Current Affairs, News & Facts of 18 Jun 2014

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  • US to send 275 troops to Iraq to protect American embassy in Baghdad from rampaging ISIS.  
    • Its notable that the superpower had withdrawn its troops from the country in 2011.
    • US is also mulling drone strikes and co-operation with Shiite Iran to counter the Sunni jihadist insurgents of ISIS.
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  • Iran begins nuclear negotiations with P5+1 countries in Vienna (Austria).  
    • The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany want Tehran to scale back nuclear enrichment activities and allow international inspectors greater access to nuclear sites.
    • Iran wants international sanctions lifted in exchange for a treaty.
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  • Centre to provide incentives for chip-making units in 8 cities across the country.  
    • The plan to set up postal banks is also underway.
    • 2.5 lakh village panchayats to be connected with a national optical fibre network by 2016-17.
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  • BL Joshi steps down as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.  
    • Union Government has asked 7 UPA-appointed governors to step down calling it a natural course of action after the regime change.
    • The seven governors are M K Narayanan (West Bengal), Sheila Dikshit (Kerala), Margaret Alva (Rajasthan), Kamla Beniwal (Gujarat), BL Joshi (UP), K Sankaranarayanan (Maharashtra) and Devendra Konwar of Tripura.
    • UPA government had also, after coming to power in 2004, got rid of BJP appointees in Raj Bhavans, including Vishnukant Shastri (UP), Kailashpati Mishra (Gujarat), Babu Parmananad (Haryana) and Kedarnath Sahni (Goa).
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  • German golfer Martin Kaymer has clinched US Open 2014.   - read more cat
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  • Gauravi, nation’s first One Stop Crisis Centre (OSCC) has been inaugurated in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.  
    • It will provide help and assistance to women survivors of all kinds of harassment including rape, dowry and domestic violence - all under one roof.
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  • Union Ministry of Human Resource Development announcements: A new Central University for Himalayan Technology will be set up in Uttarakhand;  National e-Library to be established by the end of this year.
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