Current Affairs 28 June 2016 for Competitive Exams
Table of Contents
- 1 Expanded Panama Canal reopens after 9 years of work
- 1.1 After Copa America final loss to Chile Lionel Messi retires
- 1.2 In ISSF World Cup 2016, Jitu Rai wins Silver
- 1.3 Bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells Developed by Scientists
- 1.4 India became 35th full member of Missile Technology Control Regime
- 1.5 Sanjay Malik appointed as India Head
- 1.6 First Dark Sky Reserve in Tibet to limit light pollution launches by China
- 1.7 IIFA Awards 2016 presented
- 1.8 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed with theme Listen First
Current Affairs 28 June 2016 Updates
Expanded Panama Canal reopens after 9 years of work
The first ship to cross the canal using the third set of locks was a modern New Panamax vessel, the Chinese-owned container ship Cosco Shipping Panama. The 5.25 billion US dollar project was unveiled nearly two years late after construction delays, labour strife and apparent cost overruns. The project is expected to create demand for ports to handle New Panamax ships. Newly renovated and expanded Panama Canal reopened for bigger business on 26 June 2016.
After Copa America final loss to Chile Lionel Messi retires
Lionel Messi, the Barcelona star, on 26 June 2016 announced his plans to retirement from international football.
The announcement from the foot balling great of his generation came just hours after he missed the penalty in the Copa America final. His team, Argentina, faced a defeat from Chile in Copa America final at New Jersey in the US.
In ISSF World Cup 2016, Jitu Rai wins Silver
On 25 June 2016 Jitu Rai won silver in the 10 m Air Pistol event at the ISSF World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
It is the second medal in a World Cup this season for Rai, who had won the free pistol gold in the first World Cup in Bangkok.
Bio-ink for 3D printing with stem cells Developed by Scientists
A group of scientists at the University of Bristol developed a new stem cell-containing bio-ink that allows 3D printing of complex living tissues. The new stem cell-containing bio ink allows 3D printing of living tissues, known as bio-printing.
India became 35th full member of Missile Technology Control Regime
On 27 June 2016 India became the 35th full member of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). This entry would be mutually beneficial to enhance global non-proliferation norms.
The instrument of accession to MTCR for India was signed in New Delhi by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. The entry also marks India’s first entry into any multilateral export control regime.
Sanjay Malik appointed as India Head
On 24 June 2016 Nokia announced the appointment of Sanjay Malik as the head of Indian market. The appointment of Malik will be effective from 1 August 2016. Malik will lead customer operations, drive the business growth strategy and superior customer engagement services for the India market. He will be based in Gurgaon. Malik will take over from Sandeep Girotra, who has been heading Indian market since 2011.
First Dark Sky Reserve in Tibet to limit light pollution launches by China
China in the fourth week of June 2016 launched its first dark sky reserve in Ngari Prefecture, Tibet.
The purpose of the dark sky reserve is to limit light pollution and preserve sites for making astronomical observations.
IIFA Awards 2016 presented
The 17th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2016 were presented on 25 June 2016 in Madrid, Spain.
The awards were presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed with theme Listen First
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26 June 2016. The day was observed with theme Listen First. 2016 theme Listen First is an initiative to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.