Current Affairs: November 23, 2011

Don’t allow release of ‘Dam 999’, demands Karunanidhi

  • DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi demanded ban on the release of the controversial movie “Dam 999”.

WB govt gives green signal to Baichung’s football academy

  • The much-awaited academy of former Indian football skipper Baichung Bhutia got the green signal from the West Bengal Government and it will come up in Siliguri. The legendary footballer is looking forward to setting up a world class facility with three artificial turfs in Siliguri. Bhutia also owns a club United Sikkim FC.

NHAI to issue Debt Bonds to raise Rs 10,000 Cr

  • The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will soon come out with a Debt Bonds to raise Rs 10,000 crore to fund various highway projects. As and when new projects are cleared NHAI would go for more funding.

Katrina tops list of malware-prone celebrity names: Report

  • According to a report for internet security company McAfee, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif’s name has emerged on top among the most dangerous celebrity-related key words in the Indian cyber space that expose computers to malicious software.

India, UAE sign pacts on terror cooperation, prisoners

  • India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) enhanced their security cooperation by signing two agreements, including one on combating terrorism and organised crimes.

Meghalaya’s indigenous people observe Khasi Movement Day

  • Indigenous Khasi men and proclaiming the dignity and solemnity of the indigenous Khasi faith and culture, celeberated the annual “Seng Kut Snem festival” / Khasi Movement Day.

Cyrus P. Mistry, to succeed chairman Ratan Tata

  • Cyrus Mistry will be the new chairman of the Tata Group, succeeding incumbent Ratan Tata who retires next year. Cyrus is the younger son of construction tycoon Pallonji Mistry and belongs to a family which is one of the largest shareholder in the Tata Group.

How to stop stampedes: Lessons for India

  • Stampedes have been common to populous India, with most occurring during religious gatherings. New studies in ‘pedestrian dynamics’ now say that to prevent a stampede, one needs to spot the building of pressure in a dense moving crowd.

India warns of ‘dark shadow of terror’ from Pakistan

  • Reminding Islamabad of its anti-terror pledge, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai held that India is committed to carrying forward the resumed dialogue with Pakistan, but has warned of “the dark shadow of terrorism” from that country.

Sherry Rehman appointed Pakistan envoy to US

  • Former minister Sherry Rehman, known for her outspoken views, was appointed Pakistan’s ambassador to the US after Husain Haqqani quit over a secret memo that claimed President Asif Ali Zardari feared a military coup.
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