Britain Votes To Exit European Union (EU), Market crash

In a historic development, the Britain has voted to leave the European Union (EU) after 43 years as the 'Brexit' camp on Friday took a seemingly unassailable lead over the 'Remain' camp in a down-to-wire referendum with far reaching implications for the world. As a fallout of the Brexit referendum, Indian equities have taken a hit with Sensex falling nearly 1000 points mirroring heavy volatility in the world stock markets.
52% of the Britons in Thursday's vote favoured leaving the 28-member EU, while 48 per cent supported staying in the bloc. The final national result is to be officially declared by the UK Electoral Commission's chief counting officer.  London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England. Voters in Wales and the English shires have backed Brexit in large numbers.  The vote - which saw an extremely high turnout of around 72 per cent with over 30 million people voting- reverses the public verdict back in 1975, when the UK voted to remain a member of then European Economic Community, which later became the EU.

No decision on India's NSG membership

No decision on India's NSG membership as China remains adamant. The plenary meeting of the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) ended at Seoul on Friday with no decision on India's membership bid as divisions persisted over admitting non-NPT members with China leading the opposition to it.  China's stand that India's membership application cannot be considered because it has not signed the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) was backed by nearly 10 other countries which effectively torpedoed India's bid although it had the strong backing of the US, the UK, France and a majority of countries in the nuclear trading group. Earlier, the chief Chinese negotiator, Wang Qun continued to vehemently oppose India's membership of NSG. Wang, Director General of China's Department of Arms Control, told reporters that there was no consensus on the NSG membership of non-NPT countries like India. The anti-India stand taken by China again today clearly shows that Chinese President Xi Jinping has not responded to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's urgings in Tashkent on Thursday that Beijing should support India's case.

Union Government launches India’s first pilot programme to run two wheelers on CNG in Delhi

Union Government has launched a pilot programme to run two wheelers on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in New Delhi to curb air pollution in cities. The project was jointly launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar at the CGO Complex CNG station. 
The first-of-its-kind pilot programme in India to run two-wheelers on CNG has been launched by Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL). It is being implemented by IGL under its “Hawa Badlo” movement along with GAIL (Gas Authority of India Limited). Under this project, different models of two-wheelers fitted with the CNG kits have been unveiled to curb rising air pollution in cities. These CNG two-wheelers are substantially economical as compared to similar variant of petrol vehicles. They emit 75% less hydrocarbon and 20% less CO (Carbon monoxide), compared to their petrol variants.

23, 24 June 2016 Current Affairs MCQs

23, 24 June 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for June 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 23, 24 June 2016 :
Which renowned Qawwal, Amjad Sabri has been shot dead recently in which country ?
A. India
B. Bangladesh
C. Pakistan
D. England
Answer: C
Explanation: Renowned Qawwal Amjad Sabri was shot dead in Karachi on the afternoon of 22nd June 2016. Additional Inspector General Mushtaq Mehar told Dawn that two men riding a motorcycle fired shots at Sabri's car.  Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

Who is appointed New Indian Cricket team head Coach ?
A. Anil Kumble
B. Ravi Shashtri
C. VVS Laxman
D. Tom Moody
Answer: A
Explanation: Former captain Anil Kumble was appointed as the Indian cricket team's head coach for one-year tenure on 23rd June 2016. The 45-year-old Kumble pipped former Team Director Ravi Shastri, Australians Tom Moody and Stuart Law and a host of others to clinch the high-profile position following an elaborate selection process headed by a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC).  Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

EU Film Festival to starts in which city on 24th June 2016 ?
A. London
B. Kolkata
C. Delhi
D. Peris
Answer: B
Explanation: European Union (EU) Film Festival begins in Kolkata on 24th June with a screening of German film ‘Jack’. Organized by the Delegation of the European Union and embassies of EU Member States, the festival is being held in partnership with Federation of Film Societies of India, Cine Central, West Bengal Film Centre ‘Nandan’ and British Council, a Federation of Film Societies release said. European Union Film Festival will be hosted in Kolkata across two venues - Nandan and British Council, till July 2.  Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

Which country on 24th June Votes To Exit European Union (EU) ?
A. Britain
B. Greece
C. France
D. UAE
Answer: A
Explanation: In a historic development, the Britain has voted to leave the European Union (EU) after 43 years as the 'Brexit' camp on Friday took a seemingly unassailable lead over the 'Remain' camp in a down-to-wire referendum with far reaching implications for the world. As a fallout of the Brexit referendum, Indian equities have taken a hit with Sensex falling nearly 1000 points mirroring heavy volatility in the world stock markets.. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

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Anil Kumble appointed New Indian Cricket Coach

Former captain Anil Kumble was appointed as the Indian cricket team's head coach for one-year tenure on 23rd June 2016. The 45-year-old Kumble pipped former Team Director Ravi Shastri, Australians Tom Moody and Stuart Law and a host of others to clinch the high-profile position following an elaborate selection process headed by a three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). The committee comprising greats Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly had interviewed 10 candidates for the job in Kolkata on Tuesday in a marathon session which lasted close to 10 hours. BCCI received 57 applications for the post and trimmed it down to 21 before handing over the list to CAC that interviewed the candidates shortlisted by them. Among them were Ravi Shastri, Lalchand Rajput, Pravin Amre, Kumble, Tom Moody, Stuart Law and Andy Moles. 
Kumble, the highest wicket-taker for India till date and third in the international list behind Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne, emerged as a front-runner in the last few days even though he has no experience in coaching in the international arena. Kumble's stint as a mentor with IPL teams such as Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians as well as his vast experience as an international cricketer might have tilted the scale in his favour. The former leg-spinner played 132 Test matches and 271 ODIs in a career spanning close to two decades. Kumble finished his Test career with 619 scalps and accumulated 337 ODI wickets which put his combined tally at 956 in two formats. 

Boxers Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar qualify for Rio Olympics 2016

Indian boxers Manoj Kumar and Vikas Krishan have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics scheduled to be held in August 2016 in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Manoj Kumar booked Olympic berth after advancing in the quarterfinal bout against Tajikistan’s Rakhimov Shakvakatdzhon in the AIBA World Olympic qualification event in Baku, Azerbaijan. Later, Asian Games champion Vikas Krishan also qualified for the Olympics after defeating South Korea’s Lee Dongyun 3-0 in the 75kg category in the quarter finals. With this total three Indian boxers have assured of Olympic berths.  Shiva Thapa was the first Indian boxer to qualify for Rio Olympics. He had made the cut in the 56 kilogram category for Rio during the Asian Qualifiers in March 2016.

ISRO's PSLV-C34 Successfully launches record 20 satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today successfully launched a record 20 satellites from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota. The launch also placed into orbit two Indian academic community built satellites. ISRO has so far launched 57 satellites for foreign vendors from about 20 countries. The vehicle not only put 20 satellites into the same orbit - the highest number of satellites to be put into orbit by a PSLV - but also also perform two tricky experiments of the same nature. Earlier, it had sent 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission in 2008.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty sixth flight (PSLV-C34), launches the 727.5 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation and 19 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 560 kg at lift–off into a 505 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C34 was launched from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota on June 22, 2016 at 09:26 hrs (IST). This is the fourteenth flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with the use of solid strap-on motors). The co-passenger satellites are from USA, Canada, Germany and Indonesia as well as two satellites (SATHYABAMASAT and SWAYAM) from Indian University/Academic Institute. The total weight of all the 20 satellites carried onboard PSLV-C34 is about 1288 kg.

21st, 22nd June 2016 Current Affairs MCQs

21st, 22nd June 2016 Current Affairs MCQs, Quiz, Questions: Current Affairs for June 2016Daily Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) for India GK, World GK and current affairs with Collection of daily objective type Question by www.Indiagk.net based on General Knowledge (GK) and General Science (GS) Questions for UPSC, State PSC, SSC, Police exam, Railway exam, SBI, Bank PO, IBPC, SSC, LDC, UDC, Army, Airforce, Navy, Coast Guard, Bank Clerk, TET and all entrance examination with current affairs News, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) available on Website www.IndiaGK.net and Android Apps with daily updates:.  

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Current Affairs Questions on 21st, 22nd June 2016 :
Which state team has won the first edition of India’s Bad Bull Softball League?
A. Tamilnadu
B. Telangana
C. Goa
D. Maharashtra
Answer: D
Explanation: Maharashtra have won the first edition of India’s Bad Bull Softball League by defeating Punjab 2-1 at Saket Sports Complex. The league was recognised by the Delhi Softball Association (DSA). The Softball league was an effort to encourage amateur baseball and softball at entry level among the common masses. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

What is the theme of the 2nd edition the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2016?
A. Live in Peace
B. Peace: Soul and Mind
C. Connect the Youth
D. Inspire every one for healthy environment
Answer: C
Explanation: International Day of Yoga (IDY) is observed on June 21 every year to spread awareness about yoga. Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

Who inaugurated 2-day international conference on Yoga on 22nd June 2016?
A. Narendra Modi
B. Sushma Swaraj
C. Smriti Irani
D. Hamid Ansari
Answer: D
Explanation: A two-day international Yoga Conference titled "Yoga for body and beyond" organized by Ministry of AYUSH was inaugurated by Vice-President Hamid Ansari on 22nd june 2016 in which delegates from 32 countries take part.  About 70 international delegates from countries. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

ISRO on 22nd June successfully launches how many record satellites ?
A. 14
B. 20
C. 22
D. 18
Answer: B
Explanation: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 22nd June 2016 successfully launched a record 20 satellites from its Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota. The 320 tonne PSLV C-34 was carrying 17 foreign small satellites from Canada, Indonesia, Germany and the US but the main passenger was a 727 kg Indian earth observation satellite called Cartosat, which can take images at sub-meter resolution. Check Detail EXPLANATION at INDIA GK Mobile App

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