June 2009 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2009: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2009 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Private sector lender Axis Bank said on Monday that Shikha Sharma has taken over as its managing director and chief executive officer.
  • Australia on Monday named an Indian-Australian as its new envoy to New Delhi in an apparent bid to assuage feelings over a spate of unabated attacks on Indian students that have not done any good to its image.
  • Former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher is now set to lead the State Department charge to push President Obama's nonproliferation agenda to seek a worldwide ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and a strengthening of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that is bound to put pressure on India.
  • Maharashtra government on Thursday appointed senior Indian Police Service officer K P Raghuvanshi as the chief of Anti-Terrorism Squad hours after the Bombay High Court pulled up the authorities over the crucial body remaining headless since the killing of Hemant Karkare in terror attacks in Mumbai last November.
  • Ramesh Pokhriyal will be the the new chief minister of Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party announced on Wednesday. Pokhriyal was health minister in the B C Khanduri ministry in the state.
  • Indian-American leader in California, Anish Mahajan, has been nominated by US First Lady Michelle Obama for the prestigious White House Fellowship for the year 2009-2010. 34-year-old Mahajan, a health services researcher, is the only Indian-American to figure in the list of 15 outstanding young men and women selected from across the United States for this fellowship.
  • Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank was on Saturday sworn-in as the fifth chief minister of Uttarakhand.
  • Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and Congress member V Kishore Chandra Deo are among the 14 members of the Business Advisory Committee of the Lok Sabha.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The Tata group is strengthening the management super-structure within its group companies by extending the post of vice-chairman to three more companies - Tata Motors, Tata Steel and Tata Consultancy Services.
  • Apple has authorised Bharti Airtel to 'unlock' its 3G iPhones, launched earlier, enabling the Indian company to sell it through their stores to any user, not necessarily only an Airtel subscriber.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • The Indo-US nuclear deal allows the United States to move beyond concerns about the status of India's nuclear program, an issue that dominated the relationship between the two countries for much of the last decade, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.
  • Nepal sought India's co-operation in moving the peace process forward, giving indications ahead of Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon's visit that it was looking forward to closer bilateral ties.
Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • After starting her singing career in films like Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye and Aksar, Tulsi Kumar has finally launched her maiden album, Love Ho Jaaye at Cinemax Versova, in northwest Mumbai.

Top India Current Affairs
  • Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh International that runs public toilets in India, was honored by the Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday for developing low cost toilet technology to produce energy out of human excreta.
  • Inaugurating the first National Security Guards hub in Mumbai, the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday promised the people to set up all the proposed NSG hubs by the deadline of July 1.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Pakistan, plagued by insurgency and the worst-ever economic crisis, has been named among the 'top 10 failed states' by the US-based reputed Foreign Policy journal.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • The world's longest-serving ruler, Gabon President Omar Bongo Ondimba, who was being treated for an illness in a Spanish clinic, has died aged 73, a French government source said on Monday.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Dr Khare, 63, political editor of The Hindu newspaper, is also chairman of the Rajya Sabha's media advisory committee.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • The two Gandhis from Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party--Rahul and Varun --as also top leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rajnath Singh and Kalyan Singh took oath as the members of the 15th Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
  • Meira Kumar today made history in the Lok Sabha when she was unanimously elected its Speaker and thus became the first woman to occupy one of the high Constitutional posts.
  • Former chief minister of Uttrakhand and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhagat Singh Koshiyari handed over his resignation from the post of Member of Rajya Sabha to party president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday.
  • Terming the Communist  Party of Nepal (United Maoists Leninst) as a 'black sheep' among the communists, Nepal's former Premier and Maoist chief Prachanda has said he will launch the 'people's movement-III' by forging an alliance with 'nationalist forces' to establish civilian supremacy in the country.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Uttrakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri has resigned more than a month after Bharatiya Janata Party's rout in the Lok Sabha election in the state and mounting dissidence against him.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • Spanish world number one Rafa Nadal will set up a tennis school in India through his foundation, local media reported on Thursday.
  • Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy staged a magnificent recovery to beat South Africa's Wesley Moodie and Belgium's Dick Norman and win the men's doubles title at the French Open on Saturday.
  • Jenson Button ran away with the Turkish Grand Prix Sunday to stretch his overall Formula One lead to 26 points with a sparkling sixth victory from seven races.
  • Suranjoy Singh gave India its first Asian Boxing Championship gold in 15 years while Thokchom Nanao Singh and Jai Bhagwan settled for silver medals as the country's boxers rounded off a 27-year-best performance in the elite event in Zhuhai, China, on Saturday.
  • Little-known Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova won her first WTA title after beating China's Li Na 6-0, 7-6 at the Edgbaston Classic on Sunday.
  • U.S. Tour rookie Anna Nordqvist held off a late charge by Australian Lindsey Wright and won the LPGA Championship by four strokes at Bulle Rock on Sunday.
  • Days after granting official recognition to Hockey India, the International Hockey Federation on Sunday confirmed India as host country of the 2010 men's hockey World Cup in March 2010
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