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June 1st week 2015 current affairs
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1) Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa sworn-in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa was sworn-in as Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • He became the 19th Governor of the state.
  • His appointment was necessitated after Lt General (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma was transferred to Mizoram.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee appointed Rajkhowa as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Rajkhowa was the former Chief Secretary of Assam and is a retired Indian Administrative Service officer from 1968 batch.
2) Mauritius designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as its first woman President.
  • The Government of Mauritius was designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as new President of the Indian Ocean island nation.
  • Ameenah, an internationally-renowned scientist and biologist, will be the first woman to hold the ceremonial position of President of Mauritius.
  • Her name was designated after former President Kailash Purryag stepped down.
3) 92-year-old cancer survivor completed the Rock `n` Roll Marathon in San Diego.
  • A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon.
  • This was her 16th Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and, by far, the hardest.
  • Ms. Thompson is 92 years, 65 days old, according to race organizers.
  • This was 7 hours, 7 minutes, 42 seconds that set a record for a woman 90 or older, shattering the old one by more than an hour and a half.

4) 90-Year-Old UK Woman Skydives From 15,000 Feet.

  • A fearless woman in the UK has proved that age is no bar after she skydived from a height of 15,000 feet at the age of 90.
  • Stella Gillard from Exeter, Devon confessed that she was not worried ahead of the jump to raise money for cancer charity.
  • Gillard`s feat has raised over 1,580 pounds for World Cancer Research.
5) US defence secretary visits Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Visakhapatnam, AP.
  • American Defence Secretary Ashton Carter started his three-day visit to the country during which India and US will sign the 10-year defence framework agreement that will steer bilateral ties in the crucial sector.
  • The agreement, decided during the visit of US President Barack Obama in January, will focus on issues ranging from maritime security, aircraft carrier to jet engine technology cooperation and joint training.
6) Stephen Hawking backs right to assisted suicide.
  • British cosmologist Stephen Hawking has backed the right for people who are terminally ill to choose to end their lives and to receive help to do so as long as safeguards are in place.
  • The wheelchair-bound Hawking was diagnosed with motor neuron disease (at) age 21 and told he had two to three years to live.
  • Now 71, he is one of the world`s leading scientists, known especially for his work on black holes and as author of the international bestseller "A Brief History of Time``.

7) India’s Sundaram Ravi inducted in ICC Elite Panel of Umpires.

  • India’s Sundaram Ravi was inducted into the Elite Panel of International Cricket Council (ICC) Umpires for year 2015-2016.
  • Decision was taken by the ICC Umpires Selection Panel consisting of Chairman Geoff Allardice and other members after annual review and selection process.
  • Apart from Ravi, New Zealand’s Chris Gaffaney was also inducted in this elite panel. Both of them were promoted from the International Panel to the Elite Panel.
  • With this appointment, Sundaram Ravi became second Indian umpire after S Venkataraghavan to be inducted into the ICC’s elite panel.
  • Sundaram Ravi had made his international umpiring debut in Visakhapatnam in December 2011 in an ODI between India and West Indies.
  • He also had umpired in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 held earlier in March 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.
8) Prince Harry Knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
  • Prince Harry was knighted by his grandmother the Queen as a sign of her personal esteem.
  • The fifth in line to the throne was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
  • The Order was founded in April 1896 by Queen Victoria as a way of rewarding personal service to her, on her own initiative rather than by ministerial recommendation and remains entirely within the Sovereign`s personal gift.