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MCX Chairman and Five Directors Resigned

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 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 approved denotification of six SEZs projects

Aug 31, 2013
Government denotified six SEZs that includes one from textile industry and five from IT industry.

India’s Economic Growth fell to 4.4% in April-June 2013 Fiscal Quarter

Aug 31, 2013
India’s economic growth fell to a four-year low of 4.4% in the fiscal quarter ended June 2013

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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
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

Aug 31, 2013
RBI permitted premature encashment of 8% savings of taxable bonds for investors of 60 years and above.

Nobel Literature Laureate Seamus Heaney died

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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

Aug 30, 2013
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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