June 2012 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2012: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2012 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
  • In a break from parliamentary tradition, Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will later this month be accorded the rare honour of addressing members in the historic Westminster Hall, which is reserved for iconic current or former heads of state.
  • Vice Admiral Devendra Kumar Joshi, Western Naval Command chief and a specialist in anti-submarine warfare, was named as the new Navy chief to succeed Admiral Nirmal Verma whose tenure ends on August 31.
  • Election Commissioner Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath was appointed the new Chief Election Commissioner who will preside over the next Lok Sabha general elections in 2014.
  • Dr S Rajan, India's candidate to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, was re-elected to the Commission for a five-year term from 2012-17 in a meeting of the State Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  • A day after V R S Natarajan was suspended, BEML said its senior-most director P Dwarakanath has been given the additional charge as its chairman and managing director.
  • Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, whose promotion was held up by former Army Chief Gen V K Singh, was appointed as the chief of the Kolkata-based Eastern Army Command.
  • The ruling Pakistan People's Party has nominated senior leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin for the post of premier following the Supreme Court's disqualification of Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani.
  • Raja Parvez Ashraf, a stalwart of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, was elected by the National Assembly as Pakistan's new Prime Minister as the country struggled to come out of its latest political crisis.
  • Senior IPS officer Neeraj Kumar took over as the new Delhi Police Commissioner and set eternal vigil against terror and improving the perception of cops among citizens as his main priorities.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Two Indian human rights activists -- Binayak Sen and Bulu Imam -- will be honoured with the International Peace Award given by the Gandhi Foundation at the House of Lords. The award was created in 1998 by Surur Hoda and Diana Schumacher with the support of the foundation's president, Lord Attenborough.
Top Incident Current Affairs
  • At least 19 people, including women, were killed and over 40 others injured on Friday when a bus packed with government employees was targeted with a powerful bomb in northwest Pakistan.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Encephalitis, a mosquito-borne disease, has killed 18 children in Bihar's Muzafarpur and Gaya districts, while more than three dozen are still fighting for their lives. According to officials, the disease has killed 11 children in Muzaffarpur and seven in Gaya in the last eight days.
  • Maharashtra government was contemplating a ban on gutka and pan masala products, Deputy Chief Minister and senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar said in Mumbai.
  • Amid a show of strength, United Progressive Alliance nominee Pranab Mukherjee filed his nomination papers for the July 19 Presidential elections in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and a host of leaders.

Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Founder director-general of the National Investigation Agency RV Raju died at a private hospital in Kochi early on Thursday after a prolonged illness. The 62-year-old Raju breathed his last at 3:40 am after being hospitalised for a brief period.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari was admitted in All India Institute of Medical Sciences after he complained of uneasiness. Admitted in the old private ward of the hospital, the 88-year-old politician is under the supervision of Dr M Suneja, a doctor in the department of Medicine at AIIMS.
  • In a major relief to controversial self-proclaimed godman Nirmal Baba, the Madhya Pradesh high court in Jabalpur granted him an anticipatory bail.
  • Preet Bharara made history when he became the first Indian-American US Attorney of the Southern District of New York, and the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the annals of the Indian-American experience.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • With the government ruling out their demands, Team Anna said their indefinite fast from July 25 will go on as planned and alleged that the government was playing with words and has left questions unanswered on the issue of corruption.
  • The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure and pulled up the government for its casual handling of the 'complex' and 'sensitive' issue of 4.5 percent sub-quota for minorities within the 27 percent reservation for Other Backward Castes in central educational institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology.
  • Although the Nuclear Liability Law passed by Parliament has left the India-United States nuclear agreement in limbo, both countries at the end of their Strategic Dialogue in Washington pointed to the agreement between Westinghouse and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India as a tangible step toward ultimate implementation of the agreement.
  • Egypt's moderate Islamist force Muslim Brotherhood claimed victory in the presidential poll and promised to build a modern democratic state, but the landmark election stood overshadowed by uncertainty as the ruling military took over legislative powers.
  • Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Mursi won the historic post-Mubarak presidential polls in Egypt, beating his rival and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to become the country's first freely elected president. 
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Karnataka Law minister S Suresh Kumar resigned after charges surfaced that he secured a residential site in violation of rules, but Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda rejected it saying there was no wrongdoing on his part.
  • Union Minister Virbhadra Singh resigned in the wake of a Himachal Pradesh court framing corruption charges against him. Singh, a former H P Chief Minister, quit on moral grounds after being slapped with charges of conspiracy and corruption in a 23-year-old case
Top Summit Current Affairs
  • The possibility of a meeting between United States President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, is not being ruled out, days after the two leaders agreed to work together to address the faltering global economy and the painful Eurozone crisis.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Chinese authorities have arrested a suspected agent of the American Central Intelligence Agency in China who apparently worked in the Ministry of State Security, country's main intelligence agency.
  • Taliban have banned polio vaccination at North Waziristan Agency following the incident of Dr Shakeel Afridi who with the help of fake polio vaccination campaign traced Osama Bin Ladin and his family. The Al Qaeda chief was later on killed by US marines in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2, 2011.
  • The Election Commission of Pakistan issued a formal notice disqualifying Yousuf Raza Gilani as a member of Parliament, hours after the Supreme Court ordered it to do so.
  • Pakistan freed 315 Indian fishermen, including over 20 juveniles, from a prison in Karachi as a goodwill gesture, with officials saying that they had been sent to Lahore to be repatriated via the Wagah land border crossing.
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