Current Affairs 2016 for for All Competitive & Govt Exams

1) The countries who participated in the 12th edition of the ‘Yudh Abhyas’ are India and USA

2)According to the New World Health Report 2016, India’s Wealthiest City is Mumbai

3) Sushma Swaraj named 2016 'Global Thinker' by Foreign Policy magazine

4)Forbes ranks PM Modi 9th among world's 10 most powerful people

5)PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi inducted into US’s advisory council

6)The ‘Silicon Valley’ of the east, Bengaluru, which is 5th largest hub at global level,

7)Alka Sirohi has been recently elected as the chairman of the Union Public Service Commission

8)Subha Mudgal received the ‘Lalit Arpan Samman’ of the year 2016 (ALSO READ: CBSE
launches Digital Lockers: 5 Key Points every student should know)

9)Tiangong 2 is the name of the space lab which was recently launched by China to establish a manned space station around 2022.

10)Zurich has been named as the most sustainable city in the world by global design and consultancy firm Arcadis.

11)In context with education, NAAC stands for National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

12)“FAST”, possibly the World’s largest radio telescope stands for Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope

13)According to the Forbes, the India’s richest person of the year 2016 is Mukesh Ambani

14)The newly elected president of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) is Vijay Kelkar.

15)According to the “Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17”, the university
which has topped the list is Oxford University

16)“Indira 2016” is is a joint military exercise between India and Russia

17)Alexis Arquette was a famous Actress

18)Head of the Indian Olympic Association is N Ramachandran

19)Zolfaqar missile is related to Iran

20)SCATSAT-I is related to Ocean and Weather related studies

21)Cabinet Minister of Science and Technology is Harsh Vardhan (ALSO READ: CBSE promotes cashless transactions, directs all affiliated schools to collect fee online)

22)Indian Table Tennis Player Sathiyan Gnanasekaran won India’s first international men’s singles table tennis title in half a decade

23)2026 Asian Games will be held in Tokyo

24)Hall of Fame museum has been featured in the ’25 best museums of Asia’ in a trip advisor survey 2016

25)1st gokum gram in India will be set up in Mathura

26)According to the World Health Organisation, 9 out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air.

27)India’s rank in Global Competitiveness Index 2016 is 39th.

28The newly appointed India’s High Commissioner to USA is Yashwardhan Kumar Sinha

29)Parliament passes Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016

30)Savita Vaidhyanathan elected as Mayor of Cupertino

31)Majuli set to become country’s first ever carbon neutral district

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