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June 2013 Current Affairs

Rajasthan launched a Scheme for Energy Conservation

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 131 people agreed

Rajasthan on 27 June 2013 launched a unique scheme called Mukhyamantri Bijli Bachat Lamp Yojna for energy conservation.

Union Government raised Rice Support Price by 4.8 Percent

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

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.

CCEA cleared the Proposal to set up Laboratories for Managing Epidemics

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 19 people agreed

CCEA on 28 June 2013 cleared the scheme to establish Laboratories for Managing Epidemics and Natural Calamities.

UN Security Council eased Sanctions against Iraq

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

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

Ooman Chandy received the UN Public Service Award

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

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

Union Govt approved Near Doubling of Natural Gas Price Effective from 1 April 2013

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

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.

US Senate passed landmark Immigration Bill

Published on: 28-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

A landmark Immigration Reform Bill was passed by the US Senate on 27 June 2013. The bill will provide a pathway to citizenship for illegal migrants in US.

Australian Parliament approved New Labour Law regulating Foreign Workers

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 48 people agreed

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.

Union Govt banned Anti-Diabetes drug Pioglitazone and Painkiller Analgin

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 81 people agreed

The Union government on 26 June 2013 has banned three major medicines— anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone, painkiller analgin and anti-depressant deanxit.

Kevin Rudd sworn in as new Australian Prime Minister

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

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

US Announced 150000 US Dollar Financial Aid for Uttarakhand

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 78 people agreed

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.

Secretary of State of the United States, John Kerry Completed India Visit

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 70 people agreed

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.

Muthoot Finance Got In-Principal Approval from RBI to Establish White Label ATMs

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 119 people agreed

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

Prime Minister of India Flagged Off Banihal- Qazigund Rail Link in J&K

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 86 people agreed

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

Drayson Racing Electric Car Established New World Record of Top Speed of 328.6 Kmph

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Drayson Racing Technologies established the new world record when the lightweight electric powered car reached the top speed of 328.6 km per hour.

India Third Most Attractive Destination for Investment in the World: UNCTAD

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 104 people agreed

A survey conducted by UNCTAD revealed on 26 June 2013 that India was the third most attractive destination, after China and US.

Walmart India Head Raj Jain Resigned; Ramnik Narsey to Serve as Interim Head

Published on: 27-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

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

Oprah Winfrey named most powerful celebrity by Forbes

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 98 people agreed

Oprah Winfrey was named the most powerful celebrity on 26 June 2013 by Forbes, among the six women and four men who made up to the top 10.

European Commission approved Takeover of NYSE-Euronext

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 64 people agreed

The European Commission (EC) on 26 June 2013 approved Inter Continental Exchange’s (ICE) proposed 8.2 billion dollars takeover of NYSE-Euronext.

Strides Arcolab Pharma Received WHO Pre- Qualification for the Anti-Malarial Tablets

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 31 people agreed

Strides Arcolab Pharma on 25 June 2013 announced that it was given WHO pre- qualification for the anti-malarial tablets.

India and Hungary Signed Agreement for Gas Monitoring System

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 80 people agreed

Gujarat Info Petro Ltd (GIPL) signed an agreement with Cason Engineering Plc, Hungary, for gas monitoring system.

TripAdvisor Acquired GateGuru, Mobile Resource for Airport and Flight Information

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

TripAdvisor announced in June 2013 that it acquired GateGuru, the mobile resource for airport as well as flight information across the globe.

Pipavav Port Regained Top Position in Seafood Exports for Second Consecutive Year

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 35 people agreed

Pipavav port located in Saurashtra, Gujarat, remained at the top most position for second year in a row in FY13 on the basis of quantity.

Three IPC Common Sales Contracts Launched by International Pepper Conclave 2013

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

Three IPC Common Sales Contracts were launched by International Pepper Conclave 2013 to standardise the contract terms for export of pepper.

Scientists Engineered a Sensor Chip That Can Detect Disease from Blood Drop

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 41 people agreed

Scientists at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) engineered a sensor chip which is capable of detecting the diseases from drop of blood.

The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson Book Awarded With Gold Medal

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

The book The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson by Michael Bush won the gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Observed

Published on: 26-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

The United Nations General Assembly declared 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in the year 1987.

39th G8 Summit held at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland

Published on: 25-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 146 people agreed

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

G-8 Summit concluded in Lough Erne in Northern Ireland

Published on: 25-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 71 people agreed

39th edition of the G8 Summit concluded at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland on 18 June 2013...

Union Government floated Bill to prevent Floods, Settle Inter-State Water Disputes

Published on: 25-JUN-2013
Important for Exam: 73 people agreed

The government on 25 June 2013 floated a draft Bill demanding setting up of 12 river basin authorities in the country.

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