Current Affairs – June, 2013

Fact Box: “Hindu rate of growth”

Are we moving towards ‘Hindu’ rate of growth again? As India registered a meager GDP growth of 4.8% in the first quarter of 2013 it has rendered dreams of achieving a double-digit growth somewhat blurred. It has also opened the window to the vilipending term – Hindu rate of growth. What is Hindu rate of growth? Read More…

Lawsuit filed against the copyright of ‘Happy birthday to you’

The copyright of the most famous song of English language “Happy Birthday to You” has been challenged by a production company Good Morning To You Productions Corp. who is making a documentary about the song. About “Happy Birthday to You” and the case: The melody of “Happy Birthday to You” comes from the song “Good Read More…

By 2028, India to become most populous nation: UN report

As per the latest report titled World Population Prospects — The 2012 Revision, released by the United Nations, India will become the most populous country in the world by 2028, surpassing China, while Nigeria will have more people than the United States by 2050. As per the Report projections: World population which is 7.2 billion Read More…

Malnourishment in India higher than in sub-Saharan Africa

The Indian economic growth has done little to bring any significant change in the area of children nourishment and the country is still notorious to have higher rates of malnourished children than in sub-Saharan Africa. Malnutrition remains an enormously pervasive across the States. Although the official ICDS data compiled by the State government shows a Read More…

Nicaragua plans to build a parallel Panama Canal

Moving a step further for the fulfillment of its ambitious plan of constructing a canal to compete with Panama Canal, Nicaraguan lawmakers granted a Hong Kong company the right to build a $40-billion cross-country shipping canal linking Pacific Ocean to Atlantic Ocean. Feasibility of the Project: As per experts, Nicaragua will have to face huge Read More…