CURRENT AFFAIRS LAST SIX MONTHS(1 JUN-12 DECEMBER)

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                                        DECEMBER-2016(1-12December)
1)     
On 1st December which day was observed across the world –
World AIDS Day 
2)     
Union Cabinet approves inclusion of 15 new castes in –
Central OBC List
3)     
UNESCO adds Cuban rumba and Belgian beer to list of –
World’s Intangible Heritage
4)     
Union Government formed which committee to promote
digital economy – Chandrababu Naidu Committee
5)     
Drones help assess land problems in – North East
6)     
51st Raising Day was celebrated by – BSF
7)     
Yoga now on UNESCO’s list of – Intangible Cultural
Heritage of Humanity 
8)     
Union HRD Ministry launches – Vittiya Saksharata
Abhiyan 
9)     
New cheap way to produce nuclear fuel using electricity
developed by – Russian Scientist
10)  
SC approves which system to tackle air pollution in
Delhi-NCR – Centre’s Graded Response System
11)  
On 3rd December which day is observed across the world –
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12)  
Which Festival begins in Nagaland – Hornbill 
13)  
UAE-based Indian teen Kehkashan Basu wins – Children’s
Peace Prize
14)  
ISRO to launch how many satellites in one go in 2017 – 83
Satellites 
15)  
Which conference held in Amritsar, Punjab – 6th Heart of
Asia
16)  
On 5th December which day is observed across the world –
World Soil Day
17)  
Who wins reader’s poll for the TIME Person of the Year
2016 – Narendra Modi
18)  
Who has been appointed as Interim Director of CBI –
Rakesh Asthana
19)  
Which app has been launched to promote breastfeeding –
Stanpan Suraksha
20)  
2016 Miss Supranational title won by – Srinidhi Shetty
21)  
Researchers found novel route to discover – New Drug
Targets
22)  
Name the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who passed away on
5th December, 2016 – J Jayalalithaa
23)  
Name the Joint maritime exercise which begins between
India and UK – Konkan 16
24)  
The Lifeline Express to get two more coaches for – Cancer
Treatment
25)  
Nation pays homage to Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar on his
– Mahaparinirvan Diwas
26)  
Which remote sensing satellite has successfully launched
– Resourcesat-2A
27)  
Andhra Pradesh Government launches which mobile app to
promote digital transactions – AP Purse
28)  
INS Sumitra visited which country to strengthen bilateral
ties – Australia
29)  
Name the artist who won 2016 Turner Prize – Helen Marten
30)  
Dr Ambedkar’s birthday to be celebrated as – Water Day
31)  
Who has been named as Time Magazine person of the year –
Donald Trump
32)  
India to train Sukhoi Su-30MK2 fighter pilots of which
country – Vietnam
33)  
Which court gave verdict against Triple Talaq – Allahabad
High Court
34)  
On 9th December 2016 which day is observed across the
world – International Anti-Corruption Day
35)  
Use of newspapers for packing food banned by – FSSAI
36)  
Name the astronaut who is the 1st American to Orbit Earth
– John Glenn
37)  
AirAsia India Summoned for – FEMA Violations
38)  
Which country successfully launches space junk collector
into orbit – Japan
39)  
President Pranab Mukherjee presents which two awards to
master craftspersons – Shilp Guru Awards, National Awards
40)  
On 10th December, 2016 which day is observed across the
world – Human Rights Day
41)  
Recommendations of Ratan Watal Committee for – Digital
Payments
42)  
India inked Civil nuclear cooperation agreement with
which country – Vietnam
43)  
$100 million loan was cancelled by world bank for which
country – Pakistan
44)  
Cargo service between Tibet and Nepal was launched by –
China
45)  
Which TV channel was launched to promote cashless India –
Digishala TV Channel
46)  
Ammonia detected for first time in upper – Troposphere
47)  
On 11th December which day is observed across the world –
International Mountain Day
48)  
Nobel Peace Laureate Jose Ramos-Horta urged for peace in
– J & K
49)  
Who conferred with highest French civilian distinction
Legion of Honour – John Kerry
50)  
Pranab Mukherjee launches Kailash Satyarthi’s which
campaign – 100 Million for 100 Million
                                        NOVMBER-2016
1)      Which joint military exercise Surya
Kiran commences – 10th Indo-Nepal
2)      Which state tops in 2016
Agricultural Marketing and Farmer
Friendly Reforms Index of NITI Aayog – Maharashtra
3)      Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel remembered
on his – 141st Birth Anniversary
4)     
IFFI
to honour Im Kwon-taek with -Lifetime
Achievement Award
5)      Which country invites India to join
fast-neutron reactor project – Russia
6)      To achieve a corruption free society
which week is observed across India
– Vigilance Awareness Week
7)      International Day to End Impunity
for Crimes against whom is observed
globally -Journalists
8)      IISER Researchers develop what to
scoop out marine oil spills – Gelator
9)      MoU signed for enabling online
submission of applications under – PMAY
10)   Who has been appointed as CEO of
IBRD & IDA of World Bank – Kristalina Georgieva
11)   Sports Ministry tells whom to
identify 2020 Olympics Medal
Prospects – NSFs
12)   PM Modi inaugurated Asian
Ministerial Conference on – Disaster Risk Reduction
13)   Who has been appointed as India’s
Ambassador to Lebanon – Sanjiv Arora
14)   Who won German Green Talent award –
Shamik Chowdhury
15)   Seventh Session of the Conference of
Parties will be hosted by – India
16)   Which channel ordered to be taken
off air for 24 hours – NDTV India
17)   Union Government launches which
abhiyan – Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva
18)   On 5th November which day is
celebrated – World Tsunami Awareness Day
19)   India-Bangladesh which joint
military exercise has begun – SAMPRITI-2016
20)   Global Media and Information
Literacy Week 2016 observed from-31st
October to 5th November
21)   Union Environment Ministry
constitutes Four-Member team for
Conservation of – Loktak Lake
22)   International Day for Preventing
Exploitation of Environment in War
and Armed Conflict observed on – 6th November
23)   Which company becomes first firm to
get debt recast under RBI’s S4A
Scheme – HCC
24)   Indian Women’s hockey team wins –
2016 Asian Champions Trophy
25)   Name the former J&K Deputy Chief
Minister who passes away recently -Mangat
Ram Sharma
26)   Who won 2016 WTA Elite Singles
Trophy – Petra Kvitova
27)   Who has been elected as Member of
International Law Commission of UN –
Aniruddha Rajput
28)   Who has been elected as new
President of USA – Donald Trump
29)   Who has been appointed as Executive
Director of RBI – M Rajeshwar Rao
30)   Book titled An Era of Darkness: The
British Empire in India is written by – Shashi
Tharoor
31)   Who has won 2016 RSF-TV5 Monde Press
Freedom Prize – Hadi Abdullah
32)  
Who
has been appointed as MD and CEO of BoB Capital Markets
–         
Ratnesh
Kumar
33)   New series of Rs 500 & Rs 2000
notes with improved features were issued by –
RBI
34)  
World
Science Day for Peace and Development 2016 observed on
–         
10th
November 2016
35)   Who has been appointed as interim
Chairman of TCS – Ishaat Hussain
36)  
Name
of first Indian-American woman to be elected to U.S. House
–         
Pramila
Jayapal
37)   Who is re-elected as
Director-General of International Labour Organization – Guy Ryder
38)   Competition Commission of India
selected to host – ICN 2018 Annual Conference
39)   Who will host 2016 Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation Summit – Peru
40)   Who is the real brain behind the currency
withdrawal move – Anil Bokil
41)   Marta Jakimowicz selected for
Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by –
Lalithakala Academy
42)   In Chennai City Union Bank launches
India’s first banking robot – Lakshmi
43)   Who wins 2016 Golden Peacock Award
for corporate governance
–       
SAIL
44)   On 14th November 2016 which day is
observed across the world – World Diabetes Day
45)   Researchers isolate what in chicken
transmitting multidrug resistant
pathogen to humans – Bacterium
46)   World Pneumonia Day is celebrated
across the world on – 12th November
47)   36th India International Trade Fair
begins in – New Delhi
48)   Which year will be hottest year on
record – 2016
49)   Special Task Force led by SS Mundra
formed to recalibrate – ATMs
50)   Honorary Oscar at 8th Annual
Governors Awards received by – Jackie Chan
51)   Biggest and brightest Supermoon
observed at – 356,509 KM
52)   20 nations sign framework agreement
of – International Solar Alliance
53)   On 16th November which day is
observed across the world – International Day for Tolerance
54)   Which two countries Joint Training
Exercise Hand in Hand 2016 begins in Pune – India, China
55)   APEC Forum’s Week begins in – Lima
56)   Which state becomes first to adopt
Fly Ash Utilization Policy – Maharashtra
57)   Doctors from which country perform
brain implant for the first time in history –
Netherlands
58)   CRPF for first time deploys women
commandos for – Anti-Maoists Operations
59)   Which country withdraws from
International Criminal Court – Russia
60)   Hunar Haat organised at 2016 – India
International Trade Fair
61)   “Post-truth” named Word of
the Year for 2016 by – Oxford Dictionaries
62)   Indian Navy inducts 4 types of
indigenously developed – Sonars
63)   Union Government sets up which
committee to look into concerns of
tourists, NRIs – Inter Ministerial Committee
64)   Scientists produce faster-growing
crops by improving – Photosynthesis
65)   Which Indian surname is most common
in UK – Patel
66)   Jammu and Kashmir Government
launches – Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project


67)   Union Government bans controversial
NGO of – Zakir Naik
68)   Which supercomputer was named as
fastest supercomputer of world –
Sunway TaihuLight of China
69)   Four underwater SONAR systems
developed by DRDO were inducted by –
Indian Navy
70)   Where was World Internet Conference
2016 held – China
71)   Universal Children Day observed on –
20th November 2016
72)   Who has been appointed as Executive
Chairman of National Legal Services
Authority – Jagdish Singh Khehar
73)   China Open Super Series title won by
– PV Sindhu
74)   Mother Teresa International Award
was granted to – Al Nahyan
75)   World Television Day was Observed on
– 21 November 2016
76)   Housing for All scheme in rural
areas was launched by – PM Narendra Modi
77)   Next Generation Weather Satellite
GOES-R was launched by – NASA
78)   Delhi Half Marathon was won by –
Eliud Kipchoge
79)   Name of Guided Missile Destroyer
inducted into Indian Navy – INS Chennai
80)   Who has been awarded IMO Award for Exceptional
Bravery at Sea – Radhika Menon
81)   Who won Shakti Bhatt First Book
Prize 2016 – Akshaya Mukul
82)   Who was awarded with first World
Sanskrit Award – Thai Princess Maha Chakri
83)   Who won Indonesia Open 2016 –
Gaganjeet Bhullar
84)   India becomes Associate Member of –
CERN, Geneva
85)   Who has been elected as President of
FICCI – Pankaj Patel
86)   Name of former ISRO Chairman who
passed away – MGK Menon
87)   World Robot Olympiad to be held for
the first time in which country – India


88)   Who will be chief of guest at
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas – Portuguese PM Antonio Costa
89)   South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley
was named – UN envoy by Donald Trump
90)   Three sets of regulations under
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
were notified by – IBBI
91)   Who won 2016 CPJ International Press
Freedom Award – Malini Subramaniam
92)   Tianlian I-04 satellite was launched
by – China
93)   Which country ranks 138 in 2016 ICT
Development Index – India
94)   On 25th November which day was
observed across the world – International Day for the Elimination of Violence
against Women
95)   Which actor won 10th Asia Pacific
Screen Award in Best Actor Category
– Manoj Bajpayee
96)   Upgraded Jaguar DARIN III aircraft
receives – IOC
97)   7000-year-old city discovered in – Egypt
98)   Who has been appointed as a Chairman
of NHAI – Yudhvir Singh Malik


99)   Mary Kom will be honoured with –
Legends Award
100)   Safeguard duty imposed on certain –
Steel imports
101)   Who is new President of Hockey India
– Mariamma Koshy
102)   Book “Death Under the
Deodars” is authored by – Ruskin Bond
103)   Who won inaugural season of Qatar
Ladies Open – Aditi Ashok
104)   Amitabh Kant Committee has been
constituted to push – Cashless
transactions
105)   Who has been appointed as 16th Army
Chief of Pakistan – Lieutenant-General Qamar Javed Bajwa
106)   National Milk Day was observed on –
26th November 2016
107)   Anand Yadav passed away, he was a
noted – Marathi author
108)   Taxation Laws (Second Amendment)
Bill, 2016 introduced in – Lok Sabha
109)   Book titled Conflicts of Interest:
My Journey through India’s Green
Movement is authored by – Sunita Narain
110)   Which state will become first
cashless state of India – Goa
111)   Who has been appointed as
Director-General of Military Operations – Lt-General A K Bhatt
112)   Which village became first Digital
village of India – Akodara
113)   Which country will honour 1668
martyrs of the Indian Army – Bangladesh
114)   Who has been appointed as new Chief
Secretary of Delhi – M M Kutty
115)   Name of the prince who has been
invited by Parliament of Thailand to become King – Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
116)   As per Supreme Court directive,
Cinema halls will have to play what
before film screening – National Anthem
117)   Where was First and longest cycle
highway of Asia was inaugurated –
Uttar Pradesh
118)   RBI limits cash withdrawal from
which type of accounts – Jan Dhan
Yojana bank  accounts
                                             OCTOBER-2016
1] 1 October:
International Day of Older Persons.
2] 2 October: International Day of Non-Violence.
3] Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin
Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade.
4] Nayanjot Lahiri wins John F Richards Prize
2016.
5] India, Singapore sign three MoUs
strengthening ties on countering terror, skill development.
6] France becomes 1st country to ban plastic
cups and plates.
7] Isro ex-chairman U R Rao becomes first
Indian in International Astronautical Federation’s ‘Hall of Fame’.
8] David Thouless, F Duncan M Haldane And
Michael Kosterlitz won 2016 Nobel Prize In Physics.
9] State Bank of India becomes first domestic
bank to open branch in Yangon.
10] Jharkhand becomes 1st state to implement
Direct Benefit Transfer in Kerosene.
11] Nobel Prize in Medicine awarded to
Yoshinori Ohsumi.
12] World Habitat
Day observed across
the world- 3 October.
13] Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos
wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
14] President Pranab inaugurated the first
edition of the World Sustainable Development
Summit(WSDS) in New Delhi.
15] Venkaiah Naidu releases book titled
Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy authored by Ambassador Surendra Kumar.
16] ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-18
successfully launched from French Guiana.
17] World Post Day 2016 observed with theme
Innovation, Integration and Inclusion – 9 October.
18] Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize in
Literature.
19] India ranked 97th of 118 in global hunger
index.
20] HIMANSH, India’s Remote, High-Altitude
Station opened in Himalaya.
21] 13 October International Day for Disaster
Reduction observed with theme Live to Tell: Raising Awareness, Reducing
Mortality.
22] The First World Tsunami
Awareness Day will be celebrated on 5 November 2016 at
the Asian Ministerial Conference for
Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016.
23] International Day of the Girl Child
observed across the world on October 11.
24] Sprinter Srabani Nanda wins Ekalavya Award for the year 2016.
25] Maharashtra CM Fadnavis inaugurates
India’s first International Arbitration Centre in Mumbai.
26] PV Sindhu appointed as Brand Ambassador
of Vizag Steel.
27] India, Russia signs 16 MoUs including
procurement of the S-400 air defence system
28] Brazil wins first BRICS U-17 football
tournament.
29] Kirtiraj Kundlik Gaikwad awarded with
IAFP Young scientist scholarship award 2016.
30] Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed as Director
General of Foreign Trade.
31] Portugal’s Antonio Guterres appointed UN
Secretary-General.
32] World Food Day 2016 observed across the
world on 16 October.
33] 17 October: International Day for the
Eradication of Poverty.
34] Sourabh Verma wins men’s singles title at
Chinese Taipei Open 2016.
35] International Prize in Statistics Awarded
to Sir David Cox for Survival
Analysis Model Applied in Medicine, Science, and Engineering
36] Kochi becomes first Indian city to host
FIFA U-17 World Cup.
37] PM Narendra Modi launches National SC/ST
hub and Zero Defect – Zero Effect scheme in Ludhiana.
38] S P Yadav elected as new President of
North Zone of Urology Society of India.
39] Saina Nehwal appointed member of IOC’s
Athletes’ Commission.
40] Ashok Leyland unveils India’s first
indigenous electric bus.
41] Amandeep Singh Gill appointed as India’s
Ambassador to UN Conference on Disarmament,
Geneva.
42] C Radhakrishnan selected for Mathrubhumi
Literary Award 2016.
43] India wins Kabaddi World Cup 2016.
44] Police Commemoration Day observed across India 21 October.
45] Indian Railways
wins World Railway
Shooting Championship Cup.
46] Paul Beatty wins 2016 Man Booker Prize.
47] Rajeev Misra appointed as Head of
Softbank Vision Fund.
48] Bengaluru water tanker driver G
Balakrishna wins Mr. Asia 2016 title.
49] Portugal’s Renato Sanches wins European
Golden Boy Award 2016.
50] China’s launches micro-satellite,
Banxing-2.
51] 24 October: World Development Information
Day.
52] United Nations Day: 24 October.
53] World Cities Day observed with theme
Inclusive Cities, Shared Development – 31 October.
                                              SEPTEMBER
-2016
1] Kiran Mazumdar Shaw appointed Knight of
the National Order of the French Legion of Honour.
2] 1st BRICS Film Festival begins in New Delhi.
3] Reliance Industries launches Reliance Jio
offering Free Voice Calls, cheap Data Plans.
4] Thodur Madabusi Krishna, Bezwada Wilson
receive Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016.
5] Michel Temer sworn in as President of
Brazil.
6] Assam’s Majuli becomes 1st island district
of India.
7] International Literacy Day 2016 celebrated
across the world on 8 September.
8] World’s oldest surviving cricketer Lindsay
Tuckett dies aged 97.
9] Thithi wins Best Film Award at first BRICS
Film Festival.
10] WHO declares Sri Lanka malaria-free.
11] Jan Shikshan Sansthan conferred with 2016
UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy.
12] G20 summit concludes in China’s Hangzhou.
13] Jackie Chan awarded honorary Oscar.
14] International Day of Charity observed
globally on 5 September.
15] Mother Teresa canonised as Saint by Pope
Francis at Vatican.
16] Anjum Chopra becomes 1st Indian woman to
be honoured with MCC life membership.
17] Mariyappan Thangavelu wins India’s first
Gold medal at Rio Paralympic Games 2016.
18] Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State
award.
19] 1st BRICS Wellness Workshop concludes in
Bengaluru.
20] Deepa Malik becomes 1st Indian woman to
win medal at Paralympics.
21] Stan Wawrinka wins 2016 US Open Men’s
Singles title.
22] World’s first
driverless bus service
launched in France.
23] Angelique Kerber wins 2016 US Open
Women’s Singles title.
24] Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma conferred
with Arjuna Award.
25] International Day for the Preservation of
the Ozone Layer observed across the world on 16 September 2016.
26] National Hindi Divas observed across
India on 14 September.
27] Alka Sirohi appointed as UPSC chairman.
28] International Day of Democracy observed on 15
September.
29] Malayalam critic
M Leelavathi bags Mohanan
Suvarna Mudra award 2016.
30] Indian-origin Ravi Reddy appointed as
Head of International Society for Blood Transfusion.
32] Virat Kohli appointed as Brand Ambassador of Punjab National Bank (PNB).
33] India, France ink deal for 36 Rafale
fighter jets.
34] Junaid Ahmad appointed as World Bank
Country Director for India.
35] Industrialist Adi Godrej conferred
Clinton Global Citizen Award.
36] Mahendra Singh Dhoni named captain of
India’s all time Test XI by Wisden.
37] Aung San Suu Kyi honoured as 2016
Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard Foundation.
38] Monika Kapil Mohta appointed as India’s
Ambassador to Sweden.
39] International Translation Day observed
across the world – 30 September.
40] Tirupati Airport awarded ‘Best Tourist
Friendly Airport’.
41] R Subramania Kumar appointed as Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank.
42] Indian Army conducts surgical strikes on
terror launch pads.
43] 29 September – World Maritime Day
observed with theme Shipping: Indispensable to the World.
44] Music Director Uttam Singh will be
honoured with ‘Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement’.
45] Jim Yong Kim re-appointed as President of
World Bank for second term.
46] Indira Gandhi International Airport
becomes 1st in Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status.
50] 28 September – World Rabies Day observed
with theme Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.
51] 27 September – World Tourism
Day observed with theme Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility.
52] World’s largest solar power plant opens
in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu.
53] R Ashwin becomes fastest Indian &
second overall to take 200 Test wickets.
54] World’s largest radio telescope in search
of extra-terrestrial life unveiled in China.
55] World’s first three-parent baby boy born
in Mexico.
                                               AUGUST
-2016
1] Luke Aikins became 1st person to jump from
25000 feet without a parachute or wing suit.
2] Anant Maheshwari named as President of
Microsoft India.
3] Nita Ambani
becomes first Indian
woman IOC member.
4] Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launches
Sachet portal to check illegal money collection.
5] Shubha Mudgal to be awarded Rajiv Gandhi
National Sadbhavana Award.
6] Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister
of Gujarat.
7] 1-7 August: World Breastfeeding Week.
8] The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
constitutes Tarun Ramadorai Committee on Household Finance.
9] Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ elected
39th PM of Nepal.
10] Anita Gopalan wins PEN/Heim Translation
Fund Grants 2016.
11] Dinesh Kumar Khara appointed Managing
Director of State Bank of India.
12] Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha
appointed to the IDFC Bank board.
13] Swimmer Katie Ledecky smashes world
record to win Olympic gold in 400-meter freestyle.
14] Australia wins gold in first-ever Olympic
Women’s Rugby Sevens Championship.
15] Gymnast Dipa Karmakar becomes
1st Indian to qualify for
Vault Finals.
16] World Bio-Fuel Day observed on 10 August.
17] Assam becomes 1st state to ratify The
Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014.
18] Michael Phelps becomes first swimmer to
win four consecutive golds in same event.
19] Judoka Silva wins first gold for host
country Brazil: Rio Olympics 2016
20] The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean
Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal.
21] The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean
Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal.
22] Gujarat to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
23] Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Governor
of Assam.
24] V P Singh Badnore sworn in as Governor of
Punjab.
25] Sunita Jain conferred with Vyas Samman
award 2015.
26] Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s
Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres.
27] Dr. Urjit Patel appointed as 24th
Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
28] Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin becomes the 1st
Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.
29] Usain Bolt wins 9th Olympic gold as
Jamaica wins 4x100m relay.
30] P V Sindhu wins silver in women’s singles
badminton event at Rio Olympics.
31] Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma to be conferred
with Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award.
32] South India’s 1st Children’s Court
inaugurated in Hyderabad.
33] World’s first self-driving taxis launched
in Singapore.
34] Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review
Committee on Rio Debacle.
35] US Postal Service honors Diwali Festival
with a Forever Stamp.
36] Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for
Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana.
37] Gujarat becomes first state to distribute
2 crore LED Bulbs under UJALA.
38] CRPF decides to appoint P V Sindhu as
Commandant and brand ambassador.
39] West Bengal to be renamed as Bangal in
Hindi and Bengal in English.
40] Man Kaur, 100-year-old athlete from India,
wins Gold Medal at Masters Games.
41] Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s London Olympics
bronze medal upgraded to silver.
42] National Sports Day celebrated on 29
August.
43] ISRO successfully test-fires Scramjet
Rocket Engine.
44] Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan
announced retirement from International Cricket
45] PM Modi announces Task Force to prepare
action Plan for next three Olympics Games.
                                                
JULY-2016
1] Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian
to play in Europa League.
2] National Doctors’ Day 2016 observed across
India on 1 July.
3] Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as president of
Philippines.
4] State Bank of India launches social media
banking platform SBI Mingle.
5] Rajasthan becomes 1st state to introduce
minimum wages for part-time workers.
6] NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters Jupiter’s
orbit.
7] World’s largest charkha unveiled at Delhi
airport’s terminal 3.
8] India’s 1st Commercial Court &
Disputes Resolution Centre inaugurated in Chattisgarh.
9] Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies
aged 88.
10]South African writer Lidudumalingani
Mqombothi wins 2016 Caine Prize.
11] Radhika Menon becomes 1st woman to bag IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.
12] Portugal won Euro football championship
2016.
13] Andy Murray won 2016 Wimbledon men’s
singles title.
14] Theresa May appointed Prime Minister of
United Kingdom.
15] SBI signs MoU with IIT Bombay to promote
startups.
16] PM Narendra Modi’s four nation tour to
Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique
concluded.
17] World Population Day 2016 observed with
theme Investing in teenage girls on 11 July.
18] Sushila Karki confirmed as Nepal’s 1st woman Chief
Justice.
19] Courage & Commitment authored by
Margaret Alva.
20] RBI sets up Sudarshan Sen-headed Inter-
regulatory Working Group on Fin Tech and Digital Banking.
21] World Youth Skills Day 2016 observed
globally on 15 July.
22] Misbah-ul-Haq becomes oldest captain to
score Test hundred.
23] Who Moved My Interest Rate? authored by Duvvuri Subbarao.
24] Nelson Mandela International Day 2016
observed on 18 July.
25] Dipika Pallikal Karthik, Saurav Ghosal
won 73rd Senior National Squash Championship.
26] Turkish musician Kudsi Erguner named
UNESCO Artist for Peace.
27] Pema Khandu sworn-in as Arunachal Pradesh
Chief Minister.
28] The Great Derangement: Climate Change and
the Unthinkable authored by Amitav Ghosh.
29] Rohit Khandelwal becomes 1st Indian
to win Mister World title.
30] India’s 1st e-court opened at Hyderabad
High Court.
31] World Bank Group appoints Paul Romer as
Chief Economist.
32] Guruprasad Mohapatra appointed as
Chairman of Airports Authority of India.
33] Virat Kohli becomes 1st Indian captain to
score double century outside India.
34] Ganesh Singh appointed Head of Joint
Parliamentary Committee for Land Acquisition Bill.
35] Ajay Bhushan Pandey appointed as CEO of
UIDAI.
36] Hashim Ansari, oldest litigant in Babri
Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case, passes away.
37] Neeraj Chopra becomes 1st Indian to win
gold in World Athletics championships.
38] India’s 1st Humboldt Penguins reach
Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo.
39] East Bengal to honour Milkha Singh with
Bharat Gaurav Award.
40] India’s first Water Metro launched in Kochi.
41] A Kanyakumari becomes 1st woman violinist
to receive Sangita Kalanidhi Award.
42] International Day of Friendship 2016
observed globally on 30 July.
43] International Tiger Day observed on 29
July.
44] India signs $1 billion deal with US for
procuring four Poseidon-8I aircraft.
45] World Hepatitis Day 2016 observed with
theme Elimination on 28 July.
                                                    
JUNE-2016
1] World Milk Day observed globally on 01
June.
2] India and World Bank sign agreement to
improve efficiency and attractiveness of City
Bus Services.
3] Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74.
4] International Day of Innocent
Children Victims of Aggression
2016 observed – 04 June.
5] India, Tunisia
sign MoUs for co-operation in IT,
handicrafts sector.
6] Qatar-based Indian banker,Raghavan
Seetharaman awarded Green Economy Visionary Award.
7] Indus Valley Civilization is 8000 years
old: IIT Kharagpur.
8] Odisha Becomes First Indian State To Give
Pension And Food Benefits To Transgenders.
9] Asian Development Bank and Union
Government signed Loan Agreement to upgrade 176 Km of roads in Jharkhand.
10] Dia Mirza named ambassador for Swachh
Bharat Mission.
11] Suresh Prabhu launches Tiger Trail Circuit
Train on World Environment Day.
12] V Narayanasamy sworn-in as Chief Minister
of Puducherry.
13] Nita Ambani becomes 1st Indian women to
be nominated for International Olympic Committee.
15] Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won 2016
French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title.
16] India-US inked 8 MoUs to bolster economic
growth & sustainable development.
17] Indian Reserve Battalion to be named
after Maharana Pratap.
18] United Nations Chief Ban Ki-Moon honoured
with Russia’s Order of Friendship.
19] World Oceans Day observed across the
world on 8 June.
20]PedroPablo  Kuczynski
wins Peru’s Presidential Election.
21] India signs Europe-led clampdown on tax
evasion and corruption.
22] World Day Against Child Labour observed
on- 12 June.
23] Saina Nehwal lifts Australian Open Super
Series Badminton trophy 2016.
24] Priyanka Chopra nominated for Choice TV
Breakout Star in Teen Choice Awards 2016.
25] Ivory Coast honours President Pranab
Mukherjee with its highest civilian Award.
26] World Blood Donors Day 2016 observed with
theme Blood connects us all on June 14.
25] World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed
on 15 June.
26] India, Ghana sign three agreements to
strengthen co-operation in varied fields.
27] International Albinism Awareness Day
observed worldwide on 13 June.
28]Arktika,the most powerful nuclear icebreaker launched by Russia.
29] Anne Hathaway appointed as UN Women
Goodwill Ambassador.
30] Australia won Hero Hockey Champions
Trophy 2016.
31] SBI floats IT Innovation Start-up Fund to
assist start-ups in fintech space.
32] Sunil Mittal elected Chairman of
International Chamber of Commerce.
33] World Day to Combat Desertification 2016
observed on 17 June.
34] Avani Chaturvedi of Madhya Pradesh,
Mohana Singh of Rajasthan and Bhawana Kanth of Bihar become Indian Air Force’s
first women fighter pilots.
35] World Refugee Day observed on 20 June.
36] India, South Korea launches Korea Plus,
an initiative to strengthen relations.
37] State Bank of India (SBI) named in Hall
of Shame list of Banks funding Cluster Bomb Makers.
38] Kannada movie Thithi won Best Film Award
at 19th Shanghai International Film Festival.
39] International Day of Yoga 2016 observed
across the world on 21 June.
40] International Olympic Day celebrated on
23 June.
41] IIT professor Sanjay Mittal bags 25th G D Birla Award for Scientific Research.
42] Anil Kumble appointed head coach of
Indian cricket team.
43] PM Modi launches Projects for 20 Smart
Cities in Pune.
44] Sweden inaugurates world’s first electric
road.
45] Shooter Jitu Rai wins silver in ISSF
World Cup.
46] International Day in Support of Victims
of Torture observed on 26 June.
47] 29 June National Statistics Day
celebrated with theme Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare.

48]NS Vishwanathan appointed  Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India
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