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August 23, 2013

August Month Current Affairs Updates (1st August to 22nd August 2013)


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Friends, here are the important Current Affairs updates occurred from August 1st to  August 22nd. From today onwards we will start posting regular daily current affairs updates. Happy Reading :)
  • Sujatha singh On 1st August, 2013 was appointed as India's foreign secretary.59-year-old Sujatha Singh was earlier ambassador to Germany. She also served as high commissioner to Australia.

  • India won four medals, including a gold, at the Asian Grand Prix Archery Championship which held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

  • Britain, Germany and France have joined the US and said they will close their embassies in Yemen on  for security problems and fears of an Al-Qaeda attack.
  • For the first time reverse technology sharing between India and the US, an innovative Explosive Detection Kit developed by Indian scientists would be manufactured in America and sold globally. It is developed for quick detection and  identification of combinations of explosives.

  • Bangalore has been ranked among the world’s eight largest technology innovation clusters in a global rating by Massachusetts Institute Technology Review.

  • Pico Dragon, the Made-in-Vietnam micro satellite, was launched to the International Space Station ( ISS)  to prepare for a mission in space, state-run Vietnam News Agency reported on 4 August, 2013.

  • August 6 was observed as  Organ Donation Day. On that day Various programs, activities and events are being organized throughout India to spread awareness among people about the importance of donation of organ.

  • 7th August is the 72nd death anniversary of ‘Kabiguru’ Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, philosopher, artist, playwright, composer and novelist.
  • The Reserve Bank on Wednesday said it imposed a fine of about Rs 5.6 lakh on State Bank of India (SBI) for violation of currency chest norms.

  • According to NASA Europa is the sixth nearest moon of Jupiter is the most likely to place in our solar system beyond Earth to have life.
  • Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova topped the Forbes list of highest-paid female athletes for the ninth straight year

  • The prominent scientist Vinod Prakash sharma receives Gujar Mal Modi Award for Innovative Science & Technology 2013 for his research in malaria,  control and prevention, including other vector borne diseases.
  • On 9 August, 2013 Sudhakar Jayant won gold at world Masters weightlifting championships, that took place in Turin, Italy.

  • YSR Congress President and Kadapa MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy tendered his resignation from the Lok Sabha membership, protesting the manner in which the Congress party sought to divide Andhra Pradesh.

  • Subramanian Swamy on Sunday announced the merger of his Janata Party with BJP ahead of the 2014 general elections.

  • The government of West Bengal  planned to launch priject "Sishu Sathi" on August 21 for free cardic surgery of children irrespective of their financial status.
  • India on 12 August 2013 launched its first ever indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi.
  • Every year on 12 August,2013 is observed as International Youth Day.It mainly focuses on the issue of Youth miigration.

  • 13 August, 2013 is the 77th death anniversary of freedom fighter Bhikaji Cama.She was prominent amongst those who all sacrificed their lifes for freedom. Bhikaji  was considered as the mother of Indian Revolution.
  • Shooter ronjan sodhi picked for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.Cricketer Virat Kohli and rising batminton PV Sindhu recommended for Arjuna Award.
  • Former Prime Minister Keita wins Mali election as opponent admitted defeat.

  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Centre signed an agreement in New Delhi on 12 August for US $300 million additional loan to upgrade 254 kilometres of deteriorated highways in northern and southern Bihar.
  • Ireland's Robert Heffernan won the 50 kilometres walk title at the Athletics World Championships being held in Moscow.

  • India and China to hold next round of Strategic Dialogue in Delhi to discuss issues of waters and border attacks by Chinese troops.
  • In a recent survey conducted by the Airport Council International,Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPIA) of Ahmedabad stood first in terms of passenger satisfaction.
  • The World Bank has signed an agreement with the Indian government to provide a USD 100 million loan to help low-income families secure housing loans.
  • India celebrated its 67th Independence Day on 15th August with utmost fervor.
  • According to latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on 15 August, 2013 P V Sindhu reaches career-best ranking of 10 for the first time , Nehwal stays Fourth.

  • Paralympic swimmer Sharath Gayakwad has finished seventh in the 100m breastroke finals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada.
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration of Republic of Chad Moussa Faki Mahamat, made an official visit to India on 12-13 August 2013. Moussa Faki Mahamat meeted Salman Khurshid, external affairs of India during his visit.The main objective of the visit is increasing bilateral cooperation between the India and Chad.
  • Former Bengal all-rounder Cricketer and Coach Kalyan Mitter passed away on 16 August 2013 in Kolkata. He was 79.
  • UNICEF will conduct a nationwide survey on child trafficking in India.

  • Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the 14th IAAF World Championships on 17 August, 2013 when he led Jamaica to the gold in the 4 x100 metres relay.

  • Government plans to set up about 25 branches of the proposed public sector Bharatiya Mahila Bank, India's first all women bank, by the end of this fiscal.
  • Sikkim becomes the only state  to increase forest cover in the past two decades.

  • The Indian space agency on 19 August,2013 the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-D5) carrying GSAT-14 has been put "on hold" due to a leak in the second-stage engine.
  • Victoria Azarenka defeated former World No.1 Serena Williams to win her first Western and Southern Open tennis .title.

  • The spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, General Guide Mohammed Badie, has been arrested in Cairo according to Egypt authorities.
  • 21st round of Bhutan-China border talks to be held on August 22.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Divas is being observed on 20 August, 2013 on the 69th birth anniversary of the former prime minister.
  • Government suspended manufacture for sale and distribution of Anti-Diabetic Drug Pioglitazone, formulations containing Pioglitazone for human use.
  • China bans more New Zealand dairy products after discovering excesssive nitrate.

  • Geological Survey of India to declare a marine fossil site in Ariyalur district of TamilNadu as a 'National Geological Monument.
  • Market regulator SEBI has allowed mutual funds to trade directly on debt platforms of recognised stock exchanges.
  • Himachal Pradesh third largest telephone consumer in India, says BSNL.
  • Veteran leader Robert Mugabe was sworn in as Zimbabwe's president for another five-year term on 21 August, 2013.

  • The Haryana government to implement 'Mukhyamantri Nishulk Chikitsa Yojana' to provide all types of surgeries free of cost at general hospitals  of the state.
  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) on 22 August imposed a penalty of 3.10 crore rupees on Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance for violation of various norms, including those related to early-death claims and group insurance.


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