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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.

Meeting of Consultative Committee of Parliament on Maternal Health Held

Aug 30, 2013
Meeting of the Consultative Committee of Parliament on Maternal Health was held in New Delhi on 29 August 2013.

Yasin Bhatkal, the Co-Founder of Indian Mujahideen, Arrested From Bihar

Aug 30, 2013
Yasin Bhatkal, the co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen (IM), was arrested from the India-Nepal border in Bihar’s Raxaul town on 29 August 2013.

China and Pakistan to hold Joint Air Exercise called Shaheen (Eagle)-2

Aug 29, 2013
The Chinese and Pakistani air forces on 28 August 2013 decided to hold a joint exercise called Shaheen-2

E-Commerce Firm Snapdeal.com entered into a Partnership with Hypercity Retail

Aug 29, 2013
E-commerce firm Snapdeal.com on 29 August 2013 entered into a strategic partnership with Hypercity Retail

SepakTakraw Super Series kicked off in Delhi

Aug 29, 2013
The International Sepaktakraw Super Series 2013 kicked off in New Delhi on 29 August 2013.

Second ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (Plus) issued the Joint Declaration

Aug 29, 2013
The second ADMM (ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting) Plus meeting was held in Brunei on 29 August 2013

Tourist Visa on Arrival Facility extended at Four More Airports

Aug 29, 2013
The government on 28 August 2013 decided to extend Tourist Visa on Arrival facility at four more airports of the country

Nidal Malik Hasan sentenced to death for Fort Hood Shooting

Aug 29, 2013
Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death in connection of the Fort Hood shooting, Texas. The shooting took place in November 2009 at Central Texas Army Post.

UN Security Council failed to reach an Agreement on the Use of Military Force against Syria

Aug 29, 2013
 UN Security Council failed to reach an agreement on a resolution that could authorise the use of military force against Syria

Need more study on CO2 effect on Marine Fauna: Researchers

Aug 29, 2013
Researchers have highlighted the need of conducting more research to check the response of ocean and ocean fauna to the human impact on climate change.
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