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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 2 June 2016

Jun 2, 2016 19:04 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like India Post Payment Banks, India-US MoU on Wildlife Conservation and Indus Valley Civilisation among others.

•    Percent of government equity in India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will be set up under the Department of Posts - 100 percent

•    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism with - Qatar

•    The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking with -  the United States (US)

•    A study by researchers at major excavated site of Bhirrana, Haryana suggests that the Indus Valley Civilisation was much older than thought before, that is, it is – 8000 years old

•    Cricketer whose name will be used by Kerala Government in a campaign against drug and liquor abuse in the state - Sachin Tendulkar

•    The National Film Archive of India acquired 1790 songbooks of Hindi films belonging to every decade of the country's cinematic heritage starting from - 1934 to 2012

•    UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, asked the Security Council to add just over 2500 peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping mission in this country- Mali

•    Wildlife authorities of the country said that they will press charges against a Buddhist temple where the bodies of 40 dead tiger cubs were found - Thailand

•    The country that was declared free from Ebola virus transmission by World Health Organization - Guinea

•    Country that decided to gradually stop sending house maids abroad, mainly to the Middle East - Sri Lanka

•    India has gifted 2000 bicycles to poor dalit girls of a country to encourage them to enroll in schools and enhance the literacy rate among them - Nepal

•    Two Indian-origin women who featured on the Forbes' annual list of America's 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs are - Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal

•    He assumed charge as Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy on 28 May 2016- Vice admiral AK Chawla

•    The Sri Lankan Cricketer who announced retirement from Tests with immediate effect on 1 June 2016- Nuwan Kulasekara

•    The organization that was granted affiliation by the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) on 2 June 2016- Indian Boxing Council (IBC)

•    The state that unfurled the second largest National flag of 291 foot on its foundation day on 2 June 2016- Telangana

•    He assumed charge as first ever chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai on 1 June 2016- Rahul Johri

•    The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for Extension of Corridor-1 of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I Project from - Washermanpet to Wimconagar

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