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July 04, 2013

4th July 2013 Current Affairs Updates

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International Affairs
  • Sri Lanka sent President Mahinda Rajapaksa's younger brother Basil to Delhi to hold talks with Indian leadership over its controversial plan to tinker with the India-moved thirteenth amendment (13A).
  • A Turkish court has canceled an Istanbul building project backed by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan which provided the trigger for nationwide anti-government demonstrations last month, a copy of the court decision showed.
  • Egypt's first democratically elected president was overthrown by the military Wednesday, ousted after just one year in office by the same kind of Arab Spring uprising that brought the Islamist leader to power.
  • Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia has issued as many as 92,000 emergency exit certificates by end of the first phase of grace period for those affected by labour law 'Nitaqat', Ambassador to the Kingdom Hamid Ali Rao said today even as India was in discussion with the country to streamline the visa regime to check fraudulent contractors.
  • During a nearly one month battle for his life in hospital, ailing South African icon Nelson Mandela has occasionally been uncomfortable but has not been in pain, his wife Graca Machel said on Thursday.

National Affairs
  • President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the National Youth Award 2011-12 on 27 individuals and a West Bengal-based organisation at a function held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • A Delhi court today took cognizance of Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) chargesheet filed against suspended railway board member Mahesh Kumar, Vijay Singla, nephew of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, and 8 others in the cash-for-post railway bribery case.
  • The Arunachal Water Resource Department is carrying out on a war footing restoration of the diverted Kamlang river to its original course to avert a flood threat to large areas in Lohit district. The river there got diverted towards the left bank from its original course.
  • Reputed Madhubani painting artist Mahasundari Devi (82) died in a private hospital in Madhubani.
  • Govt plans to increase sugar import duty to 15 pc from 10 pc, says Food Minister K V Thomas.
  • The Supreme Court has said Gram Panchayats have no "exclusive jurisdiction" to try criminal cases and the power of police to probe serious matters cannot be "abridged or taken away"
  • Reserve Bank today said it will take action against some more banks for alleged violation of regulatory norms following an expose by a news portal.
  • Pitching for liberalised visa regime among Indian Ocean Rim (IOR) members, India today said it is considering visa on arrival facility for citizens from Mauritius and many other countries in the region to boost regional cooperation and trade.
  • The Delhi High Court on Thursday extended till July 22 the interim bail of former Haryana Chief Minister OP Chautala in the JBT teachers' recruitment scam on medical grounds.
  • German luxury car maker Mercedes Benz, which today launched luxury executive sedan E-Class, said if the rupee continues to remain at current level for long, it may be forced to pass on cost-pressure to consumers to protect margins.

  • Former Vice Admiral D K Dewan appointed new upsc member.

Science and Technology
  • Scientists and engineers from 27 countries, including India, are pitching for a next-generation gamma-ray telescope that could transform the future of high-energy astrophysics.Called the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), the project involves a large array of telescopes to complement existing observatories, the most potent of which orbit the Earth. By building it on land, scientists feel the CTA could be much more sophisticated than orbiting observatories, which have logistical constraints.

Business and Economy
  • Rising for the first time in three days, the BSE benchmark Sensex on Thursday closed over 233 points higher as funds resumed buying at prevailing low levels mainly in IT sector stocks, amid firm global cues.
  • Pakistan on Thursday asked the International Monetary Fund for a $5.3 billion, three-year loan to boost growth in a bid to rebuild foreign exchange reserves, an energy crisis and a sliding currency.
  • Gold on Thursday declined on speculation that a political rift in Portugal will be resolved today and as investors awaited US jobs data that may provide clues to the Federal Reserve's plans to taper stimulus.
  • Videocon Mobile Services has slashed its GPRS rates by 90% across the telecom circles of Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
  • About 112 global brands from countries like Italy, France, Germany and China are exhibiting a wide variety of leather products at the India International Leather Fair (IILF).

  • Marion Bartoli crushes Kirsten Flipkens 6-1, 6-2 to enter Wimbledon final.
  • Manoj Kumar continued his fine form to enter quarterfinals along with 2 Indian boxers rounded off an all-win day at Asian Ch'ships in Jordan.
  • With action at Wimbledon in London going on in full swing, a Facebook study on Thursday revealed that after United States of America, India is the country where the second highest number of tennis fans is located.
  • Dope-tainted double Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji made an  appearance during the ongoing Asian Athletics Championships in Pune.
Rose M

1 comment:

  1. asian athletics at PUNE. not pine.



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