DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JUNE 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. INDIA BECAME THE 35TH FULL MEMBER OF MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME
i. India has joined the Missile Technology Control Regime today as a full member.
ii. India's entry into the regime as its thirty-fifth member will enable India to buy missile technology and also improve joint ventures with Russia.
iii. The aim of the MTCR is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems and unmanned air vehicles.
2. PM NARENDRA MODI LAUNCHES SMART CITY MISSION PROJECTS IN PUNE
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Smart City Mission’ involving 83 projects from 20 different cities in the country.
ii. The Smart City Mission’ projects are related to water supply projects, sewage treatment plants, solid waste management under Swachh Bharat Mission.
3. AIIB APPROVES FIRST LOANS FOR PROJECTS IN FOUR COUNTRIES
i. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved first set of loans totaling US 509 million dollars to finance projects in four countries namely- Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Tajikistan.
ii. These loans for the four projects were approved in Board of Directors meeting of AIIB held at its headquarters in Beijing, China.
4. BHEL COMMISSIONS TWO HYDEL UNITS IN AFGHANISTAN
i. Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has commissioned two units of 14 Megawatts each at Salma Hydro Electric Project in Afghanistan.
ii. The Salma dam, or the Afghan-India Friendship dam, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the presence of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
5. SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR AWARDED HONORARY FELLOWSHIP IN UK
i. National Indian Students and Alumni Union have awarded Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with an Honorary Fellowship in the UK.
ii. He is honoured for his contributions to world peace and culture.
iii. The organization is proud to honour Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his important contribution to the world peace & working towards a violence-free society, for his social and cultural contributions to India.
6. LIONEL MESSI ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL
i. Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football after Argentina defeated against Chile in the final of the Copa America.
ii. The Barcelona superstar was under stress after missing a spot-kick against Chile in a penalty shoot-out
CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS
1. HOW MANY COUNTRIES ARE THE MEMBERS OF “MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME”?
2. NAME THE CITY IN WHICH “SMART CITY MISSION” PROJECT LAUNCHED BY PM NARENDRA MODI?
3. WHERE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS OF AIIB SITUATED?
d. None of these
4. WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN?
a. Kamal Khan
b. Ashraf Ghani
c. Mohammad Kamal
d. Yasmin Rehman
5. THE FAMOUS FOOTBALL PLAYER “LIONEL MESSI” BELONGS TO WHICH COUNTRY?
1. D 2. C 3. A 4. B 5. A