Current Affairs International - 23-24-25 June 2016

1. World Hydrography Day 2016 was observed on 21st June across the world. The theme for 2016 was 'Hydrography - the key to well-managed seas and waterways' which drew attention to the fundamental importance of hydrography.


2. International Widows' Day was observed on 23rd June across the world. It was first recognized by the UN in 2010. It was introduced to address poverty and injustice faced by widows and their children in many countries.


3. In a historic referendum of British history, 51.9% voters of UK have voted for Brexit. Compared to 48.1% of UK voters who have favoured to remain in European Union. With this, UK will now be exited from European Union. Northern Ireland, London and Scotland regions voted in favour of Remain while Wales and rest of England had voted for Brexit.


4. Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) David Cameron announced his resignation hours after the Brexit vote that favoured leaving the European Union (EU). During the campaign, Cameron-led Conserve Party campaigned for UK to remain with the EU though some of his party members campaigned for Brexit.


5. Mahasthangarh, the 3rd century BC archaeological site in Bogra, Bangladesh, has been declared as the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SARRC) cultural capital for the year 2016-17. As an SARRC cultural capital, the historic place will host festivals on literature, films, foods and dances from October 2016 to September 2017.


6. Ken Miyauchi has been appointed as the President and COO of SoftBank Group. He will replace Nikesh Arora who has recently resigned.


7. Hockey winger of Russian Hockey team Artemi Panarin won the 2015-16 Calder Memorial Trophy. He received votes on all 150 ballots and he was the top choice on 88 for 1258 voting points. Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers stood at the second position and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers bagged the third place.


8. Famous Pakistani singer Amjad Sabri was shot dead in the southern city of Karachi by some unknown gunmen. Known for his soul-stirring renditions of mystic poetry, he was one of the finest Pakistani qawali singers.