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Current Affairs from June 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013
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1 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, Ajay Shirke resigns, Analgin Ban in India, Arvind Mahankali, Avinash Chander, Avinash Chander - New DG of DRDO,
2 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1998 QE2, 2 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 2 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Asteroid 1998 QE2, Current Aﬀairs of 2 June 2013, Daily Current Aﬀairs,
3 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 12 minutes of advertising per hour of TV transmission, 3 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 3 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Cap on TV commercials and ads, CURRENT AFFAIRS, Current Aﬀairs India,
4 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 4 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 4 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Arms Regulation Treaty, Arms Regulation Treaty signed by 62 countries, Charan Das Mahant, Chhattisgarh Congress Chief,
5 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 5 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 5 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Annual MasterCard Global Destination Cities 2013 Index, Current Aﬀairs of 5 June 2013, Daily Current Aﬀairs, Inﬂation indexed bonds released,
6 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 6 June 2013 - DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS, Amazon launches operations in India, amazon.in, amazon.in launched, CPSE to hold negotiations with employees, Current Aﬀairs of 6 June 2013,
7 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 7 June 2013 - DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS, 7 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Current Aﬀairs of 7 June 2013, Daily Current Aﬀairs, DICCI SME Fund, ﬁrst SEBI-registered venture capital fund for Dalits,
8-9 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 8 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 9 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, AFSPA reduced in Tripura, Current Aﬀairs of 8 June 2013, Current Aﬀairs of 9 June 2013, electronic snooping,
10 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 10 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 10 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Canadian Grand Prix, Canadian Grand Prix 2013, Current Aﬀairs of 10 June 2013, K. Srikanth,
11 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 11 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 11 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, BCCI Operation Clean-up, Current Aﬀairs of 11 June 2013, LK Advani, LK ADvani resignation,
12 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 12 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 12 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Current Aﬀairs of 12 June 2013, ITC Market Capitalization 2013, Linking of 2 Chinese rivers, Linking of Yangtze and Huang He,
13 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 13 June 2013, 13 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 13 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, BJD Swabhiman Samavesh Rally, Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, BSNL telegram service,
14 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 14 June 2013 - daily Current Aﬀairs, 14 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Akbar Bugti, Akbar Bugti killing 2006, Cauvery Supervisory Committee, CURRENT AFFAIRS,
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16 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 16 June 2013, 16 June 2013 - DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS, 16 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, 68th General Assembly of UN, Ajay Maken, Balochistan Liberation Army,
17 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 17 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, Aligarh Muslim University to raise fees after 15 years, CURRENT AFFAIRS FROM 1 June 2013, Current Aﬀairs of 17 June 2013, Daily Current Aﬀairs, Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on the GST,
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20 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 13th Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution, 20 June 2013 - DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS, 20 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, CURRENT AFFAIRS OF 20 June 2013, Grameen Bank, Grameen Bank Restructuring,
21 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 147 Central Govt. schemes to be merged in 70, 147 Centrally Sponsored Schemes, 147 Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), 21 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 21 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Amol Rajan,
22 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 10.5 million tonnes of FCI foodgrain to be sold in open market, 22 June 2013, 22 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 22 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, Average monthly per capita expenditure (MCPE) of the poorest of the poor, Committee to examine aspects related indecent portrayal of women in mass media, 25 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 25 June 2013 - Daily Current Aﬀairs, 25 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs, 8th Tal Championship Chess 2013, Current Aﬀairs of 25 June 2013, Daily Current Aﬀairs, Darren Lehmann - New coach of Australia,
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Disinvestment. 29 June 2013 . Banihal-Qazigund Railway Section. 30 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 100th Tour de France. 29 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 16th Round of Negotiations of Border Dispute between India and China. ﬁrst South Asian country to impose a ban on testing of cosmetics and its ingredients on animals. Analgin Banned. Indian Business Leader of the Year 2013. . 300 LIC Mini oﬃces. Chandrapada. First White Label ATM in India.27 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 12 river basin authorities.P. 28 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs C.Daily Current Aﬀairs. ICE-NYSE-Euronext. Sathasivam. 29 June 2013 Current Aﬀairs. Rangarajan Panel on Natural Gas Pricing. Amarnath Yatra 2013. 40th Chief Justice of India. 27 June 2013 CURRENT AFFAIRS. Banihal-Qazigund.National Disaster Response Force and Civil Defence. 40th Chief Justice of India . Analgin. Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC). Director General .
which will prepare a blue print for creating a special purpose vehicle to take forward the concept of National Testing Agency (NTA). The Centre’s ﬁscal deﬁcit stood at Rs.890 in 2012-13 as against the budgeted deﬁcit of Rs. the Philippines and Yemen. was inducted as a trainer aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Air Force Academy (AFA) in Dundigal. which is believed to increase risks of bladder cancer and heart failure over a long period) 2) Basic trainer aircraft Pilatus. What is the name of this drug.20. 4. Vietnam.7% in the previous quarter (Oct-Dec 2012) 8) What was India’s ﬁscal deﬁcit during 2012-13 as announced by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on 31 May 2013? – 4. whose resignations have further worsened Srinivasan’s position in the board? – Sanjay Dagdale (Secretary) and Ajay Shirke (Treasurer) 6) Who won the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest on 30 May 2013. Australia and New Zealand but also in Nepal. Dhande former Director of IIT. which has been a reliable training aircraft for the IAF for ages. Srinivasan. AICTE and from the Ministry. The rationale for setting up the NTA lies in ensuring that multiplicity of entrance examination leading to stress on the students be reduced) 4) Who was appointed as the new Director General of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on 31 May 2013? – Avinash Chander (Chander is the main architect of India’s long range missile programmes including Agni. economy staged a feeble recovery in the fourth quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2012-13 during which the GDP growth stood at 4.1 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad cleared a proposal to ban a commonly used painkiller 36 years after this drug was banned in the US. Who has been made Chairman of this task force? – Sanjay Govind Dhande. 5. Chander was also appointed as the new scientiﬁc advisor to Defence Minister) 5) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s secretary and treasurer on 31 May 2013 tendered their resignation apparently opposing BCCI President N. Mahankali a 13-year old Indian-American (With Arvind’s win.2%. What are the names of these two oﬃce-bearers of BCCI. PC-7 Mk-II. However.925 crore. brain power. children from the Indian-American community have scripted history by winning this contest six times in a row since its inception in 2008) 7) What was the growth rate of GDP for Indian economy for 2012-13 as per the data released by the Central Statistics Oﬃce (CSO) on 31 May 2013? – 5% (This is the lowest annual rate of growth in a decade. NCERT. UGC. This new training aircraft has been procured from which country? – Switzerland (First formal ﬂight of PC-7 Mk-II was also conducted at AFA on this day. knowledge of vocabulary and composure? – Arvind Mahankali. Canada. which is usually sold over the counter even though it is a prescription drug? – Analgin (Analgin is known to cause a severe fall in the number of white blood cells and is banned in a large number of countries including not only developed ones such as the US. Morocco. an annual US test to check spelling power. in addition to those of the Indian Navy and the Coast Guard) 3) A seven-member Task Force was constituted on 31 May 2013 by the HRD Ministry.8% as against 4. Nigeria. Fiscal deﬁcit in 2011-12 was a record 5. The Health Ministry also decided to ban anti-diabetic drug Pioglitazone.89. NTA is a proposed new agency which would be assigned the task of conducting NET (National Eligibility Test) and GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering). The aircraft would be used for basic training of all IAF pilots. This is the ﬁrst time in over two years that the Centre’s ﬁscal deﬁcit was below 5% and was achieved through higher revenues and a compression in expenditure. PC-7 Mk-II will replace the HJT-16 Kiran aircraft. Kanpur (This task force will have representatives from CBSE. Hyderabad on 31 May 2013.9% (This is lower than the targeted deﬁcit of 5.9%) .
a distance presumed to be relatively close in astronomical terms. What is the name of Mr. which was 600 m wide) 4) Infosys founder NR Narayan Murthy was reappointed as Chairman of the company. which is the golden jubilee year of the bank? – 100 (Jaipur based SBBJ is a subsidiary of State Bank of India (SBI) and had 1. who resigned from his post on 1 June 2013? – Rajiv Shukla (He became the third top oﬃcial of the BCCI to step down in 24 hours following resignations of BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale and treasurer Ajay Shirke) 6) State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ) plans to open how many new branches in the current ﬁscal. as announced by the company on 1 June 2013. An important feature of DPP-13 is that it gives ﬁrst right of refusal to Indian vendors to promote indigenous industry) 2) The ambitious scheme for direct transfer of cash subsidy on cooking gas was kick-started in how many districts of the country on 1 June 2013? – 18 (Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily formally launched the scheme at Tumkur (near Bangalore) in Karnataka.V.7 km and had its moon along with it. Which company is the developer of Finacle? – Infosys Limited . 1998 QE2 had a diameter of 2. Under this scheme consumers will be paid Rs 435 directly in their bank accounts. if collided? – 1998 QE2 (This asteroid passed some 6 million kms from the edge of the Earth. the platform on which ICICI Bank’s online operations are carried out. All Aadhaar-linked domestic LPG consumers will get an advance in their bank account as soon as they book the ﬁrst subsidised cylinder before delivery) 3) What was the name of an asteroid which passed relatively close from the edge of the Earth on 31 May 2013 and which was powerful enough to wipe out the whole civilization of Earth.2 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) What is the name of a new defence procurement policy that was brought into force by the Defence Ministry from 1 June 2013 and which aims at enhancing transparency and probity in military purchases? – The Defence Procurement Procedure 2013 – DPP-13 (This policy has been formulated and implemented in the backdrop of scams such as the VVIP chopper deal. the current chairman K. Narayan Murthy’s son who was also included in the reconstituted board of Infosys and who would function as Executive Assistant to Narayan Murthy? – Rohan Murthy (With Narayan Murthy’s reappointment.037 branches as on 31 March 2013) 7) Banking operations of ICICI Bank was hit for a few hours on 1 June 2013 due to some technical problems in ‘Finacle’. Kamath would step down from his position as Chairman of the Board and will take up the position of Lead Independent Director) 5) Who was the commissioner of Indian Premier League (IPL).
42 billion (FDI inﬂow declined by 38% as compared to 2011-12.11 billion)) 4) Who was named as the interim president of BCCI on 2 June 2013 after N. Jagmohan Dalmiya. Singapore ($5.25 billion). This cap would be enforced so as to make TV watching more pleasurable) 8) Arvind Kejriwal is to take on which Congress leader in the coming Delhi assembly elections. at the centre as well as in Punjab province) 6) What are the main suggestions of a high level advisory panel on power.83 billion worth of FDI (Service sector was followed by hotel and tourism ($3.46 billion). will take over executive power in the interim. as announced by him on 2 June 2013? – Shiela Dikshit. A transnational electricity transmission network should be set up that will connect India with various fuel resource rich nations like Iran and Tajikistan ii. He was nominated to a seat reserved for minority community by the PML-N. metallurgy ($1.53 billion) and Pharmaceuticals ($1. private sector transmission and commercial banks/ﬁnancial institutions 7) What is the statutorily recommended cap for showing advertisements and promotional clips on television programmes.Srinivasan agreed to step aside from presidentship till the probe in IPL betting scam is over? – Jagmohan Dalmiya (While Srinivasan will remain BCCI President. automobiles ($1. which was constituted by the minister of state for Electricity Jyotiraditya Scindia and was led by him? – i.97 billion) and United States ($1.49 billion (Mauritius was followed by UK ($7.87 billion). Mauritius $9.25 billion). construction ($1. sector which attracted $4. This project should be funded through pooling of resources of central transmission utility. Japan ($2. which formed govt. Dikshit Delhi Chief Minister (However.12 billion)) 3) From which country India received highest inﬂow of foreign direct investments (FDI) during 2012-13? – Mauritius.3 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) What was total inﬂow of foreign direct investments (FDI) during 2012-13 as announced in the pertaining data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP)? – $22. the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and a former president of the BCCI and ICC. This decision was taken in an emergency meeting of BCCI held at Chennai) 5) Who became the ﬁrst person from minority community in Pakistan to enter the Punjab provincial assembly? – Ramesh Singh Arora (Ramesh Singh belongs to the Sikh community and he became the ﬁrst person from minority community to represent in the assembly of Punjab province since Pakistan’s independence in 1947. which was recommended by broadcasting regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and which will come into eﬀect from October 2013? – Maximum 12 minutes of advertising per hour of TV transmission (This recommendation was incorporated into a law almost 8 years ago but it is being implemented from Oct 2013.33 billion). the ﬁnal ratiﬁcation of Kejriwal’s candidature will come after a process which includes collecting 100 signatures from people in constituency and interviews with screening committee and Political Aﬀairs Committee of his party Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)) . during which these inﬂows stood at $35.12 billion 2) Which sector attracted highest inﬂow of foreign direct investments (FDI) during 2012-13? – Service sector.
warships and small arms and light weapons. The treaty was adopted by the UN in April 2013 after a vote of 154 to 3) 2) In a landmark decision. which the Law Ministry is seemingly adverse to? – Under the present collegium system. however. BJP. Which are the six national parties that come under the ambit of this decision? – Congress. will replace former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. He would have three weeks to put together a new government) . the world’s largest arm exporting country. who is the president of Najah National University in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. What is the main provision of the present collegium system. was delivered on the complaints ﬁled by RTI activist Subhash Agarwal and Anil Bairwal of the Association of Democratic Reforms) 3) Union Law Ministry is all set to bring to the Cabinet a proposal to replace the existing collegium system for appointment of judges for the Supreme Court and high courts. CPI.100 crore 6-year contract from India Post (Indian postal department) for modernizing its technology infrastructure? – Tata Consultancy Services – TCS (The six-year deal would make TCS accountable for overall implementation of ‘India Post 2012’. which had been kept reserved since 1 November 2012. Mahant Union minister of state for Agriculture and Food Precessing (He was appointed eight days after party’s state president Nand Kumar Patel was killed in a barbarious Maoist attack in Bastar) 5) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the time to set up new banks in India. combat aircraft. attack helicopters. the Central Information Commission (CIC) on 3 June 2013 announced that political parties are public authorities under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. United States. With this extension the promoters will now get more time to operationalise the banking business) 6) Which leading IT company of the country recently bagged a Rs. However. It includes top arm exporting countries like the UK and France. the deadline for submission of application has been unchanged and remains 1 July 2013. large-calibre artillery systems. 1. CPM. The CIC subsequently directed all national parties to appoint information oﬃcers and provide information sought under the act within six weeks. Earlier 12 months were given by the RBI. under which the promoter group has to set up a non-operative ﬁnancial holding company (NOFHC) and the bank. By how much time the above said extension has been provided? – Six months (Now promoters will get 18 months of time to set up NOFHC from the date of in-principle approval for bank from the RBI. a multi-faceted IT automation programme announced by the Department of Posts (DoP) three years ago) 7) Who was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Palestine by President Mahmoud Abbas on 2 June 2013? – Rami Hamdallah (Hamdallah. are not binding on the collegium (The ministry has already circulated a Cabinet note for setting up a sevenmember judicial appointments commission that will be headed by the Chief Justice of India and include the Law Minister as a member) 4) Who was appointed as the acting president of Chhattisgarh Congress on 3 June 2013? – Charan Das Mahant.4 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) How many countries on 3 June 2013 signed the world’s ﬁrst internationally binding agreement to regulate the trade in conventional weapons at the United Nations headquarters in New York? – 62 (This treaty will regulate the sales of battle tanks. The objections. the recommendations of the collegium made up of SC judges and the Chief Justice are ﬁnal though the Centre can raise objections. BSP and NCP (This CIC ruling. and Germany announced that they will sign the treaty soon.
However. New York. Which city is this? – Bangkok. But it was for the ﬁrst time that the US targeted the Iranian currency. a Twenty-20 tournament of the country.5 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) What is the name of the real estate bill that was approved by the union cabinet on 4 June 2013. an Asian city was put on top of the Annual MasterCard Global Destination Cities 2013 Index. The International Cricket Council (ICC)’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) has been probing these allegations) 6) For the ﬁrst time. the House of Representatives. The IIBs will now be issued on last Tuesday of every month) 3) The United States on 4 June 2013 slapped new sanctions on Iran for the third time in a week. which seeks to provide a uniform regulatory environment to the real estate sector in the country? – The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill.06 crore were accepted from retail and mid-segment investors. IIBs have been issued mainly to give an investment option to investors with a view to guarding their savings against inﬂation and dissuading them from buying gold. The bill also intends to make it mandatory for developers to launch projects only after acquiring all statutory clearances from relevant authorities) 2) What is the name of the ﬁrst issue of the 10-year inﬂation indexed bonds (IIBs). 4. 2023” (167 competitive bids worth Rs. a list of the most popular cities globally in terms of inbound international visitors. the Senate. which acted upon allegations of match-ﬁxing during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). Dubai. in which gay marriages were declared as criminal oﬀence attracting a jail sentence of up to 14 years of prison? – Nigeria (Country’s lower house. Remaining 8 non-competitive bids worth Rs 14. in which he starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan. and which were oversubscribed by four times? – “10 Years Inﬂation Indexed Government Stock.94 crore were accepted. Kuala Lumpur. Paris. the ﬁlm actress who committed suicide on 3 June 2013 at her Juhu residence in Mumbai? – Naﬁsa Khan (Her name was changed to Jiah before making her ﬁlm debut in Ram Gopal Varma’s Nishabd in 2007. Her last role was in Sajid Khan’s multi-starrer comedy Housefull in 2010) . Istanbul. What are the speciﬁc sanctions which will aﬀect Iranian currency Rial? – These sanctions includes penalties on anyone facilitating signiﬁcant transactions in Rial or holding signiﬁcant amount of this currency outside Iran 4) Which African country on 2 June 2013 passed a bill. in passing the bill. displayed harmony with the upper house. Hong Kong and Barcelona on the 2013 edition of this prestigious list) 7) What was the original name of Jiah Khan. 2013 – (This bill proposes to set up a regulator for the real estate sector and provides for provisions for a jail term for the developer for putting out misleading advertisements about projects. Thailand (Bangkok was followed by London. it was not very clear whether President Goodluck Jonathan would pass the bill by signing upon it) 5) Which former Bangladesh cricket captain was suspended from all forms of cricket on 4 June 2013 after he confessed his involvement in ﬁxing matches? – Mohammad Ashraful (He was suspended by the Bangladesh Cricket Board.616 crore were made of which only 26 amounting to Rs 985. Singapore. which were auctioned on 4 June 2013 by the govt.
can go for the wage negotiation for 5 years with eﬀect from 1 January 2012. How many votes were polled in his favour? – 244 out of a total of 342 votes (Makhdoom Amin Fahim. results for which were declared on 5 June 2013? – BJP-2. Who is the Prime Minister of Turkey.com 2) Nawaz Sharif was formally elected as the new prime minister of Pakistan on 5 June 2013 by an overwhelming majority in the National Assembly. Before launching this marketplace. TMC-1 (BJP won Porbandar and Banaskantha Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. Congress won Yavatmal assembly seat in Maharashtra while Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajawadi Party (SP) won the Handia assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh) 7) Former Australian Test player Tim May on 5 June 2013 resigned as Chief Executive of an association of cricketers from seven of the ten major cricket playing countries (excluding India). got 42 votes while Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party’s candidate Javed Hashmi got 31 votes. which is still functioning. What is the name of this association? – Federation of International Cricketers’ Association – FICA (He resigned against International Cricket Council (ICC)’s alleged inaction on important issues including former India international Laxman Sivaramakrishnan’s victory over May for a place as a player representative on the ICC’s Cricket Committee amid allegations of vote ﬁxing) . which started as demonstrations against a planned Istanbul building project but later turned into a wider opposition movement against country’s mildly Islamist govt. Who will replace him? – Susan Rice. which initially includes books.in. the candidate of the Pakistan People’s Party that led the previous government.S. This marketplace will provide Indian customers with a shopping destination to purchase products from third-party sellers. how many Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) were allowed to start wage negotiations with their employees? – 260 (In this approval the employees of these 260 CPSEs who had chosen ﬁve years of wage settlement with eﬀect from 1 January 2007. movies and television shows. whose govt. Rice U. BJP also won 4 out of 4 assembly seats in Gujarat. Later Nawaz Sharif was sworn-in for a historic third-term) 3) In an important approval by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Aﬀairs (CCEA) on 4 June 2013. RJD-1. This approval is expected to impact around 4 lakh employees of CPSEs) 4) Demonstrations have been going on in Turkey since 31 May 2013 and the protests. The election results were announced by Speaker Ayaz Sadiq. such as ones regulating alcohol consumption) 5) US President Barack Obama’s top national security adviser Tom Donilon is resigning from his post according to announcements made by the White House on 5 June 2013. is the main target of these protests? – Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Protestors are opposing Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian leadership style and eﬀorts to introduce more restrictive laws.6 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) E-commerce giant Amazon recently entered the Indian market. ambassador to the United Nations 6) What were the results of the bypolls for 4 Lok Sabha seats. Amazon had tested Indian market with its price-comparison site. with the launch of its marketplace amazon. Which site is this? – junglee. Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) won the prestigious Maharajgunj Lok Sabha seat in Bihar while Mamta Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) won the Howrah Lok Sabha seat.
announcement about whom was done by the BCCI Working Group’s chief Jagmohan Dalmiya on 6 June 2013? – Sanjay Patel (Patel takes place of Sanjay Jagdale. which are part of the NCR. Chidambaram on 6 June 2013.C. an area near the Indonesian capital Jakarta. which was later acquired by Kingﬁsher Airlines. who resigned a day ago. who is India’s Ambassador to Singapore (Raghavan is a 1982-batch IFS oﬃcer and he will replace Sharat Sabharwal) 4) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on 6 June 2013 sought the status of mega cities for two cities of the state. 2013’s edition of Miss World is to be hosted in which country? – Indonesia (The contest will be held in Bali and Sentul.A. which is an association of cricketers from seven of the ten major cricket playing countries (excluding India)) 8) Who is the new secretary of the BCCI. 10 crore by the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI)) 2) The State Bank of India (SBI) recently wrote to the union govt. What is the name of this fund? – DICCI SME Fund (This venture fund has been initiated by the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI).7 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) India’s ﬁrst SEBI-registered venture capital fund for Dalits was launched by Union Finance Minister P. Raghavan . Which cities are these? – Gurgaon and Faridabad (These demands were put at the Chief Ministers’ Conference on Internal Security at New Delhi) 5) The women’s singles ﬁnal of the French Open 2013 is to be played between which two players? – Maria Sharapova of Russia and Serena Williams of the US (Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka by 6-1. opposing any move to allow Captain GR Gopinath to launch a national airline permit on the grounds that a cargo airline he led hasn’t repaid its loans. this year’s contest of which is to be held during September 2013. Indonesia is the world’ most populous Muslim country) 7) Who was appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Association (FICA) on 6 June 2013? – Paul Marsh (He replaced Tim May. Ian Smith was appointed as the Chief Operating Oﬃcer (COO) of the federation. It aims to raise Rs. 500 crore over 10 years and ﬁnance dalit entrepreneurs to set up businesses. Bikinis round will be replaced with a round in which contestants will wear Indonesia’s long sarongs. 2-6. The fund was launched with an initial contribution of Rs. who resigned recently in the wake of match-ﬁxing and betting charges associated with the IPL) . He later started an air cargo service by the name of Deccan 360) 3) Who was appointed as India’s new High Commissioner for Pakistan on 6 June 2013? – T. has axed the famous bikinis round from the pageant mainly due to hard-line attitude towards this round in the host country of the contest. What is the name of this cargo service? – Deccan 360 (Gopinath had earlier founded low-cost carrier Air Deccan in India. 6-4 while Serena Williams defeated Sara Errani by 6-0. 6-1 in the semi-ﬁnals) 6) Miss World.
when the conﬂict between the insurgents and security forces was at its peak) 4) According to a ﬁgure presented at an international conference in Geneva on 7 June 2013. This process is known as electronic snooping and it includes huge variety of private and public data secretly accumulated from computer and telephone networks. This was Serena’s second French Open title) 8) Which two important portfolios were retained by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.2 billion is a sharp increase from the $3 billion the UN had previously estimated it would need this year) 5) United States Govt. The extent of NSA’s surveillance of Indian communication traﬃc is greater than its electronic snooping eﬀorts in China. in addition to chairperson Sonia Gandhi) 2) After stopping airlines from charging passengers extra charges for choosing window and aisle seats. The reconstituted NAC now includes A K Shiv Kumar. Farah Naqvi. an advisory body led by Sonia Gandhi? – Virginius Xaxa. recently reduced the number of areas under the Armed Forces Special Power Act. Xaxa an eminent sociologist (Xaxa has immense experience in the ﬁeld of tribal welfare and is a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Which country is the largest target of US electronic snooping. Which country is this? – Syria (This ﬁgure of %5. 1958 (AFSPA) in the state of Tripura in view of decline in cases of insurgency in the state. Deep Joshi. the civil aviation ministry has decided that it will deﬁne the number of seats for which airlines can charge more as part of the unbundled service system. How many police station areas are now under AFSPA after this reduction? – 32 (Now AFSPA will be eﬀective fully in 25 police station areas and partly in 7. Iran is followed by Pakistan. Anu Aga. something it had objected to earlier) 3) Union govt. What is the maximum number of preferential seats that a ﬂight can have in a normal ﬂight. such as Airbus 320 or Boeing 737? – 12 (Aviation ministry also decided that even a middle row seat can be among the 12. Jordan. recently conﬁrmed that it had been secretly collecting communication information from national and international communication traﬃc through its security agency National Security Administration (NSA). seeking $5. Aruna Roy in the 12-member National Advisory Council (NAC).2 billion to fund relief operations in a country aﬄicted with civil war for years. Mirai Chatterjee. Narendra Jadhav. Mihir Shah. the United Nations is launching its biggest ever humanitarian appeal. Egypt and India in this list. Ashis Mondal. AFSPA was ﬁrst put into eﬀect in 40 of the total 70 police station areas in the state in February 1997. who resigned from his post recently? – Nikos Kardassis (Kardassis resigned in an eﬀort to facilitate restructuring of top management in the company following its deal with Etihad) 7) Who won the women’s title of French Open 2013 on 8 June 2013? – Serena Williams of the US (She defeated Russia’s Maria Sharapova by 6-4. Russia and Saudi Arabia) 6) What is the name of the CEO of Jet Airways. 6-4 to claim 16th Grand Slam title of his career. according to a report of British newspaper The Guardian? – Iran (NSA collected more than 14 billion reports from Iran. N C Saxena. Pramod Tandon and Virginius Xaxa.8-9 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Who replaced Ms. as his cabinet took the reins of Pakistan recently? – Defence and Foreign Aﬀairs .
6-3. Roger Federer of Switzerland has won the maximum 17 Grand Slam titles while Pete Sampras of the US has won 14 titles. comprising of working-level delegations of the two countries. integrate and scan Internet traﬃc data from diﬀerent gateway routers of major ISPs at a centralised location for analysis and will aggregate international gateway traﬃc and domestic traﬃc separately) 8) How much increase in cost inﬂation index (CII) has been speciﬁed for year 2013-14 by the Central Board of Direct Taxes? – 10. Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes ﬁnished the race at third spot. He defeated which player in the ﬁnals? – David Ferrer. The NCCC will collect. 21-12 in the ﬁnals. 2007. 2010. What is this charge/designation.000 crore. 1. which will carry out real-time assessment of cyber security threats and generate actionable reports/alerts for proactive actions by law enforcement agencies? – National Cyber Coordination Centre – NCCC (This proposed agency would be a multi-agency body under Department of Electronics and IT and would be set up at a cost of around Rs. making him the ﬁrst Indian man to win a major badminton title outside India after P. Formula 1 champion Vettel is at present the leading racer for this year’s edition) 7) What is the name of India’s proposed multi-agency body. both of whom have won 12 Grand Slam titles) 6) Who won the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix held at the Montreal racing circuit on 9 June 2013? – Sebastian Vettel (Germany) of Reb Bull team (Vettel started the race from pole position and ﬁnished ahead of Fernando Alonso of Ferrari team. where the armistice ending the 1950-53 Korean was signed 3) Where was the summit meet of US President Barack Obama and his Chinese compatriot Xi Jinping held during 8-9 June 2013? – Rancho Mirage. It helps in reducing the inﬂationary gains and hence reducing the long-term capital gains tax-payout for the tax-payer. Srikanth (This 20-year old player from Andhra Pradesh defeated world no. Lok Sabha Poll Campaign Panel (for upcoming General Elections for Lok Sabha in 2014) 2) North and South Korea held their ﬁrst oﬃcial talks for more than two years on 9 June 2013. Gopichand) 5) Spain’s Rafael Nadal won his record 8th French Open singles title on 9 June 2013. 6-2. 2008. taking his total Grand Slam titles to 12. Goa.2% (CII is a measure used to calculate long-term capital gains on sale of assets. 8 Boonsak Ponsana of Thailand 21-16. Ferrer Spain (Nadal defeated Ferrer in straight sets by 6-3. Nadal previously won the French Open titles in 2005. but seemed to stumble on the controversial issue of cyber security) 4) Which Indian badminton player won the Thailand Open Grand Prix Badminton tournament on 9 June 2013. which has increased Modi’s inﬂuence in the party tremendously? – Head. He is being coached by P. held? – At Panmunjom. Mirage the desert resort in California (The summit was largely successful on issues such as the denuclearisation of North Korea and tackling climate change. The index for 2013-14 stood at 939 as against 852 in 2012-13) . Nadal is now tied with Roy Emerson. Where was this meeting. 2006. 2011 and 2012. Gopichand’s All England Championship title in 2001? – K.10 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was on 9 June 2013 was given an important charge at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s National Executive Meeting held in Panaji. Panmunjom the border truce village.
11 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) What is the name of a new skill development scheme launched in 24 Naxal-aﬀected districts of the country by the Ministry of Rural Development recently. Which are these three posts? – The National Executive. aged 15 years and 212 days. 4. in apparent opposition to Narendra Modi’s elevation to head of the Lok Sabha Poll Campaign Panel of the party a day ago. RBI didn’t reveal any prima facie evidence of money laundering) 3) Senior BJP leader LK Advani on 10 June 2013 resigned from 3 important posts he held in the party. played against Leicestershire and took one for 40 from seven overs as well as scoring 10 runs oﬀ four balls. 1 crore on ICICI Bank (RBI imposed this penalty after investigating allegations on these three top private banks alleged by cobrapost. Rs. the Parliamentary Board and the Election Committee 4) Which Yorkshire cricketer became the youngest player to play an English County match. which aims to provide training and employment to an anticipated 50. 5 crore on Axis Bank. He broke the 1922 record set by Glamorgan’s Royston Gabe-Jones in 1922. which had also charged these banks of indulging in money laundering. was also given the task of also investigating into aﬀairs of Raj Kundra and his team Rajasthan Royals. This scheme is a 100-crore project and is funded by union and state governments.com.50 crore on HDFC Bank and Rs. Axis Bank and HDFC Bank by the Reserve Bank of India on charges of violating several RBI norms? – Penalty of Rs. by 62 days) 5) BCCI on 10 June 2013 suspended Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra from cricketing activities after holding an emergency meeting of the working committee in New Delhi. by featuring in a match on 10 June 2013? – Matthew Fisher (Fisher. Who are the two members of this panel? – Justice T Jayaram Chouta and Justive R Balasubramaniam . However. which is currently investigating into Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Gurunath Meiyappan and CSK. for a period of three years? – Roshni (This scheme was launched on 7 June 2013 in Chattisgarh and Jharkhand. A two-member panel.000 youth in the 10-35 years age group. BCCI also unveiled a 12-point “Operation Clean-up” in a bid to restore the credibility of IPL. with the union providing 75% of the funding) 2) How much penalty was imposed on ICICI Bank.
Shukla was son of which legendary Congress leader from Madhya Pradesh.93. He also worked as a contractor for National Security Agency (NSA). including China’s second female astronaut) 6) Which company on 11 June 2013 surpassed state-run energy giant ONGC to become the county’s second most valued ﬁrm in terms of market valuation (capitalisation)? – ITC (ITC’s market capitalisation stood at Rs. in which almost all top state leadership of Congress was wiped out. which would be started soon? – “Picture Shuru Productions” (Ranbir acted in Anurag Basu’s acclaimed ﬁlm “Barﬁ” and the duo is featuring together in another ﬁlm “Jagga Jasoos”. ﬂowed through the lower reaches of Huang He. – 5 th (Mahindra Satyam (MSat) was earlier known as Satyam Computer and was taken over by the Mahindra Group following alleged frauds committed by company’s former Chairman B. who was the ﬁrst Chief Minister of the re-organised Madhya Pradesh? – Ravishankar Shukla (VC Shukla was a 9-time Lok Sabha member and was union minister under two former Prime Ministers – VP Singh and Narasimha Rao) 4) Which present Congress MP was accused of alleged cheating and graft by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its fresh First Information Report (FIR) in the coal scam. that will be the longest manned mission till-date comprising of 15-days? – Shenzhou-10 (The spacecraft will dock with the Tiangong space laboratory module and it carried three Chinese astronauts.64. which was ﬁled on 11 June 2013? – Naveen Jindal (Former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao was also accused in this report. which is an IT ﬁrm established by the group in 1986) 3) Senior Congress leader and former union minister Vidya Charan Shukla died on 11 June 2013 at Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon. Which are these two rivers? – Yangtze and Huang He (The ﬁrst phase of a ﬁve-decade project to integrate the waters from the mighty Yangtze and Huang He rivers was completed recently. He sustained serious injuries in the Maoist attack of 25 May 2013 in Chhattisgarh. which is also called the Yellow River. and approved by the State Council in December 2002) 2) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on 11 June 2013 approved the merger of Mahindra Satyam with Tech Mahindra while dismissing the petitions of some shareholders seeking to stall the proposal so as to safeguard their ﬁnancial interest. This river diversion project was conceived by Mao Zedong in 1952. Mahindra Group now plans to merge MSat with Tech Mahindra.63. Ramalinga Raju. which is Asia’s longest river. which also included top secret NSA programmmes including the PRISM surveillance program involving electronic snooping of various countries) 8) What is the name of a new ﬁlm production house jointly promoted by producer Anurag Basu and actor Ranbir Kapoor. which was about Rs 972 crore more than ONGC’s Rs.12 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) China recently achieved an incredible breakthrough in diverting river water to its arid areas by linking two mighty rivers. Water from the lower reaches of the Yangtze.936 crore value.318 crore) 7) What is the name of the whistleblower who exposed the US Government’s internet spy program and who is being wanted by the CIA presently? – Edward Snowden (Snowden is a former employee of US investigation agency CIA. will lead to creation of country’s ………largest software services ﬁrm. 2. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) continued to remain highest capitalised Indian company on bourses with a market capitalisation of Rs. This merger. a former Congress Rajya Sabha MP. where he was undergoing treatment since 26 May 2013.908 crore on 11 June. 2. which will be released through this newly proposed production house) . when completed. 2. Rao. He later disclosed details of classiﬁed NSA programme to the press. held position of Minister of state for Coal between 2004 and 2008) 5) What is the name of China’s ﬁfth manned space mission that was launched into space on 11 June 2013.
including the commitments made in the 2013-14 Union Budget and progress in addressing some of the structural impediments to investment and economic growth) 3) A high-powered committee on “Rationalisation of Investment Routes and Monitoring of Foreign Portfolio Investments”. The drug was under the scanner of authorities for quite sometime after it was banned in various countries. the Naveen Patnaik-led ruling party in Odisha. What is the name of this aircraft? – Boeing C-17 Globemaster III (Boeing is on track to deliver four more C-17s to the IAF this year and ﬁve in 2014) 7) Australian batsman David Warner was dropped from the team’s match against New Zealand. in which drivers share information on traﬃc and road conditions? – Waze (Google’s competitors like Facebook and Apple were also in the race to acquire this very popular app. and the service was opened for the general public in 1953. which was held on 12 June 2013 in the ongoing Champions Trophy in England and Wales.13 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) announced closure of its 160-year telegram service due to continuous losses being incurred to operate this service and lack of enough volume. on 5 November 1850. Warner was dropped on charges of physical altercation with an English player during a match held on 9 June 2013. California. The committee in its set of recommendations also called for merging FIIs and Qualiﬁed Foreign Investors (QFIs) into one class – Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI) and has proposed to keep the aggregate investment limit for FPIs at 24% and 10% for NRIs) 4) Which pain killer drug’s production. an opioid analgesic. From which date all circle oﬃces of BSNL will stop booking telegrams? – 15 July 2013 (In India. Who is the chairman of this high-powered committee? – KM Chandrasekhar. recently suggested doing away with registration of foreign institutional investors (FIIs) with market regulator SEBI and reducing the know-your-customer (KYC) process for well regulated entities. was suspended under Section 26A of the Drugs and Cosmetic Act. 1940. formal telegraph services commenced in 1885.? – Fitch (The rating agency cited the measures taken by the government to contain the budget deﬁcit. thus bringing cheer to the union govt. Chandrasekhar former Cabinet Secretary (This committee was set up in December 2012. including the US and the UK) 5) Biju Janata Dal (BJD). However. on 12 June 2013? – Dextropropoxyphene (Dextropropoxyphene.000 people from Odisha took part? – Swabhiman Samavesh Rally 6) The ﬁrst aircraft of Boeing’s range of humanitarian and strategic aircrafts was transferred to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 11 June 2013 by the company at Long Beach. sales and distribution was banned in India by the union govt. What was the name of this rally in which around 30. which uses input from some 50 million users to provide data about road conditions and routes) . when separate department for telegraphs was ﬁrst established. organized a huge rally on 12 June 2013 in Delhi to protest against the Centre’s apathy towards the State’s demand for the special category status. the ﬁrst telegraph message was transmitted live through electrical signals between Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Diamond Harbour. 1885) 2) Which global rating agency on 12 June 2013 revised India’s sovereign credit outlook from negative to stable. a distance of about 50 km. with enactment of the Indian Telegraph Act. Which English player was this? – Joe Root 8) Which Israel-based traﬃc app was acquired by Google recently.
did not ﬁnd feasible the demand of the Tamil Nadu government for directions to Karnataka for release of Cauvery waters as per the award of the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal. The Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on disinvestment. One RPF jawan and one police jawan was killed in this incident. The Balui halt falls in the Naxal-dominated districts of Jamui and Lakhisarai) 3) How much stake of union govt. which met on 12 June 2013. Sarkar. resulting in death of 3 persons including two security personnel? – Dhanbad-Patna intercity express (This incident took place at Balui halt in Jamui district of Bihar. Bugti’s death resulted in widespread and violent protests in the province) 5) What was the name of a painting by Indian abstract artist Vasudeo S. which was oversubscribed by 1.33 per cent. stake sale of the trading giant through the Oﬀer For Sale (OFS) route) 4) Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf was on 13 June 2013 formally arrested on charges of murder of which popular leader of Balochistan during 2006? – Akbar Bugti (Bugti was killed in August 2006 during a military operation ordered by Musharraf. garnered over Rs 567 crore with this divestment. was divested in stake-sale of public-sector enterprise Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation (MMTC) on 13 June 2013. Gaitonde. or 9. Sarkar Union Water Resources Secretary (The Supervisory Committee has been formed on the directions of the Supreme Court) 7) Who was appointed new CEO of Jet Airways on 13 June 2013? – Gary Kenneth Toomey (The appointment followed the resignation of Nikos Kardassis on 7June 2013 after he served two terms as CEO between1993-1999 and again from October 2009 till May 2013.29 km elevated road which is the second longest in urban settlement anywhere in the country) 2) Which train was attacked by a group of around 200 Naxalites on 13 June 2013 in Bihar. on 12 June 2013 cleared the 9.33% (Union Govt. Toomey is an Australian national and has previously served as President & CEO of the Air New Zealand Group and later as CEO of Airlines PNG in Papua New Guinea) .59 KM (This freeway was being built for last 5-years with an objective of reducing travel time for cars between suburbs and South Mumbai.33 times? – 9. Who headed this committee? – S. who was President and army chief at the time. 1’ is the ﬁrst of a series of works Gaitonde produced in 1962) 6) The Cauvery Supervisory Committee. which is the highest price this season for the auction house’s South Asian art sale? – ‘Painting No. 1’ (‘Painting No. This project includes a 550-metre twin tunnel (the ﬁrst such in urban India) and a 9.14 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) What is the total length of Mumbai’s Eastern Freeway.500 on 11 June 2013 in an auction of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art by Sotheby’s.K. headed by Finance Minister P Chidambaram. which was thrown open to the public on 13 June 2013 by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan? – 13.33 crore shares. Akbar Bugti headed an armed insurgency to press for provincial autonomy and a greater share of proﬁts from Balochistan’s natural resources. which was sold for £ 698.
What is the main reason of this decline despite increase in price of food articles? – Declining prices of manufactured items 6) What is the forecasted population of the World in years 2025 and 2050. wants to make the Saakshar Bharat Programme the main instrument to increase literacy and ensure empowerment in the country) 9) What is the name of India’s ﬁrst regional navigation satellite. proposes to achieve by the year 2017. which had expressed concern over Etihad’s right to nominate three directors on the board and also take decision in appointment of the CEO) 3) Voting was held in Iran on 14 June 2013 to elect a new President. of good quality and made available to all citizens without discrimination. which was slated to be launched on 12 June 2013 through the PSLV-C22 rocket. Global Positioning System. The report said that most of the population growth will occur in developing regions which are projected to increase from 5. which is facing numerous problems since its launch last year) 2) The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on 14 June 2013 put oﬀ a decision on clearing the deal between Jet Airways and Etihad.9 billion in 2013 to 8. who will succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Airbus A350 is expected to take Boeing’s Dreamliner 787 head-on.S. Its launched was rescheduled due to a faulty component in the PSLV-C22 rocket) 10) Who recently became the ﬁrst female ﬁghter pilot of Pakistan? – Ayesha Farooq (Ayesha is one of 19 women who have become pilots in the Pakistan Air Force over the last decade. light-weight passenger aircraft. four are seen as the most likely to win: conservatives Ali-Akbar Velayati and Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf.6 billion in 2050 (The present World population stands at 7. or GPS. has done across the world for several years. How many candidates are there in this election? – Six (However. which is very closely related with mental health? – Suicide (Under the provisions of the Bill. in which Abu Dhabi-based Etihad acquired 24% stake in India’s Jet.2 billion in 2050) 7) The Union Cabinet on 13 June 2013 cleared the Mental Health Care Bill. The Mental Health Care Bill decriminalizes which tendency. WPI-based inﬂation stood at 4. as announced on 12 June 2013? – 80% (The present literacy rate in the country stands at 74%. 2013 that makes access to mental health care a right of all persons.89% in April 2013. Govt. He has now succeeded DK Mehrotra. What is the name of this new aircraft from the Airbus stable? – Airbus A350 (Airbus reportedly spent nearly $15 billion in developing this aircraft.7 per cent in May 2013. whose term ended on 31 May 2013) 5) The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inﬂation fell to 4.15 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Toulouse (France) based Airbus Industrie successfully tested its latest jetliner on 14 June 2013. reformist candidate Hassan Rowhani and hardliner Saeed Jalili) 4) Who on 14 June 2013 was appointed as the new Chairman of Life Insurance of India (LIC)? – SK Roy (Roy was appointed LIC’s Managing Director (MD) last month and he was also in the race for the post of chairman. The bill proposes to make mental health services aﬀordable. out of the six candidates. government has an obligation to provide half way homes. which was mentioned in a latest report on World population prepared by the United Nations and released on 13 June 2013? – It was forecasted that World population would touch 8. This has been planned under the District Mental Health Programme in the 12th Plan) 8) What is the targeted literacy rate that the Union Govt. that is expected to step up its battle with its arch-rival Boeing for sales of a new generation of sleek. which is the lowest in over three years. There are 5 other female ﬁghter pilots but unlike Ayesha they are yet to take the ﬁnal tests to qualify for combat role in Pakistan Air Force) .1 billion in 2025 and 9. community caring centres and other shelters for mentally ill people. but will now be launched on 1 July 2013? – IRNSS-1A satellite (This satellite will oﬀer motion and location information over the sub-continent just as the popular U. What was the reason for this deferment? – FIPB is seeking more clariﬁcations over the control and ownership of Jet after this deal comes into eﬀect (The issue of eﬀective control of the airline was also raised earlier by India’s market regulator SEBI.2 billion.
a year after his successful campaign to separate Pakistan from India. He died in Karachi soon after. He got just over 50% of the vote required to avoid a runoﬀ poll. Under this resolution. Rowhani. is likely to soothe international tension) 2) Which union minister tendered his resignation on 15 June 2013. Norway would recruit women in armed forces and will make military services obligatory for women also) . Ashe the Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN 5) Which country recently became the ﬁrst European and NATO member country to make military services obligatory for males as well as the females? – Norway (Norwegian Parliament (called Storting). Jinnah stayed in the Quaid Azam Residency as he tried to recover from a lung disease in 1948. who favours a policy of political openness. Ashe.The Balochistan Liberation Army – BLA (This attack gutted an historic summer retreat used by Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the resource-rich province of Balochistan. before an expected cabinet reshuﬄe and changes in organizational structure of Congress? – Ajay Maken . who was minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation 3) Which oraganisation claimed the responsibility for the attack on the Jinnah residency (Quaid Azam Residency) in Ziarat in Pakistan on 15 June 2013? . on 14 June 2013 passed a resolution in this respect. as well as re-establishing relations with the West.16 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Who scored a decisive victory in the Iranian Presidential elections held on 15 June 2013? – Hassan Rowhani (Rowhani is a moderate cleric and he will succeed Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Rowhani’s victory delighted reformers who have been desperate for Iran’s return to the forefront of politics after eight acrimonious years under Ahmadinejad. The building is now a national heritage site) 4) Who was elected as the President of the forthcoming 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly? – John W.
ﬁnance minister of West Bengal resigned after the CPI(M)-led Left Front lost the elections in the state in 2011) 3) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Sushil Kumar Modi. JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav resigned as the convener of BJP led alliance. led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). recently decided to increase the fees of several under-graduate and post-graduate courses citing inﬂation in the recent years. Which committee is this? – Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on the Goods and Services Tax – GST (As GST committee chief. who was deputy Chief Minister of Bihar till now. 11 BJP ministers in Bihar cabinet were also removed from their posts. where demonstrators protesting against the present Turkish Govt. decided to resign from the post of an important empowered committee at the Centre. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Governor DY Patil and requested him to convene a special session on 19 June 2013 for him to seek a vote of conﬁdence. Tata Group (AirAsia’s Indian venture is a joint-venture between Malaysia-based AirAsia. NDA now comprises of how many parties? – Three (BJP. Tata Chairman emeritus. organized a sit-in for a fortnight till they were forcibly cleared by security forces on 15 June 2013? – Gezi Park (Turkey’s riot police swept through the park and Taksim Square and forcibly removed thousands of peaceful protesters) 5) Who was appointed as Chief Advisor to the board of low-cost carrier AirAsia’s Indian venture? – Ratan Tata. India’s Tata Group and Telstra Tradeplace) . After JD(U)’s exit from NDA.17 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Janata Dal – United (JD(U)) on 16 June 2013 broke its 17-year alliance with the BJP opposing the elevation of Gujarat Chief Narendra Modi to chief of BJP’s election campaign committee. Akali Dal and Shiv Sena) 2) After JD(U)’s parting of ways with the NDA. He had assumed the post after the then GST committee chairman Asim Dasgupta. Modi held parleys with state ﬁnance ministers for implementation of the uniform tax regime. AMU is going to increase fees after how many years? – 15 years 4) Which park situated adjacent to Istanbul’s famous Taksim Square came to news recently. a prestigious central university of the country.
Santosh Chowdhary (Health & Family Welfare). which is being held in England and Wales? – India vs. Sridhar. the Chairman and Managing Director of a public-sector undertaking with eﬀect from 14 June 2013. He is currently Vice Chairman of TCS) 10) Who has been appointed as the captain of Indian Under-19 cricket side. Which public sector undertaking was Sridhar heading? – HMT Ltd (The action was based on the ﬁndings of an internal inquiry into the running of the Tractor Division of the company at Pinjore (Haryana) earlier this year.18 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Which state topped in the list of crime rate for Indian Penal Code oﬀences in the country during 2012.G. New Zealand and hosts Australia) . which were inducted into the union council of ministers in the cabinet reshuﬄe of 17 June 2013? – Manikrao Gavit (Social Justice & Empowerment). South Africa 9) Which senior Tata executive was appointed as the Executive Chairman of AirAsia India. which will play a tri-series in Australia soon? – Vijay Zol (He will captain India in the tri-series featuring India. which belongs to India. She had earlier expressed her inability to support Mr. EMS Natchiappan (Commerce & Industry) and JD Seelam (Finance)) 8) What is the semi-ﬁnal line up for Cricket’s Champions Trophy. WII has recently been granted permission for satellite tracking of this bird. From which date these changes will come into eﬀect? – 1 July 2013 (TRAI has also reduced ceilings for national roaming calls and SMS and instituted a new regime for providing ﬂexibility to telecom service providers to customise tariﬀs for national roamers through STVs (Special Tariﬀ Vouchers) and Combo Vouchers) 3) An endangered ﬂying bird species of the world.335 cases registered in 2012.00. Which AIADMK leader will withdraw his candidature with a view to accommodate Raja for these polls? – K. Raja when the CPI leaders met her in Delhi and sought her support. a move that will bring down cellphone roaming charges in the country.8 cases for every 1. Labour and Employment would now be headed by senior Congress leader Sis Ram Ola.000 persons. data pertaining to which was released during June 2013? – Kerala (Kerala recorded 455. Ramadorai (He headed TCS from 1996 to 2009 and was responsible for making the company one of the most renowned names in IT industry. Madhya Pradesh topped with 2. It was followed by Madhya Pradesh (298. Sambasiva Rao was given the charge of Textile Ministry while Girija Vyas was given charge of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation) 7) What are the names of four ministers of state. Ola K. Altogether four cabinet ministers were inducted in the Union cabinet. which is now largely found in the Kutch region of Gujarat. which is amongst one of the largest ﬂying bird species found in the world today. which was the highest amongst any state in the country. It was followed by Maharashtra (with 202700 IPC cases registered) and Tamil Nadu (200474 cases)) 2) Indian telecom regulator TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) on 17 June 2013 announced reduction in the national mobile phone roaming charges and conditional free national roaming plans. Which bird is this? – The Great Indian Bustard (The tracking through satellite will help researchers understand the movement of this rare bird. Sri Lanka and England vs. His suspension was done after a probe uncovered extensive evidence of the books having been dressed up. will soon be tracked by satellite by the Dehradunbased Wildlife Institute of India (WII) to understand the movement of this rare bird and its preferred habitat.20. But in terms of total number of IPC cases registered. resulting in substantial losses to the company. HMT Ltd. Raja in the Rajya Sabha polls. is engaged in manufacture of tractor.80). Thangamuthu (He had ﬁled his papers as 5th candidate from AIADMK) 5) Department of Heavy Industries suspended S. machine tools and watches) 6) Who was appointed the new Railway Minister in the cabinet reshuﬄe done on 17 June 2013? – Mallikarjun Kharge (He was earlier heading Labour and Employment Ministry. and parts of Rajasthan) 4) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on 17 June 2013 announced her party’s support to CPI candidate D.80) and Tamil Nadu (294. the Indian venture of Malaysiabased airlines – AirAsia? – S.
But this site was taken-oﬀ the danger list due to improvements in the site’s management and conservation) 6) Which South American country witnessed tens of thousands of protestors taking part in marches and demonstrations in large cities of the country on 17 June 2013? – Brazil (These protests were the largest and the most resonant since the nation’s military dictatorship ended in Brazil in 1985. Salvador. The Kedarnath shrine was eﬀected the most. the United States and Russia agreed to end violence in Syria despite having diﬀerent stances to solve this problem) 3) What is the name of a new airline promoted by Vijayawada-based construction group LEPL. In a major development on the sidelines of this summit.S. Japan. These protests initially started as small agitations against bus-fare increases but later evolved into a broader movement against issues such as country’s high cost of living and lavish new stadium projects) . Energy Department’s Titan machine) 5) Which ancient monument of Iran was recently removed from the UNESCO list of “World Heritage in Danger”? – The ancient Citadel of Bam (This historic citadel was almost completely destroyed in a major earthquake of 2003. The airline will have its maintenance based and headquarters at Vijayawada) 4) What is the name of the Chinese supercomputer. Belem. Tianhe-2’s speed of 33.19 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) What was the name given to an operation launched by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to rescue stranded pilgrims in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh? – “Operation Rahat” (Heavy rains and ﬂash ﬂoods of 15 and 16 June brought havoc to these two Himalayan states. especially Uttarakhand. Curitiba and Brasilia. Italy. Hundreds of people are expected to be killed in these ﬂoods. Thousands of pilgrims on the sacred Char Dham Yatra were left stranded after heavy rains in Uttarakhand. which was listed as world’ fastest computer in the latest TOP500 listing of the world’s fastest supercomputers? – Tianhe-2 (This supercomputer has been developed by China’s National University of Defense Technology. which is expected to start its operations from next month? – Air Costa (Air Costa will launch the airline with a ﬂeet of three E jets from Embraer and will oﬀer short-haul connectivity services between tier-II and tier-III cities with the major metros.860 trillion calculations per second (33.86 petaﬂops per second) is double the speed of the U. Rio de Janeiro. France. the UK and European Council. Russia. The protests were held in Sao Paulo. “Operation Rahat” is being administered from Air Force Station Sarsawa and helicopters are being brought from Air Force Stations of Hindon and Bhatinda) 2) The 39th Summit of G-8 (Group of Eight Developed Nations) was held on 17 and 18 June 2013 at – Northern Ireland’s Enniskillen (G8 includes 8 countries – Canada. Germany. Brazil’s largest city. the US. the capital of the country.
Grameen Bank has been in dispute with the Bangladesh Govt. However. as stated in the latest tourist immigration data of the Bureau of Immigration? – 6. Which South Indian city will host this annual meeting? – Kochi (The meeting will be held on 8-9 November 2013. Colombo has reiterated many a time to New Delhi that it was committed to implementing the 13th Amendment in letter and spirit. London on 19 June 2013) . President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been hedging on it. this bill is unlikely to see the light of the day given the veto threat by the White House and the opposition to it by the ruling Democratic Party. Grameen lent more than USD 11 billion to millions of people – mainly women – to help them gain ﬁnancial independence from poverty cycles) 8) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently expressed his dismay over reports suggesting that the Govt. twenty-two MLAs from Lalu Prasad’s RJD and two Independents voted against the motion) 7) A Bangladeshi commission has proposed the Government takeover or split of the famous Grameen Bank into how many parts. The United States was the leading source of foreign tourist arrivals. when 6. which attracted criticism from several quarters? – 19 Parts (Grameen Bank founded by Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus is to be broken up into 19 separate organisations to decentralise the bank’s operations and management as proposed by a Bangladeshi commission. 1. How many votes were polled in favour of his govt. 8. Sri Lanka is committed to devolving powers to the provinces. The commission also suggested that Grameen’s legal status be amended with the government owning at least 51 per cent. to undertake relief and rebuilding process in wake of huge damage due to recent ﬂash-ﬂoods and landslides? – Rs. The 13th Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution is related with which provisions associated with India? – The 13th Amendment is one of the key points of the 1987 India-Sri India-Sri Lanka pact brokered by the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and his Sri Lankan counterpart J.5% more than arrivals recorded during 2011. First such meeting was held in India in 1984) 4) What was the total foreign tourist arrival in India during 2012.? – 126 (MLAs of Congress (4) and CPI (1) in addition to 4 independents voted in his favour.57 million (This was about 4. Since the end of the military conﬂict in early 2009. as stated in data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released recently? – Lakshdweep (According to this data of NCRB. which has a majority in the Senate. to give a sense to the people in these regions that they have a say on most matters related to their governance.20 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Which administrative division of the country has recorded no rape of minors since 2007. which was formed to suggest steps to restructure the bank. However. by which year India would surpass China to become the most populous country in the World? – 2028 3) For the ﬁrst time the Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum’s (WEF) India chapter will be held in South India. US House of Representatives has approved a legislation to ban abortion after how many weeks of pregnancy? – 20 weeks (However. The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives. which will be the 29th edition of this chapter. with almost 1 million US tourists visiting India in 2012) 5) How much ﬁnancial assistance was provided to Uttarakhand Govt.3 million foreign tourists visited India. triggering misapprehensions among Tamils in Sri Lanka and India) 9) In one of the most stringent pro-life bills to be passed by the US Congressional chamber in a decade. of Sri Lanka planned to dilute certain key provisions of the 13th Amendment ahead of elections to the Northern Provincial Council (NPC). R. including in the Tamil-dominated North and East. Jayawardene (Under the agreement. Founded as a statutory body under a law oﬀering ownership to its client members. Till now 27 of the 28 annual meetings of WEF’s India Chapter have been held in New Delhi while one was organized in Mumbai. 145 crore was provided immediately by the Centre) 6) Nitish Kumar won the vote of conﬁdence in Bihar Assembly on 19 June 2013. where opposition Republican Party has the majority) 10) Which team became the ﬁrst to qualify for the ﬁnals of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2013? – England (Hosts England defeated South Africa by 7 wickets in the ﬁrst semi-ﬁnal played at the Oval. 91 BJP MLAs along-with 1 MLA of Ram Vilas Paswan led RJP walked-out of the assembly and did not participate in the poll.441 minors were raped in the country in 2012) 2) According to the recently released UN report “World Population Prospects – 2012”.000 crore (Relief worth Rs.
500 (Sex ratio in Andhra Pradesh has been on a downslide from 975 in 1991 to 943 in 2011. The merger proposal is in line with recommendations of which committee? – Chaturvedi Committee (For better utilisation of funds under CSS. 2013”.500 army personnel was pressed into service in this operation. 2. Both Kanji Ram and Arora have been nominated by Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N for seats reserved for non-Muslims) 6) Which India-born person recently became the ﬁrst non-white journalist to run a UK national newspaper? – Amol Rajan (He became Editor of “The Independent” on 17 June 2013. This year’s ﬁnal will be played on 23 June 2013) . BSE’s 30-scrip index – Sensex went below 19. who was also nominated as a member in the assembly in 1997. During last month. the panel of ministers had approved transferring of funds from the central government to the state consolidated funds and not directly to the implementing agencies. a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Sharad Pawar had approved merging of 147 CSS into 70 schemes.21 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) The government on 20 June 2013 approved Planning Commission’s proposal to merge the 147 Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and bring it down to 70 across various sectors for eﬀective implementation and monitoring of the 12th Five Year Plan. The Chaturvedi Committee had suggested bringing down CSS to 59 from 147 to avoid overlap) 2) What is the name given to Indian Army’s initiative to rescue thousands of people stranded in various places of Uttarakhand due to the recent ﬂashﬂoods in the state? – “Operation Ganga Prahar” (More than 8. What was the last time that India had qualiﬁed for ﬁnals of ICC Champions Trophy? – 2002 (The ﬁnal between India and Sri Lanka was washed-out and both the teams were declared winners in 2002. Rupee’s fall and weak market sentiments were linked to concerns that investments to emerging markets like India might decline after the US Federal Bank initiates its stimulus programme later this year. India qualiﬁed for the ﬁnals by defeating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the second ﬁnal played at Cardiﬀ on 20 June 2013. Rajan was born is Kolkata and he moved to London at the age of three) 7) The ﬁnal of ICC Champions Trophy 2013 will be played between India and England. A few days ago Sardar Ramesh Singh Arora became the ﬁrst Sikh representative in Punjab assembly since Pakistan’s birth in 1947. This newly launched scheme will ensure annual ﬁnancial assistance to girl children of BPL families to live a healthy life and pursue education besides a lump sum amount depending on completion of 10+2 and graduation) 4) Sensex plunged by over 500 points on 20 June 2013 to record its biggest intra-day fall since March 2012. which is one of the largest rescue operations launched in India) 3) Andhra Pradesh Assembly on 19 June 2013 passed a bill titled “Andhra Pradesh Bangaru Talli Girl Child Promotion and Empowerment Bill.000 mark while NSE’s 50-scrip Nifty fell by over 150 points) 5) Who recently became the ﬁrst Hindu in 16 years. 1 lakh if a girl passes intermediate. who became editor of the “News of the World” in 1994 at the age of 28. How much money is to be given on birth of a girl child in this scheme? – Rs. to be nominated as a member in the Provincial Assembly of Pakistan’s Punjab? – Kanji Ram (He emulates Seth Bharta Ram. which will provide cash beneﬁts on birth of a girl-child and will also oﬀer cash beneﬁts exceeding Rs. 29-year old Amol Rajan is also second youngest editor of a major newspaper after Piers Morgan. What was the main reason for this huge fall? – Huge decline in the value of Indian Rupee against the US dollar (Rupee slumped to all-time low of 60 per dollar.
17 per day in rural areas and Rs.263 urban blocks except some remote areas.01 per cent on contract price. 521. during July 2011-June 2012) 4) Which ﬁnancial services company became the ﬁrst company in the country to suspend gold sales across all its businesses? – Reliance Capital (According to a statement made by the company on 21 June 2013. the commodities transaction tax (CTT) is to be imposed on derivative contracts of non-agricultural commodities which are traded on recognized commodity bourses from 1 July 2013. How many agricultural commodities are exempted from this tax by the CBDT? – 23 (The agricultural commodities on which the tax will not apply include almond. South Korea (This Korean university was placed at ﬁrst place in 2012 list also.50 in urban areas (This report also stated that these poorest of the poor persons constitute roughly about 5% of the total population of the country. at a rate of 0. soya bean. the company suspended sale of gold coins and gold in all other available forms.5 million tonnes (The decision to sell Food Corporation of India (FCI)’s foodgrain stock in open market has been taken with a view to control retail prices of foodgrains. All processed agricultural items including sugar. National Mission for Empowerment of Women. as stated in a report of 68th round of National Sample Survey Oﬃce (NSSO) released on 20 June 2013? – Rs.44 in rural areas and Rs. castor seed. The levy of CTT. which is expected to result in an increase in power tariﬀ for consumers by a minimum of 15 to 17 paise per unit. The match went to a decisive seventh game. channa. coriander. may impact turnover in the commodity bourses.000 megawatts 3) What was the average monthly per capita expenditure (MCPE) of the poorest of the poor in the country. including as an investment product across all its businesses and subsidiaries. barley. This is because a higher transaction cost may squeeze day traders’ margins) 7) Which university was placed ﬁrst in a list of World’s Top Universities which are less than 50 years old. This pass through mechanism will be applicable for thermal power plants commissioned after which year? – 2009 (Capacity of power plants commissioned after 2009 is approximately 78.5 million tonnes of rice will be made available for sale under the Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS)) 2) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Aﬀairs (CCEA) on 21 June 2013 approved the proposal to allow power producers to pass on higher cost of imported coal to consumers. NSSO’s 68th round of survey is based on samples consisting of 7. 700. cardamom. This committee was in view of very large number of complaints related to indecent portrayal of women in mass media) 6) According to announcement made by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 19 June 2013.496 villages in rural India and 5. 10 million tonnes of wheat and 0. red chilli. which was constituted on 19 June 2013 by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development? – K Ratnaprabha (She is the Additional Secretary and Mission Director. This is Miami Heat’s third NBA title) . soya oil and guar gum will be subject to CTT on their futures contracts.22 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Aﬀairs (CCEA) on 21 June 2013 approved Ministry of Food and Supplies’ proposal of selling how much quantity of FCI foodgrains in the open market? – 10. This eﬀectively means that the poorest of the poor survive on just Rs. pepper. potato. 23 a day in urban areas. mustard seed. turmeric and wheat. No Indian university was listed in this elite list published by London based TSL Education Limited) 8) Which team won the NBA (National Basketball Association) title for 2013? – Miami Heat (Miami Heat defeated San Antonio Spurs by 95-88 in the NBA Finals playoﬀ played on 20 June 2013. published in an elite list of universities titled “The One Hundred Under Fifty”? – Pohang University of Science and Technology. cotton seed and cotton. Of late there have been growing concerns over huge gold imports hurting the country’s economic strength) 5) Who was appointed as the head of a newly constituted committee to examine aspects related indecent portrayal of women in mass media. copra.
With this win Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the ﬁrst skipper to win all major titles of diﬀerent cricket formats – the ICC World Cup. which was played on 23 June 2013 between Indian and hosts England. . Nagaland (27).6 MW. Who was awarded the Golden Bat for his consistent performance throughout the series? – Shikhar Dhawan (Dhawan scored 363 runs in the tournament with the help of 2 centuries and one ﬁfty. ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) and State Archeological Department. Kumbhalgarh Fort (Kumbhalgarh) and Ranthambhore Fort (Sawai Madhopur) – This announcement was made at the 37th Annual Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Phnom Penh. What is the name of this campaign? – THINK WISE (During the ﬁnal. players of both the teams. Cambodia on 21 June. infrastructure capital companies or infrastructure projects. An important feature of this plant is that it is the ﬁrst company in India to be awarded with the Clean Development Mechanism by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for plant’s clean production mechanism. since 2011 to discuss for the nominations of the Forts. The ICOMOS discussed the nominations in great details. with Assam getting the largest chunk of power of 240 MW. was charged with which allegations by the US authorities recently? – Violation of Espionage Act and stealing govt. along with match oﬃcials. SPV (Special Purpose Vehicle). Tripura will get 196 MW of power followed by Meghalaya (79 MW). The plant will have total production capacity of 726. The project was also registered on 15 May 2013 with the United Nations as the World’s biggest Project that uses Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) following the guidelines of Kyoto Protocol. who leaked conﬁdential agency documents. Electric power generated from this plant is to be distributed among the seven northeastern states. with the Indian Advisory Committee on World Heritage under the Ministry of Culture. Snowden however left Hong Kong after the authorities rejected the extradition requests made by the US authorities) 5) Tripura’s ﬁrst gas-based power plant was commissioned on 21 June 2013 by President Pranab Mukherjee. was dedicated to the highly successful HIV awareness partnership campaign between the ICC. Gagaron Fort (Jhalawar). the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor. This distinction for Rajasthan forts was achieved after several missions of the International Council of Monuments and Forts (ICOMOS) visited Rajasthan. wore red ribbons to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding people living with HIV) 4) Edward J. Jaisalmer Fort (Jaisalmer). UNICEF and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). Duggal former Union Home Secretary (Duggal’s main task will be to ensure coordination between diﬀerent agencies involved in relief and rescue operations and the Centre) 8) Which public-sector ﬁnance and investment company recently launched its ﬁrst Infrastructure Debt Fund recently with an objective of mobilizing funds from sectors like insurance and pension funds? – India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) – This newly launched fund is to invest in debt securities or securitised debt instruments of infrastructure companies. ICC and ECB staﬀ. property for disclosing classiﬁed information (These charges were ﬁled on 14 June 2013 by Federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia. Arunachal Pradesh (22 MW) and Mizoram (22 MW)) 6) Who was nominated as the next Director of US investigative agency – the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)? – James Comey (He was nominated by US President Barack Obama on 21 June 2013 and his ﬁnal appointment needs conﬁrmation from the US Senate) 7) Who was appointed as the Nodal Oﬃcer for relief and rescue operations in the rain-ravaged Uttarakhand by the Union Government on 21 June 2013? – VK Duggal. Snowden. ICC T-20 World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy) 3) The ﬁnal of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. ICOMOS is advisory body to the UNESCO 2) India won the ICC Champions Trophy for 2013 on 23 June 2013 by defeating the hosts England by 5 runs in the ﬁnal played at Edgbaston. out of which production of 363 MW has already started from project’s ﬁrst unit.23 and 24 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Which are the six forts of Rajasthan which were included in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites List on 21 June 2013? – Amber Fort (Jaipur). Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged “Man of the Match” of the ﬁnal for his ﬁne all round performance. Chittorgarh Fort (Chittorgarh). Manipur (42 MW). Where in Tripura is this plant situated? – Palatana (This project is being developed by ONGC and is named Palatana Gas Based Power Project.
just 16 days before the start of the Ashes series? – Darren Lehmann . He took 23 minutes to cross the tightrope) 4) What is the name of the Israeli ﬁrm which recently announced that it has successfully established cloud-based system that will allow users of simple phones to access smartphones apps? – VascoDe (The system developed by the VascoDe company allows users to obtain apps with the ﬁrm’s cloud-based system that requires no downloads and uses the text-based Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD). C-DAC’s Param Yuva-II was placed at 69th position in this list. Gmail. in which China’s Tianhe-2 was given the top position) 6) Cricket Australia on 24 June 2013 sacked national coach Mickey Arthur after team’s disastrous performance in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy. Nilgiri Moutain Railway and Kalka-Shimla Mountain Railway) 28) Western Ghats 29) Sunderbans National Park and 30) Hill Forts of Rajasthan. The USSD system does not allow access to the internet. while India’s Vishwanathan Anand ﬁnished the tournament with a disappointing rank of 9 out of 10 players. but rather it uses the API (Application Programming Interfaces) from pages like Facebook. which concluded on 23 June 2013 at Moscow? – Boris Gelfand of Israel. if each monument/site is counted individually) 3) On 23 June 2013 who became the ﬁrst person to successfully cross the Grand Canyon on a tightrope? – Nik Wallenda (Wallenda crossed the 1400 foot long tightrope about 1500 feet over Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon. Who was appointed new coach. who accumulated 6 points (Magnus Carlsen of Norway got second position with 5. He got 3. However. and the like) 5) Which is India’s fastest supercomputer according to the recently released TOP500 list of World’ Fastest Supercomputers? – iDataPlex (This computer belongs to Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) and was placed at 36th place in this list. Former Test batsman 7) Which senior journalist was appointed as the interim Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif? – Najam Sethi (Sethi’s appointment came after the Islamabad High Court directed the government to appoint an interim Chairman after it had suspended Zaka Ashraf from working as Chairman of the Board over allegations of unconstitutional process followed in the PCB elections held in May 2013) 8) Who won the 8th Tal Chess Championship 2013. similar to the Short Message Service (SMS). His walk was telecasted by Discovery Channel. in which 8 security personnel were killed? – Hizbul Mujahideen (These attacks were done on the eve of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the state) 2) How many World Heritage Sites are there in India at present with inclusion of a group of 6 forts of Rajasthan in this prestigious list? – 30 (This list includes 1) Ajanta Caves 2) Ellora Caves 3) Khajuraho Temples 4) Elephenta Caves 5) Hampi Monuments 6) Pattadkal Monuments 7) Sanchi Monument 8) Qutub Minar and adjoining monuments 9) Sun Temple of Konark 10) Keoladeo National Park 11) Mahabalipuram Temples 12) Agra Fort 13) Fatehpur Sikri 14) Taj Mahal 15) Group of Chola Temples 16) Champaner Pavagarh Complex 17) Churches and Convents of Goa 18) Red Fort Complex 19) Mahabodhi Temple 20) Humayun’s Tomb 21) Kaziranga National Park 22) Manas National Park 23) Rock Temples of Bhimbetka 24) Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus 25) Jantar Mantar (Jaipur) 26) Nanda Devi National Park and Valley of Flowers 27) Mountain Railways of India (comprising of Darjeeling Railway.25 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Which terrorist organisation took responsibility for two terrorist attacks of 24 June 2013 in Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir).5 points) .5 points. there are 46 heritage monuments/sites in this list.
445 during year 2012. What is the minimum quantity of potable water per individual per day that has been described as essential in this bill? – 25 Litre .927 suicides followed by Maharashtra with 16. 10 lakh.-based Egan-Jones Ratings in an equal shared venture. At least 9 people.2 cases of suicide for a population of 1 lakh people (Total number of suicides in the country stood at 1. Angel investors are aﬄuent individuals who provide capital for business start-ups.26 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) On 25 June 2013 software ﬁrm Mahindra Satyam was formally merged with Tech Mahindra to create the ﬁfth largest software services company in the country. which gave the nod on 11 June 2013. All terrorists were killed in this attack) 5) What is the name of Qatar’s ruler Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s son. Tech Mahindra purchased Satyam in a government-backed auction in 2009 after the founder of the Hyderabad-based company admitted to one of India‘s biggest accounting frauds) 2) Which latest acquired helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Gaurikund on 25 June 2013.183 cases) 8) Indian security market regulator SEBI on 25 June 2013 approved the amendments of rules to permit listing of start-ups and SMEs in Institutional Trading platform (ITP) without having to make an IPO and also declared new rules for angel investors.328 suicides. What are the new rules for angel investors? – Angel investors would be allowed to put in their money in only ﬁrms incorporated in India and that are not more than three years old (The minimum amount for trading or investment on the ITP will be Rs. Chennai topped with 2. Who was appointed as the new Chief Finance Oﬃcer (CFO) of the combined entity? – Milind Kulkarni (The board of Tech Mahindra and Mahindra Satyam had approved the merger on 21 March 2012. as announced in statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) recently? – 11. The big three established agencies have of-late come under ﬁre for giving high ratings to complex pools of mortgages and other debt) 7) What was the rate of suicide in India for year 2012. who was given reign of the country on 25 June 2013? – Crown Prince Sheik Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (It is widely believed that Sheik Hamad is suﬀering from health problems. 25 lakh. Part of the $16 billion Mahindra group. making it mandatory for the companies to buyback at least 50% of their repurchase oﬀers with the objective of safeguarding the interest of public shareholders. After an approval from the Mumbai High Court. RusRating and U. which seeks to provide “Right to Water”. the merger had been awaiting clearances from the Andhra Pradesh High Court. which did not provide classiﬁed information.112 suicides and Andhra Pradesh with 14. Embassy and the headquarters for the NATO-led coalition forces and where access is heavily restricted.S.35. while stating that water allocation and pricing should be based on economic principles. 10 crore and minimum investment by an investor should be Rs. The combined company will be called Tech Mahindra. Such companies would also be exempted from the requirements of having to oﬀer up to 25% of its shareholding to public through an oﬀer document in order to get listed. What was the existing limit of the mandatory buy-back? – 25% (SEBI also changed the period of buyback and from now buyback is to be completed in 6 months against existing norm of 12 months) 10) The Centre on 24 June 2013 unveiled the draft of its contentious National Water Framework Bill.S. Sheik Tamim became the next in line to rule in 2003 after his older brother stepped aside) 6) A new international rating company is expected to provide some balance to the industry and give a slight amount of competition to the big three rating companies – Moody’s. including 5 crew members on board. which resulted in this power transition. while ferrying rescue personnel from the temple town of Kedarnath? – Mi 17 V5 (This helicopter is the very latest in the inventory of the IAF. What is the name this new rating agency. Standard & Poor’s and Fitch. excluding West Bengal. Among the cities of the country. which will have total production capacity of 850 MW of electricity? – Rattle Hydro Power Project 4) Which organisation claimed responsibility for attack on Presidential Palace in Kabul’s ultra-secure area on 25 June 2013? – Taliban (Suicide attackers blew up a car bomb and battled security forces outside Afghanistan’s Presidential Palace after inﬁltrating into the area. The palace is in a large fortiﬁed area of downtown Kabul that also includes the U. were expected to have died in this crash) 3) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on 25 June 2013 laid foundation stone of which hydro power project in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir. angel funds are required to have a corpus of at least Rs. usually in exchange for equity ownership or convertible debt in the start-up) 9) SEBI on 25 June 2013 approved new set of rules. which will be headquartered at Hong Kong? – Universal Credit Rating Group (This new rating agency is being launched by Dagong. Tamil Nadu tops the list with 16. On the other hand.
27 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) The 18 km Banihal-Qazigund section of the ambitious Jammu-Srinagar mountain railway network was inaugurated on 26 June 2013 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi. This draft. 1956 3) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was ousted as the leader of the ruling Labor Party on 26 June 2013. Aditya Birla Group. while Nippon Life Insurance is among Asia’s largest ﬁnancial services company and already has strategic stakes in Reliance Capital’s life insurance and mutual fund units. JM Financial Srei. is expected to be completed by 2017) 2) Union Govt. What was the lowest mark recorded by rupee on this day. Reliance Capital is to partner-up with which two leading banking entities of Japan for the proposed banking venture? – Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank and Nippon Life Insurance (Both these entities would take 4 to 5% stake in the proposed venture. TFCI. With this announcement Reliance Capital joins entities such as Religare Enterprises. This win makes Rudd leader of the Labor Party but he is not yet Prime Minister and may not get the job if legislators abandon Labor’s ruling coalition) 4) How many mini LIC oﬃces were inaugurated by Finance Minister P. which was the lowest ever? – 60. on 25 June 2013 came up with the Draft River Basin Management Bill. for which applications are needed to be submitted by 1 July 2013 with the RBI. The defeat was mainly to avoid a huge defeat of Labor Party in the upcoming elections as Gillard is presently very low in popularity.700 crore.35 rupees for 1 dollar (This all time low mark was recorded at 15:35 hrs on the Inter-Bank Foreign Exchange market mainly due to increased buying by banks and oil importers) 7) What is the name of the compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) launched by Ford India on 26 June 2013? – EcoSport (The much awaited EcoSport is available in both petrol and diesel versions and prices start from 5. Tunnel which is 11 km long (The Banihal-Qazigund section. is being proposed to amend which act pertaining to river water? – The River Boards Act. which will connect the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country’s rail network.59 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. Ford India is seeing this SUV as the game changer for company) . Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank is one of the largest banks in Japan. was constructed at a cost of about Rs 1. which was put in the public domain by the Water Resources Ministry. Who ousted her in a vote of party legislators? – Kevin Rudd . her predecessor (Gillard was defeated in the polls by 57 votes to 45. Chidambaram on 25 June 2013? – 300 (These oﬃces would provide facilities for premium collection and other policy related services. Which tunnel is this? – Pir Panjal Tunnel. Bill with an objective of setting 12 river basin authorities in the countries to settle numerous water-sharing disputes and tackling the problem of pollution in inter-state rivers of the country. These 300 mini oﬃces were inaugurated through video-mode) 5) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Capital on 26 June 2013 announced its plan for making a foray into the banking sector. This railway section incorporates in it. etc. the longest railway tunnel in the country. which reduces the 35 km distance by road to half. Magma Fincorp. The Udhampur-Katra-Banihal section. who are expected to line up before the RBI for banking licenses) 6) Indian rupee sank to an all time low on 26 June 2013 against the dollar in mid-session trade.
Prime Minister’s Economic Advisor (This pricing formula for natural gas would come into eﬀect from 1 April 2014. The leadership change comes ahead of the 14 September general elections. This ATM was started by Tata Communications Payment Solutions Ltd. ICE is basically a commodity exchange conglomerate based in Atlanta.NYSE-Euronext combine will become the third-largest exchange group globally. After this deal ICE. Rangarajan . a move which will cause power tariﬀs. urea costs and CNG prices to go up. 7-5 (The 42-year-old Date-Krumm took a 12-year break from tennis before returning in 2008. which surveys suggest the Labor is set to lose) 4) Who on 27 June 2013 became the oldest woman to reach the third round of Wimbledon since the Open era started in 1968? – Kimiko Date-Krumm.4 from 1 April next year.000 crore (The award was given in recognition of the success of Sanjiv Goenka’s business enterprise and to acknowledge his position as an outstanding entrepreneur in India) 6) Who on 24 June 2013 was appointed as Director General. who defeated Alexandra Cadantu of Romania by 6-4. is heading which business group? – The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. US. The Rangarajan formula would be applicable for 5 years) 2) India’s ﬁrst ever white label ATM was started at Chandrapada. Who defeated him to end his dream of eighth title? – Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky. These ATMs are to be operated by non-banking corporates and organisations and will provide ATM services to customers of all banks) 3) Who was sworn in as new Prime Minister of Australia on 27 June 2013. What is the brand name of this range of white ATMs? – Indicash (Last year. Maria Sharapova was also ousted in the third round by Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal by 6-3. Europe’s second-largest derivatives market. (TCPSL).2 billion in December 2012. Group which is worth about Rs. the Reserve Bank of India. a day after he defeated his predecessor Julia Gillard for the post of chief of Labor Party? – Kevin Rudd (The 55-year-old Rudd was sworn in as Prime Minister by Governor-General Quentin Bryce at the Government House in Canberra. Stakhovsky who defeated Federer by 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-5 7-6(5) (Stakhovsky is ranked 116th in the ATP rankings. 6-4) . a subsidiary of Tata Communications. a rural village in Thane district near Mumbai on 27 June 2013. C. Earlier Martina Navratilova reached second round of Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 47) 5) Sanjiv Goenka. This resulted in near doubling of natural gas prices to $8.28 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Aﬀairs (CCEA) headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved Oil Ministry’s proposal to price all domestically produced natural gas as per a formula suggested by a panel. a conglomerate which owns the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and London-based Liﬀe.2/mmBtu runs out. National Disaster Response Force and Civil Defence recently? – Krishna Chaudhary (He will remain at this post until his superannuation on 30 June 2017 or till further orders) 7) The European Commission on 26 June 2013 approved the takeover of NYSE-Euronext. This approval was based on suggestions of a panel headed by – Dr. Which ﬁnancial entity is taking over NYSE-Euronext? – Inter Continental Exchange or ICE (ICE had proposed to takeover NYSE-Euronext for a stock-and-cash deal worth $8. behind Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEC) and the CME Group) 8) Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer was defeated in the second round of Wimbledon 2013 on 26 June 2013. had allowed corporates to set up white label ATMs to increase the penetration of ATMs in several areas of the country. who was given the 2013 “Indian Business Leader of the Year” award on 25 June 2013 at the 2013 Global India Business Meeting held at Belfast UK. Date-Krumm the 42-year old Japanese player. 14. just when Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)’s KG-D6 formula of $4.
(The above announcements were made at a meeting called by the Prime Minister to ﬁnalise infrastructure projects for 201314. Rs. The bill also talks about heightened security measures with Mexico) 6) Market Regulator SEBI on 25 June 2013 changed some of the rules governing the Foreign Institutional Investors (FIIs) with an objective of easing their operations in India. saying that it would force patients to buy expensive drugs. held under chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 28 June 2013? i.000 crore to be spent on accelerating E-DFC (Eastern-Dedicated Freight Corridor) project 50 new low-cost airports to be set up in the country by Airports Authority of India (AAI) Bhubaneswar and Imphal airports to be upgraded to international status at a cost of Rs 20. 10. which is expected to simplify foreign investors entry into the Indian capital market) . a popular pain reliever. An anti-depression drug named Deanxit. It was attended by Finance Minister P Chidambaram. The most important provision of this bill is that it provides 13-year path to citizenship to millions of illegal migrants residing in the country. Rs. Infrastructure sector of the country to be upgraded through public-private-partnership (PPP) mode by the end of this calendar year ii. Deanxit has been banned in its country of origin – Denmark) 5) The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill was passed by the Senate of the United States on 27 June 2013. It is interesting to note that Analgin has been banned for sale in the US for over three decades whereas Pioglitazone.15 lakh crore to be made for infrastructure projects iii. How many votes were polled in favour of this landmark bill.880 m above sea level in south Kashmir Himalayas) 3) Who is China’s Special Representative on the boundary dispute. 1. The talks have assumed particular signiﬁcance following this year’s leadership transition in China and the recent strains along the disputed border following the 15 April incursion by Chinese troops in Depsang. comprising a distance of 45 Km from Pahalgam and 13 Km from Baltal will go on for how many days this year? – 55 Days (For the ﬁrst time. domestic generic drug manufacturers protested against the ministry’s move. coal. Pioglitazone was banned along with Analgin. 3. railways. Guwahati. who met India’s National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon on 28 June 2013 for 16th Round of Negotiations of Border Dispute between the two countries held in Beijing? – Yang Jiechi (Jiechi took over as the Special Representative (SR) earlier this year following his promotion as State Councillor or the top diplomat. Kolkata. However. 30. vi. 45. Lucknow. which were made at a meeting on this sector. vii. which will now be tested in the House of Representatives? – 88 (32 votes were polled in opposition of this bill. which is expected to prove a boon for millions of illegal immigrants in the country. is banned only in France. x. ix. in Ladakh) 4) Which anti-diabetes drug was banned on 26 June 2013 by the Union Health Ministry due to serious side-eﬀects of the drug? – Pioglitazone (It was widely reported that use of pioglitazone can lead to ﬂuid retention that precipitates or worsens congestive heart failure (CHF) among patients. Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and ministers of power. shipping and civil aviation) 2) The annual Amarnath Yatra started on 28 June 2013 from two base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal. The yatra ends with holy darshan of the natural snow shivling of Lord Shiva located in a cave shrine. viii. This arduous yatra.000 crore to be sent on power projects Rs. 40.000 to be spent on railway projects iv.000 crore Two new major ports to come up at Durgarajapatnam (Andhra (Andhra Pradesh ) and Sagar (West Bengal) Elevated rail corridor (ERC) project in Mumbai to be provided Rs.000 crore Airport operations and maintenance through PPP contracts to be introduced at airports at Chennai. Total investments of Rs. roads. was also banned along with Pioglitazone and Analgin.29 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) What are the important points in the announcements made for country’s infrastructure sector. of the rosiglitazone family. the access control agencies are carrying out thorough checks of the pilgrims and their documentation before allowing them to proceed. This step of easing rules for FIIs was done on recommendations of which committee? – K M Chandrasekhar Committee on Unifying FIIs (SEBI announced its decision to merge FIIs and Qualiﬁed Foreign Investors (QFIs) into one class called Foreign Portfolio Investor (FPI). Jaipur and Ahmedabad v.
a CCEA nod was required which was given on 27 June) 8) The United States on 27 June 2013 suspended trade preferences for Bangladesh after a building collapse killed more than 1.100 Bangladeshi garment workers in April.650 crore through qualiﬁed institutional placement (QIP) from overseas was cleared by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Aﬀairs (CCEA) on 27 June 2013? – YES Bank (YES Bank proposes to increase the foreign equity participation upto 60 per cent through a QIP of its equity shares to eligible nonresident investors.7) The proposal of which private sector bank to raise Rs 2. but since the investment was of more than Rs 1.000 types of items without paying import tariﬀs? – Generalized System of Preferences – GSP (GSP allowed Bangladesh zero or reduced tariﬀs on some imported products) . which allowed Bangladesh to export to the United States nearly 5. The proposal was cleared by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in April. What is the name of a preferential trade system of US.200 crore. This decision is expected to result in negative impact on Bangladesh’s textile exports to the US.
500 to Rs. Clearing Corporation of India Limited (CCIL). 466 crore for the exchequer. 27 member countries of the European Union and Israel have implemented both testing and sales bans to bring an end to animal suﬀering in their respective jurisdictions) 3) Tour de France. has been asked to submit its report by 31 December 2013) 5) How much govt. Violation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act by any person or corporate manager or owner is liable for punishment for a term which may extend from 3-10 years and shall also be liable to ﬁne which could be Rs. The race is approximately 3. which kicked-oﬀ on 29 June 2013 from France’s Corsica Island. The Tamil Nadu-headquartered ﬁrm is facing stiﬀ protests over the disinvestment decision and 17 trade unions representing its 17. which would help garner around Rs. completed how many years of its existence? – 100 years (Tour de France is a high endurance cycling event that was ﬁrst held in 1903 and has been held every year except the World War years. The decision to impose this ban was taken in a meeting of which organization on 28 June 2013? – Bureau of Indian Standards – BIS (BIS’ Cosmetics Sectional Committee. stake is to be disinvested in Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC).30 June 2013 – Daily Current Aﬀairs 1) Who will be the 40th Chief Justice of India? – P. or with both.000 employees have already announced they would go on indeﬁnite strike from the midnight of July 3. which will have representation from select market participants. President Pranab Mukherjee recently approved appointment of Sathasivam. The committee. who is a judge of the Supreme Court at present) 2) India became the ﬁrst South Asian country to impose a ban on testing of cosmetics and its ingredients on animals. which has been opposed by several labour unions of NLC? – 5% (The Union Cabinet on 21 June 2013 cleared government’s 5 % stake sale in NLC. Sathasivam (He will take place of present Chief Justice Altamas Kabir. RBI (The committee will study all major ﬁnancial benchmarks in India to assess their relevance. and academia. Bhaskar Executive Director. Who has been appointed as the head of this committee? – Vijay Bhaskar. suggest inclusion of new benchmarks or exclusion of some of the existing ones. chaired by the Drugs Controller General of India took this decision after paying attention to appeals from several quarters. who retires on 18 July 2013. Any cosmetic product which carries out animal testing will face action as per provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Animal Cruelty Act. 2013 till the decision of disinvestment is withdrawn) . fallback mechanisms if a benchmark becomes obsolete.10.000. It is held in France and adjoining countries) 4) The Reserve bank of India on 28 June 2013 announced setting up of a committee to study issues relating to ﬁnancialbenchmarking and examine if they have become obsolete and need changes.200 km long and takes 23 days to complete.
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