Current Affairs : 18 Sep 2013 to 09 Sep 2013 - Summary

Current Affairs 18 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • India signs pact with Latavia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income (DTAA).
  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff cancels her US visit in protest of US snooping.
  • Government, under US pressure, looking to dilute nuclear liability law holding reactor suppliers liable in the event of an accident due to defective equipment.  
  • Centre to set up India Overseas Investment Corporation (INOIC); an entity similar to sovereign wealth fund (under the finance ministry) for securing access to overseas natural resources.   

    With this India will join the exclusive club of economies such as US, Russia, China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Qatar and UAE.

  • Centre to bring in a new law to regulate all biomedical and health research in country; to ensure ethical research and compensation policy for human participants.    

    The present legislation "Drug and Cosmetics Act 1940" only regulate the clinical trials with new drugs.

  • Saji Cherian to take over as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of National Spot Exchange Limited (NSEL) from September 16, 2013. He succeeds Anjani Sinha.  
  • Psephologist Yogendra Yadav sacked from UGC; government justifies stand citing it feared politicization of the organization.
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Current Affairs 10 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • Jhumpa Lahiri's 'The Lowland' shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2013. Each of the six shortlisted writers will receive 2,500 pounds in prize money at least.
  • Germany's Thomas Bach elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) president; succeeds Jacques Rogge. - read more cat
  • No Indian university in top 200 world list, IIT Delhi tops Indian list with 222nd rank; MIT tops the table, for second consecutive year, followed by Harvard and Cambridge: QS World University Rankings
  • Railways is overall champion at 53rd Open National Athletics Championship with 282 points; Services (163 points) takes men's crown while Railways women's with 180 points.  
  • The two Koreas, in a sign of easing hostilities, set to restart jointly run Kaesong factory park.   

    The park north of the heavily armed border was the last remaining symbol of inter-Korean cooperation until Pyongyang pulled its 53,000 workers in April this year.

  • Shashi Tharoor conferred first Sree Narayana Guru Global Secular and Peace Award by Vice President Hamid Ansari.
  • Damodaran Committee constituted for Reforming the Regulatory Environment for doing Business in India, submits its Report to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. 
  • Sports Ministry Constitutes "Steering Committee to Monitor and Coordinate the Work Related to Major International SportsEvents upto Olympic Games 2020.

    - Secretary (Sports), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will Chair the committee

    - will deciding the core probables , review their performance every 3 months ( to decide who needs to be retained / dropped or added).

    - for quick decisions like arrangements of additional funds , indecision of DG and SAI and other activity necessary for preparation for major international sporting events.

  • Centre, in a big push to the power sector, to fast-track nearly 95 hydro power projects worth 40,000 MW. 

Current Affairs 09 Sep 2013 Sep 2013

  • Syria accepts Russian offer to give up chemical weapons to avert US intervention; US positive, Senate delays vote on use of force.
  • Rafael Nadal wins US Open men's singles title 2013 by defeating Novak Djokovic by 6-2, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Its his second US Open and 13th Grand Slam title overall. - read more cat
  • Forward Markets Commission, chief regulator of forwards and futures commodity markets in India, comes under Finance Ministry. It was earlier under the Department of Consumer Affairs (Ministry of Food).
  • Erna Solberg led Conservative Party and its allies of right wing coalition block wins majority seats in the Norwegian Parliamentary elections. - read more cat
  • UP institute Vishnu Sahai judicial commission to probe into Muzaffarnagar riots that so far have claimed 33 lives.  
  • TRAI, in order to draw investors, cuts minimum price for the auction of spectrum by up to 80%.
  • India fields Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh for the post of Regional Director of the WHO for South Asia Region. She is the first Indian candidate after 44 years.  
    India is hosting the 31st meeting of Ministers of Health of countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region and 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia at New Delhi from 10th-13th September, 2013.