INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Zimbabwe’s central bank to introduce its
own version of US dollars Known as bond notes in order to
ease a cash shortage in the country. US President Barack Obama signed into law
new import restrictions on Syrian cultural artifacts in a
move to stop the Islamic State’s trade in looted antiquities. Kenyan government will close World’s biggest
refugee camp Dadaab refugee camp for national security President Barack Obama signed to make US bison
as its national mammal.It will a symbol for America’s heritage. The world’s first artificial intelligence
lawyer installed by Law Firm Baker Hostetler in the United
State and named as ROSS. 49th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development
Bank (ADB) held from May 2-5 at Frankfurt International Buddhist conference held in
Nepal to remember the 2560th Buddha Birthday Anniversary ALL Ladies League (ALL) organised the Women
Economic Forum (WEF) from May 16-21, 2016 in New Delhi, India
Theme: “Women: Uplifting and Uniting the World” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon inaugurated
the first world humanitarian summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The United Nations Children’s Fund
(UNICEF) announced the launch of a new fund’ Education Cannot Wait’ fund – $3.85 billion
over five years. 42nd G7 summit held in Japan & Obama makes
historic visit to Hiroshima. Andhra Pradesh will become First “Open Defaction
Free” State to make 100% free from Open Defaction by October 2. National
Border Security Force(BSF) to set up the tallest national flag(356 feet) near Attari-Wagah
Joint Check Post famously known as the Wagah border. The world largest telescope called Thirty
Metre Telescope (TMT) project will be set up at Hanle in
Ladakh. Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy
Code Bill, 2016 that will help improve India’s ranking
in the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index. The single emergency number ‘112’ will
be functioning throughout India from January 1, 2017
approved by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Gujarat gov announced a government resolution
(GR) granting minority status to the Jain community.Poor people among the Jain community
can avail of various scholarships, gov welfare schemes as per Article 30 of Indian Constitution. Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma
released a Commemorative coin of Rs. 100/- and
a Circulation coin of Rs. 10/as a part of 475th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Maharana
Pratap in New Delhi Parliament approved the Anti-Hijacking Bill
that award death penalty to the criminals in case of death
of hostages or security personnel.It will Amend Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982 Indian Postal Department enhanced their services
to Hi-tech by geo-tagging the post offices and
started to monitor the timely clearance of the letter boxes through a mobile application
called BHUVAN PM Narendra Modi launched solar powered boats
– 11 and distributing 1,000 e-rickshaws to people in
Varanasi Karnataka gov decided to establish the Asia’s
first Rice Technology Park at Gangavati in Koppal
district and a Maize Technology Park at Ranebennur in Haveri district. World’s largest single rooftop stretch of
42 acre solar power plant of 11.5 Mw capacity was installed
in Amritsar, Punjab with an Investment of Rs 82 Crore (2012) to Rs. 10,000 Crore Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu
and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off
the country’s first driverless-metro train was tested on track in New Delhi. Lakshadweep became first Union Territory (UT)
to sign “24×7 Power for All” document. India ranks at third position after the United
States and China in the category of Renewable Energy
Country Attractiveness Index reported by EY India has secured ninth position in the 2016
Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index.Top 3 –
1.US, China; 2. Canada and 3.Germany India climbs to 41st slot on competitiveness
ranking ICICI Bank is the first financial institution
in the country to tie up with the BRICS Grouping promoted
New Development Bank to create a platform for sharing knowledge and deepening network
connectivity between NDB and ICICI Bank Securities market regulator SEBI has gave
in-principle approval to YES Bank for it to act as custodian
of securities. Islamic Development Bank to open its first
branch at Ahmedabad. Kerala has been awarded the best family destination
in the country in the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2016 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched the Direct
Benefit Transfer scheme for farmers and pledged digging of at least one lakh bore wells to
improve irrigation facilities COMMITTEES Union government has set up a new panel under
the chairmanship of S Ayyapan to prepare a draft
national policy on marine fishery after ascertaining the current status of exploitation of the
resources. Union Finance Ministry has set up a new committee
to review the government’s fiscal roadmap headed by NK Singh and review the
working of the related Fiscal Responsibility and Budget
Management Act that was enacted in 2003. Union government has appointed the 11-member
committee led by Lt Gen D B Shekatkar(retd) to
relook defence expenditure. Union government has set up a three-member
committee, headed by Sanjay Mitra to frame a policy
framework for taxi aggregators and other transport operators. South Korean Novelist Han Kang has been awarded
with the Man Booker International Prize for his
Novel “The Vegetarian”. Eminent Harry Potter Series Author JK Rowling
honored with the highest French civilian honour French Legion of Honour. AR Rahman conferred with Japan’s Fukuoka prize
2016. Google acquired a Toronto-based business technology
start-up Synergyse to scale training offering for Google Apps to its customers and customers’
The smallest in the world microscopic engine ,invented by German Mechanical engineer Rudolf
Diesel and German Engineer Nicholas otto. Scientists have developed Smallest Thermometer
in the world using DNA structures that can fold and
unfold at specifically defined temperature functions. Scientists claim to have developed the world’s
first holographic flexible smartphone called the HoloFlex that lets users interact with
3D videos and images without any headgear or glasses. A driverless SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched
from Florida then lands on ship at sea.It was the second
successful landing after similar attempts were made in last month. Indigenous technology demonstrator of reusable
launch vehicle RLV-TD tested successfully from
Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. It is an India’s own space shuttle. Japan based Osaka University Scientists have
used sunlight to powerfully convert seawater into
hydrogen peroxide(H2O2) that may be used in fuel cells to generate electricity. Google wins Java copyright case versus Oracle. NASA successfully deploys space station’s
inflatable room. DEFENCE
US Navy tested world’s largest unmanned Surface Sea Hunter, As it pave the way for
the first step toward sending unmanned cargo vessels between
countries. Israel has successfully tested a maritime
missile interception system that can shoot down short-range
missiles. The missile also called Iron Dome of the Sea. Indian Air Force (IAF) team successfully concluded
their four-week Red Flag aerial combat exercises at Alaska in the U.S. Indian Navy’s first indigenous Scorpene-class
stealth submarine Kalvari has been sailed out of
Mumbai Harbour for sea trials. SPORTS Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany wins
F1 Russian Grand Prix to take top position in his
fourth consecutive victory in a row this season. England’s world number one Mark Selby beat
China’s Ding Junhui to win World Championship title. Pakistan clinched 2016 Asia Kabaddi Championship
Cup by defeating India at Wah Cantonment in Pakistan. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was
named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second
straight year. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen became Formula
One’s youngest race winner aged 18 by winning the
Spanish Grand Prix. Denmark team defeated Indonesia team to bagged
the 2016 Thomas Cup badminton tournament played at Kunshan, China Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco Grand Prix. Alastair Cook Becomes Youngest Cricketer To
Score 10000 Test Runs. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu becomes first Indian
to play in top flight European League game.

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