Page-7 of Current Affairs - May, 2013

CCEA approves World Bank funded National AIDS control support project

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)  approved a proposal by the Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the implementation of National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) for an amount of Rs. 2550 crore. NACP is financed by the Government of India and ..

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Russian Space debris hits the "Pegaso" (Pegasus) nanosatellite of Ecuador; What is Kessler syndrome ?

A small Ecuadoran satellite “Pegaso” (Pegasus) smashed with the debris of a Russian rocket. The extent of damage it has done is still unknown, however it has been confirmed that the satellite is still in the orbit. What happened with the satellite?  “Pegaso” (Pegasus) is nanosatellite of Ecuador collided with the remains of the Soviet rocket ..

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‘Gershwin Prize’ to Carole King

US President Barack Obama honored legendary US singer-songwriter Carole King (71) with Gershwin Prize for a lifetime achievement in popular music. With this achievement King has become the first woman to be awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Who is Carole King? Carole King is an American songwriter and singer-songwriter. King and her former ..

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Srikanth Srinivasan creates history, gets confirmation to become federal judge to US Circuit Court

Chandigarh born Indian-American Srikanth Srinivasan (46), created history as he has been confirmed to be a judge to the DC Federal Appeals Court Circuit. He will be the first South Asian as well as first Indian-American judge to America’s second highest court. Srinivasan, who was Obama nominee, received bipartisan confirmation in a 97-0 vote by ..

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Forbes releases world's top 100 'Most Powerful Women List'

Forbes magazine has released the list of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women Leaders for the year 2013. From India, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and India-origin PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi stand among the top 10 in the list of most powerful women in the world. Sonia Gandhi stands at 9th, while Indra Nooyi is ranked at 10th on the chart. Other Indians in ..

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