Page-7 of Current Affairs - June, 2013

Five GM crops get approval for field trial

The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) has given permission certain companies as well as the research institutes for conducting the field trials of five GM (Genetically Modified) crops. Crops which are permitted for trials are GM Cotton, Maize, Castor, Wheat and Rice. What is special about these GM crops? The specialty of GM crops is that they are engineered for ..

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Iraq to fill void left by Iran for India’s petroleum needs

Iraq has shown keenness to enhance economic relations with India. India is also looking for a strategic partnership with the gulf nation. Iran has not expressed its interest towards the Indian refiners to enhance their crude oil import engagement with Baghdad, but also explore the possibility of acquiring oil and gas assets by Oil and ..

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Six Forts of Rajasthan get entry into World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee which recently held its meeting in Cambodia has announced the international recognition to six Forts of Rajasthan by including them in the list of World Heritage Site of UNESCO. The six majestic forts include: Amber (Jaipur) Kumbhalgarh Chittorgarh Jaisalmer Ranthambhore (Sawai Madhopur) Gagaron (Jhalawar) What is their importance, according to UNESCO? ..

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Qatar ruler transfers power to son

Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruler of Qatar has transferred the reign of the nation to the 33-year-old crown prince Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani putting a new generation in charge of the Gulf nation’s vast energy wealth and its rising political influence. The new ruler is likely begin the process of putting together a ..

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Mahindra Satyam amalgamates with Tech Mahindra

Software company Mahindra Satyam formally merged with its parent Tech Mahindra to create the country’s fifth largest software services firm.  After an approval from the Mumbai high court, the merger had been awaiting clearances from the Andhra Pradesh high court, which gave the nod. The Mumbai-headquartered company now has an employee strength of 84,000 serving 540 clients across 46 ..

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