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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 29 JUNE 2016
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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


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 28 JUNE 2016
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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”?
a. 40
b. 36
c. 34
d. 35
2. NAME THE CITY IN WHICH “SMART CITY MISSION” PROJECT LAUNCHED BY PM NARENDRA MODI?
a. Mumbai
b. Nagpur
c. Pune
d. Nasik
3. WHERE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS OF AIIB SITUATED?
a. Bejing
b. Shanghai
c. Bangkok
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?
a. Argentina
b. Chile
c. Spain
d. Scotland

ANSWERS:
1. D     2. C     3. A     4. B     5. A


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 JUNE 2016
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1.  BCCI TO HOST MINI IPL IN SEPTEMBER
i. The BCCI is set to introduce a new Twenty20 event, to be branded as mini IPL, outside India in September.
ii. According to BCCI president Anurag Thakur the BCCI is willing to host a mini IPL or IPL overseas with all the eight teams participating.

2.  MERCER'S COST OF LIVING SURVEY 2016 RELEASED
i. In Mercer's Cost of Living Survey Asia dominates the top 5 of 2016 Cost of Living Ranking  Hong Kong on the No. 1 spot.
ii. New York City is used as the base city for all comparisons and currency movements are measured against the US dollar.
iii. Top Five Indian cities were also ranked in the list are:
a.       Mumbai – Rank 82
b.      New Delhi – Rank 130
c.       Chennai – Rank 158
d.      Kolkata – 194
e.       Bangalore – Rank 180
Top 10 countries in the list are:
a.       Hong Kong
b.      Luanda Angola
c.       Zurich Switzerland
d.      Singapore
e.        Tokyo Japan

3. CHILE GRABBED 2016 COPA AMERICA FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
i. Defending champion Chile won the 2016 Copa America Football tournament by defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout.
ii. In the final match New Jersey (US) Chile defeated Argentina by 4-2 goals in the penalty shootout as in the regulation period both teams failed to score goal.
iii. Copa America Football title is an international football competition. It is played between the men’s national football teams of South American Football Confederation.

4. INTERNATIONAL INDIAN FILM ACADEMY IIFA AWARDS 2016 PRESENTED
i. The 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards 2016 were presented in Madrid, Spain.
List of 2016 IIFA Awards
a.       Best Film award:Bajrangi Bhaijaan
b.      Best Director:Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani
c.       Best Actress in a Leading Role:Deepika padukune
d.      IIFA Award for Woman of the Year:Priyanka Chopra
ii. IIFA Awards are presented by the International Indian Film Academy every year.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF BCCI?
a. Anurag Thakur
b. Shanshank Manohar
c. Jagmohan Dalmiya
d. N Srinivasan
2. NAME THE COUNTRY WHO TOPS THE LIST OF COST OF LIVING SURVEY 2016 BY MERCER?
a. Luanda
b. Singapore
c. Japan
d. Hongkong
3. “CHILE” GRABBED THE TITLE OF 2016 COPA AMERICA FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT BY DEFEATING WHICH COUNTRY?
a. Madrid
b. Argentina
c. Sudan
d. Canada
4. WHICH OF FILM IS AWARDED AS THE BEST FILM IN THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL INDIAN FILM ACADEMY AWARDS 2016?
a. Bajirao Mastani
b. Piku
c. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
d. None of these

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


DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 26 JUNE 2016
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1. HARIKA WON BEST WOMEN'S PLAYER IN KAZAKHSTAN BLITZ
i. Grand Master Harika Dronavalli won the best women's player award in the Eurasian Blitz chess tournament in Kazakhstan.
ii. Harika had won the best woman's prize at the Zalakaros International Chess Festival in Hungary

2. NAGALAND GOVERNOR LAUNCHES WOMEN'S HELPLINE NUMBER '181'
i. Governor of Nagaland and Assam P B Acharya has launched women helpline number – 181.
ii. He also inaugurated Sakhi, a one stop Centre for the support women affected by violence both in private and public spaces under one roof.

3. UK PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON ANNOUNCED RESIGNATION AFTER BREXIT VOTE
i. The Prime Minister of United Kingdom  David Cameron announced his resignation hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union .
ii. During the campaign he advocated for remaining with the EU.
iii. In the referendum 51.89 % of the voters preferred to leave the EU.

4. MAHASHANGARH DECLARED AS THE SARRC CULTURAL CAPITAL FOR 2016-17
i. Mahasthangarh, the 3rd century BC archaeological site in Bogra, Bangladesh, has been declared as the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation cultural capital for the year 2016-17.
ii. It  will host festivals on literature, foods ,films and dances from October 2016 to September 2017.
iii. The year 2016-17 has also be declared the SAARC Year of Cultural Heritage.

5.  INDIAN-ORIGIN LAWYER TO CHAIR PANEL ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOUTH SUDAN
i. Indian-origin lawyer Yasmin Sooka has been appointed to chairman of UN commission to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan.
ii. The committee was formed by the United Nations Human Right Council 
iii. The other two members of the committee are Kenneth R. Scott  and Godfrey M. Musila .
iv. The committee has been formed to monitor human rights violations in South Sudan and make recommendations for the process of transitional justice, healing and reconciliation.

6. INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING HAS BEEN OBSERVED ON JUNE 26TH                                                 
i. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on June 26.
ii. The day is observed to raise awareness about the major problem of illicit drugs.
iii. The theme of the day is “Listen First”.


CURRENT AFFAIRS GK QUIZ BASED ON TODAY’S NEWS

1. THE CHESS GRANDMASTER “HARIKA DRONAVALLI” WHO WINS BEST WOMEN’S PLAYER AWARD BELONGS TO WHICH COUNTRY?
A. Italy
b. France
c. India
d. Spain
2. WHO IS THE GOVERNOR OF NAGALAND?
a. Padama Balkrishna Acharya
b. Padamanabha Acharya
c. Loknath Mishra
d. Nikhil Kumar
3. WHAT IS THE WOMEN’S HELPLINE NUMBER LAUNCHED BY THE GOVERNOR OF NAGALAND?
a. 180
b. 1091
c. 1090
d. 181
4. WHERE ARE THE HEADQUARTERS  OF SAARC IS LOCATED?
a. New Delhi, India
b. Kathmandu, Nepal
c. Colombo, Srilanka
d. Dhaka, Bangladesh
5. WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF SARRC?
a. Sheel Sharma
b. Ahmed Salim
c. Arjun Bahadur Thapa
d. None of these
6. RECENTLY, WHO IS APPOINTED AS THE CHAIRMAN OF UNITED NATIONS RIGHT COUNCIL?
a. Yasmin Sooka
b. Ahmed Salim
c. Hardoi Singh
d. Milkha Singh
7. WHAT IS THEME OF “INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING”?
a. Stay Away
b. Don’t take drug
c. Free drug society
d. Listen First

ANSWERS:
1. C     2. A     3. D     4. B     5. C     6. A     7. D


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