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June 2013 Current Affairs

Global warming will make Indian monsoon worse and unpredictable: Report

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 118 people agreed

Scientists have found that the pattern of the Indian monsoon is supposed to change under global warming in the future.

UNESCO increased Pressure on Australia to conserve Great Barrier Reef

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 62 people agreed

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

P. Sathasivam appointed as the Next Chief Justice of India

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 203 people agreed

P. Sathasivam appointed as the next CJI after justifying the Collegiums System of appointment of Judges. He will succeed the Altamas Kabir.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) set to establish Navigation Satellite System

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 113 people agreed

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

Satellites Launched to Bring Rural Areas Online

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 106 people agreed

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

India to host 2016 World T20 and 2023 World Cup

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 185 people agreed

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.

Stealth Frigate INS Trikand was commissioned into the Indian Navy

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 77 people agreed

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

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

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Scientist in month of June 2013 discovered a complete new species of bird hiding in plain sight in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.

World Health Organisation Issued New HIV Treatment Guidelines

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

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

The Cow-Sized Specimen named Bunostegos Discovered

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The cow-sized specimen named Bunostegos, which means knobby roof roamed isolated desert about 260 million years ago.

India and Sri Lanka held talks on Trade and Investment

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 30 people agreed

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

India and UK to develop Bangalore-Mumbai Economic Corridor Project

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 46 people agreed

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

Mukesh Hariawala conferred Indian Healthcare Visionary of the Decade Award

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

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

ICC granted Associate Membership to Afghanistan

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

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

Scientists created the world's first ultra-high resolution 3D model of a HUMAN BRAIN

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 109 people agreed

Scientists in the Month of June 2013 have created the world's first high-definition 3D model of a complete human brain which is named by Big Brain.

CCEA approved the continuation of National Mission on Food Processing

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Union Cabinet on 28 June 2013 approved the continuation of the National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP).

India and Oman Bilateral Trade registered a 129 Percent Growth

Published on: 30-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

During the five-year period from 2008-09 to 2012-13, India-Oman bilateral trade increased by 129 percent.

Government banned Testing of Cosmetic Products on Animals

Published on: 29-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Indian Government has banned the testing of Cosmetic product on animals and thus became the first country in South Asia to end such tests.

Government to set-up 51 new low-cost Airports to Increase Air Connectivity

Published on: 29-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

Government took a decision to set-up 51 new airports in tier-II & III cities across India. The decision will boost the aviation sector in India.

European Union leaders reached an Agreement on 1.3 trillion Dollar Budget for 2014 to 2020

Published on: 29-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 34 people agreed

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

Published on: 29-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 64 people agreed

The book entitled Ziauddin Barni’s Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi was released by Hamid Ansari. The book is brought out by Rampur Raza Library, Rampur (UP).

Union Cabinet approved Setting up of an Independent Regulatory Body for Coal Sector

Published on: 29-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 26 people agreed

Union Cabinet has approved setting up of a Coal Regulatory Authority meant to address controversial issues like supply and quality.

Bimal Julka appointed as Secretary of Information & Broadcasting Ministry

Published on: 29-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 44 people agreed

Bimal Julka, an IAS officer of 1979 batch of MP cadre, appointed as the next I&B Secretary. He will succeed Uday Kumar Varma, who retires on 30 June 2013.

Minimum Support Price for Paddy fixed at 1310 Rupees per Quintal

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

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

Japan got its First MOX Nuclear Shipment since Fukushima

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

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

Union Cabinet gave its approval for the GSAT-15 Satellite

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 49 people agreed

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

Ministry of External Affairs and Nalanda University signed Headquarters Agreement

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 32 people agreed

The Ministry of External Affairs and Nalanda University signed a headquarter agreement.

World Bank Report: Turn Down the Heat Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 50 people agreed

World Bank in June 2013 came up with an executive Summary Report named by Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts, and the Case for Resilience.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) cancelled licenses of 15 channels

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 64 people agreed

The I&B ministry has cancelled licence of 15 channels and suspended the license of 7 others for 30 days as they fail to abide by with licensing conditions.

Approval for Mumbai Metro Line-3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) Corridor

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 20 people agreed

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

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