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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 13 June – 18 June 2016

Jun 18, 2016 18:11 IST

Jagranosh.com brings for its readers the current affairs recap of the week covering important events of the national and international importance in bulleted forms which will be immense help for the aspirants of IAS/PCS, Bank, SSC, MBA and other exams.

  • The Technology giant that was selected as the technical partner to build a mobile Application (app) for HRD's SWAYAM platform- Microsoft
  • The fund that was floated by State Bank of India (SBI) to assist start-ups in the fintech space- IT Innovation Start-up Fund
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined RAPID, a five-point charter for tax administrators, during the inauguration of- Rajasva Gyan Sangam  
  • The Country that won Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London- Australia
  • The Ministry that released a Yog Geet (Song) in connection with the celebration of International Day of Yoga–2016-Union Ministry of AYUSH
  • The Country with which India signed two MoUs on capacity building for its civil servantsand to set up of centre of excellence in ICT- Namibia
  • The mantra, RAPID, that was suggested by Narendra Modi to tax officials while inaugurating Rajasva Gyan Sangam, a two-day Annual Conference of Senior Tax Administrators in New Delhi stands for - R for Revenue, A for Accountability, P for Probity, I for Information and D for Digitization
  • The theme of the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently, is - Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality
  • The slogan for the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently, is - Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.
  • The slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is - A New World
  • The former Indian football team coach who will be honoured with the Mohun Bagan Ratna is - Syed Nayeemuddin
  • Maharashtra government decided to make the ancient Bhima River at Pandharpur pollution free and revive its sanctity through - the 'Namami Chandrabhaga' project
  • The 41-year-old British woman MP from the opposition Labour Party who was killed after being shot and stabbed in her constituency in northern England - Jo Cox
  • The instrument of NASA on its Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) that helped them to measure methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface - Hyperion spectrometer
  • The national aquarium in United States announced its plan to develop an Oceanside dolphin sanctuary for marine mammals including dolphins is - National Aquarium, Baltimore
  • The country under whose collaboration, India is implementing the Water4Crops project - European Union
  • The team that announced their second detection of gravitational waves, the flexing of space and time caused by the black hole collision on 15 June 2016- LIGO team
  • The name project that was published in Science Magazine with a proposal to synthesize entire human genome from scratch - Human Genome Project-Write (HGP-Write)
  • The draft policy that was released to encourage new technologies, methods and way-outs involving combined operation of wind and solar PV plants- Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy 2016
  • She was appointed as Director General of Doordarshan on 15 June 2016- Supriya Sahu
  • The city that replaced Hyderabad in smart city list of Telangana state-Karimnagar
  • The first Indian bank to get merged with its subsidiaries- State Bank of India
  • American Literary Translator who passed away and worked on Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude- Gregory Rabassa
  • App launched by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for volunteer work at government schools- Vidyanjali
  • The West-Africa country that accorded its highest civilian award to President Pranab Mukherjee -Ivory Coast
  • He was conferred with the Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award 2016 at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans - Shashank S Shah
  • The Public Sector Unit that commissioned 195 megawatt (MW) unit at Muzaffarpur thermal power station in Bihar - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • The policy released by Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for the development of Air travel in India - National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2016
  • He was adjudged as the Man of the Series of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series between India and Zimbabwe - Lokesh Rahul
  • Indian scientists will be associated with scientists of this country in a project under which underwater robots will be released into the Bay of Bengal to predict the Indian monsoon - Britain
  • The country whose Court of Appeals upheld net-neutrality rules that prohibit broadband carriers from playing favourites or blocking competing online services - United States
  • The scheme under which the Ramayana and Krishna Circuit will be developed in different states of India - Swadesh Darshan Scheme
  • Russia’s new Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreaker that was launched from the Baltic Shipyard is dubbed - Arktika
  • This country’s House of Commons voted for gender neutral national anthem - Canada
  • Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president who passed away at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi following cardiac failure - Anjan Dutta
  • The second European country that ratified the Paris Agreement, a deal on curbing global warming reached in 2015 by 195 countries - France
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was observed globally on 15 June 2016 to voice against - Abuse and suffering inflicted on older people
  • Scientists have discovered a Jupiter-like planet, Kepler-1647b, orbiting a system of two stars, making it the largest such cosmic body ever found in the constellation - Cygnus
  • Union Government approved a series of measures for the abatement of pollution and for the conservation and preservation of lakes in - Bengaluru
  • Businessman who was declared as a Proclaimed Offender by a special court for the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) - Vijay Mallya
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Asia Pacific region of Deutsche Bank AG who resigned in June 2016- Gunit Chadha
  • Union Ministry of Railways signed a Joint Venture (JV) Agreement with this State Government- Odisha
  • Delhi Cabinet Minister who resigned as Transport Minister due to health reasons- Gopal Rai
  • The Florida based bank that issued first US credit card for use in Cuba - Stonegate Bank
  • The creator of the beehive hairstyle, made popular by many famous women, who died in US at the age of 98 - Margaret Vinci Heldt
  • The state that barred plying of 15 years old commercial diesel vehicles from roads of its capital - Bihar
  • In Puducherry, Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi launched a mobile Application for helping senior citizens in distress that was developed by - Helpage India
  • After a notice sent by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, RPG foundation removed an art installation on this legendary a person from Marine Drive - Sachin Tendulkar
  • Union Cabinet cleared the new Civil Aviation Policy with an aim to increasing regional air connectivity, and ease rules for - Airlines to fly overseas
  • India signed three bilateral agreements to strengthen co-operation with- Ghana
  • Three countries that participated in the Malabar Exercise 2016- India, United States and Japan
  • Renowned Hindi writer who died in June 2016 and was the Editor at All India Radio from 1962 to 1976- Mudrarakshasa
  • President of this country ordered an unannounced inspection in country’s Armed Forces to assess the readiness of military arsenals - Russia
  • This State government served Leave India notice to eight Chinese nationals working under a Thai company at the Dhamra Port in Bhadrak district - Odisha
  • The person who assumed charge as the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court - Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad
  • She was unanimously appointed as the first women chairperson of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) in Assam - Ranu Langthasa
  • The Central Port Authorities Act 2016 drafted by Ministry of Shipping will replace the Major Port Trust Act of - 1963
  • Union Government constituted a five member team to assess the existing water bodies, farm pond and other sources of irrigation in the selected districts of - Western Uttar Pradesh including Meerut and Muzaffarnagar
  • The districts, in which the Telangana government ordered to set up a Pharma City on 12500 acres of land- Rangareddy and Mahbubnagar 
  • The project on the river Ganga that is being developed between Allahabad and Haldia which cover a distance of 1620 kms- Jal Marg Vikas Project
  • The plan to link the chunks of synthetic DNA by making a researcher-created human genome that can control a cell in a lab dish- Human Genome Project-Write
  • This Mercedes racing driver won the 2016 Canada Grand Prix of Formula 1 title – Lewis Hamilton
  • Name of the service launched by the Indian Railways to provide for baby food items at stations and children’s menu items on trains – Janani Sewa
  • The founder chairman of Jet Airways who was elected to the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) Board of Governors for the 5th consecutive tenure – Naresh Goyal
  • Name of the cashless payment mechanism launched at toll plazas on National Highways by the National Highways Authority of India – FASTag
  • Consumer Price Index for May 2016 was pegged at – 5.76 percent
  • Name of the web portal and mobile app that will be launched by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for IIT JEE aspirants – IITPAL
  • She won the women’s title of the 2016 Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament - Saina Nehwal
  • He won the men’s title of the 2016 Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament - Hans-Kristian Vittinghus
  • China launched its 23rd satellite for its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) aboard Long March-3C carrier rocket from - Xichang Satellite Launch Center
  • He headed the taskforce appointed to address agrarian issues that submitted its report to Maharashtra government - Kishore Tiwari
  • Second International Albinism Awareness Day was observed on - 13 June 2016
  • The former captain of England Cricket team who died on 12 June 2016 at the age of 89 - Donald Carr
  • Theme of World Day Against Child Labour 2016- End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business!
  • Noted playwright and actor who died in June 2016 and was considered to be the father of the Bhramyaman or Mobile Theatre of Assam- Achyut Lahkar
  • Veteran Scottish singer who received the Knighthood in Queen's Birthday Honours list- Rod Stewart
  • The place of United States where mass shooting occurred at a gay nightclub in which at least 51 people were killed, including the gunman – Orlando, Florida
  • The Bollywood actress, who was nominated for 2016 Teen Choice Awards - Priyanka Chopra
  • Hubble Telescope uncovers the drizzle of stars scattered across this image forms a galaxy known as- UGC 4879
  • The kind of fossils that provide evidence of the number of species that can exist on Earth according to new research led by the University of Southampton- Popcorn-like fossils
  • The first Indian Cricketer to score century (100 Runs) in his debut ODI Match on 11 June 2016- KL Rahul
  • The report on environmental crime that was released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and INTERPOL on 4 June 2016- The Rise of Environmental Crime
  • The former Indian football team coach who will be honoured with the Mohun Bagan Ratna is - Syed Nayeemuddin
  • The slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is - A New World
  • The slogan for the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently, is - Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.
  • The theme of the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently, is - Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality
  • This novelist was awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize is - Margaret Atwood
  • The mammal that was recently declared extinct primarily due to human-induced climate change is - Bramble Cay melomys
  • Niraj Mittal was appointed as the Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking of - DBS Bank India
  • The Hollywood actor who was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of UN Women is - Anne Hathaway
  • The island of Gujarat that was in news recently for getting power for the first time after 70 years of Independence - Shiyal Bet
  • The state that recently launched Child Labour Tracking System to keep a track of rescued child labour for their proper rehabilitation - Bihar
  • The United Nations General Assembly elected Israel to chair its Legal Committee which is also called – Sixth Committee
  • The Permanent Representative of Fiji who was recently elected as the President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly is - Peter Thomson
  • The e-ticketing company in which Ratan Tata recently invested is - Kyazoonga
  • Tata Power Co. Ltd recently signed an agreement to acquire - Welspun Renewables Energy Private Ltd
  • Microsoft Corporation recently announced that it is going to acquire – LinkedIn
  • The slogan of the 2016 World Blood Donors Day that was observed recently is - Share life, give blood
  • The theme of the 2016 World Blood Donors Day that was observed recently is - Blood connects us all
  • The veteran journalist and former editor of The Times of India who died recently is - Inder Malhotra
  • The first country in the world to ban deforestation is – Norway
  • The sportsperson chosen as India’s flagbearer at Rio Olympics is - Abhinav Bindra
  • The team that won gold at the FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final is - USA Women’s Senior National Team

 

·         The former Indian football team coach who will be honoured with the Mohun Bagan Ratna is - Syed Nayeemuddin

·         The slogan for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games is - A New World

·         The slogan for the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently, is - Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People.

·         The theme of the 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification, which was observed recently, is - Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

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