Current Affairs, News & Facts of 12 Jun 2014

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  • Google acquires Satellite maker Skybox Imaging for $500 million.   - read more cat
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  • Delhi government approves the alignments of the three Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridors.  
    • They are: Delhi-Panipat corridor (111 km), Delhi-Alwar (180 km) and Delhi-Meerut RRTS (90 km).
    • A similar approval is required from other concerned state governments for work to start on the project.
    • This will considerably make travel in the National Capital Region faster and easier.
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  • Sunil Dutt has been appointed as President of Reliance Jio Infocomm.  
    • Reliance Jio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries.
    • The company is expected to launch its much-awaited 4G voice and data services by the end of the year.
    • It also plans to set up a pan-India telecom network to provide high speed internet, rich communication services and various digital services.
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  • Indian shooter Jitu Rai wins the silver medal in men's air pistol 10-meter event in the shooting World Cup being held in Munich   
    • Pablo Carrera of Spain clinched the gold.
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  • Somasundaram of Airports Authority of India (AAI) is honoured with the prestigious Bharat Ratna JRD Tata Award for 2013 by the Aeronautical Society of India (ASI).  
    • He is credited with improving ANS infrastructure in the country for enhancing safety, efficiency and capacity of the airspace.
    • He also have done a lot in the field of seamless ATM and global harmonization. 
    • He is the winner of international ATC Awards for 3 consecutive years.
    • The Award, instituted by Aeronautical Society of India (ASI), is given to an individual for outstanding contributions in the field of civil aviation.
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  • Kolkata Airport won the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award by Airport Council International (ACI) in the category of the best improved airport in Asia Pacific Region.   
    • The category includes airports that have experienced the biggest improvement in ASQ rating between 2012 and 2013 in their region. 
    • The ASQ awards are presented in four categories namely best airport by region, best airport by size, best small airport and best improvement.
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