Current Affairs, News & Facts of 13 Jan 2014

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  • Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel, passes away aged 85.     - read more cat
  • Inaugural Sunil Gangopadhayay Memorial Award for excellence in Bengali Literature goes to poets Nirendranth Chakravarthi (for 2012) and Sankha Ghosh (for 2013).  
    • The award was instituted by a cultural organization 'The Bengal' in 2012 in a tribute to its deceased president Sunil Gangopadhyay.
  • Sanil Shetty and Ankita Das clinched their maiden men's and women's singles titles respectively at the 75th Senior National Table Tennis Championships held at Patna.
  • 'World's most admired people poll' by YouGov for The Times : 1) Bill Gates 2) Barack Obama 3) Vladimir Putin. 7 Indians overall in a list of 30 people with 4 in top 10.

    Indians Iin The List : 5th) Sachin Tendulkar 7th) Narendra Modi 9th) Amitabh Bachchan 10th) Abdul Kalam 4th) Anna Hazare 18th) Arvind Kejriwal 30th) Ratan Tata.

    Survey done in 13 countries, including India, on over 14,000 people

  • The 3-day International Kite Festival (IKF) 2014 kicks off at the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.  
    • The festival, that attracts people from across the globe, provides a major opportunity to boost tourism.
    • The kite market today has crossed Rs.500 crore and is a source of livelihood for poorest of the poor.

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