Current Affairs, June 2015
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• Central food safety regulator Food Safety and Standards
Authority of India ask the Indo Nissin Foods to withdrawal of
its instant noodles brand 'Top Ramen' from the Indian market.
• For the first time, the metro train service started in Chennai.
• Banks in Greece shut down as officials scrambled to prevent the country's financial system from collapsing in panic.
• Sri lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara announces retirement
from Test cricket.
• International Cricket Council have announced that, from July 5, five fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle between the 41st and 50th overs, rather than the current four.
• Around 50 people killed and several injured in a series of
terrorists attacked in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.
• Satnam Singh becomes the first Indian-Born player to be drafted in NBA.
• Former Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas named as the new ICC president.
• Tennis legend Steffi Graf appointed as the Ayurveda brand
ambassador of Kerala.
• Senior journalist Praful Bidwai passes away at the age of 65.
• India for the first time defeated by Bangladesh cricket team in a bi-lateral series by 2-1.
• The CBSE announced that it would re-conduct the All India
Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses on July
• Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of Missionaries of Charity, died in Kolkata at the age of 81.
• 38 pilgrims became the first Indians to cross the border into China through Nathu La pass from Sikkim, as they undertook the Kailash Mansarovar yatra on a newly opened route.
• The first International Yoga Day celebrated across the
• India has set a new Guinness World record with the largest Yoga Class with 35,985 people.
• 87 people have died in the Mumbai spurious liquor incident.
• 15 persons were killed and 25 others injured when a bus, travelling from Pithoragarh to Delhi, fell into a deep gorge in Almora district in Uttarakhand.
• China has produced the world's first electric passenger aircraft to gain an airworthiness certificate.
• Sunil Chhetri became the first Indian footballer to score
50 international goals.
• Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar elected president of the Mumbai Cricket Association.
• Trinamool Congress MP and actor Mithun Chakraborty has
returned 1.19 Crore to Enforcement Directorate he received from
the Saradha group.
• According to a Chinese monitoring agency, Mount Everest moved three centimetres during the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal.
• India's consumer price inflation edged up to 5.01 percent
in the month of May.
• The creator of Chandigarh’s Rock Garden Nek Chand Saini died in Chandigarh at the age of 90.
• At least 30 persons were died when a bus came in contact with a live wire in Pachewar area of Rajasthan.
• The US government has opened an investigation against Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Infosys for possible violations of H1-B visa rules.
• England’s wicket keeper batsman Matt Prior announced retirement from all forms of cricket.
• Famous actor Sir Christopher Lee, who was best known for
his role as Count Dracula died in Chelsea, England.
• Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announces alliance with BJP Ahead of Bihar Assembly Polls.
• India undocked its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at Cochin Shipyard Limited.
• Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar arrested today in
been accused of cheating and fraud in obtaining law degree.
• The Indian Army conducted a cross-border attack against terrorist in Myanmar in coordination with the Myanmar regime.
• The 16th IIFA Awards were presented in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
• Former chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes KV
Chowdary appointed as the Central Vigilance Commissioner.
• Vijai Sharma has been named the new Chief Information Commissioner.
• Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee conferred with
the Award of Bangladesh Liberation War Honour which is handed
over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Dhaka.
• The Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Janata Dal United have decided to contest the coming Bihar polls together.
• FC Barcelona wins the Champions League trophy with a 3-1 win over Juventus in Berlin.
• Stan Wawrinka wins the Franch Open after defeating World number one player Djokovic by 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 in the final.
• India and Bangladesh have signed agreements to settled the
41-year-old boundary dispute and Prime Minister Narendra Modi
announce credit of US $2 billion to the neighbouring country.
• Serena Williams defeats Lucie Safarova by 6-3, 7-6, 6-2 to Win her third French Open Singles Title.
• Former India captain Rahul Dravid appointed as the coach of the India A and Under-19 cricket teams by BCCI.
• World Environment Day observed globally today.
• Twenty Indian army soldiers died after their convoy was
ambushed by a group of militants in Manipur's Chandel district.
• Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim appointed as the first woman President of Mauritius.
• AB de Villiers named as the South African Cricketer of the Year.
• The Reserve Bank of India has reduced the policy repo rate
under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points
from 7.5 per cent to 7.25 per cent with immediate effect.
• The Kerala government has issued an orders banning the sale of the maggi noodles in the state.
• The Union Minister Harsha Vardhan dedicated supercomputer 'Bhaskara' to the nation, which will help meteorologists in research and weather prediction
• BCCI appoints Ravi Shastri as India's interim coach for Bangladesh tour.
• Sepp Blatter resigned as President of FIFA due to mounting corruption scandal in world football's governing body.
• The government's proposal to increase the rate of service
tax from 12.36 per cent (including education cess) to 14 per
cent has come into effect from today.
• Barcelona wins the Copa del Rey Cup with a 3-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao.