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December 30, 2013

30th December 2013 - Daily Current Affairs Updates


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International Affairs
  • Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir today said some of the subjects of Indo-Pak relations should be revisited as sincere desire for better relations were expressed in statements, "but sometimes the ground reality appears to be contrary."
  • Nepal's warring political parties today nominated lawmakers under a proportional representation system, which is likely to end weeks of post-election limbo.

National Affairs
  • The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday fulfilled one of its electoral promises, with the government deciding to supply 20,000 litres of free water per month for every household from January 1, 2014.
  • 148th Birth anniversary of English author, poet, Nobel Prize laureate Rudyard Kipling to be observed today.
  • 42nd Death anniversary of ‘Father of the Indian space program’ Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai observed today.
  • 7th Death anniversary of former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein observed today.
  • 134th Birth anniversary of Raman Maharishi today.
  • Birth anniversary of Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer, educationist KM Munshi observed today
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of Super Specialty Cancer Treatment and Research Centre at Mullanpuron town near chandigarh today.
  • Union Defence minister A K Antony inaugurated the valedictory session of the 125th anniversary celebrations of #Kerala state assembly today
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today flagged off the trial run on the first section of the Phase III route between Central Secretariat and Mandi House stations, a distance of three km.
  • New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) inaugurated the renovated Connaught Place today.
  • The under fire Samajwadi Party faced another embarrassment as one its ministers, the Minister of State for Public Works Department and Irrigation Surendra Singh Patel allegedly slapped a boy on the back of his head during a government-sponsored blanket distribution function in Rohania village in Varanasi.
  • Panchayat polls in Uttarakhand will be held in three phases beginning March 8, State Election Commissioner Subardhan announced today.  
Business and Economy
  • The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has extended the dates related to the auction of spectrum in 1800MHz and 900MHz bands. Now, the Auction will start on 3rd February 2014 instead of 23rd January 2014.
  • Reserve Bank today extended the time for issuance of inflation indexed bonds to March 31, 2014 from earlier date of Dec 31, 2013.
  • Painting an optimistic picture on the external front, the Reserve Bank has said the country is ready for the US Federal Reserve's tapering, and has pegged the current account deficit at below 3 per cent for this fiscal in its eighth Financial Stability Report.
  • Since 2004, India has been the second fastest growing large economy in the world for a 10 year period.
  • The Foreign Investment Promotion Board today approved UK-based Tesco Plc's proposal to enter the Indian multi-brand retail segment in joint venture with Tata Group company with an initial investment of USD 110 million (about Rs 680 crore).
  • UK-based telecom player Vodafone's Rs 10,141 crore proposal to buy out minority shareholders in its Indian arm was today approved by the FIPB.
  • Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh today took over as the new Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CoSC) to succeed IAF Chief NAK Browne, who is superannuating tomorrow.
  • South Africa defeats India by 10 wickets in Durban test to win test series by 1-0.

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  2. i saw the link that u have given bt there is no such news


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