Current Affairs : 24 June 2016

Anil Kumble appointed India head coach

  • Legendary spinner Anil Kumble (45-year)has been appointed the new head coach of the Indian cricket team for a period of 12 months.

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PayPal appoints Anupam Pahuja as India Country Manager and MD

  • World’s leading payments platform PayPal has appointed Anupam Pahuja as the Managing Director (MD) and Country Manager for its India operations.

Railway minister flags off Danapur-Saharsa Janhit Express

  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off a new train service between Danapur and Saharsa in Bihar through video-conferencing at Rail Bhawan in New Delhi.

Cabinet approves Rs.6,000 Cr package for textiles

  • The government has also approved a Rs 6,000 crore special package for textiles & apparel sector to create one crore new jobs in 3 years, attracting investments of $11 billion and generating $30 billion in exports.

LIC chairman S K Roy resigns two years before his term ends

  • The head of state-run Life Insurance Corp (LIC) S.K. Roy has tendered his resignation two years before his term was due to end.

Assam: Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya temple to begins

  • In Assam, the annual Ambubachi Mela at Kamakhya temple has begun.
  • For the celebration, the temple doors will remain closed until Sunday.

India ranks 10th in FDI inflows: UNCTAD report

  • As per the recently released 2016 World Investment Report, India ranks 10th in FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) inflows

A Life in Diplomacy authored by ‘MK Rasgotra’

  • The book titled A Life in Diplomacy has been released which is written by former Indian diplomat Maharaja krishna Rasgotra.

AIFF to launch ‘Mission 11 Million’ for football

  • The All India Football Federation is set to launch a football promotion programme in October targeting 11 million children across India.

Russian hockey winger Artemi Panarin wins 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy

  • Russian hockey winger Artemi Panarin playing for the Chicago Blackhawks has won the 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy.

India wins three match T20 series with Zimbabwe

  • India pipped Zimbabwe by three runs to win the three-match T20 series 2-1 at the Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe.


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