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Planetary Scientists Discovered the Closest Young Star to Earth

Aug 31, 2011
Science & Technology Current Affairs 2011. Planetary scientists have discovered the closest young star to Earth. An international team carried out a research and showed that the star, named AP Columbae, is the closest

Supreme Court: Hiring a Lawyer not Mandatory for a Person to Fight his Case in Consumer Forum

Aug 31, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. The Supreme Court has said that hiring a lawyer is not mandatory for a person to fight his case in a consumer forum and he can plead his case personally or through his agent

NHRC asked the Kerala Government to Pay Monetary Relief to the Endosulfan Victims

Aug 31, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asked the Kerala government to pay monetary relief without any further delay to the victims of Endosulfan drug in Kasargod district

The Union Cabinet Approved the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of India Bill

Aug 31, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. The Union Cabinet of India on 30 August 2011 cleared the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of India Bill. The Bill envisages an Autonomous Atomic Energy Regulatory Board

Global Liveability Survey picked Australian city Melbourne as the World’s most Liveable City

Aug 31, 2011
International Current Affairs August 2011. According to the Global Liveability Survey, Australian city Melbourne found to be the world’s most liveable city

In Nepal, the Term of the Constituent Assembly was Extended by Three Months

Aug 31, 2011
International Current Affairs 2011. In Nepal, the term of the Constituent Assembly was extended by three months. The Legislature passed the tenth amendment to the Interim Constitution by 537 votes on 29 August 2011.

CSO Data revealed Growth in the April-June Quarter of 2011-12 Quarter stood at 7.7%

Aug 31, 2011
Economy Current Affairs August 2011. Growth in the April-June quarter of the current financial year 2011-12 stood at 7.7% compared to 8.8% in the same period in 2010-11

Gujarat Governor Dr Kamla appointed R A Mehta as New Gujarat Lokayukta

Aug 31, 2011
India Current Affairs August 2011. Gujarat governor Dr Kamla appointed a close Anna Hazare aide and former justice of the Gujarat High Court, R A Mehta, as the new Gujarat Lokayukta

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved Disinvestment of 5 per cent of stake in BHEL

Aug 31, 2011
Economy Current Affairs August 2011. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved disinvestment of 5 per cent of government's stake in power equipment maker BHEL

Eight Core Infrastructure Industries expanded by 7.8 percent in July 2011

Aug 31, 2011
Economy Current Affairs August 2011. Eight core infrastructure industries expanded by 7.8 percent in July 2011 as against 5.7 percent in July 2010

Enforcement Directorate ordered freezing of Bank Accounts in 2G Spectrum Scam Case

Aug 31, 2011
Economy Current Affairs August 2011. Enforcement Directorate ordered freezing of bank accounts & attachment in connection with the bribe paid to Kalaignar TV in 2G spectrum scam

Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Ranjit Kumar Bhatia retired

Aug 31, 2011
India Current Affairs August 2011. Ranjit Kumar Bhatia, Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police retired on 31 August 2011

Footwear & Accessories maker Bata India appointed Rajeev Gopalakrishnan as its MD

Aug 31, 2011
Corporate/Business Current Affairs August 2011. Footwear and accessories maker Bata India appointed Rajeev Gopalakrishnan as the company’s new Managing Director

Appointments Committee of Cabinet named Heads of Paramilitary Organisations-ITBP,BSF & SSB

Aug 31, 2011
India Current Affairs August 2011. Cabinet appointments committee cleared the names of three IPS officers as the head of three paramilitary organisations namely-ITBP, BSF & SSB

India’s Pulses Imports declined by 26 per cent to 2.6 million tonnes in the 2010-11 fiscal

Aug 30, 2011
Economy Current Affairs August 2011. India’s pulses imports declined by 26 per cent to 2.6 million tonnes in the 2010-11 fiscal as a result of record production

CRISIL launched the First Gold Index in India with a Base Date of 2 January 2007

Aug 30, 2011
Economy Current Affairs August 2011. CRISIL launched the first gold index in India on 29 August 2011 with a base date of 2 January 2007

Dayron Robles disqualified paving way for Jason Richardson to win Gold in the 110m Hurdle

Aug 30, 2011
Sports Current Affairs August 2011. Jason Richardson (USA) won gold in the 110m hurdle in the ongoing 13th World Championships in Athletics in South Korea

RBI Panel headed by Usha Thorat presented Guidelines on non-banking finance company (NBFC)

Aug 30, 2011
Economy Current Affairs August 2011. RBI panel headed by headed by Usha Thorat, Director suggested a minimum asset size of more than Rs.50 crore for registering any new non-banking finance company (NBFC)

Gujarat HC Dropped Murder Charges against the 12 Accused in Haren Pandya Murder Case

Aug 30, 2011
India Current Affairs 2011. The Gujarat High Court on 29 August 2011 dropped murder charges against the 12 accused in the killing of former minister Haren Pandya eight years ago

Yoshihiko Noda elected Japan's Sixth Prime Minister in Five years

Aug 30, 2011
International Current Affairs August 2011. Japanese parliament voted in Yoshihiko Noda on 29 August 201 as the nation's sixth prime minister in five years

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