price hiked by Rs 2.35 per litre, diesel by 50 paise.
gang-rape case: Juvenile held guilty for rape and murder, awarded 3-year
sentence by Juvenile Justice Board (JJB). This is the first judgement in the
gang-rape case that created a nationwide outrage.
Minister Manmohan Singh discussed issues of mutual interest with Bhutanese
Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay who is on avisit to India.
Companies Bill has received President's assent, that will make it into a law
replacing the nearly six-decade old regulations that govern corporates in the country.
Devvarman, Mahesh Bhupathi crashed out of US Open.
4) National Sports Awards were presented to the
country's top athletes and coaches with shooter Ronjan Sodhi getting the Rajiv
Gandhi Khel Ratna -- the country's highest sporting honour -- while cricketer
Virat Kohli was among the Arjuna awardees.
Snowden awarded with German 'whistleblower prize'. 6) Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural
Indian Badminton League (IBL)
first defense satellite GSAT-7 launched successfully from Kourou in South
America on a European Ariane 5 launcher.
reached finals of 9th Asia Cup Hockey tournament after defeating Malaysia 2-0
in the semifinal. India will play South Korea in the summit clash on 01
September 2013. With this win India
assured of a berth in next year's World Hockey Cup in Netherland. With the loss
to Korea in semi, it will also be the first time Pakistan will not feature in
the World Cup since it started in Barcelona back in 1971.
K Sarraf appointed as new Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC (Oil and
Natural Gas Corporation).
Bank becomes the first bank to launch Electronic Passbook. This helps the
customers to view their transactions in smart phones.
economy grew at 4.4 per cent in the April-June 2013 quarter, the slowest
quarterly rate in last 4 years.
6) N R Narayana Murthy has stepped down as
chairman of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) after taking
charge as executive chairman of Infosys.
became the first nation to fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia as Air
India's first commercial flight landed in Australia.
Munich clinches UEFA Super Cup beating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties.
1) National Sports Day celebrated across
India. It was celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Indian hockey
legend Dhyan Chand.
2) The Land Acquisition Bill passed in Lok
Sabha. Most important feature of the bill is that it requires developers to get
the consent of up to 80 per cent of people whose land is acquired for private projects.
For public-private partnerships, the approval of 70 per cent of landowners is
2) Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal
arrested near India-Nepal Border.
3) Government has set up a 7-member Tax
Administration Reform Commission (TARC) which will be headed by Parthasarathi
4) Human Resources Development Minister M M
Pallam Raju launched the Right to Education, RTE, anthem to make education for
children interesting and friendly.
5) Using data collected by India’s
Chandrayaan mission, NASA has detected magmatic water locked under the surface
of the Moon.
Hyderabad Hotshots enters IBL final.
7) 55th Birthday of Pop Star Michael
1) The inaugural Mahathir Award for Global
Peace prize has been awarded to former South African President Nelson Mandela.
2) Prime Minister Approved Deepak Sandhu as
Chief Information Commissioner. Now the file will be sent to the President for
final approval. Earlier she acted as Media Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh. Currently Satyanand Mishra is the CIC.
3) Nation celebrated Janmashtami (birthday
of Lord Krishna) with religious fervour.
4) Retired All India Services (IAS, IPS and
IFoS) officials will get 20 per cent of additional pension after completing 80
years of age, according to new rules notified by the central government.
5) India’s first defence satellite GSAT-7
all set for launch. GSAT-7 is India’s first dedicated spacecraft for Defence
6) Indian rupee nosedived to new all-time
low of 68.85 against US dollar.
1) Rupee hit record low of 66.30 against
dollar and this was its biggest single-day fall in nearly 18 years.
2) Malala Yousafzai awarded 2013
International Children's Peace Prize.
1)Food Security Bill passed in Lok Sabha
after nine hours of debate.
2) The Union Government has extended the
monsoon session of parliament till September 6.
3) India reached the semi final of Asia Cup
hockey after defeating South Korea 2-0.
4) Joe King was appointed as New Head of
5) 103rd Birth Day of Mother Theresa
6) Leading Biotechnology company Bharat
Biotech launched New Vaccine for Typhoid.
7) Fourth and final Grand Slam of the
season, the US Open Tennis tournament, kicked off in New York.
1) The Indian under-23 team wins the ACC
Emerging Trophy tournament after defeating Pakistan by nine wickets in the
2) England wins the 5 match Ashes Series 3-0
against Australia. Final test ends in a thrilling draw.
3) Sebastian Vettel won Belgian Grand Prix.
4) Rimil Buriuly, Laishram Bombayla Devi
and Deepika Kumari won Gold Medal in the Archery World Cup in Wroclaw.
5) April 6 declared International Sports
Day. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed April 6 as the
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
6) Indian classical singer and music
director, Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi passed away
7) Indian tennis player Sania Mirza lifted
the women’s doubles trophy at the WTA New Haven Open along with her partner Jie
Zheng of China.
Karnataka by-polls: Striking a heavy blow to the JDS, the ruling Congress in
Karnataka won the Mandya and Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha seats from it with impressive
margins in the fiercely fought bypolls.
Bank has directed banks to adopt a uniform holiday’s calender to streamline
cheque clearing system for Cheque Truncation System (CTS) centres in New Delhi,
Chennai and Mumbai.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that he will retire within 12 month from
Devvarman qualifies for US Open main draw
first National Media Centre inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New
6) Men's Asia Cup hockey tournament kicked off
at Ipoh in Malaysia. India beat Oman 8-0 to start their 9th Asia Cup Hockey
Championship campaign on a perfect note.
Government announced National E Mail Policy with the intension to protect
privacy of email users.
Delhi Book Fair started at Pragati Maidan
surpass Japan to become third largest Internet population.
4) 12 Lok
Sabha MPs from Andhra suspended for disrupting House proceedings.
Rae to take over as Nepal’s new Indian ambassador.
Indian Air Force (IAF) has received its third Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, a
large, versatile military transport aircraft capable of carrying heavy,
oversize loads to long distances and landing on rough and unprepared surfaces.
1) Robert Mugabe sworn in for 7th term as
2) Nokia Lumia 625 and Nokia Lumia 925
Launched in India.
3) Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak
released from prison.
4) Rupee hits record low of 65.56.
1) Maharashtra state government clears
2) Online RTI portal launched by V
Narayanasamy, Minister of state for personnel Public Grievances and Pensions.
Website Address is www.rtionline.gov.in
3) The Reserve Bank of India, RBI has
further relaxed the Statutory Liquidity Ratio, SLR to provide more funds to
banks for lending.
4) Indian Rupee crashed to record low of
64.55 against dollar.
5) Virat Kohli placed in 6th position in
the latest ICC T20 Rankings.
1) Country remembered Rajiv Gandhi on 69th
birth anniversary. He served as the
sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984--1989.
2) Three bills relating to the first
national women's university, an aviation university and an aviation authority
were introduced in the Lok Sabha. Both the Women's University and the Aviation
University will be setup in Rae Bareli.
3) Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan Received
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavna Award.
4) Ambitious Food security scheme launch by
Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on the occasion of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
Birthday. Delhi became the first state
to clear the scheme.
1) Rupee breached 63-mark a dollar to end
at record low of 63.13, recording the decade's worst single-day fall of 148
2) ISRO called off GSLV-D5 launch with just
an hour to go before the launch as a "leak" had been detected in fuel
tank. GSLV-D5, powered by an indigenous cryogenic engine, was to launch
telecommunication satellite GSAT-14 from Sriharikota.
3) A train killed at least 35 pilgrims
crossing a railway track in Dhamara station, 180 km east of Patna, the capital
Countdown for launch of GSLV-D5 begins. It will be launched at 4.50pm on 19
August 2013 and will carry telecommunication satellite GSAT-14. The launch is
crucial for the nation due to use of an indigenous cryogenic engine as the
upper stage. The first attempt to use an indigenous cryogenic engine on April
15, 2010 to power GSLV-D3 was a failure.
transfer of PF accounts service in last week of August.
3) Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of
the 14th IAAF World Championships when he led Jamaica to the gold in the 4 x100
4) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's new book “My
Journey: Transforming Dreams into Actions”, published by Rupa. In his new book
he says that he failed in his dream of becoming pilot.
5) Usain Bolt equalled the record for the
most gold medals in world championship.
It was his eighth world gold medal when he anchored the Jamaican 4x100m
relay team to victory. It means Bolt has joined American women’s 200m
specialist Allyson Felix, and retired US track stars Carl Lewis and Michael
Johnson who, including relays, have all won eight world championship gold
IPS officer Dilip Trivedi appointed as new CRPF chief. CRPF is country's
largest paramilitary force.
Premier League (EPL) starts today.
Bolt won third successive world 200m title at the World Athletics Championships
in 19.66 seconds at Moscow.
scales to eight-month high at Rs 31,525 per ten gram.
to launch its brand new SUV platform in 2 years.
14 yrs, Pak troops violate ceasefire in Kargil.
crashed 769.41 points, the biggest fall in 4 years.
plunged to lifetime low of 62.03 before recovering to close at a record low of
61.65 against the dollar.
celebrated 67th Independence Day.
Congo, Bahrain also celebrated their Independence Day. Independence Dates: North Korea achieved on
15th August 1945, South Korea achieved on 15th August 1945, Congo achieved on
15th August 1960, and Bahrain achieved independence on 15th August 1971.
Bartoli, Wimbledon Women’s Singles 2013 winner, announced her retirement from
4) The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has given clearance for the
unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) to produce 500MW of power. 14 August:
submarine INS Sindhurakshak sank with 18 crewmen after explosion early in the
morning at the high-security naval dockyard in Mumbai.
season of Indian badminton League (IBL) starts from today. 6 Teams will
participate in the event. Matches are scheduled from 14th August 2013 to 31st
August 2013. Brand ambassadors of IBL are Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone.
appointed by President of India as New Union Public Service Commission Member.
4)India ‘A’ clinched the cricket tri-series
title defeating Australia ‘A' by 50 runs in final.
13 August 2013:
1) Ace shooter Ronjan Sodhi picked for Rajiv
Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Virat Kohli among Arjuna Awardees
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award:
The Arjuna awardees:
Virat Kohli (Cricket), Chekrovolu Swuro (Archery), Renjith Maheshwary
(Athletics), PV Sindhu (Badminton), Kavita Chahal (Boxing), Rupesh Shah
(Snooker), Gaganjeet Bhullar (Golf), Saba Anjum (Hockey), Rajkumari Rathore
(Shooting), Joshna Chinappa (Squash), Mouma Das (Table Tennis), Neha Rathi
(Wrestling), Dharmendra Dalal (Wrestling), Amit Kumar Saroha (Parasports).
2) Ibrahim Boubacar Keita elected as the
new President of Mali.
3) The Comptroller and Auditor General of
India (CAG) reports that the Indian Government had failed to follow defense
procurement policy rules in awarding a 560 million euros luxury helicopter deal
1)India successfully test-fired its
indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike
range of 350 km.
2) India launches first indigenous aircraft
carrier INS Vikrant
3) Usain Bolt regains 100m title at World
Athletics with season's best 9.77 seconds.
will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on 12 August
2) Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand wins
Badminton World Championship, 2013 in Women Singles after defeating Olympic
champion Li Xuerui in the women's singles 22-20 18-21 21-14 in Guangzhou,
3) Lin Dan Wins Record Fifth Badminton
World Championship, 2013 in Men's Singles.
4) Real Madrid wins Champions Cup after
defeating Chelsea 3-1 in MIAMI, USA.
5) Subramanian Swamy’s Janata Party Merges
of India's first indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant becomes active
Shuttler PV Sindhu Won Bronze at World Badminton Championship- She also created
history by becoming the first Indian woman singles player to won a medal at the
Nehru Trophy Boat Race held in Kerala won by Sri Ganesh of St.Francis Boat Club
Mo Farah wins men's 10,000m at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr with fervour, prayers
shuttler P. V. Sindhu enter the semifinals of World Badminton Championships
after defeating Shixian Wang of China. She became the first Indian woman
singles player to ensure a medal at the World Badminton Championships.
Government approved setting up of all-women bank (Bhartiya Mahila Bank Ltd)
with an initial capital of Rs 1,000 crore.
marks 68th anniversary of US nuclear bombing
Bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha which aimed at protecting the interest of
employees and small investors. Lok Sabha had passed the Companies Bill in 2012.
2)Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology inaugurated Data portal of India, www.data.gov.in which gives access
to 3,500 govt data banks.
1) First public sector breast milk bank
inaugurated in Kolkata.
President Barack Obama has cancelled plans to meet with Russian President
Vladimir Putin as a retribution for Russia's decision to grant temporary asylum
to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
3)Maria Sharapova tops Forbes rich female
athletes list for 9th straight year.
chief economic advisor Raghuram Rajan appointed as 23rd governor of Reserve
Bank of India.
2)Five Indian soldiers killed by Pakistan in Poonch area of Jammu and Kashmir/
National Green Tribunal ordered a stay on sand mining from riverbeds across the
session of Parliament begins. Sachin Tendulkar who was nominated as a Rajya
Sabha member in April last year also attended the first day in Rajya Sabha.
Ravindra Jadeja becomes first Indian since Anil Kumble to top ICC ODI bowler’s
retained Ashes after rain-hit third Test ends in draw.
1) India wins historic bronze at junior
women hockey World Cup defeating England 3-2 in penalties.
2) Airtel likely to launch 4G services in
Delhi by September 2013
3) International Friendship Day observed.
4) Arundhati Bhattacharya appointed as
Managing Director of State Bank of India (SBI).
1) India completed 5-0 whitewash over
Zimbabwe in the fifth one-day international at the Queens Sports Club in
Bulawayo. Amit Mishra declared as Man of the series. This was also India’s first-ever
ODI series whitewash on foreign soil.
2) Hassan Rouhani took office as Iran's
1) Aditya Mehta wins snooker gold in World
Games at Cali, Columbia.
2) Seven TDP MPs resign over Telangana
3) Cate Campbell of Australia won gold in
the women's 100 meters freestyle at the World Championships in Barcelona.
1) The Cabinet cleared crucial changes to
the Right to Information Act to block political parties from being covered
under RTI which will exempt parties from being obliged to share details of
their funding or how they choose their candidates.
2) Bhim Sain Bassi appointed as the Delhi
3) Sujatha Singh takes charge as India’s
new foreign secretary.