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RTE Anthem launched by Union Minister for HRD Pallam Raju

Aug 29, 2013
Union Minister for HRD M M Pallam Raju on 29 August 2013 launched the RTE anthem- a new initiative to spread the message of RTE Act among Public.

China dismissed Japan's proposal to hold talks over Disputed Islands

Aug 29, 2013
China on 26 August 2013 rejected the proposal of Japan to hold talks on disputed Sekaku and Diaoyu islands.

Scientists identified risk of Earthquake in the Hills of Uttarakhand

Aug 29, 2013
Scientists discovered structural difference in the hills of Uttarakhand, which may lead to earthquake, because of the presence of strain (energy).

CCI cleared stalled Infra Projects worth 1.83 Lakh Crore Rupees

Aug 29, 2013
The Cabinet Committee on Investment (CCI) on 26 August 2013 cleared 36 projects worth 1.83 lakh crore rupees.

Book entitled Satyagraha: The Story Behind the Revolution released

Aug 29, 2013
Prakash Jha released a book titled Satyagraha: The Story Behind the Revolution. The book was released to promote his film Satyagraha.

National Sports Day Observed on 29 August

Aug 29, 2013
National Sports Day was observed across the country on 29 August 2013 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Indian hockey legend Dhyan Chand.

Justice K.N.Basha Appointed as Chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal

Aug 29, 2013
Justice K.N Basha, a retired judge of the Madras High Court, took charge as the chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal on 28 August 2013.

India proposed to set-up JBWG with Myanmar to address Border Demarcation Issue

Aug 29, 2013
India has suggested Myanmar to set-up a Joint Border Working Group to address the issues of demarcation of border between the two countries.

Nelson Mandela became the First Recipient of the Mahathir Award

Aug 28, 2013
The former South African President Nelson Mandela on 27 August 2013 won the inaugural Mahathir Award for Global Peace

Apollo Hospitals Group signed MoU with Rochester Varsity US

Aug 28, 2013
The Apollo Hospitals Group on 27 August 2013 signed a MoU with the University of Rochester Medical Centre, USA for academic collaboration and patient care.

Kerala to have a World Class Life Sciences Park called Bio 360

Aug 28, 2013
Kerala state government on 22 August 2013 laid the foundation store of Bio 360, a Life Sciences Park

SC:A Rapist's offer to Marry can't be a Ground for Letting off the Guilty

Aug 28, 2013
Supreme Court ruled that a rapist’s offer to marry the rape victim could never be a basis for letting off the guilty

Haryana Government to Conduct Survey of Manual Scavengers

Aug 28, 2013
The Haryana Government on 27 August 2013 decided to conduct a survey of Manual Scavengers in 76 towns of the State.

Kapil Parakh Selected for White House Fellowship 2013-14

Aug 28, 2013
Kapil Parakh (Person of Indian Origin), a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins has been selected for the prestigious White House Fellowship for the year 2013-14.

Assam Government decided to set up Assam State Civil Supply Corporation

Aug 28, 2013
The Assam government on 27 August 2013 decided to set up Assam State Civil Supply Corporation

NASA Lunar Science Institute Detected the Evidence of Water on Lunar Surface

Aug 28, 2013
Research conducted by NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) on 27 August 2013 unveiled about the evidence of water on the surface of the moon.

Former Indian Athlete Henry Rebello Died

Aug 28, 2013
Former athlete Henry Rebello died in Gurgaon on 27 August 2013 after a long illness

RBI Released the Discussion Paper on ‘Banking Structure in India – The Way Forward’

Aug 28, 2013
The Reserve Bank of India on 27 August 2013 released the Discussion Paper on ‘Banking Structure in India – The Way Forward’.

Birendra Prasad Baishya Appointed As the Chairman of the Ethics Commission of the IWF

Aug 28, 2013
Indian Weightlifting Federation President Birendra Prasad Baishya was appointed as the chairman of the Ethics Commission of the IWF in Beijing.

Petroleum Sports Promotion Board Won 43rd Institutional Table Tennis Championships

Aug 28, 2013
Soumyajit Ghosh, the table tennis national champion retained his men's singles title at the Institutional Table Tennis Championships.
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