Current Affairs : 27 June 2016

Nepal bans citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya

  • Nepal banned its citizens from working in strife-torn Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya. The decision was made at a cabinet meet after 13 Nepali security guards were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing in Kabul.

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Sri Lankan Parliament passes Right to Information bill with amendments

  • Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passed the Right to Information (RTI) bill with amendments.

Artemi Panarin wins 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy

  • Russian hockey winger Artemi Panarin, playing for the Chicago Blackhawks, won the 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy. The announcement was made by the US National Hockey League (NHL).

Noted Malayalam theatre artist Kavalam Narayana Panicker passes away

  • Veteran Malayalam theatre artist and poet Kavalam Narayana Panicker passed away on 26 June 2016 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was 88.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed with theme Listen First

  • International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26 June 2016. The day was observed with theme Listen First.

Chile beat Argentina 4-2 to lift Copa America cup

  • After no goals were scored in regulation time and extra time, Chile and Argentina were once again taken to penalties to decide the Copa America final. Once again Chile came out on top in a 4-2 win after Lionel Messi and Lucas Biglia missed their spot kicks.

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