Page-5 of Current Affairs - October, 2013

Govt of Venezuela sets up Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness

The government of Venezuela set up Vice Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness to tackle sadness in the people of the country. The focal role of the agency will be to coordinate all anti-poverty missions initiated by the late President Hugo Chavez to eradicate poverty. Oil-rich Venezuela has been running short of basic goods and medical ..

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Odisha imposes fishing ban to protect nests of endagered Olive Ridley sea turtles

The Odisha Government has imposed a seven-month fishing ban within 20 km from the river mouths of Dhamara, Devi and Rusikulya in Gamjam district for safeguard nests of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles. The ban prohibits motor boats, trawlers and mechanised fishing boats in the region. The ban on the 20 km span of the Dhamra-Rushikulya ..

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President order to set up separate development board for Hyderabad-Karnataka Region

President of India Pranab Mukherjee issued “State of Karnataka (Special Responsibility of Governor for Karnataka-Hyderabad Region) Order, 2013”, allowing the Karnataka Governor to set up a separate development board for the Hyderabad-Karnataka region under Article 371 J of the Constitution. The region includes Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal, Yadgir and Bellary districts. The order has come into effect ..

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GoM discards proposal to impose duty on cotton exports

The Group of Ministers (GoM), headed by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, rejected the proposal of the Textile Ministry to impose a 10% duty on overseas sales of cotton beyond the declared exportable surplus limit. As per the GoM, there should be no restrictions on export of raw cotton and no duty on export. It advocated ..

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Mukesh Ambani remains wealthiest Indian

As per the the China-based Hurun India Rich List, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani is India’s richest man with personal assets of $18.9 billion. Mr. Ambani retained the top rank for the second consecutive year even after a wealth decline of 2%. According to the list, the top rich persons are: Mukesh Ambani : Chairman ..

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