Current Affair For Year “2016”

Fortune List of 500 Companies 2016

Date: June 09, 2016

Fortune released its annual list of the 500 largest companies in the United States, with Walmart retaining its top spot on the Fortune 500 for the fourth consecutive year.The retail giant is joined this year by runner-up Exxon Mobil, followed by Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, McKesson, UnitedHealth Group, CVS Health, General Motors and Ford Motor. AT&T rounds out the top 10 list.

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Sahyog Hyeoblyeog 2016:Joint Indo-Korean coast guard exercise

Date: June 08, 2016

An Indo-Korean joint coast guard four day exercise “Sahyog Hyeoblyeog 2016” will be held off Chennai coast from June 8.The exercise is aimed at further strengthening the relationship between the coast guards of the two countries and refine joint operating procedures, according to a coast guard press release.

Korea Coast Guard ship 3009 would visit Chennai between June 8 to 1...

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“SURYAMITRA” Mobile App

Date: June 08, 2016

Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy launched “Surya Mitra” mobile App at National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power here today. The GPS based mobile app is developed by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) which is an autonomous institution of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The Surya Mitra Mobile App...

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PM Narendra Modi conferred with the Highest Civilian Award of Afghanistan

Date: June 06, 2016


The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour. He was bestowed the honour by President Ashraf Ghani after the inauguration of the landmark Afghan-India Friendship Dam in Herat yesterday.

The Prime Minister shared his sentiments on Twitter saying, "My deepest gratitude to the Government of Afghan...

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The Good Country Index, 2015:India ranks 70th

Date: June 04, 2016

The 'Good Country' 2015 index, 2015 shows Sweden is the best country in the world when it comes to serving the interests of its people and contributing to the common good of humanity while India figured low at 70th position.The report ranked a total of 163 countries taking 35 different UN and World Bank indices into account, including global contributions to science, culture, peace and security...

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PM released India's First National Disaster Management Plan

Date: June 02, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday released country's first ever national Disaster Management plan in New Delhi.This is the first ever national plan prepared in the country.The plan aims to make India disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives.
The plan is based on the four priority themes of the "Sendai Framework," namely: understanding disaster risk, improving disaster risk governa...

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Talgo Train:Experimental Run In India

Date: May 31, 2016

Indian Railways started trial run of Talgo train.TALGO is an acronym of Tren Articulado Ligero Goicoechea Oriol, Goicoechea-Oriol. It is lightest and fastest mode of transportation.It consumes less energy of 30% and consists of Nine Coaches.It have  two Executive Class cars, four Chair Cars, a cafe and a power car.One very special feature is that he train moves on the curved...

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Rashtriya Yuva Sashaktikaran Karyakram (National youth empowerment programme)

Date: May 28, 2016

Youth represent the most dynamic and vibrant segment of the population. India is one of the youngest nations in the world and is expected to have a very favourable demographic profile in the time to come. In India, youth in the age-group of 15-29 years constitute 27.5% of the population. It is expected that by the year 2020, the population of India would have a median age of 28 years only as ag...

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National Capital Goods Policy

Date: May 26, 2016

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for National Capital Goods Policy. This is first ever policy for Capital Goods sector with a clear objective of increasing production of capital goods from Rs.2,30,000 crore in 2014-15 to Rs.7,50,000 crore in 2025 and raising direct and indirect employment from the current 8.4...

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India successfully launches reusable launch vehicle from Sriharikota

Date: May 23, 2016

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully test launched the first 'Made in India' space shuttle — called the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) — early on Monday morning from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
The test launch is considered a significant step in India's space endeavour. It's especially important because in 2011, the U.S.'s Nasa abandoned its resuable spa...

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