Indian regains WHO-SEAR directorship after 44 years

Indian regains WHO-SEAR directorship after 44 years September 14th, 2013 The member nations of the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Region (SEAR) have chosen Poonam Khetarpal Singh, a former Indian IAS officer, as the regional director of WHO (SEAR). It is after a gap of 44 years that an Indian has been elected for the post. India had last occupied the chair


1. Ms Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who has received the Indira Gandhi Prize for peace, disarmament and development 2012, is president of which country?[A]Sweden[B]Belgium[C]Liberia[D]Lebanon Answer.C2. Which of the following committees has been formed to examine the recommendations made by the TRAI on pricing of spectrum?[A]Anil Kaushal[B]Navin Mayur[C]Rajiv Shukla[D]Mayur Patel Answer.A3. Recently


1. Consider the following observations about the “Sulbasutras” discussed in context with the ancient Indian history and heritage: 1. The formulae in the Sulbasutras enabled the accurate construction of altars needed for sacrifices 2. Apart from Bodhayana, Lopamudra is also credited for some Sulbasutras 3. The mathematics in the Baudhayan’s

RBI constituted Expert Committee to revise and strengthen Monetary Policy Framework

Reserve Bank of India on 12 September 2013 constituted an expert committee for examining its Current Monetary Policy Framework. The committee would be responsible to recommend the measures to revise and strengthen the Monetary Policy Framework, by making it transparent and predictable. Dr. Urjit Patel, Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India has

National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2013 Received President’s Assent

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee gave assent to the National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2013. With this, the Bill became an Act on 10 September 2013. The National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2011 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Minister of Road Transport