Page-2 of Current Affairs - November, 2012

200 nations meeting in Doha for talks on global warming

Around 200 nations are meeting in Qatar capital Doha for the annual talks over global warming. The twenty years old talks over reducing greenhouse gas emissions have not yet fulfilled their main purpose. The negotiators at Doha will focus on extending the Kyoto Protocol which was adopted in 1997, and is set to expire this ..

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8th meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism held in New Delhi

The 8th meeting of the India-UK Joint Working Group (JWG) on counter terrorism was held in New Delhi. Both India and UK shared their respective threat assessments and informed each other of the measures taken by their governments in order to fortify counter terrorism policies and structures. Both sides also discussed the follow up on ..

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Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Hamas Claims Victory

After 8 days of a bloody conflict, cease fire returned to Gaza. This was brought about by negotiated Egypt along with USA. This was the worst cross-border fighting in four years b/w Hamas and the Israel. Hamas, the Palestinian militant group formally claimed victory. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh thanked Egypt, in particular its game-changing President, ..

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States free to keep Chief Ministers out of Lokayukta: RS Select Committee

The Select Committee’s report on the Lokpal and Lokayukta Bill, 2011 was tabled in Rajya Sabha recently. The report: Makes it compulsory for States to enact a Lokayukta law within a year of the notification of the Central Act. Gives states the freedom to decide the contours of their legislation. Enables the States to use ..

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OVL to buy ConocoPhillips' 8.4% stake in Kashagan field

ONGC Videsh Ltd. (OVL) has finalized agreements for the acquisition of 8.40% Participating Interest (PI) of ConocoPhillips in the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (NCSPSA), which included the Kashagan field in Kazakhstan. Kashagan Field is an offshore oil field located in the northern part of the Caspian Sea close to the city of Atyrau ..

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ISRO planning for a six-tonne ‘K’ band satellite

ISRO is planning to build/import six-tonne ‘K’band satellite. Objective: The K band will allow higher and faster data transmission on the Internet by at least 2-3 times what ISRO satellites offer at present It will suit VSAT operators who support this traffic. K band transponder can accommodate far more users more efficiently than ISRO’s older ..

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