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July 03, 2013

Daily Current Affairs - 2nd July 2013

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International Events
  • President Barack Obama called President Mohamed Morsi to warn him that the voices of all Egyptians must be heard as a political crisis escalates, the White House said on Tuesday.
  • Alarm bells are ringing once more over the upkeep of Italy's historic monuments, from the Roman city of Pompeii to the Colosseum, with budget cuts hampering repairs and UNESCO issuing a stern rebuke.
  • Embattled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi today rejected the army's 48-hour ultimatum to resolve the country's deadly crisis, saying he would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation.
  • A Taliban truck bomb and gun attack killed nine people in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, destroying the entrance to a NATO supply company's compound in the latest insurgent assault to shake peace efforts.
  • India rejected a request for asylum by US whistleblower Edward Snowden made through its Mission in Moscow three days ago.
  • Sujata Singh, currently envoy to Germany, will be India's next foreign secretary following an approval of her appointment by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ending months of speculation on who will head the foreign services.
  • At least 50 people injured as a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Northwestern Province of Aceh.

National Events
July 2013 – Daily Current Affairs
  • With an aim to protect information and build capabilities to prevent cyber attacks, the government on Tuesday released the National Cyber Security Policy 2013 to safeguard both physical and business assets of the country.
  • A Delhi court will tomorrow hear arguments on CBI's plea seeking permission to place on record a CD of 62 intercepted telephonic conversations of former corporate lobbyist Niira Radia with various persons in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.
  • Seeking to spur foreign investments, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said the Union Cabinet will decide on raising FDI caps in different sectors in the third week of this month.
  • In a landmark journey into a new era of space application, India today successfully launched its first dedicated navigation satellite using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
  • Animal welfare organisations in Goa are coming together for 'Mission Rabies', an all India mass canine vaccination drive scheduled to be begin in the coastal state from September 1 onwards.
  • The Supreme Court expressed concern over the sale of adulterated milk in the country, saying it is a serious issue and action needs to be taken by the state governments to curb it. "It is a very serious issue. There is no doubt that it is happening all over the country. What action is being taken by the government?" a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Pinaki Chandra Ghose asked.
  • Ratan Tata and Air Asia chief Tony Fernandes meet Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to brief him on new developments in Air Asia-India.
  • Oil India Ltd said on Tuesday it plans to invest Rs 12,000 crore in the northeast by 2017 on projects, including expansion of exploration work and diversification of business.
  • India's ONGC has lost the giant Kashagan oilfield to the Chinese after Kazakhstan blocked its $5 billion deal to buy US energy major ConocoPhillips' stake in the Caspian Sea oilfield.
  • The proposed ordinance on food security is likely to be taken up again at a meeting of the Union Cabinet tomorrow, when it will consider whether to go ahead with promulgating it or convene a special session of Parliament for its passage.
  • CRPF today handed over a cheque of more than Rs 18 crore to Home Minister SushilkumarShinde for relief of Uttarakhand flash flood victims.
  • Government fixes base price for Hindustan Copper stake sale at Rs 70 a share, a 3.65 per cent discount.
  • Prime Minister congratulates Department of Space and ISRO for the successful launch of IRNSS-1A satellite.

  • India’s Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna breezed into the quarters and pre-quarterfinals of the men’s and mixed doubles events with their respective partners at the Wimbledon here.
  • Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray edged closer to an epic Wimbledon final showdown on Monday while Poland played Grand Slam gatecrashers by guaranteeing at least a semi-final spot.
  • India will take on Sri Lanka in the third match of the Tri-series 2013. The match will be played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica on Tuesday.
  • Top seeded Indian Grand Master Parimarjan Negi won the Continental Chess Association Open title.
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