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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 24 June 2016

Jun 24, 2016 19:40 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Brexit vote, new head coach for Indian cricket team and KiloCore processor among others.

•    The Union Government recently launched first of its kind Pilot Programme in the country to run two wheelers on - CNG

•    The IIT-Kanpur professor who bagged the G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015 is - Sanjay Mittal

•    The Indian zoo will soon receive a snow leopard from Dudley Zoological Gardens in London is - Padma Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

•    The theme for the Day of the Seafarer 2016 is - Sea For All

•    A group of scientists recently developed world's first 1000-processor computer chip, which has been named as - KiloCore

•    Russian hockey winger, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, on 22 June 2016 won the 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy - Artemi Panarin

•    Former Spinner who was appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket Team on 23 June 2016 for one year - Anil Kumble

•    The Colombian government on 23 June 2016 signed a historic ceasefire deal with - the leftist FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels

•    People of Britain in a historic referendum voted in favour of leaving European Union (EU) that saw - 51.9% votes in favour compared to 48.1% in against

•    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi dismissed Pakistan’s assertions that Afghan refugees have become a source of - terrorism in the country

•    The two Indian boxers who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in June 2016 - Manoj Kumar and Vikas Kirshnan

•    The Indian company that became the largest producer of unconventional gas in India with its Raniganj block in West Bengal achieving an industry-size pumping rate of over 1 mcmd (million cubic metres per day) of coal bed methane - Essar

•    Indian chess player won the best women’s player award in the Eurasian Blitz chess tournament held in Kazakhstan - D Harika

•    India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish formal cooperation in the fields of skills development and vocational education with - Switzerland

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