Page-2 of Current Affairs - January, 2013

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai claim their 40th title, defeat Saurashtra

Mumbai won its 40th Ranji trophy after beating Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy finals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Iran claims to have sent monkey into space

Iran has claimed that it has successfully sent a monkey into space, boasting the launch as another step toward Tehran’s aspirations of a manned space flight. As per reports, the rocket dubbed Pishgam (Farsi for ‘pioneer’), reached a height of 120 km. The monkey is learnt to have returned to earth safely. The west is ..

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Rising CAD, a major concern: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has stated that the increasing Current Account Deficit (CAD) has become a major obstacle in relaxing monetary policy. The CAD stood at a record high of 5.4% of GDP in the second quarter of 2012-13. The central bank stressed at the need of using expenditure-reducing policies in addition to ..

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RBI cuts repo rate and CRR, slashes growth forecast to 5.5%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) eased its tight monetary policy by slashing its key interest rates by 0.25% and released Rs 18,000 crore additional liquidity into the system to stimulate growth through reduced cost of borrowing. RBI cut the Repo Rate by 0.25% to 7.75% and Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by similar margin to ..

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World’s oldest marathoner to retire

World’s oldest marathon runner, 101-year-old Fauja Singh, from Ilford, east London, has announced retirement from the sport after taking part in the after Hong Kong marathon which will be held in February 2013. Singh is fondly known as ‘Turbaned Tornado’ among his fans. He entered the records as the world’s oldest marathon runner after his ..

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