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2013 Current Affairs

India announced an aid of 5000 crore rupees to Bhutan

Published on: 01-SEP-2013
Important for Exam: 86 people agreed

India announced an aid of 5000 crore to Bhutan including an economic stimulus package of 500 crore. Bhutan PM is on 6 day India visit.

MCX Chairman and Five Directors Resigned

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

MCX Chairman Venkat Chary and five other directors on the commodity exchange board resigned on 30 August 2013 following the implementation of new guidelines.

Ahimsa Messenger Programme was launched by Sonia Gandhi

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 115 people agreed

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched Ahimsa Messenger Programme- an initiative to curb violence against women on 31 August 2013 at Delhi.

Bharti Airtel conducted Field Trials to provide Cost-efficient 3 G Phone Services

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 89 people agreed

Bharti Airtel successfully conducted field trials of a technology which provides cost-efficient 3G phone services

Bayern Munich won Super Cup 2013 after defeating Chelsea

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 87 people agreed

Bayern Munich defeated Chelsea in the final at the Eden stadium in Prague on 30 August 2013 to win UEFA Super Cup 2013

Federal Bank Limited Launched Electronic Version of Passbook Called FedBook

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 207 people agreed

Kerala based Federal Bank Limited launched the electronic version of conventional passbook, called FedBook, on 30 August 2013.

Dinesh K Sarraf Recommended to be Next ONGC Chief

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 84 people agreed

The Public Enterprises Selection Board on 30 August 2013 recommended Dinesh K Sarraf as the next head of the ONGC

Union Government of India Approved Three Projects under EMC Scheme

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

The Union Government of India on 30 August 2013 gave its approval to three projects under the Electronic Manufacturing Clusters (EMC) scheme.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee Gave Assent to the Companies Bill

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 174 people agreed

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 29 August 2013 gave his assent to the Companies Bill 2013.

Grand Felicitation Functions for Gujarat CM Held at Newly Formed Districts of the State

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi was felicitated by people of newly-formed districts of Gujarat, Chhota Udaipur and Mahi Sagar, on 30 August 2013.

Government approved denotification of six SEZs projects

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 88 people agreed

Government denotified six SEZs that includes one from textile industry and five from IT industry.

Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana Appointed New Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court was on 30 August 2013 appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

RBI introduced Forex Swap Window for Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 204 people agreed

Forex Swap Window for Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies introduced by RBI.  This will help the oil companies in meeting daily $ requirements.

India’s GDP Dropped to 4.4 Percent; Lowest in 4 Years

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 152 people agreed

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India decelerated even more to 4.4 percent, the slowest rate of expansion since 2008 economic meltdown.

Supreme Court of India Cleared Dedicated Freight Corridor Project through National Park

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

The Supreme Court of India cleared the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project passing through Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

RBI allowed premature encashment of 8% Savings Bonds for Investors above 60

Published on: 31-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 118 people agreed

RBI permitted premature encashment of 8% savings of taxable bonds for investors of 60 years and above.

Nobel Literature Laureate Seamus Heaney died

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

Irish writer Seamus Heaney died at the age of 74 on 29 August 2013

Graphic Biography on Dhyan Chand Launched:Dhyan Chand-The Wizard of Hockey

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 130 people agreed

The graphic biography on former Indian Hockey player Dhyan Chand titled Dhyan Chand-The Wizard of Hockey launched

Anatoly Onoprienko, the Serial Killer of Ukrain died

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 17 people agreed

The Beast of Ukraine, serial killer Anatoly Onoprienko died in prison. He killed 52 people after robbing them.

Foreign Minister of Nicaragua,Samuel Santos Lopez visited India

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 59 people agreed

The Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Samuel Santos Lopez paid an official visit to India since 19 August to 23 August 2013

Sun Burn Response in Whales Can Give Clues to Anti Ageing in Humans: Research

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 15 people agreed

Researchers from the Newcastle University, UK revealed that the way whales reacted to sunlight explained about the ageing process of humans.

Sockalingam Sam Kannappan Elected Zonal Secretary/Treasurer of NCEES

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 16 people agreed

The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) elected Sockalingam Sam Kannappan as its zonal Secretary/treasurer.

The Social Security Agreement between India and Canada Approved

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 122 people agreed

The Union Cabinet of India on 29 August 2013 approved the Social Security Agreement between India and Canada

Valley wider than Grand Canyon discovered beneath Ice Sheet in Greenland

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Scientists discovered a vast canyon under the ice sheet of Greenland, which was previously unknown. It is larger than the Grand Canyon of Arizona.

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances Observed Across the World

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 37 people agreed

30 August was declared as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances by the UN General Assembly.

Air India Launched Direct Flights to Australia After 22 Years

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 75 people agreed

Air India launched its direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne on 29 August 2013, after a wide gap of 22 years.

Scientists discovered new Super-Heavy Element with Atomic Number 115, Ununpentium

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 123 people agreed

Scientists discovered a new element with atomic number 115. Before being added to periodic table it will be verified by the int’l Committee of Scientists.

Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 Passed By the Lok Sabha

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 207 people agreed

The Lok Sabha on 29 August 2013 passed the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, also called the Land Acquisition Bill.

CCEA approved Continuation of Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for continuing the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme during the 12th Plan period

GSAT–7, India's first Defence Satellite launched Successfully

Published on: 30-AUG-2013
Important for Exam: 247 people agreed

GSAT-7, the first Indian defence satellite was launched by the European Arianespace’s Ariane 5 Rocket from the Kourou Spaceport of French Guiana.

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