DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13 NOV 2015
(Daily News India)
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1.’INDIAN TEAM WON NASA AWARD’
i.Indian scientist team led by Sameer Panda won the NASA award for an innovative technology named Burst Prevention & Puncture Curative technology.
ii.They won the award in the Create the Future Design Contest- 2015 conducted by NASA in New York.
iii.Indian Team won the award for Mild Run Flat Tyre based on BPPC technology.
iv.The technology decreases the possibilities of bursts, takes care of punctures and dynamic wheel balancing.
2. INDIA’S COAST GUARD OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL ‘SAMARTH’ COMMISSIONED INTO INDIAN NAVY
i. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar commissioned the India Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel ‘Samarth’ at Vasco in Goa.
ii.Samarth patrolling vessel is equipped with most advance technology, navigation and communication equipment, sensors and machinery.
3. ‘ABRAHAM M KEITA’ WON THE 2015 ‘INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S PEACE PRIZE’
i. Abraham M Keita was honoured with the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2015.
ii.The award is given for his extraordinary work for justice for child victims of physical or sexual violence, and for successfully campaigning for the Liberian parliament to adopt the Children’s Law.
iii.International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to child from across the world for his or her dedication to children’s rights.
4. ‘12TH ASEM FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEET HELD IN LUXEMBURG
i. 12th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting held in Luxembourg.
ii.The meeting was chaired by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
iii.The Theme of the summit was ‘Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future’
5. ‘SUBIR GOKARN’ APPOINTED AS IMF'S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
i. Former Deputy Governor of RBI Subir Vithal Gokarn was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of the International Monetary Fund.
ii.He will replace Rakesh Mohan at the International monetary fund.
President of IMF: Christine Lagarde
Members in IMF: 188
Headquarters of IMF: Washington D.C, USA
6. PRESIDENT APPROVED ‘HARYANA GAUVANSH SANRAKSHAN AND GAUSAMVARDHAN BILL’
i. President Pranab Mukherjee gave approval for Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill.
ii.Now, Cow slaughter in Haryana will invite rigorous imprisonment ranging from 3 to 10 years and a fine of up to 1 lakh rupees.
iii.Any person who attempts to export cows for slaughter will be imprisoned for not less than 3 years and up to 7 years. In addition, fine between 30000 rupees and 70000 rupees will be imposed.