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    1st November, 2013


    UN Special envoy on Syria, LakhdarBrahimi has said that the proposed Geneva II peace conference to find a comprehensive political solution to the crisis in Syria cant be held without the participation of the Syrian opposition.


    Chief AvinashChander told Yonhap News Agency of South Korea that India has the potential to make its presence felt in the coming years in the global defence market. DRDO along

    with its production partners is presently displaying indigenously-developed weapons systems, platforms and equipment at the International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition in



    Sri Lankan President MahindaRajapaksa today


    The Abu Dhabi International Film Festival has come to a close on a high note with the

    celebrations of 100 years of Indian Cinema and the best actress award for TilottamaShome in the New Horizons Film Category.


    ISROs work-horse launch vehicle PSLV C25, carrying Indias first inter-planetary satellite Mars Orbiter Mission, is scheduled to lift on 3rd Nov. If India succeeds in the mission, it will be the fourth in the world to do so, after the US, Russia and Europe.

    Legendary Pakistani folk singer Reshma passed away in Lahore

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    The Bangladesh Election Commission said that it will start implementing the High Court ban on Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamic party in in the country.

    Germany and the United States plan to ink a no-spy agreement next year to

    prohibit the bilateral spying of citizens and governments as a consequence of the U.S. spying scandal.

    4th November, 2013

    In Egypt, elaborate security arrangements have been made by the Interior ministry to prevent any untoward incident following the call by Islamist alliance to protest against the trial of ousted President Mohamed Mursi


    The American Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Saudi Arabia King= Abdullah

    5th November, 2013

    The 12th edition of PravasiBhartiya Divas will be held in New Delhi from the 7th to 9th of January 2014. The theme of this convention is -- engaging diaspora -

    connecting across generations-- with a special focus on the younger generation.

    Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi

    The National Human Right Commission has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh and the district magistrate of Muzaffarnagar to submit a report on the

    fresh violence in the district. NHRC Chairman Justice KG Balakrishnan

    6th November, 2013

    First ever India-Bangladesh joint retreat ceremony begins at Petrapole-Benapole border in West Bengal.

    Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath

    US Secretary of State, John Kerry will try to revive peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians today, on the latest stage of his visit to the Middle-East. He will meet

    the Israeli Prime Minister

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    Benyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem before travelling to Bethlehem for discussions with the Palestinian president Mehmood Abbas.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

    7th November, 2013

    India and US undertake joint Naval exercise, 'Malabar 2013', in Bay of Bengal.

    ISROs PSLV C 25 successfully injected the 1,350-kg Mars orbiter Mangalyaan into Earth's orbit some 44 minutes after its launch from Sriharikota.


    Kuwait Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah


    The officials from six major world powers known as P5+1, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany will begin a fresh round of talks with Iran over its

    controversial nuclear program in Geneva


    Tajikistan's President ImomaliRakhmon has won another seven-year term in office.


    Authorities in the Philippines are bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Haiyan, which is

    expected to strike central parts of the country


    Sachin Tendulkar, who is playing his penultimate test, was out at the score of 10. Spinner Shane Shillingford claimed the wicket of Sachin, taking the perfect revenge,

    as the Master Blaster, in his first over yesterday, sent Shillingford packing leg before.


    Russia today launched a rocket carrying Russian, Japanese and US astronauts and an Olympic torch for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi from its Baikonurcosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 8th November, 2013

    Super Typhoon Haiyan batters central Philippines;

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    The indigenous Agni-1 missile was test fired from Wheeler island off the Odisha coast

    Government plans to achieve around 55 thousand Megawatts power generation


    Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the world's strongest storms on record, has battered the central Philippines with winds gusting up to 300 kilometres an hour.

    9th November, 2013


    The much-awaited World Championship Chess match begins at Chennai as a stern test awaits the Indian chess wizard ViswanathanAnand in his quest for a sixth title.

    Anand, the undisputed world champion since 2007, faces a strong challenge from the 22-year-old Norwegian sensation Carlsen in one of the most awaited World Chess

    Championship matches in recent history.


    Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari

    10th November, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will head the Indian delegation at the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Meeting-(CHOGM) at Colombo in Sri Lanka

    this month.

    11th November, 2013


    PrasarBharati, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) JawaharSircar said that a separate TV channel Prabha would be launched very soon specially for Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

    12th November, 2013


    12th Nov is the World Pneumonia Day.


    Garcia, Carlsen'scoachTorbjorn Hansen

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    13th November, 2013

    CBI Director Ranjeet Kumar Sinha expresses regret over his recent comments

    on betting and rape.

    PrasarBharati and Radio-Television of Slovenia, RTV-SLO, sign anMoU to strengthen cooperation in the field of broadcasting.

    14th November, 2013

    British Prime Minister David Cameron

    Commerce Minister Anand Sharma.

    The 18th International Children's Film Festival of India, ICFFI is held at in Hyderabad.

    16th November, 2013

    India's second aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, designed to boost India's maritime

    capabilities, is being inducted into the Indian Navy by Defence Minister AK Antony at a shipyard in Russia today. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and

    Defence Minister Shoigu are attending the commissioning of the Kiev Class carrier, formerly called Admiral Gorshkov.

    American defence major Boeing has delivered the second P-8I aircraft to India that is likely to boost the Indian Navy's long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-

    submarine warfare capabilities.

    The Indian Space Research Organisation, ISRO today performed the last of the five

    orbit-raising manoeuvres on its Mars Orbiter in the early hours, raising the apogee of the spacecraft to over 1.92 lakh kms. It will reach the orbit of the red planet

    by September 24, 2014 after taking on a voyage of over 10 months.

    Voting began in Maldives this morning for the final round of Presidential run-off

    election on a brisk note

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    Former President Mohamed Nasheed, who polled 47 percent of votes in the first round, is facing Abdulla Yameen, the half-brother of former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

    17th November, 2013

    Abdulla Yameen sworn in as 6th President of Maldives; India welcomes the peaceful conclusion of the presidential polls.

    First Integrated Check-post along- Agartala-Akhaura India-Bangladesh

    border inaugurated.

    Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the year.


    Veteran Bollywood actress WaheedaRehman will be conferred Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of the Year 2013 at the International Film Festival of India

    in Goa on Wednesday.

    18th November, 2013


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    20 November, 2013

    The depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies into a cyclonic storm Helen; likely to cross south coastal Andhra Pradesh.


    Jordan has officially applied for a two-year term as a non-permanent member at the UN Security Council against the seat turned down by Saudi Arabia.

    International Childrens Film Festival India, also popularly known as The Golden Elephant, closes at Hyderabad.

    22 November, 2013


    India has made a strong call to reform the UN Security Council and stressed

    that the process to expand the powerful body cannot go on infinitely and a results-based timeline is crucial to achieve a concrete outcome. India's

    Ambassador to the UN Asoke Kumar Mukherji said on the Annual Report of the UN Security Council at the General Assembly

    23 November, 2013

    Prime Minister asks security forces to be more vigilant to meet the challenges posed by terrorist groups; says security forces must tackle communal disturbance with utmost firmness.

    India successfully test fires its nuclear ca


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