Current Affairs, News & Facts of 05 Nov 2014

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  • A new 'World Trade Centre' building rises up at the same spot where its twin predecessors were razed to rubbles by the al-Qaida on September 11, 2001.  
    • The 1,776-foot skyscraper, designed by architect David Childs, is now called 'One World Trade Center'.
    • The height signifies the year (1776) of declaration of US' independence from Britain.
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  • BSF opts for modernization: Sand scooters to fill in for camels for border patrolling in desert of Rajasthan  
    • BSF is the only force in the country to employ camels for their operations.
    • Camels are gradually becoming expensive and unfeasible owing to various reasons like; decline in numbers, rising cost of training and maintenance etc.
    • However, there is no plan for now to phase them out completely as there are activities where they are more useful than their mechanized counterparts.
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  • India has 243 million Internet users; Mumbai tops the city list with 16.4 million followed by Delhi (12.1 million) and Kolkata (6.27 million).  
    • The study has been conducted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and IMRB.
    • Bangalore (5.99 million) and Chennai (5.58 million) rounds off the top 5.
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  • Joint Military Exercise 'Mithra Shakthi' between special forces of Indian and Sri Lankan Army kicks off near Colombo.  
    • The 3-week mock war drill will conclude on November 23, 2014.
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  • Padmini Rout wins her maiden National women’s chess title
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