Current Affairs – May, 2013

Indira Goswami honored with Asom Ratna Award 2012

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee honored legendary storyteller and prolific novelist Indira Goswami with the Asom Ratna Award for the year 2012 posthumously. Sharmila Tagore received the Srimanta Shankardeva Award for the year 2008. It was given to her for her rich contribution to India’s cultural life as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and Chairperson of the Indian Film Censor Board. Read More…

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NSE launches India’s first Debt Trading Platform

India’s National Stock Exchange launched the India’s first Debt Trading Platform.  The newly launched Platform is yet to receive market regulator SEBI’s guidelines for allowing participation of mutual funds, insurance companies and pension funds. SEBI had recently approved NSE to launch the debt segment. How will the Debt Trading Platform help the financial sector? The Read More…

Eminent Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer passed away

Famous Islamic scholar, Asghar Ali Engineer (73) passed away in Suburban Santa Cruz, Mumbai. Key facts about the life of Asghar Ali Engineer Born in 1940, Ashgar was a graduate civil engineering. Edited journal named the Islamic Perspective and during 1980s he published a series of books on Islam and communal violence in India. Served as the Read More…

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Union Government approves National Cyber Security Policy

The Union Government of India approved a National Cyber Security Policy with the objective to create a secured computing atmosphere across the country.  Key objectives of the Cyber Security Policy: Capacity-building to bolster the existing set-up and increase the focus on manpower training. Augmentation of the India’s indigenous capabilities in terms of developing the cyber Read More…

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Kerala against creation of buffer zone in any populated area suggested in Western Ghats Report

Kerala Cabinet will oppose declaration of any populated area on the Western Ghats in the State as ecologically sensitive area. The Kerala government clarified that it was not opposed to protection of environment or buffer zones. However, it wanted the buffer zone to be brought down to zero kilometers, if the area is populated. Depending Read More…

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