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Daily Current Affairs | 8th June 2016 Current Affairs

  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved 1.5 billion US dollar loan to Sri Lanka
  • Mirza Imtiyaz was appointed as the head of one-man judicial commission by the Uttar Pradesh Government to probe violence in Mathura in early June 2016
  • The Education President Book highlighted President Mukherjee’s contribution to the field of higher education as Visitor to 116 institutions of higher learning in India
  • The World in 2050- Striving for a more just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community was written by Harinder Kohli
  • Serena Williams topped the 2016 Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Female Athlete list
  • The legendary Nepali musician and composer of the country’s national anthem, Amber Gurung died
  • India signed loan agreement of 12 crore ($120 million) US dollars with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha
  • The Rio Olympics-bound Indian track and field athlete, Tintu Luka won a silver medal in 800 meters in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Surya Mitra Mobile App was launched by Union Government to enhance the employment of trained youth in solar PV technology
  • India organised 1st Yoga Championship in June 2016 in Egypt
  • Singapore decided to cut off Internet access for government work stations within a year for security reasons
  • LISA Pathfinder mission demonstrated the technology needed to build a space-based gravitational wave observatory
  • The chess grandmaster, Viktor Korchnoi died recently
  • Himachal Pradesh is the first Indian state to launch a green-concept based State Data Centre
  • Umang Bedi was recently appointed the Managing Director of Facebook India
  • Lucknow will host the men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016
  • The German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the 2016 list of Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women
  • Shahid Rasool took charge as the Director of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) in June 2016
  • Rajasthan is the first Indian state to launch the App on Air Quality Index in June 2016

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