Page-30 of Current Affairs - June, 2013

Rajasthan to get two new airports

As per Airports Authority of India (AAI), the civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner in Rajasthan will be made operational before the end of this year. Both airports will be inaugurated in August this year. The AAI will conduct surveys about unused airstrips and old airport buildings ..

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PSC seeks public views on Agriculture Biosecurity Bill, 2013

The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Agriculture which is headed by Basudeb Acharia has sought public opinion on Agriculture Biosecurity Bill, 2013 that envisages for the setting up of an Integrated National Biosecurity System which will cover plant, animal, marine ..

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Scripps National Spelling Bee contest: Indian-Americans dominate for 6th consecutive year

Indian-American Arvind Mahankali (13) won the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest, as children from the community created history by dominating the prestigious contest for the 6th year in a row, holding top three positions this year. This is the sixth consecutive year that an Indian-American ..

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‘Project Ananta’: Planning Commission approves the project

The Planning Commission has given its ‘in principle’ approval to the “Project Ananta” which is a pilot project aimed at development of the drought-prone Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The Rs 8,000-crore project will take a holistic approach to achieve the target. The project has ..

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Egypt highest court declares Shura Council illegal

In a major blow to Islamists in Egypt, country’s highest court declared the nation’s Islamist-dominated legislature and constitutional panel illegal questioning the legal basis of the Islamists’ hold on power. Shura Council is the upper house of Parliament which was ..

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Russia to supply sophisticated MiG fighter planes to Syria

Russia is planning to supply its latest MiG fighter planes to Syria which would strengthen to the country’s air defence capabilities. As per the contract signed with Syria, Russia would deliver more than 10 MiG-29M2 planes. The MiG-29M2 will enhance ..

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