Page-2 of Current Affairs - August, 2013
India’s first defence satellite GSAT-7 dedicated to Navy for maritime security is now set for the launch. The home-built satellite will be crucial as it will overcome Navy’s previous limitations from line of sight and ionospheric effects and will have coverage over India landmass as well as surrounding seas. It will be significant from security ..
Melbourne tops the list of liveable cities in world According to a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Australian city of Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world while conflict battered Syria‘s capital Damascus is the least liveable city. The survey also lists Karachi and Dhaka among the least liveable cities. HDFC Bank expands its rural business HDFC ..
Iran has approved a bill that intends to sue the U.S for its involvement in the 1953 coup d’état that toppled the country’s democratically elected Prime Minister. The bill comes following the release of latest declassified documents revealing more details of how the CIA masterminded the overthrow of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh 60 years back. ..
Rupee decline to make cars, consumer durables costly With rupee continuously loosing against dollar, cars, TVs, washing machines and other consumer durables are likely to cost more with companies set to increase prices to offset impact on their margins. Car-maker General Motors India, Godrej Appliances and Haier indicated that they would increase prices of their ..
Instant Noodles a solution to Global Hunger: As per a latest study by Deborah Gewertz, Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College in US, instant noodles can play a significant role in combating the challenge of global hunger which is aggravating with the increasing population. The study examines the history, manufacturing, marketing and consumption of ..