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Basant Kumar Gupta is India's New Envoy to Italy. India signed a USD 150 Million Loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for developing hydro power projects in Uttarakhand. Indian archery players Rajat Chauhan and Manjuda Soy won Silver in Arhcery world cup archery 2013 in Turkey. Premlata Agarwal is the first Indian Lady to climb highest peaks of all seven continents In the world. Sanjay Krishan Kaul appointed as Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court. Sanjeev Goenka has been honored by '2013 Business leader of the year Award' at the Global India Business Meeting 2013 in UK. The 20th Asia Athletic Championships 2013 were hosted by India in Pune. China took the top spot (16 Golds, Total 27 Medals) with India at the sixth Place in medals tally (2 Golds, Total 17 Medals).

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Tshering Tobgay is the New Prime Minister of Bhutan. UNESCO has designated India's Nicobar Islands as a world biosphere reserve under its Man and the Biosphere Programme. UNESCO stands for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.

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'Operation Amla' of Indian Coast Guard meant to increase safety against terrorist activities through oceanaic routes has been completed successfully. 10 Commonwealth women’s affairs Ministers Meetings (WAMMS) conference was organized in Dhaka, Capital of Bangladesh. 10 June is Underground water day. 12 June is World Day against child labour. 12th Law Conference of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Countries held in Thimphu, Capital of Bhutan. In this conference, Chief Justices of supreme courts of all 7 SAARC Countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) participated.

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13 yr Indian-American Arvind Mahankali won the USA’s National Spelling Bee. 20 June is World Refugee Day. 21 June is World Music Day. 23 June is Olympics Day. 39th G - 8 Countries’ meet held in Ireland. G - 8 is a grouping of 8 countries that are considered developed. Members are - Canada, Russia, Italy, France, Japan, Germany and USA.

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5th June is World Environment Day. 66th World Health Assembly meet was organized in Geneva, Switzerland by WHO (World Health Organization). 8 June is World Oceans Day. Global Peace Index 2013 report issued by United Nations has ranked India on 141st place In total 162 countries in the list. Iceland is the most peaceful country in this report.

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The people of Sunaput written by Rishikesh Pandey. Travel and tourism competitiveness index 2013 Report released by World Economic Forum has ranked India at 65th place in welcoming foreign visitors into country. Switzerland is first in this list.

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National women’s commission’s new head office is named as Nirbhaya Bhavan. A new base of Naval Warships has been established in Tamilnadu. A new nuclear power plant is being built in Chutka Village in Mandla district, Madhya Pradesh. American Foreign Minister John Kerry Visited India. American National Space society has honored Indian Missile scientist and former President APJ Abdul Kalam with Warner Won Brown Memorial Award. American Novelist A M Homes won one of Britain’s highest literary honor Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel May We be Forgiven. Argentina’s Foreign Minister Hector Marcos Timerman visited India.

Capital of Myammar. Commodity Transaction Tax (CTT) to be effective from July with a levy of 0. Gandhi’s Outstanding Leadership is written by Pascal Alan Nazareth Government decided to expand old age pension scheme by increasing pension for those above 70 yrs to 1500 and those between 60 . 38.000 'Nomura Award' in Singapore for her humanitarian works.2. 60. Note that severe agricultural commodities are exempted from this tax. England's Justin Rose won US Open Golf Tournament 2013. First Indian women to climb mount Everest. 64. Arvind Mayaram Committeee on analysis of maximum investment caps in various sectors submitted its report and suuggested increasing FDI Limits in various sectors. sugar.Andy Murray (UK) beated Novak Djokovic (Serbia) . Suggestions include FDI in Defence to be 49 % from 26 % Currently and in Multi Brand Retail it should be increased to 74% from 51% Currently. Commerce minister Anand Sharma attended East Asian world economic forum meet 2013 in Naypyadaw. 67. CELAC (An association of Latin American and Caribbean Nations) expressed its desire of joining BRICS (Brazil Russia India China South Africa). Bachendri Pal has been honored by Veerangana Lakshmibai National Bravery award by Madhya Pradesh Government. 59. He was also given given Padamshree in 2013 Padam awards. 34. 45. 61.Serena Williams (USA) beated Maria Sharapova (Russia). 52. 43. Government decided to start TUFS (Technology Up-gradation Fund Scheme) Scheme for promoting better output in textile Industry by providing subsidies for purchasing machinery for production purpose.Rafael Nadal (Spain) Beated David Ferrer(Spain). Women . Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi has been honoured with USD 10. Central government started a new Employment training program called Roshni In Naxalism affected areas for bringing Tribal people in frontline. 49. China wants tpo establish its own space station by 2020. Chhattisgarh Government started Navjeevan Yojana for Complying Naxalists to promote them to live a normal life through various rehabilitation measures. silver. Ayesha Farooq is the first female fighter plane Pilot of air force of Islamic Country Pakistan.> French Open 2013 Men . 36. Competition commission of India signed information exchange agreement with Australia’s ACCC (Australian Consumer and Competition commission). 47. BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) decided to stop historical Telegram service. 55. AFSPA empowers armed forces personnel with rights to take immediate action in case of emergencies without prior permission. China launched its fifth space mission called Shenzhou 10 . China has created world’s fastest supercomputer called Tianhe . Important Tennis Grand Slam Tournaments 2013 . Egypt’s Supreme Court invalidated the laws through members of Shura Council (Upper house of Egypt’s Parliament) was elected. 54. Badar durrez ahmed is the new chief justice of Delhi High Court. England beated Egypt to win WSF (World Squash Federation) men Team championship in France. 56. soya and mentha oil etc. China signed an agreement with UK for swapping currencies if needed.14. 35. Harish Pathak has been given Baburao Vishnu Paradkar Journalism Award 2012. 37. Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parilla Visited India. 44. 58. 51. China beat South Korea to win Sudiraman Cup Badminton tournament for the fifth consecutive time. 62. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Led Janata Dal (United) decided to break alliance with NDA (National Democratic Alliance). Famous Oria Writer Manoj Das is honored by NTR National Literary award. 42. 41.33. Arvind Mayaram led committee on FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) submitted its report. 65. 48. 53. crude oil. 46. China created world’s largest Cable wire bridge of length 10 KM in Shaoxing Province of China. 50. 40.69 yrs to get Rs. It is done by china as a step towards establishing its Yuan currency ourside china. base metals. Hasan Rouhani is elected as the new President of Iran. 66. 57. Wimbeldon 2013 Men . 63.01 per cent of the transactional value being applicable on the seller in trading of items such as gold. 39. Government decided to take off AFSPA (Armed forces special powers Act) from some areas of Tripura state after seeing decline in terrorist activities. IBA (Indian Banks’ Association) appointed K R Kamath as its Chief for FY 2013 . Argentina’s Foreign Minister Héctor Marcos Timerman visited India for attending the 4th India-Argentina Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) along with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid. 1000 as monthly pension. Haryana government started Priyadarshini Awaas Yojana under which provide free 100 Square Feet land is provided to BPL (Below Poverty Line) Families. Government decided to reconstitute Medical Council of India with central health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad as its new chief.

India signed a USD 216 Million loan with World bank for improvising roads infrastructure in state of Kerala. 80. John W Ashe is appointed as chief of 68th session of United Nations General Assembly. Konji and Sonji Shawls have been given Geographical Indication (GI) mark for their notable quality status. Iron Irom written by Minnie Vaid. 82. 101. India started using satellite imaging and tracking top save the endangered bird spceics 'Great Indian Bustard'. Indian air force to soon include its first Boeing C . India signed a USD 250 Million loan agreement with World Bank for Implementation of National Aids Control Program (NACP). India won three top awards in SAARC film festival 2013. India’s United Bank of India became the first Indian Bank to set up a representative office in Myanmar. James Comey is appointed as the new chief of USA's FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Visited Thailand. 92. 76.11 Crore school children in the country 75. capital of Thailand. 85. India started Inter Voice Response System (IVRS) to monitor Large Scale Mid . 98. a new mass electronic surveillance program operated by Telecom Enforcement Resource and Monitoring (TERM) Cells. 86. Literacy rate is 73 % across country.17 Globemaster 3 Transportation Ai rcraft. It is expected to help in discovering better ways for operating the various diseases related to Cornea. Indian and Mangolian Army participated in joint Military Exercise Nomadic Elephant 2013 . 77. Indian governemnt set up a goal of achieving 80% literacy rate in the country by 2017. 94. Indian Government started CMS (Central Monitoring System). It is considered analogous to USA’s Prism project being used for same purpose in USA. India’s CCI (Competition Commission of India) signed up a memorandum with ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) for promoting co-operation in researching better technologies for election process management. 71.Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beated Andy Murray (UK) Women . India won ICC Champions trophy cricket tournament beating England in the final. Indian player K Srikant won Thailand open Badminton Tournament as his first International title win. 84. landline calls and read private emails.American Sneha Singh first India women to get admission in Prestigious United State Military Academy. 93. Jharkhand social activist Dayamani Barla is honored by Alan L Lutz indigenous award. 81. 99.Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beated Li Na (China) 68. 90. Indian government decided to give Non-Human Person status to Dolphin. IT gives India's security agencies and income tax officials access to India's telecommunications network and the ability to listen in on and record mobile. Indian person and founder of Sulabh International.Day scheme under which meal is prepared for 10 . Indian inventor Ajay Bhatt at Intel has been honored by European Inventor Award 2013 for developing revolutionary USB (Universal Serial Bus) Technology. 73. 96. June's Third Sunday is Father's day. He is the first non-white perosn ever to head this famous and historical newspaper.Marion Bartoli (France) beated Sabina Lisciki (Germany) Australian Open 2013 Men . Madhya Pradesh which will focus on educating Chhildren about rich Hindi Literature. 100. 72. Irish Author Kevin Barry has been honored by Impac Dublin Literary Award for his first novel City of Bohane. Capital of Qatar. Note that according to 2011 Census. 89. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee laid foundation stone for Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Bhopal. 70. Indian . Met Thai PM Yingluck shinawatra and visited Bangkok. 97. Indian Scientist Harminder Dua discovered a new Layer in Human Eye’s Cornea. 74. India wins Asian Team Snooker Championship by beating Iran in Doha. 83.Women . India signed a USD 84 Million loan with World bank for strengthening panchayats in state of Bihar. 87. Indian Person Amol Rajan is the new chief of UK based newspaper The Independent. Jammu and Kashmir’s Pashmina. 69. Joginder Sanger has been honored by Pride of India award for his contribution in promoting art and culture of India in UK. India agreed to donate USD 160 Million to Nepal to help fulfill its growing energy needs. 88. Paan Singh Tomer was named best movie Paan Singh Tomer's director Tigmanshu Dhulia named as the best director Kaushal Oza received special jury award for his documentary 'Afterglow' 78. . SMS and MMS and track the geographical location of individuals in real time. one of britain's highest honors. Women literacy is 65 % and men are 81 % Literate. 91. Indian Sculpturist Anish Kapoor has been honored with Knighthood. In the company of a poet Guljar written by Nasreen Muni Kabir. 79. Bindeshwar Pathak is honored by Legend of Planet award by France. 95.

127.Carbon Credits are a measure to control industrial radiations across globe by assigning points called Carbon Credits to companies worldwide that emit less carbon radiations than stipulated criteria by UNFCCC. Pankaj Subir has been honored with Indu Sharma Katha Samman 2013. Sudha Sharma is appointed as new chief of Central board of Direct Taxes. The lesser amount radiated means the larger is the difference. 124. 123. Kerala launched country's first tourist seaplane service to enable holidayers enjoy the distant scenes of the Kerala through easy connectivity to distant backwater destinations. 109. 111. Kevin Rudd is appointed as new Prime Minister of Australia. Carbon Credits . internet services devices are fitted in high altitude baloons that keep roaming in area to provide access to internet. South Korea and India was given status of Guest Country in this exhibition. New National Dinosaurs Museum to be established in Dhar District of Madhya Pradesh. 129. Malaysian Lee Chong wei beaten Germany’s Mark Jeweler in Indonesian Open Badminton Tournament 2013. Swedish Tomas Brunegard is appointed as chief of World association of newspapers and publishers. 114.` Tamilnadu government started Amma Mineral water scheme for providing mineral water at low rates of Rs.Housing and Urban Poverty Kavuru Samba Siva Rao . Seoul International Book Fair 2013 organized in Seoul. 107. ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) started first unit of its water electricity project in Palantana. Tripura. 103. 108. Kathak expert Vijaya Shankar is honored by prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award 2012. Sardar Ayaaj Sadik is appointed as chairman of Pakistan’s new national Assembly. The project is approved by UNFCCC (United Nations framework connection on Climate Change). It is his second term as president. Nik Wallenda became the first man to cross Grand Canyon on a Tightrope over Colorado river in USA. S K Rai is the new chief of LIC (Life Insurance Corporation). 126. 136. TCA Raghavan is the India's new Envoy to Pakistan. 104. Carbon Credit is the difference between the allowed radiation amount and the amount actually radiated by the unit. It’s a huge Project of ONGC to bring sufficiency of light electricity in North-Eastern region. Malaysian writer Tan Twan Eng is Declared Winner of Walter Scott Prize 2013 for his book Garden of the evening Mists. 118. R V Ravindran is appointed as new chief of NBSA (News Broadcasting Standards Authority) RBI increased the import duty on Gold from 6 % to 8 % to discourage import of gold. 119. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) imposes a limit of 12 Minutes per hour on duration of advertisements on any TV Channel. 10/Litre to BPL People (Below Poverty Line). 105. 134. Rami Hamdallah is appointed as the new Prime Minister of Palestine. 133. . 112. Tamilnadu state's women's commission has been reconstuituted with Tripurari Venkatratnam as its new chief. 117. 106. Rafael Correa is the new President of Ecuador. 132. the more the company gets paid. 120. Nisar Ali Khan is appointed as the new home minister of Pakistan. Supreme Court of Egypt has quashed (Dismissed) Upper of house of Egypt’s National assembly for not implementing the new constitution formed by public referendum (Polls). In this. Then the company gets paid amount equivalent to carbon credits it earned by emitting as loess radiations as possible without affecting its productivity. 121. Seeing like a Feminist written by Nivedita Menon.Railways Sis Ram Ola . 115.Road transport and Highways Girija Vyas . Search engine Google started a new project called "Loon" for providing internet services to the areas where landlines amnd mobile networks are hard to reach. OECD (Organization for Economic and Cultural Development) has rated India as world’s third largest economy in its report titled . 128. 131. 122. 113. Michael Froman is appointed as the new US Trade Representative. 125. Rajasthan Government started Mukhyamantri Bijli Bachat Yojana under which 2 CFLs are provided to villagers and BPL families in urban areas. Sporting Times is Written by Boria Majumdar.“Economic Outlook Report 2013”. an organization that awards Carbon Credits to companies worldwide that emit less carbon radiations than stipulated criteria by UNFCCC.102. Sujatha Singh became new foreign secretary of India replacing Ranjan Mathai. Susan Rice is the new security advisor of USA president Barack Obama. Manmohan Singh inaugurated the longest railway tunnel in country (18 KM) between Banihal and Kanjikund in Jammu and Kashmir which is also called Pir Panjal Tunnel. New Cabinet Ministers of India Mallikarjun Kharge . 135.Textiles 110.Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes . 130. 116. S Ramadorai is appointed as the chief of New Airline Air Asia India.

5 % in 2014 . 145. Search Current Affairs . Sathwik Karnik. USA and Apple launched its new operating System called IOS -7. mountain ranges in Asia and port cities in England. 148. Rajasthan government started free Teerth Yatra Yojana for old age persons and did an agreement with IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for the same. 141.14. Worldwide developers conference was held in San Francisco. Australian Citizen of Indian Origin Dewanand Sharma is appointed as Australia’s Envoy to Israel.16. Uttar Pradesh Increased Retirement age for teachers from 60 to 62.5% in 2013-14.137.2% in FY 2013 . United Nations Environment Program’s annual Environment day (June 5th) conference was held in Mangolia.14. It was bought to delhi by Firoj Shah Tuglaq of Tuglaq Dynasty in 15th century. 138. An Ashok pillar is being built in Yamunanagar. 151.7 % in 2015 . 142. USA and Apple launched its new operating System called IOS -7. 146. The Orphan Master's Son is written by Adam Johnson. Government decided to decrease number of various central development schemes from 140 to 66 by merging and dissolving many of them in order to keep a good check on their implementation and better implementation. 147. Worldwide developers conference was held in San Francisco. an Indian-origin 12 year old boy from Massachusetts has won this year's USA’s National Geographic Bee contest after thorough testing of his geographic knowledge about lions in Botswana. 139.15 and 6. 150. Operation Rahat is name Indian Air Force's Operation for saving people trapped in huge natural disaster in Uttarakhand.45 Billion total expected population. World Bank issued its annual economy analysis report 2013 and expected a growth rate of 5. Haryana. It expected global growth rate of 2. EPFO (Employee Provident Fund Organization) to keep interest rate on PF at 8. 152. 140. 6. 143.7 % for India in FY 2013 . World population prospectus 2012 report issued by World health organization stated that India is expected to become world’s most populous country in 2028 after surpassing china with 1. While Indian Army named their operation as "Surya Hopes". 149. Avinash Chander is the new chief of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization). USA’s National Intelligence agency has confirmed that America is collecting internet usage information of its citizens for analysis for security purpose under a new project called PRISM. 144.

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