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Current Affairs - August 2013

  • 30-Aug-2013
  • The Former South African President Nelson Mandela on 27 August 2013 won the inaugural Mahathir Award for Global Peace
  • The Apollo Hospitals Group signed a MoU with the University of Rochester Medical Centre, USA for academic collaboration and patient care.
  • Kapil Parakh (Person of Indian Origin), selected for the prestigious White House Fellowship for the year 2013-14
  • The China and Pakistan air forces on 28 August 2013 decided to hold a joint exercise called Shaheen [Eagle]-2.
  • GSAT-7, The First Indian Defence Satellite was Launched Successfully
  • The Union Cabinet of India approved the Social Security Agreement between India and Canada on 29 August 2013
  • The Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Samuel Santos Lopez Visited India
  • On 29 August 2013 Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011, also called the Land Acquisition Bill passed by LokSabha
  • Air India Launched its Direct Flights to Sydney and Melbourne on 29 August 2013, after a wide gap of 22 years
  • Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt win the 100 metres at the Zurich Diamond League
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