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June 18, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 12th June 2013


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International Events
  • US President Barack Obama nominated a lawyer, who advised him on sensitive intelligence operations, for the number two position in the CIA, putting a woman for the first time in one of the spy agency’s top jobs.
  • The US has expressed its deep concern over the conviction of Liu Hui, the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace laureate and imprisoned activist Liu Xiaobo, and called on China to immediately release the activist and his wife.
  • Describing India as a long-standing strategic partner in fight against terror, Israel has said that it will "not do anything that could undermine India's security" in a strong bid to re-assure New Delhi that reports of arms sale to Pakistan were incorrect.
  • Britain reopened its embassy in Haiti on Wednesday after being absent for nearly a half century, a part of an effort to broaden its diplomatic and business presence in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Turkey's ruling AK party says it is open to the idea of a referendum on controversial plans to redevelop Istanbul's Gezi Park.
  • Oil prices fell in Asian trade after a surprise uptick in US crude stockpiles, but losses were tempered by growing concerns over turmoil in Turkey, analysts said.
  • India assured Bangladesh that efforts were on to build a domestic consensus on Teesta water sharing treaty and the ratification of the land boundary agreement by accommodating the views of all stakeholders.

National Events
  • The World Bank on Thursday forecast a 6.7 per cent growth rate for India by next fiscal as exports and private investment are projected to strengthen and provide a boost to growth.
  • Maharashtra government to setting up separate education commissionaires to provide education to students from the tribal community.
  • The world's largest database of cancer patients is being set up in England in an attempt to revolutionise care, Public Health England has announced.It will collate all the available data on each of the 350,000 new tumours detected in the country each year.
  • Competition Commission member HC Gupta, the former Coal Secretary who is set to be questioned by CBI, has submitted his resignation to the government.
  • With dip in gold imports, the Government has ruled out any further hike in Customs duty and said economic indicators like current account deficit will improve drastically if Indians do not import it for a year.

  • Asian Athletic Championship to be held in Pune from July 3 to 7.
  • Punjab to take on Odisha in final of 3rd HockeyIndia Junior Men National Championship 2013.
  • Shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, RMV Gurusaidutt reach prequarterfinals; ParupalliKashyap out of men's singles at Indonesian Super Series Premier.
  • 24 Indian junior wrestlers to get taste of major rule changes in Junior Asian Wrestling Championship in Thailand tomorrow.
  • Somdev Devvarman records victory in singles while Divij Sharan and Purav Raja advance to doubles quarter finals in ATP Nottingham Challenger.


  1. hi mam
    UGC clerk online application last date extended.....

    1. Thanks for the update friend. We will try to post it soon :)


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