Page-18 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

Queen Elizabeth confers Knighthood upon Indian-origin physicist Prof. Tejinder Virdee

Professor Tejinder Virdee, a noted Indian-origin physicist known for his work for the Large Hadron Collider, was conferred an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition to his contribution to the field of science. Prof. Virdee of Imperial College London was named a Knight Bachelor for his services to science in the Queen’s Birthday ..

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Australia pips Netherlands to retain men’s hockey World Cup 2014

Australia defeated The Netherlands to retain the men’s hockey World Cup title in the final played at the Kyocera Stadium, Hague (The Netherlands​). For Australia it is second successive World Cup victory. ​ Australia and The Netherlands were standing against each other and played both Women’s and Men’s Finals of the World Cup Hockey 2014. I​ndia registered an ..

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IUCN releases Red List of Threatened Species – FIFA World Cup 2014 mascot "Brazilian three-banded Armadillo" enlisted as Vulnerable

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. As of now, the Red List has 73,686 assessed species, of which 22,103 are threatened with extinction. The release includes lemurs, Japanese eels, slipper orchids. The Brazilian ..

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Miss Marwadi Nepal 2014: Indian-origin Dakshina Agrawal wins the title

Indian-origin Dakshnia Agrawal (24) has bagged the ‘Miss Marwadi Nepal 2014’ title during the second edition of the beauty contest organized in Kathmandu, Nepal. The model received the title at a function held by Indian-origin ‘Marwadi’ business community. Vishaka Agrawal (22) and Sanjoli Joshi (23) adjudged first and second runner-ups in the pageant respectively.

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BHEL commissions Rampur Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh

Government-owned power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) commissioned 68 MW Unit at the Rampur Hydro Electric Project in Himachal Pradesh. With this, BHEL has commissioned four units of the 412 MW hydro power plant of SJVN Limited. Rampur hydel project has been built on River Satluj in Himachal Pradesh – 120 km from ..

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