Current Affairs – August, 2013

Current Affairs: Top Headlines for August 31, 2013

Pakistan and Russia initiate Strategic Dialogue Pakistan and the Russia held their first ever Foreign Secretary level interaction on the Strategic Dialogue in Moscow. Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Jalil Abbas Jilani and First Deputy Minister Vladimir Gennadievich Titov of the Russia participated in the talks. The discussion focused on regional and international issues, besides expanding Read More…

India considers Iran for its oil import to slash import bill, CAD

With rupee declining to record lows impacting the import bill and Current Account Deficit (CAD) severely, the Oil Ministry has formulated a plan to save $22 billion in the oil import bill from Iran thus helping slash the CAD. Due to sanctions on Iran, India has not been buying crude petroleum from the country for past few Read More…

Researchers grow tiny brain cells in test tubes

In a latest development in the field of Bioscience, scientists have grown mini human brains in test tubes, which will serve as a tool for them watch the development of brain in embryonic stage. They are hopeful that it will enhance their understanding of neurological and mental problems. These miniature human brains are the “cerebral Read More…

India overtakes Japan to become world’s 3rd largest Internet user

As per a report by global digital measurement and analytics firm comScore, India has left Japan behind to become the world’s third largest Internet user after China and the United States. The report says that India now has nearly 74 million Internet users which marks a 31% increase over March 2012. With 3/4th of India’s Read More…

NASA uses Chandrayan’s data to detect water on Moon

Scientists from the US space agency NASA have detected magmatic water under the Moon’s surface. They used the data collected by the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) instrument aboard the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, to remotely detect magmatic water, or water that originates from deep within the Moon’s interior, on the lunar surface. What is Read More…