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June 29, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - June 29th 2013


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International Affairs
  • The US wants to ink the proposed security agreement with Afghanistan within the next three months even as Kabul has suspended talks with Washington over the pact, Afghan President Hamid Karzai .
  • India and Sri Lanka have agreed to take steps to double their bilateral trade to $10 billion in the next three years.
  • An Indian-Israeli chef plans to open two new outlets in Singapore and Macau next month, aimed at popularising halal vegetarian Middle Eastern dishes with a twist of Mediterranean touch.
  • South Korean police on Saturday stopped a planned launch of anti-Pyongyang leaflets following a threat of violent retaliation by the North.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived here on Saturday on a two-day visit during which he will hold wide ranging talks with top Pakistani leadership.
  • Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable", South African President Jacob Zuma said on Saturda hoping the anti-apartheid icon would leave hospital soon, as US President Barack Obama visits the country. "These are very excellent doctors who are dealing with him," Zuma said in a joint press conference with Obama. "We hope that very soon he will be out of hospital," he said.

National Affairs
  • The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja inaugurated the 12th National Meeting of the State Commissioners for Persons with Disabilities to review implementation of PwD Act here today. The Minister in her address said that a meeting of this kind provides an important forum for exchanging views and experiences. The meeting will also help promoting a culture of shared learning and understanding of critical issues around implementation of the PwD Act, 1995.
  • Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari today held consultations with representatives of print and the broadcasting industry on the issue of increasing FDI limits in the media sector.
  • In tune with its operational drive to turn "stealthy" because surprise and deception are crucial in modern-day warfare, the Navy inducted its latest guided-missile stealth frigate INS Trikhand on Saturday.
  • Entering the last phase of relief operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand, the Indian Air Force today said it has completed the evacuation of stranded pilgrims in Harsil using 26 of its aircraft there.
  • Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today vowed to ensure 50 per cent representation to women in AICC and other party wings as he held his first formal interaction with newly-appointed party office bearers, the team set up by him for the 2014 Lok Sabha poll.
  • Malaysian low-cost carrier Air Asia today said its Indian operations should begin later this year with flights for southern region and the company would also look at setting up some ancillary businesses in the country.
  • Indian Coast Guard is looking out for containers that might be driven towards the Goa-Konkan coast after falling off from a wrecked ship off Goa coast.
  • Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Saturday said it will recall 42,672 units of second generation Honda City cars manufactured in 2007 and 2008 to replace their power window switch.
  • Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh would hold a rally at Nasarullahganj in Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's assembly constitutency to highlight the problems caused by illegal mining in the state.
  • The Election Commission is mulling issuing a notice to BJP leader Gopinath Munde on his statement that he had spent Rs 8 crore in the last Lok Sabha elections much above the prescribed ceiling as the Congress stepped up the demand for his disqualification as MP.

  • Alok Industries, the $2-billion textile major, has started the process to sell UK retail chain Store Twenty One, which it had acquired five years ago. The move tracks the selloff activity by Indian organizations of their overseas assets as the weakening global economy impacts business. The sale is part of Alok's strategy to focus on sustainable profit growth oriented units.
  • Gold seems to be slowly losing its sheen. Prices dropped to a 22-month low in the domestic market and near three-year lows in global markets.
  • The rupee firmed up by 81paise against the dollar to 59.39 on Friday, up from Thursday's close of 60.20. The rupee rallied after share prices soared in the equity markets following the government's decision to raise prices of natural gas for the first time in three years.

  • Supreme Cout Judge P Sathasivam to be appointed as the next Chief Justice of India after the expiry of present incumbent AltamasKabir's tenure.

  • India's Ankita Raina hammered compatriot Eetee Maheta 6-3, 6-2 to lift the USD 10,000 ITF women's singles tennis tournament, here on Saturday.
  • Opener Chris Gayle was at his attacking best as he smashed a 100-ball 109 to fashion an easy six-wicket victory for the West Indies against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Tri-series on Friday.
  • In a reprieve to the suspended Indian Olympic Association, the IOC has decided to extend the deadline for adopting an amended constitution, the draft of which is currently being reviewed by the world body.
Rose M


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