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June 18, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 10th June 2013

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International Events
  • President Obama nominated Jason Furman Monday for the administration's top economic policy position. "Furman is one of the most brilliant economic minds of his generation," Obama said. "Don't take my word for it, you can talk to other economists who know a lot more than I do about it."
  • Crown Prince Naruhito launches Monday a celebration of Japan's 400-year relationship with Spain on a visit that will take him to a curious town where many residents still carry the name "Japon" to honour the Japanese who visited in the 17th century.
  • Two anti-personnel mines were recovered and defused by security forces in agriculture fields along the Indo-Pak Border in Samba district.
  • Turkey unrest: Hundreds of police clad in riot gear forced through barricades in Istanbul's central TaksimSquare.

National Events
  • Pakistani troops fired on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the second ceasefire violation in the past four days.
  • BJP chief Rajnath Singh says party's Parliamentary Board has rejected its patriarch LK Advani's resignation and has asked him to withdraw the same. "We have rejected Advani's resignation unanimously. As the party president, I would not accept the resignation letter at any cost," he says.
  • A ban order has been issued on mining of limestone for causing damage to environment along Indo-Bangladesh border in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.
  • GoM headed by P Chidambaram likely to hold meeting to discuss ways to revive BSNL and MTNL.
  • Hotelier Vikram Aggarwal arrested by Crime Branch-CID of  Tamil Nadu Police in connection with IPL betting case.
  • Manipur government present Rs 9,397.78-crore budget for 2013-14 financial year.

  • Shares of ICICI Bank and Axis Bank have fallen more than 2% each on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed a fine on these banks for violating its instructions.

Science & Technology
  • Scientists at Jadavpur University have found that zinc-doped hydroxyapatite (HAP), a calcium phosphate-based bioceramic material, has a stimulatory effect on bone formation. HAP is one of calcium phosphate-based bioceramic materials, which makes majority of the inorganic components of human bones and teeth.

  • S Sreesanth and Ankit Chavan granted bail by a Delhi court in IPL spot fixing case.
  • Renowned Sri Lankan umpire K T Francis, who stood in islanders' inaugural Test match in 1982, passes away.
  • Three-time champion Saina Nehwal will look to fashion a turnaround when she returns to her favourite hunting ground at the Indonesian Super Series Premier badminton tournament to defend her women’s singles title from Tuesday.
  • The new treasurer of the Indian cricket board or BCCI, Ravi Sawant, has said that as Captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni cannot continue to hold shares in sports management firm Rhiti.

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