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Current Affairs - June 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams -

TNPSC Current Affairs June 2016

  • Important Days
    • June 2 - Telangana Formation day
    • June 5 - World Environment Day
    • June 8 - World Ocean Day
    • June 10 - International Level Crossing Awareness Day
    • June 21 - International Day of Yoga
  • Guwahati [Very important for the upcoming exams]
    • It became the first city in India to have a mascot.
    • It declared the Gangetic River Dolphin as its official city mascot
  • First Indian couple to reach Mr. Everest 
    • Dinesh Rathod and Tarkeshwari Rathod became the first Indian couple to reach the peak of Mt. Everest.
  • Manohar Aich - Pocket Hercules
    • Manohar Aich was an Indian bodybuilder who won Mr. Universe title in 1952.
    • He was also called as Pocket Hercules.
    • He died recently at the age of 104 years.
  • Tamil Nadu was awarded 2 national award for its solar projects
    1. TEDA (Tamil nadu Energy Development Agency) was given award for the roof top solar projects.
    2. TANGEDCO was given award in the DISCOM own installation category.
  • M Ankegowda
    • He became the largest personal book collector in the country.
    • He owns more than 10 lakh titles.
  • Important Awards
    • A R Rahman - was given the Japan's Fukuoka prize 2016 under the Grand prize category.
    • PM Narendra Modi - was given the Afghan's Highest Civilian award  - Amir Amanullah Khan Award.

  • Important Appointments
    • Sunil Lanba - Appointed as the New Navy Chief (23rd Navy Chief)
    • Sarbananda Sonowal - Chief Minister of Assam
    • V Narayanasamy - sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Puducherry.
    • Rama Mohan Rao - Appointed as the New Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu.
  • Telangana
    • Telangana state celebrated the 2nd anniversary of its formation day on June 2, 2016.
    • It is the 29th state of India which came to existance from June 2, 2014.
  • IPPB - India Posts Payment bank
    • The Central govt gave the approval for the IPPB which will function under the Department of posts.

Science and Tech
  • Chennai Metro Rail Phase I Extension
    • The Union Cabinet gave the approval for the extension of metro rail from Washermenpet to Wimco Nagar.
  • ICF
    • Integral Coach Factory is located in Perambur in Chennai.
    • Recently it manufactured its 10000th fully furnished coach.
  • Identity Proof must for Matrimonial Portals
    • The Ministry of Communication and IT issued an advisory to the matrimonial portals to make it mandatory for the users to provide an identity proof for creating an user account in their portals.
  • Einstein Ring phenomenon was discovered recently.
  • Thor
    • It is the world's first 3D printed Aircraft.
  • Terror Alert
    • It is an mobile app launched by the French Government.
    • This app will send warning to its users in case of any suspected attack and about unexpected natural calamities.
  • MTCR - Missile Technology Control Regime
    • It is a group of nations that seeks to limit the proliferation of missiles.
    • India is expected to join this group very soon.
  • Google Street View
    • India denied security clearance for the Google's street view service in India.
  • DND App
    • It is a mobile app launched by TRAI for subcribers to make complaint against the unwanted telemarketing calls. 
Environment and Health
  • Art of living  Foundation
    • The National Green tribunal imposed a fine of Rs 5 Crore as environmental compensation for the World Culture Festival organised by this foundation.
  • NACO - National AIDS Control Organisation.
  • Retirement Age of Doctors Increased (to 65 Years)
    • PM Narendra Modi approved to raise the retirement age of Doctors to 65 Years.
  • Ambassador for Swachh Saathi
    • Dia Mirza, bollywood actress has been named as the ambassador for the student internship programme - Swachh Saathi.
  • Maltitol
    • It is a sweetening agent, scientists claimed that this maltitol can be used for filling the bone cap caused by fracture as an alternative to the old method of placing rod.
  • Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme
    • Under this programme the Vultures will be breeded in artificial breeding centres.
    • Recently in India this method of breeding was introduced by the Haryana Govt thus becoming the first of its kind in Asia.
  • The Hague Code of Conduct HCoC
    • It is a multilateral body aimed to prevent the spread of ballistic missiles which are capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction.
    • India has recently joined this body.
  • Terrorist Screening Center of the US
    • India has signed an agreement with the US to join the global terror database to share data on terrorists.
    • The global terror database is maintained by the Terrorist Screeing center of the US.
  • Abdul Basit
    • He is the Pakistani High Commissioner who visited India recently.
  • Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Tiger Temple
    • It is in Thailand.
    • Wildlife authorities found nearly 40 tiger cub carcasses in this temple.
  • Yamato Tanooka
    • He is a 7 Year old Japanese boy who was found alive in a dense forest after a week after his parents abandoned him for being naughty.
  • Miss USA
    • Deshauna Barber , an army officer from columbia was crowned as miss USA 2016.
  • Switzerland President - Johann Schneider
  • Mexico President - Enrique Pena Nieto
  • Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad
    • She was a swedish nurse canonised by Pope Francis for her effort in saving more than 60 jews during the world War II.
  • Turkish President - Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    • He recently commented that women should have atleast 3 kids.
  • Sahyog-Hyeoblyeog 2016
  • India - 3rd Largest Oil consumer in the world
    • India became the 3rd largest oil consumer in the world in the year 2015.
      1. USA 
      2. China
      3. India
      4. Japan 
  • Gotthard Base tunnel
    • It is the world's longest (57 km) and deepest (2.3 km) railway tunnel running through the Apls mountains
    • It is located in switzerland.
  • Afghan-India Friendship Dam
    • It is located on the banks of the Hari River.
    • It was called as Salma Dam earlier.

  • Novak Djokovic
    • He became the first tennis player to get more than 100 Million US Dollar through the winning prize money alone.
  • French Open 2016 Title Winners
    • Men's Singles
      • Novak Djokovic (Serbia) won the title against Andy Murray (UK) in the final.
    • Women's Singles
      • Garbene Muguruza (Spain) won the title against Serena Williams (USA) in the final
  • Mascot for 2018 Winter Olympics
    • Soohorang (White Tiger) was selected as the official Mascot for 2018 Winter Olympics.
    • It will be held in South Korea.
  • Muhammad Ali
    • His real name was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.
    • He was born in 1942.
    • He is the former world heavy weight champion (boxing).
    • He died recently due to illness.
    • A street in New York outside Madison Square Garden was named as Muhammad Ali Way.
  • Maria Sharapova
    • She was a Russian Tennis player.
    • International tennis federation imposed a two year ban for the positive test for the banned drug Meldonium.
  • Sonia Lather
    • She was an Indian Boxer who won the silver medal in the AIBA Women's World Championships 2016 held in Kazakhstan.
  • Monaco Grand Prix F1 2016 - Lewis hamilton (UK) won the title.
  • Rahul Johri
    • He was appointed as the first ever CEO of BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). 

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