Current Affairs : 29 Sep 2013 to 19 Sep 2013 - Summary

Current Affairs 29 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

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Current Affairs 28 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

Current Affairs 27 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

Current Affairs 26 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award 2013 given away to following eight scientists; SC Raghavan (Biological Science), Yamuna Krishnan (Chemcial Sciences), Bikramjit Basu & Suman Chakraborty (Engineering Sciences), Eknath Ghate (Mathematical Sciences), Pushkar Sharma (Medical Sciences) and Amol Dighe & Vijay Balakrishna (Physical Sciences). - read more cat
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  • Ministry of Power initiates process to grant Complete Independence and Autonomy to POSOCO (Power System Operation Corporation Limited). 

    POSOCO was formed in March 2010 to handle the power management functions of state-run Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL).

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  • Right Livelihood Award 2013 the so-called 'Alternative Nobel Prize' to be conferred on 4 activists from four different continents. The Winners are: Paul Walker (US), Raji Sourani (Palestine), Denis Mukwege (DR Congo) and Hans Herren from Switzerland. - read more cat
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  • Bangladesh to bring Nobel Peace Prize winning 'Grameen Bank' under the central bank's jurisdiction.
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  • Snooker player Stephen Lee banned for 12 years on match-fixing charges by World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA).
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  • India's most powerful engine of 5500 HP rolls out from Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi. Its considered to be world largest locomotive to be used on a 22-axle load.
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Current Affairs 25 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

Current Affairs 24 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • Cabinet clears ordinance to protect convicted legislators from automatic disqualification. It will allow them to keep their seats if higher court admit their appeal and stay the sentence within 90 days of the conviction. Though they will lose salary and voting rights until the final verdict is reached.
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  • Over 200 feared dead in a massive earthquake epicentered in Balocistan province of Pakistan; death toll set to rise
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  • Indian environmentalist Bunker Roy and Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai recieve Clinton Global Citizens Award 2013. Bunker Roy is a globally renowned environmentalist and founder of Barefoot college.
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  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for UN General Assembly meet in New York; to meet with Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines 
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  • Justice Vangala Eswaraiah Appointed as the Chairperson of National Commission for Backward Classes; NCBC is a five-member statutory body set up under National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.  
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  • Indian Coffee Board Chairman Jawaid Akhtar promoted as Chairperson of International Coffee Council.
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  • Aamir Khan to be awarded for Satyamev Jayate by America Abroad Media.
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Current Affairs 23 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • Blackberry to be sold in $4.7 billion to a consortium led by Canadian firm Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.

    Indian origin and Hyderabad-born Prem Watsa, often called Canada's Warren Buffett,  is the founder, chairman, and chief executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.

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  • Supreme Court: Aadhaar (UIDAI) not mandatory to avail of government benefits; Don't issue to illegal migrants
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  • Sanjeev Chadha takes over as Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo for the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region.    

    He, earlier president of PepsiCo - Middle East and Africa, succeeds recently demised Saad Abdul Latif.

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  • Government launches two new schemes for minorities namely “Seekho aur Kamao” and “Jiyo Parsi”. First to improve employability through skill development; second to contain population decline of Parsis in India.
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  • RBI to form a 13-member committee, including former Citibank CEO Vikram Pandit and Axis Bank chief Shikha Sharma, to frame a "clear and detailed" vision for financial inclusion across the country.
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  • BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) & IICA (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs) collaborate to come up with nation's first CSR Index; Seeks to improve corporate awareness and participation in Corporate Social Responsibility.
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Current Affairs 22 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

Current Affairs 20 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • India earns maiden world cup berth by finishing sixth in men's freestyle wrestling with two medals at the World Wrestling Championships in Budapest, Hungary.   - read more cat
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  • RBI, to ward off rising inflation, increases the policy repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 7.50 percent.
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  • The Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) appoints Ravindra Pisharody (Executive Director at Tata Motors) as Chairman and M Venkatesh (HT Media) as Deputy Chairman for 2013-14.  

    It certifies and audits the circulations of major publications, including newspapers and magazines in India.

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  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) clears HPCL's refinery-cum-petrochemical project worth Rs 37,229 crore at Barmer, Rajasthan.  
    Stake: HPCL-74 per cent, Rajasthan Government-26 per cent
     
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  • Former BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) secretary Jaywant Yashwant Lele dies of heart attack at 75.
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Current Affairs 19 Sep 2013 Sep 2013



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