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WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22nd – 30th June, 2016

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WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22nd – 30th June, 2016

1. Anand Desai committee has submitted its report on examining the Specific Relief Act, 1963

  • The Expert Committee headed by Anand Desai, which was constituted to examine the Specific Relief Act 1963, has recently submitted its report to Union Law and Justice Minister DV Sadananda Gowda
  • The committee has recommended that the courts’ intervention in public works should be minimal, specific performance of contracts be made the rule and damages or compensation be the exception and a separate class of contracts for public utility contracts should be created
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2. The 2016 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will be hosted by Uzbekistan

  • The 2016 Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit will be hosted by Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • The 2-day meeting of heads of state of SCO is under the presidency of Uzbekistan
  • During the summit, the issues related to strengthen stability and security in Central Asia, expansion of SCO’s contacts with other international organization and states and also wide involvement of the SCO observer states and dialogue partners in practical cooperation within the organization will be discussed

3. India has successfully launched a record 20 satellites from PSLV C- 34 launch vehicle, recently

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully launched a record 20 satellites in a single mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
  • The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-34 has carried India’s latest earth observation satellite Cartosat-2 along with 19 co-passengers
  • The images sent by Cartosat-2 series satellite will be used for drawing maps, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation, road network monitoring and water distribution
  • Of the 19-satellites, 12 are earth imaging “Dove satellites” of USA and another American satellite. The rest are from Canada (two) and one each from Germany and Indonesia. Two academic satellites are from Sathyabama University (Sathyabamasat) in Chennai and from College of Engineering (Swayam) at Pune

4. Maharashtra state government has recently granted minority status to Jews community in the state

  • The Maharashtra Government has recently granted minority status to Jews in the state, as per the provisions of the Maharashtra State Minorities Commission Act, 2004
  • With this Maharashtra has become 2nd state (after West Bengal) to grant minority status to the Jewish community in India

5. India’s rank 10th in terms of Foreign Direct Investment ( FDI) inflows, as per the latest 2016 World Investment Report

  • India has been ranked 10th in the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in the world , as per the latest 2016 World Investment Report by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • The list is topped by United States followed by Hong kong, China, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Singapore, Brazil and Canada
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6. Arvind Subramanian is the current Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Government of India (GoI)

  • Arvind Subramanian, an Indian economist, is the current Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) to the Government of India (GoI)
  • He is the author of two books “India’s Turn: Understanding the Economic Transformation” and “Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance” The CEA is the ex-officio cadre controlling authority of the Indian Economic Service (IES)
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7. United Nations (UN) Public Service Day is observed on June 20th

  • The United Nations (UN) Public Service Day is observed every year on June 23 to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to community
  • To raise awareness regarding the contribution of public service in the development of society and honouring the work of public servants

8. The first annual meeting of the Board of Governors’ of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be held in China

  • The first annual meeting of the Board of Governors’ of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be held in Beijing, China on June 25-26, 2016
  • From India, the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley will attend the meeting

9. India has recently signed MoU with Switzerland to establish cooperation in skill development

  • India and Switzerland have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish formal cooperation in the fields of skill development and vocational and professional education and training
  • The MoU was signed in Winterthur city in Zurich between State Secretary Mauro Dell’ Ambrogio and Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy

10. World Hydrography Day is observed on June 21st

  • The World Hydrography Day is observed every year on June 21 to create awareness about hydrography which is an essential science before undertaking any activity on or under the sea
  • The 2016 theme is “Hydrography – the key to well-managed seas and waterways”

11. Ken Miyauchi is the newly appointed President of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group

  • Ken Miyauchi has been appointed as the new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group
  • He succeeded Nikesh Arora

12. Mahashangarh historical site has been declared as the SAARC cultural capital for 2016-17

  • Mahashangarh, the 3rd century BC archaeological site in Bogra, Bangladesh, has been declared as the SAARC cultural capital for 2016-17
  • The historic place will host festivals on literature, films, foods and dances from October 2016 to September 2017
  • Every year, an archaeologically and culturally rich city of one of the 8- South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries is declared the cultural capital for that year to create a bridge among the people of those countries
  • Bamiyan, a historic city of Afghanistan, is the current SAARC cultural capital for 2015-16

13. Anil Kumble appointed as the new coach of the Indian Cricket Team

  • Anil Kumble, former Indian captain and leg-spinner, has been appointed as the new coach of the Indian Cricket Team for one-year tenure
  • His tenure will begin from the upcoming West Indies tour which starts on July 9, 2016 With this, Kumble has become the first Indian to be appointed as the head coach of the national team since Kapil Dev in 1999-2000

14. International Olympic Day is observed on june 23

  • The International Olympic Day is observed every year on June 23 to promote participation in sport across the globe regardless of age, gender or athletic ability

15. SK Roy, recently resigned, was the chairman of LIC

  • S K Roy, the chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India, has recently resigned from the post two years before his term end
  • Roy, who took charge as chairman of the India’s largest insurer on June 29, 2013, was appointed by the previous United Progressive Alliance ( UPA) government
  • Under his leadership, LIC has stuck to its traditionally cautious investment approach
  • The state- run insurer is the largest single investor in stocks in India and holds close to 18 trillion rupees ($267.25 billion) in assets

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16. Sanjay Mittal has been bestowed with the GD Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2016

  • The 25th edition of G. D. Birla Award for Scientific Research for 2016 has been awarded to Prof. Sanjay Mittal for his contribution in the area of Mechanics
  • Mittal is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),Kanpur
  • He has made significant contribution in development of finite element algorithms for High Performance Computing (HPS)

17. India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG has been launched in New Delhi

  • India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has been launched by the Union Government in New Delhi to curb air pollution in cities
  • The pilot project was launched by Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and is being implemented by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and one of its parent companies, GAIL (India) Limited

18. International Widows’ day is observed on June 23rd

  • The International Widows day is observed every year on June 23 to address the poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries
  • The 2016 theme is “Never Alone”
  • This day was established by ‘The Loomba Foundation’ to raise awareness of the issue of widowhood

19. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has recently approved $509 million to finance four projects

  • The China-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has recently approved four loans worth $509 million to finance four projects in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Tajikistan
  • The projects approved by the bank included a $ 165 million loan for a Power Distribution System Upgrade and Expansion Project in Bangladesh, $ 216.5 million loan for a National Slum Upgrading Project in Indonesia, $ 100 million loan to finance the Shorkot-Khanewal Section of National Motorway M-4 in Pakistan and a $ 27.5 million loan for the Dushanbe-Uzbekistan Border Road Improvement Project in Tajikistan
  • The loan would have an interest rate of London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) plus 1.15 % and a repayment period of 25 years with 5 years in grace period

20. Yasmin Sooka, Indian-origin lawyer has been appointed to chair panel on human rights in South Sudan

  • Yasmin Sooka, the South African Indian-origin lawyer and long-time human rights activist, has been appointed to chair a UN commission to monitor the human rights situation in South Sudan and make recommendations for their improvement
  • She has vast experience in global human rights matters and will serve together with Kenneth Scott from the US and Godfrey Musila of Kenya on the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan

21. United Nations’ (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26

  • The United Nations’ (UN) International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on June 26 to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society and particularly to young people
  • The 2016 theme is “Listen First”, which is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities

22. The Day of the Seafarer is observed on June 25

  • The Day of the Seafarer is observed on June 25 to recognize the unique contribution made by seafarers to international seaborne trade, the world economy and to global society as a whole
  • The 2016 campaign theme is “At Sea For All”, which emphasis that seafarers serve at sea not just for the shipping industry or for their own career purposes but for all of us

23. India’s first sunken museum will be set up in New Delhi

  • India’s first sunken museum will be set up at the World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi
  • The interactive museum will open to the public in early 2018 and will display a mix of artifacts that have been locked up in the reserve collections of the National Museum, National Archives and museums of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
  • It will focus on bringing alive the 7-centuries of pluralistic cultural traditions and architectural history of the Nizamuddin area

24. Nagpur and China’s Jinan become ‘sister cities’

  • Nagpur and the Chinese city of Jinan have become ‘sister cities’ after signing a pact which allows for the exchange of ideas and technology in the field of education, urban planning, youth affairs, and sports
  • The agreement, which will be executed for five years, also allows Nagpur to seek financial assistance from Jinan to execute development projects

25. SBI named in Hall Of Shame list of Banks funding Cluster Bomb Makers

  • The State Bank of India (SBI) was named in the Hall of Shame list of 158 banking institutions that have invested billions of dollars in companies making cluster bombs
  • The list was prepared by Dutch campaign group PAX Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions report
  • State Bank of India (SBI) is the only Indian entity on the list that includes global giants like JP Morgan, Barclays, Bank of America and Credit Suisse. However, the maximum number of 74 banks are from the US, followed by China (29) and South Korea (26)

26. South India Bank launches Remit2 India Service

  • South Indian Bank has announced the launch of its Remit2India Service. Currently, south Indian Bank’s facility is available for remittance from Europe, Australia, UAE, and Singapore
  • It is a secure online money transfer service for NRIs
  • The new arrangement facilitates faster, cost -effective remittance from the US to SIB accounts in India

27. Union Cabinet extends the deadline of UDAY scheme

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of extending the deadline for implementing the Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) by a year to March 31, 2017.
  • With this decision, states shall take over 75% of ailing DISCOM (Power Distribution companies) debt as on 30th September 2015 by 31st March 2017 by issuing Bonds

28. Andy Murray wins record fifth Queen’s Club title

  • British tennis star Andy Murray has created history after he fought back to win the Queen’s Club tournament for a record fifth time defeating Milos Raonic in a pulsating final on 19 June 2016
  • The defending champion recovered from a set and 3-0 down to beat the third-seeded player 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 in the title clash

29. Brexit wins as Britain votes to leave European Union in historic referendum

  • The United Kingdom has voted by 52 % to 48 % to leave the European Union after 43 years in a historic referendum
  • According to a newspaper London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the Union but the remaining vote has been done against it which mainly contains the north of England
  • Voters in Wales and the English shires have backed Britain exit from the EU in large numbers

30. Tech Mahindra Ltd acquires UK-based BIO Agency Ltd

  • Technology services provider Tech Mahindra Ltd (TechM) has acquired UK-based digital transformation firm The BIO Agency Ltd
  • The acquisition was carried out in an all-cash deal for an enterprise value of up to 45 million pounds
  • Tech Mahindra will acquire 100 percent of shares of the company. The move will help Tech Mahindra to strengthen its digital portfolio in providing better digital strategy, services and customer experience
  • The acquisition will also help The BIO Agency to make sizable inroads into the telecommunications and enterprise clients of Tech Mahindra

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WEEKLY CURRENT AFFAIRS 22nd – 30th June, 2016

31. Nokia appoints Sanjay Malik as India head

  • Nokia has announced the appointment of Sanjay Malik as the head of Indian market, effective August 1
  • Malik is currently head of Network Implementation (NI) at Nokia Global Services and is credited with efficiently driving growth and delivering strong performance both in terms of revenue and operational efficiency

32. UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced resignation after Brexit vote

  • The Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) David Cameron announced his resignation hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union (EU)
  • In the referendum that was held on 23 June 2016, 51.89 % of the voters preferred to leave the EU
  • Among the 46.5 million people who registered to vote, only 48.11 percent voted to remain in the grouping
  • Cameron will step down in October 2016 at the Conservative Party Conference to make way for a new Prime Minister to guide the UK in the new direction for the country

33. Sri Lanka’s parliament votes in favour of right to information bill

  • Sri Lankan Parliament has  unanimously passed the Right to Information (RTI) bill with amendments
  • The bill that seeks to restore transparency and good governance in the country was adopted without a vote in the Parliament after two days of debate
  • A five-member Right to Information Commission will be formed to monitor and ensure compliance
  • The members who will have powers to hold inquiries and hear appeals will be appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Constitutional Council
  • Subject to the provisions of section 5 of this Act, every citizen shall have a right of access to information which is in the possession, custody or control of a public authority

34. Shashi Kant Sharma, Indian personality has been conferred with the honorary professorship by the Nanjing Audit University (NAU),China

  • Shashi Kant Sharma, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), has been conferred with the honorary professorship by the Nanjing Audit University (NAU), China
  • It is the only university which is recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors

35. The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be hosted by India

  • The 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) will be hosted by India
  • The summit will promote economic growth, inclusion and opportunities among entrepreneurs from across the world, with a special focus on emerging nations from Africa and Asia
  • The GES is a personal initiative of US President Barack Obama to bring entrepreneurs from across the globe on one platform

36. India has become the newest member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)

  • India has become the 35th member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June 2016
  • The MTCR membership will enable India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhance its joint ventures with Russia
  • The purpose of the MTCR is to restrict the proliferation of missiles, complete rocket systems, unmanned air vehicles and related technology for those systems capable of carrying a 500 kg payload for at least 300 kms, as well as systems intended for the delivery of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

37. Nagaland, north-eastern state of India has recently launched “Sakhi-One Stop Centre” to help women in distress

  • The Governor of Nagaland P B Acharya has recently launched women helpline “181” and “Sakhi-One Stop Centre”, an institute that supports women affected by violence, at the District Hospital Dimapur in Nagaland
  • The helpline and centre are aimed to provide integrated assistance, medical, legal and psychological counselling to women affected by violence
  • The ‘Sakhi-One Stop Centre’ is a centrally sponsored scheme by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) to be funded through Nirbhaya Fund

38. The Government of India (GoI) has extended the ban on the import of milk and milk products of China till june 2017

  • The Government of India (GoI) has extended the ban on import of milk and its products from China till June 2017
  • The prohibition on import of milk and milk products includes chocolates and chocolate products and candies/ confectionery/ food preparations with milk or milk solids as an ingredient
  • Though, India does not import milk products from China, but has imposed the ban as a preventive measure
  • Among states, Uttar Pradesh is the leading milk producer, followed by Rajasthan and Gujarat

39. The 2016 Copa America Football tournament has been won by Chile

  • The Chile national football team has won the 2016 Copa America Football tournament by defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout at New Jersey, United States
  • This was the 2nd Copa America title won by Chile after winning it for the first title in 2015 after defeating Argentina
  • With this, Chile has become the 4th nation to win at least two consecutive Copa America titles, after Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil

40. Ministry of Rural Development has recently signed pact with ISRO for geo-tagging assets in each gram panchayat

  • The Union Rural Development Ministry and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have recently signed a pact for geo-tagging the assets created under the rural job guarantee scheme “Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA)” in each gram panchayat
  • As per the pact, a Gram Rozgar Sahayak or junior engineer will take a photo of an asset created by beneficiaries of the scheme and through a mobile app created by ISRO upload the photo on the Bhuvan web portal run by ISRO’s National Remote Sensing Centre
  • The geo-tagging of assets will help to check and curb leakages and also help in using of modern space technology for rural development in planning and execution of projects in a transparent manner

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41. Fallujah city of Iraq has been officially declared fully liberated from the terrorist group “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)”

  • The city of Fallujah in Iraq has been officially declared fully liberated from the Salafi jihadist terrorist group “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)” after military operation of Iraqi Army
  • Fallujah, 40 miles west of the capital Baghdad, was the first Iraqi city to be captured by Islamic State terrorists and was under control since January 2014

42. Priyanka Chopra has won the Woman of the Year award at the 2016 International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA)

  • The Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has won the two awards – one for best supporting actress for her performance in ‘Bajirao Mastani’
  • Another is a special award of ‘Woman of the year’ at the 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2016 in Madrid, Spain

43. Argentina has won the 2016 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy

  • The Argentina women’s team has won the 2016 Women’s Hockey Champions trophy for a record 7th time
  • Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 2–1 in the final at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London, United Kingdom

44. Sujoy Bose has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd

  • Sujoy Bose has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd
  • The NIIF has been established with the aim to attract investment from both domestic and international sources for infrastructure development in commercially viable projects
  • It has been incorporated as a company under the Companies Act, 2013, duly authorized to act as investment manager of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund

45. Gudni Johannesson has won the 2016 wins Iceland’s presidential election

  • Gudni Johannesson, an historian and lecturer at the University of Iceland, has won the 2016 Iceland’s presidential election
  • He will take office on August 1, 2016 and will succeed Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who served 20 years as head of state

46. Odisha state government has signed pact with WorldFish to boost fish production

  • The Odisha government has signed a pact with WorldFish, an international non-profit research organization, to boost fish production in the state
  • The WorldFish will facilitate aquaculture operations through quality fish seed technology and farming systems
  • The agreement will be effective for 5-years from July 2016

47. The Keibul Lamjao National Park is located in Manipur

  • The Keibul Lamjao National Park is a national park in the Bishnupur district, Manipur It is the only floating park in the world and an integral part of Loktak Lake
  • Manipur’s brow antlered deer ‘Sangai’ has been included in the Centre-sponsored endangered species recovery programme
  • The Sangai deer is found only at the Keibul Lamjao National Park and is the only species from the North East to be included in the list

48. The 2016 BRICS Youth Summit will be hosted by India

  • The 2016 BRICS Youth Summit will be held in Guwahati, India from July 1-3, 2016 with the theme ‘Youth as bridge for Intra-BRICS Exchanges’
  • The subjects to be covered under the summit are skill development and entrepreneurship, social inclusion, youth volunteerism and youth participation in governance

49. The web mobile app “CMRS” has been launched by Union Government for better crop and nutrient management for Bihar farmers

  • The Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has launched the web-mobile app “Crop Manager for Rice-based Systems (CMRS)” for better crop and nutrient management for Bihar farmers
  • The CMRS will provide irrigated and rainfed farmers with rice-based cropping systems in Bihar with a crop and nutrient management guideline customized to the needs of an individual farmer
  • The app is designed for use by extension workers, crop advisors, input providers and providers of services who interview a farmer using a personal computer, smartphone or tablet

50. N S Vishwanathan has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

  • N S Vishwanathan has been appointed as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  • He will succeed HR Khan, who will superannuate on July 3, 2016
  • Presently, Vishwanathan is the Executive Director at the central bank

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51. The World’s first electric road for heavy transport vehicles has been launched by Sweden

  • Sweden has recently launched a test stretch of an electric road in Sandviken to conduct tests with electric power for hybrid heavy transports on public roads
  • With this, Sweden has become the first country in the world to have electric road
  • The tests will be conducted on the parts of road E16 and will continue till 2018
  • The experiment is based on the government’s goal of energy efficiency and a fossil fuel-free vehicle fleet by 2030 and will contribute to strengthening Sweden’s competitiveness

52. Majuli island has become the first river island district of India

  • The Assam Government has recently granted district status to Majuli, a river island in the Brahmaputra River
  • With this, Majuli has become the first river island district of India
  • The island is inhabited mostly by Mishing tribal people and is the hub of Assamese neo-Vaishnavite culture

53. The headquarters of the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) is at Mumbai

  • The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has signed pact with the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to proactively curb misleading or unsubstantiated advertisements in the food and beverage sector
  • As per the MoU, FSSAI has given a ‘suo moto’ mandate to ASCI to process complaints against misleading ads by food companies
  • ASCI will actively monitor advertisements across various media for this
  • Additionally, ASCI will also report to FSSAI companies which do not comply with its directions after it has received complaints through the GAMA Portal set up by the Consumer Affairs Ministry

54. Amul has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the Rio Olympics 2016

  • India’s largest food products marketing organization Amul has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • The purpose of Amul is to engage with youth and leverage the connection between the energy of milk and sports
  • The company will launch a series of advertising campaigns for milk and various dairy products to promote this association
  • Amul has embarked upon an “Eat Milk with Every Meal” campaign to highlight the importance of milk and dairy products like cheese, yogurt, butter, ghee, paneer, etc

55. Indian-Americans has been honoured with the 2016 “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award

  • The four Indian-Americans viz. Hari Sreenivasan (anchor of PBS NewsHour), Vikram Malhotra (Chairman of the McKinsey & Co.) and Bharati Mukherjee (National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, are among 42 individuals who has been honoured with the 2016 “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” award in New York, United States
  • It is the annual award of the Carnegie Corporation

56. ‘Prashikshak’ teacher education portal for District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) has been launched

  • The Minister of Human Resource and Development (HRD) Smriti Irani has recently launched the teacher education portal ‘Prashikshak’ for District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) in New Delhi
  • The purpose of Prashikshak is to help DIETs make informed decisions about their institutes, compare the performance of their institute against other DIETs and help aspiring teachers make informed decisions about which institute to join
  • The Portal has been developed by the HRD Ministry in collaboration with Central Square Foundation

57. Tathagata Roy is the newly appointed Governor of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Tathagata Roy, the Governor of Tripura, has been given the additional charge of Arunachal Pradesh in the absence of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
  • It has been announced by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee

58. The theme of 2016 National Statistics Day is “Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare”

  • The National Statistics Day is celebrated every year in India on June 29 to mark the birth anniversary of late Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, the Father of Indian Statistics, in recognition of his valuable contribution in the fields of statistics and economic planning
  • The purpose of this day is to create public awareness, especially among the younger generation about the role and importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation
  • The 2016 theme is “Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare”

59. India’s rank 105th in the 2016 Global Human Capital Index

  • India has been ranked 105th out of 130 nations in the 2016 Global Human Capital Index, which is recently released by the World Economic Forum (WEF)
  • The 2016 index measures countries’ ability to nurture, develop and deploy talent for economic growth
  • The report presents an analysis by focusing on a number of key issues that can support better design of education policy and future workforce planning
  • The list is topped by Finland, followed by Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Sweden and New Zealand

60. KG Subramanyan, who passes away recently, was a famous personality of Art

  • KG Subramanyan (92), one of the pioneers of Indian modern art, has recently passed away in Vadodara, Gujarat
  • He was famous for his terracotta murals, glass paintings, illustrated children’s books and works on canvas that drew upon myth, memory and tradition

Sources:  PIB, PTI and other newspapers, magazines

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