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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 9 June 2016

Jun 9, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day in bullet form which would be of immense help to the aspirants in their preparations of different competitive exams like IAS/PCS, SSC, Bank and MBA.

•    The four countries that were recognised by World Health Organization (WHO) recognised for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis are - Thailand, Armenia, Belarus and Moldova

•    Tennis star who was suspended for two years from Tennis by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on 8 June 2016 for using a prohibited drug - Maria Sharapova

•    The famous English film director who will be honoured with the American Cinematheque award is - Ridley Scott

•    The cricket ground that will host India’s first pink-ball multi-day cricket match is - Eden Gardens

•    Internet search engine Google and Tata Trusts’ joint initiative Internet Saathi was recently launched in- West Bengal

•    The Indian-origin professor who was recently awarded Regius Professorship by Queen Elizabeth II is - Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

•    Veteran journalist who passed away in June 2016 and spent 28 years at The Hindu- KK Katyal

•    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members and partners on 6 June 2016 launched Anaconda-16 Exercise in- Poland

•    It is in this South Indian city Amazon.com will be setting up its Web Services Cloud Region - Hyderabad

•    This Real Madrid’s foot ball player topped the 2016 World's Highest-Paid Athletes List - Cristiano Ronaldo

•    The founder of Amazon.com who received the USIBC Global Leadership Award from the visiting PM Narendra Modi in Washington DC – Jeff Bezos

•    Narendra Modi became the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address the legislature of this country – the USA

•    This European country launched the ‘SAIP’ smart phone app to alert users on terror attacks and other disasters – France

•    Union Government announced that a new Indian Reserve Battalion in Rajasthan will be named after - Maharana Pratap

•    The World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim slashes global growth forecast by 0.5 percent to - 2.4 percent

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