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August 24, 2013

August Month's Current Affairs Daily Updates - 24th August 2013


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International Affairs
  • An elderly Muslim cleric in South Florida has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for funneling tens of thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban.
  • The UN chief today condemned the firing of rockets against Israel, urging all sides to exercise "maximum restraint," and cooperate with the UN force in Lebanon to prevent an escalation.
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe leaves Tokyo for 4 country tour. Abe will visit Bahrain, Kuwait, Djibouti and Qatar.

National Affairs
  • The nation today pays tribute to Rajguru, one of the greatest Indian revolutionary of modern India, on his 105th birth anniversary.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday inaugurated a swanky national media centre spread over a 1.95 acre plot on Raisina road here and equipped with latest technologies of information dissemination.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde has cautioned the countries across the world against withdrawal of stimulus or unconventional monetary policies (UMPs).
  • The ministry of women and child development received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Services scheme during the last one year.
  • Innovation centers will be set up across the country to provide hands-on learning opportunity to school and college students.The main aim of these hubs would be to provide students of class 5th to 8th a hands-on learning environment, where they could de-construct, re-construct or re-purpose every day objects that they saw or used.
  • A 6-day annual workshop on 'pharmacogenomics' will be held at JIPMER, Puducherry from 26th August 2013

New Appointments
  • The recently retired judge of Madras high court, Justice KN Basha, has been appointed chairman of the Intellectual Property Appellate Tribunal (IPAB). (Old chairman of IPAB - Justice Prabha Sridevan)

  • In the third set of action on banks for violating the Know Your Customer and anti-money laundering guidelines, RBI on Friday penalised six public sector banks

  • Indian women grabbed seventh position by logging 30 points in the World Cadet Wrestling Championship World Wrestling Cadet Championship at Zrenjanin Sports Centre (Serbia) on 23 August, 2013.
  • Spinner Akshar Patel did the star turn for India Under-23 as they fought their way back from a tough situation to set up a title clash with Pakistan after a 46-run win over United Arab Emirates in the semifinals of the ACC Emerging Teams Cup.
  • Indonatia to host a two-day sumo tournament at the Senayan Sports Hall from Aug. 24 to 25. This is the first sumo tournament outside Japan.
  • Pakistani criter Ahmed Shehzad hit the highest international Twenty20 score by a Pakistani to lead his country to a second win in two days over Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club today.


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