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    Current Affairs(May 2016 September 2016)

    May 2016

    International Labor Day was celebrated on 1 May 2016. The theme of the Day of 2016 was- Celebrating the international labor movement.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana at Ballia (U.P.)

    Indias renewable energy sector has been ranked third in the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) with China at second and the US on top.

    Rodrigo Duterte, claimed victory in the Presidential Elections of the Philippines

    The World Press Freedom Day was observed on 3 May 2016 across the world with the theme Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms - This Is Your Right!

    Offshore patrol vessel ICGS Shaurya launched. Kumar Rajesh Chandra appointed Chief of

    Bureau of Civil Aviation Security World leaders from 175 countries signed the

    historic Paris climate Agreement at United Nations Headquarters in New York

    Gujarat Government accorded minority status to the Jain community.

    Asia's first Rice Technology Park to be established in Gangavati, Karnataka

    National Technology Day observed on May 11 across the country.

    10 May - World Migratory Bird Day observed with theme-Stop the Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds.

    The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) conducted the trial run of the countrys first ever Metro train equipped to run in the driverless mode.

    India and Mauritius signed a protocol on taxation

    Former India captain Anil Kumble was re-appointed ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years.

    The Union Ministry of AYUSH and the World Health Organization (WHO) on signed the Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on Global promotion of Traditional Systems of Medicine.

    15 May 2016 International Day of Families observed with theme Families, healthy lives and sustainable future.

    India successfully test fired an indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence interceptor missile, Ashwin. It was launched from the

    complex of Abdul Kalam Island (formerly known as Wheeler Island) off Odisha coast.

    Supreme Court appointed RM Lodha-panel to reform Medical Council of India

    Indian Space agency ISRO's 6th navigation satellite IRNSS-1F was launched through PSLV C32 .

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) announced the commissioning of a 600 MW coal-based thermal power plant in Madhya Pradesh. The unit has been commissioned at the 1600 MW Jhabua Thermal Power Project (TPP) located in Seoni district in Madhya Pradesh.

    Dutch teenager,Red Bulls driver Max Verstappen, became Formula Ones youngest race winner after winning the Spanish Grand Prix.

    Fatma Samoura named first female secretary general of FIFA (International Federation of Association Football).

    India ranked at ninth position in crony-capitalism index

    17 May 2016 :World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed with theme ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.

    17 May: World Hypertension Day. Switzerland Government has honoured late

    veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra by unveiling his bronze statue at Interlaken.

    Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London.

    Vice Admiral Sunil Lamba appointed as Chief of the Naval Staff.

    IIT student Nandini Bhandaru wins Young Scientist Award of European Material Science Research Society.

    Kishore Biyani appointed as Managing Director of Bharti Retail.

    IISc professor Sriram Ramaswamy became Royal Society Fellow.

    South Korean author Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize 2016 for 'The Vegetarian'.

    Parashar Kulkarni wins 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Asia Region.

    Deepak Shodhan, Indias oldest living Test cricketer died.

    Dial '112' for emergency; single number from Jan 1,2017.

    Rahul Dravid and Mahela Jayawardena appointed to ICC Cricket Committee.

    Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won 2016 Italian Open title.

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    Worlds largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar.

    FC Barcelona wins La Liga Champions Parade 2016.

    HDFC Bank launches SmartUp for start-ups. Shashank Manohar unanimously elected as

    Independent ICC Chairman. SBI to merge 5 subsidiaries and Bharatiya

    Mahila Bank with itself. Tsai Ing-wen sworn-in as 1st women

    President of Taiwan. Indian-American Rakesh K Jain received US

    National Medal of Science 2015 from Barack Obama.

    S K Sharma appointed CMD of Nuclear Power Corporation of India.

    22 May: International Day for Biological Diversity observed across the world.

    Mukesh Ambani awarded with Othmer Gold Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

    Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for sixth term.

    My Favourite Nature Stories authored by Ruskin Bond released.

    23 May: International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.

    Kiran Bedi appointed Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry.

    Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president.

    Ratan P Watal appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog.

    Islamic Development Bank announced to open its first branch in India at Ahmedabad.

    India's 1st reusable space shuttle, RLV-TD launched from Sriharikota.

    Pankaj Advani wins Asian 6-Red snooker title 2016.

    Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister for a second term.

    Book Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up authored by Rana Ayyub released.

    US engineer Frances Arnold becomes first woman to win Millennium TechnologyPrize.

    India and Iran sign 12 Bilateral Agreements in various areas including Chabahar Port Development.

    Pinarayi Vijayan sworn-in as Chief Minister of Kerala.

    Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award.

    Sonia Lather won silver in Womens World Boxing Championships in 57kg category.

    Admiral Sunil Lanba takes charge as 21st Navy Chief.

    Norway has become the first country in the world to prohibit deforestation.

    Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh bagged India Biodiversity Award 2016

    The Committee for the evolution of a National Education Policy submitted the report containing its recommendations to the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

    AR Rahman conferred with Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016 for his contribution in asian culture.

    Alastair Cook becomes youngest cricketer to score 10000 Test runs.

    The First World Conference on Tourism for Development (WCTD) was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China from 18-21 May 2016.

    The United Nations World Humanitarian Summit was held from 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul.

    The 42nd G7 Summit was held at Ise-Shima in Japan for 2-days from 26 May to 27 May 2016. .During the summit, global economy and trade, climate change and energy, development, health and quality infrastructure investment were discussed by the leaders.

    June 2016

    World Milk Day observed globally on 01 June. The worlds first 3D-printed aircraft THOR

    was unveiled by European aerospace company.

    Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP) sworn-in as Chief Minister of Assam.

    Switzerland on 1 June inaugu-rated Gotthard Base Tunnel, worlds longest and deepest railway tunnel.

    The United Nations General Assembly elected Israel to chair its Legal Committee, which is also known as the Sixth Committee. It is for the first time ever that Israel has been chosen to head one of its six permanent committees.

    Nita Ambani becomes 1st Indian women to be nominated for International Olympic Committee.

    The government and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) formed a committee of seven members, chaired by a ministry official, Neeraj Kumar Gupta on how to reduce cash transactions in the economy.

    International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2016 observed on 04 June.

    Indian Reserve Battalion to be named after Maharana Pratap.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, the highest civilian honour of Afghanistan.

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    Prime Minster Narendra Modi visited United States (US) on 6-8 June 2016. During the visit, India and the United States (US) have signed six agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields

    India, Tunisia sign MoUs for co-operation in IT, handicrafts sector.

    Indias first Mr Universe and body-builder Manohar Aich passed away in Kolkata, West Bengal at the age of 104.

    V Narayanasamy sworn-in as Chief Minister of Pondicherry.

    Novak Djokovic from Serbia has won the 2016 French Open title in the mens singles category, Djokovic defeated Britains Andy Murray

    Odisha Becomes First Indian State To Give Pension And Food Benefits To Transgenders.

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that mens Hockey Junior World Cup 2016 will be played in the Indian city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

    Lhakpa Sherpa, US-based Nepali climbed Mount Everest for the seventh time, breaking her own record for the most summits of the worlds highest mountain by any woman

    Himachal Pradesh became the first Indian state to have a State Data Centre (SDC). The centre was launched by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Shimla.

    Asian Development Bank and Union Government signed Loan Agreement to upgrade 176 Km of roads in Jharkhand.

    Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited India. During the visit, Thailand and India signed two agreements on cultural exchange and academic cooperation