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May 23, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 23rd May 2013


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  • Former Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu has been conferred with the Ashoka award for his contributions to India-Australia relations.Baillieu, who resigned as the state premier in March, said, "It was a delight to work with the Indian community and India."
  • Sathwik Karnik, a 12-year-old Indian-American boy, has won the prestigious National Geographic Bee contest after getting all five questions right as the children of community members continue to dominate the geography bee and the spelling bee competitions in the US.
  • Turkish restaurant owner kidnapped 11 days ago in Kabul freed in an overnight raid by elite commandos from Afghanistan's intelligence agency.
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi and India-born PepsiCo Chief Indra Nooyi figure among the top 10 in the global list of most powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013.Gandhi is ranked ninth while Nooyi is at the 10th place in the global list of World’s 100 most powerful women.
  • Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honoured with the 2013 Helen Keller Humanitarian Award.
  • 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura, Japan, set a new world record by becoming the oldest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest. 
  • Gisele Bundchen named most powerful model in world by Forbes Magazine.The magazine also named her and husband Tom Brady, the world's highest-paid celebrity couple in 2011.
  • Narendra Modi inaugurates the country's first yoga university in Gujarat.
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi on Thursday regarding the execution of the first phase of the Kochi Metro Rail Project from Aluva to Pettah.
  • The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has ordered an inquiry into the accounts and regulatory filings of about 100 companies alleged to be linked to family members of former minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.
  • 1,006 physically challenged people were provided jobs under the Madhya Pradesh government's ambitious 'Sparsh Abhiyan'.
  • Bogey of a goods train caught fire at Purulia railway station, doused by fire tenders; No casualty or loss to property reported.
  • Kannada writer U.R. Ananthamurthy failed to win the Man Booker International Prize announced here on Wednesday with the American writer Lydia Davis picking up the £60,000 award given in recognition of a writer’s overall contribution to fiction.Ms Davis, known for her short stories and translations, was praised for her ``imaginative’’ narrative.
  • Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) introduces new steps to eradicate misleading print & TV ads.
  • Sahitya Sabha selected late litterateur Kengsam Kenglang for conferment of the 3rd Lummer Dai Sahitya Bota (literary award) 2013.



  • Cricket tournament from next month in Bijapur district (Chhattisgarh) to promote sports among tribal youth.
  • Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf withdrawn from ICC ChampionsTrophy due to spotfixing investigations by MumbaiPolice.
  • Haryana, Jharkhand women's teams enter semis of Hockey India Sub-Junior Men and Women National Championship.
Rose M


  1. Utkal Grameen Bank Vacancies out!!!

  2. Thanxx alot admin.. staying intouch with latest current affair just made easy.. now no need to waste 2 3 hours to give a thorough read to newspaper n picking out useful info.. this material u just provided is very time saving..

  3. Thank u..............Great job


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