gold &edal at the ISS' World )up finals in Munich *er&any " 4$$na Si h" The Indian golfer who won the 1ubai )ity )hallenge golf tourna&ent in 1ubai " Shi2 *a1"r The Indian cric$eter who beca&e the third bats&an in the world to score a double century in 2ne:day Internationals by scoring 20D runs in 14B balls against Australia at 3angalore7 -Preceded by Sachin Tendul$ar " 2010 and >irender Sehwag " 2011. " R-hit Shar!a The country which launched the 2ly&pic torch of Winter 2ly&pics 201A into space where it was handed o0er between two spacewal$ers of the International Space Station to record the first e0ery torch relay in space " R"ssia The year in which India is to host the ne8t hoc$ey world cup as announced by the International 9oc$ey 'ederation -'I9. " 201< The bad&inton player who won the &en%s singles title defeating M7 >7 *uru Sai 1utt at <Bth Senior +ational 3ad&inton )ha&pionships held at the Siri 'ort Sports )o&ple8 in +ew 1elhi in 1ec 2013 " *i a!+i Shri%anth The bad&inton player who won the wo&en%s singles title defeating #ituparna 1as at <Bth Senior +ational 3ad&inton )ha&pionships held at the Siri 'ort Sports )o&ple8 in +ew 1elhi in 1ec 2013 " P/V/ Sin h" The footballer who was chosen as 2013 AI'' Player of the @ear for the third ti&e after being awarded with the sa&e in 200< and 2011 " S"nil Chh$tri The for&er Indian cric$et captain who was chosen for 3))I%s )ol )! +ayudu 5ifeti&e Achie0e&ent Award 2013 " *a1il D$2 The Indian cric$et player who beca&e the first person to captain India in 40 test &atches surpassing Saura0 *anguly%s record of AD tests " MS Dh-ni The tea& which India defeated to win the fourth !abaddi World )up at *uru +ana$ Stadiu& in 5udhiana " Pa%istan The State in which Ath World )up !abaddi 2013 tourna&ent is was held fro& 01 1ec 2013 " P"n)a+ The Indian golf player who won the Indonesia 2pen *olf Tourna&ent 2013 in 1ece&ber 2013 " Ga#an)$$t Bh"llar

The Indian bad&inton star who has won the Macau 2pen 2013 Wo&en%s Single title defeating 5i Michelle of )anada " P/V/ Sin h" The year in which India has been chosen by the International 'ootball 'ederation to host the /nder:1< 'I'A World )up " 201= DEFENCE The airfield in 3angladesh where an Indian Air 'orce aircraft -helicopter Mi " 1<>4. &ade a historic landing after a gap of A2 years -last landing by an IA' aircraft was &ade in 1D<1. " ($ss-r$ The Indo:#ussian Coint &ilitary e8ercise to i&pro0e capabilities for carrying out anti:terrorist operations which was conducted at MahaCan field firing range near India " Pa$istan border in Thar desert of #aCasthan is na&ed " In ra 2013 Indian +a0y%s largest offshore patrol 0essel which was co&&issioned into the Indian +a0y by >ice:Ad&iral Satish Soni 'lag 2fficer )o&&anding:in:)hief Southern +a0al )o&&and at !ochi is na&ed " INS S"nan'a The nuclear:capable +a0al 0ariant of surface:to:surface &issile Prith0i which was test:fired on +o0 23 fro& a warship is na&ed " Dhan"sh The first stealth co&bat drone tested by )hina in +o0e&ber 2013 is na&ed " Shar1 S6-r The place at which aircraft carrier I+S >i$ra&aditya -for&erly Ad&iral *orsh$o0. was inducted into the Indian +a0y on 1? +o0e&ber at a cere&ony attended by #ussian 1eputy Pri&e Minister 1&itry #ogo(in and Indian 1efence Minister A7!7 Antony " S$2!ash Shi1'ar in S$2$r- 2ins% The ad0anced Cet trainer built by the 9industan Aeronautics 5i&ited -9A5. with Transfer of Technology fro& MFs 3ritish Aerospace /! which has been inducted into the Indian +a0y at a cere&ony held at the +a0al Air Station I+S 1ega in >isa$hapatna& " 4a6% 132 The 10:day India:)hina Coint &ilitary drill on counterterroris& conducted in Miaoergang town in )hina is code na&ed " 4an ;in;han India%s first supersonic Cet which was flown for the last ti&e in 1ece&ber 2013 fro& IA'%s base at !alai$unda after about 40 years of ser0ice in the IA' " MiG;21F5 7OR5D INDICES AND INDIA>S RAN* The ran$ of India in the *lobal *ender *ap Inde8 2013 released by the World ,cono&ic 'oru& " 101 The ran$ of India in the 9u&an )apital Inde8 as released by World ,cono&ic 'oru& " =<

The ran$ of India in the )orruption Perception Inde8 2013 released by Transparency International " ?@ The ran$ of India in the recently released 'orbes list of world%s best countries for doing business " ?< SPACE The +ASA space probe designed to study the Martian at&osphere launched aboard Atlas > launch 0ehicle fro& )ape )ana0eral launching station is na&ed " MAVEN AMars At!-s1h$r$ an V-latil$ E2-l"ti-nB The satellite launched by ,uropean Space Agency in 200D which re:entered the ,arth%s at&osphere and crashed into the Atlantic 2cean was na&ed " Gra2it' 0i$l an O&$an Cir&"lati-n E:1l-r$r The )hinese &oon ro0er which dro0e onto the &oon%s surface on 14 1ec &a$ing )hina the third country to co&plete a lunar ro0er &ission after the /nited States and /SS# is na&ed " ,"t" -r (a $ Ra++it C,C5ONES The cyclone which hit the eastern coast of India at *opalpur in 2disha on 13 2ct 13 causing e8tensi0e da&age to property was na&ed " Phailin The typhoon which hit the eastern coast of )hina forcing e0acuation of la$hs of people and causing e8tensi0e da&age to property " Fit-6 The cyclone which hit Andhra Pradesh crossing the coast at Machilipatna& on 22 +o0 13 forcing e0acuation of thousands of people was na&ed " 4$l$n The typhoon which lashed Philippines on 0< +o0e&ber 2013 $illing thousands of people and causing large scale de0astation was na&ed " 4ai'an RAI57A,S The 0intage stea& loco&oti0e -&anufactured by )hittranCan 5oco&oti0e Wor$s. which was been restored and o0erhauled to run a tourist train fro& 1elhi to Alwar is na&ed " A%+ar The first e0er 1ual )ab A400 9P 'reight 1iesel loco&oti0e na&ed >iCay flagged by the Minister of #ailways Shri Malli$arCun !harge has been &anufactured by " Di$s$l 5-&-!-ti2$ 7-r%s AD57B9 Varanasi MISCE55ANEOUS The ship belonging to a /S:based fir& -and registered in Sierra 5eone. which was detained by the Indian )oast *uard for carrying weapons in Indian waters is na&ed " MV S$a!an G"ar

India%s first indigenous 0accine against 6apanese ,ncephalitis launched by the health &inister *hula& +abi A(ad and Cointly de0eloped by +ational Institute of >irology Pune Indian )ouncil of Medical #esearch -I)M#. and 3harat 3iotech 5i&ited is na&ed " (ENVAC The *o0t of India has constituted a )ouncil of +ational Institute of Technical Teachers Training and #esearch -+ITTT#. to facilitate better coordination and synergy between the four +ITTT#s located at )handigarh 3hopal )alcutta and )hennai7 The e8:officio )hair&an of the )ouncil will be " Minist$r -0 4"!an R$s-"r&$ D$2$l-1!$nt The the&e of International 1ay of 2lder Persons 2013 chosen by the /nited +ations 2rganisation " Th$ 0"t"r$ 6$ 6antC 6hat -l $r 1$rs-ns ar$ sa'in# India%s first and only business house to cross the turno0er of G100 billion which fell out of G 100 billion club in +o0 2013 because of a fall in the 0alue of rupee " Tata #r-"1 The 0olcano located in the island Su&atra of Indonesia which erupted 0iolently in +o0e&ber 2013 forcing about 1B 000 people to flee fro& their ho&es is na&ed " M-"nt Sina+"n# The country which has decided to recall its a&bassador fro& Australia following reports that an Australian security agency atte&pted to listen to his telephonic con0ersations of its President " In -n$sia The word &eaning a photograph that one has ta$en of oneself typically one ta$en with a s&artphone or webca& and uploaded to a social &edia website which was chosen as the word of the year 2013 by 28ford 1ictionary " s$l0i$ The Indian dog which has beco&e the first canine to reach the ,0erest base ca&p -alongwith its owner 6oanne 5efson of South Africa. is na&ed " R"1$$ Independent India%s first ,ducation Minister and freedo& fighter to co&&e&orate whose 124th birth anni0ersary a national portal has been launched by the *o0ern&ent of India " Ma"lana A+"l *ala! A3a The auction house which auctioned Mahat&a *andhi%s will and the fa&ous char$ha used by hi& in @erawada 6ail and later gifted to A&erican &issionary #e07 'loyd A Puffer " M"ll-&%8s A"&ti-n h-"s$ The ban$ which launched the )enturion )ard -popularly $nown as the 3lac$ )ard. in India issued only by in0itation and with a spending li&it of #s7 10 crore " A!$ri&an E:1r$ss Ban% The application launched by Microsoft for the safety of wo&en users of Windows phones is na&ed " G"ar ian The te&perature of the coldest point on ,arth located on the Antarctica as &easured by a satellite has been found to be " !in"s ?3/2- C$lsi"s A 13D/<-FB7

The Indian uni0ersity which beca&e the highest:ran$ed educational institution of India in the first:e0er ran$ing of uni0ersities in 3#I)S and e&erging econo&ies by Ti&es 9igher ,ducation &aga(ine " Pan)a+ Uni2$rsit' Rashtri'a U&h&hatar Shi%sha A+hi'an Intr- "&ti-n The +ational 1e0elop&ent )ouncil -+1). appro0ed #ashtriya /chchatar Shi$sha Abhiyan -#/SA. a )entrally Sponsored Sche&e -)SS. for refor&ing the state higher education syste& as part of the 12th Plan7 It was subse=uently included in the list of ?? sche&es appro0ed by the )abinet on 20th 6une 2013 as part of the restructured )SSs for i&ple&entation in the 12th Plan7 In 2ct 2013 the )abinet )o&&ittee on ,cono&ic Affairs appro0ed the #/SA7 1uring the 12th Plan period B0 new uni0ersities would be created by con0erting autono&ous collegesFcolleges in a cluster to State uni0ersities7 100 new colleges including professionalFtechnical colleges would be set up and 4A e8isting colleges would be con0erted into &odel degree colleges7 Infrastructure grants would be gi0en to 140 uni0ersities and 3 400 colleges to upgrade and fill critical gaps in infrastructure especially libraries laboratories etc7 #/SA would also support 4 000 faculty positions7 I!1-rtant O+)$&ti2$s -0 th$ S&h$!$ I&pro0ing the o0erall =uality of e8isting state higher educational institutions by ensuring confor&ity to prescribed nor&s and standards and adoption of accreditation as a &andatory =uality assurance fra&ewor$7 )orrect regional i&balances in access to higher education through high =uality institutions in rural and se&i urban areas as well as creating opportunities for students fro& rural areas to get access to better =uality institutions7 Setting up of higher education institutions in unser0ed and underser0ed areas7 I&pro0e e=uity in higher education by pro0iding ade=uate opportunities to socially depri0ed co&&unitiesH pro&ote inclusion of wo&en &inorities S)FST and 23)s as well as differently abled persons7 ,nsure ade=uate a0ailability of =uality faculty in all higher educational institutions and ensure capacity building at all le0els7 )reate an enabling at&osphere in higher educational institutions to de0ote the&sel0es to research and inno0ation7 Integrate s$ill de0elop&ents efforts of the go0ern&ent with the con0entional higher education syste& through opti&u& inter0entions7 The sche&e will be spread o0er two plan periods7 )entre:State funding would be in the ratio of D0;10 for +orth " ,astern States Si$$i& 6a&&u and !ash&ir 9i&achal Pradesh and /ttara$hand and ?4;34 for other States and /nion Territories7

4"!an Ca1ital In $: The 9u&an )apital Inde8 co0ering 122 countries released by the World ,cono&ic 'oru& e8plores the contributors and inhibitors to the de0elop&ent and deploy&ent of a healthy educated and producti0e labour force7 Th$ 0-"r 1illars -0 th$ In $: The 9ealth and Wellness pillar contains indicators relating to a populationIs physical and &ental well:being fro& childhood to adulthood7 The ,ducation pillar contains indicators relating to =uantitati0e and =ualitati0e aspects of education across pri&ary secondary and tertiary le0els and contains infor&ation on both the present wor$force as well as the future wor$force7 The Wor$force and ,&ploy&ent pillar is designed to =uantify the e8perience talent $nowledge and training in a countryIs wor$ing:age population7 The ,nabling ,n0iron&ent pillar captures the legal fra&ewor$ infrastructure and other factors that enable returns on hu&an capital7 T-1 D &-"ntri$s Swit(erland " 1H 'inland " 2H Singapore " 3H +etherlands " AH Sweden " 4 Ma)-r C-"ntri$s an th$ir ran%s /7S7A7 " 1?H /7!7 " BH 'rance " 21H *er&any " ?H 6apan " 14H #ussia " 41 In ia an its N$i#h+-"rs India " <BH 3angladesh " 110H Sri 5an$a " 40H Pa$istan " 112H )hina " A3 B--%$r Pri3$ 2013 Sh-rtlist 17 A Tale for the Ti&e 3eing by #uth 2(e$i -)anada. 27 9ar0est by 6i& )race -,ngland. 37 The 5owland by 6hu&pa 5ahiri -India. A7 The 5u&inaries by ,leanor )atton -+ew Eealand. " 7inn$r 47 The Testa&ent of Mary by )ol& Toibin -Ireland. ?7 We +eed +ew +a&es by no0iolet 3ulawayo -Ei&babwe.

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