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July 2013 Current Affairs

President of Ireland signed the Abortion Bill into Law

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 188 people agreed

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins on 31 July 2013 signed the abortion bill into law.

Angelina Jolie Declared as the Highest Paid Actress of Hollywood by Forbes

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

The Forbes, which released its list on 30 July 2013, declared that Angelina Jolie was the Hollywood’s highest paid actress. She had earnings of $33 m.

Yes Bank became the First Lender in India to hike Deposit Rates

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

Yes Bank on 30 July 2013 became the first lender to hike lending and deposit rates.

Scientists decoded Human Brain's ability to Pay Attention

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Scientists on 30 July 2013 decoded human brain's ability to pay attention.

Prasar Bharti and Australian Network signed an Agreement

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 125 people agreed

Prasar Bharati and the Australian Network signed an agreement to strengthen the partnership between the two public broadcasters.

The US Senate Approved James Comey to be the Next Director of FBI

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

The Senate of US on 29 July 2013 approved the decision of Barack Obama to choose James Comey as the next director of FBI.

Union Government to launch Bharat Mobile Scheme

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 144 people agreed

Government planned to launch Bharat Mobile Scheme under which one member of every rural household can get free mobile device

Mamnoon Hussain defeated Wajihuddin Ahmed to be the President of Pakistan

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 90 people agreed

Mamnoon Hussain was elected as the 12th President of Pakistan on 30 July 2013. 73-year old Mamnoon Hussain belonged to the PML-N Party.

India defeated Nepal to lift Under-16 SAFF Football Title 2013

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 47 people agreed

India defeated Nepal 1-0 in final to lift the South Asian Football Federation Under-16 Championship title.

Mamnoon Hussain, the India-Born Pakistani Businessman, Elected as the President of Pakistan

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

India-born Mamnoon Hussain, was on 30 July 2013 elected as the 12th President of Pakistan. 73-year old belonged to the PML-N Party.

India and Afghanistan signed MoUs under SDP Scheme

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 65 people agreed

India and Afghanistan on 30 July 2013 signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in Kabul for implementing SDP.

SN Hanumantha Rao, the Former Indian Test Umpire Passed Away at 83

Published on: 31-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

SN Hanumantha Rao, the former Indian Test umpire passed away on 29 July 2013 at a private hospital in Karnataka. He was 83 years of age.

Batla House Encounter convict Shahzad Ahmed got Life Sentence

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

A trial court on 30 July 2013 awarded life term to Batla House encounter convict Shahzad Ahmed.

Amjad Ali Khan to get 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 158 people agreed

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award.

Eldest Daughter of Maharaja of Faridkot Won Legal Battle for Assets Worth 20000 Crore

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

The Court passed the verdict in favour of Amrit Kaur, the eldest daughter of erstwhile Maharaja of Faridkot. She won assets worth 20000 crore Rs.

British Airways to launch Flights from Hyderabad to London

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 28 people agreed

British Airways is planning to launch daily flights from Hyderabad to London.

Saudi Arabia Awarded 22 Billion US Dollar Contracts for Development of Metro Line in Riyadh

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Saudi Arabia, on 28 July 2013, announced that it awarded over 22 billion US dollar in contract for the development of metro line in the capital, Riyadh.

Scientists created World’s Fastest Electrical Switch

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 67 people agreed

Scientists invented the fastest electrical switching in magnetite which is a naturally magnetic mineral.

FIPB Cleared Jet-Etihad Deal; But With Certain Conditions

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

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on 29 July 2013 cleared the proposal of Jet Airways to sell 24 percent stake to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad.

RBI released the First Quarter Review of Monetary Policy for 2013-14

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 390 people agreed

RBI released the First Quarter Review of Monetary Policy for 2013-14 on 30 July 2013.

Odisha, Bihar showed biggest decline in Percentage of Poor

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

As per the latest data released by Government on 23 July 2013, Odisha and Bihar registered the sharpest decline in poverty levels between 2004-05 and 2011-12.

IMF approved 1.7 Billion Euros for Greece's Bailout Programme

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

The International Monetary Fund on 29 July 2013 approved a further 1.7 billion euros for Greece's Bailout Programme.

Complementary Feeding for the Infants Should Begin at the Age of Six Months

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

Medical experts opined that complementary feeding for the infants should begin at the age of 6 months, apart from the mother’s milk.

NASA released Rare Saturn-Earth Photobomb Picture

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

NASA on 19 July 2013 has released a rare photo of the Earth and moon taken from the vantage point of the outer solar system with Saturn’s rings.

Jagdish Raj, the Most Type-Cast Actor of Bollywood Died at 85

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Jagdish Raj, the Bollywood actor who held the Guinness World Record for being the most type-cast actor, died on 28 July 2013. He was 85 years of age.

Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Launched Emergency Care Initiatives on NH-8

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 45 people agreed

Oscar Farnandes, the Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways launched emergency care initiatives on 29 July 2013 on Gurgaon- Jaipur stretch of NH-8.

Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation Signed Between India and Senegal

Published on: 30-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

An Executive Programme for Cultural Cooperation was signed between India and Senegal for the period 2013-2015 on 29 July 2013 at New Delhi.

Bastian Schweinsteiger Won Journalists' Player of the Year Award by Kicker Magazine

Published on: 29-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 40 people agreed

Bastian Schweinsteiger grabbed the Journalists' Player of the Year Award announced by the Kicker magazine on 28 July 2013.

Omnicom and Publicis Decided to Merge; Will Form the Biggest Ad Firm of the World

Published on: 29-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe declared on 28 July 2013 that they would merge in all-stock deal for creating largest advertising company of the world.

Migraine is Caused Because of Variations in Structure of Brain Arteries

Published on: 29-JUL-2013
Important for Exam: 43 people agreed

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania discovered that variations in arterial anatomy of brain lead to migraine.

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