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1) James Horner, Oscar-winning Titanic composer passed away:
--> James Horner, the two-time Oscar-winning composer died in plane crash in California, United States.
--> In 1997, Horner had won two Oscars (Academy Awards) for best original score and along with original song win for Celin Dion sung My Heart Will Go On in one of the biggest Hollywood hits movie Titanic directed by James Cameron.
2) Mother Teresa's successor Sister Nirmala died:
--> Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity died on 23 June 2015.
--> Sister Nirmala was born in Ranchi in 1934 to a soldier who came from Nepal and she joined the order at the age of 17, after converting from Hinduism.
--> On March 13, 1997, six months before Mother Teresa's death, Nirmala Joshi was selected the Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity.
--> Sister Mary Prema was elected to succeed Sister Nirmala during a general chapter held in Calcutta in April 2009.
3) Sachin Tendulkar voted best Test player of 21st century:
--> Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar has been voted as the best Test player of the 21st century in a fans’ poll conducted by Cricket Australia (CA) on their official website. --> With 23% of the votes, Tendulkar is well ahead of second-placed Kumar Sangakkara, who managed to get 14% of the votes.
--> Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting and Jacques Kallis accomodated at 3rd to 5th position.
4) Google launched 'undo send' button for Gmail:
--> Tech giant Google has finally launched an ‘undo send’ button for its email users - putting an end to embarrassing messages senders immediately wish they could take back.
--> Gmail users will be given options of five, 10, 20 or 30 seconds to retrieve emails they would rather never have sent.
--> Users will need to go into their settings to enable the feature
--> After an email has been dispatched, a thin yellow bar will appear at the top of the screen, giving users the chance to cancel its delivery.
5) International Olympic Day celebrated:
--> International Olympic Day was celebrated across the world on 23 June 2014.
--> The day was celebrated for promotion of participation of people in the sports all across the world, irrespective of athletic, gender or age ability.
--> The International Olympic Day was initiated in 1948 for commemorating the commencement of modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at Sorbonne in Paris.
6) EPFO made UAN mandatory for all employers under its purview:
--> Retirement fund body EPFO on 22 June 2015 notified an order to make Universal Account Number (UAN) mandatory for all employers covered under the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952.--> The UAN facility was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October last year.
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