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June 18, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Updates - 11th June 2013

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International Events
  • Japan and the United States have started a joint drill to practise retaking remote islands, the Japanese government said Tuesday, as Tokyo and Beijing continue to face off over a disputed archipelago.
  • Three Chinese astronauts blast into space on Tuesday to dock with the Tiangong 1 orbiting trial space lab. The 15-day mission aboard the Shenzou 10 spacecraft will be the country's fifth manned space flight conducted by China. The two male and one female astronauts will carry out experiments and test the module's systems.
  • The Greek government has avoided collapsing over a dispute stemming from Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' move to close the state-owned television broadcaster after a high court ruling offered a way out of a week-long impasse that drew international criticism.
  • Pakistan on Tuesday accused Indian jets of briefly violating its airspace, days after India said one of its soldiers had been killed by Pakistani troops.

National Events
  • Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was honoured with USD 10,000 'Nomura Award' in Singapore for her humanitarian works on Monday.
  • Congress leader and former minister V.C. Shukla, who was injured in the 25 May attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh, died on Tuesday in Gurgaon.
  • June 12 observed as World Day Against Child Labor to raise awareness of the plight of child laborers world-wide.
  • World's oldest person JiroemonKimura dies in Japan at 116.
  • Tech giants Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Twitter urge Obama Administration to make national security information more "transparent"
  • Chief Economic Adviser Raghu ramRajan: Finance Minister to take to Cabinet, proposals to increase foreign investment in various sectors.
  • Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan claims assassination plot during May 11 election rally.

  • The Early Tsunami Warning System installed at Rangachang in Andaman and Nicobar Islands can predict a tsunami immediately after an earthquake, Chief Scientist of National Institute of Ocean Technology Vinith Kumar said.

  • Amid the rupee touching a record low of 58.96 to a dollar, the Finance Ministry today said that it is “not unduly disturbed” by the fall, adding that the domestic currency will stabilise in the next 3-4 days with large foreign fund flows.
  • Rupee recovered by 19 paise to 58.20 against Dollar in early trade.

  • The Indian men's squash team dished out a dominating performance to notch up a commanding 3-0 win over Finland and enter the pre-quarters of the World Team Championship in Mulhouse, France.
  • David Warner stood down from ICC Champions Trophy match against New Zealand.

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