Important CURRENT AFFAIRS : 22nd June 2013.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : 22nd June 2013.

1. Barack Obama, the US President on 21 June 2013 nominated James Comey as the next FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Director.

2. Six Forts of Rajasthan included in the list of World Heritage Site of UNESCO and won international recognition on 21 June 2013 in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The six majestic forts include Amber (Jaipur), Kumbhalgarh, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, Ranthambhore (Sawai Madhopur) and Gagaron (Jhalawar).

3. India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves increased by $982.3 million to $290.65 billion for the week ended June 14, according to data released by the Reserve Bank of India.

4. PepsiCo India Region President Manu Anand has quit the company with immediate effect after working with the company for 19 years.

5. VK Duggal appointed as Nodal Officer for Relief and Rescue operations in Uttrakhand.

6. The President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated first Gas based Power Plant at Palatana in Tripura.

7. Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai has been selected for the Manappuram award under the category of civil servant achieving excellence in public administration.

8. Google launched a map application that provides information on areas impacted by floods, relief centers and roads closed in rain-ravaged Uttarakhand.

9. Satyam Kumar, the 13-year-old son of a farmer from Bhojpur district, has cracked the IIT-JEE again this year with an impressive all-India rank of 679.

10. The final of the ICC Champions Trophy will be dedicated to the highly successful HIV awareness campaign, THINK WISE, a partnership created in 2009 between the ICC, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

11. Two-time Olympic reigning sprint double champion Usain Bolt won the 100-metre title at the Jamaican Athletics Championships on Friday to qualify for August's World Championships.

12. Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has dropped two places to fourth in the latest women's singles chart after a prolonged lean patch.

13. Manjeet Singh wins a silver in China Open Boxing tournament in Guiyang; India also bags three bronze.

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