Page-11 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

Pen Pinter prize to novelist Salman Rushdie

Eminent novelist Salman Rushdie (67), author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses, has been named the winner of Pen Pinter prize for 2014. The award was instituted in 2009 by writers’ charity English Pen in memory of British writer Harold Pinter.The prize will be presented on October 9, 2014 at an event at the British ..

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Magnus Carlsen becomes first man to hold the Chess Triple Crown; but he is not the first player

World Champion Magnus Carlsen has become the first man in the history of Chess to hold the Chess Triple Crown by holding the World Blitz, Rapid, and Classic titles consecutively.  However, he is not the first player to have achieved this feat. Before him, Ms. Susan Polgar did it back in 1996.  Polgar was the first ..

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Jalpaiguri bifurcation takes the number of districts in Bengal to 20

A new district is being carved out by bifurcating Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal with a view to expedite government services. The new district will be Alipurduar. This will be state’s 20th district and will get status of district on June 25, 2014. People were facing delays in delivery of government services for being far ..

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Higgs Boson existence further confirmed

Scientists have confirmed that the particle found by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012 is Higgs Boson (God Particle). It had already been proved that the particle discovered in 2012 matched the Higgs Boson with respect to its mass, its lack of spin, and its rapid decay into pairs of photons. However, one key property remained uncertain: ..

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June 20: World Refugee Day observed across the globe

World Refugee Day was observed across the world on 20 June 2014. This day observed to enhance awareness of the condition of refugees throughout the world. The day was first observed in 2001 after the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 55/76 on December 4, 2000 to mark June 20 as World Refugee Day. In ..

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