June 2016 Weekly One Liners: 4th Week (22nd to 30th)

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 Fourth week of June, which is common for all the bank exams and other competitive exams!!!

1) The Chinese supercomputer “the Sunway TaihuLight” has topped the Top500 list of the most powerful supercomputers for 2016. According to the Top500 site, Sunway TaihuLight is capable of performing some 93,000 trillion calculations per second and will be used for research and engineering work, including weather modeling and advanced manufacturing.

2) 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.

3) The Vice President of India Mohd Hamid Ansari has inaugurated a two day international conference titled “Yoga for body and beyond” in New Delhi. In it, about 70 international delegates from countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Malaysia, Spain, Russia, Australia, China, Egypt, Japan, Kuwait, Korea, and Mauritius will attend the conference.

4) The Government of India (GoI) has banned use of potassium bromate as a food additive in the preparation of bread and other food items as per the recommendations given by the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

5) 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.

6) 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.

7) 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.

8) 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.

9) Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is a group of nuclear supplier countries that seek to prevent nuclear proliferation by controlling the export of materials, equipment and technology that can be used to manufacture nuclear weapons. As of now, there are 48 member countries of the group. India is not a member of it.

10) 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”.

11) The computer called “Sunway TaihuLight” has been developed by the National Research Centre of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC) and is built in China.

12) 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.

13) 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.

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

15) Mahasthangarh, the 3rd century BC archaeological site in Bogra, Bangladesh, has been declared as the SARRC cultural capital for 2016-17. The historic place will host festivals on literature, films, foods and dances from October 2016 to September 2017.

16) The Union Government has extended the timeline for states to join Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme by a year to March 2017. The move would help states which could not enroll in or operationalise the scheme due to various reasons such as elections and regulatory approvals.

17) 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’s tour which starts on July 9, 2016.

18) The Asian Games champion Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Commonwealth Games gold-medalist Manoj Kumar (64kg) has recently booked their berth for 2016 Rio Olympic after advancing to the semifinals of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) World Qualifying Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan. Apart from them, Shiva Thapa (56 kg) has already booked his ticket to Rio Olympics 2016 during the Asian Qualifiers in March 2016 and is the Indian boxer to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

19) The Vice President of India M Hamid Ansari has inaugurated “The International Conference on Social Statistics in India” in Patna, Bihar. The conference has been organised by Asian Development Research of India.

20) S K Roy, the chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India, has recently resigned from the post two years before his term end. The reasons for his resignation are not known. 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.

21) 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.

22) 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.

23) Zubaida Bai, an Indian social entrepreneur, has been named among the ten ‘2016 Global Compact SDG Pioneers’, an initiative launched by UN to search for “entrepreneurs” who can play a pivotal role. Zubaida is the founder of ‘ayzh’, a for-profit social venture providing health and livelihood solutions to impoverished women worldwide.

24) Dutee Chand, an Indian professional sprinter, has recently qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics in the women’s 100 metre event at the 26th International Meeting G.Kosanov Memorial in Almaty, Kazakhstan. With this, she became the first Indian woman to qualify for the event since qualification started for the event.

25) 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.

26) 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.

27) 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).

28) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $500 million loan to construct a bridge across the Ganga River in Bihar. The project is expected to complete by December 2020.

29) 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.

30) 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.

31) 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.

32) 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.

33) 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.

34) 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.

35) 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.

36) 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.

37) The Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has won the two awards – one for best supporting actress for her performance in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and 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.

38) Ankit Sharma, the long jumper from Morena in Madhya Pradesh, has recently qualified for Rio 2016 Olympics in men’s long jump after meeting qualification mark at the 26th G Kosanov Memorial Meet in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He qualified with a jump of 8.17 m, which is also the new national record.

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

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

41) The 56th edition of National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships 2016 has started in Hyderabad. It’s a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics, which is scheduled to be held in August 2016.

42) The Uttar Pradesh government has recently declared that all natural calamities including unseasonal heavy rain, lightning, Loo and storm etc., will be treated as state disaster. All the victims of these disasters will be given relief as per provisions made under State Disaster Relief Fund by the Central government.

43) 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.

44) The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has elected Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden, Kazakhstan and Italy or the Netherlands as the non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2017-2018 term.

45) 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.

46) Sanjeev Rajput, an Arjuna Awardee Indian shooter from Haryana, has recently won the silver medal for India in men’s 50-metre rifle 3 position event of the 2016 ISSF World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.

47) 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’.

48) 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.

49) 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.

50) 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.

51) The Assam Government and Armed Forces has launched “Exercise Jalrahat” for flood relief in Assam at the Narangi cantonment of the Army. It’s a mega flood-relief training exercise under the aegis of Gajraj Corps with full support from HQ Eastern Command.

52) 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.

53) 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.

54) India’s largest food products marketing organization Amul has become the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

55) 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 Sunder 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 the annual award of the Carnegie Corporation.

56) The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Institute of Animal Welfare (NIAW) to start courses on development of animal welfare sciences at Ballabgarh campus of NIAW.

57) 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.

58) Half-miler Jinson Johnson from Kerala has won the gold medal in the 800 m race at the 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Hyderabad.
59) 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.

60) 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.