Current Affairs of July 2013

The group accident insurance scheme for nearly 2.5 lakh drivers of CNG run public transport vehicles in Delhi launched by Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, and Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi is namedIGL Suraksha Yojana
The neighbouring country to which India has restored the supply of subsidized fuel, which had been stopped about a month ago on technical groundsBhutan
The architect of Delhi metro project who has chosen for the Lokmanya Tilak Award for 2013E. Sreedharan
The company which has developed a India's first Hydrogen-powered automobile bus, jointly with Indian Space Research OrganisationTata Motors Ltd
India's advanced weather satellite which was launched aboard launch vehicle Ariane-5 from Kourou, French GuianaINSAT-3D
Afghan's first and only woman governor who has been chosen for the 2013 Magsaysay Award for helping build a functioning local government and pushing for education and women's rights in Afghanistan's Bamyan provinceHabiba Sarabi
The World Heritage Site at which the Union Tourism Minister, Shri K Chiranjeevi launched the Clean India CompaignTaj Mahal
The Indian sportsperson who has won the first ever gold medal in javelin throw at the IPC (International Paralympics Committee) Athletics World Championships being held at Lyon in FranceDevendra Jhajharia
The new (40th) Chief Justice of India, who has taken over the post from Chief Justice Altamas KabirJustice P. Sathasivam
The Indian sand artist who has won the gold medal at 12th International Sand Art Competition 2013 held at St. Petersburg, RussiaSudarshan Patnaik
The nation-wide National Tobacco Control Campaign launched by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India to raise public awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco is namedTears you apart
Bangalore International Airport has been renamed asKempegowda International Airport
The Indian girl from Karnataka who has been awarded the Youth Courage award for Education by the UN at the 'Malala Day' function in New YorkAshwini Angadi
The birthday of Pakistani child activist, Malala Yousafzai, which was commemorated as Malala Day by the United Nations12 July
The pseudonym under which J.K. Rowling author of the popular Harry Potter series of novels wrote a detective novel, The Cuckoo's CallingRobert Galbraith
The Indian Grandmaster who has won the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2013 held at Port Elizabeth, South AfricaAbhijeet Gupta
The 163-old telegram service has been closed with effect from 9.00 p.m., 14 Jul 2013. The first telegraph line in India was inaugurated on Oct 4, 1851 betweenKolkata and Diamond Harbour
The Indian-American entrepreneur and academic behind the revolutionary sound systems of Bose Corporation, who died on July 12 at the age of 83 in Wayland, MassachusettsAmar Gopal Bose
The place in Tamil Nadu where India's 21st nuclear reactor set up with Russian technology has gone critical on Saturday, 13 July 2013Kudankulam
The former tennis star from Switzerland has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (Newport, Rhode Island)Martina Hingis
The country which has passed The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013, permitting abortion if the mother’s life is in danger following widespread outrage over the death of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian dentistIreland
The place at which establishment of India's first university exclusively for women (Indira Gandhi National University for Women) has been approved by the Union CabinetRae Bareli
The theme of World Population Day 2013 observed on July 11Focus is on Adolescent Pregnancy
The new coach of Indian hockey team appointed to replace Michael NobbsMaharaj Krishan Kaushik
The world renowned music conductor of Western Classical Music who has been chosen for the second Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony 2012Zubin Mehta
Indian youngster, beneficiary of a cleft lip surgery, through New York-based organization Smile Train who flipped the coin at the Wimbledon men's singles final between Andy Murray and Novak DjokovicPinki Sonkar
World No. 2 British Tennis player who has won the Wimbledon Gentlemen Singles title defeating Serbian Novak Djokovic in the finals (thus becoming the first British player since 1936 to win the Wimbledon crown) (He also became the first man since 1936 to win the US Open in 2012 defeating Novak Djokovic in the finals)Andy Murray
The 15th seeded French Tennis player who has won the Wimbledon Ladies Singles title defeating Germany's Sabine Lisicki in the finalsMarion Bartoli
Mahasundari Devi, a Padma Shri awardee of 2011, who died on 04 July 2013 was associated withMadhubani painting
The Indonesian province which has been hit by an earthquake measuring 6.1, causing substantial damage to life and propertyAceh
The non-governmental organization which has been awarded the National Youth Award 2011-12 alongwith 27 individualsBhavishya Educational and Charitable Society, West Bengal
The American engineer and inventor known for inventing computer mouse who died on 02 July 2013Douglas Englebart
The Chief Justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court who was sworn as the Interim President after the country' first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the militaryAdly Mansoor
The state which has been declared the country's first smoke-free state for achieving 85.42 percent compliance with Section 4 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003Himachal Pradesh
The 20th Asian Athletic Championship which began at Shiv Chatrapati Stadium on 03 July in Pune were inaugurated byPrithviraj Chavan (CM of Mah)
The team which has won the 2013 Confederations Cup defeating Spain in the finals played at Rio de JaneiroBrazil
The satellite navigation system developed by ISRO which was launched aboard PSLV-C22 from Prof Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on 01 July 2013 is namedIRNSS-1A
The new Chief of Integrated Defence Staff who took over the office from Lt General Naresh Chandra MarwahLt. Gen Anil Chait
The country which has become the 28th nation to join the European UnionCroatia



National Food Security Bill, 2013

Important Facts to Remember

The quantity of foodgrains a person shall be entitled to receive per month at subsidised prices from the State Government under the Targeted Public Distribution System - 5 kgs
The quantity of foodgrains a household covered under Antyodaya Anna Yojana shall be entitled to receive per month at the specified prices - 35 kgs
Benefits to pregnant woman and lactating mother
Meal free of charge during pregnancy and six months after the child birth, through the local anganwadi.
Maternity benefit of not less than Rupees Six thousand.
Benefits to children
Children in the age group of six months to six years - age appropriate meal free of charge through the local anganwadi.
Children upto Class VIII or within the age group of six to fourteen years one mid-day meal, free of charge, everyday, except on school holidays in all schools run by local bodies, Government and Government aided schools.
Children suffering from malnutrition shall also be provided meals, free of charge through the local anganwadi..
Food Security Allowance
In case of non-supply of the entitled quantities of foodgrains or meals to entitled persons, such persons shall be entitled to receive such Food Security Allowance from the State Government as may be prescribed by the Central Government.
Women Empowerment
The eldest woman of not less than eighteen years of age in every eligible household shall be the head of the household for the purpose of issue of ration cards.
Obligations of Central Government
The Central Government shall allocate from the central pool the required quantity of foodgrains to the State Governments under the Targeted Public distribution System. In case of short supply of foodgrains, the Central Government shall provide funds to the extent of short supply to the State Government.
Obligations of State Government
The State Governments shall take delivery of foodgrains from the Central Government and ensure delivery to the entitled persons through fair price shops or anganwadis as applicable.

20th Asian Athletic Championships - 2013

Medals Tally

PositionCountryGoldSilverBronze
1.China160605
2.Bahrain050703
3.Japan040610
4.Saudi Arabia040201
5.Uzbekistan030401
6.India020609
Indian Gold Medal Winners
1.Vikas GowdaDiscus Throw
2.Women's Team comprising Nirmala, Anu Mariam Jose, Tintu Luka, Poovamma MRWomens 4 x 400 m relay
Indian Silver Medal Winners
1.Jithin C ThomasMen's High Jump
2.Prem KumarMen's Long Jump
3.Renjith MMen's Triple Jump
4.Asha RoyWomen's 200 m
5.Poovamma MRWomen's 400 m
6.Sudha SinghWomen's 3000 m steeple chase
Indian Bronze Medal Winners
1.Ratiram SainiMen's 10000 m
2.Satinder SinghMen's 400 m hurdles
3.Arpinder SinghMen's Triple Jump
4.Om PrakashMen's Shot Put
5.Samarjit SinghMen's Javelin Throw
6.Dutee ChandWomen's 200 m
7.Tintu LukaWomen's 800 m
8.Hemasree JWomen's 100 m hurdles
9.Mayookha JohnyWomen's Long Jump

Magsaysay Award Winners 2013


1. Ernesto DomingoPhilippinesRecognized for his exemplary embrace of the social mission of medical science.
2. Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission)IndonesiaRecognized for its fiercely independent and successful campaign against corruption
3. Lahpai Seng RawMyanmarRecognized for her quietly inspiring and inclusive leadership
4. Habiba SarabiAfghanistanRecognized for her bold exercise of leadership to build up a functioning provincial government against great odds
5. Shakti Samuha “Power Group”NepalRecognized for transforming their lives in service to other human trafficking survivors.


Geographical Indicator Tags Approved


1. Nagpur OrangeOranges cultivated in the Nagpur and Vidharbha region of Maharashtra and some parts in adjoining regions of Madhya Pradesh
2. Dharmavaram Pattu SareesHandloom Pattu sarees with broad solid colour borders with contrast pallus woven with brocaded gold patterns from Dharmavaram, a weaving cluster in Ananthapur of Andhra Pradesh.
3. Warli tribal art400 yrs old Tribal Art Form originated in Thane Dist. of Maharashtra by the Warli indigenuous tribe. The paintings are made on a austere brown background with a single colour, white.
4. Kerala's Kaipad riceKaipad rice is naturally organic rice produced in the saline prone sea coastal rice tract of North Kerala covering Kozhikode, Kannur and Kasargod districts.

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