Current Affairs, News & Facts of 07 Oct 2013

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  • James Rothman, Randy Schekman (both Americans) and Thomas Sudhof (Germany-born) have been awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for 2013 for mapping how cells transfer vital materials such as hormones and brain chemicals to other cells.
  • Maldives' Supreme Court scraps first round of presidential election; orders fresh polls    
    • Ousted president Mohammed Nasheed had won the first round and was poised to slug it out in the second and final round with Abdullah Yameen.
    • Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected President was ousted in a Coup d'état.
    • Rescheduled by Election Commission to be held on November 09
  • C.V. Wigneswaran sworn in as the first chief minister of Sri Lanka’s northern province. - read more cat
  • UGC Act to be amended to confer degree granting powers on 'Autonomous Colleges'. The step is seen as a reform in affiliation system to facilitate research and innovation in topmost institution where otherwise precious time is consumed by routine administrative tasks due to restrictive affiliation norms.   
  • RBI slashes the rate under the Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) by 50 basis points to 9%, introduces lending to banks for 7 and 14 days instead of just a day earlier.  
  • The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas launches two new consumer empowering schemes; (I) Sale of 5 kg LPG cylinders at market price with minimal documentation through Company Owned Retail Outlets and (II) Inter-Company LPG Portability scheme for consumers. 
  • Iran beat South Korea to win 'Asian Men's Volleyball Championship 2013'; Its their second title in a row.
  • A first of a kind mega food processing facility with nearly 35 industrial units is to come up at Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh.  
    • The Food Park, expected to give direct and indirect employment to about 30,000 persons, will Spur Overall Industrial Growth by helping farmers get better prices for their produce.
  • Canara Bank clinches the Golden Peacock Award for excellence in corporate governance 2013.
  • Karan Thapar honoured with the International Press Institute (IPI) India Award for Excellence in Journalism for his interview programme 'Devil's Advocate' on CNN-IBN.  

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