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June 26, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Updates - 15th June 20123

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International Affairs
  • The powerful National Defense Commission headed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un issued a statement regarding a possible peace treaty to formally end the Korean War. But in Washington, a National Security Council spokes woman said the rogue nation must still comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions.
  • US President Barack Obama discussed the Syria conflict with European leaders ahead of next week’s G8 summit in Northern Ireland, the White House said Saturday.
  • Visiting Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Sachin Pilot has held a series of meetings with US officials and discussed bilateral issues, in particular, those related to the competition policy and corporate governance.
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says arming either side in Syria conflict will not be helpful and will only lead to the disintegration of the Arab country.

National Affairs
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chair person Sonia Gandhi to dedicate the Qazigund-Banihal railway line to the people of Jammu and Kashmir on June 25.
  • Denting the NDA ahead of next year’s Lok Sabha elections, JD(U) today dumped BJP in Bihar in protest against the elevation of Narendra Modi, bringing to an end a 17-year-old alliance that had held firm through thick and thin in national politics.
  • NarendraModi is threat to NDA itself, says Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
  • Normal life in many parts of Nepal partially affected by bandh called by dissenting parties against Constituent Assembly election on Nov 19.
  • Gujarat Congress demands state Cabinet Min BabuBokhiria's resignation over his involvement in Rs 54 crore illegal limestone mining case.
  • At a time when Omar Abdullah has been pitching for repealing the AFSPA from parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the issue of revocation of the controversial act is between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the chief minister.
  • The Telangana bandh spearheaded by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) against the “repressive” action of the Congress government to put down the march-to-assembly rally evoked a lukewarm response in the Andhra Pradesh capital and other districts of the region today.
  • CPI leader D Raja has filed his nomination for the June 27 RajyaSabha biennial elections from Tamil Nadu.
  • Earthquake measuring 3.7 hit West Kameng district of ArunachalPradesh at 6:09 AM today, no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.
  • 8 Tamil fishermen from Rameswaram apprehended by SriLankan Navy last night. They were fishing near Kachatheevu when Lankan Navy attacked them.

  • World champion Viswanathan Anand bounced back from the disappointing results of the past two rounds to defeat Russian Alexander Morozevich in a positional skirmish in the third round of the Tal Memorial Chess tournament now in progress here.
  • India beat Pakistan by eight wickets in Champions Trophy.
  • MaheshBhupathi and RohanBopanna enter the semi-finals of the men's doubles in Aegon Championship.

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