Wednesday, July 24, 2013

CURRENT AFFAIRS : 24th July 2013.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : 24th
July 2013.
1. India has been ranked
third in the Global
Consumer Confidence
Index according to
latest survey by the
Nielsen.
2. Afghanistan's first
and only female
governor and a
humanitarian worker
from the Kachin
minority in Myanmar,
Habiba Sarabi, is among
this year's recipients of
the Ramon Magsaysay
Award.
3. Ford Motor Company
joined the Voluntary
India Greenhouse Gas
Reporting Programme in
India on23 July 2013.
Voluntary reporting
enables a complete
transparency in terms
of the carbon dioxide
emissions.
4. Former Prime
Minister and senior
leader of CPN-UML
Madhav Kumar Nepal is
scheduled to arrive for
a five-day official visit
to India on Wednesday.
5. Russian pole vault
queen and double
Olympic champion
Yelena Isinbayeva has
announced that she
would be retiring after
her home World
Athletics
Championships, which
would take place in
Moscow in August.
6. A Mumbai court
framed charges against
actor Salman Khan on
Wednesday, for culpable
homicide not amounting
to murder in the 2002
hit-and-run case, for
which he may face a jail
term upto 10 years.
7. Government has
approved Free Trade
LPG Scheme for selling
five Kilogram LPG
cylinders through
Company Owned Retail
Outlets of Oil Marketing
Companies. The scheme
will be launched on pilot
basis in Delhi, Mumbai,
Chennai, Kolkata and
Bangalore.
8. A four-day National
Fair on Aid and Assistive
Devices for Persons
With Disabilities to start
tomorrow in New Delhi.
9. Low-cost carrier
Spice-Jets CEO Neil Mills
has resigned following
reported differences
with the airlines
promoter and Sun TV
chief Kalanithi Maran.
10. Suresh Chandra
Mohanty has been
appointed as the new
56th President of the
Institute of Cost
Accountants of India for
the year 2013-14 today.
He replaced Rakesh
Singh. Also A.S. Durga
Prasad has been
elected as Vice-
President of the Cost
Accountants Institute
for the year 2013-14.
11. Wipro Chairman Azim
Premji has been
awarded the Asian
Business Leaders Award
2013 for his
"impressive business
credentials" and
service to society by
London-based Asia
House. The award will be
presented at a gala
ceremony in London on
October.
12. India's K Jennitha
Anto has won the 13th
IPCA World Women's
Individual Chess
Championship title for
the disabled playersvb