January 2013: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

JJB rejects bone ossification test plea

Published: January 31, 2013

“The Juvenile Justice Board rejected the police request for his bone ossification test for age determination.” “The inquiry against the accused who will be 0f 18 years in June 2013, will continue by the Juvenile Justice Board nevertheless as per Section 3 of the Juvenile Justice Act.” What is bone ossification test? Ossification is the ..

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India's first ‘ebiz’ government-to-business portal launched

Published: January 31, 2013

Promoting the National e-Governance Plan, the Govt the launch of an eBiz portal which will offer Government-to-Business (G2B) services for India’s investor and business communities. Developed by: Infosys in a PPP (Public-Private Partnership) mode. Objective: The portal provides a single-window service to enable businesses and investors to save time and costs and improve the business ..

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At 105, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan is the oldest to get Padma Award

Published: January 31, 2013

Hindustani vocalist Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan (105) has become the oldest person to be chosen for this year’s Padma Shri award. Previously, in 2011, India’s first woman photo-journalist Homai Vyarawala was honoured with the Padma Vibushan at the age of 97. She passed away in 2012. Khan is also a poet who has penned around ..

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Singer S. Janaki declines Padma Bhushan

Published: January 31, 2013

South-India playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki refused to accept Padma Bhushan award announced for her on the eve of 64thRepublic Day. She did this showing her dissatisfaction over the number of people from South India chosen for Padma awards list for 2013. Janaki (74) started her singing career with 1957 Tamil film “Vidhiyin Vilayattu”. She has ..

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India, Bangladesh ink extradition and visa pacts

Published: January 31, 2013

India and Bangladesh inked a liberalized visa agreement and a significant extradition pact that would pave the way for the deportation of jailed ULFA ‘general secretary’ Anup Chetia and other wanted criminals. Both nations also introduced a “revised travel arrangement” under which New Delhi as well as Dhaka eased their visa regimes under several categories. ..

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