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1-The Madhya Pradesh government will launch “Nagaroday Abhiyan” campaign on the lines of ‘Gramoday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ in the state in July-August 2016.

2-Vice-Admiral Sunil Lanba, a specialist in Navigation and Direction, has been appointed as the new Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy.
 He will be the 23rd chief of Indian Navy and will have the full 3-year tenure as the Navy Chief.

3-Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London. He is the first Muslim mayor of the city.

4-The central monetary authority is the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), who designed and maintains the price stability in the economy.

5-The private sector lender ICICI Bank has become the first financial institution of India to sign MoU with the BRICS Grouping-promoted New Development Bank (NDB)

6-The International Customs Day has been observed on January 26 every year to recognize the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.

7-The biography titled “Shashi Kapoor – the Householder, the Star” has been authored by film journalist Aseem Chhabra.

8-Union Govt. has launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections for the consumers as parts of its consumer friendly initiative.

9-The headquarters of the International Solar Alliance will come up on a 5-acre plot on the National Institute of Solar Energy campus in Gurgaon.

10-The 4th edition of South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) Ministerial meeting 2016 will be held in New Delhi, India.

11-World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) has been observed across the world on 10 May 2016.

12-The Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation is Uma Bharti.

13-Scientists from the Queen’s University of Canada have developed the world’s first holographic flexible smartphone named HoloFlex.

14-Additional Solicitor General of India abbreviated as ASG is a law officer of India and is the third ranking lawyer of the Government of India.

15-Indian Army had conducted major military training exercise ‘2016 Chakravyuh-II’ in Suratgarh, Rajasthan.

16-Sulabh was founded by Bindeshwar Pathak from Bihar State in 1970.

17-The founder of Sulabh International is Bindeshwar Pathak.

18-World number one from Serbia Novak Djokovic has defeated defending champion Andy Murray 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in the Men’s Singles final of the Madrid Open Tennis.

19-Karnataka Government has decided to go ahead with the establishment of Asia’s first Rice Technology Park at Gangavati in Koppal district.

20-India is ranked ninth in Crony-Capitalism Index with crony sector wealth accounting for 3.4 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP). 

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