Page-5 of Current Affairs - June, 2013

China's Shenzhou 10 Spacecraft returns safely

The Shenzhou 10 spacecraft (China’s 5th manned space mission since 2003) with its three astronauts touched down safely in north China’s Inner Mongolia after a successful 15-day mission in which they completed the final trial docking with the Tiangong (Heavenly Palace) 1 (an experimental manned laboratory in space), critical in Beijing’s quest to build a working ..

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FIIs pull out $ 5.3 billion from India debt markets

In just a month the Indian debt market has witnessed a sharp pull out of $5.3 billion by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) and the bulk of this has been in government bonds. The selling led to vanishing of the $5.6 billion in inflows seen b/w January and May 21, 2013 after which FIIs started to sell ..

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RBI auctions Inflation Indexed Bonds

The government has announced the sale of 1.44% ‘Inflation-Indexed government stock 2023’ for a notified amount of Rs.1,000 crore through price-based auction on June 25, 2013. The results of the auction, to be conducted using the uniform price method by the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai, will be announced on the same day. Up to 20% of the ..

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RBI extends deadline for banks to implement card security features

The RBI has provided the banks more time for introduction of additional security features for payment through debit and credit cards as banks and related entities had yet to put in place the requisite infrastructure.  The new deadline for banks to comply with all security features such as EVM chip on cards, real time fraud ..

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UNESCO allows 19 new additions to World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has recognized 19 sites to be added into the World Heritage List.  The new additions have brought the grand total of World Heritage Sites to 981 in 160 nations. Of those, 759 sites are cultural, 193 natural and 29 mixed properties. The new additions are: Natural sites: Xinjiang Tianshan (China) Mount Etna ..

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