Monday, 19 August 2013

Top News and Current Affairs - 20-8-2013

Top News and Current Affairs - 20-8-2013

Top News and Current Affairs (20/8/2013)


1. Rupee slips below 63 against dollar.

2. RailYatri (Railway Information Website) launched Crowd Sourcing tech. for hassle free travel.

3. ISRO calls off GSLV - D5 launch after fuel leak.

4. Iran demands $1 million guarantee for release of Indian Vessel Desh Shanti. The vessel was detained for causing Marine pollution.

5. RBI hikes FDI cap in Asset Reconstruction companies to 74%.


1. 'Blade Runner' Pistorius back in court.

2. U.S Journalists Glenn Greenwald and David Miranda detained in Rio de Janeiro's International Airport.


1. Rolls Royce launches four seater coupe Wraith - Rs. 4.6 crore.

2. Audi launches Audi Q3-S - Rs. 25 lakh.


1. ATP Cincinnati Masters:

Men Singles

Winner - Rafael Nadal (Spain)

Runner - John Isner (America)

Women Singles

Winner - Victoria Azarenka (Belarus)

Runner - Serena Williams (America)

2. Magnus Carlsen (Chess World No.1) challenges Vishwanathan Anand in November this year.

3. Kush Kumar wins Squash gold.

Personalities in News:

1. Karl Slyn - MD Tata Motors

2. C.P. Gurmani - MD Tech Mahindra, CEO Mahindra Sathyam

3. Markandey Katju - Chairman, Press Council of India

4. Manish Tewari - Information and Broadcasting Minister

5. Kaushik Basu - World Bank Chief Economist

6. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Liberian President


1. FDI - Foreign Direct Investment

2. GSLV - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle

3. PCI - Press Council of India

4. ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation

5. FII - Foreign Institutional Investors.

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