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Most Important Current Affairs of November 2013

Looking for November 2013 current affairs? Here we have given a list of important current affairs for the month of November 2013. Here are most important and expected current affairs of November 2013 for upcoming IBPS, SBI, RBI, UPSC, SSC, PSC, Rail, LIC, NICL etc. recruitment exams.


Most Important Current Events of November 2013

National Affairs

  • Current Account Deficit (CAD) dips to 1.2 percent of GDP at 5.2 billion-dollar in second quarter.
  • The 11th Asia-Europe Meet (ASEM) of Foreign Ministers took place in Gurgaon.
  • General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong visited to India to boost bilateral ties in the field of energy, defence and economy. The two nations signed 8 agreements.
  • Indian Army successfully test-fired an advanced version of the 290-km BrahMos supersonic cruise missile in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
  • The 18th International Children’s Film Festival of India began in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
  • India’s largest warship, 45400-tonne INS Vikramaditya has been commissioned into Indian Navy. INS Vikramaditya was formerly known as Admiral Gorshkov.
  • Assam Government has decided to accord the status of official State-Anthem to the song “O Mor Aponar Desh” which has been composed by Sahityarthu Lakshminath Bezbaroa in 1910.
  • The 44th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has begun in Goa.
  • The Supreme Court accepted the amended RP Act and allowed people in lawful custody in criminal cases.
  • Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the India’s first Women’s Commercial Bank, The Bhartiya Mahila Bank, in Mumbai.
  • Prof. CNR Rao, who has been awarded Bharat Ratna in 2013, became the first Indian to be elected as an honorary foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Science.
  • India has successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Dhanush, a naval variant of the Prithvi missile. It is capable of carrying conventional as well nuclear weapons of 500 kg-1000 kg.
  • According to the global consultancy firm, Ernst & Young, has listed India as the most attractive investment destination.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as the UNICEF’s ambassador of South Asia to promote sanitization in the region.
  • The first unit of Punjab’s largest thermal power plant, Talwandi Sabo Plant Limited has been inaugurated. It has a capacity to generate 1980MW electricity.
  • Cyclone Helen, the 2nd major storm to hit Andhra Pradesh in four weeks.
  • Emperor of Japan, Akihito and Empress Michiko has arrived in New Delhi for a five-day visit.
  • The Indian Army successfully test-fired the surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile in Balasore, Odisha.
  • Nelson Mandela has been passed away at the age of 95.
  • The first heritage transport museum of India has been opened near Gurgaon which will showcase history of transportation in India.
  • The journey of MiG-21 has come to an end after five decades.




International Affairs

  • Three-day summit of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has begun in Colombo, Sri Lanka with heads/representatives of 50 commonwealth nations.
  • The annual UN Global climate-talk has been started in Warsaw, Poland.
  • Ms. Nisha Desai became the first person of Indian Origin to be appointed as an assistant Secretary of State in the US for South-Central Asia.
  • Fredrisk Sanger, a two-time winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry has been passed away at the age of 95. He is known as the Father of Genomics.
  • China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Cuba won seats on the UN Human Rights Council.
  • Abdullah Yameen has been elected as the new President of Maldives. He is the half-brother of ex-President Maumoon Gayoom.
  • Oxford dictionary announced the word ‘Selfie’ as the 2013 word of the year. Selfie is defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself by smartphones or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.
  • The United Nations has announced January 22 as the date of international conference (Geneva-2) to resolve the Syrian crisis.
  • Prime Minister of Thailand Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra declared emergency in Bangkok after anti-government protests hit in the road.
  • Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif has been appointed as the new Chief of Pakistan Army.
  • Napali Congress has emerged winner in Nepal’s constituent assembly polls.
  • Ms. Mary Barra has been appointed as the first woman head of the General Motors which is the biggest card-makers of US.
  • Pope Francis has been named the Person of the Year 2013 by prestigious Time Magazine for changing the perception of the Catholic Church within just 9-months in office.
  • Uruguay became the first nation in the world to legalize marijuana; its sale and production.
  • The 9th World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting began in Bali, Indonesia.
  • Xavier Bettel has been sworn in as the first openly gay-Prime Minister of Luxemburg.
  • As per the report revealed by the global transaction services organization SWIFT, China’s yuan became the second most-used currency in trade finance after the dollar.


Sports Updates

  • Gaganjeet Bhullar became the first Indian to win Indonesian Open Golf tile.
  • India won 12 Gold medals on the opening day of second South Asian Junior Athletics Championship 2013 in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Novak Djovic of Serbia won the ATP World Tour title 2013.
  • 14-year old Prithvi Shaw has created history with a World Record score of 546 off just 330 balls in the first round of Harris Shield elite division match.
  • Mary Ann Gomes won the International Woman Grandmaster Open chess tournament 2013 in Chennai.
  • India won the Test Series by 2-0 against West Indies. Rohit Sharma got his first ‘Player of the Series’. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar bids farewell to the cricket world at the end of the final and 200th Test Match played at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai against West Indies.
  • Radek Stepanek won Davis Cup for Czech Republic after defeating Dusan Lajovic of Serbia.
  • Lionel Messi received the 3rd Golden Shoe Award as the top league scorer in Europe for his 46 goals in the season of 2012-13.
  • Virat Kohli equals fastest 5000-run record by West Indies’s Vivian Rechards in the first ODI against West Indies.
  • Indian won the bid to host the FIFA under-17 World Cup in 2017.
  • Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the ICC’s People Choice Award for 2013. He is the second Indian to win such award after Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Hong Kong and Netherlands qualified for World T20.


Prize and Award Winners

  • Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Prof. C.N.R. Rao have been chosen for Bharat Ratna. Tendulkar has become the first sportsperson and the youngest recipient of the award.
  • Malala Yousafzai has been awarded 2013 United Nations Human Rights award.
  • British PM David Cameron has been presented with The Sikh Award 2013 citation for his services to Sikh community. He is the 1st serving UK Prime Minister to visit the Golden Temple.
  • Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has been honoured with the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013.
  • East Timor’s first feature film, ‘Beatriz’s War’ won the Golden Peacock award for the 2013 best film in the 44th International Film Festival of India.
  • US whistle-blower, Edward Snowden has been awarded with Guardian’s Person of the Year for 2013.


Science and Technology


  • A study conducted by World Wide Web Foundation that India is the 56th position in internet freedom.
  • US space agency, NASA, launched its unmanned mission named as Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) to study the Red Planet’s atmosphere for clues as to why Earth’s neighbor lost its warmth and water over time.
  • A computer in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, has been declared as the 44th fastest machine in the world. It is capable of 719 trillion calculations per second.
  • Researchers have identified the coldest place on Earth which is a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hallows can dip below minus 133.6 degree Fehrenheit on a clear winter night.
  • China has launched its first moon rover mission, Jade Rabbit, which is the 3rd in the world after those of USA and the former Soviet Union.


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