24th June 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs
  • The Union Government recently launched first of its kind Pilot Programme in the country to run two wheelers on CNG
  • Sanjay Mittal IIT-Kanpur professor bagged the G D Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2015
  • Padma Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park will soon receive a snow leopard from Dudley Zoological Gardens in London
  • A group of scientists recently developed world’s first 1000-processor computer chip named as KiloCore
  • Artemi Panarin won the 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy
  • Anil Kumble was appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket Team for one year
  • The Colombian government signed a historic ceasefire deal with the leftist FARC rebels
  • 9% votes in favour compared to 48.1% in against People of Britain in a historic referendum voted in favour of leaving European Union (EU)
  • The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi dismissed Pakistan’s assertions that Afghan refugees have become a source of terrorism in the country
  • Manoj Kumar and Vikas Kirshnan qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in June 2016
  • Essar became the largest producer of unconventional gas in India with its Raniganj block in West Bengal achieving an industry-size pumping rate of over 1 mcmd (million cubic metres per day) of coal bed methane
  • D Harika won the best women’s player award in the Eurasian Blitz chess tournament held in Kazakhstan
  • India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish formal cooperation in the fields of skills development and vocational education with Switzerland