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Saturday, 26 December 2015


1.    Veteran Telugu film producer who produced super hit film “Sankarabharanam”, passed away on October 4, 2015?
Edida Nageswara Rao
               He owns the film production house Poornodaya Movie Creations in Tollywood. He     has produced Sankarabharanam, Swayam Krushi, Siri Siri Muvva and Swati Mutyam.

2.    The former Pakistan captain who has been appointed as the head coach of Afghanistan Cricket Team?

3.    Which pair won the Wuhan Open Womens Doubles Tennis Title-2015?
  Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis.
 Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis continued their magnificent form in 2015 by clinching their seventh doubles title of the year. The Indo-Swiss pair registered victory over the Romanian duo of Irina Camelia-Begu and Monica Niculescu.

4.    Prime Minister of Nepal who has resigned from his post on October 10, 2015?
Sushil Koirala.

5.    Who has been formally elected as the president of BCCI in October 2015?
Shashank Manohar
    Shashank Manohar returns to the BCCI for a second term as president. He previously     served between 2008 and 2011. 

6.    Indian-origin diplomat, who has been appointed as the new British Ambassador to Qatar?
Ajay Sharma.

7.    Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati University who  has resigned from his post after being served with a show-cause notice sent by the Human Resource Development Ministry?
Dr Sushanta Dutta Gupta.
Last month, the HRD Ministry headed by Smriti Irani submitted a report to the President saying that Dr Dutta Gupta is guilty of administrative irregularities.

8.    Which countries have signed around 18 agreements and memorandum of understanding (MoUs) in various sectors on October 5, 2015?
    India and Germany.
These agreements were signed at the end of third edition of Indo-German Inter-governmental Consultations (ICG) in New Delhi.
    Some important agreements signed are
    Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) on Languages:
    MoU on Solar Energy:
    Joint MoU on Skill Development:
    MoU on Security Cooperation:
    MoU on Aviation Security:
    MoU on Higher Education:
    MoU in the field of manufacturing:

9.    Who has been appointed as ambassador for Maharashtra’s ‘Save the Tiger’ campaign?
Amitabh Bachchan.

   Here is the complete list of winners of Nobel Prize-2015:
    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015: Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald.
    The Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 was awarded jointly to Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015: Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar.
    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 was awarded jointly to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar "for mechanistic studies of DNA repair".

    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015: William C. Campbell and Satoshi  Omura, Youyou Tu
    The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2015 was divided, one half jointly to William C.Campbell and Satoshi Omura "for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites" and the other half to Youyou Tu "for her discoveries concerning a novel therapy against Malaria".

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015: Svetlana Alexievich.
        The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time".

 The Nobel Peace Prize 2015: National Dialogue Quartet.
        The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to National Dialogue Quartet "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the     wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011".
    The National Dialogue Quartet was formed in 2013 and comprises four organizations in Tunisian civil society:
     The Tunisian General Labour Union, The Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts , The Tunisian Human Rights League and The Tunisian Order of     Lawyers .
    The Nobel Prize in Economic Science 2015: Angus Deaton.
    The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2015 was awarded to Angus Deaton "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare".

11.    Name the typhoon slammed the Philippines, southern China and northern Vietnam during early October 2015?
Typhoon Mujigae.
Typhoon Mujigae, known in the Philippines as Tropical Storm Kabayan, was the strongest storm to strike the province of Guangdong in the month of October.

12.    Fifa president and Uefa boss who have been suspended for eight years from all football-related activities following an ethics investigation?
Sepp Blatter (FIFA President) and Michel Platini (UEFA).

13.    Who has been appointed Liverpool's new manager on a three-year deal worth £15m?
Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp replaces Brendan Rodgers, who was sacked after three and a half years in charge with the club 10th in the Premier League.

14.    Which state becomes the sixth American state to approve euthanasia?
Euthanasia, or assisted suicide, has long been a controversial issue in the United States, with Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Vermont and Washington the only states to have approved it so far.

15.    Who has won the FIDE chess World Cup-2015, beating Peter Svidler in the final?
Sergey Karjakin. (Russia).

16.    Veteran music director and the genius who overcame his blindness to render soulful tunes in several films, including Chitchor and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, died on October 9, 2015?
Ravindra Jain.
Jain was credited for bringing singer K.J. Yesudas to Hindi movies. The duo collaborated together in giving melodies like Oo goriya re, Beeti hui raat ki, Gori tera gaon and Jab deep jale aana. He composed music for hit films such as Chor Machaye Shor, Geet Gaata Chal, Chitchor and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se, Nadiya ke Paar and Vivah. He also composed music for the popular serial” Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan”.

17.    Who won the Player of the Series award in the three T20 cricket matches played between South Africa and India held in India in October 2015?
JP Duminy (South Africa).
South Africa won the 3-match series 2-0.

18.    The minister of Food and Civil Supply, Environment and Forest, Minority affairs and Election in the Delhi government who was sacked from the post by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal  on charges of corruption?
Asim Ahmed Khan.
On 09 October 2015, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal sacked the cabinet minister Asim Ahmed Khan on charges of corruption.

19.    Malayalam writer who has been selected for the Vayalar award-2015?
Subhash Chandran.
Writer Subhash Chandran’s “Manushyanu Oru Aamukham” has been selected for this year’s Vayalar award. “Manushyanu Oru Aamukham” is the first novel penned by Subhash Chandra. He also won the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 for the same novel. He is the first and only writer who has received the prestigious Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for both his debut story collection and the debut novel in 2001 and 2011 respectively.

20.    Which pair won the WTA China Open women's doubles tennis title 2015 by defeating Yung-Jan Chan of Taiwan and partner Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan in the final?
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis.
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won China Open, their eighth title of the season together.

21.    Who has been appointed as the new interim president of FIFA?
Issa Hayatou.

22.    Who won the Russian Grand Prix-2015?
Lewis Hamilton.

23.    Indian shuttler who won the men’s singles title at the Dutch Open Grand Prix-2015?
Ajay Jayaram.
 Ajay defeated Raul Must (Estonia) in the finals.

24.    Veteran communist leader who is elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal?
K.P. Sharma Oli.
He is the first Prime Minister under the newly introduced constitutional system of Nepal.
Politicians voted for KP Oli of the country's second largest party, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist). Current Prime Minister Sushil Koirala stepped down as required by the new constitution, which was adopted on September 20, 2015.

25.    Name the 18-year-old Indian boy in the UAE who has become the youngest affiliate with a global body for professional accountants?

Ramkumar Raman.
He has to complete three years of qualified work experience in order to attain the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) membership, thus setting the new world record for being the Youngest Chartered Accountant, according to the World Record Academy.

26.    In which country, Horse slaughter has been effectively banned though two bills?
In April, 20 Republicans and 50 Democrats jointly introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives calling for an outright ban on horse slaughter and its export to foreign countries. The reasons for banning horse slaughter range from religious considerations to humane ones. The Humane Society and Equine Advocates have been lobbying for ending the killing of horses for food for a long time.

27.    Who became the first Pakistani batsman to reach 9,000 Test cricket runs?
Younis Khan.
Younis Khan is the seventh quickest to reach the 9000-run mark in Test match cricket. He achieved this feat in his 103rd test match. He recently became Pakistan's leading run-scorer in Tests by overtaking Javed Miandad's long-standing mark of 8832 runs. He is the only Pakistani batsman to have gotten a century against all Test playing nations. He also holds the record for most hundreds by a Pakistani in Test cricket - 30 tons.

28.    Who won the Player of the Series award in the five ODI cricket matches played between South Africa and India held in India in October 2015?
AB de Villiers (South Africa).
South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2.

29.    Who has won the Man Booker Prize-2015 for Fiction for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”?

Marlon James.
Marlon James has become the first Jamaican writer to win the Man Booker prize, taking the award for an epic, uncompromising novel. A Brief History of Seven Killings, a fictional history of the attempted murder of Bob Marley in 1976.

30.    The 29th Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration for the year 2013 & 2014 has been awarded to?
Shri Rajagopal PV.
He is the "Founder of Ekta Parishad" and the award is given for his services in promoting and preserving National Integration in the country. This Award consists of a Citation and cash of Rs. 10.00 lakh.

31.    Film-maker who has been chosen for the prestigious J.C. Daniel Award for 2014?
I.V. Sasi.
    I.V .Sasi has done more than 150 films in different languages. He directed some of the best films in Malayalam during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. He has won the Kerala State Film Awards four times for his films "Anubhavam", "Aalkkoottathil Thaniye", "1921" and "Mrigaya".
    The award is given for the contributions to Malayalam cinema by the Government of Kerala in honour of JC Daniel, the father of Malayalam cinema. The award carries a purse of Rs.1 lakh and a citation.

32.    India seamer who has announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket in October, 2015?
Zaheer Khan.
With 610 international wickets, Zaheer finishes as one of India's most successful bowlers, being the fourth-highest wicket-taker for India across formats. He has the second-highest wickets tally - 311 - for an India seamer in Tests, behind Kapil Dev's 434. He ends his international career with 92 Tests, 200 ODIs and 17 T20Is to his name.

33.    The Supreme Court on October 16, 2015 struck down a Constitutional amendment for first time in 35 years. Which is that amendment?
    An amendment to validate the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC).
    The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Act which was unanimously passed by both Houses of parliament, had contemplated a significant  role for the executive in appointing judges in the higher judiciary. The 20-year-old collegium system prescribes appointment of judges by a panel comprising five senior most judges of the Supreme Court and high courts, with the power to confirm appointments despite resistance, if any, from the government.
            The Bench, led by Justice J S Khehar, held as “ultra vires” the 99th  Constitutional  Amendment Act and the NJAC Act, which had proposed that appointments be done  by a six-member body, headed by the Chief Justice of India, and including two senior most SC judges, the Union Law Minister and two “eminent”     persons. These two would be selected by a panel including the Prime Minister, the CJI and the leader of the largest Opposition party in the Lok Sabha.

34.    Which country approved a package of economic changes and austerity measures on October 17, 2015, taking a step toward unlocking the first slice of loan money from the country’s nearly $98 billion international bailout program?

35.    Communist lawmaker who has been elected as the first female president of Nepal after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month?
Bidhya Bhandari

36.    Who has been elected as the first woman speaker of Parliament of Nepal?
Onsari Gharti Magar.

37.    Nobel Peace Prize winner who has been conferred with Harvard University’s prestigious humanitarian award-2015?
Kailash Satyarthi.
    He is the first Indian to receive Harvard University’s prestigious humanitarian award. The award has given to him in recognition of his continuing contribution to the cause of child rights.

38.    Former national football team captain who has been appointed as the advisor for overall issues related to football in India by the All India Football Federation?
Baichung Bhutia.

39.    Renowned scientist and leader of India's first expedition to the Antarctica passed away on October 20, 2015?
Prof Syed Zahoor Qasim.
He is an Indian marine biologist. Qasim helped lead India's exploration to Antarctica and guided the other seven expeditions from 1981 to 1988. He was a Member of the Planning Commission of India from 1991 to 1996. He was honoured with Padma Shri (1974) and Padma Bhushan (1982).

40.    One of India’s greatest opening batsmen who announced his retirement on October 20, 2015 from all forms of international cricket and Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Virender Sehwag.
    Sehwag made his debut for the Indian cricket team in 1999 and went on to represent the country in 104 Tests, 251 ODIs and 19 T20Is. During his illustrious career,Sehwag was part of the team which reached the 2003 World Cup final, won the ICC World T20 in 2007 and won the World Cup in 2011.
        In a glorious international career spanning over 12 years, Sehwag played 104 Tests scoring 8586 runs at an impressive average of 49.34, hitting 23 centuries and 32 half-centuries. He is the only triple centurion in Tests for India having scored a career-best knock of 319 against Pakistan at Multan, which also is an Indian record.     He also scored another triple ton (309) which was against South Africa. He is the only batsman along with Don Bradman, Chris Gayle, Brian Lara to have scored a triple century twice in Test matches. Apart from two monumental triple-centuries, Sehwag possesses four doubles. In late 2012, Sehwag became the ninth Indian cricketer to play 100 Test matches.
        In 251 ODIs, he accumulated 8273 runs at an average of 35.05 and scored 15 hundreds apart from hitting 38 fifties, including the second-highest individual score of  219.
    In 19 Twenty20 Internationals, he managed 394 runs with two half-centuries.Sehwag took 40 wickets in Tests and 96 in ODIs.
     His last Test was in March 2013 against Australia in Hyderabad and his last ODI came against Pakistan in January 2013.

41.    Which team won the Subroto Cup U-17 title defeating Little Angels Paradise Secondary School of Manipur 4-1 in the final?
The AIFF Academy.

42.    Who won the Player of the series award in the 2 Test cricket matches played between Sri Lanka and West Indies held in Sri Lanka in October 2015?
Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka).
Series - Sri Lanka won the 2-match series 2-0.

43.    Who became the leading scorer for Real Madrid after hitting 324 goals from just 310 matches?
Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo overtook club legend Raul, who had netted 323 in 741 games with the Real Madrid team.

44.    India’s first-ever double decker Shatabdi Express that would to run between?
Mumbai and Goa.
The train will cover distance between two states in around 12 hours and has total eight compartments with a seating capacity of 120 in each compartment.

45.    Who has been appointed as the first male member of the National Commission for Women (NCW), filling the fourth seat in the five-member body?
Alok Rawat.

46.    The “world’s most valuable biscuit,” which has been sold at auction for 15,000 pounds, fetching more than 5000 pounds than the expected price. What is the speciality of that biscuits?
The “world’s most valuable biscuit,” was survived the sinking of the ‘Titanic’ more than a century ago.

47.    2015 Third India–Africa Forum Summit was held in?
New Delhi.
Third India Africa Forum Summit is held in New Delhi, India from 26-30 October 2015.

48.    South African batsman who has broken Kohli's record of by becoming fastest 6000 runs in the ODIs?
Hashim Amla.
For achieving this feat, Amla took just 123 innings as compared to Kohli, who achieved this feat in his 136th innings.

49.    Hockey team of which country has qualified for the Olympic Games after a gap of more than 100 years?

50.    Legendary actress best known for her roles in "Miracle on 34th Street" and films by John Ford, passed   away on October 24, 2015?

Maureen O'Hara.
Maureen O'Hara was an Irish-American actress and singer. O'Hara made her first film with Ford and Wayne, the actor with whom she is most closely associated, with Rio Grande (1950). This was followed by The Quiet Man (1952), her best known film, and The Wings of Eagles (1957), by which time her relationship with Ford had deteriorated. Such was her strong chemistry with Wayne that many assumed they were married or in a relationship. In the 1960s O'Hara increasingly turned to more motherly roles as she aged, appearing in films such as The Deadly Companions (1961), The Parent Trap (1961) and The Rare Breed (1966).

51.    Underworld don and one of India’s most wanted criminals who has been arrested in Bali by Indonesian police who acted on a Red Corner Notice issued by Interpol?
Chota Rajan.
Chotta Rajan is the boss of a major crime syndicate based in India. He was a former key aide and lieutenant of Dawood Ibrahim. Starting as a petty thief and bootlegger working for Rajan Nair, also known as Bada Rajan (Big Rajan), Chhota Rajan took over the reins of Bada Rajan's gang after Bada Rajan's murder. Later, he was affiliated with and operated at the behest of Dawood in Mumbai and eventually fled India to Dubai in 1988. He is wanted for many criminal cases that include extortion, murder, smuggling, drug trafficking and film finance.
Rajan gained widespread sympathy and public attention after he broke away from Dawood Ibrahim gang, condemning it for carrying out the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai.
    Chhota Rajan was arrested in Bali by Indonesian police on 25 October 2015. He was extradited to India on 6 November after 27 years on the run and is currently awaiting trial in CBI custody.

52.    As per the ninth amendment of Criminal Law, which country made copying in examinations a crime punishable upto seven years?

53.    Who becomes only the second British driver after Sir Jackie Stewart to win the third Formula 1 World Championship?
Lewis Hamilton.

54.    Renowned scientist who has been appointed as Atomic Energy Secretary and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission on October 9, 2015?
Shekhar Basu.

55.    One of Britain's most prominent Indian-origin peers and "curry king" of the UK who passed away on October 27, 2015?
Lord Gulam Noon.
Gulam Noon was a British businessman originally from Mumbai, India. Known as the "Curry King", Noon operated a number of food product companies in Southall, London. Mumbai-born Lord Noon founded the 200-million pounds Noon Products business which is credited with Britain developing a taste for "chicken tikka masala".

56.    Founder-Chairman of the Public Affairs Centre and Public Affairs Foundation who passed away on October 26, 2015?
Dr. Samuel Paul.
Dr Paul has served as an advisor to the UN Commission on Transnational Corporations and was chairman to the Indian Defence Management Committee. His initiatives as part of the Public Affairs Centre (PAC), which was instituted in 1994 against corruption, commanded attention from many quarters. He is also the first Asian to have received the World Bank's JIT Gill Memorial award in 2006.

57.    Who has been appointed as the new Ambassador of India to Japan?
Shri Sujan R. Chinoy.

58.    Saudi blogger who has been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov human rights prize-2015?
Raif Badawi.
Mr Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia for "insulting Islam". Earlier this month he also won the Pen Pinter Prize for championing free speech. The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been awarded by the European Parliament since 1988 to individuals or organisations for their contribution to the fight for human rights and democracy. It is named after the Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.

59.    Which country has discarded the one-child policy amid rising workforce shortage and aging population that is endangering the country's economic growth?
The policy was implemented 36 years back and was seen as a global landmark that reduced an estimated 400 million births and saved millions from starvation.

60.    Olympian and Arjuna Award winner who has been selected for the 27th Jimmy George Foundation Award, 2015 for the best sports person of Kerala, considering her contributions to athletics in the State?
Tintu Luka.
Tintu won gold in 400 meters relay Asian Games-2014, gold in 800 meters in Asian Athletic Championship-2015.
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