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August 30, 2013

Current Affairs Daily Updates of August 30th


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International Events
  • Germany's foreign minister ruled out his country's participation in a military strike in Syria after an apparent deadly poison gas attack.
  • A fleet of satellites aimed dozens of receivers over Pakistan to collect "critical" information that prepared the ground for the US Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
  • Melbourne made it three years in a row as the world's most livable city, according to the 2013 Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Global Livability Survey.

National Events
  • Air India’s first commercial Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight to Australia landed this morning with almost full capacity but without Indian politicians who were to mark the return of the carrier Down Under.
  • Supreme Court issues notice to Karnataka government on Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's plea challenging removal of public prosecutor in DA case.
  • Today Shale gas industry said India needs to build strong service and infrastructure capabilities, along with a favorable regulatory regime, that while addressing environmental and social concerns, can promote exploration and production activities.
  • Arrested IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal brought to Delhi for interrogation.
  • India's economic growth slumped to 4.4 percent during the quarter ended June 30,due to poor showing of manufacturing, mining and agriculture sectors, government data released today.
  • Justice Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana, a judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, appointed as the next Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.

  • Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2012/13 ahead of the usual contenders Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Seamus Heaney, Ireland's foremost poet who won the Nobel literature prize in 1995, has died after a half-century exploring the wild beauty of Ireland and the political torment within the nation's soul. He was 74.
  • VR Raghunath and Mandeep Singh scored goal apiece as India reached the final of ninth Asia Cup after beating Malaysia 2-0 in the second semifinal.
  • 64th National Junior Basketball Championship will start from September 1 in Cuttack, Odisha.


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