Current Affairs : 08 Sep 2013 to 28 Aug 2013 - Summary

Current Affairs 08 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • Tokyo wins the race to host the 2020 Olympics beating Istanbul by 60 votes to 36. The third contender Madrid had earlier been eliminated in a first-round ballot itself.  
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  • Tony Abbott to be new PM of Australia. His Liberal-National coalition wins 88 seats to ex-PM Kevin Rudd's Labor Party 57 in the 150-seat parliament.
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  • G-20 Summit held in St. Petersburg, Russia, overshadowed by the issue of International response to alleged Chemical attacks in Syria. - read more cat
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  • Cambodia's election commission declares ruling party 'Cambodian People's Party' (CPP) as the winners of the country's disputed July election. CPP, in power for 28 years, won 68 National Assembly seats to opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) 55.   - read more cat
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  • Wrestling back into the Olympic Games for the 2020 and 2024, voting out baseball, softball and squash.  
    It is seen as a result of sweeping reforms Wrestling underwent since being provisionally dropped in February 2013.
     
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  • India-born Mamnoon Hussain to take over as Pakistan president as Zardari completes term. Zardari is the first elected President to complete his tenure and to be replaced by an elected individual.   - read more cat
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  • Maldives Presidential election moves into second round as none gets complete majority of votes.   Former President Mohamed Nasheed (45.45 per cent) and Yaameen Abdulla (25.35 per cent), half-brother to ex-President Maumoon Gayoom, to battle it out.

    A run-off (second round) has been necessitated because no candidate has managed to get the constitutionally-mandated 50 per cent plus-one vote for a first round victory.

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  • Romesh Bhandari, former Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Goa, dies at 85.

    He had also served as Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi.

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Current Affairs 06 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

Current Affairs 05 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

Current Affairs 04 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • President gives National Awards to 336 teachers of outstanding merit on Teachers Day.

    - Celebrated on the birthday of the 2nd President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, an eminent scholar.

    - Introduced in 1958, the scheme of National Award to teachers has the objective of enhancing the prestige of teachers and giving public recognition to teachers of outstanding merit.

    - Each award constitutes a certificate of merit, a silver medal and a cash prize of Rs. 25000/-.

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  • Indian Railways to install a new fuel saving device called Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) in Diesel Locomotives; to save more than 20 lakh per locomotive annually besides less emission of CO2, CO and other pollutants.

    - APU contains a small diesel engine (25HP) coupled to a compressor and alternator for battery charging

    - now main engine (25lt diesel/hr) would shut down if train is idle for more than 10 min (waiting for path or for giving precedence to other trains). Instead APU (3lt/hr) will meet the requirement to provide compressed air for train brake which is supplied by compressor driven by engine and to charge the locomotive battery.

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  • Deepak Sandhu appointed first woman Chief Information Commissioner of India. - read more cat
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  • Lok Sabha Passes Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011 with amendments. - read more cat
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  • Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) constitutes District-level Advisory Committee to monitor Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP).
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  • Fertilizer Corporation of India Ltd. (FCIL) signs MoU with Coal India Ltd. (CIL), GAIL and Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd. (RCF) for revival of Talcher Urea Plant in Odisha.
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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) approves $6.7 b loan package for Pakistan to help revive its ailing economy by averting balance of payments crisis.
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  • RBI relaxes External Commercial Borrowing (ECB) norms- private companies can now use them for general corporate purposes also.
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Current Affairs 03 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

Current Affairs 02 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • PM inaugurates "Gandhi Heritage Portal" - a web based archive of Gandhiji's life, work  and messages. - read more cat
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  • President inaugurates "11th Asian Pacific Postal Union Congress" (APPU) in New Delhi.

    - Postal leaders and stakeholders of Asian Pacific Postal Union’s 32 member countries and observers from 15 countries will meet

    - to deliberate on the regional postal sector’s future for the next 4 years

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  • Another (Boeing) C-17 Globemaster III aircraft inducted in to Indian Air Force providing strategic boost to "Airlift Capability" of IAF. - read more cat
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  • ‘Hyderabad Hotshots’ wins the inaugural edition of "Indian Badminon League (IBL)" by defeating "Awadh Warriors" in the finals played in Mumbai.

    - 6 teams in IBL were : Banga Beats, Hyderabad Hotshots, Delhi Smashers, Mumbai Masters, Pune Pistons and Awadh Warriors.

    - Saina Nehwal adjudged "Player of the Tournament".

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  • India to host 33rd Asian & Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators (APCCA), 2013 in New Delhi.

     

     

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