June 2016 weekly one liners: First Week


Dear readers, Welcome to Online Current Affairs June 2016 weekly one liners section. Here we are providing the one liners covering important event in Current Affairs in the first week of June, which is common for all the bank exams and other competitive exams.
1) Dr. R Seetharaman, Group CEO of Doha Bank, has been honoured with the 2016 Green Economy Visionary at the 2016 Union of Arab Banks (UAB) International Banking Summit, Rome.

2) B S Bassi, the former Delhi Police commissioner, has been appointed as the new member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), a Constitutional post. He will have tenure of about 5 years till February 2021.

3) Bhedabahal is a proposed ultra-mega power project (UMPP) near Sundargarh in Odisha.

4) The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has been opened in Switzerland. The 57 km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between Northern and Southern Europe.

5) The India-Morocco Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IMCCI) has been launched by Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane in Rabat, Morocco. The Chamber is a new initiative taken by the two countries to strengthen their relations in trade and investment. The motto of IMCCI is “Shake hands, strengthen ties, go with IMCCI”.

6) The Asia’s largest technology trade fair “Computex Taipei 2016” has started at the Taipei World Trade Centre, Taiwan. The purpose of the fair is to promote internet computing ecosystems. The highlight of 2016 trade show is Virtual Reality (VR).

7) China has successfully launched “Ziyuan III 02”, a new civilian high-resolution mapping satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in Shanxi province. Ziyuan III 02 will be used in land resource surveys, natural disaster prevention, agricultural development, water resources management and urban planning, among other tasks.

8) The Government of India (GoI) has recently signed a $9.2-million grant agreement with the World Bank (WB) for the ‘Efficient and Sustainable City Bus Service Project’. The agreement has been signed under the World Bank-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Program.

9) India has been ranked 41 out of 61 countries in the IMD’s world competitiveness rankings 2016. The survey has been conducted by the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management and Development (IMD)’s World Competitiveness Center (WCC). Hong Kong has topped the list, followed by Switzerland, the US, Singapore, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Canada.

10) Salma dam is located in Afghanistan. It has been built with India’s assistance. PM Narendra Modi was invited for the inauguration.

11) India’s homegrown e-commerce giant, Flipkart has recently introduced “No Cost EMI” option to make online shopping affordable for high-end purchases through an attractive financing option of Equated Monthly Installments (EMI) where customers will not bear additional cost. The No Cost EMI entails zero processing fees, zero down payments and zero interest for customers.

12) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has launched “DND (do not disturb) services” mobile app for telecom subscribers to register their complaints against pesky calls and SMS in an easy way.

13) The Delhi Government has launched ‘DVAT M SEWA’ mobile app through which city traders can register themselves with the VAT department of the state government. In it, traders are no longer required to apply for registration at the department’s office instead they can fill the form online.

14) India has been ranked 4th out of 167 countries in the 2016 Global Slavery Index. The list is topped by North Korea, followed by Uzbekistan, Cambodia, India and Qatar.

15) The Government of India (GoI) has recently constituted Prabhat Kumar committee to draft national policy for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The committee will submit its report within 4 months.

16) The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has recently acquired 1,790 songbooklets of hindi films belonging to every decade of the India’s cinematic heritage. The song booklets (from 1934 to 2012) are a visual and textual journey through our cinematic history and heritage.

17) The book “Iron Fist, Velvet Glove” has been authored by Mahesh Nair. The book is a photo journey that provides an insight into the lives of soldiers of the Indian Army. It is an attempt to capture the dichotomy of the army life through the eyes of a photographer who travelled these areas.

18) Rahul Johri, the former media professional has taken charge as the first-ever Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The move is in line with the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha committee’s list of recommendations.

19) The Copa America cup for 2016 is being hosted by United States. Argentina has hosted it for the maximum number of time(9 times).

20) Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, he is considered as the greatest heavyweight in the history of the sport. He died on June 3, 2016.

21) Navin Agarwal, a 1986 batch IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre, has been appointed as the Director General (DG)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

22) The Asia’s largest annual security forum “Shangri-La Dialogue” has recently opened in Singapore. The territorial disputes in the South China Sea, North Korea’s military provocations and Islamist extremism are expected to dominate discussions in the forum.

23) India has recently signed the pact with United States (US) to join the global terror database maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) of US. As per this pact, India and the US will give each other access to terrorism screening information through designated contact points, subject to domestic laws and regulations.

24) Dilip Balwant Vengsarkar, the former India captain, has been conferred with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement CEAT Cricket Rating award.

25) India has been ranked 70th out of 163 countries in the 2015 Good Country index. The list is topped by Sweden, followed by Denmark, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Finland, Canada, France, Austria and New Zealand.

26) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India (GoI) have recently signed $200 million loan agreement to upgrade 176 Kilometers of State roads in State of Jharkhand.

27) Avtar Singh, has become the first Indian judoka to qualify for the Olympics under 90kg weight since 2004. He is South Asian Games gold medallist.

28) Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No.1 in men’s singles category. He defeated World number one Britain’s Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.

29) India has been ranked second position as per 2016 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI). India has jumped 13 positions from last year to rank second among 30 developing countries this year on ease of doing business. Sharp pick up in GDP growth and better clarity regarding FDI regulations have helped India achieve a second ranking.

30) The Haryana government has recently launched Asia’s first ‘Gyps Vulture Reintroduction Programme’ at Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre, Pinjore.

31) India has recently joined the Hague Code of Conduct (HCOC), a global initiative to prevent ballistic missile proliferation. With this, India has become the 138th country in the world to subscribe to an international code of conduct against the proliferation of ballistic missiles.

32) Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal, the Indian origin techies, have been named in the Forbes’ annual list of America’s 60 wealthiest and most successful self-made women entrepreneurs. The list is topped by ABC Supply’s Diane Hendricks, followed by Oprah Winfrey, Doris Fisher, etc.

33) A cheerful white tiger cub “Soohorang” has been named as the official mascot for South Korea’s 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Traditionally, tigers represent the shape of the Korean peninsula and especially the white tiger is considered a sacred guardian animal. The mascot’s white colour represents snow and ice of winter sports.

34) The Union government has recently constituted the Financial Sector Search and Recruitment Committee headed by cabinet secretary P K Sinha to decide on members and heads of financial regulatory agencies. The head of the regulatory body, whose members are to be selected, will be a special invitee to the panel.

35) “Bandabi”, an Asiatic black bear, has been named as the mascot for the South Korea’s 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Winter Games.

36) Dia Mirza has been recently named as ambassador for Swachh Bharat Mission’s youth-based wing ‘Swachh Saathi’.

37) India and Qatar have signed total of seven agreements which include agreement to share intelligence to combat ‘hawala’ transactions and terror financing between the two countries.

38) Garbine Muguruza, a Spanish professional tennis player, has won the 2016 French open Women’s Singles tournament by defeating the defending champion Serena Williams in the final by 7-5, 6-4.

39) The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour “Amir Amanullah Khan Award”. Mr Modi is the first Indian and is among a handful of foreign leaders to receive the award.

40) The 2016 FIH Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup will be hosted by Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The World Cup will be held from December 8 to 18, 2016 and would be the first international hockey competition to be hosted in Lucknow.

41) Himachal Pradesh has become the India’s first state to have a State Data Centre (SDC). The SDC is designed using green data centre concept, as it minimizes power requirement by maximizing power utilization efficiency.

42) Sudarsan Pattnaik, the famous Indian sand artist, has won gold medal in People’s Choice Prize at 2016 world championship festival of sand sculpting Russe in Bulgaria for his sand sculpture – “Drugs kill Sports”. The sand sculpture is an awareness creating sculpture, which has highlighted the issue of drugs in the sporting field.

43) The world’s first 3D-printed aircraft ‘Thor’ has been officially launched by Airbus, a European aerospace company, at the International Aerospace Exhibition held in Schoenefeld, Germany. The Thor stands for ‘Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality’.