Current Affairs September 2015

  • Current Affairs- September 2015
  • Strong Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars: NASA
  • Maharashtra Government declared 2017 as Visit Maharashtra Year
  • China’s Didi Kuaidi joined hands with Ola to compete Uber in India
  • 1st Indo-Africa ICT Expo launched in Nairobi
  • Wipro selected as member of Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  • Union Ministry of Road Transport launched Green Highways Policy, 2015
  • NLC set up its first 10 MW solar power plant
  • Indo-British van driver Dee Patel honoured with Pride of Britain Award
  • India signed 123.51 Million US dollar Loan Agreement with Asian Development Bank
  • World Heart Day 2015 celebrated on 29th August with theme creating heart-healthy environments
  • Ministry of Railways launched Indian Railway Knowledge Portal
  • Union Ministry of Tourism launched new initiatives on World Tourism Day(29th September)
  • Meghalaya Governor Shanmuganathan got additional charge of Governor of Manipur
  • Google teamed up with Indian Railways to provide free Wi-Fi at 400 Stations
  • Lucknow-based CSIR-CIMAP won CSIR Award for S&T Innovations for Rural Development, 2014
  • Mathematician Jacob Tsimerman won 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize
  • Qualcomm Announced Investment of 150 Million US Dollars for Indian Start-Ups
  • India’s 1st dedicated satellite for astronomy research ASTROSAT launched
  • Former England Fast Bowler Frank Tyson Died
  • Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed died
  • Hoping Stone Lyngdoh, Meghalaya’s oldest & longest serving legislator, passed away
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won 2015 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix title
  • Union Government formed B S Baswan committee to revisit civil services examination pattern
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Ghangzhou Open Women’s Doubles title
  • Conference on contemporary relevance of Bhagvad Gita held in United Kingdom
  • S K Sharma appointed as Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board
  • China successfully launched carrier rocket Long March-11
  • Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 to apply on Muslims also: Gujarat High court
  • Matthias Muller appointed as CEO of Volkswagen Group
  • Shivinder Mohan Singh resigned as executive vice-chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • UNICEF unveiled Assembly of Youth digital installation at the UN headquarters in New York
  • Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindru took charge as Flag Officer Submarines
  • Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM): India’s Pride,  on 24 September 2015 successfully completed one year
  • Arvind Panagariya appointed as Sherpa for G-20 Summit
  • Hajj Stampede killed more than 700 people in Mecca
  • Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull announced 70 million US dollar package to fight domestic violence
  • SEBI fined PACL Limited 7260 crore rupees for illegal raising of funds
  • EPFO won Skoch Award for Smart Governance Initiatives
  • Ministry of External Affairs appointed envoys for Pakistan, China, UK and other countries
  • Indian film Angry Indian Goddesses voted first runner-up at the 40th Toronto Film Festival
  • West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi got additional charge of Governor of Tripura
  • Marathi-film Court picked as India’s Official entry to 88th Oscar Awards by Oscar Selection Jury
  • Former Indian Cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly appointed President of Cricket Association of Bengal
  • Government Chawngfiang Middle School won U-14 sub-junior Subroto Cup Football Tournament
  • MoEF Committee gave environmental clearance for Ramagundam Urea plant
  • Filmmaker Rahul Rawail resigned from Oscar Selection Jury
  • Abdul Bari Siddiqui elected Bihar Cricket Association President
  • Heritage Flying Expedition held to commemorate 1965 Indo-Pak war
  • Stuti Narain Kacker appointed Chairperson of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights
  • CCS cleared 8000 crore rupees Integrated Air Command & Control System
  • Delhi Government approved Slum Policy for in situ rehabilitation of slum dwellers
  • Martin Winterkorn resigned as Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen
  • Uninor re-branded as Telenor India
  • Ex-Penguin India publisher Chiki Sarkar launched publishing company Juggernaut
  • Indian Air Force won 2015 Baba Farid Gold Cup hockey title
  • NITI Aayog constituted T Haque Expert Group on Land Leasing
  • UNDP to provide support for Arunachal Vision 2030
  • Revered monk of the Hindu monastic order Swami Dayanand Saraswati died
  • WADA(World Anti Doping Agency) and China signed MoU on Performance Enhancing Drugs
  • Joint Statement on the First India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue released
  • Michel Kafando reinstated as president of Burkina Faso
  • Baseball legend Yogi Berra died
  • First India-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue held in Washington
  • Alexis Tsipras sworn in as PM of Greece for second time in 8 months
  • Indra Nooyi, Shobhana Bhartia awarded with 2015 Global Leadership Award of USIBC
  • Indian Diaspora in the US launched Mission 2022
  • 9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD) to be held in Los Angeles
  • Consultative workshop on Climate Change Mitigation in Urban Sector held in New Delhi
  • Telangana-Chhattisgarh inked Power Supply pact to buy 1000 MW power
  • Odisha Government decided to implement 5 sub-schemes for transgenders
  • Richie Richardson appointed to Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees
  • SC issued notice to Telangana Government on omission of 26 castes from state BC list
  • Haryana Government to develop Gurgaon as Smart City
  • Researchers developed SafePay prototype system to prevent mass credit card fraud
  • World Rhino Day observed on 23rd September across the world
  • CCEA approved 1575 crore rupees road project in Odisha
  • Lalita Prasida Sripada Srisai of Odisha won Community Impact Award at Google Science Fair
  • Cisco’s Executive Chairman John T Chambers elected Chairman of US-India Business Council
  • Korea Caravan 2015 organised by Korea-Andhra Pradesh Friendship Forum held in Vishakhapatnam
  • OECD released International Migration Outlook 2015
  • 24th Vyaas Samman conferred on eminent Hindi writer Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka
  • UN Broadband Commission released State of Broadband Report 2015
  • Zayn Khan elected as President of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India
  • Two Bills on Reservations to Specially & Economically Backward Classes passed in Rajasthan Assembly
  • PV Chandran elected President of Indian Newspaper Society for 2015-16
  • CANBANK Venture Capital Fund Ltd appointed as implementation agency of EDF Policy
  • Game of Thrones won 12 awards at 67th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • MoU for Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme for Disabled Persons Signed
  • Google, Tata Trusts announced the launch of Android Developer Nanodegrees programme
  • Aditya Birla Group announced sale of Australian copper mine for 10.75 million US dollars
  • Vikram Pawah appointed as Managing Director of Harley Davidson’s India operations
  • Rajasthan Assembly passed Rajasthan Vexation Litigation Prevention Bill 2015
  • Cow declared as National Animal of Nepal
  • Rehearsal of Chang’e-5 lunar mission conducted in China
  • EMI-EMC & NFTR test facilities inaugurated at BEL-Ghaziabad
  • British-born author Jackie Collins died
  • Urdu scholar Shamim Hanfi awarded with Jnangarima Manad Alankaran award
  • Four new isotopes discovered by researchers at Manipal University
  • International Day of Peace observed globally on 21st September
  • Ajay Jayaram won Silver Medal in 2015 Korea Open Badminton tournament
  • Jammu and Kashmir government banned sale of Ambuja cement in state
  • Malayalam playback singer Radhika Thilak died
  • Veteran Leftist Sadhan Gupta died
  • Sebastian Vettel won 2015 Singapore Grand Prix of Formula One
  • Nepal adopted first democratically-framed constitution
  • Sania Mirza & Ajinkya Rahane conferred with Cricket Club of India’s honorary life membership
  • Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya won 2015 Beijing International Marathon
  • Alexis Tsipras-led Syriza party won Greece elections
  • P Siva Kumar, CVRDE Director, elevated as Distinguished Scientist
  • BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away
  • Sherif Ismail sworn in as Prime Minister of Egypt
  • Renowned Marathi cricket commentator and writer Bal Pandit died
  • PM Narendra Modi formally launched Integrated Power Development Scheme from Varanasi
  • President & PM of Burkina Faso ousted in a military coup
  • Mahesh Rangarajan resigned as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
  • 2000-year old Nangchen Stupa with Lord Buddha’s relics sent by Emperor Ashoka restored in China
  • 8th Edition of Global Innovation Index 2015 released, India is on 81st place
  • Hero Cycles acquired Firefox Bikes in all-cash transaction
  • Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) launched by Union Government
  • Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights written by Salman Rushdie released
  • National Athletic Coach Nikolai Snesarev resigned
  • India ranked 22nd in Asian Football Technical Ranking released by AFC
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul received Icon Award by the Indo-Caribbean Alliance
  • Madhya Pradesh Government launched M-Shiksha-Mitra mobile app for teachers
  • Sun Pharma entered into an agreement to acquire InSite Vision
  • Union Government banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland- Khaplang for 5 years
  • Hangzhou City of China chosen to host 2022 Asian Games
  • Nana Patekar established Naam Foundation to fund drought relief for farmers
  • Godavari, Krishna Rivers formally linked at Ibrahimpatnam Ferry village in Andhra Pradesh
  • Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi awarded with 2015 Nansen Refugee Award by UNHCR
  • India Cements won Moin-ud Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament 2015-16
  • International Day of Democracy observed on 17th Sept. with the theme Space for Civil Society
  • Shot putter Manpreet Kaur shattered 18-year-old national record
  • Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran chosen for Champions of Change Award in US
  • 21st International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed across the world: 16th October
  • British-Indian Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2015
  • Union Cabinet approved Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission for overall development of rural areas
  • Only Marathi-speaking people to get autorickshaw permit in the state: Maharashtra Government
  • Delhi government approved Victim Compensation Scheme
  • Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina won the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award 2015
  • Shauryanjali Exhibition on 1965 Indo-Pak War inaugurated
  • World’s longest Continental Volcanic Chain discovered in Australia
  • Hungary declared emergency in areas near Serbian border to check Migrant crisis
  • Indian-Origin Lawmakers Seema Malhotra, Lisa Nandy appointed to Shadow Cabinet in UK
  • Pentagon established first-ever country special cell IRRC to speed up defence ties with India
  • American Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr announced retirement after defeating Andre Berto
  • National Geographic selected for UNEP Champions of the Earth award in Science & Innovation category
  • Natura Brasil selected for 2015 UNEP Champions of the Earth award in entrepreneurial vision category
  • Ashok-Alexander Sridharan became first PIO to be elected as mayor of Bonn in Germany
  • Tambul Leaf Plates conferred with SEED Special Recognition Award
  • MP government constituted one-member commission to probe Petlawad explosion incident
  • Renowned Classical dancer Kalamandalam Sathyabhama died
  • Narsingh Pancham Yadav won bronze at 2015 World Wrestling Championships
  • Jeremy Corbyn elected as leader of Labour Party in UK
  • Malcolm Turnbull sworn in as 29th Prime Minister of Australia
  • RBI, Nepal Rastra Bank signed MoU for Exchange of Supervisory Information
  • We Care Solar won $1 million ‘Powering the Future We Want’ grant of the United Nations
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Dethroned in an Internal Party Leadership Ballot
  • UN adopted Resolution proclaiming 9 December as International Genocide Commemoration Day
  • India-Maldives joint military training Exercise EKUVERIN 2015 held in Kerala
  • Meeting of Like-Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) on Climate Change held in New Delhi
  • Government to provide additional 50 days work to farmers under MGNREGA in drought-hit areas
  • Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Frank D Gilroy died
  • Hormusji N Cama elected as Chairman of Press Trust of India
  • Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalitha announced to set up Tamil Nadu Fibernet Corporation
  • Mount Aso, the largest volcano of Japan erupted
  • DMRC to execute 6769 crore rupees worth Vijayawada Metro Rail Project
  • Ruling People’s Action Party won Singapore general elections for record 12th time
  • Hindi Divas observed on 14 September across India
  • Indian-Australian Navy Bilateral Maritime Exercise AUSINDEX-15 started
  • Indian Railways partnered with Google to provide free Wi-Fi services under Project Nilgiri
  • DGs of BSF and Pakistan Rangers held Bi-annual talks in New Delhi
  • Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won 2015 US Open Women’s Doubles title
  • 10th World Hindi Conference held in Bhopal
  • Dr G Satheesh Reddy conferred with Royal Aeronautical Society Silver Medal
  • SpiceJet became first-ever airline to make night landing at Port Blair’s Veer Savarkar Airport
  • Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer to win 2015 US Open Men’s Singles title
  • Union Government approved the purchase of 10 Heron TP drones from Israel
  • Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won US Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015
  • Rakesh Sharma appointed as MD and CEO of Canara Bank
  • Prof Kumkum Dhar appointed as Vice Chancellor of Bhatkhande Music Institute
  • Hollywood Actor John P Connell died
  • Rajasthan first state to submit Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission (AMRUT)
  • Dr Reddy’s Laboratories signed pact with US Firm PanTheryx
  • Virat Kohli became co-owner of IPTL’s franchise UAE Royals
  • Global Investors Meet 2015 held in Tamil Nadu
  • Union HRD Ministry launched National Web Portal for Apprenticeship Training
  • Mumbai Dialogue: Towards a TB-free India launched
  • Former Member of Parliament Balkrishna Wasnik died
  • Renowned water policy expert Ramaswamy R Iyer died
  • INS Vajrakosh commissioned by Defence Ministry at Karwar
  • Acclaimed writer Jhumpa Lahiri awarded with 2014 National Humanities Medal by White House
  • Union Government approved 6% hike in DA for Central Government employees
  • World Suicide Prevention Day observed with theme Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives
  • J Manjula appointed as Director-General of Electronics and Communication Systems cluster of DRDO
  • Union cabinet approved guidelines for spectrum trading between service providers
  • Telangana Language Day observed to commemorate birth anniversary of Kaloji Narayana Rao
  • Anupam Kher conferred with Honoured Guest of Texas award
  • Union Cabinet approved National Offshore Wind Energy Policy 2015
  • President conferred Gandhi Peace Prize on ISRO
  • Agriculture expert Ramesh Chand appointed as a full time member Niti Aayog
  • Jharkhand Government approved the formation of Anti-Terrorism Squad in State
  • Tamil Nadu Government launched Amma baby care Kit Scheme
  • Haryana banned manufacture, storage, sale of gutka, pan masala in the state
  • Union Cabinet approved introduction of Gold Monetization Schemes
  • Andhra Pradesh Government launched e-Pragati project to provide Integrated One Governance
  • Himachal Pradesh organised organic fair and food festival to boost organic farming
  • Arun Jaitley launched digital version of Mahatma Gandhi’s collected work
  • BSNL to upgrade Broadband speed to minimum 2 Mbps at no additional cost
  • Haryana Assembly passed Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015
  • Doha Bank tied up with Reliance ADA Group to generate business opportunities
  • Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit of South Africa selected for 2015 UNEP Champions of the Earth award
  • Brij Raj Sharma appointed as Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Anirban Lahiri became first Indian golfer to qualify for Presidents Cup
  • On 8th september International Literacy Day 2015 celebrated across the world
  • Prime Minister Modi inaugurated extension of Delhi Metro Line till Faridabad
  • Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Temple renovated under India-Nepal Economic programme inaugurated
  • Indian boxer Vikas won silver medal in 75 kg category at 2015 Asian Boxing Championships
  • Music Composer Aadesh Shrivastava died
  • Union Government announced One Rank One Pension scheme for ex-servicemen
  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Italian Grand Prix of Formula 1
  • Shane Watson retired from Test cricket
  • To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story by Jairam Ramesh
  • Commemorative coins of Rs 125, Rs 10 released in honour of former President S Radhakrishna
  • Marvan Atapattu resigned as Head Coach of Sri Lanka Cricket team
  • NASA and ISRO jointly working on NISAR mission
  • Union Government cancelled FCRA registration of NGO Greenpeace
  • R Sampanthan became first tamilian to lead opposition in Sri Lankan parliament in 32 years
  • Vinod Dasari appointed as President of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers
  • 11th Session of India-United Arab Emirates Joint Commission meet concluded
  • China held victory day parade to commemorate WW-II victory over Japan
  • Maharashtra government approved ordinance to amend MPDA Act, 1981
  • Union Government launched Indian Wind Resource Atlas as an online GIS tool
  • Over 3 Trillion trees currently thrive on Earth: Study
  • Russia rejected French proposal to limit veto power of UNSC’s permanent members
  • Canada entered first technical recession in six years
  • Bazmi Husain appointed as Chief Technology Officer of ABB India Ltd
  • 4th India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks for the 11th Five Year Plan held in New Delhi
  • Logo for 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games scrapped amid plagiarism accusation
  • India won UNESCO’s Award of Excellence 2015 for conserving Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple
  • Dinesh Kumar Likhi took charge as CMD of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
  • RBI proposed marginal cost of funds methodology to calculate Base Rate
  • India won three-match test series against Sri Lanka
  • Union Government released 2000 crore rupees to EPS-95 as contribution for 2015-16
  • Mumbai won Buchi Babu Memorial Trophy of Cricket
  • Durban to host XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022
  • Highest mountain of North America Mt McKinley renamed as Denali
  • RBI declared SBI and ICICI Bank as Domestic Systemically Important Banks
  • Tejinder Pal Singh named as Australian of the Day by Commonwealth Bank
  • 30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories by Naina Lal Kidwai
  • Union Government approved Smart National Common Mobility Card model for seamless travel across India
  • Ratan P Watal took charge as Union Finance Secretary
  • Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognised Yoga as sports discipline

Current Affairs August 2015

·       Haryana Government inaugurated Sakhi, one stop center for women in distress

.       Raghav Chandra took charge as the Chairman of NHAI

·       Manish Sisodia got additional charge of Law Ministry of Delhi

·       Manipur Legislative Assembly passes ‘Protection of Manipur People Bill, 2015’

·       PM Modi released digitally restored recordings of epic ‘Ramcharitmanas’

·       Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba won women’s marathon at World Athletics Championships

·       Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as Union Home secretary

·       USITC extended anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for 5 years

·       U Mumba won Pro Kabaddi League 2015

·       Fifteenth IAAF World Championships in Athletics concluded in Beijing

·       Eminent Kannada writer Dr. MM Kalburgi shot dead in Dharwad

·       SC stayed Rajasthan HC judgment banning Santhara ritual of Jainism

·       Indian women hockey team qualified for Olympics after 36 years

·       National Sports Day celebrated on 29 August

·       Anil won gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships

·       Renowned neurologist and author Oliver Wolf Sacks died

·       Union Government launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections

·       Rajiv Mangla appointed as CTO of Snapdeal

·       Tripura decided to implement National Food Security Act

·       Union Government launched E-Payment Module for Deposit of Compensatory Levies into CAMPA Funds

·       Festival Thiru Onam celebrated in Kerala

·       Kandakatla Manohar appointed as Director of NIMS

·       Manipur government handed over 336.93 acres land for National Sports University

·       Call To Action Summit 2015 on ending preventable child and maternal deaths held in New Delhi

·       Law Commission of India submitted report on Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements

·       Air India won Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title after 7 years

·       Union Government announced names of 98 smart cities

·       Usain Bolt won 200 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing

·       Reliance Communications Ltd tied up with Jasper to offer Internet of Things services in India

·       NITI Aayog launched second version of India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

·       AB de Villiers broke Sourav Ganguly’s record of fastest 8000 ODI runs

·       Wealth-X released the list of Top 20 Wealthiest People Under 35

·       Union Cabinet approved signing of agreement between India and Afghanistan

·       US designated Aziz Haqqani as global terrorist

·       Tennis Player Novak Djokovic appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF

·       GSLV-D6 successfully launched GSAT-6 communication satellite

·       Serbia, Kosovo agreed to implement 2013 Brussels Agreement

·       Union Cabinet approved amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes

·       Rajendra Singh conferred with 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

·       Three Indians named Fellows of American Society for Metals for 2015

·       Union Cabinet approved Amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Bill, 2015

·       Dilip Vengsarkar elected as president of ACSSI, India’s premier cricket Statisticians association

·       Union Cabinet approved Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in Civil and Commercial matters with Oman

·       Kolkata Port adjudged as the best ‘Major Port of 2014-15’

·       Girish Sahni assumed charge as Director General of CSIR

·       Ananth Padmanabhan appointed as CEO of HarperCollins India

·       Study titled the Future of Forests: Emissions from Tropical Deforestation, 2016-2050 released

·       SAI launched School Sports Promotion Foundation

·       PayU India tied-up with redBus to attract customers to use its wallet PayU Money

·       Rajasthan Government and FCEL inked agreement to launch Annapurna Bhandar Yojana

·       India, Seychelles signed five Agreements/MoUs to improve bilateral relations

·       RGI released Census 2011 on Population by Religious Communities

·       BRIDGE programme of Australia extended to include Navodaya Schools

·       Rajasthan Government approved Arogya Rajasthan campaign

·       Second Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit held in Jaipur

·       Indian Army inaugurated Jaisalmer War Museum and Laungewala War Memorial

·       AP Government, Tata Trust signed MoU to develop villages of Vijayawada parliamentary constituency

·       Union Government launched ‘Sehat’ to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas

·       Veteran journalist Pranab Kumar Borah passed away

·       India, Nepal signed of MoU for construction of Petroleum Products Pipeline

·       eBird India Taxonomists reclassified Indian bird species

·       105-year-old Urdu copy of Ramcharitmanas written by Shiv Brat Lal found

·       NITI Aayog decided to set up expert group to draft Model Land Leasing Law

·       India, Australia signed MoU on cooperation in fields of education, training and research

·       Justice ML Tahaliyani sworn-in as Lokayukta of Maharashtra

·       Syrian woman Journalist Zaina Erhaim awarded with Peter Mackler Award 2015

·       Indian-American Vince Chhabria appointed as a full-time federal judge by Obama

·       Scientists identified THSD7A gene as primarily responsible for obesity in Indians

·       Union Government released Postal stamp on Ashoka

·       Amol Palekar appointed as Chairman of India’s Oscar jury

·       Jains held nationwide protests against ban on Santhara by Rajasthan High Court

·       Two Guatemala ministers resigned amidst allegations of import bribery scandal

·       Raipur to host 2015 FIH Hockey World League Final

·       DJB commissioned 1st ever Hydro-power plant at Chilla

·       Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara retired from International Cricket

·       Usain Bolt won 100 meter title at 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing

·       Roger Federer won Cincinnati Masters Men’s Singles tennis title for record seventh time

·       Serena Williams won Cincinnati Masters Women’s Singles title for second time

·       Bandhan Financial Services started operations as Scheduled Commercial Bank

·       Golfer Aditi Ashok became first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur Golf championship

·       England won 2015 Ashes Test series 3-2

·       Infosys launched three new services Aikido

·       Puducherry CM N Rangasamy launched Free Laptop Scheme

·       Eminent Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist NR Varhadpande passed away

·       Noted academician Amitabh Mattoo appointed as Advisor to J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

·       Uber Cabs tied-up with Bharti Airtel to set up WiFi hotspots in each of its cabs

·       Union Government Issued Norms for Selection of CEOs and MDs of Smaller PSU Banks

·       Book titled Mrs Funnybones authored by Twinkle Khanna released

·       Himachal Pradesh Government launched RISHTA project

·       NASA spacecraft LADEE found presence of neon gas in Moon’s atmosphere

·       Historian Babasaheb Purandare bestowed with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015

·       Making India Awesome authored by Chetan Bhagat released

·       Union Government launched web portal Vidya Lakshmi for Students Seeking Educational Loans

·       Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

·       Union Cabinet approved signing of MoU between India and Australia on education and research

·       ASA and Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes between India, Seychelles approved

·       Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for snap polls

·       Ashwani Lohani appointed as CMD of Air India Limited

·       Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulation 2015 promulgation approved

·       Lahore High Court banned film ‘Phantom’ from release in Pakistan

·       R Gandhi panel recommended conversion of UCBs into Regular Banks

·       Bangladesh became first country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems

·       Kerala Government inaugurated a 12 MW solar power project at Cochin International Airport

·       YouTube tied-up with Whistling Woods International to set up YouTube Space

·       Prasar Bharti, Digital Television Russia inked MoU

·       Uttar Pradesh Minister Chitranjan Swarup passed away

·        World Humanitarian Day observed with theme Inspiring the World’s Humanity on 20th August.

·       Haryana, Maryland agreed to cooperate in biotechnology, life sciences

·       Debut Novelist Zia Haider Rahman won the James Tait Black Award 2015

·       RBI granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 11 Payment Banks applicants

·       Olympic champion Sebastian Coe elected as President of IAAF

·       Malayalam actor Paravoor Bharathan died

·       Aditi Chauhan became India’s first woman to play in English league football

·       Himachal to make Sanskrit mandatory in government schools

·       Kishor Piraji Kharat appointed as MD and CEO of IDBI Bank

·       The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity authored by Tarun Khanna released by Akhilesh yadav

·       Karnal Singh assigned additional charge of Director of Enforcement Directorate

·       UNP led UNFGG coalition won the Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections 2015

·       India’s First Lady Suvra Mukherjee passed away

·       Bangladesh lifted South Asian Football Federation U-16 title

·       Telangana Government launched Grama Jyothi Scheme across the state

·       ICICI Bank launched locker facility named Smart Vault

·       Birla Corporation acquired two Indian units of Lafarge Group for 5000 crore rupees

·       Union Government advanced Budget 2016-17 preparations by over 2 months

·       Kerala Government signed MoU with Adani Group for development of Vizhinjam Port

·       Delhi government announced City Taxi Scheme

·       Ajit Kumar Seth appointed as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board

·       Andy Murray won Rogers Cup Masters tournament

·       India, Bangladesh signed MoU to tackle the menace of fake Indian currency notes

·         Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ranta 2015 given to Sania Mirza, Tennis Player.

·       Abhishek Verma clinched gold for India at Archery World Cup

·       Union Government appointed two private sector professionals to head BoB, Canara Bank

·       Odisha Government approved Fisheries Policy, 2015

· acquired Bengaluru-based HomeBuy360

·       President Pranab Mukherjee approved 67 Gallantry Awards

·       PM Narendra Modi launched a new campaign Start-up India, Stand up India

·       Mustansir Barma won 2015 Gujar Mal Modi award for innovative science and technology

·         World Badminton Championship: Saina became 1st Indian shuttler to win silver medal. She lost the women’s singles summit clash to Spain’s Carolina Marin 16-21, 19-21 in Jakarta.

·       2015 United States-India Cyber Dialogue held in Washington, DC

·       Indian Men’s Hockey team won European series against Spain 2-1

·       Om Prakash Munjal, founder of Hero Cycle Limited, passed away

·       RBI notified Interest Subvention Scheme 2015-16 of Union Government for banks

·       Pahal Scheme acknowledged by Guinness Book of World Records as largest cash transfer program

·       Assam passed Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015

·       Maharashtra’s Dahi Handi granted with the Adventure Sport status

·       OP Rawat appointed as Election Commissioner of India

·       China, Pakistan signed deals worth 1.6 billion US dollars to implement CPEC

·       Researchers discovered evidence of an ancient lake on Mars

·       Sanjay Jalona appointed as MD and CEO of L&T Infotech

·       Libyan PM Abdullah al-Thani resigned hours after peace talks restarted

·       Acharya Dev Vrat sworn-in as Governor of Himachal Pradesh

·       Jayant Patel appointed as acting Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court

·       Union Government approved 300 crore package to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon

·       Union Cabinet approved MoU between India, Nepal for construction of petroleum pipeline

·       Sudhakar Shetty elected as President of Gymnastics Federation of India

·       Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced marketing of Bio Fuel Blended HSD

·       India & World Bank signed agreement of US$ 308.40 Million for NCRMP-II

·       Delhi government constituted panel to probe CNG fitness scam

·       President Pranab Mukherjee presented Saraswati Sammaan to Dr. M Veerappa Moily

·       Veteran Marathi stage actor Bhalchandra Pendharkar died

·       Kochi became first Indian city to join World Tourism Cities Federation Council

·       On 11th August International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples observed

·       Xiaomi Corp tied up with Foxconn to set up facility in Andhra Pradesh under Make in India initiative

·       Union Ministry for Minority Affairs launched Nai Manzil Scheme in Patna

·       Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu launched new train services in Northeast

·       Google launched its parent company Alphabet Inc

·       World Bio-Fuel Day observed globally on 10 August

·       Telecom Ministry launched mobile app named Disha to promote digital literacy in Bihar

·       Rajasthan High Court banned Santhara ritual in Jain Community

·       Amitabh Bachchan accepted the proposal to be Maharashtra’s tiger ambassador

·       Hockey India suspended Gurbaj Singh for 9 months

·       Union Government launched School Nursery Yojana to bring students closer to nature

·       Raghavendra Gadagkar awarded with Germany’s Cross of Order of the Merit

·       Ram Nath Kovind appointed as Governor of Bihar

·       Param Tyag Chakra Initiative launched to honour families of martyrs

·       Union Government & Delhi Government agreed to prepare blueprint to Clean & Rejuvenate Yamuna River

·       Freedom fighter Kayyara Kinhanna Rai passed away

·       Michael Clarke announced retirement from International Cricket

·       Suraksha Bandhan drive launched to facilitate enrolment under Social Security Schemes

·       Ajeet Kumar Saroj, Varanasi jail inmate awarded with IGNOU gold medal

·       Foxconn decided to invest 5 billion US dollar in Maharashtra over next five years

·       Goa Tourism Minister Parulekar conferred with PATWA 2015 award

·       Accenture appointed Rekha Menon as Chairperson of India’s operation

·       Frances Oldham Kelsey, the anti-thalidomide Canadian doctor, died

·       BCCI announced Ad-Hoc Committee for Cricket Administration in Bihar and Uttarakhand

·       Tripura Legislative Assembly passed a resolution against death penalty

·       India decided to boycott 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference to be held in Islamabad

·       Hollywood Actor George Cole passed away

·        PM Narendra Modi inaugurated first National Handloom Day on 7th August

·       RBI relaxed Branch Authorisation Policy to allow banks to merge or close branches in urban areas

·       70th Hiroshima Day observed on 7th August to commemorate dropping of Atomic bomb on Hiroshima

·       Indian-American Atul Keshap appointed as the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives

·       SBI Life Insurance launched Smart Humsafar Plan

·       48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meet held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

·       Southern states to set up Inter-State Coordination Council to resolve forest-related issues

·       India and Myanmar inked agreement to set up CESDT in Myanmar

·       Amitava Ghosh appointed as Vice President-engineering of Snapdeal

·       Delhi Government reconstituted Urdu Academy

·       Fashion designer Arnold Scaasi passed away

·       Lok Sabha passed Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2015

·       World War-II hero Colonel Harwant Singh passed away

·       Bharti Airtel launched 4G services in 296 towns across India

·       NASA signed 490 million US dollars contract with Russia for International Space Station travel

·       Zhanna Nemtsova awarded with Poland’s Solidarity Prize 2015

·       Haryana’s CM Manohar Lal launched ‘Thari Pension Thare Pass’ scheme

·       FICCI, ILO signed MoU to establish National Coordination Centre for SCORE Training Services

·       Multi Application Solar Telescope operationalised at Udaipur Solar Observatory

·       Murugappa Group signed agreement with Organo Corp to form Joint Venture

·       India, Mozambique signed MoU to boost ties in Renewable Energy Sector

·       Union Cabinet approved direct release of wages into bank accounts of MNREGA workers

·       Bihar legislative Assembly passed the Bihar Public Grievance Redressal Bill, 2015

·       Two films Masaan & Jaanisaar made tax free in UP

·       Mathematician Amalendu Krishna won 2015 Ramanujan Prize

·       Uttar Pradesh government decided to rename UPTU as APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University

·       Maharashtra government increased the retirement age of medical officers from 58 to 60

·       Delhi Government decided to have tram network in Old Delhi

·       Jharkhand empowered ACB to arrest Ministers & civil servants in bribery cases without permission

·       British singer Cilla Black passed away

·       Haryana Government to honour victims of Emergency 1975 with Tamra Patra

·       Roland S Folger appointed as CEO and MD of Mercedes-Benz India

·       Rural Development Minister launched ‘SAMANVAY’ for Gram Panchayats

·       Iqbal Ahmed Ansari appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court

List of Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratna

Navratna was the title given originally to 9 Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) identified by the Government of India in 1997 as “public sector companies that have comparative advantages”, giving them greater autonomy to compete in the global market so as to “support [them] in their drive to become global giants”.[1]

PSU companies are divided into three categories:

  • Maharatna
  • Navratna
  • Miniratna CPSEs
    • Category I
    • Category II

List of Maharatna

  1. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Headquarter: New Delhi; Chairman: B Prasada Rao)
  1. Coal India Limited (Headquarter: Kolkata; Chairman: S Narsingh Rao )
  1. GAIL (India) Limited (Headquarter: New Delhi; Chairman: BC Tripathi )
  1. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Headquarter: New Delhi; Chairman: RK Malhotra )
  1. NTPC Limited (Headquarter: New Delhi; Chairman: Arup Roy Chiudhary )
  1. Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited (Headquarter: Dehradun; Chairman: DK Sharaf )
  1. Steel Authority of India Limited (Headquarter: New Delhi; Chairman: Chandra Shekhar Verma )

List of Navratna

  1. Bharat Electronics Limited
  2. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
  3. Engineers India Limited*
  4. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
  5. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
  6. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited
  7. National Aluminium Company Limited
  8. National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited
  9. NMDC Limited
  10. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
  11. Oil India Limited*
  12. Power Finance Corporation Limited
  13. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
  14. Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited
  15. Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
  16. Shipping Corporation of India Limited

(*Newly added in Navratna Group)

Miniratna Category – I CPSEs

  1. Airports Authority of India
  2. Antrix Corporation Limited
  3. Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited
  4. Bharat Dynamics Limited
  5. BEML Limited
  6. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
  7. Bridge & Roof Company (India) Limited
  8. Central Warehousing Corporation
  9. Central Coalfields Limited
  10. Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited
  11. Cochin Shipyard Limited
  12. Container Corporation of India Limited
  13. Dredging Corporation of India Limited
  14. Ennore Port Limited
  15. Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited
  16. Goa Shipyard Limited
  17. Hindustan Copper Limited
  18. HLL Lifecare Limited
  19. Hindustan Newsprint Limited
  20. Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited
  21. Housing & Urban Development Corporation Limited
  22. India Tourism Development Corporation Limited
  23. Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited
  24. IRCON International Limited
  25. KIOCL Limited
  26. Mazagaon Dock Limited
  27. Mahanadi Coalfields Limited
  28. Manganese Ore (India) Limited
  29. Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical Limited
  30. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited
  31. MMTC Limited
  32. MSTC Limited
  33. National Fertilizers Limited
  34. National Seeds Corporation Limited
  35. NHPC Limited
  36. Northern Coalfields Limited
  37. North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited
  38. Numaligarh Refinery Limited
  39. ONGC Videsh Limited
  40. Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited
  41. Projects & Development India Limited
  42. Railtel Corporation of India Limited
  43. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited
  44. Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited
  45. RITES Limited
  46. SJVN Limited
  47. Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited
  48. South Eastern Coalfields Limited
  49. State Trading Corporation of India Limited
  50. Telecommunications Consultants India Limited
  51. THDC India Limited
  52. Western Coalfields Limited
  53. WAPCOS Limited

Miniratna Category-II CPSEs

  1. Bharat Pumps & Compressors Limited
  2. Broadcast Engineering Consultants (I) Limited
  3. Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited
  4. Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited
  5. Ed.CIL (India) Limited
  6. Engineering Projects (India) Limited
  7. FCI Aravali Gypsum & Minerals India Limited
  8. Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited
  9. HMT (International) Limited
  10. HSCC (India) Limited
  11. India Trade Promotion Organisation
  12. Indian Medicines & Pharmaceuticals Corporation Limited
  13. M E C O N Limited
  14. Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited
  15. National Film Development Corporation Limited
  16. National Small Industries Corporation Limited
  17. P E C Limited
  18. Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited


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Current Affairs December 2013

  • ISRO performed the first orbit raising manoeuvre of the Mars Orbiter spacecraft. Five more orbit raising operations will be performed.
  • India successfully test fired the indigenously developed surface to surface Agni-1 missile from the Odisha Coast.
  • An Introduction to Urdu Poetry, written by Anees Ayesha and translated in English by Zafar Anjum was launched at the Singapore Writers Festival.
  • UNESCO suspended the voting rights of US and Israel as they stopped paying the dues to UN’s cultural arm.
  • Gabriela Isler from Venezuela won Miss Universe 2013 contest on 9 November 2013 held at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia
  • The National Education Day of India was celebrated on 11 November 2013 at Gangtok, Sikkim to commemorate the anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.
  • The Government of Afghanistan on 10 November 2013 signed an agreement with ADB for the development of road network in the country.
  • Indian Women Hockey Team on 9 November 2013 won the Silver Medal, losing 0-1 to the hosts Japan in the final of the 3rd Women Asian Champions Trophy.
  • Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas was officially launched on 11 November 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
  • Indian men’s hockey team finished fifth place at the 3rd Asian Champions Trophy at Japan on 10 November 2013.
  • Heena Sidhu became the third Indian pistol shooter to win Gold at the World Cup Final on 10 November 2013 in Munich.
  • The 19th Kolkata International Film Festival was inaugurated on 10 November 2013 with the screening of noted director, Rituparna Ghosh’s Taak Jhaank.
  • Martha Doodray won the Global UN Award for her commitment and dedication to eradicate the Polio in India.
  • Union Government on 12 November 2013 appointed Usha Ananthasubramanian as the chairperson and managing director of public sector Bharatiya Mahila Bank.
  • Justice R. Banumathi, Judge of the Madras High Court was on 12 November 2013 appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court.
  • Retired bureaucrat Krishna Mohan Sahni was appointed Chairman of the National Multi-Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (NMCE) on 12 November 2013.
  • India declared itself free from Notifiable Avian Influenza (H5N1) and has notified the same to the World Organisation for Animal Health.
  • Mohammed Siddikur of Bangladesh won the 50th edition of Indian Open golf tournament on 10 November 2013 at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC), New Delhi
  • The Commonwealth Business Forum was inaugurated by the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo on 12 November 2013.
  • Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title at the O2 Arena in London.
  • Ratan P Watal was appointed as the Secretary of Department of Expenditure in the Union Ministry of Finance.
  • RBI has opened a refinance window of 5000 crore rupees for the MSME sector. The facility has been planned to ease the liquidity of MSMEs.
  • A book entitled Birth of Cinema was released by T. Udayawarluon at ICFFI media centre. The book is written by N. Gopal Krishna.
  • Waheeda Rehman will receive the inaugural Centenary Award for the Indian Film Personality of 2013. The award is instituted by Government of India.
  • Government on 16 November 2013 decided to confer, Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award on eminent scientist Prof CNR Rao & Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Lionel Messi won the Golden Shoe award in recognition of his 46 goals in 32 leagues appearances.
  • UN Human Rights Committee on 19 November 2013 passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give the stateless Rohingya minority equal access to citizenship
  • The Government of India approved 20 proposals of FDI that amounts 915.83 crore rupees on the recommendation of FIPB.
  • RBI on 19 November 2013 directed Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to provide loans to women Self-Help Groups (SHGs) at 7 per cent per annum.
  • Anjolie Ela Menon, a contemporary artist was awarded with Dayawati Modi Award for Art and Culture and Education by Dayawati Foundation
  • Malala Yousafzai on 20 November 2013 received the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize for her brave crusade for the right of the children to education.
  • The Vice President of India released a book entitled Maimaar-E-Qaun-Dr. A. R. Kidwai edited by Mufti Ataur Rahman Ansari.
  • Mars Orbiter Mission has sent the first set of pictures of Earth. It has captured the cyclonic storm Helen, the Indian subcontinent and parts of Africa.
  • Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 5000 runs in one-day internationals when he scored 86 against the West Indies on 21 November 2013.
  • Jet Airways on 20 November 2013 concluded the sale of 24 per cent equity stake in the airline to Etihad Airways for 2057 crore Rupees.
  • The NInC got approval of 75 percent of the 500 crore rupees initial corpus of the upcoming India Innovation Fund (IIIF).
  • Union Government on 22 November 2013 appointed Justice Ajit Prakash Shah as the new Chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India.
  • Eminent Scientist and Bharat Ratna Awardee  Prof CNR Rao was on 4 November 2013 elected as honorary foreign member of Chinese Academy of Science.
  • PM Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi inaugurated India’s first all-women bank, Bharatiya Mahila Bank in Mumbai on 19 November 2013.

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अगस्त 2013 करेंट अफेयर्स

  • कर्नाटक बैंक आईडीआरबीटी बैंकिंग टेक्नोलॉजी एक्सीलेंस अवार्ड से सम्मानित
  • ब्रिटेन के कहानीकार तेजेन्द्र शर्मा वर्ष 2012 के प्रवासी भारतीय हिन्दी भूषण सम्मान हेतु चयनित
  • खेल मंत्रालय ने जूनियर महिला हॉकी विश्व कप-2013 में कांस्य पदक विजेता जूनियर महिला हॉकी टीम के प्रत्येक खिलाड़ी को 50 हजार रुपये के नकद पुरस्कार की घोषणा की.
  • भारत-मोरक्को ने दोहरा कराधान परिहार समझौते के संशोधित प्रोटोकॉल पर नई दिल्ली में हस्ताक्षर किए.
  • भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक ने चिटफंड कंपनियों के फर्जीवाड़े को देखते हुए इनमें निवेश पर नियंत्रण के लिए एक अलग समन्वय और सूचना साझेदारी मंच स्थापित करने का निर्णय किया.
  • राकेश सेठी ने यूनियन बैक ऑफ इंडिया के कार्यकारी निदेशक का पद 5 अगस्त 2013 को ग्रहण किया.
  • महाराष्ट्र, आधार से जुड़े बैंक खातों के माध्यम से राज्य सरकार के कर्मचारियों को वेतन देने वाला देश का पहला राज्य बन गया.
  • आरबीआई ने एसबीआई पर करेंसी चेस्ट नियमों के उल्लंघन के कारण 5.6 लाख रुपये का जुर्माना लगाया.
  • केंद्रीय संस्कृति मंत्री चंद्रेश कुमारी कटोच ने नई दिल्ली स्थित राष्ट्रीय संग्रहालय में युवा दर्शक कार्यक्रम ‘युवा साथी’ 7 अगस्त 2013 को शुरू किया.
  • भारत ने मोरक्को के साथ दोहरा कराधान परिहार समझौता पर हस्ताक्षर किए
  • आईएएस अधिकारी जलज श्रीवास्तव ने नई दिल्ली नगरपालिका परिषद (New Delhi Municipal Council) के अध्यक्ष पद की शपथ 5 अगस्त 2013 को ली.
  • माइक्रोसॉफ्ट ने भारत में कॉलेज स्टूडेंट्स के लिए ऑफिस 365 को भारत में 6 अगस्त 2013 को लॉन्च किया. यह सॉफ्टवेयर 4199 रुपए में 4 वर्ष के लिए खरीदा जा सकता है.
  • उच्च न्यायालय पटना ने बिहार राज्य में सरकारी नौकरियों के लिए होने वाली प्रारंभिक जांच परीक्षा (पीटी) में आरक्षण को असंवैधानिक करार दिया.
  • भारत सरकार ने वित्त मंत्रालय में मुख्य आर्थिक सलाहकार डॉक्टर रघुराम गोबिंद राजन को भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक का गवर्नर नियुक्त करने का निर्णय लिया.
  • पहले हंस कथा सम्मान (वर्ष 2012-13) के लिए कथाकार किरण सिंह का चयन किया गया. उन्हें यह सम्मान उनकी कहानी ‘संझा‘ के लिए दिया जाना है.
  • अमेरिका के प्रमुख दैनिक अखबार ‘द वाशिंगटन पोस्ट’ को लोकप्रिय पोर्टल अमेजन डॉट कॉम के सीईओ जेफ बेजोस ने 250 मिलियन डॉलर में खरीदा.
  • ऑयल एण्ड नेचुरल गैस कॉर्पोरेशन (ओएनजीसी) और मंगलूर रिफाइनरी एंड पेट्रोकेमिकल्स लिमिटेड (एमआरपीएल) के मध्य कच्चे तेल की बिक्री संबंधी समझौता किया गया.
  • कंपनी विधेयक-2012 राज्यसभा में ध्वनिमत से पारित
  • जापान ने विश्व के पहले बोलने वाले रोबोट ‘किरोबो’ को अंतरिक्ष में भेजा. रोबोट को जापान के तनेगाशिमा द्वीप से एच2बी राकेट के जरिए प्रक्षेपित किया गया.
  • दिल्ली मंत्रिमंडल ने दिल्ली लिफ्ट और एस्केलेटर विधेयक-2013 के प्रारूप को 5 अगस्त 2013 को मंजूरी प्रदान की.
  • केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य एवं परिवार कल्याण मंत्रालय ने पायोग्लिटाजोन की बिक्री और इसके निर्माण पर लगा प्रतिबंध हटा लिया.
  • विश्व बैडमिंटन चैंपियनशिप-2013 चीन के शहर ग्वांगझू में 5 अगस्त 2013 से शुरु हो गई.
  • अमेरिकी वैज्ञानिकों ने कैलिफोर्निया के समुद्र तट की तलहटी में मिले अति सूक्ष्मजीव (माइक्रोऑर्गैज्म) से एक नए विलक्षण एंटीबायोटिक यौगिक विकसित किया.
  • भारत ने जिम्बाब्वे को सात विकेट से पराजित कर पांच एकदिवसीय मैचों की श्रृंखला का पांचवां एवं अंतिम मैच जीत लिया.
  • भारत के युवा शतरंज खिलाड़ी परिमार्जन नेगी ने कोपेनहेगेन (डेनमार्क) में आयोजित पोलिटिकेन कप-2013 का खिताब जीत लिया.
  • रविंद्र जडेजा 1996 के बाद आईसीसी एकदिवसीय खिलाड़ियों की रैंकिंग में गेंदबाजों की सूची में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त करने वाले पहले भारतीय गेंदबाज बन गए.
  • जिंबाब्वे के राष्ट्रपति राबर्ट मुगाबे संसदीय चुनाव (राष्ट्रपति चुनावों) जीत गए हैं. यह इनका 7वां कार्यकाल है.
  • झारखंड के मुख्यमंत्री हेमंत सोरेन ने छह मंत्रियों को अपने मंत्रिमंडल में शामिल किया. राज्यपाल सैयद अहमद ने नए मंत्रियों को रांची के राजभवन में शपथ दिलाई.
  • प्रधानमंत्री डॉक्टर मनमोहन सिंह ने नई दिल्ली में एन एजेंडा फॉर इंडियाज ग्रोथ: एसेज इन ऑनर ऑफ पी चिदंबरम नामक पुस्तक का विमोचन 31 जुलाई 2013 को किया.
  • मलयालम भाषा के साहित्यकार प्रो. ए अरविंदाक्षन को हिंदी भवन न्यास समिति, नई दिल्ली द्वारा वर्ष 2013 के हिंदी रत्न सम्मान से 2 अगस्त 2013 को सम्मानित किया गया.
  • भारतीय जूनियर तीरंदाजी कंपाउंड पुरुष टीम ने एशियाई ग्रां प्री तीरंदाजी प्रतियोगिता-2013 में स्वर्ण जीता.
  • मलयालम भाषा की कवयित्री सुगाथा कुमारी को काव्य संग्रह मनलेक्षुतु के लिए वर्ष 2012 के सरस्वती सम्मान (22वां) से 2 अगस्त 2013 को सम्मानित किया गया.
  • देश भर के छात्रों के बीच में से चुने गए 6 सदस्य भारतीय दल ने 54वें अंतरराष्ट्रीय गणि‍त ओलम्पि‍याड में 2 रजत पदक और 3 कांस्य पदक जीते.
  • भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा (आईएएस) की अधिकारी अनिता कौल ने विधि एवं न्याय मंत्रालय के न्याय विभाग में सचिव का पद 1 अगस्त 2013 को ग्रहण किया.
  • भारतीय विदेश सेवा (आईएफएस) की अधिकारी सुजाता सिंह ने भारत के विदेश सचिव का पद 1 अगस्त 2013 को ग्रहण किया. सुजाता सिंह ने रंजन मथाई का स्थान लिया.
  • राजीव ऋषि को सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के सेन्ट्रल बैंक ऑफ इंडिया का अध्यक्ष एवं प्रबंध निदेशक (सीएमडी) नियुक्त किया गया.
  • अंतरराष्ट्रीय ओलिंपिक समिति ने वर्ष 2016 के रियो दी जेनेरियो (ब्राजील) ओलिंपिक के खेल कार्यक्रमों का प्रसारण अधिकार भारतीय चैनल स्टार इंडिया को दिया.
  • भारत का मौसम संबंधी उन्नत उपग्रह, इनसेट-3डी सफलतापूर्वक पृथ्वी की कक्षा में 1 अगस्त 2013 को स्थापित कर दिया गया.
  • केंद्रीय इस्पात मंत्रालय को भारतीय मानक ब्यूरो द्वारा 31 जुलाई 2013 को आईएसओ 9001:2008 प्रमाण पत्र तीन वर्षों की अवधि के लिए दिया गया.

Recently Appointed Person in 2013

•.Xi Jinping – President of China
•.Li Keqiang – Prime Minister China
•.Shinzo Abe – prime minister Japan
•.NicosAnastasiad -es – President Cyprus
•.Park Guen_ hye – president South Korea
•.Uhuru Kenyatta – president Kenya
.John Kerry – 68th Secretary of State of the US
•.Mohan Pieris – 44th Chief Justiceof Sri Lanka
•.VedPrakash – UGC chairman
•.Obama – US President (Second Term)
•.Suchitra Ella – Founding Chairwoman of CII’s
women wing
•.Mo Yan (writer) and Jackie Chan (Actor) – New
Members of Chinese Parliament
•Subra Suresh – President of Carnegie Mello University
•Ratan Tata – Member of “National Academy of Engineering“
•Rajiv Shah – Head of United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
•Anil Dev Singh – New chief of IOA election panel
•Scott Flemming – India’s basketball coach
•Tony Hall – Director general of BBC
•Ranjit Sinha – CBI Director
•Barbosa – First non-white President of Brazil’s Supreme Court
•Alok Joshi – New RAW chief
•Rajeev Shahare – New High Commissioner to Maldives
•Ajit Saran – Member Secretary of National Commission for Women
•Asif Ibrahim – Chief of the Intelligence Bureau
•Urjit Patel – RBI deputy governor
•YV Reddy – Head of 14th Finance Commission
•Ami Bera and TulsiGabbard – new members of the US House ofRepresentativ -es
•Srinivasan – Federal Judge (Re elected)
•Justice D K – Law Commission chief
•Vivek Rae – MSME (Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Secretary
• Anil Kumble – Chairman of ICC Cricket Committee
• Jaspal Rana – Junior pistol chief coach
•Neiphiu Rio – Chief Minister of Nagaland (3rd Term)
•Mukul Manda Sangma – Chief Minister of Meghalaya (2nd Term)
•Ashwani Kumar – Governor of Nagaland
•Bobby Ghosh – Editor of Time International (first non American)
•Khil Raj Regmi – New Prime Minister of Nepal
•D K Jain – Chairman of 20th LawCommission of India
•Ashok Tomar- India’s ambassadorto Brazil
•Rakesh Mohan – Executive director of IMF