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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH NOV 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13TH NOV 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIAN-ORIGIN HUMANITARIAN GETS GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD
i. An Indian-origin man from South Africa was awarded the Global Citizen Award for his "innovative and visionary" contribution to the global community.
 ii. Imtiaz Sooliman founded the internationally-lauded Gift of the Givers Foundation, which is Africa's largest disaster relief organisation.
iii. "It will build faith and confidence in others to support African NGOs in the future".

2. ISRAEL PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN MUMBAI ON 6-DAY VISIT TO INDIA
i. Israel President Reuven Rivlin arrived in Mumbai on November 14th on a six-day visit to India to further strengthen bilateral ties.
ii. The Israeli leader will join President Pranab Mukherjee in opening an agro-tech conference in Chandigarh.

3. GULZAR NAMED FOR TATA LITFEST'S POET LAUREATE 2016 AWARD
i. Lyricist-writer Gulzar will be honoured with 2016 Tata Literature Live! Poet Laureate Award.
ii. The award will be presented to Gulzar, an Oscar and Grammy Award winner, at the inaugural of the festival.

4. MOLINARI RAIL TO SET UP MANUFACTURING UNIT IN INDIA
i. Swiss major Molinari Rail will set up a manufacturing and assembly centre for auxiliary power units for diesel locomotives in India by next year.
ii. Molinari Rail AG has entered into a strategic pact to design, manufacture and deliver the auxiliary power units  for 1,000 diesel locomotives to be built in India for Indian Railways.

5. ADITI ASHOK MAKES HISTORY BY WINNING THE WOMEN'S INDIAN OPEN
i. Aditi Ashok is an Indian professional golfer who has scripted history by winning the women’s Indian open.
ii. She became the first Indian woman to win a Ladies European Tour title by clinching the Hero Women’s Indian Open.

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