Page-39 of February 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News

Taiwan business magnate Samuel Yin starts Asia's Nobel-type prizes

Samuel Yin, head of Ruentex Group, of Taiwan tycoon is funding to establish Tang Prize Foundation with an initial endowment of $103 million. It has been named after the Tang Dynasty of 618-907 ADwhich is venerated by the Chinese for its cultural and scientific achievements. What this foundation would do? The foundation would award Nobel-type ..

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Zimbabwe is left with only $217 in the bank

Only $217 was left in the coffers of Zimbabwe’s government after it paid the salaries of its public servants. Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister revealed this to explain the difficulty the current government is facing to fund the forthcoming constitutional referendum and polls. The country needs around $104 million to organize the vote. The economy took the ..

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Czech elects Milos Zeman as its President

Milos Zeman has won presidential poll of Czech Republic by his defeating opponent Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg. Mr Zeman will replace current president Vaclav Klaus, who completes his term in March,2013 after his 10 years regime. Mr. Zeman is the supporter of further integration of the European Union.

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Militants set afire Timbuktu manuscripts

Mali’s cultural heritage got a shock when militants set ablaze a building that housed priceless ancient manuscripts in country’s fabled desert city of Timbuktu, where the French-led troops are making a speedy advance towards north. What are Timbuktu Manuscripts? Timbuktu Manuscripts is a collective term for thousands of manuscripts been preserved by private households in ..

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‘Green Kumbh Mela’

A new campaign called ‘Green Kumbh’ is going hand in hand with the onging Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. The green initiative which is being lead by Swami Chidanand Saraswati of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh who is also the force behind the Clean Ganga campaign, is being volunteered by hundreds of participants from around 45 countries. ..

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