Knowledge Diary – 7th August 2013, Wednesday

23.3 lakh rural subscribers added by GSM in June- According to COAI report, GSM telecom operators added 23.3 lakh new subscribers in June this year to take the user base to 27.16 crore at the end of the month.

BJP Govt. backtracks from deal with FDI in insurance matter:  BJP forced to deny that it had reached a deal with government on raising the FDI cap in insurance to 49% from the current level of 26% on the stipulation that the voting rights will be hooked at 26%.

Branded medicines cost more than the non branded ones:  According to the sources at Jan Aushadhi stores, Branded medicines cost 2-15 times more than non-branded generic medicines.

Branded Medicines
Branded Medicines

Hyundai Motor India, the company’s second-largest car maker has set to overtake Maruti Suzuki and take leadership position in Indian compact car market.

MP Govt. refuses to teach Gita in Madrssas– Madhya Pradesh government had ordered the Bhagwad Gita be taught in madrassas but the controversial diktat was withdrawn as outrage swept across Muslim community.

CBI closed the probe against AMU vice chancellor- The CBI has closed the probe against P K Abdul Azis (former vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University) in which he was accused of financial irregularities during his tenure in the varsity.

 BJP slams UPA policy in economy development– In the presence of former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, BJP slammed the UPA’s handling of the economy and also saying that Manmohan Singh government has no control over the fiscal situation despite a $280 billion reserve.

Indian security agencies are worried about the battle that Pakistan’s ISI tried to push Afghan Taliban into Jammu & Kashmir as infiltration attempts and ceasefire violations along the LoC/international border with Pakistan register a gush.

Amazing app that allows you reach home safely– A Kiwi entrepreneur has developed a new smartphone app that can monitor the users’ outdoor activities and ensure they get home safely.

Microsoft reduces surface pro tablet’s price– Microsoft  cut $100 off from price of high-end versions of its Surface tablet, which is competing against Apple’s iPad and devices that use Google’s Android system.

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