Current Affairs – July, 2013

RBI leaves key rates unchanged to curb the depreciation of Rupee

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the indicative policy (repo) rate unchanged at 7. 25 % and the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) at 4% in order to suppress the instability in the foreign exchange market. The RBI had brought down the repo rate from a peak of 8.50% by 125 basis points in 2012-13 Read More…

DD Direct Plus to telecast Australia’s ABC International Channel

An agreement was signed between Prasar Bharati and Australian channel ABC International which will make available the ABC International channel to the viewers of Doordarshan’s Direct to Home (DTH) platform. The channel is the international service of the Australian public service broadcaster and is telecasted to more than 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The channel service will Read More…

“Bharat Mobile Scheme”

Union govt to proceed with “Bharat Mobile Scheme” The Union government is going ahead with Bharat Mobile Scheme to give mobile phones to 6 million families that live Below Poverty Line (BPL). The plan is being seen as similar to freebies like laptops and television sets distributed by several other regional. What is the aim of Read More…

SAFF U-16 football title: India defeats Nepal

India beat Nepal 1-0 to in the final match lift the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Under-16 Championships title played at the Dasharath Stadium in Nepal. India returned unbeaten in the biennial tournament. SAFF U-16 Championship Annual international football competition First edition: Nepal (August 2011) Contestants: National teams of the members of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Member Read More…

India’s first DNA Forensic Laboratory established in Gurgaon

Global biotechnology company ‘Life Technologies’ has launched India’s first private DNA forensics laboratory which is expected to accelerate sampling process thereby reducing the burden on existing forensic laboratories. The technology based on DNA testing has widely been accepted as the most effective crime fighting tool among law enforcement agencies for a variety of applications, including assaults, missing persons Read More…