Current Affairs, News & Facts of 09 Dec 2013

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  • Amidst continuing protests Yingluck Shinawatra government in Thailand dissolves parliament; calls fresh elections.
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  • Ahmet Üzümcü re-appointed Director-General of OPCW for second term at the 18th Session of the Conference of State Parties.

    18th CSP (Conference of State Parties) : Hague, Netherlands (also Headquarter of the OPCW)

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  • Jordan elected to the Non Permanent member seat (10 seats) of the UN Security Council replacing Saudi Arabia which had refused the seat in protest.

    elected after getting required 2/3rd votes in 193-membe UN General Assembly.

    elected for a two-year term after Saudi Arabia rejected its seat in October 2013 in protest at the alleged UNScouncil's failure to end the war in Syria and act on other Middle East issues.

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  • Tejas, India's indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) will soon be inducted in to Air force following successful weapon release flight test i.e launch of infrared seeking air-to-air missile that hit the target with precision.

    It may get Initial Operational Clearance-II in December following which it will have to go several other tests before it gets Final Operational Clearance (FOC)

    The inducted version developed by DRDO and HAL(Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) will be LCA Mark 1 and initially 40 of them are contracted by IAF.

    The project was initially approved in 1983 only but saw many challenges leading to delays and cost overruns.

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  • Indian Olympic Association (IOA) finally bows to International Olympic Committee (IOC) direction to amend its constitution so as to bar corrupt officials from contesting elections to its high offices.

    amended constitution will bar those against whom charges have been framed in any Indian court

    IOA faced expulsion from membership of IOC incase of non-compliance to its "rules of good governance"

    IOC director general : Christophe De Kepperore ; IOC President Thomas Bach

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  • Home Ministry rejects the demand to implement ILP (Inner Line Permit) system in Meghalaya as it found this provision violative of article 19 (d)- right to freedom of Movement, to the Constitution.

    Inner Line Permit : Outsiders/non-natives/ non-indigenous people/ foreigners [i.e. Indians from other than that state] needs to take permission of state Government to visit a particular area/region of the state.

    Operating under Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873, at present it is applicable in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram (Manipur was under it since its merger with India in 1949, but withdrawn in Nov. 1950)

     

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  • Ex-Pakistani captain and legendary fast bowler Waqar Younis inducted into the ICC’s Hall of Fame along with and ex-Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.

    Waqar is 70th and and Gilchrist 71st male cricketer to be inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

    Waqar is 5th Pakistani and Gilchrist 19th Australian to get the honour

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