March, 2013

HIV/AIDS infected child during birth

In a medical breakthrough, an HIV/AIDS-infected child in the US is “functionally cured” after being exposed to the deadly virus during birth.

“Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors 2010 Study”

The “Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factors 2010 Study” reveals that life expectancy at birth in India, which was 58.3 years in 1990, has gone up to 65.2 years in 2010.

Spinal cord implant

Scientists in the UK claim to have developed a revolutionary spinal cord implant that allows cripple people to walk again. The technique involves implanting wires near the spinal cord, linked to a generator. This gives off high-frequency electrical impulses, which the patient does not feel.

Servicess successfully wins Santhosh Trophy football title

Services successfully defined their Santosh Trophy football title, beating Kerala 4-3 (tie-breaker) in the final of the 2013 edition in Kochi, Kerala.

US Support Egyptian President

The US offers support for Egyptian President Mr. Mohamed Morsy, provided Egypt falls in line and follows the tough economic prescriptions as asked by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee three-day visit in Bangladesh

Hon’ble President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee kicks off his three-day Bangladesh visit. During his talks with Bangladesh Prime Minister Ms. Sheikh Hasina, Mr. Mukherjee says that India is committed to seeking an early resolution on the sharing of the waters of the river Teesta and the long-pending land boundary issue.

India-Bangladesh conduct Sampriti-III special forces exercise

India and Bangladesh conduct Sampriti-III, a joint special forces exercise, in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Spending cuts descend – US economy

With the Democrats and the republicans failing to hammer out a bargain, self-imposed massive spending cuts descend  upon the US economy. The government falls short of putting in place an alternative deficit reduction plan to the $85 billion sequester, which will now generate across-the board cuts affecting everything from military  expenditure to school and hospital service.

Gross market borrowings

The Finance Ministry reveals that the Central Government’s gross market borrowing for 2013-14 is pegged at 5.79 lakh crore.