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National – Across the India:
1. India has joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as a full member.
India announced its entry as 35th member would be mutually beneficial to enhance global non-proliferation norms.
MTCR membership will now enable India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhance its joint ventures with Russia.
International – Across the Globe:
1. Nepal banned its citizens from working in strife-torn Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya.
The decision was made at a cabinet meet after 13 Nepali security guards were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul.
1. Lionel Messi, Ace footballer announced retirement from International Football after Argentina’s loss in Copa America final.
He is a five-time FIFA player of the year, winner of four Champions League titles and eight Spanish La Liga crowns with Barcelona.
2. Defending champion Chile won the 2016 Copa America Football tournament by defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout.
Following Awards has been given:
Golden Ball: Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Golden Boot: Eduardo Vargas (Chile)
Golden Glove award: Claudio Bravo (Chile)
Fair Play Award: Argentina
3. Artemi Panarin, Russian hockey winger, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, won the 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy.
Awards & Recognition:
1. The 17th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2016 were presented on 25 June 2016 in Madrid, Spain.
The awards were presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015, as follows:
Best Film: Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani)
Best Actor: Ranveer Singh (Bajirao Mastani)
Best Actress: Deepika Padukone (Piku)
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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):
1. The Union Rural Development Ministry and ISRO, Department of Space have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
MoU was signed for geo-tagging the assets created under MGNREGA in each gram panchayat.
Economics & Banking GK:
1. The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved first set of loans.
Total amount of loan is US 509 million dollars.
It is to finance projects in four countries; Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Tajikistan.
1. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed every year on June 26.
The motive is to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs.
2016 theme was “Listen First”.
1. Kavalam Narayana Panicker, veteran Malayalam theatre artist and poet passed away in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 88.
In 1961, he was nominated as Secretary of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi.
He has written over 26 Malayalam plays, many adapted from classical Sanskrit drama and Shakespeare.
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