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JUNE 1 TO 10
1. India’s first CNG train:
India’s first CNG train is off to a good start on the Rewari-Rohtak section in Haryana.
2. Gatiman Express: 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi un-eviled the train Gatiman Express on 9th June 2015. It is a semi high speed train between Delhi to Agra for its trial run. Its speed is 160 Km/hr.
3. Migrant Resource Centre MRC in Chennai:
The Union Ministry of Indian Overseas Affairs MOIA in combination with Tamil Nadu Government launched the Migrant Resource Centre MRC in Chennai.
4. Zimbabwe dumps its currency:
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe said government lead by President Robert Mugabe has decided to discard its virtually worthless national currency.
5. ‘Mee Bhoomi’ Scheme:
The Andhra Pradesh government has launched `Mee Bhoomi’, a digital depository of land records.
6. China today launched a freight train service between its northeastern city of Harbin and Europe, opening a new trade route to Europe covering a distance of nearly 10,000 kms.
7. India’s Yoga college in China :
Minister of State for External Affairs Gen (Retd) VK Singh inaugurated a Yoga College set up by India in China’s Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming city
8. India’s most profitable company:
Reliance Industries replaced state-owned ONGC to become the India’s most profitable company with consolidated net profit of Rs 23,566 crore in the 2014-15 fiscal, while ONGC has a consolidated net profit of Rs 18,334 crore in 2014-15 .
9. central Statistics Office (CSO) report on Indian economy :
The most profitable company in the country in the last fiscal year(2014-2015).
1st position: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL).
2nd Position: Tata Consultancy Services.
3rd Position: ONGC.
4th Position : SBI.
10. New CVC:
K C Chowdary.
11. New Chief Information Commissioner of India:
Mr. Vijai Sharma.
12. The new chancellor of Nalanda University:
George yeo(former Singapore foreign minister).
He succeeded Amartya Sen.
13. DAYS:
1 June: World Milk Day.
2 June: Telangana State celebrates the first anniversary of its foundation. 
4th June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression .
5th June: World Environment Day.
14. World No Tobacco Day Award:
Uttarakhand health minister SS Negi is conferred with World No Tobacco Day Award on 31st May .
15. Anand Kumar:
honored by Legislature of British Columbia in Canada for his achievement for underprivileged section students from India.
16. Service Tax:
Parliament’s decision of increased service tax rate became operational. Service tax was increased from 12.36% to 14% .
17. New Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force:
Birender Singh Dhanoa.
18. New President of Nigeria:
Muhammadu Buhari. He defeated President Goodluck Jonathan.
19. Prof S Bandyopadhayay appointed as Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Dr Bimal K Roy Removed from the post of Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).
20. A book “The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy” is authored by Daniel A. Bell .
21. BIS App:
Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today launched a BIS App to register complaints against sub-standard quality of ISI marked products and Hallmark jewellery.
22. new Governor of Arunachal Pradesh:
Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.
23. Queen’s Young Leaders Award:
Para-athlete, Devika Malik has been selected as one of the winner of Queen’s Young Leaders Award from across all the Commonwealth Nations.
24. Windows 10:
Microsoft will be unevil Windows 10, the latest version of its Windows operating system at the 29th July 2015.
25. Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI:
Jagmohan Dalmiya nominated former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman as esteemed members of the Cricket Advisory Committee of the BCCI .
26. US becomes world’s largest oil producer, surpasses Saudi Arabia. Russia was placed third
27. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to permit non-resident Indians (NRIs) to subscribe to the chit funds without limit on a non-repatriation basis.
28. Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI):
Meena Hemchandra appointed as the Executive Director (ED) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). She has replaced Chandan Sinha, who will now look after Financial Markets Regulation Department (including Market Intelligence), Department of Payment and Settlement Systems, Foreign Exchange Department and Department of Information Technology.
29. Maharashtra government banned the sale of loose cigarettes in the state as decided by state health department.
30. Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC):
K Sivan.
31. Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) :
S Somanath.
32. New President of the Government of Mauritius:
Miss. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.
33. Forbes list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes 2015:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (ranked 23rd ) is among Forbes magazine’s 100 highest-paid athletes in the world .
34. Chairman and Managing Director and CEO of Hero MotoCorp Ltd.:
Pawan Munjal.
35. Non-executive Chairman of ICICI Bank:
Mahendra Kumar Sharma.
36. Bangladesh Liberation War Honour/ Friends of Bangladesh Liberation War Award:
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred Award of of Bangladesh Liberation War Honour for his active role in the country independence struggle and consolidating India friendship with the Bangladesh.
37. Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar was appointed as the director of Hyderabad-based CSIR-Institue of Chemical Technology (IICT).
38. New DG of National Security Guard:
Mr. RC Tayal .
39. Director of India cricket team:
Ravi Shastri.
40. Rahul Dravid, former Indian cricketer was today appointed coach of the India A and under-19 cricket teams.
41. India’s Sundaram Ravi inducted in ICC Elite Panel of Umpires.
42. Legendary Telugu writer Dasaradhi Rangacharya passes away.
43. Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President’s award:
Suresh Kalmadi as conferred with Asian Athletics Association (AAA) President’s award for his contribution towards the development of athletics in Asian continent.
44. Inderjeet Singh:
Inderjeet Singh won gold medal in men’s shot by tugged the iron ball to a new championship record of 20.41 meter in his fourth attempt at 21st Asian Athletics Championships held from 3rd June to 7th June at Wuhan, China.
45. INS Vikrant:
India’s first indigenously-built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant was undocked at a simple ceremony at Cochin Shipyard Limited 
46. Jaipur Metro:
Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan Chief Minister inaugurated Jaipur Metro, touted as one of the fastest built metro systems in the country.
Union government launched a new web portal, the first citizen based website to exchanging information of missing and found children, launched by Ravi Shankar Prasad and Maneka Gandhi, the union ministers. The website was jointly developed by DeitY and Union Ministry of Women and Child Development.
48. Government has set an ambitious target of awarding highway projects worth Rs 3.5 lakh crore in next six months besides creation of 25 lakh jobs in the shipping, road, transport and highways sector.
49. Bangladesh M Shefaq Ahmed, Chairman of Bangladesh Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) granted permission to India’s Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) to do business in the country and paid up capital of one billion Taka .
50. South Asian University in New Delhi:
Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister lays foundation stone of South Asian University in New Delhi. It is established by the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC).
51. Indian Railways has inked MoU with Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi for research and development work.
52. “Gaurav”:
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu also dedicated 1500th rail engine “Gaurav” for public services from Diesel locomotive works (DLW) at Maduadeeh, Varanasi
53. 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) concluded at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
54. Cyclonic storm Ashobaa:
A tropical cyclone has developed in the Arabian Sea.Cyclonic storm Ashobaa is the first tropical storm of the pre-monsoon season in the Indian seas. 
55. Jind, Karnal and Muzaffarnagar districts added in National Capital Region.
56. T he Delhi Metro received its first train which is capable of running without a driver which is manufactured at Changwan in South Korea.
57. India and five other nations (Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Indonesia and New Zealand) have joined a multilateral agreement for automatic exchange of financial information, a move that will help it combat tax evasion and deal with the problem of black money.
58. Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) was awarded the Miniratna (Cateogry -1) status by the Department of Public Enterprises under the Union Ministry of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises.
59. Facebook Lite:
Facebook has released Facebook Lite, a Lite version of its application for people using Android smart phones in places where wireless data bandwidth is scarce.
60. Defence capabilities and identifies the transformative nature of the Trade Initiative (DTTI) :
India and the United States (US) signed the 2015 Framework for the India-US Defence Relationship signed by the Ashton Carter, US Secretary of Defence and India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar to provides direction for high level strategic discussions, continued exchanges between armed forces of both countries, and strengthening of defence capabilities and identifies the transformative nature of the Trade Initiative (DTTI) and Defence Technology.
61. India has signed a deal with the World Bank for a $400 million loan for an urban development project in Tamil Nadu o improve urban services in urban local bodies and improvement in services including water, sewerage, municipal solid waste, urban transportation, sewerage management and storm water drainage.
62. Cricketer of the year 2015 award:
AB De Villiers.
63. India, Netherlands sign MoU for development of Measles- Rubella Vaccines.
64. “First green police station”:
India’s first green police station was inaugurated at Maurice Nagar in north Delhi. It was inaugurated by Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi.
65. Jal Kranti Abhiyan 2015-16:
Uma Bharti, Union Minister of State for Water Resources and River Development launched the Jal Kranti Abhiyan 2015-2016 covering 672 water deficient districts in the country in Jaipur, Rajasthan. 
The aim is to amalgamate water conservation and management in the country through a holistic and integrated approach involving all stakeholders, making it a mass movement.
66. R Seshasayee appointed as non-executive chairman of Infosys with immediate effect. He has replaced KV Kamath.
67. Barcelona FC has won 2015 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League trophy for the fifth time.
68. India slaps anti-dumping duty on steel imports from China, Malaysia and South Korea.
69. A memorandum of understanding (MoU),has been signed between Kotak Mahindra Bank and ING Bank for exploring opportunities arising from cross-border business, investment and trade flows across various regions, including Europe.
70. 41st G-7 summit began at Schloss Elmau, Germany for two days. The countries which are participated in this summit are: Canada, Europe Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and USA.
71. First elephant hospital in India:
set up by Kerala government.
72. Mahesh N. Buch (M N Buch), the architect of modern Bhopal passed away.
73. 2015 Baileys Women Prize:
Ali Smith, Author from United Kingdom won the 2015 Baileys Women Prize for Fiction for her novel “How to be Both”.
74. T M Bhasin, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank, has been appointed as Vigilance Commissioner (VC).
75. Venkatapathy Raju is all set to guide the national cricket team from Nepal during their ongoing 15-day camp in Dharamsala.
76. Dr. M N Buch, former Bureaucrat and Architect of modern Bhopal passed Away.
77. Nobel laureate Irwin Rose a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko of the Israel Institute of Technology for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis passed Away.
78. The World Bank approved USD 250 million loan for Jhelum and Tawi Flood Recovery Project for the reconstruction of flood-affected public infrastructure in Jammu & Kashmir.
79. The Reserve Bank today lowered the economic growth forecast for the current fiscal to 7.6 per cent from 7.8 per cent projected in April, citing various risks, including poor monsoon and rising crude oil prices.
80. China develops world’s first ATM with Facial Recognition Technology.
81. Pinaka Mark-II rocket :
An advanced version of the indigenously developed Pinaka Mark-II rocket was successfully test-fired from Army’s Chandan firing range near Pokhran using a multi-barrel launcher.
with a range of more than 60-km
82. NCERT director BK Tripathi announced that a textbook on yoga for upper primary classes to be released on June 21, Yoga Day.
83. 2015 Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix :
Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won the 2015 Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix title by winning the final race.
84. Indonesia Open Badminton tournament held at Jakarta, Indonesia 2015:
Shuttler Kento Momota and Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon won the men’s and women’s singles respectively of the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament.

JUNE 11 TO 20

1. PayZapp:
HDFC bank launched mobile app named “PayZapp” for a complete digital payment and purchase solution through which customers will able to manage their credit or debit card details, recharge and pay bills, use virtual card, send money through a wallet and shop etc.
2. Country’s second-largest private sector lender, HDFC Bank has launched a 10-second paperless instant loan plan under which the bank will disburse personal loans in just 10 seconds.
The 10-second loan scheme is another offering under HDFC Bank’s digital banking platform GoDigital. Under the platform, the bank had launched PayZapp application to cater to e-commerce space
3. Global Peace Index:
India ranked 143 out of 162 countries on 2015 Global Peace Index.according to Australia-based global think-tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).
Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world followed by Denmark and Austria at second and third positions, respectively. Others in the top 10 include New Zealand, Switzerland, Finland, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Czech Republic.
Syria the least peaceful. Pakistan ranked 154 with a ‘very low’ state of peace.
4. Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) Update:
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for stepping up of India’s solar power capacity target under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) by five times reaching 1,00,000 MW by 2022. It is a giant step towards creating clean and sustainable energy source in the country.
5. World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) Report for 2013:
India is considered to be at very good positions in the field of various sports but in terms of doping by its athletes, it has been ranked third behind Russia and Turkey in a World Anti-Doping Agency Report for 2013 with as many as 91 from the country testing positive for banned substances in that year.
6. President gives assent to Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015:
The President has promulgated the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015, on Monday that will help lakhs of persons battling cheque bounce cases far away from their places this ordinance will allow filing of cheque bounce case at the place where the cheque was presented for clearance .
It is the 14th ordinance by the Modi Government in a little over a year time.
7. Charles Correa, India’s greatest architect passes away .
8. Nek Chand Saini, creator of Chandigarh’s iconic Rock Garden passed away .
9. Former Union Minister Sheila Kaul passes away:
Former Union Minister Sheila Kaul, a sister-in-law of Jawaharlal Nehru and oldest surviving former parliamentarian passed away. 
Sheila Kaul was a former Himachal Pradesh Governor and a five time MP.Kaul was born on February 7, 1915.
10. first Indian footballer to score 50 international goal:
Sunil Chhetri, during his team’s 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Guam.
Former captain Bhaichung Bhutia stays at the second spot with 42 goals in 107 matches while IM Vijayan has 40 goals from 79 games 
11. Chair of Board of Directors of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN):
Vinita Bali.
12. New President of UN General Assembly:
Denmark’s former parliament speaker Mogens Lykketoft as president during UN’s 70th anniversary session.
He will succeed Sam Kutesa of Uganda.
13. Non-Executive Director India Cements Limited (CIL) :
P L Subramanian.
14. Sharad Pawar was re-elected as the President of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
15. Non-executive chairman of ICICI Bank:
Mahendra Kumar Sharma.
16. 14th Sant Namdev National Award 2015:
Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister of Punjab was conferred the prestigious 14th Sant Namdev National Award 2015 with amount of Rs. 101000 along with a citation for promoting peace, communal harmony and universal brotherhood. This award was presented to him by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on behalf of the Sarhad Foundation at a function in Pune.
17. New Law Minister of Delhi:
Kapil Mishra.
18. New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter Inc:
Mr. Jack Dorsey.
19. Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the telecom operator Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) :
Narendra Kumar Yadav.
20. First women Director of Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) :
Professor Sanghmitra Bandyopadhayay. She succeeded Dr Bimal K Roy.
21. First 100 percent visually-challenged Indian Foreign Services (IFS):
Chennai’s NL Beno Zephine.
She took help of software named Job Access with Speech (JAWS), which was a replacement of Brialle for the preparation of exam.
22. Japan’s highest civilian award ‘Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star:
Eminent scientist and recipient of Bharat Ratna Chintamani Nagesa Ramachandra Rao has been conferred Japan’s highest civilian award for promoting academic interchange and mutual understanding in science and technology between the two countries.
23. ICC Hall of Fame:
Former West Indies fast bowler Wes Hall was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame .
He became the fourth cricketer to receive the honour this year after Betty Wilson, Anil Kumble and Martin Crowe.
24. Trilateral dialogue in New Delhi:
Countries India, Japan and Australia held first ever high level trilateral dialogue in New Delhi which was attended by Indian foreign secretary S Jaishankar, Japanese vice foreign minister Akitaka Saiki and Australian secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Varghese.
25. First Donors’ Conference:
Sushil Koirala, Nepal Prime Minister invites Narendra Modi, India Prime Minister to visit Nepal on June 25th to address the First Donors’ Conference in Kathmandu.
26. Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) pact:
Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) pact was signed between African leaders which will pave a path for creating Africa’s largest free-trade zone. Tripartite Summit 2015 held at the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt.
27. Wu-14 hypersonic strike vehicle:
China has concluded on 7 June 2015, the fourth successful test of a new Wu-14 hypersonic strike vehicle which is capable of delivering nuclear weapons and travel in high altitude in the atmosphere on the edge of space at speeds of up to 10 times the speed of sound i.e. around 7,680 miles per hour.The vehicle has ability to executed extreme maneuvers that may be able to render US anti-missile defense systems obsolete.
28. Fake currency worth more than a crore has been recovered from an HDFC bank chest located on Golf Course Road at Gurgaon.
29. PM launches ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App':
The application provides updates on the day-to-day activities of Shri Narendra Modi. It presents an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from Shri Narendra Modi. There is also an option to contribute and earn ‘badges’ through to-do tasks.
30. Sakaar: application:
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development ofNorth-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances &Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh launched an AugmentedReality (AR) application named “Sakaar”
It is a live direct view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated 3D models, animations, videos etc. The technology enhances user’s current perception of reality.
31. National People’s Party derecognised by EC:
The Election Commission suspended the recognition of the PA Sangma-led National People’s Party– a recognised state party in Meghalaya—for its “failure” to file the election expenditure statement for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
32. BSNL to set up 40,000 WiFi hot spots in India by 2018 .
33. On 15 June 2015 United Kingdom (UK) celebrated 800 years of signing of Magna Carta(Latin for “the Great Charter”).
34. Motor Vehicles Agreement :
India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh have inked a Motor Vehicles Agreement for the regulation of passenger, personnel and cargo vehicular traffic in Thimpu, Bhutan.
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) 
35. Haridwar Mail Is now onwards Yoga Express:
Indian Railways has named Haridwar Mail as Yoga Express. The train No 19031/19032 Ahmedabad-Haridwar-Ahmedabad which is also known as ‘Haridwar Mail’ will be named as ‘Yoga Express’ with immediate effect.
36. Japan lowers voting age from 20 to 18.
37. FDI in services sector grows by 46% in 2014-15:
Since Government is taking steps to improve ease of doing business and attracting investments, FDI inflows into the services sector grew by over 46 per cent to $3.25 billion in 2014-15.
38. Stuttgart Open Title:
Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea clinched the men’s doubles title of the 574,965-euro Stuttgart Open on the grass courts of Tennis Club Weissenhof
39. Philae comet lander ‘wakes up’ :
The European Space Agency’s Philae lander, which has been stranded, cold, and alone somewhere on Comet 67P for the last seven months, has woken up.
.Philae, the first spacecraft to land on a comet, phoned home and made contact with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the first time in seven months on Saturday(13th June 2015).
40. Insurance pool for nuclear liability:
The Government has launched aninsurence pool to the tune of Rs. 1,500 crore which is mandatory under the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act (CLND) in a bid to offset financial burden of foreign nuclear suppliers.
Under the Rs. 1,500 crore pool, set up by General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) and 11 other life insurers including New India, Oriental Insurance, National Insurance and United India Insurance from the public sector apart from private insurance companies, policies offered will be a nuclear operators liability insurance policy and a nuclear suppliers’ special contingency (against right to recourse) insurance policy.
41. BSNL launches free roaming;
42. Second border haat (rural market):
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has jointly inaugurated second border haat (rural market) was opened for common people at Kamalasagar in Sipahijala district of Tripura bordering Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh by video-conferencing from Dhaka to facilitate bilateral trade of 16 shortlisted locally produced goods include agricultural and horticultural crops, spices, minor forest products excluding timber, fish and dry fish, dairy and poultry products, cottage industry items, wooden furniture, handloom and handicraft items.
43. Migrant Resources Centre in Chennai:
In India already there are three such MRC’ s and with the recent one in Chennai it totals to four now in India.
The first MRC was founded in Kochi, Kerala in the year 2008 by MOIA. It was followed by MRC’s at Hyderabad (Telengana,Andhra Pradesh) , Gurgaon (Haryana) and now in chennai.
44. Telangana Industrial Policy 2015 :
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on 12 June 2015 unveiled the Telangana Industrial Policy 2015 in Hyderabad. 
The policy is intended to boost industrial activity and employment opportunities in the state.
45. “NOWCAST “:The weather alerts service.
The Union Agriculture Minister Radha Ram Mohan launched a weather alert service named NOWCAST in collaboration with Insurance web portal for farmers ( that will enable farmers to insure their crops under three schemes.
The weather alerts service called NOWCAST will collect information from 146 weather stations spread across the country and send instant text messages to farmers located in areas likely to be affected by extreme weather.
46. Bhagavad Gita the sacred ancient Indian scripture, has made its debut in China after its Chinese version was released during an international Yoga conference being held in China
47. World’s First Electric Passenger Plane: BX1E:
China has made World’s First Electric Passenger Plane. It has been named BX1E.
It can fly at an altitude of 3,000 meters.
48. GAGAN’ (GPS-aided geo-augmented navigation) system update:
ISRO will provide satellite-generated information to the railways through space technology-based tools that will provide safety at unmanned level crossings.
With the use of GAGAN software system, a tr ain would know the location of any unmanned level crossing and soon a a warning signal can be given
As soon as the warning signal will be given, the train’s hooter will automatically start when it comes near an unmanned crossing.
\GAGAN is an indigenous navigational guide system developed by ISRO on the lines of GPS system of the US. It was jointly developed by the ISRO and Airports Authority of India (AAI) with a view to assist aircraft in accurate landing
49. Days:
12th June: World against Child Labour Day .
14th June: World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).
15TH JUNE: association with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dengu Day; World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
16th June : Combat Desertification and Drought day .
20th June: Refugee Day; International Surfing Day
50. Google Lite:
Google Inc has launched a new lite mode of Google search engine for India and Brazil on 2 Generation (2G) network. The new lite mode of Google search engine loads pages four times faster than the traditional web pages and consume 80% less data and penetrate 50% faster connection compared to before. This feature is currently limited to Android smart phones.
51. Union Government has scrapped customs import duties for drugs and test kits used to treat Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) to cut prices of AIDS drugs across the country and thus help directly in Government’s national program to fight the disease.
52. A book titled ‘Education of Muslims: An Islamic Perspective of Knowledge & Education–Indian Context’. Written by Former NCERT Director J S Rajput.
53. The book “Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is changing the world’s Largest Democracy” written by Hindol Sengupta was released.
54. Suvidha trains:
Ministry of Railways decided to run Suvidha trains with dynamic fares. 
To address the rush during peak travel seasons,the decision to run Suvidha trains was taken during climax seasons like Holi rush, summer rush, Dussehra rush, winter rush and on other occasions.
There will be no waiting list, only confirmed and RAC tickets will be issued and also no discount will be available on these trains and advance reservation period will be of 10 days while the maximum advance reservation period will be 30 days.
55. One Nation One Number: BSNL.
BSNL announced this scheme with the consent of Union Minister of Communications & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad that they begins free roaming service from 15th June across the India and put up the 5,000 additional towers for better services.
56. Half-an-hour free Wi-Fi Interet facility in the Taj Mahal complex :
Ravi Shankar Prasad, communication union minister launched half-an-hour free Wi-Fi Interet facility in the Taj Mahal complex with the help of BSNL and Quadgen, a Bengaluru-based company, for tourists visiting in the Taj Mahal can upload their selfies or photographs clicked with their loved ones directly from Taj Mahal.
57. Indian off-spin cricketer Harbhajan Singh became the ninth all-time highest Test wicket-takers by claiming 416 wickets in 102 matches.
58. Housing for All by 2022:
Government today launched ‘Housing for All by 2022′ mission and approved a substantial increase in interest relief on loan for the urban poor to promote affordable homes and accepted the recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to increase interest subvention to 6.50 per cent on housing loans to beneficiaries belonging to economic weaker section (EWS) including slum- dwellers and low income groups (LIGs).
59. CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi has given its approval for inclusion of Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand under the National Dairy Plan- I (NDP-I) and also extended the implementation period to achieve key outputs NDP-I upto 2018-19.
60. Jharkhand Government :
Chief Minister Raghuvar Das has imposed a ban on the sale of thermocole plates in the state at promoting of leaf plates in the state Generate employment for the poor and tribal who are engaged in making leaf plates. Chief Minister also announced Rs 1 lakh to villages in states which become liquor-free.
61. Govt to implement the railway extension project from Agartala to Gangasagar (Bangladesh) by 2017.

JUNE 21 TO 30

1. Diesel Electric Multiple Unit( DEMU)-Train:
Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu with Kerala Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed, K V Thomas, MP, and Hybi Eden, Congress MLA flagged off India’s first diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) train service , as Angamaly-Ernakulam-Tripunithura-Piravom train which is expected to help in reducing traffic congestion in the state’s fastest growing city.
2. ‘Orbiter Craft Module Structure’ of Chandrayaan-2 :
Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which is headquartered at Bengaluru has delivered the ‘Orbiter Craft Module Structure’ of Chandrayaan-2 to ISRO Satellite Centre 
Chandrayaan-1 launched on October 22, 2008.
3. India joins Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) :
I ndia and 49 other founding countries signed an agreement providing the legal framework for the China-led $100 billion multilateral Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) .
4. ‘World Crafts City’:
Jaipur is accredited with the title ‘World Crafts City’ by the World Crafts Council (WCC). 
WCC shortlisted two cities from India. One Mamallapuram, near Chennai for stone carving and the other one was Jaipur for its crafts. And finally selected Jaipur as the World’s Crafts City.
5. Krishi cabinet:
To give more thrust on agriculture Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu unveiled his plan to formulate a ‘Krishi cabinet’ with a group of ministers headed by himself 
6. Integrated Security System (ISS):
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the Integrated Security System (ISS) at four railway stations in Mumbai comprising Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Dadar, Kurla and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) .
The ISS is aimed at improving security on Railway premises, ensuring safety of the people and averting terror attacks.
7. Silk Route- 2015:
Joint military training exercise named ‘Silk Route- 2015′ between China and Sri Lanka has begun at Buttala in Central Sri Lanka.
8. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extended the date of to exchange pre-2005 bank notes by six months. New extended date is 31st December 2015. The earlier deadline was expiring on June 30.
9. 21st June: International Yoga Day;International Father’s Day.
23rd June: International Widows Day;
25th June: World Vitiligo Day.
26th June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking .
29th June: National Statistics Day(birth anniversary of late Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis).
10. New International Cricket Council (ICC) President :
Former Pakistan captain Zaheer Abbas. He succeeded Bangladesh’s Mustafa Kamal
11. SoftBank Corp:
Nikesh Arora was appointed as President of Japan’s telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp.
12. Village Mentoring Project (VMP):
launched by Haryana Government ;
Goal: to improve healthcare and education of the villagers with a special emphasis on girl child;
The project was launched in Rajjipur village of Panchkula district of state in collaboration with Indian School of Business (ISB), Mohali.
13. Banking and Insurance Services Helpline:
Uttar Pradesh government has started a Banking and Insurance Services Helpline targeting pension beneficiaries.
14. Japan’s prestigious Fukuoka Prize :
Historian-author Ramachandra Guha has been selected for Japan’s prestigious Fukuoka Prize in the Academic category.
15. CR7 Galaxy :
Galaxy CR7 named after footballer,the Portugal captain and the Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
16. Ambubachi Mahotsava :
The famous Ambubachi Mahotsava of Kamakhaya temple in Assam begans from 22nd June .
North East Frontier Railway has arranged special trains between Katihar and Guwahati to accommodate extra rush of pilgrims.
17. Nathu La border point, Sikkim:
China and India has opened the Nathu La border point in Sikkm to enable pilgrims to travel Kailash-Manasarovar by bus from the border without the ordeal of trekking and travelling on horse backs.
18. ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award 2015:
One of the foremost south Indian classical vocalists “Sanjay Subrahmanyam” has been selected for ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award 2015 of The Music Academy.
19. Moorti Devi Award 2014:
Vishwanath Tripathi was chosen for 28th Moorti Devi Award for the year 2014. He was selected for his book Vyomkesh Darvesh, which is a lifetime story of Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi.
20. Best Test Player of the 21st Century:
Sachin Tendulkar, Indian Cricketer was voted as Best Test Player of the 21st Century.
He was voted in an online poll conducted by official website of cricket Australia.
Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara received the second highest votes. 
He was followed by Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist in the third position.
21. Leander Paes became 47th player in the world to play with 100 different partners on ATP Circuit.
22. Austrian Grand Prix of F1 :
Nico Rosberg of Mercedes wins Austrian Grand Prix of F1 ahead of Mercedes teammate Hamilton.
He was also the winner of Austrian Grand Prix Formula One (F1) of 2014.
23. NBA’s first Indian-born player:
Satnam Singh Bhamara from Punjab became the first Indian to be drafted by National Basketball Association,Mavericks chose him with the 52nd overall pick at the 2015 draft.
24. Ajinkya Rahane to lead Team India for the Zimbabwe tour .
25. Gerry Weber Open , Tennis title:
Roger Federer wins Gerry Weber title for record 8th time by defeating Italy’s Andreas Seppi which held in Halle, Germany.
26. FIFA U-20 World Cup: Auckland, New Zealand.
won by Serbia. Serbia defeated Brazil.
27. Canada Open Badminton tournament:
Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa clinched the Canada Open women’s doubles title.
28. Hockey captain Shashi Bala:
Former Indian women hockey captain Shashi Bala passed away along with her 15-year-old son following a road accident in Punjab.
29. McGrath who is director at MRF Pace Foundation and scalp-hunter supreme have picked the five batsmen he “greatly admired”. They are Sachin Tendulkar, Brain Lara, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh;
30. Norway Chess 2015 :
Veselin Topalov claimed the Norway Chess 2015 title in Stavanger.
He got half a point ahead of V. Anand
31. IIT Kharagpur to offer MBBS:
IIT Kharagpur would soon start offering MBBS courses as well for which they had setup three-acre plot on the edge of the campus, the 400-bedded super-specialty hospital, Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research, would be ready by the end of 2017 .
32. Investigating units for crimes against women (IUCAW):
Karnataka state government will create specialized units in seven police districts to expedite the investigations into crime against the women to create investigating units for crimes against women (IUCAW). 
The Centre would bear 50% cost of setting up a unit.
33. National Career Counseling Centers:
34. Central government will establish 100 National Career Counseling Centers across the country to boost the employability of the youths.
Initially, two of such centres will be established in Lucknow and Ghaziabad.
35. Book Title “Benazir Bhutto: A Multidimensional Portrait” was written by Dr Anna Suvorova(Russia).
36. Maharashtra has topped in Patent filing in India during year 2013-14. While, the Bengaluru was the top city in IPR filing in the country.
37. Leading state in the country as installed capacity of solar energy :
Rajasthan has become number one state in the country as installed capacity of solar energy, announced by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Rajasthan with total 1,167 megawatt (MW) installed capacity has surpassed Gujarat (1000 MW) which was previous number one state in the country.
38. ‘Best Welfare Organisation of the Year – 2015’ award :
National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) has been honored with the ‘Best Welfare Organisation of the Year – 2015’ award. 
The award is promoted by the United Kingdom based International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN).
39. As per the survey, the gross state domestic product (GSDP), Delhi’s per capita income during financial year 2014-15 has increased to Rs 2.41 lakh from Rs 2.12 lakh in the previous fiscal.
40. 4th Generation (4G) services:
Bharti Airtel has launched 4th Generation (4G) services in Mysuru (or Mysore), Karnataka which is the wireless communications standard developed by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). 
With this launch, Airtel customers in Mysore can now access high speed access to the Internet using 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology and enjoy the most advanced Internet experience in India.
India’s first 4G services in Kolkata in April 2012 by Airtel.
41. Bhuvan Ganga Mobile Application:
Bhuvan Ganga Mobile Application and Web Portal to aid flagship mission to Clean Ganga was launched by launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti .
42. Union Government recently has cancelled the licenses of over 2000 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) across the country as decided by the Union Home Ministry, under the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.
43. June 22 as ‘Snake Bird Day’:
Kerala Government has declared June 22 as ‘Snake Bird Day’ in a bid to protect the endangered species which is also known as Indian darter.
44. Tennis Icon Steffanie Graf:
Tennis Icon Steffanie Graf announced as a Ayurveda brand ambassador by cabinet meeting presided by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
45. Sister Nirmala Joshi, former Superior General of Missionaries of Charity passed away . She had taken over as Superior General in March 1997 after the death of Mother Teresa.
46. Praful Bidwai :
Renowned journalist, author and anti-nuclear activist Praful Bidwai has died at the age of 66 in Amsterdam
47. James Horner the man who composed music for “Titanic” dies in plane crash
48. South Africa and India have renewed an agreement to extend cooperation in the field of social innovation, astronomy, agriculture, biotechnology and indigenous knowledge systems for the next three years.
49. India and Thailand signed a number of important agreements, including the double taxation avoidance treaty.
50. India and US have signed a series of agreements on health in order to enhance cooperation in health sector .
51. India has emerged as the third largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for United Kingdom (UK) after United States (US) and France .
52. India has become most attractive investment destination in world after it was ranked first among 110 countries .
53. Literary festival 2015:
The happiest country in the world Bhutan is set to hold the 6th edition of its annual Mountain Echoes literary festival in capital Thimphu.
54. Monsoon Session of Parliament is all set to begin on July 21 and conclude on August 13.2015.
55. State-run Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) renamed as Renewable Energy Corporation of India (RECI).
56. PM launches three mega schemes for urban development
(1) Smart Cities Mission,
(2) Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
(3) Housing For All
57. Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) indigenously designed and developed bY Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) has successfully completed the hot weather flight trials in Jodhpur.
58. Phase I of Chennai Metro Rail Service launched by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.
59. Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero Honour:
Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was honored with Orden de la Democracia Simon Bolivar en el grado de cruz Caballero (Order of the Democracy Simon Bolivar) which is highest civilian award of Columbia.
60. New Deputy Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of State Bank of India:
Anshula Kant.
61. Union Government and Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh asked three states Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan to encourage supply of free milk in the Mid Day Meal to school children with an aim to increase nutritional level in the Mid Day Meal for school children.
62. Rukmini Dahanukar, proudly held her medal for completing the five-day Mount Everest Challenge Marathon.
63. carbon emissions:
India is fourth largest carbon emitter in the world in terms of per capita emission accounting for 6.6 % of global emissions for the year 2012. According to a report by World Resources Institute (WRI).
Top 10 emitters are: China (25.26%), US (14.4%), European Union (10.16%), India (6.69%), Russia (5.36%), Japan (3.11%), Brazil (2.34%), Indonesia (1.76%), Mexico (1.67%) and Iran (1.65%).
64. Fair price medicine shops:
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she has taken initiative to provide affordable healthcare through fair price medicine shops will be showcased in an international conference in Italy.
65. world’s biggest employer:
US Department of Defense is the world’s biggest employer over 3.2 million employees
Followed by People’s Liberation Army (the Chinese military) with 2.3 million.
Indian Railway with 1.4 million staff is at 8th place and Indian Armed Forces with 1.3 million people at 9th place.
66. National floor-level minimum wage(NFLMW):
Union Government in June 2015 increased the national floor-level minimum wage (NFLMW) to 160 rupees per day from 137 rupees per day – The new rate will be effective from 1 July 2015.which will be in effective from 1 July 2015.
67. Germany’s oldest remaining Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor in the southern state of Bavaria has been shut down .
68. United Nations Public Service Award 2015:
Nadia district in West Bengal has won in the category of improving delivery of public services for or eliminating open defecation in the district.
69. Varttavali program:
Varttavali is the name of the new Sanskrit News program launched by Doordarshan. It is a weekly program and will focus on news, features and discussions on events around the world and will be conducted in Sanskrit.
70. AAP logo’s designer: Sunil Lal.
71. Karnala Bird Sanctuary: Maharashtra .
72. Similipal Tiger Reserve: Odisha.
73. Satkosia Tiger Reserve: Odisha
74. ICNR: International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction .


* It is officially known as the 16th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2014.
** The official ceremony took place on 7 June 2015 in Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
** The Winners :
I. Best Film:Queen.
II. Best Director: Rajkumar Hirani – PK.
III. Best Actor In A Leading Role: Shahid Kapoor –Haider as Haider Meer.
IV. Best Actress In A Leading Role: Kangana Ranaut – Queen as Rani Mehra.
V. Best Actor In A Supporting Role: Riteish Deshmukh – Ek 
Villain as Rakesh Mahadkar.
VI. Best Actress In A Supporting Role: Tabu – Haider as Ghazala Meer.
VII. Male Debutant Star: Tiger Shroff – Heropanti as Bablu.
VIII. Female Debutant Star: Kriti Sanon – Heropanti as Dimpy.
IX. Best Performance In A Comic Role: Varun Dhawan– Main Tera Hero as Seenu.
X. Best Performance In A Negative Role: Kay Kay Menon– Haider as Khurram Meer.
XI. Best Story: Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar, Parveez Shaikh- Queen.
Special Awards ..
I. IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Cinema: Subhash Ghai.
II. IIFA Award for Entertainer of the Year: Deepika Padukone
Musical awards ..
I. Best Music Direction: 2 States – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
II. Best Lyrics: Galliyan from Ek Villain – Manoj Muntashir.
III. Best Male Playback Singer: Ankit Tiwari for Galliyan – Ek Villain.
IV. Best Female Playback Singer: Kanika Kapoor for Baby Doll – Ragini MMS 2.
V. Best Sound Design: Shajith Koyeri – Haider.
VI. Best Background Score: Vishal Bhardwaj – Haider.


@@ The government has proposed income tax benefits for people making payments through credit or debit cards.
@@ This move also aims to boost digital payement and encouraging non-cash transactions.
@@ Here are the key points that you need to know:
* High value transactions of more than Rs 1 lakh, may be allowed through electronic means only.
* In order to incentivise shopkeepers, the government has proposed tax rebate to them provided they accept a significant value of sales through debit or credit cards.
* Tax benefits in terms of income tax rebates to be considered to consumers for paying a certain proportion of their expenditure through electronic means
* There could also be no transaction charges on card payments at petrol pumps, gas agencies, and for railway tickets.
* The proposals are aimed at building a transactions history of an individual to enable improved credit access and financial inclusion, reduce tax avoidance and check counterfeiting of currency.
* An appropriate tax rebate can be extended to a merchant if at least say 50 per cent value of the transactions is through electronic means. Alternatively, 1-2 per cent reduction in value added tax could be considered on all electronic transactions by the merchants
* The draft also proposes to relax the norms for reporting credit card transactions of individuals by banks.
* At present there are about 56.4 crore debit cards and 11.25 lakh point of sale terminals in India.
* The draft proposals were prepared by the government after consultations with various stakeholders including RBI, NPCI, NIBM, public and private sector banks, card service providers, mobile service providers, research institutions and government departments.

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