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Daily Current Affairs 14 Nov. 2015 ( Daily News India)


Daily Current Affairs 14 Nov. 2015 ( Daily News India)

1. Northeast India’s first elephant hospital established at Kaziranga National Park
i. Northeast India’s first hospital for elephants has been established at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
ii.Kaziranga National Park is located in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam.
iii. It was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.

2. Terrorist attacked  Paris, Hundreds of people Killed
i. Terrorists  attacked six locations around Paris killing around 160 civilians and injuring hundreds of people.
ii.Maximum deaths occurred in the Bataclan concert venue, around 80000 football fans in the Stade de France (National Stadium of France) came under the deadliest attacks who were watching a friendly match between France and Germany.
iii.Recently in the January 2015 terrorists killed 11 people when they stormed into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper in Paris.

3. 126th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru is being observed as Children's Day
i. Birth anniversary of  First Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru celebrated in all over India. ii.President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries paid tributes to Pandit Nehru at his memorial Shanti Van in the national capital.
ii. The  Birth anniversary of  Former Prime Minister  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is also celebrated as Children's Day.

4. NGT directs collection of ‘green tax’
i. To control and minimize the health hazards originating from bursting of firecrackers, the Pune Bench of the National Green Tribunal has directed civic bodies to levy Rs. 3,000 as ‘green tax’ from sellers.
ii.The fund collected from the tax will be used to clean solid waste generated from firecrackers at public places.
 iii.The money will be used exclusively for environmental activities such as planting trees and constructing toilets for women.

5. Russia's athletics federation provisionally suspended from international competition
i. Russia's athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from international competition - including the Olympic Games
ii.It was suspended  for its alleged involvement in widespread doping
iii.The International Association of Athletics Federations took action after the publication of an independent World Anti-Doping Agency  report that alleged "state-sponsored doping".

6. Shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma becomes first para athlete from India for 2016 Rio Paralympics
i.Indian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma became the first para athlete from India to grab a quota for 2016 Rio Paralympics.
ii. The grabbed place in Olympics after getting a 12th place finish in men's 50m rifle three position at the IPC Shooting World Cup at Fort Benning, USA.
Venue for 2016 Rio Paralympics: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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