National Political
1. Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers numbering about 276 cross the border into India in Arunachal Pradesh at Shankar Tikri on Line of Actual Control- LAC of Yangtse area. Indian Army successfully pushed the aggressors back.
2. The government of India gives a big boost to the Aviation sector by clearing the National Civil Aviation policy 2016 which waves off 5/20 rules for new airlines to fly abroad and caps fares at Rs. 2500 for 1-hour flight. Now airlines which can deploy 20 planes in the national sector can fly overseas or otherwise provide for 20% of their total capacity for domestic operations as an enabling option.
3. President Pranab Mukherjee, on a state visit to Ivory Coast, has been conferredthe Grand National Cross (the highest national honor) by President AlassaneQuattara. Ivory Coast seeks India support for election to the UN Security Council. Ivory Coast is the world’s largest producer and exporter of cocoa beans used in making chocolate.
4. Jammu, the winter capital of J&K, is tense after an ancient temple in Janipore area was desecrated by a youth of the minority community.
5. A special SIT court awards life term to 11 convicts for burning alive 68 in the Gulbarga Society massacre as a sequel to post-Godhra violence of 2002.
6. 23rd RBI Governor Raghu Ram Rajan has indicated disinclination for a second term as RBI governor after 4th of September when his current term ends The straight-talking Governor’s current term is summed by James Bond style statement – ‘My name is Rajan and I do what I do’.
7. Indian Air Force commission three women fighter pilots for the first time at Hyderabad Air Force Academy, Dundigal.
8. World Yoga Day Celebration in Chandigarh on June 21 lead by PM Modi. The International Yoga Day has been celebrated all over the world from Time Square in New York to Sydney Harbor, Australia. Some Muslim countries also joined the bandwagon of Yoga day celebrations.

International News

1. Hillary Clinton wins the final primary of Washington D.C. although her candidature as the Democratic Party Presidential candidate had been assured previously in the earlier primaries count.
2. A British 42-year-old lady MP Joe Cox shot dead by a 52-year-old man carrying firearms arrested by the police. The MP was brutally stabbed and then shot through the head. The British MP was a vocal supporter of Britain remaining in the European Union. The killer shouted slogans in favour of Brexit(exit the E.U).
3. The Black Box of the Egypt Airline airplane which crashed last month killing all 66 on board in the Mediterranean Sea has been recovered by a special ship deployed for the purpose.
4. Fallujah the major Iraqi town has been cleared of ISIS by American-backed Iraqi forces.
5. Ousted Egyptian Islamist President Mohammad Mursi sentenced to life imprisonment by a Cairo Criminal Court along with 6 other defendants for leaking state secrets on military intelligence to Qatar and Doha-based TV network. Qatar was the main supporter of his term between July 2012 to July 2013.
6. A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts – 1 American, 1 British and 1 Russian landed on the steppe in Kazakhstan. They were in the space station in earth orbit for the past half a year.
7. Blasts rock Afghanistan with 2 Indians killed amongst 25 others. Taliban suicide bombers strike in 3 different Kabul locations.

Business News

1. Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. are setting up a joint facility in Hyderabad to manufacture Apache Helicopter fuselages and other aerostructures. The foundation stone of the project has been laid by the Defence Minister Manohar Parikar.
2. Wilfull tax defaulters may be detained henceforth by the Income Tax Department besides blockage of their Pan Card, LPG subsidy and non-sanction of loans by financial institutions. CBDT has in a strategy paper directed its officials to use the provisions of the Income Tax Act/ Rules previously not used.
3. Soft Bank President Nikesh Arora bids goodbye to the institution. He is instrumental in thefinancing of a large number of startups in India.
4. Foreign Direct Investment norms eased for various sectors like Civil Aviation, Defence, Pharma, Food Retail, Single Brand Retail. 100% FDI allowed in Civil Aviation and Food processing.

Science and Technology

1. Very hot drinks above 65°C can cause cancer of the esophagus. International Agency for Research of Cancer(IARC) also states that coffee drinks at low temperatures reduce the risk of cancer of theuterus, liver, and breast as it has strong antioxidant effects and other benefits.
2. Venus regarded as Earths twin planet has electric winds which have played apart in stripping its oceans and atmosphere of water states NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Sports

1. Hockey
India loose to World Champion Aussies 3-1 in a penalty shootout in a Champion Trophy Final played at London and thus settle for silver. It was India’s first appearance in a summit clash in 36 years. Germany beat Britain 1-0 to take the bronze.
2. Cricket
Zimbabwe beat India by 2 runs in the first T-20 International match played in Zimbabwe.
India beat Zimbabwe in the 2nd and 3rd T-20 International matches played in Zimbabwe.


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