Current Affairs – National and International

Current Affairs - 2016

Current affairs are an important source of knowledge for not only the candidates who are preparing for any competitive examinations but also in our day to day life. This is a must read section for all the applicants helping them to stay up to date.

There are various examinations in India that exclusively set certain sections of questions related to the latest current affairs only. Some exams absolutely depend on these current affairs. Hence every candidate should be updated with all the current affairs be it about national happenings or the international ones. It helps to sustain in this competitive environment.

Therefore, here we bring to you a few set of current affairs that would help you with the preparation of your different level competitive examinations like of UPSC, RRB, IBPS, RRC,  and more.


  1. Former BJP MLA Ram Charit died. He was 81 years old.
  2. Urjit Patel has been designated as the 24th Governor of RBI after Raghuram Rajan.
  3. Pakistani Prime Minister launches the country’s largest, 17,000-tonne, naval tanker.
  4. Bengal’s leading international cricket umpire Subrata Banerjee dies at the age of 71.
  5. Puducherry Government has now decided to reserve 33% post of sub – inspectors for women.
  6. Actor-Filmmaker Kamal Haasan has been conferred with the coveted French honour of Chevalier Award.
  7. Brazil wins its 1st ever Olympic Men’s Football Gold after defeating Germany by 5 – 4 at the Rio Olympics.
  8. BSNL and Microsoft India announces the signing of a MoU to offer telecom and IT solutions for big businesses.
  9. Former Information & Broadcasting Secretary, Sunil Arora, has been designated as an advisor in Prasar Bharati.
  10. Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt,  added a new chapter in the history of Olympics by winning his third gold medal in the 200-meter race.
  11. TRAI permits the increment of the maximum validity period in mobile internet data packs from 90 days to 365 days.
  12. Infosys Co-founder N. R. Narayana Murthy has been named as the ‘Father of India’s booming IT sector’ by TIME Magazine.
  13. George E. Curry, a veteran American journalist (who had championed the black press), civil rights activist and publisher dies at the age of 69.
  14. Rakesh Mohan, former Deputy Governor of RBI and top economist, has been named as a senior fellow at the prestigious Yale University’s Institute for Global Affairs.
  15. BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh, has started Hindi medium courses in Electrical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering.
  17. The Government of India has extended additional facilities to the minority communities of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh staying on Long-Term Visa in India.
  18. According to a new PNB policy, locker holders can now make any number of visits instead of 12 times in a year  that too without paying any additional cost. This policy is applicable from 1st August 2016.
  19. Vistara, whose 51 % stake is owned by Tata Sons and the rest 49 % by Singapore Airlines announces the appointment of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone as its Brand Ambassador.
  20. Bardish Chagger, Indo-Canadian Sikh Cabinet Minister, takes oath as the new leader of the Government in the House of Commons. She becomes the first woman to hold the position in the Canadian Parliament.
  21. Dr. Najma Heptulla replaces Shanmuganathan who was holding the dual charge of Governor of Manipur and  Meghalaya and testifies as the 18th Governor of Manipur.
  22. The world’s longest and highest glass – bottomed bridge opens up to the visitors in central China. This bridge connects two mountain cliffs known as the Avatar Mountains in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.
  23. new species of eel has been discovered by scientists in the northern Bay of Bengal region along the West Bengal coast. The scientific name of this eel is Gymnothorax Indicus and the proposed name is Indian unpatterned moray.
  24. UK – based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline tops the Fortune’s 2016 ‘Change The World’ list being recognised for making a ‘Positive Social Impact’ through their central business strategy.


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  1. PV Sindhu becomes the first Indian player to win a Silver Medal in the Rio Olympic after being defeated by Spain’s Carolina Marin in the final match of badminton women’s singles.
  2. The Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS) signs a MoU with the University of Latvia for the establishment of an academic chair for Ayurveda Research in the European nation.
  3. Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation launches numerous projects worth Rs. 560 crore under the Namami Gange Programme at Ganga Barrage, Kanpur.
  4. N. Chandrababu Naidu, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, lays down the foundational stone for the “AP MedTech Zone” at Pedagantyada. This facility will come up in the 270 acres of land and is likely to be functional in a year.
  5. Yelena Isinbayeva, Russia’s two-time Olympic champion officially announced her retirement from the Pole Vault.
  6. Two – time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva was elected onto the International Olympic Committee’s athletes commission despite being excluded with the Russian team from taking part in the Rio Games.
  7. Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker,  inaugurates the two – day BRICS meeting of the Women’s Parliamentarian Forum at Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  8. ICICI Bank has introduced a new mobile application product allowing its customers to make banking transactions while using other applications on mobile phones.
  9. Godrej Consumer Products and Cipla have been mentioned in the Fortune Magazine’s ‘Change The World’ list of Top 50 companies that are addressing Global Social problems as a part of their central business strategies.
  10. India signs a short-termed route agreement with Bangladesh allowing the transportation of petroleum products from Assam to Tripura via Bangladesh.
  11. A WhatsApp service named Pukaar has been launched by the Bikaner district police to get immediate information about eve teasing activities and ill-treatment with the women delivering effective and prompt actions on the information received.
  12. Sakshi Malik, the first Woman Indian Wrestler to win a medal in the Rio Olympics will be honoured with the Rani Laxmi Bai award by the Uttar Pradesh Government.
  13. Dipika Pallikal & Saurav Ghosal, Indian pair, settled for a silver medal in the mixed doubles event of the World Doubles Squash Championship after going down to the New Zealand’s Joelle King & Paul Coll in the finals.

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