Current Affairs – September, 2013

TRAI recommends pan-India Mobile Number Portability in 6 months

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended implementation of Mobile Number Portability (MNP) across the country within 6 months. On implementation, this service will allow users to retain their mobile numbers even when they change their service area. Currently, the MNP is available within the same service area. The regulator suggested that service providers Read More…

Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, admits Bill Gates

Bill Gates, billionaire and co-founder of Microsoft, has admitted for the first time that using the key combination of Control-Alt-Delete to log into a PC was a mistake. The awkward combination which is also known as “three-finger salute” has been a characteristic of the Windows operating system since the earliest days of personal computers. What Read More…

Apex court: Citizens have right to cast negative vote

Conferring the right to cast negative vote, the Supreme Court of India in a judgment held that citizens have the right to reject all candidates contesting an election. The apex court also directed the Election Commission of India to provide none of the above options at the end of the list of candidates contesting an election Read More…

Sri Srinivasan becomes Judge of US Court

Sri Srinivasan was sworn in as judge of the US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit. The court is the second most powerful court of the United States. Srinivasan has become the first Indian-American to be on the bench of the US Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was Read More…

Bill proposed to curb unethical practices in biomedical, health research

Government has proposed Biomedical and Health Research Regulation Bill, 2013 in order to regulate biomedical and health research involving human participants, whether in conventional areas, or in new evolving specialized fields. The Bill seeks to ensure ethical research in all institution with proper care and a compensation policy for human participants. With this Bill, all Read More…