Last Three Month(November 2016 To January 2017)Expected Current Affairs PDF For DMRC Exam 2017

January
2017 Current Affairs:
NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS – JANUARY 2017
Name the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi who was India’s Chief Guest
at the Republic Day function held on 26 Jan 2017?
H.H.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan
What was the theme of National Girl Child Day which was
celebrated on January 24, 2017?
Beti
Bachao, Beti Padhao
What was the theme of 7th National Voters Day observed on 25
January 2017?
Empowering
Young and Future Voters
What is the name of e-platform launched by the Income Tax
Department to analyse deposits made between November 9 to December 30, 2016?
Operation
Clean Money
Name the former Comptroller and Auditor General of India who
was appointed by the Supreme Court to head a four-member committee of
administrators to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement court-approved
recommendations of the Justice RM Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich
cricket body?
Vinod
Rai
Name the former Indian tennis player who has been appointed
Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals for the United
Nations (UN) in India?
Ashok
Amritraj
Name father of India’s first supercomputer and head of
RSS-affiliated science body Vijanan Bharti who has been appointed the
Chancellor of the Nalanda University?
Dr
Vijay Bhatkar
Which bank has become India’s first bank to deploy a robot
inside their branch for customer service purpose? This interactive humanoid,
christened as IRA or Intelligent Robotic Assistant will be able to greet
customers, and then offer a list of banking services which that customer can
get accomplished inside that branch.
HDFC
Bank
Name the Indian scientist who passed away in the night of
January 16, in Bengaluru, after a period of illness? For his pioneering work
on black holes he was also known as Black Hole Man of India.
Professor
C.V. Vishveshwara
Name the bill which was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired
by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi under which the IIMs will be declared as
Institutions of National Importance? The bill will enable IIMs to grant
degrees to their students. The Bill provides for complete autonomy to the
IIMs, combined with adequate accountability.
Indian
Institute of Management (IIM) Bill, 2017
Name the scheme (yojana) for which the Union Cabinet chaired
by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its post-facto approval?
Under this scheme insurance company major LIC will provide a guaranteed
return of 8 per cent for 10 years, as part of government’s social security
and financial inclusion programme.
Varishtha
Pension Bima Yojana 2017
Name the renowned Urdu poet and lyricist, known to the world
by his pen name Naqsh Lyallpuri, who passed away at the age of 89?
Jaswant
Rai Sharma
120th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was
celebrated across India on?
23rd
January
Against which country India won three-match One Day
International (ODI) cricket series by 2-1 margin?
England
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on 19.01.2017
announced that ………… town in Kangra district will be the second state
capital.
Dharamsala
The Union ministry of electronics and information technology
under its Digital India programme announced ………. as the first cashless
island in India.
Karang
Name the Delhi Police Commissioner who was appointed as the
new director of CBI on 19th January 2017? His name was cleared by a 3-member
selection panel headed by PM Narendra Modi and comprising Chief Justice of
India Jagdish Singh Khehar and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun
Kharge as members.
Alok
Verma
Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled …………. to
save Rs. 41,000 crore on the Indian Railways’ expenditure on energy
consumption over the next 10 years.
Mission
41K
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut India’s growth
forecast for the current fiscal to ….% down from 7.6 per cent estimated
earlier.
6.6%
Name PV Sindhu’s team which beat Mumbai Rockets in an epic
final 4 – 3 to win their maiden Premier Badminton League title?
Chennai
Smashers
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is set to be introduced by the
Union Government on?
July 1,
2017
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 16.01.2017 increased the
cash withdrawal limit from ATMs to Rs ……… per day from the present Rs
4,500 with immediate effect. However, there is no change in the weekly
withdrawal limits, which stays at Rs 24,000.
Rs
10,000
Name the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister who on 16.01.2017 won
the Samajwadi Party symbol the cycle from his father Mulayam Singh Yadav as
the Election Commission assigned the popular emblem to him? The Election
Commission said the group led by Akhilesh Yadav is the Samajwadi Party and
thus entitled to use the ‘Bicycle’ symbol.
Akhilesh
Yadav
Name the retired diplomat and educationist from Gujarat, who
won The Hindu Prize 2016 for his fictional work, Jinnah Often Came to Our
House, a book set against the political turmoil of the subcontinent from the
early part of the 20th century, ending with the Partition and Independence?
Kiran
Doshi
The ILO predicted that the number of unemployed people in
India will increase from 17.7 million in 2016 to ………. by 2018 even
though the country’s unemployment rate is expected to go down from 3.5 per
cent to 3.4 per cent in 2017.
18
million
On which day Indian Army celebrated its 69th Army Day? Every
year Indian Army celebrates this day as ‘Army Day’ to commemorate the day
when General (later Field Marshal) K.M Carriappa took over the command of
Army from General Sir F.R.R Bucher, the last British Commander-in-Chief in
1949 and became the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Army post
Independence.
15.01.2017
Name the former Punjab Chief Minister, Union Minister and
Governor of Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, who died following a
brief spell of illness? He was 91. He was Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985
to 1987.
Surjit
Singh Barnala
Which state playing their only second Ranji Trophy final won
their maiden Ranji Trophy title by defeating defending champions Mumbai by 5
wickets as they chased down 312 on the fifth and the final day of the match
largely due to brilliant knock by Parthiv Patel?
Gujarat
Name India’s first solar ferry boat which was launched by
Kerala’s Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the 2.5-km Vaikom-Tavanakkadavu
sector?
Aaditya
Name the guided rocket which was successfully test-fired by
India on 12.01.2017?
Pinaka
Who is named Chairman of India’s largest software firm, Tata
Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)?
N.
Chandrasekaran
Who is named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of India’s largest
software firm, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS)?
Rajesh
Gopinathan
Which city will host world’s first Gender Literature Festival
from April 7th to April 9th?
Patna
Which mobile application was launched by Railway Minister
Suresh Prabhu in a bid to promote ease of ticketing through digital transactions?
IRCTC
Rail Connect app
Name the Budget airliner which in association with Delhi
Police has launched a scheme named “Aakhiri Ahuti” to carry bodies
of underprivileged residents of northeast India, who die in the national
capital, to their homes free of cost?
IndiGo
Name the second indigenously built Scorpene submarine, which
was launched at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai? It is
the second of the six submarines being built at the MDL in collaboration with
DCNS of France, as part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy. Kalvari, India’s
first Scorpene-class submarine, is completing sea trials and will be
commissioned shortly.
INS
Khanderi
The ….th National Youth Festival was inaugurated on January
12, 2016 in at the upcoming-capital, Naya Raipur of Chhattisgarh. The theme
for the National Youth Festival 2016 is ‘India Youth for Skill, Development
and Harmony’.
20th
At which place Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the
India International Exchange (INX), a 100 per cent subsidiary of the Bombay
Stock Exchange (BSE), at International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) in
Gujarat International Finance Tec-city (GIFT)?
Gandhinagar
At which place four-day Nobel Prize Exhibition titled
“The Nobel Prize: Ideas Changing the World” was inaugurated by PM
Narendra Modi?
Ahmedabad
At which place 20th National Conference on e-Governance was
held from 09th to 10th January 2017?
Visakhapatnam
At which place the 350th Prakash Parv (also Prakash Utsav) or
birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh ji was celebrated in January 2017?
Patna
Name the renowned sitar player of Beenkar Gharana, a recipient
of Padma Shri (1970) and Padma Bhushan (2006), who passed away on 04.01.2017?
Abdul
Halim Jaffer Khan
India won the 2016 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF)
Women’s Championship defeating ……….. in the finals held at Kanchenjunga
Stadium, Siliguri.
Bangladesh
In which place five-day annual Indian Science Congress, 104th
edition, was held from 3rd Jan to 7th January 2017 at the Sri Venkateswara
University?
Tirupati
Who was appointed as the new Chief Justice of India succeeding
CJI T S Thakur?
Justice
Jagdish Singh Khehar
INTERNATIONAL
CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS – JANUARY 2017
Name the Portuguese footballer who won the Best FIFA Men’s
Player Award?
Cristiano
Ronaldo
Who won Men’s Singles title in Australian Open 2017 by
defeating Rafal Nadal (Spain) in the final? He won his 18th Grand Slam title
and is currently the winner of maximum Grand Slam men’s singles titles.
Roger
Federer (Switzerland)
Who won Women’s Singles title in Australian Open 2017 by
defeating Venus Williams (USA) in the final? She won her 23rd Grand Slam
title breaking the record of Steffi Graf’s 22 titles in the Open era.
Serena
Williams (USA)
Name the French women who was crowned Miss Universe 2016 at a
beauty pageant held in Manila, Philippines?
Iris
Mittenaere
Which sports person lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals
when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m
relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after team mate Nesta Carter was caught
doping?
Usain
Bolt
Name the US astronaut, who was the last man to walk on the
moon, who passed away on 16 January 2017?
Eugene
Cernan
Who sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of
America (USA)?
Donald
Trump
2017 has been declared by the United Nations as the
International Year of
Sustainable
Tourism for Development
Who was appointed as the ninth Secretary General of United
Nations Organisation (UNO) succeeding Ban Ki-moon? Previously, he was the
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015.
Antonio
Guterres
Which country became first in the world to run all its
electric trains on 100% wind power?
Netherland
Name the Vice President of United States to whom President
Barack Obama bestowed the United State’s highest civil honor, Presidential
Medal of Freedom during a White House ceremony?
Joe
Biden
Which country on 11.01.2017 became the first country in the
world to ban FM radio broadcasting?
Norway
Highlights
of Australian Open 2017
Title
Winner
Runner-up
Men’s Singles
Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Rafal Nadal (Spain)
Women’s Singles
Serena Williams (USA)
Venus Williams (USA)
Mens’s Doubles
Henri Kontinen (Finland) and John Peers (Australia)
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan (USA)
Women’s Doubles
Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.A.) and Lucie Safarova (Czech
Republic)
Andrea Hlavackova (Czech Republic) and Peng Shuai (China)
Mixed Doubles
Abigail Spears (USA) and Juan Sebastian Cabal (Columbia)
Sania Mirza (India) and Ivan Dodig (Croatia)
Highlights
of FIFA Awards 2016
Awards
Players
The Best FIFA Men’s Player Award
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
The Best FIFA Women’s Player Award
Carli Lloyd (USA)
The FIFA lifetime achievement award
Falcao (Columbia)
December
2016 Current Affairs:
NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS – DECEMBER 2016
After the acceptance of resignation of Najeeb Jung by
President Pranab Mukherjee who took oath as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi?
Anil
Baijal
Which mobile application was launched by PM Narendra Modi for
Aadhaar-based digital payment?
(It provides Unified Payment Interface which will be common for all banks and
financial institutions. This indigenously developed payment app has been
named after Father of Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar.)
BHIM
(Bharat Interface for Mobile)
Which State has been chosen to host the National Games in
2022?
(Till date, only two states in North East have hosted the National Games,
Manipur in 1999 and Assam in 2007.)
Meghalaya
Name the cricketer from Gujarat who has a broken a 117-year
old record by scoring 359 not out against Odisha in the Ranji Trophy
quarter-final in Jaipur?
(WG Grace (318* in 1876) and Bill Ashdown (305* in 1935) are the only others
triple-centurions to carry their bat.)
Samit
Gohel
Name the renowned painter, who sketched and illuminated the
national emblem and extracted its motto Satyameva Jayate from Mundka
Upanishad, who died on 24th December 2016?
Dinanath
Bhargava
Government of which state has approved Malaria Elimination
Scheme DAMAN to be implemented in 8000 tribal dominated villages of 8
districts in the state?
Odisha
Name the Eminent modern Bengali poet who has been chosen for
the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2016?
Shankha
Ghosh
Which Indian cricketer has been chosen as the Captain of the
Australia’s ODI Team of the Year 2016?
Virat
Kohli
National Consumer Day 2016 with the theme Alternate Consumer
Disputes Redressal was observed on?
24th
December
Name the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh who passed
away?
Sundar
Lal Patwa
Name the Ace Indian cueist who won his 11th World Billiards
(150-Up format) Championships title by defeating multiple world champion
Peter Gilchrist by 6 games to 3 of Singapore in the summit clash?
Pankaj
Advani
Name the book published by Publications Division which was
released by Chief Justice of India Justice T S Thakur On the occasion of
Constitution Day?
Courts
of India – Past to Present
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced two new
schemes – namely ……………………. for retail consumers, and
…………………. for small businesses – in a bid to boost digital
payments in India. Winners will get a minimum of Rs. 1,000 through a lucky
draw – while the winners will be chosen on daily and weekly basis under the
Lucky Grahak Yojana, merchants who have won under the Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana
will be announced every week. Both the schemes have been launched to
incentivise citizens for using cashless payment methods, and will run till
April 14.
Lucky
Grahak Yojana, Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana
Name the river island district of Assam for which the state
government has initiated a project to make it India’s first ever Carbon
Neutral district by 2020?
Majuli
In a historic moment for women’s cricket in India, Indian
batswoman ………….. became the only Indian cricketer to be named in the
Women’s Team of the Year 2016, as per an announcement made by the
International Cricket Council (ICC).
Smriti
Mandhana
Who was appointed as the Chairman of Life Insurance
Corporation of India?
VK
Sharma
Name the Mohun Bagan and Chennaiyin FC striker who has been
nominated as the ‘2016 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the
Year?
Jeje
Lalpekhlua
To commemorate the birth anniversary of which great
mathematician India celebrates National Mathematics Day on December 22?
Srinivasa
Ramanujan
Law and information technology (IT) minister Ravi Shankar
Prasad on Friday launched a free Doordarshan DTH channel to educate and
inform the people about the various modes of digital payments. What is the
name of this channel?
DigiShala
Name the Bollywood actress who has been appointed UNICEF’s
Global Goodwill Ambassador?
Priyanka
Chopra
Which team won the 2016 Indian Super League football
tournament defeating Kerala Blasters in the finals?
Atletico
de Kolkata
Who won the Man of the Series in the recently concluded Test
Match series against England?
Virat
Kohli
India on 23rd December 2016 won the Asian Cricket Council
Under-19 Asia Cup title. Which team was defeated by India by 34 runs in the
final?
Sri
Lanka
To ensure transparency in implementation of rural
electrification programme, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched a new
app in New Delhi, to provide real time data of all six lakh villages of the
country. What is the name of this app?
Garv-II
In which city North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and
Homoeopathy (NEIAH) was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH Shri
Shripad Yesso Naik?
Shillong
What is the rank of India in the Global Wind Power Capacity
status as per reports released by Global Wind Energy Council for the year
2015?
4th
High Court of which state quashed the 5% reservation given to
the Special Backward Classes (SBC) including Gujjars and five other
communities?
Rajasthan
Virat Kohli registered the highest Test score by an Indian
cricket captain. What is the score?
235
Name the former Indian Air Force Chief who has been sent to
judicial custody till December 30, 2016 in connection with the Rs 3,600 crore
Agusta Westland VVIP chopper scam?
SP
Tyagi
After Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Telangana and Union Territory
Chandigarh which Indian state became the 6th state to attain 100% Aadhar
coverage?
Himachal
Pradesh
Which cricketer became the second Indian after Mohammed
Azaharuddin to be dismissed at 199 in Test cricket?
KL
Rahul
Which team did India defeat 2-1 in the hockey final to become
the junior Hockey World Champions?
Belgium
Who was appointed as the new Chief of Research and Analysis
Wing (RAW) replacing Rajinder Khanna?
Anil
Dhasmana
Which cricketer became the first Indian to score 3 double
hundred in a single year?
Virat
Kohli
Who was appointed as the new Intelligence Bureau (IB) Chief
replacing Dineshwar Sharma?
Rajiv
Jain
Name the Indian boxer who retained his WBO Super Middleweight
Asia-Pacific title after knocking out Tanzania’s Francis Cheka in the title
fight held in Delhi?
Vijender
Singh
Who was appointed as the new Indian Air Force Chief succeeding
Arup Raha?
Birender
Singh Dhanoa
Who was appointed as the new Indian Army Chief succeeding
Dalbir Singh Suhag?
Bipin
Rawat
Employee Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) reduced the rate
of interest on provident fund deposits for the year 2016-17 from 8.8% to
……..
8.65%
After Virendra Sehwag who became the second Indian player to
score a triple century in Test cricket?
(He also became the first cricketer to hit a triple century in his maiden
Test series.)
Karun
Nair
Against which country India register their highest-ever score
of 759/7 in a Test innings during the ongoing cricket Test match at Chennai?
England
Who won the reader’s poll for the TIME’s Person of the Year
with 18% votes in his favour?
PM
Narendra Modi
Who took oath as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu?
O
Panneerselvam
Name the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away recently at
the age of 68?
J
Jayalalithaa
Who will be the next Chief Justice of India replacing TS
Thakur, who will retire on 03 January 2017?
(He will be the 44th Chief Justice of India.)
JS
Khehar
Sports marketing firms Baseline Ventures and Republic of
Sports have secured rights from Yoga Federation of India and Asian Yoga
Federation to launch ……….. in India and Asia?
Yoga
League
Name the only cricket player to be have played for both India
and England?
Iftikhar
Ali Khan Pataudi
Who is the only Indian to be named TIME Person of the Year,
having been given the honour in the year 1930?
Mahatma
Gandhi
Uma Bharti, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River
Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, announced that birth anniversary of the
father of Indian Constitution B R Ambedkar, April 14, will be observed as
……….. day in the country.
Water
Day
Name the remote sensing satellite which was successfully
launched by ISRO from Sriharikota on 07 November?
Resourcesat-2A
Name the veteran journalist, political analyst and comedian
who passed away recently?
Cho S
Ramaswamy
INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS – DECEMBER 2016
Name the Brazillian city nicknamed the Marvelous City, which
officially entered the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation (UNESCO) list of world heritage sites in recognition of its
soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches?
Rio de
Janeiro
Name the Serbian tennis player who announced her retirement?
(She is the first Serbian woman to win a grand slam tournament.)
Ana
Ivanovic
Name the Norwegian chess player who won the World Chess
Championship title defeating Russian player Sergey Kajakin?
Magnus
Carlsen
Name the Portuguese footballer who has been awarded the Ballon
d’Or Award for the fourth time in his career?
Cristiano
Ronaldo
United Nations Human Rights Day was observed across the world
on?
10
December
International Anti Corruption Day was observed across the
world on?
09
December
Which element with atomic number 113 in the Periodic Table has
become the first ever element to be discovered by an Asian country (Japan)?
Nihonium
Who became the first cricket player from England to score
11,000 runs in Test Cricket?
Alastair
Cook
Name the Jamaican sprinter who won the International
Association of Athletics Federations’ award for male athlete of the year for
a record sixth time?
Usain
Bolt
World Soil Day was observed across the world on?
05
December
Who is the new Prime Minister of France?
Bernard
Cazeneuve
Who was chosen as the TIME’s Person of the Year 2016 for his
stunning victory in the US polls?
Donald
Trump
World AIDS Day was observed across the world on?
01
December

November
2016 Current Affairs:
NATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS
Name the Indian snooker player who has won bronze at IBSF
World Snooker Championship 2016?
Pankaj
Advani
High Court of which state recently ruled that a son,
irrespective of his marital status, has no legal right to live in the
self-acquired house of his parents and can reside there only at their
“mercy”?
Delhi
High Court
Name the village in Gujarat that recently earned the tag of
becoming India’s first digital village in India?
Akodara
Name the Bollywood movie which dealt with crime against women
has been invited for a special screening at the United Nations head quarters
in New York?
Pink
With which country India signed Rs 5,000 crore deal to buy
M777 lightweight Howitzer guns for the Army?
United
States
Which authority ordered recently to play National Anthem at
all cinema halls across the nation before movie screenings?
Supreme
Court of India
Name the Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography which won the
Crossword Book of the Year Award in the autobiography category?
(The book was co-written by cricket historian Boria Majumdar.)
Playing
It My Way
On which day National Milk Day is observed in India to
celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the Father of White
Revolution?
26
November
Name the Five-time World Boxing champion who will be awarded
the ‘Legends Award’ by Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) on its
70th anniversary?
MC Mary
Kom
Name the Indian actor who was named the Best Actor for his
film ‘Aligarh’ at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards held in Brisbane,
Australia?
Manoj
Bajpayee
Name the 18-year old Indian teenager who won the Indian Open title
(Golf) to become the first woman from the country to claim a European Tour
event?
Aditi
Ashok
Who becomes the first woman in the world to win the 2016
International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at
Sea at IMO Headquarters?
Radhika
Menon
In which region Supreme Court of India banned the sale of
firecrackers due to growing pollution?
Delhi
and NCR
Name the Indian badminton player and Olympic medallist who
surpassed Saina Nehwal for the first time in the Badminton World Federation
rankings to become the highest-ranked Indian shuttler?
PV
Sindhu [Rank – 9]
In how many districts the Union Cabinet has accorded approval
for setting up Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalas (JNV) with an outlay of Rs 2,871
crore?
62
districts
How much fund was sanctioned to District Central Cooperative
Banks by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to
help farmers facing problems due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000
notes?
Rs
21,000 crore
Which telecom operator launched a pilot of India’s first
payment bank in Rajasthan with 7.25% interest on deposits in savings account?
Bharti
Airtel
Name the Indian Journalist who has been conferred with the
International Press Freedom Award for her reporting from Chhattisgarh’s
Naxal-infested Bastar area?
Malini
Subramaniam
India became an Associate Member of the world’s largest
nuclear and particle physics laboratory on 21 November 2016. What is the name
of this laboratory?
(As a member India will be required to make an annual contribution of approx
Rs 77 crore.)
CERN
Name the indigenously built nuclear capable surface-to-surface
ballistic missile which was successfully test-fired by India from a mobile
launcher from Odisha coast?
Agni-I
Name the Padma Vibhushan awardee musician who passed away on
21 November 2016 at the age of 86?
M
Balamuralikrishna
Name the Chairman and Managing Director of Cadila Healthcare
who has been elected as the President of Federation of Indian Chamber of
Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for 2017?
(He will take over from Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group
during the next FICCI annual general meeting.)
Pankaj
Patel
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated
India’s longest expressway from Agra to Lucknow. What is the length (in km)
of this expressway?
(The inaugural event saw Indian Airforce fighter jets perform simulated
landings on the expressway.)
302 km
Name the indigenously developed nuclear-capable missile (Range
– 350 km), twin trials of which was successfully conducted by the specially
formed Strategic Forces Command from Chandipur in Odisha?
Prithvi-II
Name the female badminton player who won the China Open to
register her first tournament win after winning silver medal at the Rio
Olympics 2016?
(She defeated ninth-ranked China’s Sun Yu 21-11, 17-21, 21-11.)
PV
Sindhu
From which academic year the Union Government has decided to
reintroduce compulsory class X board examination for CBSE schools?
2017-18
Name the Hockey India President who has been elected as the
President of the International Hockey Federation, becoming the first Indian
to head the world body?
Narinder
Batra
Which Indian bank launched India’s first banking robot called
Lakshmi?
(The robot can answer intelligently on more than 125 subjects including
account balance and interest rates on loans.)
City
Union Bank
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) increased the
minimum broadband speed and fixed it to …….. kbps from the previously
mandated 256 kbps speed.
512
kbps
Which state became the first state in India to adopt Fly Ash
Utilisation Policy?
Maharashtra
Name the sprinter who was recently handed an 8-year ban by the
National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is
Dharambir
Singh
Name the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir who died
recently?
Srinivas
Kumar Sinha
Which historic Indian monument is featured on the backside of
the new 500 rupee notes?
Red
Fort
Which state became the first state in India to adopt a resolution
welcoming the demonetisation scheme of the Union Government?
Chhattisgarh
Which of the following cities was the host of the 2016
National Children’s Film Festival?
Jaipur
What was the theme of the 2016 National Children’s Film
Festival that concluded recently?
Make in
India
Maiden flight of which Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was
successfully carried out by DRDO recently?
RUSTOM
– II
Name the 17-year old Delhi boy who on 12 November smashed the
12-year-old national senior record in high jump with an effort of 2.26 meter
while winning the gold on the opening day of the 32nd National Junior
Athletics Championships in Coimbatore?
(He broke 2.25 meter record of Harishankar Roy of West Bengal.)
Tejaswin
Shankar
Name the Indian Navy Sailing Vessel (INSV) which was flagged
off from Goa to Cape Town, South Africa with an all-women crew to participate
in the ‘Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro’ race which will start on 26 December
2016?
Mhadei
Which Indian was elected as a Member of International Law
Commission (ILC) of UN recently?
Aniruddha
Rajput
Which company becomes first firm to get RBI approval for debt
recast under RBI’s new Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets
(S4A)?
()
Hindustan
Construction Company Limited (HCC)
Who was appointed as interim Chairman of Tata Consultancy
Services (TCS) succeeding Cyrus Mistry who was removed from the post of the
company’s Chairman on 23 October 2016 by the board of Tata Sons Ltd?
Ishaat
Hussain
In which state India’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
driven bus was launched?
(LNG is considered to be a cleaner and safer fuel which emits 50 per cent
less carbon.)
Kerala
Who is set to be the mascot of ‘Incredible India’ campaign
with the tourism ministry finally deciding to do away with plans to rope in
any Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, for the role which was lying
vacant after ouster of Aamir Khan earlier this year?
Prime
Minister Narendra Modi
Currency notes of which denominations ceases to be legal
tender as it was banned by the Central Government with effect from November 8
midnight?
Rs 500
and Rs 1000
Name the former Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Deputy Chief
Minister who passed away on 3 November 2016 following a prolonged illness.
Mangat
Ram Sharma
Union Government recently decided to launch a $2 billion
dollar clean energy equity fund. What is its target for renewable energy
generation capacity by 2022?
175 GW
(gigawatts)
The GST Council on 03.11.2016 decided to have four slabs (5%,
12%, 18%, 28%) under the GST regime with some changes from what union finance
ministry proposed and a cess over the peak rate of ……. on luxury and sin
goods for five years to compensate states for any revenue loss.
28%
Name the founder of Sulabh International who was appointed as
the Brand Ambassador for Swachh Rail Mission by Ministry of Railways on 2
November 2016?
Bindeshwar
Pathak
Name the Indian Revenue Service Officer who on 1 November 2016
took over as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
replacing Rani Singh Nair who retired on 31 October 2016?
Sushil
Chandra
Which state on 2 November 2016 declare itself as India’s third
open defecation-free state of India?
Kerala
Who on 1 November 2016 resigned as the Editor-in-Chief of
Times Now news channel run by the Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.?
Arnab
Goswami
INTERNATIONAL CURRENT AFFAIRS AND EVENTS
Name the Cuban revolutionary leader who passed away at the age
of 90?
(He served as Cuban’s President and Prime Minister from 1959 to 2008 and was
the longest serving non-royal head of state.)
Fidel
Castro
Name the Mercedes’ Formula One driver who won his maiden
Formula One drivers’ championship to become the 33rd Formula One World
Champion in F1 history?
Nico
Rosberg
At which place third World Internet Conference was held from
16 to 18 Nov 2016?
Wuzhen,
China
Name the South Carolina Governor of Indian-origin who has been
named as the United State’s ambassador to the United Nations by US
President-elect Donald Trump?
Nikki
Haley
Who has been named by Fortune magazine as the ‘Business Person
of the Year’ for 2016?
(He is world’s fifth richest person with an estimated net worth of $50.9
billion.)
Facebook
CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Which word was declared as the word of the year 2016 by Oxford
Dictionaries?
Post-truth
World Diabetes Day 2016 with the theme “Eyes on
Diabetes” was observed across the world on?
14th
November
Name the female tennis star who will be re-appointed as UN
Goodwill ambassador after her doping ban expires in April 2017?
Maria
Sharapova
Name the top-level Chinese Security Minister who was elected
as the president of International Criminal Police Organization, ICPO or
INTERPOL?
Meng
Hongwei
Who on 7 November 2016 re-elected as the Director-General (DG)
of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for another five-year term?
Guy
Ryder
The International Competition Network (ICN) on 9 November 2016
announced that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) would host the
……… ICN Annual Conference.
2018
The World Science Day for Peace and Development 2016 with the
theme “Celebrating Science Centres and Science Museums” was
observed across the world on?
10
November
Which city will host the 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on
Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR)?
Mongolia
Which city hosted the International Oil and Gas Conference and
Exhibition Petrotech-2016 recently?
New
Delhi
In which country World’s first hydrogen-powered and
zero-emission passenger train was recently unveiled?
Germany
Which country won the women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2016
(Hockey) by defeating China 2-1?
India
Name the Republican Party nominee who won the United States
presidential election 2016 defeating the Democratic Party nominee, former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton?
(He is expected to take office as the 45th President on January 20, 2017.)
Donald
Trump
Who was re-elected as the Prime Minister of Spain after
winning a parliamentary vote?
(170 lawmakers voted for him, 111 against and 68 abstained.)
Mariano
Rajoy
The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was observed across the
world on?
(The theme for the year is Effective Education and Evacuation Drills.)
5
November 2016
Name the all-time World Cup top-scorer who announced his
retirement from football on 1 November 2016?
Miroslav
Klose

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