Current Affairs, News & Facts of 01 Jul 2014

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  • ISIS Jihadist declared the captured territories a caliphate (Islamic state) with its leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as Caliph (head of state).  
    • The group, revealing its global ambition, also dropped the term 'Iraq and Levant' from its name.
    • Now It will be just called 'Islamic state' and work for 'restoration of caliphate' in the Middle East region.
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  • Google pulls plug on 10-year-old social networking site 'Orkut'.  
    • Orkut, Google’s first foray into a social networking and one of the forerunners in that space, was gradually eclipsed by the more popular Facebook.
    • The internet-giant will terminate its services by the end of September to focus on YouTube, Blogger, and Google+ services that have proven more popular.
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  • Pakistani child activist Malala Yousafzai has been conferred on the 2014 Liberty Medal from the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia.   
    • She is the youngest recipient in the medal’s 25-year history.
    • Polish Solidarity founder Lech Walesa was the inaugural recipient of the annual honour in 1989.
    • Since then, recipients of this award included Muhammad Ali, former President Jimmy Carter, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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  • National Doctors’ Day is observed across the nation on July 1.   
    • Its celebrated to honour the legendary physician, a Bharat Ratna laureate, and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. 
    • The celebrations highlight the contributions and value of medical fraternity in society.
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  • French bank BNP Paribas has been penalized with a fine of $8.83 billion for violating US sanctions imposed on Sudan, Iran and Cuba.  
    • BNP had taken steps to evade sanctions between 2004 and 2012 and was found guilty on two counts of 'falsifying business records' and 'conspiracy'.
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  • 58 million children still out of school: UNESCO - read more cat
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