Page-40 of Current Affairs - June, 2013

Noted filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh passes away

Noted film-maker Rituparno Ghosh (49), who created a new wave in Bengali cinema with his thought-provoking work passed away. Rituparno Ghosh: Rituparno Ghosh was an Indian Bengali film director. During his two-decade long filmy career, he made 19 movies and won 12 National Awards and several international honours His acclaimed and award winning Bengali films ..

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Telecom Ministry clears project for setting up mobile towers in Naxal-affected States

The government has swung into action to beef up security in Naxal affected States after top Chhattisgarh Congress leaders including several people were killed in recent Naxal attacks. In one such step, the telecom ministry has decided to fast-track the ambitious project of setting up 2,199 mobile towers in nine Naxal-affected States, a move that ..

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GoM approves Coal Regulatory Authority Bill

The Coal Regulatory Authority Bill which seeks to set up an independent regulatory authority for the coal sector to address contentious issues such as pricing, supply and quality has been approved by a Group of Ministers (GoM). The bill will now be forwarded to the Cabinet for further approval. Why this Bill? The bill has been proposed ..

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India, Japan to expedite negotiation on civil nuclear pact

Prime Ministers of India and Japan have inked a joint statement directing officials of their countries to speed up the negotiations of an Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.  The statement didn’t fix any timeline and will take at least two years for its implementation. Talks on energy cooperation had virtually ..

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