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Union Budget 2013-14: Allocation of Funds to the Defence Sector

Mar 5, 2013
In the Union Budget 2013-14, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on 28 February 2013 by the Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, there is a hike of 14% on Defence Budget over the last year 2012-13, thus promising more funds required for national security...

Mukesh Ambani Became Richest Person of India for Sixth Consecutive Year

Mar 5, 2013
Mukesh Ambani retained his title as the richest person of India for the sixth consecutive year with the net worth of 21.5 billion US Dollars.

Microsoft Launched New Version of Office 365 for Businesses in India

Mar 5, 2013
Microsoft, the Software giant launched new version of Office 365 for the businesses running in India, on 4 March 2013.

India and Republic of Portugal Signed a Social Security Agreement

Mar 5, 2013
India on 4 March 2013 signed a social security agreement with Portugal. The agreement shall provide opportunities of employment to people of the two counties.

John Kerry Sworn-In As the 68th Secretary of State of the United States

Mar 5, 2013
John Kerry was sworn-in as the 68th Secretary of State of the US on 1 Feb 2013. The Secretary of State has the role of carrying out the foreign policies President.

Patiala House Court framed Charges against Irom Sharmila for Attempting Suicide

Mar 4, 2013
Charges of attempt to commit suicide was framed against Irom Sharmila by the Patiala House Court on 4 March 2013 under IPC 309.

Rafael Nadal Defeated David Ferrer to Win ATP Mexican Open 2013 Tennis Tournament

Mar 4, 2013
Rafael Nadal defeated top seed and defending champion David Ferrer 6-0, 6-2 on 2 March 2013 in the final match of the ATP Mexican Open 2013 tennis tournament.

Raghuraj Pratap Singh resigned from the State Cabinet in wake of DSP Killing

Mar 4, 2013
Raja Bhaiya on 4 March 2013 resigned from the State Cabinet of Uttar Pradesh 2013 in the wake of the killing of the DSP Zia-ul-Haq in Pratapgarh district.

Rajeev Shahare Appointed As the New High Commissioner of India to Maldives

Mar 4, 2013
Rajeev Shahare was appointed as the new High Commissioner to Maldives on 28 February 2013, replacing D M Mulay.

India-United Kingdom Summit 2013: Issues Discussed and Agreed Upon

Mar 4, 2013
The India-UK Summit talks took place on 19 February 2013 in New Delhi during the official visit of British Prime Minister, David Cameron to India.

SK Varma, the Veteran Journalist Passed Away At 90

Mar 4, 2013
SK Varma, the former news editor of The Indian Express died on 3 March 2013 in New Delhi following a cardiac arrest. Varma was aged 90 years.

Services Clinched 67th Santosh Trophy, the Indian Football Tournament

Mar 4, 2013
In the final of the 67th Santosh Trophy on 3 March 2013, Services won the soccer contest by defeating Kerala 4-3 in Kochi.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom was on an Official Visit to India

Mar 4, 2013
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain David Cameron was on an official visit to India from 18 to 20 February 2013.

Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sanctioned Remote Village Electrification for 6033 Villages

Mar 4, 2013
Remote Village Electrification (RVE) for 6033 villages as well as hamlets was sanctioned during 11th Plan by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

Vice President Presented Prizes to Winners of General Sparrow Centenary Polo Cup-2013

Mar 4, 2013
Sona Polo Team won the General Sparrow Centenary Polo Cup-2013 played at Jaipur Polo Ground on 2 March 2013 by defeating Sailors team.

Italian musician and composer Armando Trovajoli died aged 95

Mar 3, 2013
Italian musician and composer Armando Trovajoli died aged 95. He wrote the scores for about 300 films.  

California-based Evernote asked All Users to reset their Passwords

Mar 3, 2013
Online information storage firm Evernote asked all users to reset their passwords, following a security breach by hackers.

Sahmim Khan won the PGTI Players Championship Title 2013

Mar 3, 2013
Shamim Khan of Delhi on 1 March 2013 defeated Mukesh Kumar of Mhow in the playoff to win the PGTI Players Championship title.

Second India-Afghanistan-United States Trilateral Dialogue held in New Delhi

Mar 3, 2013
India hosted the second meeting of India-Afghanistan-US trilateral dialogue in New Delhi on 19 February 2013.

The Book ‘Walking with Lions: Tales from a Diplomatic Past’ authored by K. Natwar Singh

Mar 3, 2013
The Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari released a book entitled Walking with Lions: Tales from a Diplomatic Past written by K. Natwar Singh.
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