Current Affairs : 29 June 2016

Govt appoints N S Vishwanathan as new RBI deputy governor

  • A government-appointed panel has selected N S Vishwanathan as a Reserve Bank of India deputy governor replacing incumbent H R Khan.

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Sujoy Bose appointed CEO of NIIF

  • Govt has appointed Mr. Sujoy Bose, Director and Global Co-Head, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation, Washington, as the Chief Executive Officer of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd.

Gudni Johannesson wins Iceland’s presidential election

  • Gudni Johannesson has won the Iceland’s presidential election.

UP declares all natural calamities as state disaster

  • Uttar Pradesh government has declared that all natural calamities including unseasonal heavy rain, lightning, Loo and storm etc will be treated as state disaster.

BHEL commissions two hydel units in Afghanistan

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned two units of 14 Megawatts each at Salma Hydro Electric Project in Afghanistan.

CSIR launches anti diabetic ayurvedic drug BGR -34

  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has launched BGR-34, an anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus.

Xerxes Desai founder of Titan passes away

  • Former vice chairman and managing director of Titan Co. Ltd Xerxes Sapur Desai (80-years) has passed away in Bengaluru.

Anju Bobby George & Pullela Gopichand taken as members of Khelo India

  • Anju Bobby George and Pullela Gopichand have been named as the members of Khelo India.

National Inter-State Senior Athletics C’ships begin in Hyderabad

  • 56th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships will begin in Hyderabad .
  • It is a qualifying event for the Rio Olympics.

Argentina women win record seventh FIH Champions Trophy title

  • The Argentina women’s team has claimed a record seventh International Hockey Federation Champions Trophy title with a 2-1 win over reigning World and Olympic champions, the Netherlands, in the final at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.

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