Current Affairs for the year of 2017 - 2016

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  • 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe wrapped up by Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg
    Sports World
    Nico Rosberg of Germany on 19 June 2016 won the European Grand Prix Formula 1 championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. To win the title, the Mercedes driver overcame Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany in the final race. In this championship, Rosberg completed second career Grand Slam. Prior to him,...
  • SBI cited in Hall Of Shame list of Banks for funding Cluster Bomb Makers
    Miscellaneous World
    The State Bank of India (SBI) was on 16 June 2016 named in the Hall of Shame list of 158 banking institutions that have invested billions of dollars in companies making cluster bombs. The list was prepared by Dutch campaign group PAX Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions report. State Bank of India...
  • To forecast monsoon with Dynamical Model, IMD to use supercomputer
    Science and Technology India
    The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in the last week of July 2016 announced that India Meteorological Department (IMD) will use supercomputer to forecast India’s annual summer monsoon. The forecast made by a supercomputer will be based on a dynamical monsoon model. It will be operational from...
  • Gujarat's Shiyal Bet gets electrified after 70 years of Independence
    Miscellaneous India
    Gujarat’s Shiyal Bet on 11 June 2016 got electricity for the first time, after 70 years of Independence. State’s Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurated the 18.35 crore rupees project to supply grid power to the island through marine cables. CM Patel also unveiled a plaque dedicating the electrification...
  • Budha Rashmi Mani named as Director General of National Museum
    Miscellaneous India
    Noted archaeologist Budha Rashmi Mani was on 25 July 2016 appointed as Director General of National Museum for three years or till attaining the age of 70 years. His appointment was approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet. He had retired as Additional Director General of the Archaeological Survey...
  • Best Film Award at 19th Shanghai International Film Festival won by Kannada movie Thithi
    Miscellaneous India
    Kannada Movie Thithi in the third week of June 2016 won two awards - Best Film and Best Script Writers - under the Asia New Talent Awards Category at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival. Earlier, in August 2015, the film premiered at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival and won the...
  • IT Innovation Start-up Fund instituted by SBI to help start-ups in fintech space
    Miscellaneous India
    State Bank of India (SBI) on 16 June 2016 floated 200 crore rupees IT Innovation Start-up Fund to assist start-ups in the fintech space. Salient Features of the Fund The fund will consider assistance of up to 3 crore rupees to a firm registered in India for promoting their business innovations using...
  • UN appointed Israel as Chair of a permanent committee
    Miscellaneous World
    The United Nations General Assembly on 13 June 2016 elected Israel to chair its Legal Committee, which is also known as the Sixth Committee. It is for the first time ever that Israel has been chosen to head one of its six permanent committees. In the secret ballot election, Israel received 109 Yes votes....
  • Maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi flagged-off by Railway Minister
    Miscellaneous India
    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 31 July 2016 flagged off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi, ‘Tripura Sundari Express’. The ‘Tripura Sundari Express’ will run weekly between Agartala and Anand Vihar in Delhi. It will have commercial stoppages at 16 stations and cover...
  • 2016 Canada Grand Prix of Formula 1 won by Lewis Hamilton
    Sports World
    Mercedes racing driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain on 12 June 2016 won the Formula 1 Canada Grand Prix title. To win the title, he overcame Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel in the final race held in Montreal, Canada. For Hamilton, the present win in Montreal was the fifth in his career and the second in...
  • Donald Carr, former England Cricket captain, is no more
    Miscellaneous World
    Donald Carr, the former captain of England Cricket team, died on 12 June 2016. He was 89. Beside prominent batsman Carr was also one of the most prominent administrators of the post-war era. About Donald Carr • His first-class career spanned from 1945 to 1968 in which he scored nearly 20000 runs and...
  • Gymnast Dipa Karmakar as the first Indian to qualify for Vault Finals
    Sports World
    Dipa Karmakar, the Indian Gymnast, on 7 August 2016 created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre. The 22-year-old qualified for the final round in the Individual vault final of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings. Competing...
  • A process identified by scientists to remove DNA molecules from X-Flies
    Science and Technology World
    Scientists of the University of Sheffield identified the process of removal of DNA molecules from the iconic double-helical structure. Scientists were trying to unlock the mystery for over 20 years. The research was published on 6 June 2016 in a Journal, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. The new...
  • Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda is no more
    Miscellaneous India
    Noted Kannada writer D Javare Gowda, popularly known as De Ja Gow, passed away on 30 May 2016 following a cardiac arrest in a private hospital at Mysuru. He was 101. He is survived by a daughter, a son and grandchildren. He was a disciple of Kannada doyen and poet lauret K V Puttappa. About D Javare...
  • Bramble Cay melomys as the first mammal declared extinct due to human-caused climate change
    Environment and Ecology World
    Scientists in June 2016 declared Bramble Cay melomys found only on a tiny island on the Great Barrier Reef as extinct. It is the first recorded extinction of a mammal anywhere in the world thought to be primarily due to human-induced climate change. The news was revealed in the report of a survey led...
  • Para athlete Amit Kumar Saroha wins Gold in 2016 French Open Athletics Championship
    Sports India
    Indian para athlete Amit Kumar Saroha clinched gold medal in men's club throw (F-51) at the 2016 French Open Athletics Championship in Paris. The event was held on 23 May and 24 May 2016. Saroha’s effort of 26.58 meter broke the Asian record which he had himself set at 2015 World Championships in...
  • American Cinematheque Award to be awarded to Ridley Scott
    Miscellaneous World
    English Director Ridley Scott will be honoured with the 30th American Cinematheque Award on 14 October 2016 at the Beverly Hilton. The news was announced by the American Cinematheque on 7 June 2016. Scott was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee. Who is Ridley...
  • EU negotiated agreement on new border force to tackle migrant crisis
    Miscellaneous World
    The European Union on 22 June 2016 reached agreement to set up a new Border and Coastguard Force to curb the influx of migrants. To tackle the crisis from which the EU is suffering from, the force have the right to intervene in front-line countries like Greece and Italy. The agreed subject that was...
  • Three-match T20 Series against Zimbabwe won by India
    Sports World
    India on 22 June 2016 won the three-match T20 series against Zimbabwe 2-1. In the third and final match played at Harare, India defeated Zimbabwe by a narrow three-run margin. Winning the toss and electing to ball first, Zimbabwe succeeded in restricting India to 138 for six in 20 overs. In the second...
  • Announcement made by India to double investment in Clean Energy Research in next five years
    Environment and Ecology India
    India on 2 June 2016 announced its plan to double the investment in Clean Energy Research in next five years. At present, India is investing 72 million US dollars in Clean Energy Research and it seeks to double it to 145 million dollars. This announcement was made by the Union Minister for Science &...
  • Global Day of Parents observed worldwide
    Miscellaneous World
    The Global Day of Parents was observed globally on 1 June 2016. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General...
  • SAARC Immigration Authorities meeting organised in Islamabad
    Miscellaneous World
    The seventh meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Immigration Authorities was held on 2 August 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Usman A. Bajwa, Pakistan’s Director General Immigration and Passports, chaired the meeting. The meeting aimed at formulating recommendations to...
  • World Bank approved loan to support rooftop solar program
    India
    The World Bank Board on 13 May 2016 approved a 625 million US dollars loan to support the India’s program to generate electricity from widespread installation of rooftop solar photo-voltaic (PV). The Board also approved a co-financing loan of 120 million US dollars on concessional terms and a 5 million...
  • Special incentive of Rs 60 lakh declared by Odisha for Rio Olympic qualifiers
    Sports India
    Odisha government on 26 July 2016 announced 60 lakh rupees cash special incentive for six sportswomen of the state who have qualified for the Rio Olympics. The six sportspersons are sprinters Dutee Chand and Srabani Nanda and four hockey players Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita...
  • Merger of SBI with its five subsidiaries approved by Union Cabinet
    Economy India
    The Union cabinet on 15 June 2016 approved the merger of the State Bank of India (SBI) with the five subsidiaries of Bank. The cabinet approved the merger of the following subsidiaries- • State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur • State Bank of Hyderabad • State Bank of Mysore • State Bank of Patiala...
  • India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears authored by Ravi Velloor publicized
    Miscellaneous India
    A book titled India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears by Ravi Velloor chronicles India's journey in the decade before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rise. The book was released in April 2016 by Singapore Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong. The book captures the significant events of the years...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel's resignation accepted by BJP Parliamentary Board
    Politics India
    BJP Parliamentary Board on 3 August 2016 accepted the resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. She will meet State Governor OP Kohli to submit her resignation. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP General Secretary Saroj Pandey have been appointed as the observers to oversee the election...
  • To enhance consumer connect with Urban Power Distribution sector, URJA Mobile app launched by Union Minister Piyush Goyal
    Miscellaneous India
    Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on 16 June 2016 launched the URJA Mobile application. The URJA, which stands for Urban Jyoti Abhiyaan, was launched on the on the side-lines of Conference of Power Ministers at Cansaulim in South Goa. Key features...
  • India and Oman join hands together on defence issues
    Politics World
    India and Oman on 22 May 2016 signed 4 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)/agreements in Muscat. They were signed during the visit of Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to Oman. Details related to MoUs/Agreements • MOU on Defence Cooperation between the Ministry of Defense of Sultanate of Oman...
  • United Nations Public Service Day 2016 celebrated across the world
    Miscellaneous World
    The United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated by the United Nations (UN) on 23 June 2016.The day was celebrated to mark the invaluable contributions of public servants and administrators to build a better world for all. The 2016 United Nations Public Service Day was celebrated at the United Nations...
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