Current Affairs June 2016 - Miscellaneous
San Francisco, United States hosted the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and Mission Innovation (MI) meet.
The President has nominated Shri Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati to the Rajya Sabha to fill the vacancy of nominated member.
The Mega Luxury Cruise Vessel that was called at the Cochin Port for a 2-day stopover in its circuit of Dubai-Muscat-Kochi-Penang-Singapore is MV Ovation of the Seas.
A pair of distant galaxies 10000 and 6000 million light years away happen to be in the perfect position relative to Earth to create a rare Einstein Ring.
Former Eden Gardens curator, Prabir Mukherjee, recently passed away.
India has recently gifted 2000 bicycles to poor Dalit girls in Nepal to encourage them to enroll in schools.
German Parliament passed a resolution recognizing the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during First World War (1915) as genocide.
India signed MoU with Tunisia for co-operation in Information Technology and promotion of traditional handicrafts.
India signed exchange of terrorist screening information Arrangement with the United States.
Rajiv Gauba headed the inter-ministerial Committee on Decongestion of Traffic in Delhi that submitted its report to the Union Government.
Scientists of Harvard University developed Bionic Leaf that turns sunlight into liquid fuel.
Gujarat State government announced the IT and Electronics Start-up Policy to develop 2000 start-ups.
Soohorang, white tiger, was named as the mascot for 2018 winter Olympics to be held in South Korea.
Farzad gas field that was in news recently is located in Iran.
The Delhi Government recently announced implementation of its solar policy, which aims at installation of 1 GW solar power capacity by 2020.
The estimated package for implementing suggested measures by the High Power Committee on decongesting Delhi is Rs. 19762 crore rupees.
Kulmeet Bawa was recently appointed as Managing Director for Adobe South Asia.
An international team of astrophysicists discovered an unusual astronomical object that formed when two galaxies are exactly aligned, called Optical Einstein ring.
India became the ninth country to enter into an agreement with US for its International Expedited Traveler Initiative, which is also known as The Global Entry Program.
Professional mixed martial artist, Kimbo Slice, died on 6 June 2016 at age 42 years.
Scientists unlocked a crucial part of the mystery as to how the DNA can replicate and repair itself for which the research was conducted at University of Sheffield.
Jharkhand will be providing medical insurance of two lakh rupees for BPL families.
Railways intends to fit all the railway coaches with bio-toilets under ‘Clean Railways – Clean India’ initiative by 2019.
Name of the book that highlighted President Mukherjee’s contribution to the field of higher education as Visitor to 116 institutions of higher learning in India is The Education President.
The World in 2050- Striving for a more just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community was written by Harinder Kohli.
India organized the 1st Yoga Championship in June 2016 in Egypt.
Singapore decided to cut off Internet access for government work stations within a year for security reasons.
Himachal Pradesh became the first Indian state to launch a green-concept based State Data Centre.
Rajasthan became the first Indian state to launch the App on Air Quality Index.
Eden Gardens will host India’s first pink-ball multi-day cricket match.
Amazon.com will be setting up its Web Services Cloud Region in Hyderabad.
Cristiano Ronaldo topped the 2016 World's Highest-Paid Athletes List.
The founder of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos, received the USIBC Global Leadership Award from the visiting PM Narendra Modi in Washington DC.
Narendra Modi became the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address the legislature of the USA.
France launched the ‘SAIP’ smart phone app to alert users on terror attacks and other disasters.
The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim slashed global growth forecast by 0.5 percent to 2.4 percent.
India released a Joint Statement along with USA to endure as global partners in the 21st Century.
International team of astronomers found a giant hot Jupiter exoplanet tidally spinning up its parent star named HATS-18b.
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) signed a license agreement with Chaturbhuj Pharmaceutical Co for commercialization of Ayush–82.
National Research Development Corporation (NRDC inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, (CNMS) to commercialize CNMS developed technologies.
The Raging Bull actress who died recently is Theresa Saldana.
The politician who emerged victorious in the Peru's 2016 Presidential Election is Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
Akhil Sharma won the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel titled Family Life.
Bengal off-spinner, Saurasish Lahiri, announced his retirement in June 2016, ending a first-class cricket career of 17 years.
Prof V S Chauhan was appointed as the head of Pay Revision Committee by the UGC to suggest on pay revision of academic staff of Universities and Colleges.
UEFA Euro 2016 football championship began on 10 June 2016 in France.
NR Visakh from Tamil Nadu became the first Indian to clinch the Mumbai Mayor's International Open Chess Tournament.
King of Thailand who is marking 70 years at thrown as the world's longest reigning living monarch, ascended to the throne is King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Maharashtra state government has decided to celebrate the 21st of every month as Yoga day across all schools, colleges and universities in the state.
To meet the shortage of teachers in the regional languages, the Odisha state government has decided to appoint large number of language teachers, including for Telugu and Bengali languages.
Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh flagged in the first ever all girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) expedition team for Mount Everest.
President of Russia ordered an unannounced inspection in country’s Armed Forces to assess the readiness of military arsenals.
Odisha State government served Leave India notice to eight Chinese nationals working under a Thai company at the Dhamra Port in Bhadrak district.
Union Government constituted a five-member team to assess the existing water bodies, farm pond and other sources of irrigation in the selected districts of Western Uttar Pradesh including Meerut and Muzaffarnagar.
The e-ticketing company in which Ratan Tata recently invested is Kyazoonga.
Indian Railways launched Janani Sewa to provide for baby food items at stations and children’s menu items on trains.
A cashless payment mechanism, FASTag, was launched at toll plazas on National Highways by the National Highways Authority of India.
Consumer Price Index for May 2016 was pegged at 5.76 percent.
Name of the web portal and mobile app that will be launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for IIT JEE aspirants IITPAL.
The autobiography of Sania Mirza that will be released in July 2016 is Ace Against Odds.
Online search engine giant Google launched a new keyboard app for Apple iOS users in India called ‘Gboard’.
Union Government asked all state governments to link Aadhaar with caste and domicile certificates of school students in class V and VIII.
United States plans to provide more than 3 billion dollars annually in support for the Afghan national security forces from 2018 through 2020.
United States donated 20 million dollars in humanitarian aid to the United Nations' effort to help the thousands of refugees who have fled fighting in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya temple is an annual festival of the state Assam.
The number of international matches captained by Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni equaling Australian Ricky Ponting record is 324.
Lionel Messi scored his 55th goal in the ongoing Copa American Cup to become the all-time leading scorer for Argentina.
European Union agreed to set up a new border and coastguard force to curb the influx of migrants.
The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the signing of a Protocol amending the Agreement between India and Belgium for avoidance of double taxation.
Indian Olympic Association and the ad-hoc committee had sent a request for wildcard entry to Rio Olympic for MC Mary Kom.
The retired Bombay High Court judge appointed to probe charges of alleged financial irregularities against former State Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse is Dinkar Zoting.
Afghanistan made a strong pitch for making India a party to the already operational Afghan-Pakistan transit and trade agreement, APTTA.
The 3rd century archaeological site called Mahasthangarh in Bogra was selected to function as the SAARC cultural capital in 2016 lies in Bangladesh.
The theme for the Day of the Seafarer 2016 is Sea for All.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi dismissed Pakistan’s assertions that Afghan refugees have become a source of terrorism in the country.
Essar became the largest producer of unconventional gas in India with its Raniganj block in West Bengal achieving an industry-size pumping rate of over 1 mcmd (million cubic meters per day) of coal bed methane.
India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish formal cooperation in the fields of skills development and vocational education with Switzerland.
National Pension System (NPS) to observe Service Fortnight from June 27 to July 9, 2016; Fortnight long campaign aims at awareness creation, service orientation and information dissemination along with subscriber’s registration.
Percent of government equity in India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will be set up under the Department of Posts is 100 percent.
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism with Qatar.
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking with the United States (US).
A study by researchers at major excavated site of Bhirrana, Haryana suggests that the Indus Valley Civilization is 8000 years old, much older than thought before.
The National Film Archive of India acquired 1790 songbooks of Hindi films belonging to every decade of the country's cinematic heritage starting from 1934 to 2012.
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, asked the Security Council to add just over 2500 peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.
Wildlife authorities of Thailand said that they will press charges against a Buddhist temple where the bodies of 40 dead tiger cubs were found.
Guinea was declared free from Ebola virus transmission by World Health Organization.
Sri Lanka decided to gradually stop sending house maids abroad, mainly to the Middle East.
Telangana unfurled the second largest National flag of 291 foot on its foundation day on 2 June 2016.
The 7th Pay Commission was headed by Justice AK Mathur whose recommendations were approved by the Union Cabinet.
Statue of prominent Tamil saint poet, Thiruvalluvar, was unveiled in Dam Kothi compound of holy city Haridwar in Uttarakhand.
The web portal that launched for online submission and monitoring of environmental approvals for mining of sand and minor minerals was launched by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.
State-run airlines Air India will now fly unconfirmed passengers of Rajdhani trains at the fares matching with the AC first class ticket prices.
Head of New Health Emergencies Program appointed by World Health Organisation (WHO) in June 2016 is Peter Salama.
The TOP500 list declared SERC as the fastest supercomputer in India is located at IISc, Bangalore.
106-year old, Aida Gemanque of Brazil, became the oldest Olympic torch bearer in the world.
Rajasthan decided to establish model madrasas with modern education in every district.
Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) signed MoU for implementation of the three additional works on Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project.
The populist anti-corruption Five Star Movement (M5S) activist who was elected as the first female mayor of Rome is Virginia Raggi.
Kenya’s ex-Chief Justice Willy Mutunga was appointed as Commonwealth SecretaryGeneral’s Special Envoy to Maldives.
The 2016 US Open Golf Championship was won by Dustin Johnson.
Tata Advanced Systems and Boeing jointly laid the foundation of a new production facility in this city Hyderabad.
Assam state government announced free admission for Divyang students in government institutes.
India bagged two gold and an equal number of silver medals in men's and women's categories of Javelin throw at the Budapest Open Atheletics meet.
Tamil Nadu closed down 500 state-run liquor outlets.
Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals.
Brazil will host the 2019 Copa America football championship.
American Medical Association in its report claimed that excessive blue light emitted by light emitting diodes (LED) can adversely impact human health.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the “Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018” that aims at building a “less-cash” society by encouraging greater use of Electronic payments by all sections.
Assam Government decided to set up a Special Protection Force for Kaziranga national park comprising of 112-member.
In Moldova, a court has sentenced former Prime Minister Vlad Filat to nine years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption and abuse of power while in office.
Three Indian naval ships have reached Russia as part of effort to enhance maritime cooperation between the navies of both countries are: INS Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch.
Malaysia has appointed two women as judges of Islamic Sharia High Court for the first time in the history of the judiciary of the Muslim-majority country.
At least 2186 nationals of Latvia have supported the idea that the country should leave the European Union.
The stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) terror group that was seized by the Iraqi army is Falluja.
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict that was observed on 26 June 2016 was adopted by UNGA via a resolution adopted in the year 1997.
Assam dissolved all school management committees to make educational institutes free from politics.
The first Cabinet of the Assam Government has decided to set up a 112 members Special Protection Force for Kaziranga national park.
European Union has appointed Belgian Didier Seeuws to head the union's special task force to negotiate Britain's exit.
Maharashtra government decided to make the ancient Bhima River at Pandharpur pollution free and revive its sanctity through Namami Chandrabhaga project.
The Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2016 seeks to install 10 GW wind-solar hybrid power by 2022.
Under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, the Ramayana and Krishna Circuit will be developed in different states of India.
Canada’s House of Commons voted for gender neutral national anthem.
France became the second European country to ratify the Paris Agreement, a deal on curbing global warming reached in 2015 by 195 countries.
Assam passed the Ease of Doing Business Bill, 2016 in its Assembly.
The train that was recently flagged off from Delhi Safdarjung Station to spread awareness about the wildlife is Tiger Trail Circuit Train.
Businessman Bipin R Patel was on 18 June 2016 appointed as the President of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) for the term 2016-17. He succeeds Rohit J Patel.
The Assam Government has launched a unique initiative ‘Maitree Ek Gyan Yatra’ to link primary schools to high schools to colleges.
Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Boeing have celebrated the foundation laying of a new facility in Hyderabad for its joint venture named Tata Boeing Aerospace (TBAL).
The BCCI has suspended and issued show-cause notices to the top Goa Cricket Association officials, who were arrested for alleged misappropriation of organization funds.
A bronze statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose has been unveiled at the Indian cultural centre premises in Malaysia.
Former cricketer and BJP MP Chetan Chauhan has been appointed as the Chairman of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (FTII).
India's largest public sector lender State Bank of India (SBI) has created a dedicated IT innovations and startup fund and have set aside Rs 200 crore for investment in promising startups up to Rs 3 crore.
Government has decided in principle to allow export of 10% missile systems to 'certain' countries who have friendly relationship with India.