1. Home
  2.  |  
  3. Test & Quizzes  |  

Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 17 June 2016

Jun 17, 2016 19:05 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Mohun Bagan Ratna, Namami Chandrabhaga Project and Human Genome Project-Write among others.

•    He is the third Indian business leader to get elected to Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce – Sunil Bharti Mittal

•    This Indian-American diplomat was nominated by US President Barack Obama as ambassador to Malaysia – Kamala Shirin Lakhdir

•    China claims to operationalise exascale supercomputer Tianhe – 3 capable  of performing at least billion billion calculations per second by the year - 2020

•    The former Indian football team coach who will be honoured with the Mohun Bagan Ratna is - Syed Nayeemuddin

•    The slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is - A New World

•    The slogan for the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed on 17 June 2016 - Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.

•    The theme of the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently, is - Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

•    The acronym RAPID suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to improve tax administration in the country stands for - Revenue, Accountability, Probity, Information, Digitization

•    Maharashtra government decided to make the ancient Bhima River at Pandharpur pollution free and revive its sanctity through - Namami Chandrabhaga project

•    The 41-year-old British woman MP from the opposition Labour Party who was killed after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England - Jo Cox

•    The instrument of NASA on its Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) that helped to measure methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface - Hyperion spectrometer

•    The national aquarium in United States announced its plan to develop an Oceanside dolphin sanctuary for marine mammals including dolphins is - National Aquarium, Baltimore

•    The country under whose collaboration, India is implementing the Water4Crops project - European Union

•    The team that announced their second detection of gravitational waves, the flexing of space and time caused by the black hole collision - LIGO team

•    The name of the project that aims to synthesize entire human genome from scratch - Human Genome Project-Write (HGP-Write)

•    The Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2016 seeks to install this much wind-solar hybrid power by 2022 – 10 GW

•    She is an IAS officer and was appointed as Director General of Doordarshan - Supriya Sahu

•    The city that replaced Hyderabad in smart city list of Telangana state- Karimnagar


Is this article important for exams ? Yes39 People Agreed

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK