Daily Current Affairs Update – 28th June 2016

GK Eduwrap 28th June

 

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National – Across the India:

 Smart City Mission

1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Smart City Mission’.

 

The Smart City Mission’ projects included 14 projects of Pune (Maharashtra) and 69 projects from 20 different shortlisted cities in the country to be implemented at a cost of 1,770 crore rupees.

 

 

2. Newly renovated and expanded Panama Canal was reopened by the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela.

 

Panama Canal expansion project is also called as the Third Set of Locks Project.

The new lane of the canal runs for 77km.

 

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3. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the 22nd meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council at Ranchi, Jharkhand.

 

The meeting was to review the progress of implementation of the recommendations made by last year Eastern Zonal Council of 2015 that was held at Patna.

 

4. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off a maiden train on 81-km railway line between Sonipat and Jind.

 

He also explained the need to create infrastructure to promote growth and to meet future challenges.

 

International – Across the Globe:

 dark sky reserve

1. China launched its first dark sky reserve in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet.

 

It was launched to limit light pollution and preserve sites for making astronomical observations.

 

Sports:

 Jitu Rai

1. Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai won silver medal at the ISSF (International Shooting Sport Federation) Shooting World Cup.

 

It was held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

In the final match, he shot 199.5 score to bag the silver medal in men’s 10m air pistol.

 

2. Anju Bobby George and Pullela Gopichand have been named as the members of Khelo India.

 

Khelo India is a national programme launched by the Union Government for the development of sports in the country.

 

3. The Argentina women’s team has claimed a record seventh International Hockey Federation (FIH) Champions Trophy title with a 2-1 win over reigning World and Olympic champions, the Netherlands, in the final at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

 

Various titles given as follows:

Best player: Carla Rebecchi (Argentina)

Best junior player: Maria Granatto (Argentina)

Best goalkeeper: Joyce Sombroek (Netherlands)

 

Awards & Recognition:

 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

1. National Indian Students and Alumni Union (NISAU) have awarded Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with an Honorary Fellowship in the UK.

 

He was awarded for his contributions to world peace and culture.

 

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Appointments & Resignations:

 Sujoy Bose

1. Sujoy Bose has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF).

 

NIIF is India’s quasi sovereign wealth fund (SWF) formed to attract investment from both domestic and international sources for infrastructure development in the counry.

 

2. N. Srinivasan, former BCCI President and former International Cricket Council Chairman has re-elected as the president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for the 15th consecutive term.

 

Also, Mr. KS Viswanathan has been elected as a secretary of the TNCA for the 15th consecutive term.

 

3. Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput was appointed as the head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team.

 

He will be joining the team for the Scotland, Ireland and Netherland tour.

 

Science & Technology:

 

1. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched BGR-34.

 

BGR-34 is an anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus.

It has been jointly developed by National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and Central Institute for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP).

It works by controlling blood sugar and limiting the harmful effects and toxicity of other drugs.

 

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