Current Affairs – June, 2014

Okavango Delta: UNESCO’s 1,000th World Heritage Site

UNESCO has inscribed the Okavango Delta in Botswana on its World Heritage Site List. It is the 1,000th site to be bestowed with this status. Okavango Delta Location: Northwest Botswana, Africa on Okavango River The delta has rich biodiversity and is home to cheetah, white rhinoceros, black rhinoceros, African wild dog and lion – all Read More…

Union Government modernizes NIC-1987 to NIC-2008

Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry upgraded the National Industrial Classification -1987 (NIC-1987) to NIC-2008. The upgrade to NIC-2008 will facilitate new businesses as it is more investor friendly and more in sync with international practices as compared to the older version of NIC Code. It provides a more modern industrial classification system in line Read More…

Over 1 million children in India are out of school: UN report

As per a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, India, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school. According to the UNECO report: Globally, around 58 million kids aged 6 to 11 are out of school. This shows little overall improvement since 2007. India had 1.4 million Read More…

Jean-Claude Juncker will be next president of European Commission

Backed by most EU leaders, Jean-Claude Juncker has been nominated as the next president of the European Commission. The development is a severe impact on opponent David Cameron and threatens to amplify the chances of Britain leaving the European Union (EU). The British PM David Cameron was opposed to Juncker’s nomination and said it may Read More…

Chung Hung Won retained as PM of S Korea

South Korea has retained Chung Hung Won as its Premier. The President of South Korea, Park Geun-Hye announced the decision to retain the Chung Hung Won as country’s PM. Won had resigned taking the responsibility of government’s inability and untimely response to the ferry disaster that happened in April 2014. President Park accepted the resignation Read More…