New Lokayukta Bill Passed in Uttarakhand Assembly

Uttarakhand assembly on Tuesday passed a new Lokayukta Bill modelled on the Centre’s Lokpal even as opposition BJP walked out of the House. The new bill replaces Uttarakhand Lokayukta Act passed by the state assembly during the previous BJP government headed by Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri.

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RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha Retires

Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Anand Sinha, who was looking after the new bank licence process, has retired, even as the procedure for granting licences to the private sector is yet to be completed. His portfolio has been allocated to other three deputy governors. It is also believed that Dr. Sinha would be appointed as an adviser to the central bank for three months so that his expertise can be utilised for short-listing of applicants for bank licences.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wns FIFA Ballon d’Or/World Player 2013

Portugal’s football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has been chosen by FIFA for “World Player of the Year/ Ballon d’Or ” title for the year of 2013. He was in contention of the award along with two other fascinating players- Argentina’s Lionel Messi and French Franck Ribery. The official award ceremony was held in Zurich

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