Current Affairs - October, 2013

Sushmita Sen conferred with Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2013

NGO the Harmony Foundation honored former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen with the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award 2013 for her efforts towards achieving social justice in Mumbai. Along with Sushmita Sen, seven individuals and an association, India Rescue Mission, were also awarded the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice 2013 for their contributions in ..

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Air Marshal Arup Raha to be next Chief of Indian Air Force

Air Marshal Arup Raha who is presently the Vice Chief of Air Staff will be the next Chief of the Air Staff of Indian Air Force. He will assume the position after the retirement of the present Chief of the Air Staff NAK Browne on December 31, 2013. Air Marshal Arup Raha is presently the ..

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Government of India appoints P.S. Raghavan as the next Russian Ambassador

Government of India appointed P.S. Raghvan as the next Ambassador of India to Russia. Raghvan, who is an IFS officer of 1979 batch, is presently serving as the Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). He will take the position of outgoing Ajai Malhotra, who will retire on November 30, 2013.

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GoI launches Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana for Indian workers in Dubai

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affair launched a scheme named Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana in Dubai. The scheme is a pension and life insurance fund scheme for blue-collar Indian workers in UAE. What is Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana (MGPSY)? MGPSY is a special social security scheme for overseas Indian workers who are on temporary ..

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RBI hiked Repo Rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 %

As per the Second Quarter Review of Monetary Policy 2013-14 released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Repo rate has been increased by 25 basis points from 7.5% percent to 7.75% keeping in view the surge in inflation and other factors. Key points of the Second Quarter Review of Monetary Policy 2013-14: Marginal ..

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