Current Affairs – September, 2013

Raghuram Rajan awarded with the Deutsche Bank Prize

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan was awarded with the Deutsche Bank Prize for Financial Economics 2013. The award has been given in recognition to his academic contributions in macro economics research which influenced financial and macro-economic policies around the globe. Raghuram Rajan revealed that the relationship between the financial sector and the rest Read More…

“TomTato”: Plant which produces potato and tomato unveiled in UK

A plant that produces both tomatoes and potatoes was launched in the UK market. The plant named The TomTato has been developed by the horticultural mail order company Thompson & Morgan. TomTato has the capability of growing over 500 sweet cherry tomatoes and also the white potatoes. TomTato is not a result of genetic engineering, but it Read More…

Miss Philippines Megan Young is Miss World 2013

Miss Philippines Megan Young was crowned Miss World 2013 at a pageant held at Indonesia’s resort island of Bali amid tight security due to threats of attack from Muslim conservatives. The pageant witnessed participation of 127 contestants from various countries. Miss France Marine Lorphelin and Miss Ghana, Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter were positioned second and third respectively. Read More…

Navneet Kaur Dhillon bags Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2013

Pond’s Femina Miss India World 2013 Navneet Kaur Dhillon won the Multimedia Award at the Miss World 2013 held in Bali, Indonesia. The Multimedia Award is given on the basis that how participants presented their web section of the Miss World website and a Facebook page through which they interact with fans through status updates, Read More…

Union Cabinet decides to withdraw the Ordinance on convicted lawmakers

In the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi censuring the government, the Union Cabinet has decided to withdraw the controversial ordinance on convicted lawmakers, as well as the Bill that sought to amend the Representation of the People Act on which it was based. Earlier, the Union Cabinet had approved an ordinance to reverse the Read More…