Page-6 of Current Affairs - October, 2013

Tata Sikorsky produced first indigenous S-92 copter cabin

Tata Sikorsky, the joint venture firm of Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of the U.S., manufactured India’s first 100% indigenous S-92 helicopter cabin at its Hyderabad facility. The joint venture which came into existence in 2009 to produce S-92 cabins took three years to develop and deliver 50 cabins at the ..

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India lifts ban on military supplies to Nepal

India revoked the ban it had imposed on Nepal to supply it military equipment. Marking the end of the eight-year old ban, India has supplied some of the equipment, including vehicles and arms, it had promised to provide to Nepal ahead of crucial polls to be held in November 2013. India has already handed over ..

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WEF ranks India 101st on global gender gap index

The Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF) placed India at a low 101st rank on a Global Gender Gap Index which ranked 136 nations on how well resources and opportunities are divided between men and women in four broad areas of economy, politics, education and health. Despite India’s improvement on the Index by four positions since 2012, the performance indicates ..

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z8_GND_5296: New galaxy 'most distant' yet discovered

Scientists have discovered the most distant galaxy yet which is located at about 30 billion light-years away. It was detected using the Hubble Space Telescope. The distant galaxy has been named z8_GND_5296. How did the astronomers calculated the distance of the most distant galaxy “z8_GND_5296”? Astronomers analysed its color to measure how far it is ..

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FIPB nod to Tata-SIA airlines

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) gave approval to Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd. – an upcoming joint venture of Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons entailing an initial foreign investment of USD 49 million. This is Tata’s second venture in the aviation sector after its tie-up with Malaysian carrier Air Asia in February for a low cost passenger ..

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