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    Current Affairs(May 2016 September 2016)

    May 2016

    International Labor Day was celebrated on 1 May 2016. The theme of the Day of 2016 was- Celebrating the international labor movement.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia (U.P.)

    Indias renewable energy sector has been ranked third in the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) with China at second and the US on top.

    Rodrigo Duterte, claimed victory in the Presidential Elections of the Philippines

    The World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May 2016 across the world with the theme Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms - This Is Your Right!

    Offshore patrol vessel ICGS Shaurya launched. Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed Chief of

    Bureau of Civil Aviation Security World leaders from 175 countries signed the

    historic Paris climate Agreement at United Nations Headquarters in New York

    Gujarat Government accorded minority status to the Jain community.

    Asia's first Rice Technology Park to be established in Gangavati, Karnataka

    National Technology Day observed on May 11 across the country.

    10 May - World Migratory Bird Day observed with theme-Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds.

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) conducted the trial run of the countrys first ever Metro train equipped to run in the driverless mode.

    India and Mauritius signed a protocol on taxation

    Former India captain Anil Kumble was re-appointed ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years.

    The Union Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organization (WHO) on signed the Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine.

    15 May 2016 International Day of Families observed with theme Families, healthy lives and sustainable future.

    India successfully test fired an indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile, Ashwin. It was launched from the

    complex of Abdul Kalam Island (formerly known as Wheeler Island) off Odisha coast.

    Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India

    Indian Space agency ISRO's 6th navigation satellite IRNSS-1F was launched through PSLV C32 .

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) announced the commissioning of a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh. The unit has been commissioned at the 1600 MW Jhabua Thermal Power Project (TPP) located in Seoni district in Madhya Pradesh.

    Dutch teenager,Red Bulls driver Max Verstappen, became Formula Ones youngest race winner after winning the Spanish Grand Prix.

    Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football).

    India ranked at ninth position in crony-capitalism index

    17 May 2016 :World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed with theme ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.

    17 May: World Hypertension Day. Switzerland Government has honoured late

    veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra by unveiling his bronze statue at Interlaken.

    Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London.

    Vice Admiral Sunil Lamba appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff.

    IIT student Nandini Bhandaru wins Young Scientist Award of European Material Science Research Society.

    Kishore Biyani appointed as Managing Director of Bharti Retail.

    IISc professor Sriram Ramaswamy became Royal Society Fellow.

    South Korean author Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize 2016 for 'The Vegetarian'.

    Parashar Kulkarni wins 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region.

    Deepak Shodhan, Indias oldest living Test cricketer died.

    Dial '112' for emergency; single number from Jan 1,2017.

    Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena appointed to ICC Cricket Committee.

    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won 2016 Italian Open title.

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    Worlds largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar.

    FC Barcelona wins La Liga Champions Parade 2016.

    HDFC Bank launches SmartUp for start-ups. Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as

    Independent ICC Chairman. SBI to merge 5 subsidiaries and Bharatiya

    Mahila Bank with itself. Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in as 1st women

    President of Taiwan. Indian-American Rakesh K Jain received US

    National Medal of Science 2015 from Barack Obama.

    S K Sharma appointed CMD of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.

    22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity observed across the world.

    Mukesh Ambani awarded with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

    Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for sixth term.

    My Favourite Nature Stories authored by Ruskin Bond released.

    23 May: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

    Kiran Bedi appointed Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry.

    Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president.

    Ratan P Watal appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog.

    Islamic Development Bank announced to open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad.

    India's 1st reusable space shuttle, RLV-TD launched from Sriharikota.

    Pankaj Advani wins Asian 6-Red snooker title 2016.

    Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister for a second term.

    Book Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up authored by Rana Ayyub released.

    US engineer Frances Arnold becomes first woman to win Millennium TechnologyPrize.

    India and Iran sign 12 Bilateral Agreements in various areas including Chabahar Port Development.

    Pinarayi Vijayan sworn-in as Chief Minister of Kerala.

    Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award.

    Sonia Lather won silver in Womens World Boxing Championships in 57kg category.

    Admiral Sunil Lanba takes charge as 21st Navy Chief.

    Norway has become the first country in the world to prohibit deforestation.

    Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh bagged India Biodiversity Award 2016

    The Committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy submitted the report containing its recommendations to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

    AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016 for his contribution in asian culture.

    Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs.

    The First World Conference on Tourism for Development (WCTD) was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China from 18-21 May 2016.

    The United Nations World Humanitarian Summit was held from 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul.

    The 42nd G7 Summit was held at Ise-Shima in Japan for 2-days from 26 May to 27 May 2016. .During the summit, global economy and trade, climate change and energy, development, health and quality infrastructure investment were discussed by the leaders.

    June 2016

    World Milk Day observed globally on 01 June. The worlds first 3D-printed aircraft THOR

    was unveiled by European aerospace company.

    Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP) sworn-in as Chief Minister of Assam.

    Switzerland on 1 June inaugu-rated Gotthard Base Tunnel, worlds longest and deepest railway tunnel.

    The United Nations General Assembly elected Israel to chair its Legal Committee, which is also known as the Sixth Committee. It is for the first time ever that Israel has been chosen to head one of its six permanent committees.

    Nita Ambani becomes 1st Indian women to be nominated for International Olympic Committee.

    The government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) formed a committee of seven members, chaired by a ministry official, Neeraj Kumar Gupta on how to reduce cash transactions in the economy.

    International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2016 observed on 04 June.

    Indian Reserve Battalion to be named after Maharana Pratap.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, the highest civilian honour of Afghanistan.

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    Prime Minster Narendra Modi visited United States (US) on 6-8 June 2016. During the visit, India and the United States (US) have signed six agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields

    India, Tunisia sign MoUs for co-operation in IT, handicrafts sector.

    Indias first Mr Universe and body-builder Manohar Aich passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal at the age of 104.

    V Narayanasamy sworn-in as Chief Minister of Pondicherry.

    Novak Djokovic from Serbia has won the 2016 French Open title in the mens singles category, Djokovic defeated Britains Andy Murray

    Odisha Becomes First Indian State To Give Pension And Food Benefits To Transgenders.

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that mens Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 will be played in the Indian city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

    Lhakpa Sherpa, US-based Nepali climbed Mount Everest for the seventh time, breaking her own record for the most summits of the worlds highest mountain by any woman

    Himachal Pradesh became the first Indian state to have a State Data Centre (SDC). The centre was launched by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Shimla.

    Asian Development Bank and Union Government signed Loan Agreement to upgrade 176 Km of roads in Jharkhand.

    Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited India. During the visit, Thailand and India signed two agreements on cultural exchange and academic cooperation

    Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of Bharti Enterprises, has been elected as the head of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), based in Paris,

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74. he won the title in 1964, 1974, and 1978.

    India was ranked 141 on a Global Peace Index (GPI) for year 2016 out of 163 countries In a ranking of 163 countries, compiled by global think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Syria has been named the least peaceful.On the other hand, Iceland was ranked as the worlds most peaceful Country.

    S K Sharma was appointed the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

    Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru's Presidential Election.

    World Oceans Day observed across the world on 8 June.

    Indian Express columnist Inder Malhotra passed away in Delhi

    The Loan and Project Agreements for World Bank (IBRD) assistance of US$ 100 million for the Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization project were signed between Government of India/Government of Karnataka and the World Bank

    Anne Hathaway appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador

    Garbine Muguruza of Spain won the French Open Womens Singles tennis title. In the final she defeated Serena Williams (United States). This was her first Grand Slam title.

    Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain won the Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix.

    United Nations Chief Ban Ki-Moon honoured with Russias Order of Friendship.

    Spanish pair of Feliciano Lpez and Marc Lopez won the Mens doubles title of 2016 French Open. In the final, they defeated Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan pair from US.

    Qatar-based Indian banker,Raghavan Seetharaman awarded Green Economy Visionary Award..

    Dia Mirza named ambassador for Swachh sathi abhiyan under Swachh Bharat Mission.

    World Day Against Child Labor observed on -12 June.

    The official website of Prime Ministers Office is now available in six major regional languages including Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali

    India and World Bank sign agreement to improve efficiency and attractiveness of City Bus Services.

    International Albinism Awareness Day observed worldwide on 13 June.

    French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic won the Womens doubles title of 2016 French Open. In the final, they defeated Russian pair of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

    World Blood Donors Day 2016 observed with theme-"Blood connects us all" on June 14.

    Haryana to have the countrys first-of-its-kind AYUSH University as the State cabinet has approved a proposal to upgrade Shri Krishna Government Ayurvedic College, Kurukshetra, as a university

    India-US inked 8 MoUs to bolster economic growth & sustainable development.

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed on 15 June.

    The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the MoU for the cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sector with Taiwan.

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    India signs Europe-led clampdown on tax evasion and corruption.

    Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series Badminton trophy 2016.

    Leander Paes (India) and Martina Hingis (Switzerland) pair won the Mixed doubles title of 2016 French Open. In the final, they defeated Sania Mirza (India) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia) pair.

    Priyanka Chopra nominated for Choice TV Breakout Star in Teen Choice Awards 2016.

    Ivory Coast honours President Pranab Mukherjee with its highest civilian Award.

    India, Ghana sign three agreements to strengthen co-operation in varied fields..

    Forbes released the list of 2016 Worlds 100 Highest-Paid Athletes. The list has been topped by soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo with earnings of 88 million US dollars.

    World Day to Combat Desertification 2016 observed on 17 June.

    Avani Chaturvedi of Madhya Pradesh, Mohana Singh of Rajasthan and Bhawana Kanth of Bihar become Indian Air Force's first women fighter pilots.

    Australia won Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 beats india in finals.

    World Refugee Day observed on 20 June. Anil Kumble appointed head coach of Indian

    cricket team. Lakshadweep became first Union Territory

    (UT) in the counry to sign 247 Power for All document.

    India, South Korea launches Korea Plus, an initiative to strengthen relations.

    State Bank of India (SBI) named in Hall of Shame list of Banks funding Cluster Bomb Makers.

    Guwahati, the Assam state capital became first city in the country to have its own city animal with Kamrup metropolitan district administration declaring Gangetic River Dolphin as its mascot.

    Kannada movie Thithi won Best Film Award at 19th Shanghai International Film Festival.

    India on 27 June became the 35th full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

    International Day of Yoga 2016 observed across the world on 21 June.

    International Olympic Day celebrated on 23 June.

    People of United Kingdom (UK) in a historic Brexit referendum have voted in favour of leaving European Union (EU). In the Brexit referendum,

    PM Modi launches Projects for 20 Smart Cities in Pune.

    Sweden inaugurates world's first electric road. The Prime Minister of United Kingdom David

    Cameron on 24 June announced his resignation hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union (EU).

    Shooter Jitu Rai wins silver in ISSF World Cup. Sweden on 22 June inaugurated a test stretch

    of an electric road With this, the country has become one of the first countries in the world to conduct tests with electric power on public roads.

    International Day in Support of Victims of Torture observed on 26 June.

    29 June National Statistics Day celebrated with theme Agriculture...

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