Page-10 of Current Affairs - June, 2013

TRAI to suggest ways for corporate control of media

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will recommend the setting up of an ‘institutional buffer between corporate owners and newspaper management’ to the government. TRAI, which is also the regulator for the broadcasting industry, will also opine ways to curb cross-media ownership ..

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U.S. announces stimulus withdrawal, Rupee and Sensex plummet

In an announcement which created waves in global stock markets, U.S. Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke announced a gradual withdrawal of the extraordinary monetary stimulus programme, which ensured very low interest rates in America but simultaneously released very large sums of money, ..

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NSSO released data on household consumer expenditure

As per the latest data on household consumer expenditure for 2011-12 released by the National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO), families (both urban and rural) are spending more than half of their monthly spend on non-food items on an average. Key points ..

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Mechanism for coal supply to power producers approved by CCEA

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the following mechanism for supply of coal to power producers: Coal India Ltd. (CIL) to sign Fuel Supply Agreements (FSA) for a total capacity of 78000 MW including cases of tapering ..

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Military engineers develop ‘Smart Mine Field’ Application to detect friendly mines

Engineers from the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) have developed a ‘Smart Mine Field’ application which will pinpoint the location of friendly mines, whose position might have shifted over a period of time. What are Friendly Mines? Friendly Mines ..

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Afghanistan suspends talks with the U.S.

The Afghanistan government which is feeling let down by the US over the opening of the Taliban office in Qatar capital Doha, has indicated to the Americans that they can no longer take for granted, the positioning of U.S. forces ..

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