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Daily Current Affairs | 16th June 2016 Current Affairs

  • Margaret Atwood novelist was awarded the 2016 PEN Pinter Prize
  • Bramble Cay melomys was recently declared extinct primarily due to human-induced climate change
  • Niraj Mittal was appointed as the Managing Director and Head of Institutional Banking of DBS Bank India
  • The Hollywood actor Anne Hathaway was appointed as the goodwill ambassador of UN Women
  • State Bank of India to get merged with its subsidiaries
  • American Literary Translator Gregory Rabassa passed away and worked on Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Vidyanjali App launched by Union Ministry of Human Resource Development for volunteer work at government schools
  • Ivory Coast accorded its highest civilian award to President Pranab Mukherjee
  • Shashank S Shah was conferred with the Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award 2016 at the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) commissioned 195 megawatt (MW) unit at Muzaffarpur thermal power station in Bihar
  • National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) 2016 released by Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) for the development of Air travel in India
  • Lokesh Rahul was adjudged as the Man of the Series of the three-match One Day International (ODI) series between India and Zimbabwe
  • Indian scientists will be associated with scientists of Britain in a project under which underwater robots will be released into the Bay of Bengal to predict the Indian monsoon
  • Court of United States Appeals upheld net-neutrality rules that prohibit broadband carriers from playing favourites or blocking competing online services
  • The scheme under Swadesh Darshan Scheme Ramayana and Krishna Circuit will be developed in different states of India
  • Russia’s new Project 22220 nuclear powered icebreaker Arktika was launched from the Baltic Shipyard is dubbed
  • Canada’s House of Commons voted for gender neutral national anthem
  • Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Anjan Dutta passed away at the AIIMS hospital in New Delhi following cardiac failure
  • France ratified the Paris Agreement, a deal on curbing global warming reached in 2015 by 195 countries

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