June, 2016

Argentina women’s team win 2016 Champions Trophy Hockey title

Argentina women’s team win 2016 Champions Trophy Hockey title, defeating the reigning World and Olympic champions the Netherlands 2-1.

India joins MTCR as full time member

India formally joins the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as a full member and says its entry would be mutually beneficial to enhance global non-proliferation norms.

Centre affirms financial aid for Karaikal airport : CM

The Centre has promised financial support to set up a new airport at Karaikal, once the Puducherry territorial government finds the necessary land, said Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy. Accompanied by senior members of his Cabinet, Narayanasamy called on PM Narendra Modi, Union Minister Arun Jaitley and Ashok Gajapathi Raju to submit a memorandum seeking a financial package for the UT. This included walver of Rs. 2,117 crore legacy loan (along with interest of Rs. 1,300 crore) which the Home Ministry has been rejecting for a long time and Rs. 118 crore flood relief fund assured by the Central committee after spot inspection.

BrahMos Aerospace for the first time successfully

BrahMos Aerospace for the first time successfully demonstrates integration of the world’s most formidable supersonic cruise missile system BrahMos on the Sukhoi SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

IIFA Awards 2016

IIFA Awards 2016 are presented in Madrid, Spain. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is awarded Best Film, while Best Director award is bagged by Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani.

Lionel Messi retire

Lionel Messi, the Barcelona star announces his plans to retire from international football, after he missed the penalty in the Copa America final.

Chile Historic win in Copa America Football tournament

Chile wins the Copa America football tournament. In the final played at MetLife Stadium, Chile defeats Argentina 4-2 through penalties shootout.

Shooter Jitu Rai wins Silver

Shooter Jitu Rai wins Silver in the 10m Air Piston event at the ISSF World Cup held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Brazilian shooter Felipe Almeida Wu wins the Gold medal.

Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passes RTI

Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passes the Right to Information (RTI) Bill aimed at restoring transparency and good governance in the country.

History Professor elected in Iceland President

History professor and political newcomer Mr. Gudni Johannesson wins the 2016 Presidential election in Iceland. He succeeds Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, who served as President of Iceland for 20 years.