Page-5 of November 2012 Current Affairs, GK & News

Jet Airways may get approval to join Star Alliance

Jet Airways may get nod from Civil Aviation to join the Star Alliance with state-owned Air India. What is Star Alliance? Star Alliance is the world’s first and largest global airline alliance, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 1997 by five founding airlines, Air Canada, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, ..

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Vietnam does tit for tat by issuing stapled visas to Chinese passport holders

Vietnam paid back in same terms what China did to Vietnam. The country issued stapled visas with for Chinese for passport holders on separate paper, to counter China’s map on its new e-passports showing disputed areas as part of its territory. Previously, China had issued passports with maps displaying islands in the South China Sea ..

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Hind Copper disinvestment rescued by LIC and PSU banks

In the direction of achieving Rs 30,000 crore target for fiscal 2012-13 by disinvesting PSUs, the government of India managed to yield Rs 800 crore by selling shares of Hindustan Copper. The sail was mainly on support from the Life Insurance Corporation and public sector banks. The offer for sale (OFS) saw lukewarm response from ..

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‘EKUVERIN 2012’: India, Maldives joint military training exercises

Indian Army and the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) held joint military training exercise named EKUVERIN 2012 in Belgaum, Karnataka.

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RINL's navratna status extended by one year

The Union Government extended ‘navaratna’ status to Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (Visakhapatnam Steel Plant) till November 2013. The government took into account the company’s performance, investment of huge amounts in expansion and plant modernisation and completion of all formalities for an IPO.

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