Current Affairs Updates: 6th January 2014


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Justice B.S. Chauhan will be the newly appointed Chairman of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. Justice Chauhan is a Judge of the Supreme Court who will soon take up pending applications. Since April 2012, the tribunal has been without Chairman after Justice N.P. Singh resigned due to health issues.
Bhutan King and Queen Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Wangchuck respectively visited New Delhi on five-day visit to India. The Bhutan King will meet the President Pranab Mukherjee, the Vice President Hamid Ansari and the Prime Minister Dr manmohan Sigh besides the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the External Affairs Minister Salman Khursheed during the visit. The Bhutanese royal couple visit will help further deepen and develop the close bilateral ties between the two countries.
While tightening their belt, all the parties are geared up for elections as the Election Commission is all set to hold Lok Sabha elections which will start from mid-April and will spread over at least five phases till early May. By the end of February or early March, the much-awaited announcement for the polls is likely to be made for which work has already commenced. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Sikkim will go to polls to elect their new Assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls.

Uday Kiran, a Telugu film actor has allegedly commited suicide at his flat in Hyderabad. The Tollywood actor who was one the youngest winners of the Filmfare best actor award hanged himself at the gym in his house on Sunday. 33-year-old actor earned the title of “Hat-trick Hero” after giving three hits in Tolllywood with Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve films. His friends and wife say that he was going through depression as he was not getting so much film offers.

American Tennis player Serena Williams has secured title in the Brisbane International tennis tournament after she defeated the ruling Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka. Williams while carrying her momentum from 2013 into the new season has smashed No. 2-ranked Azarenka 6-4, 7-5 to defend her title and is all set for the Australian Open. She also defeated 4-time major winner Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the semi-finals of during the Brisbane International tennis tournament held in Brisbane. Meanwhile Venus Williams was defeated by Ana Ivanovic at the final in Auckland, New Zealand. It’s also expected that the Williams sisters’ will win a WTA title for the first time in 15 years.
Young shuttler Aditya Joshi is world No.1 junior shuttler. Joshi who belongs to Madhya Pradesh has become the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked top in the world. 17 year old Aditya has recently got the number 1 slot in the recent rankings of the World Badminton Federation (WBF). He started playing badminton in 2001 at the age of 5.
Under 19 Asia Cup title was won by India. Indian skipper Vijay Zol (100) and Sanju Samson (100) scored centuries and defeated rival Pakistan to clinch the Under-19 Asia Cup title in Sharjah. Medium pacer Zia-ul-Haq got the first step forward for Pakistan while leg-spinner Karamat Ali sent away Bains to reduce India to 85 for two.
Australia defeated England and defended Ashes series with sweep of 5-0 in the long history of Ashes series held in Australia. The host Australia made thumping 281 run victory by smashing England in the final Test in Sydney.
India has secured second Spot in ICC Test ranking while Australia stood at third in the latest ICC Test rankings after crushing England 5-0 in the recent held Ashes series. South Africa is still retaining its top position with 133 ratings points. England is now in the fourth place and has conceded nine rating points.