Page-31 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

EU revokes drug export ban from Ranbaxy’s Toansa plant

The European health regulator- the European Medicines Agency (EMA)– revoked the suspension imposed on export of drugs manufactured at the Ranbaxy’s Toansa plant to the European Union (EU), saying medicines manufactured at the site posed no threat to public health despite having a number of manufacturing deficiencies.

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Former Airtel CEO Sanjay Kapoor becomes Micromax chairman

Indian handset maker Micromax has announced the appointment of Sanjay Kapoor, former CEO of Bharti Airtel as the company’s chairman. Micromax will be looking to exploit Sanjay’s experience in establishing Airtel and his industry expertise.

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India Elected to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

In the elections to the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held on June 4, 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris by the General Assembly of member states, India has been elected for the next 4 years (2014-2018). Out of the 142 member states present and voting, India won a decisive 135 votes. ..

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‘A Girl is a Half-formed Thing’ by Eimear McBride wins Baileys women’s prize for fiction

The Irish author Eimear McBride has been awarded the Baileys book prize for her first novel titled “A Girl is a Half-formed Thing”. Her competitor was Donna Tartt’s colossal third novel, The Goldfinch. McBride’s dark family story, penned in a forceful narrative of an anonymous narrator, won over the judges of the women’s prize for fiction, previously known as ..

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J&K Govt. increased retirement age of state employees to 60

The Jammu & Kashmir government has increased the retirement age of government employees from 58 to 60. The state Cabinet also enhanced the minimum age for eligibility for entry into government service by 3 years to 40. It also decided to employ into regular government service all temporary casual labourers and need-based workers who had ..

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