Current Affairs – June, 2014

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Higgs Boson existence further confirmed

Scientists have confirmed that the particle found by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2012 is Higgs Boson (God Particle).

It had already been proved that the particle discovered in 2012 matched the Higgs Boson with respect to its mass, its lack of spin, and its rapid decay into pairs of photons. However, one key property remained uncertain: whether it gave mass to fermions, a group of particles that includes quarks and leptons.

After studying data from the LHC scientists have confirmed that the 2012 particle meets the final criteria.

The Higgs Boson was first conjectured in 1964, and its historic discovery was announced at CERN in 2012. The significance of the Higgs Boson to our understanding of particle physics is so great that it launched a 40-year search to ascertain its existence, which led to the establishing of the LHC, the world’s largest particle accelerator.

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June 20: World Refugee Day observed across the globe

World Refugee Day was observed across the world on 20 June 2014. This day observed to enhance awareness of the condition of refugees throughout the world.

The day was first observed in 2001 after the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 55/76 on December 4, 2000 to mark June 20 as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, it was noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report, the number of refugees including internally displaced and asylum-seekers across the globe has for the first time crossed 50 million in 2013 which is the highest since the World War II.

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