Page-3 of Current Affairs - October, 2013

National Commission for STs presents Sixth Report on the working of safeguards for STs to the President of India

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes chaired by Dr. Rameshwar Oraon presented the Sixth Report on working of safeguard for Scheduled Tribes for 2010-11 to the President of India. National Commission for Scheduled Tribes: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes came into existence w.e.f.  February 19, 2004 following the amendment of Article 338 of the ..

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Himachal is second state to introduce NVQF Scheme

Himachal Pradesh has become the second state after Haryana to introduce Centre’s National Vocational Education Qualitative Framework ( NVQF) Scheme. What is National Vocational Qualitative Framework ( NVQF) Scheme? NVQF Scheme is a programme being implemented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the National Skill Development Council (NSDC). Under this scheme, ..

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India’s foreign exchange reserves up by $1.9 bn to $281 bn

As per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), India’s Forex reserves increased for a third consecutive week adding  rasing it by $1.9 billion to touch $281.12 billion on account of growth in a key component. In the previous week, the reserves had jumped by $1.51 billion to $279.24 billion. As per RBI, Foreign Currency Assets ..

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Swedish envoy unviels ‘Nobel Memorial Wall’ in Kolkata

Commemorating the centenary of legendary polymath Rabindranath Tagore (Gurudev) receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature, Swedish Ambassador Harald Sandberg inaugurated the Nobel Memorial Wall, a permanent structure set up in the Kolkata’s Esplanade Metro Railway station, where portraits of the seven Nobel Laureates from India, including Tagore, are displayed. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly ..

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France confers top civilian honor on Anjali Gopalan

France conferred its highest civilian award ‘Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’ on social worker and founder of NGO Naz Foundation Anjali Gopalan for her work on transgenders and HIV positive patients. Who is Anjali Gopalan? Anjali Gopalan (56) is an Indian Human Rights and Animal Rights activist, founder and executive director of The Naz Foundation ..

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