Current Affairs - 30 May 2016

India’s first integrated web portal to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings launched

  • The Union Ministry of Power and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched India’s first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India.

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Lakshadweep becomes first UT to sign 24×7 ‘Power for All’ document

  • Lakshadweep became first Union Territory (UT) in the country to sign 24×7 Power for All document.

Real Madrid FC wins 2016 UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid FC won the 2016 UEFA Champions League for the record 11th time by defeating Atletico Madrid FC by 5-3 goals in penalty shootout.
  • In the final played, both teams scored 1–1 goals in regulation period leading to draw.

Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar wins 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award

  • Indian author Aditi Krishnakumar has won the prestigious 2016 Scholastic Asian Book Award. She has won the award for her 32,000-word manuscript titled Codex: The Lost Treasure Of The Indus. The manuscript will be now published by Scholastic Asia.

India, Australia sign MoU to enhance R&D capabilities in biotech

  • India and Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance research and development (R&D) capabilities in biotechnology by launching a joint funding call.

IPL 2016: Hyderabad beat RCB to lift the title

David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad to a maiden Indian Premier League title after the bowlers derailed Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chase to fashion an eight-run victory.

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the highest wicket-taker in this year’s competition, conceded only nine runs in the final over to dash Bangalore’s hopes of being third time lucky in the final of the Twenty20 competition.


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