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June 14, 2013

Current Affairs Updates - 6th June 2013

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  • The British government announced compensation for Kenyans abused during a rebellion against colonial rule in the 1950s.
  • Bangladesh unveils USD 28 billion budget with series of measures designed to woo voters before general elections due this year.
  • Seeking to further strengthen bilateral ties, India and Germany on Thursday signed an umbrella agreement on financial and technical cooperation in the field of energy, environment and management of natural resources.
  • North Korea to reopen official hotline with South Korea; but pushes back on ministerial-level talks to be held in Seoul next week.
  • China,Vietnam agree to set up hotline between their navies amid  escalating maritime tensions over the disputed South China Sea islands.
  • Pakistan's new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged his government would make effective use of all available resources to counter Pakistan's energy crisis as the gap between demand and production of electricity soared to 6,000 MW.

  • The government will introduce changes to the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) bill that would integrate its various versions, in the forthcoming Monsoon Session.
  • Punjab National Bank's (PNB) Chairman and Managing Director K R Kamath re-elected as Indian Banks' Association Chairman for 2013-14.
  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) plans to make an all-out bid for securing the contract for a 3,00,000 barrels per day refinery project in Iraq, sources said.
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha wants areas under Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) to have 3 tier panchayat system like WestBengal.
  • TamilNadu CM Jayalalithaa urged PM to instruct External Affairs Ministry to secure release of 49 fishermen by Lankan Navy.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday inaugurated a tribal museum here and said it can serve as a useful focal point for facilitating a dialogue and mutual exchange between tribal and urban societies.
  • BJP to hold its national executive meet in Goa today; to discuss issues including election strategy for upcoming 2014 general elections.
  • Maharashtra govt to distribute Rs 2,172 cr fund received from Centre over last few years towards drought mitigation to farmers in cash.
  • To promote tourism in Reasi district which houses Shiv Khori shrine Jammu and Kashmir govt plans to introduce cable car and helicopter service.
  • Alarmed over unabated Naxal violence, the Centre and the state governments have decided to go after the top leadership of CPI(Maoist) through intelligence based operations.

  • Action film star JackieChan becomes first Chinese actor to have his hands and feet cast in wet cement at Hollywood's famed Chinese Theatre.

  • India skipper MS Dhoni, with earnings of USD 31.5 million, has been  ranked at 16th place on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes.
Rose M 

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