Current Affairs June 2014

Salient features of Telangana and its formation:
double-arrow It is the 29th state of Indian Union. It came into existence on 2 June 2014. Before it Jharkhand was the newest state of the Indian Union, which was formed on 15 November 2000.

double-arrow It has been carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

double-arrow Telangana comprises of 10 districts, which include – Adilabad, Hyderabad (capital), Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy and Warangal.

double-arrow Four largest cities of Telangana are Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar and Nizamabad.

double-arrow The word ‘Telangana’ has been primarily evolved from word ‘Telugu’, the prime language of Andhra Pradesh.

double-arrow Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhara Rao (popularly known as KCR) became the first Chief Minister of Telangana. His party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) won majority in the assembly elections held during April 2014.

double-arrow E.S.L. Narasimhan became the first Governor of Telanagana.

double-arrow Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and it would also remain capital of the residual state of Andhra Pradesh for 10 years.

double-arrow Has an area of 1,14,840 sq. km., making it the 12th largest state of India.

double-arrow Exchange Rate:
In finance, an exchange rate (also known as a foreign-exchange rate, forex rate, FX rate or Agio) between two currencies is the rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another. It is also regarded as the value of one country’s currency in terms of another currency.[1] For example, an interbank exchange rate of 91 Japanese yen (JPY, ¥) to the United States dollar (US$) means that ¥91 will be exchanged for each US$1 or that US$1 will be exchanged for each ¥91. Exchange rates are determined in the foreign exchange market,[2] which is open to a wide range of different types of buyers and sellers where currency trading is continuous: 24 hours a day except weekends, i.e. trading from 20:15 GMT on Sunday until 22:00 GMT Friday. The spot exchange rate refers to the current exchange rate. The forward exchange rate refers to an exchange rate that is quoted and traded today but for delivery and payment on a specific future date.

double-arrow Rafel Nadal Achieved Record 9th French Open Title:
Rafael Nadal achieved his 9th French Open and 14th career Grand Slam title on 8 June 2014. with a brutal 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory over a battling Novak Djokovic.

The world number one also became the first man to win five Roland Garros crowns in succession as the 28-year-old took his record at the tournament to 66 wins against just one defeat.

Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 27 ATP World Tour Masters 1000(24)(25)(26) and a record 15 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments. He was also a member of the winning Spain Davis Cup team in 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2011.

Rafael “Rafa” Nadal Parera born on 3 June 1986 is a Spanish professional tennis player and the current world No. 1.

His success on clay has earned him the nickname “The King of Clay”.

His victory at 2014 French Open tied him with Sampras with 14 Grand Slam singles titles for 2 all-time behind Federer. Nadal holds the record for most consecutive titles at a particular tournament after winning his eighth straight Monte-Carlo Masters in 2012.

double-arrow Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde passes away:
Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi on 3 june morning. Soon after the accident at around 6.20 am, Mr. Munde was rushed to the AIIMS.

double-arrow Kohli, Ashwin bag top Ceat awards:
Virat Kohli won the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ honours at the Ceat awards function on Monday, while R. Ashwin received the ‘Indian Player of the Year’ award from batting maestro V.V.S. Laxman.

double-arrow RK Malhotra is Chairman, IOC:
R K Malhotra, Director (R&D) at Indian Oil Corp (IOC), has been given additional charge as Chairman of the nation’s largest company as appointment of a regular head has been delayed.

double-arrow Garuda V bilateral air exercise started by Indian and French Air Force at Jodhpur Air Base:
Ministry of Defence print release on 2nd June 2014, the Indian Air Force & French Air Force commenced the bilateral exercise “Ex Garuda V” at Jodhpur Air Base.

double-arrow RGCA’s Lab is India’s First NABL Accredited Aquaculture Pathology Lab:
The Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory of Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture (RGCA), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), became the first aquaculture pathology laboratory in the country to be accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board For Testing & Calibration Laboratories) on 30th May, 2014.

double-arrow Private lender Karur Vysya Bank has re-appointed K Venkataraman as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer till May 31, 2017, following an approval from the Reserve Bank of India.

double-arrow State-run BSNL launched a service wherein its mobile customers will be able to access Facebook without any Internet or data connectivity.

double-arrow Staff Selection Commission has postponed this year’s Combined Graduate Level Examination— 2014, which was scheduled to be held on April 27 and May 4, citing Lok Sabha elections.

double-arrow Global Day of Parents observed on 1 June:
Global Day of Parents was observed on 1 June 2014 to honour parents throughout the world for selfless commitment to children.

double-arrow Hashim Amla named as South Africa’s new test cricket captain.

double-arrow Kamal Nath sworn-in as Protem Speaker of Lok Sabha:
Senior Congress leader Kamal Nath was today sworn-in here as the Protem Speaker of the newly constituted Lok Sabha by President Pranab Mukherjee.

double-arrow The private sector lender HDFC Bank has set a world record by collecting over 60,000 units of blood in a single day.

double-arrow Which anniversary of China’s infamous Tiananmen Square massacre was observed on 4 June 2014? – 25th

double-arrow In Syria, Bashar al-Assad has been re-elected as the President of the country for another seven year term.

double-arrow A.B. de Villiers dominated the Cricket South Africa Awards banquet by bagging four awards, including Cricketer of the Year 2014, in Johannesburg.

double-arrow Justice V K Bist has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.

double-arrow Nitin Gadkari got additional charge of Union Ministry Rural Development:
Gadkari has been given additional charge of the Ministries of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation on 4 June 2014.

double-arrow 40th Summit of Group of Seven (G7) group of countries concluded on 5 June 2014. This 2-day summit was held at which city? –
Brussels, Belgium

double-arrow Sumitra Mahajan to be New Lok Sabha Speaker:
BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan will be the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha with senior leaders from all parties, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, moving motions on Thursday proposing her name for the high office.

double-arrow Congress appoints Capt. Amrinder Singh as its deputy leader in Lok Sabha:
Congress today appointed Captain Amrinder Singh as its deputy leader in the Lok Sabha.

double-arrow ICC ODI rankings: India slips to 3rd spot; Virat No.1 batsman:
India has slipped to the third position in the latest ICC ODI team rankings after Australia and Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan team eclipsed India with its 3-2 win over England in the latest ODI series.

double-arrow Who has nominated as Congress party’s Chief Whip in the Lok Sabha on 5 June 2014? – Jyotiraditya Scindia

double-arrow Difference between NBFCs and Banks:
• An NBFCs can’t accept demand deposits.
• An NBFCs is not a part of the payment and settlement system and as such an NBFCs cannot issue cheques drawn on itself.
• Deposit insurance facility of deposit insurance and credit, guarantee corporation is not available for NBFC depositors unlike in case of Banks.

double-arrow Salvador Sanchez Ceren sworn-in as the President of El Salvador:
Former left wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren was sworn-in as the President of El Salvador on 1 June 2014.

double-arrow Which port belonging to the private sector continued to retain the foremost position in marine exports among the major ports in terms of quantity during 2013-14? – Pipavav Port

double-arrow Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth gets six-month extension:
Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, who was due for retirement this month, was on Monday given an extension of six months.

double-arrow Former Union minister Tapan Sikdar passes away:
Former Union Minister and BJP leader Tapan Sikdar has passed away. He was 69. He died in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi due to respiratory problems. Sikdar was a Minister of State in the NDA government headed by Atal Behari Vajpayee.

double-arrow Government abolished all GoMs & EGoMs for greater accountability and empowerment:
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India on 31 may 2014 abolished existing nine Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) and 21 Groups of Ministers (GoMs).

double-arrow Telangana officially declared the 29th state of India:
Celebrations have begun in Hyderabad and all across Telangana as the separate state became a reality at the stroke of midnight on Monday—the “appointed day” when Telangana was supposed to come into existence as the 29th state of India.

double-arrow Telangana was officially declared the 29th state of India. K Chandrasekhar Rao, the leader of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, was sworn in as the first Chief Minister of the newly formed state.With a population

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of 35 million, it comprises 10 former districts of Andhra Pradesh and the city of Hyderabad.

double-arrow ESL Narasimhan was sworn in as the first Governor. The Ministry of Home Affairs has now revoked the President’s rule which was imposed in the state.

double-arrow Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan was sworn in as the Governor of Telangana, the country’s 29th state.

double-arrow K Chandrasekhar Rao sworn in as Chief Minister of Telangana, India’s 29th state.

double-arrow Gariphema village in Nagaland has been declared the country’s first “tobacco-free village”.

double-arrow Naidu to be sworn as Seemandhra CM:
The Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu is expected to assume office as Chief Minister of Seemandhra (Andhra Pradesh) on June 8 near Vijayawada.

double-arrow Telangana’s new logo ready:
The logo of Telangana, India’s 29th State to formally come into existence from June 2, is all ready.It is designed by the 50-year-old, native artist Laxman Aelay, who captures the essence of India, Telangana culture and Hyderabadi tehzeeb with local ethos in pleasing colours.

double-arrow Vishwanath Tripathi received Vyas Samman 2013:
Vishwanath Tripathi, eminent Hindi writer on 29 May 2014 was awarded with the prestigious Vyas Samman for the year 2013.

double-arrow Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany won Monaco Grand Prix of Formula One:
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany on 25 May 2014 won Monaco Grand Prix of Formula One. This was his second victory of the season and fifth of his career.

double-arrow Ajit Kumar Doval appointed as new National Security Advisor:
Former Intelligence Bureau Chief Ajit Kumar Doval, considered one of the finest operational brains, was on Friday appointed as the National Security Advisor (NSA) to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

double-arrow World observes No Tobacco Day 31 may:
World No Tobacco Day is being observed 31 may. This year, WHO and partners call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco.

double-arrow Kamal Nath appointed pro-tem Speaker of 16 Lok Sabha:
Former Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader Kamal Nath has been appointed as the pro-tem Speaker in the new Lok Sabha.

double-arrow Peter Mutharika is new Malawi presidential:
Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Peter Mutharika has emerged winner of the May 20 presidential race in the southern African country, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said 30 may.

double-arrow IPL 7 2014 Final: KKR beat KXIP in thriller, emerge IPL champions for second time:
The Kolkata Knight Riders kept their collective calm in a high-scoring final for the second time in three years to become one of the most successful teams of the IPL.

double-arrow Indian and Singapore Navy conducted SIMBEX 2014:
Indian Navy and Singapore Navy conducted annual bilateral naval exercises, SIMBEX 2014 in Andaman Sea from 22 May to 28 May 2014.

double-arrow Vice President presented Malti Gyan Peeth Puraskar-2014:
The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari on 29 May 2014 presented the Malti Devi Gyan Peeth Puraskar-2014.

double-arrow International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers observed across the world:
The international Day of United Nations Peacekeepers was observed on 29 May 2014.

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