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Current Affairs: June 2014 (PDF Download)

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Compilation of Current Affairs Updates June 2014 as published on GKToday. The 60 Page PDF Document is downloadable for Rs. 50/- Only. The file can be instantly downloaded after payment. No Hardcopy is provided.


Table of Contents: Current Affairs May 2014

  1. KKR wins IPL 7 trophy
  2. Government eliminates all GoMs and EGoMs for better accountability and empowerment
  3. UN posthumously honors 8 Indian soldiers among 106 UN peacekeepers
  4. SBI’s Arundhati Bhattacharya amongst Forbes’ most powerful women
  5. Huge coronal mass ejection on Sun observed through IRIS
  6. IAF mountaineering squad explores unclimbed peaks in Arunachal Pradesh
  7. Salvador Sanchez is the new president of El Salvador
  8. Environment Ministry launches online system for green nod
  9. Anand Mahindra first Indian to be honoured with Harvard Medal
  10. Telangana now officially 29th state of India
  11. CSO releases provisional estimates of national income for the financial year 2013-14
  12. Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt clinch medals in Italy
  13. ‘Velocirobot’ : Robotic dinosaur which can faster than Usain Bolt
  14. India ranked 2nd in global textile export: UN Comtrade
  15. Uttar Pradesh Govt. to launch helpline for women in every district
  16. RGCA’s Lab is India’s First NABL Accredited Aquaculture Pathology Lab
  17. Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde dies
  18. Obama administration demonstrates historic rules to cut coal pollution by 30%
  19. Lalima: Female buffalo calf cloned by National Dairy Research Institute
  20. West Bengal, Maharashtra sign agreement to help victims of trafficking
  21. Pakistan Budget 2014 allocates Rs.700 billion for Defense
  22. India’s HSBC services PMI expands for first time in nearly a year
  23. Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of WW II, passed away
  24. J&K Govt. increased retirement age of state employees to 60
  25. ‘A Girl is a Half-formed Thing’ by Eimear McBride wins Baileys women’s prize for fiction
  26. India Elected to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
  27. Former Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor becomes Micromax chairman
  28. EU revokes drug export ban from Ranbaxy’s Toansa plant
  29. Researchers develop roof tiles to combat air pollution
  30. Afghan-US ties strained over the issue of Bergdahl-U.S. PoW Taliban swap
  31. June 5 observed as World Environment Day 2014
  32. Private schools come under the purview of RTI Act: Chief Information Commission
  33. India’s Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha appointed member of UN panel on peacekeeping
  34. Quebec becomes first province to legalize Right-to-Die
  35. Vice Admiral Anil Chopra takes charge as the Western Naval Commander
  36. Bashar al-Assad retains Presidency of Syria
  37. Sumitra Mahajan: Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha
  38. RBI hikes CRR for non-scheduled urban co-operative banks
  39. Delhi LG sets up Expenditure Finance Committee
  40. RBI’s second Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2014-15
  41. Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM
  42. ICICI Bank leaves behind HDFC Bank as biggest private bank employer
  43. Tennis French Open: Maria Sharapova wins women’s title
  44. Tennis French Open: Rafael Nadal clinches men’s title
  45. Never dispense with your debit/credit card PIN: RBI
  46. Achook and Agrim commissioned into Indian Coastguard
  47. RBI increases CRR to 4% for non-scheduled UCBs
  48. Kudankulam is India’s first nuclear plant to produce 1,000 MW of power
  49. Uttarakhand Cabinet gives nod to Pension Scheme for Farmers
  50. P.K Mishra is PM’s Additional Principal Secretary
  51. Petro Poroshenko takes oath as Ukraine President
  52. Mudgal Panel: Sourav Ganguly joins Mudgal Panel probing IPL spot-fixing & betting scandal
  53. Sikkim government reserves 12% jobs for BPL
  54. Trucks carrying PDS foodgrains to be tracked with GPS
  55. KYC norms for opening of bank accounts simplified by RBI
  56. Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin elected Israel’s new President
  57. Ranjit Kumar appointed as Solicitor General
  58. PM launches book ‘Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda For Reform’
  59. Madhusudhana Chary elected first Speaker of Telangana Assembly
  60. Bharat Ratna JRD Tata award conferred upon Somasundaram
  61. India test-fires BrahMos from indigenous warship INS Kolkata successfully
  62. NABARD slashes refinance rates to promote investment in agriculture
  63. Environment clearance to Navy’s Project Seabird (Karwar naval base)
  64. June 12 observed as World Day Against Child Labor 2014
  65. PM Modi releases FIFA World Cup postage stamps
  66. Infosys appoints Vishal Sikka as new CEO
  67. Madhya Pradesh to restore Mahatma’s Tolstoy Farm
  68. Dilip Kumar’s autobiography ‘The Substance and the Shadow’ released
  69. Cyclone Nanauk moves towards Oman, monsoon to reach Maharashtra, Gujarat in few days
  70. Russia gives in-principle nod on India’s nuclear liability law
  71. India, China decide to add a new fillip to economic ties
  72. Delhi government gives nod to Rapid Rail corridors to Alwar, Meerut, Panipat
  73. Internet not responsible for newspaper decline: Study
  74. Gujarat gets NCA approval to raise height of Narmada Dam
  75. UNGA elects Ugandan Foreign Minister as President of 69th session
  76. RBI mulling over Payment bank as recommended by Nachiket Mor Panel
  77. India becomes permanent member of Washington Accord
  78. “Garuda-V”: Indo-French Air drill concludes at AFS Jodhpur
  79. The Netherlands lift women’s hockey World Cup
  80. Japan kills 30 minke whales despite ICJ order
  81. Scientists locate massive underground water reservoir, ‘three times’ the size of Earth’s oceans
  82. Maharashtra government approves proposal to bifurcate Thane district
  83. Rasik Ravindra elected as member of UN body on ocean issues
  84. Vice-President presented with Book titled “Warrior State” authored by T V Paul
  85. Lt Gen Amit Sharma appointed Commander-in-Chief of SFC
  86. BHEL commissions Rampur Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh
  87. IUCN releases Red List of Threatened Species
  88. Australia pips Netherlands to retain men’s hockey World Cup 2014
  89. Queen Elizabeth confers Knighthood upon Indian-origin physicist Prof. Tejinder Virdee
  90. “Gauravi”- India’s first One-Stop Crisis Centre opens in Bhopal
  91. Russia turns off gas supply to Ukraine after talks fail
  92. DLF is India’s first realty company to get ISO 9001: 2008 certification
  93. Maharashtra legislation to ban dance bars across the state
  94. NTPC seeks revocation of ban on Lata Tapovan Hydro Power Project
  95. Juan Manuel Santos gets another term as President of Colombia
  96. Jordanian envoy first Muslim to be elected UN human rights chief
  97. June 17: World Day to Combat Desertification observed with the theme “Land Belongs to the Future – Let’s Climate Proof It”
  98. “B2B” PM’s formula for stronger relationship with Bhutan
  99. Government appoints Shaktikanta Das as Revenue Secretary
  100. TCS en route to become world’s second biggest tech employer
  101. Do away with the post of Revenue Secretary, merge CBDT, CBEC: Shome Panel on TARC
  102. RBI uses OMOs to absorb excess rupee from the system
  103. India ranked 143 on Global Peace Index 2014
  104. Nita Ambani became First woman director on Reliance board
  105. Ebola virus kills over 300 in West Africa: WHO
  106. Delhi is India’s first kerosene-free city
  107. Germany to organize “myCopter Project Day” in November 2014
  108. Government sets up Panel to look into the cause of gas leakage in Bhilai Steel Plant
  109. Defending champions Spain eliminated from FIFA World Cup race
  110. BCIC recommendations on tax reforms accepted by Shome Committee
  111. World Food Prize 2014 to India-born scientist Sanjaya Rajaram
  112. Rajeev Topno appointed Private Secretary to PM Narendra Modi
  113. GMR wins Maldives airport legal battle, demands compensation
  114. Railway Ministry raised passenger fare by 14.2%, freights by 6.5%
  115. Immunotherapists from US and Japan win the inaugural ‘Tang Prize’
  116. Jnanpith Award 2013 to Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh
  117. Government sets up Panel to design National Rubber Policy
  118. Founder of Himalayan mineral water Dadi Balsara passed away
  119. In a single gene, a path to fight heart attacks
  120. June 20: World Refugee Day observed across the globe
  121. Higgs Boson existence further confirmed
  122. Jalpaiguri bifurcation takes the number of districts in Bengal to 20
  123. Magnus Carlsen becomes first man to hold the Chess Triple Crown; but he is not the first player
  124. Pen Pinter prize to novelist Salman Rushdie
  125. Mayaram Committee’s definitions of FDI, FII accepted by the Government of India
  126. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav presents tax free budget
  127. “Project Mausam”: Culture Ministry initiative to explore multi-faceted Indian Ocean
  128. Canada’s York University confers honorary doctorate upon Ratan Tata
  129. Iraq crisis could impact oil prices in India
  130. Andhra Pradesh govt raises retirement age to 60, Telangana staff queue up for transfer to AP
  131. June 23: United Nations Public Service Day
  132. June 23: World observes International Widows day
  133. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area added in World Heritage list
  134. Gujarat’s Rani-Ki-Vav gets World Heritage site status
  135. Pyu Ancient Cities: Myanmar’s first site on World Heritage List
  136. India enhances its nuclear transparency, ratifies Additional Protocol with IAEA
  137. Provide information to SIT on black money: RBI directs banks and FIs
  138. Understanding the collusion between El Nino and Monsoon
  139. India denies patent to US pharmaceutical firm Abraxis BioSciences’ anti-cancer drug “Abraxane”
  140. Gujarat govt provides 33% quota for women in police force
  141. Obninsk plant: World’s 1st nuclear power plant turns sixty
  142. Steel to be dearer by up to Rs 1,000 a tonne
  143. Google to globalize “Project Loon” to provide internet to even the rural and remote areas of the world
  144. PSUs have only 3 years to make 25% of their shares public: SEBI
  145. 125th anniversary of Salar Jung museum
  146. Air India Ltd becomes member of Star Alliance
  147. Amma pharmacies to be launched across Tamil Nadu
  148. India extends ban on import of milk items from China till June 2015
  149. World Bank recommends reforms in power distribution
  150. RBI permits NBFCs to work as Business Correspondents of banks
  151. June 25 obeserved as World Vitiligo Day
  152. UP Govt increased retirement age of State Election Commissioner to 68 years
  153. June 25: World observes International Seafarer’s Day
  154. Navratna Status granted to EIL and NBCC
  155. Indian-origin judge V K Rajah is Attorney-General of Singapore
  156. N. Srinivasan appointed as the first Chairman of ICC
  157. Maharashtra govt approves 16% quota for Marathas, 5% for Muslims in jobs and education
  158. France confers ‘Officer of the Legion of Honor’ upon actor Shahrukh Khan
  159. RIMPAC 2014: World’s largest international maritime drill kicks off
  160. June 26: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed
  161. Biochip developed to measure blood sugar via saliva
  162. Project Android One: Google’s bid to build ultra cheap Smartphones
  163. Union Government de-licensed manufacturing of defence items
  164. Chung Hung Won retained as PM of S Korea
  165. Jean-Claude Juncker will be next president of European Commission
  166. Over 1 million children in India are out of school: UN report
  167. Union Government modernizes NIC-1987 to NIC-2008
  168. Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1,000th World Heritage Site
  169. No visa-free entry for Bangladeshis: Home ministry
  170. July 4 is the deadline for implementing Food Security Act
  171. New Facelock Technology obviates the need to remember complex passwords
  172. Saina Nehwal clinches Australian Open Super Series title
  173. India successfully launched PSLV C-23 with 5 satellites
  174. CCEA nod to bring onion and potato under Essential Commodities Act, 1955