Current Affairs : 14 Aug 2013 to 02 Aug 2013 - Summary

Current Affairs 14 Aug 2013 Aug 2013

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Current Affairs 07 Aug 2013 Aug 2013

  • The Government has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director, National Centre for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NCAP), Dr. Ramesh Chand, to examine the methodological issues in fixing Minimum Support Prices of agricultural commodities. - read more cat
  • DRDO has proposed to establish a new "Missile Test Range" at Rutland Island in Andaman & Nicobar Islands for testing of long range missiles - read more cat
  • Per capita availability of milk, fruits and vegetables in the country is 290 gram, 200 gram and 401 gram, respectively (comparable to the World average)- Agriculture Ministry. During 2011-12, the production of fruits and vegetables in India was 76.42 million tonnes and 156.33 million tonnes, respectively.
  • India to take up the development and production of a 70-100 seater range civilian aircraft (to begin with).
    • A "High Level Committee on Manufacturing" took  the decision.
    • High Level Steering Group under chairman National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council, V. Krishnamurthy, has been tasked with working out the modalities of this programme.
  • 607 Common Service Centres (CSCs) and 142 e-District Mission Mode Projects implemented in all the States till date -Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY). The statistics doenot include CSC in the Union Territory of Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu and Karnataka.
  • National Sports Development Fund has decided to support up to 50 sportspersons for customized training under ‘NSDF 50’ scheme keeping in view Olympics 2020

Current Affairs 06 Aug 2013 Aug 2013

  • Jeffrey Bezos, founder, buys "The Washington Post" in $250 mn.
  • Raghuram Rajan to succeed D Subbarao as the new RBI Governor; to take over as the 23rd Governor on September 5. - read more cat
  • As per the Provisional Estimates of CSO, Agricultural sector is estimated to grow at 1.9% in 2012-13 (at 2004-05 prices). - read more cat
  • Department of Commerce revises its target for Merchandise Exports by 2013-14 to US$325 billion (from US$ 500 b).
    • On the back drop of robust export growth and favourable global economic environment, Department of Commerce, in May 2011, had prepared a strategy for Doubling Merchandise Exports in 3 years from US$ 246 billion in 2010-11 to US$ 500 billion in 2013-14.
    • The target has now been revised due to factors such as: weak industrial growth, higher cost of credit, rupee depreciation, Euro zone sovereign debt crisis, recession in developed economies and sluggish global economic growth which have adversely impacted India’s exports.
  • Ministry of Environment & Forests constitutes committee under the chairpersonship of Dr. Saroj, Director, MoEF to enquire into the allegations of illegal sand mining in NOIDA
  • There are total 61 sanctioned Textile parks (21 newly sanctioned ) under the Scheme for Integrated Textiles Park in India:  Ministry of Textiles

Current Affairs 05 Aug 2013 Aug 2013

Current Affairs 04 Aug 2013 Aug 2013

  • India wins maiden bronze medal in the Junior Women's World Cup beating England 3-2 on penalties in Monchengladbach, Germany. Netherlands lifted the trophy beating Argentina 4-2 on penalties.
    • This is India’s first ever medal at this level (first time a women's team - senior or junior - has won a medal at a FIH tournament)
    • held as the biggest achievement since the women's seniors won the gold medal at the Manchester Commonwealth Games (2002)
  • US tops medal tally with 15 gold, 10 silver and 9 bronze medals at 2013 World Aquatics Championships, Barcelona;  China( 14g, 8s, 4b) second, Russia(9g, 6s, 4b) finish third. American swimmer Missy Franklin becomes the first woman to win six gold medals at a single world championship.
  • Acclaimed Military analyst and Padma Bhushan awardee Air Commodore Jasjit Singh (Retd) dies at 79.
  • China is building the world highest airport (4411 metre) "Daocheng Yading airport" in Garze, Sichuan province.
  • Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi reclaims the Politiken Cup held at Copenhagen, Denmark; beat Italian Sabino Brunello to win his second title.
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya becomes first woman Managing Director of SBI; succeeds Diwakar Gupta.

Current Affairs 02 Aug 2013 Aug 2013