May 16th 2016 current affairs updates and latest general awareness.Below are some useful and important current affairs updates which candidates will need to know. They have to prepare well for the examination and they have to pass the exam. It is mandatory for them to qualify in General awareness section. In banking examination it is asked only from current affairs. Candidates will need to keep them updates of the news and affairs for national and international importance. The news related to sports, awards, appointments, schemes, Budget etc are asked in the examination and candidates should learn these
16/5/ 2016 general awareness updates
The central has announced its amnesty scheme for declaring domestic black money would start from june 1st. Individuals willing to declare their black money in the country will have to pay tax and a penalty, totaling 45 per cent, to come clean.
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda laid the foundation stone for three new medical colleges at Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
The postal department of India, India Post is going high tech by geo tagging the post office on Bhuvan and has begun monitoring timely clearance of the letter boxes through a mobile app.
The Centre has approved the Odisha Government’s proposal to set up Kalinganagar National Investment and Manufacturing Zone in Jajpur district.
Wholesale prices rose for the first time in 18 months, posting an annual gain of 0.34 per cent, driven up by higher costs for food and manufactured items, as per the government data.
India successfully test fired its indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile on Sunday off the Odisha coast.
Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), a state run engineering firm has won a rs. 1,600 crore order from a joint venture company of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) to set up a coal based thermal power project in Odisha.
India and Bangladesh has concluded a nuclear agreement with each other to engage the bilateral neighborhood relationship.
Four Indian peacekeepers and a civilian will be honoured with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal on the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (May 19) by United Nations. Those awardee name are Head Constable Shubhkaran Yadav, Rifleman Manish Malik, Havildar Amal Deka, Naik Rakesh Kumar and Gagan Punjabi.
Actress Celina Jaitly has been honoured by the Harvey Milk Foundation for her contribution to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality as a United Nations Equality Champion
Indian women’s squash team have won the Silver medal in the Asian Team squash Championships.
Top-ranked women’s doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis rebounded from their last two final losses to clinch the Internazionali BNL d’Italia title in Rome
Barcelona were crowned La Liga champions for the second straight time and the 24th time overall, after they defeated Granada 3-0 in the last game of the season.
Rio Olympics qualified sprinter, Sudha Singh set a new national record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase category by clocking 9 minutes and 26.55 seconds in the IAAF Diamond League race in Shanghai.