June 2013 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2013: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2013 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
  • Ratan Tata was appointed the chief advisor to the board of AirAsia India. AirAsia's Tony Fernandes declared on Twitter about this development and the chairman’s appointment is due in a day or two. He stated that Tata’s experience will be critical to the airline’s growth in India though Fernandes wanted Tata to take over as the chairman.
  • Kanco Enterprises Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held has appointed Mr. Susanta Banerjee as Additional Director of the Company pursuant to the provisions of Article 82 of the Articles of Association of the Company and in terms of the provisions of Section 260 of the Companies Act, 1956.
  • MSTC Chairman and Managing Director S K Tripathi is likely to get the additional charge of heading NMDC as the Steel Ministry has decided to relieve SAIL 's C S Verma from leading the country's biggest miner, according to a source.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • At the International Festival of Creativity, popularly known as the Cannes Lions festival, awards for 12 of the 16 categories have been announced so far and the Indian Lion haul has already reached 32, making this year the country's best performance at Cannes.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Indusind Bank Ltd has informed BSE that the Bank has launched, IndusIand Bank Indulge credit card, a marquee credit card designed for the distinguished individual who wields influence and power in the social hierarchy.
  • Sri Lanka and India held talks on trade, investment and economic cooperation here aimed at doubling the bilateral trade volume. 'Recognising that India is Sri Lanka's leading trade partner and that bilateral trade between the two countries has now reached USD 5 billion.
  • Hindustan Motors Ltd has informed BSE regarding a Press Release dated June 28, 2013, titled 'Hindustan Motors Ltd Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Isuzu Motors India Pvt. Ltd. in Chennai today'.
Top Education Current Affairs
  • 8,000 laptops will be given to the students in Ghaziabad by UP Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav. The project cost is around Rs.3,750 crore. This was informed by Santosh Yadav, Ghaziabad Development Authority chairman, and the same will be launched. Besides this, 12 other schemes will be launched which includes option for 5,000 houses for low-income group.
  • Kerala will get a sanction of Rs.403 crore in this financial year for universal education under the purview of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) scheme. 65% of this amount will be given by the center that is Rs 263 crores while the rest of the amount will be borne by the state.


Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is poised to get into the Rs 100 crore club as it opened to good response in the box-office in the first week. The movie has collected Rs 62.11 crore in its opening weekend.
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • WhatsApp edged past its own record when 27 billion messages were sent through it within a span of 24 hours. The earlier record was for 19 billion messages on 31st December 2012. As many as 10 billion messages were sent and 17 billion received.
  • The last telegram will be sent on July 15 thus ending the telegraph service which spanned for 160 years. It started in 1850 when telegram was sent between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour. 6,400km of telegraph lines connected Calcutta, Peshawar, Mumbai, Chennai, Ooty and Bangalore by November 1853.
  • TRAI slashed the national roaming calls and SMS tariff cap that would begin from July 1. TRAI stated that, at present, free national roaming will not be in vogue but the service providers can allocate national mobile roaming at a fixed amount to the subscribers from July 1.
  • A surveillance program has been launched in the country which will enable the security agencies and income tax department the right to pry mails, tap phone conversations and monitor social media posts across networks.
Top person Current Affairs
  • Sreesanth arrived at Kochi after being granted a bail to an overwhelming response by his fans. People were clamoring for space along with the media at the airport. Sreesanth has stated that he had faith in the judicial system and that he would wait for his name to come clear out of the spot-fixing controversy.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • For the first time, L.K. Advani will not attend BJP's national executive meeting. He has cited ill health as the reason for it. The BJP has dismissed the speculation where it is being said that there may be discontent due to increased preference being given to Narendra Modi for making him the head of the party's campaign committee for the next Lok Sabha election in 2014.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Cyrus Mistry created quite a stir at his first-ever AGM as chairman of the Tata Group. Addressing shareholders at the 18th annual general meeting of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mistry reassured investors that a turnaround in the economic environment was expected but regulatory challenges remain.
Top Scheme Current Affairs
  • The government has launched the direct cash benefit scheme for cooking gas in 18 districts which is supposed to benefit 6.7 million consumers across India. The scheme named Direct Benefit Transfers for LPG ? was officially launched by the Petroleum and Gas minister M. Veerappa Moily and this was flagged simultaneously in Karnataka at Tumkur and at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh.
Top Social Current Affairs
  • As per sources, Google will acquire Waze, the mapping company at the cost of $1.3 billion. Waze was earlier having talks with Facebook, but the deal could not be closed as Facebook wanted Waze to shift base from Israel to its headquarters.
  • Facebook these days seem to be following the footsteps of Twitter very closely. After introducing the hashtag which can be called the element of Twitter now, Facebook has gone ahead and introduced video sharing on Instagram keeping in mind that Twitter’s video sharing app Vine is pretty much popular with 13 million users.
Top Special Day Current Affairs
  • World Environment Day 2013: Environment pays as state goes heavy on industrialization. The farmers of Gujarat will have to pay heavily for this,' said environmental activist Mahesh Pandya from Paryavaran Mitra. To mark World Environment Day, Paryavaran Mitra held a press briefing on Tuesday. This year's theme is 'Think.Eat.Save'.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • M.S. Dhoni is now at 16th position jumping 15 places from his 31st in 2012 in the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes. The fact that he led India to a win in Twenty20 World Cup and then went on to a victory in the World Cup coupled with endorsements has resulted in earnings of $31.5 million.
  • India has found a new badminton champion in K. Srikanth who defeated top seed Boonsak Ponsana to win at the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold badminton event in Bangkok. This was his maiden Grand Prix title.
  • Ruma Chatterjee who had been the face of India in the international arena and was the coach of the national cycling team and she belonged to Kolkata and was there in Delhi for the national camp organized before the team left for Switzerland. She died during a training session when she was hit by a speeding vehicle. Ruma, 51, is survived by her 77-year-old mother and five sisters.
  • With India winning all the three group matches against South Africa, Pakistan and West Indies in the Champions Trophy, it holds the number one position in the ICC ODI rankings by securing eight points. India was already on top and now their points stand at 121 points. England is at the 2nd position, with a berth in the semis, and has 113 points.
  • India won the Champions Trophy by defeating England by five runs in a rain-marred but exciting match which was reduced to twenty overs of play at Edgbaston. India made 129 for 7 to which England responded by making 124 for eight in 20 overs.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • Sony has unveiled another low range phone in the Xperia series, the Xperia M. The phone has a 4-inch screen and is powered with 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM.
  • Audi, the luxury car manufacturer, unveiled a wireless computer mouse. The mouse is shaped in the form of an Audi vehicle and is available at all Audi authorized dealers in India. The mouse has wireless connection. The Audi computer mouse can be used both in PC or Mac and is priced at INR 5,599.
  • Nexus 7 Tablet will be released by Google in July at a price range of $229. The price has been kept higher so that it competes in the segment of Apple iPad Mini and Kindle Fire rather than low-end tabs.
  • IChemtrols Solar Private Limited unveils India's First MW Scale PV-Diesel Hybrid Solar Power plant in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu. A Spinning Mill in Tirupur District of Tamil Nadu has the distinction of having a MegaWatt(MW) Scale, Roof Mounted, Grid-Connected Solar power plant with unique DG synchronization capabilities, the first of its kind in India, and only the second in the World.
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