Current Affairs, News & Facts of 14 Nov 2014

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  • India pulls ahead of China as the largest gold consumer in the world.  
    • Indian bought 225.1 tonnes of gold jewellery, coins and bars in the third quarter of fiscal year as compared to 182.7 tonnes of China.
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  • Rohit Sharma becomes the highest scorer in an ODI inning with a mammoth score of 264 against Sri Lanka.  
    • He now is the only cricketer to smash two double centuries in ODIs - the previous being 209 against Australia at Bangalore in November 2013.
    • Other double centurion in ODI: Sachin Tendulkar (200) and Virender Sehwag (219)
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  • Grant of Indian citizenship to minority community nationals of Pakistan and Afghanistan is made easy.  
    • Everyone who entered India prior to December 31, 2009, can now apply for Indian Citizenship offline as well.
    • Earlier only online applications with passports was needed to apply for this.
    • Moreover, the children of these parents - born in any of the two country and without passport - can also apply for the grant of Indian Citizenship after regularization of their stay in India. 
    • These children will have to register with the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) of the concerned district for the regularization. 
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  • India-China joint training exercise 'Hand in Hand 2014' to begin at Pune from November 16.    
    • Its the 4th edition of this joint training exercise between the two giants and second in India after 2nd edition at Belgaum in 2008.
    • China has hosted the inaugural drill in 2007 and 3rd one in 2013. 
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  • Maharashtra plans to launch a Rs 4,000 crore satellite imaging project to map all land in the state.   
    • The entire state land data will be computerised and available online.
    • It will also curb corruption at lower level where bribes have to be paid for getting the documents.
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  • International Cricket Council appoints five cricketers as its ambassadors for the 'World Cup 2015' to be held in Australia and New Zealand.  

    These are: Virat Kohli, Kumar Sangakkara, Shane Watson, Mitchell Johnson and Brendon McCullum.

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