Current Affair : 14 June 2016

12 June: World Day against Child Labour

  • The World Day against Child Labour is being observed annually across world on 12 June to bring awareness against child labour.

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Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad takes charge of Chief Justice of Manipur HC

  • Senior-most Judge of the Manipur High Court Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad has assumed charge of the Chief Justice of the High Court

China launches 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite

  • China has successfully launched its 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite to support its global navigation and positioning network.

Industrial production shrinks 0.8% in April this year

  • The country’s industrial production shrank 0.8 % in April this year, dragged down by a poor performance of the manufacturing and capital goods sectors.

Microsoft to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

  • Microsoft is buying the professional networking website LinkedIn for just over $26 bn.

Singer Rod Stewart receives knighthood

  • Singer Rod Stewart has received a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for his services to music and charity.

‘Hamilton’ dominates Tony Awards with 11 wins

  • “Hamilton”, the hit musical, which led with record-breaking 16 nominations, won a total of 11 awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score for mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda and Best Leading Actor in a Musical for Leslie Odom Jr. at the Tony Awards here.

Tata Power acquires Welspun's renewable energy assets

  • Tata Power has acquired the renewable energy (RE) subsidiary of Delhi-based Welspun Energy. It is estimated to be a Rs 9,900-crore deal.

Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal top 3 sites for sellers: Nielsen

  • Amazon followed by Flipkart and Snapdeal were the most preferred e-commerce websites among sellers, with highest top of the mind recall, a recent study has revealed.

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