Page-32 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of WW II, passed away

Chester Nez (93), the last one of the original Navajo code talkers credited for developing an unbreakable code during World War II, passed away. The Marine Corps mourns his death as the end of an era- for both the nation and its armed forces. Nez was the last remaining of the original 29 Navajos recruited ..

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India's HSBC services PMI expands for first time in nearly a year

Motivated by a spurt in new business, India’s giant services industry stretched for the first time in a year in May 2014. HSBC Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), accumulated by Markit, climbed to 50.2 in May 2014 from 48.5 in April 2014, the first growth above the 50 mark that splits growth from contraction since June 2103. ..

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Pakistan Budget 2014 allocates Rs.700 billion for Defense

Pakistan’s Defense budget has been raised to Rs700. 2 billion for the fiscal year 2014-15 starting on July 1, compared with Rs 627.2 billion provided in the last fiscal, which shows a jack up of Rs 73 billion. However, the military had demanded an increase of Rs 173 billion in defense spending. As per military ..

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West Bengal, Maharashtra sign agreement to help victims of trafficking

The governments of West Bengal and Maharashtra have inked an MoU to facilitate identification and repatriation of women and children who are victims of human trafficking. The governments signed pact to follow a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to establish identities of those rescued. It has been seen in most cases that when the Maharashtra Police ..

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Lalima: Female buffalo calf cloned by National Dairy Research Institute

Scientists of National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) in Karnal, Haryana have cloned a female buffalo calf named as Lalima. The cloning is the work of advanced “hand-guided cloning technique”. Lalima is NDRI’s seventh cloned calf. The institute had produced the world’s first cloned buffalo calf in 2009. Three of the 7 cloned calves had died. ..

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