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Current Affairs : 23 May 2016

Published on Monday, May 23, 2016

Oldest Olympic champion SandorTarics dies

  • The world's oldest Olympic champion, SandorTarics, died on 21 May 2016 in San Francisco. He was 102. His death was confirmed by Hungarian Olympic Committee MOB.

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2016 observed across the world

  • he United Nations (UN) observed the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) on 22 May 2016. The theme for the year 2016 is Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

Anurag Thakur unanimously elected BCCI president

  • Anurag Thakur was on 22 May 2016 unanimously elected as 34th BCCI President at the board’s special general meeting (SGM) in Mumbai. He will serve as President until September 2017.

Ratan P Watal appointed as Principal Adviser for Social Sector in NITI Aayog

  • Former Finance Secretary Ratan P Watal was appointed as Principal Adviser (Social Sector) in NITI Aayog for 3-years.

Union Cabinet approved ordinance to keep States out of NEET for one year

  • The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to exempt the State boards from the purview of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for one year.

US House of Representatives gave nod to bolster defence ties with India on par with NATO

  • The US House of Representatives gave its nod to a bipartisan legislation to improve defence ties with India.

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