• Current Affairs 14 to 20 June 2014

    Posted on by in 2014, Current Affairs, News, Education & Training

    • Telangana became the 29th State of India with Hyderabad as its capital on 2nd June 2014. With this formation, ten districts of the then Andhra Pradesh will now become a part of the Telangana. Chandrasekhar Rao, the chief of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) was sworn-in as the first Chief Minister of Telangana. Rao took the oath along with eleven Cabinet Ministers.
    • India became the second largest exporter of textiles in the world by overtaking Italy. China still remains the largest exporter of textiles in the world. India‚Äôs share in Global Textiles increased by 17.5% in the year 2013 compared to 2012.
    • The Global Day of Parents was observed across the world on 1st June 2014.
    • Jammu and Kashmir government on 3rd June 2014 announced the enhancement of the retirement age of government employees from 58 to 60 years. The cabinet also raised the upper age limit for youths to obtain government jobs from 37 to 40 years.
    • Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur (IITK) has unveiled a new supercomputer. It is the second supercomputer that has been developed by the prestigious institute. The computer has been ranked fifth in the country in terms of performance and 130th in the list of world to 500 supercomputers. The machine operates at a peak performance of 307.2 Terra Flops (TF) and a realized performance of about 249 TF.
    • The celebrated Indian wrestling duo of Yogeshwar Dutt and Sushil Kumar sparkled on debut in new weight categories by winning a gold and silver medal respectively in the International Competition in Sassari city, Italy. London Olympics bronze-medalist Yogeshwar won the gold medal in the 65kg category while two-time Olympic medalist Sushil won the silver in the 74kg division.
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