Current Affairs - June, 2014

Japan kills 30 minke whales despite ICJ order

As per a report by Japanese Fisheries Agency, Japan has continued the hunting of whales and has killed 30 minke whales off Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefacture (at its north-east coast), in the first hunt since the International Court of Justice (ICJ) March 2014 order which directed Tokyo to halt killing the whales in the Antarctic. In ..

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The Netherlands lift women’s hockey World Cup

Olympic gold medal winner The Netherlands defeated Australia in the title clash at the Kyocera Stadium, Hague (The Netherlands)to win the women’s hockey World Cup. Out of 13 women’s World Cups since the launch of the event in 1974, the Netherlands have bagged the title seven times. It was a fifth successive World Cup final for the ..

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“Garuda-V”: Indo-French Air drill concludes at AFS Jodhpur

The Indo-French Air Drill “Garuda V” which began on June 3, 2014 successfully concluded at Air Force Station (AFS) Jodhpur in Rajasthan. During this exercise both the air forces performed various combat roles including Air to Air re-fuelling. The exercise provided significant mutual learning opportunity to both Air Forces. The French team participated with 4 ..

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India becomes permanent member of Washington Accord

A long wait for India ended when the country became a permanent member of the Washington Accord, an esteemed international treaty on engineering studies and mobility of engineers across signatory countries including the US, the UK and Australia. Permanent membership reflects on the country’s stature in the technical education space. Until now, India has been ..

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RBI mulling over Payment bank as recommended by Nachiket Mor Panel

The Reserve Bank of India will soon come up with India’s first payments bank, which will offer deposit and payment services but not provide loans.  This idea is in line with the recommendations made by the Nachiket Mor committee. The central bank sees huge potential for financial inclusion with focus on remittances by involving payment system product. ..

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