Page-2 of Current Affairs - May, 2013

Better Life Index: Australia is World's Happiest Developed Nation

As per the Better Life Index released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Australia was ranked as the world’s happiest nation among developed economies for the third consecutive year. The index ranked over 30 nations on criteria like income levels, health, safety and housing. Key points of Better Life Index: Top Ranking ..

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66th Cannes Film Festival: Top honor to ‘Blue is the Warmest Colour’

Recently concluded 66th Cannes Film Festival held in Cannes, France conferred honors on some of the best films from across the world. The top award- the Palme d’Or went to Blue is the Warmest Colour (La Vie D’Adèle Chapitres) directed by French-Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche. The film which starred Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux is cinematic ..

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RBI notifies restrictions on bank loans against Gold

Taking further measures to curb the expanding Current Account Deficit (CAD) and forex outflow, the RBI has imposed restrictions on banks and NBFCs for providing loans against purchase of gold in any form, including primary gold, gold bullion, gold jewellery, gold coins, units of gold ETF and units of gold Mutual Funds to discourage demands ..

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TRAI issues Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2013

With the objective to curb Unsolicited Commercial Communications (UCC), The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released ‘The Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference (Twelfth Amendment) Regulations, 2013’. This amendment adds more measures to the existing Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, 2010 which came into force in 2011. It addresses the operational issues as ..

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Vyas Samman to Narendra Kohli and Ramdarash Mishra

Noted Hindi writers – Prof. Ramdarash Mishra and Dr. Narendra Kohli were honored with the Vyas Samman 2011 and 2012 respectively, for their outstanding contribution to Hindi literature. Mishra (89) was awarded for his collections of poems Aam ke patte. Kohli (73) was honored for his Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati, a historical novel depicting Swami ..

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