Current Affairs Aug 2013
1.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif talks of peace with India, Pakistan’s National Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution accusing Indian troops of “unprovoked aggression” on the LoC and extending support to the “struggle” of the Kashmiri people.
2.Pakistan has suggested August 27-28 for the Wullar Barrage meeting between the water and power secretaries and September 16-17 for the Sir Creek issue.
3.The government increased import duty on gold, silver and platinum to 10 per cent on Tuesday with a view to arrest the declining value of rupee and contain the current account deficit to 3.7 per cent of the gross domestic product.
4.The oldest penguin of the world named King Penguin Missy turned 36 years old on 12 August 2013. King Penguins can only live up to 26 years
5.The winners of the UK Songwriting Contest were announced on 8 August 2013. It is the longest running international songwriting events.
6.Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali’s Presidential elections on 12 August 2013
7.A team of three Indian-American students defeated teams from 17 other regions to win 11th National Geographic World Championship
8.Zafar Futehally, (93 years) India’s best known naturalist and ornithologist passed away on 11 August 2013 at Kihim in Maharashtra
9.The Melia brand of hotels of Spain unveiled the new Social Wave House in vacation resort island of Majorca as the first Twitter Hotel of the world
10.Scientists in Germany developed a new technology which facilitates tracing the lost items. The new app is called FindMyStuff.
11.The first Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL) of India was established in Tripura on 11 August 2013. The lab was established at the Tripura High Court
12.Shalini Singh, a Deputy Editor of The Hindu on 11 August 2013 presented with the Prem Bhatia Award
13.Indian player Sowjanya Bavisetti has won 10000 dollar the Internalional Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s Tennis Tournament
14.India on 12 August 2013 launched its first ever indigenously designed and built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi
15.Janata Party was merged with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 11 August 2013