Current Events - August 2013 - India

Current Events - August 2013 - National Current Events

01. Amendments made to the RTI Act to nUllify Central Information Commission's order to bring national parties under RTI - Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde says workable demands for new states would be considered.

02. Top music director P. Dakshinamurthy, passes away at 91.

03. Terrorist bomb attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan kills 12 - Central government moves to rescue suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal in UP.

04. Telengana Rashtra Samithi unwilling to accept Hyderabad as a union Territory or a common capital of two states.

06. The killing of five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir strongly condemned by India - Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Govind Rajan is appointed RBI governor for 3 years.

07. Gujarat lokayukta appointee Justice R.A Mehta refuses to accept the post saying he can't work with a reluctant Modi government.

08. Bihar bids tearful adieu to the jawans killed by Pak army.

09. India's P V Sindhu wins bronze in World Badminton Championship.

10. India's nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant's reactor achieves criticality.

11. BJP urges Prime Minister not to have the planned talks with Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sherif at the UN.

12. INS Vikrant, India's first indigenous aircraft carrier, construct at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd., is launched - Shikhar Dhawan becomes India's highest individual scorer in the history of list A games as he scores 248 against South Africa A.

14. Explosions sink Indian Navy's submarine INS Sindhurakshak.

16. Rupee and stocks go into a free fall on Black Friday.

17. One of India's most wanted criminals Lasknar-e-Iaiua "n~ealogue Abdul Karim Tunda nabbed by Delhi police.

20. Indian Air Force lands heavy lift aircraft at the world's highest airship near LOC in Ladakh.

23. Widespread condemnation of the gangrape of a photojournalist in Mumbai.

24.Thumping win for Congress in 2 Karnataka by-elections.

25. UP Government clamps down VHP padayatra arresting key leaders including Praveen Togadia - Four school children from Delhi and Gurgaon discover two asteroids.

26. Food Security Bill passed in the lokSabha, seeks to wipe out hunger -Lok Sabha outraged by Mumbai gang rape. Several members demand death to culprits.

27. Government of India announces 10 point programme to tide over the current economic crisis.

28. Rupee slumps to an all-time low of 68.85 against the U.S dollar.

29. Co-founder of banned Indian Mujahidean and key conspirator in several bomb blasts in India arrested on Indo-Nepal border.

30. India's GDP growth slips to 4.4% the lowest pace of expansion since the 2008 meltdown - Lok Sabha passes land acquisition bill.

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