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He was confirmed as 29th test cricket captain of New Zealand cricket Team on 28 April
2016- Kane Williamson
The scientist of this country developed a new electronic paper that was in news in the
last of April 2016 which has been heralded as world's first Graphene electronic paper China
He resigned from the post of head of the Tata Steel sports department on 28 April 2016
- Charles Borromeo
Union government issued a notification banning the import of dogs for commercial
breeding on 27 April 2016 with an exception to - Research or Defence purposes
International Dance Day 2016 that is celebrated on 29 April 2016 was dedicated to
maintaining an open doors policy in -Teaching Dance
He smashed the fastest T20 century in just 21 deliveries in the Tobago Cricket
Asso iatio s T tou a e t at Louis D o o
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- Iraq Thomas
Ne )eala d s fi e-dolla ote, featu i g i Ed u d Hilla a d outh Isla d s Mou t
Cook, won the - IBNS Banknote of the Year Award for 2015
The global information services company that launched a fraud detection mechanism
named the Hunter Fraud Score is - Experian
This state government on 28 April 2016 inaugurated 100 piped water supply projects for
rural areas - Odisha
i gapo e s DB a k lau hed a o ile-only bank in India named - Digibank
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its second annual Anti-Doping Rule
Violations Report, which was topped by Russia
The a k of I dia i WADA s se o d a ual A ti-Doping Rule Violations Report released
in April 2016 3rd
The country that on 27 April 2016 announced that its Olympic athletes will wear
uniforms that have been infused with insect repellent to keep mosquitoes carrying the
Zika virus at bay - South Korea
India on 28 April 2016 extended a Line of Credit (LoC) of 1 billion US dollars to this
ou t du i g its Fo eig Mi iste Lu deg Pu e su e s isit to Ne Delhi - Mongolia
The Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2016 passed the Industries (Development and Regulation)
Amendment Bill, 2015 that bill seeks to amend - Industries (Development and
Regulation) Act, 1951
Rajya Sabha on 28 April 2016 passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order
(Amendment) Bill, 2016 to include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Castes
(SC) from - Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala and West Bengal
Former state minister and senior Congress leader who passed away after a prolonged
illness, on 29 April 2016 - Satyendra Pathak
A Joint Committee of Parliament observed that personal ornaments beyond a
prescribed limit should not be treated as - Excluded Assets
A women's rights activist from Swat valley of Pakistan, who became the recipient of the
Nelson Mandela Graa Machel Innovation Award 2016 in Bogota, Colombia - Tabassum

The Parliament of this country approved Europe's strictest asylum laws permitting the
government to declare a state of emergency if migrant numbers suddenly rise Australia
Indian academician who was on 28 April 2016 appointed to the United Nations' 12member University Council- Radha Kumar
Senior IPS officer appointed as the Director General (DG) of Railways Protection Force
on 28 April 2016- Surender Kumar Bhagat
I dia s se e th a igatio satellite of the I dia egio al Na igatio atellite ste
that was launched by ISRO on 28 April 2016 - IRNSS 1G
The theme of the 2016 World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed across
the world on 28 April 2016 is - Workplace Stress: a collective challenge
Renowned artist who on 27 April 2016 won the Gold Medal at ninth Moscow Sand
Sculpture Championship titled The magical world of sand 2016- Sudarsan Pattnaik
Union Cabinet on 27 April 2016 approved to enhance investment by Bharat Petroleum
Corporation Limited (BPCL) in- Bharat Oman Refineries Limited
Union Government decided to extend the ceasefire with NSCN (R) for a further period of
one year on 27 April 2016 with effect from- 28 April 2016
Kerala cartoonist who passed away on 27 April 2016 and was known for creating
legendary cartoon characters Boban and Molly- V T Thomas
The athlete who, at the first stage of the World Cup in Shanghai, equalled Ki Bo-Bae's
world record of 686/720 in the women's recurve event is - Deepika Kumari
Japan's Olympic organisers unveiled the new official logos of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic
and Paralympic Games. The logos are designed by - Asao Tokolo
The Chinese human rights activist and founder of Laogai Research Foundation who died
on 26 April 2016 is Harry Wu
State that on 27 April 2016 approved five percent interest subvention to flood-hit
traders with effect from 1 April 2016 - Jammu and Kashmir
Person who was re-elected as the Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile on
27 April 2016 for the second consecutive time - Lobsang Sangey
State Government that on 27 April 2016 decided to increase the punishment for chain
snatching up to 5 years of rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of 25000 rupees Maharashtra
Two-time Olympic 400-meter hurdles gold medalist champion who announced his
retirement on 26 April 2016 - Felix Sanchez
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on 27 April 2016 announced appointment of a former cricketer as
chief selector of the Sri Lankan Cricket team - Sanath Jayasuriya
Ha a a s politi al pa t that e ged itself ith I dia Natio al Co g ess - Haryana
Janhit Congress (Bhajan Lal)
Country which decided to close a detention centre used by Australia for asylum seekers
- Papua New Guinea
Union Cabinet approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between
India and Papua New Guinea on 27 April 2016 on cooperation in the fields of Healthcare and Medical Science
The Union Cabinet approved to bring this agricultural product under the purview of
imposing stock holding limits on dealers by the state governments on 27 April 2016Sugar

NITI Aayog launched Urban Management Programme with the help of this country to
build capacities in State Governments and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) - Singapore
The research scholar from IIT Kharagpur (KGP) who won the prestigious International
Plant Nutrition Scholar Award is - K Ashok Kumar
Indian cricketer who became the sixth cricketer to be inducted into the Legends Club
founded by the late Cricket Club of India (CCI) president Raj Singh Dungarpur Kapil Dev
The 7-year old Kashmiri girl who will, for the first time, represent India at the World
Kickboxing Championship in Andria, Italy is - Tajamul Islam
One of the 17 zones of Indian Railways that launched a missed call service for train
updates is - Western Railway
The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development in the last week of April 2016
sanctioned a loan of 1000 crore rupees to Haryana State Warehousing Corporation for Wheat procurement
The Japanese financial services firm that announced that India may surpass China in
attracting Foreign Direct Investment in 2016 is - Nomura
Facility notified by the Department of Telecommunications on 22 April 2016 in Mobile
Phone Handsets Rules 2016- Panic Button and Global Positioning System
A Naval Detachment (NAVDET) was on 26 April 2016 inaugurated at- Androth Island of
Person appointed as the Expenditure Secretary in the Union Finance Ministry on 26 April
2016- Ashok Lavasa
The country that imposed the sanctions on four sports federations including cricket,
which disallow them to host or bid for any major international tournaments - South
The Cricket board that was suspended in view of government interference in the board
by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on 26 April 2016- Cricket Association of Nepal
The design of the speed breakers which will be introduced on a few highways to act as
virtual speed breakers by the Union Road & transport Ministry - Three-dimensional (3D)
The bench of Bombay High Court that directed the State government to authorise a 50
percent water cut for breweries and distilleries in the area with immediate effect and a
further 10 per cent cut from 10 May 2016 - Aurangabad Bench
He was appointed as amicus curiae by the Supreme Court to explore how the
recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha committee could be implemented - Senior
advocate Gopal Subramanium
The country that ordered a two-day working week for public sector workers as a
temporary measure to help it overcome a serious energy crisis - Venezuela
This many crore rupees has been sought by Railway Ministry from the Finance Ministry
for creation of a safety fund to strengthen safety measures on the rail network to
prevent accidents - 1 lakh crore rupees
1982 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh Cadre, appointed as the Information and
Broadcasting Secretary on 26 April 2016 - Ajay Mittal
The committee that that was constituted to revamp Central Board of Film Certification
(CBFC) and submitted its report on 26 April 2016 was headed by - Shyam Benegal
Headed of the Parliamentary Standing Committee whose report on the Consumer
Protection Bill 2015 was tabled in Parliament on 26 April 2016 - JC Divakar Reddy

Theme of the World Intellectual Property Day 2016 that was on 26 April 2016 observed
across the world- Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined
This badminton player became the first non-cricketer to be included in the Legends Club
of Cricket Club of India founded by late Jagmohan Dalmiya Nandu Natekar
The founder of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front who passed away on 26 April 2016
is - Amanullah Khan
The Oil refining company that got green nod for its 694-crore rupees LPG project at
Haldia Dock Complex in West Bengal on 25 April 2016- Bharat Petroleum Corporation
Ltd (BPCL)
The former prime minister of Thailand who died on 23 April 2016 in Bangkok- Banharn
The Cabinet of this country approved a law with provision to impeach Supreme Court
judges if allegation of misconduct or incapacity is proved on 25 April 2015- Bangladesh
Indian origin wrestler who is set to represent Australia at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics
2016- Vinod Kumar Dahiya
The Lei este Cit s foot aller who became the first African footballer to win the
P ofessio al Foot alle s Asso iatio s Pla e of the Yea a a d fo the
16 season
is - Riyad Mahrez
The foot alle ho o the Foot all Pla e s Asso iatio of I dia FPAI I dia Pla e of
the Year award is - Jeje Lalpekhlua
The country that will host the 2018 Commonwealth Judo Championships is - India
India's first online interactive portal on the cultural heritage of the country launched by
the Union Government is Sahapedia
Bill passed by Lok Sabha on 25 April 2016 to provide statutory status to the existing
Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Faridabad, Haryana- Region Biotechnology
Authority Bill, 2016
Renowned Freedom fighter who died on 25 April 2016 and was famously known as Didi
of tribal Dang district- Poornima Arvind Pakvasa
The Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in Lok Sabha on 25 April
2016 seeks to amend - Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925
Name of the 11th Indo-Mongolia joint training Exercise that commenced on 25 April
2016 in Mongolia and will culminate on 8 May 2016 - Nomadic Elephant 2016
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Government of Madhya Pradesh and Sun
Pharma on 25 April 2016 entered into an agreement for Research and innovation in Preventive health
Union Sports Ministry on 25 April 2016 decided to provide one lakh rupees per month as
out of pocket allowance to the sports persons under - Target Olympic Podium (TOP)
The western Odisha town that continued to remain the hottest place in the State
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that the State government is
seeking a loan of 5000 crore rupees from the World Bank for implementing - Water
conservation to changing crop patter
The country that unveiled the Vision 2030 to diversify its economy with an aim to
reduce its dependence on oil Saudi Arabia
The theme of the World Malaria Day 2016 that was observed on 25 April 2016 is - End
Malaria For Good

I dia s fi st o li e i te a ti e he itage po tal that as lau hed i Ne Delhi by the

Union government is named as - Sahapedia
I dia shoote ho o
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o the sil e edal i the Me s keet e e t of
the ISSF Shooting World Cup in Rio De Janerio - Mairaj Ahmed Khan
India cancelled the visa given to a leading Chinese dissident leader to participate in a
conference in Dharamsala, after China's objection over it - Dolkun Isa
The 25-year-old Indian rower who on 25 April 2016 qualified for the Rio Olympics after
winning a silver in the finals of men's single sculls at the 2016 FISA Asian and Oceania
Olympic Qualification Regatta at Chung-ju in South Korea - Dattu Bhokanal
Andhra Pradesh interim Secretariat complex that was inaugurated on 25 April 2016 at
Velagapudi village in capital region Amaravati is named as - AP Government Transitional
Bollywood actor who was named goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the
upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro - Salman Khan
The Sub Committee that was constituted to interact with the trade and industry on the
imposition of Central Excise Duty on jewellery will be headed by - Former Chief
Economic Advisor Ashok Lahiri
The Ecuadorian government declared eight days of national mourning as the death toll
from the massive earthquake that hit the South American country a week ago raised to 654
The Six day Army Commanders Conference that will appraise current and emerging
strategic security scenario and modernization among others began in New Delhi
World number five and top seed Spaniard who on 24 April 2016 defeated two-time
defending champion Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-4, 7-5 to win the Barcelona Open of tennis Rafael Nadal
F e h pai ho o
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o o e s dou les fi al of the tuttga t G a d P i
tournament by defeating Indo-Swiss pair is - Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic
The Ge a te is pla e
ho o
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o e s si gles title at the
Stuttgart Grand Prix tournament - Angelique Kerber
Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso named the former Finance Minister as the
Prime Minister - Clement Mouamba
World Immunization Week 2016 started across the globe between 24 April and 30 April
2016 with campaign - Close the immunization gap
The Indian Wrestler who on 24 April 2016 secured an Olympic quota place for India in
the men's 57kg freestyle category - Sandeep Tomar
An initiative in which the people of Kozhikode, Kerala are silently funding to feed anyone
who is hungry for free, with utmost dignity- Operation Sulaimani
I dia s i dige ousl uilt Missile Co ette alo g ith a Do ie Ma itime Patrol Aircraft,
is participated in the 22nd Indo-Thai Coordinated Patrol (CORPAT) from 19-27 Apr 16 in
the Andaman Sea- INS Karmuk
The actor that won the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy award for the year 2016 in the Best
A to atego C iti s Choi e is - Manoj Bajpayee
The dou les te is pla e s ho o the
Ba elo a Ope Me s Dou les te is
title are - Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
The country that defeated China to win the 2016 World Mixed Doubles Curling
Championship is - Russia

The American natives saw a full moon on 22 April 2016. The moon is also called as the
Pink Moon
The theme of International Mother Earth Day observed on 22 April 2016 is Trees for
the Earth
For the first time, an African-American lady, will replace Andrew Jackson as the portrait
gracing the US $20 bill Harriet Tubman
The P i e Mi iste Na e d a Modi o
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o fe ed the P i e Mi iste s
Awards for Excellence in Public Administration to civil servants on the occasion of - 10th
Civil Services Day
The service launched by Commerce and Industry Ministry to address issues and
grievances of startups, exporters and importers, and other stakeholders is - Twitter Seva
The famous comedian featured in the famous sitcom Dinnerladies, who passed away on
20 April 2016 is - Victoria Wood
The I dia e i o e talist a d politi al a ti ist i luded i the TIME s
Influential People in the World is - Sunita Narain
Name the person appointed as Lokayukta of Goa on 20 April 2016- Justice PK Mishra
Name the music legend who died on 21 April 2016 and was known for his album Purple
Rain- Prince Rogers Nelson
Name the person elected as the President of Chad on 21 April 2016- Idriss Deby
ISRO Scientists at Thiruvananthapuram indigenously manufactured the world's lightest
synthetic material called -Silica Aerogel
Pakistan and China signed an agreement on 20 April 2016 for the launch of a special
satellite to monitor the development of -China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the accreditation of the National
Anti-Doping Laboratory on 21 April 2016 in- Beijing
India's national carrier that featured in an official commemorative album launched to
mark Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations - Air India
India needs to grow at this percentage to become ten trillion dollar economy and
eliminate poverty by 2032 10 percent
This Bollywood actress bagged the best actress in an international narrative feature
honour at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival for her performance in anthology film "Madly" Radhika Apte
Union Government renamed the Department of Disinvestment on 20 April 2016 as Department of Investment and Public Asset Management or DIPAM
She is a granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi and was conferred Order of Arts and Letters
honour of France on 20 April 2016 - Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee
The two countries that agreed to abide for peaceful negotiations to settle the
problematic border issue and reach a fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution
on 20 April 2016- India and China
The Uttarakhand Police horse that died on 20 April 2016 after being injured during a
protest in Dehradun- Shaktiman
The book that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Drama category is - Hamilton
The novel that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction category is - The Sympathizer
The news agency that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service is - Associated Press
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for signing the Paris Agreement adopted at Conference of Parties-21

The centrally sponsored sports scheme merged with the Khelo India programme for
development of sports is - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan
Dis o e Net o ks Asia Pa ifi s E e uti e Vi e-President and General Manager for
South Asia, who was appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Board of Control for
Cricket in India (BCCI) on 20 April 2016 - Rahul Johri
All-rounder cricketer of Hong Kong who was suspended from Cricket for two-and-a-half
years by ICC for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code - Irfan Ahmed
The Union Cabinet on 20 April 2016 gave its approval for signing a MoU with Bhutan on
technical cooperation in the field of capacity building as furtherance of Article 2, 7 and 8
of - India-Bhutan Friendship Treaty, 2007
International organisations that on 19 April 2016 announced creation of platform for
collaboration in Tax Matters to boost global cooperation in tax matters are - UN, IMF,
World Bank and OECD
The number of villages of Saurashtra and Kutch region declared as partially scarcity-hit
by the Gujarat government World Health Organization in its World Malaria Report 2015 said that a region has
e o e the o ld s fi st egio to ipe out ala ia ith ze o ases epo ted i
Signalling a major social change, women were permitted entry to the 'garbha griha' of
this temple in Maharashtra - Trimbakeshwar temple
Scientists at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram indigenously
manufactured the world's lightest synthetic material called - silica aerogel or blue ai
or f oze s oke
This bank on 19 April 2016 became the first private sector bank in India to open
dedicated branch for start-ups - RBL Bank
Justice PK Mishra, former Chief Justice of Patna High Court, was on 20 April 2016
appointed as the Lokayukta of this State - Goa
The rank of India among 180 countries in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index that was
released on 20 April 2016 133
The country that topped the 2016 World Press Freedom Index that was released on 20
April 2016 - Finland
The British boxer who announced his retirement from the sport on 18 April 2016 - Nick
E gla d s s ooke g eat, ho a ou ed his eti e e t f o the ga e o
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after 38-year career - Steve Davis
The Haryana Government notified its Affordable Plotted Housing Policy 2016 on 1 April
2016 for low and medium potential towns is also known as - Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna
The country that unveiled S-300 missile system parts at army parade on 17 April 2016 Iran
Himachal High Court issued notices to the Union and state governments on 19 April
2016 on the issue of declaring this animal as vermin - Monkey
Bimlendra Jha in April 2016 was appointed as the CEO of - Tata Steel UK
AES India Private Limited signed an agreement with Panasonic India to construct a 10
MW energy storage project in - Jhajjar, Haryana
The Making of India: The untold story of British Enterprises that discusses the British
rule and its role in creating a unified India is authored by - Kartar Lalvani

The tyre, tube and flap maker company that was acquired by JK Tyre and Industries Ltd
is - Cavendish Industries
US President Barack Obama on 19 April 2016 nominated an Indian-American as
country's next envoy to Chad - Geeta Pasi
The 106-carat diamond also known as Mountain of Light in Persian that came into news
due to a hearing in Supreme Court of India - Kohinoor
Union Government on 19 April 2016 extended the Beti Bachao Beti Padho (BBBP)
Scheme in additional 61 districts across - 11 States and Union Territories
The country that suspended "Business 20" an anti-corruption taskforce in 2016 after
taking over the G20 presidency - China
The country that has planned to extend the state of emergency in place since November
terrorist attacks for a further period of two months to ensure security at the Euro 2016
soccer tournament - France
Laos's National Assembly appointed Communist Party chief as the country's new
President - Bounnhang Vorachit
Laos's National Assembly appointed Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith as - Prime
Minister of the country
The country that declared two days of national mourning for 208 people killed in crossborder cattle raids - Ethiopia
The state that launched its first all-women bus service on 19 April 2016 Jammu &
The u e of dist i ts i
hi h the Beti Ba hao, Beti Padhao s he e as e te ded
on 19 April 2016 61
Ma ali s dist i t ad i ist atio took the path of Delhi s Odd-Even scheme to beat the
traffic woes on this highway Manali - Leh Highway
The states in which monkey-hunting tribes are found and were in news in April 2016
Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka
He won the Sportsman of the Year of the Laureus World Sports Award 2016 on 18 April
2016 Novak Djokovic
She won the Sportswoman of the Year of the Laureus World Sports Award 2016 on 18
April 2016 Serena Williams
Former Pakistan captain who was appointed as the hief sele to of Pakista s i ket
team - Inzamam-ul-Haq
The South American country where a high-intensity earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the
Richter scale struck and killed at least 413 people - Ecuador
The specialized agencies of the UN that announced to establish an alliance with an aim
to make early childhood development (ECD) programme a global policy - World Bank
State government that on 18 April 2016 decided to restrict digging of borewells beyond
200 feet - Maharashtra
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced a new annual global home and
away league, involving world's leading hockey nations, to be launched in - 2019
A special court issued a non-bailable warrant against this business tycoon in a money
laundering case involving alleged defrauding of IDBI Bank of 950 crore rupees - Vijay

The country that will host the 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine and the 15th
General Assembly of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine in 2017 is Bulgaria
The country that overtook France to become the world's leading wine producer is - Italy
The state that decided to make it mandatory to have a hologram on every alcohol bottle
manufactured and sold in the state is- Maharashtra
The 13th session of the Islamic Summit Conference was held in - Istanbul, Turkey
He was Puerto Rican composer and singer who died in Colorado, United States of
America on 16 April 2016- Ismael Quintana
The 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russia, India and China was held on 18
April 2016 in Moscow
The five time Emmy award winning actress who died on 17April 2016- Doris Roberts
The country with which India signed MoU to promote cooperation in the field of
Traditional Medicine and Homoeopathy- Mauritius
International Day for Monuments and Sites traditionally called World Heritage Day was
observed across the world on 18 April 2016 with theme - The He itage of po t
Indian Railway used drones for the first time to inspect the ongoing work on the project
on 17 April 2016 - Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project.
Name of the major exercise carried on by Mathura-based Strike 1 corps is in the deserts
of Rajasthan to evaluate the capability of the Army to strike deep into enemy territory in
an integrated air-land battle environment Shatrujeet
The first Indian gymnast ever to secure an Olympic berth by garnering a total score of
52.698 points is - Dipa Karmakar
The tennis player who won the 2016 Monte Carlo Masters title is - Rafael Nadal
The country that won the 25th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup held in Ipoh,
Malaysia is Australia
He was appointed as Director General, Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on
17 Aril 2016 - PC Thakur
The veteran Sri Lankan spinner, who retired from T20 and One Day International cricket
on 17 April 2016 but continue to play in Test matches - Rangana Herath
The 1982-batch IPS officer who was appointed as the first female Director General of
Police (DGP) of Gujarat - Geeta Johri
The driver of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who opened a bank account at the age of 116
years and is considered to be the oldest human alive is - Colonel Nizamuddin
World's largest wooden Charkha or spinning wheel is proposed to be installed at - Indira
Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
The New Development Bank (NDB), formerly referred to as the BRICS Development
Bank, on 16 April 2016 approved its first set of loans valued at 811 million US dollars for
four BRICS countries namely Brazil, India, China and South Africa to create - 2370 MW of
renewable energy capacity
The theme of the 2016 World Haemophilia Day that was observed globally on 17 April
2016 is - Treatment for all is the vision of all
He won 2016 Formula 1 Pirelli Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai International Circuit on 17
April 2016 - Nico Rosberg
He was appointed as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Mozambique 0n
15 April 2016 - Rudra Gaurav Shresth

The name of the supercomputer unveiled by Sikkim Governor on 17 April 2016 at the
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim - Param Kanchenjunga
The State government that on 14 April 2016 issued a ban of one year over the sale,
purchase and storage of all forms of chewable tobacco, including "gutkha, pan masala,
khaini and zarda" - Delhi
The co-founder of Hero Cycles group who passed away on 14 April 2016 is - Satyanand
The traces of Isotopes of Supernova that were discovered on Moon as per publication in
Physics Review Letters journal on 13 April 2016 - 60Fe Iron Isotope
India, Afghanistan and Iran on 11 April 2016 finalized draft of the Chabahar Trilateral
Agreement on - Transport and Transit Corridors
Panagarh Air Force Base of West Bengal was on 16 April 2016 renamed as -Air Force
Station Arjan Singh
The Yojana that was launched for widows by the Jharkhand Government on 14 April
2016- Bhimrao Ambedkar Awas Yojana
The I dia o e as a ed as o e of the eight a assado s fo the Wo e s Wo ld
Boxing Championship 2016 by AIBA on 14 April 2016- Mary Kom
Union Government notified the Scheduled Castes (SC) and the Scheduled Tribes (ST)
(Prevention of Atrocities (PoA)) Amendment Rules, 2016 on 14 April 2016 that amended
the rules of- 1995
He was appointed as the Chairman of the High Powered Group (HPG) to develop a policy
paper on promotion of Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) technology by Construction
Industry Development Council (CIDC) - PV Rao
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revoked the accreditation of the Antidoping Center
on 16 April 2016 that is located in Moscow, Russia
The Parliament that approved a joint system for Police and Justice Officials to access
airline passenger data on all flights to and from the EU on 14 April 2016- European
He was famous Malian photographer who died on 14 April 2016- Malick Sidibe
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the e-trading platform for the farmers to buy
and sell agricultural products online on 14 April 2016- e-National Agriculture Market
The state that started to implement 2nd phase of odd-even car rationing scheme from
15 April 2016- Delhi
The Dardic indigenous people residing in the Chitral District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
province of Pakistan and fears existential threat is - Kalash (Kalasha)
The 1985 batch IPS officer who was appointed the Director General of Haryana Police is
- K P Singh
The state that announced the formation of a new Integrated Tribal Development Agency
is - Andhra Pradesh
The cricketer named as the Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2015 is
- Kane Williamson
The nuclear capable undersea ballistic missile that was successfully test fired in March
2016 from an undisclosed location in the Bay of Bengal is - K-4 missile
The senior journalist appointed the president of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for
the Arts is - Ram Bahadur Rai
People of this state on 14 April 2016 celebrated the harvest festival, Vishu Kerala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 14 April 2016 unveiled the National Perspective Plan
for Port Development at - Maritime India Summit in Mumbai
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched National Agriculture Market portal to connect
e-mandis in several States at a function in New Delhi, aimed at - Ushering in much
needed agri marketing reforms
In its annual report Migration and Development Brief, World Bank said, India retained
its top spot in 2015, attracting about 69 billion US dollars in remittances, down from - 70
billion in 2014
The state whose government on 13 April 2016 launched Mission Drinking Water
International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Global growth forecast on 12 April 2016
termed Brexit that means - B itai s e it f o the European Union (EU)
PM Narendra Modi on 14 April 2016 launched 'Gram Uday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan' at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh
Organisation that 14 April 2016 released Innocenti Report Card 13, titled Fairness for
Children: A league table of inequality in child well-being in rich countries - United
Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
The Maharashtra cadre IPS officer appointed as the Director General (DG) of Bureau of
Police Research and Development is - Meeran C Borwankar
The Reserve Bank of India granted in-principal approval to the first payments bank
license to - Airtel M Commerce Services
The Indian golfer honoured as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for March 2016
is - Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia
The poet selected for the prestigious Saraswati Samman for 2015 for her autobiography
titled Chitt-Chete , itte i Dog i la guage, is - Padma Sachdev
He announced retirement to International cricket at the age of 26 due to ill health on 12
April 2016 - James Taylor
He was conferred with the Hridaynath Award 2016 by the Maharashtra Governor C
Vidyasagar Rao in Mumbai on 12 April 2016 - Viswanathan Anand
Under this Programme India and Germany signed an Implementation agreement for
Ganga Rejuvenation on 13 April 2016 - Namami Gange Programme
Union Cabinet approved India to become a formal member of the network to
strengthen ties with the member countries to safeguard the trans-boundary wildlife on
13 April 2016 - South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN)
Union Cabinet on 13 April 2016 approved India to sign a MoU India and UAE on
cooperation to prevent and combat - Human Trafficking
Haryana Government on 12 April 2016 decided to rename Gurgaon and Mewat as Gurugram and Nuh respectively
First company in India to implement the Union Health Mi ist s Ciga ettes Pa kagi g
Amendment Rules, 2014, that calls for display of health warnings in 85 percent of the
area on tobacco products is - Golden Tobacco Ltd.
International Day of Human Space Flight was observed on 12 April 2016 to
commemorate Soviet Cos o aut s jou e i to oute spa e - Yuri Gagarin
To enable both militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair and
replenishment of supplies, India and the US on 12 April 2016 agreed in principle to
conclude - Logistics Exchange Agreement

Delhi Government on 11 April 2016 approved the Delhi Slum and JJ Rehabilitation and
Relocation Policy, 2015 that focuses on - in-situ de elop e t fo it s u a poo
Election Commission on 12 April 2016 removed Rajeev Kumar from the post of Kolkata
Police Commissioner and placed a person in his place - Soumen Mitra, ADG & IGP of the
State CID
NRDC and Rainbow Agrilife India signed an agreement for commercializing plant based
Formulation for Management of Mulberry Root Knot Disease called NEMHARI
India will take part in a special meeting of the OECD in Paris on 13 April 2016 to firm up
cooperation between countries in the wake of - 'Panama Papers' leak
3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on the Tiger Conservation was inaugurated on 12 April
2016 in - New Delhi
US President Barack Obama on 12 April 2016 designated a new national monument in
Washington to honour the women's equality movement in America and across the
globe is - Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
The time given by the Supreme Court on 12 April 2016 to the Union Finance Ministry
and Indian Banks Association's to give response on the defaulted loans issue- Two weeks
BCCI on 12 April 2016 informed the Bombay High Court that only this type of water will
be used to prepare the venues for cricket matches for domestic IPL tournament Treated sewage water
The Taliban on 12 April 2016 said that it has launched its annual spring military offensive
in Afghanistan, titled - Omari Operation
The Supreme Court on 11 April 2016 said that gender justice is endangered by ban on
entry of women of menstrual age group in - Sabarimala temple in Kerala
The 16-year-old Indian-American boy who invented a low-cost hearing aid to help those
who cannot afford the expensive devices is - Mukund Venkatakrishnan
World Homoeopathy Day was observed on 10 April 2016 to commemorate the birth
anniversary of - Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German Physician
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Global Tiger Forum (GTF) on 10 April 2016
announced that after a century of constant decline, global wild tiger populations have
increased by 22 percent
The first Water Express train carrying five lakh liters of water reached this district of
Marathwada region of Maharashtra hit by drought Latur
Gujarat government on 12 April 2016 set up control rooms at headquarters in districts
that are facing - Water scarcity
Tausif Monif was appointed the Global Operations President of - Lambda Therapeutic
The committee constituted to check violations of the Supreme Court guidelines with
regard to content in government advertising is - B B Tandon Committee
Indus Towers, the country's largest telecom tower firm, appointed Hemant Kumar Ruia
as its - Chief Financial Officer
The famous cricketer signed by the Union Government to endorse the I Support Skill
India campaign is - Sachin Tendulkar
He was former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (retd) who was conferred the highest
French civilian honour, Legion d Honneur on 12 April 2016- Joginder Jaswant Singh
He is an eminent south Indian filmstar who received Padma Vibhushan award on 12
April 2016 Rajanikanth

India's top woman biker and the Lady of the Harley who died on 11 April 2016 in a road
accident- Veenu Paliwal
The Mail that issued a set of special postage stamps to mark the 400th death
anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare on 12 April 2016- Royal Mail of British
The State Government that announced two percent employment reservation in various
departments for meritorious sportspersons of the state on 10 April 2016 Jharkhand
The Union Corporate Affair Ministry on 11 April 2016 exempted the housing finance
companies from- XBRL filing
She is an investigative journalist of Azerbaijan who was chosen to receive the UNESCO
or Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016 on 8 April 2016- Khadija Ismayilova
The winner of the FBB Femina Miss India World 2016 is - Priyadarshini Chatterjee
The badminton player who won the men's singles title at the 2016 Malaysia Open is Lee Chong Wei
The boxer who won the 2016 International Boxing Federation heavyweight title is Anthony Joshua
The former Audi India executive appointed as Head of Lamborghini India Operations is Sharad Agarwal
The golf player who won the US Masters golf tournament is - Danny Willett
World number two shuttler Kento Momota of Japa
as a ed f o Japa s ad i to
team for the 2016 Rio Olympics for - Gambling at an illegal casino
Former Union Minister and Congress leader who died on 9 April 2016 in Aizawl district
of Mizoram due to heart failure - C Silvera
At least 110 people were charred to death in a fire accident at Puttingal Devi temple on
10 April 2016 during a festival at Paravur of Kerala
The UN-backed ceasefire came into force in this country from midnight of 10 April 2016
et ee hi ite Houthi e els a d the audi-led coalition supporting government forces
Chinese researchers in April 2016 introduced a new approach for making an all-weather
solar cell that can generate electricity even during rains by making use of Graphene
India in April 2016 offered to invest up to
illio U dolla s i this ou t s e e g
industry, subject to provision of concessional Rights Iran
Group of Seven (G7) industrialized countries two day meeting started on 10 April 2016
in Hiroshima
Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, discovered a way to forecast earthquakes
based on slow fault movements caused by moving sub layers of Earth - Deepa Mele
Ukraine Prime Minister who on 10 April 2016 announced that he will resign in this week,
la i g politi ia s failu e to enact real changes - Arseniy Yatsenyuk
A four-member Indian professional boxing team who will compete in the WBA Oceanic
undercard bouts in Jinghong, China on 11 April 2016 are - Mukesh Kumar, Rajesh Kumar,
Sandeep Singh and Pramod Kumar
Union Government on 10 April 2016 recommended 1304 crore rupees for drought relief
to a state under National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) to Uttar Pradesh
The United Nations will observe the birth anniversary of an Indian historical personality
and social reformist for the first time to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary - Dr
Babasaheb Ambedkar

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat unveiled Swami Vivekanand's statue in Palampur town of Kangra district
Maldivian President who arrived in New Delhi on 10 April 2016 on a two-day visit to
India - Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom
To connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Saudi King King Salman bin Abdulaziz announced a
bride on 8 April 2016 over - Red Sea
The two-member Commission of Inquiry that was constituted to probe conspiracy
behind violent incidents during Jat Reservation Agitation from 18 to 23 February 2016
that will be headed by - Justice (Retd.) SN Jha
State that in April 2016 became the first state to bring and pass a land title bill, by
passing its Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bill, 2016 is Rajasthan
Country that is considering giving refuge to select Bangladeshi bloggers who are under
imminent danger the US
The festival that is being celebrated across Manipur celebrating with cultural gusto and
religious fervor to mark the beginning of a new year - Sajibu Cheiraoba
The two amicus curiae that was appointed by Supreme Court in the appeals filed by the
four condemned convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case are - Raju Ramachandran and
Sanjay Hegde
He was a jou alist a d as the autho of the ook titled A tate i De ial Pakista s
Misguided a d Da ge ous C usade BG Verghese
25 Ministries/Departments of Union Government signed a MoU on this initiative that is
aimed at technology development covering all engineering disciplines - IMPacting
Research INnovation and Technology (IMPRINT)
The CIC directed the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee to make public the nonconfidential bio-safety information on this GM mustard variety DMH11
He took over as the Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal - Justice (retd) Permod
He was the founder of the Sikh Empire in India and whose statue will be stalled in
France Maharaja Ranjit Singh
The name of the 400-year-old book containing 36 plays written by William Shakespeare
was found at the Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute, off the western coast of
Scotland First Folio
She is the founder of VLCC Healthcare Ltd and was named as one of the 50
businesswomen of Asia according to Forbes Vandana Luthra
His name was approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam for the post of Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
He was an American country music legend who died on 6 April 2016 in California
Merle Haggard
ITC Limited renewed 40-years partnership with this American hotel group in April 2016
Starwoods Hotels and Resorts
This bollywood actor authored a book titled The Kiss of Life which was launched by Delhi
CM Arvind Kejriwal in April 2016 Emraan Hashmi
He was appointed by the logistics firm Gojavas as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 7
April 2016 Amitabh Coomar
NASA astronomers discovered the supermassive black hole weighing 17 suns in this
galaxy NGC 1600
He is the leader of the Democratic Party of Kosovo and was sworn-in as the President of
Kosovo on 7 April 2016 Hashim Thaci

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platform for 20 crores rupees FabFurnish
7 April 2016 was observed as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in this
African country - Rwanda
The theme of the World Health Day 2016, which was observed globally on 7 April 2016
is - Halt the rise: beat diabetes
The it he e the fou datio sto e of Ha a a s fi st ho ti ultu e u i e sit
as laid is
- Karnal
The state where BHEL commissioned a seasonwise tiltable canal top solar PV plant is Andhra Pradesh
The CEO of Tech Mahindra appointed as the Chairman of the National Association of
Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) is - CP Gurnani
Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal along with the State Chief Minister launched two
schemes to distribute Energy Efficient Smart Agriculture Pumps & Fans on 7 April 2016
in - Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
Union Cabinet approved the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission on fiscal
deficit targets and additional fiscal deficit to States for the award period - 2015-20
The Beausejour Cricket Ground in St Lucia of West Indies on 6 April 2016 was renamed
as - Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium
The Union Cabinet gave approval to Exim Bank of India for increasing the framework
ag ee e t ith this ou t s e t al a k - Central Bank of Iran
The Union Cabinet gave its approval to implement a Project that provides for
establishment of National Water Informatics Centre (NWIC) as an independent
organization - National Hydrology Project
Indian men won the Asian Nations Cup Chess tournament on 6 April 2016 with a 3-1
victory over - Vietnam
To help rural and urban population to have a reliable access to electricity, Union
Government on 5 April 2016 launched the low cost micro solar device, named - Surya
In a bid to improve operational efficiency, Union Cabinet allowed public sector oil
companies to have their own independent crude import policy based on their Commercial requirements
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its ex-post facto
approval for implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) with effect from 1 July
CCEA cleared conversion of Working Capital Term Loan (WCTL) of 29.91 crore rupees
extended by Bank of Baroda to this public sector undertaking (PSU) into equity shares Andrew Yule & Co. Ltd. (AYCL)
Iceland ruling coalition on 6 April 2016 named this person as the Prime Minister of the
country - Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson
With a view to lay down procedures for providing availability of unclaimed dead bodies
to the medical colleges for the purpose of studying the human anatomy, the Union
Cabinet promulgated - Andaman and Nicobar Islands Anatomy Regulation, 2016
This Japa ese pla e o the e s singles title at 2016 Yonex Sunrise India Open
badminton championship - Kento Momota
The 2-day National Summit on Family Planning was held with the theme New Choices,
New Horizons

This State launched Adarsh Vidyalaya project to provide modern schools on the lines of
Kendriya Vidyalayas in the underdeveloped rural areas - Odisha
As pe the WHO s Glo al epo t o Dia etes, this a
illio adults e e li i g ith
diabetes in 2014 across the world 422 million
The Government of this State/Union Territory decided to build a permanent memorial
for former President APJ Abdul Kalam NCT of Delhi
This 32-year-old native of Porbandar was named the captain of Oman's national cricket
team Ajay Lalcheta
This Thaila d ad i to pla e o the o e s si gles title at 2016 Yonex Sunrise
India Open - Ratchanok Intanon
The great Indian Mathematician & Astronomer whose statue was unveiled at UNESCO
headquarters on 6 Aril 2016 - Aryabhatta
China on 6 April 2016 successfully launched a bullet-shaped retrievable scientific
research satellite - SJ-10 (Shijian-10)
The Hollywood actress and screenwriter who died on 6 April 2016 - Barbara Turner
He will head the high-level committee constituted by the Union Government on 5 April
2016 to suggest ways to strengthen the border protection along the Indo-Pak border
Madhukar Gupta
He resigned as the Prime Minister of Iceland on 5 April 2016 after his name was
revealed in the Panama Papers leak - Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson
Legislation that was approved by US Senate to provide for greater legal protection to
companies for their commercial secrets - Defend Trade Secrets Bill
Myanmar's (Burmese) Parliament in Naypyidaw on 5 April 2016 passed a bill that gives
Aung San Suu Kyi the post of state counselor, which is similar to that of - Prime Minister
These three countries are greatest emergencies area wherein 125 million people are
living in crisis according to a World Health Organization report - Syria, Yemen and Iraq
This tropical cyclone forced Fiji authorities to issue orders asking peoples to stay inside
their homes - Cyclone Zena
In UK, Britain's Royal Mail launched a set of special postage stamps on 5 April 2016 to
mark the 400th anniversary of the death of the playwright - William Shakespeare
The Cabinet sub-committee on scarcity of this state declared 623 villages as scarcity
affected - Gujarat
The electricity regulatory commission of this state approved an average hike of eight
percent in power tariff Madhya Pradesh
Union Minister of State for Textiles, Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated the Apparel
and Garment making Centre at District Industries Centre Complex in - Dimapur,
Under the first Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2016-17, the repo rate was
reduced by 25 basis points to 6.5 percent
The Union Ministry of Environment Forests And Climate Change on 5 April 2016 notified
Solid Management Rules, 2016, which will replace - Municipal Solid Waste
(Management & Handling) Rules, 2000
I dia s e pe ditu e o
ilita i
as . illio dolla s, as pe a stud of the
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). This was - 3.1% of global
With 596 billion US dollars spending, this country stood as the biggest military spender
in 2015 The USA

The researchers of this university successfully managed to 3D print chemically active

structures that could help in mitigating pollution American University
The cricketer, who was part of the Ranji Trophy-winning Mumbai team of 1983-84
under Sunil Gavaskar, died on 4 April 2016 is - Ranjan Baindoor
The former Executive Director of the Nuclear Power Board who died on 5 April 2016 is Myneni Hari Prasad Rao
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016 was observed across
the world on - 6 April 2016
The state that imposed a total ban on alcohol is - Bihar
Researchers from the University of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
developed - the world's smallest diode
He as a ed as the aptai of the e s ICC Wo ld T e t
tea of the tou a e t
on 4 April 2016 -Virat Kohli
In a first, this I dia
as appoi ted to Pa aso i s glo al e e uti e ou il - Manish
Indian scientists developed eco-friendly nanotechnology which is basically a biopolymer,
which uses a naturally occurring substance for water purification - Chitosan
The fastest t ai of I dia that flagged off o Ap il
f o Delhi s Haz at Niza uddi
station is - Gatimaan Express
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its first bi-monthly monetary policy review for the 2016-17
fiscal on 5 April 2016 cut key interest rates by - 25 basis points
He was presented with the Award for Excellence as part of National Geoscience Awards
2014 by the President Pranab Mukherjee - Prof. Ashok Kumar Singhvi
He was elevated as the managing director of Go Airlines (India) Ltd. - Wolfgang ProckSchauer
On 1 April 2016, this city became the first in the country to operationalise special
purpose vehicle to execute its smart city initiative - Bhubaneswar
This US- ased fi ag eed to u He lett Pa ka d E te p ise s ajo it sha eholdi g i
Mphasis Ltd. for over 7000 crore rupees - The Blackstone Group
The cricket team that topped the women team rankings in the recently released
International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test, ODIs and T20 Australia
The former cricketer on 4 April 2016 resigned from the position of head coach of
Pakistan Cricket team - Waqar Younis
Delhi High Court in Joginder Singh vs State (NCT of Delhi) on 4 April 2016 held that
keeping a criminal case pending for indefinite period amounts to violation of
constitutional rights of the accused under this article - Article 21 (right to life)
The name of the air exercise into which Indian Air Force (IAF) will participate along with
US, NATO and allied forces from 28 April to 13 May 2016 in Alaska Red Flag Air
The subsidiary of Vedanta Limited officially set the Guinness World Record for
simultaneously planting 208751 saplings at a single location in less than an hour is Talwandi Sabo Power Limited
The renowned jazz saxophonist who died on 2 April 2016 in New York, the USA is - Gato
The ou t to lau h o ld s fi st ass de gue a i atio p og a
e is - The
The private sector bank that launched an Aadhaar-based ATM usage facility wherein a
customer can transact using his biometric details instead of the PIN is - DCB Bank

Odisha government launched its first set of 100 English-medium schools in 14 districts
under the aegis of - Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya
She is the first woman to be sworn in as the Chief Minister (CM) of Jammu and Kashmir
(J&K) at Raj Bhawan in Jammu on 4 April 2016 - Mehbooba Mufti
The theme of the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
that was observed on 4 April 2016 across the world - Mine Action is Humanitarian
West Indies on 3 April 2016 won the ICC Cricket World T- Me s Cup
defeating England by 4 wickets in the final played at - Eden Gardens, Kolkata
West I dies Wo e s tea o Ap il
o thei aide Wo e 's C i ket Wo ld T20 title played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, West Indies by defeating reigning champions Australia by 8 wickets
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred Saudi Arabia's highest civilian honour on 3
April 2016- the King Abdulaziz Sash
He won men's singles title in the 2016 Miami Open at the Crandon Tennis Center in
Miami on 3 April 2016- Novak Djokovic
To boost the bilateral cooperation between the two nations, India on 3 April 2016 inked
five agreements with - Saudi Arabia
India on 1 April 2016 signed an agreement to provide loan assistance of 500 million Euro
(about 3750 crore rupees) for the modern and sustainable metro system for Nagpur city
with - Ge a s De elop e t Ba k KfW
The Police Chief sworn in as the 9th President of Vietnam is - Tran Dai Quang
The former A.C. Milan defender and Italy manager who died on 3 April 2016 is - Cesare
The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit concluded on 1 April 2016 in - Washington, D.C.,
United States
Wo ld s fi st White Tige afa i as i augu ated at - Mukundpur in Satna district of
Madhya Pradesh
Kallol Roy was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of - Bhartiya
Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd
This Mercedes driver won the 2016 Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix title Nico
This institution was adjudged as the top university in India as per the India Rankings
2016 released under National Institutional Ranking Framework - Indian Institute of
Science Bangalore
This institution was adjudged as the top pharmacy institution in India as per the India
Rankings 2016 released under National Institutional Ranking Framework - Manipal
College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal
This institution was adjudged as the top management institution in India as per the India
Rankings 2016 released under National Institutional Ranking Framework - Indian
Institute of Management Bangalore
This institution was adjudged as the top engineering institution in India as per the India
Rankings 2016 released under National Institutional Ranking Framework - Indian
Institute of Technology Madras

MARCH 2016

The payments start-up acquired by Flipkart on is - PhonePe

The Indian boxer who won silver medal in the 56 kilogram category at the
Asian/Oceania Qualifying Tournament in Qian'an, China is Shiva Thapa
The theme of the World Autism Awareness Day 2016 that was celebrated across the
world on 2 April 2016 is - Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity
The Upper House of Myanmar's parliament approved a Bill on 1 April 2016 to give more
powerful role over the country's parliament and government to - Aung San Suu Kyi
President Pranab Mukherjee on 1 April 2016 signed ordinance to authorise expenditure
beyond April 1 in Uttarakhand which is under - President's rule
She is the first woman to be appointed as PAC chairperson on 31 March 2016 - J Geetha
Union Government launched a Mobile App to empower People to demand 24x7 Power
for the states on 31 March 2016 - Vidyut PRAVAH
The ad i ist atio of this U io Te ito lau hed the Phase I of G ee I itiati e at a
estimated cost of 2 crore rupees - National Capital Territory of Delhi
These rules were notified by the Union Government to properly manage the 484 tons
per day bio-medical waste from 168869 healthcare facilities (HCFs) across the country Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016
The Legislative Assembly of this State passed a bill prescribing minimum educational
qualifications to contest for urban local bodies Haryana
The Union Ministry that launched the Startup India portal and mobile app in New Delhi
on 31 March 2016 - Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Union Government released a single window interface for information on Intellectual
Property and guidance on leveraging it for competitive advantage on 31 March 2016 Indian Intellectual Property (IP) Panorama
India and the United States on 31 March 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) on setting up Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) in India
The first woman to receive the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) gold medal,
who died on 31 March 2016 due to heart attack in Miami is - Iraqi-born British architect
Zaha Hadid
India and Sri Lanka on 31 March 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
to provide 150 fishing boats and fishing equipment to 300 Tamil fishermen from Mullaithivu in North Sri Lanka
To protect domestic manufacturers from cheap Chinese imports, Union Government
extended the safeguard duty on steel imports until - March 2018
The Supreme Court asked the Union Government to inform the states having drought
management cells and explain - reasons for not setting up district-level disaster
management authorities in many states
Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, the municipality that is recently viewed as a hotbed of Islamist
extremism, is located in - Belgium

The British entertainer, best known for BBC comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies, who
died on 31 March 2016 is - Ronnie Corbett
The village that became the first liquor-free village in Rajasthan is - Kachhabali village
The Director Legal & Government Affairs at Avon Beauty Products who was named as
the Chairman of Indian Direct Selling Association is - Jitendra Jagota
The imprisoned Egyptian novelist who will be conferred the PEN/Barbey Freedom to
Write Award in May 2016 is - Ahmed Naji
The 4th Nuclear Security Summit began on 31 March 2016 in Washington DC
58-year-old former math Professor was sworn-in as President of Central African
Republic on 30 March 2016 in the capital Bangui is - Faustin Archange Touadera
Lady who was named as first chairwoman of National Assembly in Vietnam - Nguyen Thi
Kim Ngan
European Investment Bank (EIB) on 30 March 2016 announced that it will invest 33
billion rupees (450 million Euros) for the first metro line in - Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on 30 March 2016 announced that France
will end its Operation Sangaris by end of year 2016 in - Central African Republic
To create an integrated single window mechanism for online approval of building plans
in Delhi, the Union Government on 30 March 2016 announced - Unified Building ByeLaws
This biopharmaceutical company received the regulatory approval from Japan to sell its
Insulin Glargine in the country Biocon
This former RBI Deputy Governor was appointed as an Independent NonExecutive
Director of Nestle India Limited Rakesh Mohan
This State launched the Project Salamati to provide injectable contraceptive free of cost
This company received approval from the Government of Russia to acquire 15 percent
stake in Vankor oilfield for 1.3 billion US dollars ONGC Videsh Limited
This department notified Guidelines for 100% percent FDI in Business to Business ecommerce - Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
The 66-year-old poet class III dropout Haldar Nag who received Padma Shri in March
2016 write in this language of Odisha - Kosli language
This o pa ag eed to u Japa s ha p Co po atio fo . illio U dolla s
This high court ruled in favour of entry of women into temples Bombay High Court
As per the results of a survey of Labour Bureau, this many new jobs were created
between January and September 2015 in eight labour intensive industries 1.55 lakh
This city hosted the 13th India-EU Summit on 30 March 2016 - Brussels
This Indian company announced plans to restructure its UK steel business Tata Steel
The Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Helen Keller in
The Miracle Worker died on 29 March 2016. Her name is - Patty Duke
The former President of the University of Southern California who passed away on 29
March 2016 is - Steven Sample
A group of scientists discovered sand-eating tadpole of Indian Dancing Frog Family
Micrixalidae in Western Ghats
The Japanese system integration company that is going to acquire Dell Services is - NTT

Defence Minister Manohar Par ika o

Ma h
flagged off I dia s fi st i dige ous
composites bow mounted Sonar Dome during - DefExpo 2016 in Goa
Wipro Limited announced the appointed this person to its Board of Directors - Patrick
He was sworn-in as the first civilian president of Myanmar on 30 March 2016 at a joint
session of parliament in the capital Nay Pyi Taw - Htin Kyaw
China on 30 March 2016 launched its 22nd satellite for its BeiDou Navigation Satellite
System (BDS) aboard Long March-3A carrier rocket from - Xichang Satellite Launch
According to Brisbane researchers, this country overtook Australia as the world leader in
invasive melanoma rates - New Zealand
The numbers of satellites to be launched by ISRO in a single mission from Satish Dhawan
Space Centre in Sriharikota in May 2016 is - 22
The playback singer who entered the Guinness Book of Records for singing 17695 songs
in 12 Indian languages is - P. Susheela
The rule notified by the Environment Ministry on 29 March 2016 for the first time is Construction & Demolition Waste Management Rules, 2016
The technology institute that organised the First International Symposium on Fifth
Generation (5G) technology is - Indian Institute of Technology Patna
The numbers of Non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) whose certificate of
registration was cancelled by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 29 March 2016 - 22
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on 29 March 2016 decided to increase
the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPI) investment limit in Central Government securities
from 135400 crore rupees to - 140000 crore rupees
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 29 March 2016 signed a Special Currency Swap
Agreement with the Central Bank of - Sri Lanka
Indian Medical Association (IMA) urged the Union Government to ensure timely
implementation of the 85 percent pictorial health warnings display on both sides of
tobacco packages from 1 April 2016
The third Asian Kho-Kho championship will begin on 8 April 2016 in - Indore
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 29 March 2016 inaugurated a new branch of the
Union Bank of India in -Sydney, Australia
The Union Ministry that launched GIS-enabled HMIS application and the self-printing of
e-CGHS cards on 29 March 2016- Union Health and Family Welfare
The Union Ministry launched innovative entrepreneurship and skill development
programme of MANAS through leading national and international experts in different
skill sets on 29 March 2016- Union Minority Affairs Ministry
The Supreme Court approved the guidelines given by Union Government on 30 March
2016 to protect-Good Samaritans
The Pattiseema Lift Irrigation Project connects these two major rivers in Southern India
Godavari & Krishana
This UN Age
lau hed the U fai Tales a i ated fil se ies o efugee a d
migrant children - United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
This category was created under the Defence Procurement Procedure 2016 to augment
indigenous defence production - Buy (Indian Indigenously Designed, Developed and
Manufactured or IDDM)
The Supreme Court of this country on 28 March 2016 upheld the constitutional
provision that declares Islam as the state religion - Bangladesh

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 28 March 2016 signed 11 unilateral
Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs), taking the overall number to - 59
The author of Legends of the Fall who died on 26 March 2016 due to cardiac arrest is Jim Harrison
The cricketer who topped the T20 rankings released by the International Cricket Council
(ICC) Viraat Kohli
This badminton player from China won the New Zealand Open Grand Prix 2016 Huang
The Russian grandmaster who won the FIDE World Chess Candidates Tournament is Sergey Karjakin
The American Franciscan nun and founder of the internationally-broadcast cable
television and radio networks Eternal Word Television Network who died on 27 March
2016 is - Mother Angelica
The international financial institution that signed a MoU with U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID) to develop solar parks across India is - Asian
Development Bank
The Union Government notified the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other
Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 on - 26 March 2016
The Yokohama Rubber Company Limited inked an agreement with global investment
firm KKR to purchase all of the shares of - Alliance Tire Group
It is the first direct container vessel between India and Bangladesh that flagged off from
Krishnapatnam of Andhra Pradesh to Chittagong on 28 March 2016- MV Harbour-1
The Telecom Commission approved the number as the single emergency number for
India on 28 March 2016- 112
He was appointed as captain of the Delhi Daredevils team for 2016 Indian Premier
League season on 28 March 2016- Zaheer Khan
The Motor Manufacturing Company that signed a follow-on contract with the Indian
Army to supply 619 units of its 6X6 high-mobility vehicle (HMV) multi-axle truck on 28
March 2016 TATA Motors
Delhi government presented 2016-17 annual budget for Delhi on 28 March 2016 which
worth - 46600 crore rupees
India's biggest ever land, naval and homeland security exhibition - Defence Expo 2016
began on 28 March 2016 in - Goa
The film that won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film is - Baahubali: The
The player who won the 2015 Hockey India Dhruv Batra Award for Player of the Year for
Women is - Deepika
The International Theatre Institute Centres and the international theatre community
across the world celebrated the World Theatre Day 2016 on - 27 March 2016
The Indian-origin law professor appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council
as an Adviser on human rights and multinationals and businesses is - Surya Deva
The plant that holds the compound called L-Menthol that can cure cancer, as per the
research of CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, is Mint plant
The state where President Rule was imposed on 27 March 2016 and the assembly was
placed under suspended animation under Article 356 of the Indian Constitution Uttarakhand

The state go e
e t that lau hed a e s he e, Adapting homes for the differentlya led o
Ma h
- Haryana
The state that released the Sixth Economic Census on 27 March 2016 - Himachal
The World Bank on 27 March 2016 agreed to provide concessional 100 million US dollar
loan to Jordan for creating one lakh jobs for - Jordanian and Syrian refugees
The World Bank Board on 25 March 2016 approved a 250 million US dollar Development
Policy Loan (DPL) for Rajasthan in improving the performance of its electricity
distribution sector under - State s
Po e fo All p og a
As per the Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment, this country made highest
investments in the renewable energy sector in the world in 2015 China (102.9 billion
US dollars)
The Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016 released by the - United
Nations Environment Programme
The ancient city of Palmyra is located in this country that was recaptured by the armed
forces from the Islamic State terror group after 10 months Syria
As pe the UNEP s Glo al T e ds i enewable Energy Investment 2016, India invested
this much amount in the renewable energy sector in 2015 - 10.2 billion US dollars
It is with this State the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a MoU with
this State for capacity enhancement on sustainable agriculture and irrigation
development Mizoram
She is the author of the book Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography Bharathi S Pradhan
The National Tsunami Early Warning Centre (NTEWC) of the Indian National Centre for
Ocean Information Service (INCOIS) installed a Sea-Level Tide Gauge at - Gilakaladindi
village in AP
He was the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on whom President Pranab
Mukherjee conferred Padma Vibhushan Award on 28 March 2016 - Jagmohan
He was a famous Industrialist who was posthumously conferred with Padma Vibhushan
Award by President Pranab Mukherjee on 28 March 2016 - Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel announced to set up first university that
exclusively focus on - Organic farming
Indian-American who was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of
Bank of the West, a unit of BNP Paribas on 16 March 2016 - Nandita Bakhshi
The Prime Minister of this country on 25 March 2016 announced to set up a countermessaging centre to fight the Islamic State in the cyber world - Malaysia
The Union Cabinet on 23 March 2016 gave its ex-post facto approval for a MoU with this
country to mobilise long term investment into the National Investment and
Infrastructure Fund United Arab Emirates
The country with which Pakistan signed 6 MoUs to strengthen bilateral cooperation
He topped the Wo ld s G eatest Leade s list that as eleased
Fo tu e agazi e
Jeff Bezos
He as the o l I dia
ho figu ed i the Wo ld s Greatest Leaders list that was
released by Fortune magazine Arvind Kejriwal
As per the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016 this consumer product was brought under
the purview of electronic waste norms for the first time - Compact Fluorescent Lamp

This public sector undertaking successfully commissioned a 600 MW coal-based thermal

power plant at Jaipur in Adilabad district of Telangana - Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
The United Nations Security Council decided to extend the UN Assistance Mission in this
country till 31 March 2017 Somalia
The citizens of this country rejected a proposal to replace the national flag in a
referendum New Zealand
Shane Watson on 24 March 2016 announced his retirement from international cricket.
He played for over 14 years for Australia
The ICTY tribunal of the UN sentenced the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic
to 40-year imprisonment for war crimes. The ICTY stands for - International Criminal
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Famous soccer player Johan Cruyff died on 24 March 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. He
played for the national football team of The Netherlands
The Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer or GIRI Radar System was established by
the ISRO near Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh
These States/UTs are not covered for the implementation of rural housing scheme of
the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana Gramin from 2016 to 2019 Delhi, Chandigarh
This multilateral agency will fund 1500 million US dollars for the implementation of
Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) World Bank
The MoU on mobilizing long term investment into the National Investment and
Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) with this country was approved by the Union Cabinet United
Arab Emirates (UAE)
The Union Cabinet in March 2016 approved transfer of 50 acre of land from Central
Sheep & Wool Research Institute (CSWRI) to this State for establishment of Veterinary
University Training and Research Centre - Rajasthan
The Union Cabinet gave its approval to Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) of 4020.63 crore
rupees for the ongoing 720 MW Mangadechhu Hydroelectric Project (HEP) of - Bhutan
With this country, Union Cabinet approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
on agriculture - Lithuania
This egio ill do i ate the I dia s i po t of oil as the ou t de a ds i eases to 5
million barrels by 2021 Middle East region
This state will host the North East Business Summit from 7 April 9 April 2016 - Manipur
These e-wastes have been covered under the E-Waste Management Rules, 2016
notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change - Compact
Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) and other mercury containing lamps
These many villages were electrified under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna
(DDUGJY) in the year 2015-16 as on 23 March 2016 - 7008
The theme of the World Meteorological Day 2016 that was observed across the world
on 23 March 2016 is - Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future
The Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission who was appointed a
member of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights
Institutions Bureau in Geneva is - HL Dattu
The Formula One driver who won the 2016 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix at
Melbourne Grand Prix is - Nico Rosberg
The Fast Patrol Vessel that was commissioned on 21 March 2016 in Visakhapatnam is ICGS Arnvesh
The ministry that launched the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India is - Ministry of Health
and Family Welfare

This European city came under terrorist attack on 22 March 2016 killing scores of people
He was re-elected as the president of Niger in March 2016 - Mahamadou Issoufou
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated broadband connectivity to North Eastern
States via this country - Bangladesh
This space agency in March 2016 announced plans to construct lunar villages on the
Moon European Space Agency (ESA)
This agriculture insurance scheme was launched by the Union Government to reduce
distress in the farm sector - PM Fasal Bhima Yojana
The Union Government released a Detailed Project Report to rejuvenate forestry
resources in this river basin Ganga
The theme for the World Tuberculosis Day that was observed on 24 March 2016 United to End TB
9th International Abilympics started on 23 March 2016 at - Bordeaux in France
The state that passed the bill that specified the interest payable on debt shall be
calculated at such rate as may be notified by the government on 22 March 2016- Punjab
This country became a dialogue partner of the Beijing-based regional security grouping,
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on 22 March 2016- Nepal
The Union Ministry that signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industry
Association for effective redressal of consumer complaints on 22 March 2016- Union
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
The organization that prepared a standardised electronic format for information
exchange to help tax authorities on 22 March 2016 - Organisation for Economic
Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The theme of the World Water Day observed on 22 March 2016 Water and Jobs
He was declared as winner of the presidential elections of semi-autonomous region
Zanzibar on 21 March 2016-Ali Mohamed Shein
Nepal signed 10 agreements with a country to extend the strategic Tibet rail link to
Nepal on 21 March 2016 China
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to Krishi Unnati Mela in New Delhi
announced to double farmers income by this year 2022
21 March every year is observed as World Poetry Day by this multilateral body
Name of the campaign that will be launched by the UN illustrating water-environmentclimate change link - #Climatechain
The theme of the World Down Syndrome Day observed on 21 March 2016 My Friends,
My Community
He is a Congolese national who was found guilty of crimes against humanity and war
crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Jean-Pierre Bemba
The Mobile application that was launched by Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan
Singh in New Delhi to help farmers to bring technology to farm fields on 21 March 2016
- Pusa Krishi
The duo that o
e 's a d o e s si gles titles of the BNP Pa i as Ope at the
Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Southern California on 20 March 2016 - Novak Djokovic
and Victoria Azarenka
I dia s u i ue Biosphe e ese e i the Weste Ghats that is a o g
e sites
added by the UNESCO to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves on 21 March 2016Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve

He was presented with the Life Time Achievement Award at the 5th National
Photography Awards ceremony - Bhawan Singh
This Indian wrestler became the first one in 12 years to get an Olympic berth in the
Greco-Roman category - Hardeep Singh
He was conferred with the Professional Photographer Award at the 5th National
Photography Awards ceremony - Javed Ahmed Dar
He was conferred with the Amateur Photographer Award at the 5th National
Photography Awards ceremony - Himanshu Thakur
He was appointed as the chairman of Sub-Committee under the aegis of the High Level
Committee on issues related to excise duty on different articles of jewellery imposed in
Budget 2016-17 - Dr Ashok Lahiri
It is with this State Government French aviation companies Aero Campus Aquitaine and
Bordeaux Metropole signed MoU to establish training centre in the State Telangana
The ministry which is hosting the Everlasting Flame International Programme - Union
Ministry of Minority Affairs
The noted Malayalam writer was chosen for the CV Kunhiraman Literary Prize is - M
The former Chairman and CEO of Intel who died on 21 March 2016 is - Andrew Grove
The US Air Force General nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the United
States Northern Command is - Lori Robinson
The business person/persons who topped the Asian Rich List 2016 is/are Hinduja
He became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in the Asian 20 Kilometer (km)
Race Walk Championships on 20 March 2016 - Gurmeet Singh
He won the Hero Indian Open title of golf played at the Golf Course in New Delhi 20
March 2016 - Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia
State that received Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15 in the Category III states (foodgrain
production less than 1 million tonnes) on 19 March 2016 Tripura
State that received Krishi Karman Awards 2014-15 for the production of coarse cereals
in the individual crops category - Karnataka
The Union Ministry that notified new Plastic Waste Management Rules to curb over
6000 tonnes of uncollected plastic waste generated daily by industries on 18 March
2016- Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
The theme of the World Sparrow Day 2016 that was observed on 20 March 2016- Rise
for the SPARROW-Experience the power of one
The theme of the International Day of Forests 2016 that was observed on 21 March
2016 - Forests and Water
The mobile application that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide
information on agriculture-related matters to farmers on 19 March 2016- Kisan Suvidha
The theme of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2016
observed on 21 March 2016 is - Challenges and Achievements of the Durban Declaration
and Programme of Action
The former Prime Minister of Denmark who passed away on 20 March 2016 in
Copenhagen is - Anker Joergensen
The famous fashion designer appointed as an advisor to the Khadi and Village Industries
Commission for promotion of khadi in India and across the world is - Ritu Beri
The badminton player who won the men's singles title at the 2016 Swiss Open is - HS

The Indian wrestler who won a gold medal in the Asian Olympic Qualification
tournament held in Astana, Kazakhstan is - Yogeshwar Dutt
The first bank to commence the sale of Indian Gold Coin in the domestic market is Indian Overseas Bank
ICC suspe ded Ba gladesh s A afat u
a d Taski f o
o li g i i te atio al
cricket due to their Illegal bowling action
The city in which Cisco announced to set up an Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation
Centre will be set up to foster regional innovation Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
On this day, the Earth Hour 2016 was observed 19 March 2016
It is with this company the Government of Andhra Pradesh signed a MoU to design and
implement the AP Fiber Net project Cisco
The IT firm that signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Olympic Gold Quest
organisation to support Indian woman athlete at Rio is - Genpact
The American tourist who on 16 March 2016 was sentenced to 15 years in prison with
ha d la ou fo su e sio
No th Ko ea s up e e Cou t is - Otto Warmbier
The railway station that was declared as the cleanest in India, as per the Indian Railway
Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) survey is Surat
The Indian-origin student who was awarded the inaugural Noor Inayat Khan Prize in
London is - Geetakshi Arora
The movie that was named the top LGBT film of all time, as per the poll conducted by
the British Film Institute is Carol
The village that became the first open defecation-free village in Srikakulam district in
Andhra Pradesh is - Vanjangipeta
The actor who portrayed the character of Benny on L.A. Law, who died on 18 March
2016 in Hollywood, California is - Larry Drake
The Indian IT service, consulting and business solutions company that was named
official technology partner for Virgin Money London Marathon is - Tata Consultancy
S Sridhar on 18 March 2016 appointed was appointed as the Managing Director of Pfizer India
The Supreme Court allowed publication of photographs of Governors, Chief Ministers
and the Ministers of the department concerned in - Government Advertisements
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on 18 March 2016 launched the
first phase of Fiber Grid project to provide broadband connectivity to all the households
at a throwaway price in - Visakhapatnam
The city which is hosting the first-ever World Sufi Forum New Delhi
The mobile phone operator that announced the acquisition of Videocon
Tele o
u i atio s Ltd s e ti e spe t u i
i les is - Bharti Airtel
The youngest person to climb the Mt. Kangchenjunga base camp in Sikkim is Suryassangyini Chaudhary
The film that bagged prizes for best actress and best director at the 10th Asian film
awards - The Assassin
This country of African continent sentenced 89 members of Nigerian militant group
Boko Haram to death - Cameroon
Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the 6th National
Community Radio Sammelan in - New Delhi
Germany decided to close its embassy in Ankara and its consulate in - Istanbul

China unveiled its latest spy plane equipped to handle electronic warfare, dubbed as Scout Electronic Reconnaissance Aircraft CSA-003
A team of biologists from this university successfully created a tiny liver that functions as
efficiently as human one - Yokohama City University, Japan
Lower house of Congress of this country approved a proposal that lifts a ban on abortion
in cases of rape, when there is health risk for the mother, or when the foetus is not
viable - Chile
He was conferred with Skoch Lifetime Achievement Award on 17 March 2016- Venkaiah
He was appointed as director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited following the
resignation of Vijay Mallya on 17 March 2016- Russell Adams
The state government that classified its country liquor as Heritage Spirit of state on 17
March 2016- Goa
The Indian bank that claimed the top slot in mobile banking on 17 March 2016 - State
Bank of India
The positio at hi h I dia s P i e Mi iste Na e d a Modi stood i Ti es Magazi e
Most Influential People on the Internet list - 15
The exception given to these Sikhs in 1944 for voting in elections under the Sikh
Gurdwaras Act, 1925 will be removed if the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill 2016
becomes an Act - Sehajdhari Sikhs
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar announced launch of his premium menswear apparel and
accessories brand named True Blue
National Research Development Corporation signed a License Agreement with Kudos
Laboratories India for commercialization of- Anti-Diabetic Drug Ayush-82
The British mathematician who won the 2016 Abel Prize is - Andrew Wiles
The state that notified swine flu (H1N1) disease under the Epidemic Disease Act is Punjab
He replaced the former Governor of the Bangladesh Bank Atiur Rahman - Fazle Kabir
As per the UNESCO eAtlas of Gender Inequality in Education, this many million girls
between 6 and 15 age are out of school in the world 63 million
In this city the 5th edition of India Aviation was inaugurated by the President Pranab
Mukherjee Hyderabad
She was appointed as a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador to promote the 2030 Sustainable
Development Agenda - Michelle Yeoh
The American actress who was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the UN
Population Fund - Ashley Judd
Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan died in Kolkata was exponent of this Indian musical
instrument Shehnai
The US President Barack Obama nominated an appeals court judge for the post of Chief
Justice of Supreme Court - Merrick Garland
The United Nations Social Development Network (UNSDN) released World Happiness
Report (WHR) 2016 in Rome ahead of the UN World Happiness Day observed on - 20
March 2016
I dia s a k i
Wo ld Happi ess epo t eleased i Ma h
The country that topped the 2016 World Happiness Report released in March 2016 Denmark
Festival that marks Thai New Year and often referred to as the world's biggest water
fight was in news in third week of March 2016 - Songkran festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April 2016 will join the ranks of prominent global
leaders at the famous wax museum Madame Tussauds at - London, Singapore, Hong
Kong and Bangkok
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) suspended this tennis star as a
goodwill ambassador - Maria Sharapova
Lok Sabha passed Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that
seeks to amend - Constitution Scheduled Castes Order 1950
Union Government imposed anti-dumping duty of up to 44.7 percent on import of
plastic-processing machines for five years on the imports from - Chinese Taipei,
Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam
In UK, the world's first fully electric double decker bus was launched by - London's
transport authority
Punjab Finance Minister, Parminder Singh Singh Dhindsa presented 2016-17 budget for
estimates of - 86 thousand 387 crore rupees
The pilots of this airlines made history by becoming the company's first all-female flight
crew when they flew the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Brunei to Jeddah - Royal Brunei
The Reserve Bank Governor of Bangladesh who resigned following 80 million dollar
cyber theft from the Bank's Reserve Fund Account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New
York - Atiur Rahman
Maharashtra Assembly passed a bill to amend the Maharashtra Public Trusts Act 1950
that provides for - De-registration of long-defunct trusts
The book titled Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography was written by Pramod Kapoor
The theme of the World Consumer Rights Day that was observed on 15 March 2016
Antibiotics off the Menu
The theme for the World Kidney Day that was observed on 10 March 2016 - Kidney
Disease & Children. Act Early to Prevent It!
This bank announced the launch of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology based
payment solution Touch & Pay ICICI Bank
7th meeting of the Governing Board of the Indo-German Science and Technology Centre
was held in- New Delhi
This state government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Union
Government under the Scheme Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) - Jammu &
The Union Tourism Ministry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with this
organization to promote Responsible and Sustainable tourism - Ecotourism Society of
India (ESOI)
The campaign that was launched at the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in
Lima - My Biosphere, My Future
She was announced to be granted sainthood by Pope Francis - Mother Teresa
The India-based software engineer who won the Unite Ideas #LinksSDGs Data
Visualization Challenge is - Abdulqadir Rashik
Priyanka Kakodkar and Raksha Kumar were named as joint winners of - 2015-16 Chameli
Devi Jain Award
The institute that set up India's first education technology accelerator called Edugild is Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune

The pharmaceuticals company that received the final approval from the US Food and
Drug Administration to manufacture and market Frovatriptan Succinate tablets in the
American market is - Glenmark Pharmaceuticals
First of its kind, the Career Guidance Counselling Centres was launched at this place to
improve employment opportunities for young women Delhi-NCR
The Supreme Court on 15 March 2016 asked the Centre and states to frame rules,
regulations and guidelines related to adoption under - The Juvenile Justice (Care and
Protection of Children) Act, 2015
He was elected as the first civilian president to lead the country after 53 years of
military rule by Myanmar's Parliament on 15 March 2016 - Htin Kyaw
The State Administrative Council that approved the Industrial Policy-2016 on 14 March
2016 - Jammu & Kashmir
Food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on 15 March 2016
inaugurated international food and hospitality fair in New Delhi - AAHAR 2016
The country in which Australia re-opened its trade office in March 2016 - Iran
The country that declared a two-month extension on emergency powers meant to help
shore up the country's crippled economy on 14 March 2016 - Venezuela
As pe the ILO stud , this a pe e t of o ld s do esti o ke s a e e luded f o
social protection 90 percent
This country on 14 March 2016 became the second African nation to commit to end
modern slavery Mauritania
In this city the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women was inaugurated
on 14 March 2016 - New York
The theme of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women - Wo e s
empowerment and its link to sustainable development
In this country the UNICEF successfully tested usage of drones for transporting blood
samples of suspected HIV infected infants Malawi
The doping agency that was given pre-Olympic drug testing role in March 2016 belongs
to United Kingdom
The Booker prize-winning British author and renowned art historian who died on 10
March 2016 is - Anita Brookner
A state Cabinet on 14 March 2016 approved a policy for senior citizens under which the
government will set up old age homes - Uttar Pradesh
The State Cabinet on 14 March 2016 approved a proposal to constitute a State Food
Commission (SFC) as per the National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 is - Odisha
Supreme Court of a country in March 2016 announced that it will create its own
international maritime judicial centre - China
The team that won the 20th edition of the Lloyd Business Today Pro-Am of Champions
golf tournament is -Delhi
The Indian scholar who on 9 March 2016 was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of the
University of Canberra is - H Deep Saini
The former HSBC India chairperson appointed as an independent non-executive director
of Altico Capital India is - Naina Lal Kidwai
The private sector bank that signed an MoU with India Brazil Chamber of Commerce for
strategic cooperation is - YES Bank
The professional services firm selected as consultant for payments bank by India Post is Deloitte

He was appointed as the head of high level committee to look into issue of missing files
related to Ishrat Jahan case - BK Prasad
These two space agencies collaborated to send an unmanned spacecraft ExoMars 2016
to smell Mars' atmosphere for gassy evidence that life once existed on the Red Planet,
or may still be are European Space Agency and Roscosmos
UNECO s th Wo ld Co g ess of Biosphe e ese es as i augu ated o
Ma h
2016 at -Lima
The indigenously built nuclear-capable intermediate range missile test-fired by India on
14 March 2016 - Agni-I ballistic missile
The 13th meeting of Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development was held on
14 March 2016 in -Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The e s si gles title of the
All E gla d ad i to title as o
- Chi a s Li
She is a Palestinian primary school teacher from a refugee camp who won one million
dollar Global Teacher Prize for the year 2016 - Hanan Al Hroub
Partner country for Maritime India Summit 2016 (MIS 2016) scheduled to be organized
from 14 to 16 April 2016 at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai - South
Services on 13 March 2016 won 2016 Santosh Trophy National Football Championships
by defeating - Maharashtra
An international team of scientists discovered 250-million-year-old new fossil of reptile,
from Rio Grande do Sul, southernmost Brazil named - Teyujagua (fierce lizard)
American mathematician and Nobel Prize-winning economist died on 12 March 2012.
He won the Prize in 2012 for his contribution for the field of Game theory
The Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1998 batch who on 12 March 2016 was
appointed as the High Commissioner of India to Fiji is - Vishvas Vidu Sapkal
A new species of thumbnail size frog, named Microhyla laterite, was discovered in
coastal town of Manipal in Udupi District, Karnataka
The title of multimedia tourism campaign of Kerala that won the silver prize of 2016
Golden City Gate Award at the ITB-Berlin is - New Worlds
UNESCO signed an agreement with CJ Better Life to start a pre-school animation series
for the education of girls globally called - Rainbow Ruby
The 1999 batch IFS officer who on 10 March 2016 was appointed as the Ambassador of
India to Cote d'Ivoire is - R. Ravindra
The Wholesale Price Index for February 2016 was pegged at - (-) 0.91%
These authorities were declared as Public Authorities under the Right to Information
Act, 2005 by the Central Information Commission - Cabinet Ministers in States and the
Internationally renowned Jazz vocalist who died on 10 March 2016 in Seattle - Ernestine
The state that presented the first e-Budget of India on 10 March 2016 - Andhra Pradesh
The Union Government on 9 March 2016 notified maximum sale price of Bt cotton seed
for the first time under - Cotton Seed Price (Control) Order, 2015
This State on 1 March 2015 approved the Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill, 2016
To allow travelers to get their compartments cleaned by sending an SMS or by using an
app or a designated website, the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 11 March 2016
launched an online service named - Clean My Coach

RITES (Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Railways) signed a contract to supply
18 Meter Gauge 1350 HP Diesel Electric Locomotives to - Myanmar Railway
Union Cabinet on 11 March 2016 approved the proposal to remove the criteria of
minimum capacity utilisation for Single Super Phosphate (SSP) units that are eligible for
subsidy, under - the Nutrient Based Subsidy (NBS) Scheme
Worldwide Cost of Living Report 2016 that claims that Mumbai and Bangalore after
Lusaka are among the cheapest cities in the world was released by Economist
Intelligence Unit (EIU)
A o di g to E o o ist I tellige e U it s Wo ld ide Cost of Li i g epo t
priciest city of the world is - Singapore
India defeated this country in the final to win the record Sixth Asia T20 Cup of Cricket in
Mirpur Bangladesh
The year by which China plans to land a probe on Mars so as to coincide with 100th year
of founding of Communist Party of China 2021
He was inventor of E-mail who passed away in Washington at the age of 74 on 6 March
2016 Ray Tomlinson
The place where National Conference of Women Legislators was held New Delhi
The name of the inquiry commission that give clean chit to the Uttar Pradesh
Government in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots: Justice Vishnu Sahai Inquiry Commission
The place where 17th International Congress on Infectious Disease was held
The four colour classification scheme released by the Union Ministry of Environment,
Forest and Climate Change for industries based on their pollution level Red, Orange,
Green, White
He is an Iranian billionaire who was sentenced to death for corruption by the Iran
judiciary Babak Zanjani
World Table Tennis Team Championship won by India in both the men and women
category was held in this city Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
He will head a 17-member Indian wrestling team named for the Asian Olympic
Qualification tournament, to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from 18 March to 20 March
2016 Olympian Yogeshwar Dutt
India agreed to collaborate with this country in standardization and improving the
quality of AYUSH products United States (US)
The economic growth rate set by China for the financial year 2016 6.5%
The Indian bank that was granted operating license along with three Asian Banks by the
Myanmar government State Bank of India
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the services sector surged 85.5 percent in the first
nine months of the financial year 2015-16 to reach - 4.25 billion dollars
She is a renowned Dogri poetess and writer who was awarded Krutitava Smagra
Samman for 2015 by Bharatiya's Bhasha Parishad, Kolkata - Padma Sachdev
This spiritual organisation was fined 5 crore rupees by the NGT for causing damage to
the Yamuna flood plain to organize 2-day World Culture Festival in New Delhi The Art
of Living Foundation
To this company the Ratna and R-series oil fields were given back on 10 March 2016 by
the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs - Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
This city will host the Maritime India Summit for 2-days beginning from 14 April 2015

To achieve these objectives the revised policy on gas production from Deep Waters &
HPHT areas was approved the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Marketing and
Pricing freedom
The city which was ranked as the most expensive city in the world by the Economist
Intelligence Unit is - Singapore
The Finnish city that will host the 2018 U-20 World Championships in Athletics is Tampere
The Union Cabinet on 10 March 2016 approved the Hydrocarbon Exploration and
Licensing Policy which will replace the - New Exploration Licensing Policy
The u i e sit that o the a ual Visito s A a d fo the Best U i e sit is - Tezpur
The NITI Aayog in partnership with the UN in India and MyGov launched the - Women
Transforming India initiative
The Centre and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) organised a three-day
conference in New Delhi on the theme of - 'Advancing Asia: Investing for the Future'
Rest of India on 10 March 2016 won the Irani Cup Cricket title by defeating 41-time Ranji
Champions - Mumbai
Union Government on 10 March 2016 appointed former Supreme Court judge Justice
Balbir Singh Chauhan as the chairperson of - 21st Law Commission
Egyptian diplomat and former Foreign Minister who was named as Secretary General of
the Arab League on 10 March 2016 - Ahmed Abul Gheit
Rajya Sabha on 10 March 2016 passed the Real Estate (Regulation and Development)
Bill, 2015 that seeks to set up a - Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA)
The Supreme Court on 10 March 2016 asked telecom operators to give an undertaking
that they have not exceeded this percent of threshold limit of call drops as mandated in
the regulations of TRAI Two percent
Indian Naval Ship that will participate in the Mauritius National Day celebrations to
strengthen the existing bonds of friendship between the two nations - INS Tabar
Myanmar's lower house of parliament voted to confirm a close friend and confidant of
Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as its presidential candidate - Htin Kyaw
The scheme that was approved by the CCEA to provide free LPG connections to the BPL
households across the country - Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
This State became the first in the country to issue bonds under the Ujwal DISCOM
Assurance Yojana Uttar Pradesh
India signed an agreement with this country to provide over 400 million US dollars to
finance three water supply projects in that country Sri Lanka
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Ma h
lau hed the ou t s si th a igatio satellite IN-1F, on
board the trusted launch vehicle - PSLV C-32
The Allahabad High Court (HC) on 9 March 2016 asked the Uttar Pradesh (UP) to
immediately stop illegal mining in reserved forest areas of - Sonbhadra district
The Rajya Sabha on 9 March 2016 passed National Waterways Bill, 2015 that seeks to
unleash the navigation potential of - I dia s la ge i e a s esou es
The eight time Grammy Award-winning Brazilian percussionist, who died on 9 March
2016 in Recife, Brazil at the age of 71 - Nana Vasconcelos
The first-ever all girls National Cadet Corps (NCC) Mount Everest expedition that was
flagged off on 9 March 2016 will be led by - Colonel Gaurav Karki
A tate s Cou il of e o da Edu atio
ade si gi g of Natio al A the o pulso
in all schools affiliated to the council - West Bengal

In the wake of a court order and wide-spread protest, the Kerala State Cabinet on 9
March 2016 withdrew its controversial order to fill up a portion of - Methran Lake &
land filling at Kadamakkudi, Kochi
Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, on 9 March 2016 passed the Enemy Property
(Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 that seeks to make amendments to the 48-yearold - Enemy Property Act, 1968
This pass at the height of 3727 feet lies on the crest of the Patkai Hills on the IndiaBurma border was in news in March 2016 - Pangsau Pass
As pe ICC s a ou e e t o
Ma h
, the e ue of I dia a d Pakista Wo ld
T20 match has been shifted from Dharamsala to - Kolkata
The Union Government signed a Raptor Mou for Conservation of birds of prey in - Africa
and Eurasia
The pharmaceutical company that announced the completion of the acquisition of
privately held US-based GAVIS Pharmaceuticals LLC and Novel Laboratories (GAVIS) is Lupin
The 100% subsidiary of Tata Power which signed an agreement to completely acquire
Indo Rama Renewables Jath Limited (IRRJL) is - Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited
India extended 2 billion US dollar Line of Credit (LOC), the biggest credit line India has so
far extended to any country, to - Bangladesh
The Act under which the Joint Secretary level Nominated Authority post was created in
the Ministry of Coal by the Union Cabinet - Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015
The Union Cabinet gave its approval for entering into a MoU on setting up of this
s outh Asia egional training centre in India International Monetary Fund
This company was given 12 industrial licenses by the DIPP for manufacturing defence
systems - Reliance Defence
He was elected as the President of Aluminium Association of India - Tapan Kumar Chand
He was appointed as the head of United National Political Mission in Columbia Jean
President Pranab Mukherjee on 8 March 2016 presented Nari Shakti Puraskar for the
year 2015 to - 15 women, 5 organisations, one state and panchayat
The name of the combat operation launched by Meghalaya police against GNLA (Garo
National Liberation Army) militants in the Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills districts 'Hillstorm 3'
Rajya Sabha on 8 March 2016 passed Bureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 that seeks to
replace - Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986
Theme of the Cycling event of Indian Army that was flagged off on 8 March 2016 from
Pangsau Pass on the India-Myanmar border as part of the Assam Rifles 181st raising day
celebrations - Cycle to Recycle
This State on 8 March 2016 announced inclusion of widow marriage under the state
go e
e t s Mukh a a t i Ka a Vi ah Yoja a - Madhya Pradesh
To help Latin America and the Caribbean countries fight against Zika virus, the Board of
Governors of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 8 March 2016 approved 2.3 million euro initiative
Under 2.3 million euro initiative, IAEA will transfer a form of pest control technique, that
uses ionizing radiation to sterilize male insects mass-produced in special rearing facilities
- Sterile Insect Technique (SIT)

These two UN Agencies jointly launched the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to
End Child Marriage - United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations
Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Famous music producer George Henry Martin died on 9 March 2016. He was the
producer of The Beatles band
This bank launched the iWork@Home programme to facilitate its women employees
work from home - ICICI Bank
The CMD of Mahindra & Mahindra Group who was conferred with Fra e s K ight of
the Legion of Honour Anand Mahindra
This bank became the first to receive Small Finance Bank license from the Reserve Bank
of India - Capital Local Area Bank Ltd
The scheme launched by the Karnataka Government to provide free treatment to road
accident victims for the first 48 hours is - Mukhyamantri Santwana Harish Yojana
The multinational professional services firm that was appointed as the consultant of
Indian Railways to discover the advertising potential in trains and stations is - Ernst &
Vivek Jain on 8 March 2016 was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of - CA Media
Digital (India) Pvt. Ltd.
The multilateral military exercise between the Indian Army and Armies of countries
from the ASEAN Plus which concluded on in Pune is FORCE 18
International Women's Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2016 with the
theme - Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality
International Women's Day was observed across the world on 8 March 2016 with
campaign theme - #PledgeForParity
Institution that on 8 March 2016 released a report titled Women at Work: Trends 2016
hi h p o ides the latest data o
o e s positio i la ou a kets is - International
Labour Organization (ILO)
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on 8 March 2016 announced to withdraw proposal
to tax Employee Provident Fund (EPF) withdrawals which was announced in - Union
Budget 2016-17
O the I te atio al Wo e s Da
Ma h , the state that feli itated the a id atta k
survivors with the Rani Laxmi Bai award and financial assistance is - Uttar Pradesh
Congress deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha, who resigned from the membership of the
upper house on 8 March 2016 to pave the way for his return as a lawmaker from his
home state of Himachal Pradesh - Anand Sharma
Reliance Jio announced to provide free Wi-Fi services at six cricket stadiums during the
upcoming T20 World Cup matches in India, and the stadiums are in - Bangalore,
Dharmashala, Kolkata, Mohali, New Delhi and Mumbai
US imposed sanctions on Chinese telecoms equipment giant ZTE for ties with Iran
Former world number one tennis player who on 7 March 2016 in a press-conference
announced that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open - Maria Sharapova
The US and South Korean troops on 7 March 2016 began their largest ever military
exercises off the coast of the - Korean peninsula
Country that on 7 March 2016 announced that it will partner with India in turning
Bhubaneswar into a smart city is - Germany
Indian Railways on 7 March 2016 formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to
implement Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project
The golfer who won the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship is - Adam Scott

The former chairman of the National Dairy Development Board who was conferred with
the Mahindra Samriddhi Krishi Shiromani Samman is Amrita Patel
The famous Malayalam actor and folk singer who passed away on 6 March 2016 in Kochi
is - Kalabhavan Mani
The team that won the third season of Pro Kabaddi League is - Patna Pirates
A new species of burrowing snake, named Melanophidium Khairei, is discovered in
Western Ghats
This many extra deaths will occur per million populations in India due to the impact of
climate change on food production in 2050 as per a study published in the Lancet 105
This online marketing portal was launched by the Union Government to provide access
to markets to women self help groups spread all over the country Mahila E-haat
Industries were re-classified as these four colour categories by the Union Government
based on their pollution levels Red, Orange, Green and White
As per a study by the Lancet, extra deaths of this many people will occur due to the
impact of climate change on food production in 2050 - 500000
This high court ruled that the national anthem should be sung in all private schools in
the State during the morning assembly Madras High Court
A two-day National Conference of Women Legislators will began in New Delhi on 5
March 2016 with theme - Women Legislators-Building Resurgent India
Indian shooter on 4 March 2016 clinched the 50m pistol gold at the ISSF World Cup in
Bangkok is - Jitu Rai
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on 3 March 2016 promoted Hockey India
national-level umpire as the International Outdoor Umpire - Napoleon Singh
Indian film archivist and founder and former director of the National Film Archive of
India (NFAI) who died on 4 March 2016 at the age of 82 - Paramesh Krishnan Nair
I Ha a a, a i stitutio Gita G a a stha a
ill e set up at a ost of
rupees at - Kurukshetra
Election Commission on 4 March 2016 announced the schedule for the forthcoming
Assembly elections in four States and one Union Territory, namely - Kerala, Tamil Nadu,
West Bengal, Assam and Puducherry
India has filed a complaint in the World Trade Organisation, WTO, against the US
decision to impose high fees on - Temporary Working Visas
Allahabad High Court asked Uttar Pradesh government to submit details regarding steps
taken to stop cheating at mass level in ongoing UP Board Examinations for - High School
and Intermediate
He took over as the new Police Commissioner of Delhi on 29 February 2016 Alok
The Socialist leader and former Maharastra Minister who died on 29 February 2016 in
Nashik - Nihal Ahmed Maulavi Mohammed Usman
Indian Bollywood actress, who made her debut on the Oscars red carpet and presented
the award on - Priyanka Chopra
The director of the film The Revenant who won the best director award at the 88th
Academy Awards - Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu
Tennis player who on 28 February 2016 won his ninth straight final to clinch the Dubai
ATP Tennis title by defeating Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6(13) - Stanislas Wawrinka
State government that on 28 February 2016 imposed a ban on the sale of army uniforms
across the state - Punjab

First Chairperson of the Banks Board Bureau (BBB) that was constituted by Union
Government on 28 February 2016 - Vinod Rai
People who were re-elected as President and General Secretary respectively of the All
India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) - Ramendra Kumar and Gurudas Dasgupta
To improve access to the justice delivery system to the poor and the underprivileged
people, a state that on 28 February 2016 announced setting up of legal assistance cells
at gram panchayat level - Odisha
The National Science Day was celebrated on 28 February 2016 with the theme Scientific Issues for Development of the Nation
The industrialist who invested in home rental startup NestAway Ratan Tata
This mine of Chhattisgarh became the first gold mine in the country to be auctioned
This company won the Baghmara gold mine in auction - Vedanta Resources
Chairperson of the expert committee that was constituted to examine the Possibility of
Replacing Multiple Prior Permissions with Pre-Existing Regulatory Mechanism - Ajay
Famous sound designer who on 27 February 2016 became the first Asian to win the
a a d fo Best ou d fo do u e ta I dia s Daughte at the o eted Motio Pi tu e
ou d Edito s MPE
d a ual Golde eel A a ds - Resul Pookutty
Slovenian high-jumper who on 27 February 2016 was elected the Chairman of the
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Athletes' Commission in
Monaco - Rozle Prezelj
I dia s Go e o to the I te atio al Fu d fo Ag i ultu e De elop e t IFAD ho as
unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the Governing Council of IFAD - Dinesh
The Visa on Arrival will be given to Japanese nationals at six airports Delhi, Mumbai,
Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Hyderabad from - 1 March 2016
Union Government on 29 February 2016 constituted Mahesh Kumar Singla committee
to consider Scheduled Tribe status to six Communities of Assam, and they are - Koch
Rajbongshi, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia and Adivasi (Tea Tribes)
Peru on 29 February 2016 declared an emergency after a major oil pipeline burst
affecting two rivers in the country's northwest, namely - Chiriaco and Morona
The company that acquired the cement units of Jaiprakash Associates Limited for 16500
crore rupees is - UltraTech Cement Limited
The photographer who won Sports Photographer of the Year at the 2015 Picture
Edito s Guild a a ds is - Tom Jenkins
The social networking site that launched #PositionOfStrength campaign to empower
women to raise voices against any form of discrimination is - Twitter
The state that on 27 February 2016 was declared as the first digital state in India is Kerala
The car racer who won the FMSCI Motorsports Man-of-the-Year Trophy is - Armaan
Oscar winning actor, who won Academy Award for the 1960s classic Cool Hand Luke,
died in the city of Boise, Idaho on 28 February 2016 at the age of was 91 - George
President Pranab Mukherjee on 27 February 2016 formally declared Kerala as - First
digital state of India

The seventh in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises that concluded on
29 February 2016 at Victoria, Mahe Island in Seychelles - Lamitye 2016
The actor who won the Best Actor award at the Kerala State Film Awards 2015 is Dulquer Salmaan
The race walker who won the gold medal in the men's 50km race walk event at the
National Championships is - Basanta Bahadur Singh Rana
The Union Government in the first week of March 2016 ordered rebidding of this tunnel
Zoji La tunnel
The state government that decided to illuminate 25 municipalities in the state with LED
bulbs in 100 days is - Telangana
Three British scientists who won the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize are
- Tim Bliss, Graham Collingridge and Richard Morris
He was named for Lifetime Achievement Award of the 11th edition of the Mahindra
Excellence Theatre Awards (META) on 1 March 2016 - Veteran playwright and director
Ratan Thiyam
India signed a financing agreement for IDA credit of 300 US dollars with the World Bank
for this State Higher Education Quality Improvement Project on 1 March 2016 - Madhya
Indian Railways launched this new system for unreserved tickets to bring transparency
and prevent revenue leakage in the ticketing system in New Delhi on 1 March 2016 - Bar
Coding System
Haryana government renamed village Mustafabad in Yamuna Nagar district to Saraswati Nagar
Columnist and author from India who was chosen for the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prize
fo his o el E a d The Big Hoo i the fi tio atego - Jerry Pinto
Zero Discrimination Day was observed across the world on 1 March 2016. The day was
observed with the theme - Stand Out
World Wildlife Day was observed on 3 March 2016 across the world with theme - The
future of wildlife is in our hands
Former New Zealand captain who died of cancer on 3 March 2016 in Auckland at the
age of 53 is - Martin Crowe
Eminent poet Dr Bhagwati Lal Vyas was chosen for the 2015 Bihari Puraskar on 2 March
2016 for his anthology of Rajasthani poems - Katha Sun Aawe Hai Sabad
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 2 March 2016 gave its approval
for winding up of an autonomous organization with immediate effect is - National
Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC)
Book titled Who as hi aji? that a e i e s i fi st eek of Ma h
authored by - Govind Pansare
Telangana and Maharashtra governments reached an understanding on constructing
five dams for irrigation purposes on three Rivers, namely - Godavari, Penganga and
The investigations by Wildlife Monitoring Network Traffic in this country revealed the
use of Facebook as an online marketplace for trade in endangered species - Malaysia
The Airbus A380 of this airlines on 2 March 2016 made the world's longest non-stop
scheduled commercial flight by covering a distance of about 14200 kilometers
Emirates Airlines
In a first of its kind initiative, Kerala government launched an air ambulance to be used
exclusively for - Speed in organ transplant

This country was rocked by an earthquake of magnitude of 7.9 sparking the fear of
repeat of the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami - Indonesia
The eato of tele isio s lo gest- u i g soap ope a Co o atio t eet ho passed
away on 1 March 2016 is - Tony Warren
The Asian country that passed its first anti-terror bill is South Korea
The State/UT that became the first state in the country to launch the HPV vaccine as a
public health programme for school children is - Delhi
Mrugank Paranjape on 29 February 2016 was appointed as Managing Director and Chief
Executive Office of - Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd
The cryptography pioneers, who were honoured with the Association for Computing
Machinery's 2015 A.M. Turing Award, are - Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman
The number of countries compiled in the fourth edition of the Global Energy
Architecture Performance Index Report 2016 (EAPI) released by World Economic Forum
(WEF) -126 Countries
The position of India in the EAPI Report 2016 released on 2 Mach 2016 by the World
Economic Forum - 90
This country that topped the EAPI Report 2016 released by World Economic Forum on 2
Mach 2016 - Switzerland
He topped the Forbes list of World Billionaires 2016 that was released on 1 March 2016
- Bill Gates
The Parliament passed this bill to empower Union government to revise the limits of
liability for airlines and compensation as per the Montreal Convention - Carriage by Air
(Amendment) Bill, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 4 March 2016 launched the Setu Bharatam project
that aims to make all national highways free of Railway crossings by - 2019
The tenure of Lok Sabha Speakership of PA Sangma who died on 4 March 2016 - 1996
and 1998
National Safety Day was observed across India on 4 March 2016 to commemorate
establishment of - the National Safety Council (NSC)
Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on 1 March 2016 cleared the proposal to acquire
two more Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) at an expense
of 7500 crore rupees under a tripartite agreement with - Israel and Russia
Union Government on 3 March 2016 signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to
provide a loan of 1000 crore rupees to a Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU),
named - Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) Limited
To protect the growing numbers of children and others with specific needs arriving in
Europe, UNHCR, UNICEF in February 2016 launched a Twenty Child and Family Support
Hubs, known as - Blue Dots
As per the Draft Directions for NBFC - Account Aggregator released by the RBI, the Net
Owned Fund of a NBFC should not be less than 2 crore rupees
Honduran environmentalist leader and winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental
Prize who was shot dead at her home in the town of La Esperanza - Berta Caceres
The organisation which launched its first Uridashi Masala bonds to promote private
sector development in India is - International Finance Corporation
The Ministry which hosted the first Raisina Dialogue 2016 between 1 March 2016 and 3
March 2016 - Ministry of External Affairs
The U-23 cricket team that won the Col CK Nayudu Trophy 2015-2016 is - Mumbai

The cit he e the o ld s ost e pe si e t ai statio ope ed o

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New York
The painkiller whose long-term use is linked to lower risk for certain cancers, as per a
study published in Jama Oncology, is Aspirin
The University Grants Commission (UGC) asked varsities and colleges across the country
to launch a special page on their websites for checking discrimination against - SC/ST
He was the veteran All-India Forward Bloc leader who died on 3 March 2016 in Kolkata Ashok Ghosh
Flipkart launched its own digital wallet that can be used for only Flipkart transactions on
3 March 2016 named as - Flipkart Money
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted a resolution to
impose new sanctions and tighten some of its existing measures on 2 March 2016
against - North Korea
He authored the book Fixed: Cash and Corruption in Cricket" (HarperCollins) that was in
news in the first week of March 2016 - Journalist Shantanu Guha Ray


This Sonam Kapoor-starrer film was made tax free in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on 26
February 2016 - Neerja
Actor selected for Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar award on 26 February 2016 - Ranveer
General Secretary of European governing body UEFA was elected as the President of
FIFA on 26 February 2016 - Gianni Infantino
India's oldest first-class cricketer BK Garudachar, who represented Mysore (as Karnataka
was called till 1974), United Province and Bombay, died aged 99 on 26 February 2016
BK Garudachar
Team that won the Ranji Trophy for a record 41st time with a comprehensive innings
and 21 run victory over Saurashtra - Mumbai
Odisha government introduced 50 vehicles equipped with global positioning system to
transport medicines to State-run hospitals in remote areas, under - Niramaya Yojana
He is the co-founder of OYO Rooms and figured in the 30 Under 30 Asia List of Forbes
magazine Ritesh Agarwal
The three Information Commissioners appointed to Central Information Commission on
25 February 2016 are - Bimal Julka, Divya Prakash Sinha and Amitava Bhattacharyya
I dia sig ed a MoU ith this ou t s esea h i stitutio s to esta lish a joi t
collaboration programme in crop science on 24 February 2016 - United Kingdom
This city police on 25 February 2016 created 16 no-selfie zones around the city in
response to several deaths of people while taking selfies - Mumbai
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 25 February 2016 decided to allow
birth companions during delivery in public health facilities with an aim to reduce
Maternal Mortality Ratio, Infant Mortality Rate
The Lok Sabha on 25 February 2016 passed the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016to
enable Election Commission to start the delimitation process of the enclaves transferred
on account of 1974 Land Boundary Agreement coming into effect on - 31 July 2015
Senate of this country on 25 February 2016 approved a bill recognising civil unions for
same-sex and heterosexual couples - Italy
Maharashtra Government on 24 February 2016 finalised a Project Management
Consultant (PMC) for the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial in - Arabian Sea
Union Cabinet approved for an agreement between India and Maldives for the
avoidance of double taxation of income from - International Air Transport
Union Cabinet gave its nod to the proposal for provision and operationalization of credit
of 150 million US Dollars from EXIM Bank on 24 February 2016 for the development of Chabahar Port in Iran
The Former Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and ex-DRDO chief, who received the
prestigious Astronautical Society of India's Aryabhata Award on 25 February 2016 - Dr
Avinash Chander
The non-navy officer who was appointed as the Director General of Indian Coast Guard
is - Rajendra Singh
The private sector bank which received the prestigious Green Bond Pioneer Award for
being the 'Pioneers in Emerging Markets-India' is - YES Bank

Yoichiro Ueno was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of - Honda
Cars India
Michael Pesch is appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of - Infosys Consulting Holding
The famous researcher in Chemical Sciences who was conferred with Federal Republic
of Ge a s p estigious C oss of the O de of Me it is - Goverdhan Mehta
The e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) facility will be extended to 37 more countries making the total
count of countries under the scheme - 150
Retirement fund body, Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) tightened norms
on withdrawal of provident fund as well investment of such amount in - Varishtha
Pension Bima Yojana
Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul introduced a joint
resolution in the US Congress to block the sale of F-16 fighter jets to - Pakistan
Information and Broadcasting Ministry will organize the first International workshop on
film preservation and restoration from 26 February 2016 at - National Film Archives of
India (NFAI) Pune
People of this ou t o
Fe ua
eje ted the P eside t E o Mo ales s appeal
for allowing him to contest for the fourth term in 2019 elections in a referendum Bolivia
The Bangladesh cricketer who was named as the national goodwill ambassador for
youth by the United Nations Development Programme - Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
This movie was selected for the Remi Award which will be presented at the 49th
WorldFest Houston International Film Festival in April 2016 - Kanavu Variyam
I this ou t s fa ou the Wo ld T ade O ga izatio settled a dispute o sola elated
exports involving India - United States of America
He was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court - Justice Subhro Kamal
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 22 February 2016 cancelled the certificate of
registration of - 26 non-banking financial companies (NBFCs)
West Bengal Government on 24 February 2016 announced its decision to constitute two
task forces for the development of - Adivasis and Gorkhas living in - Terai-Dooars and
Darjeeling Hills region
National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 was officially launched by state Food civil
Supplies and Consumer affairs Minister John Rotluangliana on 24 February 2016 in Mizoram
Union Government on 24 February 2016 approved introduction of steps for promotion
of payments through cards and digital means with an aim to Reduce cash transactions
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 25 February 2016 presented the Railway Budget
2016-17 in the Lok Sabha with outlined capital plan of - 121000 crore rupees
In Railway Budget 2016-17 Coolies were renamed as - Sahayaks
Haryana Government decided to appoint a retired IPS officer to inquire into the acts of
omission and commission on part of all officers and officials of both Police and Civil
Administration during the Jat Reservation agitation - Prakash Singh
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that tribals living in
shanties by occupying land will be given - Housing Pattas
The latest Gulf states that urged their citizens to leave Lebanon due to tensions over the
Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah which backs the Syrian government - Qatar and Kuwait
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has hiked Minimum Support Price of raw jute
from 2700 to - 3200 rupees per quintal

Union Government on 23 February 2016 divested 5 percent of its stake in this public
sector undertaking (PSU) National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
The judge of Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court who was sworn-in as the Chief
Justice of the Meghalaya High Court is - Justice Dinesh Maheshwari
The Pa lia e t of Pakista o
Fe ua
e a e the o ld s fi st to u full o
- Solar Power
The city for which Assam Cabinet approved the detailed project report for a Mass Rapid
Transit System (MRTS) is Guwahati
Assa s Chief Ele to al Offi e a ou ed to i t odu e this te h olog hi h p o ides
feedback to voters using a ballot less voting system in 10 constituencies of Assam
assembly polls - Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)
The elder brother of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and current President Raul
Castro, who died on 23 February 2016 - Ramon Castro
In cricket, Australia replaced India at the top of the world's test rankings with a 2-nil test
series victory over - New Zealand
City ranked best for living in the 18th Mercer annual Quality of Living survey of 230 cities
Vienna, Austria
City ranked worst for living in the 18th Mercer annual Quality of Living survey of 230
cities Baghdad, Iraq
He is a distinguished Scientist, who took charge as Director of the Bhabha Atomic
Research Centre (BARC) on 23 February 2016 - KN Vyas
The Supreme Court on 23 February 2016 ruled that the top officials and employees of
private banks will be considered as public servants for the purposes of this Act Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
This place saw the holding of ninth meeting of National Steering Committee on Climate
Change on 22 February 2016 by the Union Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Ministry (MoEFCC) New Delhi
The Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr. Harsh Vardhan
released the seismic microzonation report for these two cities - Delhi and Kolkata
Odisha Government on 23 February 2016 launched a pilot project on Computerised Fair
Price Shop (FPS) Automation system to monitor the distribution of essential
commodities under - Public Distribution System (PDS)
Former Chief Justice of India who was selected as the Chairman of National Human
Rights Commission (NHRC)on 23 February 2016 is - HL Dattu
The veteran scriptwriter who will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at
the International Film Festival of Prayag is - Sagar Sarhadi
The naval exercise between India, Brazil and South Africa which kicked off on 19
February 2016 in Goa is - Exercise IBSAMAR
It is in this country a family protection scheme for Non-resident Indians (NRI) was
launched - United Arab Emirates (UAE)
The use of over 57 lakh LED bulbs has saved 421 million units of energy in a year in
domestic sector in four districts of Andhra Pradesh, namely - Srikakulam, West
Godavari, Guntur and Anantapur
India's Long Jumper won silver medal on 22 February 2016 at the 7th Asian Indoor
Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar is - Kumaravel Prem Kumar
The assistance extended by India as an immediate measure to Fiji, which was hit by
tropical cyclone Winston - One Million US dollars

A state on 22 February 2016 announced that no fee would be charged from Scheduled
Castes students in Government colleges from next academic session - Madhya Pradesh
United States and Russia announced that a planned cessation of hostilities in Syria will
come into effect at midnight on - 27 February 2016
The Road to Resilience is an initiative of the World Bank, under which a team undertook
a bus trip along the entire Indian coastline between covering this many states - 10
The organisation which stated that bees can help boost food security of two billion small
farmers at no cost is - UN Food and Agriculture Organization
The renowned singer from Odisha who passed away on 19 February 2016 in New Delhi
is - Bhubaneswari Mishra
The football club that won the 2016 Sait Nagjee Trophy is FC Dnipro
Udai Kumar was appointed as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited
The Indian-origin art lover and playwright who was conferred Knighthood by the French
government for his lifelong devotion to the promotion of arts is - Ismail Mahomed
He was appointed as the Chief Justice of Orissa (Odisha) High Court on 22 February 2016
- Justice Vineet Saran
An Indian-origin Sikh officer, who was in news in the third week of February 2016 as he
was appointed as Kuala Lumpur's commissioner of police - Amar Singh
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated an exhibition on the Coin and Currency
of India on 22 February 2016 at- New Delhi
It became the sixth state to sign MoU with Union Government for power scheme UDAY
after Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand Bihar
Italian woman Tennis player who won Rio Open title on 21 February 2016 - Francesca
To facilitate the public to communicate their complaints about any unclean area and
garbage piles in and around tourist destinations, the Tourism Ministry on 22 February
2016 launched - Swachh Paryatan Mobile App
Former Prime Minister of the Central African Republic who was declared winner in the
second round of presidential elections is - Faustin-Archange Touadra
The snooker payer who won the 2016 BetVictor Welsh Open title is - Ronnie O'Sullivan
The team that defeated Kalinga Lancers to win Hockey India League (HIL) title is - Punjab
Triple jumper on 21 January 2016 won silver medal at the 7th Asian Indoor Athletics
Championships in Doha, Qatar - Renjith Maheswary
The Italian tennis player who won the 2016 WTA Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
o e s si gles title is - Sara Errani
This New Zealand cricketer scored fastest test cricket century in 54 balls in a match
against Australia - Brendon McCullum
With this telecom company Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd announced partnership to set up a
payments bank - Idea Cellular
This high-thrust cryogenic engine was successfully tested by the ISRO for 640 seconds CE-20
Yunus Khan who was appointed as the chairman of the Empowered Group of State
Transport Ministers that was formed to suggest measures to boost the transport sector
in the country belongs to Rajasthan
International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was observed globally on 21 February 2016
with the theme - Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes

Bangladeshi nationals on 21 February 2016 paid their homage to the martyrs of the
historic 1952 Language Movement at - Central Shaheed Minar, Dhaka
The critically endangered scaly anteaters and insectivorous mammals of the order
Pholidota that came in news because 20 February 2016 was observed as - World
Pangolin Day
Mala ala fil
as a ed the Best Child e 's Fil at the
Be li
International Film Festival and was honoured with - Crystal Bear Award in Generation KPlus section
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 February 2016 launched Shyama Prasad
Mukherjee National Rurban Mission from - Kurubhat village, Chhattisgarh
India on 20 February 2016 inked and exchanged seven agreements and Memorandum
of Understandings (MoUs) to boost the bilateral cooperation with this country - Nepal
This transmission line was jointly inaugurated by the Prime Ministers of India and Nepal,
Narenda Modi and KP Sharma Oli - Muzaffarpur-Dhalkebar Power Transmission Line
Tropical Cyclone that lashed Fiji after torrential rain and strong winds brought is
The Finance Minister of West Bengal who was named the chairman of the Empowered
Committee of State Finance Ministers on Goods and Services Tax is - Amit Mitra
The country against which the Indian Women Cricket Team won the three-match ODI
series, 3-0 is Sri Lanka
President Barack Obama named 106 researchers, including six of Indian origin, as
recipients of - Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
The author of novel To Kill a Mockingbird who passed away 19 February 2016 is - Harper
Christine Lagarde on 19 February 2016 was appointed as the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund
The leader who was sworn in as the ninth Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh is Kalikho Pul
The Polish film director known for film That Most Important Thing: Love who died on 17
February 2016 is - Andrzej Zulawski
The former West Indies cricketer with highest Test batting average in history who
passed away on 17 February 2016 is - Andy Ganteaume
The Bollywood lyricist who entered Guinness Book of World Records for composing
3524 songs is Sameer Anjaan
The Command Hospital which was awarded the Raksha Mantri s T oph fo Best e i e
Hospital is - Eastern Command
The state in which BHEL commissioned a 270 MW generation unit at the Goindwal Sahib
Thermal Power Project of private producer GVK Power & Infra is Punjab
The state with which Uber signed an agreement to help create 75000 jobs across the
state is Maharashtra Government
Veteran Hindustani classical singer from Gwalior Gharana who died in Kolkata on 18
February 2016 at the age of 107 - Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan
Nepal Government on 18 February 2016 decided to constitute an 11-member-political
committee to study - Demarcation of federal states on the constitution
United States (US) President Barack Obama on 18 February 2016 signed off this new law
imposing new sanctions against North Korea - North Korea Sanctions and Policy
Enhancement Act of 2016.

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 18 February 2016
sanctioned construction of around eighty two thousand houses for Economically
Weaker Sections (EWS) in urban areas of 163 cities of - West Bengal, Telangana, Bihar,
Mizoram, Rajashtan, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand
This fo e i kete s auto iog aph Pla i g It Ma Wa i Fe ua
e te ed the
Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback in both fiction and nonfiction categories - Sachin Tendulkar
It is with this country India signed its third Agreement on Standard Operating Procedure
for conducting maritime coordinated patrols Myanmar
It is for this region the World Bank Group announced 150 million US dollars in funding to
combat Zika virus Latin America & the Caribbean
This Indian-origin scientist belonging to Utah University led the discovery of 2D
semiconducting material made of tin monoxide - Ashutosh Tiwari
The US space agency Nasa invited the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for a
possible international collaboration on - Sending astronauts to Mars
For making the agriculture more lucrative, the Sikkim Government decided to introduce
- Contract farming in the State
Iraq Court sentenced 40 men to death over the killing of up to 1700 military recruits at a
former US base in - 2014 Tikrit massacre
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 18 February 2016 launched the guidelines for
operationalization of - Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on 18 February 2016 announced a free bus pass
scheme for - Senior citizens
Odisha government on 17 January 2016 decided to introduce a self-certifying scheme
for - Non-hazardous industries
India is the 71st country to approve Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of - World Trade
Organization (WTO)
The not-for-profit company started by Actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao that will
work with the Maharashtra government to solve the water crisis in the state - Paani
Andhra Pradesh government came forward to set up a 200-acre model industrial
township near Vijayawada to boost - MSME industry in the State
The Malayalam short-story writer and novelist, famous for his work Sarga Sameeksha,
who died on 17 February 2016 is - Akbar Kakkattil
The renowned Indologist who was awarded the 2016 Israel Prize for Religious Studies
for his research into the literature and culture of southern India is - David Dean Shulman
The initiative launched by Amazon that enables small and medium businesses to go
online and sell products on Amazon is - Amazon Tatkal
The company with which the Jharkhand Government signed an MoU to set up a 1600
MW capacity thermal power plant in the state is Adani Group
The Union Cabinet approved Ministry of AYUSH s p oposal to sig a olla o ati e
agreement with this organisation in the area of traditional medicine - World Health
The Union Cabinet approved appointment of the NITI Aayog CEO as a part-member of
this commission Telecom Commission
India s Tata Moto s a d Bha at Fo ge tied up ith this U-based company to bid for 11
billion US dollar worth Future Infantry Combat Vehicle Programme - General Dynamics

This Russian made infantry combat vehicle will be replaced by the Future Infantry
Combat Vehicle Programme of the Indian Army - Sarath BMP-II
It in this Indian city Apple Inc. will be setting up its first Technology Development Centre
outside the USA Hyderabad
This yard of the Indian Railways in Uttar Pradesh was installed with Ultra Modern
Computer Based Signalling System to improve traffic movement Khurja Yard
A three-day expo Vibrant North East 2016 begin on 18 February 2016 in Guwahati,
12th South Asian Games (SAG) 2016 that concluded on 16 February 2016 in Guwahati,
Assam was topped by India with 308 medals (188 Gold, 90 Silver and 30 Bronze)
The fashion designer who was conferred Knight of the Legion of Honour, France's
highest civilian honour is - Manish Arora
The album that won Record of the Year award at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards is Uptown Funk
The Iranian city in which the first Silk Road train connecting Iran and China packed with
Chinese goods arrived on 15 February 2016 is Tehran
The former United Nations Secretary-General and author of the memoir Unvanquished:
A US-U.N. Saga who died on 16 February 2016 in Cairo, Egypt is - Boutros Boutros-Ghali
After completion of this many years premature closure of PPF accounts will be allowed
in genuine cases, such as cases of serious ailment, higher education of children, etc. 5
This city was adjudged as the least clean city in the Swachh Survekshan 2016 survey
results Dhanbad
This city was adjudged as the cleanest city in the Swachh Survekshan 2016 survey results
This team won the 36th National Chess team Championship in Bhubaneswar Indian
South Korean state that on 16 February 2016 agreed to enter into a sister-statehood
relationship for development with Haryana is - Chungcheongbuk
A welfare scheme for school-dropouts that was launched by West Bengal government
on 16 February 2016 - Utkarsh Bangla Scheme
United Nations on 16 February 2016 said that the Syrian government has approved
humanitarian access to seven besieged areas including - Deir al-Zor; Foua, Kafraya,
Madaya, Zabadani, Kafr Batna and Mouadamiya al-Sham
United Nations said that more than 3000 people have fled their homes in northern
Myanmar following clashes between two ethnic rebel groups - Restoration Council for
Shan State (RCSS) and Ta'ang National Liberation Army (TNLA)
This count s pa lia e t oted to e te d the ou t 's state of e e ge
a fu the
three months, allowing authorities to carry out police raids and put people under house
arrest without prior authorisation of a judge - France
The historical personality from India whose 200th birth anniversary was celebrated on
16 February 2016 Tatya Tope
The country that won Men and Women Kabaddi competition at the 12th South Asian
Games India
India on 16 February 2016 test-fired indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile, which is
capable of carrying - 500 kg to 1000 kg of warheads

National Capital Goods Policy 2016 aims to increase share of capital goods sector from
the present 12 to 20 percentage by 2025
The number of medal won by India in Boxing at the 12th South Asian Games - 10
Two prominent sportspersons from Odisha who were included in the Target Olympic
Podium (TOP) Scheme for the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games are Sprinter Jauna
Murmu, Archer Ranjit
It is i this illage of a hi Jha kha d s fi st ega food pa k as inaugurated Getalsud
This city bagged the best city performer in behavioral change communication award in
the Swachh Sarvekshan function organised by the Union Government - Tiruchirapalli
The famous Malayalam music director and composer of background score of film
Aaraam Thampuran who passed away on 14 February 2016 is - Rajamani
The ICC Cricket for Good and UNICEF in partnership with BCCI on 15 February 2016
launched the Team Swachh clinics during - ICC WT20 Host City Tour
The subsidiary of Tata Teleservices which announced its tie-up with Indian Railway
Catering and Tourism Corporation to provide an additional payment gateway is
The country with which Ministry of Railways inked a Memorandum of Understanding on
technical cooperation in rail sector is Sweden
The country defeated by Indian women football team to win gold medal at the 12th
South Asian Games is - Nepal
Final Twenty20 of the three-match T-20 series between India and Sri Lanka was played
on 14 February 2016 at - Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
A padayatra for peace & harmony by the Manav Ekta Mission from Kanyakumari to
Kashmir is - Walk of Hope
Under Union Government's campaign, the Samej village in Kullu district of Himachal
Pradesh, has been made smokeless by - Indian Oil Corporation
This prison in Maharashtra undertook a novel pilot project with the cooperation of State
Bank of India to provide ATM cards to all jail inmates for completion of financial
transactions in the jail - Nagpur Central Prison
Indo-British filmmaker who scooped a Grammy Award for Best Music Film for his
poignant documentary "Amy" on late British singer Amy Winehouse - Asif Kapadia
This state announced an allocation of 1000 crore rupees towards the welfare of Muslims
to be implemented from the Financial Year 2016-17 - Andhra Pradesh
The name of the Indian gravitational wave detector similar to Laser Interferometer
Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) at Livingston and Hanford in the US IndiGO
Ishan Kishan, the captain of India's under-19 cricket, was signed by this leading sports
management group for a period of three years in February 2016 - IOS Sports and
Five ITDC-run loss making hotels identified by the Union for disinvestment Hotel
Janpath, Hotel Bharatpur Ashok, Hotel Patliputra Ashok, Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok, Hotel
Pondicherry Ashok
The ministry that released the data on Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation for
January 2016 which was pegged at 0.90 percent Ministry of Commerce & Industry
It is at this place the National Woman Sports started for the first time in Bihar on 15
February 2016 Patna
This state on 15 February 2016 launched a one-month financial inclusion drive wherein
cooperative banks will open new accounts and fill KYC forms Rajasthan

This UK-based banking giant announced in February 2016 to keep its headquarter at
London HSBC Bank
The Supreme Court on 15 February 2016 upheld Army's policy of preferential promotion
to officers in combat units which is also called Command and Exit Policy
The place where US President Barack Obama hosted the US-Asean Summit on 15
February 2016 California
The Indian Ambassador to Tajikistan who passed away on 13 February 2016 is - Biraja
The team that lifted their maiden ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title on 14 February
2016 is West Indies
The former Finance Secretary to the Government of India and former Chairman of the
Competition Commission who on 12 February 2016 was appointed the Chairman of TERI
is - Ashok Chawla
A film on conservation efforts by villagers that won the Golden Beaver Best Film Award
in the institutional category of the 6th National Science Film Festival and Competition is
- Nagaland is changing, But...
A noted Malyalam poet and Jnanpith Award winner who died on 13 February 2016 in
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is - O.N.V. Kurup
The wilderness drama that won the Best Film award at the 69th British Academy Films
Awards is - The Revenant
Make In India Week was inaugurated in Mumbai with the theme - Design, Innovation
and Sustainability
This professor was conferred with Infosys Prize 2015 in Humanities category by the
President Pranab Mukherjee - Prof. Jonardon Ganeri
This professor was conferred with Infosys Prize 2015 in Mathematical Sciences category
by the President Pranab Mukherjee - Prof Mahan Mj
The Indo-Swiss pair that won the 2016 St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy - Sania Mirza &
Martina Hingis
These two countries began 2-week long joint military exercise LAMITYE 2016 India &
This Indian-British filmmaker who won the Best Documentary Film Award at the 69th
BAFTA A a ds fo his poig a t do u e ta "A
Asif Kapadia
The up e e Cou t asked all tates a d UTs to st i tl follo the U io Go e
e ts
advisory on this age-old inhuman social practise against girls and women Devadasi
This university which was established by Freedom fighter Pt Madan Mohan Malviya
completed 100 years of establishment on 13 February 2016 - Banaras Hindu University
World Radio Day was observed on 13 February 2016 with the theme - Radio in Times of
Emergency and Disaster
This Pakistan umpire was banned for 5 years by the BCCI his involvement in 2013 IPL
spot-fixing scandal Asad Rauf
He went on an indefinite leave for 3-days after appointment as the Executive Vice
Chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - R K Pachauri
The 3-day long 2016 World Government Summit concluded in Dubai, the UAE
The legislature of this country adopted sanction on North Korea for conducting nuclear
test and rocket launch United States of America
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Make In India week in this city - Mumbai

The location of the first mega food park in Madhya Pradesh which is promoted by M/s
Indus mega Food Part Pvt. Ltd Panwa village in Khargone district
Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed
was on a State visit to India for 3 days. He is also the crown prince of Abu Dhabi
He was appointed as the chairperson of The Energy and Resources Institute or TERI Ashok Chawla
These four Indian-Americans were elected as members of the National Academy of
Engineering of the USA for 2016 - Anil K Jain, Dr Arati Prabhakar, Ganesh Thakur and Dr
K R Sridhar
He was appointed as the Vice-Chairman of the Paris-based International Chamber of
Commerce Commission - Davinder Singh
Mobile One m-governance project of this State won gold at the 4th World Government
Summit in Dubai Karnataka
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Intellectual Property Index 37
The Supreme Court under this Section of CrPC upheld clampdown on access to mobile
internet by State Governments Section 144
The Indian IT consulting company which announced the acquisition of US-based health
insurance firm HealthPlan Services is Wipro
The Soviet footballer, the scorer of the first ever UEFA European Championship
qualifying goal, who died on 10 February 2016 in Moscow, Russia is - Anatoli Ilyin
The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer for music for Variations for Orchestra who died on
4 February 2016 is - Leslie Bassett
The Indian lawyer who was appointed as the South Asia Regional Director at
International Court of Arbitration is - Abhinav Bhushan
To eliminate of Malaria disease by 2030, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister
Jagat Prakash Nadda on 11 February 2016 released - National Framework for Malaria
Elimination (NFME) 2016-2030
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 11 February 2016 appointed women ministers to the
newly created portfolios for - Happiness and Tolerance, And Youth Affairs
A fiction book titled A Kingdom for his Love was launched in February 2016 by Amar
Chitra Katha (ACK) is co-authored by - Vani Mahesh and Shinie Antony
The second phase of odd-even number scheme for cars in Delhi will be implemented
from - 15 April 2016
The Rajya Sabha Chairman on 11 February 2016 appointed this Supreme Court judge to
head the panel probing sexual harassment charge against Madhya Pradesh High Court
judge - Justice Ranjan Gogoi
Number of countries that will participate in the three-day International Roma
Conference on 12 February 2016 in New Delhi - 15 countries
Indian-origin person appointed as Australia's new High Commissioner to India on 11
February 2016 is - Harinder Sidhu
Siachen braveheart who died on 11 February 2016 at Army's research and referral
hospital in New Delhi - Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad
The US Senate on 10 February 2016 voted unanimously to toughen economic sanctions
on this country in reaction to its recent nuclear test and the long-range rocket launch
North Korea

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on 10 February 2016 unveiled a draft document titled
- Vision Assam-2030: Everything for Everyone-Achieving inclusive and Sustainable
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU) on 10
February 2016 signed an agreement to improve cooperation in - Cyber Defense
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the Cryogenic mark- III based
GSLV satellite launch vehicle in - December 2016
She took the charge as the director of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in
Buenos Aires that serves Argentina and Uruguay on 10 February 2016 -Tamar Hahn of
The UAE's national oil company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) on 10
February 2016 agreed to store crude oil in India's maiden strategic petroleum storage at
- Mangalore
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Island, which was dependent upon dieselpowered generators for electricity until now, will be completely electrified by Independence Day 2016
India nominee D J Pandian appointed as Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer of
the newly formed 100 billion dollar - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Union Government on 10 February 2016 extended its flagship scheme Beti Bachao, Beti
Padhao in additional - 61 district, across eleven states
The singer and songwriter who was named as IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2015 across
all music formats is Adele
The bank with which Smartbox Ecommerce Solutions announced its tie-up for solving
challenges related to last mile delivery for e-commerce firms is YES Bank
The power back-up solution provider with which HeyBiz announced its association on 9
February 2016 is - Su-Kam Power Systems Limited
The veteran Bengali film director who passed away on 10 February 2016 in Kolkata is Aurobindo Mukherjee
Kerala martial artist who set a new world record for most knuckle push-ups in a minute
is - KJ Joseph
The Marine Museum was inaugurated at the Marine Aquarium and Regional Centre
(MARC) of Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) on 3 February 2016 in - Digha, West Bengal
Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) notified this animal
as vermin for a period of one year in Uttarakhand on 3 February 2016 - Wild Pig
National Arogya Fair-2016 was concluded on 8 February 2016 at - Dehradun in
The two-da a ual i te atio al adio fai Out ea h I te atio al adio Fai ill
kick off from 13 February 2016 in - Bhubaneswar
This day was observed across schools and preschools (anganwadis) in India on 10
February 2016 - National Deworming Day
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moo lau hed a epo t titled O e Hu a it :
ha ed espo si ilit as pa t of - World Humanitarian Summit
Union Government in February 2016 sanctioned about 580 crore rupees as part of the
cost for constructing the 15-km railway track that will connect Kolkata with Tripura via Bangladesh
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on 8 February 2016 announced plans to develop aircraft
carrier INS Viraat as a tourism center after its decommissioning at - Vishakhapatnam

National Assembly, the Lower House of the bicameral Parliament of France, on 9

February 2016 passed a proposal to amend the Constitution to strip people convicted of
terrorist offences of their - French nationality
Union Government released the Hydrocarbon Vision 2030 on 9 February 2016 for North-east India
The Academy to which Reliance Industries chairman and managing director (CMD)
Mukesh Ambani and Sam Pitroda were elected as members on 8 February 2016 - US
National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
The President of United States (US) Barack Obama on 9 February 2016 unveiled a Cyber
Security National Action Plan on the occasion of - Safer Internet Day
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 8 February 2016 released the Report of the Working
Group on Introduction of Interest Rate Options in India that was prepared by RBI
committee chaired by - Prof PG Apte
The Noo Oua zazate ola Co ple , o ld s la gest sola po e pla t, as ope ed i
February 2016 in Morocco
The former Prime Minister of Nepal and President of Nepali Congress who died on 9
February 2016 is - Sushil Koirala
An international team of scientists (biologists) discovered a new species of luminous
creature, hydrozoas (presumably, a new species of the genus Cytaeis), in - Red Sea
The massive air and sea rescue operation, carried on by India in the war-torn Yemen in
Ap il
that a e i e s due to o al Na of U ited Ki gdo s desi e to offi iall
study it - Operation Rahaat
Sonadia port project in Cox's Bazaar coast that was in news on 8 February 2016 is
located in - Chittagong Division, Bangladesh
New Zealand on 8 February 2016 won the three-match Chappell-Hadlee Trophy of
cricket against - Australia, 2-1
Storm that on 8 February 2016 battered parts of southern Britain by heavy rain and
winds up to 96miles per hour (mph) Imogen
Noted Urdu Poet and well known Bollywood lyricist who died due to heart attack in
Mumbai on 8 February 2016 at the age of 78 was - Nida Fazli
The squash player who won the gold in women's individual squash after beating Maria
Toorpaki Wazir of Pakistan at the South Asian Games is - Joshna Chinappa
The President of Wrestling Federation of India who was appointed as the President of
the South Asian Wrestling Federation is - Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh
The type of saree that won the India Handloom tag for its unique designs and identity in
the first week on February 2016 is - Chettinad cotton saree
The former chief of Bureau of Energy Efficiency appointed as the Director General of
TERI is - Ajay Mathur
The New Zealand cricketer who retired from One-Day Internationals (ODIs) on 8
February 2016 - Brendon Barrie McCullum
Union government launched the 24x7 Toll Free Tourist Infoline on 8 February 2016 in 12 International Languages
Haryana government will start celebrating the birthday of girl students across all staterun schools by launching a programme called - Kanya Janamdin Utsav
The first machine harvestable chickpea variety, NBeG 47 was released in - Andhra
Two cities that topped the National Air Quality Indices (NAQI) with 409 points each for
ha i g the se e e pollutio a e Varanasi and Muzzafarpur

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an uncrewed Orion Spacecraft Space Launch System (SLS)
The Army on 7 February 2016 observed 68th 'Nowshera Day' to commemorate the
sacrifice of jawans who laid down their lives while fighting cross-border intruders in the
frontier town of Nowshera of - Jammu and Kashmir in 1947
International Cricket Council (ICC) on 7 February 2016 suspe ded Pakista s leg-spinner
Yasir Shah for three months after he tested positive for a banned substance Chlortalidone
Padma Shri awardee Cartoonist who died on 6 February 2016 due to brain tumor in
Gurgaon - Sudhir Tailang
Five common type of cancer that would be diagnosed with the help of a simple blood
test due to identification of a striking signature in tumour DNA by researchers from
National Institute of Health in US - Lung, breast, intestine, stomach and the womb
This firm was in news as it has been developing OX513A mosquito strain to check the
growth of Aedes mosquito that transmit Dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus Gangabishan Bhikulal Investment and Trading Ltd
This country launched the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite on 7 February 2016 North
The first Indo-China joint tactical military exercise Sino-India 2016 was held at - ChusulMoldo area in Ladakh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated this premier educational institution to the
nation in Odisha - National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER),
These states will benefit from the Project Sunrise that was launched by the Union
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to improve interventions against HIV/AIDS among
people who inject drugs (PWID) Eight north eastern States
Sapna Devi won gold for India in the women Wushu Taulu Competition of - 12th South
Asian Games
An oil refinery of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) at this place was inaugurated by the Prime
Minister Narendra Modi - Paradip Oil Refinery
For the first time United Nations Postal Administration unveiled commemorative stamps
to promote LGBT Equality
The country that banned the supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold
food is France
Vishal Mehta was appointed as the President of the newly- formed association named
as - International Grown Diamond Association
The U io Go e
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- Deoghar
The athlete who emerged as the winner of Lagos City Marathon is - Abraham Kipton
The educational institute in Puducherry which became India's first fully solar-powered
educational institute is - Sri Aurobindo International Centre for Education
The 9th Indo-Nepal Combined Battalion level Military Training Exercise Surya Kiran will
commence from 8 February 2017 at - Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
4-day National Arogya Fair-2016 began on 5 February 2016 at Dehradun, Uttarakhand
Urban Development Ministry on 5 February 2016 approved projects worth over twelve
crore rupees for improving tourist infrastructure in heritage places of - Amaravati in
Andhra Pradesh and Warangal in Telangana

Mahindra Asset Management Company (AMC) received Securities and Exchange Board
of I dia s EBI s app o al to a age - Mahindra Mutual Fund
The Union Government of India on 5 February 2016 announced the repurchase of 1.44
per cent Inflation Indexed Government Stock-2023 through reverse auction for an
aggregate amount of - 6500 crore rupees
NASA Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, - the sixth man to walk on the Moon, died on 4
February 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida was - Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 14
Union Labour Ministry on 5 February 2016 signed agreements with leading
organizations engaged in employment and career related activities to exploit the
potential of - National Career Service (NCS) project
The Brazilians Club Atletico Paranaense on 5 February 2016 won the inaugural match of
the Sait Nagjee International Club Football Tournament drubbing Englands Watford FC
2-0 at Kozhikode, Kerala
Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh government to release 4000 cusec of
water for Sangam for every bathing festival during - Magh Mela
Andhra Pradesh Home Minister N China Rajappa on 5 February 2016 said that the State
government has constituted a Commission to provide reservation for - Kapu community
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will allow online exit of
subscribers from National Pension System from 1 April 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 February 2016 inaugurated the Brahmaputra
Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) at - Lepetkata, Assam
In Tamil Nadu, lsland Express train from Kanyakumari to Bangalore derailed on 5
February 2016 at - Natrampalli, Vellore District
The 12th South Asian Games began on 5 February 2016 in Guwahati, Assam
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on 5 February 2016 went on a two day visit to
Sri Lanka today to co-chair - the 9th session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission
The World Health Organisation advised countries against accepting blood donations
from people who have travelled to regions affected by - the Zika virus
Vice-President Hamid Ansari on 5 February 2016 left for home after concluding a fiveday tour of - Thailand and Brunei
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 February 2016 dedicated India's highest wax
producing unit using indigenous technology to the nation in - Numaligarh Refinery
US Senate committee on 4 February 2016 confirmed nomination of Army Lieutenant
General as the commander of the NATO forces in Afghanistan - John Nicholson
The State government that on 4 February 2016 lifted the restrictions on visit of foreign
tourists to certain tribal areas in the State after three years - Odisha
India on 4 February 2016 submitted its Instrument of Ratification of the Convention of
Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), 1997 to - International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA) at Vienna, Austria
The Tea Board of India (TBI) in January 2016 issued Version 5.0 of the Plant Protection
Code (PPC) by adding two new chemicals in the list of pesticides and chemicals that is
permitted for use by Indian tea industry, and they are - Emamectin Benzoate 5 SG and
Flubendiamide 20 WG
India on 4 February 2016 granted special concession to Pakistani athletes taking part in
the 12th South Asian Games by declaring Guwahati and Kolkata as - designated entry
points for them

The Union Government decided to set up the National Organic Farming Research
Institute in this State Sikkim
This company announced acquisition of cement business of Reliance Infrastructure for
4800 crore rupees Birla Corp
This city hosted the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016 to mobilise funds
for reconstruction of conflict-hit Syria London
He was appointed as a member of newly constituted Anti-Corruption Unit Oversight
Group by the ICC Rahul Dravid
The amount pledged by the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016 towards
reconstruction of conflict-hit Syria between 2016 and 2020 10.7 billion US dollars
The Indian writer who won Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Award 2016 on 30
January 2016 - Geetu Mohandas
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New Horizons mission spotted the nitrogen ice glaciers - Pluto
World Cancer Day (WCD) 2016 was observed across the world on 4 February 2016. The
da as o se ed ith ea s the e We can. I can.
One of the biggest trade deals of the history that was inked by all twelve Pacific Rim
countries on 4 February 2016 in New Zealand is - Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on 3 February 2016 launched the
country's first anti-diabetic ayurvedic drug for Diabetes - BGR-34, BGR is acronym for
blood glucose regulator
Former chief secretary of Gujarat who was appointed vice-president and chief
investment officer of the newly-created Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is DJ Pandian
The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on 23 February 2016 and Rail Budget
will be presented on - 25 February 2016
The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on 23 February 2016 and Economic
Survey will be presented on 26 February 2016
The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on 23 February 2016 and General
Budget will be presented on 29 February 2016
This country will be receive 3.3 billion Euros in funding from the European Union to cope
with Syrian migrants Turkey
The high court bench which called on citizens to refuse to pay taxes if the government
fails to curb corruption Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court
This ou t
ill host the Co a Gold
ultilate al ilita e e ise i hi h I dia s
participation was confirmed Thailand
The city that hosted the 2-day Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 Jaipur
The city in which the 4-day International Fleet Review began on 4 February 2016
Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh
The city in which the Dhirubhai Ambani Centre for Innovation and Research in
Aerospace will be set up by the Reliance Defence Ltd Bengaluru
The famous sarangi maestro selected for the prestigious Bhimsen Joshi Classical Music
Award for 2015-2016 is - Pandit Ram Narayan
The I dia IT e i es fi
ated as the Wo ld s Most Po e ful B a d i IT e i es
Brand Finance is - Tata Consultancy Services
The documentary film that won the Golden Conch Award for the best documentary film
at the MIFF 2016 is - Phum-Shang

Name of the vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech to fight the mosquito-borne Zika virus
is ZikaVac
India signed a Cooperation Agreement to acquire the status of the Associate Member
State of - European Molecular Biology Organisation
To face the challenges of both home-grown extremism and global Islamic State (IS)
threat, a De-radicalisation programme for the minority community was rolled out by
Maharashtra Government
The CPSE that received Miniratna status II on 1 February 2016 - Hospital Services
Consultancy Corporation (I) Ltd (HSCC)
The organization recommended all governments to rate movies with smoking scenes to
protect children and adolescents from tobacco addiction in Geneva on 1 February 2016 World Health Organisation (WHO)
Indian Coast Guard Day was celebrated on February 1 under the auspices of the Coast
Guard stations at - Vizhinjam and Fort Kochi
He will replace the longtime chief of Google's Internet search business Amit Singhal who
is an India-origin on 26 February 2016 - John Giannandre
It is a British-based software keyboard maker which was acquired by Microsoft on 4
February 2016 - SwiftKey
Capital market regulator SEBI has set up a task force to review the risk management
norms for national-level commodity bourses after - the suspension of futures trading for
castor seed on NCDEX
An SIT was formed by Punjab police to look into allegations of sexual exploitation
against Indian Hockey Captain - Sardar Singh
The Supreme Court on 3 February 2016 stayed a Bombay High Court order and allowed
the Maharashtra government to hold an event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai
to kickstart - the 'Make in India Week' programme
President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Honorary Rank of General of Indian Army on
General Rajendra Chhetri. He is the Chief of the Army Staff of Nepal
The country that saw nine suspected deaths due to Lassa fever Benin in West Africa
The growth of eight core sectors of the Indian economy in December 2015 0.9 percent
Name of the agreement that was reached between the EU Commission and the USA for
transatlantic data flows - The EU-US Privacy Shield
The State that extended the Aahar cheap meal scheme to all the districts beginning from
March 2016 - Odisha
Major General of India who was appointed as the Head of Mission and Force
Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) on 2
February 2016 is - Jai Shanker Menon
The 61st National School Athletics championship held at Olympian Rahman Stadium in
Kozhikode, Kerala from 29 January 2016 to 2 February 2016 was won by - Kerala
Supreme Court on 2 February 2016 appointed a committee to sell assets of Pearls
Agrotech Corporation Ltd (PACL) and refund 49 thousand crore rupees to the investors
under - former Chief Justice RM Lodha
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Special Collective Incentive Scheme for the economically
backward Dalit entrepreneurs was announced on 2 February 2016 in - Maharashtra
The former Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor who passed away on 2 February
2016 in Mumbai is SS Tarapore
The company that replaced Apple Inc. to become the world's most valuable public
company is Alphabet Inc.

The Indian film that won the Best First Foreign Film Award conferred by the French
Syndicate of Cinema Critics for the first time is Titli
The former Lok Sabha Speaker and former Union Agriculture Minister in P. V. Narasimha
Rao Ministry who died on 3 February 2016 is - Balram Jakhar
The Bollywood actor who was presented with the lifetime achievement award in New
Delhi on 2 February 2016 - Amitabh Harivansh Bachchan
The veteran Urdu fiction writer and poet who died on 2 February 2016 in Lahore - Intizar
He was appointed as the chief Justice of Gujarat High Court on 3 February 2016 - Justice
Ramayyagari Subhash Reddy
National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) Ltd. on 2 February 2016 signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with - RUSNANO OJSC of Russia
The theme of the World Wetlands Day that was observed on 2 February 2016 Wetlands for our Future Sustainable Livelihoods
India and Afghanistan on 1 February 2016 inked a pact for - Visa-free travel by their
Vietnam on 1 February 2016 formally lifted the ban on import of - Indian Groundnut
I dia s fi st u de ate estau ant was opened on 1 February 2016 in the city of
The Union Government appointed Jai Kumar Garg as Managing Director and Chief
Executive Officer of - Corporation Bank
An Indian national was in news after being appointed as the Senior Director for the
Fragility, Conflict and Violence Group at the World Bank on 1 February 2016 - Saroj
Kumar Jha
The country that approved a draft Citizenship Law to expand scope for dual citizenship
for its citizens on 1 February 2016 Bangladesh
World Bank approved Million US dollars 35 to Improve Citizen Access to Public Services
in - Madhya Pradesh, India
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on 29 January 2016 signed two bilateral
Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) with - United Kingdom
Tamil Nadu Cadre IPS officer who was appointed as the Director General of the
Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) that guards India's frontiers with Nepal and Bhutan on 1
February 2016 is - Archana Ramasundram
World Health Organisation (WHO) on 1 February 2016 declared Public Health
Emergency of International Concern over the explosive spread of - the mosquito-borne
Zika virus
Dr Harsh Vardhan on 2 February 2016 inaugurated the construction work of Borehole
Geophysics Research Laboratory (BGRL) at - Hazarmachi, Karad of Maharashtra
In a match against Nepal, he scored the fastest fifty in the U-19 ICC cricket world cup
history - Rishabh Pant
1600 officials of this city will undergo lie-detector tests as part of fight against
corruption Moscow
This country will host the 1st ever Asia Cup in T-20 format starting from 24 Feb 2016 Bangladesh
The country that granted licence to use gene editing techniques on human embryos
United Kingdom
The city that hosted the third Global Ayurveda Festival Kozhikode, Kerala

The social legislation that completed ten years of implementation on 2 February 2016
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act, 2005
The 30th edition of the Surajkund International Crafts Mela began at Surajkund in
Faridabad, Haryana on 1 February 2016 and will continue till - 15 February 2016
Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari on 1 February 2016 went on a five-day tour for Brunei Darussalam and Thailand
India on 31 January 2016 won the three-match T-20 series against - Australia, 3-0
Novak Djokovic on 31 January 2016 won the Aust alia Ope Me s i gles title
defeating - Andy Murray, 6-1, 7-5, 7-6
Ace Indian shuttler on 31 January 2017 won the Men's Singles title of the Syed Modi
International Badminton Championships 2016 - Kidambi Srikanth
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on 1 February 2016 tabled interim budget of over 33
thousand 687 crore rupees for - the first six months of the financial year 2016-17
To promote 'ease of doing business', Maharashtra government on 31 January 2016
decided to do away with five operational approvals hotel owners currently need to
obtain from - the state Home department
Myanmar began new Parliament session ending military rule with the first
democratically elected government in more than - 50 years
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is observing National
Pension System Service Week from 1 February 2016 to attract more subscribers towards
- government pension plans
Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's book that was launched in Johannesburg on 31
January 2015 is - Transendence
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on 29 January 2016 was selected for the - K
Veeramani Award for Social Justice 2015
Kamlesh Kumar Pandey on 28 January 2016 was appointed as the - Chief Commissioner
for Persons with Disabilities
Veteran wildlife filmmaker who was honoured with the V Shantaram Lifetime
Achievement Award at the 14th edition of the Mumbai International Festival for
Documentary, Short and Animation Films is - Naresh Bedi
Brazilian racing driver who won the 2015-16 MRF Challenge Formula 2000 at Madras
Motor Racing Track in Sriperumbudur is - Pietro Fittipaldi
India joined hands with NASA to explore its pristine environment as part of the
Spaceward Bound programme Ladakh
The national legislature of the country was opened for first democratically elected
government in more than 50 years Myanmar
He won the 83rd Senior National Snooker Championship title in Indore, Madhya
Preadesh - Aditya Mehta
he o the Natio al ooke Cha pio ship i the o e s atego i I do e,
Madhya Pradesh - Vidya Pillai
The number of metro train coaches that the Union Ministry of Shipping exported to
Australia on 29 January 2016 - Six
The British television and radio personality, who died on 31 January 2016 in
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom - Terry Wogan
The former Indian cricketer, who was appointed as mentor of the Kings XI Punjab team
for season 9 of Indian Premier League (IPL) on 1 February 2016 - Virender Sehwag
The country with which the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has entered into two
bilateral Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) on 29 January 2016 - United Kingdom


Anti-Leprosy day was celebrated on 30 January 2016 in the memory of his selfless
efforts and care for the people affected by leprosy Mahatma Gandhi
The country that unveiled its first stealth fighter plane and named it Mitsubishi
Advanced Technology Demonstrator-X or X-2 Japan
The Central Statistics Office revised GDP growth rate for FY 2014-15 from 7.3 percent to
7.2 percent
The Central Statistics Office revised GDP growth rate for FY 2013-14 from 6.9 percent to
6.6 percent
They were conferred upon 2015 Prince Mahidol Award by the Royal family of Thailand
for achievements in medicine and public health worldwide - Professor Morton Mower
and Sir Michael Marmot
The Supreme Court directed the Union Government to investigate conditions of three
lakh nurses who are working in Private establishments across the country
The 61st National School Athletic championships kick started on 29 January 2016 at Olympian Rahman Stadium, at Kozhikode in Kerala
The Legislative Department in the Ministry of Law & Justice on 28 January 2016
constituted an expert committee to review the - Specific Relief Act, 1963
The book titled Nathuram Godse - The Story of an Assassin is authored by - Anup Ashok
Ministry of Culture on 28 January 2016 released a commemorative coin of 150 rupees
and a circulation coin of 10 rupees on - Lala Lajpat Rai
World Health Organization (WHO) predicted, three to four million people could be
infected with Zika virus in the Americas in 2016
President Pranab Mukherjee on 28 January 2016 sought additional information on
certain provisions of - Gujarat anti-terror Bill
AK Singh launched the mobile application MITRA to secure safety of women in
emergencies. He is the Lt Governor of - Puducherry
He was appointed as the head of one-man judicial commission by the Union
Government to probe Rohith Vemula suicide incident in the University of Hyderabad Ashok K Roopanwal
Lady appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Twitter Inc on 26 January 2016Leslie Berland
The rowing champion who won gold medal the men single scull in the 34th Senior
National Rowing Championship at Hussainsagar Lake, Hyderabad is - Santosh Kadale
The managing director of Gujarat State Electricity Company Limited who was appointed
as the Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC Limited is - Gurdeep Singh
The founder of psychedelic rock band Jefferson Airplane who died on 28 January 2016 is
- Paul Kantner
Donald Kaberuka on 28 January 2016 was appointed as - Af i a U io s High
Representative for the peace fund
Nisid Hajari won the 2016 William E. Colby Award for his book titled - Mid ight s Furies:
The Deadl Lega of I dia s Pa titio

The city that topped the 1st batch of 20 Smart Cities announced by the Union
Government on 28 January 2016 Bhubaneswar
Union Government on 28 January 2016 signed an 80 million US dollar loan agreement
with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue improving infrastructure in Agartala and Aizwal
The Australian Olympic diving gold medalist who announced his retirement from the
sport on 28 January 2016 - Matthew Mitcham
Person appointed as Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh on 28 January 2016 - Justice Sanjay
WWF-India on 27 January 2016 claimed that they spotted the endangered snow
leopards for the first time in - North Sikkim Plateau
Intelsat, the commercial satellite giant, on 27 January 2016 announced successful launch
of - Inteslat 29e
She won the 12th Sub-Junior National billiards championship title - Doyel Dey
Persons of Indian-origin who were on 26 January 2016 honoured with the Order of
Australia, highest civilian honour of Australia - Sajeev Koshy, Chennupati Jagadish and
Jay Chandra
The former captain of Indian basketball team in the first Asian Games in 1951, who died
on 25 January 2016 is Ranbir Chopra
The Australian batsman who won the prestigious Allan Border Medal for 2016 is David
The Indian activist who is selected for the 8th Human Rights Award by Amnesty
International Germany is - Henri Tiphagne
The US-based global consulting and technology services company acquired by Cognizant
is - KBACE Technologies Inc
Person selected for the 2016 Technical Achievement Award of the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences on 22 January 2016 - Cottalango Leon
First civil servant of India to scale Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in the
Antarctica on 17 January 2016 - Aparna Kumar
Department of Religious Affairs of a country in January 2016 issued a law that makes it
mandatory for men of the nation to marry at least two wives Eritrea
The fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) was held in - Nusa Dua,
The state which got Union Government approval to install solar energy panels on 10000
EWS houses for the first time at a cost of 253 crore rupees PMAY under Urban Housing
Mission -Tamil Nadu
The Pakistan Cricketer who retired from International Cricket on 27 January 2016 Imran Farhat
Union Cabinet on 27 January 2016 approved a proposal for raising 17 more India reserve
battalions in the states - Jammu and Kashmir and Left-wing extremism affected states
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 27 January 2016 gave its approval for
the Hybrid Annuity Model as one of the modes of delivery for implementing the Highway projects
Delhi Government on 27 January 2016 constituted a commission of inquiry to probe into
the complaints of crime against women in the national capital since February 2013
headed by - Retired District Judge Dinesh Dayal
Sajeev Koshy settled in Melbourne was honoured with the highest civilian honour, the
Order of Australia for - His service to dentistry

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Player of the Year award for 2015 is - Robert Van der Horst
The Bollywood actor who was honoured with the third Yash Chopra Memorial Award in
Mumbai is Rekha
The West Indies batsman who on 22 January 2016 retired from international cricket is Shivnarine Chanderpaul
India signed a protocol to amend the existing Double Taxation Avoidance Convention
with - Armenia
He joined Don Bradman and Herb Elliott to become the third sportsman to be named a
Companion of the Order of Australia - Rod Laver
She won the National sub-junior snooker title by defeating Anushi Seth Ishika Shah
He took charge as the Permanent Representative of India to the UN by presenting his
credentials to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Syed Akbaruddin
I dia s a k i T a spa e
I te atio al s Co uptio Pe eptio s I de
It was adjudged as the most corrupt-free country in the world by the Transparency
International in its Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 Denmark
The parliament of this country on 26 January 2016 voted on a proposal to confiscate
as lu seeke s pe so al possessions in order to pay their upkeep - Denmark
The pio ee of a tifi ial i tellige e, ho died o
Ja ua
at Bosto s B igha
a d Wo e s Hospital due to e e al he o hage is - Marvin Minsky
India returned to the summit of the Test rankings for the first time since - August 2011
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment
Act, 2015 came into effect from - 26 January 2016
The theme of the International Customs Day, organised in commemoration of formation
of World Customs Organisation, observed every year on 26 January Digital Customs:
Progressive Engagement
He as a a ded ith the ou t s highest pea eti e galla t a a d Ashok Chak a o
26 January 2016 Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami
Arunachal Pradesh was recommended by the Union Cabinet to be brought under
Presidential Rule under the Article Article 356 of Indian Constitution
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on 25 January
2016 jointly inaugurated the interim secretariat of International Solar Alliance (ISA) at
The famous malayali comedy actress who died on 25 January 2016 in Hyderabad Kalpana Ranjani
The 11-da Ba ga h s Dha u Yat a that o luded o
Ja ua
16 commemorates
the death of - King Kansa
Union Government on 25 January 2016 launched Sahaj Scheme for - online booking of
LPG cylinders
The the e of the th Natio al Vote s Da NVD o se ed a oss the ou t o
January 2016 - Inclusive and Qualitative Participation
India observed 9th National Girl Child Day on - 24 January
India on 24 January 2016 won the first T20 Asia cup cricket for Blind at Jawaharlal Nehru
stadium of Kochi by defeating - Pakistan by 44 runs
India's Ace Shuttler, who on 24 January 2016 won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold
Badminton title is - PV Sindhu
The Presidential election of Portugal was won by - Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa

The number of agreements signed between India and France on 24 January 2016 at the
India-France Business Summit held at Chandigarh - 16
The title of the 19th National e-governance Conference held at Nagpur in Maharashtra Transforming India
The Organisation that won gold award for innovative use of technology in e-Governance
category in National e-Governance Awards 2015-16 on 22 January 2016 - EPFO,
(Employment Provident Fund Organization)
The Organisation that won gold award for the use of ICT for Development by NonGovernment Institutions category in National e-Governance Awards 2015-16 on 22
January 2016 - Western Union, Mumbai
The 46th statehood day of Himachal Pradesh was celebrated on 25 January 2016
I dia ail a s i augu ated I dia s fi st high speed pu li Wi-Fi service on 22 January
2016 at - Mumbai Central station
For the Jeevan Raksha Padak Awards, the certificates are signed by the - Union Home
The o pa that has lau hed I dia s fi st so ial o ile allet Udio is - TranServ
Maha asht a s fi st ola Po e operated Mini-Water Supply Plant was commissioned in
- Hingna village of Mouda Taluka in Nagpur district
A team of Indo-German geologists and palaeontologists may have found fossils of a 135million-year old herbivorous dinosaur, possibly the oldest such fossil found in this
century, in the region of Kutch, Gujarat
ONGC received environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests
for drilling 45 developed wells in - Krishna Godavari basin
The player from Hong Kong who won 11Even Sports 2015 ITTF World Junior Circuit
Fi als i the gi ls atego is - Zhu Chengzhu
The B is a e Heat ats a
ho as a ed as the Big Bash League s pla e of the
tournament is - Chris Lynn
An Indian-origin Muslim cleric who has been conferred an honorary doctorate by the
University of Leicester in recognition of his work for his local community is - Muhammad
Shahid Raza
The 5-day annual summit of World Economic Forum (WEF) came to a close on 23
January 2016 in - Davos
The 42-crore rupees project sanctioned under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation
Programme and funded by World Bank is being implemented in exceedingly vulnerable
seaside pockets of - Kendrapara district of Odisha
Facebook will construct its first data centre facility at - Ireland's Clonee village
Taking forward the strategic relationship between the two countries to the next level,
India will build a satellite tracking and imaging centre in - outhe Viet a s Ho Chi
Minh City
It refers to tax planning strategies that would exploit the gaps and mismatches in tax
rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations - Base Erosion and Profit
Shifting (BESP)
The country that become the latest country to lift nuclear sanctions on Iran on 22
January 2016 Japan
The purpose for which Union Government notified stricter green norms on Sugar
industry To reduce water pollution
The number of districts in which the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Scheme will be covered in
the year 2016 61

The Cou t s highest Islamic cleric banned chess claiming game spreads enmity and
hatred -Saudi Arabia
An ancient dragon found in Wales was named- Dracoraptor hanigani
This Dubai-based radio channel was appointed as the official audio rights partner of the
ICC for next eight years Channel 2 Group
The rank of India in Best Countries Report released at the World Economic Forum (WEF)
in Davos 22
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 21 January 2016 permitted banks to sell India Gold
Coins (IGC) with Ashok Chakra minted by - Metals and Minerals Trading Corporation of
India (MMTC)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 21 January 2016 asked banks to provide loans of up
to 3 lakh rupees at 7% interest rate during 2015-16 to Women Self-Help Group (SHG)
under the scheme - Aajeevika scheme
Senior revenue service officer Atulesh Jindal on 21 January 2016 was appointed the
chairman of - Central Board of Direct Taxes
The hotel that won the award of the world's best hotel at the Travellers' Choice award
organised by TripAdvisor is - Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
A new bird species named Himalayan Forest Thrush was discovered in north-eastern
India. The species has been given scientific name of - Zoothera salimalii
The Chhattisgarh Government signed a share-holding agreement with a few central
government-run corporations for the second phase of - Jagdalpur-Raoghat railway
As pe the NTI
Nu lea e u it I de , I dia s a k i te s of u lea safet
among the 24 states with one kilogram or more of weapons-usable nuclear materials in
the world was 21
The country which was adjudged as the safest in terms of nuclear safety by the NTI in its
Nuclear Security Index 2016 Australia
The agency with which the National Remote Sensing Centre signed a MoU for
monitoring mining activity using satellites Indian Bureau of Mines
The stock exchange which launched an Algorithm Trading Test Environment in
partnership with Symphony Fintech Solutions Bombay Stock Exchange
The marketing agency with which the Indian Olympic Association signed a 2-year
marketing deal - Infinity Optimal Solutions
The National Highway that will be converted into six-lane in Bihar and Jharkhand as per
a decision of the CCEA on 20 January 2016 NH-2
He took over as the Executive Director of Greenpeace India - Ravi Chellam
The Union Government on 20 January 2016 signed the Financing Agreement with which
financial institution for - Bihar Kosi Basin Development Project
The name of the train that was flagged off to run between Varanasi and New Delhi on
21 January 2016 Mahamana Express
The state in which complete ban on the use of polythene came into effect from 21
January 2016 Uttar Pradesh
These states celebrated their statehood on 21 January 2016 Meghalaya, Manipur,
This city will host the 19th National Conference on e-Governance Nagpur
National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 will cover the whole of India by 1 April 2016
Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away on 21 January 2016 in
Ahmedabad was related to the field of Dancing

The programme under which 5 crore LED bulbs were distributed till 21 January 2016 by
Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme
He was appointed as the Prime Minister of Moldova on 20 January 2016 amid protests
over pro-European government Pavel Filip
According to data released by UNCTAD, the Foreign Direct Investment in India doubled
in 2015 to reach 59 billion US dollars
The rate of interest proposed by the Provident Fund panel that will be given on
Provident Fund account 8.95%
This industry was granted the status of infrastructure by the Union Government Shipyard
The Fou th I dust ial e olutio that as i
e s a d ei g dis ussed at Wo ld
Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos relates to the field Cyber- Physical Systems
Ratan Tata announced to invest in this start up company relating to baby kits
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 20 January 2016 gave its
approval for setting up Grid-Connected Solar PV Power Projects of over 5000 MW
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced a four-year deal with this company to
become a Global Partner for ICC events from 2016-20 MRF Tyres
The team that won Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy by defeating two- time champions
Baroda Uttar Pradesh
The ook titled The ) Fa to : M Jou e as the W o g Ma at the ight Ti e is the
autobiography of Subhash Chandra
As per a joint study by the NOAA & NASA, the average temperature across global land
and ocean surfaces, in 2015, above the 20th century average was - 0.90C
The 4th India Africa Hydrocarbon Conference was inaugurated in New Delhi
He headed the 21-member Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee that was
formed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India - Narayan Murthy
The 1400-year old Christian shrine regarded to be the oldest Christian shrine in Iraq that
was raged by ISIS - t. Elijah s Mo aste
This scheme in Bihar resulted in improved emotional & physical well-being of school
children in the state Girl First Initiative
This graduate of Mumbai University joined the league of Bhanu Athaiya, Satyajit Ray,
Resul Pookutty, A.R. Rahman and Gulzar to win an Oscar Award for technical
achievement Rahul Thakkar
ISRO successfully launched the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) 1-E
satellite on-board the - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C31
Name of the tectonic plate on which the Russia volcano Zhupanovsky is situated and it
erupted on 19 January 2016 The Philippines Plate
The senior journalist and former editor of daily Loksatta who passed away on 19 January
2016 in Mumbai is Aroon Tikekar
The state government that approved 35 percent reservation for women in all
government jobs including reserved and unreserved category is Bihar
The state government which signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a skill training
programme for the youth is Maharashtra
He was appointed as the chairman of Andhra Pradesh Commission for Backward Classes
on 18 January 2016 - Justice KL Manjunath, (Retd.)

The two volcanoes which are separated by around 3000 miles erupted in Russia on 20
January 2016 - Mount Egon and Zhupanovsky
The state that approved Uber India s e pa sio pla s o
Ja ua
- Karnataka
The Sri Lankan wicketkeeper who faced 4-year ban by the International Cricket Council
for doping Kusal Perera
NASA on 7 January 2016 announced a new program to coordinate its own efforts for
detecting and tracking near-Earth objects called - Planetary Defense Coordination Office
The name of the programme sponsored by the European Union for developing methods
of using nuclear weapons to deflect asteroids and comets from colliding with the Earth
is NEOShield
The Indian cricketer who took 161 innings to become the fastest in the world to score
7000 ODI runs Virat Kohli
He was appointed as the head of the Committee on Yoga Education in Universities by
the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development - Prof H R Nagendra
The 8th India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue was held in - London
The world's oldest man, as per the Guinness World Records, died at an age of 112 on 19
January 2016 - Yasutaro Koide
The country which reported highest still i ths ate a o g the
ou t ies su e ed
by medical journal The Lancet Pakistan
The President of this country declared a state of economic emergency and social
e e ge
to edefi e ou t s e o o i a d so ial odel France
The World Bank, for the very first time, decided to extend an assistance of 20 million US
dollar to help reconstruct a zoological park named - Indira Gandhi Zoological Park,
The Union Government decided to institute which new category of award under the
National Film Awards titled - The Most Film Friendly State/UT
The tennis player who defeated Grigor Dimitrov to win the 2016 WTA Apia International
title of Te is i the e s si gle atego is - Viktor Troicki
The State in which BHEL commissioned 660 MW supercritical thermal power unit on 18
January 2016 - Uttar Pradesh
This state was declared as the first organic farming State of India Sikkim
As per the World Tourism Barometer released by UNWTO, international tourist arrivals
grew by 4.4 percent in 2015 to reach a total of 1.2 billion
He headed the 10-member committee on simplifying the provisions of Income-tax Act,
1961, the draft report of which was recently released by Union Ministry of Finance Justice (retd) R V Easwar
In 2015, as per an Oxfam report, this many individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion
people, the bottom half of humanity 62
This o ga isatio eleased a epo t titled A E o o fo the % o
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The agency that released the report titled Renewable Energy Benefits: Measuring the
Economics - International Renewable Energy Agency
The sixth assembly session of the International Renewable Energy Agency was held at
Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
The two cricket players who were handed over life-time and 5-year ban, respectively, by
the BCCI for their involvement in match-fixing - Ajit Chandila and Hiken Shah

He is the former Airbus Chief Operating Officer and was appointed as the CEO & MD of
Tata Motors - Guenter Butschek
The bank with which the NITI Aayog collaborated to conduct an enterprise survey of
manufacturing firms IDFC Bank Ltd
The satellite which was launched using the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to monitor the
topography of the Ocean floor Jason-3
The action plan that was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give boost to
the startup ecosystem in the country - Start-up India, Stand-up India Action Plan
The State legislature that approved reclassification of coconut tree as palm Goa
Legislative Assembly
He is a Kenyan athlete who on 17 January 2016 won the 2016 Mumbai Marathon in the
e s atego - Gideon Kipketer
These Indians qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by finishing second and third
respectively in the Mumbai Marathon - Gopi T and Kheta Ram
The indigenously developed light combat aircraft that flew for the first time in the
international air space and reached the Sakhir Airbase in Bahrain Tejas
The flower which became the first ever grown in the space Zinnia
General Electric Co. agreed to sell its home-applia es usi ess to Chi a s Qi gdao
Haier Co. for - 5.4 billion US dollars
The noted Punjabi folk singer who died on 17 January 2016 due to brain hemorrhage in
Patiala - Manpreet Akhtar
The movie on 17 January 2016 won the best picture award at Critics' Choice Awards
2016- Spotlight
The Mosquito borne virus that was first time recorded in United States of America in the
third week of January 2016 - Zinka Virus
Indian author Anuradha Roy won the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for
her novel titled - Sleeping on Jupiter
Tsai Ing-wen who was elected as the first female President of Taiwan belongs to Democratic Progressive Party
I dia s Di esh ha a as ele ted to the -member board of directors of Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank
The team that was declared victorious in the 2016 Premier Badminton League is Delhi
Jalgao s Vija Choudha defeated Vik a t Jadha of Mu ai to etai Maha asht a
Kesri title in - 59th Maharashtra Kesri Wrestling Championship
The player on 18 January 2016 named as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiants for IPL
2016 season - Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The ultilate al age
that as fo all ope ed the Chi a s P eside t Xi Ji pi g o
16 January 2016 - Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
The Indo-Swiss pair that won the 2016 WTA Apia International Sydney tennis title
Sania Mirza (India) & Martina Hingis (Switzerland)
At the 61st Filmfare Awards ceremony, the best film award was won by Bajirao
As per the World Development Report released by the World Bank on 14 January 2016,
the amount India saved annually by using Aadhaar on account of decreased leakages 1
billion US dollars
At the 61st Filmfare Awards ceremony, the best actor award was won by Ranveer

She was conferred with the Prof MV Pylee Award for the Distinguished Academician of
India Dr Jancy James
He was conferred with the Sree Chitra Thirunal National Award 2015 by the Vice
President of India Hamid Ansari - T P Sreenivasan
The state that was conferred with the Krishi Karman Award 2014-15 by the Union
Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Madhya Pradesh
The 23rd Conference of the Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth
Countries was held at - Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia
The 68th Army Day was celebrated on 15 January 2016
The Indo-Swiss pair that broke a 22-year-old world record by winning their 29th
o se uti e o e s dou les
at h Sania Mirza (India) & Martina Hingis
The country which formed a four-member eminent persons group to review all bilateral
treaties with India Nepal
The region which was declared as Ebola free by the World Health Organisation West
State Bank of India lau hed I dia s fi st sta tup fo used a k a h alled BI I Cu e
in - Bengaluru, Karnataka
The Assistant General Secretary and Spokesman of All India Muslim Personal Law Board
who died on 15 January 2016 is - Mohammed Abdul Rahim Qureshi
The Russian tennis player who will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of
Fame on 16 July 2016 is - Marat Safin
The Bollywood actor, known for his role of the astrologer Guran in Lagaan, who died on
14 January 2016 is Rajesh Vivek
The famous actor, known for playing the character of Severus Snape in Harry Potter
series, who died on 14 January 2016 is - Alan Rickman
He authored the book titled Objective Railway Engineering- Track, Works & Others
released on 14 January 2016 - MM Agarwal
He o the Ti es No A azi g I dia s A a ds
i the The E o a iou s Catego
on 14 January 2016 - Late Kallen Pokkudan
The multilateral agency that released the publication titled World Development Report
2016: Digital Dividends World Bank
To develop Neeranchal National Watershed Project, the Government of India signed a
loan agreement with-World Bank
he o the Ti es No A azi g I dia s A a ds
i the E e gisi g I dia Catego
on 14 January 2016 - Mathews K Mathew
He was the fourth Indian to be awarded with Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship for his
contribution in development and international harmony on 13c January 2016 - Madhya
Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan
Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on 13 January 2016 received the first
broad-gauge train on trial run between - Badarpur-Kumarghar-Agartala section at
For speedy trial of cases relating to witchcraft incidents, the Jharkhand Government on
13 January 2016 decided to set up fast track courts in five districts, namely - Ranchi,
Chaibasa, Khunti, Palamau and Simdega
Famous stage actor Brian Bedford who passed away on 13 January 2016 is known for acting in and directing Shakespeare

The sports personality who was presented with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian
Leadership Award at the sixth biennial UNICEF Ball is David Beckham
The FIFA Emergency Committee on 9 January 2016 decided to dismiss Jerome Valcke
from the position of - FIFA Secretary General
President Pranab Mukherjee on 8 January 2016 gave his assent to the Sugar Cess
(Amendment) Bill, 2015, which has amended the - Sugar Cess Act, 1982
The UK government rejected demands for the re-introduction of the post-study work
visa that was popular between Indian and other overseas students from outside - the
European Union (EU)
The Ardh Kumbh mela was formally inaugurated on 13 January 2016 amidst chanting of
vedik hymns at - Haridwar
Jharkhand government on 13 January 2016 decided to add the ongoing crisis of drinking
water in the list of - special local disasters of the State
President Pranab Mukherjee on 13 January 2016 gave assent to the Sugar Cess
(Amendment) Bill, 2015, raising the ceiling of the impost from 25 rupees to - 200 rupees
per quintal
The hero of 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War and former Governor of Goa and Punjab,
died on 13 January 2015 - Lieutenant General JFR Jacob
Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed honorary life membership of - Mohammedan Sporting
Club (Kolkata)
Bengaluru-based activist Subhashini Vasanth on 13 January 2016 was honoured with Neerja Bhanot Award
Edward Monser, President of Emerson, and Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) on 12 January 2016 were appointed as the Vice
Chairs of - U.S.-India Business Council
The 22nd edition of Confederate of Indian Industry (CII) Partnership Summit -cumSunrise Andhra Pradesh Investment Summit was held at - Vishakhapatnam, Andhra
The US Congress has stalled a planned sale of eight new fighter jets to Pakistan,
although the Obama administration is still trying to undo the hold - F-16
Bihar government on 12 January 2016 decided to impose 13.5 percent tax on luxury
items to mop up - additional revenue for carrying development work
The operation which was launched by the Border Security Force to contain infiltration
from Pakistan along the international border in Rajasthan - Operation Cold
The state which was on 12 January 2016 declared as the first in the country to achieve
100 percent primary education Kerala
He edited the book titled Jawaharlal Nehru and The Indian Polity in Perspective that was
released by the Vice President of India Hamid Ansari on 12 January 2016 in
Thiruvananthapuram - Dr P J Alexander
The Chinese multinational computer technology company that will launch a new smart
phone in collaboration with Google as part of its Project Tongo Lenovo
The city in which the 5-day long 20th National Youth Festival was inaugurated on 12
January 2016 Naya Raipur
The Hall of Fame outfielder and former Negro Leagues player who died on 11 January
2016 is - Monte Irvin
An international team of scientists led by Indian-American devised a new method,
galactoseismology, to detect dwarf galaxies dominated by dark matter - Sukanya

Participants of the Conference of Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) on Afghan

Peace and Reconciliation process that was held in Islamabad on 11 January 2016 are
Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the US
The 1975 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer sworn in as the Chairman of
Competition Commission of India (CCI) - Devender Kumar Sikri
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on 11 January 2016 inaugurated
implementation of - E-enabled Track Management System (TMS)
The up e e Cou t o
Ja ua
sta ed the U io Go e
e t s otifi atio
lifting ban on controversial bull taming sport Jallikattu during the festival of - Pongal in
Tamil Nadu
The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited and the Andhra Pradesh Government signed a
Memorandum of Understanding to - invest 38500 crore rupees
Ashish Saraf was appointed as the Vice-President - Industry Development, Strategic
Partnerships and Offsets of Airbus Group
Telangana became the first Indian State to - introduce compulsory gender education at
the graduate level
Scientists at Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes in Hisar successfully produced a
cloned buffalo offspring, which is named as - Cirb Gaurav
The legendary artist, mostly known for his androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust, who
passed away on 10 January 2016 is David Bowie
The merchant vessel whose 35 crew members were sentenced to 5 years in jail by a
Tutucorin district sessions court on 11 January 2016 on charges of illegally entering
Indian waters with the possession of weapons MV Seaman Guard Ohio
The startup launched by Illumina in partnership with Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff
Bezos to develop blood-based cancer tests Grail
He is the President-Designate of the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
(AIIB) and on a state visit to India in the second week of January 2016 Jin Liqun
His birth anniversary, which falls on 12 January, is annually observed as National Youth
Day Swami Vivekananda
United States and Jordan on 11 January 2016 signed Joint Action Plan in Washington
and agreed to enhance efforts to combat - nuclear terrorism
Barcelona forward who on 11 January 201
o the Ballo d'O t oph fo the o ld s
best football player for the fifth time overall - Lionel Messi
The folk dance of Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh that was listed in the Guinness Book
of World Records as the largest folk dance in the world is Nati
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) commissioned a 520-MW coal-based thermal power
unit in - Andhra Pradesh
Prime Minister Narendra Modi set up eight groups of Secretaries for focussed attention
on areas like - Good governance, inclusive growth, employment generation, education
and health, Swachch Bharat and energy efficiency
'Missionary Day', anniversary of the arrival of two Welsh Christian missionaries, was
observed and celebrated on 11 January 2016 across the Christian-dominated north
eastern state of - Mizoram
The city in which the Arab League Foreign Ministers was held on 10 January 2016
Cairo, Egypt
The city in which the main event of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was inaugurated
New Delhi
The day on which the 11th World Hindi Day was observed 10 January 2016

He o the
B is a e I te atio al Te is e s si gles t oph - Milos Raonic of
The p ofessio al ka ake ho as a ed the De a k s spo tspe so of the ea
is - Rene Holten Poulsen
The legendary soul singer, famous for the song Trying To Live My Life Without You, who
died on 8 January 2016 in Chicago is Otis Clay
The first female Formula One driver who died on 8 January 2016 in Italy is - Maria
Teresa de Filippis
The noted Hindi writer, known for his works like Nau Saal Chotti Patni and Kala Register,
who died on 9 January 2016 is - Ravindra Kalia
The country which was elected to the UNICEF executive board that will represent the
group of Asia-Pacific countries for the term 2016-2018 is Nepal
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 9 January 2016 won the WTA Brisbane Tennis trophy
by defeating - German Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-1
Stanislas Wawrinka on 10 January 2016 won his Chennai Open title by defeating Croatian Borna Coric 6-3, 7-5
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 10 January 2016 inaugurated the 28th edition
of International Kite Festival at - Sabarmati River front in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
The Kite festival of Gujarat marks Uttarayan which is observed as the day - When winter
begins to turn into summer, according to the Indian calendar
An Indian-American professor Sukanya Chakrabarti devised a new method that may
help in detecting dwarf galaxies dominated by dark matter and - explain ripples in the
outer disk of the galaxy
NASA's revamped planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has discovered more than - 100
confirmed planets orbiting other stars
Cricketer of New Zealand who on 10 January 2016 scored second-fastest fifty in T-20
Internationals is - Colin Munro
The country which on 9 January 2016 began the process to formulate a new constitution
Sri Lanka
DRDO successfully test fired the new Penetration-Cum Blast (PCB) and Thermobaric (TB)
Ammunition tank which was specially designed for - Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT)
PM Na e d a Modi eleased a ook titled MAU BHAAT AU BHAAT autho ed Jain Acharya Ratnasundersuriswarji Maharaj
In the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards, the best Director award was won by Alejandro Inarritu for film The Revenant
The President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the three day long 88th annual
conference of Nikhil Bharat Banga Sahitya Sammelan in - Ranchi, Jharkhand
He was appointed as the Chief Coach of the new Pune franchise of the Indian Premier
League Twenty20 cricket tournament - Former New Zealand Captain Stephen Fleming
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on 9 January 2016 laid down norms for
erecting memorials of - national leaders, freedom fighters, saints, historical personalities
and politicians
The State-level 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebrations began on 9 January 2016 in
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Two-day Flamingo Festival began on 9 January 2016 at the famous brackish water
Pulicat Lake town in - Sullurupeta of Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry on 9 January 2016 launched an online initiative to
engage the LPG consumers and citizens in providing efficient and citizen friendly
services in - LPG distribution
Chi a's ou t ode do ai 'dot ' has e o e the o ld s ost o
o l used o e
the Internet with 16.36 million users, surpassing - Germany's 'dot de' domain
Any passenger found travelling in the train on the berths booked under Senior Citizen
Quota by declaration of wrong age will be treated as travelling without ticket and
charged accordingly from - 1 February 2016
The French soldiers will march down the Rajpath on Republic Day along with Indian
troops in the presence of - President Francois Hollande
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on 8 January 2016 inaugurated the Vibrant
Saurashtra Expo and Summit-2016 at - Rajkot
South Korea's Parliament on 8 January 2016 passed a resolution, denouncing the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s fourth nuclear test, urging the DPRK to dismantle its nuclear programme
The White House on 8 January 2016 introduced new initiatives to combat recruitment of
Americans to extremist groups like - the so-called Islamic State
The Supreme Court on 8 January 2016 asked Union Government to appoint three
Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission (CIC), within - next
six weeks
Union Health Ministry on 8 January 2016 decided to use the expertise of Global Vaccine
Alliance (GAVI) to - strengthen health system in India
New Delhi World Book Fair will begin on 8 January 2016 at - Pragati Maidan
Fou e
a i es ha e ee added to the e e tl lau hed U io Go e
e ts
ambitious programme Mission Indradhanush to immunise children against preventable
diseases are - inactivated polio vaccine, Adult Japanese Encephalitis vaccine, Rotavirus
vaccine and Measles Rubella vaccine
An all-out offe si e
I dia s pa a ilita fo es a d the state's forces against the
Naxalites that came in news on 8 January 2016 is - Operation Green Hunt
This traditional bull-taming sports in Tamil Nadu was allowed to be conducted by the
Union Government on 8 January 2016 - Jallikattu
In order to carry out a survey on cultural topography of the country, Ministry of Culture
on 8 January 2016 started the project called - Cultural Mapping of India
India badminton player who climbed up 11 places to occupy the number one spot in
junior men's singles category in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings - Siril
President Pranab Mukherjee on 7 January 2016 promulgated the Enemy Property
(Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016 to make amendments to - the Enemy
Property Act, 1968
Thermal Power companies in Odisha will now have to transport fly ash free of cost to
road construction site located within - 100 kms perimeter of their plant.
The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 that was published in the Gazette of
India Extraordinary on 1 January 2016 shall be deemed to have come into force on - 1
April 2014
Union Government decided to implement the Bharat Stage (BS) VI norms from - 1 April
This place in Rajasthan saw the beginning of India-France eight-day counter-terrorism
and counter-insurgency joint exercise Shakti-2016 - Mahajan Field Firing Ranges, Bikaner

The book authored by Nobel peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi that was released on 7
January 2016 in New Delhi - Azad Bachpan Ki Or
This project of Kerala Government will bring together different schemes in health sector
under one umbrella - Sampoorna Arogya Keralam
Number of farm ponds that will be dig in Andhra Pradesh to store rain water and utilise
it for irrigation at the cost of 550 crore rupees - 10 lakh
This boy of Tamil Nadu won the top place in the 23rd Children Science Congress for
exhibiting his project work on nano satellite - Mohamed Rifath Shaarook Raaj
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on 7 January 2016 announced that with an
effective implementation of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme, the child sex ratio
in the state has reached - 889 girls per 1000 boy
Ex-IAS Officer who was on 7 January 2016 appointed as Chairman of fair-trade regulator
Competition Commission of India (CCI) - Devender Kumar Sikri
DIPP Secretary appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NITI Aayog on 7
January 2016 - Amitabh Kant
The Union Government on 7 January 2016 approved the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation
and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for the year 2015-16 for - Punjab and Uttarakhand
Quikr on 7 January 2016 announced the acquisition of property search website
The Filipino golfer who was voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Month for
December 2015 is - Miguel Tabuena
Rajasthan signed an agreement with Cairn Enterprise Centre Society to provide clean
drinking water in - Barmer district
The RBI Governor who was felicitated with the Central Banker of the Year Award (Global
and Asia Pacific) for 2016 is - Raghuram Rajan
The Indian shooter who won gold medal in the women's 10 metre air rifle event at the
Swedish Cup Grand Prix is - Apurvi Chandela
The Union Cabinet approved Memorandum of Understanding between India and
Singapore in - Civil Aviation
Sam Pitroda on 6 January 2016 was appointed Technology Advisor to - Odisha
The Union Cabinet gave its ex-post-facto approval for the Memorandum of
Understanding between India and Bangladesh to set up Border Haats
Vedanta Limited appointed Samir Cairae as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of - Diversified
Metals (India)
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister passed away in New Delhi on 7 January 2016 - Mufti
Mohammad Sayeed
Actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan on 7 January 2016 took the charge as the
chairman of the governing council of - Film and Television Institute of India
The state that was issued notice by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on 6
January 2016 over deplorable conditions prevailing in the prisons - Bihar
Person elected as the General President of the 105th Indian Science Congress
Association (ISCA) that is scheduled for 2017-18 - Dr Achyuta Samanta
Former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic who passed away on 5
January 2016 - Pierre Boulez
Noted Gujarati writer and poet who passed away on 6 January 2016 and was known for
his novel Akasmat (1968) - Labhshankar Thakar

FreeCharge co-founder who was on 5 January 2016 appointed as the Chairman of

Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) - Kunal Shah
The cricketer who bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI
awards is Virat Kohli
An Italian UN official who took over as the new High Commissioner for the United
Nations Refugee Agency is - Filippo Grandi
The Competition Commission of India gave nod to Reliance Capital Asset Management
to acquire - Mo ga ta le s utual fu d usi ess i I dia
The cricketer who was conferred with Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is Syed Kirmani
Delhi Government on 6 January 2016 scrapped the management quota and all other
quotas, in private schools for nursery admissions but there will be only 25 percent
reservation for - Economically Weaker Sections
The South African Cricketer who retired as the Test Captain on 6 January 2016 resigned
as Hashim Amla
The initiative that aims at exposing youth from the J&K to the vibrant development and
vitality of culture of people residing in other states of the country is - 'Watan Ko Jano'
California Governor Jerry Brown on 6 January 2016 declared a state of emergency over
in Los Angeles County because of leak of methane gas
The Union Government on 6 January 2016 approved an additional assistance of 1000
crore rupees to 35 Left Wing Extremism-affected districts spread over - 7 states
The state government that gave green signal to the long-pending Dharavi
Redevelopment Programme to house slum dwellers - Maharashtra
Kerala Government decided to implement a health care project intended to benefit 42
lakh people - Sampoorna Arogya Keralam
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 6 January 2016 expanded its ambit in air pollution
cases to cities beyond Delhi to cities - Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad
and Amritsar
The World Bank in its Global Economic Prospect report projected a robust growth for
the Indian economy in the 2016 - 7.8 percent
The Supreme Court on 6 January 2016 sought a reply from the Union Governemnt in a
week's time over the issue of - Whistleblowers' Protection
The government recognized Indian Planetary Society (IPS) selected Kutch district of
Gujarat for embarking on this ambitious project at a total cost of Rs 12 crore of setting First ever solar and stellar observatory
The Union cabinet on 6 January 2016 gave ex-post-facto approval to MoU with
Bangladesh for Mode of Operation of Border haats signed in 2010
Andhra Bank on 6 January 2016 launched Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) across all
its branches in association with - the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
The country which on 6 January 2016 conducted its first hydrogen bomb test North
The Delhi High Court-appointed Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee for Review of School
Fee on 5 January 2016 recommended refund of fee unjustly hiked by 53 unaided private
schools in the Capital to - Parents with nine per cent interest
Citing security reasons, Australia on 5 January 2016 withdrew from the Under-19 World
Cup Tournament to be played in Bangladesh
The cricketer who was conferred with Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award is Syed Kirmani

The Competition Commission of India gave nod to Reliance Capital Asset Management
to acquire - Mo ga ta le s utual fu d usi ess i I dia
An Italian UN official who took over as the new High Commissioner for the United
Nations Refugee Agency is - Filippo Grandi
The cricketer who bagged the Polly Umrigar Trophy for Cricketer of the Year in the BCCI
awards is Virat Kohli
The world's largest blue star sapphire that weighs 1404.49 carats was discovered in a
mine in - Sri Lanka
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has decided to deploy about 300 women
commandos for undertaking anti-Naxal operations in select - Left-wing Extremismaffected states
Ha pe Lee s ook that topped the
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The city in which Dha a i is lo ated he e Wo ld s fi st slu
useu is set to ope i
February 2016 - Mumbai
The state in which the 600 MW Kakatiya Thermal Power Plant Stage-II is located which
was commissioned by BHEL on 5 January 2016 Telangana
The country with which Sri Lanka on 5 January 2015 signed 8 MoUs to deepen bilateral
engagement - Pakistan
To improve capacity utilisation of pellet plants and boost the sector, Union Government
on 5 January 2016 reduced export duty on iron ore pellets to zero from - 5 percent
levied in 2014
State that signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Jharkhand Bijli Vitran
Nigam Limited (JBVNL) under the UDAY Scheme on 5 January 2016 Jharkhand
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 5 January 2016 approved the 33 percent posts at
constable level to be filled up by women
Scheme launched by Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga
Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on 5 December 2015 in Uttar Pradesh - Ganga Gram Yojana
US President Barack Obama during his White House address on 4 January 2016 took
executive action to unveil steps to - Reduce gun violence
The 15-year old Mumbai cricketer who broke century-old cricketing record by scoring
1009 runs in an under-16 inter-school event organised by the Mumbai Cricket
Association (MCA) Pranav Dhanawade
The Supreme Court 5 January 2016 banned entry of heavy commercial vehicles from
four additional entry points NH 2, 10, 58 and state highway 57 into Delhi
Allahabad High Court on 5 January 2016 asked the Uttar Pradesh government and Agra
Footwear Manufacturing and Exports Chamber to file their reply on proposed - Leather
The former Defence Secretary who on 4 January 2016 was sworn in as the eighth Chief
Information Commissioner of India is - Radha Krishna Mathur
Abid Ali Neemuchwala was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Wipro
Kate Atkinson won the Costa Novel Prize 2015 for her book titled- A God in Ruins
Sarosh Homi Kapadia who passed away on 4 January 2016 in Mumbai was - the 38th
Chief Justice of India
IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd on 4 January 2016 bagged the 10050 crore road
project in Jammu and Kashmir to build - Zojila Pass tunnel
CEO of General Motors who was elected as Chairman of General Motors (GM) Board of
Directors on 4 January 2016 - Mary Barra

Land bank web portal launched by Jharkhand Government on 4 January 2016
The company that acquired French telecom major Alca-Lucent in a 15.6 billion euro deal
Nokia Corporation
The country with which India resumed the bus service on 4 January 2015 after a gap of
27 years Nepal
He was involved in the discovery of the element 117 that was included in the 7th row of
the periodic table on 30 December 2015 by the International Union of Pure and Applied
Chemistry (IUPAC) - Susanta Lahiri
The team that won the 26th Lal Bahadur Shastri Hockey tournament ONGC
He was appointed as the head of one man committee to study issues related to gramin
dak sevaks Kamlesh Chandra
The four new elements that were added to the 7th row of the periodic table by the
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Elements 113, 115, 117
and 118
The RIS, which will be launched by the Union Ministry of Shipping to improve navigation
in the inland waterways, stands for River Information System
Former Wigan Athletic defender who passed in December 2015 and was recovered from
the River Rhine in the western city of Krefeld on 2 January 2015 - Steve Gohouri
The Reserve Bank of India on 4 January 2016 imposed monetary penalty of one crore
rupees on for violation of its instructions including reporting of data to Central
Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC) is - State Bank of Travancore
Bombay High Court on 4 January 2016 directed Maharashtra government to procure
1843 decibel meters within three months for the police to ensure - No violation of noise
pollution rules during festivals, public addresses, and processions
Sterlite Grid on 2 January 2016 set a new benchmark by commissioning the
Transmission Project to Rajasthan Atomic Power Project (RAPP) ahead of schedule
under - the Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) incentive regime
Scuba divers working for Friends of Marine Life (FML) in December 2015 recorded the
presence of several colonies of the fast-growing alien species off the coast of
Thiruvananthpuram and Kanyakumari - Snowflake Coral (Carijoa riisei)
State election commissioner (SEC) Ashok Kumar Chauhan on 4 December 2015
announced that toilets will be mandatory requirement for eligibility to contest Panchayat Elections
The World Braille Day was observed on 4 January 2016
Mizoram government will implement National Food Security Act (NFSA) from February
The veteran CPI leader, also the former general secretary of the party, who passed away
on 2 January 2016 is - Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan
The Union Government will roll out LPG-like DBT scheme for kerosene from - 1 April
The Oscar-winning cinematographer for Close Encounters of the Third Kind who died on
1 January 2016 is - Vilmos Zsigmond
The Sussex fast bowler who died on 3 January 2016 at the age of 22 is - Matthew
Delhi Police entered the Limca Book of Records for - solving the biggest cash heist case
of the country

The city in which the 103rd Indian Science Congress was inaugurated on 3 January 2016
The country with which India on 1 January 2015 exchanged the list of nuke installations
and prisoners for the 25th consecutive year as part of the bilateral agreement that is in
force since 1991 Pakistan
The state in which a Sports University will be established by the Central Coalfield Limited
(CCL) Jharkand
The multi barrel rocket launcher system that was successfully test-fired in December
2015 by India at Pokhran in Rajasthan - Pinaka II
Pakistan-born singer who on 1 January 2016 got Indian citizenship is - Adnan Sami
The state which became the first in the country to allow issuance of motor insurance
policies in digital form by launching e-Vahan Bima Scheme Telangana
Arunima Sinha, the amputee mountaineer who set a record by climbing the Mount
Everest on 25 December 2015, conquered - Mount Aconcagua in Argentina
India on 3 January 2016 won of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (SAFF)
championships by defeating defending champions - Afghanistan
audi A a ia s Fo eig Mi iste Adel al-Jubeir on 3 January 2016 announced that his
country has broken off diplomatic ties with - Iran
Several heavily armed terrorists on 2 January 2016 attacked Pathankot Air Force Station,
a part of - the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force (IAF)
Justice RM Lodha Committee on IPL spot fixing on 4 January 2015 submitted its report
to the Supreme Court suggesting reforms in - the Board of Control for Cricket in India
To redress grievances of parents and teachers of primary schools the basic education
department has planned to start separate help-lines in - Uttar Pradesh
In order to groom talent from a young age, Union Government has decided to organise
National School Games in a big way at - four-five venues in the country every year
Telangana government on 3 January 2015 decided to regularise the services of over 18000 temporary employees

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