Page-5 of January 2013 Current Affairs, GK & News
India and Rawanda inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on bilateral co-operation in Water Resources Development and Management. The pact targets various areas of co-operation with focus on planning, design and implementation of marshland and hillside irrigation, watershed management, water governance, and training and capacity building of farmers and functionaries in the water sector. Objective: ..
Major Abup J Manjali of the Rashtriya Rifles has been awarded the Kirti Chakra on this Republic Day for the exhibition of exceptional valor in counter- terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir. Manjali is the only soldier to be awarded the second- highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra on this Republic Day.
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American Plane maker Boeing has made scheduled delivery of the first of 10 C-17 Globemaster III airlifters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Boeing is expected to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and five in 2014. India inked a pact with the U.S. in June 2011, to buy 10 C-17 airlifters, ..
Railways Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal launched a new food catering policy for providing hygienic food at enhanced prices and to the satisfaction of passengers. Railways has set up a toll-free phone number (1800111321) to register the complaints about quality, quantity or charges of food on a real-time basis b/w 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Major tea producing nations held a meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to set up a global forum named the “International Tea Producers’ Forum” (ITPF). It will be headquartered at Colombo for now. The participation of China is uncertain as of now. The decision to form a global body was taken at a ministerial-level meeting in ..