9 Jun 2016

Daily Current Affairs Updates– 9th June 2016

Daily Current Affairs Updates– 10th May 2016
Daily Current Affairs Updates–9th June 2016:
Daily Current affairs News Updates about the National and International events were listed here. Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS/SBI/PO/Clerk exam and all other competitive exams can use this.
NATIONAL:
Mexico backs India's bid for NSG membership; PM Modi heads home after winding up five-nation tour:

·        Mexico support to India’s membership to the Nuclear Supplier Group and working towards elevating relationship from Privilege Partners to Strategic Partnership were two important outcomes of the bilateral talks held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico city.
·        Besides addressing a joint sitting of the US Congress, Mr Modi received the backing of two key Nuclear Suppliers Group members - Switzerland and Mexico - for its bid to secure the membership of the 48-nation bloc.
Mirza Imtiyaz Judicial Commission constituted to probe Mathura violence:
·        Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has appointed a judicial commission to probe into the recent Mathura violence.
·        The Judicial commission will be headed by retired Allahabad High Court judge Justice Mirza Imtiyaz Murtaza.
·        It has been asked to submit its report in two months.
Researchers in Assam devlop two rice variants for submerged areas:

·        In Assam, two rice varieties Ranjit Sub-1 and Bahadur Sub-1 have been developed by researchers of Assam Agricultural University to get better yields under submerged conditions.
·        According to experts, these new rice variants are improvement of the Ranjit and Bahadur varieties which the farmers of the state have been using for years.
·        An additional gene has been incorporated in the new variants which ensure productivity even if the crops remain submerged during flash floods.
Railways starts providing baby food at stations:
·        Indian Railways launched 'Janani Sewa', a service under which baby food, hot milk and hot water will be provided at stations.
·        The facility has initially been introduced at 25 railway stations including New Delhi, Mumbai Central, Howrah, Chennai, Nagpur, Pune, and Surat.
·        Besides this, Railways has also launched a food menu for children in the 5-12 age group.
IRB battalion to be named after Maharana Pratap:

·        Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that a new Indian Reserve Battalion, which will be named after Rajput ruler Maharana Pratap, will be set up in Rajasthan.
·        Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje earlier reportedly made a request in this regard.
·        The government in January approved proposals to set up 17 new Indian Reserve Battalions.
INTERNATIONAL:
China disapproves anti-dumping probe on steel:
·        The Chinese government expressed concern over the anti-dumping probe initiated by India in April against the import of steel from China.
·        The Indian government is expected to conduct a fair investigation according to WTO rules, it added.
·        Anti-dumping duty applies to goods whose prices upon export to a foreign market are lower than those in the domestic market.
'India joins 5 nations to tackle tax evasion':

·        India has signed up to a scheme launched by Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain to clamp down on tax evasion and corruption, Britain's government said.
·        The nations are planning to allow free access of information amongst each other. This comes after Switzerland last week promised to work with India to tackle the issue of black money.
APPOINTMENTS:
Dr Shahid Rasool Takes Charge at CEMCA:
·        New Delhi Headquartered Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia has appointed communication technology specialist Dr Shahid Rasool as the new director of the institute.
·        Prior to his new appointment he was a director of the university’s Educational Multimedia Research Centre besides he has a doctorate in mass communication and journalism from the University of Kashmir.
·        Rasool will guide CEMCA institute which is an arm of the Vancouver-based Commonwealth of Learning that ensures effective utilization of educational media resources for distance education.
Naresh Goyal re-elected to IATA Board of Governors:

·        Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal has been re-elected to trade association of the world’s airline body IATA’s Board of Governors for the three-year term.
·        This would be the fifth successive tenure for Goyal at the IATA Board of Governors. He is the only representative from India on this board.
·        Upon this appointment he will take part in providing policy directives and guidance to IATA industry committees and to their subsidiary bodies.
International Air Transport Association:
ü  Founded: 1945
ü  Headquarters: Montreal, Canada
ü  CEO: Tony Tyler
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Putin awards UN chief Ban Ki-Moon with Order of Friendship:
·        Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding the Order of Friendship to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
·        The decoration was awarded to Ban for special merits in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding between peoples.
·        Among those awarded are Prince Michael of Kent, Oscar Niemeyer, the architect of the Brazilian capital, and former President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge.
·        The order, set up in 1994, is meant to reward Russian citizens and foreign nationals for outstanding accomplishments in strengthening peace and cooperation with Russia, as well as for charity activities.
Indian-origin professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya awarded Regius Professorship by Queen:

·        Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), at the University of Warwick, which was founded by renowned Indian-origin Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya was bestowed the Regius Professorship in Manufacturing by Queen Elizabeth II.
Indian in TIME 'millennials changing world' list:
·        Umesh Sachdev, a 30-year-old Indian entrepreneur, has featured in TIME Magazine’s 2016 list of ‘10 millennials who are changing the world’.
·        Sachdev's Chennai-based startup Uniphore makes software that allows people to interact with their phones and access services like e-banking in their native languages, Time said.
·        The software can reportedly process over 25 global languages and 150 dialects.
Ronaldo highest earning athlete: Forbes

·        Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo became the first footballer ever to top Forbes' list of highest-earning athletes of the year.
·        Ronaldo earned $88 million in the last 12 months, $6.6 million more than second-placed Lionel Messi.
·        Notably, this is the first time since 2000 that someone other than Tiger Woods or Floyd Mayweather has topped the list.
BOOKS & AUTHORS:
President of India to receive first copy of book ‘The Education President’:

·        The President Pranab Mukherjee received the first copy of a book The Education President from Vice President, Mohammad Hamid Ansari at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
·        The book published by the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building, OP Jindal Global University.
·        The book highpoints President Mukherjee’s involvement to the field of higher education as Visitor to 116 institutions of higher learning in India.
Shri Piyush Goyal Releases Book ‘The World in 2050- Striving for a more just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community’:
·        Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal released book titled The World in 2050- Striving for a More Just, Prosperous and Harmonious Global Community penned by Harinder S. Kohli.
·        This book penned in such a manner that makes relevant and extremely important for all of us to reflect on. The Minister also discussed various key issues raised in the book at the event.
·        The Minister urged the burden of aging people by 2050 and emphasized that to save India from such problems, we need to focus on skill development and entrepreneurship skills.
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY:
India ranked 141 on Global Peace Index:

·        India has been ranked 141 on the 2016 Global Peace Index, falling behind countries like Burundi, and Serbia on the 163-country list.
·        India was ranked 143 on last year's list.
·        Prepared by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the list names Syria as the least peaceful country. Meanwhile, Iceland was named the world's most peaceful country.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY:
LISA Pathfinder mission demonstrates ways to detect gravitational waves:

·        LISA Pathfinder Mission successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting gravitational waves.
·        The Mission was led by the European Space Agency (ESA) scientists with the contribution of NASA.
·        This research was published in Physical Review Letters on 7 June 2016.
SPORTS:
Tintu Luka won silver at Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague:
·        Kerala hailed track and field athlete Tintu Luka bagged a silver medal in 800 meterstintu-luka making season’s best of 2:00.61 in the Josef Odlozil Memorial Athletics Meet in Prague, Czech Republic.
·        She was behind Iceland‘s World Youth Championship gold winner Anita Hinriksdottir who clocked 2:0054 at the contest.
·        The Rio bound athlete also holds the national record of 1:59.17 which she did in 2010.
West Indian all-rounder Kavon Fubler banned for seven years:

·        The Bermuda Cricket Board has banned all-rounder Kavon Fubler from the cricket for seven years after being charged with Level 4 offences relating to his behavior for his club side Willow Cuts in the game against Bailey’s Bay at Oval,
·        During the course of a Premier Division game he was banned for smashing the stumps and abusing an umpire after being given out leg before wicket.
·        In the ban resulted game he continued playing in the game, bowling 6.3 overs as Bailey’s Bay won by seven wickets.
Maria Sharapova receives two-year suspension for failing drug test:
·        Maria Sharapova was suspended for two years from Tennis by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for using a prohibited drug.
·        She will remain under suspension for two years, commencing on 26 January 2016.
·        The Russian tennis sensation was provisionally banned in March 2016 after testing positive for meldonium at Australian Open in January 2016.
·        She was suspended for two years, after an Independent Tribunal appointed under Article 8.1 of the 2016 Tennis Anti-Doping Programme found that Maria Sharapova committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.1 of the Programme.
International paralympics body lifts Indian athletes ban:

·        International Paralympic Committee (IPC) temporarily lifted the ban imposed on Paralympic Committee of India, allowing Indian para-athletes to participate in the upcoming Rio Paralympics.
·        IPC had suspended the Paralympic Committee of India last year after failing to implement the reforms that were outlined by the world governing body.
·        Twenty Indian para-athletes have qualified for the Rio event.
OBITUARY:
Eminent journalist KK Katyal passes away
·        Well-known journalist KK Katyal passed away after a brief illness. He was 89 year old.
·        The journalist had worked with various newspapers that includes The Statesman, Hindustan Times, The Hindu and United States Information Services where he had joined just after Emergency and retired as Associate Editor in 2004.
·        He also had worked towards improving Indo-Pak ties and after his retirement in 2004.
·        Katyal was awarded the GK Reddy Memorial prize in 1994.




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