Current Affairs - July, 2014

Science Express for raising biodiversity awareness flagged off

The third phase of Science Express Biodiversity Special (SEBS) was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi. The train with its innovative exhibition aims to spread awareness amongst masses in general and youth in particular about the exceptional biodiversity of India. Science Express is a flagship programme of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate ..

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Vincenzo Nibali wins 101st Tour de France

Italian Vincenzo Nibali won the 101st edition of Tour de France, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to win the championship. Nibali’s triumph comes after 2013 champion Chris Froome and two-time winner Alberto Contador crashed out with injuries in the first half of the Tour. Nibali is only the sixth rider to win all three ..

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RBI rejects Andhra's request for farm loan waiver

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) communicated the Andhra Pradesh government that there was no case for considering its request for restructuring of agricultural loans in the state. A refused to consider the request even before the state government could prepare clarifications the apex bank had sought from it on crop yields for year 2013. RBI, on ..

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Flipkart raises $1 billion, largest in Indian e-commerce field

India’s home-grown e-retailer Flipkart announced that it has raised funds worth $1 billion (over Rs.6,000 crore), the largest-ever by an Indian e-commerce firm. Flipkart has been raising fund aggressively as it raised $210 million in May 2014. This year the e-retailer also surpassed $1 billion in gross merchandise value in March 2014 and then went ..

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Registration certificates of six NBFCs cancelled by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has cancelled the certificate of registration of six Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) based in Delhi. Now, these companies would not be able to do business as non-banking financial institution. These companies are: GE Strategic Investments India (GESII) Profound Exports Private Limited Two Brothers Holding Limited Swank Services Private Limited ..

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