1. The recent (Febryart, 2016) 12th South Asian Games 2016 were hosted by.


2. The Currency of te ‘Republic of Austria’ is.


3. A Joint venture agreement between Indian Railways and French company Astom was recently signed for supply of 800 high horsepower locomotives manufactured in India and to set up elelctric locomotive factory at Madhapura in the Indian state of


4. The ‘UDAY” scheme recently launched by the Government of India focuses on improving operational efficiency at


5. The Union Health Ministry has recently (February, 2016) announced a plan to eliminate Malaria from the country by.


6. Who among the following is the author of the book ‘The White Tiger’?


7. The Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017 shall be hosted by


8. In order to raise awareness of its many benefits the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has announced the year 2016 as the ‘international year of


9. ‘Copenhagen’ is the capital of


10. Who among the following is the founder of ‘Banaras Hindu University’ (BHU) which has recently completed 100 years


11. The ‘Connemara National Park’ is located in


12. As per the 2015 revision of the UN World Population Projections, the World population in 2030 is projected to be.


13. On August 8 a bomb blast killed 55 people in a government run hospital in


14. Which country to hold the first comprehensive nuclear security emergency drill code named as Fengbao-2016 to expand the nuclear power generation?


15. Which country has made the world’s first Transit Elevated Bus?


16. Which storm brought Hong Kong to halt with high winds and rains and many schools, businesses and transport services remained shut?


17. The WHO has officially declared Brazil free of which of the following diseases?


18. The researchers from Laval University are going to conduct the world’s first Zika vaccine test on humans in which of the following countries?


19. ______ and ASEAN countries have agreed to form a framework for a code of conduct to ease tension in the disputed South China Sea (SCS).


20. The world's longest and highest glass bottom bridge is set to open soon in which country?


21. PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin dedicated Kudankulam Nuclear Powe Project’s (KKNPP) first unit to the country. The plant is situated in


22. The 2016 joint military exercise “Maitree” has been conducted between India and which of the following countries?


23. Who has become the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention nominated Hillary Clinton as the Party’s presidential candidate?


24. Union Cabinet has approved $318 million loan for which Railways to upgrade the country’s rail communications system and rolling stock?


25. Union Government gave approval to the Bilateral Investment Treaty with which country to promote the protect investments?


26. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal in the Hague recently ruled against Antrix Corporation in the case with Devas Corp. Antrix is the commercial arm of


27. India’s Oil Ministry has partnered with which country Geological Department to discover the highly enriched accumulations of natural gas hydrate Reserve in the Bay of Bengal?


28. The BRICS policy planning dialogue meeting was held recently in which city ahead of the 8th BRICS Summit to be held in Goa on Oct 15-16?


29. India has become the first country to contribute to a UN Trust Fund set up for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers. India has contributed


30. What is India’s ranking out of 149 nations on the latest Sustainable Development Goal Index which is topped by Sweden?


31. The Petrapole Integrated Check Post (ICP) has been launched between India and which of the following neighboring countries?


32. India has provided USD 1-million grant to which country in the wake of El Nino induced drought disaster?


33. The govt has set the target to roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from


34. Health Minister J P Nadda has launched a nationwide programme called MAA - Mothers’ Absolute Affection. What will it deal with?


35. The govt recently approved the signing of new Air Services Agreement between India and Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The capital city of Lao PDR is


36. Cabinet approved the Motor Vehicle Act Amendment Bill that amends how many sections of the act to simplify third party insurance claims and settlement process?


37. The Parliament has approved the establishment of six new IITs across the country. Which of the following is NOT one of them?


38. The Ministry of MSME recently launched a performance and credit rating scheme. What does the first ‘M’ denote in the term MSME?


39. How much money has been approved by the government for the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA)?


40. For which rail route, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in-augurated the first broad gage train service also laid foundation stone for Akhaura international rail Project?


41. The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new AIIMS at which of the following places under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY)?


42. The government has proposed to amend which section of the Lokpal Act pertaining to NGOs?


43. The recently passed Child Labour Amendment Bill, 2016, calls for a complete ban on employment of children below what age in all occupations except those run by his or her own family?


44. What are the areas affected by the Maoist insurgency in India called?


45. The Union Cabinet has approved the incorporation of Sagarmala Development Company (SDC) with an initial authorized share capital of Rs 1,000 cr and a subscribed share capital of


46. The IRCTC has joined hands with which of the following banks to chalk out a detailed plan for promotion of rail ticketing activities?


47. Which bill fortified the existing Bill in terms of legal and administrative procedure in order to overcome the practical difficulties?


48. On Independence Day, Narendra Modi promises to build museums dedicated to _______.


49. When the railway budget was separated from the General Government Finances which was to be merged with the General Budget now by Union Government?


50. The govt has approved liberalization of FDI norms for the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs). Now, FDI is allowed in NBFCs under the automatic route provided they are regulated by


51. Parliament has passed the Central Agricultural University (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to include which state under the jurisdiction of Imphal Central Agriculture University (CAU)?


52. Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister and Urban Development Minister launched Smart Ganga City Scheme in how many cities located along Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage?


53. Human rights activist Irom Sharmila is from which state?


54. Which High Court on August 5 held that the Lt. Governor is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory?


55. Which state becomes first to approve sewage & waste water policy business standard?


56. The Pashudhan Bima Yojana has been launched by which state government of India?


57. On commemorating the first death anniversary of the former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Ministry of Defence has unveiled a life-size statue at which place in Rameswaram?


58. The first meeting of BRICS Employment Working group is conducted in which city to share the agenda for Labour and Employment?


59. The first ever Water Metro project in the country was recently launched by which of the following states?


60. Which state government has recently launched pilot project of e-complaint system?


61. India’s first green rail corridor has been launched in which of the following states?


62. ________ has received the highest number of gallantry medals for police personnel in the country on the eve of Independence Day this year and was the only State unit to secure the President’s police medal for gallantry (PPMG).


63. India’s first Nuclear Suppliers’ insurance policy for Right to Recourse’ has been launched in which state?


64. Which state Government has given approval for full implementation of state Official Language act?


65. India’s first-ever bio-CNG plant for public vehicles has been inaugurated in which of the following states?


66. In which country will the first SAARC Young Parliamentarians Conference (YPC) be held?


67. ________ will host its annual India Economic Summit on Oct 6-7 in New Delhi under the theme ‘Fostering an Inclusive India through Digital Transformation’.


68. Which place hold the 7th meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities on August 2nd 2016?


69. The 2016 International summit on tobacco-control will be hosted by which country?


70. The BRICS policy planning dialogue meeting was held recently in which city ahead of the 8th BRICS Summit to be held in Goa on Oct 15-16?


71. In which place, three-day meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of India is to be started?


72. Which country along with India, Union Cabinet sanctioned a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Digital Economy?


73. India partnered with which country to sign the Social security agreement and benefit thousands of countries professionals and skilled workers?


74. Who has been awarded as 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award for her exceptional contribution in the areas of communal harmony?


75. Who among the following from India is/are among the winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016, one of Asia’s most prestigious awards?


76. Which award has been announced by the UP government for Sakshi Malik?


77. Who among the following has been honoured with Tamil Ratna Award?


78. Who has received the APJ Abdul Kalam Award for the year 2016 by Tamilnadu Chief Minister for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department?


79. Who has been posthumously honoured with the Ashok Chakra on the 2016 Independence Day?


80. What is the total tally of medals won by India so far from the 33 Summer Olympic Games it has participated? Ace US swimmer Michael Phelps equaled the medal tally with India recently.


81. Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the women’s 10metre air-rifle event. She belongs to


82. The term ‘Produnova’ was in news regarding 2016 Rio Olympics recently. It is associated with which of the following games?


83. What is the theme of Olympics 2016 which is to be held in Rio De Janerio, Brazil?


84. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has agreed to add which of the following sports in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?


85. Who among the following was elected as an individual member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) recently? She became the first Indian woman to join the prestigious sports bo


86. PV Sindhu, who assured at least a silver medal for India at Rio 2016 Olympics, is a(n)


87. Who among the following won the first medal for India, a bronze medal, at Rio 2016 Olympics?


88. Usain Bolt won the 100m Final of Rio Olympics, to have the third Olympic Gold medal in the event, an unprecedented feat. He is from


89. Which company has acquired US based Job Portal Monster Worldwide Inc for $429 million in all cash deal is likely to close in Quarter 4 of 2016?


90. What is the name of machine-learning startup has been announced by the US tech major Apple?


91. Which company acquired Net Suite to offer software application that help companies automate back end and administrative operations from technology to human resources?


92. The foreign investment in Indian Stock Exchanges has been increased from 5% to _____?


93. Which of the following firms has agreed to buy Yahoo Inc’s core internet business for $4.83 bn in cash?


94. How much capital has been sanctioned by Tourism Ministry under “Swadesh Darshan” Scheme for 25 Projects to 21 states and Union Territories?


95. Which Company has acquired Beam, an interactive live streaming platform for gamers based on Seattle?


96. “Gaofen-3” an earth observation satellite has been successfully launched by which country?


97. What is the name of China’s first satellite for mobile tele-communication which is launched at Southwestern China’s Xichang Satellite Launch Center?


98. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast July rains to be _____% of the Long Period Average (LPA).


99. The Solar powered plane Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round world trip and arrived at which airport it had started its journey 505 days ago?


100. Which Institute has developed solar power tree harnesses solar energy for producing electricity with an innovative vertical arrangement of solar cells?


101. Name the world's largest aircraft which has embarked on its maiden flight on August 17.


102. Which country on August 16 launched the world's first quantum satellite?


103. Who among the following has been appointed as a Managing Director (MD) of the State Bank of India (SBI)?


104. Who has been elected to assume his office as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat?


105. Who is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Tunisia?


106. Angela Ruggiero, who has been elected as the new chair-person for the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission, is associated with which sports?


107. Air Marshal S Neelakantan recently assumed charge as Air Officer Commanding-in- Chief of


108. Who is the newly elected Prime Minister of Nepal?


109. Who has been appointed as new Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court?


110. Yuriko Koike was recently elected as the first woman governor of the Japanese prefecture


111. Bihar Cadre IAS Officer CK Mishra has been appointed as Secretary to which Department?


112. Who has been appointed by the European Commission to negotiate with Britain over its exit from the European Union?


113. Who has been appointed as Director General of the National Museum of India by the Union Government?


114. The Central Govt has appointed who among the following as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)?


115. The Central government appointed how many Governors for various states and UTs on August 17?


116. Who among the following has been appointed as the new governor of Manipur?


117. Who has announced his retirement from International football after playing 120 Games and holds the record for 18 times at Europeon Championship?


118. KP Oli resigned as the Prime Minister of which of the following countries recently?


119. Kalikho Pul, who was found dead in his official residence recently, was the former Chief Minister of


120. Indian Born American Emeritus Braj B Kachru has passed away in Urbana at the age of 84 years. What is his profession?


121. Former India’s Ambassador to the United Nations has been passed away due to cancer illness at the age of 76 years in New Delhi. Who is she?


122. SH Raza, who passed away recently, was an internationally acclaimed


123. Charti Lal Goel, who passed away recently, was the first speaker of the


124. Guru Pramukh Swami who passed away recently was the Head of ______.


125. Na Muthukumar, who passed away recently, was related to which field?


126. Which country's Foreign Minister visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 13 in New Delhi


127. A new Guinness World Record for the most robots dancing simultaneously was set recently in which country where 1,007 robots shimmied in unison?


128. Limbo skater Om Swaroop Gowda has made the Guinness World Record for longest distance limbo skating under the cars. He belongs to which state?


129. Which of the following IT firms has been ranked as the top employer in the Indian IT industry by the representative body Nasscom?


130. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) recently discovered an ancient camping site dating 8500 BC in


131. Who among the following has authored the book titled ‘Grassroots Innovation’?


132. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the ____ book in the Harry Potter series.


133. The govt is to set up a committee to look into all issues, including FDI norms, pertaining to e-commerce industry which will be headed by the NITI Aayog CEO


134. Which expert committee has been constituted to explore alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal weapons?


135. Which committee has been constituted to prepare guide-lines for de-silting of the river stretch between Bhimgauda (Uttarakhand) and Farakka (West Bengal)?


136. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed every year on


137. The second National Handloom Day was recently celebrated all over the country on


138. The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed across the world on


139. International Tiger day is being celebrated every year on which date to raise awareness for tiger conservation?


140. The World Hepatitis Day is observed on


141. The Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed every year on


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