General Awareness for MBA : 16 June to 22 June
Get to know the most important news and happenings of the week (16 June – 22 June). It will help you in your preparation for General Awareness.
- The Union Government on 19 June 2015 released the Draft Outline of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme. The government invited comments till 2 July 2015 on it.
- Union Ministry of Finance on 17 June 2015 formed two committees for facilitating implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1 April 2016.
- The Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth Kumar on 17 June 2015 launched the Cluster Development Programme for Pharma Sector (CDP-PS) in New Delhi.
- Former Indian women hockey captain Shashi Bala and her son Agrim Thakur died in a road accident at the Ropar-Nawanshahr-Phagwara area of National Highway 344-A in Punjab on 21 June 2015.
- Former Turkish President Suleyman Demirel died on 17 June 2015 following a heart failure and a respiratory tract infection. He was 90. Demirel was one of the dominant figures in Turkey's politics for over half a century.
- Justice Gian Parkash Mittal on 19 June 2015 resigned from the Office of the Judge of Delhi High Court with effect from the afternoon of 8 July 2015. However, the reason behind his resignation was not disclosed.
- The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on 12 June 2015 set up an Expert Group on Salt, Sugar and Fat in Indian Food Products. The 11-member Expert Group will be headed by Dr. D Prabhakaran, Director, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries and Vice-President, Public Health Foundation of India.
- Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) celebrated the 350th foundation day of Shri Anandpur Sahib from 17 June to 19 June 2015 at Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib located in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. The holy city was founded by the 9th Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Tegh Bahadur in 1665.
- Indian mobile handset maker Karbonn on 15 June 2015 announced that it is planning to set up its first mobile handset manufacturing facility in Hyderabad.
- Genomics Applications and Information Technology (Ganit) Labs in the third week of June announced that it developed a medical test that could predict the survival chances of tongue cancer patients for as little as 5000 rupees.
- SunEdison Inc, world's largest renewable energy development company, on 16 June 2015 acquired Singapore-headquartered Continuum Wind Energy Limited for an undisclosed sum.
- India’s largest IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on 16 June 2015 launched a Next-Gen Technology Solutions Center of Excellence (CoE) at its campus in Hyderabad.
- Japan’s SoftBank Corp on 18 June 2015 announced that it has set up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world.
- Micromax on 18 June 2015 launched the world’s slimmest and lightest 4-Generation (4G) phone named as Micromax Canvas Sliver 5. As per Micromax, it is the first smartphone to weigh below 100 grams.
- Wealth-X on 17 June 2015 released the World’s Wealthiest Self-Made Billionaires List. It included world’s top 25 richest self-made billionaires.
- Ricoh India Ltd. on 18 June 2015 launched Picasso solution in Hyderabad. It is combination of healthcare and information technology and based on the Ricoh cloud.
- Blue Star, India's largest central air-conditioning company, on 19 June 2015 launched VRF (variable refrigerant flow) IV Plus air conditioning (AC) system. This is the first-ever locally-developed-and-produced VRF ACs in India.
- The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 17 June 2015 approved inclusion of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh in the list of States to be covered under the National Dairy Plan- I (NDP-I).
- The Union Cabinet on 17 June 2015 gave its approval to introduce Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 in the Parliament. It will repeal the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986.
- The Election Commission of India (ECI) on 16 June 2015 suspended the recognition of National People's Party (NPP) as a state party in Meghalaya. The NPP is headed by former Lok Sabha Speaker PA Sangma.
- France on 18 June 2015 announced a ban on wearing earphones while driving a vehicle and riding a cycle. The ban will come into effect from 1 July 2015.
- China on 19 June 2015 launched the world’s first electric passenger aircraft named BX1E that could be used in pilot training, tourism, meteorology and rescue operations.
- India and Tanzania on 19 June 2015 signed six MoUs in the field of tourism, education and hydrography to deepen bilateral cooperation.
- Blue Opposition Bloc led by Lars Loekke Rasmussen of right-wing Venstre party on 19 June 2015 won the parliamentary elections of Denmark. Blue opposition bloc, also called Centre-Right coalition, won 90 seats in the 179-member parliament.
- The Chinese Version of the sacred ancient Indian scripture Bhagavad Gita was on 17 June 2015 launched in China during an international yoga conference. The book was released by Indian Ambassador to China Ashok K. Kantha.
- Britain’s Andy Murray on 21 June 2015 won the men’s singles of the Aegon Championships at the Queen’s Club in West Kensington, England. In the final clash, Murray defeated South African Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-4.
- Serbia won the FIFA U-20 World Cup by defeating Brazil on 21 June 2015 at the final match held at the North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
- India's junior boys and cadet girls on 18 June 2015 won the team championship titles at the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.