Page-2 of Current Affairs 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News

Pakistan appoints a female judge to Sharia Court for the first time

Ms Ashraf Jehan (56) appointed as the first female judge of Shariah Court (Pakistan), which hears cases under the Islamic legislation. Ms Jehan was earlier serving as an additional judge at the high court in Sindh. Note: The Shariah Court was established in 1980 during the rule of military dictator Ziaul Haq as part of ..

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PETA's Person of the Year: Dr Shashi Tharoor

The Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor named as the Person of the Year by the animal rights body PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) – India for taking steps to advance animal protection. Mr. Tharoor recommended the National Council for Teacher Education (NCERT) to ban the use ..

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RBI eases gold dore import norms; allows refineries to import 15% of their annual requirements in first two months

In consultation with the Government of India, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) partially eased restrictions on import of gold dore after taking into account representations from refiners. As per the new norms – Refineries are allowed to import dore up to 15% of their gross average feasible quantity based on their license entitlement in ..

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RBI: Banks to continue accepting scribbled notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stated that banks will continue to accept currency notes with anything written on them and it has not issued any such instructions regarding discontinuity of scribed notes. Nevertheless, the central bank reiterated that writing or scribbling on banknotes works against its ‘clean note policy’ and sought co-operation from public, ..

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FII inflow in Indian equities reaches Rs 1.13 lakh crore

The Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) are figured to have made a net inflow of over Rs. 1.13 lakh crore in the Indian equity market in 2013. At gross level, FIIs purchased stocks worth Rs 7.96 lakh crore in 2013 and sold equities to the tune of Rs 6.84 lakh crore; translating into a net inflow ..

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