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September 12, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 12th September 2013

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International Affairs
  • China's proposal to build a tsunami early-warning centre for 9 countries in  South China Sea region approved by United Nations.
  • Saudi Arabia has achieved a remarkable literacy rate of 96 per cent with religious institutions playing a crucial role.
National Affairs
  • The BJP leadership today appeared to be in a clear mood to announce Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate, with its president Rajnath Singh seeking to downplay party veteran LK Advani's reservations, saying "nobody is unhappy".
  • The 19th international day for preservation of Ozone layer will be observed on September 14 with the theme "a healthy atmosphere, the future we want".
  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was on Thursday conferred the Indira Gandhi peace prize, by President Pranab Mukherjee, who said India will continue to support the African nation in its pursuit of stability and economic growth.
  • Centre to set up 20 new state cancer institutes across the country, says Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
  • Union Rural Development Ministry has released Rs 62 crore to Arunachal Pradesh for implementation of the MGNREGA scheme in the state.

  • Partha Rakshit elected as new chairman of Advertising Standards Council of India.

  • The Indian economy is likely to grow at 5.2 per cent in 2013 calendar year on the back of rising domestic demand, says a report by UN agency UNCTAD.
  • Central Bank of India and Suvidhaa today launched a prepaid card for retailers that will enable people to pay their utility bills, taxes and book tickets by going to the nearest Suvidhaa outlets.
  • The Reserve Bank of India today announced the details of its committee constituted to examine the current monetary policy framework and recommend ways to revise and strengthen it to make it more transparent and predictable.
  • ICICI Bank launches chip-based credit card. ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s largest private sector bank, has launched ICICI Bank Carbon in partnership with Visa.

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