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Saturday, 27 May 2017


1. Who is sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations?

Amina Mohammed.
She was a former Minister of Environment of Nigeria.

2. Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Sudan on March 2, 2017?
 Bakri Hassan Saleh.
Saleh has been Prime Minister of Sudan since 2017 (the first in almost 28 years) and First Vice President of Sudan since 2013.

3. French footballer, integral to the French national team of the 1950s who played for Real Madrid between 1956 and 1959, passed away on March 3, 2017?
Raymond Kopa.
 In 1958, Kopa was awarded the Ballon d'Or. In 1970, he became the first football player to receive the Legion d'honneur, and in 2004, Pele named him one of the 125 Greatest Living Footballers at a FIFA Awards Ceremony.

4. Who won the Player of the Series award in the 4 Test cricket matches played between India and Australia held in India in 2017?
Ravindra Jadeja.
Series: India won the 4-match series 2-1.

5. South Indian singer who has set a world record by playing 67 songs on Gayathri Veena, a single-stringed musical instrument, non-stop for five hours at a concert in Kochi on March 5, 2017?

Vaikkom Vijayalakshmi.
Born blind in a small town of Vaikkom (near Ernakulam), she was spotted at a young age with a rare ability to catch a tune at the first hearing and reproduce it exactly in all its nuances. Soon she learned more than 100 ragas and made her own compositions.
6. Who won the Dubai Open Tennis title 2017 defeating Fernando Verdasco in the final?
Andy Murray
7. Who becomes the second youngest International Master (IM) from India at the tender age of 12 years and eight months?
Nihal Sarin.
The fourth International Master from Kerala, Nihal is the second youngest International Master from India, and the third youngest in the world.
8. Kerala State Film Awards -2017:
Here is the complete list of winners of 48th Kerala State Film Awards. Vinayakan won the Kerala State Film Award for the Best Actor for 'Kammatipaadam.' Rajisha Vijayan won  the Best Actress Award for her performance in 'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam.
Here's the complete list of winners

Best Movie: 'Manhole' by Vidhu Vincent

Best Actor : Vinayakan for 'Kammatipaadam.'

Best Actress : Rajisha Vijayan for 'Anuraga Karikkin Vellam.'

Best Director : Vidhu Vincent for 'Manhole.'

Best Original Screenplay : Shyam Pushkaran for 'Maheshinte Prathikaram.'

Best Background Score : Vishnu Vijay for 'Guppy.'

Best Cinematography : MJ Radhakrishnan for 'Kadu Pookuna Neram.'

Best Popular Movie : 'Maheshinte Prathikaaram' by Dileesh Pothan.

Best Second Movie : 'Ottayaal Paatha' by Santhosh Babusenan and Satish Babusenan.

Best Character Actor : Manikandan Achari for 'Kammatipaadam.'

Best Character Actress : Kanchana PK for 'Olapeepi.'

Best Child Artiste Male : Chethan Jayalal for 'Guppy'

Best Child Artiste Female : Abeni Aadhi for 'KPAC'

Best Story: Salim Kumar.

Best Music Composer : M Jayachandran for 'Kamboji.'

Best lyricist : ONV Kurup for 'Kamboji.'

Best Sound Engineer : Jayadevan Chakkadeth for 'Kaadu Pookunna Neram.'

Best Sound Mixing : Pramod Thomas for 'Kaadu Pookunna Neram.'

Best Sound Designer : Jayadevan Chakkadeth for 'Kaadu Pookunna Neram.'

Best Colourist : 'Kaadu Pookunna Neram.'

Best Makeup Man : NG Roshan

Best Costume Designer : Stephy Xavier for 'Guppy.'

Best Dubbing Artiste (female) - M Thankmani for 'Olapeepi'

Best Choreographer Vineeth for 'Kamboji.'

Best Debutant Director - Shanavas K Bavakutty for 'Kismath.'

Best Children's Movie : 'Kolumittayi.'

Best Singer (male) - Suraj for Guppy
Best Singer (female) - KS Chitra - Nadavathil Thuranilla Kamboji

Special Jury

K Kaladharan : 'Otta Aal Patha'

Surabhi Lakshmi : 'Minnaminungu'

Cinematography : Gireesh Gangadharan for 'Guppy'

9. Which Airport in India has been ranked world's second best airport, according to a global survey?
The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in Delhi.
10. Which Islamic country recently approved the  Hindu Marriage Bill 2015?
The bill was approved by the lower house of the Pakistan Legislature, National Assembly, on 26 September 2015.

11. Who has been reelected as the President of the European Council for the second term?
Donald Tusk.

12. South Korean President who was removed from office on March 10, 2017, as the country’s Constitutional Court unanimously upheld a parliamentary vote to impeach her for her role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal?
Park Geun-hye.

13. Indian cricketer who was announced as the official ambassador of Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 by the International Cricket Council (ICC)?
Sachin Tendulkar.

14. Who won the Player of the series award in the three ODI cricket match series between England and West Indies in 2017?
Chris Woakes (England).

15. On March 14, 2017, who is sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa?
Manohar Parrikar.
Previously Manohar Parrikar (Senior BJP leader) was Chief Minister from 2000 to 2005 and from 2012 to 2014.

16. Who is sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Punjab on March 16, 2017?
Amarinder Singh.
Amarinder has been largely credited for the Congress party's win in Punjab where it got a more-than-comfortable victory, winning 77 of 117 seats. This is his second stint as chief minister.

17. Former judge in the Patna High Court who has been appointed as the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court?
Navniti Prasad Singh.
Justice Rajendra Menon was sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Patna High Court

18. Who was appointed as the new Chief Justice of the Chhattisgarh High Court?
TB Radhakrishnan,

19. Who has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh?
Justice Hemand Gupta.

20. Name the Supersonic Cruise missile successfully test fired by India on March 11, 2017?
The cruise missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur. The missile is capable of carrying a warhead of 300 kg. The Brahmos supersonic cruise missile is a two-stage missile powered by a solid propellant booster engine during its first stage, and a liquid ramjet when the weapon approaches speeds closer to Mach 3.

21. Who has sworn in as the first BJP Chief Minister of Manipur?
Nongthombam Biren Singh.

22. Name the Indian -American who has been sworn in as the head of  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (a key healthcare agency),  in the Trump administration?
Seema Verma.
23. Former U.S senator who has been appointed as U.S. director of national intelligence?
Dan Coats.

24. Who has resigned from his post as ICC chairman after eight months in office, citing personal reasons?
Shashank Manohar.

25. A celebrated Indian painter’s untitled painting of Damayanti sold for about Rs 11.09 crores at Sotheby’s New York Sale of Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, fetching over double its upper estimate of about Rs 4.58 crores. Who is that painter?

Raja Ravi varma.

26. The St Lucia born poet and playwright, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, passed away on March 17, 2017?
Sir Derek Walcott.
His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement. In addition to winning the Nobel Prize, Walcott received many literary awards over the course of his career, including an Obie Award in 1971 for his play Dream on Monkey Mountain, a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award, a Royal Society of Literature Award, the Queen's Medal for Poetry, the inaugural OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize for his book of poetry White Egrets and the Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry Lifetime Recognition Award in 2015.

27. Who has sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in March 2017?
Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Former Uttarakhand BJP chief Rawat is the ninth Chief Minister of the hill state.

28. Indian priest and Hindu nationalist politician who is the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, in office since 26 March 2017?
Yogi Adityanath.
He was appointed as the Chief Minister on 26 March 2017 after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the 2017 State Assembly elections, in which he was a prominent campaigner.

29. India’s national level car racer who passed away after a fatal car crash in Chennai on March 18, 2017?
Ashwin Sundar.
Ashwin Sundar is a former national champion, having won the Formula 4 national title twice. He had also won the MRF Formula 1600 International Challenge competition on two occasions. He, along with his wife was charred to death after their BMW rammed a roadside tree in Chennai.

30. The legendary musician, often referred to as the father of rock 'n' roll, passed away on March 18, 2017?
Chuck Burry.
With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive.

31. The 2017 G20 summit will be held in?
Hamburg (Germany).

32. Which country has been judged to be the happiest country in the world, in the United Nations’ latest World Happiness Report, released on March 20, 2017?

33. Which cricketer holds the record for most balls faced by an Indian in a test innings?
Cheteshwar Pujara.
Pujara (202 off 525 balls) has become the first Indian batsman to face 500 balls or more in Tests, surpassing the 495 balls taken by Rahul Dravid to score 270 vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi in 2003-04.

34. Which state has won the Vijay Hazare Trophy defeating Bengal in the final?
Tamil Nadu.
The Vijay Hazare Trophy, also known as the Ranji One Day Trophy, was started in 2002–03 as a limited-overs cricket domestic competition involving state teams from the Ranji Trophy plates. It is named after the famous Indian cricketer Vijay Hazare.

35. Two fossils believed to be the world's oldest known plant have been discovered in an Asian Country. Which is that country?
The fossils resembling probable red algae were unearthed in 1.6-billion-year-old sedimentary rocks at Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh. The oldest known red algae before the present discovery are 1.2 billion years old.

36. What is the name of India’s first superpower drone designed and developed by IIT Kharagpur research group?
The BHIM drone.
The BHIM drone is capable of creating a Wi-Fi zone in a 1-km radius when in aerial flight. With a heightened battery life of seven hours, the new drone will also prove to be of value for conflict zones like a battlefield where visual reconnaissance is of the utmost importance.

37. Name the Australian fast bowler, known for bowling at speeds in excess of 150kmph, has officially become an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)?
Shaun Tait.

38. The banker and philanthropist who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade, passed away on March 20, 2017?
David Rockefeller.
He was an American banker who was chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. His fortune was estimated at $3.3 billion at the time of his death in March 2017.

39. Who won the Australian Grand Prix-2017, a Formula One motor race that took place on 26 March 2017 in Melbourne?
Sebastian Vettel.

40. Pakistan’s retired army chief who has been appointed as the chief of 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism?
Raheel Sharif .
 Sharif would become the first commander-in-chief of the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), a proposed coalition of 39 countries that will have its headquarters in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

41. Who has become the youngest bowler to take 50 wickets in One-Day Internationals?
 Rashid Khan.
Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan achieved the incredible feat at an age of 18 years and 185 days, compared to Waqar Younis’ 18 years and 358 days.

42. Who is elected as the new Chief Executive of Hong Kong?
Carrie Lam.
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is the head and representative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and head of the Government of Hong Kong. The position was created to replace the Governor of Hong Kong, the representative of the Monarch of the United Kingdom during British rule.

43. Which state won the Santosh Trophy Football -2017 defeating Goa in the final (1-0)?
West Bengal.
West Bengal on Sunday lifted the Santosh Trophy for the 32nd time after Manvir Singh struck in the 119th minute for a 1-0 win over Goa. West Bengal ended a six-year wait having last won the title in 2011. Goa last won it in 2009.
44. Who is elected as the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria after the 2017 Bulgarian parliamentary elections held on 26 March 2017?
 Boyko Borisov.
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