Current Affairs – May, 2013

RBI notifies restrictions on bank loans against Gold

Taking further measures to curb the expanding Current Account Deficit (CAD) and forex outflow, the RBI has imposed restrictions on banks and NBFCs for providing loans against purchase of gold in any form, including primary gold, gold bullion, gold jewellery, gold coins, units of gold ETF and units of gold Mutual Funds to discourage demands Read More…

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TRAI issues Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2013

With the objective to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC), The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released ‘The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Twelfth Amendment) Regulations, 2013’. This amendment adds more measures to the existing Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010 which came into force in 2011. It addresses the operational issues as Read More…

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Vyas Samman to Narendra Kohli and Ramdarash Mishra

Noted Hindi writers – Prof. Ramdarash Mishra and Dr. Narendra Kohli were honored with the Vyas Samman 2011 and 2012 respectively, for their outstanding contribution to Hindi literature. Mishra (89) was awarded for his collections of poems Aam ke patte. Kohli (73) was honored for his Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati, a historical novel depicting Swami Read More…

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Carbon dioxide causing increase in the acidity of Arctic Ocean

As per the findings of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP), Carbon dioxide emissions are making arctic seas more acidic and even if the emissions are completely stopped today it would take tens of thousands of years to reverse this phenomena. AMAP which has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway, has been recording widespread changes Read More…

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Japan restarts operating Dreamliner flights

Japan’s biggest airline- All Nippon Airways (ANA) has resumed Boeings 787 Dreamliner flights. It is for the first time for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner when its flights were resumed after the planes were grounded worldwide after two incidents on Japanese-owned planes involving overheating of the lithium-ion battery packs in January 2013. The Matter: The US Read More…

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