Current Affairs, News & Facts of 06 Nov 2013

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  • India has the 6th largest number of billionaires (103) in the World preceded by US, China, Germany, U.K. and Russia respectively as per the World Billionaire Census 2013. Mumbai is the only Indian city in the top 5 billionaire cities list topped by New York. The survey is conducted by the Wealth-X and Swiss global financial services company UBS.
  • Nirupama Rao, Indian envoy to the US, bid farewell to her career of diplomacy. She, in her four-decade long career as a diplomat, served as 'India's Foreign Secretary', 'External Affairs Ministry's spokesperson' and envoy to important countries like China and Sri Lanka. Ms Rao will be succeeded by India's current ambassador to China S Jaishankar.
  • Eminent food writer and chef 'Tarla Dalal' passes away aged 77. She, a Padma Shri awardee in 2007, authored more than 100 cook books in her career.
  • Indian Railways first ever Dual Cab 4500 HP Freight Diesel locomotiveVijay’ flagged off from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi. - read more cat
  • Two National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI) scientists win top awards. Senthil Kumar wins the IGU Krishnan Gold Medal 2013 for his significant contributions in the emerging field planetary geology while N. Satyavani wins the K.R. Gupta Memorial Gold medal 2013 by the Geological Society of India for her work on seismic exploration and gas hydrates.  
  • Jammu and Kashmir Bank extends the tenure of Mushtaq Ahmad as its Chairman and CEO for another 3 years.
  • Assamese music director Sher Choudhury dies aged 69. He, a very prolific music composer, had bagged the best music director’s award at the 37th National Film Festival in 1990 for the film 'Wosobipo'.  
  • Kannada film director and screenplay writer D Rajendra Babu dies at 62.

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