Page-3 of Current Affairs - June, 2013

Government bans sale of Analgin, Pioglitazone and Deanxit

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned the sale of three widely popular medicines – painkiller Analgin, anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone and anti-depressant Deanxit in the wake of health adversities associated with these drugs. What is the reason behind the ban? Under the Drugs and Cosmetic Act 30-B, sale of any drug, the use of which is ..

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Kevin Rudd takes oath as new Australian Premier

Kevin Rudd has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Australia. He ousted the incumbent Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor Party. The leadership change comes ahead of an election scheduled in September 2013. Julia Gillard was first woman PM of Australia and she was also the first woman Leader of the Labor Party. Kevin ..

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Ramnik Narsey is the interim head of Wal-Mart India

Ramnik Narsey has been appointed as the interim head of U.S.-based retail giant Wal-Mart for its India operations as its head of Indian business Raj Jain has left the company. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., branded as Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores and warehouse stores. The company is the world’s third largest public corporation, ..

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Fact Box: "Kirobo" : World’s first talking robot-astronaut ready to take off

“Kirobo” : World’s first talking robot-astronaut ready to take off Japanese have developed the world’s first robot-astronaut that can communicate with humans. It will be launched to International Space Station (ISS) from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center atop H-IIB rocket on August 4, 2013. Kibo Robo Project: Named after kibo (hope in Japanese) and “robot”. ..

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European Commission gives nod to NYSE takeover

The proposal of IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) to take over NYSE-Euronext for $8.2 billion has been approved by the European Commission which said that the two were not direct competitors in most markets and would continue to face strong competition from other exchanges. ICE, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is best known as a commodities marketplace. In December 2012, it ..

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