Current Affairs for the month of August 2013

Current Affairs for the month of August 2013

Current Affairs for the month of August 2013
1.ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C22, has successfully launched IRNSS-1A, the first satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
2.Vice Chancellor of Jamia Milia University Najeeb Jung was appointed as the 20th Lt Governor of Delhi
3. Computer Mouse Inventor Doug Engelbart Died
4. Himachal Pradesh Declared First Smoke -Free State
5. Sujatha Singh is India’s next Foreign Secretary
6. Parimarjan Negi Wins Continental Chess Open Title
7. Strong Earthquake Hits Indonesia
8. Egypt President Mohamed Morsi Ousted By Military
9.In a world first, Japanese scientists have grown human liver tissue from stem cells,
10. Adli Mansour Sworn In As Egypt’s Interim President

11. Pranab Mukherjee signed the ordinance on Food Security to give nation’s two-third population the right to get 5 kgs of foodgrains every month at highly subsidised rates of Rs 1-3 per kg
12. Dr P Raghu Ram   , director and consultant oncoplastic Received International Gold Medal
13.  Wimbledon Tennis Tournament 2013 Winners

Women’s Singles : France’s Marion Bartoli won the Wimbledon 2013 women’s title after defeated Germany’s Sabine Lisicki in the fina

Men’s Singles :- Andy Murray (Scotland) won the Men’s Singles title after defeated Novak Djokovic (Serbia) in the final.Andy Murray became the Britain’s first male winner after Earlier he was Fred Perry, who won his last Championship in 1936.

Men’s Doubles :- Americans Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the Wimbledon men’s doubles title

14. Sebastian Vettel Won German Grand Prix

15.  India, Albania Signed Agreement For Avoidance Of Double Taxation
16.India, SriLanka & Maldives Signed Tripartite Maritime Security Agreement

17. Latvia Gets EU Approval To Join Eurozone

18. Renowned Food Scientist Dr. H.A.B. Parpia Died

19. Kishan Kaushik has been appointed as the men’s hockey team coach

20. Karnataka Launched ” Anna Bhagya ” Scheme, The scheme under which 30 kg of rice per month will be given to BPL (below poverty line) families across the state at Re 1 per kg

21. Shane Warne Inducted into the ” ICC Cricket Hall of Fame “

22.15th India-Vietnam Joint Commission Meeting was held in New Delhi

23. Raebareli will get the first ever all-women university and first national aviation university in the country.National University for Women in Uttar Pradesh by the name of “The Indira Gandhi National University for Women”

24.Chinese and Russian naval forces “Joint Sea-2013″ drills was held from 6th to11th July in the Sea of Japan.

25. National Capital Region Transport Corporation Ltd= (NCRTC)
26. winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award ,Pran Kishan Sikand died in Mumbai

27. Hemant Soren Sworn in as 9th Jharkhand Chief Minister

28. Bofors Scam Accused Ottavio Quattrocchi Died
29. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu began the nuclear fission process

29. Abhijeet Gupta Won Commonwealth Chess Championship
30. Bangladesh Islamist Ghulam Azam Sentenced To 90 Years In Prison
31. Shalini Singh, a deputy editor with The Hindu, has bagged the prestigious Prem Bhatia Award for Political Reporting – 2013
32. Free Medical Treatment For Pregnant Women, .Under the Janani Suraksha Yojna (JSY) scheme,

33. Neptune’s 14th Moon Discovered, The name of the new planet is S/2004 N 1.

34. Bengaluru International Airport Renamed as “Kempegowda International Airport”

35.Colombia Among World’s Most Corrupt Nations
36.Amitabh Bachchan Received Maestro Awards-  Amitabh Bachchan, classical flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia and ace santoor exponent Shivkumar Sharma were honoured here with the WWI (Whistling Woods International) Maestro Awards
36. National Conference Of State Tourism Ministers Held In New Delhi

37.Justice P. Sathasivam Sworn In As Chief Justice Of India. .He is the first CJI from Tamil Nadu.

38. G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting Held in Moscow

39.  Rana Kapoor is new Assocham President

40. the writings of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara have been added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

41. Indian Woman Scientist Sunetra Gupta Joins Famed UK League

42.Devendra Jhajharia has won a gold medal in the Javelin Throw at IPC (InternationalParalympic Commitee) athletics World Championships in France.

43.  India, Nigeria Signed Solar Power Plant Agreement

44India’s K. Jennitha Anto has became the World Chess Champion for disabled
45. author of The Namesake is Jhumpa Lahiri
46. Azim Premji Bags ‘ Asian Business Leaders Award ‘
47. US Vice President Joe Biden Visited India
48. Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Launched Political Party, named ” Wikileaks Party ”  In Australia

49. Advanced Weather Satellite ‘ INSAT-3D ‘ Launched Successfully
50. Mamnoon Hussain defeated Wajihuddin Ahmed to be the President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain belonged to the PML-N Party
51. Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan was chosen for the 21st Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award.
52. At national level, the share of the BPL population was estimated at 21.9%, which is almost 270 million in a population of 1.241 billion which means that every fifth Indian lives below the poverty line.

On the other hand, the government has set the bar low and had defined that anyone who earns 27.20 rupees or less in rural areas as BPL, while one who earns up to 33.30 rupees a day in urban areas are classified as poor . Bimaru,( Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh)  state still remain home to the maximum number of poor people in the country.
53. Jagdish Raj, the Bollywood actor who held the Guinness World Record for being the most type-cast actor
54. India’s First Hydrogen-Powered Fuel Cell Bus Developed by ISRO and Tata Motors
The first hydrogen fuel-fitted bus of India was demonstrated at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre in Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu
55. Government decided to set-up a new Marine Training Academy at Tuticorin
56. India topped International Cricket Council's Latest ODI Ranking
57. Paradip Port Conferred With the Major Port of the Year Award
58. Chris Froome from Britain  has won the 100th edition of the Tour de France.
59. Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland has been listed among 13 novels longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.
60. India and Nigeria signed agreement for Solar Power Plants
61. Polluter Pay Principle on the Yamuna River: the National Green Tribunal
62. WHO had recommended ban on Pesticide that killed children in Bihar Mid day meal
  high acute toxicity of Monocrotophos
63. India's K Jennitha Anto  won the 13th IPCA World Women's Individual Chess Championship title.
64. L Brojeshori Devi, the Olympian Judo Player Passed Away at 32
65. South Korean city of Incheon was named as the World Book Capital for the year 2015 as per UNESCO announcement.
66. Parliament to Ratify Indira-Mujib Pact of 1974
67. Curiosity Confirms that Mars is Composed Mostly of Carbon Dioxide
68. Environment Ministry gave Clearance for an International Airport in Kannur
69. The world on 18 July observed the Nelson Mandela International Day. The day is observed to inspire people to be an agent of change.
70. Judicial Commission on AFSPA headed by Santosh Hegde submitted a 100 page detailed report to SC. The report highlighted rampant misuse of AFSPA.
71. National Tobacco Control Campaign Called Tears You Apart Launched
72. Bengaluru International Airport Renamed as Kempegowda International Airport
73. Ban-Ki-Moon appealed Myanmar to end Buddhist attacks on Rohingya Muslims. He also asked Myanmar to grant them citizenship.
74. India won West Indies Tri-Nation Series Final by defeating Srilanka, Player of the match MS Dhoni (India)• Player of the series B Kumar (India)
75. Zubin Mehta named for Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony 2013
76. Lajja Goswami won Silver in shooting World Cup
77. Japanese Royal Couple, the Emperor and Empress to visit India
78. Dr. H.A.B. Parpia, the renowned Food Scientist died
79. State Bank of India (SBI) launched State Bank Xpress Money Card
80. Vidya Balan on 6 July 2013 got the Best Actress award at 14th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards 2013 held in Macau for her portrayal of a pregnant woman in search of her husband in Kahaani while Ranbir Kapoor was named Best Actor for Barfi.
Barfi also bagged the award for best film.
81. Venezuela on  offered to give humanitarian asylum to US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
82. Former Telecom Secretary R. Chandrasekhar appointed President of Nasscom
83. Union Government of India on  announced to launch Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Surakhsa Yojna (MGPSY), a pension scheme for blue-collar Indian workers in the Gulf
84. Padma Shree Awardee Madhubani Painting artist Mahasundari Devi died at the Age of 92
85. CSIR in month of July 2013 declared that, it is all set to launch its fastest supercomputer at India’s first ever big data science institute in Bangalore.
86. Vandana Gandhi became the first ever Indian woman to receive Dubai Government's coveted Emirates Woman Award for business excellence
87. The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee  made a declaration to send Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Torch into the space in November 2013
88. India turned down the Snowden's Request for Asylum
89. Suresh Kalmadi on  lost the Asian Athletics Association's President election to Qatar's Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad.
90. TripAdvisor's 2013 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards ranked India's Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world. Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of Top 25 landmarks.
The top two places were taken by Machu Picchu in Peru and Angkor Wat in Cambodia respectively.
91. Sydney  bid adieu to the futuristic monorail, also known as white elephant
92. Brazil Won the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013; Defeated Spain 3-0 Golden Ball Winner- Neymar (Brazil),Golden Boot Winner-Fernando Torres (Spain
93. Croatia became the 28th Member of the European Union
94. Anil Goswami Took Over as the Union Home Secretary

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