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Sumitra Mahajan Elected As Speaker Of 16th Lok Sabha
Veteran BJP leader Sumitra Mahajan was 6 June unanimously elected Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha, becoming the second woman to occupy the prestigious position after her predecessor Meira Kumar.

Ranjit Kumar Takes Charge As Solicitor General of India
Senior Supreme Court advocate Ranjit Kumar took charge as Solicitor-General of India on 9 June. He replaced senior advocate Mohan Parasaran, who had tendered his resignation in May 2014 after the formation of a new government at the Centre.

Mukul Rohatgi Is New Attorney General of India
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi on 19 June took charge as the new Attorney General (AG) of India and will have a tenure of three years. Rohatgi had also served as an Additional Solicitor General during previous NDA regime.


Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi Resigned
Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi was resigned from his post on 17 June.  Joshi who was serving the state as its Governor for second term sent his resignation to Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India.BL Joshi a retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer was serving Uttar Pradesh as governor since 2009.


Union Rural Development Minister Gopitnath Munde Died
Union Rural Development Minister, Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi. Munde was sworn-in as the Cabinet Minister for Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation and Rural Development  on 26 May 2014.


China Foreign Minister Wang Yi Visited India
China Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited India from 8 – 9 June 2014. During his two day visit, he met Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and discussed a wide range of issues related to trade, economy, border and people to people exchanges. In the visit Wang also met President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 June 2014. This was the first contact between the two governments after the Indian general election and after the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government assumed office.


Dhoni Only Indian In Forbes List Of  World’s 100 Highest Paid Athletes
Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the lone Indian sportsman to figure on Forbes’ list of world’s 100 highest paid athletes. The list is being been topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather and includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Dhoni is ranked 22nd on the list with total earnings of USD 30 million and endorsements worth USD 26 million.His salary and winnings total USD four million as of June 2014.

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