international - 2013 JUNE

June 1

In it's latest move aimed at curbing Tehran's Nuclear Program, United States has blacklisted eight Iranian petro chemical companies.
* Germany and France have proposed a full - time President for the Euro group as they agreed to co-operate more closely to overcome the debt crisis and to Kick-Start growth and job creation in the single currency area.

June 3

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has approved a first - of - its - kind, Non-surgical circumcision device PrePex to forestall the spread of AIDS.


June 4

The US has slapped new sanctions on Iran directed towards its already devalued currency and its automobile industry.

June 5

India and Australia decided to bolster ties in maritime security, counter-terrorism, military exchanges and joint exercises, to improve freedom of navigation which is critical for growth and prosperity of Asia Pacific and Indian ocean regions.
* Defence Minister A.K. Antony who is the first ever Indian Defence Minister to visit Australia, had met Stephen Smith and held wide ranging talks on shared strategic and security interest including maritime security and defence ties.

June 7

The UK House of commons acknowledged an Indian group of hospitals, The Sankara Eye Care Institutions (SECI), on completion of million free eye surgeries in India.

June 11

The Upcoming Miss World Pageant is going to be held in Bali and Bogor just out side Jakartha.

June 14

Greece Government announced the immediate closure of public television and radio broadcaster ERT.

India to be World's most populous country by 2028 - UN.

June 17

Air Asia on 17thJune 2013 announced that Ratan Tata, Ex-Chairman of Tata group was appointed as the Chief Advisor of its India board.
* Mittu Chandilya - CEO of Air Asia (India).

June 18

The World's highest wind tunnel, standing 20 meters tall and five meters wide, is set to open in Dubai this summer.

June 19

World Bank will provide US Dollars 255 Million (Rs. 1,496 Crore) loan to India for National AIDS Control Project, to promote safe behaviour among high risk groups.

June 20

India has invited China to become the "Principal Guest Country" at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) - 2014, which is scheduled to be held in Goa, I & B Minister Manish Tiwari said.
Scientists at the department of linguistics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor discovered a new language called Light Warlpiri in Northern Australia.

June 21

India and Iraq agreed to revive bilateral ties and intensify cooperation by moving beyond buyer - seller relation with Baghdad inviting New Delhi to invest more in the oil rich Arab country, which is scarred by years of conflict.
* Salman Khurshid, who is the first External Affairs Minister to visit Iraq in 23 years talks with Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.

June 23

Indians to pay 3,000 cash bonddeposit for United Kingdom Visa.
Gazan Arab Idol winner:Mohammed Assaf (He is a Palestinian)

Italy became 5th country to ratify Istanbul convention which aims to combat violence against women.

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to the participate in the 4th round of Indo - US strategic dialogue.
* US announced to invest 100 million dollars in India's burgeoning clean energy sector.

June 24

China, Britain setup currency swap line.
* China’s first such agreement with a G-7 country was signed with Bank of England (BoE). Its governor Mervyn King steps down at the end of the month. His counterpart is Zhou Xiochuan of the People’s Bank of China.

June 25

India, Hungary Join hands for "gas monitoring system".
* Gujarat info perto Ltd. a subsidiary of Gujarat state petroleum corporation, has signed an agreement with Cason Engineering Plc Hungary in pursuant to the MoU signed during the vibrant Gujarat summit - 2013 for a gas monitoring.

Sheikh Abdullah to be Qatar's Prime Minister.

June 27

According to survey conducted by United Nations Conference on Trade And Development (UNCTAD). India has retained its position as the world's third most attractive destination for investment by Transnational Corporations (TNCs) during 2013-15.
The survey based on responses of 159 companies. India has ranked after China and United States.

June 28

India, China hold border talks in Beijing.
* The special Representatives of India and China held the 16th round of border talks today in Beijing to find a solution to the vexed border issue.