Current Affairs, News & Facts of 19 Jan 2014

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  • Egypt votes in the new constitution by 98.1 percent approval.  
    • Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the Army chief who ousted the democratically elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in last July, is said to be eyeing the presidential office.
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  • Goa is hosting the 3rd Lusofonia Games (Portuguese Commonwealth Games) from January 18 to 29.  
    • The Athletes from 12 Portuguese Commonwealth nations are participating in the event. 
    • Macau (China) and Lisbon (Portugal) had hosted the first two editions of this even in 2006 and 2009 respectively.
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  • Pakistani city Peshawar declared the nerve centre of Polio in the world for 2013 by World Health Organisation.  
    • Pakistan, with largest number of polio cases worlwide, is the sole polio-endemic country to register year-on-year growth in polio cases.
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  • Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin, the spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohra community, laid to rest.  
    • At least 18 people had died in a stampede in Mumbai when a huge crowd of mourners gathered to pay their last tribute went out of control.
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  • Taiwanese poet Yushi conferred on the Thiruvalluvar award for his contribution to Tamil language.  
    • He is the first foreigner to receive this award. 
    • It is given by the state of Tamil Nadu annually on Thiruvalluvar day (Jan 15).
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  • The Netherlands crowned champion of inaugural Hockey World League - read more cat
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  • Cyrus Mistry bags 'DSC prize for South Asian literature 2014' - read more cat
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