General awareness 3rd November 2016| Current affairs

Pandya gets maiden call-up

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Ishant sharma returns

  • Injured openers Shikhar Dhawan and K.L. Rahul and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma have been ruled out of India’s first two Tests against England.
  • Fast bowler Ishant Sharma returned to the 15-man squad after missing the Test series against New Zealand.
  • uncapped all-rounder Hardik Pandya received a first call-up to the national side for the longer format.

Match day

Starts on 9th Nov at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Rajkot).

Govt unveils roadmap to tackle air pollution

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Emergency meeting to chalk out a roadmap to combat air pollution.

  • As various agencies termed the Capital’s air quality ‘severe’ in the aftermath of Diwali celebrations.
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government convened an emergency meeting to chalk out a roadmap to combat air pollution.

Emission-control devices

  • Chimneys
  • wet scrubbers

Maiden international title for Pratul Joshi

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Wins Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament

  • Young Indian shuttler Pratul Joshi clinched his maiden international title by notching up a hard-fought win over his brother Aditya.
  • Won the final of the $17,500 Bahrain International Challenge badminton tournament at Segayya in Bahrain

$17,500

Prize money for the winners in the tournament.

Fishermen talks end in stalemate

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Srilanka rejects phasing out period of India

  • A fresh round of talks between leaders of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen over a long-pending issue ended in a stalemate.
  • Sri Lankan fishermen rejected a demand from their Indian counterparts for a three year ‘phasing out period’ from Sri Lankan waters.

Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan President.

Parrikar visits border

UNION MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, GOVT OF INDIA ARRIVES AT LEH TECHNICAL AIRPORT FOR TWO DAYS VISIT AT LADAKH. THE RAKSHA MANTRI ACCOMPANIED BY ARMY CHIEF GEN DALBIR SINGH WAS RECEIVED BY ARMY COMMANDER NORTHERN COMMAND LT GEN DS HOODA, AOC AIR FORCE STN LEH AND CIVIL AND GOVT OFFICIAS.

Calls for high alert in J&K

  • For the first time after 12 days, J&K’s International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) witnessed a relatively calm situation.
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar asked the forces to “maintain a high state of alert”.

Abbreviations

  • IB – International Border
  • LoC – Line of Control

‘Need to balance technology, social sciences’

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India should balance between growth of technology and the social sciences

  • The new member secretary of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Virendra Malhotra believes that the country needs a balance between growth of technology and the social sciences.
  • He also said Social sciences like political science, economics and sociology are as important as physics, technology, maths or biotechnology.

ICSSR


Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Pakistan recalls six staffers from its New Delhi mission

Pakistani rangers (wearing black uniforms) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) officers lower their national flags during a daily parade at the Pakistan-India joint check-post at Wagah border, near Lahore November 3, 2014. India and Pakistan solemnly lowered their national flags at the dusk military ceremony on their main land border crossing on Monday, a day after a suicide attack killed almost 60 people on the Pakistani side. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4CMZM

Pakistan had put out the details of eight Indian diplomats in public domain

  • Days after India expelled Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar on charges of espionage, Pakistan recalled six of its staff members from its High Commission here.
  • Pakistan had put out the details of eight Indian diplomats in Islamabad in the public domain compromising their security.

List of officials left India

  • Syed Furrukh Habib
  • Khadim Hussain
  • Mudassir Cheema
  • Shahid Iqbal

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