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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 Venkat Chary and five other directors on the commodity exchange board resigned on 30 August 2013 following the implementation of new guidelines.
UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi launched Ahimsa Messenger Programme- an initiative to curb violence against women on 31 August 2013 at Delhi.
Bharti Airtel successfully conducted field trials of a technology which provides cost-efficient 3G phone services
Bayern Munich defeated Chelsea in the final at the Eden stadium in Prague on 30 August 2013 to win UEFA Super Cup 2013
Kerala based Federal Bank Limited launched the electronic version of conventional passbook, called FedBook, on 30 August 2013.
The Public Enterprises Selection Board on 30 August 2013 recommended Dinesh K Sarraf as the next head of the ONGC
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 on 29 August 2013 gave his assent to the Companies Bill 2013.
Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi was felicitated by people of newly-formed districts of Gujarat, Chhota Udaipur and Mahi Sagar, on 30 August 2013.
Government denotified six SEZs that includes one from textile industry and five from IT industry.
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.
Forex Swap Window for Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies introduced by RBI. This will help the oil companies in meeting daily $ requirements.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of India decelerated even more to 4.4 percent, the slowest rate of expansion since 2008 economic meltdown.
The Supreme Court of India cleared the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project passing through Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
RBI permitted premature encashment of 8% savings of taxable bonds for investors of 60 years and above.
Irish writer Seamus Heaney died at the age of 74 on 29 August 2013
The graphic biography on former Indian Hockey player Dhyan Chand titled Dhyan Chand-The Wizard of Hockey launched
The Beast of Ukraine, serial killer Anatoly Onoprienko died in prison. He killed 52 people after robbing them.
The Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Samuel Santos Lopez paid an official visit to India since 19 August to 23 August 2013
Researchers from the Newcastle University, UK revealed that the way whales reacted to sunlight explained about the ageing process of humans.
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) elected Sockalingam Sam Kannappan as its zonal Secretary/treasurer.
The Union Cabinet of India on 29 August 2013 approved the Social Security Agreement between India and Canada
Scientists discovered a vast canyon under the ice sheet of Greenland, which was previously unknown. It is larger than the Grand Canyon of Arizona.
30 August was declared as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances by the UN General Assembly.
Air India launched its direct flights to Sydney and Melbourne on 29 August 2013, after a wide gap of 22 years.
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.
The Lok Sabha on 29 August 2013 passed the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, also called the Land Acquisition Bill.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for continuing the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme during the 12th Plan period
GSAT-7, the first Indian defence satellite was launched by the European Arianespace’s Ariane 5 Rocket from the Kourou Spaceport of French Guiana.