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Microsoft launched Office 365 for University Students

Aug 7, 2013
Internet Major Microsoft on 6 August 2013 launched its Office 365 for full time and part time university students in India

First case of human to human Transmission of H7N9 Bird Flu Virus reported in China

Aug 7, 2013
Researchers from China reported the first case of human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu Virus in China.

Ministry of Rural Development signed MoU with NGO Pradan for development in Naxal Areas

Aug 7, 2013
The Ministry of Rural Development on 6 August 2013 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pradan.

Astronomers Discovered Lowest-Mass Exoplanet Called GJ 504b around the Sun-Like Star

Aug 7, 2013
The international team of astronomers, in the first week of August 2013, captured the image of exoplanet- GJ 504b around the bright star- GJ 504.

SC asked Centre to respond on the Drug Pricing Policy under NPP Policy

Aug 7, 2013
SC agreed to examine the new National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy framed by the government for fixing prices of essential medicines.

Foreign Investment Promotion Board Cleared 12 FDI Proposals Worth 343 Crore Rupees

Aug 7, 2013
The Government of India cleared 12 FDI proposals worth 343 crore rupees. 3 proposals were rejected and 6 proposals were kept in abeyance.

ONGC Signed the Crude Oil Sale Agreement with MRPL

Aug 7, 2013
ONGC signed the crude oil sale agreement with Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL). The announcement was made on 6 August 2013.

Raghuram Govind Rajan Appointed as the 23rd Governor of RBI

Aug 7, 2013
Raghuram Govind Rajan was on 6 August 2013, appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a time period of three years.

NSDC to open Skill Development Council in Aerospace Aviation in Bangalore

Aug 7, 2013
NDSC has planned to create a Skill Development Council for the National Aerospace and Aviation Industry at Bangalore. IT will be operational by year end.

Scientists identified New Genes Responsible for Brain Cancer

Aug 6, 2013
Scientists identified 18 new genes responsible for driving glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer

Amazon founder Bezos agreed to buy the Newspaper Assets of Washington Post

Aug 6, 2013
Jeffrey P Bezo, CEO of Amazon agreed to buy newspaper assets of the Washington Post. John Henry purchased the Boston Globe from New York Times.

Former Turkish Army Chief among 19 people handed Life Term for Coup Plot

Aug 6, 2013
A Turkish Court ordered life term against 19 high profile people including former Army Chief, General İlker Basbug for planning a plot of Army Coup in 2002.

Turkey completed a Trial Run of World's Deepest Rail Tunnel

Aug 6, 2013
Turkey on 6 August 2013 successfully completed a trial run of a rail tunnel under the Bosphorus strait

Employment-Unemployment Situation among Major Religions in India Studied by NSSO

Aug 6, 2013
The 66th round of National Sample Survey in order to find out about the employment-unemployment situation among major religious groups in India done.

Supreme Court rejected Abu Salem's Plea for quashing all Proceedings against him

Aug 6, 2013
The Supreme Court of India on 5 August 2013 rejected Gangster Abu Salem's plea for quashing all proceedings against him
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