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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 20 June to 25 June 2016

Jun 25, 2016 19:49 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.

•    This Central Asian city hosted the 2016 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit – Uzbekistan capital Tashkent

•    International Olympic Day 2016 was celebrated on this day – 23 June

•    The State Government that launched the NTR Anna Canteen Scheme to provide subsided food is – Andhra Pradesh

•    The UK Prime Minister who announced resignation hours after the Brexit vote that called for leaving the European Union – David Cameron

•    It is with this country India signed a MoU to enhance cooperation in skill development sector – Switzerland

•    The book Half- Lion: How Narasimha Rao Transformed India is authored by - Vinay Sitapati

•    The city where the first Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will be held is - Beijing

•    The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) President and incumbent Jammu & Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti won the Assembly by-poll from – Anantnag

•    Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Centre will make a state as the hub of exporting petroleum products to South Eastern countries – Assam

•    The country banned its citizens from working in strife-torn Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya - Nepal

•    The South African Indian-origin lawyer and long-time human rights activist was appointed to chair a UN commission to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan - Yasmin Sooka

•    The Country’s Parliament unanimously passed the Right to Information (RTI) bill with amendments - Sri Lanka

•    Pioneer of quizzing in India and leader of the Anglo-Indian community, who died in Kolkata - Neil O'Brien

•    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

•    Leading Indian cricketer to appear in maximum international matches conducted till 2016- Mahendra Singh Dhoni

•    Editor-in-Chief of Ananda Bazaar Patrika (ABP) who resigned in June 2016- Aveek Sarkar

•    Indian Company that acquired UK-based digital transformation firm The BIO Agency Ltd in June 2016- Tech Mahindra Ltd

•    The professional footballer who was recently recognized as the leading goal scorer for Argentina is - Lionel Messi

•    The city that topped the list of most expensive cities as per Mercer’s 2016 Cost of Living Survey is - Hong Kong

•    Ken Miyauchi was recently appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of - SoftBank Group

•    The theme of the World Hydrography Day 2016 that was observed recently was- Hydrography - the key to well-managed seas and waterways

•    Anupam Pahuja was recently appointed as the India Country Manager and MD of - PayPal

•    He was adjudged as the Man of the Series of the three-match T20I series between India and Zimbabwe - Barinder Sran

•    The Olympian and iconic long jumper from India who resigned as President of the Kerala Sports Council - Anju Bobby George

•    The economic union agreed to set up a new border and coastguard force to curb the influx of migrants - European Union

•    The Renowned Qawwal from Pakistan who was shot dead in Karachi, Pakistan - Amjad Sabri

•    A team of 13 mountaineers of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) have set foot on the highest point in India embarking on a mission in early May 16 - Mt. Kamet and Mt. Abi Gamin

•    The Union Cabinet gave its approval to the signing of a Protocol amending the Agreement between India and a country for avoidance of double taxation - Belgium

•    The celebrated boxer for whom, Indian Olympic Association and the ad-hoc committee had sent a request for wildcard entry to get a Rio Olympic berth - MC Mary Kom

•    The retired Bombay High Court judge, who was appointed to probe charges of alleged financial irregularities against former State Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse - Dinkar Zoting

•    The country made a strong pitch for making India a party to the already operational Afghan-Pakistan transit and trade agreement, APTTA, the move that will give New Delhi better access to Central Asia and boost regional connectivity - Afghanistan

•    The 3rd century archaeological site called Mahasthangarh in Bogra that was selected to function as the SAARC cultural capital in 2016 lies in - Bangladesh

•    India’s global ranking in terms of FDI inflows in 2015 was – Tenth rank with 44 billion US dollars of inflows

•    As per the World Investment Report 2016, this country received maximum FDI in 2015 – The USA

•    The former Indian diplomat who authored the book A Life in Diplomacy - M K Rasgotra

•    The theme of the World Investment Report 2016 that was released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Investor Nationality: Policy Challenges

•    The autobiography of Sania Mirza that will be released in July 2016 – Ace Against Odds

•    The World Investment Report 2016 was released by - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

•    Organisation that released the India Development Update 2016: Financing Double-Digit Growth- World Bank

•    Maharashtra Cabinet in June 2016 approved Minority Status to- Jew community

•    Representative Director, President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SoftBank Group (SBG) who resigned in June 2016- Nikesh Arora

•    Noted Telangana poet and lyricist who died in June 2016 and was famous for his song Ooru manadi ra, ee vada manadi ra- Guda Anjaiah

•    A two-day meeting of heads of state of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) under the presidency of Uzbekistan will begin on 23 June 2016 in - Tashkent

•    Online search engine giant Google launched a new keyboard app for Apple iOS users in India called - ‘Gboard’

•    Countries whose satellite was part of launch of 20 satellites in a single mission of ISRO are - US, Germany, Canada and Indonesia

•    The states Postal circle on 2nd International Day of Yoga released Information booklet, Stamps on Yoga” and stamps on Suryanamaskarams” - Andhra Pradesh

•    Union Government asked all state governments to link Aadhaar with caste and domicile certificates of school students in class – V and VIII

•    Six Indian World War I (WW-I) heroes who became part of Britain’s new digital archive launched as part of UK government’s centenary celebrations of WW-I are - Risaldar Badlu Singh, Sepoy Chatta Singh, Naik Darwan Singh Negi, Rifleman Gabar Sing Negi, Lance-Daffadar Gobind Singh and Lance Naik Lala

•    NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope and its extended K2 mission allowed astronomers to discover the youngest fully formed exoplanet - K2-33b

•    United States plans to provide a sum a year in support for the Afghan national security forces from 2018 through 2020 - more than 3 billion dollars

•    United States donates 20 million dollars in humanitarian aid to the United Nations' effort to help the thousands of refugees who have fled fighting in - the Iraqi city of Fallujah

•    Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya temple is an annual festival of the state- Assam

•    The TOP500 list declared SERC as the fastest supercomputer in India. It is located in - IISc, Bangalore

•    This Chinese supercomputer was declared as the fastest in the world by the TOP500 List - Sunway TaihuLight

•    Name of the Kannada movie that won best film award under the Asia New Talent Awards Category at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival – Thithi

•    The Indian energy company agreed to buy Welspun Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd for 1.4 billion US dollars – Tata Power

•    This 106-year old woman became the oldest Olympic torch bearer in the world - Aida Gemanque of Brazil

•    The state has decided to establish model madarasas with modern education in every district - Rajasthan

•    Max Life and Max Financial Services agreed to merge with this life insurance company - HDFC Life

•    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released a commemorative silver coin on the occasion of 300th Martyrdom Day of Sikh General - Banda Singh Bahadur

•    The state launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana on 20 June 2016 - Odisha

•    Dubbed the Gateway to Hell, a volcano in South Iceland that can explode in near future according to experts in the field is – Hekla

•    Head of the Expert Committee set on examining the Specific Relief Act, 1963 that submitted its Report government is – Anand Desai

•    Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) and India Ports Global Private Limited (IPGPL) signed MoU for implementation of the following three additional works on - Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project

•    The populist anti-corruption Five Star Movement (M5S) activist who was elected as the first female mayor of Rome is - Virginia Raggi

•    The chemical whose use was banned as a food additive by Union Government on recommendation of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is - Potassium bromate (KbrO3)

•    The village of Nepal after whom a Martian crater was named by the International Astronomical Union - Langtang

•    First Indian state to launch Mukh Mantri Hepatitis C Relief Fund - Punjab

•    Theme of International Yoga Day 2016 - Connect the Youth

•    Indigenous Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) HTT-40 was developed by - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

•    Indian Bank that was named in Hall of Shame list 2016 that listed Banks funding Cluster Bomb Makers - State Bank of India

•    Renowned politician-turned-educationalist and founder of the Sathyabama Engineering College who died on 18 June 2016- Jeppiaar

•    President of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the term 2016-17- Bipin R Patel

•    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 17 June 2016 unveiled- X-57 Hybrid Electric Research Plane

•    Kenya’s ex-Chief Justice who was appointed as Commonwealth Secretary-General’s Special Envoy to Maldives - Willy Mutunga

•    This US-based university created World’s first ‘KiloCore’ microchip containing 1000 independent programmable processors – University of California

•    This German driver won the 2016 European Grand Prix Formula 1 championship – Nico Rosberg

•    Name of the Mobile application that was launched to enhance consumer connect with Urban Power Distribution sector – URJA

•    The 2016 US Open Golf Championship was won by – Dustin Johnson

•    Tata Advanced Systems and Boeing jointly laid the foundation of a new production facility in this city – Hyderabad

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena jointly inaugurated renovated Duraiappah stadium in this Sri Lankan city – Jaffna

•    Players of Indian mixed recurve team that won silver at the 2016 Archery World Cup in Antalya, Turkey were - Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das

•    The special initiative that was launched by India and South Korea to promote and facilitate Korean Investments in India - Korea Plus

•    International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict that was observed on 19 June 2016 was adopted by UNGA via a resolution adopted in the year - 2015

•    World Refugee Day that was observed on 20 June 2016 was adopted by UNGA via a resolution adopted in the year - 2001

•    The Sri Lankan cricketer who was suspended from bowling due to illegal bowling action by International Cricket Council - Shaminda Eranga

•    The state government announced free admission for Divyang students in government institutes – Assam

•    India bagged two gold and an equal number of silver medals in men's and women's categories of Javelin throw at - the Budapest Open Atheletics meet

•    The State that closed down 500 state-run liquor outlets is- Tamil Nadu

•    The team clinched the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals - Cleveland Cavaliers

•    The state Education department launched a unique initiative 'Maitree Ek Gyan Yatra' to link primary schools to high schools to colleges - Assam

•    Russian-born actor, who played Chekov in the new Star Trek films, has been killed by his own car at his home in Los Angeles is - Anton Yelchin

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