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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. PM NARENDRA MODI RELEASES BOOK TITLED THE BIRDS OF BANNI GRASSLAND
i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled “The Birds of Banni Grassland” in New Delhi.
ii. The book was presented to the Prime Minister by the scientists of Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology
iii. The Birds of Banni Grassland is book based on environment and consists of a compilation of the research work, relating to more than 250 species of birds found in the Banni area of Kutch, Gujarat.

2. SWEDEN INAUGURATES WORLD’S FIRST ELECTRIC ROAD
i. Sweden inaugurated  an electric road in Sandviken to conduct tests with electric power for hybrid heavy transports on public roads.
ii. Sweden becomes first country in the world to have electric road.
iii. The tests will continue up through 2018 and will provide knowledge of how electric roads work in practice.
iv. The road E16 tests will involve a current collector on the roof of the hybrid heavy truck’s cab that will feed the current down to a hybrid electric motor in the truck.
v. It has the potential to achieve zero carbon dioxide emissions.

3. CSIR LAUNCHES INDIA’S FIRST ANTI DIABETIC AYURVEDIC DRUG BGR -34
i. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research  has launched BGR-34, an anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus.
ii. The anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug BGR-34 has been jointly developedby National Botanical Research Institute and Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants .
iii. BGR-34 BGR-34 works by controlling blood sugar and limiting the harmful effects and toxicity of other drugs.
iv. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR is an autonomous body and the largest research and development  organisation in India.

4. JITU RAI WINS SILVER MEDAL IN ISSF WORLD CUP
i. Indian shooter Jitu Rai won silver medal at the ISSF  Shooting World Cup held in Azerbaijan.
ii. He shot 199.5 score to bag the silver medal in men’s 10m air pistol.
iii. It was Jitu Rai’s second medal in a World Cup 2016 season and earlier had won the gold medal in the free pistol event in the first World Cup held in Bangkok, Thailand.

5. MAJULI IN ASSAM BECOMES INDIA’S FIRST ISLAND DISTRICT
i. Majuli is the World’s largest river island located in the Brahmaputra River in Assam
ii.The Government of Assam approved majuli  as a district and now it become the first island district in the country.
iii. It is a riverine delta a unique geographical occurrence and a result of the dynamics of the Brahmaputra river system.
iv. It is the largest mid river delta system in the world.

6. PRADHAN MANTRI SURAKSHIT MATRITVA ABHIYAN STARTED
i. Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan launched by PM Narendra Modi .
ii. The scheme aims at boosting the health care facilities for the pregnant women, especially the poor.
iii. It also seeks to protect pregnant ladies from infectious diseases.
iv. Under the scheme, the pregnant ladies will be given free health check-up and required treatment for free on 9th of every month.



CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. NAME THE BOOK WHICH IS RECENTLY RELEASED BY PM NARENDRA MODI?
a. The Wildlife
b. The Birds of Banni Grassland
c. The animals of Gujrat
d. None of these
2. WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF SWEDEN?
a. Yuan
b. Dinar
c. Dollar
d. Krona
3. THE INDIAN SPORTS STAR “JITU RAI”  BELONGS TO WHICH GAME?
a. Shotput
b. Disscuss Throw
c. Shooting
d. Chess
4. “MAJULI” IN ASSAM BECOMES 1ST ISLAND DISTRICT OF INDIA IS LOCATED AT WHICH BANK OF THE RIVER?
a. Brahamputra
b. Ganga
c. Yamuna
d. Godavari

ANSWERS:
1. B                 2. D                 3. C                 4. A


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