Current Affairs of 6 November

Faizabad will be renamed as Ayodhya - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that Faizabad district will be renamed as Ayodhya. He also said Ayodhya will get a new airport and a medical college. “A medical college will be established in Ayodhya, I want it to be named after King Dasharatha. We will also construct an airport here named after Lord Ram,” CM Yogi said.

Nuclear Triad - India announced the completion of its survivable nuclear triad by adding maritime strike capability to land and air-based delivery platforms for nuclear weapons.  This means that Arihant is now prowling the deep seas carrying ballistic missiles equipped with nuclear warheads. India has become the sixth country — after US, Russia, UK, France and China — to have a fully operational nuclear triad. Now India can hide its ballistic missiles at sea for a long period of time and hit back at the enemy from sea, if its land and air-based delivery systems have been neutralised by the enemy in a nuclear strike.

World Record in Ayodhya - A new world record was set in the holy city of Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali with over three lakh ‘diyas’ or earthen lamps lit up simultaneously on the banks of the Saryu river. Guinness World Records, made the announcement that the record was created at the Deepotsav event on the ghats.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium - The newly-built Ekana International Stadium of Lucknow was renamed after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The stadium will now be known as 'Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Cricket Stadium'.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma - Rohit Sharma achieved twin milestones, first by surpassing regular captain Virat Kohli to become India’s highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals, followed by the most number of centuries - 4 – T20 format. He surpassed Kohli’s India record of 2101 runs in 58 innings. Rohit now has 2203 runs to jump to the second spot in the all-time list led by New Zealander Martin Guptill (2271).

India Exempted From US Sanction - India is one of eight countries to receive temporary exemptions from U.S. sanctions on Iran that came into effect, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said. The U.S. will be granting these exemptions to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.”

India and South Korea signed - India and South Korea signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in field of Tourism and sports during the visit of Kim Jung-sook, the First Lady of the Republic of Korea, to India. First Lady Kim was the Chief Guest at the Deepotsav event organised by Uttar Pradesh and at the ceremony of the new Memorial of Queen Suriratna (Heo Hwang-ok) in Ayodhya.

India’s Trade Deficit with China - India voiced its concern to China over the large trade deficit with it which has climbed to over USD 51 billion, and underlined the need to boost bilateral trade in IT services, agriculture products, pharmaceuticals and tourism sectors in which it has proven strength and global presence but miniscule presence. 

Border Area Development Programme (BADP) - The Union Ministry of Home Affairs released Rs 113.36 crore to 6 Border States under the Border Area Development Programme (BADP) to improve the condition of people living in these isolated locations. These 6 Border States are Assam, Nagaland, Sikkim, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Now, the BADP covers 111 border districts in 17 states to meet special development needs of border population.

Data Breach in Pakistan - In a shocking disclosure, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) revealed that customers’ data from almost all major Pakistani banks was stolen in a recent security breach. The disclosure comes days after around 10 banks blocked all international transactions on their cards, following concerns raised about a breach of credit and debit card data.

Gaddam Dharmendra
Gaddam Dharmendra - Senior diplomat Gaddam Dharmendra has been appointed India's Ambassador to Iran.