Current Affairs 24 May 2016

Kiran Bedi Appointed as Puducherry Lt. Governor

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed BJP leader and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry as per Article 239 of the Constitution.

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Gujarat Government launches Smart Village program

  • Gujarat Government has launched Smart Village program to improve public facilities in the villages.

India, Oman sign 4 bilateral agreements on defence cooperation

  • India and Oman have signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs)/agreements on defence cooperation.

J. Jaiyalalithaa takes oath as Tamil Nadu CM for sixth time

  • All India Anna Dravida Munnetrakazhagam (AIADMK) chief Ms. J Jayalalithaa has sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for record sixth time after winning 2016 state assembly election with absolute majority.

Nepal confers literary award to Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling

  • Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was conferred with the ‘Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Award‘ for his commendable contributions in promoting Nepali literature in India.

U.S. House for greater defence ties with India

  • The US House of Representatives has passed amendments to the National Defence Authorisation Act -2017 to enhance the country’s defence cooperation with India.

Union Government 11 member panel to relook Defence Spend


  • Union Government has constituted 11 members committee to recommend measures to enhance the combat capabilities of the armed forces and re-balance the overall defence expenditure.

Himachal Pradesh launches artificial propagation programme of mahseer fish for conservation

  • Himachal Pradesh fisheries department has started an artificial propagation programme for rehabilitation and conservation of Golden Mahseer fish.


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