Page-2 of Current Affairs - October, 2013

Sebastian Vettel bags Indian Grand Prix

The Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix organized at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, India. Registering his third successive victory in the Indian Grand Prix he left behind four former world champions Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. With his 10th victory of the season and 36th ..

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Researchers discover ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered that dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, act as mini-neural computers by actively processing information to multiply the brain’s computing power. They have shown that dendrites, which were thought to be passive wiring in the brain, do more than relay information from one ..

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Election Commission clarifies NOTA option

Providing clarification over the recently included NOTA (None Of The Above) option in EVM/ Ballot paper in the upcoming polls as directed by the apex court, the Election Commission (EC) said that if the number of electors who had voted for the NOTA option exceeded the votes polled by any of the candidates, the candidate ..

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Co-operatives against plan to convert Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) into banking correspondents

The members of co-operative societies are opposed to the ideo of converting Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) into business correspondents for District Credit Cooperative Banks as recommended by the Prakash Bakshi committee. What are Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) ? The Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) are the bottom-tier of three- tier Cooperative credit structure ..

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Nalanda University plan moves a step further as India inks MoUs with 7 nations

In a recent international development, India inked MoUs with seven countries towards realization of the concept of revival of Nalanda University in Bihar. The MoU was inked between India and seven other nations namely Australia, Cambodia, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand, Laos PDR and Myanmar. The agreements were signed during India’s participation in the ASEAN-India Summit and ..

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