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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (SEPTEMBER 16 TO OCTOBER 7)
Dec 02, 2013

High prices of Onions and other food items
16 : Reports reveal that high prices of onions and other food items drove India’s headline inflation to a six-month high of 6.1 percent in August 2013.

Inspection on banned chemical weapons

UN inspectors confirm that banned chemical weapons have been used on a wide scale in the Syrian civil war and that sarin killed hundreds of people in one major attack. The UN experts, who went to Syria for inspection in August 2013, stop short of revealing who carried out such attacks.

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (SEPTEMBER 1 TO 15)
Dec 02, 2013

Centrally sponsored insurance and health schemes for farmers and artisans
1 : Major irregularities are discovered in the delivery of Centrally sponsored insurance and health schemes for farmers and artisans by ICICI Lombard GIC Ltd. It suggests poor supervision of key welfare programmes intended for the rural poor, which had led to “direct cash transfer” of money from the exchequer to unscrupulous private insurance companies.

Paraguay back into South American regional group

Paraguay is welcomed back into South American regional group, Unasur. The country’s membership had been temporarily suspended after it impeached

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (AUGUST 16 TO 31)
Dec 02, 2013

SC issues notice to 12 states on Midday meal scheme
16 : The Supreme Court issues notice to the Centre and 12 States seeking their response on steps taken to ensure cleanliness in the midday meal scheme.

Violence in Egypt continues
Violence in Egypt continues unabated as crackdown on pro-Morsy camp by security forces leaves over 50 people killed in Cairo.

Mo Farah wins gold 5000m IAAF
Britain’s Mo Farah completes a World Championship double by winning Gold in 5000m at the IAAF World Championship, Moscow. Farah defends his 2011 title

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (AUGUST 1 TO 15)
Dec 02, 2013

FDI multibrand retail
1 : The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the “dilution” of certain safeguards, including relaxing the 30 per cent sourcing norm and dropping the mandatory 50 per cent condition for backend infrastructure investment, which were approved by Parliament while allowing 49 per cent FDI in multibrand retail announced last year.

50 Languages spoken in Karnataka

Of the 50 languages that are spoken in Karnataka, eight are potentially endangered and two critical endangered, according to a survey conducted by the Peoples’ Linguistic Survey of India, an organisation that

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (JULY 16 TO 31)
Dec 01, 2013

Statistics an Indian languages
16 : While people in India presently speak in 780 different languages, the country has lost nearly 250 languages in the last 50 years, an expert said.

EU issued a directive on funding projects

European Union issued a directive that will bar all 28 member states from funding projects connected to Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, including annexed east Jerusalem.

Foot overbridges : a mountain to climb

Most pedestrians avoid taking the foot overbridges in the city. Shyamala is one of them. Subways are utilised more

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (JULY 1 TO 15)
Nov 30, 2013

New Governor appointed in states
1 : Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Mr. Najeeb Jung is appointed the new Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi in place of Mr. Tejendra Khanna; former Delhi Police Commissioner Mr. K.K. Paul is appointed the Governor of Meghalaya in place of Mr. R.N. Mooshahary; Lt. Gen. (Retd.) A.K. Singh is made the Lieutenant-Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands replacing Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Bhopinder Singh; Mr. Virendra Kataria is made the Lieutenant-Governor of Puducherry in place of Mr. Iqbal Singh.

Croatia 28th member of EU

Croatia becomes the 28th member of

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (JUNE 16 TO 30)
Nov 30, 2013

JD(U)-BJP Breaking the 17 year-old alliance
16 : Janata Dal (United) severs ties with Bharatiya Janata Party breaking the 17-year-old allaince in Bihar over announcement campaign committee by BJP.

Murray wins Queen’s club tournament

Andy Murray of UK defeats Marin Cilic of Croatia to win the Queen’s Club tournament for the third time in five years in London.

Soon bank officers may man city’s property tax counters

Chennai Corporation is planning to - use the services of bank employees to man counters for remittance of property tax at all 200 ward offices. A

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (JUNE 1 TO 15)
Nov 30, 2013

PML (N) to victory at the election
1 : The newly elected members of Pakistan’s National Assembly are sworn in officially marking the first transition of power between democratically elected civilian governments in the 66-year history of the country. Among those sworn in is Mr. Nawas Sharif, who led the PML(N) to victory at the election.

Chennai schools score again

A total of 8,788 students of Chennai schools, who took the class X examinations this year passed, and pushed up the pass percentage to 91.47 from last year’s 86,94%. The result

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (MAY 21 TO 31)
Nov 29, 2013

India’s first amputee to conquer
21 : Ms. Arunima Sinha (26) becomes India’s first amputee to conquer Mt. Everest on a prosthetic leg.

Waterproof fabric

Bioengineers at the University of California, USA, announce that they have invented a waterproof fabric which can whisk away sweat using microfluidic technology. The new fabric works like the human skin. It turns excessive sweat into droplets that drain away by themselves. In their research, they developed a new microfluidic platform using water-attracting (hydrophilic) threads that were stitched into a highly water-repellent fabric.

Science courses

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CURRENT EVENTS - 2013 (MAY 11 TO 20)
Nov 28, 2013

Kapil Sibal, Joshi get additional charge
11 : Union Telecom Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal and Union Surface Transport Minister Mr. C.P. Joshi get additional charge of Law and Railway portfolios, respectively, a day after the incumbents, Mr. Ashwani Kumar and Mr. Pawan Kumar Bansal were asked to resign.

Chevalier Sivaji Award

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is conferred the Chevalier Sivaji Award, instituted in honour of the late thespian Sivaji Ganesan, for the year 2012.

Swips for bus tickets, get discounts on e-bookings

Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) commutors can soon

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