June 2011 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2011: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2011 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
  • Archbishop of Guwahati Thomas Menamparampil has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his initiatives to bring peace among ethnic communities of the North East.
  • Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar became the first Indian to receive the Crans Montana Forum Award.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Floyd Cardoz, the chef behind the New York restaurant Tabla, has taken home the top prize in the third season of Top Chef Masters.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a nationwide manhunt and alerted Interpol to locate one of its most-wanted fugitives, Indian-origin doctor Gautam Gupta whose ads promising weight loss are well-known, for allegedly defrauding United States insurance companies of $25 million over the last decade.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • India has signed its biggest defence deal with the United States to procure ten C-17 heavy-lift aircraft for $4.1 billion under which American defence major Boeing will set up test facilities for hi-tech aeronautics engines for the Defence Research and Development Organisation.


Top Incident Current Affairs
  • Thirty-five people, including two journalists, were killed and over 100 injured when twin bomb blasts ripped through a crowded Peshawar market followed by an explosion in Islamabad, the latest in a series of attacks after the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.
  • Taliban fighters attacked the homes of pro-government tribesmen in Mohmand region of northwest Pakistan, killing four persons and injuring five more, officials said on Monday.
Top India Current Affairs
  • Indiapledged support to United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki moon's re-election for the second term.
  • India has decided to set up facilities to test and certify mobile phone hardware and software supplied by foreign telecom companies. These tests, at present, are conducted abroad.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Six Indian sailors, who were part of the 22-member crew of MV Suez vessel that was recently freed by Somali pirates reached Karachi harbour and would be sent back to India soon.
  • In yet another first for women, the government has now approved recruitment of female officers in border forces deployed along the country's eastern frontiers.
  • Under attack for spurt in crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, the state government said it will launch a special one-month-long drive on July 1 to check atrocities against women.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was detained early by the New Delhi police from the stage when he was sleeping with his followers.
  • An Indian-American in Chicago has created the world's largest Indian flag, weighing 250 kg, as a symbol of peace and harmony in the country.
  • Karnataka Home Minister R Ashok too has dashed off a letter to the Union government, requesting it not to permit Google to go ahead with this service.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • The Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared a proposal to buy from the US ten C-17 heavy lift military aircraft worth $4.1 billion, the biggest-ever defence deal to be entered between the two countries.
  • Software icon N R Narayana Murthy backed Anna Hazare's movement against corruption and favoured the Prime Minister's Office and the judiciary coming under the ambit of the Lokpal Bill.
  • Riding high on their success in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly by-elections in 2010, little known eastern Uttar Pradesh outfit, Peace Party of India launched itself in New Delhi.
  • President Pratibha Patil has decided to declare her assets soon. This is the first time that the president of the country will be making assets public although there is no law that mandates her to do it.
  • Stung by a spate of unprecedented rape cases across the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati chose to rise to the occasion seeking amendments in various rape related laws in the state.
  • The Union Cabinet is slated to discuss three major policy issues from enactment of new legislation of benami transaction bill 2011, a Memorandum of Understranding with Pakistan on Drug Demand Reduction, and prevention of illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs.
Top Science Current Affairs
  • Former Haryana Chief Minister and leading Jat leader Bhajan Lal died in a local hospital following a massive heart attack in Hisar on Friday evening.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Endeavour and its crew safely returned to the Earth after 16 days, successfully completing its last mission and the penultimate flight in NASA's 30-year-old space shuttle programme.
  • India test-fired the indigenously developed nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Orissa as part of the user trial by the Army.
Top World Current Affairs
  • China has banned its two-million strong military from using social networking and matchmaking websites 'to prevent the leak of sensitive information'. Chinese soldiers have also been barred from using the internet outside the army without permission.
  • The Taliban has vowed to launch more 'high-profile' attacks against government and military installations in Pakistan. The terror group says its aim is to force the authorities in Islamabad to end their alliance with the United States.
  • The United States has built the most impressive aircraft in the world to keep the President, Secretary of Defence, Joint Chiefs of Staff and other key personnel in the air and out of danger from the ultimate worst-case scenarios.
  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad on a two-day visit during which he will hold talks with Pakistan's leadership to boost the reconciliation process with the Taliban in the war-ravaged country.
  • The powerful United Nations Security Council approved a second five-year term for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ahead of the voting by the 192-member General Assembly next week.
  • United States President Barack Obama will announce in a nationally televised speech plans to draw down the 30,000 additional American troops that were pumped into Afghanistan as part of a surge last year.
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