Current Affairs June 2013: Current Affairs Questions June 2013

Current Affairs June 2013. Current Affairs Questions June 2013. Current Affairs Update June 2013 for Competitive Exams. Current Affairs June 2013 PDF Download. Current Affairs for RBI Assistant, NICL Assistant Exam 2013.

Raghav Joneja became the youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest on 21 May 2013 with his five schoolmates.

The Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, visited Japan on 27-30 May 2013 for the Annual Summit of the Prime Ministers.

Bayern Munich defeated Stuttgart in the German cup final in Berlin on 1 June 2013 to win the tournament.

Rajeev Shukla resigned as Chairman of IPL on 1 June 2013 in the wake of the raging spot-fixing scandal.

Narayana MurthyInfosys on 1 June 2013 appointed N R Narayana Murthy as executive chairman of the Board.

The President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas on 2 June 2013 named Rami Hamdallah as his new Prime Minister.

The RBI (Reserve Bank of India) on 3 June 2013 increased the validity period of setting up of banks from one year to 18 months.

Indian Skipper MS Dhoni received the ICC ODI Championship Shield and a cheque of 175000 US dollars.

Leader of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), Ayaz Sadiq was on 3 June 2013 elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.

The white tiger safari was restarted in the Nandankanan Park of Odisha by the Park officials, marking the end of a month’s long closure.

The Union Cabinet of India on 4 June 2013 approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill 2013.

World Environment Day was observed on 5 June 2013.

Nawaz SharifNawaz Sharif took oath as the Prime Minister of Pakistan 5 June 2013. He was sworn in by the President Zardari after National Assembly elected him as PM.

Japan has unveiled its new levitating bullet train, which can travel at speeds of upto 500 kmph.

Susan Elizabeth Rice was appointed as the National Security Adviser of US President Barack Obama on 5 June 2013.

First All-Women Police Station became Functional in Itanagar.

Dard-E-Dil Likhun Kab Tak a book authored by Rukhsar Amrohvi was released by Hamid Ansari in Hindi and Urdu languages on 6 June 2013.

India and Myanmar set three billion dollar trade target by 2015 in New Delhi held on 6 June 2013.

KR Kamath_Punjab_National_BankThe Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) announced on 6 June 2013 that K R Kamath was re-elected as the Chairman of IBA for 2013-14 tenure.

Media General, the owner of 18 network-affiliated TV stations announced on 6 June 2013 that it will merge with New Young Broadcasting.

Esther Williams, the Competitive Swimmer and Movie Actress Died at 91 .

Nation’s highest Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) will be set up at Nyoma, Leh district at a height of about 14000 feet.

Srikanth K clinched the Thailand Open Badminton 2013.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)RBI-Reserve Bank of India on 7 June 2013 extended the restriction on advance against gold on co-operative banks set to curb the demand for gold.

Scottish fiction writer Iain Banks died at the Age of 59.

Ministry of Rural Development on 7 June 2013 launched a new skill development scheme to offer employment to tribal youth in 24 Naxal affected districts.

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams on 8 June 2013 won the Women’s Singles title of French Open Tennis tournament.

Top-ranked American twins Bob and Mike Bryan on 8 June 2013 won the French open 2013.

The world observed 8 June 2013 as the World Ocean Day.

India offered 150 million Dollars credit to Myanmar for establishing a Special Economic Zone at Sittwe.

rafael_nadal_7th_fr_opRafael Nadal on 9 June 2013 won his 8th Men’s Singles Tittle of the French Open Tennis Tournament.

Apple unveiled new software for its computers, smartphones and tablets on 9 June 2013 called iOS7.

Raj Kundra was suspended from IPL for his alleged involvement in betting on IPL matches by BCCI on 10 June 2013.

Infinity Tower, the world’s tallest twisted tower of 307 meter with ability of twisting at 90 degrees was launched in Dubai on 10 June 2013.

Reserve Bank of India imposed a fine on Axis Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank for violation of KYC norms and anti-money laundering guidelines.

Former Union Minister and Leader of Congress VC Shukla passed away.

Microsoft India on 11 June 2013 announced its partnership with the Kolkata-based JIS Group for setting up its innovation centre.

Telegraph Services in IndiaUnion Government on 12 June 2013 decided to discontinue the Telegraph Services in India from 15 July 2013.

As per the data released on 12 June 2013, Retail inflation stood at 9.31 per cent in May 2013.

World Day against Child Labour celebrated on 12 June 2013.

Ashok Shah and Vijay Chaudhary won the Award at the World Street Food Congress.

Korean electronic major Samsung on 12 June 2013 launched another handset model called Samsung GALAXY Mega.

Panja SahibPanja Sahib in Pakistan is to be declared a Holy City by Government of Pakistan. Panja Sahib is a house of stone with hand print of Guru Nanak Dev.

SK Roy Appointed as the New Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation.

Anish Kapoor, the Indian-origin sculptor was honoured with Knighthood, which is the highest honour of Britain by Queen Elizabeth II.

Maharashtra on 13 June 2013 confirmed that the Asian Athletic Championship will be held in Pune from 3 to 7 July 2013.

NIOT has installed ETWS installed at Rangachang in Andaman and Nicobar Islands to predict Tsunami within three minutes of being triggered.

Indian railway will start the services of booking travel tickets through SMS. The services will start from July 2013.

WPI inflation in May 2013 came down to 4.7 percent against 4.89 percent measured in April 2013.

World Blood Donor Day observed on 14 June.

The Parliament of Norway, called the Storting, voted on 14 June 2013 to recruit women in armed forces. It became the first NATO country to do so.

Tamil actor-director Manivannan passed away on 15 June 2013 at his residence in Chennai after a cardiac arrest.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrated on 15 June 2013.

Ajay Maken and C P Joshi Resigned from the Union Cabinet.

92 years old Veteran CPI leader Satya Pal Dang passed away in Amritsar on 15 June 2013.

Bahukutumbi RamanBahukutumbi Raman, one of the founders of RAW, passed away on 16 June 2013 in Chennai after a long fight with cancer.

John Ashe elected as the President of UN General Assembly for its 68th Session.

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng won the Walter Scott Prize 2013.

Manmohan Singh Prime MinisterPrime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rayja Sabha Member from Assam for 5th Consecutive Term.

World Day to Combat Desertification was observed on 17 June 2013. The theme was drought and water scarcity.

AirAsia on 17 June 2013 announced that Ratan Tata, the ex-chairman of the Tata Group was appointed as the Chief Advisor of AirAsia’s India board.

A survey conducted by Top 500, revealed on 17 June 2013 that the Chinese supercomputer called Tianhe-2 is the fastest computer of the world.

Telecom regulator TRAI on 17 June 2013 announced reduction in the national mobile phone roaming charges which will come into effect 1 July 2013.

Amol Rajan, the 29-year-year-old Indian origin journalist became the Editor of UK national paper, The Independent, on 17 June 2013.

India won Silver in Archery World Cup in Turkey.

Roger Federer won Halle ATP Title.

The number of Internet users in India is likely to nearly triple from 125 million in 2011 to 330 million by 2016.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its June mid-quarter monetary policy on 17 June 2013, left its key policy ( repo rate) unchanged at 7.25 percent.

Thirty ninth G8 Summit was held at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland from 17 May – 18 June 2013.

The first of seven pilot carbon emission trading schemes for China was launched in the city of Shenzhen, China on 18 June 2013.

Huma Chatterjee the National Cycling Coach of India died after an accident on Nalgadha village on Noida Expressway.

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on 18 June 2013 increased pressure on the Australian government so as to conserve the Great Barrier Reef.

Goa celebrated Revolution Day on 18 June 2013.

Subramanian Ramadorai, former head of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was appointed as the Chairman of AirAsia India on 18 June 2013.

The Government of India and China joined hands for organizing the Chinese film festival in India from 18 June 2013 to 23 June 2013 at New Delhi.

The 29th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (India chapter) scheduled for November 2013 will be hosted by Kochi, Kerala.

The Export Import (EXIM) Bank of India announced on 19 June 2013 that it received a license for opening the representative office in Yangon, Myanmar.

In June 2013 a fierce cloudburst was witnessed in Uttarakhand resulting in huge dUttarakhand_Disaster_2013amage across the state and hundreds of deaths. Thousands were reported missing and several villages were swept away.

The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand announced on 19 June 2013 that the Kedarnath shrine will remain shut down for one year because of heavy damage.

Andhra Pradesh state Assembly on 19 June 2013 passed the bill to restore gender balance.

Union External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid visited Iraq from 19 June to 20 June2013. Khurshid is the first Indian Minister to visit Iraq in 23 years.

CBDT on 19 June 2013 announced that the Commodities Transaction Tax shall be levied on the non-farm products from 1 July 2013.

Tata Power with Geodynamics commissioned a 1 MW geothermal plant in Australia, thereby strengthening the footprint in overseas market.

Maharashtra Government made possession of UID Number mandatory for the teaching and non-teaching staffs in the state to draw their salary.

JAMES COMEY NOMINATED AS US DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL.James Comey was nominated as next Director of FBI by Brack Obama. The nomination awaits confirmation from the Senate of US.

World Refugee Day observed across the World on 20 June.

Government proposed sweeping changes in FDI regime to attract foreign investors based on the recommendations made by Arvind Mayaram Committee.

The World observed World Music Day on 21 June 2013. This day is also known as Fête de la Musique and was first observed in Paris in 1981.

A relief fund of 1000 crore rupees was announced for disaster relief to Uttrakhand by the Government of India.

Nitish Kumar won Vote of Confidence in Bihar Assembly with support of 126 MLAs.

President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Gas-based Power Plant at Palatana in Tripura.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 21 June 2013 approved mechanism for coal supply to Power Producers.

Manjeet Singh bagged a Silver medal for India at the 3rd China Open boxing tournament on 22 June 2013.

UNESCO WHC declared six Forts of Rajasthan as World Heritage Sites. The recognition was granted at 37th session of WHC in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

US Ambassador to India on 23 June 2013 announced that US would provide 150000 US dollar to NGOs that are working for affected areas of Uttarakhand.

The jury of IDG selected UIDAI for 21st Century Achievement Award 2013 under the category Economic Development.

Scientist discovered new Species of Bird in Phnom Penh named it Cambodian tailorbird.

Sri Lanka and India on 24-25 June 2013 held discussion in Colombo on trade, investment and economic cooperation.

Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi on 26 June 2013 flagged off first train which connects Banihal in Jammu with Qazigund in Kashmir.

US retail giant WalMart on 26 June 2013 announced that the India unit head Raj Jain resigned from the company.

The Union government on 27 June 2013 almost doubled the price at which natural gas is supposed to be sold to producers of power, fertilizer, minerals and steel.

Australian Parliament on 27 June 2013 approved a proposed law with new rules to clear out wrong use of the visa scheme for foreign workers by employers.

Muthoot Finance got in-principal approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for establishing as well as operating White Label ATMs (WLAs).

Kevin Rudd_AustraliaKevin Rudd on 27 June 2013 was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister ousting Julia Gillard.

United States Secretary of State John Kerry completed his India visit on 25 June 2013. He was on three-day visit to India from 23 June 2013 to 25 June 2013.

The World Health Organization introduced new guidelines for the treatment of HIV.

India and United Kingdom decided to develop the signature Bangalore-Mumbai Economic Corridor project.

Mukesh Hariawala on 28 June 2013 was conferred the prestigious Indian Healthcare Visionary of the Decade award.

European Union leaders on 28 June 2013 have signed a deal of a 1.3 trillion dollar for seven-year budget from 2014-2020.

Vice President of India released the book Ziauddin Barni’s Tarikh-I-Firoz Shahi.

Bimal Julka appointed as Secretary of Information & Broadcasting Ministry.

CCEA on 28 June 2013 approved the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for kharif crops of 2013-14 season.

Union Cabinet of India on 28 June 2013 gave its approval to the proposal for the GSAT-15 communication satellite project.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on 28 June 2013 received the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for his mass contact programme initiative.

Ministry of External Affairs and Nalanda University signed Headquarters Agreement.

The government approved the Mumbai Metro Line-3 Colaba-Bandra-Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone corridor.

Union Government on 27 June 2013 raised the base price of rice to 1310 rupees per 100 kilograms from 1250 rupees as compared to year 2012.

The UN Security Council eased sanctions against Iraq imposed after Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on 28 June 2013 received the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award.

Japanese got its First MOX Nuclear Shipment port since Fukushima on 28 June 2013 which was arrived from France loaded with reprocessed nuclear fuel.

Afghanistan was granted the Associate membership of the ICC, making it the eighth Asian nation to get the status.

India awarded the opportunity to host World T20 for the first time in 2016 and its 4th 50-over World Cup in 2023 by ICC.

INS Trikand was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 29 June 2013 at Kaliningrad, Russia.

O3b Networks,launched a series of satellites which is supposed to provide fast, cheap Internet and phone service to remote areas in 180 countries.

Indian Space Research Organization scientists will established navigation satellite system for India like that of America’s GPS.

P. Sathasivam appointed as the Next Chief Justice of India.

Brazil Won the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013; Defeated Spain 3-0.

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