Current Affairs - June, 2014

France confers ‘Officer of the Legion of Honor’ upon actor Shahrukh Khan

France will confer the honor ‘Officer of the Legion of Honour’ upon Indian actor Shahrukh Khan for his contribution to Cinema. Officier de la Legion d’Honneur (Officer of the Legion of Honour) is the highest award among Civilians and Military conferred by France upon French citizen as well as foreigners. Shahrukh Khan is the second ..

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Maharashtra govt approves 16% quota for Marathas, 5% for Muslims in jobs and education

Maharashtra government gave its nod to 16% reservation for Maratha community and 5% reservation for 50 backward Muslim communities in jobs and education in the state. The move, which comes ahead of the Assembly elections in the state, will benefit nearly 43% of the state’s population — Marathas make up nearly 32% and Muslims constitute ..

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N. Srinivasan appointed as the first Chairman of ICC

N. Srinivasan has been appointed as the first chairman of the ICC after its 52-member council approved a controversial overhaul of the body’s administrative structure. Amendments to the ICC’s Memorandum and Articles of Association at the Annual Conference were approved by the council. Srinivasan, who is also defunct President of BCCI, has been in controversy ..

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Indian-origin judge V K Rajah is Attorney-General of Singapore

Indian-origin judge V K Rajah has been appointed as Attorney-General of Singapore. The swearing-in of Justice V K Rajah was presided by President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam. Rajah will succeed Steven Chong. VK Rajah was also appointed as a member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights for a 3-year term. The 17-member ..

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Navratna Status granted to EIL and NBCC

The Union Government conferred Navratna status upon two Central Public Sector (CPSEs)– Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC). Department of Public Enterprises under the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises bestowed the Navratna status to these entities to provide them greater financial and operational autonomy. It will provide the companies ..

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