Page-3 of Current Affairs - October, 2015

China's first lunar rover Yutu sets record for longest stay on Moon

China’s first lunar rover, Yutu, has set the new record for the longest stay by a rover on the lunar surface. With working on the Moon for almost two years it has surpassed previous record of Soviet Union’s (USSR’s) 1970 launched rover Lunokhod 1, which had spent 11 months on the Moon. The lunar rover ..

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RBI allows Indian corporate to issue offshore rupee-denominated bonds outside India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has granted permission to the Indian corporate to issue offshore rupee-denominated bonds (Masala Bonds) outside India. In this regard, Union Government has considered the matter of taxation of income from such bonds under Income Tax (IT) Act, 1961. Such bonds will attract a withholding tax of 5 per cent ..

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Union Government appoints 5 members committee to review research grants offered by UGC

Union Government has appointed a 5 member committee to review the research grants offered by University Grants Commission (UGC). In this regard, Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) has issued an official notification. The Review Committee will submit its report to the Ministry by December 2015. The ministry also has directed the UGC not ..

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Asia Pacific region most disaster prone part of the world: UN Report

The Asia Pacific region is the most disaster prone part of the world as it had suffered around 1,625 disasters in the decade through 2014. It was revealed in recently released 2015 United Nations Asia-Pacific Disaster Report. Key highlights from Report Disasters in Asia Pacific region accounted for 40 percent of the global total and ..

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Nepal inks MoU with China to ease fuel crisis

Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China in order to import all kinds of fuel in order to ease fuel crisis in the country. It was signed by Nepal Oil Corp (NOC) and China National United Oil Corporation (PetroChina) in Beijing to supply all kind of the petroleum products for Nepal needs. ..

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