Current Affairs – June, 2014

Latest Current Affairs June, 2014 with Current Affairs, news summary on current events of National and International importance of June, 2014 for Banking, SSC, CLAT, UPSC, State PCS, IBPS, Railways and other Competitive Examinations.

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IAF mountaineering squad explores unclimbed peaks in Arunachal Pradesh

Indian Air Force launched a mountaineering expedition to Gorichen area of Arunachal Pradesh with an aim to explore and climb unclimbed peaks. The 15-member team of IAF personnel was led by Wg Cdr D Panda. The expedition included both experienced and newly trained mountaineers. The team climbed an unclimbed peak of height 5887M in two groups.  This peak is on the west of Mt Gorichen and has been named as Mt Garud Parvat by the air warriors who climbed it for the first time in history. This expedition was unparalleled in a way as the valleys and mountain peaks had never been explored.

Huge coronal mass ejection on Sun observed through IRIS

NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph captured rare footage of a huge Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) erupting from the Sun. The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) was launched in June 2013 to observe how solar material moves, gathers energy, and heats up as it travels through a little-explored region in the Sun’s lower atmosphere.

Studying how material and energy move through this region is a vital part of understanding the dynamics of the Sun. The latest footage can help explain what causes the ejection of solar material – from the steady stream of the solar wind to larger, explosive eruptions such as CMEs.

CMEs, also known as solar storms or space storms, are colossal clouds of solar plasma with magnetic field lines that eject from the Sun during solar flares and filament eruptions. CMEs disrupt the flow of the solar wind and produce disturbances that hit the Earth with sometimes catastrophic consequences.