Current Affairs 12th November 2013 | New Chairman of National Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited is Krishna Mohan Sahni
New Chief Justice of Jharkhand High court is Banumathi
12.11.203: Pranab Mukherjee, President of India appointed R.Banumathi as Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. Currently she is acting as Judge of the Madras High court. In August 2013, Supreme Court collegium cleared her elevation as Chief Justice. Union government has taken 3 months to process and notify the appointment.
Infosys Prize 2013 announced
12.11.2013: In six categories, Infosys Prize 2013 winner was announced by Infosys Science Foundation. Categories are Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematical sciences, Life Sciences, Humanities, Engineering and Computer Sciences. Winners achieved these awards for their contribution to scientific research. For each category prize amount increased from Rs.5 lakh to Rs.55 Lakh. Winner of Engineering and Computer Science is Prof.Ramgopal Rao, Archaeology in Humanity won by Prof.Nayanjot Lahiri and Prof.Ayesha Kidwai, Dr.Rakesh Gokhale won the award in Life Sciences category, Prof.Rahul Pandharipande achieved award in Mathematical sciences, Prof.Shiraz Naval Minwalla won in Physical Sciences and in Social Sciences category award was achieved by Prof. Aninhalli R Vasavi.
New Chairman of National Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited is Krishna Mohan Sahni
12.11.2013: New Chairman of National Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited is Krishna Mohan Sahni. He is an IAS officer of 1969 batch. Forward Markets Commission approved his appointment.
Japan Provided ODA of $130 Million to Tamilnadu
12.11.2013: To increase Foreign Direct Investments in Tamilnadu, Japan has provided ODA (Official Development Assistance) of $130 million. Agreement was signed by Rajesh Khullar, Joint Secretary Department of Economic Affairs Ministry of Finance and Takeshi Yagi, Japanese Ambassador to India.
Edition C was Launched by Mercedes Benz
12.11.2013: To celebrate the sale of 10 million cars of the C Class family world over, Mercedes Benz Indian has launched new Edition C. 500 units of cars will be available in the Indian Market. At Ex-showroom Mumbai, Price of this car is Rs.39.16 lakhs.
Russia Launched Proton-M Rocket
12.11.2013: From Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstann, Russia launched Proton M Rocket carrying defence satellite. Launch of Proton rockets restarted in Russia in September 2013. For the commercial satellite launches, Proton rocket is the most popular rocket of Russia.
First Advanced Light Weight Helicopters was commissioned by Indian Navy
12.11.2013: First Advanced Light Weight Helicopters was commissioned by Indian Navy at Kochi, Kerala. It is a southern command. These helicopters will help Indian navy for search and rescue operations during night hours in a more effective manner. According to the requirements, navy is changing Dhruv helicopters into advanced search and rescue helicopters. Newly commissioned helicopter is named as Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 322. This was designed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Bangalore.
President of Srilanka inaugurated Common Wealth Business Forum
12.11.2013: In Colombo, Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of Srilanka, inaugurated Common Wealth Business Forum. It is a side event being hosted alongside Common wealth heads of Government meeting. 11 member high level Business Mission from India will participate in this forum. S.GopalaKrishnan, President of CII, is leading the delegation.
Public Service Broadcasting Day Observed
12.11.2013: on 12th November 2013, Public service Broadcasting Day was observed. To commemorate the Mahatma Gandhi’s visit to AIR (All India Radio) Studio in 1947 in New Delhi, this day is marked. It was the first and last visit to AIR. He spoke on the radio to the refugees from Pakistan stationed at Kurukshetra.
World Pneumonia Day observed
12.11.2013: World Pneumonia Day observed on 12th November 2013. This was observed to raise the awareness of pneumonia. This day was started on 12th November 2009 by United Nations. Theme of 2013 is Innovation: Highlighting innovative solutions to end Childhood Pneumonia.
Park Hyatt Hyderabad named as Best Luxury Hotel
12.11.2013: At the World Luxury Hotels Awards 2013, Park Hyatt Hyderabad was named as Best Luxury Hotel.