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Sri Lanka and Seychelles signed six agreements

Jun 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 171 people agreed

Sri Lanka and Seychelles has signed 6 agreements of bilateral importance in presence of Mahinda Rajapaksa and James Michael in Victoria.

Jagannath Rath Yatra began in Puri and various other places in the country

Jun 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 33 people agreed

Jagannath Rath Yatra began at Puri of Odisha and across the country. The ceremony was attended by more than 10 lakh people from India and abroad.

West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigned

Jun 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 97 people agreed

MK Narayanan tendered his resignation to President, few days after being questioned by the CBI as a witness in VVIP chopper deal.

Pankaj Advani won IBSF 6-Red World Snooker title in Egypt

Jun 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 239 people agreed

Indian cueist, Pankaj Advani won his maiden IBSF 6-Red World snooker title at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt by defeating Kacper Flilpiak of Poland.

PSLV C23, carrying five satellites, launched successfully from Sriharikota

Jun 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 749 people agreed

ISRO has launched PSLV C23 that carried five satellites from four nations from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Saina Nehwal won Australian Open Super Series title

Jun 30, 2014
Important for Exam: 224 people agreed

Saina Nehwal won 750000 US dollar Australian Open Super Series by defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in straight-game played at Sydney.

For the First, Fergusson College included the category of third gender in application forms

Jun 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 141 people agreed

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.

Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission

Jun 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 146 people agreed

Jean-Claude Juncker on 26 June 2014 was named as the next president of the European Commission.

India has over 1 million children out of school: UNESCO

Jun 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 57 people agreed

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 26 June 2014 released a report.

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won prize at World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014

Jun 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 171 people agreed

Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won the People's Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of the US.

Union Government upgraded NIC-1987 to NIC-2008 to make it more investor friendly

Jun 28, 2014
Important for Exam: 152 people agreed

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 27 June 2014 upgraded the NIC-1987 to NIC-2008.

High-level forum Acting on the Call held in Washington

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 52 people agreed

A high-level forum Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths was held in Washington on 25 June 2014.

Google launched Project Android One to build ultra cheap Smartphones

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 63 people agreed

Google on 25 June 2014 launched Project Android One to build ultra cheap Smartphone at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco.

India ratified Additional Protocol with the IAEA

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 86 people agreed

India on 22 June 2014 ratified the Additional Protocol with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed on 26 June

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 65 people agreed

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26 June 2014.

Union Government extended the deadline for implementing NFSA by three months

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 72 people agreed

Union Government gave a deadline of three months to States to implement the National Food Security Act.

Tamil Nadu government launched Amma pharmacies to provide low cost medicines

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 51 people agreed

Tamil Nadu Government has launched Amma Pharmacy to sell quality medicines to people at a discounted price.

Facelock, an alternative to passwords, designed by UK Scientists

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 38 people agreed

Researchers at the University of York in the U.K. designed an alternative to passwords called Facelock.

Union Government delicensed manufacturing of defence items

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 99 people agreed

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 26 June 2014 delicensed manufacturing of defence items.

15 people Killed in blast in GAIL pipeline at Nagaram Village, Andhra Pradesh

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 39 people agreed

15 people were killed and 20 injured in a blast in Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) pipeline at Nagaram Village in Andhra Pradesh.

35th National Games to be held in Kerala from 31 January to 14 February 2015

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 275 people agreed

Indian Olympic Association announced the dates of 35th National Games. The games will be held from 31 January to 14 February 2015 in Kerala.

France announced to honour Shahrukh Khan with Legion of Honour

Jun 27, 2014
Important for Exam: 79 people agreed

France on 25 June 2014 announced to honour Shahrukh Khan with Officer of the Legion of Honour for his contribution to Cinema.

Union Government granted Navratna Status to EIL and NBCC

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 435 people agreed

The Union Government granted Navratna status to Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC).

A.K. Dubey appointed as Chairman of Coal India Limited

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 106 people agreed

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 appointed as 8th Attorney-General of Singapore

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 53 people agreed

Indian-origin judge V K Rajah on 25 June 2014 was appointed as 8th Attorney-General of Singapore.

Maharashtra State Cabinet approved reservation for Marathas and Muslims in the State

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 42 people agreed

Maharashtra government approved 16% & 5% reservation in government jobs & educational institutions for Maratha community and Muslims.

Kim Jong-Un replaced Defence Minister of North Korea

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 29 people agreed

North Korean leader, Kim Jong replaced his defence minister Jang Jong-Nam with General General Hyon Yong-Chol.

Srinivasan appointed as first Chairman of ICC

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 55 people agreed

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.

Chung Hung Won retained as PM of S Korea

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 36 people agreed

Chung Hung Won was retained as PM of South Korea.

Odisha government raised retirement age of employees to 60

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 27 people agreed

Odisha Government rose retirement age of its employees from 58 to 60 years. The decision will benefit about 5 lakh employees of the state.

Scientists developed sensing skin technology that can detect cracks in concrete structures

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 61 people agreed

Scientists on 24 June 2014 developed new sensing skin technology that can detect cracks in concrete structures.

Union Cabinet approved pact with China for setting up industrial park

Jun 26, 2014
Important for Exam: 114 people agreed

Union Cabinet has approved an in principle MoU between India and China to set up industrial parks in the country.

UNCTAD released World Investment Report 2014

Jun 25, 2014
Important for Exam: 178 people agreed

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 24 June 2014 released its World Investment Report 2014.

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