Page-10 of January 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News

RBI panel suggests banks to encourage long-tenor FD schemes

A Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee which studied the feasibility of introducing more long-term fixed rate loan products by banks, made following suggestions: Banks should popularize Fixed Deposit (FD) schemes with tenors of above 5 years as they are eligible for tax exemption. It would help banks in meeting their long-term funding requirements. Besides ..

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Cleaning drive of Railways target 100 main stations

Railways has undertaken a cleanliness drive at about 100 important stations across the country and equip maximum number of coaches with bio-toilets. Aiming at providing hygienic condition at rail premises, the Railways has decided to undertake cleanliness drive at about Railway has asked all zonal railways to ensure cleanliness at 100 stations with more than ..

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British PM pledges referendum on EU membership if re-elected

British people may have a choice of opting out of European Union or staying with it, as promised by British Prime Minister David Cameron. He has pledged to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union if his party is re-elected in the next general election by 2017. The move was made to ..

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Indian author U.R.Ananthamurthy in race for the International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013

Indian Kannada author U.R.Ananthamurthy (80) is one among the ten authors shortlisted for the prestigious International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013.  Ananthamurthy became famous with his novel “Samskara” launched in 1966. The International Man Booker Prize is presented by UK to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in ..

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India is part of World’s largest optical telescope project

Indian scientists will render significant contribution in developing key components of the world’s largest optical telescope to be set up by a 5-nation consortium including India. The Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT), also known as the world’s most advanced ground-based observatory, will be built at the summit of Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii at a cost ..

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