Current Affairs : 21 June 2016

Govt approves 100% FDI in aviation, defence, e-commerce

  • The Union Government has eased foreign direct investment (FDI) norms for nine sectors to give impetus to job creation and ease of doing business in the country.

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Punjab Government launches Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund

  • The Punjab government has launched a special fund “Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund” to provide free treatment for patients affected by Hepatitis C.

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to be launched in Odisha

  • State-level launch of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana to provide free of cost LPG cooking gas connections to women from BPL households  has been held in Sambalpur, Odisha.

Kannada film ‘Thithi’ wins top award in Shanghai film festival

  • Kannada film ‘Thithi‘ has won the best film award and best script writers award at the Asia New Talent Awards in the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Renowned Educationalist Jeppiaar passes away

  • Renowned politician-turned-educationalist and founder of Jeppiaar Educational Trust Jeppiaar Pangiraj (85-year) has passed away due to brief illness at Chennai.

106-year-old Aida Gemanque becomes oldest Olympic torch bearer

  • World’s oldest skydiver, Aida Gemanque (106-year) has become the oldest Olympic torch bearer on 18 June 2016 when she carried the flame in the Amazonian city of Macapa, aged .

Sri Lankan pacer Shaminda Eranga suspended by ICC for illegal action

  • International Cricket Council has suspended Sri Lanka’s fast bowler Shaminda Eranga from bowling.
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