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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 21 June 2016

Jun 21, 2016 19:34 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like International Yoga Day, TOP500 list of Supercomputers and Hall of Shame List of Banks in India among others.

•    Theme of International Yoga Day 2016 - Connect the Youth

•    The TOP500 list declared SERC as the fastest supercomputer in India is located at - IISc, Bangalore

•    This Chinese supercomputer was declared as the fastest in the world by the TOP500 List - Sunway TaihuLight

•    This Kannada movie won the best film award under the Asia New Talent Awards Category at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival – Thithi

•    The Indian energy company that agreed to buy Welspun Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd for 1.4 billion US dollars – Tata Power

•    This 106-year old woman became the oldest Olympic torch bearer in the world - Aida Gemanque of Brazil

•    This state decided to establish model madarasas with modern education in every district - Rajasthan

•    Max Life and Max Financial Services agreed to merge with this life insurance company - HDFC Life

•    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released a commemorative silver coin on the occasion of 300th Martyrdom Day of Sikh General - Banda Singh Bahadur

•    The state that launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana - Odisha

•    Dubbed the Gateway to Hell, a volcano in South Iceland that can explode in near future according to experts – Hekla

•    Head of the Expert Committee set up on examining the Specific Relief Act, 1963 that submitted its report to government – Anand Desai

•    Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) signed MoU for implementation of the three additional works on - Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project

•    The populist anti-corruption Five Star Movement (M5S) activist who was elected as the first female mayor of Rome is - Virginia Raggi

•    The chemical whose use was banned as a food additive by Union Government on recommendation of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) - Potassium bromate (KbrO3)

•    The village of Nepal after whom a Martian crater was named by the International Astronomical Union - Langtang

•    First Indian state to launch Mukh Mantri Hepatitis C Relief Fund - Punjab

•    Indigenous Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) HTT-40 was developed by - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

•    Indian Bank that was named in Hall of Shame list 2016 that listed Banks funding Cluster Bomb Makers - State Bank of India

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