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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 23 May 2016

May 23, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility and India-Iran bilateral relations among others.

•    It is with this Arab country India signed 4 MoUs/Agreements on defence cooperation – Oman

•    The number of agreement signed between India and Iran during the two-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Iran – 12

•    The Iranian port that will be developed with the help of India and will enable India bypass Pakistan to have access to Afghanistan – Chabahar Port

•     He was appointed by the Union Government as the head of committee on defence expenditure - Lt Gen DB Shekatkar (retd)

•    This multilateral agency launched the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility – World Bank

•    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Mary Robinson of Ireland and Macharia Kamau of Kenya as his Special Envoys on - El Nino and Climate

•    The author of the book titled My Favourite Nature Stories is - Ruskin Bond

•    Himachal Pradesh fisheries department began an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of - Golden Mahseer

•    The theme of the 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity is - Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

•    Indian awarded with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership 2016- Mukesh Ambani

•    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula is celebrated every year on- 23 May

•    Oldest Olympic champion of Hungarian Waterpolo team who died in May 2016- Sandor Tarics

•    The person elected as 34th BCCI President at the board’s special general meeting (SGM) in Mumbai - Anurag Thakur

•    The person who was appointed as BCCI Secretary - Ajay Shirke

•    Youngest BCCI President Appointee is /was - Fatehsinghrao Gaekwad

•    BJP leader and former IPS officer appointed as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry - Kiran Bedi

•    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched its maiden indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from - Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh

•    Country that won the 2016 Thomas Cup badminton tournament after defeating Indonesia 3-2 is - Denmark

•    The football club that won the 2016 Federation Cup title is - Mohun Bagan

•    All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo who was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 23 May 2016 – J Jayalalithaa

•    This country defeated South Korea to win the 2016 Uber cup Badminton tournament  - China

•    In France, visitors to the Eiffel tower now have a chance to stay for a night in the iconic landmark, something that was never available since its opening in - 1889


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