Monday, 6 June 2016

Current Affairs Update 6th June 2016

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1. PM Narendra Modi conferred Afghanistan’s highest civilian honour:
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, the highest civilian honour of Afghanistan.
  • The award was bestowed upon him at the inaugural function of the Afghan-India Friendship Dam (Salma Dam) by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
2. ADB, India ink $200 million loan agreement for Jharkhand roads:
  • The Indian government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed an agreement for a $200 million loan to upgrade 176-km roads in Jharkhand.
  • The agreement will help upgrade the existing sections of four state roads and also support improvements in the design, safety and maintenance of the road network.
  • The project features includes 60 bus stop shelters, 50-km raised sidewalks in urban areas, four-km dedicated bicycle lanes and solar-powered street lights.
3. V Narayanasamy sworn in as Puducherry CM:
  • Congress Legislature Party leader V Narayanasamy (69-year) sworn in as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Puducherry.
  • Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi administered the oath of office and secrecy at a function held at the historic Gandhi Thidal in Beach Road.
  • Five Congress legislators A Namassivayam, Shah Jahan, M Kandasamy, R Kamalkannan and Malladi Krishna Rao were also  sworn in as ministers.
  • He is not a member of the house hence need to face polls in 6 months.
4. Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to claim 1st French Open title:
  • World number one Novak Djokovic beat Britain’s Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.
  • Djokovic won his 12th major title and became the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to hold all four Grand Slams at once.
5. World Environment Day observed with theme Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife:
  • World Environment Day (WED) was observed globally on 5 June 2016 with theme Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife.
  • The day aims at inspiring more people to take action to prevent the growing strain on Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point.
  • The host country for the WED 2016 is Angola. The day was established by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the day when Stockholm’s United Nations Conference on the Human Environment 1972 began. 
  • The first World Environment Day was hosted in 1973 and since then it is being held every year with a different theme in different cities.
6. Gadkari launches Setu Bhartam project in Himachal Pradesh:
  • Union Minister for Road Transport, Surface and shipping Nitin Gadkari has launched Setu Bhartam project from Palampur town in the Kangra District in Himachal Pradesh .
  • Under the programme five Over Bridge ORB would be constructed on railway crossing in Shimla amd Kangra districts with sum of five hundred crore rupees.
  • Nitin Gadkari dedicated newly constructed Bathu Bridge on Dehra-Kangra National Highway.
  • The 50,800-crore Setu Bharatam project aimed at making all national highways free from railway level crossings by the year 2019.
7. India ranks 2nd on GRD index on ease of doing business:
  • India has jumped 13 positions from last year to rank second among 30 developing countries this year on ease of doing business , according to a study topped by China.
8. India’s first Mr. Universe Manohar Aich passes away:
  • India's first Mr Universe Manohar Aich(104 year) has passed away in Kolkata. 
  • Aich was not the tallest of man (four feet and 11 inches,) but took up bodybuilding and made this his passion during his stint at the Royal Air Force under British colonial rulers.
9. IOC honours IOA chief N Ramachandran with Olympic Order:
  • N Ramachandran, the president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was awarded the prestigious Olympic Order by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 1 June 2016. 
  • He was honoured for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement.
  • The Olympic Order is the highest award of the Olympic Movement which is awarded in recognition of efforts worthy of merit in the cause of sport.
10. Veteran actress Sulabha Deshpande passed away:
  • Eminent actress and theater personality Sulabha Deshpande (79 year) passed away in Mumbai.
  • She was acted in over 73 movies, mainstream Bollywood as well as art house cinema like Bhumika, Arvind and Gaman etc, and had also featured in several Marathi and TV serials.
11. Sudarsan Pattnaik wins gold in People's Choice Prize:
  • Renowned Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has won the gold medal in people's choice prize at world championship festival of sand sculpting Russe, 2016, which was held in Bulgaria.
  • Pattnaik's sand art highlights the issue of drugs in the sporting field 'Titled Drugs Kill Sports'.  
  • Recently, he has also won gold medal in Moscow for creating sand sculpture on Peace and Nonviolence.
12. Judoka Avtar Singh Qualifies For Rio Olympics:
  • South Asian Games gold medalist Indian judoka Avtar Singh has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • He has qualified under 90kg weight category under the continental quota.
  • His current world Ranking is 79 with 182 points.
  • He had won a gold in South Asian Games held in Shillong in February 2016.

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