Current Affairs - September, 2013

Nissan to recall vehicles globally for accelerator sensor defect

Japanese multinational automaker Nissan Motor Corp will recall around 908,900 vehicles globally due to a flaw in an accelerator sensor that could cause the engine to stall. The defective vehicles were manufactured in Japan between 2004 and 2013. In Japan, Nissan is recalling certain Serena, X-Trail, Lafesta and Fuga model vehicles. The accelerator pedal’s sensor could become unstable, potentially resulting ..

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Rajan Committee’s new methodology to replace ‘special category’ status for devolution of funds to States

The panel set up by the government under the chairmanship of the then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan (now RBI governor) has suggested ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. Why did the government set up the Rajan Committee? The Union Government set up Raghuram Rajan Committee amid demands for “special ..

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AirAsia India received NOC from aviation ministry

AirAsia India has announced that it has received a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Civil Aviation and would apply for Air Operating Permit to launch its operations. The next step for the company is to apply to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its Scheduled Operator’s Permit (SOP or the flying ..

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Finance Ministry approves 5,500 cr as SBA to pay fertiliser subsidy

Finance Ministry has approved for Rs 5,500 crore against Rs 12,000 crore sought by the Department of Fertilisers under a Special Banking Arrangement (SBA) to pay part of the subsidy bill to the industry which is going through a liquidity crunch as the domestic urea subsidy funds have been exhausted. The department has the total requirement ..

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Sarah Outen: First woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska

Sarah Outen (28), an adventurer from Britain who spent 150 days at sea to become the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska. She started from Choshi, Japan and sailed 3,750 miles (6,034 km) to reach Aleutian Island in Alaska. It is part of her plan for a global trek by an ocean ..

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