Current Affairs, News & Facts of 28 Jun 2014

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  • Two Central PSUs National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) and Engineers India Limited (EIL) have been granted Navratna status by the Department of Public Enterprises.   - read more cat
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  • UNESCO names Poland’s Wroclaw city as the World Book Capital (WBC) for 2016.  
    • UNESCO has been naming a city every year as such beginning 2001 to promote book and reading culture. 
    • National capital Delhi had bagged the honour in 2003 becoming the 3rd such city after the inaugural Madrid (Spain) and Alexandria (Egypt).
    • The 'World Book Capital' for 2014 is Nigerian city of Port Harcourt whereas the next year's honour goes to South Korea’s Incheon city.
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  • President of India confers National Awards for Outstanding Services in the Field of Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drug) Abuse.  
    • Best Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA): TRADA (Total Response to Alcohol & Drug Abuse), Kottayam, Kerala
    • Best Regional Resource and Training Centre (RRTC): RRTC, Pune (Maharashtra)
    • Best Non Profit Institution: Social and Economic Development Organization (SEDO), Imphal, Manipur
    • Best Research or Innovation: Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses (SPYM), Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
    • Outstanding Individual achievement by a professional: Fr. Joseph Hilary Pereira (Kripa Foundation), Bandra (W), Mumbai
    • Outstanding Individual achievement by a non-professional: Shri Tushar Sampat, Pune
    • Outstanding achievement by a Former Addict: Shri Pradeep Goyal, (Sahibabad), Ghaziabad
    • Outstanding achievement by a Former Addict: Shri Bosco Michael D’Souza, (Kripa Foundation), Bandra (W), Mumbai
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  • Shah Rukh Khan is to be honoured with "Legion of France" - one of the highest civilian honours of France.  
    • He will be the second Bollywood actor after Amitabh Bacchan (in 2007) to receive the honour. 
    • The award is conferred for excellent civil or military conduct.
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  • UCO Bank bags the “Platinum SKOCH Inclusion and Deepening Award 2014” for “excellence in banking”.  
    • The bank has adopted 18 villages across 10 States for the uplift of below-poverty-line households. 
    • It has so far trained 46,659 persons, of which 27,000 have become economically self-reliant with a credit linkage of Rs 590 crore.
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