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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 16 June 2016

Jun 16, 2016 19:05 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like 2016 PEN Pinter Prize, Merger of SBI & associates and launch of Vidyanjali app among others.

•    This novelist was awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize is - Margaret Atwood

•    The mammal that was recently declared extinct primarily due to human-induced climate change is - Bramble Cay melomys

•    Niraj Mittal was appointed as the Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking of - DBS Bank India

•    The Hollywood actor who was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of UN Women is - Anne Hathaway

•    The first Indian bank to get merged with its subsidiaries- State Bank of India

•    American Literary Translator who passed away and worked on Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gregory Rabassa

•    App launched by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for volunteer work at government schools- Vidyanjali

•    The West-Africa country that accorded its highest civilian award to President Pranab Mukherjee -Ivory Coast

•    He was conferred with the Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award 2016 at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans - Shashank S Shah

•    The Public Sector Unit that commissioned 195 megawatt (MW) unit at Muzaffarpur thermal power station in Bihar - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

•    The policy released by Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for the development of Air travel in India - National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2016

•    He was adjudged as the Man of the Series of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series between India and Zimbabwe - Lokesh Rahul

•    Indian scientists will be associated with scientists of this country in a project under which underwater robots will be released into the Bay of Bengal to predict the Indian monsoon - Britain

•    The country whose Court of Appeals upheld net-neutrality rules that prohibit broadband carriers from playing favourites or blocking competing online services - United States

•    The scheme under which the Ramayana and Krishna Circuit will be developed in different states of India - Swadesh Darshan Scheme

•    Russia’s new Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreaker that was launched from the Baltic Shipyard is dubbed - Arktika

•    This country’s House of Commons voted for gender neutral national anthem - Canada

•    Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president who passed away at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi following cardiac failure - Anjan Dutta

•    The second European country that ratified the Paris Agreement, a deal on curbing global warming reached in 2015 by 195 countries - France

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