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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 16 May 2016

May 16, 2016 19:10 IST

The Recap of the Day covers the important current affairs like NITI Aayog 15-year vision document, 2016 Italian Open and International Day of UNPKF among others.

•    The theme of the 2016 International Day of Families is - Families, healthy lives and sustainable future

•    The Union Government has declared a day as National Dengue Day - May 16

•    This former India cricket captain was re-elected as the chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee for another 3-year term – Anil Kumble

•    A new ground-based missile defense system was launched by the USA in this European country – Romania

•    These two former players were appointed to the ICC Cricket Committee for a 3-year term - Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena

•    The Union Government decided to replace 5-year plans with 15-year vision documents. They will be prepared by – NITI Aayog

•    The former Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court who has been sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court is - Justice Navin Sinha

•    The former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation who has been honoured with the IAF Hall of Fame award 2016 is - Udupi Ramachandra Rao

•    The pair that won the 2016 Italian Open women’s doubles title is - Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis

•    The Indian peacekeepers, namely Head Constable Shubhkaran Yadav, Rifleman Manish Malik, Havildar Amal Deka, Naik Rakesh Kumar and Gagan Punjabi, will be honoured with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal on - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

•    The indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile that was test fired from the complex of Abdul Kalam Island off the Odisha coast - Ashwin

•    Tennis star who won his first Italian Open Men's Singles Tennis title – Andy Murray

•    Tennis star won his first Italian Open Women's Singles Tennis title – Serena Williams

•    The four minute documentary film on girl child education from India that has been invited for special screening at the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), Washington DC - Beti

•    World governing body for football, FIFA appointed an Indian retired judge as deputy chairman of its Governance Committee - Mukul Mudgal

•    Women’s squash team that won the 18th Asian Team squash championships played at Taipei in Chinese Taipei - Malaysian team

•    Men’s squash team that won the 18th Asian Team squash championships played at Taipei in Chinese Taipei - Pakistani team

•    The Dutch teenager who became Formula One's youngest race winner after winning the Spanish Grand Prix - Max Verstappen

•    Former Test cricketer who was the first Indian to score a memorable ton in his debut innings, died at the age of 87 - Deepak Shodhan

•    BJP National president Amit Shah inaugurated the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at - Dahod in Gujarat

•    The state that has been asked by the Union Government to lay aerial Optical Fibre Cable on electric poles in rural areas so that internet connections can be provided to gram panchayats at a lower cost under the Digital India scheme - Odisha

•    The 'Income Declaration Scheme' or four month window for declaration of domestic black money will commence from - 1 June 2016

•    The 'Income Declaration Scheme' or four month window for declaration of domestic black money will remain in force till - 30 September 2016


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