GK and CURRENT AFFAIR update for the month– JUNE

by Coachingkaro blog 07. December 2016 GK 0

1st May : Labour Day , Theam – “Celebrating the international labour movement”.
3rd May : World Press Freedom Day , Theam – This Is Your Right!
8 May : Red Cross Day
10 May: World Migratory Bird Day
11 May : Technology Day
-> 17 May : World Hyper-tention Day & Telecommunication Day
-> 22 May – International Day for Biological Diversity
-> 28 May – Hunger Day
-> 31 May – No Smoking Day / Anti – tobacco Day
-> The government of India has approved an investment of Rs.9,005 crore for construction of 73,205 more houses for Economically Weaker Sections(EWS) in urban under Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana(PMAY) in the States of Maharashtra, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.
-> SIDBI signs MoU with Saarc Development Fund for mutual cooperation and collaboration.
-> S K Bhagat appointed DG- Railway Protection Force
-> BlackBerry Launches BBM Money Transfer Service in India
-> NK Singh selected for Japan’s highest civilian award for promoting economic, educational and cultural ties between India and Japan.
-> India, Papua New Guinea sign four agreements in various sector .
-> apua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’ Neil
-> Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea
-> Odisha CM launches 100 piped water supply projects
-> Rio Olympics: AbhinavBindra joins Salman Khan as India’s Goodwill Ambassador
-> NABARD partners with Germany for food security initiative
-> South India’s first underground metro services flagged off in Bengaluru
-> Madhya Pradesh High Court terms reservation in promotions in the State as unconstitutional
-> The Union Government has launched National LED programme – Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA)
-> Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 comes into force
-> Ajay Mittal takes charge as I&B Secretary
-> Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam & Odia now 5 classical languages of India
-> EPFO launches One Employee-One EPF Account drive
-> Japan announces $7 billion plan to develop Mekong region which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand through which the river flows
-> Indian-American journalist – NEEL MUKHERJEE receives Edgar A Poe award
-> India, New Zealand ink deal for direct flights
-> Forex reserves at record high of USD 361.601 bn
-> Vijender Singh records 5th consecutive victory in Professional Boxing
-> Telangana to set up Spices Park in Nizamabad @ 31 CRORE .





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-> Kaleshwaram irrigation project launched in Telangana
-> Rohit Sharma signs as Brand Ambassador for Hublot watches
-> Nico Rosberg won 2016 Russian Grand Prix
-> Parliament passes Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill, 2016
-> Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister launched Chandranna Bima Yojana
-> Google acquires start-up by Indian-origin business man
-> Govt launches MICE initiative for up gradation of tourism sector
-> BHEL commissions 600 MW thermal power plant in MP
-> Kishore Biyani appointed MD of Bharti Retail
-> Sachin Tendulkar to be India’s goodwill ambassador at Rio Olympics
-> Indian American Sikh woman – Armeet Kaur Dhillon elected to key Republican position
-> Virat Kohli nominated for Khel Ratna and Ajinkya Rahane for Arjuna Awar
-> Railway Ministry launches e-enabled Project Management & Information System (PMIS) application to monitor Railway projects
-> RS Ethics Committee recommends expulsion of Mallya
-> Patricia Espinosa selected new UNFCCC Executive Secretary
-> Piyush Goyal to unveil portal on payment to contract workers
-> Lok Sabha passes Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015
-> Scientists (University of Cambridge) built the world’s smallest nano-engine
-> Scientists have developed world’s ‘Smallest Thermometer‘ using DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) structures that can fold and unfold at specifically defined temperature functions.
-> South Korea, Japan, China agree to put joint efforts to ensure financial stability
-> Mark Selby wins 2016 World Championship title of Snooker
-> Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba to be next Navy chief @ INDIAN NAVY .
-> The 25-member governing council of European Central Bank (ECB) has announced that it will permanently stop producing the 500 euro banknote by the end of 2018.
-> Wi-Fi Service at Vijayawada, Kachiguda, Raipur rail stations
-> US Navy tests world’s largest unmanned ship, designed to cross oceans
-> Agriculture project Harita-Priya of Andhra Pradesh wins World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize
-> Radha Binod Barman took over as Chairperson of National Statistical Commission
-> Zimbabwe to print own version of US dollar
-> SBI launches new mobile-based payment app for customers
-> ICICI Bank signs MoU with New Development Bank
-> Govt. retires 33 tax officials for non-performance
-> Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed aviation security wing chief
-> Haryana to enact Sports Council Act
-> Railway minister launches 2 new train services for J&K TO New Delhi .
-> Swiss honour for Yash Chopra
-> Number of gram panchayats in Odisha to increase by 500 to 600
-> Corp Bank gets MSME award by the Federation of Industry, Trade and Services (FITS)
-> Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015
-> Rohit Sharma unveils India’s first sports expo in Pune .
-> Enda Kenny re-elected as Prime Minister of Ireland
-> Australia offers multiple-entry visa to Indians




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-> 4th SAIEVAC Ministerial Meeting to be held in New Delhi
-> The biography titled Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star“, has been authored by film journalist Aseem Chhabra
-> UK: Sadiq Khan elected as new Mayor of London
-> Cameroon Footballer Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing on pitch
-> America’s Tori Bowie runs fastest 100m of 2016 in Doha
-> Pakistan beat India at Asian Kabaddi championships
-> Mickey Arthur appointed as Pakistan cricket team’s head coach
-> SpaceX successfully launches Japanese JCSAT-14 Satellite
-> ICICI Bank signs MoU with BRICS’s New Development Bank for a partnership in bond issuances, co-financing, treasury management and human resources.
-> Gujarat Government accords minority status to Jain community
-> Karnataka Government decides to set up Asia’s first Rice Technology Park in Gangavati
-> Indian Railways has launched the Bharat Darshan Tourist train for pilgrims to visit Shirdi, Tirupati, Jagannath Puri, Gangasagar, BaidyanathDham and Jyotirlingams among others.
-> South Indian Bank announces tie-up with National Australia Bank
-> India to launch ‘112’ single emergency number on 1 Jan 2017
-> Nagaland Police receives smart policing award
-> Indian-Origin man elected to Singapore parliament
-> Gangavati ( Karnataka ) to get Asia’s first Rice Technology Park
-> India is ranked ninth in 2015 Crony-Capitalism Index with crony sector wealth accounting for 3.4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP)
-> Govt. starts UBIN drive for budding entrepreneurs
-> EC to send Meghdoot postcards to 3 lakh voters in Puducherry to request to cast there vote in UT
-> Airport Show opens in Dubai
-> Wrestlers Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik grab Rio 2016 berths
-> Novak Djokovic wins 2016 Mutua Madrid Open
-> Parliament Passes Anti-Hijacking Bill, 2016
-> Uma Bharti launches Ganga rejuvenation in Jharkhand
-> Government has constituted a three member committee to prepare a policy framework for taxi and other transport operators.
-> Rodrigo Duterte wins Philippines Presidential polls
-> US actor William Schallert passes away
-> Senior advocate Atma Ram Nadkarni appointed Additional Solicitor General
-> The micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Chhattisgarh will get respite from the regular inspections conducted by the competent authorities in the facility.
-> Indian Army conducts ‘Chakravyuh-II’ training exercise in Rajasthan
-> Shashank Manohar resigns as BCCI President
-> Shashank Manohar elected as ICC’s first independent Chairman
-> Reliance Jio launches JioMoney Wallet service
-> Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has given its approval to develop over 197 km long ‘bicycle highway’ from Agra up to the lion safari in Etawah to encourage eco-tourism in vicinity of Taj Mahal.
-> Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill, 2016
-> US President honours Indian-American elementary teacher Revathi Balakrishnan
-> Harish Rawat led Congress Government wins the Floor Test in Uttarakhand Assembly





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-> AR Rahman Joins as Goodwill Ambassador for Rio Olympics
-> ICICI launches country’s 1st contactless credit card for SMEs
-> Congress Rajya Sabha member Praveen Rashtrapal passes away
-> Kenya to shut World’s biggest refugee camp
-> Ritu Rani, Raghunath & Dharamvir recommended for Arjuna Award
-> The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has decided to replace the five year plans with 15 year vision documents.
-> Sanjiv Misra appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Axis Bank
-> Govt approves Rs 1,984-cr Delhi-Meerut Expressway stretch
-> Cabinet approves India’s first Intellectual Property Right (IPR) policy
-> India, Bangladesh hold security talks in Dhaka
-> TRAI penalty on Telecom companies for call drops illegal : SC
-> President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in capital today. He is on a two day visit to the nation.
-> Delhi no longer the world’s most polluted city: WHO
-> India and five others countries sign agreement on tax info sharing report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
-> Parkash Singh panel submits report on Jat quota stir
-> Cabinet approves pact between SEBI and FSRA of Abu Dhabi
-> The Reserve Bank of India has stated that entities from Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iran and Hong Kong or Macau will require its prior approval to establish branch office or project office or liaison office in India.
-> World’s largest cargo aircraft has landed in Hyderabad, India
-> Anil Kumble retained ICC Cricket Committee head, Rahul Dravid made member
-> New Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARQ) – KN Vyas
-> Name the Indologist who awarded with prestigious Israel Prize for religious studies – David Shulman
-> India’s position in the USCC’s 2016 Intellectual Property Index – 37 ( Topped USA )
-> India has set the target of eliminating malaria in the country by 2030
-> Indian who conferred with “Order of Friendship” award by Russia, recently is R S Sundar
-> India’s first railway university will come up in – VADODRA (GUJRAT)
-> India’s first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug for Type-2 diabetes mellitus BGR-34 (Blood Glucose Regulator]
-> India’s first National Organic Farming Research Institute will come up in Sikkim
-> The National Special Olympic for special children was organized in which city Shimla
-> New President of the Republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaci
-> According to Railway Budget 2016-17, which
-> research organisation will be set up under Railways SRESTHA (Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology & Holistic Advancement)
-> Which bank has won the first ever Green Bond Pioneer Award 2016 Yes Bank
-> Committee related to rejuvenation of Godavari river Deepak Naik committee
-> First world conference on tourism for development will be held in Beijing
-> Fifa Appoints Fatma Samoura As First Female Secretary General
-> India first Solar-Powered Train Set For Trial In Jodhpur
-> SEBI approves Ashok Chawla as NSE chairman
-> Indian artist wins award at UN poster contest on N-disarmament





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-> Rwanda Captain Bats 51 Hours Straight, Creates New Guinness Record
-> Italian Parliament approves same-sex civil unions
-> India inks Project Collaboration Agreement with WHO to promote traditional medicine
-> PM Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President release Simhastha Declaration
-> 2016 Red Flag Aerial combat exercises concludes in US
-> Parkash Singh panel submits report on Jat quota Agitation
-> Justice Naveen Sinha sworn-in as Chief Justice of Rajasthan HC
-> Union Cabinet approves country’s first National Intellectual Property Rights Policy
-> Former ISRO Chairman and space scientist Prof. Udupi Ramachandra Rao became the first Indian to be given ‘Hall of Fame’ Award by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
-> Govt. launches 15-day special Swachh Office Drive
-> Justice Mukul Mudgal appointed as deputy chairman of FIFA Governance Committee
-> FIFA admits Kosovo, Gibraltar as new members
-> India successfully test fires supersonic interceptor missile
-> Four Indian peacekeepers, civilian to be honored posthumously with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers by United Nations.
-> India Post Goes High-Tech, Geo-Tags Post Offices On Bhuvan
-> Sudha breaks 3,000m steeplechase national record
-> Max Verstappen wins Spanish Grand Prix, becomes youngest F1 winner
-> Indian women win silver medal in Asian team squash Championships
-> Andy Murray wins 2016 Italian Open title
-> Han Kang’s ( South Korean ) “The Vegetarian ( Novel )” wins Man Booker International Prize
-> India, US hold first maritime security dialogue
-> HDFC Bank Ltd. launched SmartUp, a first-of-its-kind dedicated solution for start-ups in Kolkata.
-> UK- based Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will close down it’s retail operations in the country which will resulting in shutting down of 10 branches.
-> JK Rowling receives highest French civilian honour or ‘French Legion Of Honour‘.
-> S Y Quraishi has been awarded with an honorary fellowship in UK
-> China launches Yaogan-30 remote sensing satellite
-> World Bank approves $625 m loan to support rooftop solar programme in India
-> World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar
-> Govt sets up FRBM committee on fiscal deficit range
-> Country’s first driver-less Metro train flagged off from New Delhi
-> Govt. has launched three IT and ITES initiatives for best practices in road transport sector.They are INFRACON, ePACE and up-ScaledINAM PRO.
-> Indian Short Film ‘Beti’ To Be Screened At Seattle International Film Festival
-> NASA launches near-space monitoring super pressure balloon from New Zealand
-> Odisha Government launches Green Passage Scheme for orphan students
-> IT department launches e-nivaran portal to fast track taxpayers grievances
-> Syamantak Payra wins Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award
-> England cricketer Joe Root bags top three England cricket awards
-> SBI seeks to take over 5 associate PSBs, Bhartiya Mahila Bank with itself
-> HRD ministry to bring IIT preparation app
-> Veteran Gujarati folk singer Diwaliben Bhil passes away

-> Nepal SBI Bank One of the largest overseas subsidiaries of SBI has launched payment gateway to facilitate online trade and non-trade transactions between the Himalayan nation ‘Nepal‘ and India.
-> Ban appoints Mexican diplomat to head UN climate change framework
-> Apple announces opening of its map development centre in Hyderabad
-> Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has unveiled 2016 Draft National Policy for Women for comments and consultation.
-> The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has opened a special Tatkal like window to expedite examination process of patent applications by start-ups as well as of entities choosing India for filing the first patent.
-> Indian Women’s relay team sets new national record
-> Taj Mahal in top 5 tourist attractions globally, second in Asia and led the popularity list in India: Survey Report .
-> Himachal CM launches PEHAL programme in SHIMLA Dist .
-> Indian journalist Philip Abraham elected as Deputy Mayor in UK
-> Hypersonic superjet technology successfully tested in Australia
-> International Buddhist conference begins in Nepal
-> Rakesh Kumar Mishra appointed as Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) director
-> Honda partners with IndusInd Bank for two wheeler financing
-> Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched the Centre for Environmental Health in New Delhi to assess the impact of environment-related problems on health.Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched the Centre for Environmental Health in New Delhi to assess the impact of environment-related problems on health.
-> Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in as first women President of Taiwan
-> SBI associate banks merger to cost Rs 1,660 crore: Moody
-> Sudhakar Rao steps down as United Spirits (USL’s) Independent Director
-> Border with Bangladesh to be sealed
-> Hyderabad set to become Apple’s 2nd largest tech hub worldwide
-> After Ebola outbreak, World Bank creates pandemic insurance plan
-> The 27th edition of the India-Indonesia CORPAT (Coordinated Patrol) has concluded in Belawan, Indonesia.
-> After liquor, Bihar government bans gutka and pan masala
-> An indigenously developed “affordable” faecal incontinence management system ‘Qora’, a spin-off of a programme of the Department of Biotechnology and implemented at AIIMS and IIT Delhi, was launched by Minister of State for Science & Technology, Y.S. Chowdary.
-> G-7 summit 2016 : Finance Ministers and central bank governors meet in Sendai , Japan
-> The US House of Representatives have given its nod to a bipartisan legislation to improve defence ties with India.
-> International Finance Corporation (IFC)to invest $20 million in Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd (FCEL)
-> HSBC to shut down half of its branches in India, 300 Jobs to go
-> UN appoints Mary Robinson, Macharia Kamau as special envoys for El Nino, climate
-> Lhakpa 1st lady to climb Mt Everest seven times
-> Emmy award winning actor Alan Young dies aged 96
-> Maurad Laachraoui wins European Taekwondo title
-> Roger Federer withdraws from French Open
-> Oldest Olympic champion SandorTarics dies





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-> Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president
-> Ratan P Watal appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog
-> Union Cabinet approved ordinance to keep States out of NEET for one year
-> US House of Representatives gave nod to bolster defence ties with India on par with NATO
-> Kiran Bedi Appointed as Puducherry Lt. Governor
-> Gujarat Government launches Smart Village program
-> India and Oman have signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)/agreements on defence cooperation.
-> J. Jaiyalalithaa takes oath as Tamil Nadu CM for sixth time
-> Nepal confers literary award to Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling
-> U.S. House for greater defence ties with India
-> Union Government 11 member panel to relook Defence Spend
-> Himachal Pradesh launches artificial propagation programme of mahseer fish for conservation
-> Sarbananda Sonowal takes oath as Assam CM
-> S K Sharma appointed CMD of Nuclear Power Corporation of India
-> The money market regulator SEBI has tightened its norms for Participatory note (P note) users to follow Indian anti-money laundering law and report any suspicious transactions immediately.
-> The National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) signs MoU with Iran to set up smelter plant in Chabahar
-> The Sports Ministry has stated that the winners from the upcoming Rio Games will be considered for this year’s Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards.
-> Lt General Saini new commandant of Indian Military Academy
-> World Bank launches $500 mln insurance fund to fight pandemics
-> The Mohun Bagan has clinched the Federation Cup title for the 14th time.
-> PankajAdvani creates history by winning Asian 6-Red Snooker title
-> Pinarayi Vijayan takes oath as Kerala Chief Minister
-> HRD Ministry to launch student tracking system, ASMITA
-> India signs $100 million loan agreement with World Bank for Karnataka Urban Water Supply Modernization project.
-> Diesel vehicles over 10 years banned in Kerala : NGT
-> Burt Kwouk (85-years),who was best known for playing Inspector Clouseau’s manservant Cato in the Pink Panther films has died.
-> Odisha Governor Dr. SC Jamir has promulgated Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 to ensure use of Odia in all government systems
-> World’s first 3D-printed office opens in Dubai
-> INS Tarmugli Commissioned into Indian Navy in Visakhapatnam
-> US engineer Frances Arnold wins Millennium Technology Prize
-> Cabinet clears Railway projects worth Rs 11,000 crore
-> EPFO doubles insurance for subscribers to Rs 6 lakh
-> ISRO to test air-breathing propulsion system , which aims to capitalize on the oxygen in the atmosphere instead of liquefied oxygen while in flight.
-> Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shri ShripadYessoNaik has launched the new website of the Ministry of AYUSH and web portal for International Day of Yoga in New Delhi.





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-> Union Cabinet gives approval to 6 new IITs – at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Palakkad (Kerala), Dharwar (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Goa, Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) and conversion of Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad to an IIT under the law.
-> Islamic banking to debut in Gujarat
-> Union Government unveils First National Capital Goods policy
-> India fifth largest producer of e-waste: Assocham India
-> Govt. approves India, Maldives MoU for cooperation in field of tourism
-> 14 Russian athletes tested positive for doping at Beijing Olympics
-> Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Chief Minister of West Bengal
-> Sunil Bharti Mittal receives this year’s Harvard Alumni award
-> Indian-American Students Rishi Nair (12-years) Sweep National Geographic Bee Contest in wasington DC .
-> HDFC among world’s top 10 consumer financial services company
-> Arunachal Pradesh’s Pakke Tiger Reserve of East Kameng district has received the ‘India Biodiversity Award 2016‘ in one of its four categories.
-> Telangana survey enters Limca Book
-> Sonia Lather advanced to final of AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championship at Astana in Kazakhstan.
-> Para athlete Saroha wins gold in record breaking performance
-> Sanjay Bangar (43-years) the former India and Railways all rounder, has been appointed head coach for the team’s tour to Zimbabwe
-> Union Government approves NIMZ in Kalinganagar, Odisha
-> China sign two agreements with Sudan to build nuclear reactor
-> India’s growth to rise to 8 percent in FY2019: Fitch
-> Govt. approves over Rs 5500 Cr investment to improve infrastructure in six states
-> Human Resource Development (HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani has launched the multilingual knowledge portal www.bharatvani.in at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh as part of Union Government’s
-> Aditi Krishnakumar wins ‘Scholastic Asian Book Award
-> I&B Ministry frames guidelines for online govt ads
-> Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev to lead Yoga Session at UN
-> India’s first integrated web portal to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings launched
-> Lakshadweep becomes first UT to sign 24×7 ‘Power for All’ document
-> Real Madrid FC wins 2016 UEFA Champions League
-> Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award
-> India, Australia sign MoU to enhance R&D capabilities in biotech
-> IPL 2016: Hyderabad beat RCB to lift the title , Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the highest wicket-taker in this year’s competition .
-> Delhi Assembly Dy Speaker Bandana Kumari resigns
-> Indian Railways conducted the first ever trial run for high-speed Talgo trains of Spain on the Bareilly-to-Moradabad stretch in Uttar Pradesh.
-> Maneka Gandhi releases draft trafficking of persons bill
-> PM flags off direct Kamakhya to Katra train , the first ever direct train between Assam to Jammu & Kashmir.
-> Har Parkash Rishi (74-years) is an Indian man who holds the Guinness World Record for having the maximum number of flags (366) tattooed on his body.
-> David Weir sets world record in 1-mile wheelchair race

-> Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco F1 Grand Prix
-> Discus thrower – Seema Punia qualifies for Rio Olympics .