Current Affairs Global - 7 October 2013

1. World Habitat day is observed today (7th October) across the world. The purpose of this day is creation of the global awareness regarding the State of the towns and cities and the basic human right to adequate shelter. First Monday of October every year is observed as the World Habitat Day by the United Nation. The theme of the World Habitat Day 2013 is -Urban Mobility to encourage people to shift towards more sustainable modes of transportation-.

2. James Rothman and Randy Schekman of USA and German-born Thomas Suedhof have won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine for their work on how the cell organises its transport system. The trio, who all work at US universities, were honoured for -their discoveries of machinery regulating vesicle traffic, a major transport system in our cells-.

3. CV Wigneswaran was sworn in today as the first elected Tamil Chief Minister of Northern Province, once a stronghold of rebel LTTE, weeks after his party secured a landslide victory in the historic polls held after nearly three decades. Wigneswaran, 73, took oath before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a function held at Temple Trees, the presidential house.

4. Iran has won the 17th Asia Senior Men-s Volleyball Championship as they beat South Korean team in three straight sets 25-19,25-22, 25-19 in Dubai yesterday. China came third while Japan and Australian came fourth and fifth respectively. Indian spikers finished seventh in the overall ranking.