Page-3 of Current Affairs - August, 2013

First Typhoid vaccine promising long-term protection launched by Bharat Biotech

Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech launched world’s first clinically proven typhoid conjugate vaccine, Typbar – TCV. How Typbar-TCY is different from existing vaccines? Typbar-TCV has a sharp edge over the existing typhoid vaccines as the latest conjugate vaccine provides long-term protection — for about 10 years — with a single dose. World over around 200 lakh people ..

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Parthasarathi Shome appointed as chairman of TARC

The government has set up a 7-member Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) which will be headed by Parthasarathi Shome. What will be major tasks before Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) ? The TARC will revisit tax laws and suggest measures for putting in place a stable and non-adversarial tax administration. Some other key taskswill be: Review the current mechanism ..

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Brigalia Bam honored with Gandhi Peace Prize

Brigalia Bam, former head of South Africa’s election body, received the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Award for Peace and Reconciliation recognizing her commitment to democracy. Bam was conferred with this honor for ensuring free and fair elections since the establishment of democracy in 1994 when anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was elected the country’s first democratic president. About Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize: The Prize was established ..

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International Children’s Peace Prize 2013 goes to Malala Yousafzai

Famous Pakistani brave girl and activist Malala Yusafzai who was shot in head by Taliban for campaigning for girls’ right to education, has won the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2013. She is currently living in Britain where she was given life-saving treatment. About International Children’s Peace Prize: The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded every year to a child who ..

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England wins Ashes 2013

England clinched Ashes 2013 series with 3-0 win over arch-rivals Australia. The fifth and last test match played at the Oval stadium ended in a draw. Key Players of Ashes Test Series 2013: Man of the Series (England): Ian Bell Man of the Series (Australia): Ryan Harris

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