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National – Across the India:
1. India become the third largest oil consumer in the world.
The data was released by BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
According to review India has surpassed Japan to become the world’s third-largest oil consumer.
At present, with demand of 4.1 million barrels a day (bpd), India is the third-largest consumer behind the United States (19.39 million bpd) and China (11.96 million bpd).
International – Across the Globe:
1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the joint session of the US Congress on 8 June 2016.
Earlier PM Modi was invited to speak at the joint session by House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.
He addressed the congress during his second official bilateral visit to the US after his trip in September, 2014.
With this PM Narendra Modi became the fifth Indian Prime Minister to address a joint meeting of Congress.
2. The United States has recognized India as a major defence partner.
It will pave way to bring it closest US allies for defence related trade and technology transfer.
It was announced in the joint statement issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington.
Under this tie US will work towards facilitating defence related trade and technology sharing with India to a level commensurate with that of its closest allies and partners.
3. Pakistan has topped in the list of 19 countries figuring in the 2016 Malware Infection Index (MII) in the Asia-Pacific region.
It was released by Asia-Pacific region was released by technology giant Microsoft in which India was placed at 8th position.
The index identifies the key malware threats in the Asia-Pacific region and ranks markets in Asia-Pacific according to how much they are affected.
Top 10 Countries are Pakistan (1st), Indonesia (2nd), Bangladesh (3rd), Nepal (4th), Vietnam (5th), Philippines (6th), Cambodia (7th), India (8th), Sri Lanka (9th) and Thailand (10th).
1. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has banned former Russian World No. 1 tennis player Maria Sharapova for two years over doping charges.
The ban was imposed on her Independent Tribunal of ITF appointed under Tennis Anti-Doping Programme found that she had committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
It will commence on 26 January 2016.
Awards & Recognition:
1. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has been honoured by Russia with Order of Friendship Award.
He was awarded for his special merits in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding between peoples.
It is awarded to Russian citizens and foreign nationals for their outstanding work, deeds and efforts for betterment of relations with the Russian Federation and its people.
2. Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, an eminent Indian-origin professor has been awarded the prestigious Regius Professorship in Manufacturing by Queen Elizabeth II.
Bhattacharyya who is founder of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)
He has been awarded the Regius Professorship for his outstanding contribution in manufacturing.
The Regius professor is a university professor with royal appointment or patronage. It was founded by the Scottish King James IV at Aberdeen University in 1497 and was first presented in the field of medicine.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):
1. India and the United States (US) have signed six agreements to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields.
These agreements were signed in between the bilateral talks between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama in Washington.
Singed Agreements are as follows:
Arrangement for the exchange of Terrorist Screening Information
MoU on Energy Security, Clean Energy and Climate Change
MoU on Wildlife Conservation and Combating Wildlife Trafficking
MoU for the Global Entry Programme
Technical Arrangement concerning Unclassified Maritime Information Sharing
Information Exchange Annex (IEA) concerning Aircraft Carrier Technologies
MoU for Cooperation in Gas Hydrates
Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement
Economics & Banking GK:
1. The World Bank released a report on.
In this report the global growth forecast was decreased to 2.4% in 2016 and at 2.8% in 2017.
This happened mainly because of a slower than expected recovery in advanced economies and due to mediocre growth experienced by advanced economies, while low commodity prices, weak global trade and stilted capital flows also impacted.
According to the report, India will remain one of the fastest growing major economies, ahead of China, for the next three years.
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