Page-28 of Current Affairs - May, 2013

Jenita Mary Nongkynrih – A Woman scientist from Meghalaya gets ISRO award

This year’s ISRO Young Scientist Award was given to Jenita Mary Nongkynrih,  a young woman scientist from Meghalaya. Award: Citation and cash of Rs 50,000 Project: She was awarded for her Urban Information system project in the North East Fast Facts about Jenita Mary: Currently working as a scientist at the North Eastern Space Applications ..

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Japan's Mount Fuji set to be listed in Unesco World heritage sites

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to categorize Japanese volcano of Mount Fuji as a World Heritage site. International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) had approved Mt Fuji as appropriate for registration Key Features about Mount Fuji: It is Japan’s highest peak at 12,460 feet. Situated to the south-west of ..

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BSE, S&P Dow Jones Indices launch S&P BSE 500 Islamic / Shariah index

An Islamic equity index was launched by BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices – S&P BSE 500 Shariah index.  It comprises all Shariah compliant stocks of the broad based S&P BSE 500 index. The S&P BSE 500 consists of 500 most liquid Indian stocks traded at BSE Objective: The index will imbibe structures regarding finance ..

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Abdul Hamid is the new Bangladesh President

Abdul Hamid was sworn in as 17th Bangladesh President replacing Zillur Rahman, who died last month.  Abdul Hamid was previously the parilamentary speaker of Bangladesh Assembly. Historical background Parliament speaker and acting President since March 14 when Mr. Rahman went for medical treatment to Singapore. Member of the Awami League. A former lawyer. Political career began ..

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IMF warns Asia of "Middle Income Trap" and asset bubble

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated that a number of Asian countries are potentially susceptible to the “middle-income trap” and asset bubble Asian emerging economies need to guard against asset bubbles and they must improve government institutions and liberalize rigid labor and product markets if they wish to reach the level of developed countries. The ..

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