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Relevant News / Current Affair for UPSC CIvil Service Exam 7-11-2013

AFSPA extended The Centre has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in Assam and in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya for six more months. The Union Home Ministry took the decision, effective from November 4, after considering the situation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. ISRO

SHANTI SWARUP BHATNAGAR AWARDS 2013

Eight scientist were selected for 2013 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for science and technology on the occasion of CSIR Foundation Day celebration here today at Vigyan Bhawan. Their names discipline-wise are as under: 1. Biological Sciences—Dr Sathees Chukkurumbal Raghavan ( Department of Biochemistry Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore )