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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 29 June 2016

Jun 29, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like ISSF World Cup, book titled The Birds of Banni Grassland and non-permanent members of the UN Security Council among others.

•    He headed the 7th Pay Commission whose recommendations were approved by the Union Cabinet - Justice AK Mathur

•    Exercise Jalrahat for Flood Relief is a Joint Initiative of Armed Forces and – Assam Government

•    The prominent Tamil saint poet whose statue was unveiled In Dam Kothi compound of holy city Haridwar in Uttarakhand by Rajya Sabha MP, Tarun Vijay is - Thiruvalluvar

•    Countries whose names were approved as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) are - Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan

•    India’s Ace shooter who on 28 June 2016 clinched the silver medal for India in men's 50-metre rifle 3 position event of the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Ajerbaijan - Sanjeev Rajput

•    Institutions that on 28 June 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Coal Supplying companies and Power Utilities for quality analysis of coal being supplied to power utilities by coal companies are - Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR)

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled “The Birds of Banni Grassland” that is a compilation of the research work, relating to more than 250 species of birds found in - the Banni area of Kutch, Gujarat

•    The web portal that launched for online submission and monitoring of environmental approvals for mining of sand and minor minerals was launched by - Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar

•    State-run airlines that will now fly unconfirmed passengers of Rajdhani trains at the fares matching with the AC first class ticket prices is - Air India

•    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on 24 June 2016 approved 201.50 million US dollars for Technical Education Quality Improvement Project for- India

•    Head of New Health Emergencies Programme appointed by World Health Organisation (WHO) in June 2016- Peter Salama

•    Naga rebel leader who died in June 2016 and was chairman of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) - Isak Chishi Swu

•    Policy approved by Union Cabinet in June 2016 to attract private sector in exploration of minerals- National Mineral Exploration Policy

•    The project for which the World Bank approved the 63 million US dollar for welfare of adolescent girls and young women in Jharkhand is -Tejaswini: Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women

•    The position of the India in the Human Capital Report 2016 is - 105th

•    The country that ranked 1st in the Human Capital Report 2016 is - Finland

•    NS Vishwanathan has been recently appointed as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India. He will succeed - Harun R Khan

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