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IIT-Kanpur professor Sanjay Mittal awarded with G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Sanjay Mittal was instrumental in establishing the High Performance Computing (HPC) facility at IIT Kanpur and heads the National Wind Tunnel Facility.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced resignation after Brexit vote

Published on: 24-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The announcement was made hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union. Cameron will step down in October 2016 at the Conservative Party Conference to make way for a new Prime Minister to guide the UK in the new direction for the country.

Mercer's Cost of Living Survey 2016 released; Mumbai costliest in India

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Asia dominates the top 5 of 2016 Cost of Living Rankings, with Hong Kong bagging the No. 1 spot, pushing Luanda, Angola to 2nd.

Amjad Sabri, a famed Pakistani Qawwal, shot dead in Karachi

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He was the son of renowned Qawwal Ghulam Farid Sabri of 'Bhar Do Jholi Meri' fame. The Sabri family is famous in the subcontinent for their contribution to sufi art and mystic poetry.

United Nations Public Service Day 2016 observed globally

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The 2016 United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated with a High-level Knowledge Sharing Panel on Leaving No One Behind: Innovative Institutional Approaches and Public Service Delivery.

International Widows’ Day 2016 observed globally

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

The day throws light on the situation of widows which is sometimes neglected due to absent in statistics, unnoticed by researchers and is mostly overlooked by civil society organizations.

World Hydrography Day 2016 observed

Published on: 23-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The theme for the WHD 2016 was Hydrography - the key to well-managed seas and waterways.

Kuumbi Cave: Bone artefacts used by Early Humans discovered in the Cave

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Kuumbi Cave is one of a group of caves that underlie a flight of marine terraces in Pleistocene limestone in eastern Zanzibar.

UNCTAD released World Investment Report 2016

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

While the USA surpassed Hong Kong and China in terms of FDI inflows in 2015 with 380 billion US dollars, India continues to be at the 10th position with 44 billion US dollars.

A Life in Diplomacy authored by MK Rasgotra

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The book provides a ringside view of the beginnings of ethnic violence in Sri Lanka, the last years of the Cold War, Indira Gandhi's assassination and the Bhopal gas disaster.

Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah dies

Published on: 22-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Anjanna was famous for his song Ooru manadi ra, ee vada manadi ra  which was translated into multiple languages.

Anand Desai Committee on Specific Relief Act, 1963 submitted its report

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

It asks to change the approach, from damages being the rule and specific performance being the exception, to specific performance being the rule, and damages being the alternate remedy.

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

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The film won numerous honours so far including National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada, State Film Awards, Golden Leopard honour, etc.

Virginia Raggi became first female mayor of Rome

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Raggi, who will turn 38 in July 2016, is also the youngest mayor in Rome's history as well as the the first candidate from that M5S party to be elected to Rome's mayoralty.

International Day of Yoga 2016 observed across the world

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

In India, the main event of the International Day of Yoga 2016 was held at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself performed yoga.

Martian crater named after Nepal quake-hit village Langtang

Published on: 21-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Langtang, a village in Nepal, was worst hit by the 25 April 2015 earthquake in which at least 215 people were killed.

World Refugee Day observed on 20 June

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Refugee is a person who fled his/her home & country owing to a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality or political opinion.

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The day is observed to raise awareness for the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence.

Renowned Educationalist Jeppiaar passes away

Published on: 20-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He was a pioneer in the setting up of private engineering institutions in Tamil Nadu and was the founder chancellor of Sathyabama University.

Union Ministry of AYUSH released Yog Geet for International Day of Yoga–2016

Published on: 18-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 18 people agreed

About one thousand entries were received for Yog Geet out of which the Committee OF Yoga Experts constituted for the celebration of International Day of Yoga–2016 under the chairmanship of Dr HR Nagendra selected released one.

Sunil Mittal elected Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

He is the 51st chairman of the ICC and the third Indian business leader to be elected as the chief of the ICC in its near 100-year history.

Indian-origin Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir nominated as US Ambassador to Malaysia

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

He will replace Joseph Y Yun, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.

Review meeting of Indo-EU ‘Water4crops’ project held

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Water4Crops stands for “integrating bio-treated wastewater reuse and valorization with enhanced water use efficiency to support the Green Economy in Europe and India”.

RAPID, five-point charter for tax administrators, outlined by Narendra Modi

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The mantra, RAPID means R for Revenue, A for Accountability, P for Probity, I for Information and D for Digitization.

World Day to Combat Desertification 2016 observed

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

The slogan for the day was Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.

Assam PCC president Anjan Dutta dies

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

He also had an interest in writing, which led him to start a monthly magazine Anubhuti and a daily newspaper Ajir Dainik Batori.

Veteran Odia actress Manimala Devi passes away

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Manimala ruled the Odia film industry in the 1960s as lead actress with her influential performances in various films.

Syed Nayeemuddin, former Indian football team coach, to be conferred with Mohun Bagan Ratna

Published on: 17-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

Syed Nayeemuddin is the only sports-person to win both the Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards for football.

Senior IAS officer Supriya Sahu appointed as Director General of Doordarshan

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 7 people agreed

She would replace Aparna Vaish who was acting head of Doordharsan. She was appointed after the board decided to appoint the senior-most additional director general (ADG) at Doordarshan.

Famous TV actress Ann Morgan Guilbert dies

Published on: 16-JUN-2016
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

She began her TV career in the 1960s, appearing on popular programmes such as I Dream of Jeannie, My Three Sons, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour and others.

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