Current Affairs India - 29 June 2014

1. Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah was sworn in as the Governor of Karnataka today. The Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court Justice D H Waghela administered the oath of office. Rosaiah has been given additional charge after H R Bhardwaj relinquished his office yesterday following the end of his tenure.


2. Kochi has won this year-s -best city award- from news channel CNBC Awaaz. The CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2014 were presented at a function in Indore. Currently in its eighth year, the CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards are a recognition of the best-in-class destinations, organisations, and service providers, based on a study conducted by the news channel across multimedia platforms.


3. Famous Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has won her second title of the year after beating Carolina Marin of Spain 21-18, 21-11 in the Australian Open Super Series final in Sydney today. The sixth seeded Indian had won the India Open Grand Prix Gold earlier this year.


She defeated world number two and top seed Chinese Shixian Wang by 21-19 16-21 21-15 in the semifinal match yesterday to enter into the finals.


4. Indian cueist Pankaj Advani today created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker by winning the IBSF World 6-Red snooker Championship. Advani defeated Kacper Flilpiak of Poland in the final that lasted barely an hour to win his maiden 6-Red world title and ninth overall.


Advani, who has won 7 world titles in billiards and 1 in snooker, added a new kind of world title to his overflowing cabinet of trophies. He won both World snooker titles on debut - the IBSF World Snooker Championship, China and this one, the IBSF 6-Red World Snooker Championship in Egypt.


5. Famous Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik won the People's Choice prize at the World Cup of Sand Sculpting-2014 held in the Atlantic City of the US.  He won prize for his work -Save Tree, Save the Future-.  This is first sand art world cup at USA 2014. Twenty international sand artists world participated in the event which was held recently from across the world. Every sculptor got 30 hours to create their artwork using 10 tons of sand.