Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Weekly GK Update(1 June-7 June)

Here is Important GK updates of 1st Week of June

New Appointments

·         Commerce Secretary-- S R Rao (Previous: Rahul Khullar)
·         New Coal Secretary - S K Srivastava((Previous:Alok Petri)
·         New Agriculture Secretary- Ashis Bahuguna 
·         New Food Secretary- Sudhir Kumar 
·         New Chief Election Commissioner:- V S Sampath
·         Additional director on the board of Tata Steel- Cyrus Mistry and Mallika Srinivasan
·         Navy Chief-D.K.Joshi
·         New Syria's  PM-Riyab Hijab
·   World Economic Forum on East Asia 2012 
Held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Theme: Shaping the Region’s Future through Connectivity.

·   12th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
Held in Bejing,
Members: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Other News:
·   3rd  Indo-Bangla trade fair inaugurated by Bangladesh Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith.
·   India today signed an agreement with Bahrain to curb tax evasion and avoidance.
·   India’s foreign exchange reserve plummeted by 1.74 billion dollar.
·   Bihar Government prohibited the sale and manufacturing of all the tobacco products for next one year. Bihar is 3rd After MP and Kerela.
·   New Zealand clinched the title of the 21st Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament after defeating Argentina.
·   'Khushboo Gujarat Ki' campaign is related to promote tourism in Gujarat .
·   India won Bronze Medal in Sultan Azlan sah Cup Tounament
·   International Monetary Fund  (IMF) announced an aid package of a $157 million to be distributed over 3 years to support the Malawi economy.

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