Honduras Presidential Elections: Juan Orlando Hernandez Declared Winner

Following a week of uncertainity in the Presidential elections of central American Nation Honduras, its electoral tribunal has declared conservative candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez (National Party) as the clear winner. Earlier both the main candidates Hernandez and main opposition candidate Honduras Presidential elections (The Libre Party) claimed victory.

  • Though results from only 81.5% of the polling station have come, electoral tribunal termed the 35.88% vote of Hernandez as insurmountable and thus declared winner. Castro was trailing with 29.14% of vote.
  • He will replace Porfirio Lobo as the new President of Honduras following official declaration of results.
  • A lawyer and reserve army lieutenant, he fought election with a promise to strenghten law-and-order and passing a legislation that will give military a role in patrolling some of the country’s crime-beset cities.

                                        Honduras Presidential Elections
Xiomara Castro has alleged fraud (manipulation of 19 votes in favor of Hernandez) in the elections by Supreme Electoral Tribunal and has called for massive protests. She is the wife of ex-president Manuel Zelaya who was ousted from the post in 2009 coup and would have become Honduras Presidential Elections first ever Female President if won.

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E-GOVERNMENT: POTENTIAL AND CHALLENGES

INTRODUCTION

E-Government (also known as electronic government, online government and digital government) is one of the most significant developments of recent times in terms of transforming the delivery of public services to citizens and other stakeholders.

WHAT IS E-GOVERNMENT ?         POTENTIAL AND CHALLENGES                                                                 

According to World Bank, “E-Government” refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government.

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12th Plan To Be Crucible For Solving Water Woes

PPP in irrigation projects, user charges, new law necessary to mitigate impending crisis

At a time when experts are warning that increasing water scarcity in the country is posing a major threat to economic growth and political stability, the 12th five-year plan, which is likely to be cleared by full planning commission on Saturday, will give special thrust to deal with the issue.

12th Plan To Be Crucible For Solving Water Woes

Among the proposal being worked on is levy of user charges for water and private sector participation is irrigation projects. Other measures include improving data collection, establishing national monitoring authority, encouraging dry land farming, drip irrigation and new legal framework for water, particularly on the use of ground water resources.

The 12th Plan will also evolve a strategy on recharging overexploited aquifers and strengthening sewage system, particularly in semi-urban and rural areas.

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Constitution Day 2013 Would Be Celebrated At Tuesday, on 26th of November

Constitution Day in India

Constitution Day in India is celebrated every year on 26th of November as the constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th of November in the year 1949 and came into force on 26th of January in 1950. Dr. Ambedkar is the Father of Constitution of India. After the independence of India Dr. Ambedkar was invited by the Congress government to serve as a first law minister of the India. He was appointed as the Constitution Drafting Committee’s Chairman on 29th of August. He was the chief architect of the Indian constitution and known for the strong and united India.

Constitution Day 2013

Indian constitution was first described by the Granville Austin to achieve the social revolution. The ever lasting contribution of the Babasaheb Ambedkar towards the Indian constitution day 2013 helps a lot to all the citizens of India. The constitution of Indian was adopted to constitute the country as an independent, communist, secular, autonomous and republic to secure the Indian citizens by the justice, equality, liberty and union.

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International Day For Elimination of Violence Against Women observed on 25 November

International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on 25 November 2013 across the world to raise awareness about violence against women.

The theme for the year 2013 is: ‘Unite to End Violence against Women’

International Day for Elimination

This year, the UNITE Campaign is extending Orange Day to 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, starting from 25 November, International Day to End Violence Against Women, through 10 December, Human Rights Day.

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Magnus Carlsen of Norway Won FIDE World Chess Championship 2013

Magnus Carlsen of Norway won the FIDE World Chess Championship 2013 at Chennai on 22 November 2013.

Magnus Carlsen defeated the previous world champion Viswanathan Anand of India by 6.5-3.5 in the match that was held from 7th November in Chennai, India.

Magnus Carlsen of Norway

The last 10th game (out of 12 possible) finished in a draw after 65 moves of play and Carlsen accumulated the necessary 6.5 points to claim the title. The victory was worth 8.4 crore Rupees for Magnus Carlsen. Anand settled for 5.6 crore Rupees. The match was sponsored by the Tamil Nadu state and organized by FIDE and AICF.

The Magnus Calsen’s victory was also the end of Anand’s six-year reign as the World champion. It was Anand’s first loss in a world title match since 2007. Magnus Carlsen, who became the youngest world No. 1 at 19, also holds the record of being the strongest rated player in chess history with a published rating of 2872, on 1 February 2013.

About 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship

The 2013 FIDE World Chess Championship match which took place from 7 to 22 November in Chennai, India. It is a match for the highest crown in chess between the Defending Champion Viswanathan Anand (India) and the Challenger Magnus Carlsen (Norway).

Virat Kohli Became Fastest Batsman to Score 5000 Runs in ODIs

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in one-day internationals when he scored 86 against the West Indies in the first ODI in Kochi on 21 November 2013.

Virat Kohli achieved the feat in just 120 matches and 114 innings. He has so far scored 5005 runs, which included 17 centuries and 27 fifties in his short career.
Virat Kohli became Fastest Batsman to Score 5000 Runs in ODIs
In terms of innings, Virat Kohli has equalled the record of Sir Viv Richards of West Indies, Virat Kohli Fastest Batsman who also achieved the feat in 114 innings way back in 1987 but it was Viv’s 126th match.

Before Kohli, former captain Sourav Ganguly was the fastest to achieve the feat among Indian batsmen in 131 matches and 126 innings. From India, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (135 innings), Gautam Gambhir (135 innings) and Sachin Tendulkar (138 innings) are the next fastest batsmen to reach the 5000 runs in ODIs.

Batsman

Opposition

Match Date

Matches

Innings

Virat Kohli (India)

West Indies

21 Nov 2013

120

114

Viv Richards (WI)

England

30 Jan 1987

126

114

Brian Lara (WI)

South Africa

3 Nov 1997

120

118

Gordon Greenidge (WI)

Pakistan

13 Nov 1990

122

121

AB de Villiers (SA)

England

28 Aug 2012

129

124

Sourav Ganguly (India)

Pakistan

25 Jan 2000

131

126