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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 6 June – 11 June 2016

Jun 11, 2016 18:30 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.

  • He was appointed as a part-time member of the 21st Law Commission of India on 10 June 2016- Satya Pal Jain
  • He presided over a presentation that proposed amendment to Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs) on 11 June 2016 - Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju
  • The rank that India secured among the 163 countries with 2.566 GPI score in the 2016 Global Peace Index-141  
  • Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the weekly Champaran Satyagrah Express on 10 June 2016 at -Motihari, Bihar
  • He was the legendary Canadian ice hockey player, who was died on 10 June 2016 after a lengthy illness- Gordie Howe  
  • The Project under which Scientists of Iceland found a technique to trap carbon dioxide (CO2) in deep underground by turning it into rock- the CarbFix project
  • The department of Union government that launched a logo and tagline design contest for the soon to be set up India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) on the MyGov website on 10 June 2016- India Post
  • The topped the 2016 World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes list that was released by Forbes on 9 June 2015-Cristiano Ronaldo  
  • These are the only two women to make the cut in the 2016 World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes list for the second straight year- Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova
  • The review that provides high-quality objective and globally consistent data on world energy markets of 2015 released on 8 June 2016- BP Statistical Review of World Energy
  • The index Microsoft Asia revealed that Pakistan as the location with the highest malware encounters through an Index on 7 June 2016- Malware Infection Index 2016 (MII2016)
  • The rank in which India stands among Asia-pacific countries in Malware Infection Index 2016 (MII2016) that was launched by Microsoft Asia on 7 June 2016- Eight
  • The country along with which India released a Joint Statement to endure as global partners in the 21st Century on 7 June 2016- United States of America (USA)
  • International team of astronomers found a giant hot Jupiter exoplanet tidally spinning up its parent star named-HATS-18b
  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Andhra Pradesh Food Processing Society on 9 June 2016 to establish-Smart Agribusiness Platform Networks of Andhra Pradesh (SAPNAP)
  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) signed a license agreement with Chaturbhuj Pharmaceutical Co on 10 June 2016 for commercialization of - Ayush-82  
  • National Research Development Corporation (NRDC inked a Memorandum of Agreement with the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, (CNMS) on 10 June 2016 to commercialize- CNMS developed technologies
  • The Raging Bull actress who died recently is - Theresa Saldana
  • The politician who emerged victorious in the Peru's 2016 Presidential Election is - Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
  • Akhil Sharma won the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award for his novel titled - Family Life
  • The eminent scientist who recently took over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex is - G Kalyanakrishnan
  • Bengal off-spinner who announced his retirement in June 2016, ending a first-class cricket career of 17 years - Saurasish Lahiri
  • Swedish Major General appointed as the head of the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan in June 2016 - Major General Per Lodin
  • It is with the sovereign wealth fund of this country the National Infrastructure Investment Fund signed a MoU to attract investment into India – Qatar
  • He was appointed as the head of Pay Revision Committee by the UGC to suggest on pay revision of academic staff of Universities and Colleges - Prof V S Chauhan
  • It is in this country one-month long UEFA Euro 2016 football championship began on 10 June 2016 – France
  • Researchers at Assam Agricultural University have developed two rice varieties, namely - Ranjit Sub-1 and Bahadur Sub-1
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 June 2016 concluded five-nation visit to - Afghanistan, Qatar, Switzerland, the US and Mexico
  • India on 8 June 2016 signed a Europe-led scheme that seeks to clampdown on tax evasion and corruption by committing to - automatically exchange information on beneficial ownership
  • The teenager from Tamil Nadu who became first Indian to clinch the Mumbai Mayor's International Open Chess Tournament - NR Visakh
  • King of Thailand who is marking 70 years at thrown as the world's longest reigning living monarch, ascended to the throne is - King Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • The state government has decided to celebrate the 21st of every month as Yoga day across all schools, colleges and universities in the state - Maharashtra
  • To meet the shortage of teachers in the regional languages, the state government has decided to appoint large number of language teachers, including for Telugu and Bengali languages - Odisha
  • Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh flagged in the first ever all girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) expedition team for - Mount Everest
  • 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
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 7 June 2016 approved 1.5 billion US dollar loan to- Sri Lanka
  • He was appointed as the head of one-man judicial commission by the Uttar Pradesh Government to probe violence in Mathura in early June 2016 – Mirza Imtiyaz
  • Name of the book that highlighted President Mukherjee’s contribution to the field of higher education as Visitor to 116 institutions of higher learning in India - The Education President
  • The World in 2050- Striving for a more just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community was written by – Harinder Kohli
  • She topped the 2016 Forbes World's Highest-Paid Female Athlete list – Serena Williams
    The legendary Nepali musician and composer of the country's national anthem, who died on 7 June 2016 - Amber Gurung
  • India signed loan agreement of 12 crore ($120 million) US dollars with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in - Odisha
  • The Rio Olympics-bound Indian track and field athlete, who on 7 June 2016 won a silver medal in 800 meters in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague, Czech Republic - Tintu Luka
  • The Mobile App that was launched by Union Government to enhance the employment of trained youth in solar PV technology on 7 June 2016- Surya Mitra Mobile App  
  • The Country in which India organised 1st Yoga Championship in June 2016- Egypt
  • The country that decided to cut off Internet access for government work stations within a year for security reasons on 8 June 2016- Singapore
  • The mission that demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory - LISA Pathfinder mission
  • The chess grandmaster, considered one of the strongest players never to have become World Chess Champion, who died recently is - Viktor Korchnoi
  • The first Indian state to launch a green-concept based State Data Centre is - Himachal Pradesh
  • Umang Bedi was recently appointed the Managing Director of - Facebook India
  • The Indian city that will host the men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 is – Lucknow
  • The German Chancellor who topped the 2016 list of Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women is - Angela Merkel
  • Person who took charge as the Director of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) in June 2016- Shahid Rasool
  • First Indian state to launch the App on Air Quality Index in June 2016- Rajasthan
  • Theme of World Oceans Day 2016- Healthy oceans, healthy planet
  • He headed the inter-ministerial Committee on Decongestion of Traffic in Delhi that submitted its report to the Union Government - Rajiv Gauba
  • Scientists of this American University developed Bionic Leaf that turns sunlight into liquid fuel – Harvard University
  • This State government announced the IT and Electronics Start-up Policy to develop 2000 start-ups - Gujarat
  • This white tiger was named as the mascot for 2018 winter Olympics to be held in South Korea – Soohorang
  • India’s rank in the biannual Good Country Index 2015 – 70th rank
  • The voters of this European country rejected State-provided unconditional basic income proposal in a referendum – Switzerland
  • This renowned sand-artist won a gold medal in the World Sand Art Championship in Bulgaria - Sudarsan Pattnaik
  • Swachh Yug campaign was launched by the Union Government to make gram panchyats along this river open defecation free – Ganga
  • India’s rank on the 2016 Global Retail Development Index among the 30 developing countries surveyed – Two
  • Farzad gas field that was in news recently is located in this country – Iran
  • The Delhi Government recently announced implementation of its solar policy, which aims at installation of 1 GW solar power capacity by - 2020
  • Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar recently laid foundation stone for Jai Jawan Awas Yojna in - Bahadurgarh
  • The estimated package for implementing suggested measures by the High Power Committee on decongesting Delhi - 19762 crore rupees
  • Kulmeet Bawa was recently appointed as Managing Director for - Adobe South Asia
  • She was named as the ambassador for Swachh Saathi (student internship) programme - Dia Mirza
  • An international team of astrophysicists discovered an unusual astronomical object that formed when two galaxies are exactly aligned - Optical Einstein ring
  • India became the ninth country to enter into an agreement with US for its International Expedited Traveller Initiative, which is also known as - The Global Entry Programme
  • He was the professional mixed martial artist who died on 6 June 2016 at age 42- Kimbo Slice
  • Scientists unlocked a crucial part of the mystery as to how the DNA can replicate and repair itself, the research was conducted at -University of Sheffield
  • The state that will be providing medical insurance of two lakh rupees for BPL families – Jharkhand
  • By this year Railways intends to fit all the railway coaches with bio-toilets under ‘Clean Railways – Clean India’ initiative - 2019
  • The Congress Legislature Party leader who was sworn-in as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry - V Narayanasamy
  • The state that passed the Ease of Doing Business Bill, 2016 in its Assembly is – Assam
  • The train that was recently flagged off from Delhi Safdarjung Station to spread awareness about the wildlife is - Tiger Trail Circuit Train
  • The famous theatre personality and co-founder of theatre group Awishkar who passed away recently is - Sulabha Deshpande
  • CR Sasikumar was recently appointed as the Managing Director of - State Bank of Travancore
  • The state that has become the first Indian state to provide pension and food benefits to transgender people is - Odisha
  • N.K. Chari was recently appointed as the Managing Director of - State Bank of Mysore
  • NASA scientists located 39 unreported and major human-made sources of toxic- Sulphur dioxide emissions
  • Airbus displayed the world's first 3D-printed aircraft THOR at the International Aerospace Exhibition in- Schoenefe
  • She was the first Indian woman to be nominated for International Olympic Committee - Nita Ambani
  • He was awarded the prestigious Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) - N Ramachandran
  • He was the first Indian to win the Mr Universe title who died on 5 June 2016 in Kolkata at the age of 104- Manohar Aich
  • The state that launched Right to Public Grievance Redressal Act to dispose peoples' complaints or redressal of grievances from Government officials within 60-days is - Bihar
  • India signed seven agreements in various fields including assistance in custom matters, skill development and recognition of qualifications and health with - Qatar
  • He won his first French Open Men’s singles title - Novak Djokovic
  • 2016 World Environment Day was observed on 5 June 2016 with theme - Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife
  • She won the 2016 French Open Women’s Singles tennis title by defeating the defending champion Serena Williams – Garbine Muguruza of Spain
  • The 2016 French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title was won by this Indo-Swiss pair – Leander Paes and Martina Hingis
  • This country conferred its highest civilian honour Amir Amanullah Khan Award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Afghanistan
  • It is with this country India held the Desert Eagle II bilateral military exercise – United Arab Emirates

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