Latest June 2013 Current Affairs & GK Questions With Answers

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Here are some latest Current Affairs & General Knowledge Questions with answers for your upcoming Bank Exams & other competitive exams. These questions are of June 2013 & helps a lot in your exam.

P. Sathasivam appointed as the next Chief Justice of India after justifying the Collegiums System of appointment of Judges. He will succeed the Altamas Kabir.

India awarded the opportunity to host World T20 for the first time in 2016 and its 4th 50-over World Cup in 2023 by ICC.

Mukesh Hariawala on 28 June 2013 was conferred the prestigious Indian Healthcare Visionary of the Decade award.

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari released the book Ziauddin Barni’s Tarikh-I-Firoz Shahi. The book is brought out by Rampur Raza Library, Rampur (UP).

Bimal Julka, an IAS officer of 1979 batch of MP cadre, appointed as the next Secretary of Information & Broadcasting Ministry. He will succeed Uday Kumar Varma, who retires on 30 June 2013.

Rajasthan on 27 June 2013 launched a unique scheme called Mukhyamantri Bijli Bachat Lamp Yojna for energy conservation.

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on 28 June 2013 received the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award.

Kevin Rudd on 27 June 2013 was sworn in as Australia’s new Prime Minister ousting Julia Gillard.

Manmohan Singh & Sonia Gandhi on 26 June 2013 flagged off first train which connects Banihal in Jammu with Qazigund in Kashmir.

Oprah Winfrey was named the most powerful celebrity on 26 June 2013 by Forbes, among the six women and four men who made up to the top 10.

The European Commission (EC) on 26 June 2013 approved Inter Continental Exchange’s (ICE) proposed 8.2 billion dollars takeover of NYSE-Euronext.

Gujarat Info Petro Ltd (GIPL) signed an agreement with Cason Engineering Plc, Hungary, for Gas Monitoring System.

The book The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson by Michael Bush won the Gold Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

The United Nations General Assembly declared 26 June as the International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking in the year 1987.

China, on 20 June 2013 conducted the first classroom lecture from space which was given by female Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping.

Union Minister for Culture inaugurated a special exhibition titled Jamini Roy (1887 – 1972): Journey to the Roots on 24 June 2013.

The Vice President of India released a book entitled Healing Memories: Civilizations in Dialogue on 24 June 2013. The book is edited by Zeenat Shaukat Ali.

43 years old Darren Lehmann in the Month of June 2013 has been appointed coach of Australian Cricket team.

Russian film, The Major won Golden Goblet on 23 June 2013 for best feature film at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Legal Activist Amrit Singh received the India abroad publisher’s special award for excellence 2012.

International Olympic Day was celebrated across the world on 23 June 2013 to promote sports participation across the world.

India clinched the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 on 23 June 2013 against England at Edgbaston in Birmingham with a five-run victory.

The largest as well as the brightest moon of the year 2013, called the Supermoon was observed on 23 June 2013 as it passed the closest point to Earth.

Japan’s highest Mountain and famous landmark Mount Fuji on 20 June 2013 was given world heritage status by the UNESCO.

Manjeet Singh bagged a Silver medal for India at the 3rd China Open boxing tournament on 22 June 2013.

VK Duggal was appointed as the nodal officer to establish coordina
tion between the agencies engaged in relief and rescue operations in Uttrakhand.

Union External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid visited Iraq from 19 June to 20 June 2013. Khurshid is the first Indian Minister to visit Iraq in 23 years.

The World observed World Music Day on 21 June 2013. This day is also known as Fete de la Musique and was first observed in Paris in 1981.

US delivered first of the ten Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft to India on 18 June 2013. The first aircraft land at Hindan Airbase in India.

20 June was observed as the World Refugee Day across the world. For the first time the day was observed on 20 June 2001.

The 29th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (India Chapter) scheduled for November 2013 will be hosted by Kochi, Kerala.

Huma Chatterjee the National Cycling Coach of India died after an accident on Nalgadha village on Noida Expressway.

Goa Revolution Day was observed across the state on 18 June 2013. The day is observed to pay homage to the martyrs of Goa liberation from Rule of Portugal.

World Day to Combat Desertification was observed on 17 June 2013. The theme was drought and water scarcity.

Subramanian Ramadorai, former head of the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), was appointed as the Chairman of AirAsia India on 18 June 2013.

Amol Rajan, the 29-year-year-old Indian origin journalist became the Editor of UK national paperThe Independent, on 17 June 2013.

Four new Cabinet Ministers have been inducted in the Union Council of Ministers. Mallikarjun Kharge is the new Union Minister for Railways.

Indian archers, Rajat Chouhan & Manjudha Soy won silver medal at the World Cup (Stage-II) Archery competition in Turkey.

Roger Federer won Gerry Weber Open ATP final after defeating Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. This is his first title of the year.

Prof Michael Stratton, the scientist who identified genes causing breast cancer, was awarded knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

92 years old Veteran CPI leader Satya Pal Dang passed away in Amritsar on 15 June 2013.

The Garden of Evening Mists by the Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng won the Walter Scott Prize 2013. This was Tan Twan Eng’s second novel.

Bahukutumbi Raman, one of the founders of RAW, passed away on 16 June 2013 in Chennai after a long fight with cancer.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was celebrated on 15 June 2013. The day aims to focus global attention on the abuse of elders.

The Government of India decided to appoint SK Roy as the new Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

The world observed the World Blood Donor Day on 14 June 2013 with its theme of the year Give the Gift of Life: Donate Blood.

Sneha Singh is the first Indian-American girl from Avon School to get admission in United States Military Academy at West Point.

Indian street food vendors Ashok Sah & Vijay Chaudhary won the critics award at the World Street Food Congress in Singapore.

World Day Against Child Labour was celebrated on 12 June 2013. The theme this year was, No To Child Labour In Domestic Work.

Vidya Charan Shukla, a former Union Minister and Congress veteran from Chhattisgarh, died on 11 June 2013 of multiple organ failure.

Raj Kundra was suspended from IPL for his alleged involvement in betting on IPL matches by BCCI on 10 June 2013.

Sebastian Vettel won the maiden Canadian Grand Prix for his team Red Bull at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Month of June 2013 launched a Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative (SSI) to improve productivity of water, land and labour.

Rafael Nadal on 9 June 2013 won his 8th Men’s Singles Tittle of the French Open Tennis Tournament.

Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), an NGO in Uttarakhand on 6 June 2013 bagged a French award for its contribution to protection of human rights.

Serena Williams on 8 June 2013 won the Women’s Singles title of French Open Tennis Tournament.

India’s talented youngster Srikanth K. on 9 June 2013 clinched the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Trophy.

The world observed 8 June 2013 as the World Ocean Day. The theme for 2013 is Together, we have the Power to Protect the Oceans.

Dard-E-Dil Likhun Kab Tak a book authored by Rukhsar Amrohvi was released by Hamid Ansari in Hindi and Urdu languages on 6 June 2013.

Novel titled City of Bohane by an Irish author Kevin Barry won IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013. The book describes Ireland of 2053.

The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) announced on 6 June 2013 that K R Kamath was re-elected as the Chairman of IBA for 2013-14 tenure.

Nation’s highest Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) will be set up at Nyoma, Leh district at a height of about 14000 feet.

Barbaturex Morrisoni, the ancient Asian Lizard was named after Jim Morrisonthe frontman of band The Doors of 1970’s.

Susan Elizabeth Rice was appointed as the National Security Adviser of US President Barack Obama on 5 June 2013.

Nawaz Sharif took oath as the Prime Minister of Pakistan 5 June 2013. He was sworn in by the President Zardari after National Assembly elected him as PM

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