Page-4 of January 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News
The Vulture Population Estimation-2013 has been concluded in the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh.Counting found 867 vultures including 160 migratory and 48 of unidentified origins. The number of vultures found this year is less compared to last year. The reason could be the sudden increase in temperature in the area during the estimation week. ..
With the shriveling of Britain’s economy shrank by 0.3% in the final quarter of 2012 and 0% growth in its GDP for the year as a whole, the country is facing an elevated risk of a “triple dip” recession. UK is grappling with the economic problems created by the high debt inherited by the government ..
As per 188-member International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, the global economy will undergo modest upturn in 2013 as the constraints on growth gradually ease, but policy complacency should be guarded against as risks remain. As per the report, economic environment improved modestly in the 3rd quarter of 2012, driven by acceleration ..
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified certain relaxations in the rules for FII in debt, these are: The investment limit in Government Securities (G-Secs) by Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) and long-term investors has been enhanced by $5 billion to $25 billion from current $20 billion. The investment limit in corporate bonds by FIIs ..
The Pakistani military conducted a combat exercise “Saffron Bandit” involving fighter jets and ground troops. The exercise is being conducted against the backdrop of a elevated tensions with India following a string of ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistan Air Force conducted the ‘Saffron Bandit’ exercise with elements ..