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  9. August 2013 Current Affairs

Tata Medical Centre of Kolkata to Start Bio-Bank to Store Cancer Tissues

Aug 26, 2013
Tata Medical Centre of Kolkata on 24 August 2013 announced the setting up of a bio-bank to help the cancer patients and research in the discipline.

Julie Harris, the US actress known for record Tony Award wins, passed away at 87

Aug 26, 2013
Julie Harris passed away on 25 August 2013 at the age of 87 years at West Chatham, Massachusetts, United States.

Pollution Warning Application for Swimmers and Surfers Launched in UK

Aug 26, 2013
Surfers Against Sewage created an application to allow surfers and bathers to get real-time warnings for pollution incidents on the beaches.

Loss of Arctic Sea Leading to Greening of the Arctic: Research

Aug 26, 2013
Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks's Geophysical Institute revealed that loss of the Arctic sea was leading to greening of the Arctic.

Sania Mirza - Jie Zheng pair won WTA New Haven Open Title

Aug 26, 2013
Indian tennis player Sania Mirza lifted the women’s doubles trophy at the WTA New Haven Open along with partner Jie Zheng.

The Government of Brazil Liberalised Issuing Short Term Work Visas

Aug 26, 2013
The Government of Brazil liberalised issuing short term work visas. This will enable the IT professionals from India to take up their work in Brazil.

TN Government Decided to Install the GPS Connected Panic Button in Auto Rickshaws

Aug 26, 2013
The Government of TN decided to install the GPS connected panic button in all the auto rickshaws in Chennai in order to regulate this mode of transport.

Deco, the Football player announced Retirement

Aug 26, 2013
Anderson Luís de Sousa, commonly known as Deco (35), announced his retirement from professional football on 26 August 2013.

Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi, the Eminent Indian Classical Singer Passed Away

Aug 26, 2013
The Indian classical singer and music director, Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi passed away on 25 August 2013 in Bhubaneswar. He was 80 years old.

Indian Women’s Team won Gold in Archery World Cup Stage 4

Aug 26, 2013
India bagged a Gold medal in the Archery World Cup Stage 4 competition in Wroclaw, Poland on 25 August 2013.

ICSI Launched Placement Portal for Members and Corporate

Aug 26, 2013
The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) launched the Placement Portal for its Members and the Corporates on 23 August 2013.

Implementation of Food Security Act need over 614 lakh tonnes of Food Grains: Government

Aug 26, 2013
Government announced that an estimated 614.3 lakh tonnes of food grains would be required to ensure successful implementation of the proposed FSA.

RBI announced auction of two 48-days Government of India Cash Management Bills

Aug 25, 2013
RBI announced auction of two 48-days Government of India Cash Management Bills worth 22000 crore rupees.

Taukelina Finikaso, the Foreign Minister of Tuvalu visited India

Aug 25, 2013
Taukelina Finikaso visited India from 21 to 25 August 2013. During his visit he discussed important issues of mutual interest with Parneet kaur.

Initiative to provide Free Generic Medicines in Government Hospitals Approved

Aug 25, 2013
Initiative to provide free generic medicines in government hospitals approved by Government. The plan will be operational at an expense of 16000 crore.

Prime Minister and UPA Chairperson inaugurated National Media Centre at New Delhi

Aug 25, 2013
National Media Center was inaugurated at 7-E, Raisina Road, New Delhi by Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.

India and Iraq singed MoUs during the visit of Nouri al-Maliki to India

Aug 25, 2013
MoUs were signed between India and Iraq during the visit of Nasir al-Maliki of Iraq to India. Maliki is the Prime Minister of Iraq.

Inquiry ordered into explosion at HPCL plant in Visakhapatnam

Aug 25, 2013
Petroleum Ministry has ordered a high-level inquiry in the HPCL Vikash Refinery blast. About six people were killed and 40 were injured in the accident.

Congress won the Mandya and Bangalore rural Bypolls

Aug 25, 2013
Ramya and D.K. Suresh of Congress Party won the Rural Lok Sabha seats of both the Mandya and Bangalore.

24th National Photo Contest & Exhibition organized by Photo Division

Aug 25, 2013
National Photo Contest organised by the Photo Division, a Media Unit of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting on the theme Sustainable Energy for All.

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