Current Affair For Year “2016”

MTCR:India Enters Elite Missile Tech Group

Date: June 27, 2016

India is the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime. MTCR membership will enable India to deal in high-end missile technology,It comes days after China stalled India's entry into nuke club NSG. India on Monday joined an exclusive club of countries controlling exports in missile technology, just a day after decrying its exclusion from the Nuclear Supplies Group or NSG, wh...

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EU referendum: David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit

Date: June 24, 2016

David Cameron has resigned as Prime Minister after Britain voted to leave the European Union.With the Leave campaign securing 52 per cent of the vote, Mr Cameron addressed the nation in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street to announce that he would be stepping down.

The decision launches what will be years of negotiations over trade, business and political links with the E.U., ...

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PSLV-C34 Successfully Launches 20 Satellites in a Single Flight

Date: June 22, 2016

In its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle successfully launched the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 Series Satellite along with 19 co-passenger satellites today morning from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. This is the thirty fifth consecutively successful mission of PSLV and the fourteenth in its 'XL' configuration. The total weight of all the 20 satellites ...

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June 21:World celebrates 2nd International Yoga Day

Date: June 21, 2016

The 2nd International Yoga Day is being celebrated all over the world with full enthusiasm.At the busy Times Square in New York thousands of people converged to mark a day which has become a global festival.

The Universal acceptance of this proposition indicates that the representatives of the different nations had either experienced yoga, heard about yoga or read about its benefits and...

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Canadian author Margaret Atwood wins 2016 Pen Pinter Prize

Date: June 18, 2016

Margaret Atwood has been awarded with Pen Pinter Prize for the year 2016 for her contribution towards Political activism and speaks & act against violation of Human Rights.Margaret Atwood has said that she is humbled to win an award from PEN celebrating her political activism, describing herself as “a stand-in for the thousands of people around the world who speak and act against [hum...

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A new world: Rio 2016 unveils official slogan for Olympic and Paralympic Games

Date: June 18, 2016

The Rio 2016 organising committee revealed the official slogan for the first Olympic and Paralympic Games in South America— "A new world" — while also unveiling the medals, 52 days from the start of the quadrennial extravaganza.

 Along with the Olympic torch, the medals and the mascots, the slogan plays a major part in creating the unique identity of each Olympic Games....

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Cabinet okays merger of 5 associates along with BMB with SBI

Date: June 17, 2016

The Cabinet  gave its in-principle approval for State Bank of India’s proposal to bring its five associate banks into its fold. This comes barely a month after the SBI board had, on May 17, cleared a proposal to merge its five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank with itself.

The five associate banks are — State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travan...

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Cabinet clears civil aviation policy:Cap of Rs 2500 for hour-long, Rs 1300 for 30-minute flights

Date: June 15, 2016

Union Cabinet approved the civil aviation policy that seeks to make flying affordable, safe and convenient.  Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju  said the policy is a “game changer” and that the country’s aviation sector is poised to become the world’s third largest by 2022.

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Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation

Date: June 14, 2016

Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free.Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country. The pledge was recommended by Norwegian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Energy and Environment as part of the Action ...

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12th June:World Day against Child Labour

Date: June 13, 2016

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight o...

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