Current Affairs – September, 2013

Civil servants to get medical treatment expenses incurred abroad

As per the new norms by Ministry of Personnel, a member of All India Services — Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) — can also be airlifted outside the state in cases of a medical emergency. An attendant of the member of services will also be entitled for to and Read More…

OMCs seek compensation in case of loss through RBI’s currency swap window

Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) are not content with RBI’s currency swap facility through which it sells and buys dollars from OMCs as part of its measures to control the rupee decline. Though the rupee has gained some stability but the OMCs are unhappy with the hedging mechanisms as they feel that with RBI’s swap window, Read More…

Bihar, UP to be key contributor to workforce of the future: Census

As per the Census data, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with their highest under-14 child population will be the major contributor to the workforce, with developed States like Kerala and Tamil Nadu reaching or already crossed their peaks. The census shows that India’s demography is undergoing two simultaneous and opposing changes. A decline in absolute child Read More…

NASA launches LADEE probe to study lunar atmosphere

NASA launched a robotic explorer LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) into space from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia. About LADEE spacecraft: LADEE is Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer or LADEE. Cost: $280 million Launching Site:  Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia on September 6, 2013. Carrier: Minotaur V launched from Wallops Flight Facility Mission: Read More…

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Indian scientists detect endogenous water on the Moon

In a latest development in the field of science, Indian scientists from the Space Applications Centre (SAC) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Ahmedabad have found evidence of water of volcanic origin. Unlike previous findings indicating the presence of water-containing igneous surface, this water has originated from deep within the Moon’s interior. What Read More…