Page-19 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

Lt Gen Amit Sharma appointed Commander-in-Chief of SFC

Lt Gen Amit Sharma (58) has been appointed as the new Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command (SFC) which guards the nuclear weapon store of the country. He takes charge from Vice Admiral S P S Cheema as the latter has moved to Kochi to head the Navy’s Southern Command based there. Previously, Sharma was the ..

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Vice-President presented with Book titled "Warrior State" authored by T V Paul

Vice President Hamid Ansari was presented with the book titled Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World written by T V Paul. The book presents a broad perspective of Pakistan’s insecurity quandary using literature from sociology, history, religious studies, and international relations. In addition, it introduces the concept of geostrategic curse, an important view akin ..

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Rasik Ravindra elected as member of UN body on ocean issues

Indian origin scientist Rasik Ravindra has been elected as member of the United Nations Commissionon the Limits of Continental Shelf (CLCS) as India’s candidate for member of the Commission.  Rasik, an alumnus of the Jammu and Kashmir University, is one of India’s eminent scientists. He has a rich experience of over four decades in different ..

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Maharashtra government approves proposal to bifurcate Thane district

The Maharashtra government has given nod to the proposal of bifurcation of Thane district which will make Palghar Maharashtra’s 36th district. This proposal has been pending for a long time. As per the Maharashtra cabinet’s decision, the original Thane district will continue with mainly urban areas, while the new Palghar district will have mainly tribal dominated ..

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Scientists locate massive underground water reservoir, ‘three times’ the size of Earth’s oceans

Researchers have found a massive reservoir of water three times the size of Earth’s oceans located hundreds of miles beneath the surface of the planet. Scientists from Northwestern University and the University of New Mexico provided the first ever evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though the water is not ..

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