Current Affairs of November 2013 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of November 2013. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSC, Banking and all other competitive exams.
Current Affairs of 01 November 2013:
- Noted Hindi humourist writer and Padam Shri awardee K P Saxena passed away in Lucknow on today morning.
- The Election Commission of India approved the design of none of the above (NOTA) button,which is being introduced for the first time in the Delhi assembly elections, said a statement on Thursday.
- The founder of Multi-Commodity Exchange (MCX), Jignesh Shah, on Thursday, resigned from its board as non-Executive Vice-Chairman.
- SpiceJet has appointed Sanjiv Kapoor, aviation consultant and ex-CEO of a Bangladesh airline as its chief operating officer three months after its chief executive Neil Mills quit the airline.
- Eminent agricultural scientist M S Swaminathan was on Thursday conferred the Indira Gandhi National Integration Award. The 88-year-old is widely acclaimed as the scientific leader of the Green Revolution.
Current Affairs of 02 November 2013:
- Supreme Court on Friday permitted Sahara group chief Subrata Roy and his two directors to travel abroad till November 11 by which time they have to submit original title deeds of their assets worth Rs 20,000 crore to cover the investors’ money they had collected through OFCD.
- India on Friday won a crucial election to the UN Board of Auditors with its nominee Shashi Kant Sharma, the Comptroller and Auditor General, garnering the largest number of votes.
- R. Venkateswarlu Friday took charge as the new director general of All India Radio (AIR), one of the world’s largest broadcasting stations.
- Germany on Friday became the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female, but advocates called for broader reforms.
Current Affairs of 03 November 2013:
- Novak Djokovic won the battle of the former world number ones by subduing Roger Federer 4-6 6-3 6-2 in an entertaining encounter to reach the Paris Masters final on Saturday.
- Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli were on Saturday nominated for the International Cricket Council’s People’s Choice Award, the winner of which will be declared on December 13 during the governing body’s 10th annual awards.
- Noted Kannada film director and screenplay writer D Rajendra Babu died of heart attack here on Sunday. He was 62.
- China has replaced the top army general in the volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang following what the government called a terrorist strike in the heart of the capital Beijing.
Current Affairs of 04 November 2013:
- India’s first Mars orbiter mission is in the last stages of readiness, with propellant being filled into the fourth and last phase of the rocket at 1.30pm. The countdown started at 6.08am on Sunday.
- Dustin Johnson became the first golfer since Tiger Woods to win U.S. PGA Tour titles in each of his first seven seasons with a three-stroke victory at golf’s HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai.
- Virat Kohli became the number one batsman in One-day cricket after a superb batting show against Australia in the just-concluded series, in which he scored 344 runs.
- Bengal’s sex ratio 949.9682 is at its highest since 1901, when it was 945. Now, the bad one. The state’s women are still getting married very early at 20.3 years which is the least mean age for effective marriage of women in the country.
- Pakistani folk singer Reshma of ‘Lambi Judai’ fame dies. Pakistani folk singer Reshma died Sunday in Lahore after battling throat cancer, Dawn News reported. Her exact age was not known.
Current Affairs of 05 November 2013:
- India’s space ambition will make another giant leap at 2.38pm on Tuesday mangalvaar, the day of planet Mars. The country’s first mission to the red planet will lift off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
- Shiv Kapur became the first Indian winner of the Dubai Festival City Challenge Tour Grand Final as he soared to a four-shot victory which earned a return to the European Tour on a day of high drama in the race for graduation to the top tier.
- Yuki Bhambri on Monday won his first ATP Challenger level singles title of the season and second of his career after humbling top seed American Bradely Klahn in the rain-hit summit clash of the Traralgon event in Australia.
- Britain has decided to abandon its plan to impose a 3,000 immigration bond on visitors from high-risk countries in Africa and Asia.
Current Affairs of 06 November 2013:
- Kerala government has decided to provide free air tickets to Keralites who want to return from Saudi Arabia, where illegal foreigners were targeted under the country’s new labour law.
- After a temporary relief from high vegetable prices last week, onion and tomato have again peaked to Rs 80 per kg each at several places across Delhi. Traders blame the rise on the sudden increase in demand over the Diwali weekend, but say that the prices are not likely to fall for another week.
- Bill de Blasio was elected New York City’s first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, posting a potentially record landslide victory while running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s record during 12 years in office.
- Mahatma Gandhi’s iconic spinning wheel (charkha), which symbolized his non-violent struggle for India’s independence, fetched record 110,000 pounds (over Rs one crore) as it went under the hammer at Shropshire in England on Tuesday.
Current Affairs of 07 November 2013:
- Noted celebrity chef and the lady who revolutionised Indian cooking, Tarla Dalal passed away on Wednesday morning. Dalal, in her late 70s, died of heart attack at 7 am today morning at her residence in South Mumbai.
- Kolkata-born Raj Mukherji, a former Jersey City Deputy Mayor, won the State Assembly elections to New Jersey’s 33rd Legislative District.
- One person was killed and eight injured as series of seven blasts triggered by homemade bombs packed with ball bearings rocked the provincial office of the Communist Party in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan on Wednesday.
- Britain on Wednesday announced a passport pass back pilot scheme in southern India which would allow applicants to keep passports while their visa is being processed.
Current Affairs of 08 November 2013:
- YouTube is overtaking Facebook as the most favourite site among teenagers, a survey has found.
- Rohit Sharma’s hundred on debut has helped India take the lead on Day Two of the first Test against West Indies at Kolkata. Rohit became the 14th Indian batsman to score a ton on debut.
- The Pakistani Taliban elected Mullah Fazlullah, the commander whose men shot school girl Malala Yousafzai in 2012, as their new leader on Wednesday, dampening expectations of any peace deal between the insurgents and the government.
- M. Sagar Mathews has taken over as the Director (Technical) of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) from November 1.
Current Affairs of 09 November 2013:
- India on Friday successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-1 missile for its full range of 700 km from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast.
- India has been awarded the 2018 men’s hockey World Cup, the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the mega event having successfully organised the previous edition three years ago.
- Pakistan on Friday announced the appointment of Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani as the country’s new envoy to the US, saying he would assume charge in December.
- Europe is facing its biggest threat in decades of importing the crippling polio virus.
- One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines, killing more than 100 people whose bodies lay in the streets of one of the hardest-hit cities, an official said Saturday.
Current Affairs of 10 November 2013:
- Indian-origin doctor has been selected for prestigious “Outstanding American by Choice” award for his valuable contribution to US health sector.
- Travel guides publisher Lonely Planet has named Kerala among the world’s 10 best destinations for taking the family on a holiday in 2014.
- Congress MP from Gurgaon Rao Inderjit Singh seems set to join BJP after the upcoming assembly elections.
- A US based popular basketball team has launched Hindi version of its website as part of its effort to reach out to the large Hindi-speaking audience in India and in turn popularise the game in the country.
- Typhoon Haiyan has been recorded as one of the powerful storms ever, sweeping through towns and cities at speeds of more than 230mph.
Current Affairs of 11 November 2013:
- Scientists have developed a new camera system that can help predict a person’s aggressive behaviour such as kicking, pushing, hitting and throwing.
- Marc Marquez has become the youngest MotoGP champion as a third-place finish at the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix secured him the 2013 world title in his rookie year.
- A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony on Saturday.
- Vijaydan Detha, 88-year-old celebrated author of Rajasthani folk tales, died at his native village Borunda in Jodhpur on Sunday morning. He was nominated for Nobel prize for literature in 2006.
Current Affairs of 12 November 2013:
- BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Jagriti, arrested in connection with the murder of their maid, were on Monday remanded to four-day judicial custody by a court here after the Delhi Police said they are waiting for some reports and will confront the accused with them later.
- Bhaichung Bhutia has been selected to serve on the technical committee of FIFPro, the world body for players, for a term of four years starting 11th November 2013.
- General manager, Northern Railway VK Gupta has been appointed as the new general manager, North Central Railway on Thursday.
- Switzerland retained the top spot in a financial-secrecy index by the Tax Justice Network, a London-based campaign group.
Current Affairs of 13 November 2013:
- Navak Djokovic reigned supreme at the ATP World Tour Finals yet again as the defending champion crushed world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4 in the final.
- Justice R. Banumathi, Judge of the Madras High Court was on 12 November 2013 appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court. She was appointed by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
- United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron will visit Kolkata on November 14, becoming the second from the country to land in the capital after John Major came here 16 years ago.
Current Affairs of 14 November 2013:
- Normal life was affected across Haryana as lakhs of employees of various departments of the state government went on strike Wednesday.
- India’s first private Rapid Metro is set to start operation in Gurgaon in Haryana from Thursday morning, using a common ticketing system with Delhi Metro.
- In what could be the first time a regulator quit before completion of his term, Yogesh Agarwal, chairman of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), resigned on Wednesday about one-and-a-half years before the end of his tenure.
- Hawaii was poised to become the 15th U.S. state to extend marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples on Wednesday, with the governor expected to sign a bill legalizing same-sex matrimony a day after it won a final nod from lawmakers.
- Neil Abercrombie is an American politician, and the current Governor of the State of Hawaii. He assumed the office in December 2010, and is Hawaii’s seventh Governor.
Current Affairs of 15 November 2013:
- A new bird flu strain called H6N1 has infected its first human. Taiwanese researchers are reporting the new bird flu appeared in a 20-year-old woman from central Taiwan.
- The 33rd annual India International Trade Fair officially commenced Thursday morning with an inauguration ceremony presided by President Pranab Mukherjee.
- Arijit Basu assumed charge as Chief General Manager of Delhi Circle on November 7. He joined State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer in 1983.
- Turkish female lawmakers will now be able to enter the General Assembly meetings wearing trousers, after a controversial prohibition was lifted in the sequel to the removal of the ban on headscarves.
Current Affairs of 16 November 2013:
- India has an upper-hand on the second day as they took a mammoth lead of 313 runs. In the second essay with the ball they were impressive as well.
- Sudden panic buying of common salt seen in different parts of the State today was driven by a fear of scarcity of common salt in the State but the fear was fuelled by rumours, and perhaps common salt traders had a hand in circulating the rumours so that they can clear their existing stocks, stated CAF&PD Minister M Okendro.
- The Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) slapped a closure notice on Lalit hotel on Barakhamba Road on Friday for violating norms.
- Spiritual guru Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj on Friday passed away at a private hospital here following a brain injury. The 91-year-old godman was flown in from Allahabad on November 11 in a critical condition and was on ventilator support.
- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy, who is only 36, to be surgeon general of the US.
Current Affairs of 17 November 2013:
- Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for next year’s football World Cup finals after a 2-0 home win over Ethiopia in their playoff in Calabar on Saturday.
- Sachin Tendulkar, one of cricket’s greatest heroes, and top scientist C.N.R. Rao were on Saturday named for the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.
- The much-awaited USD 2.3 billion aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya was inducted into the Indian Navy on Saturday.
- Abdulla Yameen has won the presidential election run-off vote in the Maldives, officials say. Mr Yameen secured 51.3% of the vote, compared with 48.6% for ex-President Mohamed Nasheed.
Current Affairs of 18 November 2013:
- Radek Stepanek made Davis Cup history by becoming the first player to win the deciding fifth rubber in consecutive finals as he swept aside Serbian rookie Dusan Lajovic. The Czech veteran beat the 117th-ranked Lajovic 6-3 6-1 6-1.
- Yesteryears actress Waheeda Rehman will be honoured with the first Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year at the International Film Festival of India (Iffi) in Goa on November 20.
- Nobel Award-winning author Doris Lessing died in her sleep on Saturday night, her publisher said. She was 94. Lessing, who authored more than 50 works fiction, nonfiction and poetry ranging in subject, won the Nobel Prize in 2007 and became the eldest recipient at age 88.
Current Affairs of 19 November 2013:
- Web search giants Google and Microsoft said on Monday they will block online searches for child abuse images. The world’s two largest search engine operators, in a rare display of unity, said as many as 100,000 search terms will now fail to produce results and trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal.
- Sachin Tendulkar was honoured by the British Parliament on Monday for his contribution and dedication to cricket.
- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono recalled his ambassador from Australia on Monday and ordered a review of bilateral cooperation following reports that an Australian security agency attempted to listen to his cell phone in 2009.
Current Affairs of 20 November 2013:
- German chancellor Angela Merkel will be awarded the coveted Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013 with an international jury headed by PM Manmohan Singh choosing her.
- India’s first private international airport to be built in Aranmula in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district has been given all clearances, the final from the ministry of environment and forests.
- India opened the country’s first state-owned bank for women Tuesday, aimed at strengthening their financial security in a country with stark rates of gender inequality, underscored especially in the past year by a string of horrific sex crimes.
- US President Barack Obama has nominated popular Indian-American actor and former White House staffer Kal Penn for a key administration post of member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
Current Affairs of 21 November 2013:
- Newly elected International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach delighted baseball-mad Japan Wednesday by saying that his organisation will discuss the sport’s possible reinstatement for the 2020 Tokyo summer Games.
- Prithvi Shaw of Rizvi Springfield school has set a new record in school cricket by smashing 546 in the Elite Division of the Harris Shield cricket tournament (Under-16 inter-school) here at Azad Maidan on Wednesday.
- Pakistani schoolgirl and campaigner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, has received the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize at a ceremony in Strasbourg.
- British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been called the father of the genomic era, has died. He was 95.
- Olympic gold medallist V. Baskaran will return as coach of the Indian men’s hockey team and will work under recently-appointed chief coach Terry Walsh.
- In a historic first, David Cameron on Tuesday became the first British PM to call an Iranian president in more than a decade.
Current Affairs of 22 November 2013:
- The Mars orbiter spacecraft’s first images of Earth have reached Isro’s Indian Deep Space Network in Byalalu, about 30km from here. On Thursday, Isro released one image taken on November 19 which captures the Indian subcontinent.
- India’s Virat Kohli on Thursday equalled West Indian legend Vivian Richards’s record of being the fastest to score 5,000 runs in one-day internationals. He got to the milestone in his 114 innings scoring 86 against West Indies in Kochi.
- James McBride won the 2013 National Book Award in fiction for his novel “The Good Lord Bird,” the National Book Foundation announced at the annual award ceremony at Cipriani’s Wall Street on Wednesday night.
- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen moved closer Thursday to becoming the first woman to lead the U.S. central bank after a Senate committee approved her nomination and sent it to the full Senate for a final vote.
Current Affairs of 23 November 2013:
- The world of chess has a new king, and it’s a 22-year-old who is as much at home posing for fashion shoots as he is pushing pawns. Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the chess world championship Friday, becoming the first Western player since Bobby Fischer to hold the title.
- GAIL (India) Limited Chairman and Managing Director, Shri B C Tripathi, has been conferred the prestigious ‘Best LNG Executive Global Award’ for 2013 at CWC’s 14th World LNG Summit being held at Paris.
- Eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee CNR Rao has become the first Indian scientist to be elected honorary foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
- China has successfully tested its first stealth drone, joining the elite group of four nations in the world to develop the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle.
Current Affairs of 24 November 2013:
- Students of Class IX and XI at schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education will get an additional 30 minutes to attempt the open text based assessment (OTBA) section introduced this session.
- India on Saturday successfully tested its nuclear-capable ballistic missile Dhanush from a naval ship in the Bay of Bengal.. The missile was fired from a naval ship as part of the training exercise of the Indian Navy, MVKV Prasad.
- Hundreds of baton-wielding protesters on Sunday set up camps across Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to block trucks and other vehicles carrying supplies for coalition forces into neighboring Afghanistan.
Current Affairs of 25 November 2013:
- Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row, and 13th of the Formula One season.
- Egypt’s president signed a new bill into law on Sunday restricting rallies and other public gatherings, a move likely to raise fresh questions about the army-backed government’s democratic credentials.
- Iran and the six global powers have hammered out a landmark nuclear deal-the breakthrough achieved in the early hours on Sunday after seamless rounds of hard bargaining in Geneva in the teeth of a high octane Israeli campaign to scupper the agreement.
Current Affairs of 26 November 2013:
- The Skoch Group Renaissance Award 2013, for “Corporate Leadership”, has been awarded to the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR).
- Kuwait has suspended the chairman of state-owned Kuwait Airways KA.UL in a dispute over his plans to buy five used aircraft from India’s Jet Airways (JET.NS), which the company has since abandoned.
- Malaysia summoned the high commissioner from neighbouring Singapore on Tuesday over a media report that said the city-state helped facilitate US-Australian surveillance in the region.
- The tiny African country of Angola has become the first country in the world to ban Islam and Muslims.
Current Affairs of 27 November 2013:
- Judoka Nirupama Devi has been handed a two-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Switzerland after two panels of National Anti-Doping Agency here only reprimanded her in a case of Methylhexaneamine (MHA) doping.
- Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Ghaziabad court on Tuesday for killing their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj.
- A top Indian-American executive at Citigroup has been appointed president of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, the world’s largest ratings firm.
- Bangladesh’s opposition blocked roads, railways and waterways on Tuesday to protest government plans to hold a general election on Jan. 5, the latest turn in a violent political crisis that has paralyzed the country.
Current Affairs of 28 November 2013:
- Nepal qualified for their first ICC Twenty20 World Cup after beating Hong Kong by five wickets Wednesday in a qualifying match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
- Latvian PM Valdis Dombrovskis resigned on Wednesday, taking responsibility for the supermarket roof collapse that killed 54 people last week and plunging the Baltic state into turmoil weeks ahead of its entry into the euro zone.
- The senior most judge of the Supreme Court after Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has been appointed new Chief Justice of Pakistan. He will take oath of his office on December 12.
Current Affairs of 29 November 2013:
- Jamia Millia Islamia University conferred the honorary doctorate degree on Delhi’s lieutenant governor and the university’s former vice-chancellor, Najeeb Jung, at its convocation.
- The Eastern Province Cricket Board has honoured South Africa’s Cricketer of the Century, Graeme Pollock, by naming a pavilion at the St George’s Park stadium in Port Elizabeth after him.
- Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has been conferred the BGR-ENERTIA Commemoration Award for ‘Technology & Enterprise Innovation’ – Conventional Energy.
- The Nepali Congress has emerged the largest party after counting of votes ended on Thursday in the proportional representation system of the constituent assembly polls.
Current Affairs of 30 November 2013:
- Scientists have discovered the world’s most aggressive HIV strain. Swedish researchers have reported that a recently discovered HIV strain leads to significantly faster development of AIDS than currently prevalent forms.
- Eight people were killed and over 12 others injured when a speeding car ploughed into a group of villagers watching movie on a projector at a roadside in Mitauli area of Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district.
- The new Telangana state will comprise the 10 districts of the region with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits of Hyderabad acting as the joint capital of the two states.
- General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani handed over command of the Pakistan army to Gen Raheel Sharif at a grand ceremony in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday.
- Cricketer Dinesh Kathik has found his match in star squash player Dipika Pallikal as they got engaged in a private ceremony Taj Grand Hotel in Chennai.