Current Affairs : 28 June 2016

Lionel Messi retires from international football

  • Argentina skipper Lionel Messi (29-year) has announced retirement from International Football after Argentina’s loss in Copa America final.

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Jitu Rai wins silver in ISSF World Cup

  • Shooter Jitu Rai has won silver in the 10 m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan.

India joins Missile Technology Control Regime

  • India formally became the 35th full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

First flight of BrahMos missile from SU-30 MKI aircraft successfully conducted

  • The first carriage flight of Su-30 MKI aircraft with BrahMos missile has successfully undertaken at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) airport in Nashik.

PM Narendra Modi launches Smart city Mission Projects in Pune

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the ‘Smart City Mission’ involving 83 projects from 20 different cities in the country.

Suresh Prabhu flags off maiden train between Sonepat-Jind

  • Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has flagged off a maiden train on 81-km railway line between Sonipat to Jind.

Darjeeling zoo gets a male snow leopard for breeding conservation programme

  • The Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (PNHZP) in Darjeeling, West Bengal has received a male snow leopard named Makalu from London’s Dudley Zoological Gardens.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar awarded Honorary Fellowship in UK

  • Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been bestowed with an Honorary Fellowship by an Indian students body (NISAU) in the United Kingdom (UK) for his contributions to world peace and culture.
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