Current Affairs – June, 2014

India successfully launched PSLV C-23 with 5 satellites

India’s ANTRIX (ISRO’s commercial arm) successfully launched 5 foreign satellites from four countries on board PSLV-C23 rocket which placed them in orbit. The rocket was launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota and was also witnessed by PM Narendra Modi. ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C23 placed all five satellites into their respective orbits. Read More…

Saina Nehwal clinches Australian Open Super Series title

Star Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal defeated Spain’s Carolina Marin to win the $750,000 Star Australian Super Series title. The 6th seeded Indian, who had clinched the India Open Grand Prix Gold earlier this year, dominated the contest throughout.

New Facelock Technology obviates the need to remember complex passwords

Researchers at the University of York in the U.K have developed a new technology named Facelock technology which provides an alternative to remembering complicated passwords. Retaining complicated passwords has always been a difficult job for most people. There is also a risk of hacking if the passwords are kept too simple. The new Facelock technology Read More…

July 4 is the deadline for implementing Food Security Act

Adhering to its earlier decision of a 3-month extension to States and Union Territories to implement the National Food Security Act, the Union government’s Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is firm that the deadline for implementing the scheme is July 4, 2014. So far only 11 States have implemented the Act. 20 Read More…

No visa-free entry for Bangladeshis: Home ministry

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has decided to thwart any move to provide visa-free entry for Bangladesh nationals. The MHA has opposed the proposal of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to provide visa-on-arrival facility to Bangladeshi nationals and visa- free entry to citizens of that country under the age of 18 and Read More…