June 2016 Current Affairs Monthly

Current Affairs June 2016: Read Important monthly current affairs and major events of June 2016 related to India (National) and World (International) for SSC, Banking PO, IBPS, Indian Railways, UPSC, RPSC, State PSC and other upcoming competitive Examinations. It covered all latest current affairs topics like Politics, Appointments, Sports and Players, Awards and Honours, Important Days, Obituaries, Reports, Business, Government Schemes, Education, Books and Authors, Economy, Science and Technology, Geography, Agreements, Conference and Entertainment.

Top Appointment Current Affairs
  • Bhim Sain Bassi, IPS (Retd) has been appointed as the member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. He will hold the post until February 2021.
  • Nita Ambani has been nominated for membership in the International Olympic Committee and will become the first Indian woman to be on the apex sporting body if she gets elected at the IOC Session scheduled from August 2 to 4.
  • Distinguished scientist G Kalyanakrishnan has taken charge as Chief Executive of Hydereabad based Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC).He took over the charge in place of Dr N Saibaba, who had retired on completion of two years of extended period of service.
  • Peter Thomson has been elected as U.N. General Assembly President for the 71st session at U.N. headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., June 13, 2016.
  • US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-origin diplomat as the next American ambassador to Malaysia.
Top Awards Current Affairs
  • Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army Reserve officer from the District of Columbia, won the Miss USA crown.
  • Actress Priyanka Chopra has been nominated for her stint as FBI trainee Alex Parrish in American TV series Quantico at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards.
  • Grand Master Harika Dronavalli added another feather to her cap by winning the best women's player award in the Eurasian Blitz chess tournament in Kazakhstan.
Top Business Current Affairs
  • Software giant Microsoft is acquiring professional social networking site LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in cash.
Top Collaboration Current Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama decided on setting up six nuclear reactors in India and a slew of new climate financing initiatives.

Top Entertainment Current Affairs
  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan has emerged victorious at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2016 with the Salman Khan-starrer winning the best picture while Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus taking home the best director gong.
Top Inauguration Current Affairs
  • PM Modi released India’s first ever National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), which aims to make the country disaster resilient and reduce loss of lives.
  • Sweden inaugurated a test stretch of an electric road in Sandviken to conduct tests with electric power for hybrid heavy transports on public roads. With this, Sweden becomes first country in the world to have electric road.
Top India Current Affairs
  • India has beat Japan in oil consumption and now ranks next only to US and China, according to a BP Statistical Review of World Energy release. While India's oil demand is 4.1 million barrels per day, leading consumer US' demand is 19.39 million bpd and China 11.96 million bpd). India's share in world's total oil consumption is 4.5 per cent.?
  • Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar signed the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), aimed at preventing unchecked proliferation of missiles.India's entry into the MTCR has come after years of diplomatic negotiations with its 34 members.
Top Obituary Current Affairs
  • Film and television actor Razak Khan died due to cardiac arrest at the age of 65.
  • Achyut Lahkar, doyen of Assam’s mobile theatre movement, and noted playwright and actor, passed away following a protracted illness. He was 85.
  • Former MP of the Lok Sabha Neil O'Brien, credited for pioneering quizzing in the country passed away in the city at the age of 82.
Top Person Current Affairs
  • 40-year-old Judith D'Souza, an Indian hailing from Kolkata and working with a renowned NGO Aga Khan Network, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.
Top Politics Current Affairs
  • In a bid to empower the transgender community in Odisha, the state government has decided to implement five sub-schemes launched by the central government.The sub-schemes will be implemented by the state government through its newly-created Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD).
Top Resignation Current Affairs
  • Olympian Anju Bobby George quit as president of the Kerala Sports Council, weeks after newly appointed Sports Minister E P Jayarajan allegedly found fault with the council’s decisions and appointments.
Top Special Day Current Affairs
  • The Union Ministry of AYUSH Ministry has released a Yog Geet (Yoga song) for celebrating the second International Yoga Day on 21 June 2016.
Top Sports Current Affairs
  • World number one Novak Djokovic beat Britain's Andy Murray to win his first French Open title and complete the career Grand Slam.
  • Indian ace Saina Nehwal received a huge boost ahead of the Rio Olympics as she clinched her second Australian Open title after defeating China’s Sun Yu in a thrilling three-game final of the Super Series badminton tournament in Sydney.
  • Australia have defeated India 3-1 in a controversial penalty shootout to win their 14th Champions Trophy title.
  • Indian recurve mixed pair of Atanu Das and Deepika Kumari stormed into the final to assure themselves a medal in the third stage of Archery World Cup.
  • Former India captain Anil Kumble has been appointed coach of the national side for one year announced by BCCI. His first assignment will be India's four-Test tour of the West Indies.
  • Chile win Copa América once against Argentina title second time.
  • Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football after Argentina crashed to defeat against Chile in the Copa America Centenario final.
Top World Current Affairs
  • Guðni Jóhannesson, a history professor, has won Iceland’s presidential election in a vote held in the aftermath of the Panama Papers leak in April, which implicated several top Icelandic officials.
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