Current Affairs Global - 26 June 2013

1. International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is being observed today (26th June) to create awareness about the harmful effects of drugs. The theme this year is, 'Make Health Your New High in Life, Not Drugs'. Various functions, symposia and rallies are being organised in different parts of India to mark the occasion.


2. Oprah Winfrey has been named as the most powerful celebrity as per the list published by Forbes today. Total six women and four men made up to the top 10. Singer Lady Gaga, , director/producer Steven Spielberg, singers Beyonce and Madonna have secured 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th rank respectively in the same list.


3. The US economy growth has been revised downward for the first quarter of the current year due to weak business investment and lower consumer spending. US GDP grew at an annualized pace of 1.8% compared to earlier estimation of 2.4%. US consumer spending, which accounts for three-quarters of US economic activity, grew at a weaker pace of 2.6%, compared to previously estimated 3.4%.