Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Top 10 Business, Political and Entertainment Events 2013

Raghuram Rajan — The New RBI Governor
Internationally renowned economist Raghuram Rajan in September took over as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor. Rajan, a former chief economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was economic advisor to the finance ministry, has taken over a difficult assignment from Duvvuri Subbarao on his completing five years in Mint Road...

Nelson Mandela Rests in Peace
Nelson Mandela, the former South African President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has died following prolonged troubles from a recurring lung infection. Famously imprisoned for 27 years between 1964 and 1982 for attempting to overthrow the African government who at the time supported apartheid, Mandela dedicated himself to freedom for the struggling African people and become a symbol of the anti-apartheid movement...

JD(U) ends 17-year-old alliance with BJP over Modi 

After days of simmering tensions, Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United ended its 17-year-old alliance with the BJP. Hardline Gujarat CM Narendra Modi`s appointment as BJP`s 2014 polls campaign chief led to the split between he two parties. Sticking to their guns, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and JD (U) chief Sharad Yadav said the alliance ended as they could not compromise on their principles...

BJP anoints Narendra Modi as PM candidate for 2014 General Elections 

Gujarat CM, Narendra Modi was appointed BJP`s PM candidate for 2014 Lok Sabha polls on September, 2013. BJP president Rajnath Singh made the announcement in the national capital accompanied by Modi along with Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj and others..

Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013 at the age of 87 

She was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

Following several years of poor health, Thatcher died on the morning of 8 April 2013 at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke....

Indian Diplomat case: Devyani Khobragade
Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general in New York, is the daughter of a retired IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre Uttam Khobragade.  

She was arrested by New York police on visa fraud charges and released on a USD 250,000 bond after she pleaded not guilty in a court..

Movie Star Paul Walker died in a car accident in Valencia
Paul Walker , star of the Fast & Furious movie series, has died in a car accident in Valencia, a town about 30 miles north of Hollywood. 

Walker was the passenger in a Porsche being driven by his friend and racing team partner Roger Rodus, who also died in the crash....

Sanjay Dutt Jailed
In March 2013, the Supreme Court upheld Dutt`s five-year sentence. He was given four weeks to surrender to the authorities.
Dutt withdrew a mercy plea he had filed earler and surrendered to the Mumbai Police on 16 May 2013. The Bollywood actor was released on a fortnight-long medical parole from the high-security prison on October 1. Later, he was granted another fortnight`s extension which ended Wednesday..

Anil Kapoor’s TV debut
Anil Kapoor made his grand debut on Indian television with `24`.
The political thriller is based on a namesake American TV series which had the actor essaying the role of Kamistan President Omar Hassan.The show is produced by Anil Kapoor himself...

Priyanka Chopra`s music debut
After acing the modelling and acting world, year 2013, has been lucky for Chopra in setting a strong foothold in the field of music.
The former Miss World collaborated with Will.i.am to generate her first single ‘In My City’. However, the single, which was a commercial success, received mixed reviews from the critics. The single was certified triple platinum by the Indian Music Industry...

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