Current Affairs – October, 2013

MS Swaminathan to be honored with Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the Year 2012

Famous agricultural scientist MS Swaminathan has been selected for the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2012. About MS Swaminathan Indian geneticist and former member of Rajya Sabha. Contributed in revitalizing agricultural in the country and led the nation to achieve green revolution. Previously served as Director of the Indian Agricultural Research Read More…

IFC launches $ 1 billion offshore rupee bonds to strengthen India’s Capital Markets

International Finance Corporation (IFC) launched a $1 billion offshore bond programme to strengthen India’s capital markets and attract greater foreign investment. Under the programme, IFC will issue rupee-linked bonds and use the proceeds to finance private sector investment in the country. How would offshore rupee bond programme help? This programme would help bring depth and Read More…

Malala Yousafzai wins EU’s Sakharov Prize 2013

Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived bullet-injury inflicted by the Taliban for championing girls’ education has won the European Union’s (EU) Sakharov Human Rights Prize 2013. Past winners of the Sakharov Prize include South African anti apartheid hero Nelson Mandela and former UN secretary general Kofi Annan. The Sakharov Prize The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Read More…

India Post joins hands with Wall Street Exchange to offer international electronic money transfer

The India Post unveiled instant electronic money transfer service in collaboration with Wall Street Exchange, (a company of UAE’s Emirates Post Group) in New Delhi. India Post inked a pact with Wall Street Exchange for launch of an International Electronic Money Transfer service through Instant Cash product of the Emirates Post Group. Instant Cash is a wholly Read More…

EC may not provide ‘NOTA’ option in Bengal civic polls

Though the apex court has directed the Election Commission to provide a ‘NOTA’ (None Of The Above) option to voters, the State Election Commission of West Bengal is yet to start on it for the upcoming civic polls. It is likely that the State Election Commission may not be able to provide Electronic Voting Machines Read More…