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Latest Current Affairs - June 2013

  • The principal architect of India’s missile programmes who on 31 May 2013was  appointed DRDO chief and scientific advisor to defence minister- Avinash Chander
  • The  person who resigned as Chairman of IPL on 1 June 2013 in the wake of the raging spot-fixing scandal- Rajiv Shukla
  •  The name of bombs which is being developed by India for its fighter jets, which are expected to be geared up for deployment by the end of year 2014- Glide Bombs
  • The Person who was appointed new Prime Minister of Palestine, by Mahmoud Abbas on 2 June 2013 - Rami Hamdallah
  • The 25-year old Bollywood actress who allegedly committed suicide on 3 June 2013 at her Juhu residence in Mumbai – Jiah Khan

  • The Person who became the youngest Indian to scale the Mount Everest on 21 May 2013 with his five schoolmates- Raghav Joneja

  • The Leader of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), who on 3 June 2013 elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan- Ayaz Sadiq

  • The Person who became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years- Lydia Nsekera

  • The theme of World Environment Day which was observed on 5 June 2013 -Think, Eat, Save Reduce Your Foodprint

  •  The Person who was appointed as the National Security Adviser of US President Barack Obama on 5 June 2013- Susan Elizabeth Rice

  • The Australian radio presenters who responsible for Royal prank and was awarded with Jock by the employer- Michael Christian

  • The Person who on 6 June 2013 was reelected as the chairman of  India Bank Association (IBA) for 2013-14 tenure- KR Kamath

  • The Irish writer who won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel City of Bohane which is the portrayal of  Ireland of 2053- Kevin Barry

  • The Uttarakhand NGO which on 6 June 2013 bagged a French award for its contribution to protection of human rights- Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA)

  •  Name the Scottish author, who is best known for his novels The Wasp Factory and The Crow Road, died of Cancer on 9 June 2013- Iain Banks

  • The BJP leader who  resigned from all top positions of BJP on 10 June 2013 a day after Narendra Modi was selected as the chairman party’s election campaign- LK Advani

  • A former Union Minister and Congress veteran from Chhattisgarh, died on 11 June 2013 of multiple organ failure- Vidya Charan Shukla
  • The theme of World Day against Child Labour which was celebrated on 12 June 2013-No to Child Labour in Domestic Work

  • The first Indian-American girl from Avon School to get admission in United States Military Academy at West Point- Sneha Singh

  • The  First NATO and European Country to Draft Women in Military Service- Norway

  • The Indian-origin sculptor who was honoured with Knighthood, the highest honour of Britain by Queen Elizabeth II- Anish Kapoor

  • The Person who became only the second Hindu to be part of the Pakistan’s Punjab assembly after Seth Bharta Ram- Kanji Ram

  • The ambassador to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda who was selected as the President of UN General Assembly for its 68th session- John William Ashe

  • One of the founders of RAW, who passed away on 16 June 2013 in Chennai after a long fight with cancer- Bahukutumbi Raman

  • The ex-chairman of the Tata Group who was appointed as the Chief Advisor of AirAsia’s India board- Ratan Tata

  • The moderate cleric of Combatant Clergy Association party won the presidential election in Iran on 15 June 2013- Hassan Rohani

  • The Malaysian author who  was declared as the winner of Walter Scott Prize for his English fiction novel The Garden of Evening Mists- Tan Twan Eng

  • The 29-year-year-old Indian origin journalist became the Editor of UK national paper, The Independent, on 17 June 2013- Amol Rajan

  • The former head of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was appointed as the Chairman of AirAsia India on 18 June 2013- Subramanian Ramadorai

  • The Chinese supercomputer which is declared is the fastest computer of the world- Tianhe-2
  • Which team lifted the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 on 23 June 2013? – India

  • India beat England by 05 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy final. Final was held at at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. Man of the Match- Ravindra Jadeja  and Man of the Series- Shikhar Dhawan

  • Who was sworn in as Australia’s new prime minister on 27 June 2013 - Kevin Rudd

  • Name the Secretary of State of the United States who completed his India visit on 25 June 2013? - John Kerry (He was on three-day visit to India from 23 June 2013 to 25 June 2013.)
  • Who was named the most powerful celebrity on 26 June 2013 by Forbes? - Oprah Winfrey (Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011.)
  • International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed recently. Identify the date on which it was observed? - 26 June (The United Nations General Assembly declared 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in the year 1987. The objective of observing this day is to strengthen the action as well as cooperation in order to achieve the aim of a society free of drug abuse.)
  • Union Cabinet of India on 28 June 2013 gave its approval to the proposal for the ....................... communication satellite project along with procurement of launch services and insurance. - GSAT-15 (GSAT-15 is part of the Indian Research Organisation’s (ISRO`s) efforts towards in-orbit spare capacity to meet contingency and to protect the services of existing users)
  • Name the former Italian Prime Minister who was sentenced to 7 years Jail in Sex Trial and banned from public office for life?- Silvio Berlusconi

  • Which country became the first country in South Asia to end testing ofCosmetic product on animals in the month of June 2013 – India

  • Name the Walmart India Head who resigned on on 26 June 2013?- Raj Jain(Ramnik Narsey was named as the interim head of India operations. Raj Jain served WalMart for six years. Ramnik Narsey, as of now, was the senior vice president for Walmart International.)
  • 39th edition of the G8 Summit concluded on 18 June 2013. Where it was held?-Lough Erne in Northern Ireland

  • Name the country which maintained the top most position in ICC ODIrankings recently released? - India (India has the rating points of 123 now and its nearest rivals, England as well as Australia have the ranking of 113 points. South Africa, on the other hand has rating of 111.)
  • The I &B ministry in the Month of June 2013 has cancelled the license of 15 channels and suspended the license of seven others for 30 days. Name the reason for such a move by the ministry?- They  failed to abide by with licensing conditions. Most of channel whose license are cancelled are regional.
  • Who was on 28 June 2013 appointed as Secretary of Information & Broadcasting Ministry?- Bimal Julka (Julka will succeed Uday Kumar Varma, who will retire from his office on 30 June 2013.)
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell on 23 June 2013 announced that US would provide .................... US dollar through the United States Agency forInternational Development (USAID) to NGOs that are working for affected areas of Uttarakhand?- 150000

  • Name the marketplace located in Delhi which has been ranked fifth in the list of world’s most expensive office market due to its strong demand amid limited supply as per the CBRE report?-Connaught Place

  • International Olympic Day was celebrated across the world on 23 June 2013. What was the purpose of this day?-This day is celebrated for promotion of participation of people in the sports all across the world, irrespective of athletic, gender or age ability.
  • Largest as well as the brightest moon of the year 2013, called the Supermoon was observed on 23 June 2013. What was special about Super moon?-Supermoon is said to be that situation when the moon is closer to Earth inthe orbit than every other day.

  • Name the landmark bill passed by United States Senate on 27 June 2013?-Immigration Bill

  • Name the prestigious award which was received by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on 28 June 2013 from UN for his mass contact programme initiative?-United Nations Public Service Award

  • Muthoot Finance got in-principal approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for establishing as well as operating which type of ATMs recently?-White Label ATMs (WLAs)-The White Label ATMs (WLAs) are the ones which are not owned and operated by the bank but by another non-bank entity. By paying a stipulated fee, anyone can use it for the purpose of financial transaction with any other bank branch.
  • Who was appointed as the coach of Australian Cricket team recently?-Darren Lehmann-He was appointed replacing Mickey Arthur who was sacked two weeks before the Australia Ashes Tour which was set to start on 10 July 2013.
  • A book entitled Ziauddin Barni’s Tarikh-i-Firoz Shahi was released on 28 June 2013. Who released the book?-Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari

  • Which Indian Port regained top position in Seafood Exports for second consecutive year recently?-Pipavav port

  • Which film won Golden Goblet on 23 June 2013 for best feature film at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival?-  The Major, a Russian film.
  • Computerworld Honors Laureate selected which India Govt. Project for 21st Century Achievement Award 2013 under the category Economic Development? – UIDAI

  • Who established the new world record on Federation Internationale de l'Automobile's (FIA) world electric land speed record when the lightweight electric powered car reached the top speed of 328.6 km per hour? -- Drayson Racing Technologies

  • United Nations General Assembly designated which day of June as the UN Public Service Day in its resolution?- 23 June


  • Who became First Man to Successfully Walk across Grand Canyon on Tightrope on 23 June 2013? - Nik Wallenda
  • Name the unique scheme for energy conservation launched by Rajasthan government on 27 June 2013?- Mukhyamantri Bijli Bachat Lamp Yojna

  • Who bagged a Silver medal for India at the 3rd China Open boxing tournament on 22 June 2013? -  Manjeet Singh

  • The Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari released a book entitled Healing Memories: Civilizations in Dialogue on 24 June 2013. What was the issue being discussed in the book? - Dialogue among cultures and civilizations expressing circumvention of conflict and seeking solutions to problems on the norms of civilized behaviour.

  • Japan's highest Mountain and famous landmark Mount Fuji was in news recently. Why was it in news?-  It was given world heritage status by the UNESCO World Heritage committee on 20 June 2013.

  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on 26 June 2013 flagged off first train which connects Banihal in Jammu with Qazigund in Kashmir. The trainalso chugged through the 11-kilometer Pir Panchal railway tunnel. What is special about Pir Panchal railway tunnel?-  It is the longest tunnel of India and is a part of 17.7 kilometer Qazigund-Banihal railway track.

  • Which drug firm on 25 June 2013 announced that it was given World Health Organisation (WHO) pre- qualification for the anti-malarial tablets which will be launched immediately?- Strides Arcolab Pharma.

  • Japan got its First MOX Nuclear Shipment port since Fukushima incident on 28 June 2013. Name the country from which it was arrived? -  France

  • What was the minimum Support Price for Paddy fixed by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 28 June 2013? - 1310 Rupees per Quintal

  • Name the three major medicines banned by Government recently in wake of health risks associated with them? -Anti-diabetes drug pioglitazone, painkiller analgin and anti-depressant deanxit.

  • Union ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 23 June 2013 constituted a committee to review the rate revision of the newspaper advertisements. Who was the head of the committee? -  JS Mathur

  • Who dedicated the first Unit of ONGC’s Mega Power project in Tripura to the nation on 21 June 2013? -  President of India, Pranab Mukherjee

  •  Union government on 27 June 2013 increased by how many times the price at which natural gas is supposed to be sold to producers of power, fertilizer, minerals and steel?-  Doubled 

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