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International Widows day observed on 23 June

Jun 24, 2014
International Widows Day was observed across the globe on 23 June 2014 to give special recognition to the widows

Switzerland prepared list of Indians with suspected black money in its banks

Jun 24, 2014
Switzerland in third week of June 2014 prepared a list of Indians suspected to have stashed un-taxed wealth in various Swiss banks.

Jitu Rai became first Indian shooter to win three medals in successive ISSF Shooting World C

Jun 24, 2014
Jitu Rai on 19 June 2014 became the first Indian to win three medals in successive ISSF Shooting World Cup.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area inscribed in World Heritage List

Jun 24, 2014
GHNPCA inscribed in the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee in Doha.

N Srinivasan unanimously elected as chief of TNCA

Jun 24, 2014
N Srinivasan has been appointed as the chief of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for the 14th Consecutive year.

Union Finance Ministry accepted Marayam Committee recommendations on FDI and FPI

Jun 23, 2014
Union Finance Ministry accepted the proposal on FDI and FII of the Government committee.

Ratan Tata received honorary doctorate from York University

Jun 23, 2014
Former TATA Group Chairman Ratan Tata on 21 June 2014 received an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University in Toronto, Canada.

Sri Lanka’s Parliament voted against the UNHRC probe into human rights violations

Jun 23, 2014
Sri Lankan parliament on 18 June 2014 voted against the UNHRC investigation.

World Refugee Day observed across the world on 20 June

Jun 23, 2014
World on 20 June 2014 observed World Refugee Day to draw attention to the plight of refugees and renew commitment to solve refugee problems.

Nivea to set up its first manufacturing plant in India in Sanand, Gujarat

Jun 23, 2014
Nivea, the global skin care brand, on 23 June 2014 announced to set up its first manufacturing plant in India in Sanand, Gujarat.

Hong Kong voters cast votes in an unofficial referendum for democracy

Jun 23, 2014
Hong Kong voters casted their votes for democracy in an unofficial referendum held on 22 June 2014.

AB de Villiers of South Africa replaced Virat Kohli as No. 1 batsman in ICC ODI batsman rankings

Jun 23, 2014
AB De Villiers of South Africa eclipsed Virat Kohli to become number one batsman in ODI batsman ranking released on 22 June 2014.

Experiments of PIO student Prerna Pai approved for launch into space by NASA

Jun 23, 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

Jun 23, 2014
Ramanarayanan, Tamil film director and producer died in Singapore at the age of 65

World’s most powerful telescope ATLAST to be built by NASA to track alien’s life

Jun 23, 2014
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

Jun 23, 2014
UNESCO inscribed Rani-ki-Vav stepwell of Gujarat in World Heritage list. Its inscription was approved by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Session.

Myanmar’s first site, Ancient Pyu Cities, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

Jun 23, 2014
Myanmar’s first site, Ancient Pyu Cities, on 22 June 2014, was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List.

Union Government constituted Committee to inquire gas leakage in Bhilai Steel Plant

Jun 23, 2014
Independent High Level Committee headed by KK Mehrotra constituted by Government to inquire into gas leakage incident in Bhilai Steel Plant.

Railway passenger fares increased by 14.2 percent and freight charges by 6.5 percent

Jun 21, 2014
Railways has increased the passenger fare by 14.2 percent in all classes and freight charges by 6.5 percent.

Inaugural Tang Prize winners for 2014 announced

Jun 21, 2014
Tang Prize Foundation announced the inaugural Tang Prize

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