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National News Daily Current Affairs Update – 23 June 2016
The developments in the National sphere are listed in this section. Usually examiners ask GA or current GK questions in personal interviews and exams focussing on recent events to check how informed you are.
☀ The government has extended the timeline for states to join the Ujwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) by a year to March 2017. The move will help states which could not enrol in or operationalise the scheme due to several reasons including elections and regulatory approvals.
- The UDAY scheme aims at the revival of debt-laden power distribution companies (discom).
☀The Centre has ordered all the states to link Aadhaar card of school students to their caste and domicile certificate. The states have been directed to issue such certificates to children studying in Class-5 and Class-8 within 60 days.
- The government has taken this decision following complaints stating that SC-ST students are facing delays in getting their scholarship.
☀ NGOs receiving over ₹1 crore as government grants and foreign donations above ₹10 lakh will be brought under the Lokpal. The office bearers of such NGOs will be treated as “public servants” and can be charged under anti-corruption laws.
- These new rules will also apply to Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firms or any such group financed by the government.
☀ The Maharashtra cabinet approved a proposal to grant minority status to Jews in the state. This will allow members of the Jewish community to avail state government scholarships and establish their own educational institutes.
- Note that : According to the 2001 Census, there were 4,650 Jews living in India, with 2,466 of them in Maharashtra alone.
☀ Finance Minister Arun Jaitley released a commemorative silver coin to mark the 300th martyrdom day of Sikh General Banda Singh Bahadur (1670-1716).
- He was the first sikh general, and known as the brave-heart who fought the Mughals and established the first sovereign Sikh state.
☀ The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched a record 20 satellites in a single mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The satellites included Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 19 co-passenger satellites from US, Canada, Germany, Indonesia and two Indian academic institutions.
- The launch was made using ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
International News Important Current Affairs PDF – 23 June 2016
Questions about International Relations (IR) are often asked in interviews, written exams conducted by various recruiters. The following international news has important daily current affairs which a person must be aware of.
☀ Indian city Nagpur and the Chinese city of Jinan have became ‘Sister Cities‘ after signing a pact which allows for the exchange of ideas and technology in the field of education, urban planning, youth affairs, and sports among them.
Economics News Today’s Current Affairs PDF – 23 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.
☀ SoftBank Group named Ken Miyauchi as its new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). He will replace Nikesh Arora, who has resigned. Masayoshi Son will also remain as the Chairman and CEO of the SoftBank Group.
☀ The Union Cabinet approved a ₹6,000 crore special package for Textiles and Apparel sector to create one crore new jobs in three years, attract investments of $11 billion and generate $30 billion in exports.
☀ Hyper-loop One signed a deal with Russia’s investment firm Summa Group to build a 70-kilometre high-speed transportation system in Moscow at a cost of $450 million to $607 million. This makes Moscow Hyperloop’s fourth engineering site after Finland, the UK and the US.
☀ The Union Cabinet approved the spectrum auction plan which is estimated to fetch at least ₹5.36 lakh crore. This is the biggest spectrum auction ever for the Indian telecom industry. The government will be putting up the premium and efficient 700 Mhz band up for auction for the first time ever.
☀ As per the recently released 2016 World Investment Report, India has ranked 10th inFDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows. India’s FDI inflows have increased to 44 billion dollars in 2015 as compared to 35 billion dollars in year 2014.
23 June 2016 – Sports News Today Current Affairs PDF
The following important current affairs about sports news are relevant from exam point of view. Questions might also be asked in upcoming banking and SSC CGL 2016 exam about the following.
☀ India won the three-match T20I series against Zimbabwe 2-1 after winning the third T20I in Harare.
☀ Indian Olympian Anju Bobby George, who had alleged that Kerala Sports Minister had insulted her by accusing her of corruption, has resigned as the President of the Kerala Sports Council.
☀ Argentina forward Lionel Messi became the country’s all-time top goalscorer when he scored goal in the Copa America semi-final against the United States taking his international tally to 55 goals.
☀ Noted Telangana poet and lyricist Guda Anjaiah has passed away at age of 61 years. He played a key role in Telangana statehood movement by writing several songs which later found their way into films.
☀ Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Sabri of the Sabri brothers group was shot dead in Karachi’s Liaquatabad area. He is the son of the late Ghulam Farid Sabri. Note that: The Sabri brothers group is credited with being the first exponents of qawwali to the west.
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