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•    The footballer who recently became the first Indian to play in Europa League is – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
•    The information technology services, distribution and digital solutions firm that developed first Integrated Defence Communication Network is – HCL Technologies
•    Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu recently became the first Indian to play in Europa League. He was named in – Stabaek FC
•    The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recently granted recognition to – Paralympic Committee of India
•    A Rapid Rural Police Response System was recently launched in – Punjab
•    The Exercise RIMPAC 2016 recently began at – Hawaii
•    The 2016 National Doctors’ Day that was observed recently is observed to honour – Bidhan Chandra Roy
•    The Indian multinational IT firm that won the Employee Engagement Project of the Year and Social Responsibility Project of the Year at North American Employee Engagement Awards is –Tata Consultancy Services
•    The theme of the Exercise RIMPAC 2016 that recently began at Hawaii is – Capable, Adaptive, Partners
•    The dairy products company that became the official sponsor of Indian contingent to the Rio Olympics 2016 is – Amul
•    The rank of Indian in the Logistics Performance Index 2016 is – 35th
•    The state that recently banned e-cigarettes is – Kerala
•    The theme of the 2016 International Day of Cooperatives that was observed recently is – Co-operatives: The power to act for a sustainable future
•    Renowned painter and freedom fighter  who passed away in June 2016 KG Subramanyan passes away and was awarded with the Padma Vibhushan in 2012- KG Subramanyan
•    Italian film actor who died in June 2016 and was known for acting in Spaghetti Westerns-Bud Spencer
•    The Union Government on 28 June 2016 revised the financial limits of departments and ministries. With this, the Minister-in-charge of the administrative Ministry can now approve Non-Plan schemes up to- 500 crore rupees
•    The Indigenously developed Varunastra that was inducted in the Indian Navy is a –Heavyweight Torpedo 
•    He was sworn in as Philippines’ president – Rodrigo Duterte
•    US embassy launched a scholarship program for women in the country – Afghanistan
•    The theme for the 10th National statistics day that was celebrated on 29 June 2016 –Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare
•    India successfully test fired a new surface-to-air missile, from an Integrated Test Range at Chandipur that was jointly made between – India and Israel
•    Name the state that will allow teachers suffering from diseases of debilitating disorder for special concession in transfer under the new teachers transfer policy – Haryana
•    The state that has opened an exclusive Red Sanders Anti-Smuggling Task Force (RSASTF) –Andhra Pradesh
•    The Governor of Tripura who has taken the additional charge as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh during JP Rajkhowa’s absence due to leave is- Tathagata Roy
•    The scheme of India Post under which an individual or a corporate entity can get their photo or logo printed inside the postage stamp – My Stamp
•    The country that launched its second Shijian-16 series satellite is – China
•    The son of Osamu Suzuki who has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Suzuki Motor Corp is – Toshihiro Suzuki
•    The technology to be studied by the Reserve Bank of India to reduce the use of paper currency is – Blockchain
•    He headed the 7th Pay Commission whose recommendations were approved by the Union Cabinet – Justice AK Mathur
•    Exercise Jalrahat for Flood Relief is a Joint Initiative of Armed Forces and – Assam Government  
•    The prominent Tamil saint poet whose statue was unveiled In Dam Kothi compound of holy city Haridwar in Uttarakhand by Rajya Sabha MP, Tarun Vijay is – Thiruvalluvar
•    Countries whose names were approved as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) are – Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden and Kazakhstan 
•    India’s Ace shooter who on 28 June 2016 clinched the silver medal for India in men’s 50-metre rifle 3 position event of the ISSF World Cup in Baku, Ajerbaijan – Sanjeev Rajput
•    Institutions that on 28 June 2016 inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Coal Supplying companies and Power Utilities for quality analysis of coal being supplied to power utilities by coal companies are – Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR)
•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a book titled “The Birds of Banni Grassland” that is a compilation of the research work, relating to more than 250 species of birds found in – the Banni area of Kutch, Gujarat
•    The web portal that launched for online submission and monitoring of environmental approvals for mining of sand and minor minerals was launched by – Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar 
•    State-run airlines that will now fly unconfirmed passengers of Rajdhani trains at the fares matching with the AC first class ticket prices is – Air India
•    The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on 24 June 2016 approved 201.50 million US dollars for Technical Education Quality Improvement Project for- India
•    Head of New Health Emergencies Programme appointed by World Health Organisation (WHO) in June 2016- Peter Salama
•    Naga rebel leader who died in June 2016 and was chairman of Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) – Isak Chishi Swu
•    Policy approved by Union Cabinet in June 2016 to attract private sector in exploration of minerals- National Mineral Exploration Policy
•    The project for which the World Bank approved the 63 million US dollar for welfare of adolescent girls and young women in Jharkhand is –Tejaswini: Socioeconomic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women
•    The position of the India in the Human Capital Report 2016 is – 105th
•    The country that ranked 1st in the Human Capital Report 2016 is – Finland
•    NS Vishwanathan has been recently appointed as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India. He will succeed – Harun R Khan
•    The country that will host the 2019 Copa America football championship is – Brazil
•    A group of scientists recently succeeded in introduction of Sericulture in Poyen Village, which is located in – Kargil
•    The country that recently inaugurated world’s first electric road is – Sweden
•    The Indian social entrepreneur recently named among the 2016 Local SDG Pioneers, which is a part of the United Nations Global Compact, is – Zubaida Bai
•    Founder of Titan Co Ltd who died in June 2016- Xerxes Sapur Desai
•    Person appointed as the CEO of National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) in June 2016- Sujoy Bose
•    State that launched Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana (KSSY) to Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana (KSSY) –Odisha
•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 June 2016 launched Projects under the Smart Cities Mission in Pune for- 20 Smart Cities
•    The anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug designed for type 2 Diabetes mellitus that was released by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – BGR-34
•    The state declared that all natural calamities including unseasonal heavy rain, lightning, Loo and storm and others will be treated as state disaster is – Uttar Pradesh
•    The institution or organisation that in its report claimed that excessive blue light emitted by light emitting diodes (LED) can adversely impact human health – American Medical Association

•    The history professor of Iceland who won Iceland’s presidential election by securing 39.1% of the vote is – Gudni Johannesson
•    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the “Payment and Settlement Systems in India: Vision-2018” that aims at building a “less-cash” society by encouraging greater use of –Electronic payments by all sections
•    Assam Government decided to set up a Special Protection Force for Kaziranga national park comprising – 112-member
•    The ambitious scheme to give security free LPG connection to BPL families under Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna (PMUY) at KUK University was launched in – Patna, Bihar
•    In Moldova, a court has sentenced former Prime Minister to nine years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption and abuse of power while in office – Vlad Filat
•    Three Indian naval ships have reached Russia as part of effort to enhance maritime cooperation between the navies of both countries is – INS Sahyadri, Shakti and Kirch
•    The country has appointed two women as judges of Islamic Shariah High Court for the first time in the history of the judiciary of the Muslim-majority country – Malaysia
•    At least 2186 nationals of the country have supported the idea that the country should leave the European Union – Latvia
•    The official ceremony of 2016 International Indian Film Academy Award was held at –Madrid, Spain
•    The mobile company that recently appointed Sanjay Malik as the head of Indian market is –Nokia
•    China recently launched its first Dark Sky Reserve in – Tibet
•    The film that won the 2016 International Indian Film Academy Award for Best Film is –Bajrangi Bhaijaan
•    The veteran Malayalam theatre artist, poet and Padma Bhushan recipient who passed away recently is – Kavalam Narayana Panicker
•    The person was re-elected as President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for a 15th consecutive term – N Srinivasan
•    The stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) terror group that was seized by the Iraqi army –Falluja
•    The footballer who announced his retirement from international football – Lionel Messi
•    International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed on 26 June 2016 with theme – Listen First
•    He was awarded with Golden Ball award at the 2016 Copa America football tournament –Alexis Sanchez
•    He was awarded with Golden Glove award at the 2016 Copa America football tournament –Claudio Bravo
•    He was awarded with Golden Boot award at the 2016 Copa America football tournament –Eduardo Vargas
•    The team won the 2016 Copa America football tournament by defeating Argentina – Chile 
•    International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict that was observed on 26 June 2016 was adopted by UNGA via a resolution adopted in the year – 1997
•    The two sport greats who were named as the members of Khelo India, a national programme launched by the Union Government for the development of sports in the country is – Anju Bobby George and Pullela Gopichand
•    India on 27 June 2016 became the 35th full member of – the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR)
•    The state that dissolved all school management committees to make educational institutes free from politics – Assam
•    Four Indians qualified for the Rio Olympics beginning 5th of August are – Mohammad Anas, Srabani Nanda, Ankit Sharma and Atanu Das

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