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June 27, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 24th June 2013

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International Affairs
  • Former Pakistani premier Yousuf Raza Gilani has demanded that Pakistani judges who endorsed the October 1999 coup, led by former army chief Pervez Musharraf, should also be charged with treason.
  • All the Taliban militants who targeted the presidential palace and the CIA office in central Kabul on Tuesday morning died in the attack.
  • US has stopped a 1909 Pablo Picasso painting titled 'Compotier et tasse', or 'Fruit bowl and cup', with an estimated worth of USD 11.5 million from leaving the country, after a request from the Italian government.
  • More than a third of all women world wide are victims of physical or sexual violence and many of them suffer this problem of "epidemic proportions" at the hands of an intimate partner, according to a UN report.
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Sunday for his first visit to India as the top US diplomat, looking to deliver on a pledge to realise "the full potential" in stuttering bilateral ties.

National Affairs
  • To educate farmers on best agricultural practices that will help them increase yield, the Maharashtra government is organizing a ten-day study tour to Europe for 300 farmers this financial year.
  • The Supreme Court stayed the Allahabad High Court's order directing the Uttar Pradesh government to provide Z security cover to BSP MLA and former energy minister of the state Ramveer Upadhyay.
  • NASA has called on amateur astronomers and other citizen-scientists to help identify the smaller and potentially destructive asteroids lurking in the cosmos, which could wipe out a city upon impact with Earth.
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde says that in Uttarakhand death toll may cross reported 1,000 mark.
  • The government and the central bank are taking all possible steps to get a control over the economy, RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha said on Monday.
  • With stakes high, Congress high command is expected to take a decision tomorrow on the issue of support in the June 27 biennial election for six Rajya Sabha seats from Tamil Nadu.

  • Former international player V Hariharan appointed secretary of Indian chess federation.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Monday named captain of the ICC's Team of the Champions Trophy, which has four other Indians including stylish batsman Shikhar Dhawan.
  • Bengal speedster Mohammed Shami has been named as Irfan Pathan's replacement in the Indian squad for the upcoming tri-series in the West Indies.
  • World champion Viswanathan Anand ended his campaign with an easy draw against Sergey Karjaikin of Russia in the ninth and final round of Tal Memorial Chess tournament that concluded here.
  • Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal crashed to one of the most humiliating defeats in Wimbledon history at the hands of Belgium's world number 135 Steve Darcis.
  • BCCI announces cash prize of Rs 1 crore each to Indian cricket team; members of support staff to be given Rs 30 lakh each.
Rose M 

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