Sunday, June 30, 2013

What is SKEWPY?

Sher-e-Kashmir Employment and Welfare Programme for Youth (SKEWPY) is a initiative to address the unemployment problem in Jammu and Kashmir. A Collective, comprehensive and holistic endeavour is required to address this gigantic problem in a principled manner, Hence, the Government announces this State policy on Employment’ to simultaneously and comprehensively address all issues relating to the problem of unemployment in the State.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

January 2013: Current Affairs

Ranji Trophy
Mumbai won its 40th Ranji trophy after beating Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy finals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Leprosy free Delhi
The incidence rate of leprosy has declined from 4.5 cases per 10,000 of population in 2001 to 0.8 cases at present in New Delhi. WHO guidelines says when the number of leprosy patients gets reduced to below 1 case per 10,000 populations, the disease is considered to have been eliminated as a public health problem.

Kirti Chakra
Major Abup J Manjali of the Rashtriya Rifles has been awarded the Kirti Chakra for the exhibition of exceptional valor in counter- terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Australian Open
Men's Singles Novak Djokovic (first ever to win 3 consecutive Australian Open men’s singles titles)
Women's Singles Victoria Azarenka
Men's Doubles Bob Bryan
                        Mike Bryan
Women's Doubles  Sara Errani
                              Roberta Vinci
Mixed Doubles  Jarmila Gajdošová
                         Matthew Ebden

Republic Day 
Bhutan king igme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was Republic Day parade chief guest.

MCX-SX joins UN's initiative 
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RBI to buy government securities to ease liquidity...
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Lok Sabha passes money laundering amendment Bill
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Padma Awards 2013

Padma Vibhushan

Raghunath Mohapatra, Art, Orissa

S Haider Raza, Art, Delhi

Prof. Yash Pal, Science and Engineering, Uttar Pradesh

Prof. Roddam Narasimha, Science and Engineering, Karnataka

to know more about other Padma award winners click here

Oldest Padma Award winner
Hindustani vocalist Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan (105) has become the oldest person to be chosen for this year’s Padma Shri award.

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