Current Affairs for the year of 2017 - 2016

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  • World Hydrography Day 2016 celebrated around the globe
    Miscellaneous World
    World Hydrography Day (WHD) 2016 was observed on 21 June 2016 across the world. The theme for the WHD 2016 was Hydrography - the key to well-managed seas and waterways. The theme tries to focus attention on the fundamental importance of hydrography. The World Hydrography Day also marks the 95th anniversary...
  • 2016 French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title won by Leander Paes, Martina Hingis
    Sports World
    India’s ace tennis player Leander Paes and Martina Hingis of Switzerland on 3 June 2016 won the French Open Mixed Doubles title. To win the title, the duo defeated the Indo-Croatian pair Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig 4-6 6-4 10-8. With this win, Paes completed a Career Slam in mixed doubles with Martina...
  • National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal constituted
    Politics India
    Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) on 1 June 2016 notified the constitution of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) with immediate effect. Justice SJ Mukhopadhaya, Judge (Retd.), Supreme Court of India appointed as the Chairperson of the...
  • 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...
  • International Widows' Day 2016 marked across the world
    Miscellaneous World
    The International Widow's Day 2016 was celebrated across the world on 23 June 2016. The day was celebrated to raise awareness on the troubles of widowed women. The day throws light on the situation of widows which is sometimes neglected due to absent in statistics, unnoticed by researchers and is mostly...
  • Setting up of India Post Payments Bank approved by Union Cabinet
    Economy India
    The Union Cabinet on 1 June 2016 approved setting up of the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) as a Public Limited Company under the Department of Posts, with 100% Government of India (GOI) equity. These banks will be established at an expense of 800 crore rupees and rolled out in the entire country in...
  • Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund by Punjab government
    Miscellaneous India
    Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on 18 June 2016 launched the fund titled Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund to provide free treatment for patients affected by Hepatitis C. With this initiative, Punjab became the first Indian state to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis...
  • Yesteryear Tamil actress Jyothilakshmi is no more
    Miscellaneous India
    Yesteryear Tamil actress Jyothilakshmi passed away on 9 August 2016 in Chennai following a brief illness. She was 63. She earned fame by doing dance numbers and negative roles in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malyalam and Hindi movies. About Jyothilakshmi • She made her film debut in TR Ramanna's Tamil...
  • United World Wrestling gives permission to Narsingh Yadav for Rio Olympics
    Sports India
    United World Wrestling (UWW) on 3 August 2016 cleared wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s name for participation in the 2016 Rio Olympics. He will be participating in the 74kg weight category of the sport. Reports say fate of the 26-year-old grappler still lies in the hands of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),...
  • Well-known TV actress Ann Morgan Guilbert took his last breath
    Miscellaneous World
    Famous Television actress Ann Morgan Guilbert died on 16 June 2016 after battling with cancer. She was 87. About Ann Morgan Guilbert • She began her TV career in the 1960s, appearing on popular programmes such as I Dream of Jeannie, My Three Sons, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Partridge Family, Love,...
  • Australian Open Super Series Badminton trophy won by Saina Nehwal
    Sports India
    Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on 12 June 2016 won the women’s title of the Australian Open Super Series Badminton tournament. In the final match played at Sydney, Saina defeated Chinese Sun Yu 11-21, 21-14, 21-19. With this win, she also pocketed a cheque of 56250 US dollars. This was first title...
  • World Milk Day observed around the globe
    Miscellaneous World
    World Milk Day was observed across the world on 1 June 2016. It is observed to increase awareness on milk and to publicise activities connected with milk and the milk industry. It also seeks to inform people about usefulness of milk and milk products, its nutritional value and economic importance. The...
  • HATS-18b discovered by scientists
    Science and Technology World
    International team of astronomers found an alien world named HATS-18b. It is a giant hot Jupiter exoplanet tidally spinning up its parent star. The team led by Kaloyan Penev of Princeton University carried out the observation campaign between April 2011 and July 2013. The new findings were published...
  • Anand Desai Committee presented its report on Specific Relief Act, 1963
    Miscellaneous India
    Anand Desai led Expert committee set up to examine the Specific Relief Act, 1963 on 20 June 2016 submitted its report to Union Law & Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda. In its report the committee has recommended modifications in the Specific Relief Act, 1963, which will help in ensuring the ease of...
  • Champaran Satyagrah Express dedicated by Union Railway Minister at Motihari
    Miscellaneous India
    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 10 June 2016 flagged off the weekly Champaran Satyagrah Express at Motihari, Bihar. He inaugurated six rail facilities in Bihar on the occasion which includes three Road Over Bridges (ROBs) at Danapur (Patna), Motihari and Begusarai railway stations, the broad...
  • Loan approved by World Bank to support rooftop solar program
    Miscellaneous World
    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...
  • AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM
    Politics India
    All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo Jayalalithaa was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on 23 May 2016. Governor Dr K Rosaiah administered the oath of office and secrecy for her at the Centenary Auditorium, Madras University. This is Jayalalithaa’s second consecutive...
  • Three agreements inked by India and Ghana
    Miscellaneous World
    India and Ghana on 13 June 2016 signed three bilateral agreements to strengthen co-operation in varied fields. The agreements were signed during the first ever visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to Ghana, a nation on West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea. Highlights of the agreements • The three agreements...
  • Kiran Bedi appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
    Politics India
    BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Puducherry on 22 May 2016. Puducherry will now have a full time Lt. Governor after a gap of two year. She will succeed Ajay Kumar Singh, the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, who was holding...
  • Charge of first ever CEO of BCCI assumed by Rahul Johri
    Sports India
    Rahul Johri on 1 June 2016 assumed charge as first ever chief executive officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Mumbai. He was appointed on the recommendation of the Justice Lodha Committee. About Rahul Johri • He will be report to the BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke and will...
  • The Major Port Trust Act, 1963 to be replaced by Central Port Authorities Act, 2016
    Miscellaneous India
    The Union Ministry of Shipping in June 2016 prepared a draft bill 'The Central Port Authorities Act, 2016'. The bill seeks to replace the Major Port Trust Act, 1963. The draft was prepared with an aim to provide more autonomy and flexibility to the Major Ports and to bring in a professional approach...
  • NASA detected Single Methane Leak from Space using Hyperion spectrometer
    Science and Technology World
    NASA’s instrument, Hyperion spectrometer on NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1), onboard an orbiting spacecraft measured methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on Earth’s surface. The observation, which occurred over Aliso Canyon, near Porter Ranch, California is an important breakthrough....
  • India's first reusable space shuttle RLV-TD launched
    Science and Technology India
    Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 23 May 2016 successfully launched its maiden indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. It was carried up on a solid rocket motor (SRM). The nine-ton SRM was designed to burn slowly to accommodate the vertical...
  • Cyclonic storm ROANU to strike Andhra Pradesh coast: IMD
    Environment and Ecology India
    The cyclonic storm ROANU that emerged in the west central Bay of Bengal was in news. It came into news after India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its prediction said that the Cyclone is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by 20 May 2016 night and will hit Andhra coast. At present, ROANU...
  • X-57 Hybrid Electric Research Plane presented by NASA
    Science and Technology World
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 17 June 2016 unveiled the iconic X-57 Hybrid Electric Research Plane nicknamed as Maxwell. The plane is fixed with 14 electric motors turning propellers and all of them are integrated into a uniquely-designed wing. NASA will use this plane...
  • India emerged victorious at three-match ODI Series against Zimbabwe, 3-0
    Sports India
    India on 16 June 2016 won the three-match One Day International (ODI) series against Zimbabwe 3-0. In the third and final match played at Harare, India defeated Zimbabwe by 10 wickets. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Zimbabwe was bundled out for 124 runs in 42.2 over. In the second innings...
  • Han Kang awarded Man Booker International Prize
    Miscellaneous World
    South Korean Novelist Han Kang has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for his Novel “The Vegetarian” which deals with a woman’s rejection of Human Brutality and giving up of eating meat. Han Kang succeeds over Nobel Laureate Orhanpamuk and Best Seller Elena Ferrante and shared the...
  • India and Qatar shake hands together for cooperation in various fields
    Politics World
    India and Qatar on 5 June 2016 signed seven agreements in various fields including assistance in custom matters, skill development and recognition of qualifications and health. The agreements were inked after delegation-level talks between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim...
  • Kerala Government to use Sachin Tendulkar's name in its Anti-Drug Campaign
    Miscellaneous India
    This was announced on 1 June 2016 by the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He said that the cricket icon has given his consent to use his name to strengthen the campaign against liquor and drug abuse in the state. This agreement was reached when Tendulkar along with three other co-owners of the Kerala...
  • India-US joint statement released
    Miscellaneous World
    India and the United States of America (USA) on 7 June 2016 released a Joint Statement to endure as global partners in the 21st Century. The Joint statement was released in White House marking third major bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and POTUS Barak Obama. The United States...
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