Current Affairs : 16 June 2016

Union Cabinet approves SBI takeover of units

  • The Union cabinet gave its in-principle nod for State Bank of India (SBI)’s proposal to gobble up its five associate banks as well as Bharatiya Mahila Bank.

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Annual 45-day fishing ban in Tamil Nadu begins

  • 45 day fishing ban in the western coastal zone of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu will come into force today.

Kiran Bedi launches mobile app to help senior citizens in distress

  • Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi has launched a mobile Application for helping senior citizens in distress.

Isreal elected to chair UN committee

  • Isreal has been elected to chair a UN committee for the first time in the world body’s 71 years history.

Florida bank issues first US credit card for use in Cuba

  • A small regional Florida bank, Stonegate Bank has made history by issuing the first credit card that can be used in Cuba.

Renowned Hindi writer Mudrarakshasa passes away

  • Renowned Hindi novelist and critique Mudraraksha (82-year) has passed away due to old age related causes in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

President Pranab Mukherjee receives highest civilian award of Ivory Coast

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has been presented National Order of the Republic of Ivory Coast, the highest civilian award of the West African country.

Indian men’s 4×400 m relay team breaks 18-year-old national record

  • The Indian men’s 4x400m relay team has created a new national record clocking 3:02.17 at the International Sprint and Relay Teams Cup at Erzurum, Turkey.

Dhoni becomes first Indian keeper to complete 350 ODI dismissals

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni has became the first Indian wicket keeper and fourth in the world to complete 350 dismissals in One-Day International (ODI) cricket
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