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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 30 May – 4 June 2016

Jun 4, 2016 18:18 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 greatest boxing legend who died after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease on 3 June 2016 - Muhammad Ali
• He was appointed as Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEP) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) on 3 June 2016- Navin Agarwal

• Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue was inaugurated on 3 June 2016 at- Singapore

• The Haryana Government launched Asia's First Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme at Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre on 3 June 2016 at-Pinjore

• The birds that were released in to the wild by the Union Environment Minister and Haryana Chief Minister from Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre in Haryana on 3 June 2016- Himalayan Griffons

• Afghan-India Friendship Dam that was inaugurated by Inidan PM Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on 4 june 2016 was earlier called as- Salma Dam

• Afghanistan President Dr Ashraf Ghani conferred this highest civilian award on Indian PM Narendra Modi on 4 June 2016- Amir Amanullah Khan Award

• This city of United States saw the hosting of 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) and Mission Innovation (MI) meet – San Francisco

• India announced to double the investment in clean energy research in next – 5 years

• He was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) - Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya

• He was appointed as the President of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) - Justice MM Kumar

• The port that bagged National Award for Excellence in Cost Management for the year 2015 - VO Chidambaranar Port

• The Mega Luxury Cruise Vessel that was called at the Cochin Port for a 2-day stop-over in its circuit of Dubai-Muscat-Kochi-Penang-Singapore - MV Ovation of the Seas

• A pair of distant galaxies 10000 and 6000 million light years away happen to be in the perfect position relative to Earth to create a rare -Einstein Ring

• The former Eden Gardens curator who recently passed away is - Prabir Mukherjee

• The country that has recently gifted 2000 bicycles to poor dalit girls in Nepal to encourage them to enrol in schools is - India

• Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) launched a mobile application for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against - Pesky calls and SMSes

• The Qatar-based Indian banker who was recently awarded the Green Economy Visionary Award is - Raghavan Seetharaman

• The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs recently approved a new broad gauge line between Mau Station and - Tarighat Terminal station

• The Tamil actor-director, known for movies Anbe Sivam and Annanagar First street, who died recently is - Balu Anand

• India signed MoU to enhance cooperation on energy security, clean energy and climate change with - The United States

• India joined the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC) against Ballistic Missile Proliferation as its - 138th Subscribing State

• The countries Parliament passed a resolution recognising the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces during First World War (1915) as genocide - Germany

• The country that has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to open its International Arbitration Centre in India - Singapore

• India signed MoU for co-operation in Information Technology and promotion of traditional handicrafts with - Tunisia

• India signed exchange of terrorist screening information Arrangement with - the United States

• Asia's largest annual security forum Shangri-la Dialogue opened in - Singapore

He was elected Speaker of the 14th legislative assembly of Kerala - P Shreeramakrishnan

• Percent of government equity in India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) that will be set up under the Department of Posts - 100 percent

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strengthening cooperation in the field of Tourism with - Qatar

• The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of wildlife conservation and combating wildlife trafficking with -  the United States (US)

• A study by researchers at major excavated site of Bhirrana, Haryana suggests that the Indus Valley Civilisation was much older than thought before, that is, it is – 8000 years old

• Cricketer whose name will be used by Kerala Government in a campaign against drug and liquor abuse in the state - Sachin Tendulkar

• The National Film Archive of India acquired 1790 songbooks of Hindi films belonging to every decade of the country's cinematic heritage starting from - 1934 to 2012

• UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, asked the Security Council to add just over 2500 peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping mission in this country- Mali

• Wildlife authorities of the country said that they will press charges against a Buddhist temple where the bodies of 40 dead tiger cubs were found - Thailand

• The country that was declared free from Ebola virus transmission by World Health Organization - Guinea

• Country that decided to gradually stop sending house maids abroad, mainly to the Middle East - Sri Lanka

• India has gifted 2000 bicycles to poor dalit girls of a country to encourage them to enroll in schools and enhance the literacy rate among them - Nepal

• Two Indian-origin women who featured on the Forbes' annual list of America's 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs are - Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal

• He assumed charge as Chief of Personnel, Indian Navy on 28 May 2016- Vice admiral AK Chawla

• The Sri Lankan Cricketer who announced retirement from Tests with immediate effect on 1 June 2016- Nuwan Kulasekara

• The organization that was granted affiliation by the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) on 2 June 2016- Indian Boxing Council (IBC)

• The state that unfurled the second largest National flag of 291 foot on its foundation day on 2 June 2016- Telangana

• He assumed charge as first ever chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai on 1 June 2016- Rahul Johri

• The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for Extension of Corridor-1 of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I Project from - Washermanpet to Wimconagar

• A massive fire broke out at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in- Pulgaon

• Uttar Pradesh Government on 31 May 2016 approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of- Varanasi

• The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme 2016 that came into effect on 1 June 2016 was incorporated into this chapter of the Finance Act, 2016 – Chapter X

• The age of superannuation of all doctors of Central Health Services was extended by Union Government to – 65 years from previous 62 years

• The state that decided to raise the retirement age of state government doctors as per the age of doctors of Central Health Services as notified by Union Government is – Haryana

• Gotthard Base Tunnel, world’s longest railway tunnel, was recently inaugurated in - Switzerland

• The National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited recently announced to launch a Ganga cleaning project in – Bihar

• The Government of India and the World Bank recently signed an agreement to - improve efficiency of City Bus Services

• India recently launched the Chamber of Commerce and Industry with this country to accelerate the pace of economic development between the two nations - Morocco

• The country recently visited by the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari to strengthen bilateral ties with India is – Morocco

• Asia’s largest technology trade show that kicked off in Taipei, attracting more than 1600 companies from 30 countries to showcase their latest products is named as - COMPUTEX

• Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy for kharif season 2016-17 by 60 rupees to - 1470 rupees per quintal

• The UN children's agency, UNICEF, has decided to scale up operations to support twenty two thousand migrant children in - Greece

• The state cabinet has decided to give 6 percent additional dearness allowance to state government staff from 1 January 2016 is - Madhya Pradesh

• The country in which forty tiger cub bodies have been found in a freezer at a Buddhist temple accused of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse - Thailand

• The state that decided to celebrate 'Gramoday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' every year - Madhya Pradesh

• The World Milk Day that is observed annually on 1 June was first celebrated by UN Food and Agriculture Organization in - 2001

• The Global Day of Parents that is observed annually on 1 June was proclaimed by UN General Assembly in - 2012

• He was appointed as a member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by President Pranab Mukherjee - Bhim Sain Bassi, former Delhi Police Commissioner

• The person was appointed as the Finance Secretary - Ashok Lavasa, an IAS officer of 1980 batch of Haryana cadre

• The provisional estimates of national GDP for 2015-16 released by Central Statistical Office (CSO) is pegged at – 7.6%

• The number of core industries which comprise nearly 38 percent of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) - Eight  

• Asia’s largest technology trade show COMPUTEX was started on 31 May 2016 in- Taipei

• He assumed the office of Secretary in the Union Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs - Prabhas Kumar Jha

• The first ever national plan that was released in India to make it disaster resilient - National Disaster Management Plan

• Indian music composer who has been awarded with the Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016- AR Rehman

• The name of the campaign of World No Tobacco Day observed annually on 31 May – Get Ready for Plain Packaging

• The Draft Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill 2016 makes clear distinction between the - Trafficker and Trafficked

• Noted Kannada writer who passed away and played an important role in getting the classical language status for Kannada- D Javare Gowda

• Veteran TV and film actor who passed away and was known for his role in TV Serial FIR- Suresh Chatwal

• The cricketer who broke Sachin Tendulkar's record and became the youngest to reach 10000 runs in Tests cricket is - Alastair Cook

• This University in Chandigarh signed a MoU with Ministry of Railways to set up Kalpana Chawla Chair on Geospatial Technology for Indian Railways at the campus - PEC University of Technology

• Vice Admiral A R Karve recently took charge of - India's Southern Naval Command

• The Bollywood actor who recently became the Goodwill Ambassador for the LEPRA India is - R Madhavan

• The 1985 batch IPC officer who was recently appointed the Director General of West Bengal Police is - Surajit Kar Purkayastha

• The Formula One driver who won the 2016 Monaco F1 Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

• Name of the wheelchair racer who became the first to complete a mile-long race in less than three minutes - David Weir

• This country hosted the 42nd G7 Summit in May 2016 – Japan

• This Indian boxer won the silver medal in 2016 World Boxing Championships in 57kg category –Sonia Lather

• This city hosted the 2016 Women’s World Boxing Championships in May 2016 – Astana in Kazakhstan

• He became the first Indian to play top-tier European football league match - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

• He was officially declared to be the president-elect by the parliament of Philippine -Rodrigo Digong Duterte

• He was named as the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year and also International Batsman of the Year 2016- Joe Root

• He was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the CEAT cricket awards 2016- Dilip Vengsarkar

• The Indian woman author who won the 'Scholastic Asian Book Award' for 32000-word manuscript "Codex: The Lost Treasure of the Indus" is - Aditi Krishnakumar

• He was adjudged as the player of the match in the final match of 2016 Indian Premier League - Ben Cutting

• He was adjudged as the player of the series in the final match of 2016 Indian Premier League - Virat Kohli

• The Indian-American scientist who received the prestigious Springer Theses award for his research in which he developed transgenic mice to study a critical tumor-suppressor called A20 - Arnab De

• Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated second submarine assembly workshop at - Mazagon Dock Limited

• Nine-coach Spanish train Talgo’s trial run was conducted on rail route - Bareilly-Moradabad route

• The football club that won 2016 European Champions League by defeating Atletico Madrid is - Real Madrid

• The Nepali soldier won the world's highest marathon on Mount Everest is - Bed Bahadur Sunuwar

• The annual world's highest marathon on Mount Everest marks the anniversary of the first summit of the peak by - Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary in 1953

• The six regional languages in which the official website of Prime Minister's Office will be available are - Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali

• The theme of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2016 that is observed annually on is - Honouring Our Heroes

• The President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented the Malti Devi Gyan Peeth Puraskar for the year 2016. The award is given in the field of – Education

• The 17th Asian Junior Athletics Championships will be held from 3 June to 6 June 2016 in - Vietnam

• A V S Ramesh Chandra was recently appointed the Ambassador of India to – Romania

• The discus thrower from India who recently qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016 is - Seema Punia

• She was conferred the Nari Jagran Samman-2016 award by the Nari Jagran magazine in Varanasi - Heeraben (PM Modi’s Mother)

• She became the fourth woman Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory after assuming charge of Puducherry -Kiran Bedi  

• The country that declared the launch of first quantum communication through a satellite in the world - China

• This is the first experimental inflatable room attached to the International Space Station that was successfully deployed by NASA in May 2016- Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)


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