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June 04, 2013

Daily Current Affairs Updates - 3rd June 2013

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International Affairs
  • Singapore and India have renewed a bilateral agreement on joint army training.The renewal allows the Singapore Army to train and exercise with the Indian Army in India for another five years.
  • A suicide bomber targeting an American patrol outside a busy market in eastern Afghanistan killed 13 people today, including 10 schoolchildren who were walking nearby and two international service members, officials said.
  • India's share in global investments expected to almost double by 2030, a World Bank report said today.

National Affairs
  • S. Ravind has been appointed as Director of the Bangalore-based Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE), a unit of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO ).
  • After probing various aspects of bribery scam in railways, CBI is all set to question former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal this week.
  • Union Minister Charan Das Mahant was on Monday appointed as the acting President of the Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee, PCC.
  • Encouraged by his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar's 'Adhikar' rally demanding special category state status, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will organise a 'Swabhiman' rally in New Delhi on June 12.
  • The Special Court trying the disproportionate asset case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa adjourned till tomorrow further recording of defence witnesses and their cross examination.
  • The Financial Intelligence Unit, which is tasked with looking into suspicious financial transactions, will sign MoUs with various agencies to ensure better exchange of information to check blackmoney and tax evasion.
  • BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday asked the government to advance the monsoon session of Parliament to pass the food security bill.
  • India will remain on top in medical tourism for at least a decade despite attempts from countries like China and Japan to tap into the flourishing business as Indian hospitals have English language and skilled manpower advantages.
  • Two former legislators - R K Rana and Dhruv Bhagat - were on 3rd June sentenced to five years imprisonment by a special CBI court here in the fodder scam case.

Science and Technology
  • A first-of-its-kind, non-surgical circumcision device that could forestall the spread of AIDS in Africa has reportedly received approval from World Health Organization.

  • Jose Mourinho has been appointed as Chelsea manager for a second time, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday.
  • SagarShah holds Yuri Solodovnichenko while Abhijeet Gupta beats Metodi Stoinev in 2nd round of Grand Europe Albena chess tournament.
  • Leander Paes kept the India's challenge alive in the mixed doubles event of the French Open by moving to the second round along with partner Jelena Jankovic.

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