World Current Affairs : June  2016

Our section of World Current Affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the month June 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.



1 June 2016
• World's first 3D-printed aircraft THOR displayed at International Aerospace Exhibition
• World Milk Day observed globally
• Global Day of Parents observed across the world
• Gotthard Base Tunnel, world's longest and deepest rail tunnel, inaugurated in Switzerland
• India, Qatar MoU on tourism approved by Union Cabinet
• India-US MoU on enhancing cooperation in Wildlife Conservation
• India joins Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation
• Two Indian-origin women in Forbes' Self-Made American Women List
2 June 2016
• Singapore International Arbitration Centre to open Representative Office at GIFT City
• India, Tunisia sign MoUs for co-operation in IT, handicrafts sector
• German Parliament passes Resolution recognising Massacre of Armenians as Genocide
• India, US signed MoU to Enhance Cooperation on Energy Security, Clean Energy & Climate Change
3 June 2016
• Muhammad Ali, the All-time Greatest of Boxing, dies at 74
• International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 2016 observed
• Asia’s largest annual security forum Shangri-La Dialogue inaugurates in Singapore
• Leander Paes, Martina Hingis won 2016 French Open Mixed Doubles tennis title
• Exercise Desert Eagle-II concluded
• World’s space agencies join hands to face climate challenge
4 June 2016
• PM Modi, Ghani inaugurates Afghan-India Friendship Dam
• Garbine Muguruza of Spain won 2016 French Open Women’s Singles tennis title
• India signed MoU with USA to facilitate hassle-free entry of Indians to US
5 June 2016
• World Environment Day observed with theme Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife
• French Open 2016 concluded
• Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win 1st French Open title
• Switzerland voters reject unconditional basic income proposal in referendum
• India, Qatar inked 7 agreements to boost cooperation
• US Army Reserve officer Deshauna Barber crowned as Miss USA 2016
6 June 2016
• Scientists identified a process to remove DNA molecules from X-Files
• Chess Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi dies
• Forbes released World’s 100 Most Powerful Women 2016 list
• NATO launches biggest ever Joint Military Exercise Anaconda-16 in Poland
• The Rise of Environmental Crime Report released by UNEP and INTERPOL
7 June 2016
• Amber Gurung, composer of Nepali National Anthem, passes away
• International Monetary Fund approved 1.5 billion US dollar loan to Sri Lanka
• No detention for Illegal Migrants under 2008 Return Directive: EU Court
• LISA Pathfinder mission demonstrates ways to detect gravitational waves
• Facebook India appoints Umang Bedi as Managing Director
• Ridley Scott to receive American Cinematheque Award
• Indian-origin professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya awarded Regius Professorship by Queen
• Joint statement on India-US endurance as global partners in 21st Century released
• Microsoft released Malware Infection Index 2016
8 June 2016
• World Oceans Day observed across the world
• UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon honoured with Russia’s Order of Friendship
• Maria Sharapova receives two-year suspension for failing drug test
• India-US inked 8 MoUs to bolster economic growth & sustainable development
• WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in four countries including Thailand
• BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2016 released
• Major General Per Lodin appointed to head UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan
• Forbes releases 2016 World's 100 Highest-Paid Athletes list
• India signs Europe-led clampdown on tax evasion and corruption
9 June 2016
• Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru's Presidential Election
10 June 2016
• IEP released the 2016 Global Peace Index, India ranks 141
• Gordie Howe, legendary ice hockey player dies
• Iceland scientists turn CO2 into Stone under CarbFix Project
11 June 2016
• Hubble Telescope uncovers Solitary Galaxy, UGC 4879
• Popcorn-like fossils give evidence of environmental influence on species richness
• Norway becomes first country to prohibit deforestation
12 June 2016
• Donald Carr, former England Cricket captain, dies aged 89
• World Day Against Child Labour observed
• Priyanka Chopra nominated for Choice TV Breakout Star in 2016 Teen Choice Awards
• USA wins FINA Women Water Polo World League Super Final
• China launches 23rd BeiDou Navigation Satellite
13 June 2016
• International Albinism Awareness Day observed worldwide
• Microsoft signs agreement to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion
• Peter Thomson of Fiji elected as President of 71st session of United Nations General Assembly
• Israel elected as Chair of a permanent committee of UN for the first time
14 June 2016
• World Blood Donors Day 2016 observed with theme Blood connects us all
• Ivory Coast honours President Pranab Mukherjee with its highest civilian Award
• Florida’s Stonegate Bank to issue first US credit card for use in Cuba
• Gunit Chadha resigns as CEO of Deutsche Bank Asia Pacific Region
• American Literary Translator Gregory Rabassa dies
• Net-Neutrality Rules upheld by US Appeals Court
• Rio 2016 unveils official slogan for Olympic and Paralympic Games
15 June 2016
• India, Taiwan MoU/Agreements on bilateral relations approved
• Jupiter-like planet, Kepler-1647b, orbiting two stars discovered
• Hollywood actor Anne Hathaway appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador
• Bramble Cay melomys is first mammal declared extinct from human-caused climate change
• LIGO team announced second detection of gravitational waves
• North America to have its first sanctuary for dolphins
16 June 2016
• Margaret Atwood awarded 2016 PEN Pinter Prize
• Famous TV actress Ann Morgan Guilbert dies
• India won three-match ODI Series against Zimbabwe, 3-0
• Arktika, the most powerful nuclear icebreaker launched by Russia
• Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility becomes operational between India and Bangladesh
17 June 2016
• Indian-origin Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir nominated as US Ambassador to Malaysia
• World Day to Combat Desertification 2016 observed
• China to operationalise the exascale supercomputer Tianhe -3 by 2020
• NASA spots Single Methane Leak from Space using Hyperion spectrometer
• NASA unveils X-57 Hybrid Electric Research Plane
18 June 2016
• Australia won Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2016
19 June 2016
• International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed
• Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg won 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe
20 June 2016
• World Refugee Day observed on 20 June
• Virginia Raggi became first female mayor of Rome
• China’s Sunway TaihuLight declared world’s fastest supercomputer
• Six Indian WW1 warriors gets place in Digital Archive of United Kingdom
• K2-33b, a newborn Exoplanet around a young star, discovered by NASA
21 June 2016
• Martian crater named after Nepal quake-hit village Langtang
• UNCTAD released World Investment Report 2016
• World Hydrography Day 2016 observed
22 June 2016
• Kuumbi Cave: Bone artefacts used by Early Humans discovered in the Cave
• Mercer's Cost of Living Survey 2016 released; Mumbai costliest in India
• Amjad Sabri, a famed Pakistani Qawwal, shot dead in Karachi
• India won three-match T20 Series against Zimbabwe, 2-1
• EU reached agreement on new border force to tackle migrant crisis
• SoftBank Group names Ken Miyauchi as President and COO
• Artemi Panarin wins 2015-2016 Calder Memorial Trophy
23 June 2016
• United Nations Public Service Day 2016 observed globally
• International Widows’ Day 2016 observed globally
• Colombia government, FARC rebels sign ceasefire
• International Olympic Day celebrated on 23 June
24 June 2016
• UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced resignation after Brexit vote
• Britain votes to exit European Union in historic referendum
• Nepal bans citizens from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Libya
• Sri Lankan Parliament passes Right to Information bill with amendments
25 June 2016
• Scientists developed KiloCore, world's first 1000-processor computer chip
• Day of the Seafarer 2016 observed with theme At Sea For All
• China launches first Dark Sky Reserve in Tibet to limit light pollution
• Scientists develop bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells
26 June 2016
• International Day in Support of Victims of Torture observed
• International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed with theme Listen First
• Lionel Messi retires from Argentina after Copa America final loss to Chile
• Chile beat Argentina to win 2016 Copa America Football tournament
• Expanded Panama Canal reopens after 9 years of work
27 June 2016
• China launches first Dark Sky Reserve in Tibet to limit light pollution
• Social entrepreneur Zubaida Bai wins UN honour for corporate sustainability initiative
• Nestle named Ukf Mark Schneider as CEO
• Italian film actor Bud Spencer dies
• Argentina Women won 2016 Champions Trophy Hockey title
• Researcher develops non-invasive method to kill cancer cells in two hours
• Writer and futurist Alvin Toffler dies
28 June 2016
• Scientists develop bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells
• UNICEF released the State of the World's Children 2016 Report
• World Economic Forum released the Human Capital Report 2016
• Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden, Kazakhstan elected non-permanent UNSC members
29 June 2016
• China launches second Shijian-16 series satellite
• Suzuki Motors appoints Toshihiro Suzuki as CEO
30 June 2016
• International Solar Alliance Cell and World Bank sign Declaration for promoting Solar Energy
• Rodrigo Duterte sworn in as Philippines’ president
• Exercise RIPMAC 2016 begins

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