Current Affairs India - 28 September 2013

1. The Nation is celebrating the 106th birth anniversary of the great son of the soil, Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, today. People from all walks of life are paying tribute at his statue erected in the museum situated at his ancestral village Khatkar Kalan of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Punjab. Many NGOs and other institutions have organised functions to remember the Martyr.


2. B S Rama Rao has taken charge as second executive director of Vijaya Bank. Before that, He was General Manager in Andhra Bank. A professional banker for 35 years, Rao is M.A. (Economics) from Osmania University and JAIIB and joined Andhra Bank in the year 1978 as probationary officer.


3. In a historic decision, the Church of South India (CSI) appointed its first woman Bishop, who is from a small village in Andhra Pradeshs Kurnool district. With this appointment, Rev E Pushpalalitha (57) becomes the first woman bishop of the Anglican family churches in South Asia. She will formally assume charge as the bishop of Nandyal diocese on September 29 at a consecration ceremony to be held at the historic Anglican cathedral in Nandyal.


4. Five years after India and the US signed a landmark civil nuclear deal, the two countries have clinched the first commercial agreement on civilian nuclear power cooperation that was stalled over India's nuclear liability law. President Barack Obama announced the agreement yesterday after his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House Oval Office.


5. The government announced yesterday that it allow unlisted Indian companies to list directly and raise capital overseas to retire debt or for acquisitions or operational needs abroad. The move comes at a time when the government is battling to trim the current account deficit and attract dollar inflows. At present, unlisted companies that are incorporated in India are not allowed to directly list in overseas markets without prior or simultaneous listing in Indian markets.


6. Sania Mirza won her fourth title of the season and 18th overall after she defeated Liezel Huber and Hao Ching Chan along with her partner Zimbabwe-s Cara Black to lift the Pan Pacific Open trophy in Tokyo today.