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Global Day of Parents was observed on 1 June 2014 to honour parents throughout the world for selfless commitment to children.
Korean Scientists on 1 June 2014 developed robot Raptor that can outrun Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the Earth.
Former left wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren was sworn-in as the President of El Salvador on 1 June 2014.
Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi.
South Africa appointed Hashim Amla as test cricket captain. He succeeds Graeme Smith, who retired in March 2014.
India became the second largest exporter of textiles in the world. This was revealed by the recent data released by UN Comtrade.
Chandrashekhar Rao sworn-in as the First Chief Minister of Telengana.
King of Spain Juan Carlos I announced on 2 June 2014 to abdicate the throne.
Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory of RGCA became India’s first aquaculture pathology laboratory to be accredited by NABL.
Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha of Indian Army appointed as member of a UN Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN peacekeeping.
West Bengal and Maharashtra government inked pact on victims of trafficking.
US President Barack Obama has US Security plan of 1 billion US dollar for Eastern Europe amid an East-West showdown over Ukraine.
US President Obama appointed Indian-American Shefali Duggal as the member of the US Holocaust Memorial Council on 3 June 2014.
Assam Agricultural University and ICAR signed a MoU to open a Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Baksa district of Assam.
Lithuania to become 19th country to adopt Euro as currency from 1 January 2015.
Quebec became first province of Canada to adopt Right-to-Die Legislation.
40th G-7 summit 2014 was held at Justus Lipsius building, Brussels at the Council of the European Union on 4 June 2014 – 5 June 2014.
Chester Nez, the last of the World War II Navajo code talkers died on 4 June 2014.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won Presidential election for third time.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport won Roll of Excellence award of Airport Council International (ACI).
Jordan Prince, Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al-Hussein was nominated as UN high commissioner for human rights.
Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare released a video entitled The Price We Pay to highlight health and economic impacts of tobacco consumption.
Vice Admiral Anil Chopra on 6 June 2014 took charge of the Western Naval Command (WNC) as Commander-in-Chief.
Irish Author Eimear McBride won Baileys Prize for fiction.
Sanjay Kapoor was on 5 June 2014 appointed as Micromax Chairman.
Srnior Congress MP Kamal Nath sworn-in as Pro tem Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha.
Madhya Pradesh Government appointed Madhuri Dixit as the brand ambassador of maternal and child health campaign, Mamta Abhiyan.
Kawa Music Group of Jaipur will perform during the XX Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland from 23 July to 3 August 2014.
Kathleen Stephens on 6 June 2014 took charge as US interim Ambassador to India.
Sumitra Mahajan was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha.
UN General Assembly on 7 June 2014 announced an award in honour of Nelson Mandela.
INS Sindhurakshak, the Submarine of Indian Navy that sank in Arabian Sea in August 2013 due to an accident was raised from waters by a salvage firm.
Rafael Nadal won French Open Title 2014 for the ninth time.
Chandrababu Naidu sworn-in as first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
Petro Poroshenko was sworn-in as the President of Ukraine in Kiev.
Senior advocate Ranjit Kumar was on 7 June 2014 appointed as the Solicitor General of India.
PK Mishra was appointed as the additional Principal Secretary of Prime Minister. He is a retired IAS officer of 1972 batch of Gujarat cadre.
KYC norms for opening bank account have been eased by RBI. Now single documentary proof of address can be used to open a bank account.
Former army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was sworn-in as the President of Egypt in Cairo.
Foreign Minister of China, Wang Yi was on a two-day long visit to India in the capacity of Special Envoy of the President of China, Xi Jinping.
Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez won the Miss USA title for the year 2014 on June 8, 2014.
Former Indian cricket captain, Sourav Ganguly on 8 June 2014 joined Mudgal Committee as an expert on cricketing affairs.
Narendra Modi released a book entitled Getting India Back on track-an action agenda for reform edited by Bibek Debroy, Ashley Tellis & Reece Trevor.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant on 8 June 2014 became India’s first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power.
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on 9 June 2014 reduced the rate of interest by 20 basis points (bps)
Reuven Ruby Rivlin on 10 June 2014 was elected as 10th president of Israel.
Sirikonda Madhusudhana Chary became first speaker of Telangana Legislative Assembly.
Project Seabird phase II in Karwar, Karnataka got environment clearance.
Somasundaram (Airports Authority of India) was conferred the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award 2013 by ASI.
India and China on 7 June 2014 decided to inject new momentum in their economic ties with both countries pushing for exploring untapped opportunities.
Russia agreed on the Indian Nuclear Liability Law and paved a way for signing a contract for unit 3 & 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
ATOMEXPO-2014 Nuclear Energy Forum was held in Moscow from 9 to 11 June 2014.
Vishal Sikka on 11 June 2014 was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys.
Tropical cyclone Nanauk emerged in east-central Arabian Sea on 11 June 2014.
World Bank lowered growth forecast for developing world to 4.8 percent from 5.3 percent.
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa launched Amma Salt, a product of Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation limited under the State Industries Department.
Sunil Dutt was appointed as President of Reliance Jio Infocomm.
World Day Against Child Labour observed on 12 June.
Canara Bank opened its seventh overseas branch in New York, USA after London, Leicester (UK), Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bahrain and Johannesburg.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi released commemorative postage stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup that is being played in Brazil.
Angelina Jolie and William Hague launched a four-day Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in ExCel London.
Lt Gen Amit Sharma was appointed as Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command.
Garuda V, the Indo-French Air exercise concluded at Jodhpur Air Base. The exercise saw various combat roles including Air to Air refueling.
Malayalam writer C Radhakrishnan selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013 for his novel Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram.
Maharashtra Assembly approved the Bill to amend the Dance Bar Prohibition Act. The amendment has prohibited dance bars across the state.
Lord Swraj Paul has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by a UK-based business association.
Narendra Modi dedicated India’s largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation.
World Blood Donor Day observed on 14 June.
Juan Manuel Santos re-elected as President of Colombia.
Shaktikanta Das on 14 June 2014 was appointed as the new Revenue Secretary.
Indian origin physicist Tejinder Virdee on 14 June 2014 was honoured knighthood Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II.
Australia won the Men’s hockey World Cup title 2014 for second successive time.
Netherlands won the 2014 edition of Women’s Hockey World Cup.
Murli Kartik announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made his first foreign tour to Bhutan on 15 June 2014- 16 June 2014.
India’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) named Gauravi was launched in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh on 16 June 2014.
BL Joshi, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh resigned from his post on 17 June 2014.
Organization for Security and Co-operation (OSCE) – Japan Conference was held in Tokyo on 17 June 2014.
Delhi became first kerosene-free city of India. This was achieved with implementation of the Delhi: A Kerosene-Free Scheme 2012.
Union Cabinet on 17 June 2014 appointed Ex-Chief Justice of India (CJI) R C Lahoti as arbitrator in Vodafone tax disputes case.
The Tax Administration Reform Commission (TARC) headed by Parthasarathi Shome submitted its report to the Union Ministry of Finance on 15 June 2014.
Former Nazi camp guard, Johann Breyer accused of aiding and abetting killing of Jews was arrested without bail in Philadelphia on 17 June 2014.
Nadathur Sarangapani Raghavan, co-founder of Infosys on 17 June 2014 acquired Paladion Networks.
Barack Obama on 17 June 2014 announced the plans of creating the world’s biggest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Pacific Ocean.
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.
Nita Ambani on 18 June 2014 was appointed as the Director of Reliance Industries.
SEBI issued new norms for public issuance of debt securities.
India-born Mexican citizen Sanjaya Rajaram to be honoured with World Food Prize of 2014.
Chhattisgarh Governor, Shekhar Dutt tendered his resignation to the President of India amid pressure of NDA government.
Surface-to-air Akash missile was successfully test fired by Army in very low altitude of 30 meters above sea level.
Rajeev Topno appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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.
myCopter Project Day will be held in Braunschweig in Germany on 20 November 2014.
Former Captain of Bangladesh Mohammad Ashraful banned for eight years.
Jitu Rai on 19 June 2014 became the first Indian to win three medals in successive ISSF Shooting World Cup.
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.
India-born Pratishtha Khanna is honoured Champions of Change by the White House
Slaman Rushdie has been named as the winner of 2014 Pen Pinter Prize for his outstanding literary output and support for freedom of expression.
India won the Bangladesh series 2-0. The third and final ODI was abandoned due to incessant rain in Mirpur, near Dhaka.
Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area inscribed in World Heritage List.
N Srinivasan has been appointed as the chief of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for the 14th Consecutive year.
World Refugee Day observed across the world on 20 June.
Kodela Siva Prasada Rao elected as the first Assembly speaker of AP after bifurcation.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh presented a tax free budget of 274705 crore rupees for fiscal year 2014-15 with a proposed deficit of 4132 crore rupees.
Former TATA Group Chairman Ratan Tata on 21 June 2014 received an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University in Toronto, Canada.
West Bengal government bifurcated Jalpaiguri district to create Alipurduar district, the 20th district of the state.
Noted Hindi poet Kedar Nath Singh selected for Jnanpith Award 2013.
Global Peace Index was released for the year 2014 by The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP). India has been ranked 143rd.
AB De Villiers of South Africa eclipsed Virat Kohli to become number one batsman in ODI batsman ranking released on 22 June 2014.
Two experiments of Person of Indian (PIO) student Prerna Pai were approved for launch into space under NASA’s Cubes in Space (CIS) programme.
Ramanarayanan, Tamil film director and producer, died at 65.
The Royal Astronomical Society, London on 24 June 2014 unveiled the NASA plan to build ATLAST in Portsmouth
11th century stepwell Rani-ki-Vav in Gujarat included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list.
Gro Harlem Brundtland awarded Tang Prize in sustainable development.
Myanmar’s first site, Ancient Pyu Cities, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
India on 22 June 2014 ratified the Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Okavango Delta in Botswana on 22 June 2014 became the 1000th site to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List.
UK firm East India Company issued an exclusive legal tender gold coin in honour of Sachin Tendulkar.
Home Ministry rejected MEA proposal to grant visa-on-arrival facility to Bangladeshi nationals and visa- free entry to people under age 18 and over 65.
The United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated on 23 June 2014.
International Widows Day was observed across the globe on 23 June 2014 to give special recognition to the widows.
Switzerland in third week of June 2014 prepared a list of Indians suspected to have stashed un-taxed wealth in various Swiss banks.
Government has decided to provide interest-free loan of 4400 crore rupees to cash-starved sugar mills.
Air India has joined the global airlines group, Star Alliance. The decision to admit into the Alliance was taken on 23 June 2014 in London.
RBI directed all banks and financial institutions to provide information and documents to the Special Investigation Team.
A Bad Character authored by Deepti Kapoor.
Tamil Nadu Government has launched Amma Pharmacy to sell quality medicines to people at a discounted price.
Researchers at the University of York in the U.K. designed an alternative to passwords called Facelock.
World’s first Android Newscasters was unveiled in Japan on 24 June 2014.
Andhra Pradesh passed a Bill raising the retirement age of government employees from 58 to 60 years of bifurcated AP.
Google on 25 June 2014 launched Project Android One to build ultra cheap Smartphone at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco.
Additional secretary A.K. Dubey on 25 June 2014 was appointed as Chairman of Coal India Limited with immediate effect.
Indian-origin judge V K Rajah on 25 June 2014 was appointed as 8th Attorney-General of Singapore.
The in-exile-President of BCCI, N Srinivasan has been appointed as the first Chairperson of ICC for a period of two years from 2014 to 2016.
Maharashtra government approved 16% & 5% reservation in government jobs & educational institutions for Maratha community and Muslims.
Chung Hung Won was retained as PM of South Korea.
HSBC sold its Swiss private banking assets to Liechtenstein’s LGT Bank. This deal could have bearing on India’s fight against black money.
RBI has permitted the NBFCs to act as BCs of banks with an aim of spreading financial inclusion. NBFCs-ND is only eligible to act as banks’ BCs.
Odisha Government rose retirement age of its employees from 58 to 60 years. The decision will benefit about 5 lakh employees of the state.
For the first, Pune’s Fergusson College on 26 June 2014 has included the category of third gender in its application forms for academic programs.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed on 26 June.
Indian Olympic Association announced the dates of 35th National Games. The games will be held from 31 January to 14 February 2015 in Kerala.
Jean-Claude Juncker on 26 June 2014 was named as the next president of the European Commission.
Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won prize at World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014.
Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 27 June 2014 upgraded the National Industrial Classification -1987 (NIC-1987) to National Industrial Classification-2008 (NIC-2008).
Union Cabinet has approved an in principle MoU between India and China to set up industrial parks in the country.
Saina Nehwal won 750000 US dollar Australian Open Super Series by defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in straight-game played at Sydney.
Pankaj Advani won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt.
ISRO has launched PSLV C23 that carried five satellites from four nations from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
MK Narayanan resigned as Governor of West Bengal, few days after being questioned by the CBI as a witness in VVIP chopper deal.
India and China signed three agreements in the fields of commerce, water resources and human resources development.
Former Haitian president Leslie François Manigat died at the age of 83.
Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj concluded three-day visit to Bangladesh.
The Union Government granted Navratna status to Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC).
US named a mountain in Antarctica after an Indian-American scientist, Akhouri Sinha
Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 Liberty Medal from National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia, the largest city in the US State of Pennsylvania.
Pakistan army launched a major operation named Zarb-e-Azb or Strike of the Prophet’s Sword.
France on 30 June 2014 announced to provide one billion Euros (8200 crore rupees) line of credit over a three years period to India.
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