Friends.. Here is the Important Current Affairs News and GK for 22nd June 2015. Yoga Day, Overnight liquid transaction facility, India's first diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) train service, world's fastest Wi-Fi were some of the important terms in news for the day. Don't forget to Check ourGK Quiz for 22 June 2015.
1) International Yoga Day celebrated across the globe:
--> The first International Day of Yoga was on 21 June 2015 observed globally.
--> India set two new Guinness World Records — for the most individuals, and individuals from the largest number of nationalities — in performing the exercises at a single venue.
--> Showcase yoga programme at Rajpath saw the largest number of participants around 36 thousand participants performed asanas and 84 nationalities joined the official observation of International Yoga Day at Rajpath in New Delhi.
--> National Yoga Day is celebrated on 3 June 2015.
2) Sanjay Subrahmanyan selected for Sangita Kalanidhi award:
--> Carnatic vocalist Sanjay Subrahmanyan has been selected for this year's Sangita Kalanidhi award.
--> He will preside over the 89th annual conference of the Academy to be held between December 15, 2015 and January 1, 2016.
--> With this honour Sanjay joins the league of select few artistes like Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar who were conferred with the award before they turned 50.
3) Nico Rosberg won Austrian Grand Prix of F1 racing 2015:
--> Nico Rosberg of Mercedes on 21 June 2015 won the Austrian Grand Prix of F1 ahead of Mercedes teammate Hamilton.
--> It is Rosberg's third win this season and 11th victory of his career .
--> He was also the winner of Austrian Grand Prix Formula One (F1) of 2014.
--> Felipe Massa finished third.
4) World's biggest cruise ship “Harmony of the Seas” takes to the water:
--> “Harmony of the Seas” world’s largest cruise ship that made its maiden entry into water in France on 19 June 2015 and is expected to take its maiden voyage in 2016.
--> Harmony of the Seas” is being constructed since 2013.
--> The ship will carry 6,360 passengers along with 2,100 staff.
--> It weighs 227,000 tons and measures 1,187 feet, which is 50 meters longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower.
5) India's first air-conditioned DEMU train launched in Kochi:
--> Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 21 June 2015 flagged off India’s first diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) train service with an air-conditioned coach in Kochi.
--> The Angamaly-Ernakulam-Tripunithura-Piravom train service is expected to help in reducing traffic congestion in the Kerala’s fastest growing city.
--> Other coaches of DEMU train are provided with bench type cushion seats and large windows with glass shutters.
--> The train is equipped with bio-toilets and fully vestibule for free movement of passengers between coaches.
6) NSE to begin overnight investment facility from 22 June 2015:
--> Country's top stock exchange NSE will introduce an overnight liquid transaction facility on its web-based Mutual Fund platform from 22 June 2015.
--> The facility will enable traders, especially small investors, to invest even for a single night in liquid funds.
7) WiFi at Bangkok airport declared world's fastest:
--> Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport has the world's fastest WiFi service.
--> The result emerged after a survey was conducted by internet speed-test watchdog Rotten Wifi in over 130 airports all over the world.
--> Rotten Wifi said Suvarnabhumi's WiFi speed topped all airports at 41.45 mbps, ahead of the airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the speed was measured at 30.99 mbps.
8) World Music Day observed:
--> World Music Day also called Fête de la Musique was observed on 21 June 2013 across the world.
--> This day is celebrated to promote peace and spread goodwill through music.
--> The main idea behind the day is to bring music out onto the streets.