Daily Current Affairs 13 June 2013

1. K. Jayaraman has been appointed as new Director of Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL), a key missile facility in Hyderabad. He took charge as Director of the Defence Research and Development Laboratory from V.G. Sekharan.

2. Competition Commission of India member H.C. Gupta, former Coal Secretary who is set to be questioned by CBI, has submitted his resignation to the Government.

3. The Government has hiked the investment limit for foreign portfolio investors in government bonds by USD 5 billion to USD 30 billion to attract more foreign inflow.

4. The World Bank has forecasted 6.7% growth rate for India by next fiscal year as exports and private investment are projected to strengthen and provide a boost to growth. In its latest Global Economic Prospects report, the IMF has said that India’s GDP in factor cost terms is projected to grow 5.7% in the 2013 fiscal and then increase to higher growth of 6.5% and 6.7% in FY2013-14 and FY2014-15, respectively.

5. Greece’s government announced the immediate closure of public television and radio broadcaster ERT, in a shock move that affects nearly 2,700 jobs.

6. The Maharashtra government on Wednesday confirmed that the Asian Athletic Championship will be held in Pune from 3rd to 7th July.

7. Nuclear Reactors of Areva, the French company will start the production at first in China before supplying the production to Jaitapur in Maharashtra.

8. Former President Pervez Musharraf was formally arrested on Thursday and remanded to judicial custody for a fortnight over the 2006 killing of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Bugti.

9. Indian street food vendors Ashok Sah and Vijay Chaudhary won the critics award at the World Street Food Congress in Singapore.
The Congress was held from 31 May 2013 to 9 June 2013. They had gone there as a part of a team of Indian street food vendors.

10. Aviation industry veteran Gary Kenneth Toomey was today appointed by Jet Airways as its new chief executive Officer, nearly two months after the airline’s deal with Gulf carrier Etihad.