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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

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