Current Affairs 4th June 2016

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Current Affairs 4th June 2016

National News:

  • Marking the second year since the creation of Telangana, the state government announced the creation of 15 new districts across the state
  • Odisha becomes first state to give social welfare benefits to transgender community
  • 2 Indian-origin women in Forbes’ self-made American women list
  • India to grant tourist, e-visa for Yoga courses
  • India among top five in 2015 in green energy spending
  • India joins Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation
  • Constitution of National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal Notified
  • Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approves Mau-Tarighat Railway line project

International News:

  • India, US sign MoU on energy security, climate
  • Asia’s largest annual security forum opens in Singapore
  • German Parliament passes Resolution recognising Massacre of Armenians as Genocide

New Appointments:

  • Senior IPS officer Navin Agarwal was appointed chief of National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), working for dope-free sports for five years
  • Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Satyanarayana Chowdary were elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh
  • P Dhanapal, Jayaraman re-elected as TN Speaker, Deputy Speaker
  • LDF candidate Sreeramakrishnan elected as Kerala Assembly speaker

Banking:

  • RBI directs banks to make cybersecurity policies

Business & Economy:

  • Johnson & Johnson to buy Vogue International for about $3.3 billion
  • New Delhi based Energy and Resources Institute and a subsidiary of Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL) inked a pact to work together in empowering farmers

Awards & Honours:

  • Indian banker Raghavan Seetharaman awarded Green Economy Visionary Award

Science & Technology:

  • Google launched a tool that measures a website’s speed on mobile and desktop, and its mobile-friendliness on a scale of 1 to 100
  • Microsoft announced the general availability of its latest relational database management system ‘SQL Server 2016’.

Sports:

  • Novak Djokovic becomes the first player to win a $100m prize money
  • Argentina retain top spot in FIFA rankings
  • BCCI allows women to compete in foreign leagues
  • Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the most famous athlete in the world in the list of 100 most famous athletes released by ESPN.

Obituary:

  • US singer Prince died from accidental overdose of painkiller, fentanyl

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