Current Affairs – September, 2013

N Srinivasan re-elected BCCI president

Narayanaswamy Srinivasan has been re-elected as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a third term. However he will not take charge immediately because of a Supreme Court directive who had restrained Srinivasan from taking charge if elected in response to a petition by the Secretary of the Cricket Read More…

Rahul Dravid is brand ambassador for National Tobacco Control Campaign

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare named former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid as the brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign. The national anti-tobacco control campaign pursues the goal of World Health Assembly which 30% relative reduction in tobacco use by 2025.

NGT bans digging of earth across the country

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has banned digging of earth across India for making bricks and roads without prior environment clearance. It directed the Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories to ensure that its interim order is implemented. The tribunal issued notice to Uttar Pradesh seeking its response on a plea to direct Read More…

‘110 201’: Supreme Court gets country’s first customized pin code

The Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, allotted a ‘Customized Pin Code’ to the Supreme Court of India. The Pin Code allotted to the Supreme Court is ‘110 201’. What is a PIN code and how is it used? Postal Index Number (PIN) or PIN Code is a 6 digit code of Read More…

India to commission its first strategic oil storage by January 2014

In an effort to shield itself from supply disruptions, India is building strategic oil storage facility. The first such storage facility is expected to be commissioned in January 2014 at Vishakhapatnam. The facilities are being built by state owned firm India Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL).  India is building underground storages at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh Read More…