Page-21 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

UNGA elects Ugandan Foreign Minister as President of 69th session

Uganda’s foreign minister Sam Kahamba Kutesa has been unanimously elected as the President of the 193-membered United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).  He was in news recently for defending the Ugandan government’s stringent anti-homosexuality law which President Yoweri Museveni signed in February 2014. The members of the UNGA elect its president annually with a different regional ..

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Gujarat gets NCA approval to raise height of Narmada Dam

The Narmada Control Authority (NCA) has given nod to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam by 17 metres to 138.62 metres, which, on its completion, would allow Gujarat to get three times more water for irrigation. The new height would make it the second highest dam in the world after Grand Coulee in ..

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Internet not responsible for newspaper decline: Study

As per a research conducted by Professor Matthew Gentzkow of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Internet may actually not be responsible for the sharp decline of the traditional newspaper industry as most of us believe. Researchers have found that the web may actually not have prompted this fall. Majority accepts the fact ..

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Delhi government gives nod to Rapid Rail corridors to Alwar, Meerut, Panipat

The Delhi government has approved the alignments of the three Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridors. These corridors will link the Delhi with Panipat, Meerut and Alwar. These three alignments were recommended by the National Capital Regional Planning Board (NCRPB). To start work on the project a similar approval is required from other state governments ..

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East India Company launches new office in Qatar

The East India Company which had ventured into India in around 1600 AD for the purpose of trade and which later became the precursor of British rule in India has launched a new office in the Qatari capital of Doha in collaboration with local partner Nasser Al Ansari of Octagon International. Although the Company was ..

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