Current Affairs of June 2009 for all types of Competitive Exams Read top news headlines and latest major events happened in India and World in the month of June 2009. The information given will help you to prepare for exams like: IAS, PCS, UPSC, Railways, SSC, Banking & all other competitive exams.
Current Affairs of 01 June 2009
- Engineer held for posting obscene pic on woman’s facebook page.
- Enforcement Directorate freezes fixed deposits worth Rs 34 cr of Jaganmohan Reddy’s media firm.
- Loud and vibrant Vidya breaks fashion rules with Emraan in a nightsuit for Ghanchakkar.
- Gurgaon BPO firm booked for not dropping female staff at doorstep.
- Indian Air Force’s Jodhpur base in township trouble.
Current Affairs of 02 June 2009
- Before imminent exit at emergency meet, BCCI boss sets several conditions.
- Kamal Nath’s new task: Garner support, manage passage of Food Security Bill.
- From B-town to D-town: Bollywood’s obsession with Dawood Ibrahim is at its peak.
- Reports say Jagmohan Dalmiya to replace Srinivasan as interim BCCI chief.
- Nawaz Sharif formally nominated as candidate for Pakistan PM’s post.
Current Affairs of 03 June 2009
- After facing defeat at PML-N’s hand in Pakistan general elections, Asif Ali Zardari says no to contesting presidential polls.
- New qualification rules from 2019 cricket World Cup, top-eight teams to get direct entry.
- Thousands take to streets on third day of Turkey protests.
- Akhilesh Yadav distributes 8,000 laptops to students in Ghaziabad.
- Pre-paid taxi booth at New Delhi railway station a hit among passengers.
Current Affairs of 04 June 2009
- With Left Front and BJP on its side, Congress pushes for 33 per cent quota.
- Rohit Sharma tore apart Pakistan’s bowling attack with an 80-run blitzkrieg as India bulldozed their arch-rivals by nine wickets with three overs to spare in their warm-up match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Wednesday night.
- Nearly a month after the prosecution in 26/11 terror attack case urged for non-bailable warrants against 35 absconding accused, including Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafeez Saeed, a special court in Mumbai is yet to issue the same as the addresses of the accused have not been provided by the police.
- The presence of former leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed in England’s camp has got the Pakistan team worried ahead of their opening clash against the hosts in the ICC World Cup Twenty20 on Sunday.
Current Affairs of 05 June 2009
- Religion brooks no rationality. And an admixture of God and Mammon is a cocktail potent enough to sway the entire faithful. Until he lost the plot, Ashok Jadeja had the Sansi community”also known as Chharas in Gujarat”literally in his pocket.
- Though US President Barack Hussein Obama seeking a “new beginning between the United States and Muslims world” and his call that “the cycle of suspicion and discord must end” dominated the headlines and editorial sections of the Pakistan media.
- The Union human resource development (HRD) ministry on Thursday put on hold all pending proposals for granting ” deemed university” status.
- The Minority Affairs Ministry headed by Salman Khursheed is contemplating giving more teeth to the National Commission for Minorities (NCM), which is so far only a re-commendatory body.
Current Affairs of 06 June 2009
- Ram Gopal Varma wrote on his blog that he wants to make a film on beauty and sexuality.
- What”s common to Nadira, Hema Malini, Sonali Bendre and Minissha Lamba, apart from the fact that they are all Bollywood actresses? They have all played kidnap victims on the big screen.
- New Zealand made sure Scotland did not score the second straight upset of the World Twenty20.
- Chris Gayle’s 50-ball 88 and Andre Fletcher’s 32-ball 53 helped Australia make a mockery of Australia’s competitive score of 169 here at the Oval in their Group C game.
- An anti-terrorism court in Pakistani has issued an arrest warrant against a Balochistan resident for allegedly supplying a boat that was used by terrorists who attacked Mumbai last year.
Current Affairs of 07 June 2009
- Scotland became the first team to be knocked out of the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, when they were crushed by South Africa by 130 runs.
- As he battled a freak injury and nerves in the French Open men’s doubles final, ace Indian tennis player Leander Paes said an inspiring eye contact with his legendary former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova lifted his spirits.
- Brawn GP’s Jenson Button won the Turkish Grand Prix for his sixth victory in seven Formula One races.
- Union Minister for Overseas Affairs Vayalar Ravi on Sunday said India has already mounted diplomatic pressure on Australia to ensure that students and other Indian nationals are safe in that country.
- Indian fans are praying for the team win against Bangladesh in the first match in Nottingham.
Current Affairs of 08 June 2009
- Maoists blew up a police station in Orissa’s Koraput district besides setting ablaze some vehicles in the Naxal-infested area, about 530 km from here, police said on Monday.
- In the backdrop of ongoing protests in Jammu and Kashmir over the alleged rape and murder of two women in Shopian, Home Minister P. Chidambaram is likely to visit Srinagar on June 11 to review the overall security situation in the state, sources in the ministry said.
- Become stronger to handle racist attacks’ seems to be the new mantra amongst Indian students in Australia.
- Maharashtra Home Minister Jayant Patil on Monday said that substandard bulletproof jackets were not responsible for the death of Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare and other Mumbai Police officers during the 26/11 terror attacks.
- Police take a ward boy in custody after a foreigner alleges molestation at a Kanpur hospital, where she was being treated for dehydration.
Current Affairs of 09 June 2009
- The Obama administration may unveil its India agenda at ‘Synergies Summit’ of the US India Business Council on June 17 when three of its top officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be present.
- Russia, the country’s longtime and largest defence partner, appears to be miffed over India working towards sewing up a defence pact with Ukraine
- Dumped after an alcohol-related disciplinary issue, all-rounder Andrew Symonds admits he no longer fits in the evolving environment of the Australian cricket team, says his manager Matt Fearon.
- Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is likely to visit India soon, on his first official visit abroad after assuming office, indicating that the new government is keen to revive close ties with New Delhi.
- Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, AB de Villiers, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Sangakkara were the stars of IPL’s second season and they are playing well in T20 WC also.
Current Affairs of 10 June 2009
- Union Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khursheed has said Indian Muslims have failed to show their existence not only in the country but also outside it, underlining it as the reason why US President Barack Obama made no mention of them while expressing his desire to speak to Muslims of the world.
- New Delhi”s policy towards Pakistan is once again at a crossroads.
- This may sound oxymoronic but you do need make-up even to get that natural look that”s now in vogue. Of course, there is nothing better than a naturally healthy glow on your skin.
- With Pakistan thrashing the Netherlands, the Super 8 draws for the World T20 are complete.
- Describing the attacks on Indian students in Australia as ‘disappointing’, Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday said it would be wrong to blame the entire nation for the acts of a few people.
Current Affairs of 11 June 2009
- After two weeks of tough negotiations, the five permanent members of the Security Council have agreed on a draft resolution to impose tough new sanctions against North Korea for its second nuclear test, diplomats said.
- The swine flu scare turned real in the national capital as it got its third case of swine flu with a person who has returned from Boston recently testing positive for the virus.
- Yash Raj Film”s New York will be one of the first biggies to release after the strike between producers and multiplex owners got over. And John Abraham can”t wait for it. Directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra, the film has poster boy John in a serious role ” he gets thrown in jail.
- When it comes to Hollywood connections, Kambakkht Ishq would beat any Bollywood movie. But the movie has now found yet another connection to Hollywood.
- The Maharashtra government on Thursday appointed K.P. Raghuvanshi as the new chief of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS).
Current Affairs of 12 June 2009
- US President Barack Obama has exhorted his countrymen to buckle up as the Indians and Chinese are catching them fast, as Americans have now settled into mediocrity.
- Amid reports of dissidence in its Karnataka unit, BJP on Friday asked party leaders to maintain discipline and work unitedly and refrain from doing anything that will tarnish the image of the state government.
- India has said it would talk to Pakistan if it takes “credible steps” to demonstrate its willingness to fight terror both “within and without.
- Observing that Pakistan has taken the US for a ride with massive aids for its support in the war on terror, an influential lawmaker in Washington has asked the Obama administration to make sure taxpayers’ money provided in assistance is accounted for and does not go down the drain.
Current Affairs of 13 June 2009
- Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen has seen enough ups and downs in her decade long career to learn the virtue of patience and the beauty queen turned actress says that she is waiting for the good times to come back.
- After charming Hollywood with Slumdog Millionaire, actor Anil Kapoor now wants to work with Chinese directors as the star believes that the neighbouring nation has well established film making credentials.
- Peeved at the attacks on Indian students in Australia, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists on Saturday protested and ransacked the Centre of Australian Unified Pathway Programme (AUPP) at Mahanada area, police said.
- Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik says India should not doubt its intentions on 26/11 following the release of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed.
- Nuclear Power Corporation Limited (NPCL) employee L. Mahalingam remains missing even as his company rules out that he could be carrying nuclear secrets.
Current Affairs of 14 June 2009
- A 1960 painting by M F Husain fetched a whopping Rs 3.1 crore at Christie’s South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art sale in London which saw 76 lots of celebrated artists going under the hammer for Rs 18.98 crore.
- Team India look in no mood to practice before the crucial Super 8 match against England in Twenty20 World Cup.
- Pakistan hikes its military spending by a whopping 15.3 per cent to Rs 342.9 billion for 2009-10 amid growing terror attacks by the Taliban.
- Latest to test positive for H1N1 virus is a woman and her three-year-old girl in Bangalore.
Current Affairs of 15 June 2009
- The latest victim of the fatal H1N1 influenza virus was reported in Punjab as a 17-year-old Jalandhar resident, Karanjeet Singh, tested positive for the virus taking the total number of flu cases in the country to 30.
- Monday is the last date to buy and submit pre-admission forms in Delhi University. Yet, confusion about the admission process doesn’t seem to end.
- Despite DU counsellors, helplines and umpteen help desks on campus, students are not clear about the forms.
- Shiney Ahuja’s filmi charm seems to have left the Mumbai Police starry eyed.
Current Affairs of 16 June 2009
- India booked a semi-final berth in the women’s Twenty20 World Cup after humbling Sri Lanka by five wickets in a rain-marred pool B match, on Monday.
- After making waves at Cannes with his maiden film, India-born Hollywood director Nagendra Karri is all set to strike it big as the filmmaker is in talks with heavyweights Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Russel.
- Crowe for his second film ‘Mobster’ with Depp being his favourite.
- Private sector lender Karnataka Bank today said it will split the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as per the Reserve Bank directive.
- The Team India coach says Indian Premier League left the players fatigued.
- The mutiny has been reported in three infantry brigades”Parachinar, Kohat and Turbat”with at least six recent fratricide cases in the army formations.
Current Affairs of 17 June 2009
- Somdev Devvarman joined senior compatriots Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi in the main draw of men’s doubles at Wimbledon after winning the final round of the qualifying event on Wednesday.
- Prince Harry,the third in line to the British throne, has been voted the most eligible bachelor in the UK beating off competition from Twilight star Robert Pattinson.
- Reliance Mobile has tied up with Aaj Tak to launch an MMS news subscription service. The service will bring national, international, business, sports and entertainment news to the handsets of Reliance Mobile users.
- The number of patients suffering from H1N1 flu shot up to 35 with four new cases being confirmed in Delhi on Wednesday.
- The report will confirm whether the actor is guilty or not. The medical report of the 18-year-old domestic help has confirmed rape.
Current Affairs of 18 June 2009
- A complaint was today lodged against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly making statements against Islam in a magazine.
- Kabir Khan is excited about his film, New York. While Kabul Express, for which he won the National Award for Best First Film, was in keeping with the serious themes he dealt with as a documentary filmmaker, with New
York he is stepping into hitherto unchartered territory of mainstream cinema.
- As if the Maoists on a killing spree in Lalgarh wasn’t enough, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya is now also under fire from his allies-not over the ongoing violence, but the outcome of recent Lok Sabha polls.
- Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday reviewed the delivery of interceptor boats under the Coastal Security Scheme with the CMDs of Goa Shipyard Limited and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, Kolkata.
- A special court on Thursday screened closed circuit television footage of the terror attack at Chhatarapati Shivaji Terminus on November 26 last year which showed movements of Pakistani gunmen Mohammed Ajmal Kasab and Abu Ismail, policemen and public.
Current Affairs of 19 June 2009
- Prince William, the second-in-line for the British throne, has expressed his desire to fight for Britain on the front line in Afghanistan.
- Perhaps the single most significant consequence of the recent elections is the dramatic decline of the reformist Left of CPI and CPI(M).
- Slow starters and a team that depends on individual brilliance more than other sides, Pakistan enjoyed the relative lack of pressure by being underdogs in the Twenty20 World Cup, said captain Younis Khan.
- Police backed by paramilitary personnel on Friday continued their surge towards reclaiming Lalgarh from Maoist stranglehold drawing retaliation from the ultras and triggering a gunbattle as tribals blew up a bridge and set off a landmine in a bid to stop the security forces.
- A Russian military cargo aircraft AN-24 on Friday night intruded into Indian airspace from Pakistan and landed at the international airport.
Current Affairs of 20 June 2009
- Rival captains Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara paid rich tributes to Sri Lanka’s prolific batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan, saying the right-hander’s sublime knock made all the difference in tonight’s second semifinal of the Twenty20 World Cup.
- Pakistan’s flamboyant all rounder Shahid Afridi has credited his success in the Twenty20 World Cup to a huge confidence shown in him by captain Younis Khan and coach Intikhab Alam.
- BJP president Rajnath Singh rules out distancing itself from Hindutva ideology.
- Home Minister P. Chidamabaram in a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee assured him of more forces if required in Lalgarh.
Current Affairs of 21 June 2009
- It took three days for the men in uniform to reclaim Lalgarh. But even after Central Reserve Police Force jawans entered the police station here, there was no jubilation.
- Pakistan and Sri Lanka, two teams linked by tragedy, will contest the World Twenty20 final at Lord’s on Sunday.
- Six policemen and two civilians were killed, and seven Sri Lankan squad members injured, when militants launched a gun and grenade assault on their team bus as they travelled to a Test match in Lahore on March 3.
- Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Sunday scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament after she clinched the Indonesian Open title with a stunning victory over higher-ranked Chinese Lin Wang in Jakarta.
Current Affairs of 22 June 2009
- The one-man judicial commission inquiring into the alleged rape and murder of two women in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday submitted an interim report suggesting action against police officials on the charge of “destroying evidence” and also pointed the “needle of suspicion” to their involvement in the crime.
- More than deserving to win, or even needing to, because-there-is-so-little-good-news-in- their-country-these-days, maybe it was mandatory for cricket that Pakistan win the World T20.
- Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till Wednesday the hearing of a review petition challenging the death sentence given to Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh for his alleged involvement in the bomb blasts.
- After learning a lesson or two in the Lok Sabha elections, the CPM in West Bengal is back to “welfare politics”. The party”s state unit is desperate to woo back the minorities.
Current Affairs of 23 June 2009
- Shiv Sena on Tuesday asked consumers in Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra not to pay their electricity bills to protest the steep rise the tariffs.
- Two CPI(M) supporters, severely beaten up by alleged Trinamool Congress men at Nandigram and elsewhere, died in hospital on Monday prompting the Marxists to call a 12-hour bandh in the area on Tuesday.
- The spectre of drought looms large over Bihar because of inordinate delay in the onset of monsoon this year.
- Team India has got a wake up call from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni issued a no-nonsense warning to his teammates asking them not to repeat the mistake of hiding their injuries. Headlines Today had recently
- exposed how five crucial members of the Indian T20 squad hid their injuries.
- A special court hearing into the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case on Tuesday cleared the way for an Interpol notice for 22 of the accused.
Current Affairs of 24 June 2009
- The BSE benchmark Sensex closed nearly 99 points higher on Wednesday on fresh buying in engineering and technology stocks amid brokers covering pending positions ahead of the monthly derivatives segment expiry.
- The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Maharashtra colleges to hold their admission process until it announces its verdict in the reservation row. The court is likely to give its verdict on June 29.
- At least 25 people were feared dead after a passenger bus plunged into a gorge in Jammu on Wednesday. More than 50 people were injured in the accident of which nine were reported to be critical.
- In the backdrop of increasing attacks on Indian students in Australia, a new survey has said that 85% Australians feel that racial discrimination is rampant in the country with one in five of them being a victim of verbal abuse.
Current Affairs of 25 June 2009
- The three most powerful elements of Pakistani politics, President Asif Ali Zardari, opposition leader Nawaz Sharif and the Army are “coming together” to fight the “common enemy” of terrorism, the top United States envoy to the Pak-Afghan region has said.
- Goa Tourism Minister Mickky Pacheco was on Wednesday booked in a case of criminal intimidation for allegedly threatening a casino manager.
- Inflation rose marginally to minus 1.14% for the week ended June 13 against (-)1.61% in the previous week even as prices of food items like pulses, cereals, and fruit and vegetables increased compared to last year.
- Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles survived a scare from spirited qualifiers Somdev Devvarman and Kevin Anderson in a gruelling four-setter to enter the 2nd round of the Wimbledon men’s doubles event.
- Hollywood diva Julia Roberts is the new star among Hindu groups. Months after being applauded for sporting a bindi, Julia has received a request from the Universal Society of Hinduism (USH) to further explore Hinduism as the buzz grows about her visiting India this year end.
Current Affairs of 26 June 2009
- There was a whole lot of money riding on the king of pop, Michael Jackson, especially as he embarked on a series of concerts in London next month.
- Long before Michael Jackson took the stage at the Andheri sports complex in Mumbai to send the 35,000-odd audience into a frenzy last fortnight, the Shiv Sena had moonwalked towards a new era- that, among other things, showed them up as masters in the difficult art of fundraising.
- The talk of Nandan Nilekani stepping down from the board of Infosys had beendoing the rounds since the past year and on Thursday, when the buzz finally turned into news, the company”s stock reacted in a normal manner.
- Left Front Chairman and CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose is “ashamed” that the top leadership of the party could not gauge the feelings of the electorate’s feelings before the polls.
Current Affairs of 27 June 2009
- Leaning against the new duel-fuel Spark that runs on petrol as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), Karl Slym, the president and managing director (MD) of General Motors India, looks proud. In an industry that shrank by two per cent, his company grew 10 per cent last fiscal and has two more cars slated for rollout later this year.
- Three Central Reserve Police Force personnel were injured on Saturday, one of them critically, when militants hurled a grenade on the paramilitary force at Jehangir chowk, adjacent to the state High Court here, a police spokesman said.
- After a 26-day operation, Brazil’s military ended its search for more bodies and debris of Air France jet that plunged into the Atlantic nearly four weeks ago.
- While marginal signs of improvement are being observed in Tata Motors, the company still has not ruled out plans of further layoffs in its most recent acquisition, the Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
- Senior IAS officer Ranjit Singh Pankaj has been appointed new Chief Information Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh, a post lying vacant for past eight months.
Current Affairs of 28 June 2009
- The exit of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad from the railway ministry seems to have put a slew of projects announced by him for Bihar in limbo.
- Bodies of three of the nine 26/11 terrorists have started decomposing at a morgue even as officials play the blame game with each other and Pakistan refuses to claim them.
- The one-day cricket series between India and the West Indies has been put under “special swine flu surveillance” in view of the H1N1 virus spread here in Jamaica.
- The Centre has asked the Left Front government in West Bengal to declare the CPI (Maoist) as an “unlawful association” under a 1908 Act as its scope is much wider than the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) enacted last year.
- Delhi Police will send teams to Maharashtra and other states to find out if Shailendra Chauhan, arrested for his “involvement” in several attacks on religious places, had any role in the 2008 Malegaon blast.
Current Affairs of 29 June 2009
- After reaping the benefits of going it alone in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections, the Congress is once again mulling over a similar decision. This time, it’s about Maharashtra.
- The biggest challenge before the new Finance Minister is reining in the bloated fiscal deficit, the bulk of which is actually revenue deficit. All the targets of FRBM Act have been missed and we need to set new targets for fiscal and revenue deficits.
- Bapu Shingara Singh, believed to be sole survivor of the Jallianwalan Bagh Massacre in 1919, passed away in Amritsar on Monday after a prolonged illness. He was 113 years old.
- Indian cricketers hiding their injuries prior to the World T20 tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally decided to act.
- The success of the ICC World T20 Championships in London has once again re-iterated the strength and vitality of the T20 format. Within a year there will be two more high profile T20 events in India and England.
Current Affairs of 30 June 2009
- The chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Suresh Tendulkar on Monday said the economy would grow by at least seven per cent during the current financial year provided the monsoon does not fail.
- At its best, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) is perceived as a lethargic and laid-back organisation where work culture does not exist. But the reality is worse than that, as around 45,000 MCD employees are untraceable, but they continue to draw salaries.
- While high profile rape cases from all over the country hogging the national headlines, Delhi Police has a thing or two clarify for the capital. They claim crime against women is actually on the decline in the capital, quite in contrast to the popular perception.
- Chucking Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is easier said than done.
- The government proposed then decided to beat a hasty retreat.
- The first case of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 virus causing swine flu has been reported from Denmark.