Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS:-

1. Today is 106th birth
anniversary of fearless
revolutionary and
freedom fighter
Chandrashekhar Azad.
2. Poverty ratio in the
country has declined to
21.9 per cent in 2011-12
from 37.2 per cent in
2004-05.
3. India and China are
holding the third
meeting on border
affairs in New Delhi
today.
4. Aditya Birla Group
chairman Kumar
Mangalam Birla has
resigned from the
Reserve Bank of India
(RBI) board to avoid any
conflict of interest as
one of his group firm is
in the race for a new
banking licence, a
company spokesperson
said Tuesday.
5. India and Nigeria on 22
July 2013 signed an
agreement in Abuja to
locate sites for solar
power plants in Niger
state.
6. Arvind Sharma, the
Chairman and CEO of
Leo Burnett, India
subcontinent was re-
electedas the President
of Advertising Agencies
Association of India
(AAAI).
7. C.P. Srivastava, who
was conferred with the
Padma Vibhushan in
2009 and the Padma
Bhushan in 1972, died on
22 July 2013 in Genoa,
Italy.
8. US Vice President, Joe
Biden has arrived New
Delhi.
9. The Delhi High Court
on Monday introduced
online payment of court
fee, the first such
facility in the country
which will save litigants
from standing in long
queues at the counter.
10. Deeshit Salat, a 24-
year-old youth
succeeded in applying
henna (mehndi) on 420
hands in 27 hours,
breaking the existing
Guinness world record.
11. The city of Incheon
in South Korea has been
named World Book
Capital for the year
2015 by an international
committee of experts
representing the book
industry and the United
Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO).
12. Jammu & Kashmir
Finance Minister Abdul
Rahim Rather has been
elected as the new
Chairman of the
Empowered Committee
of State Finance
Ministers on GST.
13. Satish Babu,
Director, International
Centre for Free and
Open Source Software
(ICFOSS),has been
elected to the 2014
Nominating Committee
of the Internet
Corporation for
Assigned Numbers and
Names (ICANN).
14. 59 Years old Manjula
Vijaya kumar the south
India yesteryear actor,
died in Chennai on 23
July 2013 followed a
brief illness.
15. India are placed
second in the latest ICC
test cricket team
ranking after South
Africa.
16. Novak Djokovic and
Serena Williams
remained atop the
latest tennis rankings
issued on Monday by
the ATP and the WTA