Monday, 6 June 2016

The World at a Glance ( 30th May, 2016- 5th June,2016)

3 time heavy weight champion Muhammad Ali passed away on June 4.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away on Saturday on June 4 following respiratory problems. Muhammad Ali was a three time Heavy Weight Champion. His boxing career spanned over three decades. 

PM Narendra Modi awarded with highest Afghan Civilian Honour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was conferred with Amir Amanullah Khan Award, Afghanistan’s  highest civilian honour.
He was awarded the honour by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani after the 
inauguration of the landmark Afghan-India Friendship Dam

Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh receives 'Biodiversity Award 2016'

Pakke Tiger Reserve in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh has received the India Biodiversity Award 2016. The Hornbill Nest Adoption Programme of the Pakke Tiger Reserve was awarded the prize under the category, “Conservation of Threatened Species”.
A joint initiative of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, National Biodiversity Authority and United Nations Development Programme, India Biodiversity 
Awards recognise the contribution of a range of stakeholders towards the conservation of biodiversity. 

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba new Naval Chief of Staff

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over as Naval Chief of Staff on 31st May. He succeeded Admiral R K Dhowan who superannuated his term.  He will have full three year tenures as the Navy Chief.
Admiral Sunil Lanba is the 21st Indian to be the Navy Chief of the country. The first two Navy Chiefs were British. 

R Praggnanandhaa youngest player to win International Chess Master title.

R. Praggnanandhaa became the youngest player in history to earn the International Master title (the one before grandmaster). He is 10 years old.
Among India’s 43 grandmasters, six are younger than 20.

Novak Djokovic becomes first International Tennis player to win $100 million prize money

Novak Djokovic became the first tennis player in the history of the game to surpass $100 million in career prize money. He beat World No.14 Roberto Bautista Agut 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5.

Discuss Throw Gold medal Winner Seema Punia qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016

Indian discus thrower Seema Punia has qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016. This will be the third time Punia will be making her appearance in the Olympic Games. Seema Punia had represented India in the Games in 2004 and in 2012. 

Nita Ambani 1st Indian Woman to be elected as member of International Olympic Committee 

Nita Ambani has been nominated for membership in the International Olympic Committee and will become the first Indian woman to be on the apex sporting body if she gets elected at the IOC Session scheduled from August 2 to 4. The Switzerland-based IOC is the supreme authority of the Olympic Movement and is responsible for holding of the summer and winter Olympics and Paralympics.

A R Rahman conferred with Fukuoka Prize

Music Maestro A R Rahman was honoured with Japan’s most prestigious Grand Fukuoka prize for his outstanding contribution to Asian culture through music. The Fukuoka prize is given to those individuals who create, preserve and showcase Asian culture in various fields. In the past, several eminent Indian personalities like historian Ramchandra Guha, legendary Sitarist Ravi Shankar, and Sarod artist Amjad Ali Khan have also won the Fukuoka prize.

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