1. Developed in collaboration with NASA, the ASTRO - H space observation satellite to probe mysterious black holes has recently (February, 2016) been launched by


 
 
 
 
 

2. The currency of the 'Republic of Finland' is


 
 
 
 
 

3. 'K.P. Sharma Oli' is the present Prime Minister of


 
 
 
 
 

4. Taxi-hailing app 'Uber' has recently (February, 2016) signed an agreement with the 'Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Development' (SDED) of the Maharashtra Government to provide 75,000 new job opportunities across the state over the next.


 
 
 
 
 

5. 'Havana' is the capital of


 
 
 
 
 

6. The first ever 'Orange Festival of music and adventure' was recently (December, 2016) held in the Indian state of


 
 
 
 
 

7. The South Korean state of 'Chungeongbuk' recently (February, 2016) agreed to enter into a sister-statehood relationship for technology and development wth the Indian state of


 
 
 
 
 

8. 'Paani Foundation' a not-for-profit company whose main objetive will be to impart knowledge about water conservation and watershed management has recently been started by


 
 
 
 
 

9. Which of the following countries has recently (February, 2016) decided to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets worth nearly $700 million to Pakistan?


 
 
 
 
 

10. She-Taxi' which is claimed to be the country's first 24 x 7 taxi network by women taxi cab service in the Indian state of


 
 
 
 
 

11. 'Milos Raonic' won the men's singles category title at the 'Brisbane International Tennis Tournament' defeating


 
 
 
 
 

12. 2nd April, every year is observed all over the world as


 
 
 
 
 

13. Indian women's football team retained its gold at the recent (February, 2016) South Asian Games by defeating


 
 
 
 
 

14. The 'G20 Summit' in 2016 is proposed to be held in


 
 
 
 
 

15. The storm 'Imogen' accompanied with heavy rain recently battered.


 
 
 
 
 

16. _______ has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates. The country has passed a law that will go into effect in Jan 2020.


 
 
 
 

17. The powerful typhoon Megi recently hit which of the following countries?


 
 
 
 

18. Kigali is the capital city of which of the following countries?


 
 
 
 

19. Russia has signed an agreement with which country for the construction of a major undersea gas pipeline?


 
 
 
 

20. Russian and Cuba have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful atomic energy use. The currency of Cuba is


 
 
 
 

21. What is the full form of FARC?


 
 
 
 

22. Which International Airport has become First Asia-Pacific and one of the world’s few airports to achieve a “Carbon Neutral” Status?


 
 
 
 

23. In which state is the Indo-US Joint Military Training Exercise, Yudh Abhyas - 2016 being conducted?


 
 
 
 

24. “Indra-2016” the joint military exercise has started between India and which country?


 
 
 
 

25. With which country India cleared the deal for buying 36 Rafale fighter jets in flyaway condition at a cost of €7.878 billion?


 
 
 
 

26. The Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma announced recently to commemorate the birth centenary of who among the following from 11 Oct, 2016 to 11 Oct, 2017?


 
 
 
 

27. Union Government has extended Anti-Dumping duty on which country products for five years?


 
 
 
 

28. The Indo-Pak. border will be sealed by 2018. What is the total stretch of the Indo-Pak. border?


 
 
 
 

29. What is the name of India Sanitation Conference inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi under Swachh Bharat mission?


 
 
 
 

30. Union Government has given its ex-post facto approval for which scheme on 28th September 2016?


 
 
 
 

31. Which Mutual Fund was appointed by the government to manage the second CPSE Exchange traded fund comprising stocks of PSUs in the current fiscal with an estimated corpus of Rs. 6,000 crore?


 
 
 
 

32. Declaring that “blood and water cannot flow together,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to abrogate Which treaty between India and Pakistan?


 
 
 
 

33. India’s largest civilian research and development agency Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) celebrated its platinum jubilee recently. The President of CSIR is


 
 
 
 

34. “Mission Parivar Vikas” will be launched by which union ministry for improved family planning services?


 
 
 
 

35. The Union Cabinet has approved the scrapping of the 92-year old practice of presenting a separate Railway Budget and the advancing of the date of presentation of the Union Budget to


 
 
 
 

36. The flagship rural housing scheme Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) has been restructured and renamed as


 
 
 
 

37. Adani Green Energy Ltd is connected the 648 mega watt (MW) solar power plant to 400 KW substation of Tantransco at which district in Tamilnadu?


 
 
 
 

38. India’s first-ever international arbitration centre has set up in which city?


 
 
 
 

39. The Red Stag or Hangul is all set to be declared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) a ‘critically endangered’ species. It is found in.


 
 
 
 

40. “Lalima Abhiyan” will be launch by the which state government to make state free from anaemia?


 
 
 
 

41. Which of the following has become the first state in the country to implement Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in Kerosene?


 
 
 
 

42. Which State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the ISRO’s Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU) to improve services of its educational channel ‘Mana TV’?


 
 
 
 

43. What is the changed name of Gurgaon which is approved by the Union Government at ‘Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Committee’ at Panchkulaboth?


 
 
 
 

44. The Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela 2016 was organised recently in


 
 
 
 

45. How much amount has been allotted by the Tamil Nadu government for Thaaliku Thangam scheme under marriage assistance programme?


 
 
 
 

46. The eighth BRICS summit concluded in Goa recently. The theme for the summit was


 
 
 
 

47. The first BRICS Trade Fair and Exhibition is being held in which city?


 
 
 
 

48. The 4th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting was held at which city of India?


 
 
 
 

49. In which year was the BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) established?


 
 
 
 

50. Which Indian city will host the 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR)?


 
 
 
 

51. The second meeting of the high level group of eminent experts to strengthen the SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism was held recently in


 
 
 
 

52. Who will be honoured with the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature?


 
 
 
 

53. Which former Chief Minister conferred with a prestigious award by the Ugandan government for promoting human values through his literature in Uganda on October 12 2016?


 
 
 
 

54. Which of the following personalities have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics?


 
 
 
 

55. Which of the following personalities has won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016?


 
 
 
 

56. Which of the following personalities have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry?


 
 
 
 

57. Which of the following personalities have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics?


 
 
 
 

58. Who has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine?


 
 
 
 

59. Which short film has won the first prize at the Swachh Bharat Short Film Festival (SBSFF)?


 
 
 
 

60. Which leading newspaper has been awarded the Silver and Bronze awards in the ‘Best Reader Engagement’ category of the South Asian Digital Media Awards at the WAN-IFRA India 2016 conference in Kolkata?


 
 
 
 

61. Which of the following teams lifted the 1st BRICS U-17 Football Tournament 2016 held at Goa?


 
 
 
 

62. Who has won 2016 China Open Men’s Singles Tennis tournament?


 
 
 
 

63. Who became the first Indian completed World’s toughest race, Spartathlon which lasts for 246.6 km?


 
 
 
 

64. Which country is ranked number 1 in the latest International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Rankings?


 
 
 
 

65. In which city was India's 500th test cricket match held?


 
 
 
 

66. Who is the captain of the Indian Kabaddi Team?


 
 
 
 

67. Russia’s state-controlled oil giant Rosneft and its partners took over Indian oil firm ________ recently in an all-cash deal valued at about $13 billion.


 
 
 
 

68. According to the data released by the RBI, India’s banking system reported total deposits of _________ for the first time ever in Sep 2016.


 
 
 
 

69. India’s exposure to the US securities crossed $123 bn mark recently. What is India’s ranking among the highest US security holding countries?


 
 
 
 

70. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised projections for India’s economic growth to ___% for 2016-17 and 2017-18.


 
 
 
 

71. Which e-commerce company currently had 100 million registered users to become the first company to reach this milestone?


 
 
 
 

72. Which country's airforce on September 24 has successfully fired recently acquired long range air-to-air MICA missile from Mirage-2000 Upgrade combat aircraft?


 
 
 
 

73. India is finally close to operationalising its long-awaited nuclear weapons triad — the capability to launch nukes from land, air and sea with the commissioning of


 
 
 
 

74. Which of the following countries recently launched its longest manned space mission sending two astronauts to spend a month aboard Tiangong 2 space laboratory?


 
 
 
 

75. Which institute researchers from Kolkata had used human hair to produce cost-effective, metal-free cathodes for use in solar cells?


 
 
 
 

76. India's latest communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully launched from ____.


 
 
 
 

77. The world’s first child with genes from three people was born to a couple in which of the following countries recently?


 
 
 
 

78. In a first, ISRO’s PSLV put eight satellites in two different orbits on 26 Sep. Which of the following was one of its payloads?


 
 
 
 

79. Which statement is incorrect related to production of carbon from sugarcane waste for use in batteries?


 
 
 
 

80. Who would be appointed as next Secretary-General to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on 1 January next year by the UN General Assembly?


 
 
 
 

81. Sanjay Singh has been appointed Member Secretary, Law Commission. The tenure of Twenty-first Law Commission is till 31 Aug


 
 
 
 

82. Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of Morocco?


 
 
 
 

83. Renu Pall has been appointed by the govt as the next Ambassador of India to


 
 
 
 

84. Who has been elected as President of Estonia?


 
 
 
 

85. Which of the following is the newly appointed president of World Bank?


 
 
 
 

86. The United States President Barack Obama recently appointed its first Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis to which of the following countries in 55 years?


 
 
 
 

87. Usain Bolt has confirmed that he is going to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London. He hails from


 
 
 
 

88. Jawhar Sircar who is in news recently was the CEO of which Indian media company?


 
 
 
 

89. The central govt recently sacked Sushil Muhnot as the chairman and managing director of which of the following banks?


 
 
 
 

90. Which Indian former Indian women’s hockey captain has retired from international hockey?


 
 
 
 

91. Dario Fo, who passed away recently, was the Nobel prize winning playwright and actor of which country?


 
 
 
 

92. Parmeshwar Godrej who passed away on October 11 was a ______.


 
 
 
 

93. Arnold Palmer who passed away on September 26 was a _____.


 
 
 
 

94. Academy Award Winning filmmaker has passed away at the age of 71 in United Nature due to natural causes. Who is he?


 
 
 
 

95. On October 4 India and Singapore signed how many agreements in the fields of skill development and IPR to boost bilateral relations between them.


 
 
 
 

96. Who will be the chief guest for the 2016 Republic Day of India?


 
 
 
 

97. “Tianyan” the world’s largest filled aperture radio tele-scope has built by which country?


 
 
 
 

98. Which Indian film has been selected as the official entry to Oscar Awards 2017 in the foreign language film category?


 
 
 
 

99. The traditional state festival “Bathukamma” was organised on a grand scale in which of the following states recently which has found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records?


 
 
 
 

100. Which of the following countries opened the Latin America’s first elephant sanctuary recently?


 
 
 
 

101. The powerful typhoon Chaba hit which of the following countries recently?


 
 
 
 

102. The book scheduled to be released in Jun 2017 title “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” has been authored by


 
 
 
 

103. The book “Modi’s Midas Touch in Foreign Policy” has been authored by whom?


 
 
 
 

104. The book ‘Citizen and Society’ was released by the President Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of PM Narendra Modi recently. The book is authored by


 
 
 
 

105. An expert panel appointed by the govt has concluded that the mythical river Saraswati existed. The panel was headed by


 
 
 
 

106. __________ is now officially a part of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) powerful Finance and Commercial Affairs committee.


 
 
 
 

107. Who is the chairman of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)?


 
 
 
 

108. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed every year on


 
 
 
 

109. The International Day of Rural Women is observed every year on


 
 
 
 

110. The World Student Day is observed every year on


 
 
 
 

111. What is the theme of 2016 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)?


 
 
 
 

112. According to the CRISIL, how many public sector banks reported heavy losses due to a surge in bad loans may struggle to make coupon payments on their additional tier 1 bonds?


 
 
 
 

113. What is the theme of 2016 International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)?


 
 
 
 

114. The Indian Air Force (IAF) Day is celebrated on which date?


 
 
 
 

115. Which date is observed as The International Day of Non-Violence, on the behalf of 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi?


 
 
 
 

116. The week 4-10 Oct every year is observed as


 
 
 
 
 

117. What is the theme of 2016 World Habitat Day (WHD)?


 
 
 
 

118. The International Day of Older Persons is observed every year on


 
 
 
 

119. The International Translation Day is observed every year on


 
 
 
 

120. What is the theme of 2016 World Maritime Day (WMD)?


 
 
 
 

121. The World Heart Day is observed annually on


 
 
 
 

122. What is the theme of 2016 World Tourism Day?


 
 
 
 


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