Current Affairs – June, 2014

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East India Company issues Sachin Tendulkar with rare coin

In a tribute to Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, UK’s luxury goods brand East India Company issued an exclusive legal tender gold coin worth 12,000 pound sterling. The company will issue only 210 gold coins, each weighing precisely 200g, to pay tribute to Tendulkar at a global level. The issue of a ‘legal tender’ coin is an official mark of eminence given to individuals who have attained great achievements in human history.

The East India Company 

The East India Company which had ventured into India in around 1600 AD for the purpose of trade and which later became the precursor of British rule in India has launched a new office in the Qatari capital of Doha in collaboration with local partner Nasser Al Ansari of Octagon International. Although the Company was dissolved in 1874, it was re-born in 2010 and a revived East India Company launched its flagship Fine Foods store in London’s Mayfair. Since its creation in 1600 by The Royal Charter granted by Queen Elizabeth I, the influence of The East India Company has been great.

India-born Sanjiv Mehta acquired the over 400-year-old company in 2005.The Company offers products that have been crafted by artisans and specialists from around the globe using elements that have been sourced for their quality.

June 25: World observes International Seafarer’s Day

June 25 was observed as International Seafarer’s Day across the world. The day is observed as an expression of thanks to the seafarers for their contribution to the economy and civil society of the world, also for risks and personal costs endured by them while being in their jobs.

International Maritime Organisation (IMO) decided in 2010 to observe June 25 as International Day of the Seafarer. The Day of the Seafarers has also been included in the list of observances by United Nations.

The day acknowledges that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly linked with sea transport. A per IMO, around 90% of the world’s goods trade is carried out through ships.