Major News and Events of 11 November 2013
What Happened on 11 November 2013
4 may be dead in BCCL mine accident, 171 rescued
Trade deficit stands $10.55 billion in October
MOM faces minor problem
Heena Sidhu, first Indian shooter to win a gold at the World Cup finals
Dhoom 3 song dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar
The first phase elections polling in the Chhattisgarh assembly came to an end today. It was an eventful day which saw 50% voters’ turnout though the Maoists had boycotted the process. Bombing occurred at Kanker, there was a tussle between the workers of BJP and the Congress in Jagdalpur, and firing also took place in Dantewada. 30-35% voters cast their vote by 1 pm. The fate of as many as 143 candidates was decided by about 2.9 million voters. Bastar with an area of 40000 sq km has 12 assembly constituencies and there were six in Rajnandgaon. The area combining these two districts is rich in mineral and Maoists infested so it is termed the red zone. There was tight security for this reason. 4142 polling booths were established out of which 1,311 were in hypersensitive zone and 1,517 in sensitive areas.
An accident in Bharat Coking Coal Limited 's Basantimata colliery in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district led to death of one person and three were suspected to be dead as well. The mine caved in. 171 workers were rescued from the spot and body of one of the miners could be retrieved. The three others who are trapped inside may be dead this was conveyed by chairman and managing director of BCCL,Tapas Kumar Lahiry. Two of the persons trapped inside are of officer level. The roof at the Basantimata colliery caved in at 11am. This colliery is at Nirsa in Dhanbad district, which is at a distance of 240 km from Ranchi. 100 people are involved in the rescue operation. This colliery supplies 50% of the coking coal.
India's trade deficit has widened and now it stands at $10.55 billion in October. It was $6.7 billion in September which lowest in 2.5 years and the increase is being attributed to the widespread buying in the festive season of gold and silver. Gold imports value increased to $1.37 billion in October to $800 million it was in September. Government had adopted a series of measures which included steep hike in duties to curtail gold and silver imports. Merchandise exports value in October stood at $27.27 billion in comparison to $24.03 billion in the same month last fiscal so there was a growth of 13.47% in an year. Imports value stood at $37.82 billion that is there was a growth of 14.50% to compared to $44.24 billion in the same month last year.
Science and Technology
Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) had to face a minor problem when on Monday morning the spacecraft's orbit could not increased to the level which was determined. During the 4th orbit-raising operations the liquid fuel flow to the engine was hindered. This led to reduced incremental velocity and the Mars Orbiter could not reach the estimated apogee (farthest point from earth) that is from 71,636 km to 100,000 km and could reach 78,276 km. Now another orbit-raising operation will be done on Tuesday morning at 5 a.m. so that it reached the apogee of around 100,000 km. The spacecraft was given an incremental velocity of 35 m per second instead 130 m per second as planned.
Heena Sidhu, the dentist from Patiala overpowered the top shooters and grabbed the top honors in the World Cup finals in Munich. The shooters whom she edged past included Olena Kostevych from Ukraine who had got bronze medal in London Olympic. She was third in the qualifying round but soared to a record score in the final that of 203.8 points and thus grabbed the gold comfortably. Zorana Arunovic from Serbia was trailing 5.2 points behind while Bulgaria's Viktoria Chaika came at third position. The World Cup finals has participation from top 10 shooters in the world. Heena is now the first Indian pistol shooter to get a gold at the World Cup finals. In fact earlier she was the first Indian pistol shooter to get a silver at Beijing in the World Cup in 2009. There were many things which happened with her entry in the World Cup finals. She got a chance to be in the event though she was ranked 11th when one of the shooter decided not to participate. She could not acquire the Schengen visa for Germany but could attend as her old visa was valid till the date of the competition that is on November 9.
Aamir Khan and Sachin Tendulkar have known each other since 1990 when Sachin gave the muhurat shot for the movie Andaz Apna Apna. Aamir has also said that it is unimaginable how Indian cricket will be without Sachin but as of now it is time to celebrate the cricketer’s magnificent innings and so his latest movie’s song has been dedicated to Sachin. Aamir stated that Sachin has created an impression in every form of the game and in all parts of the world so the Dhoom Machaley song has been dedicated to legendary cricketer. The song tries to convey the impact the master blaster created in his career.