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  1. 1. June 2014 Complete Current Affairs - Including Banking and Finance 1) Name India’s largest warship which was dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on 14 June 2014? Ans. INS Vikramaditya Note: During his visit to warship INS Vikramadtya off Goa coast in Arabian Sea, the Prime Minister was given a ceremonial guard of honour by the Navy and was briefed about the warship. INS Vikramaditya has been acquired from Russia for over 15000 crore rupees. The deal for the warship was signed in 2004 during previous NDA regime. It has been dedicated to the nation after a gap of 10 years. 2) Who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys on 11 June 2014? Ans. Vishal Sikka Note: Vishal Sikka will take over as the CEO on 1 August 2014. He will succeed the current Chief Executive and Managing Director S.D. Shibulal. Earlier, he worked as non-founder Chief Executive Officer of SAP AG and a former executive board member of SAP AG. Vishal Sikka is a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University. It is for the first time that the Infosys did not choose one of its founders for the role. 3) Google on 10 June 2014 confirmed the purchase of which Satellite Firm for 500 million US dollar? Ans. Skybox Imaging 4) Who was on 7 June 2014 appointed as the Solicitor General of India? Ans. Ranjit Kumar Note: The Solicitor General (SG) of India is subordinate to the Attorney General for India (AG). 5) Who won the French Open title 2014 for the ninth time on 8 June 2014? Ans. Rafael Nadal of Spain Note: He is the first men to win five French Open titles in a row. He defeated Novak Djokovic in the final. 6) Who was sworn-in as the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation on 8 June 2014? Ans. Chandrababu Naidu Note: Governor E S L Narasimhan administered the oath of Naidu and his cabinet at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur on 8 June 2014. 7) World Blood Donor Day was observed across the world on 14 June 2014 with the theme? Study materials by “Letz Talk” => A complete Current Affairs solution Facebook.com/4krrish
  2. 2. Ans. Safe blood for saving mothers. 8) Name the eminent Malayalam scientist-turned-writer who was selected for the prestigious Moortidevi Award for 2013 on 13 June 2014? Ans. C Radhakrishnan Note: He has been selected for his novel Theekkadal Katanhu Thirumadhuram. Moortidevi award is presented by the Bhartiya Jnanpith and carries cash prize of four lakh rupees, a plaque and a statue of goddess Saraswati. 9) Which state assembly passed a Bill on 13 June 2014 to put a complete ban on dance bars across the State? Ans. Maharashtra 10) Name the Indo-French Air Exercise, which was concluded on 13 June 2014 in Jodhpur Air Base? Ans. Garuda V Note: The exercise between the air forces of both countries started on 2 June 2014 saw various combat roles including Air to Air refueling. 11) India on 13 June 2014 became a permanent signatory to Washington Accord. The Accord was signed by National Board of Accreditation at a meet of International Engineering Alliance of WA member countries held in? Ans. Wellington, New Zealand. 12) Narmada Control Authority (NCA) on 12 June 2014 gave its approval to Gujarat government to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River in Kevadia to ........... meters from present 121.92 meters? Ans. 138.68 13) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 June 2014 released commemorative postage stamps on the 2014 FIFA World Cup. What is the slogan of FIFA World Cup 2014? Ans. All In One Rhytm. 14) Name the four Standing Committees of the Cabinet which was decided to be discontinued by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 10 June 2014? Ans. 1) Cabinet Committee on Management of Natural Calamities 2) Cabinet Committee on Prices 3) Cabinet Committee on World Trade Organisation Matters 4) Cabinet Committee on Unique Identification Authority of India related issues
  3. 3. 15) Who was appointed as the additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 9 June 2014? Ans. PK Mishra Note: He is a retired IAS officer of 1972 batch of the Gujarat cadre. 16) Who was crowned as Miss USA 2014 on 8 June 2014? Ans. Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez 17) Who was sworn-in as the President of Egypt in Cairo on 8 June 2014? Ans. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Note: He is the fifth Egyptian President to come from Army and will be the president for four years. 18) Name the Foreign Minister of China who was on a two-day long visit to India from 8 June to 9 June 2014 Ans. Wang Yi 19) Name the leading NRI industrial who was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by a UK-based business association on 13 June 2014? Ans. Lord Swraj Paul Note: He is the founder of the UK-based steel and engineering multinational company Caparo that first began operations in the West Midlands under the banner of a small company called L K Industrial. 20) Who was elected as the President of 69th Session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 June 2014? Ans. Sam Kahamba Kutesa Note: He is Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister. The theme for the 69th session is “Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda”. 21) World Day against Child Labour was observed across the world on 12 June 2014 with the theme? Ans. Extend social protection: combat child labour. 22) The three day Leh Festival began in Leh region of which state on 12 June 2014? Ans. Jammu & Kashmir 23) Name the biography of 91-year-old-thespian Dilip Kumar which was released on 10 June 2014 in Mumbai by Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Aamir Khan? Ans. The Substance and the Shadow: authored by Uday Tara Nayar 24) Who was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Forces Command on 13 June 2014? Ans. Lt Gen Amit Sharma
  4. 4. Note: He replaced Vice Admiral SPS Cheema. 25) Which Indian won Silver Medal in men’s 10-meter air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup Shooting in Munich on 11 June 2014? Ans. Jitu Rai Note: The Gold was clinched by Pablo Carrera of Spain and Bronze was bagged by Pavlo Korostylov of Ukraine. 26) Canara Bank on 10 June 2014 opened its seventh overseas branch in which city? Ans. New York, USA 27) Which former Indian cricket captain, joined the Mudgal Committee on IPL spot-fixing as an expert on cricketing affairs on 8 June 2014? Ans. Sourav Ganguly 28) 40th G-7 summit 2014 was held from 4 June 2014 – 5 June 2014 at? Ans. Justus Lipsius building, Brussels 29) UN General Assembly on 7 June 2014 announced an award in honour of which famous leader, who died recently? Ans. Nelson Mandela 30) Jayalalithaa, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, on 11 June 2014 launched which salt as a part of social welfare scheme in the state? Ans. Amma Salt Note: Amma Salt is manufactured by Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation limited (TNSC) under the State Industries Department. 31) Who was conferred with the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award for 2013 by the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI) on 9 June 2014? Ans. Somasundaram of Airports Authority of India (AAI) 32) Who was appointed as President of Reliance Jio Infocomm on 10 June 2014? Ans. Sunil Dutt 33) Which airport won the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award by Airport Council International (ACI) in the category of the best improved airport in Asia Pacific Region recently? Ans. Kolkata Airport 34) Who became the first speaker of Telangana Legislative Assembly on 10 June 2014? Ans. Sirikonda Madhusudhana Chary 35) Which Power Plant on 8 June 2014 became India’s first nuclear plant to generate 1000 MW power?
  5. 5. Ans. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant 36) 6th International Nuclear Energy Forum ATOMEXPO-2014 was held from 9 to 11 June 2014 at? Ans. Moscow, Russia 37) State Cabinet of Maharashtra on 13 June 2014 approved the long pending proposal to bifurcate Thane district to carve out Palghar district from it. With the bifurcation there will be total how many districts in Maharashtra? Ans. 36 38) IUCN released the Red List of Threatened Species on 12 June 2014. Expand IUCN? Ans. International Union for Conservation of Nature 39) Who was elected as 10th president of Israel on 10 June 2014? Ans. Reuven Ruby Rivlin 40) Uttarakhand Assembly session was held for first time outside Dehradun from 9 June to 11 June 2014 at? Ans. Gairsain 41) Who was sworn-in as the President of Ukraine in Kiev on 7 June 2014? Ans. Petro Poroshenko 42) Who took charge as US interim Ambassador to India on 6 June 2014? Ans. Kathleen Stephens 1) Who was unanimously elected as Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha on 6 June 2014? Ans. Sumitra Mahajan Note: She replaced Meria Kumar and became the second women presiding officer of the Lok Sabha. She was elected after a motion moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was adopted by voice vote called by pro tem Speaker Kamal Nath. Sumitra Mahajan, BJP Party leader from Indore constituency, is the longest serving woman Member of Parliament (MP) and this is her eighth terms as MP. 2) World Environment Day (WED) was observed across the world on 5 June 2014 with the theme? Ans. Small islands and climate change and slogan raise your voice not the Sea level 3) Which state became the 29th State of India with Hyderabad as its capital on 2 June 2014? Ans. Telangana 4) Where is the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2014 scheduled to be held from 23 July to 3 August 2014?
  6. 6. Ans. Glasgow, Scotland 5) Who was sworn-in as the pro tem Speaker of 16th Lok Sabha on 4 June 2014? Ans. Kamal Nath 6) Who was given additional charge of the Ministries of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water and Sanitation on 4 June 2014? Ans. Nitin Jairam Gadkari Note: Additional charges were given to him due to the death of Gopinath Munde who was holding the above ministries. Nithin Gadkari is already Union Minister for Surface Transport & Shipping. 7) Which state government on 3 June 2014 announced the enhancement of the retirement age of government employees from 58 to 60 years? Ans. Jammu and Kashmir 8) Who was appointed as new test captain of South African cricket team on 3 June 2014? Ans. Hashim Amla 9) Who has topped the Forbes annual list of Most Powerful Women 2014 in the world? Ans. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel 10) Who has sworn-in as the first Chief Minister of Telengana, which became the 29th state of Indian Union? Ans. Chandrashekhar Rao 11) What is the name of World’s first humanoid robot that can communicate and read emotions which was unveiled in Japan on 5 June 2014 by a mobile phone company Softbank Corp? Ans. Pepper 12) Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at .................. won the Roll of Excellence award, given by Airport Council International (ACI) in Seoul, South Korea on 27 May 2014? Ans. Hyderabad 13) India has overtaken Germany and Italy to emerge as the world's second largest textile exporter behind which country? Ans China 14) 40th G-7 summit 2014 was held from 4 June 2014 – 5 June 2014 at? Ans. Brussels Note: Originally, a G8 summit was scheduled to take place in Sochi (Russia) in early June 2014 under a Russian presidency. Due to the Russian Federation's violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, the G7 leaders decided to meet in Brussels on 4-5 June 2014 in the G7 format instead.
  7. 7. 15) Which country will become the 19th country to adopt Euro as a Single currency from 1 January 2015? Ans. Lithuania 16) Which country on 5 June 2014 announced to introduce a new legislation bill Recall of Member of Parliament (M.P.) Bill, which will allow voters to sack misbehaving MPs? Ans. Britain 17) Who won the Presidential election for the third time in Syria recently? Ans. President Bashar al-Assad 18) Who became the first Indian to receive the prestigious Harvard Medal on 29 May 2014? Ans. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand G Mahindra 19) State government of Madhya Pradesh recently appointed whom as the brand ambassador of its maternal and child health campaign, Mamta Abhiyan? Ans. Madhuri Dixit 20) Who took over the charge of Western Naval Command (WNC) as Commander-in-Chief on 6 June 2014? Ans. Vice Admiral Anil Chopra 21) Who was appointed as Micromax Chairman on 5 June 2014? Ans. Sanjay Kapoor Note: Sanjay Kapoor was a former CEO of Bharti Airtel. 22) Who was sworn-in as the President of El Salvador on 1 June 2014? Ans. Salvador Sanchez Ceren 23) Who was sworn-in as President of Malawi on 31 May 2014? Ans. Peter Mutharika 24) Which Indian was on 5 June 2014 appointed as member of a UN Expert Panel on Technology and Innovation in UN peacekeeping? Ans. Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha 25) What is India's position in the ICC ODI team rankings released on 4 June 2014? Ans. 3rd Note: Australia at 1st position and Sri Lanka at second position.
  8. 8. 26) Which Airport in India was ranked as second best airport in the world in service quality among airports that handle 25 to 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA)? Ans. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) of Delhi 27) Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in first week of June 2014 launched a new four-minute video titled .................. to highlight the health and economic impacts of tobacco consumption? Ans. The Price We Pay 28) State government of Uttar Pradesh on 6 June 2014 constituted a four-member Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe the Badaun gang rape and murder case. Who will head it? Ans. Circle Officer of Ujhaini, Mukesh Saxena 29) Who won the 2014 Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction on 4 June 2014 for her first novel A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing? Ans. Irish author Eimear McBride 30) Global Day of Parents was observed across the world on? Ans. 1 June 2014 1) Which country won the 2014 edition of Men’s Hockey World Cup for second successive time on 15 June 2014? Ans. Australia Note: Australia won against the Netherlands with 6-1 in the final held at Kyocera Stadium in The Hague, Netherlands. 2) Which country won the 2014 edition of Women’s Hockey World Cup held in The Hague, Netherlands on 14 June 2014? Ans. Netherlands Note: They defeated Australia 2-0 in the final. This is Netherlands seventh title. It previously won the titles in 1974, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990 and 2006. 3) Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made his first foreign tour to which country on 15 June 2014 to 16 June 2014? Ans. Bhutan Note: He was accompanied by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. A grand welcome was accorded by Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. 4) Name the India-born Mexican plant scientist who was honoured with the World Food Prize for the year 2014? Ans. Sanjaya Rajaram
  9. 9. Note: The prize was established in 1986 by Dr. Norman Borlaug to focus the world’s attention on hunger and on those whose work has significantly helped efforts to end the hunger. The award will be presented to Rajaram in Des Moines, Iowa in October 2014. 5) Name the Booker Prize winning author who was on 20 June 2014 named as the winner of 2014 Pen Pinter Prize? Ans. Salman Rushdie Note: The Pen Printer Prize is an annual literary award was established in 2009 by writers’ charity English Pen. It was formed in memory of famous British playwright and Nobel laureate Harold Pinter. 6) Who was chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013 on 20 June 2014? Ans. Kedarnath Singh Note: He is noted Hindi poet. He is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour and is the 49th recipient of Jnanpith award. 7) Union Government on 19 June 2014 reconstituted six important Cabinet Committees of these ....... will be headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Ans. Four Note: Remaining two will be headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The six Cabinet Committees include Security, Political Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs, Economic Affairs, Accommodation and Appointments. 8) Indian Railways on 20 June 2014 increased the passenger fare by ...... percent in all classes and freight charges by ....... percent respectively? Ans. 14.2% and 6.5% 9) Name the left-arm Indian spinner who on 14 June 2014 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket? Ans. Murali Kartik 10) Which city became first kerosene-free city in India on 16 June 2014? Ans. Delhi Note: This was achieved after implementation of the Delhi: A Kerosene-Free Scheme launched in 2012 under which no subsidized kerosene were being issued in Delhi. 11) BL Joshi who resigned from his post on 17 June 2014 was the governor of? Ans. Uttar Pradesh 12) India’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) named Gauravi was launched in which city on 16 June 2014? Ans. Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  10. 10. Note: It was launched by the Bollywood actor Amir Khan. The centre is first of its kind in India for women who are victims of violence. It will provide help and assistance to rape survivors and victims of dowry harassment, domestic violence and other atrocities on women, all under one roof. 13) Which city in India recorded the highest consumption of cigarettes in India as revealed by the ICICI Lombard Tobacco Consumption Habits 2014 survey released on 12 June 2014? Ans. Kolkata 14) Which state on 17 June 2013 approved setting up of 500 water ATMs? Ans. Delhi Note: These ATMs will provide citizens with an easily accessible, demand based and affordable supply system. These ATMs will also supplement water supply, particularly in areas that faces crisis. 15) Name the Governor of Chhattisgarh who resigned on 18 June 2014? Ans. Shekhar Dutt 16) Name the former Captain of Bangladesh who was on 18 June 2014 banned for eight years by the disciplinary panel set up by the Bangladesh Cricket Board? Ans. Mohammad Ashraful Note: He was found guilty on four charges of fixing matches in Bangladesh Premier League of 2013. 17) Who was appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 June 2014? Ans. Rajeev Topno 18) Indian cricket team on 19 June 2014 won the three One Day International (ODI) series against Bangladesh 2-0. Who was the captain of Indian team in the tournament? Ans. Suresh Raina Note: Stuart Binny of India was declared Man of the Series. Main highlight of the series was Stuart Binny taking six wickets for four runs in the second ODI, which is best bowling figures by any Indian in ODIs overtaking Anil Kumble who took 6 wickets for 12 against the West Indies in 1993 in Kolkata. 19) Who was elected as the first Assembly speaker of Andhra Pradesh after bifurcation on 20 June 2014? Ans. Kodela Siva Prasada Rao 20) Name the world number one chess player who was on 18 June 2014 bagged the FIDE World Rapid Chess Championship title in Dubai? Ans. Magnus Carlsen 21) Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 15 June 2014 launched first Roof Top Solar Power Plant at ............ metro station in its attempt to conserve environment? Ans. Dwarka Sec21
  11. 11. 22) Who was appointed as the new Revenue Secretary on 14 June 2014? Ans. Shaktikanta Das 23) Which company became the first real estate developer in the country to receive ISO Quality Certification on 16 June 2014? Ans. DLF Home Developers Ltd 24) India won 12 medals overall to finish 5th in final medal tally at the 16th Asian Junior Athletics Championship held from 12 June to 15 June 2014 at? Ans. Taipei City, China 25) Union Cabinet on 17 June 2014 appointed whom as arbitrator in Vodafone tax disputes case? Ans. R C Lahoti, the Ex-Chief Justice of India (CJI) 26) Who became the first woman to be appointed on the board of the Reliance Industries on 18 June 2014? Ans. Nita Ambani 27) Union Cabinet on 18 June 2014 approved constitution of a three-member Supervisory Committee to look into issues of safety & restoration of which Dam? Ans. Mullaperiyar Dam 28) Name the Taiwanese poet who translated 1330 couplets of Tirukkural (one of the collection of sangam literature) and the poems of poet Subramanya Bharathi in Mandarin recently? Ans. Yushi 29) Who was re-elected as the President of Colombia on 15 June 2014? Ans. Juan Manuel Santos 30) Name the Indian origin physicist Tejinder Virdee who was on 14 June 2014 honoured with knighthood Bachelor by Queen Elizabeth II for his work on the Higgs Boson theory? Ans. Tejinder Virdee 31) World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) was observed across the world on 17 June 2014 with the theme? Ans. Land Belongs to the Future - Let’s Climate Proof It. 32) Name the surface-to-air missile test-fired by Indian Army on 18 June 2014? Ans. Akash missile 33) Who was awarded with the first Tang Prize in sustainable development by the Tang Prize Foundation on 18 June 2014? Ans. Gro Harlem Brundtland
  12. 12. Note: Samuel Yin established the Tang Prize in December 2012. She is a former Prime Minister of Norway and was awarded the prize for her innovation, leadership and implementation of sustainable development. 1) ISRO’s PSLV ........ was launched on 30 June 2014 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh? Ans. PSLV C23 Note: The PSLV C23 carried five satellites belonging to four countries namely France, Germany, Canada and Singapore. All these five satellites were launched under commercial arrangements that ANTRIX (ISRO’s commercial arm) has entered with the respective foreign agencies. 2) Name the Indian badminton ace who on 29 June 2014 won 750000 US dollar Australian Open Super Series by defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in straight-game 21-18, 21-11 in final played at Sydney? Ans. Saina Nehwal 3) Name the Governor of West Bengal who on 30 June 2014 tendered his resignation to the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee? Ans. MK Narayanan 4) 35th National Games to be held in which state from 31 January to 14 February 2015 as announced recently? Ans. Kerala 5) Which country announced to honour Shahrukh Khan with Officer of the Legion of Honour for his contribution to Cinema on 25 June 2014? Ans. France 6) Who was formally appointed as the first Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a period of two years from 2014 to 2016 on 26 June 2014? Ans. N Srinivasan 7) UK firm East India Company on 23 June 2014 issued an exclusive legal tender gold coins in honour of? Ans. Sachin Tendulkar 8) Who on 19 June 2014 became the first Indian to win three medals in successive ISSF Shooting World Cup? Ans. Jitu Rai 9) Who repalced Virat Kohli as the number One batsman in the ICC ODI batsman ranking released on 21 June 2014? Ans. AB de Villiers
  13. 13. 10) Which state Government on 26 June 2014 launched Amma Pharmacy (Amma Marundhagam) to sell quality medicines at a lower price? Ans. Tamil Nadu 11) Which Indian sand artist won the People's Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of the US recently? Ans. Sudarsan Pattnaik Note: He won prize for his work Save Tree, Save the Future. This is first sand art world cup at USA 2014. 12) Which College for the first time in India has included the category of third gender in its application forms for academic programs 2014-15 on 26 June 2014? Ans. Pune’s Fergusson College 13) Ramanarayanan, the film director and producer who died on 22 June 2014 in Singapore at the age of 65 is from which language? Ans. Tamil 14) Ancient Pyu Cities on 22 June 2014 became the first site from which country to be inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List? Ans. Myanmar Note: The decision to include Myanmar’s first site on World Heritage list was taken at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Doha, Qatar. 15) World Refugee Day was observed across the world on? Ans. 20 June 2014 16) Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA) was inscribed in the World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee. 38th session of the World Heritage Committee held on 23 June 2014 at? Ans. Doha, Qatar 17) Which Indian received an honorary doctor of laws degree from York University in Toronto, Canada on 21 June 2014? Ans. TATA Group Chairman Ratan Tata 18) International Widows Day was observed across the globe on? Ans. 23 June 2014 19) Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express on 25 June 2014 derailed near Chhapra in which state in which four people were killed and eight were injured?
  14. 14. Ans. Bihar 20) International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed every year on? Ans. 26 June Note: The theme of the 2014 is A message of hope: Drug use disorders are preventable and treatable. 21) The 11th century stepwell Rani-ki-Vav (Queen’s stepwell) which was included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List on 22 June 2014 is in which state? Ans. Gujarat 22) Union Home Ministry on 23 June 2014 decided not to allow visa-free entry to nationals of which country? Ans. Bangladesh 23) Name the national air carrier of India which joined the global airlines grouping, Star Alliance on 23 June 2014? Ans. Air India 24) Which state announced 33 percent reservation for women in its police force on 24 June 2014? Ans. Gujarat 25) Union Cabinet on 25 June 2014 approved an in principle memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and which country for setting up industrial parks in the country? Ans. China 26) Who was re-elected as Prime Minster of South Korea on 25 June 2014? Ans. Chung Hung Won 27) Who was appointed as Chairman of Coal India Limited on 25 June 2014? Ans. A.K. Dubey 28) Name the Indian cueist who on 29 June 2014 won his maiden IBSF 6-Red World snooker title at Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt? Ans. Pankaj Advani 29) Union Government on 24 June 2014 granted Navratna status to? Ans. Engineers India Ltd (EIL) and National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) 30) Which Indian-origin judge was appointed as 8th Attorney-General of Singapore on 25 June 2014? Ans. V K Rajah
  15. 15. 31) Who was named as the next president of the European Commission on 26 June 2014? Ans. Jean-Claude Juncker 32) United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated on 23 June 2014 with the theme? Ans. Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the People. 33) Which became the 1000th site to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site List on 22 June 2014? Ans. Okavango Delta in Botswana 34) Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on 23 June 2014 passed a Bill raising the retirement age of government employees of bifurcated Andhra Pradesh to ..... years? Ans. 60 35) State Government of Odisha on 26 June 2014 raised the retirement age of its employees from 58 to ...... years? Ans. 60 36) Which state on 26 June 2014 approved 16 percent reservation to Maratha community and 5 percent to Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions? Ans. Maharashtra