Current Affairs – October, 2013

Global Infant Mortality Rate came down to 37: UNICEF report

As per United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report on the global Infant Mortality rate (IMR) declined from 61 deaths in 1990 to 37 deaths in 2011. Annual infant deaths decreased from 8.4 million in 1990 to 5 million in 2011. Although India has more IMR than the global average, it has shown a minor decline Read More…

Pakistan’s Indus Water Commission visited India

Pakistani delegation of Indus Water Commission headed by Mirza Asif Baig visited India to participate in the 109th meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission held under Article VIII (5) of the Indus Water Treaty, 1960 in New Delhi.  The team visited India to discuss India’s proposed project on Chenab River basin. India has planned to Read More…

India wins its first Sultan of Johor Cup title

India vanquished Malaysia to clinch Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament. It was a maiden title victory for India. Below is the roll of honour for the tournament: Champions: India Runner Up: Malaysia Third: Argentina  Most Outstanding Player: Mohd Fitri Saari (Malaysia) Top Scorer: Mohd Shahril Saabah (Malaysia) – 8 goals Most Promising Player: Read More…

Malala Yousafzai honored by Harvard University for humanitarian work

Malala Yousafzai, renowned teenager activist and proponent for girls’ education who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been honored with 2013 Peter J Gomes humanitarian award given by the prestigious Harvard University.

Indian Newspaper Society elects Ravindra Kumar as its President

Ravinder Kumar, Editor of ‘The Statesman’ newspaper has been elected as the president of the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for the year 2013-14. About Indian Newspaper Society: Founded in 1939 as Indian and Eastern Newspaper Society which was later renamed as the Indian Newspaper Society (INS), formerly Indian and Eastern Newspaper Society, plays the role of Read More…