Page-2 of Current Affairs - June, 2013

Rupee hits record low against dollar, plunges below 60 mark

The Indian rupee today ranked by a massive 105 points to close at a historic low of 60.71 against the dollar. The Indian Rupee declined below the 60 mark breaking the previous record low of 59.98 hit. The slump is being attributed to heavy capital outflow and increasing dollar demand from domestic importers and decline in most emerging ..

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Sheikh Abdullah named new PM of Qatar

The former PM of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani has been excluded from the government and has been replaced with the former minister of state for internal affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani as announced by country’s new Emir who recently ascended to the throne after the previous Emir transferred the power ..

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Three Indian projects to receive U.N. public service awards

U.N. Public Service Awards will be given to three Indian projects for the year 2013. The awards are given for projects that fight poverty and promote sustainable development. What are these Projects? The projects are: 1. Project Mass Contact Programme of Kerala: Launched in 2011 by Kerala government Aim:  Combating red tape and bureaucracy in administration Key ..

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Nano car enters Guinness World Records

Tata Motors’ small car Nano has entered into the Guinness World Records for driving on a longest journey by circumnavigatingthe entire country. The expedition was complete in 10 days driving 10,218 km in a Tata Nano from Kanyakumari in southern Tamil Nadu to circumnavigate the country and return to Bangalore. The car broke the previous record of 8,046 km. The expedition ..

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Indians among top 5 foreign real estate buyers in the US

As per report titled “2013 Profile of International Home Buying Activity”, Indians are among the top five foreigners buying real estate in the US, even as there has been a decrease in foreigners acquiring properties in the US. As per the report: The top five purchasers of real estate are Canada (23%), China (12%), Mexico (8%), India ..

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