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Malala Yousafzai won 2013 International Children's Peace Prize

Aug 28, 2013
Malala Yousafzai on 27 August 2013 won 2013 International Children’s Peace Prize

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Visited Jaffna and Other War-Affected Sri Lankan Areas

Aug 28, 2013
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on 27 August 2013 visited parts of Sri Lanka's northern region affected by 30 years of civil war.

Rajya Sabha Passed the Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013

Aug 28, 2013
The Rajya Sabha on 27 August 2013 unanimously passed the Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2013 to amend the RP Act, 1951.

Central Vigilance Commissioner Inaugurated the Delhi NCR Chapter of Vigilance Study Circle

Aug 28, 2013
Pradeep Kumar, Central Vigilance Commissioner inaugurated the Delhi NCR chapter of Vigilance Study Circle in New Delhi on 27 August 2013.

IBSA issued Statement on the Middle East Peace Process

Aug 27, 2013
The foreign ministers of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) issued statement on Middle East peace process

Vice President of Afghanistan Mohammed Karim Khalili visited India

Aug 27, 2013
The 2nd Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan H.E. Mohammad Karim Khalili, was on an Official Visit to India

England Won Ashes 2013 Test Series by 3-0

Aug 27, 2013
 England cricket team won Ashes Test Series-2013 by 3-0 against Australia on 25 August 2013 at England.

The Number of Foreign Tourists in India increased to 207.31 Lakh in 2012

Aug 27, 2013
The number of foreign tourists visiting India has shown a steady increase in the past three years

Bradley Manning Announced Intention of Living like a Woman; to be Named Chelsea Manning

Aug 27, 2013
Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, also known as Bradley Edward Manning, announced the intention of living the life as a woman.

Rajya Sabha passed The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill,2010

Aug 27, 2013
The Rajya Sabha on 26 August 2013 passed The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 by voice vote

Indian-Origin Beverly Singh to Help Build Fastest Car of the World in UK

Aug 27, 2013
Indian-Origin Beverly Singh became a part of the team of specialist engineers building the fastest car of the world in the UK.

Instant Noodles Can Help Fight World Hunger: Research

Aug 27, 2013
Researchers from different universities claimed that the instant noodles can prove to be very helpful for satiating the world hunger all over the world.

Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru Second Series, Edited by Prof Madhavan Palat Released

Aug 27, 2013
Papers of Jawaharlal Nehru from 1959, edited by historian Prof Madhavan Palat were released in the month of July 2013.

India Under-23 Team won the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup

Aug 27, 2013
India’s under-23 cricket team won the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup in Singapore on 25 August 2013.

Bharat Biotech International Ltd Launched the Typhoid Vaccine Called Typbar TCV

Aug 27, 2013
Bharat Biotech International Ltd on 26 August 2013 launched the typhoid vaccine called Typbar TCV.

Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to Expand Economic Cooperation

Aug 27, 2013
During Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Pakistan, the two countries agreed to deepen the bilateral relationship

Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota Resigned; Luiz Figueiredo to Take Over

Aug 27, 2013
Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota resigned on 26 August 2013 in the backdrop of helping the Bolivian senator to cross into Brazil.

National Food Security Bill passed in Lok Sabha

Aug 27, 2013
Lok Sabha passed the National Food Security Bill. The Bill now needs to be passed by the Rajya Sabha along with the President’s assent to become a law.

Bangladesh Developed World's First Zinc-Enriched Rice Variety

Aug 26, 2013
Banglades  released the world's first zinc-enriched rice variety capable of fighting diarrhoea and pneumonia-induced childhood deaths and stunted growth.

Union Government set up Tax Administration Reform Commission under Parthasarathy Shome

Aug 26, 2013
The Union Government of India on 26 August 2013 set up a commission under the chairmanship of Parthasarathy Shome to review the tax laws and policies.
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