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June 30, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 30th June 2013


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International Affairs
  • US President Barack Obama today unveiled a USD 7 billion plan to upgrade African power networks, in bid to end blackouts that deter business investment on the continent.
  • After a 16-year absence from Australia, national carrier Air India will start direct flights between the two countries using its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft from August 29.
  • Russia will decide the destination of fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, who is currently holed up in Moscow, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says.
  • Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directs his Water and Power Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, to India to address the severe energy crisis facing the country.
  • Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released on Sunday, which experts say could avert 6.5 million deaths or new infections by 2025.
  • The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi has been ranked among the world's top 25 landmark attractions based on reviews and feedback by travellers.

National Affairs
daily ca updates
  • Travellers from across the globe have ranked India's Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world, a leading travel website has announced.
  • To keep a track of hoardings put up to highlight the UPA government's achievements, the I&B Ministry has decided to use a GPS-based system in the next phase of 'Bharat Nirman' campaign which is expected to take off in the first half of August.
  • A Parliamentary panel has expressed displeasure at non-commercial vessels not being prohibited from using paints that contain harmful chemicals, saying the practice would adversely impact marine life.
  • Uttarakhand chief minister Vijay Bahuguna on Sunday turned down offers from his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and others for reconstruction of the Kedarnath temple, saying it will be done by his government and the temple committee.
  • Congress candidate Pratibha Singh on Sunday established an unassailable lead of about 1,10,436 votes over her nearest BJP rival Jai Ram Thakur as counting of votes started for Mandi Lok Sabha by-election.
  • Aiming to delink its financial health from politics, Railways has expedited the process for setting up a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) and sought the views of other ministries before submitting the proposal to the Cabinet for approval.
  • TamilNadu Transport Department issues circular to drivers and crew of the public transport vehicles to compulsorily wear name badges.
  • The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) may soon sign a pact with State Bank of India for providing affordable and easy credit to small-and- medium-sized units.
  • External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid leaving tonight to attend 11th ASEAN ministerial meeting in Brunei.
  • India’s total export to Bahrain goes up by more than 80% over the past 5-years.

New Appointments (important)
  • Air Marshal Arup Raha to take over as Indian Air Force Vice Chief, succeeding Air Marshal D C Kumaria.
  • Anil Goswami takes charge as new Home Secretary.

  • The panel of ministers on disinvestment will meet on Tuesday to decide on the base price for 4.01 per cent stake sale of Hindustan Copper (HCL) and the issue is likely to hit the markets on July 3.
  • Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) plans to raise Rs 13,500 crore through a mix of bonds and other instruments during the current fiscal to fund its business activities.
  • The government will borrow Rs 1.56 lakh crore in the July-September quarter to meet its financing requirements, which is in line with the schedule spelled out by the Finance Ministry at the beginning of the year.
  • About three dozens entities, including Aditya Birla Group, Tata Capital, Religare, Reliance Capital, are applying for bank licences, the deadline for which expires tomorrow.
  • Mahanagar Gas (MGL) increases CNG and PNG prices by Rs 2 per kg on rupee depreciation.

Science and Technology 
  • India’s first dedicated navigation satellite IRNSS—1A will be launched onboard PSLV—C22 around midnight tomorrow from the spaceport of Sriharikota with the mission countdown progressing smoothly.
  • Combining a three-bladed Darrieus turbine on top, a Savonius turbine underneath, and a generator in between, the SKWID power generation concept is claimed to be the world's first hybrid system "capable of maximizing the harvesting of ocean energy from wind and current".The SKWID, from the Japanese company Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company (MODEC), is designed to capitalize on the energy potential available both in the winds above the ocean, and in the currents flowing beneath the waves.

  • Defender Sushila Chanu will lead an 18-member Indian team in the FIH Junior Women's World Cup to be played at Monchengladbach, Germany from July 27 to August 4.
  • The BCCI was awarded the two events during the International Cricket Council (ICC) Annual Conference that ended here Saturday. India was represented by interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, also a former ICC president.
Rose M


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