Current Affairs - June, 2014

Union Government de-licensed manufacturing of defence items

India’s Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry de-licensed manufacturing of defence items. Around 55% of the defence items have been removed from the mandatory licensing list. There is now a smaller negative list of defence items in which compulsory licensing is still required. This includes items such as tanks, vehicles fitted with military mountings of ..

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Project Android One: Google’s bid to build ultra cheap Smartphones

With a view to build ultra cheap Smartphone, search giant Google launched Project Android One at Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco. Google I/O is Google’s annual developer meeting. Project Android One is a design reference platform that will enable manufacturers to build ultra-cheap smartphones with much more ease. Google wants to build a Smartphone ..

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Biochip developed to measure blood sugar via saliva

A new biochip sensor that can selectively measure glucose concentrations in a complex fluid like saliva has been developed by scientists at Brown University in the US. It is an important breakthrough towards developing a device that would enable people with diabetes to check their glucose levels without drawing blood. Developers of the device have ..

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June 26: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed

June 26 was observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The theme for this year is “A message of hope: Drug use disorders are preventable and treatable”. It was on this day the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched campaigns to spread awareness about the global drug problem. The ..

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RIMPAC 2014: World’s largest international maritime drill kicks off

World’s largest international maritime exercise named RIMPAC 2014 began on June 26. The mega drill will see participation of navies from 23 countries. The United States has sent the biggest fleet, followed by China.  This is China’s first active participation at RIMPAC. China is also likely to join drills against non-traditional security threats. RIMPAC 2014 ..

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