June 2014 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2014: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2014 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 Agreement Current Affairs
  • 17 countries of the world are a part of the Washington Accord, which is an international agreement with the contract to promote mobility and a guarantee of quality of engineers across the boundaries. As per media reports, India is now a permanent member of Washington Accord, which was announced after a meeting of the International Engineering Alliance of WA countries in New Zealand.
  • Establishment of Chinese industrial parks in India is one of the three agreements signed between India and China.  Vice President Hamid Ansari and his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao were present when the agreements were signed between the two nations in Beijing. Chinese industrial park in India will allow more Chinese investment in India.
Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is the newly appointed representative of India on the board of governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The institution is based in Manila and has a total of 67 members. The appointment took place with effect from May 27 by replacing the former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
  • BJP leader and MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan is a new Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha who has been elected unanimously on Friday as per media report. After Meira Kumar, Mahajan is the second woman Speaker of Lok Sabha.
  • Minister of road transport and highways and shipping Nitin Gadkari has been officially given a charge of the rural development ministry as per media report. He will handle the responsibility of rural development, panchayati raj and drinking water and sanitation which was given to Gopinath Munde.
  • Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N Chandrababu Naidu has took an oath as the chief minister of new Andhra Pradesh. The oath was administered by Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan near Guntur town.
  • TRS legislator Sirikonda Madhusudhanachary has been appointed as the first Speaker of Telangana state legislative assembly, as he was elected unanimously. His candidature has also been supported by the main opposition party Congress, BJP, Telugu Desam Party and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM).
  • Senior Supreme Court advocate Mukul Rohatgi has been appointed as the new Attorney General of India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He is now the top law officer of the country, who had earlier served as the Additional Solicitor General during the last NDA regime.
  • Former MP N Peethambara Kurup has been appointed as the new Vice President of the party in Kerala, by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. As per media reports, P C Vishnu Nath and M Liju, two youth leaders have been made general secretaries of the party.
  • Narayanaswami Srinivasan been appointed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Earlier, the Supreme Court had barred Srinivasan from officiating as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the Indian Premier League betting and match-fixing scandal.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • For the last five years Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) has been categorized among the top three airports in the world and because of this the Airport Council International (ACI) honored it with the 'ACI Director General's Roll of Excellence'.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Wipro Ltd and SAP are now in partnership for delivering managed mobility services to customers at a reasonably low cost. As per media report the partnership between IT giant and application software major would be profitable and assist customer in progressing their business and reducing cost.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a statement in Goa, that the Iron Ore extracted from Goa’s mines should be used in the country rather than exporting it. Exporting it means helping other countries to utilise the product and help in the development of their economies.

Top Education Current Affairs
  • Karnataka IT and Biotechnology Minister S R Patil asked the Hardware Sector to repeat the success of the software sector, by increasing the manufacturing of electronic goods. He said that if the manufacturing capacity was not increased, then the country may have to bear the result.
  • The well-planned city of Kalyani in West Bengal will have its first information technology university on a 50-acre plot, as per media reports. The state Finance Minister Amit Mitra announced it and said that total cost to build the university would be Rs 128 crore.
Top Inauguration Current Affairs
  • The first-ever Roof Top Solar Power Plant was inaugurated at the Dwarka Sector 21 Metro station, on Sunday. As per an official of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the plant will generate 500 kWp of power to fulfill the needs of the DMRC at this station. The solar power plant is expected to start its operation from July this year.
  • The Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation’s (MTDC) first international office in Tokyo has been inaugurated by Maharashtra Cultural Affairs Minister Sanjay Deotale. MTDC Managing Director Jagdish Patil and other senior officials were also present to attend the opening ceremony at the Wakayama Prefecture (state's) Wakayama Tourism Federation (WTF)
Top Miscellaneous Current Affairs
  • Praising the efforts put in by the Nepalese government in restricting the circulation of fake Indian currency, BJP leader Tarun Vijay said that Nepal will surely get priority in the foreign policy of the NDA government.
  • As a ‘courtesy call’ Actor-Producer Aamir Khan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as per media reports. The official website of the Prime Minister has been updated with the pictures of Narendra Modi and Amir Khan shaking hands.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • Elected candidates including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, L.K.Advani, Congress President Sonia Gandhi took oath as members of the newly-elected 16th Lok Sabha. Pro-term speaker and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath who took oath on Wednesday administered the oath
  • Modi showed a dream of transforming the country to ‘skilled India’ from ‘scam India’. He said that for this kind of change, concentration should be towards the development of entrepreneurial skills among the Indian youth.
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the resignation of Uttar Pradesh governor B L Joshi, as per media reports. Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi, will now handle the additional responsibility of UP. There are many top BJP veterans in queue to become governors including the names of former Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon, former UP Speaker Kesharinath Tripathi, and former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.
  • Nagaland Governor Ashwani Kumar submitted his resignation to the President Pranab Mukherjee who has accepted it, as per media reports. Meghalaya Governor K.K. Paul will assume additional charge as the Governor of Nagaland till regular arrangements. Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj has completed his term and in his place Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah will take charge of Karnataka.
Top Social Current Affairs
  • Spokesperson of the Congress’s Kerala unit Pandalam Sudhakaran posted on Facebook, that all the Governors appointed during the UPA regime should quit. These governors should participate in party building activity. Appointed Governors must not be left on the mercy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • India suffered a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of world champions Australia to settle for a silver medal, their best finish in six years, in the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Saturday.
  • India and Bangladesh to play the third match of the three match series. India won the series by 2-0. The match was being played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh, when rain interrupted it. Match was cut short to 40 overs when rain first halted the match.
  • India’s top shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated Carolina Marin of Spain and won the women’s singles title of the Australian Badminton Open. This is her second win of the year and second against Caroline.
Top Technology Current Affairs
  • According to leading media reports, the mobile operator Idea Cellular is now offering 3G internet services in Punjab. For now, the service will be limited to Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Nawanshahr, Jagraon, Malerkotla and Nabha?, with 170 more towns targeted by the end of March 2015.
  • The largest and most dominant aircraft carrier has been introduced into the Indian Navy today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it the most important day for our nation. A tweet from the Prime Minister’s Office emphasised on the importance of addition of the latest technology in the Indian Navy.
  • Z3 smartphone by BlackBerry is now available inIndiafor Rs 15,990, as per media reports. The smartphone has a five inch large display with all-touch technology. The phone has been launched in partnership with Foxconn, said Sunil Lalvani, managing director forIndiaat BlackBerry.
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