Current Affairs, News & Facts of 13 Aug 2014

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  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley ( for 2010), Congress leader Karan Singh (2011) and JD(U) President Sharad Yadav (2012) are conferred with 'Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards' by the President Pranab Mukherjee.
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  • AIADMK leader Munisamy Thambidurai is set to be elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha.  
    • He was also the deputy speaker of the lower house for the 1985-1989 period.
    • He has been serving as the leader of AIADMK in the Lok Sabha since 2009.
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  • No one gets 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award' this year; List of Arjuna awardees for 2013-14. - read more cat
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  • Centre tables 'The National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014' in Lok Sabha.   
    • This is the 121st constitution amendment bill presented in the Lok Sabha so far.
    • The bill seek to introduce transparency into the currently opaque process, called 'Collegium system', of appointment and transfer of judges in higher courts.
    • It will introduce a six-member body called Judicial Appointments Commission (JAC) to replace the existing Collegium system where a panel of judges is used to appoint their owns.
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  • 'Tata-Singapore Airlines' joint venture in India will be known as "Vistara".  
    • The new carrier will start operations in October, subject to approvals from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
    • Vistara will have ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ (Guest is our God) as its philosophy.
    • CEO of Tata-SIA Vistara - Phee Teik Yeoh
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  • The 3rd World Elephant Day 2014 is observed across the globe on August 12.   
    • The day is dedicated towards the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants as a whole and Asian and African elephants in particular.
    • Both the species are part of IUCN Red List of threatened species. 
    • African Elephants are in vulnerable category while Asian Elephants are considered endangered.
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