Current Affairs June 2012. Current Affairs Questions June 2012. Current Affairs Update June 2012 for Competitive Exams (IBPS Clerk 2012-2013, SBI PO 2012-13, SSC etc.).
Gen Bikram Singh assumes charge as new Army Chief
DK Joshi will be the next Chief of the Indian Navy
Vice-Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, Flag Officer Commandingin-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Western Natal Command, will be the next Chief of the Navy.
Vice-Admiral Joshi succeeds Admiral Nirmal Verma, who retires on 31 August.
VS Sampath – 18th Chief Election Commissioner of India
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after a court in Cairo found him guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during a popular uprising against his 30-year rule last year.
Barack Obama, President of United States of America, has nominated Indian-American, Srikanth Srinivasan to a key judiciary position and termed him as a trailblazer.
P. Dwarakanath new CMD of BEML
P. Dwarakanath, senior most Director of Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), has taken over the charge of Chairman and Managing Director of the company after After the Ministry of Defence (MoD) suspended VRS Natarajan on a recommendation from the CBI.
First African to head International Criminal Court
Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda was sworn in as the International Criminal Court’s new chief prosecutor, pledging she was ready to lead the fight against the world’s worst war criminals. He will be the first African to hold this position.
India-born Ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan died following multiple organ failure at the age of 84. Hassan was bestowed with the title of Shahenshah-e-Ghazal (The King of Ghazal singing) by his fan.
Renowned trade union leader Dipankar Maidwrjec (69) passed away. He was a brilliant parliamentarian (Member of Rajya Sabha from West Bengal for CPIM) with versatile capabilities.
Saina Nehwal wins Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold title after rallying to beat Thailand’s Ratchanok Inthanon in the final of the event (19-21 21-15 21-10) in Bangkok.
Sachin Tendulkar takes oath as Rajya Sabha member
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar began the new innings as a Member of Parliament, he took oath as member of Rajya Sabha to which he was nominated on 26th April. He is the first active cricket to get nominated in the upper house of the parliament.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has chosen Sri Lanka’s star pacer Lasith Malinga as the official Event Ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships to be held in Sri Lanka from 18th September to 7th October.
Sachin Tendulkar was presented the Wisden India Outstanding Achievement award for completing a century of 100 international hundreds.
New Zealand win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
New Zealand beat Argentina 1-0 in a tough and thrilling final clash in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup men’s hockey tournament in Malaysia.
Lewis Hamilton wins the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix to become the seventh winner in as many season races.
Rafael Nadal has clinched his seventh French Open Singles Title 2012.
Maria Sharapova defeated Italy’s Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2 to win the French Open and complete a career Grand Slam sweep.
Harmeet Desat wins Brazil Open Table Tennis title, defeated Belgian Cedric Nuytin 4-2 in final.
Indu Chaudhary and Sakshi Malik won gold Medals in Asian Junior Wrestling Championship 2012 at Almaty, Kazakhstan on 13 June 2012.
Ondaatje Prize 2012 for Rahul Bhattacharya. Delhi-based Rahul Bhattacharya became the first Indian writer to win the prestigious Ondaatje Prize 2012 for his book – The Sly Company of People Who Care – about an Indian journalist’s adventures.
Internationally acclaimed sand artist from Odisha Sudarshan Pattnaik won the Copenhagen Sand Art Championship-2012.
Two Indian human rights activists – Binayak Sen and Bulu Imam honored with the International Peace Award given by the Gandhi Foundation at the House of Lords.
Israeli Scientist Daniel Hillel has won World Food Prize 2012 .
ITC conferred world business & development award 2012.
Life Time Achievement Award for Ratan Tata. Tata Sons Chairman, Ratan Tata, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation in New York for his innovation in philanthropy.
Rail Bandhu – a in-house magazine to be published by the railways, to be distributed to the passengers.
Pakistan has successfully test fired the nuclear-capable Hatf-VII cruise missile with a range of 700 km.
Arunachal Pradesh will get country’s fourth Buddhist centre where around 13 per cent of the population follows Buddhism.
NABARD has sanctioned 288.96 crore for Himachal Pradesh. NABARD has sanctioned 288.96 crore as loan assistance from its Rural Infrastructure Development Fund for laying 22 roads, bridges and 12 minor irrigation projects in Himachal Pradesh.
Bihar has topped as the fastest growing state in India with a striking 13.1 percent growth in 2011-2012.
DK Mehrotra has taken charge of new chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
Central government setup Dharmadhikari Committee to examine and make recommendations regarding the issues concerned with the integration of staff of erstwhile Air India and Indian Airlines into Air India ltd.
Justice Madan Bhimrao joined the esteemed panel of Supreme Court Judges. Now the apex court has 26 judges.
Indian state Sikkim became the first Nirmal Rajya that is 100 percent open defecation free.
Mexico chaired the seventh G-20 summit in June, 2012.