Current Affairs June 2015 - Competitive Exams - GK Power Capsule June 2015

GK Power Capsule June 2015 Important Points to Remember
1. Barcelona won Copa del Rey also known as Spanish King’s Cup. In the final clash at the Nou Camp, Barcelona defeated Athletic Bilbao, 3-1. This was the 27th Copa del Rey title for Barcelona. This was the second title of the season for Barcelona, earlier; it had won La Liga.

2. Union Cabinet approved Agreement on Coastal and Maritime Shipping between India and Bangladesh.
3. Former Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo appointed as Chancellor of Nalanda University
4. Ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili appointed as Governor of Ukraine's Odessa region
5. Union Government formed a Committee to oversee 125th Bhim Jayanti celebrations
6. The Union Government notified the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income as Assets) and imposition of Tax Act, 2015. The Act will come into effect from 1 April 2016.
7. Muhammadu Buhari assumed the office of President of Nigeria.
8. Uttarakhand’s Health Minister SS Negi conferred with World No Tobacco Day Award 2015
9. Mohun Bagan won I-League title of football after 13 years
10. Doris Hart, winner of three Wimbledon titles in a day, died at 89
11. Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa sworn-in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh
12. Amit Jain appointed as President of Uber Technologies Inc's India Operations
13. Footballer Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement
14. Former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman on 1 June 2015 were inducted into the BCCI’s newly-constituted cricket advisory committee.
16. Meena Hemchandra appointed as Executive Director of RBI
17. Ameenah will be the first female president of the nation, which gained independence from Britain in 1968 and replaced Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in 1992.
18. India, Sweden signed 6 agreements during visit of Pranab Mukherjee to Sweden.
19. P Kunhikrishnan appointed as Director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR
20. Hemant Sonawala, the chairman of Hinditron Group, died. He was 78.
21. S Somanath appointed as Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, ISRO
22. K Sivan appointed as Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), ISRO
23. Hollywood actress Betsy Palmer passed away
24. Pawan Munjal appointed as the CMD of Hero MotoCorp Ltd
25. Punit Renjen appointed as CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
26 Ravi Shastri, the former cricket captain of Indian team, was on 2 June 2015 re-appointed as the Director of Indian cricket team for the Bangladesh tour. His appointment was made by BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India).
27. Inderjeet won gold in shot put at 21st Asian Athletics Championships
28. World Environment Day (WED) was observed globally on 5 June 2015 with theme Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.
29. UK Author Ali Smith on won the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her novel How to be Both.
30. R Seshasayee was on 5 June 2015 appointed as the Non-Executive Chairman of Infosys Limited.
31. Suresh Kalmadi on 2 June 2015 was conferred with the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President’s award. He was awarded for his contribution towards the development of athletics in Asian continent.
32. Hollywood Actor Hiroshi Koizumi passed away. He was 88.
33. Wrestler Prem Nath, a gold medallist at the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games, passed away on 1 June 2015.
34. Irwin Rose, a biochemist who won the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died on 2 June 2015 in his sleep in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
35. India and Belarus on 3 June 2015 inked six agreements to boost ties and relationship based on friendship and mutual benefit. The agreements were inked in presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a two-day state visit to Belarus, viz., from 3 June – 4 June 2015.
36. Stanislas Wawrinka won Men's single title of French Open
37. Rahul Dravid named coach of India ‘A’, U-19 cricket teams
38. RC Tayal appointed as Director General of National Security Guard
39. KV Chowdary appointed as Chief Vigilance Commissioner
40. Vijai Sharma appointed as Chief Information Commissioner of India
41. ICICI Bank appointed MK Sharma as non-executive chairman
42. Shah Rukh Khan acquired CPL T20 team Trinidad & Tobago
43. Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar appointed as Director of CSIR-IICT
44. Indian-origin scientist Manu Prakash developed World's first water-based computer
45. HDFC Bank launched PayZapp. The mobile app PayZapp will allow customers to manage credit or debit card details, recharge and pay bills, use virtual card, send money through a wallet and shop.
46. Kapil Mishra named as Delhi Law Minister
47. Ravi Garikipati appointed as Entrepreneur in Residence of Flipkart
48. England’s cricketer Matt Prior retired from all forms of cricket
49. World Day Against Child Labour observed globally
50. Dick Costolo resigned as CEO of Twitter Inc.
51. Moldova's Prime Minister Chiril Gaburuci resigned
52. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement signed in Thimpu
53. Rafael Nadal won Stuttgart Open
54. PM Narendra Modi launched book titled Education of Muslims by Professor JS Rajput
55. Harbhajan Singh became 9th highest wicket-taker in Test Cricket
56. Sunil Chhetri became first Indian footballer to score 50 international goals
57. Book titled Recasting India written by Hindol Sengupta released
58. Union Cabinet approved Housing for All by 2022 Mission
59. Sharad Pawar re-elected as President of Mumbai Cricket Association
60. Book titled Bikhare Khyalat written by Abdul Haq presented to Vice-President
61. China and Australia signed Free Trade Agreement
62. China launched world’s first electric passenger aircraft BX1E
63. Former Turkey President Suleyman Demirel died
64. Serbia won 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating Brazil 2-1
65. First International Day of Yoga observed globally
66. China won 2015 Nongfu Spring World Cup of Snooker
67. India placed at 61st position in terms of foreigners’ money in Swiss banks
68. Russia won European Team Athletics Championships 2015
69. Indian Railway Team won World Railway Championship 2015 in Tennis and Volleyball
70. Inderjeet Singh, Jinson Johnson won gold at Asian Athletics Grand Prix
71. Bangladesh won 3-match ODI series against India 2-1
72. Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee appointed as acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court
73. Zaheer Abbas, former Captain of Pakistan’s Cricket team, named as President of ICC
74. Sachin Tendulkar named as greatest Test player of 21st century
75. Anshula Kant appointed as CFO and Deputy Managing Director of SBI
76. India, US signed MoUs to enhance cooperation in areas of Health Sector
77. Veselin Topalov won the Norway Chess Tournament 2015
78. Nadia district won the UN Public Service Award 2015 for eliminating open defecation
79. Gutta-Ponappa won women's doubles of Canada Open Badminton tournament 2015
80. Wei, Li won men's & women’s singles of Canada Open Badminton tournament 2015
81. Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa launched first phase of Chennai Metro Rail Service
82. Indian Railways, Indian Army among world's biggest employers: World Economic Forum Study
83. Union Railway Ministry inaugurated Integrated Security System in Mumbai


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