Knowledge Diary – 17th July 2013, Wednesday

  • A serving wing commander has told to High court that Flying Mig-21 amounted to violation of his fundamental right to life.
Flying Mig-21
Flying Mig-21
  • Government has increased the limit up to 49 percent from 26 percent in foreign direct investment for the defense sector.  And also raised the figure for telecom industry to 100 percent.
  • As per the Global management company hay group, TCS has emerged as India’s most admired company ahead of Hindustan Uniliver, ITC and Infosys.
  • The government has announced Direct benefit transfer (DBT) of cooking gas subsidy in Aadhaar-using states from January, despite oil marketing companies pointing out several shortcomings in the current system.
  • The Malta-flagged ship, MV Cotton, with its crew of 20 Indian sailors, was attacked near Port Gentil in Gabon; incident was confirmed by Turkish Foreign Ministry.
  • Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm owned by Mukesh Ambani is about to get six months extension for testing phone call services on 4G network.
  • Apple – a big giant of iPhone manufacturer is seeking outside expertise for its latest wearable computing project for iWatch.
  • South Korean company has secured the high spot in Asia’s top 1000 brands for the second consecutive year in the Campaign Asia-Pacific 2013.
  • A unit of CAG in charge for audits pertaining to the telecom sector, has asked DoT (Department of Telecommunication)to impose a penalty of Rs 549 crore on the operator in the draft audit report assessing whether the operators were duly paying the ‘revenue share’ to the government.
  • Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, who applied for temporary asylum in Russia, should be expelled and returned to the United States to face trial on espionage charges said by White House.



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