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Sunday, 24 July 2016


1.    Former Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) president who led the BJS to its biggest ever win in 1967 when it won 35 seats in the Lok Sabha, passed away on May  2, 2016?
Balraj Madhok.

2.    Independent MP and liquor baron who is facing a case of loan default of over Rs. 9,400 crore, resigned from Rajya Sabha on May 2, 2016?
Vijay Mallya.

3.    Leicester City striker who has won the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year-2016 award?
Jamie Vardy.

4.    Who holds the Guinness World Record for “The Fastest time to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on foot (female)”?
 Michelle Kakade.
 She covered a distance of 5970 km along the Golden Quadrilateral that connects the 4 major metros of our country namely Mumbai in the west, Delhi in the north, Kolkata in the East and Chennai in the south.

5.    Who has taken over as the next Chief of the Naval Staff on May 3, 2016 replacing Admiral RK Dhowan, who superannuates from service?
Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba.
Lamba was Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) Western Naval Command before taking over as Navy Chief.

6.    Prime Minister of Turkey who has resigned on May 5, 2016, paving the way for his replacement by a trusted ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan?
Ahmet Davutoglu.

7.    Who has become the first Indian author to win the Commonwealth short story prize, beating almost 4,000 entries for the 5,000 pound award with the first short story he has ever written?
Parashar Kulkarni .
Parashar Kulkarni was declared the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2016.
His story, 'Cow and Company' is a narrative set in India in the 1990s about four men who go in search of a cow to feature in an advertisement for chewing gum.

8.    Who has been elected as the firs Muslim Mayor of London?

Sadiq Khan.
He is the first ethnic minority mayor, and the first Muslim to become mayor of a major Western capital.

9.    Former South African cricketer who has been appointed as Pakistan cricket team's head coach on May 6, 2016?
Mickey Arthur.
He fills the role vacated by Waqar Younis' resignation in April, following Pakistan's early exit from the World T20. This is Arthur's third assignment with an international side; he coached South Africa from 2005 to 2010, and Australia from 2011 to 2013.

10.    Who won the Madrid Open Womens tennis title 2016 defeating Dominika Cibulkova in the final?
Simona Halep.

11.    Who has been named chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea at a rare party congress held in Pyongyang?
Kim Jong-un.
The first congress of the Workers' Party in 36 years, which opened on May 6, 2016, was scheduled to promote Kim to the "top post" of the party.

12.    Who has been appointed country manager for Indian operations of Apple Inc?
Sanjay Kaul.
Kaul is taking over the position from Manish Dhir who had resigned as India Head in January this year.

13.    A sculpture of a kneeling Hitler by an Italian artist has sold for a record £12 million in the auction held in the recent New York auction. Who is that artist?

Maurizio Cattelan.

14.    Which club won the English Premier League title for the first time?
Leicester City.

15.    Which pair won the $100,000 Busan Open Challenger doubles title-2016 defeating Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana of Taiwan in the final?
Leander Paes (India) and Sam Groth (Australia).

16.    Which club won the German Bundesliga title-2016?
Bayern Munich.

17.    Senior Congress leader who has been renominated as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for a third term of one year?
Prof. K.V. Thomas.

18.    Name the personalities who are selected as the Good will Ambassador of Indian contingent for Rio Olympics?
A.R.Rahman, Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra and Salman Khan.

19.    Who has been appointed as the acting chief justice of the Kerala High Court on 05th May, 2016?
Mohan Shantanagoudar.

20.    Name the Islamist leader who has been hanged in Bangladesh on May 11, 2016 for crimes during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971?
Motiur Rahman Nizami.
He is former leader of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami. He also served as the Bangladeshi Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Industry. On 29 October 2014, he was convicted and sentenced to death for war crimes in 1971 liberation war of Bangladesh by the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh. It has been considered that he was the supreme commander of the militia group Al-Badr during the Bangladesh Liberation War.

21.    Leicester manager who has won the Enzo Bearzot award for best Italian coach of the season?
Claudio Ranieri.

22.    Name the world's largest cargo aircraft, made its first landing in India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad?

The Antonov An-225 Mriya.

23.    Who has been elected unanimously and unopposed as the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC?)
Shashank Manohar.

24.    The parliament of which country on May 11, 2016 gave final approval to a law recognizing civil unions of same-sex couples?

25.    Name the book written by former Indian women football team skipper Sona Chaudhary, which has made several shocking revelations, including several cases of sexual and mental harassment by the officials against the women footballers?

“Game in Game”.

26.    Name the largest passenger ship in the world, which first set sail on 15 May 2016 from the STX France docks in Saint-Nazaire?

MS Harmony of the Seas.
Harmony of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship built by STX France at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France for Royal Caribbean International. With a gross tonnage of 226,963 GT, she is the largest passenger ship in the world, surpassing her older sisters Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas.

27.    Leicester striker who won the Premier League player of the season 2015-2016?
Jamie Vardy.

28.    Which club won the Spanish league title-2016(La Liga 2016)?

29.    Who has been elected as the International Federation of Association Football’s (FIFA) first female general secretary?
Senegalese Fatma Samoura.
she is also the first African and non-European to  become the female general secretary of FIFA.

30.    Name the first Muslim woman who has been elected as the speaker of a state parliament in Germany?
Muhterem Aras.

31.    American supercentenarian who was, at the age of 116 years, 311 days , becomes the world's oldest living person passed  away on May 12, 2016?
Susannah Mushatt Jones.

32.    Former India captain who was re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years?
Anil Kumble.
His one-time team-mate and batting great Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel.

33.    The West Indian cricket writer, commentator and journalist, who passed away on May 11, 2016?
Tony Cozier.

34.    Name the train provided by Indian Railway with 50 wagons carrying nearly 25 lakh litre water to the scarcity-hit city “Latur”?
The Jaldoot Express.

35.    Which pair won the Rome Masters Women’s doubles title -2016 defeating Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova in the final?
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis.

36.    Former Indian Test Cricketer who was the second Indian batsman, after Lala Amarnath, to score a hundred on Test debut, passed away on May 16, 2016?
Deepak  Shodhan.

37.    Tottenham Hotspur striker who won the Premier League Golden Boot for the first time after finishing the season with 25 goals?
Harry Kane.

38.    Who won the Rom Masters Men’s title -2016 defeating Novak Djokovic in final?
Andy Murray.
Murray becomes the first British player since 1931 to win the tournament in Italy.

39.    South Korean author who has won the Man Booker International Prize-2016 for her novel “The Vegetarian”?
Han Kang.
The novel was translated by Deborah Smith and is published by Portobello Books.

40.    Which cricketer holds the record of most runs by a batsman in an IPL season with this 973 runs in year 2016?
Virat Kohli.
Kohli beat Chris Gayle & Michael Hussey's record who both had made 733 runs exactly.

41.    Azhar is a 2016 Indian sports drama film which is inspired from the life of Indian cricketer and former national team captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Who is the director of the film?
Tony D'Souza.
The film is produced by Shobha Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor for Sony Pictures Networks, and features Emraan Hashmi in the titular role. Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai and Lara Dutta play crucial supporting roles.

42.    Senior goalkeeper who has been appointed as the captain of the national Hockey team for the Rio Olympics?
Sreejesh P.R.
India's long-time captain Sardar Singh was replaced by goalkeeper PR Sreejesh as the skipper of the Indian men's hockey squad for Rio Olympics.

43.    How many planets have been discovered by the NASA's Kepler mission?
NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. These planets beyond our solar system — exoplanets — were discovered with the help of NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which launched in 2009.

44.    Russian world weightlifting champion who has been banned by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for four years after he failed a doping test?
Alexei Lovchev.

45.    Which city is ranked the most polluted city according to the data released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 12, 2016?
Zabol. (Iran).
Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh take the second and third spot, respectively.

46.    Who is the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala?
Pinarai Vijayan.

47.    Who is sworn in as the first female president of Taiwan?
Tsai Ing-wen.

48.    Which club won the Europa League title-2016 defeating Liverpool in the final?
Sevilla achieved a remarkable hat-trick as it became the first club to win three successive Europa League titles.

49.    Which club won the 14th Federation Cup Football title defeating Aizawl in the final?
Mohun Bagan.

50.    Name the non-governmental organisation (NGO) set up in Mumbai to work with street- children which was named Charity of the Year at the first-ever charity awards in the UK?
Magic Bus.
Magic Bus, which supports over 360,000 children and 8,500 young people across 22 states in India and recently launched a pilot programme in the UK, was honoured for its innovative use of a mentoring model and sport-based curriculum to engage children at the Asian Voice Charity Awards 2016.

51.    Who became the first African to scoop PFA Player of the Year award (2016) in Premier League history?
Riyad Mahrez.
He is a professional footballer who plays for English club Leicester City and the Algerian national team as a winger.

52.    Who was elected the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on May 22, 2016?
Anurag Thakur.
Ajay Shirke elected as BCCI secretary.

53.    Which club won the 2015–16 Coppa Italia
Juventus successfully defended their title after beating Milan 1–0. They secured a record eleventh title in the competition.

54.    BJP leader and former IPS officer who was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry  on May 22, 2016?
Kiran Bedi.

55.    Which club won the FA cup 2015-2016?
Manchester United.

56.    Which club won the French Cup-2016?
PSG (Paris St Germain).

57.    Which country successfully launched the first technology demonstrator of indigenously made Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV), capable of launching satellites into orbit around earth and reentering the atmosphere?
Reusable Launch Vehicle—Technology Demonstration Programme is a series of technology demonstration missions that has been conceived by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as a first step towards realising a Two Stage To Orbit (TSTO) re-usable launch vehicle.

58.    Which film has won the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival held in May 2016?
Daniel Blake.
British director Ken Loach is the director of the film “Daniel Blake”.

59.    Which club won Kings Cup -2016?
Barcelona defeated Sevilla in the final.

60.    Which countries signed a total of 12 of agreements on economy, trade, transportation, port development, culture, science and academic cooperation, on May 23, 2016?
India and Iran.

61.    Which country fully lifted a decades-long ban on May 23, 2016, on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam?

62.    The 42nd G7 summit was held in?
The 42nd G7 summit was held on May 26–27, 2016 at the Shima Kanko Hotel in Kashiko Island, Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

63.    An Indian woman has given birth to the world's biggest baby girl on May 30, 2016. What is the weight of the baby girl?
The girl was born in hospital to a 20-year-old called Nandini in the south west Karnataka region.

64.    The former India and Railways all-rounder who has been appointed India's head coach for the team's tour to Zimbabwe?
Sanjay Bangar.

65.    Who was named Chief Minister of Puducherry in May 2016?
He is the 10th Chief Minister of Puducherry.

66.    Former Argentine junta leader who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for crimes committed under Operation Condor - a conspiracy between South America's dictators in the 1970s?
Reynaldo Bignone.

67.    Who has been elected as the 14th Chief Minister of Assam?
Sarbananda Sonowal.
Previously he served as Union Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs and Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development in the Narendra Modi Government.

68.    Which club won the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League?
Manchester United.
The 2015–16 UEFA Champions League was the 61st season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 24th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

69.    Which team clinched the 2016 IPL title by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final?
Sun Risers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers by eight runs to be crowned champions of VIVO IPL 2016.
Man of the Match in the final of IPL-2016: Ben cutting (Sun Risers Hyderabad) for his 39* off 15 ball & 35/2.

70.    Which state emerged as champions of the 13th National Youth Athletics Championship?

71.    Which players shared the Players of the series in the three test cricket matches between England and Sri Lanka held in England in May 2016?
Jonny Bairstow (England) and Kaushal Silva (Sri Lanka).
Series - England won the 3-match series 2-0
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