Current Affairs – September, 2013

Google updates its search engine with ‘Hummingbird’

Google has modified its Internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex queries posed by Web surfers. The change has come as part of an update called “Hummingbird” that Google Inc. has gradually rolled out in the past month without revealing the modifications. Why Google updated its search engine with Hummingbird? As Read More…

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Anna Hazare receives Allard Prize for International Integrity

Indian social activist Anna Hazare has been honored with the inaugural Allard Prize for International Integrity conferred by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Law at a function held in Vancouver, Canada. The Allard Prize is one of the world’s largest awards recognizing efforts to fight corruption and to promote human rights. The Allard Read More…

Government notifies GAAR

The Union government of India notified GAAR (General Anti Avoidance Rules). It is aimed at curbing tax avoidance by investors routing their funds through tax havens. GAAR will come into force from April 1, 2016. It will be applicable to entities availing tax benefit of at least Rs. 3 crore. It will scrutinize Foreign Institutional Read More…

German polls: Angela Merkel victorious

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel won a third term by in German elections. Her conservative Union bloc – the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) won 41.5% of vote, but just missed an absolute majority.

Ministry of Tourism launches campaign – 777 Days of Incredible Indian Himalayas

With an aim to attract more foreign tourists and bring into the notice of the world that a major part of the Himalayan range is in India, the Union Ministry of Tourism has launched –777 Days of Incredible Indian Himalayas on the occasion of World Tourism Day- September 27. The Ministry of Tourism has planned Read More…