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October 2013 Current Affairs

SC: Fix the tenure of bureaucrats to immunize them from the Political Influence

Nov 1, 2013
The Supreme Court directed Central and the States governments to set up a Civil Services Board to insulate the bureaucracy from political interference.

Scientists discovered a New Planet called Kepler 78b

Aug 11, 2020
Scientists discovered a new planet called Kepler 78b which has a similar mass and density to that of Earth

Gujarat CM Laid the Foundation Stone of the Statute of Unity

Aug 11, 2020
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 31 October 2013 laid the foundation stone of the Statute of Unity-a 182-metre tall statue.

Joint Parliamentary Committee Submitted Report on 2G Spectrum to Lok Sabha Speaker

Oct 31, 2013
JPC on allocation and pricing of telecom licences and 2G Spectrum during 1998-2009 was submitted its report to Lok Sabha Speaker on 29 October 2013.

Gurdeep Singh Pall Appointed as the Corporate VP of Skype

Oct 31, 2013
Microsoft appointed on 30 October 2013 Gurdeep Singh Pall as the corporate vice president of Skype

Delhi HC refused to stay the Launch of Air Asia India

Oct 31, 2013
A Delhi high court bench on 30 October 2013 declined to put stay on the launch of AirAsia India in response to a PIL filed against it

India developed Surface-to-Surface Missile Pragati

Oct 31, 2013
India developed a new tactical surface-to-surface missile Pragati which has a range between 60-170 km

Kirit Parikh Panel Recommended Hike in Diesel, Kerosene, LPG Prices

Oct 31, 2013
Kirit Parikh Panel on advising Pricing Methodology for Diesel, Domestic LPG and PDS Kerosene submitted report on 30 October 2013.

Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS) approved by CCEA

Jul 29, 2020
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 30 October 2013 approved the launching of a new Integrated Processing Development Scheme (IPDS)

Srishti Rana of India Was Crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013

Oct 31, 2013
Srishti Rana of India on 30 October 2013 was crowned Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 in Busan, South Korea.

Pankaj Razdan Appointed as the CEO and MD of the Birla Sun Life Insurance

Oct 31, 2013
Pankaj Razdan was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Birla Sun Life Insurance.

India and Cuba signed MoU for cooperation in broadcasting between Prasar Bharati and ICRT

Oct 31, 2013
India and Cuba on 30 October 2013 signed a MoU for cooperation in broadcasting between Prasar Bharati and Cuban Radio and Television Institute.

Bhubaneswar and Imphal airports were Declared as International Airports

Oct 31, 2013
The Union Cabinet of India on 30 October 2013 gave its approval for declaring the Bhubaneswar and Imphal airports as international airports

Pharmaceuticals Purchase Policy approved by the Union Cabinet

Oct 31, 2013
Union Cabinet approved Pharmaceuticals Purchase Policy (PPP) for five years.  It has been approved to utilize the capacity of pharma of the CPSEs.

World's First Bitcoin ATM Launched in Vancouver, Canada

Oct 31, 2013
World’s first Bitcoin ATM machine which can exchange digital currency Bitcoins for any official currency launched in Vancouver on 29 October 2013.

Subhas Goswami Appointed as the Director General of ITBP

Oct 31, 2013
Subhas Goswami director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy appointed as the Director General ITBP.

Union Cabinet approved the Amendments in Food Security Bill

Oct 31, 2013
Union Cabinet approved certain amendments made to the Food Security Bill that includes extension of the deadline from six months to one year.

CCEA approved the launch of the IPDS for Textiles Industry

Oct 31, 2013
The CCEA approved the launching of the new IPDS during the 12th five year plan to address the environmental concerns faced by textile units.

All India Football Federation signed Agreement with Australia for its Grass-root Programme

Oct 30, 2013
All India Football Federation  signed an agreement with Football Federation of Australia (FFA) to support AIFF's Grassroots Programme

United Nations General Assembly Voted against US Embargo on Cuba

Oct 30, 2013
The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the Unite

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