Current Affairs:June 2014

Current Affairs: June 2014
  • Kedarnath Singh, a noted Hindi poet has been chosen for the Jnanpith award for 2013. He is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour.
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival programme was in news because India-born Pratishtha Khanna was recognized as one of the ten champion of change
  • Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry O Rogozin was on a two-day visit to India. During this visit he met with Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj.
  • Shashidhar Reddy, the Vice Chairman of NDMA along with five other members resigned from their posts. NDMA is headed by the PM.

  • Magnus Carlsen on 18 June 2014 bagged the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship title in Dubai.

  • Government has reconstituted 6 Cabinet Committees of which 4 will be headed by Narendra Modi and remaining two by Rajnath Singh.

  • India-born Pratishtha Khanna is honoured Champions of Change by the White House.

  • Indian infrastructure giant, GMR has won the arbitration award against Maldivian government for wrongful termination of Airport project contract.

  • India won the Bangladesh series 2-0. The third and final ODI was abandoned due to incessant rain in Mirpur, near Dhaka.

  • Rajeev Topno was appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The ACC headed by PM Narendra Modi approved the name.

  • myCopter Project Day will be held in Braunschweig in Germany on 20 November 2014.

  • Taiwanese poet, Yu Hsi translated 1330 couplets Tirukkural and poems of poet Subramanya Bharathi in Mandarin language.

  • Union Health Ministry gave consent for setting up of the Regional Institute of Paramedical Sciences in AIIMS Bhopal.

  • Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful on 18 June 2014 was banned for eight years by the disciplinary panel

  • Former Nazi camp guard, Johann Breyer accused of aiding and abetting killing of Jews was arrested without bail in Philadelphia on 17 June 2014.

  • Surface-to-air Akash missile was successfully test fired by Army in very low altitude of 30 meters above sea level.
  • RBI has directed banks to disclose sector-wise advances in the Notes to Accounts to the financial statements from financial year 2014-15 onwards.
  • The prize recognizes individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
  • An 1856 British Guiana 1-cent postage stamp was sold for record 9.5 million US dollar on 18 June 2014 to become the world's most valuable stamp.
  • WHO said that since outbreak of Ebola virus 337 people have died in West Africa. Guinea is the worst affected country.
  • 367 exotic new species were discovered in the greater Mekong region

  • Militants on 17 June 2014 captured Iraq's largest oil refinery Baiji refinery.
  • Sanjaya Rajaram honoured World Food Prize 2014.
  • 40 Indian workers on 17 June 2014 were reported to be missing from Mosul, Iraq.
  • Chhattisgarh Governor, Shekhar Dutt tendered his resignation to the President of India amid pressure of NDA government.
  • Peace and Security Council of African Union has restored the membership of Egypt into the apex body of African nations.
  • Union Cabinet approved constitution of a Supervisory Committee on the Mullaperiyar Dam to look into the issues of safety and restoration of the dam.
  • Barack Obama on 17 June 2014 announced the plans of creating the world's biggest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Pacific Ocean.
  • The Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) headed by Parthasarathi Shome submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Finance on 15 June 2014.
  • Nita Ambani on 18 June 2014 was appointed as the Director of Reliance Industries.
  • Najeeb Jung, the lieutenant Governor of Delhi, on 17 June 2013 approved setting up of 500 water ATMs in Delhi.
  • MP government approved the Narmada-Malwa-Gambhir Link Project (NMLP) and sanctioned 2143 crore rupees for the project.
  • SEBI issued new norms for public issuance of debt securities.

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