Current Affairs November- December 2013

As CDS and AFCAT exams are near, we are publishing some of the current affairs of November and December-2013. These details will help you in CDSE and AFCAT written exams, especially in current affair section.

Defence News, December-2013

  1. Air chief marshal Arup Raha takes over as the 24th chief of the air staff from Air chief marshal N.A.K Browne on 31th December.
  2. Indian Army decides court marshal of six military personnel  for the murder of 3 civilians in a fake encounter on April 2010 at Machhil in Kashmir.
  3. HAL Indigenous  Light combat aircraft Tejas got the initial clearance  for joining  Indian Air force .
  4. Army chief General Bikram singh takes over the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee.
  5. MiG-21 FL (Type-77) decommissioned after a function in kalaikunda air base, West Bengal.
  6. The ISRO’s Mars Orbiter becomes the farthest object sent into space by India.
  7. India successfully test fired Pinaka rockets.
  8. Army flexes muscles near Pakistan border ahead of DGMO (Director general  of military operations) level meeting.
  9. Agni-III missile test fired successfully
  10. India clears Rs. 880cr Barak missile deal with Israel
    Current Affairs November- December 2013

International News, December-2013

  1. China launches its first ever moon rover mission with a chang’s -3 rocket blasting off from the xiachang satellite launch center carrying the jade rabbit
  2. The Hauge based  International court of Arbitrations allows India to  go ahead  with the construction of 330 MW kishenganga  hydro-electric project in North Kashmir, rejecting Pakistan’s objection.
  3. Egypt declares the Muslim brotherhood a terrorist group.
  4. India’s Deputy Counsel –General in New York, Devyani khobragade is arrested and handcuffed after being charged with visa fraud. Releases after executing  a $250,000 bond.
  5. War crimes convict Abdul quader Mollah, assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e- Islami is executed at the Dhaka central jail.
  6. Jang Song-Thaek, un cle of North Korean  leader Kim Jong –un and former Vice- Chairman  of the National  Defence Commission is executed after a special military trial.

Sports News December-2013

  1. Badminton star P.V  Sindhu  won  Macau Open badminton beating Cananda’s Michelle Li.
  2. India loses ODI series by South Africa-by 0-2.
  3. Germany won junior World cup hockey beating france 5-2 in final .
  4. South Africa’s star Jacques kallis announces retirement from Test cricket after India series.
  5. Australia regains Asshes beating England in the Perth Test and taking 3-0 lead.
  6. South Africa won the Test series against India.

Defence News November 2013

  1. India, US Navies practiced anti-sub warfare in Bay of Bengal- Malabar Exercise 2013.
  2. Advanced jet trainer hawk-132 inducted in Indian Navy.
  3. Antony defers decision on critical but controversial missile deals with Israel
  4. MiG-29 fighter jet crashed in Gujarat.
  5. Wipro flies away with Rs 900 cr Indian Air force deal.
  6. Navy to upgrade torpedoes, sonars of warships soon.
  7. Aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is inducted into the Indian Navy at the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia, bringing down the curtains on a 13 year saga of reconsturuction.
  8. Navy set to finalise deal to salvage Sindhurakshak.
  9. Army gets final nod to deploy 80,000 troops along China border.
  10. IAF decides on Sukhoi-30 for BrahMos, final tests from end-2014.
  11. India to strengthen Andaman and Nicobar Command to take on China.
  12. India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Dhanush missile.
  13. INS Vikrant to be commissioned by 2017.
  14. Indian Navy receives second P8I maritime patrol aircraft
  15. Agni –I was test fired successfully from Odisha coast.

International News November 2013

  1. 22nd Commonwealth heads of government meet (CHOGM) held in Coulmbo.
  2. Lt. General Raheel Sharrif is appointed Pakistan Army Chief.
  3. China announces setting up  of an Air Defence Identification Zone  over  parts of the disputed East  China Sea.
  4. Justice Tassaduz Jillani is named the next Chief Justice if the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
  5. Abdulla Yaameen elected Maldivian President by a narrow margin.
  6. Super typhoon Haiyan devastates  Philippines leaving 10,000 dead and decimating towns , in the country’s worst recorded natural disaster.
  7. Hakimullah Mehsud, head of the Tahreek-e- Talibaan Pakistam is believed killed in a U.S drone strike in Dande Darpa khel area in North Waziristan.
  8. Iran strikes a historic nuclear pact with the U.S and five other worlds powers at Geneva.
  9. NASA launched Maven to study Mars atmosphere.

Sports News November 2013

  1. Rafael Nadal retains the no.1 position after his victory over Wawrinka in the ATP World Tours event in London.
  2. Magnus Carlsen won the World champion title, beating Vishwanathan Anand.
  3. Sachin Tendulakar ends his career after the India- West Indies Second Test. India wins tho take the series 2-0.
  4. Czech republic won Davis Cup beating Serbia 3-2 in Belgrade.

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