Page-3 of Current Affairs - July, 2012

Broadband connectivity to 250,000 villages by Nov 2013

In order to improve public delivery mechanism in the country, the Indian government will connect 250,000 gram panchayats with broadband within 16 months. The government has also assured that 58 pilots projects under implementation in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Tripura to make available broadband connectivity, would be accomplished in next 4months. The broadband connectivity for ..

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Gagan Narang clinches first medal for India at London Olympics

Star Shooter Gagan Narang has clinched first medal for India at the London Olympics. Gagan bagged a bronze medal in the 10 metre air rifle event.

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MiG-29KUB performs first landing on INS Vikramaditya

MiG-29KUB, a Russian-built fighter jet made the first landing on the INS Vikramaditya during sea trials. INS Vikramaditya It is the rechristened name of former Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which has been procured by India. The ship is a modified Kiev class aircraft carrier built in 1978–1982. Russia sold the carrier to India after ..

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July 28: World observes “World Hepatitis Day”

World Hepatitis Day is being observed round the globe. The focus is to spread awareness about viral hepatitis, which kills around 1 million people every year. Millions more suffer immediate sickness or long-term ill health. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis as the name suggests is formed from Greek word ‘Hepar’ meaning liver and ‘–itis’ meaning inflammation. ..

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SEBI allows online subscription of bonds

SEBI gave its nod for online subscription of bonds.  Objective: To cut the timeline for completion of the process. In order to provide a mechanism to decrease the timelines of the issue process for public issue of debt securities, SEBI extends Application Supported by Blocked Amount (ASBA) facility to public issues. Currently ASBA is allowed ..

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