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National News Important Current Affairs Update – 24 June 2016
ExamPariksha publishes day to day current affairs capsule covering relevant fact based daily news to cover all important happening and developments in the National sphere in this section. Here is a sincere attempt to cover all important topics for such scenarios from today’s current news.
☀ The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has approved a NITI Aayog’s proposal of making available online the scores and rankings of candidates taking competitive examinations for central government jobs. The National Informatics Centre will develop an integrated website for the same that will have links to various recruiting agencies. The candidates will also be able to opt out of the disclosure scheme.
☀ The Ambubachi Mela, an annual festival that celebrates fertility, at the revered Kamakhya Temple in Assam‘s Guwahati has begun.
☀ Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and MoS for Petroleum and Natural Gas (Independent Charge) Dharmendra Pradhan have launched a pilot project in Delhi to run 50 two-wheelers on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). The performance of these two-wheelers will be closely monitored for efficiency and emissions during the pilot phase.
- The CNG-fuelled two-wheelers are expected to emit 75% lesser hydrocarbons.
☀ India’s first sunken museum is set to come up at Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi. With a built-up area of 9,000 square metres, the underground site museum will open to the public in early 2018.
☀ Health Minister JP Nadda launched several campaigns to create awareness among people regarding Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) or ‘lifestyle diseases’. The minister launched a media campaign and also an ‘M-Diabetes’ initiative, where information on diabetes will be provided through a missed call service.
☀ Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment (APPLE) was India’s first communication satellite successfully launched in 1981. The satellite was carried on a non-metallic bullock cart to avoid reflections off the metal plates, affecting the satellite’s antenna. It was dedicated to the nation by the then PM Indira Gandhi who said that it marked the ‘Dawn of India’s satellite communication era.’
☀ Two Indian student-made satellites were launched by ISRO in the record-breaking 20-satellite launch.
- The Sathyabamasat, made by students of Sathyabama University in Chennai, monitors greenhouse gas emissions.
- The Swayam, made by students from the College of Engineering, Pune, is meant to provide point-to-point messaging services.
☀ Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the Centre will plant trees along 1,500 kilometres of highways on July 1, as part of a green initiative. He added that ₹5,000 crore has been earmarked for plantation and transplantation.
International News Daily Current Affair Capsule – 24 June 2016
Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked from current affairs capsule in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which you must know as an aspirant for exams conducted by UPSC and State PSCs.
☀ 23rd June has been the World Public Service Day. This day is dedicated by the United Nations to “celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community”.
☀ India and Switzerland signed an agreement to establish formal cooperation in the fields of skills development and vocational and professional education and training. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Winterthur by Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
☀ Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan. He is currently in Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent to attend the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
☀ Actress Freida Pinto will receive the ‘International Icon Award‘ at the 17th edition of the IIFA awards ceremony, beginning in Madrid.
☀ Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry announced that China has assured Pakistan of its support for Pakistan’s membership bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). China has also expressed opposition to India’s NSG bid.
☀ A US panel has approved the first ever human trials of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique, proposed by University of Pennsylvania researchers. The team aims to modify the immune system “T cells” in patients, helping them better fight off several cancer types.
- CRISPR-Cas9 is currently one of the fastest, simplest and cheapest tools that help geneticists edit parts of a genome.
Economics News Today’s Current Affair Capsule – 24 June 2016
The following economics current news update has all important economy news for exams. These will also help in developing a better understanding of Economy.
☀ The 8th India-China financial dialogue at the level of Secretaries which is scheduled for June 27 has been postponed to July. The meeting was deferred due to the inability of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das to travel to Beijing as he was asked to stay back in India in view of the ‘Brexit‘ referendum.
☀ The Cabinet approved signing of a protocol amending an agreement with Belgium on avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion. This amendment will broaden the scope of tax-related information exchange between the two countries. Note that, India had earlier amended the double taxation avoidance agreement with Mauritius.
☀ The Union Cabinet approved the establishment of ₹10,000 crore ‘Fund of Funds for Startups‘, as a part of ‘Startup India Action Plan’ unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January. This fund is expected to provide a stable source of funding for startup enterprises and also facilitate large-scale job creation.
Sports News Current Affair Capsule – 24 June 2016
The following important current affairs capsule about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might appear in upcoming banking and SSC CGL 2016 exam about the following.
☀ Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly will write a book titled ‘A Century is Not Enough‘ based on his life and cricketing career.
☀ Boxers Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan have qualified for the Rio Olympics, after beating Rakhimov Shakvakatdzhon and Lee Dongyun, respectively, in the AIBA World Olympic qualification event in Azerbaijan.
☀ Former captain Anil Kumble has been named the head coach of the Indian team for a one-year period. Kumble, is the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history, played for India from 1990 to 2008.
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