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June 21, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 14th June 2013

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International Events
  • India is willing to export 400 million cubic feet of gas per day to Pakistan but the matter hinges on finalising a tariff that is on the lower side.
  • A summit meeting of G-8 countries in Northern Ireland next week would discuss the issue of "tax avoidance" by companies in this increasingly globalised economy.
  • Militants attacked a historic 121-year-old building in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province that was used by the country’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, killing a policeman and causing extensive damage to the structure. The militants targeted the Quaid-e-Azam.
  • The world's oldest Jewish person, EvelynKozak, whose family fled Russia to escape anti-Semitism, has died at age 113.
  • The United Nations General Assembly elected by acclamation Ambassador John W Ashe of Antigua and Barbuda as President of its upcoming 68th session.

National Events
  • Kirloskar Vasundhara International Film Festival, which is to feature 40 films from 15 countries, will be screening films to reflect the regional environmental problems with a view to directing a possible solution.
  • In the midst of churning in NDA, the Left parties waded into the scene for formation of a non-Congress, non-BJP front to fight the next Lok Sabha elections.
  • Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir will inaugurate the Jammu and Kashmir State Judicial Academy (JKSJA) complex at Bemina area in Srinagar on Sunday, officials said.
  • IndianNavy has disposed 90 unexploded ordinances recovered during dredging operations carried out in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai.
  • Russia's Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to reach space 50 years ago, shouting "Take off your hat, sky, I'm coming!" as she blasted off and into orbit.
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport named world's 2nd best airport by Airport Council International.
  • President will inaugurate a 726 mw gas based thermal power project at Palatana in Tripura during his 2-day visit to the state from June 20.
  • Rajasthan Housing Board (RHB) has announced to build 15,000 new houses in all categories for various income groups in the current fiscal year.

  • Saina Nehwal enters semifinals of Indonesian Super Series Premier after straight-game victory over Carolina Marin of Spain.
  • One silver, four bronze for junior wrestlers in Asian Junior Wrestling Championships in Thailand.

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