Current Affairs 13th November 2016

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Current Affairs 13th November 2016

National News:

  • 1st Indian National Open Accuracy Paragliding takes off in HP
  • President of India inaugurates meeting of American Association of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Delhi a wakeup call for world on air pollution: UNICEF
  • Maharashtra plans ‘e-eye surveillance’ system to track wild animals
  • TAFE, the world’s third largest tractor maker, in collaboration with the Rajasthan government, is setting up a Centre of Excellence — ‘JFarm Rajasthan’ — and a Custom Hiring Centre in six zones in Rajasthan at a total outlay of Rs.970 crore
  • Maharashtra taps solar energy to power agriculture sector

International News:

  • Vice President-elect Pence to head Trump transition team
  • Sydney to host Invictus Games in 2018: Britain’s Prince Harry

New Appointment:

  • Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been made brand ambassador for the second T20 World Cup for the Blind
  • Pawan Goenka elevated to Managing Director of Mahindra India’s

Business:

  • India pledges USD 10.95 mn for UN development activities

Awards:

  • Raj Bisaria Selected for Kalidas Samman
  • Finland to be world’s 1st country to axe all school subjects
  • Mike Mc Cormack Won Goldsmiths Prize
  • 11-year-old Pune girl wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ 2016 contest

Science & tech: 

  • PNB installs a mobile ATM van outside AIIMS hospital

Sports: 

  • Indian Women’s team wins Gold at the 7th World Carrom Championship
  • 8-yr-old Indian wins gold in U-8 World Kickboxing C’ship

Obituary: 

  • Noted geophysicist Janardhan Negi passes away
  • Hollywood Actor Robert Vaughn Dies